Whilst the majority of people in the Western world discuss celebrities, fashion, technology, crime, terrorism and an array of other superficial manifestations of mainstream “programs,” there is a growing community of awakening people are who engaged in a dialogue about the core of what it means to be human at the start of the 21st Century.
Yet opening our minds and hearts to this sort of information—as well as processing and understanding it—is a challenging affair. Not only do we need to sift through the propaganda and manipulation of the mainstream media, we have to do the same in alternative channels. Ideally, we should also have a deep philosophical foundation to contextualize any associated ‘darkness’ into a more holistic and empowering picture.
Remaining skeptical is obviously critical, but there comes a time when the patterns of truth become undeniable. That’s why it’s important to identify the sites and articles on the web which are designed to keep us confused, such as those who falsely claim they’ve debunked an alternative or free thinking idea, no matter if it relates to more common discussions such as those in academia and science, or the rarer ones such as systemic dysfunction and corruption.
The reality is, those who benefit from maintaining the status quo are likely to reject any competing ideas without analyzing the evidence objectively, or to an even greater extreme, will pay internet trolls to do their dirty work for them. Through the process of investigating all the evidence of course we need to be vigilant in weighing up the various perspectives and arguments; however the art is in distinguishing between what’s more aligned to the truth and what’s not.
To do this, it is important to engage both our rational and intuitive capacities.
In alignment with a genuine search for truth, this article aims to provide a necessary snapshot of the ‘core’ dialogue taking place in our world, especially outside of mainstream channels. It doesn’t expect its audience to blindly follow the ideas expressed here; instead it aims to provide a platform for viewers to launch into their own robust investigation and discussion around these and other correlating matters.
In all honesty, one topic alone takes near countless hours to dig through the lies and deceptions and locate some “truth,” but don’t be discouraged because it’s well worth it. That’s because you’re not only doing yourself a favor, but the whole of society too.
We really do need to help one another awaken together.
A primary discussion in alternative mindsets is the archaic power structures that control and benefit from our social systems. Many people have many names for this: empire, illuminati, banksters, energetic influences, elite, etc.
No matter what we call them or what layer we’re describing, the truth is there really are many deeply embedded forces that do have an agenda of keeping humanity enslaved to their power, which as a current consequence is the bold attempt to create a one world structure under their strict and untouchable control.
We see this in preparatory mechanisms such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), privacy invasion, international imperialism and the expansion of an interdependent and globalized economy. World War 3 looms on the horizon as a result. It appears that they’re aiming to institute a one-world currency too.
Whether the various levels of power players have inherently good or bad intentions, it doesn’t really matter; the outcomes are evidently disastrous for cultural sovereignty, local communities, collective freedom and individual health.
The fact remains that the true state of our global society has become clear: humanity is suffering terribly.
That’s one reason why more and more individuals are waking up to the various mechanisms orchestrated by this matrix of control and have disconnected from it for the benefit of their own freedom, health and wellbeing. The good news is that a tipping point for a collective awakening is nearing its threshold each passing day, so the coming years are full of hope.
Following are 8 examples of systemic and social issues that we currently face:
Mainstream (corporate) media programs society with lies and propaganda, which restricts and condenses the awareness of any person who is servant to it;
Education is designed to harvest productive economic citizens with little focus on the vitalities of life, such as philosophical, social, physical, emotional, psychological and behavioral health;
Capitalism keeps the populace enslaved to scarcity which results with unhealthy levels of competition, greed and selfishness, as well as guarantees both winners and losers;
Economic models ensure that poverty, homelessness and other socio-economic disadvantages aren’t resolved and that abundance isn’t achieved for the people of earth;
Globalization is killing local economies, small business, democratic functionality, national sovereignty, natural systems, community spirit and healthy food production;
Consumerism imprisons the ‘focus of the masses’ and distracts them with an ego-based and image-driven narrative of existence;
The War-on-Drugs has been a massive policy failure which has amplified many social issues instead of resolving them, such as crime, addiction and imprisonment; and
Monopolized medicine has suppressed effective natural remedies and has ensured that most manifestations of poor health are treated prescriptively and temporarily, with little preventative measures and holistic treatment strategies.
Another focal point is the global central banking system, which is privately owned and operated. We actually don’t need the banking families who have inherited and expanded the management of our money; most countries are sovereign and independent nations and can create their own publicly-operated central banks. If we did this, we wouldn’t need to be concerned with budget deficits or surpluses; we can create as much stimulus as required, whilst obviously still accounting for economic ebbs and flows, and direct it to where it’s needed most.
