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We have been told that the state of our world is purely the result of our inherent human nature, and that nothing will ever change the way we operate on earth. Some even say we are born ill intended, and learn the “good values” through stringent parental, educational or religious discipline. Even though this version of the story has been adopted and repeated by many, we are going to take the road less travelled. Instead of qualifying our true nature as predetermined and unchangeable, could it be that the current state of humanity is the result of a second nature?

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By definition, a “second nature” is an acquired behaviour that has been so long practiced to the point where it seems innate. It is a conditioning of consciousness, rather than a fundamental characteristic of consciousness. Considering the fact that humanity’s consciousness has been externally influenced and led for a very long time, shouldn’t this lead us to question how much of our behaviours and aspirations are actually ours?

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Without a doubt, our society is programmed to sell us on competing belief systems, political views, brands and products, and the list could go on forever. After all, maintaining the trend of such mindsets is what is profitable to the system. Whether it is a president that promises national security, a deity that promises heaven, a cream that promises beauty, a substance that promises relief, a car that promises attention, a career that promises prestige, or a luxurious lifestyle that promises eternal happiness, this system is an expert at creating billions of needs only to sell us on ideas and products that promises to satisfy them. This is accomplished mostly through the mainstream media, which has proved itself efficient in implementing a set of belief systems and mindsets that either keep the mind distracted or encourage people’s trust and dependency to the infrastructure. TV shows, movies, magazines, the news, education, or organised religion all tend to either implement a sense of patriotism, materialism, idolism, conformism, or any compliant mindset that seem to fit the bill of an authority figure. This constant external leadership and media influence has made us accustom to the concept that birth, education, career, consumerism, taxpaying, debt management, retirement and death, are the primary guidelines of our human experience.

Instead of leaving this automated cycle unquestioned, let’s finally question it. Why is it this way, and most importantly, what for? Does the belief that this is all there is to life feel like an absolute truth?

“The bottom line is that the government is getting what they ordered. They do not want your children to be educated. They do not want you to think too much. That is why our country and our world has become so proliferated with entertainments, mass media, television shows, amusement parks, drugs, alcohol, and every kind of entertainment to keep the human mind entertained, so that you don’t get in the way of important people by doing too much thinking. You better wake up and understand that there are people who are guiding your life and you don’t even know it.” – Jordan Maxwell

The thought that the ones in power may not have the benefit of the whole at heart have been highly ridiculed. And so are the whistleblowers, experts or ex-government officials/employees sharing such information. The word conspiracy has even been paired with “theory”, because people in general have better things to do than to research information that is being labeled as “theoretical”, right?

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The simple question we should ask ourselves in order to break the cycle of dismissing alternative information is: why would authority give any credibility to those who question and challenge authority?

Indeed, promoting information that would enlighten the mass and jeopardize your power and control wouldn’t be a very smart strategy. Hence, why the bankers, who are pulling the strings on our governments, also spread their influence through the five massive and integrated corporations that dominate most of the mainstream media.

These five huge corporations are Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch’s Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany and Viacom. They own most of the newspapers, magazines, books, radio and television stations, and movie studios of the United States. The agenda behind this concentration of media ownership is simply to control and regulate the information that is being spread on a mass scale. Ultimately implementing a set of belief systems and mindsets that will either distract the mind from ever questioning the state of the world, or support the ways of our system.

“(…) The ones who have access to the media, including the intellectual journals, and who essentially control the educational apparatus, should properly be referred to as a class of ‘commissars.’ That’s their essential function: to design, propagate and create a system of doctrines and beliefs which will undermine independent thought and prevent understanding and analysis of institutional structures and their functions.” – Noam Chomsky; Chronicles of Dissent (quoted by Jim Keith)

It is mostly through this constant exposure to the mainstream media, and an overflow of mind-numbing entertainment, that we have been gradually trained to think and respond in a certain way, without ever questioning the powers that be. Whether it is TV shows, movies, magazines, the news, education, or organised religion, all are mostly designed to either implement a sense of patriotism, materialism, idolism, conformism, or any compliant mindset or belief that fits the bill of a ruling class.

