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Friday, October 10, 2014

The Cause of Freedom

The amazing Stefan Molyneux creates a compelling argument against the state:

Friday, August 29, 2014

Journalist Chris Hedges Challenges the Police State

This is an amazing and systematic indictment of the emerging tyranny:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

PsyOps and Cultural Programming

The following documentary uses the backdrop of the Iraq Wars to demonstrate the powerful propaganda machine at work and how it can be used to shape public perception:

Whistleblower Richard Grove breaks down the history of the Anglo-Eurpean Establishment:

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Sometimes you have to wonder about the judgement of others. Then again, not everyone who gets a degree in Marketing graduates at the top of the class. 

I assume we are seeing C- students at work here.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Musings on the Beard I'll Never Know

My wife won't let me have a beard.

All I can get away with is a trimmed mustache/ goatee combination. But what I really want is a beard. Dynamic, moveable, thick, gray, brown, blonde with a smattering of red.

A calico of depth and dimension.

Unfortunately, the pattern of growth that my facial hair follows isn't exactly ideal. It grows all the way down my neck leaving a need to shave and shape the superfluous growth - the sort of metro-grooming that I hate to do. As did Walt Whitman:

My beard-line travels from the sideburns directly across the plane of my face to the mustache region passing just below the cheekbone. Were it allowed to grow wild - no shaping or modifications - the uncontrollable growth would resemble some 19th century revolutionary or text-book communist.

A Viking Berserker or a Gold Coast pirate. Strategically braided or even beaded. The potential to warp the fabric of space and time. The power of the ancients. Primal. Tribal. Timeless.  FREE!.

(Primate. Monkeyman. Sasquatch. Yeti.

Baskets of fruits and honey. The bark of the Yuba. Full-moon magic and the silky midnight.)

Someone once asked me while discussing Henry David Thoreau: How can you trust any man with a neck-beard?

How can you not?

If anything, these times call for such reckless disregard foe the opinions of others!

I could manifest a full mountain-man beard that billows in the wind as proudly as any banner. 

But my wife won't let me have a beard. My single friends might imply that this is an example of my gelding.

That is why they are single. And why I am beardless. 

Oh, Paul - were I capable of such amazing growth, my wife would demand it!  

But, alas. I bear the burden of Jim Morrison's Ewok pattern - which can only demand intervention:

"He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man." - William Shakespeare

Thanks, Bill. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Emotional Manipulation by Facebook and the Currents of Control

"Twenty years have flowed away down the long river, but never in my life will return to me from the sea. Ah, years - in which looking far away - I saw ages long past when still trees bloomed free in a wide country. Alas, for now all begins to wither in the breath of cold-hearted wizards. To know things, they break them, and their stern lordship they establish through fear of death." - J. R. R. Tolkien, in one of his last public appearances. 

Recently, Facebook allowed a group of researchers to perform a massive psychological experiment on an admitted 700,000 uninformed members of its social network. 

The purpose of the experiment was to utilize specific content in order to alter the emotional states of the users and evaluate the effects. Basically they would monitor how generated negative or positive content would amplify the negative or positive posts of the users throughout the network.

The results of this experiment in "emotional contagion" have since been published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) and can be read here.

As one might expect, there is also a bit of shadiness behind the funding of this particular research. It seems that two of the three cited authors are affiliated with Cornell university whose initial press release regarding the experiment stated that "The study was funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation and the Army Research Office". However, once this story began to catch fire, the initial release was retracted and the university claimed that there was "no outside funding".


To anyone who has a decent understanding of history, the Pentagon and other agencies of the military-industrial complex have a proud tradition of involvement in an entire assortment of unethical practices visited upon an uninformed populace. From the Tuskegee Syphilis experiments to MK Ultra mind control and countless other amoral violations of the public trust, the record is as clear as it is shocking.

The sorcerers and social engineers who seek to fashion the banners of reality have long employed such experiments as a means to determine the most efficient and effective mechanisms of mass control and manipulation. And though the Facebook experiment does not sink to the same depths of depravity as other examples of clandestine social experimentation, it is emblematic of realities equally sinister and disturbing.

When evaluated on both a physical and metaphysical level, the methodologies and pathologies of those who operate behind the curtains of power can be readily seen by an awakening public.

On a physical level, this is just another example of state preparation for the massive social unrest that will likely follow the implosion of the world economy or some other orchestrated crisis - or perhaps several.

If you have been conscious and awake at all, then you have certainly come to recognize the slow, methodical, and relentless transformation of the US into an authoritarian state. The legal, bureaucratic and technological architecture has been gradually put into place brick by brick over the course of decades.

