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Propaganda isn’t just about manufacturing consent for wars and ridiculous governmental measures we’d never normally accept. That’s what most people think of when they hear that word, but there’s so very, very much more to it than that.

The lion’s share of propaganda goes not toward convincing us to accept new agendas of the powerful, but toward keeping us entranced in the status quo dream world which enables the powerful to have power in the first place. Toward normalizing status quo systems and training us to shape ourselves to fit into them like neat little cogs in a well-oiled machine.

And it’s not even a grand, monolithic conspiracy in most cases. The giant corporations who indoctrinate us with their advertisements, their Hollywood movies and shows, their apps, their websites and their news media are all naturally incentivized to point us further and further into delusion by the fact that they benefit from the status quo systems which have elevated them to wealth.

So day in and day out we are presented with media which train us what to value, where to place our interest and attention, what success looks like, and how a normal human behaves on this planet. And it always aligns perfectly with the interests of the rich and powerful.

They don’t just teach us what to believe. They teach us who we are. They give us the frameworks upon which we cast our ambitions and evaluate our success, and we build psychological identities out of those constructs. I am a businessman. I am unemployed. My life is about making money. My life is about disappointing people. I am a success. I am a failure. They invent the test of our adequacy, and they invent the system by which we are graded on that test.

These artificial constructs take up such vast portions of our personal psychology that people will live their entire lives completely enslaved to them, making them their entire focus. This enslavement is so pervasive that people will often even take their own lives based on what those made-up constructs tell them about who they are and what they’re worth.

And it’s all a lie. A dream world, made entirely of narrative, constructed by the powerful for the benefit of the powerful. Things as intimate as the thoughts in our heads and the movement of our interest and attention are controlled and dominated with iron-fisted force, all for the benefit of some stupid made-up games about imaginary money and fictional authority.

So most of us sleepwalk through life chasing make believe goals and fleeing artificially constructed demons. Too preoccupied with the illusion to look up and notice the thunderous majesty of life as it really is, and usually too confused to truly perceive it even on those rare occasions when we snap out of the trance for a moment to make an effort.

Untangling yourself from this dream world isn’t easy. It takes time. It takes work. It takes a deep, sustained curiosity about what’s really going on underneath all the muddled mental chatter, about what life truly is underneath all the stories we’ve been told about what life is, about who we truly are underneath all the stories we’ve been told about who we are.

The difference between what we’ve been told and what we find over the course of this investigation is the difference between dream and waking life. The real world is as different from the status quo narrative about the world as it is from any other work of fiction. The two things really could not be any more different.

And the good news is that just as your false view of yourself and your world shaped your human expression in the service of the powerful, the rolling back of that mind fog shapes your human expression into something else entirely. Something grounded in reality. Something authentic. Something primal. Something that exists not for the benefit of some faceless oligarchic empire, but for the same reason the grass grows and the galaxies spin in the cosmos.

And that’s what humanity looks like on the other side of this awkward transition phase that our species is going through at this adolescent point in its development. Free from illusion. In harmony with the real. Enslaved to nobody. Striding clear-eyed into the mystery of what’s to come.

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70 responses to “They Don’t Just Lie To Us About Wars. They Lie To Us About Everything.”

  1. Decades ago a wise woman had this to say:
    :
    “…the true anti-Christ are the ad agencies as a group.
    They lie about the purpose of life and
    the secret of happiness. They are the Great False Teacher.”
    :
    :
    The purpose of life is service,
    a word with many facets to it’s meaning.
    The secret of happiness is a related word, also multi-faceted, – sharing.

    1. It’s why I left advertising (after a short stint with such) given the kinds of post-WWII artificialities it promoted. Seemingly, the 1950’s was the beginning of late-stage modernity & nihilism. I must admit however that American advertising (i.e. an alternative reality) developed ingenious formulae for the social re-engineering of America.

      Nota bene: it wasn’t for the better (overall) now that we have enough of a chronological perspective having passed since the end of WWII.

      Question: are the Canadian trucker protests becoming some kind of an inkling to undo the artificial realities given to us by the powers that be? Point being: cause-and-effect can take on expansive turns.

  2. want to be so socially awkward that no one can stand to be around you for more than a few minutes? Maybe you are young and haven’;t had a real relationship yet and want any potential object of your affections to think you are embarrassing and creepy? All you have to do is take some LSD. Sometimes you only need one dose, sometimes more. It is different for everyone but it won’t take long and you too will become that extremely weird person no one wants to be around. After another 15 years you might be able to fit in better if you really try but most don’t try. That is why those who love and control us popularize and romanticize its use every 12-15 years. The arrival of this romanticization heralds the beginning of the cull of the new generation that is coming into their own at the time. Look for it then look to the young and pity them..

  3. The real world, the one everyone wakes up in every morning, is the world where if you don’t get some money you suffer and die.

    We can talk about all the minutiae of it all but bottom line nobody wants to suffer and die.

    Pull back form the system even a little and you lose your ability to make enough money to keep yourself and your loved ones from suffering and dying. Not all of us can have a patreon account.

    Until we can acknowledge and address this issue nothing can ever get better.

