Another red herring ‘conspiracy’ being floated around: Earthquake caused by “geoengineering”.
The incredible lack of scientific understanding and assumptions posted there are stunning. 100 tons of iron oxide causes massive earthquake? This isn’t conjecture, it’s absolute idiocy.
What bothers me about these kinds of postings is how it caters to stupidity in the population, promoting it, encouraging it and of course, the incessant conspiracy theories that spring forth. Is it harmless? Not really, because it encourages a serious lack of critical thinking, intelligent understanding and examination of actual facts. Over the course of decades, this sort of asinine conspiracy produces an entire generation of idiots — the same idiots who will be inheriting the world after you and I are gone. What will that mean?
I guess it means I won’t have to worry about it or be concerned about it. Still, every single day, I read really dumb “mind-fluff” being posted on the StupidNet. There’s been a dramatic increase as we got into the (s)Election season, and post-(s)Election, we’ll probably see plenty more. People are upset, angry, disillusioned, but that’s still no damned excuse for posting idiocy.
Elevating awareness, common sense, education and intelligence is CRITICAL for America (and every other country I’m sure). We’ve gone seriously backwards, scoring lower in education, mathematics and science year by year. Many (millions) of high school graduates cannot read adequately or write a coherent sentence. It is a problem — a huge problem. The moniker “StupidNet” I’m using encourages some of this. No critical thinking skills are being encouraged on many, many ‘alternative news’ sites, who tout themselves as educating the sheep. But are they? I think not.
Just how important is it to start dealing with common sense, reality and what is really happening in the world, versus conjecture, misapplied assumptions and red herrings? Actually, its pretty important, probably one of the most important things people can do. Instead of wasting their time pursuing or entertaining the ridiculous, they could be helping themselves by becoming smarter, better educated, better read and better equipped through understanding of the real world around them. This would have a direct effect upon their own children.
My kids are some of the best educated children in the world. Really. They’ve been exposed to all kinds of things, including the inane, ridiculous, religious and outrageous. I’ve seen them interact with others, or comment on a news story, they’re brighter then their peers by a large margin and put many adults to shame. Their grasp on reality, how the world really works, who’s playing who and why it is important to not get caught up in the games all these people are playing is very good. They’re learning how to be capable and more and more self-sufficient, not given to ridiculous pursuits that will lead them nowhere.
They’re not perfect — not at all, I’ve got plenty to say about things I’d like for them to understand better. But they’re not following in the footsteps of the fools. It’s simply foolishness to embrace what many authors and websites are promoting these days. Pure, unadulterated foolishness, targeting 11-year old minds and the intelligence of lemmings.
Our world — the one we ALL live in — is FALLING APART. We should be focusing on how to fix it, solve our issues, make it better and help each other. Embracing the ridiculous does none of these things. Promoting conspiracy creates division, stupidity and dissension, recruiting entire armies of idiots who are mental midgets, hamstrung by their own imaginations, incapable of self-help or critical thinking skills. None of this is “harmless” in other words, it’s creating legions of mindless zombies who will be DEPENDENT upon smarter, more capable, more learned and more competent people then themselves to keep them alive. Do we really need more people like this ? Of course not. So why are so many “news sources” promoting this kind of mental mind-fluff? Its as if their real agenda is to keep people stupid, divided, and disinterested in the real world going on all around them.
What we need is an America which wakes the hell up from its delusions and deceptions and starts to fully embrace the world that they actually live in. We need people to stop promoting the sick, insane, absolute garbage that is keeping people blind, stupid, misled and in despair. You do realize that these “theories” all lead to one place, which is despair? If you don’t, think about this for a moment. Nobody has ever come up with a “solution” to the endless conspiracies being promoted. It means that despair and hopelessness is the final outcome, the “end result” of what these conspiracies mean. Nothing can be done, all we can do is hide from them or complain, we’re always going to be the “victim”. At the root of most of these conspiracies is how victimized we actually all are, and the subtle encouragement to remain helpless in their inescapable clutches. This is complete bullshit. You can be their “victim”, but personally, I refuse to do so.
I have absolutely no doubt, that there are real conspiracies. I’ve uncovered a few of them myself. I’ve even survived a few that were pretty deadly. But what I learned from the experience is you cannot let these things rule your life. Your one shot at this experience should be to live this life as if you don’t get another chance at it. Get the priorities in your life straightened out, embrace what is good, honest and true. You get to choose what kind of character you are, tossed to and fro by “every wind of doctrine”, or established in your mind to be steady, stalwart, capable and competent. Subjecting yourself to stupidity will only bring you down. Subjecting your own kids to stupidity is a crime.
This last deserves special mention. I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of families self-destruct. I mean seriously implode and lose everything. Divorce, bankruptcy, suicide, even murder. Children runaway, disowned, abused. There are reasons why this happens. Most, if not all of them (parents) fell for various forms of mind-control, usually through a powerful, influential source, such as their church. But I’ve also seen all this in the non-church crowd too. In my particular business, the end-timers, patriots, tea-baggers, doomers, gloomers and would-be cults are common. They’re the ones who buy storable food, along with all the other people who clearly see the writing on the wall. Its virtually impossible to not be in contact with these people in this particular business. Moreover, two decades of ministry (which I no longer do) to boot.
