It’s been widely reported that young children “see” ghosts and have a whole range of “para” normal experiences. It’s been widely reported that young children have “imaginary” friends. It’s been widely reported that young children have (cellular) memories from their grandparents and further down their ancestral line. It’s been proven that the most common word used with young children by parents and others is “no”.
The sooner young children buy compliance and conformity, the easier their life becomes.
Everyone reading this knows that when we are presented with information or an experience that totally contradicts our belief system, we reject it.
It’s called cognitive dissonance.
So, we learn cognitive dissonance from a very young age. And it is reinforced so often it becomes the norm. Our parents and system servers like teachers and any authority figure, don’t even have to maintain the pressure. The media in all its forms steps in. What our intuition or the male equivalent, insight, (why is this?) tells us doesn’t matter. The occasional romantic poet or writer tells us to follow our hearts but the message is mostly lost. Our left, logical, limited, conditioned brains are cultivated like orchids and celebrated whilst our right, creative, expansive brains are effectively shut down.
Naturally there are many exceptions, especially if you can afford a private education for your child. Or as a parent you have seen through the veil.
A world in which “War is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength,” becomes all our worlds. We trust the experts, who are paid off by vested interests. Anyone called a “scientist” by the mainstream media has to be right. They are right, you are wrong. And so-called spiritual teachers? See at the very end.
Because of a lifetime’s conditioning, especially by those who love (d) us, our parents, the thought that they may have got it completely wrong doesn’t even compute. The trust we inevitably invested in them cannot be challenged. And why should it be challenged? They did the best they could. Their parents did the same. Only a ridiculously small fraction of parents set out consciously to lie to or harm their children.
“Forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
We like to rebel. Yes, some of the things our parents told us were ripe for challenge. “Don’t do this, don’t do that.” But to rebel against all that we have been taught, from every angle? Hardly likely. And much of the rebellion, flower power, feminism, sexual liberation, drugs, was deliberately created or hijacked by those in charge of the narrative. Controlled rebellion. Isn’t that wonderful?
And did I mention peer pressure? A theme that runs through American culture is rugged individualism. One person, usually a man, can change the world. Well not really. Criminals are criminals-sorry they are not criminals-because of the system. (White) Patriarchy.
White men bad, everyone else good. However, if anyone else agrees with the white men, even if they are black, women, disabled or have some gender fantasy, they are bad. If you aren’t anti-racist you are a racist. Silence is violence.
The last paragraph hasn’t really impacted here in the UK. We occasionally have talking heads from the “oppressed community” (see above paragraph for details) ignoring information that suggests we are not a racist country, given air-time. No matter how often their argument is defeated, because they are victims, they have the moral high ground. Facts no longer matter.
It certainly wasn’t his original idea, but Jordan Peterson nails it when he says that those who complain most loudly-remember silence is violence-about the world do it because they don’t have to pay attention to their own chaotic, dysfunctional and often desperate lives. I should know, I was one of these people.
Yes, my friends, you know that when someone is murdered, or raped or has their property stolen, the perpetrator is a victim. The dead, violated or newly deprived whilst not asking for it, were probably part of the Patriarchy, or in the case of women, passive or unknowing supporters of it.
I’m sure to many of you this is bordering on the outrageous. But you haven’t been following what’s going on in America. White men are guilty period, and anyone else, especially if they are black (rather than Hispanic, Asian or Chinese), is innocent even if proven guilty.
Should we turn the other cheek? Aren’t we all, every single one of us, sparks of the Divine? Aren’t we all connected?
Yes, fundamentally, on two of those counts.
It has been widely reported that violent criminals can be rehabilitated. It has been widely reported that many of those convicted of the worst crimes are full of remorse. At least it used to be.
People do very bad things. Should you forgive them before they pull the trigger or wield the knife? Or should you forgive them for the unspeakable things they have done and are doing to children?
What should we do about those who at best, deliberately turn a blind eye knowingly when someone is given a (potentially) fatal medical procedure? At worst they do it gladly. What should we do with them? Put them on a pedestal, calling them experts, scientists, or doctors. And worship them?
What does the Bible say? It depends which Testament you read. Fire and brimstone or forgiveness? You’ve already heard from Jesus.
Switch on the TV. Revenge, violence and mindlessness. But where should we direct these actions and emotions? Towards Christians, Muslims or that old favourite, the Patriarchy?
Perhaps we should seek justice. Perhaps we should root out the centuries of oppression, collusion and corruption. God forbid we should hold these people to account. God forbid those who are guilty would confess to their crimes. God forbid enough of them should see the light.
No one is to blame; therefore, everyone is to blame.
You may have heard this story.
A Master was traveling with one of his disciples. The disciple was in charge of taking care of the camel. They came in the night, tired, to a caravanserai. It was the disciple’s duty to tether the camel; he didn’t bother about it; he left the camel outside. Instead of that he simply prayed. He said to God, “Take care of the camel,” and fell asleep.
In the morning the camel was gone – stolen or moved away, or whatsoever happened.
The Master asked, “What happened to the camel? Where is the camel?”
And the disciple said, “I don’t know. You ask God, because I had told Allah to take care of the camel, and I was too tired, so I don’t know. And I am not responsible either, because I had told Him, and very clearly! There was no missing the point. Not only once in fact, I told Him thrice. And you go on teaching ‘Trust Allah’, so I trusted. Now don’t look at me with anger.”
The Master said, “Trust in Allah but tether your camel first – because Allah has no other hands than yours.”
Stop looking the other way while the train is coming. You won’t survive the impact. Better to get on it.
Love to you all, even the guilty. Jack Stewart, December 20, 2021.
P.S. Kids need boundaries. Anything shouldn’t go.