  4. In a nutshell – ‘Culture’, engineered by the elite is social engineering by the elite, done for the purposes of the elite. Once you realize that the elite are pathogenic or parasitic, write your own cultural rules.

  5. This paragraph to me is the most important:

    “And the good news is that just as your false view of yourself and your world shaped your human expression in the service of the powerful, the rolling back of that mind fog shapes your human expression into something else entirely. Something grounded in reality. Something authentic. Something primal. Something that exists not for the benefit of some faceless oligarchic empire, but for the same reason the grass grows and the galaxies spin in the cosmos.”

    I cherish reading the good news, because many of us who grew up in the 60s and 70s, have seen tyranny increase over the last 40, 50 years, and especially during the last 2. But it is seeing the way out with insight, guidance, wisdom and empathy, that is so incredibly valuable to navigate a strong heart and clear mind in a universal direction of freedom for humanity.

    Bless You, Caitlin!

    1. Thanks, Hillary, for snatching a little history out of the Memory Hole. It’s taken a lot of hard work by the Ruling Elite™ to replace Western Culture – the genuine Right Stuff that did, in fact, accomplish a lot of good – and hollow out the shell and replace it with SynthKultur &#2122. Hat’s off to the New Ruling Elite&#2122!
      After WWII, a large majority of the population of the West who fought against the Axis really-and-truly believed that freedom had won the war against fascism, at least for a little while. The Americans who believed in the Cold War mantra were from the toxic seed that gave rise to the John Birch Society, a bunch of bizarre-o freaks. William F. Buckley became famous on the American right by kicking these MAGA-type whacko’s out of legitimate discourse on the Right. Good job, Bill!
      And the citizens who fought and died in the struggle in each country thought that the war legitimated freedom and democracy. Which it did! The inmates owned the asylum, thank goodness.
      One of the reasons that socialism and communism never settled really well in America was that they were founded on struggles against beliefs that were somewhat foreign in America. The concept that the country belonged to the proletariat may have been novel in Europe; but that was a principle that led to the war of independence in the North American British colonies IMHO. That’s why the progressives in America have always been of a different flavour than the European Marxists.
      After the war, when the patient Americans who descended from slaves pointed out that discrimination and racism was fundamentally discordant with both Christianity and American principles, there still was enough stirring of conscience among the people to try to remedy these and other offences against decency. Yes, Virginia, there used to be a thing you could call an American Conscience. Old people may still remember.
      By the Sixties, things began to get scary for the semi-ruling-elite, as they had profitably run a slick war against The Red Threat, and the rest of the country wasn’t buying into the bullshit. Dick Nixon realized the “Moral Majority” had to be synthesized to combat the, um, moral majority of Americans that were marching and raising hell. Vietnam was the linchpin.
      Don’t believe me? Read about Congressman Claude Pepper who thought all the Red Scare stuff was self-serving bullshit from the ruling cabal. Yes – a Congressman from Florida.
      Wanna learn more? Read a transcript of the pre-dementia Ron Reagan’s A Time For Choosing which birthed most of the Republican buzzwords, and otherwise sounds like a RINO in the modern Trumpian lingo. He scolded Senator Fullbright for language taken out of any MAGA rally – Senator Fulbright has said at Stanford University that the Constitution is outmoded. He referred to the President as “our moral teacher and our leader,” and he says he is “hobbled in his task by the restrictions of power imposed on him by this antiquated document.” He must “be freed,” so that he “can do for us” what he knows “is best.” Marjorie Taylor Greene would call him a DemoLib Gazpacho.
      Americans are neither the people that they were after WWII, nor could have been seventy years later. The Cabal of the Insane has erased a culture and replaced it with a cult. There was once a certain set of virtues and principles that were elements of America. Ask the old. We will tell you.

  6. Hello Caitlin, I just tried to make a single payment toward your work on PayPal. Unfortunately the way it is set up I’d need a PayPal account, and that requires my mobile phone number, something I don’t want to give. However I have donated to Johnathan Cook via PayPal and he has the possibility of making a one-off donation through PayPal that doesn’t require a PayPal account. Perhaps that is something you could look into…

  7. Dear Caitlin,
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    From one writer to another, congrats on a powerful, descriptive coupling of words: “thunderous majesty”–I can just see, hear, and FEEL the waves crashing against the shore!
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    Best,
    ***
    Horror/thriller author S.A. Hogan

  8. Wow, I just can’t read all the crazy, long comments! Thank you, Caitlin, people had a glimmer from LSD in the ’60s, they were unplugged from the matrix. Once you see the lifeguard living in a multi-million dollar beach house on TV as ridiculous, you can’t unsee the stifling nature of culture and media. It’s only gotten worse. Let’s try to get off the screens and listen to somebody until we feel their deep humanity.

    1. I’d like to see people ditching Facebook instead of crying about it. It wouldn’t be there if nobody was reading it!

    2. In the 1960s early 1970s, the anti-Vietnam War and civil rights movement in the U.S., was disrupted and completely misdirected by the CIA, under the code name Chaos and the generous administration of LSD and MK-Ultra.

