In December 2008, Chinese archaeologists allegedly removed the opening of a giant coffin within what was believed to be an undisturbed, 400-year old Si Qing tomb in Shangsi County.
As they removed the soil around the coffin, however, they were shocked and amazed to find this : A small piece of metal shaped like a watch, with the time frozen at 10:06. “Swiss” was engraved on the back.
If the tomb was truly undisturbed for 400 years, what could explain the existence of this modern artifact?
“Media manipulation currently shapes everything you read, hear and watch online. Everything.”
– Forbes magazine article on mass media influence, 7/16/2012
The influence of the mass media on public perception is widely acknowledged, yet few know the incredible degree to which this occurs. Key excerpts from the rare, revealing mass media news articles below show how blatantly the media sometimes distort critical facts, omit vital stories, and work hand in hand with the military-industrial complex to keep their secrets safe and promote greedy and manipulative corporate agendas.
Once acclaimed as the watchdog of democracy and the political process, these riveting articles clearly show that the major media can no longer be trusted to side with the people over business and military interests. For ideas on how you can further educate yourself and what you can do to change all this, see the “What you can do” section below the article summaries. Together, we can make a difference.
U.S. Suppressed Footage of Hiroshima for Decades
2005-08-03, New York Times/Reuters
In the weeks following the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, U.S. authorities seized and suppressed film shot in the bombed cities by U.S. military crews and Japanese newsreel teams to prevent Americans from seeing the full extent of devastation wrought by the new weapons. It remained hidden until the early 1980s and has never been fully aired. “Although there are clearly huge differences with Iraq, there are also some similarities,” said Mitchell, co-author of “Hiroshima in America” and editor of Editor & Publisher. “The chief similarity is that Americans are still being kept at a distance from images of death, whether of their own soldiers or Iraqi civilians.” The Los Angeles Times released a survey of six months of media coverage of the Iraq war in six prominent U.S. newspapers and two news magazines — a period during which 559 coalition forces, the vast majority American, were killed. It found they had run almost no photographs of Americans killed in action. “So much of the media is owned by big corporations and they would much rather focus on making money than setting themselves up for criticism from the White House and Congress,” said Ralph Begleiter, a former CNN correspondent. In 1945, U.S. policymakers wanted to be able to continue to develop and test atomic and eventually nuclear weapons without an outcry of public opinion. “They succeeded but the subject is still a raw nerve.”
In this world, we see varying levels of what we traditionally call good and evil. We have ways to measure them with our religious notions, but if we see the world through a materialists eyes, what is good or evil? Some may say that good and evil are behaviors that are infringements on the survival of the group, or plan in which the participant is a part of; practically saying, evil is an acting out of animalistic nature that hurts the herd and nothing more. This does not work in all cases though, for there are things people do to themselves that are harmful and therefore seen as bad. The religious crowd sees morality as having come from God: a set of guidelines fraught with consequence and reward if obeyed or rejected, but why are certain things deemed sin? There are things that only seem to hurt us, so how can those things fit with the materialist view? Why would God care if we stole a cookie from the cookie jar?
I once had a psychedelic experience in which my faults were shown to me and I saw myself as the universe saw me. Though I was bathed in love at this moment, I was also shown in a clearer than clear manner what I had done. I was not being judged, but redirected. There was no hammer of God falling upon me for my errors. It was implied that my errors were not expedient for my growth as an eternal part of the universe. In other words, my less than careful deeds were not useful. It was plain as day, they were impractical roadblocks that I had carelessly set in front of myself. I had impeded my own progress and slowed my contribution to the universal creative evolution that is ever taking place. My decision to do so made me a slowing force rather than an expediting force.
From this vantage point, the universe shows its egalitarian understanding and amorality as the highest virtue. Sin in the traditional sense is an archaic illusion meant to trap you, forcing you to police yourself and others. It is a method of control used by ill-willed authorities to enslave you without you even realizing it. Accepting sin and salvation is acceptance of a mental prison that you hold yourself in, while the counterintuitive forces of the universe revel in the slowing of your progress.
