IN A RATIONAL WORLD: LOST IN A WORLD OF PAINTED IN CORNERS
PART 1 of 2
June 27, 2015
“Alice laughed: There's no use trying, she said; one can't believe impossible things. I daresay you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
Our journey of faith in a rational world begins with Alice lost in Wonderland; an allegory of the journey all men must take to leave behind the innocence and ignorance of youth and a child’s world of make believe, to one day awaken and embrace the reality of the real world. Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole reveals a fantasy world, where lost in her own imagination, she walks within corridors of confusion, struggling to understand and ultimately confront a make believe world in an ultimate quest to find the truth.
In modern times, men believe they live in a world of rational thought which was born in the era we call the enlightenment, curiously around the same time as the writing of Alice in Wonderland, where mankind, like Alice struggles to find their way out of the “Rabbit Hole” of darkness and emerge into the light of reason to finally embrace the world of truth.
Ours is a rational world, illuminated by the light we perceive with our eyes; and measured by the science with which we dispel the darkness of ignorance and mythology, using powers like Merlin the Wizard, who anointed King Arthur to be the ruler of his realm. The wizards of our modern era are the academic and scientific elite, who like Merlin of old, have anointed “Science” as the sole rightful ruler of this realm. Sitting in the palace of their new “King” much like the Queen in Alice’s Wonderland dream, they shout “Off with their heads” to any who dare question the magic of their rule, or challenge the authority of the new “King” who is also a “god” within their magic kingdom; the only deity to have survived to live in this, the modern scientific age.
Yes, ours is the modern age which we call the age of reason; and in the 21st century, as we near the end of the Information Age, humanity like Alice, is about to awaken from their dreams only to realize that our rational model of the world, understood through our theories of science, is a lot more like Alice’s wonderland world than any would have imaged.
Our scientific model defining rational reality, perceived through the limited amount of light spectrum we can actually see with our eyes, and built upon our scientific “theories” of truth, in which much of humanity has placed its faith, are no more real than the imaginary characters of Alice’s wonderland dream. I will demonstrate using scientific and mathematical proofs that the new magicians who have created this world of make believe are mere charlatans, and their new king, he has no clothes at all.
In the search for rational understanding of truth, humanity, like a mythical child, believes in the images we see in our mind, along with the measurements of our limited scientific models, and then takes a giant leap of faith and assumes that these somehow explain to us the nature of our world or how we got here, and provide understanding into the reality of this time and space continuum into which we were born.
Our modern institutions of government, our humanities, our sciences and most importantly, our paradigms of understanding both our world and ourselves, all evolved during the enlightenment based upon the core principles that mankind is by nature basically good, rational and intelligent, and that men can differentiate between what is important from what is irrelevant, what is good from what is bad, and ultimately between what is true from what is false through our perceptions, which we define as the only rational world view.
A fundamental premise in this theory is that we can correctly perceive reality from illusion, fact from fiction, and truth from ignorance or error. Man declares himself rational, and capable of all of the above feats of wisdom. Yet man’s track record, his resume if you will, dispels this myth as absurd. If man could perceive objective reality with his eyes and if humanity were so endowed with such critical tools of perception, to ferret out truth from the lies, then the state of our modern world would be altogether different than it is. Yet it is not.
Wisdom is confirmed by her children, and the words of truth are witnessed by the days which ultimately declare them. No, mankind is neither rational nor objective, and like Alice, we are hopelessly deceived, our scientific models of rationalism fatally flawed, and our endless orations of our own wisdom, in the end, only the bantering of fools. So we will begin our journey to discover the objective reality of truth, as Alice once did, first talking with the Mad Hatter and studying the delusion of man.
THE DECEPTION OF HUMANITY
Man exists within a world of deception and this has always been the case from the dawn of time, and along with this deception, he also lives in virtual universal denial of this fact. At no point in human history did the people alive at that time ever wake up and realize that they, themselves were deceived. From a flat earth, which so readily appeared to be real, and which obviously stood at the center of the universe, to the belief that a panoply of callously indifferent gods ruled over all aspect of our lives; mankind has walked in the darkness of his own imagination, and under the of the lies and deceptions of a world he could not even begin to understand.
