“It is said that men go mad in herds, and only come to their senses slowly, and one by one.” -Charles MacKay
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Don’t Tread On Me
9/11 is the biggest event in our life time, and yet here we sit a decade later, and the average American has not put any logical thought into what happened that day. For the most part, Americans were driven by emotional, almost animalistic, herd mentality into multiple wars, loss of liberties and explosive generational debt. We were driven by the fear of Mushroom Clouds and Weapons of Mass Destruction that were only found in our minds. When I look back at how much our world has changed over the past decade since 9/11, it is astounding to me how much death and debt could have been avoided if we just came face to face with reality.
In this article I am going to take a very different approach of explaining what happened that beautiful Tuesday in September. Not only will I present evidence to you, I will place the proper political, social, historical, economic and psychological context. It is only from there can people really come to terms and truly understand what happened that day. One other thing I am going to insist of you, is that you question everything I show you. If you can do that simple thing, you will be well on your way to a much bigger and freer world
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Our Input/Output Disorder
I am not surprised at how many people have not come to terms with 9/11, they lack the tools to comprehend it. Our educational system is centered on an input/output process of information. Our success or failure depends on our efficiency of taking what the teacher tells us and then regurgitating it on to some exam. Those that are able to blindly regurgitate information the best are rewarded with higher grades. They are told they are smart, when in fact they are just thoroughly indoctrinated. This input/output process is no different than what a computer or a slave does. You give it a command and it just does it, without question. This system was carefully created to mold us into what we are today.
“In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions of intellectual and character education, fade from their minds and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people, or any of their children, into philosophers, or men of science. We have not to raise up from them authors, educators, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen — of whom we have an ample supply. The task is simple. We will organize children and teach them in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way.” – John D. Rockefeller General Education Board (1906)
The masses blindly flow through the educational system and naturally fit into centralized systems that want good little obedient workers who take orders without question. We all know of that person who is very smart/indoctrinated that excels in a corporation/military/government job and yet they lack any streets smarts to see what is really going on. When you understand that their mind only functions on what they are told, it becomes clear to you how they are able to be successful in a centralized system where taking orders is a way of life.
“I think therefore I am, is a classic philosophical statement on human consciousness and existence. What about people who do not really think, do they really exist? “ -Chris Duane