      It is thanks to this CIA operation that the emancipation and anti-war movement, led by promising intellectuals, became a confused, “flower power” babbling mindless drug swamp that just had to be drained. The full account of this corrosive CIA operation is provided in the Church Committee manuscript.

      If all this from the 60s and 70s had done any good, and done it sustainably, it would not have gone on getting worse and worse. Psychedelics do not save the world or humanity, they are neither intrinsically bad, nor the opposite, intrinsically good. Just because someone takes LSD, it does not mean that he gets enlightenment – on the contrary, a certain overconfidence goes along with it, to believe LSD would expand the naked ape (see the movie Altered States from 1980 directed by Ken Russell) and not dumb it down. It already makes sense what the evolution covered constantly and layer for layer to make from the inferior naked monkey only an acceptable “civilized” being. And until today the sensory system of the humanoid is not matured but rather inferior and exploitable, which makes these PsychOps at all possible, which would thrive with LSD also not less, but even more. If one wants to prevent this, one must eliminate first all bad humans, who built up and use the system and the knowledge about the humanoid and its psyche to their favor, only would one then still be better than these?

      But this does not mean that one or the other would also have benefited from psychedelics, which is purely subjective. This is rather the rarity, otherwise it would not be the way it is. Even if psychedelics were banned, they were and are still consumed and not too little. If the world and especially the human species were not as it is, the use of psychedelics would not be forbidden, but then the belief that they would change the world or man for the better would be obsolete.

    3. I forgot to mention. Most of the LSD gurus of the time were all transhumanists. This thought culminated in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek (among others, but mainly Timothy Leary’s eightfold model of human consciousness) and first unnoticed programmed mankind to agree to such escapism and totalitarian thought construct, or at least not to reject it completely.

      1. No Grateful Dead? No Ken Kesey? No electric kool-aid acid tests? I saw Altered States when it was released, looking for affirmation of the path I was stumbling on. It portrayed nothing of the lucidity of expanded consciousness, but only the terroristic confusion of psychedelia. I saw it a second time recently, 40 odd years later wondering if I was too young to appreciate its message at first. It was as confused and disordered as I remembered it, with little redeeming value. Drawing a parallel between a psychedelic trip and floating without sensory input in a bleak, dark tank does disservice to psychedlia. .

        1. “Do you pass the acid test?”
          Excuse me if I laugh out loud for a moment LOL.
          The pure evil is giving unprepared people LSD on the off chance to “test” them.

          The people who canonize this seem to have zero idea about what you apparently call “terrroristic confusion of psychedelia” and which drives innocent people into the arms of the psycho-charlatans of psychiatry (for example, oceanic self-delimitation and fearful ego-dissolution do not have to occur separately. They may also occur simultaneously or alternately) – they ultimately don’t care. My full contempt is certain to you and all Merry Pranksters!
          From floating you have apparently also little idea, but hey, do not be annoyed. I already wrote that one or the other had also benefited from psychedelics and will continue to do so, on a completely subjective level – no one can really see into the mind and psyche of another, one can only prepare and assist and witness when it comes to the consumption of LSD (Set and Setting etc.), even Tim Leary said this again and again and even warned against the unsophisticated use. Who does not take this into account does not have to complain if he is despised.

          Take care!

          Oh, the biggest “acid tests” so far were probably the Love Parades in Berlin and what finally became of the Love Parade is history – many dead and injured (2010 at Duisburg Germany).

        2. One more thing, but this topic is far to complex for a comment function.

          […]It portrayed nothing of the lucidity of expanded consciousness[…]

          What you describe as expansion of consciousness, I describe as ” back-stupiding”. No psychedelic substance can expand anything in your brain. Evolution takes a long time, it doesn’t happen from one moment to the next only with the use of LSD, Psylocibine etc. – It’s all there already and these substances only expose what was originally there and evolution covered it up for a reason. It is not an expansion of consciousness, but the becoming conscious of what is potentially possible and this is to be taken with great caution. It is proven that even placebos can trigger psychedelic experiences, so the brain is completely capable of such experiences on its own and by itself, even with floting. Some have called the psychedelics themselves placebos, active, not inactive placebos indeed violently active!

          Please don’t get me wrong. Psychedelics can help, especially under circumstances in psychotherapy and as I already noted one or the other benefits from it. For example, people who are incurably ill and about to die, who have been relieved of their fear of dying.
          For me, however, it is no help and an absurdity to suddenly believe in something higher, which would supposedly only be good, just because I have thrown a trip. It may have been good and a help for such people, but I would never sell something like that as a therapy success.
          There is nothing higher, absolutely good – that is only imagination! If there would be something like that, then the world would not be like it is and please don’t come to me now with the alleged test of God. If he is almighty, all-knowing and exceedingly good, why does he then make all the suffering and the evil? An eethoric question that needs no answer, also because it would probably be completely illogical anyway.

    4. […]Once you see the lifeguard living in a multi-million dollar beach house on TV as ridiculous, you can’t unsee the stifling nature of culture and media.[…]

      One of the most remarkable people of that time and in that respect for me was Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber and not because of his murderous deeds but because of his views – he apparently anticipated very well where all this would lead.