Our modern world, in reality, is no different, and deception and illusions, now draped in modern vestiges, are everywhere around us; they contaminate everything we see, touch, and feel. Ours is a world of false images which appear real only in the imaginations of our minds, or in the bright, colored images of our television screens. We call our belief system in this world of illusions, in which we walk like Alice lost in a hallway of mirrors, the “rational world”.
The institutions of power, throughout human history, have always gone to great lengths to exploit man’s inherent self-deception, and his natural inclination, to accept and believe in lies. In our modern era, these institutions, seeking to control even larger numbers of now “democratically free” men, have developed an actual science of “deception” which they call propaganda, and within the sciences of propaganda, which is the dissemination of lies, we can begin to understand the true “objective reality” of how the modern world actually works.
Propaganda is defined as the “conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses and is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.”
The average person in the modern world has lived inside a propaganda bubble all their lives; but unlike Alice, most of them have never yet awakened from their dreams, while their understanding has been intentionally shaped for them without their awareness. Like Alice who was only confused after her conversations with the Mad Hatter, the masses, whose perceptions of reality are molded by media masters (who provide the various opinions believed by the general public), are left totally deceived.
This system of propaganda is intentional, and it has been designed to deceive modern man for the purpose of controlling the people and for the consolidation of power by the elites; and this multi-colored paradigm of illusions also keeps the public from perceiving reality which is right in front of their eyes. In truth, much of humanity has been born into, and lives their entire lives within, a completely controlled imaginary world.
It was through this controlled system of propaganda, that the modern science “theories” of our rational world were created and then sold to the people. These theories are mere propaganda, as we shall see, and they serve only one purpose: the deception of humanity, leaving mankind in ignorance, and ultimately believing that man is nothing more than an intelligent beast.
In the modern world, average men no longer read. That task is left to the intellectuals and the elite. The truth is most men also no longer think for themselves either. Both reading and thinking has been replaced by the television. For the average man, television is how he learns everything he knows about himself and his world. And the television tells him a vision that is false, presenting pictures of illusions, flashing on a screen, designed by advertisers and propaganda ministers, with the sole intent to deceive, and which like the serpent in the garden, has fatally bitten and smitten its prey.
We live in “a culture dominated by images and slogans which seduce those who are functionally literate but who make the choice not to read… A public that can no longer distinguish between truth and fiction is left to interpret reality through illusion. Random facts or obscure bits of data and trivia are used both to bolster the illusion and give it credibility. When opinions cannot be distinguished from facts, when there is no universal standard to determine truth, when the most valued skill is the ability to entertain, the world becomes a place where lies become true, and where people can believe whatever they want to believe.”
THE SCIENCE DELUSION
Our world has placed its faith in science, yet this too is a delusion, a science delusion. “The false faith that science understands the nature of reality is a delusion. This belief system is held widely in our society, where most people say I don’t believe in God, I believe in science. But there is an inherent conflict between science as a method of investigation and discovery and science as a system of faith, or science, as a new religion, which has become in a real sense a ‘cult’ organized around an idea which now interferes with the scientific method itself. Modern science is now conducted underneath a belief of philosophical materialism in which science is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the materialist world view.”
The basic dogmas which form the foundation of the world’s new rational “scientific faith”, when subjected to scientific testing themselves all fail; in fact, none of them are actually true. In reality, as we shall see when we look at some of the math, the foundational elements of the rational science world view actually become absurd.
The science model of our universe is the standard against which all rationale thought is measured. It forms the basis for all of our human systems, but the articles of faith of this new religion and the basic assumptions upon which this new religion is based, are scientifically, mathematically and genetically impossible. Unlike Alice, who never could believe in impossible things; our modern science model of creation, has taught mankind to do exactly that.
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in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll from the John Mauldin, Millennium Wave
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2. Edward Bernays, Propaganda, USA, 1928, Chapter One: Organizing Chaos, p 1.
3. Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, New York: Nation Books, July 2009, p 45-46, 51.
4. The Science Delusion - Rupert Sheldrake, Whitechapel
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