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The Properties of Space

Science works best when in harmony with nature. If we put these two together, we can discover great technologies that can only come about when the consciousness of the planet is ready to embrace them. One example is “free energy,” also known as “zero-point energy,” which utilizes the substance that exists all around us and converts it into usable energy. This would give us a limitless source of energy, and would practically wipe out all poverty on the planet. (more on this later in the article)

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The properties of space have been postulated by many, from ancient Vedic philosophy, Eastern Mystics, various ancient civilizations throughout human history all the way to Descartes, Einstein, Newton and more. Humans are curious beings, and our quest to discover “what is” will never end.

“And they allowed Apollonius to ask questions; and he asked them of what they thought the cosmos was composed; but they replied; “Of elements.” “Are there then four?” he asked. “Not four,” said Larchas,  “but five.” “And how can there be a fifth,” said Apollonius, “alongside of water and air and earth and fire?” “There is the ether,” replied the other, “which we must regard as the stuff of which gods are made; for just as all mortal creatures inhale the wire, so do immortal and divine natures inhale the ether.” “Am I,” said Appollonius, “to regard the universe as a living creature?” “Yes,” said the other. – The Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Philostratus, 220AD (source)

Science now knows that a material universe as the foundation of what we perceive to be our physical material world isn’t quite the case. Today, physicists recognize that physical atoms are actually made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating. At its smallest observable level, matter is energy, and this energy that exists all around us can be tapped into and possibly used to generate power.

Quantum physics has left many scientists baffled, again, the discovery that our physical material reality isn’t really physical at all can be quite confusing. Scientists began to explore the relationship between energy and the structure of matter at the turn of the 19th century, this is approximately the time when the idea of a Newtonian material universe was dropped from the heart of scientific knowing, and replaced by the fact that matter is nothing but an illusion, that everything in the universe is made out of energy.

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” – Niels Bohr, a Danish Physicist

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Again, if you observed the composition of an atom with a microscope, you would see a small, invisible tornado like vortex, with a number of infinitely small energy vortices called quarks and photons. These are what make up the structure of the atom. As you focused in closer and closer on the structure of the atom, you would see nothing, you would observe a physical void. The atom has no physical structure, we have no physical structure, physical things really don’t have any physical structure. Atoms are made out of invisible energy, not tangible matter.

“Despite the unrivalled empirical success of quantum theory, the very suggestion that it may be literally true as a description of nature is still greeted with cynicism, incomprehension and even anger.” (T. Folger, “Quantum Shmantum”; Discover 22:37-43, 2001)

“Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.” – R.C. Henry, Professor of physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. (source)

Tesla and Ancient Vedic Philosophy  and the Properties of Space

We’ve seen a very interesting trend (especially within the past decade) of modern-day science catching up to an ancient understanding about the true nature of reality, its make-up, how it functions and how we can work with it to bring about change on our planet. For anybody to label the merging of ‘spirituality’ and science as pseudoscience means they have not properly investigated it. Spiritual concepts of our ancient world are directly intertwined with modern-day science, more so quantum physics, and Nikola Tesla was well aware of this.

“All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the akasha or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never-ending cycles all things and phenomena.”– Nikola Tesla, Man’s Greatest Achievement, 1907 (1)(2)

As you can see, Tesla was aware of ancient concepts and the correlation it had with the science he was working on -using sanskrit worlds like “akasha,” and “prana” to describe the force and matter that exists all around us. These words come from the Upanishads (a collection of Vedic texts)

“The aakaash is not destructible, it is the primordial absolute substratum that creates cosmic matter and hence the properties of aakaash are not found in the material properties that are in a sense relative. The aakaash is the eternally existent, superfluid reality, for which creation and destruction are inapplicable.” – (Idham thadhakshare parame vyoman. Parame vyoman) – Paramahamsa Tewari, Engineer, Physicist and Inventor. (source)

Nikola Tesla had correlations with Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), who was one of the most famous and influential spiritual leaders of the philosophies of Vedanta (one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy, the term originally referred to the upanishads, a collection of philosophical texts in Hinduism) and Yoga. He was the chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and the founder of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. He is a giant figure in the history of the hindu reform movements.

