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10 – The indoctrination of the human mind is a horrible crime …

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

To obfuscate the mind, especially the young mind, for the sole purpose of controlling it is a horrendous crime. We are told lies, over and over, laced with the insinuation of a threat, or a punishment, until the mind gives in, and we are subdued. And introspection and critical thinking are taken away from us. 

The indoctrination into false beliefs begins from the moment we are born. We are told, over and over, that we are created with the mandate to control and consume Nature. We are told, over and over, that the fulfillment of one’s wants is what matters even if the world around us is being destroyed. We are told, over and over, that ‘the word of God’ is to avenge and kill. Thus we grow up believing it is our Right, without taking responsibility for our actions, to annihilate and torture not only those who do not accept our beliefs, but also the world that sustains us and gives us life. What a monumental and brutal set of delusions we have been forced to accept!

And to think that this level of irrationality is forced upon us with the sole purpose of perpetuating destructive political and religious ideologies. And to know that our true nature is to preserve and re-generate; that we are born full of curiosity and wonder and innocence. But an incredible need to love and be loved, and a compelling urge to adapt and survive, make us vulnerable and easy to bend.

The indoctrination of the human mind is such horrible crime because it is perpetrated to instigate in us behaviors against our own nature when we are most vulnerable.

Imagine instead if we were taught to respect one another and the world that gives us a temporary yet undeniably powerful form of existence. Imagine instead if we were taught what Science has already discovered but is too restricted by its own limitations.

Just imagine!

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8 – The vision of our current economic paradigm is Human Progress through ‘Unlimited Growth’…

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The vision of our current economic paradigm is Human Progress through ‘Unlimited Growth’.

This concept is irrational and unsustainable. It is irrational because it goes against common sense: How can ‘unlimited growth’ be advocated in an environment of limited resources? And it is unsustainable because it is consuming and destroying the environment on which human life depends.

But although we are beginning to realize that this economic vision is destroying the same environment without which we cannot exist, it continues to dominate most of what we call our ‘civilized’ world: Corporations have become rapacious and insatiable monsters that pillage natural resources in the name of ‘Progress’ without an iota of concern for the consequences of their actions; governments have become the enablers of corporations, permitting their horrendous crimes to go unaccounted for; our universities have become for-profit corporations and have narrowed their curriculums to favor and perpetuate this destructive economic vision.

With a world overwhelmed by war and hate and poverty, it is inconceivable that the creativity and the ingenuity of the human mind continues to be indoctrinated into accepting and enabling this devastating vision, while insights like Bell’s Theorem (see post #7), which can further our knowledge of our relationship with the natural world from which we come into existence, are reserved exclusively for those few who understand the language of higher mathematics.

We are too smart to continue to stand still while we watch the destruction of our world in the name of ‘Progress’, especially when the natural sciences already hold some of the answers to a sustainable paradigm.

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