Identifying the Gordian Knot and focusing on its undoing…
Please forgive me for airing out my thinking before actually cutting significant chips. Two reasons for this: 1) I find I think better toward solving problems when posting via writing as an open letter, and 2) I want to assure those who helped me to crowdfund After 9/11 Truth that I haven’t forgotten them—that I still plan to honor my revenue sharing scheme as sales become substantial. Indeed, part of the reason for launching the Truman novel is to stimulate sales of my Truth book, then naturally lead into activism in the Toto Worldwide Foundation I’ve envisioned.
- You may read a teaser draft short of the penultimate chapter, “Declaration Eve,” of the book here.
- Then a couple of weeks ago I assembled a kind of analysis of social context that gives a reality to the fictional activity… here.
Yes, number 2 is probably TFU to the average reader, but for a handful of you out there, it gives some mathematical justification, preparing the field more exactly for what is to come. I want to expand on this ‘mathematical’ (actually simply logical) structure to provide confidence to thee and me that I’m on the right track and stand a good chance of hitting a home run.
The figure above right is from my second book, The Sacred Nonaggression Principle (2010), Chapter 3: The Roots of Nonaggression, and describes the two basic choices for individual human beings as to how they choose to function mentally. They may a) function primarily as an order-following consciousness, in other words believe and do what they’re told about ‘Objective Reality’ by the hierarchy above them or b) manifest an independent first-hand relationship with knowing the world around them, i.e. use their own individual consciousness to deal with the world and others.
This difference in consciousness is fundamental, and until this point the vast majority of human beings function according to dependent-hierarchical model. They more or less practice blind obedience to authority and don’t ask questions. Moreover, with the advent of television and the audio-visual media dominated by the power elite—what I call the Men of the Power Sickness (a group of parasitic control-freak psychopaths)—the ability of these elites to control the authority-dependent masses is formidable. [And the future of our entire species is problematic. (We cannot survive much longer in extreme master-slave mode.)]
The TV or ‘Tube’ phenomenon was driven home to me by Professor Neil Postman’s classic book on media, Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), the cemented by the following two quotes from a key column by investigative journalist extraordinaire Jon Rappoport:
“So, you listen to me. Listen to me! Television is not the truth. Television’s a god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We’re in the boredom-killing business… We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true! But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds. We’re all you know. You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here. You’re beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you. You dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube. You even think like the tube. This is mass madness. You maniacs. In God’s name, you people are the real thing. We are the illusion.” — newscaster Howard Beale, from the movie Network (1976)
“The media have substituted themselves for the older world… The new media are not bridges between man and nature —they are nature… The new media are not ways of relating us to the old world; they are the real world and they reshape what remains of the old world at will… In television, images are projected at you. You are the screen. The images wrap around you. You are the vanishing point… The whole tendency of modern communication… is towards participation in a process, rather than apprehension of concepts.” (Marshall McLuhan)
Consider carefully the second quote for a moment. It’s frightening, and frighteningly true that most people we run into today are merely living and conscious as end points of ‘The Tube.’ [Exactly like the pod people in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).] The quality of conceptual independent thought that, after all, has been responsible to bring humanity to this point—the literary ‘typographic’ level of awareness—is becoming rare as hen’s teeth.
The Modern Gordian Knot
Aside from presenting a scary opponent, Tube Mind fully identifies what we who wish to reach the Billion+ Points of Light Society, the New Paradigm of peace, freedom, and abundance are up against. If we solve Tube Mind we win, if we don’t we lose. Tube Mind explains why the prodigiously brilliant and conclusive writings of Pete Hendrickson (regarding the federal tax code)—and the fact that his wife still remains incarcerated by traitor judges for refusal to commit perjury—are not persuading people in the millions. Or why my own works do not sell… yet. It isn’t solely lack of marketing acumen, or even coordinated suppression by the political criminal class.
No. It’s because a vast number of consciousnesses have simply removed themselves from our potential audience by plugging into the Matrix instead—a virtual reality of illusory comfort where decisions are made for you by the ‘collective consensus,’ feeding the addictions it has cultivated in its minions. The $64,000 Questions are 1) how many have plugged in and how deep, 2) what can reach the ones who can be reached, and 3) can these reachables be fully restored to psychological, conceptual independence.
A 21st Century Uncle Tom’s Cabin…
… by way of The Wizard of Oz: Toto pulling back the curtain and Dorothy pinning back the ears of the Wiz. As I elaborated in the discussion in my “Delta Declaration” column:
“To reach people you have to tell them a story.” Then years ago, when visiting my brother’s family, his little boy (~5) and girl (~6) are running around making a fuss, being pills. I happen to find an appropriate book then offer to read to them from it out loud. It was like night and day: after the first sentence, they’re sitting by my side in rapt attention for perhaps 20 minutes. I never forgot that. It’s in the human DNA, this need for exercising the imagination… in words.
More from the Rappoport column:
Retired propaganda master, Ellis Medavoy (pseudonym), once told me in an interview: “If you wanted to try a real revolution, you would produce thousands of videos consisting of written words on screens, with someone speaking those words. You would try to reinstate language as a medium. Poetry, formal arguments and debates, great speeches, dramatic readings. You would go up against image and try to relegate it to its proper place…”
Or tell them a story to recapture their imaginations.
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