The Secret of Controlling Others
"JS" contacted us with a stimulating article that we have reproduced below. The basic idea is about how everything in modern society is presented in terms of polarities, providing the illusion of choice, but in fact whatever you choose brings exactly the same result: profit/power for certain people.
JS also discusses the sales technique of "packet arrangements", whereby junk and high quality products are put in a single packet that costs more than the junk and high quality products would command if sold separately. The Credit Crunch involved a lot of this: bundling junk debts with premium debts and then classifying them as A-grade debts when in fact they had become pure junk. And look how Kevin Trudeau packages what you want (access to movers and shakers, a better lifestyle, knowledge of hidden secrets) with what he wants (your hard-earned dollars). You're not buying this from him, so he says. Rather, you are being specially invited to invest a "small" sum in order to make much larger sums, so he says. You can be sure that with all "get-rich-quick" schemes, only the person who invented the scheme ever gets rich quick.
How they exploit your needs by packaging what you want with what they want
Earthly existence comes with needs. A lot of them. Material security, love, entertainment, self-actualization, sensory satisfaction (pleasure), acceptance, search for higher meaning (God, spirituality) , physical activity, creative expression, and learning, are only a few that might be mentioned. Denying most of these needs can be harmful both for the individual and society. On the other hand, exaggerating their satisfaction can be harmful too. Of course, they are present to a greater or lesser degree in everyone. Some may prefer creative expression and physical activity over learning and spirituality but that doesn't mean that they don't need these other qualities at all. In this article, I hope to show how 'they' are manipulating (perverting) these needs to gain control of you by making the whole of society effectively insane.
World of Extremes
Broadly speaking, people are born into two possible environments: extremely hard or extremely easy. If you are born as an underdog (as 3/4 of the world's population are), you will fail at life no matter how capable you are or how hard you work. The game is rigged in the favor of the minority (those lucky enough to get the easy mode).
Sounds familiar? 'The man' is keeping you down? No! You're keeping yourself down. Maybe you have noticed that 'fail at life' part. This is where most 'rebels' make a huge mistake. Instead, I will say 'fail at fabricated image of life they are expecting you to lead'. As long as you let them tell you how to live your life and what you need to buy to be happy, you will indeed be their slave. In the prevailing system of values, only the richest can satisfy (most) of their needs. Even they are not truly happy, since they take much more than they actually need (in order to set up the standards for the rest; but the more things you have, the less value those things have to you). What's left for the rest of us is called (over)compensation. That means that you substitute some unsatisfied needs (love or spirituality for example) with an exaggeration in others (sex, pleasure, material possessions). The problem is that such things can never fill the hole in your heart, only make it less painful. For example, there is nothing wrong in enjoying your body and those of others. But that doesn't mean you should have cocaine-fueled orgies every night. Spirituality is as old as humanity and makes people much more mentally stable and happy. But that doesn't mean you should zealously pray ten times a day and kill everyone not sharing the same beliefs. Is it not strange that in both cases, the middle ground is rarely present?
You might wonder why, even if most religions make little or no sense, millions of people around the world are their followers. On this website, 'certain people' have explained what's wrong about many of these religions (in theory), but now I will try to cover their good side and how can we use it to shape a better society (their practical aspect).
Take Christianity, for example. One of its good sides is community. People socialize while seeking something 'higher' and tend to look down on others less then usual. It also gives them the feeling of acceptance. Nothing wrong about that, right? Confessing to a priest is basically no different than visiting a therapist. It also has many customs which are meaningless but for some reason make people happy and bring color in their lives. It gathers family/friends once in a while and (in theory) makes people less selfish. If you ask any priest, he will say that it's the religion of love and understanding where all people are equal. So far, so good.
But the tricky part is the 'price' one must pay to become a member of such a society. In order to get a few good things about it, you must also accept all the bad things that come included in package. And, in the example of Christianity, bad things outweigh good ones many times over.
What about Buddhism/Hinduism? They help people come to peace with their mind and surroundings. Anyone practicing them seriously has much greater control over oneself, and better understanding of others. They promote virtue, peace and wisdom. But they also contain many wrong ideas that come included and corrupt the whole picture.
Judaism and Islam are like the superiority and inferiority complexes. Still, they too have a few 'truths' worth considering.
The list could go on until I cover every belief system there is. Atheism (also a belief) makes the same mistake, but in the opposite manner. 'Believers' accept many bad things to get the good ones, while Atheists reject all positive aspects of religion in order to avoid the negative.
