In part one I talked about the proliferation of bad (false) that dominate western culture. These false ideas (any false idea) cannot possibly lead to success, only to failure and suffering.
My focus here today is to identify more of the fundamental ideas that shape our thinking, our values, our choices and the way we live, that are false, and to explain why they are false. It is these false ideas that are most dangerous because they have the widest impact across all of our thinking. Ayn Rand taught me the importance of getting to the fundamentals in one’s thinking. And this is how I know these ideas are false. Addressing fundamentals is the only way to get to the root cause of truth or falsity, or of any problem.
The science of fundamental ideas is called philosophy. Since this topic is totally out of fashion it is not surprising that awareness of these dangerous false fundamental ideas is extremely low! And the reason it’s out of fashion is because it has long been corrupted with false ideas, so much so that mainstream philosophical ‘truths’ are just like the claims of false flag terrorism or the false claims of the medical cartel – all nonsense.
In the current context of 2022 human political freedom is fast being lost. For those of us conscious enough to be aware of this much, it is crucial to grasp that the battle for human freedom must be played out in the realm of ideas, and fundamental ideas at that!
It is only in the intellectual realm, the world of ideas that we can rationally argue for truth and argue for what is right. It is only through persuasion and by offering reasons that minds can be changed, if they can be changed at all. If the battle for human freedom is ever to be won, it will be achieved by the use of reasoned argument, with facts, evidence proof and logic.
It is in the realm of the intellect, that we must offer reasons and facts that expose the deliberate deception. This cannot be done by protests, or marches, or shouting, or fighting – only by presenting ideas logically, rationally, and offering proof of their truth and validity. And by exposing false ideas and the contradictions that demonstrate their falsity.
Today, people are not controlled directly by others; they are controlled by the ideas they are fooled into believing are true! It is the ideas people hold as true that determine their values and their behaviour.
Identifying the false first
In part one I mentioned that it is easier to identify a false idea than to prove an idea is true. All it takes is for one contradiction to be identified and the idea is falsified. An idea is false if it is contradicted by already known facts. This necessarily includes the self-evident right down at the everyday level. So using the example of germ theory, if you spend intimate time with someone who is sick and you don’t get sick, then this contradicts germ theory. It shows that there must be other factors involved. If 100 volunteers are deliberately exposed to ‘germs’ from sick people and none of them get sick, this is strong evidence that germ theory is wrong. Experiments such as these were done 100 years ago.
I have also observed that most truth seekers will eagerly identify a false idea ‘out there’ in the Matrix, but they might be extremely unlikely (and perhaps reluctant) to notice one already embedded in their thinking. Once they own it to a significant degree, it seems, they begin to identify with it, and may become very reluctant to question it. If an idea has been cherished for a long time, challenging it is more likely to be met with inner resistance. However, this is precisely where the root cause false ideas lurk, and remain hidden – in our deepest premises, fundamental assumptions, in one’s mental operating system. And it is because they remain unquestioned by the masses that these are the most powerful and dangerous ideas. Appeal to majority is a powerful logical fallacy; what the group believes is very persuasive. The philosophical deceivers know this and they were the first and most fundamental deceivers. They did their work a long time ago.
The more abstract an idea is, the more it is removed from the simple observation of concrete things before our eyes, the harder it is to unpack. But it still holds that observed contradictions in reality indicate something wrong in the assumptions or reasoning. This means the self-evident in your daily experience. If an idea contradicts things you know or accept as self-evidently true, then you can be sure that it is false.
Often the time lag between cause and effect can muddy the waters and make it harder to identify false ideas. For example, you can eat a disastrously unhealthy diet for quite some time while you develop disease. Many years can pass until the symptoms become known.
It should be obvious that it’s therefore imperative we scrutinise (UN PACK) the ideas we hear and only act on ideas that we can be reasonably sure are true. This is the wider purpose of truth seeking. It’s not only about knowing what is going on, its about knowing how to live in the broadest sense; how to eat, how to be healthy and remain fully functional in every respect over your lifetime, how to be productive, how to be wealthy and how to be free.
Let’s continue with some more dangerous false ideas.