If we took back our power to create and manage our money we could virtually eliminate poverty and homelessness right now. We can also remove the financial ponzy schemes which ensure the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, as the wealth inequality gap is substantially increasing whilst the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our society are essentially ignored.
‘Trickle-down’ economics is simply an epic failure.
Another possible policy option that we have right now is to institute a minimum wage for every person, including those on welfare, to help them to educate themselves and break free of intergenerational unemployment. This has been credibly designed by alternative economists who have legitimately debunked the mathematics of the neoclassical model.
They have also illustrated that we can decrease the huge private debt burden by injecting money into private bank accounts (with the condition that we must pay off any outstanding debt), which is called a modern day debt jubilee or ‘Quantitative Easing for the People‘. In addition, when unemployment is rising we can create jobs in the public sector and then transfer them to the private sector when it rebounds.
Put simply, there are already solutions to this resource-imbalanced mess that we’re in.
Another more revolutionary solution to the inherent ‘scarcity’ of the capitalistic model is the transition to an economy of ‘abundance’. One potential framework to achieve this is the ‘resource-based economy’. Something like this is more or less the ideal, however there will probably be baby steps leading up to it over the coming decades.
Let’s move to arguably the most fundamental and important discussion – the philosophy of reality. There is a meta-paradigm shift occurring; in fact it’s been happening for decades, although it really is just a rebirth of ancient wisdom and philosophy. Simply, we are moving from a ‘mind-less’ perspective back to a ‘mind-full’ one. Put more descriptively, instead of ‘life-less’ and disconnected matter being assumed to be the fundamental nature of the universe, a ‘life-full’ and interconnected awareness is known to be.
Imagine a world where the only true experience we ever have, which is being ‘aware’, is assumed not to be real. Well, welcome to the insanity of today’s materialist dogma where they believe that awareness is an illusion that needs to be reduced to matter. They presuppose that the body-brain is a ‘creator’ of consciousness, but really it is a ‘point’ of consciousness. Just like a black hole attracts and projects waves of information from the universe, the body-brain attracts and projects waves of information from consciousness. That’s why if we tamper with the body-brain, it doesn’t tamper with how awareness is created, but how it is experienced.
This rebirthed perspective implies that every person, every object, is fundamentally connected. The technical term for this philosophy is ‘monistic idealism’, meaning One Mind, however it doesn’t imply that it is ‘self-aware’ like humans are. Two other names commonly used to describe this are the ‘Source’ and ‘God’. The quantum field of possibilities is the scientific description.
Once the majority of humanity wakes up to their entangled, symbolic and sentient reality, the value systems for how we interact with each other and our planet will change dramatically for the common good. The expansion of our collective consciousness will reach an extraordinary and revolutionary stage of its evolution because for the first time this wisdom will be embraced on a planetary scale.
This also ties into how we rationally examine reality. Science is frequently considered to be an unbiased, objective and unadulterated method of investigating and understanding the external world, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. Like any human enterprise, it is plagued with dogma, politics, corporate interests and other biased forces. This has pressured scientists to only study certain areas and publicly admit certain ‘beliefs’.
A word to describe the extremist activity of modern-day science is “Scientism.” It has parallels with religious fundamentalism, something which is hypocritically ridiculed by those highly indoctrinated into this belief system. As described above, one major source of its dysfunction is that it inaccurately rests on the metaphysical paradigm of materialism. Therefore, the “interpretation” of its evidence is subject to be fundamentally flawed and any contradicting evidence, such as that of parapsychological research, is blindly rejected and arrogantly explained away.
That’s why the materialist “priests” are a laughing stock to true progressive thinkers.
The truth is that we are evolving the way we perceive the world. We are shifting our primary mode of perception away from the rationality of the cerebral brain and the emotionality of the guts to a heart centered focus of awareness. Essentially, our hearts are integrating our big and little brains into its brain of love. This is sometimes a natural result of unplugging from the entertainment and fear based narratives of mainstream consciousness, which is why it’s so important to encourage on a widespread scale.
Ultimately, there is a collective awakening happening right now in which society is slowly transforming into a filtration of consciousness that is more holistically based. Integral to truly opening our hearts to the world is expressing compassion for and taking action against the assortment of unhealthy social symptoms previously mentioned, which are caused by a plague of systemic dysfunction.
