If you can be fooled with respect to the imminent manmade climate disaster story, you can be fooled about anything. It is a great test of your ability to think for yourself and come to your own rational conclusions even when everyone around you disagrees. It is a test of your confidence in your own judgement above the say-so of alleged experts and authorities. But the facts of reality … [Read more...] about If you can be fooled on this one, you are still in the Matrix
The original Etienne de la Boetie, 1530-1563, was a French political philosopher who wrote The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude (popularly reprinted in English as: The Anti-Dictator) in the 16th century where he argued that men are not so much enslaved as they enslave themselves and the only power tyrants have is given to them by the majority of their victims. This is as true today as it … [Read more...] about Understanding your slavery – with Etienne de la Boetie (the 2nd)
How to think is not taught in schools. Everyone believes they know how to think already, so few people question their skill level in this respect. In truth, few people know how to think effectively. You can be one of them if you follow the guidance below and in this series. If you wish to remind yourself of why thinking is so important, please follow the link. Your basic choice It is … [Read more...] about How to think (part 1)
There are several deep-seated beliefs instilled in the minds of all of us that are really difficult for people to question. The idea that we should reach for a pair of glasses when we get old and our eyesight "inevitably" begins to degrade is one of them. The fact is that the donning of a pair of glasses is like taking a pain killer to avoid pain, like putting a sticking plaster over … [Read more...] about Avoiding The Need for Glasses – with David Glassman
These days it is hard to find anyone who is prepared to admit they are a fan of using fossil fuel energy. So deeply entrenched is the false idea that CO2 is the great evil and that the planet will be destroyed unless we all switch to renewables. No rational debate is heard in the mainstream media because the pros and cons of various different sources of energy are not honestly appraised. … [Read more...] about The Moral case for Fossil Fuel Energy – with Don Watkins
Why should you care about EMF's? Who could live without Wifi? Why should you restrict your mobile phone use? What are the real dangers that are not talked about in the mainstream media? These are questions you would do well to ask, if you value your health and the fertility of your children and grandchildren. Listen to Episode 74 of "Living outside the matrix" to find out more about this … [Read more...] about Health Risks of Cell Phones and WiFi: How to Protect Yourself against Wireless Hazards
Santa Claus Syndrome is the name given to the psychological effects of the 'Father Christmas' or 'Santa Claus' story. It is proposed that the story is more than just a nice festive story, it is a widespread untruth that all of society is 'in on'. Once you discover the truth one is implicitly obligated to keep telling the lie to the younger children under the guise of not spoiling it for … [Read more...] about Santa Claus Syndrome – the hidden effects of lying to our children at Christmas
What is a Matrix? What does the word mean? What are people referring to to when they talk of 'the Matrix'? Why use the story of the film as a metaphor? Let's shed some light on the topic and see why a science fiction story can serve as a useful illustration of modern life. Firstly, let me say that I do not propose we live in a computer generated virtual reality dream world. The metaphor … [Read more...] about What’s the Matrix? What’s outside it? How can I escape it?
Do you want to be free and live in a moral society that supports human flourishing? If so, you must understand the concept of rights and be able to defend the idea in conversation. Similarly, do you value all the wonderful technological products that are available today and the wealth you enjoy to be able to buy them? If so, to preserve these things you must know that the recognition of … [Read more...] about What are Rights? Where do they come from? And why do we need them?
Do you long for a more meaningful and empowered lifestyle? Do you long to escape the rat race and the madness of modern living. Then living off the land could be for you. It is a whole new approach to life that may seem impossible to some, yet is considered by a growing number of people to be many solutions rolled into one! My purpose here is to show you the benefits and to sell you the … [Read more...] about The many benefits of living off the land
Morality may seem a dull and uninteresting concept, but it is a necessary science that drives human behaviour (whether or not we are aware of it) and it is therefore of paramount importance in shaping society. The dominant cultural morality and philosophical assumptions steer civilisations and control the minds the men by determining their choices. This is why you need to know about … [Read more...] about Mainstream morality opposes human flourishing
To the masses philosophy is boring and irrelevant, possibly of intellectual interest to people who have nothing practical to do with their lives. But is this just another myth to deflect us from the truth? Can a real jewel be so smeared that it passes unnoticed? Many people are enslaved to its power without even knowing the meaning of the word. Few appreciate what a useful science it … [Read more...] about Who Needs Philosophy? Everyone does!
Optimal health is one of the most basic and important values to a human life. Any quality of life attained through gaining values such as a beautiful house, a great job and a wonderful familty are vulnerable to being lost if we disregard our health. Any values and goals we achieve can amount to zero should we suffer ill-health. Optimal health is an effect. The appropriate causes must … [Read more...] about A complete strategy for optimal health
We have all heard phrases about becoming more conscious. Some speak in terms of a spiritual enlightenment others of 'waking up' to the many issues we face in the world today. Whatever form we are familiar with it is not a new idea. But what does it really mean? Why is it so important? And what does it look like in practice? What follows is by no means the last word on becoming more … [Read more...] about Becoming More Conscious
A growing number of people within the matrix believe that we create our own reality. But is this true? In some ways it can be a tempting idea, but what are the implications? It is not a belief held by everyone, and not even by the majority within the Matrix. Supporters are most often ‘new age’ modern mystics as opposed to adherents of the conventional religions. And significantly, many … [Read more...] about Exploding the myth that we create our own reality
In a world of ever increasing man-bashing and overwhelming feminism it has never been more important to define manhood and to establish easy to recognise pathways to achieving it. Our current Western culture offers no guidance in what it means to be a man, let alone how to achieve it. This needs to change. What are Rites of Passage? I personally had no effective role models for … [Read more...] about Rites of passage into Manhood – with Darren Christopher Deogee
To be in the Matrix is to do what everyone else does, often in ignorance of the greater context, hidden agendas, possible alternatives and even our own motives. To break out we need increased awareness, but the only way to become more aware is to gain knowledge. To gain knowledge we must educate ourselves. In a nutshell, the way out of the Matrix is to self-educate and ideally (for our … [Read more...] about Lifelong Learning is the way out of the Matrix – Education (Part 2) with Mark Neale
Almost everyone thinks that their doctor is the person to go to about issues of health. This is understandable. However, in the current context of the control of the medical establishment by pharmaceutical corporations, this can be very bad for your health! Welcome to the Matrix. It has never been more important for us to educate ourselves about how to be healthy and be aware of the … [Read more...] about Undoctored: Why you should avoid your conventional Doctor
Most people consider their own mental processes to be what thinking is, without ever considering the nature of the activity and without ever questioning the effectiveness of their particular methods. Modern schooling practices discourage critical thinking by their very nature (e.g. multiple choice testing) and leave young people without this most crucial of acquired life skills. Much of … [Read more...] about Why is thinking so important?