February 13, 2017
“It is absurd and anti-life to be part of the system that compels you to sit in confinement with people of exactly the same age and social class. That system effectively cuts you off from the immense diversity of life and the synergy of variety; indeed it cuts you off from your own past and future, sealing you in a continuous present much the same way television does.”[Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling][Bold Emphasis Added][p.24]
It can be seen nigh everywhere: people going through life, but not living life.
On sidewalks, people – especially teens – meander about paying attention to the phone, often times crashing into others with no semblance of reality or of manners for that matter.
On buses, people barely communicate anymore. People are glued to their phones, Ipads, and the like, foregoing any conversations with actual human beings.
In restaurants, what used to be a portentous conversation with friends ends up being a facsimile fest with 5 people all around one table, all of them on the phone, and nothing of substance taking place. Can’t say how many times the exact scenario has panned out.
And one wonders where humanity’s humaneness has all but disappeared.
Through the use of Television, Phones, Computers and the like, Life itself has truly transformed into a spectator sport.
Regarding this, notable and outspoken critic of the public school system John Taylor Gatto, which has been largely responsible for socially engineering this very issue, had this today:
“Nightmare children are all about us; diseased by our indifference; some have capacity to heal themselves, most don’t. These are nightmare children, I say; no vital interests, creatures trained to organize their time around spasms of excitement and amusement, or escape from punishment. The maps they carry of the roads ahead are false. The most curious commentary on these kids is the thousands of hours they spend in not exploring, not playing, not seeking opportunities for personal gain – but in watching other people on television, in music videos and computer games.”
“Sane children would never do this – the arc of anyone’s life is too short to accept passivity and fantasy to this degree. Conjure with these numbers: in families where the husband and wife have never been divorced, and where the wife doesn’t work, the index of spectatorship – TV and otherwise – drops to one tenth the big-city average.
“The institution you and I work for creates addiction. It addicts children to prefer thin abstraction and dull fantasies to reality.”[Italics Emphasis In Original. Bold Emphasis Added.]
Seeing this disturbing trend, what is next in this matrix-like reality?
Decades ago, if you would tell people that the above examples were not only true, but would increase with frequency every single year, they would have given you an askance glance. Heck, if you told them that the average person in America spending 5 hours watching tv, would be spending 1,825 hours per year doing something that was almost never productive, they would have thought you downright insane.
What’s taking place at an enormous level is that notion of true [organic] life itself, our tangible reality, is being replaced wholesale by an actual construct – a matrix – that’s woven an intricate web of distraction which seeks to overtake the individual and plug their consciousness into a larger system.
When this takes place, as aptly explained in the Matrix, when Morpheus told Neo, it’s hard for the individual to become free.
And perhaps it’s just like Morpheus elucidated in the Matrix explained:
“You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.”
More keen words, for the current state of the word, might have never been spoken.
As a society, we are gaining technology at a monumental level.
But as individuals, we are losing ourselves at a more increasing rate.
Individuals on the outside always view these disturbing trends much easier than those who are still caught within the web of distraction.
Whether its health, money, work, or other, there’s people all over the world endlessly running on the hamster’s wheel thinking they’re going somewhere when the reality is totally opposite. Ironically, all they have to do is step away, and just as so, the wheel stops turning, the Matrix begins dissolving.
Once an individual reaches an incisiveness in understanding the system for what it really is, their awareness reaches a truly lucid moment of reality – a moment of true freedom. Once the system-imposed shackles are seen for the joke that they are, reality not only becomes much more tangible, but it also becomes more meaningful rather than the parody that is the Matrix.
To achieve this total awareness is the key, for the moment the individual realizes their true nature, their individual power of always being centered and aware, they will be ready to walk away from that which seeks to harvest their health, their money and their time.
The reality that’s projected at us is merely a cartoon-like version of what’s really out there. The moment individuals see the true strands of reality, and not the BS that is peddled by the system in its endless media, is the moment individuals see reality for the first time, just like an individual who never wore a pair of glasses is able to lucidly see what the world truly is like once they put them on.
Reality is vastly greater than the perspectives individuals are allotted by all forms of mainstream media.
The individual that realizes how the system truly operates is the individual that doesn’t need the grid; it’s the individual who seeks their own solutions; it’s the individual that realizes that the left right divide & conquer paradigm is designed to keep us trapped, like a rat in a maze; it’s the individual that notices bullshit when they see it, and aren’t afraid to call it for what it is, even if it comes from mainstream media.
A vibrant and ruminating mind is an active consciousness, and thus translates to a strong individual.
And a strong individual that employs self-awareness, logic, and reason, is unstoppable.
Yet, the mind, like a seed, can only reach such a state when cared for properly.
The mind is like a mirror; if garbage is what the mind is being shown then garbage is going to be what it reflects.
It’s a great time to be alive. Possibilities abound.
Imagination is helping people realize new solutions.
Regardless, our environment – our societal ecosystem – is what we make of it.
Find those that support you. Seek those that understand, or attempt to, and speak with those that do not. Strive for understanding, or at least for common ground upon which to build a better future. See the divide and conquer games for the con games they are, and let the comptrollers play their own damn games. Don’t buy into it.
Keep an eye out for the societal parasites that seek to zap all your energy, but don’t let it ruin your awareness.
And worry not, for the more the system gets exposed for what it is, the faster it dissipates, like the darkness when the sun rises.
And there’s no greater light that shines, than the individual that radiates authenticity.
 John Taylor Gatto, Weapons of Mass Instruction, p. 82