Vivekananda wrote a later to Tesla in the late 1800’s stating:

“Mr. Tesla thinks he can demonstrate mathematically that force and matter are reducible to potential energy. I am to go and see him next week to get this new mathematical demonstration. In that case the Vedantic cosmology will be placed on the surest of foundations. I am working a good deal now upon the cosmology and eschatology of the Vedanta. I clearly see their perfect union with modern science, and the elucidation of the one will be followed by that of the other.” – Swami Vivekananda (Complete Works, VOL. V, Fifth Edition, 1347, p. 77). (1)

Tesla began using the Sanskrit words after meeting with Swami, and after studying the Eastern view of the true nature of reality, about the mechanisms that drive the material world. Eventually, it led him to the basis for the wireless transmission of electrical power, what is known as the Tesla Coil Transformer. During this year he made the following comments during a speech before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. (Given before he familiarized himself with the the Vedic sincere of the easter nations of India, Tibet, and Nepal.)

“Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point in the universe. This idea is not novel…We find it in the delightful myth of Antheus, who derives power from the earth; we find it among subtle speculations of one of your splendid mathematicians….Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static, or kinetic? If static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic – and this we know it is, for certain – then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheel work of nature.” – Nikola Tesla (source)

The Vedas are a group of writings that consist of hymns, prayers, myths, historical accounting, science and the nature of reality. They date back at least 5000 years, and are not so different from other ancient texts that dive into the same matters from all across the globe. The language used is Sanskrit and its origins are unknown.

“Swami Vivekananda was hopeful that Tesla would be able to show that what we call matter is simply potential energy because that would reconcile the teachings of the Vedas with modern science. The Swami realized that in that case, the Vedantic cosmology (would) be placed on the surest of foundations. Tesla understood the Sanskrit terminology and philosophy and found that it was a good means to describe the physical mechanisms of the universe as seen through his eyes. It would behoove those who would attempt to understand the science behind the inventions of Nikola Tesla to study Sanskrit and Vedic philosophy.”  – Toby Grotz, President, Wireless Engineering (source)

Apparently, Tesla was unable to show the identity of energy and matter, this did not come until Albert Einstein published his paper on relativity, which was known in the East for the last 5000 years.

“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.” – Swami Vivekananda

Tesla’s vision of the wireless transmission of electricity and free energy has been postponed for almost one hundred years now. Which brings us to our next topic.

What We Know Now (Today) About Free Energy

“These concepts have been proven in hundreds of laboratories throughout the world and yet they have not really seen the light of day. If these technologies were to be set free worldwide, the change would be profound, it would be applicable everywhere. These technologies are absolutely the most important thing that have happened in the history of the world.” – Brian O’leary, Former NASA Astronaut and Princeton Physics Professor. (source)

Here is a video of world renowned Physicist Harold E. Puthoff. An American physicist who earned his Ph.D from Stanford University. I am best familiar with his work through the declassification of the remote viewing program conducted by the CIA and NSA in conjunction with Stanford University. (source 1)(source 2)(source 3).  He is the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, and has served various government agencies throughout his years.

“These are not just fringe scientists with science fiction ideas. They are mainstream ideas being published in mainstream physics journals and being taken seriously by mainstream military and NASA type funders. I’ve been taken out on aircraft carriers by the Navy and shown what it is we have to replace if we have new energy sources to provide new fuel methods.” – Dr. Harold E. Puthoff

“Back in about 1964 a researcher at the Hughes Laboratory by the name of Robert L. Forward showed that there was a particular effect, called the Casimir Effect, which demonstrated that this energy could be taped.” – Dr. Harold E. Puthoff

To see some actual research, a research paper and a visual demonstration of some machinery with plans for the device, click HERE

This is what Tesla was talking about when he said that man would “attach their machinery to the very wheel work of nature.”

It’s Time For  A Change

Our current methods for extracting energy are destroying Earth. It’s destroying the environment, its people and creates conflict. We are rapidly approaching a time (if not already in that time) where we need to implement systems to eliminate the use of fossil fuels. I hope that this article, and the ones linked within it, show you that this is possible. If you are further interested in this subject, you can check out Michael Faraday, Bruce DePalma, Paramahamsa Tewari and more.

Energy source transitions do not happen over night. It took us 100 years to transfer from wood to coal, and another 100 years to move from coal to oil. But the next energy transition must happen quicker than previous ones, and it must include free energy.

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway from the human spirit.” – Helen Keller

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” – Nikola Tesla

Related CE Articles:

10 Scientific Studies That Prove Consciousness Can Alter Our Physical Material World

The Illusion of Matter: Our Physical Reality Isn’t Really Physical At All

Sources:

(1)http://www.teslasociety.com/tesla_and_swami.htm

(2) Hunt, Inez and Draper. Wanetta, W., Lightning In His Hand, The Life Story Of Nikola Tesla, Omni Publications, Hawthorne, CA, 1981.

