Friends, some issues are so overwhelming, so challenging, we shun them.
We look away, walk away, or mentally distance ourselves from the offending information.
I have suggested in past blogs, we are a deeply haunted, a deeply alienated species. Many in the alt media are looking for the ONE diabolical cause, or Architect/Archon/Demi-Urge/Demon/Alien overlord, the rumor mill churns out endless hypothetical baddies to despise.
This bleak entertainment maybe an orchestrated manipulated set of distraction techniques, and/or perhaps a cultural avoidance behavior, it appears to be the symptom of a species wide mental self defense mechanism, a blindspot we all carry with us.
Being oblivious to the root cause of our personal disquiet, we invent fanciful threats and blend those together with genuine threats to our well-being. The valid threats I propose, are also only symptoms of a deeper human disquiet. A biological root exists. Its so upsetting we don’t want to look at it.
It can be hard, to point out these symptoms, one quickly sounds like a gloomy bastard, bringing everyone down and wrecking the mood. Until we accept we are masking the root cause of our own misery, and instead dress it up in false but digestible tid bits, we aren’t going to improve anything.
Deck Chairs/Titanic anyone?
Numerous mental defense mechanisms exist, to keep us from running amok. Some say and I have too, that we are farmed, and like all live stock – prone to be dangerous if left to our own devices.
I believe that to be true, but the Farmers themselves are burdened by the same faults as we all seem to be, they just perfected their own brand of cognitive dissonance as an elitist avoidance technique. The Elite desire to dominate, is a blatant sign, that those feeding us coercive memes, are themselves the products of this masked root cause.
The origins of this root distemper, are buried under tons of cultural misdirection and faux intellectualism. We justify the state of the world and man by inventing hundreds of religions and philosophies to explain it, but again none of these come close – they’re sticking plasters.
Let me introduce Jeremy Griffith.
First the disclaimer, i’m not a member of the World Transformation Movement (WTM), nor am I paid to endorse its position.
I find Jeremy’s conclusions compelling, I find his evidence substantial, i’m not fan of joining movements or clubs so I present his work as an observer only.
Jeremy Griffith’s ‘A Species in Denial’ came out in 2004, I read it in 2005, and at the time it was not an easy read. The core concepts keep slipping from my mental grasp, at the time I put it down to bad writing, however a second reading revealed something the Author had indicated from the outset.
Your mind doesn’t want to understand the content.
The second read was quick and painless, lending weight to the previous statement. In his book he defines a number of issues that confront Humanity, he then goes onto demonstrate how they are symptomatic of a deeper malaise. The cause of the malaise is exposed, remedied and the reader is left with at the very least an understanding of themselves, and for me something of an optimism for the future.
I will let Jeremy’s work speak for itself, you can find the transcript for his Video series here: Freedom Transcripts
The Video Series itself kicks off on the WTM homepage here: WTM
Jeremy has critics, and before the WTM was the WTM, it was the FHA (Foundation for Humanities Adulthood), which successfully sued the ABC for defamation. You can read that history here: FHA vs Fairfax
I don’t want to alter perceptions of his work, but for the curious, the crux of this is the conflict that occurs between ‘Instinctive’ Genetic systems and ‘Self organizing’ Nerve based systems.
When self organizing neurological behavior ran head first into genetic instincts, Humans got very upset, the symptomatic results are all around us.
Much more research needs to be done, on the biological/psychological/neurological interactions that cause us so much anguish.
An interdisciplinary approach will be required to further this research. At Great Minds, we see this occurring more and more often, as the artificial silo’s of academia melt and trailblazers unite across disciplines.
The WTM’s semi-formal video approach may not appeal to all, having read A Species in Denial, I personally prefer the written material.
We have a lot of competing noise for our attention these days, and it would be criminal to let that overwhelm our true potential, by masking useful information with hideous noise.
Up to this point, nothing religion or politics has done, has improved things much. We see the runaway breakdown of society all around us, as dominating forces ratchet up the pressure on us while basking in obscene oppulence.
The uber rich insulate themselves from the cruelty of the world, by bathing in a sea of grandiose self-entitlement, all the while promoting even more cruelty and alienation, via envy-media and the military backed theft of land and resources.
In the light of Griffiths work, this behavior is easily understandable, we can arrive at conclusions about our Human dark behavior, that are compassionate and humane, better still we can be left with enthusiasm and a realistic hope for the future. When we stop damming ourselves, because we understand how we arrived at this junction, we can start living free and fair lives based on knowing what we are.
We have ZERO need to invoke Secret Societies, Nazi Moon Bases, manipulative Hyper Dimensional beings or corrupting Demons. The Alt Media circuit runs in endless circles, fear mongering, false predictions and implausible theories abound. Never do we see a cogent, organic answer to WHY we behave as we do, only complex puzzles, and unverifiable ‘Secrets’.
Its always ‘They Make us do it’, or ‘We’ve been programmed from birth’, truth is hardly any of the Human race makes into adult hood undaunted by the Human Condition. We do what we do, because we didn’t have an answer that explains WHY we did what we did.
Personally, I think Griffiths research provides that answer, and does so without dogma, political or religious. One feels a tangible relief, when the subject is understood, no need to kick oneself anymore.
The social programming we do see and comment on in the Alt Media, may explain the symptoms of our collective alienation, but it doesn’t explain the cause of the desire to dominate. Until that was explained, we were doomed to carry on down the bitter road of alienation and self delusion.
We don’t have to put up with ‘Not Knowing’ anymore, check out the WTM’s research, I think you’ll find it compelling.
I’ve been sitting on this comment from Aussie Scribbler for quite some time, other circumstances have delayed this update, I want to give him page space as a comment field doesn’t do it justice.
Updated 27/07/2012 – Explanation and an Apology to Great Minds readers
I work on the principle that there are NO scared cows, everything is open for discernment and evaluation, so on the 14th July 2012 I presented AussieScribblers experiences as part of the post rather than an extended comment.
After some consideration, I am pulling the extension, and I owe an explanation.
Firstly, I am not a member of the WTM, so my compulsion to edit the post is not derived from a loyalty to that organisation.
Second, I neither endorse or condemn AussieScribbers position, that may put me on the fence for some, but GreatMinds is about IDEAS, confronting and disturbing as some ideas maybe.
There exists now a potential for misunderstanding – a distraction from the actual IDEAS of Jeremy Griffiths theory, a potential muddying of the waters.
Which I did not intend.
And at this time its not a distraction I have time for.
Is pulling his comment censorship?
Yes, and i’m doing the censoring. Not a position I wanted to be in.
Am I a hypocrite?
In this case yes I am. Sorry to those who have been following me on this blog, no offence meant, how then to give credence to anything I have written since, or before.
I leave it up to GreatMinds writers and readers, to decide whether I have conveyed anything of worth at this Blog, as always, I appreciate your comments and encouragement.