  9. David Icke (who Caitlin casually slighted in a recent article) said everything that it in this piece, years ago. (He is still saying it.)

    1. Are you can it sure?

    2. David Ike also once claimed to be Jesus, or the reincarnation of Jesus. LOL

      m(

    3. Icke’s a limited hangout, of course he’ll say some truth. But, his main function is to discredit conspiracy theories. Hence, the reptilians and other bulldust.

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    Republicofscotland

    As Chomsky said:

    The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.

    Talking of long working hours aside its a game of bread and circuses for the masses, tv show, shopping etc all fill up any spare time left in the day, people in the most part can’t see that propaganda is used against them for more than just manufacturing consent for war.

    On the long working hours theme, I recall George Bush Jr talking to a woman who had to hold down three jobs to make ends meet, the woman was very proud that she did this and Bush praised her for doing so, such is the sate of society that a woman needs to hold down three jobs to make ends meets, and she was proud to do so, talk about being propagandised.

    1. The woman with 3 jobs to make ends meet is a perfect example of the elite’s socially engineered struggling but proud wage slave. That’s the mindset they want from us all.

  11. “Free from illusion. In harmony with the real. Enslaved to nobody.”

    “It is smart to know the truth & stupid to believe lies.”
    ~ Be Smart … Shun Liars ~

    Truth in Media … Sovren.Media

  12. I must say I’ve been very happy with Lao Tzu’s wuwei ever since I discovered it in the Tao Te Ching half a century ago and tried to act upon it. Or rather not act. To be AND not to be. A commenter below says that you can never be free because even if you become a hermit, you are still a slave to your body. Not if you drop action for non-action (wuwei). Then you are not ACTING but ACTED by the cosmos of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential (Tai Chi) which produces at every moment this incredible synthesis that we call life through the balance of yin and yang, the two opposite and complementary forces at the root of everything. You transcend duality, which causes conflict, to live in oneness beyond the ego. Is the bee free when it gathers pollen from inside the flowers? The question doesn’t even arise. It does it because it is ACTED to do so by the Tai Chi. There’s no police, no army pushing it. It doesn’t go to school to learn about the moral virtue of gathering pollen or the good it would bring to society. It doesn’t do it to save the planet. It doesn’t think that if it brings more pollen to the hive, it will get a bit more dough that will enable it to buy the “red house over yonder” it’s always dreamt of where it can retire when it gets old. It gathers pollen from the flowers because it is its function in the universal synthesis. BEYOND THOUGHT AND EGO. Does the bee plan to pollinize the plants so that new ones are born? It doesn’t and yet they do. Does the rain drop plan to help them grow? It doesn’t and yet they do. Every cell in nature is ACTED by instinct to do what HAS to be done for this jaw-dropping synthesis to work seamlessly at all times. All is born, lives (often feeding other species) and dies and then the scavengers get rid of the carcasses and the worms turn the dead plants into fertilizing humus. All has a function and performs it because it doesn’t think. It is ACTED, which is all Zen Buddhism, influenced at least as much by Taoism as by Buddhism is about. There’s two ways of getting up in the morning. One is by thinking: “Fuck! I’ve got to get up” while hearing the alarm, which produces action, stress and resentment. The other is to wait in bed until your body moves you out of it. You’re on your feet without even having made the decision to get up. You’ve been ACTED out of bed and this non-action brings joy and fulfillment. Every action in life can be made that way. This is the only real freedom. The rest is the product of THINKING which is the curse of man, symbolized in the Bible by the story of Adam and Eve eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge (and not a fucking apple :o) and being booted out of the garden of Eden where they were just busy being ACTED like all the other animals who don’t do evil on purpose, don’t know greed, don’t know pride, don’t want to possess and especially don’t make wars killing millions of their ilk even if they’re naturally aggressive toward one another as the primitive manifestation of their survival instinct. And we think we’re superior because we have pissing contests. That’s the best joke I’ve ever heard and it still makes me laugh every time I think of it :o)

  13. WW2 was a kind of funny and fun war in that none of the people who supposedly died in it did, except of course by old age, disease, and starvation after the allies cut off their food supplies. Other than that, it was all good and we really shouldn’t be questioning our masters they know better than us and face it, they’re morally and intellectually far superior to us as well. As though, somehow it wasn’t stomach turning to hear all the complaints from the intellectually challenged that they’ve been evicted from the Garden of Eden.

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    Technocracy is Unsustainable

    At least the lies are more easily detected today, or maybe it’s that trust is so completely broken that we are skeptical of any utterance by the useless media. But what is it to be human other than to have a deep curiosity about everything? Once you’ve lost that and think you have all the answers is to cease being alive. The people who’ve appointed themselves the Managers of Society must maintain their relevancy by Davosing up all manner of ways to manipulate, mechanize and game the ghost in the machine, which they can never quite grasp to satisfaction and never will.

