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One of my favourite Documentaries on the Economy is the Four Horsemen and Gillian Tett the Assistant Editor – Financial Times stated so clearly that it’s not necessarily about controlling the production of money that’s important but more so controlling the cognitive map the way we think.
In an Age of (LOL) of Fake News, with rumours of Wars, accusations, with instant communications to millions of people in a single moment in time, I believe this statement to be more true than ever. Even Jesus was considered a threat because of his way of thinking. The Pharisees and Romans had much of its Citizens ruled by fear of the Empire and this Jesus a Nazarene comes by and wakes people up of their passions with stories of Communion with one another or shall I say a healthy true Community.
There is one thing that the Four Horsemen Documentary has taught me is that like the invention of the printing press at the time, as education increased and started to spread among the regular Citizens, questions are raised when the Nobility are caught with corruption which then lead to riots; so it is today for the invention of the Internet. Like the Nobility at the time had lost the control of the way people thought, there needed to be some changes to be made to keep the peace.
Is today not the same?
The Oligarchy of today have lost control of the way we think. The Corporate press, television, radio, film, all of these medias are no longer the primary source of information. Have you not noticed the merging of television stations into huge Monopolies. If you are a Producer, you pitch now to 4 Acquisition Managers ... One for Bell Media, one for Rogers, one For Chorus/Global because Shaw just sold Global to Chorus and of course CBC. Furthermore, many see their industries shrinking, but they continue to lobby through the CRTC to destroy this new technology the Internet rather than join in the medium to compete fairly with others. Thus the outright lying to hurt competition to gain success in obtaining green pieces of paper over the value of souls. We are not just talking about innocent lies, but clear abusive lies to create a chaos, suffering and finally death of the Human Soul.
Our systems are now designed to create invisible shackles LABELED FREEDOM in gold, shackles that are pretty, but are tied to a very flawed system of equity and fairness.
It is a funny thought, Love and Justice is the primary message of Jesus and yet it’s the least preached about within pulpits worldwide.
But more so Churches/Mosques/Buddhist Temples have falling to slavery of money as well, thus making sermons/speeches less potent thus giving followers just enough peace for them to wanting to come back. But then, truthfully, and again all Religions are subject to the worship of Money! Is Money inherently evil or is our attitude and reaction toward money the problem. Would you lie to protect your wealth? The answer would be yes. However, if I phrased the questions this way “Would you lie, knowing it would hurt someone, to protect your wealth? The answer would probably be no and for some yes, and the yes answers to some is what scares me. Because, as an Artist I wanted the question to probe an ethical response to see how we value a soul. So the question “Do we value money more than the value of Human Soul?” I say the answer lies not in the No or Yes but in the intention, we would say yes to the value money over a soul because we are trying to protect our own soul and the souls we know from hardship?! That is the crux of the system, preying on your own prejudice making it impossible to be in Communion with other Human Beings in fear of not being able to protect and feed the Human Beings you actually know and love. Yes that is probably the most common unconscious reason, simply programmed into your subconscious through years of bad Television/Films/News/Books/Magazines/Radio and now the Internet with now censorship from Facebook, Google and probably many others now onboard this great push to have you ignore your own Neighbour. Your Neighbour is not just people you like, your Neighbour should be also that person your require tenacious patience and understanding and we all have them. The Censorship posed by Facebook and Google at the moment with special Algorithms to control the flow of information in Search Engines is simply a sign that the Oligarchy of today have much to hide and want control again over the flow of information.
The current Cognitive Map is based upon fear and economic status and a true disconnections of worlds even when people live on the same block, and yet we are taught to be independent, self sufficient, secure, and taught to go to school, get a good paying job, earn has much money has you can, get married, have 2.5 kids, a Lexus, and Audi in the Driveway to a Beautiful home that cost so much money that you will never pay it off in your lifetime. But you all look good in the eyes of others, and yet deep down your own neighbours have fears, loves, desires, disappointments, pains, dreams, just like you. Yet we try to disconnect in order not to be taken by Vampires and DoucheBags as described by Carla Collins in her book “Angels, Vampires & DoucheBags” whom seem the need to manipulate friendships for personal gain, rather than value the attraction that started the friendship to begin win.
Again, what spawns Vampires and DoucheBags? I believe a lot of it is conditioning from one Family History to another, and many times these vile characters were once good people whom seem to have been infected because of the imposed systemic Environment. I always said that Poverty Creates an Income and it sure does, if Poverty didn’t exist, then you wouldn’t need such bloated Medical Communities, Social Workers, Police Force, Criminal Lawyers, Judges, and the list goes on. We created systems that are restricted to keep things the way they are, at the moment our current economy has quoted from a CTV news report that 60% of Canadians are working paycheque to paycheque of which I would say that is not a good sign for the economy. It would make the work place frightful has people are scared of loosing their jobs for talking about their Labour Rights or talk negatively of their ill treatments from their Employers. It’s funny someone asked me if I had proof that Proverty Creates an income, well, were do I start, my own industry, Television. Let's create the scene: firstly you are to have sad music and treat poor people like puppy dogs, with cute soft voices like Emergency Doctors at Toronto General Hospital, treat people with sympathetic feelings, that are so fake and plastic that these traditions are now transparent and people are frustrated because the truth is coming out.
