Updated: Why Do We Believe The Lies?

We live in a society in which lies, and the duplicity of wars are homogenized. Mass corporate media spoon feeds us this incessant scripted ignorance and deceit proffered as valid information. Propagandized sound bites, and depraved talking points are put forth as knowledge. And a nouveau immoral compass takes the place of balanced, principled moral thought. National myths, innuendo, false allegations and bogeymen in our "post-truth" society are created for the express purpose of centralizing power in the hands of the few through fear much like 1930's Germany. Yet, when a word of contrary truth is uttered to the masses, the machinery of corporate media and compromised government political forces indiscriminately rail against it as if it were some grotesque malignancy in need of immediate extermination. Inevitably, we are showered with legions of lies, like so much confetti at a NYC Wall Street parade. Big Brother deems this around-the-clock lying, and lying about their lying, as necessary for their own maligned purposes for global domination in our society increasingly absent the rule of law. In its place, we have the rule of double-dealing elites playing with our national destinies and lives in a shell game writ large, for whom the light of the truth is a dark and fearful abomination. Evil versus good. Lies versus truth. The genesis of the ancient conundrum launched with a lie. Millennia later, the wide gate and broad way are an overgrown thicket of lies, choking off the narrow pathway to the truth. How have we as a people missed the mark so badly?


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  • "The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the young mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards."
     Anatole France
  • "Curiosity is the ultimate power tool."
     Roy Underhill
  • "Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness."
     Bryant McGill
  • "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." 
     Walt Disney
  • "Knowledge is not rooted in facts; it is rooted in curiosity." 
     Chopra/Tanzi, Super Brain
  • "There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions." 
     Charles Proteus Steinmetz 
  • "It is a capital mistake to theorize in advance of the facts." 
     Sherlock Holmes

     

  • "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas." 
     Marie Curie

     

  • "Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly."
     Arnold Edinborough
  • "One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute." 
     William Phelps
  • "Why am I so curious? I don’t know. But I’ll find out." 
     Anon 
  • "Learning is by nature curiosity ... prying into everything, reluctant to leave anything, material or immaterial, unexplained." 
     Philo of Alexandria
  • "A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education."
     Smiley Blanton
  • "Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life." 
     Linus Pauling
  • "Be curious always!  For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it."
     Sudie Black
  • "Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind." 
     Samuel Johnson
  • "Those with less curiosity or ambition just mumble that God works in mysterious ways. I intend to catch him in the act." 
     Damien Echols
  • "It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." 
     Albert Einstein
  • "A person without curiosity may as well be dead."
     Judy Blume
  • "The spark of curiosity ignites passion in great minds." 
     Anon 
  • "Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity. Never lose a holy curiosity." 
     Albert Einstein 
  • "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." 
     Albert Einstein 
  • "Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people." 
     Leo Burnett 
  • "There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."


     Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • "Curiosity sets us apart from the average lump of dirt."
     Anon
  • "If we had known everything in this universe, we would have had to find another universe to feed our curiosity, because what keeps man alive is curiosity!"
     Mehmet Murat Ildan
  • "Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will." 
     James Stephens
  • "Curiosity is the deepest connection that we have with knowledge, wisdom and life. Incuriosity is cutting all these connections."
     Baris Gencel
  • "People say: idle curiosity. The one thing that curiosity cannot be is idle." 
     Leo Rosten
  • "Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last." 
     Samuel Johnson 
  • "Perhaps the greatest virtue of man is curiosity." 
     Anatole France 
  • "Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature."
     Freya Stark
  • "Socrates told us, 'the unexamined life is not worth living.' I think he's calling for curiosity, more than knowledge. In every human society at all times and at all levels, the curious are at the leading edge." 
     Roger Ebert
  • "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." 
     Ellen Parr 
  • "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." 
    Voltaire

     

  • "He wrote as a young man that God's noblest gift was the gift of an inquiring mind."
     John Adams
  • "When holy curiosity is driven by passion, and critical thinking by perseverance, wisdom and truth emerge." 
     Anon
  • "Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance." 
     William Wirt 
  • "I think I benefited from being equal parts ambitious and curious. And of the two, curiosity has served me best." 
     Michael J. Fox
  • "People die when curiosity goes." 
    Graham Swift

     

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I’d Like An Ottoman To Go With That!, The Blind Man's Elephant

I was sitting on my four-piece sectional the other day reading Stephen Hawking’s book, A Brief History Of Time, and I just couldn’t get completely comfortable. At first I wasn’t sure what it was. As I waited for the psychological arrow of time that pointed into the future, where my answer was moving towards me eventually making it to the present, I realized my four-piece sectional was missing the defining piece, an ottoman. I immediately rushed down to the local store where I had purchased the sectional and said, “I’d like an ottoman to go with that!” A few days later I was happily ensconced on my four-piece sectional with the missing fifth piece, my ottoman, comfortably in place under my feet with all ten toes free to wiggle as they please.


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Continuing Benefits Of "White Privilege"

P.S. Is Sarcasm1 Racist Too? Well, Its Etymology Is Greek, And They Are White, So Probably

There are a considerable number of attacks, especially in universities, that somehow being white is inherently racist, privileged, or some other ridiculous identity envy epithet, as if to shame us. [White Skin Makes You Inherently Racist; ... and albinos?]. I remember when judging people by the colour of their skin was considered racist. The US has spent the past 60 years officially combating this attitude. Now, it's in vogue. And if you voice an opinion contrary to what is discussed in class, these modern day Pharisees want you thrown out. [Student Thrown Out Of Class For Thinking; one wonders how this university can have a class about Christianity as Christ was a white male, and therefore, a "white privilege racist," unless, of course, that's the point]. So, we mustn't have dissenting voices on our college campuses. We must bend young student minds to have them believe what we want them to believe. Agree and memorize, and you'll get along fine. Simple Simon says, hop in the box with all the other yellow pencils. [The Institutionalization Of Hate Under The Guise Of Social Justice And Diversity].


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