Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day A New Beginning

July Fourth is as good a day as any to re launch my blog. A great many things have happened to our society since the ascent of Obama to power. This blog is about thinking outside the box. For too many people cognitive dissonance is the main mode of ideological existence. Political agendas have infected practically every sphere of our existence. The emotional investment that people have made into their world view makes it impossible or rather difficult to be able to think of the possibility that they may be wrong or that there is a different way of looking at things. The result is that we are easily manipulated the institutions that wield power in our society.

If you are reading this blog then you may find it unsettling to read as it requires you to step out of the cocoon that you have over a lifetime built in your mind through your emotions. Your world view is based on the model that society through conventional wisdom has imposed on you. It is a natural tendency for us to surround ourselves with people that reinforce our views. This becomes a straightjacket as it closes our minds to the possibility that there may be things that people with different belief systems or world views due to their different perspectives end experiences may actually have gotten right. The moment of enlightenment when some one realizes an angle or perspective on a subject due to the acquisition of new information or different perspective has been dubbed by the Greeks as Eureka.

So sit back and visit often. Our mission here is to explore things outside that straight jacket of conventional wisdom of our peers or the popular wisdom of the masses and our leaders. We don't expect everyone to agree with us but we do expect them to think. Our mission is to question everything we are told or are manipulated to think by our societal propaganda machine.