The same scene with disabled people, the whole sirop-d'érable sad music of kids playing Electric Wheelchair Hockey, thus making people assume that these people with disabilities are to be looked down upon. It’s very suddle, you don’t realize the impression you are getting but you now have a sense of pity/sympathy for people with disabilities rather than getting a healthy Empathy of Understanding. The two words are very very very different you should look it up.
The other proof of Poverty being created, for instance in each province there is a Disability subsidy for people who no longer can work full time, or for some part-time, now the amount given each month to people with severe disabilities, is the same percentage from 1992 of which the cost of living has increased by 29.97 percent or more, and the proof is that each province has the same Mathematical Actuary formula calculating the amount per month, for instance the cost of living in Toronto is quite higher than the cost of living in Newfoundland, so the Disability cheque is slightly higher, however, the cheque in Newfoundland is lower because the cost of living is lower but in the end both Disabled person in each province are equally poor. Remember both provinces use the same 1992 formula. It is criminal, but why have we not built these systems in order to expand? Or does our Government want to expand?
So in order to do all the right things for all the wrong reasons, our current Government traditions, in order too show good faith, now support Charities because Charities are supposed to be helpful, not really, even in my own Gay Community the HIV/AIDS community suffers even more now than before; because, it’s supposed to be a secret, most patients won’t go anywhere else for help because of exposure. But the current charities don’t help much except the one that keeps getting much praise here in Toronto the PWA People Living With AIDS Foundation. The other groups like ACT, HALCO are simply charities that prolong suffering and really do nothing but create employment for those working in these charities, plus the law doesn't equip regular Canadians to Judicial Justice to begin with. The biggest complaint I got was the Employment Action for people with disabilities, which inherently their goal is to help and assist people with disabilities to get a job, but there is a catch.... only certain types of jobs. For some reason funding does not include further education or career type positions, no matter how talented or intelligent the disabled person is, they are not permitted to access these services to gain good paying employment, but only substandard jobs that the working poor are presently taking.
Well that is my other proof, the minimum wage issue is such a farce of a lie from our Government Officials and Corporations. Raising the minimum wage to the cost of living would increase spending power to the biggest spenders in the world the Middle Class. The math shows it but for some reason these idiotic CEO’s don’t want to see a normal Change Curve in their profits. A small lull in their profit margins would significantly increase their profits in the long run. But then again, why do we get so greedy? Why do we need to suppress the poor and the middle class to be rich? Why would you want to be rich in a society that is dying of starvation, and whole lot of unhappy people? It reminds me of the story of Two Billionaires and a Millionaire at a bar and the Two Billionaires cheering the amount in their coffers, asked the Millionaire “now what could you have that we don’t have?” and the Millionaire simply replied “The Knowledge to know when I had enough.”
Another proof of controlling the cognitive map, For instance when you hear news reports, on what you think was reputable journalism, but it lands up being a lobbying piece for some Political Legislative move. For instance this “austerity measures” to pay the debt, former Prime Minister Harper was an advocate for the ridiculous thinkers, thus giving a wrong narrative to the cognitive map of the general public, lying dubiously to the truth of what is really going on. You can never deny sometimes the math or the many factors that are never addressed in a news segment, like for instance, we have an increased population, increased resource needs, infrastructure are needing more repairs or new additions, these are normal needs to any society that is growing. Our forefathers in Canada set strict laws for this, but does any journalist take the time to really look into it, no, because there is no time, and most journalist are told what to report on, and it’s about getting it on the air first, and as long as most of the truth is there, that is what matters. I call it Safe Parrot News.
But now things are changing, serious journalists are coming out again, on the web and bringing in numbers that are scaring most television stations. So, the current media playing Safe Parrot News just repeating the safety news from Reuters, Associated Press which is done mostly because it’s safe cuz you don’t get sued that much for playing Safe Parrot News. Imagine the lawsuits that these Corporations can launch toward a Television stations or the threats of removing sponsorship money from a station if the news has some dirt on one of them as a Sponsor or friend of the Sponsor. Let’s get real, there is no more objectivity in our News Rooms anymore, you need to take things with a grain of salt and weigh the half - truths being broad-casted through all mediums including the Internet.
My advice in this confusing world is to be skeptical of all News Channels, skeptical of all Government MP, MPPs whom are much subservient servants to Corporate Powers that be. Listen and break free from quick judgments and break it down in your mind all plausible story lines. Comment on all articles, comment and question journalists and their data, question even when they remove you from the comment sections. Do it all the time, don’t forget to question everything because deep down the reality is there are way more nice, compassionate, empathetic, reasonable, loving people in the world than there are evil pieces of shit. So stop the lazy thinking everyone and be angry at injustices, just don’t hurt anyone in the process.
“As Iron sharpens Iron as one person sharpens another” duel it out to each other but remember no backstabbing. Keep it real. Keep your voices high. Keep commenting and don’t be afraid to think for yourself and challenge the cognitive map that these certain industries have played us over into unhealthy thinking for many years.