Just a few off the top:

*The Federal Reserve
*League of Nations
*United Nations
*Agenda 21
*Continuity of Government
*Telecommunications Act
*Patriot Act
*National Defense Authorization Act
*Homeland Security
*NSA Surveillance 
*Internet "Kill Switch"
*Indefinite Detention
*Collapsing borders

…Not to mention the new militarized police forces equipped with vehicles and weapons straight off the battlefield and aimed at the very citizens who paid for them. Or the fact that every bureaucratic agency of the government is arming itself - and not just Homeland Security, but even agencies such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service. 

No shit. The fucking Weather Service put out a solicitation for 46,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets. Google it.

As the state arms its agents for war, the social engineers and propagandists work to determine how to best use social media and other platforms as a tactical advantage in times of social unrest.

The biggest difference between an Arab Spring and an American Spring is the fact that Americans are armed to the teeth. Once the guys with the guns and water-canons show up, every other nation without a tradition as imperative as the right to bear arms is easily subdued. That is not the case here.

This is why so much time and effort has been spent in distracting and dumbing-down the American public. The fangs of the lion are irrelevant as long as it is sedated, distracted, or otherwise debilitated - lost in a network of propaganda and mass media. 

The Facebook experiment is not the only study of the mind of the masses. It is just another in a countless series of experiments from a thematically similar chapter in the tome of social control.

Paranoid? Perhaps. But to take a brief step back... 

Given what physicist today say about the nature of reality, the material world seems to be best analogized as some form of holographic creation of our collective intent. 

According to modern physics, matter is made up of particles that exist in an abstract ocean of potentiality - called a Quantum Superposition. It is only when measured or observed do particles "collapse the wave function"; that is, they cease to exist in a field of potentials and probabilities (the superposition) and become a "fixed" component of matter. 

As esoteric as it may seem, human consciousness plays a vital role in creating what we call reality. On some deep, metaphysical level, our attention actually fashions the universe we experience. 

The metaphysical benefit to those wishing to forge the sort of dystopian future that is constantly appearing in every form of modern media today is an understanding of the role of consciousness in shaping such a reality. With a profound understanding of the human psyche, the social engineers understand how to mould our intent and can use the powerful instruments of propaganda and mass media to direct our consciousness to a fixed point. A predetermined reality that has little to do with elevating the human spirit. 

Perhaps this seems too "out there". But if it is true that the particles that make up the constituent components of the material world are only fixed when observed or measured, then at the most fundamental level of conscious awareness, reality and the material world actually manifest.  

The limited instrumentation of our five senses cannot perceive the myriad energetic realities that transcend our sensory limitations.  

Of course, this is nothing new to mystics and gurus and spiritualists who have been teaching the same for centuries. But as long as people experience the material world as being separate and outside of the self and believe that this virtual experience is tangible interaction with an entirely separate and external material world, they will allow these forces to shape and govern the direction of their consciousness and intent. 

The Facebook experiment, both physically and metaphysically, speaks to the importance of such intent. Emotions can be very powerful allies but they can just as easily be used against us. It is important to learn to interrupt the stimulus and response circuitry by interjecting individual intention in the direction of individual will. Place your conscious intention before the automatic response. Don't allow your actions to be directed by reflex emotional states. 

At the level of stimulus and response, human beings are merely automatons - predictable biological machinery to be guided by those who hold a greater knowledge as to the nature of reality and the energetic fields beyond five-sense perception. To keep people trapped in this limited paradigm, the machinery of media is constantly promoting messages of fear, violence, and sexuality. These powerful stimuli keep many caught in the primal loop of base automation.  

The "emotional contagion" noted in the experiment is emblematic of both cultural conditioning and spiritual suppression. Self-knowledge, self-control, and directed intention are the only means to experiencing true humanity and the only way to bypass the primate programming. 

This is no easy task, however. It's a lifelong undertaking - the alchemy of our spiritual journey. As difficult as changing tin into gold. 

Our greatest work. 

Oracle at Delphi:

"Heed these words, you who wish to probe the depths of nature: If you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither will you find it outside. If you ignore the wonders of your own house, how do you expect to find other wonders? In you is hidden the treasure of treasures. Know thyself and you will know the universe and the gods."

Interesting video that speaks to the importance of conscious control of emotional states of being:

Saturday, June 7, 2014

In Order to Avoid Bitterness and Paralysis

"Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man. In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages. And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us. The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions... Let us spend our lives in conceiving then." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden

The most formative years of our lives are aligned by the common theme of submission. Or perhaps this is more appropriately stated as a command - SUBMIT. 

