He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. — Thomas Jefferson, 1749-1826, American President [1801-1809]
While intelligence is necessary for survival, ignorance (the willful kind) is an art of living. Deep within our beliefs, ignorance is rejection of reality that doesn’t suit us. It is a coping mechanism for pain and/or helplessness we don’t want to feel. It is the expression of our human imagination that we can create our own realities. Within the constructs of human civilization, ignorance always prevails, sometimes more fervent and voracious than other times. It is eternal and everlasting. To recognize ignorance in the self is wise, but to question the ignorance of others is considered prudish. Ignorance is bliss, and you don’t want to break people’s blisses.
The dictionary defines ignorance as the lack of knowledge or information. We are born ignorant, and we return to ignorance when we die. The story of Adam and Eve teaches that ignorance of good and evil is the paradise lost, and knowledge of good and evil is forbidden. Note, ignorance and knowledge, as well as good and evil, are dichotomies, and dichotomies are the building blocks of our realities. What is hot without cold? Male without female? Happy without sad? Darkness without light? You get the idea. Some dichotomies are artificially constructed, but make no sense using analytics (i.e. Democrat vs Republican). Remove the dichotomy and you remove that whole reality for people. 🙂
Dichotomies drive beliefs, and beliefs drive people’s perceptions of reality. This brings me to the New Religion and its church. Let’s call this new religion Magic Moneyism, whose church is the Media where people go to worship The Great Ignorance. It is here where people’s perceptions of reality are skewed, where they can perfect the art of ignorance in their lives. The Great Ignorance puts transgenderism on a pedestal instead of presenting humanity as a parasite consuming itself. The Great Ignorance draws your attention to the “evil” Russians hurting the poor innocent Ukrainians instead of the world war for scarce energy, depreciating currency, and inflation. It normalizes nuclear bombs, biowarfare, and many more destructive manmade atrocities.
The Great Ignorance breaks down natural dichotomies, normalizing and glorifying new ways to identify and feel, which creates alternate realities. By blurring the lines between male and female, for example, a wide variety of deviations were officially recognized in human sexuality. I took this from comments on a blog I follow…There is ephebolia, attraction to older teenagers, 15 to 19. There is hebephilia, arousal to pubescent aged children approximately 11 to 14. There is Schwab’s fetish formicophilia, arousal to insects. There are furries, autoplushophilia, arousal to oneself dressed as a giant cartoon-like stuffed animal. And there are the trannies, autogynephilia, arousal to oneself (male only) in the form of a woman. The list goes on.
The Great Ignorance is everywhere, in every form of media, capturing our five (or six) senses, shaping our reality. The media has hijacked our languages (as well as our global communication networks) and diverted us from intelligent and intimate relationships to the doctrine of The Great Ignorance. It has assured us that isolation, censorship, and obedience is the best way. Look here before your read or watch, don’t answer questions, and vilify everyone who does, the media screams. Only a certain kind of people have the ability to sift through the smoke screens of so-called science and act on knowledge linked to truth. Those who submit their minds to The Great Ignorance, will likely find themselves being sacrificed on the alter of the new world order.
Dr. Robert Proctor, a Stanford professor of the History of Science, coined the term agnotology as the study of ignorance. Specifically, agnotology studies the deliberate production of ignorance. The tobacco industry knew that cigarettes caused cancer, so they manufactured ignorance to keep people smoking. In the book, Agnotology: The Making & Unmaking of Ignorance and on a podcast, Dr. Proctor points to the funding of scientific studies in genetics and viruses deliberately designed to lead people into false ideologies for disease. Until the 1980s, many doctors encouraged pregnant women to smoke. The “small babies theory,” funded by the tobacco industry, made it fashionable too.
While propaganda is an extreme form of education (a ham-handed approach to brainwashing), agnotology is more subtle and sinister. Socrates, the founder of Western philosophy, believed that evil was the result of ignorance, which is just the opposite from the Book of Genesis. It seems to me that evil is the result of knowledge and ignorance. It takes real knowledge to manufacture ignorance, knowledge that is bought by wealth, power, and control. It’s why our personal data is being vigorously collected and why it’s extremely profitable, so governments and corporations can know us better than we know ourselves. With this information, and what they know about human thoughts, feelings, and motivation, they could easily take control of any one of us.
Hollywood would have you believe that people who do evil things are simply evil creatures, but I don’t think so. People do evil things because their knowledge is poisoned by artificially constructed dichotomies and twisted realities. Purge their flawed dichotomies, untwist their realities and people’s intelligence changes. Tell people that Joe is evil and everyone will want to kill Joe. Tell people that Joe is an imperfect human like you and me and people will listen to Joe and maybe try to help him or learn from him. The dichotomy of people as good and evil is a necessary tool in propagating deceptive knowledge and keeping people ignorant, or at least incapable of analytical human thought. For this you can thank Hollywood, the Media, and The Great Ignorance.