Further examples include the epidemics of mental illness, addiction (to not just legal and illegal drugs, but also TV, emotions, sex etc.), violence, poverty, homelessness, existential crises, suicide, spiritual disconnection, family and community breakdown, a lack of inner peace, obesity and ill health. There’s nowhere to hide from this either; it’s everyone’s job to help transcend this pain together.
The list goes much further and deeper; however this piece was only designed as a short introduction to the real points of focus at the start of the 21st Century. We need to collectively encourage our peers, community leaders and politicians to take these issues seriously and redirect our focus through an honest and explicit discussion on these matters.
Next week we will begin the Redesigning Society series in which a string of experts are interviewed week by week for their perspective on these and other important issues.
Society desperately needs to integrate these discussions into mainstream dialogue, so please help us to spread the message as far as we can.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND PROJECT CREATOR
Phillip J Watt lives in Australia. He best identifies as a ‘self-help guide’. His written work deals with topics from ideology to society, as well as self-development. Follow him on Facebook or visit his website.
3 Reasons Why Introverts Are Undervalued in Today’s Society
It’s undeniable that our society favors assertive extroverted personalities with strong communication skills and underestimates the quiet ones. If you are an introvert, you have probably learned it the hard way.
It could be that you felt unseen in the classroom as a child or teen. Or you may have watched your less competent co-workers get a promotion thanks to their social skills.
It feels unfair, but if you think about our society, it makes perfect sense. The consumerist mindset that has become our second nature inevitably affects the way we treat other people. It seems that everything, including our personal qualities and worth as human beings, is translated into some kind of market value.
In other words, to make other people see your worth in personal or professional life, you need to be able to ‘sell yourself’. Yes, this expression alone tells it all.
You need to know how to make a good first impression, say the right things, and be assertive. If you can’t do it, you are perceived as incapable and uninteresting – whether we are talking about a job interview or an informal social gathering.
But it’s not the only reason why introverts are undervalued in our society. Here are a few more:
1. They are less efficient in teamwork
Communication and teamwork skills are required for all kinds of jobs. It seems that without being able to work in a team, it’s impossible to do your job even if your duties don’t involve interaction with clients.
Introverts are much more efficient when they work on their own and are given a certain extent of independence. They thrive in quiet environments with few distractions and interactions. This is when a quiet person gets the chance to unleash their creative self and make good use of their analytical skills.
Most office jobs don’t give employees this opportunity. Office meetings, group projects, phone calls and all the other attributes of a 9-to-5 job make it almost impossible for an introvert to be productive.
2. They don’t like to be in the spotlight
Sometimes it feels like we are living in a society of attention seekers. Today, you are expected to go public about the most personal matters, such as your relationship and family life.
People share their most intimate thoughts and feelings on social media, post updates about the most trivial events, such as what they had for dinner, and upload countless selfies.
Introverts are among those who still value privacy. They are less likely to showcase their lives online or share the details of their personal affairs with the whole world.
At the same time, the quiet ones don’t like to be in the spotlight at social events. An introvert will never interrupt you. They will listen to you and talk only when they have something important to say. This tendency to avoid attention can be mistaken for insecurity and even a lack of intelligence.
3. They prefer to be real than to be ‘nice’
If you want to make a good impression on others, you are expected to be nice. But what does it mean to be ‘nice’ anyway?
In an introvert’s mind, it equals saying things you don’t mean. Quiet personalities will never bombard you with compliments or say meaningless social pleasantries just to win your fondness. But if an introvert said something nice to you, then be sure that they truly meant it.
Small talk is another component of social relationships most introverts struggle with. To them, it embodies utterly dull, uncomfortable, and pointless conversations they can perfectly do without. For this reason, introverts are often mistakenly believed to hate people.
The truth is that they don’t – they just crave stimulating, meaningful conversations and choose their social circle more carefully than extroverts.
In my book, The Power of Misfits: How to Find Your Place in a World You Don’t Fit In, I write about the reasons why so many introverts feel inadequate and alienated from other people in today’s society. It all goes down to social expectations this personality type has to deal with from a very early age.
But the good news is that every introvert can overcome the negative effects of these expectations and find the right path in this loud, extroverted world.
