Memo To Literate People: Do You Really Want To Shrink Language

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Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com | JonRappoport.wordpress.com
By: Jon Rappoport
June 20, 2017

Under the onslaught of political correctness, numbing education, fake mainstream news, and other covert techniques, an attack on language is taking place.

Anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave can see this.

The solution is: go the other way.

Refuse to back down. Refuse the pressure to shrink language.

Reject the attempt to shrink formal argument and logic to slogans and mottos and vague generalities. If necessary, educate your own children. Teach them English and literature and logic. Thus, make them smarter, not dumber.

Expand their capacity to use language.

Large numbers of people are heading deeper into idiocracy, but this is no reason to abandon the quest for greater intelligence. This is no reason to despair. Life is not a search for the lowest common denominator. Others may think so, but you don’t have to.

In my 12 years of formal education, the smartest thing I did was enroll in two college courses in logic. The professor was a brilliant hair-splitter. He could discern the differences between any two hairs you might offer up. As a result, his students sharpened their minds into well-made swords. The practical real-world effects weren’t immediately obvious, but as time passed, I could certainly see the benefits. For starters, I could distinguish between fake and real analysis of information. The fake brand was replete with generalities and obfuscations.

Great numbers of people buy the fake brand. So be it.

Why join the crowd?

Deciding that a whole host of words and phrases are “hate speech” makes people dumber. Makes them less, not more, tolerant. Makes them resemble machines. If they can’t understand that, so be it.

An invisible trend is developing in society. A significant number of people who have minds and know how to use them are removing themselves from the common swamp. By their capacity and merit, they are constituting a natural elite.

And by rejecting sophistry, they are rising to new heights.

They are literate, in the best sense of the word.

In my collection, The Matrix Revealed, I offer a basic 18-lesson course in logic. In another collection, Power Outside The Matrix, I present a long audio section titled, Analyzing Information in the Age of Disinformation. These are contributions to an emerging future in which the individual controls the destiny of his own mind.

He doesn’t aim to fit in. He goes the other way. He bucks the trend.

All propaganda targets the group, the mass, the collective. An individual who doesn’t join up needs every possible tool, in order to stay independent.

If you don’t think so, consider current trends in illiteracy, non-logic, propaganda, political correctness—and project what the cultural landscape will look like in 20 years. It’s not a pretty picture.

Institutions of higher learning?

You are the institution.

You’re the president, the dean, the basic faculty, and the student of higher learning. You’re carrying on the tradition of Socrates and Aristotle. You’re putting up “mind vs. mob.” You’re the herald of a victory most people can’t fathom.

From the intellectual rubble of a declining civilization, you’re carrying the basics on which civilization is built. You’re not waiting for others to catch up. You’re showing the way.

The word “education” comes from Latin roots. “Ducere,” to lead, and “e” or “ex,” meaning “from” or “out of.” Education is a process of leading an inherent capacity out of the student into the light. That capacity is based on rational thought, logic, and expanded (not shrunken) language.

Education is real. It means what it has always meant.

It can be defamed, twisted, distorted, perverted, reduced, stepped on—but it endures. The desire for it never disappears.

It needs independent individuals who are teachers. Such teachers don’t shirk their mission. They find glory in it. They don’t make excuses. If one venue doesn’t work, they find another. Their passion shines.

And students will appear.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

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Breakaway Links Of The Day – 5-4-2016

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Zy Marquiez
May 4, 2016

Here are some of yesterday’s best links.

Have a great day everyone.

Globalist Peril Vs. The Individual
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

Oriel College, Oxford, Fires Back At Political Correctness?
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

TTIP: It Takes ‘Digging & Digging’ To Find True Intent Of US & EU
[RT America]

Slashing Sugar Makes Kids Healthier In Just 10 Days
[NaturalSociety.com | Anna Scanlon]

EPA Bases Glyphosate Safety On Monsanto Data Before Mysteriously Yanking Documents From Website, Saying Review Incomplete
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

This Is A Real Health Concern & Its Getting Worse
[iHealthTube.com | Dr. Walter Crinnion]

Individuals, Not Governments, Drive Scientific Progress
[TheDailyBell.com | Staff]

Vaccine ‘Training’ For Doctors Is Nothing More Than Obedience Indoctrination…Doctors Are Never Told That Thimerosal Is Mercury
[NaturalNews.com | J.D. Heyes]

CROP FOCUS: Salad Mix
[Urban Farmer | Curtis Stone]

This Police Department Is Being Trained To Better Understand, Handle Autism
[NaturalSociety.com | Julie Fidler]

Large Coalition Of Environmental Activists Rally Outside White House, Demand EPA Revoke Glyphosate License
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

Leaked TTIP Papers Show Dawn Of A New Authoritarian Epoch
[TheDailyBell.com | Staff]

Glyphosate & Cancer: Read How This Deadly Weed Killer Promotes Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia, Sperm Damage, Infertility, Kidney Damage, Autism, Endocrine Disruption, DNA Damage & Birth Defects
[NaturalNews.com | Mike Adams]

Jamie Hanshaw / Afternoon Commute : Culture Creative & Hollywood Mind Control
[JaysAnalsyis.com | YT: JayD | Jamie Hanshaw]

IN FOCUS: My Favorite Hand Watering Tool
[UrbanFarmer | Curtis Stone]

Oriel College, Oxford, Fires Back At Political Correctness?

ORIEL COLLEGE, OXFORD, FIRES BACK AT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS?
Source: GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
May 4, 2016

Every now and then there comes along something so politically incorrect, so stubbornly in defense of the light of the intellect, and of the necessity of preserving history, no matter how “blemished” it may be according to some, that you just have to sit up and take notice. I take notice because, of course, I am an alumnus of the University of Oxford, having done my doctorate there under the then-eminent University Lecturer in Eastern Christian Studies, Bishop Kallistos (Timothy) Ware.  This tempest in the teapot concerns an apparent move, or rather, maneuver, by some of the university’s black students, to have the statue of Cecil Rhodes in Oriel College taken down and removed because of his views. This letter was shared by Ms. A.V., and it can be found reproduced in full in the following article by Mr. Paul Craig Roberts:

As Roberts points out, the letter is in all probability not genuinely from Oriel College, but rather, a letter someone wrote who wishes it had been written. But as Roberts also points out, the controversy over Mr. Rhodes’ statue did issue in threats from alumni donors that if it were removed, the donations would cease.

The nub of the letter, however, is about something hugely important: we cannot erase or remake history: blemishes are a part and parcel of every human being’s experience, and moral perfection is seldom, if ever, to be encountered in figures from the past, but the attempt to erase them from history is to tamper with history itself, and in that tampering,, to create a fiction that never existed. In creating such fictions, we run the risk of repeating the errors and mistakes of the past, to paraphrase De Santillana. To quote the fictitious letter:

Continue Reading At: GizaDeathStar.com

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Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Political Correctness

Political correctness… language, actions, or policies intended and designed specifically not to offend or disadvantage any particular group of people in society. In today’s world, speaking can be a bit like walking on broken glass. Political correctness is determined for you by the social group you interact with and grow up around. And you can bet different social groups do not agree on what is and isn’t politically incorrect. In this episode, Teal provocatively claims that we should do away with political correctness and stand for authenticity instead.