    Corporate Media IS the Misinformation Problem
    The largest media outlets are platforming con artists, skewing the news, and immersing the country in a flood of lies.
    https://www.dailyposter.com/corporate-media-is-the-misinformation-problem/

    We Were Warned about Computer Driven Self-Fulfilling Prophecies by Truthstream Media
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvjmRXtDn-8

    Meet Hermann Gräf, the WEF-Approved Manager of All the Russians

    Sberbank CEO Herman Gref has a simple vision: to make life in Russia intolerable

    “You are saying terrible things,” he chided the panelists. “You are proposing to transfer power into the hands of the population… If each person can participate directly in management, then what are we managing?”

    Gref expounding on ancient manipulation tactics, citing the teachings of Confucius and Kabbalah mysticism, he reminded everyone of the millennia-old tradition of shielding the truth from the untrustworthy masses.

    “People don’t want to be manipulated when they have knowledge. What does it mean to remove the veil from the eyes of millions of people and make them self-sufficient? How do you manage them? Any mass control implies an element of manipulation,” Gref observed.
    https://anti-empire.com/meet-hermann-graf-the-wef-approved-manager-of-all-the-russians/

    A Message of Hope and Science – Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.

    1. Technocracy is Unsustainable Avatar
      Technocracy is Unsustainable

      The Nothing. Great name for the negative forces in the world.

      People must never lose their hopes and dreams because people who have no hope are easy to control.

    2. Great video with Dr. Lipton.
      LOL I was just thinking yesterday you really have to ignore all of your own sensations and thoughts to believe the material world is what it is, and of course if you want to live another day you can’t listen to the news.
      Heaven on earth is not listening to the MSM.
      There is a poem by Daniel Ladinsky that eds with saying that this world “has been make-believe since the beginning and does not know of any other way to act.”

  15. This “ dreamworld “ Caitlin speaks of is personified by the treatment accorded Julian Assange. Rather than thank him for being a good journalist we are allowing him to be tortured to death by the capitalist and their employees in Washington and London. History will not forgive us. God forgive us.

    1. It feels like a bad dream you can’t wake up from when you cannot change the treatment of Assange. He is at the hands of the war criminals, they threatened the International Court with personal sanctions, so anybody that can is afraid to prosecute them at this point.
      And in the last 20 years (of war on terror) they passed enough laws to conflate a differing opinion with a crime of treason. Which they now openly allude to in the government press conferences (like Jen Psaki and Ned Price).

  16. What a piercing analysis and accurate description of the road to Enlightenment. Godspeed Caitlin! Keep up the great work.

  17. The Chagos Islands, home to the USA’s Diego Garcia military base, are about to be visited by some of their rightful inhabitants.
    .
    ‘A Mauritian-chartered survey ship carrying Chagos Islanders exiled from their homeland by the UK government 50 years ago has left Seychelles bound for the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).

    The 1,130-mile voyage marks the first time Chagossians have been allowed to enter the remote archipelago – cleared of its entire population in the early 1970s to make way for a US military base on Diego Garcia – without being under close British military escort.

    The trip is going ahead amid a diplomatic face-off between the UK and Mauritius over ownership of the islands. By an overwhelming majority, the UN general assembly accepted in 2019 an opinion by the international court of justice that the Chagos Islands were unlawfully detached from Mauritius by the UK when it granted Mauritius independence in 1968.’
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/08/mauritian-ship-takes-scientific-team-to-contested-chagos-islands
    See too this 2004 film, ‘Stealing a Nation’, by John Pilger (1 hour):

  18. https://mailchi.mp/8422762028ca/bulletin-world-weekly-a-weather-report-for-the-world-2459694?e=bdc5d843fd

    Peter Bale’s totally unbiased reporting for New Zealand’s The Bulletin keeps kiwis in the dark. Just look at the sources he lists and you can see why.

  19. Caitlin, I have mixed feelings about this article. I believe what you say is both true and false at the same time. Yes, propaganda does what you say but we are never free. We are born into a life that traps us by family, culture, etc. We also are trapped by our gender and physical appearance. Yes, we can break free from all of this but then we just rush off to enslave ourself with new responsibilities. Even if I become a hermit, I am a slave to my body which I must shelter and nourish. I am never truly free. Even the king was a slave to his kingdom. I guess the best way to achieve true freedom is to find a purpose for living.

    1. #heavyistheheadthatwearsthecrown

      You should read some mo’shakespeare

    2. When you think “I am free,” or “I am not free,” then you are living in a memory of something that has passed. If you want to realize freedom, then the mind must learn to see life as one big movement, independent of time.
      Life has no meaning, no purpose, except to live, to be. If you give life a purpose, you narrow life down, make it static. The one who is serious and has the urge to find the truth does not limit himself to a purpose. He lives in what is and the truth, life itself is constantly changing, a movement.

      Have a good one!

      1. On the other hand, some people seem to get a great deal out of believing they belong to some greater thing, and yet others mourn the lack of such a connection. That may go back to the conditions under which we are engendered, born, and develop, which are necessarily within a collectivity.

        1. It is usually nothing more than an alibi. Both the strong and the weak reach for this alibi. The weak hide their evil deeds behind the virtue of obedience. The strong also try to absolve themselves by posing as chosen instruments of a higher power, something greater – God, history, destiny, state or humankind.
          The fewer prospects and opportunities lie within one’s self, the more urgently this alibi becomes necessary. In essence, this means self-rejection.

