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Thoughts by some of the greats

Uncertain of the direction I wish to take my rants, I will in the meantime add what I consider to be profound quotes:

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will control your life,
‘make’ you do ‘unhelpful’ things and you, being in the ‘dark’ will think that what
happens is either ‘meant to be’ or that it ‘cannot be helped’, or that it is ‘fate’.
You will also think that you know the ‘truth’ when instead you are ‘blinded’ by
conditioning. You will always be a…..slave…..to what others once said, did to you
or caused you to experience.”

Carl Jung

“Make no mistake about it…….

Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better

or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It is seeing

through the facade of pretense. It is the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”

Adyashant

“There’s a reason education sucks, it’s the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you got.  Because the owners of this country don’t want that.  I’m talking about the real owners, now.  The real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They’ve got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying,­ lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else.

But I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago.

You know what they want? Obedient workers,­ people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And, now, they’re coming for your Social Security. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street.  And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fucking place. It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it. You and I are not in the big club.

This country is finished.”

George Carlin

 

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