Tag: consensus reality

Is it possible that the universe began with no initial mass at all?

The materialist believes that everything which exist is particles, matter, atoms, electron, small billiard balls which interact with each other … and nothing else. They believe in a deterministic universe, where free will is a illusion, consciousness is only an epiphenomena of brain chemistry, nonlocality is a mathematical failure to explain physical reality because of …

Bread and circuses

“Bread and circuses” (or bread and games; from Latin: panem et circenses) is metonymic for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the generation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of …

Global Warming in a Climate of Ignorance

It’s one of the greatest controversies in modern times: the question of whether human activity is the cause of changes in Earth’s climate. Today, we are told that institutional science and academia unite in consensus that the hypothesis of manmade global warming is no longer a hypothesis, but a science fact. Ironically, coincident with this …

Information warfare

Information warfare (IW) is a concept involving the use and management of information and communication technology in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent. Information warfare may involve collection of tactical information, assurance(s) that one’s own information is valid, spreading of propaganda or disinformation to demoralize or manipulate[citation needed] the enemy and the public, …

Finally the end of the Ouroboros

Good news! What seemed to have no end revealed in the end to be destined to end. A wordplay, but true. Indeed this illusionary world, with it’s tendency to mock not existing perfection and pretending to be able to solve all problems, has a very short expiry date. The Ouroboros Symbology You may have noticed …

Astroturfing

Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g., political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by a grassroots participant(s). It is a practice intended to give the statements or organizations credibility by withholding information about the source’s financial …

Disciplined Minds

In this riveting book about the world of professional work, Jeff Schmidt demonstrates that the workplace is a battleground for the very identity of the individual, as is graduate school, where professionals are trained. He shows that professional work is inherently political, and that professionals are hired to subordinate their own vision and maintain strict …

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, is an analysis of the news media, arguing that the mass media of the United States “are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry out a system-supportive propaganda function by reliance on market forces, internalized assumptions, and self-censorship, …

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong is a 1995 book by sociologist James Loewen. It critically examines twelve American history textbooks and concludes that textbook authors propagate factually false, Eurocentric, and mythologized views of history. In addition to critiquing the dominant historical themes presented in textbooks, Loewen presents a …

Surfing the Big Monster Wave of Consciousness

How does a wave like this one in the photo emerge? In fact in the question “how does it emerge?” contains a important keyword: Emergence! “Emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergence is central to the theories of integrative levels and of complex systems.” …