I will use the term 'Packet arrangements' because it's one sales strategy that many companies use to sell their products. It involves putting junk together with something of value so you can sell it for a higher price than as junk and quality product separately. The more you buy it, the more junk there is (for the same price) until you become totally addicted to junk and lose all sense of quality. It's interesting how similar most religions and international corporations are when viewed from this sort of perspective. The basic psychological principles behind them are the same. They cover part of your needs while completely suppressing others, making you an addict of their 'product'. Most 'churches' are in fact profit/interest organizations with two goals: 1) Making money; 2) Brainwashing people so that their 'sponsors' make more money and they gain greater control of the people.
If you are a devoted Christian (or member of any other similar religion), you get rewarded with 'salvation' (sense of higher meaning, love and unity with God), but must completely suppress your other needs. Why do you think such people always pray and have a need to 'confess' every time they have 'sinful thoughts'. It's a simple case of over-compensation. But running away from the demon is not the same as confronting it.
If you are an atheist/(hedonistic) satanist, you enjoy all earthly pleasures but lose the sense of higher meaning, love, personal improvement etc. Why do you think such people can never have enough of material possessions and earthly pleasures? Again, they are over-compensating and running away from the problem. And by running away from it, they are becoming its cause.
Is it not strange that these two 'options' ('believer/non-believer') are the most mainstream ones? And why do most of them have such an urge to force their belief on others? Proving someone wrong will neither fix your insecurities, improve your life (and those of others) nor provide a meaning to existence. Instead of sending people to hell or spending an insane amount of time logically analyzing some fairytale (very obvious a fairytale), you better try and provide the answers yourself. You might (and will probably) fail, but at least you tried.
Most options are either left or right wing. The same rules apply as in religion. You vote for one party because of the small amount of good things it promotes (every political option, even the most extreme ones, has at least a few beneficial ideas) but must also accept a ton of bad ones that come included. They fight in front of cameras, only to be best friends at private cocktails (with their sponsors) later. Whoever you vote for, you lose. No (major) politician today has ideals.
Again, you have cultural 'standards' and so called counter-culture which is no less the fashion style than the mainstream. It sells too. Whatever option you choose, they win.
So, what can we do to stop them controlling us this way? Simple: change the way you think. Make your own religion, taste, political views, culture. Blow up the old system, take its 'spare parts', the bits that are actually good, and build a new one with them. Stop living in a black and white world. (But, admittedly, it's much easier said than done.)
"T" sent us a message, which captures the sentiments of many other messages we receive:
"I hope that it doesn't bother you that I'm sending this email. I'm sure you are busy. I just wanted to let you know what your site has done for me since reading it. I have read everything on your site and I am glad there are people out there trying to fight against the powers that be.
When I first started hearing about the Illuminati, it was all negative. I didn't know or understand its real purpose. Now I do. The web site has opened my eyes to a lot of things. I have now joined the movement forum and created my own web site trying to inform people of what is going on. Actually I was working on the web site before I found yours.
I was raised in a Christian family but there was something about it that didn't seem right to me. It just didn't fit with me inside. I always questioned the God in the Bible. Why he is so cruel, jealous etc. I questioned a lot of things in it. I never could believe what I was being told about it. Then I tried Islam in my early twenties.That turned out to be the same, but with no one to take away your sins for you. Soon after I let that go as well. Same God different story. I haven't believed in any of the book religions in a long time. I just couldn't understand them. I couldn't understand God through what was being taught in them. I never let go of my belief in God but I did let go of me believing in the one in those books.
I've been an outcast in my family for many years because I won't accept what that book says and for getting into some trouble at a young age. I have tried to find out everything that I could about religion and God. Everything that I saw was just controlling. No freedom or room to grow. It was all bow down or burn and that didn't seem to me to be a just and fair God. I don't have to let go of old beliefs because they were never rooted in me in the first place. Which makes my journey easier. I don't have to rebuild because nothing was destroyed.
After reading the information on your site a new person emerged. I finally saw things in a way that made sense to me like it never has before. Almost every question that I had about that Bible and the Koran was answered in one place. On your site. I was absolutely amazed. When the answers to my questions about the Bible were answered so where the ones about the Koran.
I now look at things in a whole new light. I am no longer sitting on the side lines. I am taking an active part in trying to bring the news to people out there that are just like I was. It now makes sense to me the reason why the books are like they are and it's clear who the God in them really is.
If there is anything I can do to help let me know. I'd be glad to. Just as long as prison or jail isn't involved. I can't see how being in there would help in any way. I don't care about meeting anyone in your organization but I would like to help in any way that I can. I've never cared about being rich. I've seen how those people are towards others less fortunate and I really don't like the way they act and I didn't want to be like them so I never pursued money. I can't seem to meet anyone that has the same beliefs as I do so I keep to myself. I really don't know what I have to bring to the table. I do have the will to try to do what I can and I will if needed.
You are helping people. I am one of them. That is what I was wanting to let you know with this email and to say thank you.
And thank you too, T, for sharing that with us. And true to his word, T has produced an excellent website. Check it out: