Most people react with extreme hostility when confronted with the truth. Try mentioning any of these ideas to someone, and notice the reaction:
- Taxation is theft!
- The USA has a corrupt monetary system!
- Government is just a humongous extortion racket!
- Government is terrorism!
- Government licensing requirements for doctors are harmful, because they restrict supply and raise prices!
- Who needs a government anyway? A true free market would be superior, where nobody has a monopoly of violence.
Most people don't just say "Your argument is stupid." and move on. They get outright hostile, especially if you're explaining the truth well and if you're persistent.
When you try discussing the above subjects, then the functioning of the Matrix is totally obvious.
Most people don't notice the Matrix, because they don't question the lies that people have been brainwashed to believe. If you go around speaking the truth, then the people around you react with hostility. This causes the superficial conclusion "There's something wrong with the person speaking the truth!" instead of "Nearly everyone is a brainwashed idiot!"
You only see the Matrix when you start questioning things. Most people don't question the Matrix all at once, like I can now. They question bits and pieces at a time. Then, they are forcibly brought back in line by the pro-State trolls around them.
As a child, you're sharply corrected by the adults around you whenever you question official State propaganda. Over time, you internalize this, and learn to not question the State. It doesn't happen all at once, but the cumulative effect over many years is very damaging. State brainwashing centers (schools) encourage this process.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Hostility to the Truth
Posted by Nick
From FSK'S GUIDE TO REALITY:
Why are people so hostile to the truth?