One of the barriers to critical thinking skills is, as one of the characters in The Truman Show said, "We accept the reality with which we are presented."
Before you read the observations, you may benefit from watching the following trailer for The Truman Show or click on the link to watch it on You Tube:
1. The essence of profundity is a keen grasp of the obvious.
53. Most science fiction movies are social or political allegories. Most horror movies and soap operas are morality plays. Soap operas are also opportunities for women to work out their personal issues. Action adventure movies are soap operas for men, except that the therapy is in the subplot. This device allows men to kid themselves into thinking that they don't need movies to help them to work out their issues.
55. Liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have much more in common with each other than any of them have in common with "neo-conservatives," "neo-liberals," or the global elite. Christians, Jews, Muslims, and the people of other faiths have more in common with each other than any of them have with the global elite and their "neo" stooges. The only way the global elite can exploit the rest of us is by keeping us divided against one another. The solution should be obvious. (Links here, here, and here.)
56. Maybe that sounds fine, but how do you unite people who have been conditioned to mistrust each other? (Links here, here, and here.)
57. Congressmen as not as transparent as NASCAR (stock car) drivers. If they were, they would wear jumpsuits with patches to let everyone know who their corporate sponsors are.
58. If everyone "knows" something, but no one knows how they know it, it's probably false.
59. If you desire to know the truth, your most valuable mindset is uncertainty. As soon as you become certain of your position, you stop questioning and stop learning.
60. You can't fight corporations, banks, or government agencies, because they don't exist except as abstract constructs on which people have agreed. Once you have named names such as Hugh Grant (who, as top boss of Monsanto, has put more toxins in people's food than Lucrezia Borgia ever dreamed of doing), Dick Cheney (criminal fraudster, mass murderer of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians, and war profiteer), and Lloyd Blankfein (Goldman Sachs's top Grendel, who robbed the American people of hundreds of billions of dollars), then you have a vulnerable target. (Thanks to Pat in Colorado for that one.)
61. A rogue state is any sovereign government that's considered an obstacle to the globalist agenda.
62. A friend asked me where I found the time in my hectic schedule to write all this. The answer is another lesson in basic reality. It really is possible to "save time in a bottle," and it's not just a 1970's musician's fantasy. When you're standing in line for a long time, do you ever wish you could save that wasted time for future use? Well, you can't, but you can do something just as good. You can transfer future activities to the present. When I could not make notes, I would bounce ideas around in my head. By the time I had a minute or so to write things down, the ideas were already fully formed and required no further time for thought. Between the day I posted this blog and the hour I send it to my contact list, I added a few more thoughts, usually a thought at a time. (It goes back to point # 22: Ask yourself, "What benefit do I want, and what's the best way to go about getting it?)