In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with information from various sources. It is easy to fall victim to false narratives, propaganda, and lies. As Joseph Goebbels once famously said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” This tactic is used to manipulate the masses and maintain power. However, the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and therefore, the greatest enemy of those in power.
In order to maintain control, the state uses all of its powers to repress dissent. This means that those who speak out against the lies are silenced, and their voices are suppressed. The state shields people from the political, economic, and military consequences of the lies, making it difficult for them to see the truth.
Another tactic used to manipulate people is the art of secrecy. As Goebbels once said, “One should not as a rule reveal one’s secrets, since one does not know if and when one may need them again.” The English also follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big and stick to it, even if it means looking ridiculous.
However, there is a tool that can help us navigate through this maze of lies and propaganda – inquiry. Inquiry involves asking questions and seeking out the truth. It is important to remember that hypocrisy and consistency oppose one another. In an environment of energy abundance, weakness draws upon the empathy, pity, and sympathy of others. On the other hand, resource scarcity increases excitation and leads to aggressive behavior. Aggression and the desire to dominate with “forced hierarchies” acts as a protocol for stabilization in an uncertain environment.
Authoritarianism consolidates power and exhibits a pathological anti-sociality with no regard for others. This can lead to democide or political genocide, as seen under authoritarian dictators, and in particular, under communist regimes. The logical ends of fascism and communism diverge entirely, with ethnic cleansing relying upon a genetic ancestral test and arbitrary filter criteria.
It is important to note that the environment plays a crucial role in shaping individual growth and development. Reductionism, or oversimplification, can lead to the belief that some individuals simply cannot work well within a given framework. This is particularly evident in the overwhelming epidemic of depression among college students in the Western world, which suggests environmental poisoning.
The relationship between genetics and environment in regards to intelligence is a complex one. While genetics play a role in the allocation of metabolic resources to the brain, environmental factors can also significantly impact development. Childhood trauma, in particular, can have long-lasting effects on intelligence and health.
Research has also shown a correlation between iodine deficiency and developmental deficits in working intelligence, highlighting the thyroid’s role in brain development. However, the underlying pathology that involves the contribution of the thyroid to intelligence itself may be overlooked. Dr. Raymond Peat has noted the correlation between athletic and academic performance and the positive impact of exercise on longevity and health.
Herbs and drugs have been used historically and by artists, particularly musicians, to optimize biological energy and facilitate efficient energy production in the brain. A positive mood, including euphoria, indicates strong thyroid function and vibrant metabolism, which can enhance creativity.
The pursuit of substances to restore balance and health is a biological impetus that appears across cultures and ages. The revitalization of energy through rebirth and the student surpassing the master are examples of this.
Life itself is a struggle between an organism and its environment. The outcome of this struggle depends on the energetic capabilities of the organism. Environmental stressors, such as resource destruction or pollution, trigger inflammatory processes in the body, particularly the synthesis of serotonin in the gut. This can lead to nausea, vomiting, dysphoria, learned helplessness, hibernation, and social withdrawal.