What I found, and what I still find, is some seriously deluded, mind-controlled people. They’re all embracing some sort of warped reality that has little to nothing to do with the actual, physical and real reality that they live in. They’re being constantly encouraged to embrace this reality too by influential sources around them, and those that they have chosen to align themselves with. Be it a group, church, website(s), mailing list, magazines or friends, they’re choosing these inputs into their lives.
It is their choice, and quite frankly, I do respect the freedom of choice. What I don’t respect is the freedom to be willfully stupid. Some of these things are seriously harming these people, affecting their lives, their finances, their own children. I’ve seen kids abused, run away and put into harms way because of these belief systems held and promoted by their parents. This stuff is NOT harmless, people are getting hurt.
I want to bitch slap them, seriously. Many are nice, caring, compassionate people you’d like to get to know. But they’re making life-choices and decisions based on a warped reality and it causes all kinds of devastating fallout around them. So when I see yet another ridiculous website promoting complete stupidity, I get a bit upset, because the truth is, I do care about what happens to people. The Internet encourages a wild West atmosphere (and I wouldn’t have it any other way), so what I’m saying here is be very careful what you read. Use some common sense. Realize that much of what is being promoted and posted on these alternative sites isn’t news at all but pure propaganda to keep you stupid. Don’t believe half or even a quarter of what you read without doing some research. Self-educate by looking up the “facts” presented. Check out the links, story, evidence. Don’t mindlessly promote dumb-assed conspiracies (check out the comments on any website) like so many people do. And keep your kids away from this crap. That’s your main job — give them the education that they will need to have healthy, balanced, sane lives so that they can not make the same mistakes you did!
Finally, I’d like to mention another observation. The more ridiculous, the more inane, the more outrageous, the more unprovable, the more conjecture and the more assumptions — the bigger the readership on these websites. Why is that?
Is it because we cannot deal with reality anymore? Perhaps it’s bigger budgets and heavy advertising campaigns? But what does this say about people in general? The educational system (or lack thereof)? Rejecting common sense seems to be a character “asset”. The more outrageous, the more coverage it gets.
I think this means “escapism”. The need to avoid dealing with the truth, and the embracing / fabrication of an alternate reality. The tools are there (the StupidNet for example, but prior to this is was shortwave, and printed media and still is). The growing number of misled, deceived, disillusioned and discouraged people gives impetus to “something else” to relieve the frustration and even perceived futility of trying to cope with life. Escape then, into another reality, another world-view, another belief system becomes the answer — and very often, much preferred. I’ve done it myself, only belatedly realizing how dangerous it was to me, my family and those around me. And I deeply, deeply regret it all. I am “awake” now, aware and understanding what is actually going on around me, including real conspiracies, deceptions and how people are being controlled, but I”m trying really hard here to explain how the “alternative verse” is also being highly controlled.
I also would like to add that I don’t think it is any accident either (now there is a “conspiracy” for you). Some particular authors, like Jones and others, are actively engaging in deliberate campaigns. It’s very obvious now because it is so methodical, deliberate, and consistent (and it’s been uncovered as being false information, yet still continues). The “conspiracy” here is to divide, identify, marginalize and separate out those who will become troublemakers. Hardly harmless. Their preying upon those who are getting caught up into these things.
One day, we will all look back and say something like “what an incredible waste of time all that was” — if we’ve managed to keep our sanity and our lives. Just imagine if we could do that right now. And get on with the business of living in the real world. Making it work better. Fixing what is wrong (including us). Helping each other. Working through our problems. Stop killing each other. I can think of dozens more very valid reasons to do all of this right now.
Do we really have this time to waste? Do you know when you are going to die? If you did, or could have, would you really have spent your time and money on inane, ridiculous things?
America has just been slammed by another major storm. Climate change IS the cause. This isn’t “belief” or “conspiracy”, it’s fact. And it is an important fact — because it will have a very large impact upon you (if not already). It is one of the most pressing issues facing all of humanity.
This article is not about climate change however. It is about embracing the real world we live in and rejecting the alternate “verse” that is conjecture, unsubstantiated and misleading. I know I’m wasting time and space writing these articles, but I’ve never been known for one who would stay silent when I see something ridiculous. Educating Americans, even on how to buy storable food, is very, very difficult. Nobody actually reads anymore. Bullet points are supposed to be more effective, so here goes:
- Be careful what you read. Be even more careful what you believe. It directly affects your entire life.
- Don’t waste your time / life on unproven conspiracies.
- Educate your kids to deal with the real world, even if you don’t like it much.
- Ridicule the ridiculous.
- Embrace common sense as your best friend.
- Plant a garden. Grow a tree. Start helping yourself. Nobody else will do this for you.
- You are self-responsible — for everything. Education, intelligence, preparations, awareness.
- Pick your news sites / sources carefully.
Commentators — if there are any (participation here is incredibly low) — do NOT promote your conspiracies. I’ve only edited two comments on this blog in the past year — which did exactly that. This “space” is for intelligent discourse and response.