          Cheers!

  20. …and on the “other side” – good luck to the two of you

  21. “So most of us sleepwalk through life chasing make believe goals and fleeing artificially constructed demons. Too preoccupied with the illusion to look up and notice the thunderous majesty of life as it really is, and usually too confused to truly perceive it even on those rare occasions when we snap out of the trance for a moment to make an effort.”

    Each time I think you can’t possibly top what you’ve written in the past, you prove me wrong!
    Thank you for the inspiration. You’re an amazing writer Caitlin.

  22. Surely you don’t imply that the focus on STEM indicates a public which believes science is a subject, technology is safe, complex problem-solving skills require experts and percentages without raw numbers are reliable?

    If there is a shortage of STEM education, that institutions are a trailing indicator of this deficiency and a large number of people from multiple generations in more than one demographic are not only deceived on a regular basis, but willingly insistent to the point of delusion?

    That one expensive distraction after another is the path of wealth, success, empowerment, influence and will momentarily assuage the almost constant devaluation of humanity, be it subjective or abstract, leading the participant to at least subconscious awareness if not conscious consideration of the unending experience that creeps ever closer to absurdity and farther from enlightenment?

    That “community” or “country” is an ever elusive promise predicated on social extortion, facilitated by isolation and managed far beyond the individual?

    That the most readily available renewable resource on the planet-time in life-is an opportunity to be leveraged by institution(s) that no longer advocate or even support the ideals of humanity developed over centuries-inquiry, autonomy, innovation, evolution, etc.-attempting to make existence itself a commodity to trade like oranges or pork bellies?

    Next you’ll be telling me corporations are trying to grow us faster, playing games with our food & diet that encourage puberty earlier, adulthood sooner and death younger because history is getting harder to rewrite. If we the levers of civilization realized we were food for the machine, we would quit en masse and tell every control-freak to get fucked, ride crack day after day, exploring & engaging every concept regarding the eventuality of the human condition rather than be seduced into perpetuating a delusion, even if it means ending this glorious possibility?

    I knew this when I was ten-I saw it on the third episode of The A-Team; it’s only taken a few decades to choke it down and shit it out. But it has been an interesting and relatively entertaining ride, which I suspect will continue until the days don’t come.

    Also, I can get a free crack pipe if I let PeteTheBuilder give me an anal swab-my address is Number 1 Naval Observatory and the back door is always open.

  23. I used to hear a song about, “bringing in the sheep, they will come rejoicing, bringing in the sheep,” well, obviously we were the sheep, and we got fleeced for our beliefs, and soon we will be the mutton that gets served up on Easter, and some times Christmas too.

    1. #totallyinappropriate

      You can fight the evil while there is still breath inside you

      #donotcomplyever

  24. DisinfectantSunlight Avatar
    DisinfectantSunlight

    It’s important to realize that degree of desire or ambition for money, power and control and intensity of insecurity go together. All the oligarchs are insecure and fearful deep down (Life history of many of them point to traumatized childhood). They amass money and power through both Intelligence (majority likely possess high IQ) and manipulation. Their sense of security only comes from controlling others because they lack self reflection, low EQ (lack of empathy etc.) and they keep themselves always busy or being entertained since they can not face themselves alone in silence. Darth Vader, malformed and hurting beneath the shell is a good analogy to describe them as Joseph Campbell pointed out in “Power of Myth” if I remember correctly. Interestingly, modern technology such as the Internet invented by them (DARPA) for the purpose of control is also helping the humanity to wake up to the Reality of what is going on, slowly but surely. If we are lucky enough to dodge the Nuclear annihilation, chances are good that we are transitioning to a healthier future for all the life forms on the Earth, I believe.

    1. Refreshing to hear an optimistic voice amid the dystopian cacophony. Seems to me like we’re all along for the ride–rich and poor, right and left, etc.–with little to say about it except to ourselves and to others in our particular choir. Like we do here. Does the ride eventually end at a viable place where we exit into something new, or does it careen off the rails? Is there a God? If so, what kind of God, one that might influence or control the outcome of the ride? Or is it all, like Dawkins says, blind, pitiless indifference? These IMHO are versions of the same question, the only question left to be answered and surely not by us. We have all we can handle in just hanging on, struggling to stay in our roller coaster seats.

