Monday, February 4, 2008

Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything

The Doors Of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything By Tim O'Shea
(ps: this applies to about anywhere in the western world, not just Americans)
If everybody believes something, it's probably wrong. We call that Conventional Wisdom. In America, conventional wisdom that has mass acceptance is usually contrived: somebody paid for it.

We are the most conditioned, programmed beings the world has ever known. Not only are our thoughts and attitudes continually being shaped and molded; our very awareness of the whole design seems like it is being subtly and inexorably erased. The doors of our perception are carefully and precisely regulated. Who cares, right?

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