Dealing With Psychological Burden of Knowing Things Our Culture Doesn’t Want us to Know

(Era of Wisdom) This is an incredibly real thread on Reddit, which you can find at this link.

This is the text of the original post, we recommend visiting the original post here and reading the valuable comments.

“I’ve been here for 8 years on reddit, and things sure have changed a lot. /r/conspiracy is one of the few remaining places on reddit for real news. This sub looks like what the front page of reddit looked like for the first 3 years of its existence. It was about exposing things, the real truth, and learning about the world. This is what Aaron Schwartz wanted, before they killed him and killed reddit.

All the uncomfortable truths are delegated to this ridiculous-sounding “/r/conspiracy” which drives people away who are on the fence. These things that are often talked about on this sub are conspiracies, but they’re also news, they’re speculation or facts about how the world actually works beyond the face of things as we see them. This label of “conspiracy” is a form of censorship in itself, it pushes all the big deal stories to this one small corner of reddit.
If you’re newer to reddit, 4 years or less, I bet there was one day when you found this sub. I bet you went through the frontpage of this sub and couldn’t believe what you were reading. You probably thought “Why aren’t these things being discussed on the news subreddit or the politics subreddit, if they are true?” You may have looked in to a specific story or two, and started realizing that there is something to many of the things talked about here. So you subscribed to the sub, you started reading it regularly. Maybe you decided you don’t care about this divisive label of “conspiracy theorist”, that it means nothing to you. What idiot would be afraid of theorizing about potential conspiracies, given the endless lists of historical examples? What kind of sheep is so trained to be afraid of the truth that they run away from it thinking they’re doing themselves a favor? You start to question things in a deeper way once the tricks of culture become more obvious.
Obviously not everything in this sub is true, far from it. But there are some startling facts that have been presented over and over and have basically been proven to be true. Things like the actions of the intelligence agencies in overthrowing and controlling governments of foreign countries. The funding and support of ISIS by the US and Israel, via Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The fact the BRICS banks and the IMF/World Bank are run by overlapping groups of people. The fact central banks and corporations have far too much control over government, wresting control of it away from the people. The US-Israel connection of funding and arms and police training. The connection of Greater Israel with Zionism and the six-day war. The drug trade from Afghanistan, where 90% of the worlds poppies are grown, for US pharma and illegal drug trade profits. The drug wars caused by the US in Central and South America, for profit. The way the biggest oil companies have infiltrated the governments of the world for their own profit. The demolition of Building 7. Regulatory capture. Compartmentalization. Divide and conquer.

These things are very real. These things matter, and drive current events. They are generally provable to be true. They are “open secrets.”
This is the difference between the MSM (including the front pages and main subreddits of reddit) versus places like this subreddit that actually care about the truth, is that they will actually look in to those open secrets. They will expose certain interesting tidbits that are selectively ignored by the corporate media.
Once you start to realize this is the case, and that really sinks in, then if you’re anything like me you experienced a psychological trip of sorts where you realized how bullshit many aspects of our society really are. That deep down advertising is actually predatory and evil, it’s not that people just say that as a funny cliche. That there really are a bunch of psychopaths with no morality or compassion in many many positions of power, because those are generally the only people with the motivation and willpower to go to the terrible depths necessary to acquire a billion dollars or a high political position. They will sacrifice anything for it, including their morality and the lives of others. They have no problem sleeping at night.
You see the ideologies people believe in, like Christianity, or nationalism/patriotism, or sports, or even scientism (belief in the findings of the scientific establishment above scientific theory itself). You see the greed, people borrowing and spending their lives away, trying to get some sort of emotional perk out of it to make up for the hours of drudgery they had to put themselves through to get the money in the first place. People trapped in cycles, in bad patterns that merely reinforce how fucked we are as a society. You see the denial, you see people shut down when you try to talk about the edges of what they think’s “allowed” to talk about. You see people safeguarding their emotions beyond what’s reasonable, beyond facts themselves.
After a while, it crushes you to see it too openly, how many people fall for the bullshit. Everything is so messed up. It’s practically unbelievable. If you were like me, you are probably still in some stage of disbelief at certain aspects of reality even though they are provably true. Cognitive dissonance is something we all suffer from after living in this bizarre culture, the only difference is some of us try to rectify it and others just essentially distract themselves until they die.
This is serious business. These topics strike at the heart of what we think about society, how we think we should treat each other, and what we think of ourselves. What we should be honest about, and what we should hide. What we consider important, and what we consider frivolous.
We here are lucky to have the emotional motivation to seek out true important information, even if it is uncomfortable to digest. Others are not so lucky and hide from the truth out of fear, generally fear of losing social standing or losing income. You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink. You cannot save the willfully ignorant, they must save themselves. All you can do is actively make important information available to those who have not been exposed to it yet. There are many thirsty people out there who simply can’t find water, so to speak. If you’re “in the know”, it’s your job to share this information with others so that we can see our world and our human behavior more clearly. This is the information that our culture, media, and schools deliberately ignore despite being true. Once we can clearly see what we as humans are actually doing, then we can start to make adjustments and modifications to it that will have an impact. Otherwise we are just shouting at mirages and illusions.
Did you know that 40,000 people worked on the atomic bombs that blew up Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but only a few hundred of them actually knew what they were making? This is the power of compartmentalization. Everyone makes their little part, and only certain people have the knowledge to see how all the parts come together. Those people are playing the rest, in a sense. Human society is like this in a way, we are all “making our piece” and the pieces come together in ways many of us don’t anticipate that profit a very few, like a war or bank bailouts. We each only see our little world, our motivations and fears in our daily lives. We react correspondingly to the avalanche as best we can. Few question where those motivations and fears came from in the first place, and fewer question if they’re even necessary at all.