  • You need money, you need material goods, you need a shiny car, a beach body and Olay creams to feel good about yourself.
  • Get a degree, go to work, consume, watch TV, praise celebrities, pay your taxes, save up for retirement, vote, support your government, and don’t question the status quo.
  • You are on a quest for truth? Here is a variety of religions you must not question, because without such a securing spiritual identity, your soul is in danger of grave punishment.
  • Search no further, mainstream science provides all answers. We are here by coincidence, we are victims of our genes, and this is all there is to life.

This ruling class does not only hold the authority to regulate all that we read, see and hear when it comes to mainstream information, but is also in charge of the education system; a system shaped into the image and interests of industrialism.

The Education System

“That erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else.” – H.L Mencken

From a very early age, children are being taken from their most pure, open, and creative state of being, and they are put into a regulated institution where they are shown how to conform along the rules of a society, what they need to know in order to get a degree, what it means to be “intelligent”, and what an ideal career is. Education, which was once meant to be a resource for enlightenment and further expansion, has been turned into a regulating factory. Everyone, despite his or her uniqueness, is expected to consistently perform through standardized testing. Whenever they don’t, it is seen as a “failure”.

“Between these cinderblock walls, we are all expected to be the same. We are trained to ace every standardized test, and those who deviate and see light through a different lens are worthless to the scheme of public education, and therefore viewed with contempt.” – Erica Goldson

Standardization has become such a priority, that the moment a student diverges from this norm, or loses interest in regards to this academic version of reality, it is being labeled as ADHD, and is often prescribed medication. To put it simply, the unique and natural state of a human being isn’t good enough. If it takes brain altering drugs to make an unique individual more compliant to the rules, then the education system is all for it.

“An aesthetic experience is one in which your senses are operating at their peak, when you are present in the current moment, when you are resonating with the excitement of this thing you’re experiencing, when you are fully alive. “Anaesthetic” is when you shut your senses off and deaden yourself to what is happening. And a lot of these drugs are that. We are getting our children through education by anaesthetizing them. And I think we should be doing the exact opposite. We shouldn’t be putting them asleep, we should be waking them up to what they have inside of themselves.” – Sir Ken Robinson

We are basically being trained to memorize information, and regurgitate it over and over again on a piece of paper, on which the mark obtained determines our worth. It matters not if an individual feels no interest or passion along the lines of this protocol, for it is the one and only way to obtain a diploma -which, again, is a piece of paper that makes us worthy. Worthy as what? Worthy as compliant citizens.

“… I contest that I am a human being, a thinker, an adventurer – not a worker. A worker is someone who is trapped within repetition – a slave of the system set up before him.” – Erica Goldson

Human beings are essentially being labeled as either “successful” or “non-successful”, “academic” or “non-academic”, depending on the process and success rate of their conditioning. As a result, the unique potential within each and everyone of us is being suppressed to fit the bill of this particular industrialist vision. We are being taught the basics of language and logic, yet our minds become saturated with the obsession of getting “good grades”, as opposed to thinking for oneself, attaining true knowledge and expanding ones awareness.

“Since the advent of “progressive education”, schools have not been intended to educate, but simply to regiment.” – Jim Keith; Mass Control: Engineering Human Consciousness

It is simply a matter of observing the world and how it operates, to consequently realize how the educational system is not aimed at expanding our consciousness, but is rather shrinking it to the one of the industrialist system it supports. As a result, we find ourselves abiding to the same standards over and over again, without ever expanding our awareness beyond what our system stands for.

While we should be learning about the scientists and physicists trying to spread awareness about potent and non-polluting free energy technologies, we are being taught that we have no other alternatives than oil, for the sake of protecting an oil-based economy. While we should be learning about these patients having been cured from cancer with alternative and safe treatments, we meanwhile are trained to laugh at such information, continually treat it with the same dangerous procedures, and perpetually raise money for cancer research funds. While we should be encouraged to think for oneself, do our own research, question the world we live in, and be a pioneer of change, we are instead being told what to think, we are being told where to research, we are being told to support the system, and we are expected to conform rather than to ignite change.

