Words of Enslavement

Words of Enslavement

Part of learning to free our minds in this day and age is understanding the power of words and how they can limit our thinking. If something is in print, or on a major news network, we tend to think it is true. We have grown accustomed to perceiving our sources of knowledge as infallible. More than ever, this is a falsehood. While we struggle to be better educated about the events unfolding around us, we must approach the information business with a critical eye.

Words can be so powerful if misused. More than ever, it is so important to understand this. If you are a person who is in a position of power and wishes to abuse that power by controlling others around you, one of the greatest tools in your current arsenal is to control things through words. This power tactic is extremely effective.

One of the most weaponized words today is the word conspiracy. What do you think when you think of the word conspiracy? Tinfoil hats? Too much toilet paper in the basement? A greasy-haired man with a vacant look and taped glasses wandering down the street mumbling to himself? This is what first leaps to my mind. What leaps to yours? Whatever images you conjure up, I am confident they are negative. In all likelihood, when you hear the word conspiracy, your mind immediately shuts down.

I want to give a personal example of being a victim of this type of assault on my intelligence. About a year ago, I came across a highly vilified documentary called Plandemic. Through the sources I was tuning into, it was presented as a “conspiracy theory” film. I became curious about this supposedly outrageous presentation. I found a clip online and watched it. It was a small clip that had been reposted by someone on YouTube.

The segment appeared dark, murky, and shifty to me. The doctor being interviewed looked depressed and tired. The prearranged script in my head was, “Yup, bad. Kooky stuff.” I watched only about five minutes of the video, dismissed it, and decided it was not worth my time. I had already read the dreaded “conspiracy theory” caption and I was therefore convinced that what I was about to watch was worthless.

It took me about six months to properly watch the film. A well-respected friend of mine sparked my interest. I was finally able to view the work with an open mind. With the second viewing, I really gave the piece a chance and was transformed by it. Once I finally took off the “conspiracy glasses”, I was able to be open to a new concept.

It was truly liberating but it took half a year for me to finally “allow” myself to watch the film. Nobody tied me up. Nobody banned it. The mainstream media just had to call it a conspiracy and I banned myself from it.

Another example of a weaponized word is the term anti-vaxxer. When I hear this word, it conjures up for me the image of ill-informed, high-profile people running around with big signs shouting at the top of their lungs. For many of you out there, I am sure you have your own negative images associated with this word.

In reality, so-called “anti-vaxxers” are a very diverse group. There are a whole host of differing opinions in the realm of vaccine hesitancy. For example, some vaccine critics are only against a few shots but would feel comfortable taking the majority of what is offered. Other objectors may oppose all current vaccines but would consider taking many shots if they thought they were made with more reasonable doses and safer ingredients. These are only two of a whole host of opinions out there.

Just as the term conspiracy theory has been weaponized, so has the term anti-vaxxer. It has been used to shut down any dissenting voices within the information industry. Many experts in the know have expressed concerns about the safety and efficacy of the current COVID vaccines. Whatever one’s opinions are about these injections, it is a legitimate conversation that needs to be had within the scientific community as well as the world at large.

Unfortunately, there are those in the information world who wish to suppress this aforementioned dialogue altogether. Moreover, these censors have come up with a very effective way of canceling this conversation. Simply paint the hesitant as illegitimate quacks. Well-respected doctors, scientists, and other thought leaders are defamed suddenly in one fell swoop. The equation is simple: Anti- vaxxer = crazy extremist and therefore not worthy of one’s attention. The average mind shuts down with this buzz word and the self-censorship begins.

More than ever, it is important to approach the mainstream media with a critical eye. A great deal has been invested in manipulating the average information consumer into developing a very narrow and specific perspective on the current narrative. If we are to gain some real semblance of understanding of the world, we must approach what we consume with the aforementioned perspective. Only then can we begin the journey of properly informing ourselves.

My recommended viewing this week is Mikki Willis’ Plandemic series. When you decide to watch it, please allow yourself to see more than five minutes in one sitting. Also, make sure to watch it with an open mind. I am curious what your thoughts are. Please let me know in the comments down below.

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