(2) O’Neal, John, J., Prodigal Genius, The Life Of Nikola Tesla, Ives Washington, Inc., 1944. Anderson, Leland, personal communication. See also Anderson, L.I., and Ratzlaff, J.T., Dr. Nikola Tesla Bibliography, Ragusan Press, 936 Industrial Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94303, 1979.

http://www.tewari.org/Books/SpititualFoundations/SF%20R12702.htm

Sources used from another article embedded in this article: All other sources are highlighted throughout the article.

 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v457/n7226/edsumm/e090108-01.html

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1012369318404

http://www.disclosureproject.org/docs/pdf/OutsideTheBox-TedLoderPaper.pdf

http://pra.aps.org/abstract/PRA/v39/i5/p2333_1

http://www.scientificexploration.org/journal/jse_10_1_puthoff.pdf

http://pre.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v48/i2/p1562_1

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Ex Defense Intelligence Agency Director Shares What He’s Learned About ‘Psychic’ Dreaming

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  • The Facts:

    Dale E. Graff, a physicist and former director of the US government/Stanford remote viewing program shares his knowledge about dreaming, and how we can all experience what he calls 'Psi' dreaming.

  • Reflect On:

    How much have our governments and black budget programs really discovered within these realms? How much is known and why are they keeping t classified?

The most astonishing fact about studies within the realm of parapsychology (Psi) is that they are often shunned by the mainstream media and this comes despite the fact that they have extremely high amounts of credibility within the realms of academia. Parapsychology deals with phenomena like pre-cognition, remote viewing, telepathy, mind matter interaction, and more that fall under the label of extra sensory perception (ESP), and the truth is, there is no reason why these topics should not be studied openly within the mainstream. Why is it that they are ridiculed in that realm, but have been studied at the highest levels of government for decades with high amounts of success and credibility? The US/Stanford University STARGATE project is one of many examples that confirm parapsychology’s legitimacy.

These programs usually run and are funded by the black budget. Find out where trillions of our tax dollars are going here.

Dr. Jessica Utts, the Chair of the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine makes a great point on the show Talking Points, further emphasizes my point.

“What convinced me was just the evidence, the accumulating evidence as I worked in this field and I got to see more and more of the evidence. I visited the laboratories, even beyond where I was working to see what they were doing and I could see that they had really tight controls… and so I got convinced by the good science that I saw being done. And in fact I will say as a statistician I’ve consulted in a lot of different areas of science; the methodology and the controls on these experiments are much tighter than any other area of of science where I’ve worked.” (source)

Based on all of my research into the field of parapsychology, the information seems to be shunned away from in mainstream academia simply because it has an association with superstition, spirituality, metaphysics and ‘magic’. This alone, no matter how strong the evidence and how significant the results when studied in a scientific setting, instantly have closed-minded ‘non-believers’ yell out pseudoscience. There is instant condemnation without investigation and sometimes, “protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing.” Said Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (source).

One realm within the topic of parapsychology is the study of our dreams and there is no better person to learn about dreams from than than Dale E. Graff.  Graff is an MS in Physics and a life long investigator of Psi phenomena specializing in a variety of extrasensory perception (ESP) topics including remote viewing and precognitive dreaming. He has a scientific background in the aerospace industries and in technical intelligence assignments for the Department of Defense. He was also a director of the STARGATE program mentioned above from 199o to 1993.

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He was a member of several intelligence community working groups for advanced physics, electro-optics, stealth and other technologies. As Chief of an Advanced Technology group at the Foreign Technology Division (FTD), Wright Patterson Air Force (WPAFB), Dayton, OH, he became the contract manager for remote viewing research at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in 1976. He transferred to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 1980 and became Director of the Advanced Concepts Office. (source)

In the lecture below, he answers the following questions: What is Psi dreaming? How can individuals experience Psi dreams? How can Psi dreaming be researched and evaluated scientifically? What can we do with Psi dreaming? How can Psi dreaming be understood relative to other forms of Psi, such as remote viewing and some types of intuition?

He provides information about how Psi dreaming is accomplished, and goes into the evidence and investigations that have shown evidence for the reality of Psi dreaming. He talks about how Psi dreaming may occur and provides exercises to assist in dream recall, among other things.