While we should be uniting as one in order to create a more harmonious world together, we rely on dictatorship, remain separated, and are encouraged to live our lives as working citizens, with the main priority of making enough money to survive.

“And now here I am in a world guided by fear, a world suppressing the uniqueness that lies inside each of us, a world where we can either acquiesce to the inhuman nonsense of corporatism and materialism or insist on change. We are not enlivened by an educational system that clandestinely sets us up for jobs that could be automated, for work that need not be done, for enslavement without fervency for meaningful achievement. We have no choices in life when money is our motivational force. Our motivational force ought to be passion, but this is lost from the moment we step into a system that trains us, rather than inspires us.

We are more than robotic bookshelves, conditioned to blurt out facts we were taught in school. We are all very special, every human on this planet is so special, so aren’t we all deserving of something better, of using our minds for innovation rather than memorization, for creativity rather than futile activity, for rumination rather than stagnation? We are not here to get a degree, to then get a job, so we can consume industry-approved placation after placation. There is more, and more still.” – Erica Goldson

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UFO ‘Paralyzes’ Weapons & Electronic Systems of Two Iranian Military Jets Who Try To Fire Upon It

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    In 1976, residents of Tehran, Iran noticed a big bright object in the sky. The airport traffic controller also noticed. Military jets were scrambled and a game of "cat and mouse" ensued.

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    What will the realization that we are been and have been visited by other intelligence do to human consciousness?

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Mainstream UFO disclosure continues to accelerate at a tremendous pace. The U.S. Navy has released multiple videos and pictures of unknown objects (as well as testimony from the personnel involved) performing maneuvers and travelling at speeds that no known man made piece of machinery is capable of doing. The latest footage comes from the USS Omaha. It shows a spherical object that mysteriously disappeared into the ocean. The truth is, military encounters with these objects is nothing new, in fact it’s been happening for decades and the phenomenon has been well documented. There are thousands of encounters to choose from that provide a description of such events: the testimony of the personnel involved, radar tracking information, and in some cases, photographs and video of the object.

There are many common themes and consistencies with regards to the behaviour of these objects that seems to be quite evident based on the information and the number of examples that have made their way into the public domain. One of them is the fact that these objects, most of the time, seem to perform evasive maneuvers to avoid our own aircraft. Another is the fact that critical electronic equipment in military jets seems to shut down when in close proximity to these objects. This is well documented, and it doesn’t just occur with military jets but it’s something that’s happened at nuclear missile facilities.

At Malmstrom Air Force Base in March of 1967, a base that was responsible for a large amount of nuclear weapons, multiple military witnesses here saw a red, glowing UFO hovering just outside the front gate. After that happened all of the nuclear missiles shut down and went completely dead. This is not an isolated incident and there are multiple examples.

A great example of an air encounter where this happened comes from an incident that took place in 1976. Residents of  Tehran, Iran noticed a big bright object in the sky. The airport traffic controller also noticed, “it was an intensely bright object that was not supposed to be there.” The Iranian Air Force was contacted (at the time they were a close ally of the United States, under the rule of the Shah), and they dispatched two F-4 fighter jets to check out the object. The United States took this encounter very seriously, a report of what happened was sent to multiple national security officials and U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, CIA Director George Bush, and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, among others.

Both of the F-4 interceptor pilots reported seeing the object visually, it was also tracked on their airborne radar. Both planes experienced critical instrumentation and electronics go offline at a distance of twenty-five miles from the object. Here is an excerpt from the report:

Iranian Air Force Jets and a UFO which played “cat and mouse” with them, appearing on radar and “paralyzing” their weapons and electronic systems when the jets attempted to open fire on it….As the F-4 approached a range of 25 nautical miles it lost all instrumentation and communications. When the F-4 turned away from the objects and apparently was no longer a threat to it, the aircraft regained all instrumentation and communications. Another brightly lighted object came out of the original object. The second object headed straight toward the F4.

