onsdag den 27. juli 2016


Just look at us. Everything is backwards. Everything is upside-down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religion destroys spirituality.
---Michael Ellner
A couple of years ago I  extrapolated and expanded Ellners poem into a spoken words story telling titled 'Everything you know is wrong' and yesterday I reedited the original video (den danske version er her):



Everything is backwards. 
We now live in a world where everything is upside-down

Doctors destroy health, but claim they protect it
And diseased people protect doctors anytime doctors are exposed as diseased...
You trust them...

Psychiatrists destroy the mind, but claim they sanitize it
And insane sheople sanitize psychiatrists anytime psychiatrists are exposed as
You trust them...

Courts destroy justice, but claim they legitimize it
And unjust people legitimize courts anytime courts are exposed as unjust...
You trust them...

Universities destroy knowledge, but claim they preserve it
And ignorant people preserve universities anytime universities are exposed as
You trust them...

The mainstream media destroy information, but claim they propagate it
And disinformed people propagate mainstream media anytime mainstream
media are exposed as disinformers...
You trust them...

Scientists destroy truth, but claim they seek it 
And untruthful people seek science anytime scientists are exposed as untruthful...
You trust them...

Banks destroy the economy, but claim they enrich it 
And impoverished people enrich banks anytime banks are exposed as impoverishers
You trust them...

Governments destroy freedom, but claim they defend it
And imprisoned people defend governments anytime governments are exposed as imprisoners...
You trust them...

Religions destroy spirituality, but claim they save it
 And unspiritual people save religions anytime religions are exposed as unspiritual...
You trust them...

And now when we see it...we can undo it!




The protagonist's declaration - "Everything is backwards. We now live in a world where everything is upside-down" - could be viewed as a simple variation of The Hero's Journey in which the hero is the awakened minority of humanity , declaring that the trust in our current major institutions of our time is misguided, an anathema that must be radically transformed or vanquished, as the institutions have become corrupted and sustain a false and destructive paradigm because of economic and power-driven interests.

But every time they are exposed too radically, the people who believe in the institutions defend them (a type of collective Stockholm syndrome due to cognitive dissonance and dumbing down), a rather grotesque irony, and something which can be ascribed to a psychological familiarity with the institutions having ingrained and standardized the paradigmatic norms in the minds of people. An internalization of mind control.

There is a civilizational struggle implied between the narrative of the antagonists; the voices of humanity's obedient population ( having internalized the institutions unwittingly) versus the indignation of the protagonists; the awakened deconditioned part of humanity, an indignation that stems from the fact that the remaining obedient prisoners, the majority in 'Plato's Cave', keeps on protecting and trusting their own enslavement because of misguided trust and obedience. The protagonists lament the fact that their words fall on deaf ears. 

The repeated phrase 'you trust them' occasionally resort to ironic mockery in tone, a tone that comes from perplexed indignation as the protagonists point out the absurdity and the contradictions - contradictions which the prisoners cannot see while they blindly follow the path to unwitting destruction, not knowing
that they are controlled by the normalization of diseased institutions and unacknowledged collective psychopathology, not to mention political masters of perception management ( deep politics and directed history ) defining much of their reality.

'The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.” They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.'
– Aldous Huxley – Brave New World Revisited

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Krishnamurti

Another implication: if the protagonist became a real threat by deconditioning the trance of the hivemind, they would ultimately try to kill him (Plato's point).

 The prisoner returns to the cave, to inform the other prisoners of his findings. They do not believe him and threaten to kill him if he tries to set them free.   
- on Plato's Cave and Socrates

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