And submit we do. 

From the moment we come into this world, we are dependent upon others for survival. We learn early the lessons of power and the fundamental dynamics of control and submission, weakness and strength. 

Most are fortunate in that those who control them also love them and provide for them. But there is no doubt that our first lesson is dependence - and those on whom we depend, our first authorities. 

Despite widely varying degrees of success in parenting, we all bear the imprint of this most fundamental dynamic. Granted, it does not mean that this will dominate the entire trajectory of our lives, but it does have a specific gravity that is different from person to person and contingent upon the level of supplemental exposure to the same power dynamic. The more this dynamic is reinforced through redundant external forces, the more difficult it becomes to evolve beyond a certain point of mental, psychological, and spiritual paralysis. 

Sadly, we have constructed an entire world of institutional surrogates - most a manifestation of our need for parental protection against an entire assortment of scary unknowns. These institutions provide both a physical and metaphysical separation between us and whatever fear awaits. And many live happily within the parameters of this illusion because it bears the hallmarks of material reality - buildings and uniforms and conference rooms and lecture halls and lounges and such. 

Of course, not every institution is inherently evil. However, if judged by the outcomes and byproducts they create, they seem to serve as mechanisms of some form of human destruction or another.

Just witness the outcome of over a century of compulsory education. The stereotypical meme of the dumb American is not without cause. Unfortunately.

We spend twelve years under fluorescent lights, mostly in neat little rows of uncomfortable, germ-infested desks, for eight hours a day - getting an education. During the most vibrant, energetic, and creative years of our lives, we sit and receive instructions and obey rules and learn to conform. The powerful dynamic of submission is reinforced on a daily basis. And an individual's potential is at the least stymied and sometimes demolished altogether by the unnatural conditions of this unnatural creation. 

Compulsory education constructs an artificial extension of childhood. And as college enrollment increases, more and more "adults" spend their first 22 years waiting for life to begin. 

Before compulsory education, these hard realities weighed in and were recognized and had to be managed from an early age. Today it seems we have forgotten that real life experience is the best teacher and offers the most substantial lessons. The only real lesson learned in today's public school is submission.

Of course, religious and governmental institutions are just as culpable when it comes to reinforcing this familiar paradigm. And though submission applies itself on many levels, the most harmful component is that which operates on our capacity for reason. 

Just as many students will dutifully accept the word of the teacher regarding facts and figures, history and science, art and literature, so does the member of the congregation accept the authority of the church, the priest, the holy book (whose history of misinterpretation and abuse is easily disregarded by the believer). So too does the citizen accept the word and authority of the government and its agencies in matters "too complex" for common consumption. 

The individual's intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development is hindered by the constant submission to institutions and their "authorities" and "specialists" and "experts".

The only way to avoid bitterness and paralysis is to create your own cosmology based on  direct experience. Bypass the system and start fresh. If you want to experience God, go into nature, experience the creation itself. 

What do you see? What can you observe? What can you learn about the mind of God? 

Go into yourself, the most complex of creations, and journey within. 

What do you find there? What do you discover? 

How can you take these direct experiences and conceptions and bring them in to material reality? How do you take them from the realm of imagination and make them manifest? What do you learn from this act of creation? What does the evaluation of your own creative process teach you about the mind of the ultimate Creator? 

Here you see direct evidence based upon your own unique, individual experience - without filter or middle-man or agent or institution. Here you compare your direct experiences with others. Here you gain more insight. Here you evolve and progress and develop from the ground up. As do we all. A congregation of individuals exploring the mysteries and complexities of reality. 

But institutions are top-down structures made for the purposes of control and management of the masses. Such has been the case throughout history. The more complex and condensed the population becomes, the more institutions put in place, the less freedom that is enjoyed by those outside the ruling class. 

Death by pyramid.

Avoid the authority of men in robes offering books and tradition and ritual. Beware those in suits and ties. Beware of bureaucrats and teachers. Disregard their structures and their hierarchies and their doctrines.  

With a focus on direct experience and a disregard for those paradigms which have been imposed or borrowed, the habit of submission is broken. All you have to do is treat your own thoughts, ideas, and experiences as sacred. Find ways to manifest these ideas and discoveries into a tangible, material form. Discover the meaning of those famous lines made manifest by the imagination of 19th century poet, Walt Whitman, and used to sell iPads: 

"The powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse."

That is, unless you are reading someone else's lines.