‘Get a dude who grew up in rural Mississippi in a room with somebody who was born and raised in San Francisco, and you find that where you live has a lot to do with how you see the world. You might think this is simply the difference in your neighbors, but it’s not; the physical layout of your town or city affects you. And these days, a lot of that shit is done on purpose.
All around you are little design choices you’ve probably never even noticed, that are at this moment …’
‘If you haven’t already seen Hunger Games, Catching Fire I urge you to watch it now. The movie, available for free on Amazon’s PRIME service, depicts a totalitarian centralized government ruling over disarmed, oppressed subjects with outrageous cruelty and injustice.
The movie is a warning to what might happen to us all very soon if we don’t stop the march of tyranny in America. You need to watch the film because America is headed straight for a similar outcome, and this fact was especially driven home today by one of the most outrageous new laws to ever be passed in any state. By a wide margin of support, Illinois just voted to criminalize citizens filming police in public spaces.’
‘A case study examining online commenting trends was performed by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent that revealed so called “conspiracy theorists” are actually more mentally sane (reasonable & sensible) than those who are considered conventionalists.
Not that long ago, practically anyone who thought outside of the box, questioned the official stories, or did any type of investigation into certain subjects was labeled a “conspiracy theorist.” In fact, many of these people, including the majority of the writers here at Collective Evolution, are still considered conspiracy theorists by many even though the goal is simply to examine or verify the truth of something.’
‘“We enter the world with something and leave with something.”
That’s pretty cut-and-dried. Is it true? Could it be that the precious little baby with the unique spirit came in with zero, zilch, nothing? Could it be that the old woman, no longer breathing, ends right there – zero, zilch, ‘is no more’?
Of course not… and I’m confident you don’t think so either. We inherit memories and we remember feelings, we watch ourselves, we observe nature, we think and study and experiment following an inner guide, and we look inside through meditation. No one has to tell us to live like we’re eternal… it just seems to be hardwired. Who would believe that birth is the beginning and death the end. Not me… not Consciousness.’
‘Millions of people around the world believe in evil as depicted in many ancient texts. Human acceptance of what is portrayed as such is significantly why it exists in grand fashion. It is very difficult to prove that it does without a shadow of a doubt. It is more challenging to present or even discuss it without it becoming a debate about religion.
As contrary as they are, it is interesting how linked the light and the darkness appear to be historically and in contemporary times. They are eternally bound to each other by belief, interpretation, exploitation and fear. This imposed duality of common opinion has enslaved human kind since the dawn of time.’
‘How do you start to create reality? It all starts with an idea, a thought. As you feed this idea, spending energy and time on it, it literally starts to take form.
The “puppet masters” of our manipulated world would understand this better than most. So using all the mechanisms at their disposal they can literally create the future or steer events in a particular direction and the dumbed down masses are totally oblivious to anything.’
‘Recently Don Hazen, the executive editor of AlterNet, asked me to think about trauma in the context of America’s political system. As I sifted through my thoughts on this topic, I began to sense an enormous weight in my body and a paralysis in my brain. What could I say? What could I possibly offer to my fellow citizens? Or to myself? After six years writing about the financial crisis and its gruesome aftermath, I feel weariness and fear. When I close my eyes, I see a great ogre with gold coins spilling from his pockets and pollution spewing from his maw lurching toward me with increasing speed. I don’t know how to stop him.
Do you feel this way, too?’