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The Nature of Peace

In fighting death

We destroy life

Crowding the battlefield

In search of peace

When peace is a place

far from the battlefield

far from justice

far from blame

far from right

far from the reasons to fight, to fear, to condemn, to control

It is found within

With the absence of fear

It is an art

Not a science

It is passive

Not aggressive

It is health

Not medicine

It is a way

Not a fix

It is a solution

Not a cry for help

It comes from neither victim nor persecutor

And the nature of peace, or the absence of fear, is completely insane and nutty to binary logic so it is best to not look outside for it.  Good luck and know that you are on your own.  On your own, fearlessly empowered to find what the world would lead you away from.

-Travis The Traveler

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As One by Nature

When we stop trying to unite
We will be as one

– Travis the Traveler

Conditioning

We only experience the difference
Not the current state.
This is why conditioning is very effective.

The Irony of Our Independence

Independence is individually obtained

and to depend on a control system

to grant you independence in which

you should be grateful

is nothing more than irony…

Control Mirrored

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Those who strive to control everything

are, in turn, controlled by everything.

The Transformation of Population Control

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It is worthwhile to learn about Edward Bernays, especially if you are reaching for greater self-awareness.  He is the guy who wrote the book on propaganda, literally.  He worked with our government, cigarette companies, and many other entities to transform the way people thought when it came to buying products, ideas, and even values.  He developed his techniques on the structure of his uncle, Sigmund Freud, psychological research and theories.  This is why advertisement appeals to our desires of sex in extreme ways with unrelated products.  The most amazing thing about it is how well it works, even still to today.  Ever since his revolutionary technique was introduced to the masses, the world of consumerism has been kicked into an uncontrollable over drive.  Everybody feels the anxiety of needing more things that we don’t need, even when we are aware that we don’t need it.  It has transformed our sense to believe that is the way to happiness and social acceptance. 

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That was the first great impact these techniques had, but there is more.

Edward Bernays worked with our government during the cold war.  At that time, the government was trying to figure out what to do about the masses level of fear.  Bernays suggested that their fears could be encouraged and manipulated to have the desired effects.  This is why communism became an exploited fear in the 1950s.  It was used against Guatemala with the help of C.I.A. agent Howard Hunt, and Bernays’ own news company, The Middle American Information Bureau.  Once the people believed Guatemala to be a threatening communistic neighbor, the bombs could drop without internal opposition. 

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These methods are still being used today.  Our desires and fears are strings that are easily pulled.  I can’t figure out whether it is unrealized by the masses or just accepted as our way of doing business.  Most of my friends are content with being absorbed by television and video games.  When I try to talk to them about things that clearly matter more than staring at flashing pixels, they make condescending remarks and label me as “one of THOSE guys”.  Meanwhile, people are suffering in ways unimaginable due to our ignorance and or apathy.  This is what people mean when they say that many people are not awake or aware.  If you take offense to that, then it means that deep down you know it to be true in yourself, but your constructed identity is defending itself.  Most of us are just a result of manipulation, and that is a hard reality to swallow.

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Wake up.

External Control

As long as you are trying to control the external, the external will always control you.

Your power as a variable

We interpret the world with little responsibility for the collective agreement of the relative truth; “this is just the way it is”.  Some truths will operate as results because it is being perceived by variables.  These variables will naturally create agreements for concepts not well understood that will become their truth.  For example; tell me what time it is, and I want the truth.  For it to be correct, we will have to come to an agreement.  For it to be true, we would have to first be asking the right questions. 

Right now it is 11:00 AM here in Atlanta, GA.  There is nothing I can do to change that by myself.  If I try to change it by myself I will be late or early for every place I must be.  Though, during daylight savings we agree to change the time and it effects the result of our reality.
We are the variables and we experience our results. There is great power in that.

Enable the Super-Consumers

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Success should not be measured by the luxuries you obtained during the miracle of your existence.  This is easy to agree with, yet extremely difficult to live by.  It takes the realization that; what our culture obligates us to chase is not what gives us peace in our hearts.  When peace is not in our hearts, it can not exist in our lives.  Sustain yourself and meet your needs, but chase something greater than the same super-consumer dream we are all constantly being fed.

Proud of War

Many Americans are proud of war. To me, that is shocking.

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