One thing that the mainstream media likes to do is to give exposure to the bad things that happen in the world. It can seem as though the events that they cover are chosen randomly, but they are generally events that play into a certain narrative.
Anyway, a lot of what they cover relates to situations where someone has been harmed by another person. When this takes place, they will usually make out that this is something that just happened.
Black and White
One person will then be a victim and the other person will be a perpetrator. The person who was harmed will be portrayed as powerless, and what this can also do is have an impact on have the viewer/reader sees themselves.
If, for example, someone was to hear stories like this on a daily basis, and for many years, it is not going to be a surprise if they believe that they have very little control over what happens to them. The people ‘out there’ will be the ones that have control over their life.
Something else that the media likes to do, along with different people in political arena, is to make out that people that have a certain skin colour, belong to a certain gender or are part of a religious leaning, for instance, are holding certain people back. Once again, a victim-perpetrator dynamic will be created, creating the impression that certain people ‘out there’ have control over other people.
After being exposed to this message, someone can believe that they have no control over their life. Thus, whenever something doesn’t go to plain their life, it will be because of what a certain group of people are doing to keep them down.
A Different Outcome
When someone is conditioned to believe they are inherently vulnerable and they could be attacked or killed at any moment, it is not going to be good for their wellbeing. Still, having this outlook won’t necessarily set them up to see a certain type of people as their enemy.
When someone is conditioned to believe that they have no control over their life due to what certain people are doing, it is also not going to be good for their wellbeing. However, what will be different here is that it will most likely set them up to see certain people as their enemy.
Two Birds with One Stone
With this approach, then, not only can the people behind the scenes, so to speak, gradually diminish someone’s sense of personal power; they can also set them up to see some of their fellow human beings as adversaries. So instead of being able to see beyond another person’s skin colour or their religious stance, for instance, they will have already put them in a box.
Naturally, the more people that are conditioned in this manner, the more people there will be that have a victim mentality and the more conflict there will be, too. As a result of this, a number of these people can looks towards someone ‘out there’ to make their life better.
What’s The Agenda?
Now, if someone is not interested in feeling powerless and is not interested in drama either, they are going to reject what these sources are trying to sell them. Someone like this might not even follow the mainstream media or politics.
Thanks to how they experience life, they might wonder why anyone would want to conditioned people to see themselves as victims or to encourage them to fight with their fellow humans beings. If they were to reflect on this, they may come to the conclusion that this is because it is easier to control people that feel powerless and are divided.
A Parent-Child Relationship
Through conditioning a large part of the citizenry to be dependent on external sources, they are not going to be a threat. This is then no different to how a small child is not going to be a threat to its parents.
These people won’t be small children, of course, but they will the mental and emotional age of children. As a result of this, they will be easily lead and they won’t resist what their surrogate ‘parents’ wont them to do.
One way of looking at the people behind the scenes would be to say that they have lost touch with their true essence and are therefore, completely indentified with their ego. This means that they will see themselves as being the centre of the universe as opposed to another part of it.
Another consequence of this disconnection is that they won’t be able to source anything from within, which is why they will need to control the planet and everyone on it. Said another way, they will be empty vessels.
So, if someone has swallowed what these sources have come out with and believes that they have no control over their life, it will show that they have developed an external locus of control. If they want to embrace the power that is within them, they will need to develop an internal locus of control.
This will gradually allow them to let go of their victim mentality and it will stop them from seeing certain people as their enemies/oppressors. It can take a while for this to take place, but their life will be far more fulfilling once they have changed their outlook.
In this case, the antidote is for someone to realise that they have developed an external locus of control and for them to change this. Yet, when it comes to creating a more harmonious and peaceful world, it will be essential for one to be mindful of their own behaviour.
It is easy to behave in an unconscious manner and to harm people and the planet. What can make it difficult for someone to behave in a couscous manner are the inner wounds that are within them.
Working through these inner wounds, and they may go back to what took place during their early years, can make it easier for them to be present. When it comes to working through these wounds, the assistance of a therapist or a healer may be needed.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.
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