We program ourselves like a computer, our actions in the present create the conditions that allow the future to occur. “Be the change you want to see in the world” as Gandhi said. But also be the change you want to see in yourself. You can do it, you’ve been doing it your whole life. Just take their reigns of your own mind for yourself. Take off the training wheels of mainstream culture. It is not your friend, it is there to control you. To put your motivations and fears in to little boxes that serve the corporate and governmental machinery, all through your TV or internet connection. 5 corporations own 95% of American all media, from TV to movies to magazines. And it just keeps getting more propagandistic and consolidated, week after week. Did you see one of the biggest Hillary funders just bought The Onion?

The first casualty of war is the truth. The time to talk is before there is a war. Now is the time to spread the truth.”


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  1. Thank you for clearly stating what I am thinking and feeling!!

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    • yes this is defiantly a very good article my best and many thanks to the writer! we all feel this decadence inside are hearts and soul but are mind is trained to the false ego! peace and love to everyone ; )

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    Just to confirm your point about Reddit. Complete and utter rubbish nowadays. You are right the only place on reddit to find real news is on the /r/conspiracy three which is disgusting.

    Great article…

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  3. Very insightful. Of course, I set out in 1975 to become a Rishi, a seer. So, I expected to see thing differently. What I didn’t expect is that people would become so much dimmer over the years. Very sad.

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  4. Do you have a source that can be referenced about “Did you know that 40,000 people worked on the atomic bombs that blew up Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but only a few hundred of them actually knew what they were making? This is the power of compartmentalization.”

    Thank you

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  5. Hello there. I am sending this email to thank you for your article. It’s what I’ve been feeling and thinking, but I could ‘t put it into words. Absolutely brilliant and eye-opening. I hope/wish more people would read this and comprehend its contents. Again, thank you.

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  6. Although I am from Scotland, we are all connected and I share the importance of your vote. The World is watching and hoping for sanity.