The Takeaway

A great quote that’s often attributed to Nikola Tesla reads as follows, “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”  This is true I believe, just take a look at quantum physics for example, it really opened up the collective mind about non-physical factors of reality and how it may influence material physical reality. It also demonstrated that matter itself, which makes up all of physical reality, is not really physical at all, that it’s mostly comprised of energy. Just look at the atom, the smallest observable piece of matter, it’s what everything else is made up of. An atom is almost all empty space, more than 99 percent of it to be exact. The kicker? That empty space is not useless, and from what we know now, “empty space” is really not “empty” at all. This is why I’ve always stressed the importance in many of my previous articles of this quote from theoretical physicist John Wheeler:

No point is more central than this, that space is not empty, it is the seat of the most violent physics.”

Another great quote from Tesla:

“All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the akasha, or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life-giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never-ending cycles all things and phenomena.” – Nikola Tesla, Man’s Greatest Achievement, 1907

I go into a deeper discussion regarding non-physical reality within this article if you’d like to learn more: Scientists Call Out “Dark Matter” – Have We Been Wrong About It All Along?

The point is, non-physical reality, and the metaphysical world is not limited to philosophy, but it’s been subjected to rigorous investigation and science. The collective mind seems to be opening up quite rapidly, but just as we look back in the past to some concepts now accepted as truth that were once considered blasphemy, it’s important to remember that this type of resistance still exists today.

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The Limitations From Accepting Things As ‘Normal’

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  • The Facts:

    We are often challenged with the need to create change in our world. Within that challenge, we have the opportunity to accept what is and look to create small changes, or ask questions that allow us to re-frame what's possible.

  • Reflect On:

    As step 3 of The CE Protocol sets forth, why do we accept the things we do about our world? Where do the ideas come from? is it time to give ourselves permission to re-frame life and society's biggest questions?

Quantum mechanics tells us that at the core of our reality there is energy – every potential existing at one time. It’s only when we begin to observe, or better yet define those potentials, that we start to see that energy take shape into what we know and experience every day. Within the wondrous creations we have on this earth that are solid foundations for experiencing life i.e. the planet, our bodies etc, we also have limitations that we create within our psyche and consciousness. One limitation we deal with almost every day of our lives, one that creates a great deal of drama, un-ease, worry, guilt and fear, is the core underlying idea of ‘what life is.’

We are born, we go to school, we graduate, we go to university or college, we get a ‘good’ job, we get married, have kids, buy a house, work for 30 years, retire, do whatever, and check out… seems a little robotic? This is sold as a dream in many ways, and at its core it’s something we joke about but don’t really question. It’s just normal.

To quickly lay a foundation, when we come into this experience what we call life, not only are we handed down and taught things by our parents, but we are also greatly influenced by what can be called the collective matrix. Imagine it as a depository of thoughts, ideas and experiences that we are uploading and downloading to and from constantly. A collective consciousness. In simple terms, it’s like ideas that are simply widely accepted, and so many people feel and accept these things in an immense way so that suddenly there is an energy of mass acceptance. This creates and holds quantum potentials in place as a definition. An acceptance of what is.

Being connected to it means we play into these “norms,” we feel them, we think they are real even when we are not sure where they come from or how they got there. A collective norm would simply be something we think is “normal” because a mass amount of people represent it or buy into it. The only real thing keeping any of these ideals in place is the fact that we are all invested in it because either we never have questioned it or we fear that if we don’t do things this way, there may be issues that are undesirable.

Thankfully, as many of us begin to step out of accepting these collective norms, the experience of ‘stepping out’ is uploaded to the matrix, making the concrete norms slightly flimsy, allowing others to see the ‘shake’ in the foundations, ultimately giving those people permission to question things themselves.

What Are Norms?

“Norms” can be anything from thinking certain things are “good” or “bad” OR “right” or “wrong.” Things like; having a lot of money, equaling success, or having a university diploma equalling intelligence. It could mean things like we must live in a political society, with an economy and scarcity. It could be the acceptance that there is not enough to go around and our societal systems are doing their best to create a good life for people.

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In either case, these statements are accepted as “truth” collectively. Almost like an underlying framework to our ‘nature’. Yet when we examine them, and truly ask what they mean and how they go there, it’s a result of a long line of small acceptances, usually a result of underlying basic beliefs of how our world must be. From that, results manifest from what we accept. For example, the results of economies like we have today are inequality, poverty and scarcity, results that don’t HAVE to be there, but are as a result of accepting that we cannot question nor change in a deep way, the basic foundations for how we live. We have globally accepted rules very few have made, and we had them enforced by our parents, society and education systems as we grew old. But are they not worthy of being questioned?