Number 1 – We create our own reality; consciousness is the creator.
This idea is implicitly held as true even in the face of explicit contradictory evidence in every walk of life! It’s biggest advocate was Plato, and more recently (a couple of hundred years ago) Immanuel Kant. It’s one thing to make a mistake about this idea, it’s quite another to deliberately advocate it in the context of the enlightenment – as Kant did!
This idea is at the base of philosophy and is the fundamental cause of all sorts of suffering as well as being the destruction of truth! By implication, if one holds that consciousness creates reality, then reality cannot be an objective absolute. Implicitly, reality is not acknowledged as real, but malleable or shapeable by consciousness. So, what could correlation with reality mean? As soon as you speak of ‘my truth’ and ‘your truth’, then truth has no meaning. It translates to my reality and your reality, implying that different realities can coexist!
The idea that consciousness creates reality has a corollary in epistemology – reality is unknowable in reason. On the assumption of the primacy of consciousness how can you possibly know what is going to be created by others/God? Also, reality is not to be found out there anyway. Since ‘out there’ is a projection of the inner world, then introspection becomes the obvious short cut to ‘truth’ – subjective truth. But subjective truth – your truth and my truth and everyone’s truth destroys the concept of truth, as we have shown.
This idea is often held as a result of confusion between the subjective and the objective. Yes there are things that only we can experience subjectively, but all of our subjective experiences exist within one objective reality.
We must also bear in mind as we introspect, that the primacy of consciousness can be used as a convenient psychological get-out clause absolving the believer of the need to face facts, and enabling him to live a make-believe world ‘according to himself’. “My subjective experience” becomes the false measure of ‘truth’. This is dangerous because it disconnects the individual from reality. And when it is widely held -as it is today – it disconnects an entire culture from reality. And this is what we are seeing.
This dangerous false idea is mysticism applied to metaphysics.
Number 2 – Perception is projection
This is an associated idea that assumes the primacy of consciousness. This idea holds that it’s all in you, and you project everything out into your own reality. This idea holds that you cannot perceive anything that is not you. This idea assumes the previous one of creating your own reality but with a sinister twist. It puts all the blame for your predicament onto you.
It is said that this idea means you can learn by paying attention to the people in your life because they are all projections of some aspect of you. Hmm… You don’t need to accept this idea in order to conclude that you can learn from all that happens in your life, as you should anyway, all the time.
But the perception is projection idea implicitly declares that you are responsible for everything in your world no matter what, regardless of context. This includes be responsible for your slavery, your exploitation and your suffering. It’s all your fault!
If I were a despotic tyrant who wanted my victims to take the blame for their own misery, exploitation and suffering, this would be the perfect dogma to sell them. If you are perceiving this suffering and injustice, if you are perceiving this theft and exploitation, this parasitism, then it is in you. It is your fault. You are creating it as a projection of your own deepest evil self!
Once again mysticism applied to metaphysics.
Number 3 – Quantum Physics proves consciousness is king
Believers in the primacy of consciousness usually cite as evidence the doctrine of quantum physics – most notably the double slit experiment and often by implication the Copenhagen Interpretation. The acceptance of a trustworthy and sound body of knowledge upon which we can all confidently reason forward is implicit in this belief. The conclusions of quantum physics in general are considered a safe assumption on which to draw the most fundamental metaphysical conclusions that contradict the self evident observation that reality is objective.
It is alleged that electrons can be waves or particles depending on whether or not they are observed, it can therefore be concluded (they say) that the observer plays a role in the creation of reality. But the idea contradicts everything in our everyday experience!
Quantum physics sells us the cuddly sounding idea of ‘spooky action at a distance’, and ‘entanglement’, and that the Universe is allegedly one unified field of pure potential that is brought into being by thought. Gosh it all sounds so impressive when clever sounding physicists tell us these things with apparent conviction.
But hang on! Who are we listening to here?
If we are rightly engaged in questioning what we are told as part of the process of discerning truth, if we are actively engaged in questioning the pandemic, climate change, false flag terrorism, the fundamental assumptions of medical science, as well as political science, etc, Then why are Einstein and all the mystical ‘mathemagicians’ of quantum theory above suspicion? Why would we consider their extraordinary claims, that contradict our own common sense and direct experience of reality, as true without question? It would be inconsistent to say the least and falling hook line and sinker for the fallacy of appeal to authority as well.