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  7. Im one of these ppl that know and understand how i know as in the technology.just in gettin to this point of acknowledgement was a slavery was hell to pay .theyre using and making things like military psyops warfare public and its ability and use is being manifested in a terroristic manner against the usa.its brain to cpu cpu to brain interface and remote nueral monitering .ppl lead or mind controlled to this message maybe understanding a little bit but there is a resistance against us spreading this knowlede a propaganda pusher and focalized agenda.and it is anti rights .its thought police killing people to prove dominance and in knowing there terror being manifested .how many americans die for us to go to war ..and the quest for this knowledge ive seen saw and experienced death..y r we watching death happen and giving birth and terror ultimatly just to know curiosity killed the cat…ive seen the good n bad.simpliest agenda at hand is giving away our rights and entrusting or allowing individuals to make decisions for us even in believing one god is the answer or a quest for a day in heaven its not reason enuff to guve away important objectives.brain and thinkn interferences are happening .theres limits to what just talkin does .america can ot be man enuff to admit what involvment they truly have or how big the threat is who gets adversly affectex .i myself being in the know being imprisoned for what simply could of been an act of mankindness was a discarding and abuse and punishment.ive set and experienced my fathers murder and that of a police officers.ive contacted the fcc federal dept of justice ive contacted national fbi only to be thrwarted by what is seemingly the same ppl writing or being involved in this writing ..there is a legal aspect there is a moral aspect there is aevil aspect ..and constitutional and humanity aspect .and overall the way one gets this information is against ones human rights writer of this article stop being politically correct and state those fears and truths say ur name publicly contact me personally lets make things publicly and honestly .im just one man with minimal ability when it comes to spreading my story n truth .i weexd out the bullshit by being a test patient abused by and with ur all knowing passage ways of information highways and hacking lifestyle of the priveledged iwhich uses radiotion and microwace energies and science to hinder change n control and hurt or enable ones perceptions. I have knowledge it seems others dont gave maybe we need be in more defined contact and build upon some agreeances an disses cuz im tired of being forced into catagories with knowing most and allowed the least.decisions and right should be defined and limitless but forever ..only a truth .doing good for myself i message u as a networking tool and protection bcuz i know …police children and leaders are under mental attack n scrutiny theres a division amongst religons that of my opinion are acting militia like and are reacting with out k owledge based on a hidden agenda and grouping of peoples no ones alike no one church person group club or ganfg correct especially would tgere be a set of rules thought processes programming or defense be right for another man and using science and common ground the best ideal would be to polarize the agendas and programming the abundant polution of skies and airwaves of the technologies which are allowing this data to be collected in doing so fing its cancerous effects and making feeling and thought and course of mandkind take place in a slower world than the vast informational highways and message and controlling ideas of those playing god upon american citizens .please respond.have ur writers contact me your periodical investegators also i believe i have info n ideas that could put the knowledge point as a whole in perspective…im jyst one man that needs a voice and its on the scale n path of no return .an exquisate idea of the mad it seems..a destruction of both factions…the knowing and not unknowing but the ones not seeing the painrt where it thoughts are copy written and courts arenot wanting ti discuss legal ramifications strickly a abused citizen lookin for my piece of choice and humane deserving it with eqaulity and respect when it comes down to truths and its damages..or rewards..stop hiding stop letting them still our freedoms our ideas our abilities and let us be..stop letting the monitering and dominance be the reason america be took to the ground .i have no reason to lie or prpagandanize anyone im a three time felon being used as a pawn in humanities outcome .ive beeb tested beyond disrespect n standing up for free thawt and memory .i choose to not abide by a society …when theres secrets of another society that preys and reabuses its citizens.down with black op secret programs isnt the enemy when theres a lack odf transparency and hidden attacks from your own famiily tree.i hope the stance of these writers or web designers is that of eqaulity and equal voice.down with mi d control and oppressors and victimizers!!!!

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  8. What a wonderful and unique article! I’ve seen many similar on the side of spirituality, but not so much on the side of politics, which certainly any “awakening” society should consider ALL sides of our culture.

    I would say this. To have the capacity and strength of mind to become informed in the first place, we ARE the lucky ones. I truly feel deeply for individuals who must be led by false superiority in order to find the comfort to survive. There was a time when I felt religious people were lucky, their reality so black and white and simply laid out for them by more false leaders so that they didn’t have to look any deeper.

    Once we are awakened to the truth behind all the lies behind our fabricated existence, it can be a painful journey, as this article states, “dealing with things we’re a not supposed to know,” and in fact a truly psychological burden. As they state, some people will spend the rest of their lives trying to rectify things while some will spend their lives distracting themselves. I know I have attempted both and failed at both.

    While I agree with the you, it is our responsibility to inform people of what’s actually going on, (call us what you will, crazy, conspiracy theorist, but hey we’re awake, why aren’t you?) I believe this can be taken to two (for now) deeper levels.

    1. Howard Zinn wrote “Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves and the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.” On an individual level, we must stop doing what they tell us we have to do.

    2. “The world does not want to be saved. The world wants to be loved. That is how we save it.” This I believe is truly the key. And it is not this grand accomplishment that must be achieved. It starts within ourselves. The love we show ourselves and our children and the smile we give freely to the cashier at the grocery store, that is where it starts. And it works!

    We make things more complicated because we are taught to protect our hearts from a very young age. But because we have chosen to be “informed” or whatever you choose to call it, we already possess everything we need inside of us! This is the age of awakening. There are many changes coming to a washed out, fraudulent system that has failed over and over. And the simple fact that we have this knowledge and we share these articles is the proof. 🙂

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