The Esoteric Meaning Behind Neo’s Interrogation Scene in The Matrix
More than 20 years old now, The Matrix is recognized by fans across the world as being one of the most brilliant films in history, most notably for its deeper meaning and esoteric philosophy.
One scene that is particularly intriguing, considering the social climate of today, is Neo’s interrogation by the Agents of the Matrix.
Now, before we dig into the potential hidden meaning here, as I perceive it, and how Neo found himself in this uncomfortable position to begin with, let’s first establish some key points in relation to the overall story line that will help us to appreciate the implications behind this scene a little bit more.
What Does The Character Neo Represent in the Matrix?
Neo in ancient Greek (νέος) means new/young one. This is an important piece of the puzzle to help us understand what the directors of the film are trying to communicate to us. With that said, when we assess Neo’s character in the first film, we find that he is a solitary individual that keeps to himself and is struggling to find deeper meaning in this world by constantly searching the internet.
What Does The Character Morpheus Represent in the Matrix?
Morpheus in Greek mythology is a messenger of the gods. He appears to humans through dreams with the intention of delivering divine Knowledge and Truth. In the Greek mythos, he can appear in almost any form in people’s dreams, which could be because anyone, regardless of race, gender, or outward appearance, can be a messenger of enlightenment and Truth.
The First Matrix Film is About The Beginning of the Journey to Awakening
With the understanding of the deeper meaning behind what Neo and Morpheus’ characters represent in the film, we can now appreciate the intro scene of Neo sleeping (whilst searching for Morpheus) through a different lens of perception and awareness.
You see, Neo sleeping whilst searching online for Morpheus represents the early stages of the Truth seekers journey — “asleep” but still searching for deeper meaning in life — and hoping to find that meaning by seeking out a “messenger” of higher Knowledge and Truth.
Truth is Terrorism in the Empire of Lies
Through his incessant efforts, Neo begins to get closer and closer to finding the elusive Morpheus. This, however, also attracts the unwanted attention of the Agents in the Matrix, which represent the enforcers of the shadow government of this system. Their job is to ensure that no one exposes what the Matrix really is, and how it turns unsuspecting every day human beings into useful resources that it can use and exploit.
The Agents proceed to apprehend Neo and interrogate him, where they make it very clear that they’ve been spying on him and keeping meticulous records of his activities, both online and offline, for quite some time now. As we all know very well today, all around the world intelligence agencies are doing exactly that — tracking what we view online and keeping meticulous records on many of our movements.
The agents, however, do not see Neo as being a major threat to the Matrix system, as he is still in the early stages of his awakening and does not know enough to be a major threat. Instead, they offer him a deal where they will be willing to “wipe the slate clean” on his illegal activities online, if Neo will simply help them track down the man they call Morpheus, who they claim is “a known terrorist” that is “considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive”.
This represents that the single greatest threat to this manipulative system — which is overwhelmingly ruled by deception and exploitation — is any messenger of higher Knowledge and Truth that can potentially awaken those who are still “asleep” to what the proverbial Matrix really is. In fact, one could argue this sort of power struggle has been going on for thousands of years, and is possibly why Socrates was accused of “corrupting the youth” by the ruling class more than 2,000 years ago and subsequently sentenced to death; or why Fred Hampton was assassinated by government authorities in 1969; or, in more recent history, why civilians that were peacefully protesting against Wall Street and the bankers for their part in destroying the world economy in 2008, were targeted by the FBI and even labelled as potential “domestic terrorists“.
Simply put, Truth is terrorism in the empire of lies.
Neo, still being somewhat naïve and unbegun in his journey, rejects the Agent’s offer and demands he get a phone call because “I know my rights!”
To this, Agent Smith retorts, “tell me Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call if you’re unable to speak?”, which results in Neo’s mouth warping in the most eerie of ways.
This scene represents a lesson that all genuine Truth seekers eventually come to learn — this system is not concerned with human rights nor is it concerned with upholding authentic justice. Instead, it inculcates these beliefs and misperceptions into our minds from a very young age, because it serves to help legitimize its unnecessary existence in the eyes of the unsuspecting public and indoctrinate us as to why we think we need it. But in reality, our government guaranteed “rights” can be taken away from us in the blink of an eye.
