A Meditation on Civilization: Conspiracy Theory

It’s criminal enough that we are lied to everyday by so many preachers, politicians, and other snake oil salesmen.

But even worse is our readiness, dare I say eagerness, to lie to ourselves…

… to repress, pretend, rationalize, and deny…

… to wrap our shortcomings in the protective cloaks of patriotism and religious fervor…

… so very keen to jump on any bandwagon of false promises that will rescue us from our ignorance, apathy, bigotry, hypocrisy, greed, and cowardice…

… all with the full endorsement of “the authorities”…

… not to mention the hearty congratulations from our comrades, compatriots, and fellow “true believers”.

Next Meditation: We are the World


8 thoughts on “A Meditation on Civilization: Conspiracy Theory

  1. I believe we are all susceptible to this because, deep down, we realize we don’t know who we are, how we got here, or where we’re going. Evolved from stardust? A cosmic accident? God? Existence is mind boggling. Consciousness even more so. The latest “purpose” I’ve read is that we evolved simply to disperse “energy.”

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    • I absolutely agree that we are ALL susceptible, George. And to take your point a step further…. the paradoxical irony is this: It is only those of us who realize and admit that we are all susceptible/vulnerable who have any chance at of rising above it.

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