It seems over the last decade we have more things to be afraid of. Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we encounter with a fearful eye. Hidden within the plastic liner of that Doritos bag lies a potentially fatal flake of packaging ink that could find its way into your brain and start making you eat the brains of your children!
Okay, that is just sarcasm, but I am sure you catch my drift. Though they did prove the dusty cheese of those chips kills brain cells, and those are the cells that don't get replaced....but I digress. Who really needs the letter Z, right?
As an every day citizen on planet Earth, it would seem without adding any additional influences on our lives, trying to survive on this globe is a frightful one. When you add religion on top of this mix? When you add religious media on top of it?
An everyday talk show with say, Glenn Beck? A person's mind transforms the pouty pundit into ....
Lately, even the science world has been thrown into the windstorm of superstitious, and rather theocratic, reasoning. The tetrad blood moons has been providing a cosmic quaking of ecstasy filled bed wetting in the religious communities.
Everywhere around us, there are theists that wake up, IMMEDIATELY in fear, as soon as they start their day. They deluge themselves in so called morning news, hanging on every murder, Israeli missle strike, and announcement by the banks of more bad news for their retirement accounts. All this information is being cataloged in their minds while they sit there eating their breakfast, mulling over the previous evenings Bible studies that focused on Revelations and God's return. Excitedly realizing the haphazard link between the news and the previous evenings studies, these believers call their parents, talk to coworkers, and even post their notions of prophetical confirmation on social media. Those who attempt to counter such line of thought are met with such great resistance. Those who recognize the illogical leaps that were made to receive such a euphoric state of panic truly wonder just how crazy a person must be to subject themselves to such emotional drama. To not be willing to look at the flip side to a claim and honestly evaluate the information is a hallmark of such behavior of fearful escapism. This is groupthink at its finest. Without it, occult escapism would not flourish.
If you are not aware of what group think is, it is a psychological term that describes a desire so deep for uniformity in views that often irrational decision making and illogical conclusions are welcome in order to attain cohesiveness. By doing so, the group will alienate and suppress anyone who dissents, and discourages independent thinking, which results in an inflated sense of impervious confirmation. George Orwell's novel 1984 highlights this type of phenomenon throughout. Needless to say, in an age of astounding communication based technology, it doesn't take much for someone to find a hive to be a drone in, even unknowingly.
This makes escapism a very effective tool for not just the theistic organizations, but political as well, to take advantage of vulnerable citizens, turning them away from important issues to distract them with others that have inconsequential importance. The New World Order and Illuminati conspirators are very effective demonstrations of political escapism. Instead of facing the true propagators of failed policy and slumping economy, the government entities throughout the world have soaked their populations in the facade of hobnobbing billionaires that are plotting to overthrow all the world's governments by purchasing elections and favorable legislation; a coup upon the very freedom of man. All the while they do this, overwhelming the emotions of their citizens, governments are in reality the enablers of any corrupt behaviors within their walls of legislation, but they have successfully distracted their peers and placed a scapegoat out in the yard for slaughter.
You can see this occurring within the ranks of religious entities, as well. End Time scenarios come and go, but signs of the advent of such an event seem to thrive and multiply every week. How else can these religious salesmen keep the tithing and support rolling in for their social, and political, aspirations when these prophecy dates come and go? They have learned to no longer offer actual dates, but instead use the same distractions of government propaganda and apply it to their own timelines, giving the illusion of perfectly synced events that have been predicted to occur before the arrival of End Times. How convenient. The signs are always on the time table of BEFORE the event, never at the time of occurrence.
Everything is a sign. Blood moons, and their subsequent timing, coincides with the Jewish holy calendar. So you can imagine how much hype surrounded it. The ever fear inspiring Reverend Hagee explained to his millions of television show audience members that,"In each of these blood moons, you have something that begins in tragedy and ends in triumph. For instance, in 1948, Israel was reborn as a nation. After 2,000 years, God supernaturally brought them from 66 nations and a nation was born in a day. That again was a supernatural something that happened following the tragedy of the Holocaust. In 1967, Israel won the Six-Day War and recaptured Jerusalem. For the first time in 2,000 years, Jerusalem and the State of Israel were together again."
This type of loose connection between science and coincidental history sent his followers, and many of other sects, into a frenzy. A rare celestial event, conveniently coupled with past history. Now, if only these fanatical worshipers of the divine would bother to understand the ridiculous logic here. Every year there are eclipses, passing of asteroids, and other very rare cosmic phenomena. And every year there are significant tragedies and successes in the world. But this event is special, they say. This is a predicted event in our holy texts, they say.
WHY CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT WE SEE? They ask in all caps.
The short answer to this? You are desperate for the answers you want to hear so you don't have to face reality.
The longer answer? It is just a grown up ESCAPIST FANTASY. And if you don't know what that is, then you best look it up and get a psychologist because you are subconsciously wishing you could get the fuck out of this life alive, and live forever in Heaven, and see all the evil get what it has coming to it. Good luck with that.