All alleged ‘science’ needs to be questioned if it contradicts our daily experience. And in the political context of global agendas of control the need is ever greater. Also consider the social context of ubiquitous propaganda that has penetrated every level of western culture for well over 100 years.
Number 4 – You can just know
This false idea is that you can just know without knowing how you know. Earlier we identified the corollary of the primacy of consciousness that knowledge is not gained using reason to identify facts in reality, the only other way to acquire it must then be emotions or feelings. We haven’t got anything else. But feeling are not tools of cognition.
According to this false idea, you can make a claim and not need to offer any reasons to support its truth, no proof is necessary, no rational argument or empirical evidence. You just know. This can only mean that you can just feel, and whatever you feel is true – for you.
This idea is an obvious form of mysticism since reasons are irrelevant. It divorces knowledge from thought and therefore destroys any meaning in the concept of knowledge!
Real knowledge is an achievement that is striven for and worked for. This nonsense idea that “you can just know” is wishful thinking for effortless knowledge. It is a claim to knowledge without thinking, reasoning, judging or evaluating – nice and easy. No effort at all you just, feel, and, know.
As we saw with mysticism in general, the mind that believes it can just ‘know’ has divorced itself from its only means of certainty – rational explanation or reasons. Anxiety and fear can only result when one has no reasons to justify ones values and/or ones actions.
Number 5 – belief in a ‘higher power’ to which YOU are subordinate.
This is what I refer to as the dark con of man! It’s the basic tenet of all mysticism and arguably the common denominator of all religions and every exploitative doctrine that seeks to make the host look up to the parasite, the controller, the farmer, the ruling kings and queens. There is absolutely zero proof of, nor rational argument for, the existence of any supreme being, or creator, or super wise father figure in the sky.
To acknowledge or worship a higher power is to choose subservience, to choose to be subservient by your very nature. It is to deny one’s power and consider one’s self secondary by the natural order of things. Even if precisely what you are allegedly secondary to is not clearly defined, or even loosely defined!
To hold this idea is to self-limit the power, responsibility and the ambition of your consciousness towards knowledge or greatness.
Religion has always been a tribal substitute for an organised system of philosophy. A means to guide the lives of men in the absence of a rational and consistent set of principles. Religion has historically stood in place of philosophy in offering guidance on how to live. But men must grow up, out of believing in ghosts and into identifying an objective reality and thus gaining knowledge. Men must discover philosophy, the science of fundamental ideas that affect human life, and live by a rational code of values based on knowledge.
Subordination to a deity or to some greater being is the ultimate duff steer for slaves and those with little self-esteem. Any aspiring ruler or tyrant would want their ‘subjects’ to be predisposed to considering themselves subservient to a greater good, or an alleged higher power beyond them. This idea sets the tone of a mindset and predisposes it towards subservience.
Number 6 – You can experience the real reality through altered (expanded ) states of consciousness.
This idea holds that the real reality, the one that we distort with our 5 senses, is perceivable only when in altered states of consciousness through using drugs such as DMT, magic mushrooms or hallucinogenic inducing chemicals, etc. In other words brain scrambled states of mind are considered to be better able to perceive reality!
When we take recreational drugs our brain state is altered. It is altered away from its functional state and into one that is not capable of supporting human functionality. Anyone who has experienced a trip on DMT, Ayahuasca, LSD or magic mushrooms knows this. You cannot take cheques to the bank, or go shopping, or even make a cup of coffee when you are on these drugs! To then claim that this state of consciousness is somehow superior to your normal functional state, and is therefore better able to perceive the real reality is therefore nonsense.
At the heart of this claim is the idea that reality is not what you function in every day. It is something else, something different from everything you have come to know and accept as real. I cant imagine a more nonsensical idea. But then that mysticism for you.
Check your own mind, and see whether you have hastily adopted any of these ideas as true without proper conscious consideration. Usually, this is all it takes to spot nonsense that has been accepted as truth.
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