We have all simply bought into ideas, and we don’t question it because we in some way are afraid to, we are comfortable with simply accepting it. We are comfortable with ideas that don’t veer too far from our current systems, because we think we cannot question that deeply.

Deprogramming Limits Is Key!

Step 3 of the CE Protocol, a pathway to expanding consciousness, is called Deprogramming Limits. In this process, we challenge others to reflect on what they have accepted about our current world and why. Have you ever heard of examples like the limitations above and asked yourself, “Who says a university degree means intelligence?” “Why do we give this value?” “Why do we use money as a measure of success?” “Why do we envy those with a lot of money and strive to be them?” “Why do we use economies to create artificial scarcity?”

These sorts of questions begin to allow us to follow the path of our thought process back to why we think these things. At the root, we realize it’s nothing more than what WE ALL have bought into and accepted decade after decade. A complex system of acceptance, but one that must be questioned if we wish to make change in our world. These ideas are not our nature, we simply think that’s how it is because we bought into and identify with it and are afraid to go elsewhere.

It’s my intention to remind you that you can, in fact, question these things – and we can do it collectively. I discuss this in part during one of my latest podcast episodes here.

The Takeaway

Examples can go on and on in terms of what we call ‘collective norms.’ You can stumble upon many of them yourself simply by questioning the autopilot responses we give every day. When we do something because we feel others will judge us, ask why. When we do something because that’s what everyone else does, ask why. When we hear our parents or friends say things that we KNOW everyone else says, ask why.

You will be shocked and surprised at how much of our lives are based on norms that we have bought into, that can stop RIGHT NOW. Limitations that can fall down RIGHT NOW. Guilt, fear, judgment, prejudice and worry that could all go away RIGHT NOW should we decide to become aware of how we are programmed and simply step out of it.

The world is full of complete potentiality, it’s only limited every time we set  up that limit, or in other words, buy into “this is the way it is, because that’s what everyone does.”

Learn more about the CE Protocol and why we must begin stepping out of the programmed limits we accept here. This is the foundation for creating a world of possibilities.

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New York Times Op-Ed Claims That “Free Speech Is Killing Us.” Seriously?

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  • The Facts:

    An op-ed in the New York Times tries to make the argument that free speech online needs to be curbed by our elected officials and private corporations because it is the cause of growing violence in our society.

  • Reflect On:

    What is the real source of violence in our society?

At the end of each opinion piece the New York Times makes the following statement: ‘The Times is committed to publishing a diversity of letters to the editor.’ Essentially, the pretext of this statement is that the New York Times does not censor or reject opinion simply because it is not aligned with the opinions of the editorial staff, and will print what does and does not resonate with the newspaper’s editors in equal measure. In other words, the New York Times purports to be strong advocates and facilitators of free speech and dissenting views.

The irony should not be lost on any of us that the New York Times opted to publish an opinion advocating for the restriction of free speech online. Unlike the New York Times, which has control over exactly what gets published under their moniker, the internet as a whole was not designed with such limits in place, and therefore quickly became the real place where people were free to publish their views, uncensored. And this, according to the published opinion of a staff writer for The New Yorker named Andrew Marantz, has become a dangerous problem. In his article entitled ‘Free Speech Is Killing Us: Noxious language online is causing real-world violence. What can we do about it?‘ he goes so far as to presume everyone agrees:

Sticks and stones and assault rifles could hurt us, but the internet was surely only a force for progress.

No one believes that anymore.

Marantz apparently thinks that no one believes we can allow people to speak freely and without limits on the internet anymore. That’s funny. I still do. And so do many of the people I speak to. But let’s not let that get in the way of the crafting of a good narrative.

Noxious Language Online Is Causing Real-World Violence?

I endeavored to see what kind of proof Marantz provided to justify his notion that online speech actually caused real-world violence. All I could find was a continuation of his point that ‘nobody believes [it doesn’t cause violence] anymore’:

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No one believes that anymore. Not after the social-media-fueled campaigns of Narendra Modi and Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump; not after the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Va.; not after the massacres in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and a Walmart in a majority-Hispanic part of El Paso. The Christchurch gunman, like so many of his ilk, had spent years on social media trying to advance the cause of white power. But these posts, he eventually decided, were not enough; now it was “time to make a real life effort post.” He murdered 51 people.