The report goes on to describe how the smaller object, after detaching from the bigger object, turned inside the arc of the F-4 itself, and then regained the original object. This incident apparently lasted for several hours. This type of “splitting in two” was also observed in an incident occurring near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico airport in April 2013. The incident was filmed and team of analysts working with the SCU, the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies, a private group of scientists, military analysts, and investigators produced a report analyzing the incident.

Objects splitting into two, travelling at speeds no man made aircraft can, performing maneuvers that no known aircraft can, and exhibiting other astonishing “behaviours” is again, nothing new.

What is most interesting about the Iran incident is that the object(s) seem to know when the jets were attempting to fire on them and were able to prevent it. This is suggestive of some type of precognition, in my opinion.

It is also concerning that we would attempt to fire upon an object that doesn’t seem to be performing maneuvers indicative of a threat. Their behaviour no doubt represents potential air safety issues. In my opinion, many of these encounters are indicative of “curious” behaviour. Meanwhile, there is evidence suggesting that governments of the world have been quite interested in capturing some of these objects and have indeed been successful.

The Takeaway: What are these objects? There are a plethora of stories out there involving beings from another world that are associated with these objects. They come from high ranking military personnel, and civilian incidents like the one that occurred at Ariel School, Zimbabwe, in 1994. Although we can’t say for sure, is it responsible to rely on government and mainstream media to give us our perception of this topic? Should we be so naive as to believe that these entities will give us an accurate depiction of what they have discovered about the phenomenon?

It’s no secret that governments and mainstream media are losing trust among a large portion of their citizenry, and this is in large part due to perceived deception with regards to so many global issues, especially geo-political issues. Will mainstream UFO disclosure be any different? I don’t know, but what needs to happen with this topic if we want to learn more about it is likely a citizen based initiative and study of the phenomenon. One that is independent of any government organizations, and this is, and has been happening around the world, for quite some time.

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Former Navy Pilot: We See UFOs “Every Day, For At Least A Couple Years”

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    Lieutenant Ryan Graves talks to 60 Minutes about seeing UFOs "Every day for a couple years at least" during his time as a Navy pilot.

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    Grave's suggestion of sighting frequency is strikingly well beyond that which government has disclosed in the past. Is this really happening everyday? If so, for how long? Why are we only hearing about it now?

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The UFO subject has gained a lot of momentum in recent years, so much so that in 2020, then President, Donald Trump signed a bill that would call on the director of national intelligence and the secretary of defense to produce a report detailing everything the government knows about unidentified flying objects, also known as “unidentified aerial phenomena” or “anomalous aerial vehicles.” Interestingly, in the bill, this request was laid out under the subheading “Advanced Aerial Threats,” suggesting government sees these objects as threats even when long time researchers have pointed out that most declassified documents and whistleblower accounts point to these objects performing evasive maneuvers, signalling a ‘non threatening’ situation.

As time has gone on, anticipation about what will be released by the US government in this intel drop has grown. As more and more mainstream media outlets begin to task journalists with exploring this subject more openly, interesting stories have been emerging that increase public awareness further – but sometimes these stories truly shake up the story we’ve received from government.

It’s not that what is being said isn’t true, it’s that to those that have spent time exploring this subject credibly for years, the stories we are hearing are painting a picture that government has essentially just not been able to gain accurate intel about UFOs up until recently, and that simply doesn’t make sense. The Pentagon has gone from strict public denial of UFOs, including ridiculing the subject, to now admitting it, with the story changing almost every six months. Is the Pentagon really begrudgingly admitting something they don’t want to admit? Or is there another game at play here?

In a recent 60 Minutes episode, Lieutenant Ryan Graves, a former Navy pilot, is describing his experience having seen these objects over the course of his career. To Graves, and the Navy in general, UFOs are considered a security risk. In the clip below, when Graves refers to how often they have seen UFOs you can hear 60 Minutes interviewer Bill Whitaker say “wait a minute, everyday for the last couple years?” as if he is confused, and he should be. For decades we have been told in mainstream conjecture that UFOs are nothing more than weather balloons and to not pay attention. Sure, in recent years the government has alluded to some rare footage of UFOs capture on flight instruments, but now all of a sudden we hear that these events have been happening ‘everyday?’

