by Tim Rivers
How can you tell if our recorded history is a true or a false record of facts? We’ve always heard the adage that “History is written by the victors,” yet somehow we still believe our history books and the narratives of its authors as if they had witnessed the thing themselves. What if the victors in these books rewrote their own versions of history, to play the valiant while villainizing and slandering their opposition or competition? Could you discern a very convincing lie from the truth, if all the actual facts were obscured or concealed from you? How does that fit into our technologically connected world today? Who controls and writes that narrative?
It’s a pretty old routine in the records of human civilizations, this ability of misdirecting and controlling large groups of people through carefully crafted lies. But when this skill is elevated to the black arts of politics and nations, it reigns supreme amongst its lesser achievers and deceivers. All it takes to succeed in that realm is a Machiavellian penchant for the ruthless acquisition of power through intrigue and deception, at any cost. Mao, Hitler, Stalin…it’s an exalted few who exemplify it in history.
Most of us are just plain ordinary workaday humans. We love and empathize; we raise our families, we argue and disagree, but generally, we aren’t overly greedy or violently unfeeling as a whole. We follow self-imposed rules of behavior and some degree of tolerance, based on our upbringings and cultures. We observe the Golden Rule in dealing with other Americans. Yes, there are a few segments of the populace that fall outside that sweet bell curve of tolerance and respect, but for the most part, Americans get along with each other… or at least, they did.
So why is our nation now erupting in chaos, lawlessness and violence? What leash has been broken in the common person’s constraints of civility and respect? Who gave this erupting segment of America the permissions to rampage and spew hate and destruction without restraint or penalty? We could join the obvious outcry and scream, “The mainstream media did it!” and in a certain way, we would be half right. They are certainly an easy target as a source of seemingly deliberate misinformation, or just ignorance, but they did not create this “mind poison,” they simply distributed a carefully scripted version of it to the public. The levers of popular thought and belief are firmly clenched in the hands of a few impossibly rich moguls of control, who choose, manipulate, censor, filter and twist the realities and facts of the day to broadcast their own cultural and personal desires and dreams into your minds.
It is not a mistake. They fully realize that upsetting the balance of civility and cultural coexistence will overturn the Great Melting Pot and set fire to its combustible blend until all is a mingled ash. These few are psychopaths, sociopaths and psychotics of the highest functioning order, risen to positions of wealth and power, determined to satisfy their thirsts for even more power, wealth, control and delusional godhood. They do not give a whit for the bodies, souls and carnage their aspirations leave behind, because they see themselves above the common man instead of being his servant. It is these few who craft the false narratives that feed the minds of most Americans today, young and old as they happily consume mainstream media pap in heaping servings each hour. It has become so bad, most intelligent people must now watch multiple networks and points of view, absorb the conflicting reports and opinions, and then try to condense it to some version of believability. So perhaps it’s true that he who controls that message of “reality” controls the minds of those who ingest it, and therein lies the problem in America.
Because the Ministry of Truth is now open for business! And business is good!