In my first novel, Love Evil: An extraordinary journey of the heart, I characterize evil and put “him” into a relationship with the protagonist who represents love. Sarah cannot understand why she loves this evil man Daniel, and she concludes that the reason is to change him from evil to good. The power of her love will win him over, she thinks. Lucifer and his legion will return to God, and there will be no more evil in the world. This is her hypothesis, her “conspiracy theory” so to speak. She doesn’t understand that Lucifer cannot love any more than a rock can laugh. For different reasons, they embark together on a journey to uncover the Intelligence of Love. By navigating around ignorance to knowledge through intelligence, young Sarah is dramatically transformed.
I watched a documentary the other day entitled Died Suddenly. Go ahead and type “died suddenly documentary” into your internet browser and you’ll find all kinds of headlines about how this was made by “antivaxxers” to “scare people” away from the vaccines. Those “evil” antivaxxers just want you sick and unwell—ignore them, the media implores. On some level I can understand their fervor and fear; the documentary points out that all-cause mortality has increased greatly since the rollout of the vaccines. It speculates on a depopulation agenda, and casts blame on “evil” greedy people in the world with no motive but to harm us. If there is a depopulation agenda, then there’s motive behind it, and I don’t believe the motive could be driven by an innate desire to be evil.
Try to understand. We have a situation in this world that nobody can stop, in a society that’s very accustomed to controlling everything, or having everything figured out and worked out for them, and we are now heading for an epic disaster with or without evil-doing people. Our Finite World, a blog by Gail Tverberg, is particularly helpful in understanding the motive within the bigger picture, although she doesn’t call it a motive. Her writing is clear, easy to comprehend, and quite thorough. She is an actuary, and a smart one, and she can see the forest for the trees. Without mentioning the vaccines or “evil” or a political parties or a conspiracy theories, Gail Tverberg explains the situation:
“The major issue is that money, by itself, cannot operate the economy, because we cannot eat money. Any model of the economy must include energy and other resources. In a finite world, these resources tend to deplete. Also, human population tends to grow. At some point, not enough goods and services are produced for the growing population.”
There are several problems converging: overpopulation, depleting energy resources, more difficult and expensive forms of extraction of resources that are left, enormous debt accumulation, and dying currencies. With or without the evil doers, the population will decline greatly. Things will not go back to the way they were before. The process can either be chaotic or controlled. Is everyone at the idiots-gone-crazy party? Or is there a crisis management plan in action, led by a central world intelligence and power? If so, who are they? I would guess the people with the real wealth and power, those who own the system packaged in stocks, bonds, banks, real estate, gold reserves, and the Magic Money Media. I’m not saying they are evil. Who am I to judge?
Most people think the pandemic was an accident, the war response was an accident, vaccine mismanagement was an accident (or the fault of Trump), the economy is breaking down by accident (or the fault of Trump), inflation is an accident (or the fault of Trump), that the Fed just doesn’t know what it’s doing, ignorant politicians were an accident, and the Great Reset will be an accident too. Furthermore, they believe central banks and corporate elites have our best interest at heart….la la la la la di da di da da di da. Yet smart people know this financial system, this global economic system, was at the end before the pandemic. To repeat, I think a crisis management plan has been activated to pave the way for a “global reset” which has been twisted into a labyrinth of bewildering narratives.
I won’t get into specifics, but I will say there are multiple dimensions that need to be managed. The population has to decline, the cost of energy has to go up a great deal in fiat currency, people have to use less energy, people have to lose their perceived paper and digital wealth, and people have to leave this earth. I can’t bring myself to believe the crisis we are facing is the direct result of stupid people stumbling through a series of accidents, although even the actors think it so. The crisis is the end of cheap energy…the cheap energy that fuels the entire global economy. The chaos is the manufacturing of excessive ignorance. There’s a surplus of ignorance, and they can’t stop it from growing.
To me, it’s not the fault of one party, or one religion, or one group of greedy investors. It’s a collective consequence of manufacturing ignorance that was encouraged by opportunists and adopted by the population as a whole, because it served them and it was free. Central “Intelligence” does not make mistakes; they are not called “Central Intelligence” because they are ignorant. They manufacture ignorance with their intelligence to control situations and populations. That’s what they do. I believe there’s a central intelligence managing a collapse, and the end of cheap energy will utterly destroy fiat, leverage, and debt. Such a crisis absolutely requires pain, suffering, and death from the population, and this absolutely requires the production of ignorance and self sacrifice. As Jonas Salk said, it’s survival of the wisest, which is also a very expensive book.