My personal favorite on the conspiracy list would be the NWO (New World Order). You know, the Illuminati. Cue the spooky Da Vinci Code soundtrack. This is a widely popular conspiracy involving the world banks and elitists taking over the world and reducing the human population to a manageable level so that resources do not run out. One world government. One world money. One world religion. And of course, as a gentleman explained to me one night, it is Lucifer - Himself - running the NWO.
Dum Dum DUMMMMMMM.
Can you imagine living in this type of mindset? In a world so grand, full of imagination and possibilities, we have citizens who think that Satan is wearing a three piece suit in all his red scaled glory, striding around the business table of an elite penthouse office somewhere in New York, saying to his attending board members,"Let's purposely package hot dog buns as packages of eight, and the wieners in packages of ten. We will make the consumers have to buy more to even it out, and thus, expose them more to our poisonous chemicals and addict their kids to our food with complete trust. Then we can link the uptick of bread consumption by Israel's younger population as a sign that they have truly forgotten their identity with Yahweh. Our celestial battle will begin when there is no longer enough fuel left in the Earth's crust to help fuel our cargo ships and the shipments of hot dogs to the Jews."
Can we NOT have to apply rocket science as to why there is a disparity in the packaging numbers of buns versus wieners? Not everyone puts their dog in a bun. Some of us like to eat them sliced up into perfectly measured 1/4" circles to dip willy nilly in our sauces of choice. Some of us like to cut them into quarters, stab a stick pretzel through them, and pass them off as hor dourves at our little Mary Kay parties. Some of us like macaroni and wieners. And we all know that when you grill a ten pack of wieners, at least one of them ends up on the ground, thoroughly caked in dirt, and another gets overcooked and too tough.
To think, that when I was a believer, just knowing I could be left behind and have my head chopped off for premium martyrdom access to heavenly rewards was frightening enough. Now, I have to be afraid of prepackaged food too? No. Just, no. I refuse to be afraid of processed foods - maybe the ingredients of such food - but not how it is packaged. Ffs.
What was the point of this little rant about hot dogs? Well, the conspiracy behind hot dogs is the same as other far reaching ridiculousness, and the reality is that while conspiracy people have their heart in the right place - there are great things wrong with the world and there are people taking advantage of other people (but not the hot dog situation) - the blame they lay is pointing to an outside evil, when in fact, they need to look inward and accept that their fellow man has problems that they are not willing to help rectify. To escape the greater responsibility of setting forth a higher level of accountability is a difficult task, and many don't want to get their hands dirty in that process because, often times, the sorters are just as guilty as the mess makers.
It is frustrating to watch escapists sit on the sidelines, bemoaning the fate of the world like salivating angels of Christ, wanting to slaughter the sinners, even if just in private thought. It is even more frustrating when my fellow secularists have the same mindset, as well, just minus the Beelzebub.
I would suggest that the entire concept of the "Illuminati" was created by the official Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious establishments--and the officials of the media and their economic allies--to distract people from the fact that there are NO other institutions on the face of this planet who do more to pervert and turn upside down supposed Revealed Truth than they do.
What they are saying is that "It is not us who are responsible for the EVILS in the world because of the Satanic theologies that we teach. We are the GOOD guys. It is some shadowy organization--the 'Illuminati'; yes, the 'Illuminati'; that's it--who are the truly EVIL ones. So, keep on giving us your money; so, as the GOOD guys, we can fight the EVIL 'Illuminati' on your behalf. It is us who will 'save' you from the EVIL 'Illuminati'. Just DO NOT QUESTION what we tell you; or it will be curtains for you. "
It is all fear laced propaganda. A believer in Christ has nothing to fear, right? The prophecy is incorruptible. God is incorruptible. So if there is fear and uncertainty about one's future, wouldn't that believer have to then find fault with his/herself while in the throes of revealed truths of conspirator knowledge?
This is something I try to point out to those who are desperately hoping God comes back soon and swoops them out of the clutches of the mortal coil. I also try to point this out with my secular tin foil hat aficionados who want to see the government liquidated over night, seemingly content with the strange idea that if we didn't have the current government, all the citizens of the United States would magically agree to common ground overnight and we would not fall into the terrors of civil war. I get to the why of their wishes, and then ask what their fear is all about if they get what they are asking for. Show some faith! But that is when the curtain falls open, and you will almost always get an admission out of them along the lines of,"I do think this is best for our world, but I doubt it will happen in my lifetime."
It is all a fantasy, through and through. Something to keep the overburdened going. Something to help these unnecessarily frightened people to find meaning to all they have put on their shoulders in this life. And if you manage to get one of these poor souls to admit their shaky belief, that is when you provide the number of really trustworthy counselor or psychologist, and let your little stressed out human refugee of mind games know that it doesn't have to be all chem trails, Rapture, and the end of the world.
Practice some political atheism and common sense. Prioritize what is really important, and please, start realizing where you participate in the games that corrupt organizations play in.