''Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!''

~ The Wizard of Oz. Frank L. Baum


Dorothy ~“How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?''
Scarecrow ~ ''I don't know, but some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.”

A Group to check out some of the stories we are told, to see how much truth there is in them, a place to check out behind the curtain with various points of View.

''Truth never envelops itself in mystery, and the mystery in which it is at any time enveloped is the work of its antagonist, and never of itself.''

~ Thomas paine


''Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.''




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The Complete History of Monsanto

I found the following article interesting, so I'm sharing it here. I do not necessarily subscribe to the idea that Monsanto are deliberately engineering population demise..I just KNOW they are doing all it takes to stay on top of the corporate…

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Steve Bannon and the Bhagavad Gita...!

Yup. Crazy as it seems, Steve Bannon, newly appointed Chief Strategist to Donny Tiny Hands, is a big fan of the Bhagavad Gita, and sees himself as an actor in the unfolding cosmic Dharma. Well, let's hope he's not a narcissistic, power-hungry,…

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1984 Terms

    blackwhite – to believe that black is white, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary crimestop – to rid oneself of unwanted thoughts, i.e., thoughts that interfere with the ideology of the Party. This…

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AI is learning how to read minds.

Sources ~ Original Paper published from Kyoto University ~https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2017/12/30/240317.full.pdf Researchers are Guohua Shen, Tomoyasu Horikawa, Kei Majima and Yukiyasu Kamitani. Kamitani says ~  “We have been…

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  • “Fights between individuals, as well as governments and nations, invariably result from misunderstandings in the broadest interpretation of this term. Misunderstandings are always caused by the inability of appreciating one another's point of view. This again is due to the ignorance of those concerned, not so much in their own, as in their mutual fields. The peril of a clash is aggravated by a more or less predominant sense of combativeness, posed by every human being. To resist this inherent fighting tendency the best way is to dispel ignorance of the doings of others by a systematic spread of general knowledge. With this object in view, it is most important to aid exchange of thought and intercourse.”
    Nikola Tesla

  • "Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgments. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being molded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.'"
    —Doris Lessing

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  • "No matter how exotic human civilization becomes, no matter the developments of life and society nor the complexity of the machine/human interface, there always come interludes of lonely power when the course of humankind, the very future of humankind, depends upon the relatively simple actions of single individuals."

    Frank Herbert (Author of Dune)

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  • Bertrand Russell's Liberal Decalogue

    1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
    2. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
    3. Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.
    4. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
    5. Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
    6. Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
    7. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
    8. Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
    9. Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
    10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.

  • ''"What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told - and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare. Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human beings fight for their 'beliefs.' The reason is that beliefs guide behaviour, which has evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behaviour may well lead us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory delusion."

    ~ Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, The Lost World, the Andromeda Stain and many others


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