      1. DisinfectantSunlight Avatar
        DisinfectantSunlight

        Answer to this question is based on my ongoing personal journey. I’ve been studying Advaita Vedanta from some of the most important Traditional teachers living today for nearly 30 years and all Teachers have been taught by their teachers in the unbroken chain of Teachers and students (Guru Parampara) for thousands of years. This Knowledge is contained in the most ancient Scriptures called Vedas which are considered Independent Valid means of Knowledge (Pramaanam) given to the Rishis or Seers by Isvara (ultimately impersonal) according to this Tradition. At least for several years one has to have a live Teacher because the Methodology of unfolding this Knowledge itself is very specific and all the doubts and questions are answered in the process by the live Teacher.
        The whole process is highly subtle and technical and requires basic knowledge of Sanskrit which is also taught along the way.
        Person, Personality, Universe, all Laws and God (Isvara) are thoroughly analyzed using the afore mentioned Scriptures. In Essence, finally it is understood that there not one God or many Gods, but ONLY God (this is systematically taught answering all possible doubts). Essential nature of the Self, Universe and Isvara is Timeless and Spaceless Consciousness. Time, Space and Universe including one’s own body and mind are within this unbroken changeless Consciousness, called Brahman. This is the ultimate nature of Self and Isvara, Identically ONE without a second or pleural (Advaita). This Knowledge itself is Liberation from endless cycles of birth and death. This Knowledge is Universal and not confined to any specific Religion or person. In this or another life every being requires this Knowledge for Liberation. One has to have an open mind to confront all concepts, beliefs and this knowledge is cognitive and in my Primary Teachers words “Ultimate Therapy” one needs.
        This is just to share my experience and not to debate with other belief systems. Every body is different in their background, beliefs, conditioning and preparedness and this journey is personal.

  25. Caitlin is 100% correct !

    I was lucky – my father owned educational bookshops and I could study whatever motivated ME !

    First step in healing is to throw away your TV !

    The GOLDEN era of propaganda was the age of RADIO !

    EVERYBODY believed whatever they heard on the RADIO !

    WARS were easy to start then !!

  26. The ones who say we shouldn’t get vaccinated against covid are the biggest liars of all.

    1. I don’t think anyone on that side is going to get in the way of you getting a experimental gene therapy. I just don’t trust Humans. I could tell you plenty of reasons why. So I just don’t want to be forced to ‘Trust’ them and take a vaccine unlike any before it, which hasn’t been really through the safety checks. I don’t see how some ‘people’ get to play God over others. Are you a God John Knox?

      1. The unvaccinated are around ten times likely to die of covid than the vaccinated. The science is clear, vaccines and masks work. In your arrogance you are gambling with other peoples’ lives, people you don’t know and never talked with. That makes you the one playing god.

        1. “The unvaccinated are around ten times likely to die of covid than the vaccinated” – You Think
          ” The science is clear, vaccines and masks work”. – You Think
          “In your arrogance” – You Think
          “you are gambling with other peoples’ lives, people you don’t know and never talked with” _ You Think

          I would just say ‘Your Thinking” leaves a lot to be desired. But I am good with you do what you see best and I will do what I see best. Just don’t force your ‘Thinking” on me. Because as I said it leaves a lot to be desired. and know you are not God. So somewhere there you “Thinking” is definitely missing the mark that is an absolute certain. So you might want to look at it again. But just leave me be.

        2. Other than that, I will just assume you have been brainwashed, are delusional, a liar, looking out for numero Uno and really don’t give a rat’s ass about me anyway. Just normal everyday Human issues. So again you do your thing and I’ll do mine.

          1. You can’t yell fire in a crowded theater for the same reason you can’t infect others involuntarily- innocent people get killed. That’s why you should get masked and vaccinated, we can end the pandemic by being smarter than the viruses.

        3. And Johnny from the Cult of the only True Truth.
          Want to know how we could have ended the Pandemic.
          Simple. Mandate that in order for Phizer and Moderna and J&J to continue to operate in good standing in the U.S. they must provide vaccines free of cost to the U.S. Gov and citizenry as in “No Profit” “Out of your pocket”, Hospital, – Free health care for all Covid patients in these ‘trying times’. Politicians – as long as lockdowns are in place, we don’t need you and you don’t get paid. Teachers – no in class work no pay,
          It would have lasted no more than 60 -90 days.

  27. It’s not a great effort by the propagandists. They don’t need to make the lied deep. We know we’re being lied to .. we know we’re living inside a fiction. But we just go along with it as Truth as long as it doesn’t affect us directly.

    1. Most folks have been both genetically and morally #numbedown they don’t even see an option let alone have the criticall capacity to act.

      Generations of chemical farming all working as planned

  28. X on Earth (@XonEarth) Avatar
    X on Earth (@XonEarth)

    They do not manufacture consent, they FABRICATE consent. They broadcast every false narrative as a forgone consensus when they are not even known

  29. Ray Dalio has been publishing his research about the state of the US economy and politics compared to other historic trends.
    He says (my interpretation) the US is in decline reaching the last stage 6. At this point all governments always did this same thing: control the media to spread lies (before their own downfall)

    https://fortune.com/2022/02/09/billionaire-ray-dalio-voter-restriction-bills-civil-war/