So let’s take his ‘big’ claim: the Christchurch gunman, who we can presume has long been an angry and disturbed individual, spent years on social media with his grievances. It is because he was able to express himself online that he killed people? Where is the causal connection? Wouldn’t it be more reasonable to point to the fact that being an angry and disturbed individual is the reason he killed people?

No causal connection has been established because there is none. Mainstream media speculation, repeated over and over, is what is taken as evidence. And yet Marantz thinks it is compelling enough to use the phrase ‘8chan-inspired massacres’ with authority, as though any website whose only ‘crime’ is that it does not censor free speech could ever be ‘responsible’ for real-world human massacres.

In our latest episode of the Collective Evolution Show, Joe Martino and I discuss at length who and what this op-ed tries to convince us are ‘responsible’ for mass shootings and other acts of violence. One of the observations we make is that it has long been understood in psychology that it is the suppression of what is inside of us, not the expression of it, that fuels the type of emotions that build up and explode into highly violent acts. Check out the first segment below or see the full episode when you sign up for a free 7-day trial on CETV.

Putting Foxes In Charge Of The Hen House

Referring to this growing problem of internet-free-speech-fueled violence, Marantz asks the question, ‘What should we — the government, private companies or individual citizens — be doing about it?’ Unfortunately, he goes on to ignore individual citizens, as the only solutions he offers are to suggest what the government and private companies can do about it:

Congress could fund, for example, a national campaign to promote news literacy, or it could invest heavily in library programming. It could build a robust public media in the mold of the BBC. It could rethink Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — the rule that essentially allows Facebook and YouTube to get away with (glorification of) murder. If Congress wanted to get really ambitious, it could fund a rival to compete with Facebook or Google, the way the Postal Service competes with FedEx and U.P.S.

Or the private sector could pitch in on its own. Tomorrow, by fiat, Mark Zuckerberg could make Facebook slightly less profitable and enormously less immoral: He could hire thousands more content moderators and pay them fairly.

In the process, Marantz’ whole pitch is laid bare: we cannot trust individuals to manage themselves, however we can trust government and the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world to decide what forms of speech may incite real world violence and should therefore be prevented from seeing the light of our monitors.

Marantz never addresses that eternal quandary that comes up whenever free speech is challenged: Which individual human being, whether clothed in an organization, council, governing body or not, has the right to determine what other individuals should not have the right to say and express? Our inalienable natural rights as human beings dictate simply that no one has such rights.

This is further compounded by the fact that Marantz makes the base assumption that we all believe that his powerful arbiters of free speech can be trusted to do what’s best for the people, when in fact elected officials and corporate leaders have shown almost ubiquitously that they act either in their own self interests or according to the agenda of their puppet masters, in ways that seldom if ever benefit individuals in society.

Calling Out The Propaganda

It strains credulity for me that someone with the intelligence that Marantz displays in his use of words and turns of phrases does not know that we are well past the era when government officials and corporate leaders were trusted for anything. And so logic would have me conclude that Marantz is simply playing along with the mainstream narrative because he has been instructed to do so, not because, as he so disingenuously tries to spin in his article, that he was once a full advocate of the first amendment but he has since grown up and really tried to solve some of the problems in society.

The fact that social media companies have already been proven to be employing egregious censorship, banning, demonetization and other practices to silence the growing voices that are speaking out against the mainstream narrative (our own company can list a litany of such attacks upon us) is completely ignored by Marantz.

The real purpose of challenges to free speech, as history has shown us since time immemorial, is to limit and thwart the challenges to the existing power structure. The New York Times and much of mainstream media are owned, controlled, and used by the power structure as a propaganda arm, and so the decision for NYT to publish this particular ‘opinion’ should come as no surprise. And by the way–I support their freedom to do so.

The Takeaway

Mainstream culture has recently been moving towards a ‘victim’ mentality and away from self-responsibility, and this is all by design. When the population is not self-responsible, it is much easier for Big Daddy government and corporations to rule, and to propose limiting our freedoms in order to protect us from the ‘dangerous elements’ within the society. The problem is that our true salvation will only be possible when each of us moves towards self-responsibility and seeks personal sovereignty.

I wrote an article last year entitled, ‘Let’s Discard The ‘Right’ To Be Insulted By Free Speech,’ and in it my main point was that allowing and embracing free speech will lead us to realize that other people’s views, pronouncements, even grievances and judgments, have no power over us unless we give that power to them. In fact, learning to deal with such speech contributes to our personal growth. Free speech, and not the suppression of it, is what will allow us as individuals to become stronger and as a consequence, will slowly strengthen our society and make it safer.

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