Below is a transcript from the video above, outlining a few key takeaways from the interview.

Bill Whitaker: So you’re seeing it both with the radar and with the infrared. And that tells you that there is something out there?

Ryan Graves: Pretty hard to spoof that.

These photographs were taken in 2019 in the same area. The Pentagon confirms these are images of objects it can’t identify. Lieutenant Graves told us pilots training off the Atlantic Coast see things like that all the time.

Ryan Graves: Every day. Every day for at least a couple years.

Bill Whitaker: Wait a minute, every day for a couple of years?

Ryan Graves: Uh-huh.

When I hear “every day for at least a couple years” I can’t help but think: if this indeed has been happening this frequently, for that long, perhaps longer, why are we only hearing about it now? Why has it gone from “these sightings are rare, we don’t really know much about them” to “we are seeing these every day”?  Can we really believe that government doesn’t know what these are, as is often claimed, when they have that frequent experience with them? This is a rather absurd idea.

Look at the wonder and excitement on the face of Ryan in the interview, does he seem scared? Worried? Does it seem like he’s dealing with a threat? No. He seems curious and fascinated. Likewise when we hear “every day for at least couple years,” don’t you think something ‘threatening’ would have happened by now?

I’ve spoken to Constitutional and public interest lawyer Daniel P. Sheehan on a number of occasions, he has made it quite clear to me that from his perspective and interactions with high level officials, no one is really seeing this as a threat. Yet that is the story that comes out to the public.

Why does the version of disclosure we are getting paint government in an innocent light when the deception coming from them has last almost 100 years? We can speculate on this all day, but one thing seems clear, the US government is not going to tell us all they know about this subject, and we should not expect them to. Inquiry into this subject will have to be done another way.

“Frankly, there are a lot more sightings than have been made public. Some of those have been declassified. And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have been seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery, that, frankly, engage in actions that are difficult to explain, movements that are hard to replicate, that we don’t have the technology for, or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom.” – Trump’s former intelligence director John Ratcliffe.

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Gaza Fights For Freedom: The Full Documentary

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    A film showing Gaza’s protest movement. Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests, it features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians have been killed by Israel snipers since early 2018.

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    Why does mainstream media ignore a particular perspective? Why do social media giants censor it? What is going on?

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Gaza Fights For Freedom is a film directed by Abby Martin of The Empire Files that portrays life in all aspects for the people of Gaza. It was released in 2019, but is quite relevant right now given the human rights abuses and crimes against humanity that are taking place there. The topics covered are varied but all are centered on the imprisonment and deprivation caused by the Israelis blockading the small territory. The Israelis have created a situation where most of the water is toxic, where electricity on a good day maybe lasts eight hours, but often only four and frequently never. Imports of food are limited, as put officially by the Israelis themselves to put them on starvation rations. Movement is restricted by the Israeli military on all sides, and no construction materials are allowed through to repair the severely damaged infrastructure from recent Israeli attacks.

Right now, people are marching all over the world in support of the Palestinians, yet there is absolutely zero appropriate coverage by mainstream media.  Facebook and other social media platforms have been quite active in censoring and blocking activists in support of Palestinians, and Israel just bombed a major press building that was the home of multiple media outlets, like Al Jazeera and the Associated Press

A statement from Al Jazeera condemned the attack, calling on “all media and human right institutions to join forces” in denouncing the bombing and to “hold the government of Israel accountable”. “Al Jazeera condemns in the strongest terms the bombing and destruction of its offices by the Israeli military in Gaza and views this as a clear act to stop journalists from conducting their sacred duty to inform the world and report events on the ground,” the statement read.

The film highlights the Israeli (and US) military and political leaders’ complete disregard of many international humanitarian and war crimes treaties.  All the great information aside, and all the great journalistic photography aside, “Gaza Fights For Freedom” allows the Palestinians to speak for themselves. Abby Martin serves as an occasional commentator not so much to offer an ideology but so as to introduce a topic.

It’s a great documentary to introduce people to what has been happening in Palestine.

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