    1. Look up daegel report – it was scrubbed but still findable the projected pop in the US is down 75% by 2025

    2. Look up daegel report – it was scrubbed but still findable the projected pop in the US is down 75% by 2025

      deagel.com
      Search domain deagel.comhttps://www.deagel.com
      deagel.com Guide to Military Equipment and Civil Aviation Equipment Combat Aircraft Airliners Private Aircraft Support Aircraft Tactical Vehicles Armored Vehicles Artillery Systems Auxiliary Vessels Fighting Ships Space Systems Offensive Weapons Defensive Weapons Cannons & Gear Propulsion Systems Protection Systems Sensor Systems
      Reports
      Reports on trade of weapon systems and airliners 1991-2023
      News
      Finnish Army to Order Pre-Series Patria 6×6 Armored Vehicles. The…
      Breaking down the casualty figures of the 2025 ‘Deagel …
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      The Deagel corporation is a minor branch of US military intelligence, one of the many secretive organizations which collects data for high-level decision-making purposes and prepares confidential briefing documents for agencies like the National Security Agency, the United Nations, and the World Bank.
      Deagel 2025 Depopulation Forecast Has Been Scrubbed …
      Search domain verumetinventa.wordpress.comhttps://verumetinventa.wordpress.com › 2021 › 06 › 28 › deagel-2025-depopulation-forecast-has-been-scrubbed
      Deagel has gone on the record predicting a 78% population decline in the United States by 2025. It reports a similar dropoff of population numbers for Australia, Denmark, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and other NATO countries. Perhaps most surprising of all is the revelation of who is behind Deagel, and to find that answer, Whois was the …

    3. deagel.com
      Search domain deagel.comhttps://www.deagel.com
      deagel.com Guide to Military Equipment and Civil Aviation Equipment Combat Aircraft Airliners Private Aircraft Support Aircraft Tactical Vehicles Armored Vehicles Artillery Systems Auxiliary Vessels Fighting Ships Space Systems Offensive Weapons Defensive Weapons Cannons & Gear Propulsion Systems Protection Systems Sensor Systems
      Reports
      Reports on trade of weapon systems and airliners 1991-2023
      News
      Finnish Army to Order Pre-Series Patria 6×6 Armored Vehicles. The…
      Breaking down the casualty figures of the 2025 ‘Deagel …
      Search domain metallicman.comhttps://metallicman.com › 2025-deagel-forecast-casualty-figures
      The Deagel corporation is a minor branch of US military intelligence, one of the many secretive organizations which collects data for high-level decision-making purposes and prepares confidential briefing documents for agencies like the National Security Agency, the United Nations, and the World Bank.
      Deagel 2025 Depopulation Forecast Has Been Scrubbed …
      Search domain verumetinventa.wordpress.comhttps://verumetinventa.wordpress.com › 2021 › 06 › 28 › deagel-2025-depopulation-forecast-has-been-scrubbed
      Deagel has gone on the record predicting a 78% population decline in the United States by 2025. It reports a similar dropoff of population numbers for Australia, Denmark, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and other NATO countries. Perhaps most surprising of all is the revelation of who is behind Deagel, and to find that answer, Whois was the …

      1. Hope not! Such decline could be due to nuclear war, not civil war.
        Hoping for peace.

        1. Brzezinski: It’s Infinitely Easier to Kill a Million …
          Search domain truthandaction.orghttps://www.truthandaction.org › brzezinski-easier-kill-million-people-control › 2
          Brzezinski: It’s Infinitely Easier to Kill a Million People Than It Is to Control Them Perhaps once you’ve acquired more wealth than you can ever need even for the most luxurious of lifestyles, you turn your attention to remaking the world according to your own vision. Names like Soros, Gates, and Buffet come to mind.
          Brzezinski: It Is Infinitely Easier To Kill Than Control A …
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          The former National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, Washington geostrategist and Obama’s handler, Zbigniew Brzezinski, says it is easier to kill than control the masses. Brzezinski, a big-time New World Order globalist insider and his mates want to depopulate the world.
          Brzezinski: It’s Infinitely Easier to Kill a Million …
          Search domain truthandaction.orghttps://www.truthandaction.org › brzezinski-easier-kill-million-people-control
          Brzezinski: It’s Infinitely Easier to Kill a Million People Than It Is to Control Them Confirmed globalists like George Soros and Zbigniew Brzezinski are often happy to work behind the scenes, pursuing their agendas through whoever is most effective for them at the time.
          Brzezinski: It’s Infinitely Easier to Kill a Million …
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          Brzezinski: It’s Infinitely Easier to Kill a Million People Than It Is to Control Them Our job is to stay informed and to be ever vigilant against those would be our masters and their willing tools. The alternative would be to find ourselves reduced to being serfs serving those very globalist masters.
          Quote | “Today, it is infinitely easier to to kill a …
          Search domain truth11.comhttps://truth11.com › 2010 › 05 › 19 › quote-today-it-is-infinitely-easier-to-to-kill-a-million-people-than-to-control-a-million-people-zbigniew-brzezinski
          Another freedom of information request from the UK asked how many people have died from covid-19 alone, not counting those who had other reasons for their death. The answer was NONE. View the request here 5) MASKS GIVE NO PROTECTION AND CAUSE HARM

          1. Isnt’ Brzezinski dead? No reason to live by his words. B. was not Confucius and I wouldn’t quote him.

  30. Indeed. They lie to us about our food, water and air being polluted and poisoned. They lie to us in classrooms, at our place of work, and even about mundane, everyday things. Just about everything in mainstream media and government is now a lie.

  31. Modernity is deracination. Deracination is modernity.

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