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"By the time I turned 18, I was pretty completely sure that voting didn't matter since the folks in charge were all politicians, and all lied about everything. That was just my intuition and some really basic observation, but I certainly hadn't researched the system at all, and I certainly hadn't started building my philosophical grounding yet."

lol, I was exactly the same. I have never watched mainstream media, even from an early age, because of my intuition. I have always known it was BS, it just took me a while to figure out why and know the ins and outs of their propaganda and mind control.

I don't know how so many people fall for this BS. I guess this quote sums it up quite nicely:

“Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that sooner or later give rejection to the illusory worldview grafted upon them from birth through social conditioning. They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers. Inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to, and so begins their journey of awakening. Each step of the journey is made by following the heart instead of following the crowd and by choosing knowledge over the veils of ignorance.” - Henri Bergson

Great post.

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I certainly had that sense from my interactions with you :-)

Knowing SO many people who had this innate knowing but had so much difficulty fully stepping into it because of their parenting & school is part of why I am so excited to have kids of my own, as well as helping raise the rest of the kids in the village. Skip the 20 years of ridiculous programming and let the natural intuition be supported & strengthened!

I don't know how so many people fall for this BS.

Something I've noticed is that SO MANY people actively know that this stuff is BS, and are generally pissed off about it and don't want to add to it... yet don't see any alternatives. This is why so much of the message I present to people focuses on the ways to operate outside the system, to create alternative systems, and generally trying to empower people rather than giving them more information about the fucked up system. Knowing the problem and not knowing any way to solve it is often more dis-empowering I've found.

Love the Bergson quote, thank you for that!

I agree with so much of this post, I don't think everyone will do all of those things but they should at the very least aim small by enacting as much positive change that they resonate with. With small changes come larger changes and the more that one can live true to their spirit the better they will feel in the long run. There's much to be said for being in tune with one's own spirit.

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Thanks for the comment!

I don't think it's necessary for everyone to jump right into doing all of these things, but each person who does just one of them is making things better, and of course these ideas are all viral in nature. Every time one makes a change and starts sharing that change with their friends & family, it keeps spreading rapidly!

There are so many wonderful quotes from teachers ancient & contemporary about the real key being humans living in alignment with their own spirit!

In Russia the people knew that the press was reporting propaganda.
The only difference in The US is the people do not know that their news is only propaganda.

In fact, most americans think that the news is factually based.
And when you bring up the times that CNN, etc. lied, made up stories whole cloth, these people will not believe you are just brush it off as it was only one little case.

I can't watch TV news without yelling at the TV. "Liar! Stop Lying!"

We never even found out the truth about Obomba's birth certificate.

How much more evidence do we need before everyone understands that voting is useless?

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Ya, the meme of "the free world", "the greatest country", etc. lend themselves to these ridiculous beliefs about America and it's societal structure.

I find it quite confusing when someone actually references the "news" as a source of anything but fear-mongering, while generally shouting about how at least one of the other major "news" sources is complete lies. Ha!

It's definitely been MANY years since I was even in a room with the news on; even before I began my awakening process, I actively disregarded the news.

When you mentioned US Inc I thought you might touch in the angle how we don’t vote for the CEO of Apple or Ford, why would we think we should have say in the CEO of US Inc?

The “United States” and the “united States of America” are VERY different.

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That's funny, because I actually made that point yesterday when talking to @elamental & @hempress!

In this particular post, I wasn't trying to dive quite that deep, although I have covered it in some of my other posts. The goal here was to keep it pretty basic.

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Yeah, it’s the secret that’s hidden in plain sight that causes a great amount of cognitive dissonance.

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Media is the king of programming & the USA is the land of the programmed.

I hope more people start to understand the true structure of things & why we need change

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So very true! It's mind-blowing how many things the average American "knows" that are absolutely non-factual and purely propaganda.

True!

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Another well written article. Where are you these days?

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Thanks brother! Currently in Portland, Oregon. You?

That Twilight Zone meme rules so much.

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Ya, I was super stoked to find that one!

Wow, what an incredible, strong post!

Keep that up mate!

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Now this post I thoroughly enjoyed and agree with most of it. In most cases I do not vote either, but I have been thinking about it for 2020 because the Orange and his administration seem to be more toxic than the average bear; but I am wavering back and forth as it goes against one of the guidelines I set up for myself which is "choosing the lesser evil is still choosing evil". Meaning that if I show my support to something and it turns out to be a horror show I am part of that horror show and directly responsible in my book.

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Personally, I see no difference between Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, et al. in terms of what their actual actions and "policy" are. Trump is louder & more offensive, but he's dropping the same bombs, kidnapping the same people, stealing the same money, feeding the same corporations. Politics is, as always, simply a way to distract the masses from the consistent, steady march of the State towards more power & control.

If anything I'd say that Trump is better than somebody like Obama, because he's making people more uncomfortable, making them pissed off, which is the only way someone will actually work towards change.

"choosing the lesser evil is still choosing evil". Meaning that if I show my support to something and it turns out to be a horror show I am part of that horror show and directly responsible in my book.

Agree 100%

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Better in opening peoples eyes maybe but not better for our planet and people. He beats the other two by miles when it comes toxicity.

making them pissed off, which is the only way someone will actually work towards change.

Small correction not someone but the desensitised, self absorbed masses there are still people who actually work to make things better for humans, animals and the planet because they feel compassion and/or responsibility towards others . It's just genpop who is either lethargic or does not give a fuck ...

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I said making people uncomfortable and/or pissed off. I would say that compassion falls into that first category. A compassionate person, seeing the suffering of others, becomes quite uncomfortable.

Just wanted to clarify that, as I think we agree on the point :-)

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