But what about these ill-willed people who exude evil? Surely they are proof that evil exists? In my experience, these people who behave in ways like this have embraced the most base and primal ways, succumbing to blood lust and every other form that brings opposition to human progress as a universal body. Again, a psychedelic view of the other side shows us that these occurrences are woven together in the creative process with the complexity and order that could only be made by the collection of all minds that have ever carried out thought, combined into one mind. These people who are traditionally called evil are the human forms of earthquakes, forest fires and hurricanes; Because they are base, they are nearly elemental. They are brilliant, yet animalistic. Because they are conscious individuals, they are impeding themselves by volunteering to be nearly elemental in their destructive path. One does not say that an earthquake is sinning when it kills thousands. The earthquake is indiscriminate in its destruction. These individuals have traded enlightenment for a short lived orgy of power.
There is a cop-out given when bad things happen: God has a plan we don’t understand. It’s always from the standpoint of clinging to the prisoner mindset, trying to understand why something horrible has happened when the answer is much bigger, complex and longer than our non-eternal selves can comprehend. The karmic resonance of a happening may have been thousands of years in the making and it may have just been our turn to be the participant in the cosmic process to experience it.
We have been raised to fear the death of our bodies, either because of fear that we will go to hell or because we only see a yawning void waiting for us. But if we see ourselves as eternal, then our mind realizes that our bodies are simply the crafts that we are steering for the moment on a roiling and ever-expanding vision of self-realization and collective unification.
Once we see ourselves from the grander perspective, the idea of sin becomes silly and rudimentary. We are merely impeding ourselves in our process of transcendence while contributing to the base slowing forces that fight progress and enslave us in fear.
The universe is amoral: It does not do you wrong. To think of if that way is to not realize that you are the universe. Your physical body is literally made from the particles of stars. We are blessed to be able to take part of this process and feel what it’s like to have the pleasure and pain of physical existence. With that in mind, let’s choose to be the positive forces in our present world and pull as much learning as we can from the things we used to see as good and evil. Let’s leave those prison doors swinging open and show others how it’s done. We’re in this together, let’s embrace that idea and act accordingly.
Documentaire sur l’IMI diffusé par Arte Radio.
Le réalisateur Philippe Baudouin a fait une enquête de plusieurs mois sur cette institution originale qu’est l’Institut Métapsychique International, fondation reconnue d’utilité publique depuis 1919, dont l’objet est la recherche métapsychique. Il a écouté, questionné, fouillé dans les archives sonores… Le résultat est un documentaire audio d’environ 30 minutes diffusé par Arte Radio sous le titre “Les Ghostbusters de l’Intérieur. Ils enquêtent sur le paranormal”.
Harris O’Malley writes at the Good Men Project:
Getting better at dating is hard enough.
It gets even harder when it feels like your own mind is fighting back against your attempts to improve yourself.
When I was younger, I used to be a chronic insomniac. I’d be physically tired, but I could never actually get to sleep; my body would be exhausted but I could never get my brain to quiet down long enough for me to relax and pass out. Every night became an exercise in what I called “riding the maelstrom”1—a mental whirlpool of worst-case scenarios, self-recrimination, anxieties and doubts. I would start to drift off to sleep when suddenly I would remember something stupid I’d done that day—“Why did I say that to Emily, oh Christ I’m such a fucking idiot, no wonder I can’t get a girlfriend see this is why you’re a loser. I really like Amy but she probably has a boyfriend and if I go make a move I’m just going to get shot down and then everybody’s going to know that I tried to hook up with her and I’m never going to hear the end of it and…”
Being awake wasn’t much better, to be honest. At least half of my internal monologue involved dwelling on all of my counter-productive anxieties and self-limiting beliefs, a seemingly never ending stream of voices reminding me why I sucked and how nothing would ever work out for me. Trying to force myself past all of that was exhausting.
Going by my inbox, I can tell that many of you have the same issue. At least half of the emails I get come from people who want to improve but just can’t get past all of those nagging voices of failure and self sabotage.
So it’s time to start looking into some mind control and learning how to shut out all of those nagging thoughts and voices…