In relation to current events, for example, many thousands of people worldwide have been arrested for violating curfew orders; In one Indian state, civilians were told they must take selfies every hour and send it to the authorities to prove that they are staying indoors; in South Africa, some have been fined for not wearing masks while driving their cars; In Boston in the United States, people have even been told that they will be fined if they walk “the wrong direction” down the street; Homeless people in France have reportedly been fined for not staying indoors; Some people have been arrested for attending funerals of loved ones because it violated lockdown orders; Others (including doctors and scientists) have had their right to freedom of speech censored online; In Australia, a pregnant woman was actually arrested in her home for facebook posts that encouraged protesting against the lockdown; According to the International Labor Organization, tens of millions are being pushed into unemployment; and travel all around the world has been severely restricted by these authorities who have taken it upon themselves to be the rulers of this planet by dictating what the rest of us can and cannot do. Whether you agree with these policies or not, these things cannot logically be called “rights” since they are so very easily violated and taken away from us.
There are many other examples that demonstrate how our government given “rights” are more of a comforting illusion than an actual reality, such as the CIA’s secretive Black Site torture programs, which have been done in cooperation with other intelligence agencies and authorities throughout the world. In these programs, people have been kidnapped — without any legal criminal charge or trial — and then taken to undisclosed secret locations where many of them are tortured for many months on end, in ways that are considered to be in violation of international law and basic human rights. The CIA, of course, simply claims they are suspected terrorists. In 2014, however, a Senate Intelligence Committee Report found that at least 26 of the people that were kidnapped and tortured were actually “wrongfully detained”.
Wake Up Neo — You Are the One
Fortunately, Neo manages to escape this unthinkable situation without any serious injury or harm. Soon after, he is contacted by Morpheus, where he is told that he was very lucky that the Agents underestimated his great potential and spared him, because if the Agents had known the great secret that Morpheus knows, then Neo would probably be dead.
Confused by the obvious strangeness of everything taking place, Neo asks Morpheus what the hell is going on, and what exactly is he talking about?? Without hesitation, Morpheus replies to him, “You are the one Neo — You see, you may have spent the last few years looking for me, but I have spent my entire life looking for you.”
This is perhaps the most important lesson the new Truth seeker must eventually come to learn — We are the ones we have been waiting for to change this corrupt world my friends; and we must stop looking for heroes and human leaders to absolve us of this very serious responsibility. Instead, we must all take on the role of Morpheus — which is to awaken as many Neo’s (new minds) as we possibly can, whilst also taking on the role that represents the journey of Neo, by challenging ourselves to become the best version of who we authentically are.
By doing this, we will help to awaken and unleash the unique creative forces of each individual’s problem solving imagination; and we will also find unity in our shared struggle against the injustices, and corruption, of this inhumane system which invariably exploits us all.
If not us, then who? And if not now, then when?
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This Clever & Controversial Artwork Will Help You Think Deeper About Society
True artists are what I view as the antithesis of entertainers…
You see, an entertainer is concerned with popular opinion and giving the public what it wants to see. They intoxicate us with mindless amusements to help us escape reality and the everyday stresses of life. But artists, on the other hand, they give us what we need to see; by challenging us to to think deeper about the nature of reality, and the society in which we live, and they do this through the transcendent language of art.
With that said, I decided to collect some of the most thought provoking artwork from around the internet and offered my own little commentary on them…
Some people are hungry for food — Some people are just hungry for attention/Artist credit: Sergio Ingravalle
We are all so blinded by our ignorance and rage, that while we blame each other for our mutual struggles like fools, we’re ultimately getting screwed by the same elitists/Artist Credit: Lubomir Arsov
Despite what they might say, most people don’t actually want to see a reflection of reality — and therefore the Truth — Most people just want to see a narrow minded illusion that comforts their sensitive ego and impulsive feelings/Artist credit: Angel Boligán Corbo
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” — Attributed to Pericles/Artist credit: Mana Neyestani
Is Facebook really fighting fake news or are they engaging in authoritarianism and censorship?/Artist credit: Luis Quiles
In a society as toxic as ours — where a climate of hatred, ignorance and fear insidiously infects the bulk of the population — In order to safeguard our health and wellbeing, we must stay connected to whatever it is that gives us an authentic sense of peace/Artist credit: Paweł Kuczyński (Online Store)
In spite of overwhelming historical evidence proving powerful people have engaged in child sex abuse, and it occurs in the shadows of every element and class of society, many of us pretend not to see, which is a shameful betrayal of our children/Artist credit: Lubomir Arsov
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.” — Attributed to John F. Kennedy/Artist credit: Mana Neyestani
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