Dear (insert name of politician, journalist, community representative or celebrity),
I am writing to raise information with you that is important for everybody to know. It doesn’t appear that you’re aware of it because if you were, I would like to assume that you’d share it through your networks to assist achieving the real change that we need.
Before I continue, I note that you appear as a genuine man/woman who really wants the best for your community and human family. However, when you’re focusing on the wrong problems, how can you expect to find the right solutions? There’s no need to be ashamed either; the public at large have been led astray from the real questions, and therefore the real answers, which is obviously one of the problems that will be identified below.
The many issues I’m referring to can generally be captured in a few primary areas. If we deal with these challenges, then the rest of the peripheral ones will be much easier to tackle.
1) The first problem area is the corrupted money supply.
It is a complex system (or at least purposely designed to be perceived that way), but simply described it is a debt-based model where so-called governments of the world, and therefore its people, loan money from a transnational banking monopoly and then pay it back with interest.
This is in contrast to sovereign nations which used to, and still can if they choose to, issue their own currency to create an honest and productive supply of money for its people. In layman’s terms, governments don’t need to borrow money, they can make it themselves (just like the private banks do) in an economically sound way, so that it directly benefits the people. This includes ensuring the hidden tax of inflation does not occur.
2) The second problem area is private banking.
This mechanism should be publicly owned for the public good, but it’s not. Money is created out of nothing by private banking institutions, contrary to popular belief that they get it from their vaults or borrow it from another institution. For the privilege of punching numbers into a computer, they make billions of dollars each year from it, further enriching those who are already swimming in money.
Imagine if we went back to public banks being the primary methodology for banking, in which their profits are reinvested into community infrastructure and social programs? We would no doubt finally begin to actually solve the many socioeconomic issues that pervade our societies, such as poverty and homelessness. These issues are continuing to increase all across the so-called developed and undeveloped regions too, so we need to do something radically different, or otherwise there will only be the rich and the poor left.
3) The third problem area is the party model of the political system.
The current political duopoly is a two party tyranny, because both sides have been purchased by big money. Subsequently, democracy doesn’t actually exist because the left/right illusion of choice covertly represents the corporatocracy.
There are so many people who have been disenfranchised by this failed system because their voices are not represented by those who are meant to be their employees, so they believe that government should not exist at all. They might be right, they might not, but in the meantime we need to apply a mechanism to ensure that big business (including the interconnected and private banking institutions), are not having their needs met over and above everything else.
It should be a well known fact that the next step is to institute electoral reform to dissolve the party system, so that independent candidates represent the true needs of their electorate and don’t have to toe a toxic party line. Reform is also necessary to remove money from the political spectrum so that the way we design our system puts the interests of the people and the environment first, not the corporations and the oligarchy behind the curtain.
4) The fourth problem area is the complicated and unfair tax system.
Ultimately it would be great if we could get rid of taxes entirely, but that’s not viable in the short term. First, we need to have a simple and fair tax system, such as a transaction tax where all individuals and businesses alike are taxed at a flat rate every time a transaction is made.
This is an easy way to make big business pay their fair share so the average person isn’t paying up to and over 50% of their wages in tax once you calculate all of them in, not just income tax. And the great thing is, with the electronic infrastructure we have in this day and age, it could be implemented near overnight.
5) The fifth problem area is an indoctrination process we call the education system.
It’s nice to think that there are many great teachers doing the best they can, which there are, but they’re working against a model that does not equip children with what they need to be healthy, as well as active members of their community. It misses many life skills, such as proper emotional regulation and basic living skills, and essentially teaches them ‘what to think, not how to think’.
Some people say this is the parents job, but what happens if the parents never learned? I’ll tell you what happens; exactly what we see today. The failed education system has resulted in explosions of dis-empowered, confused and unhealthy young adults entering the world almost totally unprepared for what awaits them, causing the further entrenchment of toxic behaviors in our communities.
We therefore need educational reform immediately, so that instead of having good little robotic workers and expert minions who are not wise enough to question the status quo, our new generations will be truly ready to not just look after themselves properly, but contribute to evolving our social systems too.
6) The sixth problem area is the pharmaceutical monopolies.
Seriously, does anyone really think that the pharmaceutical-medico complex truly wants to create cures, not customers? How can we not collectively see that they’re using the exact same tactics as the tobacco industry once did? Simply, our medicines are full of toxins, a huge proportion of which at the very least only treat the symptom, in the middle don’t work at all, and at worst disable and kill people.
To achieve the control they have over our collective health, they use money to buy so-called scientific and medical support. Sound familiar? Of course it does; it’s just like the tobacco industry was caught out doing. They have also unscientifically demonized natural cures, treatments and therapies. Ironically, most of their so-called medicines are actually plant or bacteria based, yet they perverted them into a toxin that they can legally patent. Surely you see a problem with that, right? Let’s hope so.
The fact that their narratives have been adopted as the orthodox views is nothing short of insane. In this light, we need to wipe the slate clean and start again; our medicines have been corrupted by money and until we table this for public discussion, many more people are going to suffer, and potentially even die.
7) The seventh problem area is the toxins in our food and water.
It’s no wonder that society is so overweight and unhealthy when we are bombarded with chemically-rich products that barely pass as containing nutritious ingredients. In addition, the industrial agriculture model of generally spraying only three petrochemical ingredients on our crops has also made our fruits and vegetables toxin-dense and lacking the dozens of minerals that we actually need for maintaining our health.
Furthermore, whoever thinks that it’s a good thing to add the neuro-toxin, Fluoride, to our water supply has once again been deceived by the monolithic industrial powers. This byproduct of the manufacturing industry numbs our brains, just like most pharmaceuticals do. Both our food and water, therefore, need to be cleansed of their toxins to benefit the minds and the bodies of the people.
8) The eighth problem area is the corporate media obstructing truth from the public.
The media monopolies protect corporate interests because they’re owned by them. The simplest example I can use is the fact that only those who have done their independent research are aware of the issues presented here. In reality, this entire conversation should be a topic on everyone’s minds, being discussed in every lounge room and tabled in the media and in politics for immediate action.
The media is simply a propaganda tool to sedate the masses from the truth, as well as fulfill the agenda of big money. Until we start discussing this on a widespread scale, nothing will change, so when are we going to accept that the corporate media has failed us and that we need to take serious action?
Your time reading this letter is much appreciated. It’s no doubt challenging for anyone to hear this information when they believe the world works much differently, but it’s always better to align with the truth no matter how hard it is to face our delusions.
One day the people and their so-called representatives will come together to sort this mess out. With so many grass roots movements each focusing on one or two of the issues above, we’re only making slow progress. But if we compile them all together and open them for public debate, we might actually start getting somewhere fast.
So, why you have personally chosen not to focus on the real problems in our system? Is it because of ignorance, or greed? Do you have honor, or not? These questions are for your perusal; I’ll leave them up to you to contemplate.
In any case, I hope this letter has inspired you to make some changes to the way you respect your position of power. Peace to you and your family on this adventure of magic and madness we call life.
(Sign your name).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phillip J. Watt lives on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia. His written and film work deals with topics from ideology to society, as well as self-development. Follow him on Facebook, watch his interviews with an array of inspiring guests at his YouTube Channel, 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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