Conspiracy Theory

It’s criminal enough that we are lied to every day by the preachers, politicians, and other charlatans.

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

… to repress, pretend, and rationalize…

… to wrap all our shortcomings… our ignorance, apathy, greed, bigotry, cowardice, and hypocrisy… in the protective cloaks of religious fervor and patriotism.

So, until we stop lying to ourselves, it is we “the faithful”, not they “the authorities”, who are most responsible for perpetuating the fraud.

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Frank J Peter View All →

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!

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  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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