This is the Reason Why People Can’t See Truth

From an early age, I have always wondered why people seem to be wrong about everything. As a kid growing up in the 2000’s decade, I constantly noticed that people generally did not have an accurate sense of probability, especially pertaining to fear.

Adults who were fed propaganda about terrorism have improbable fears about being the victims of terror attacks, when they are more likely to be killed by cops than terrorists.

People think it’s unlikely that a vaccine would cause injury, yet that perception is inconsistent with reality. Some used to believe cannabis was bad for you, while not recognizing how bad certain chemicals are.

In my experience, people’s perception of probability on numerous issues in life are wildly inaccurate. Due to lack of experience, determination to not learn from experience, and other sometimes artificially constructed reasons, people can’t accurately determine many things nowadays.

However, research suggests human beings naturally have a good sense of probability. According to Nature:

“People overrate the chances of dying in a plane crash and guess incorrectly at the odds that a coin toss will yield ‘heads’ after a string of several ‘tails’. Yet humans have an innate sense of chance, a study of indigenous Maya people suggests. Adults in Guatemala who have never learned a formal number system or a written language did as well as formally educated adults and children at estimating the probability of chance events1, the researchers found.

Children are born with a sense of number, and the roots of our mathematical abilities seem to exist in monkeys, chickens and even salamanders. But evidence has suggested that the ability to assess the chances of a future event is not as innate.”

To illustrate what it means to have a distorted sense of probability, this article discusses social anxiety warping people’s sense of probability when it comes to consequences of social activity. According to Psychology Today:

“Research conducted by psychologist Edna Foa, noted for her research on anxiety disorders, asked individuals with and without social anxiety about their expectations regarding various social events. She asked the subjects questions about the probability of something happening to them, such as making a social blunder. She also asked the subjects what they thought the consequences would be, should this event actually occur.

The results indicated that the socially anxious people overestimated both the probability and the severity of negative social events. They expected negative social events to be more likely to occur and the consequences of these events to be more severe. In other words, they were making negative predictions. Interestingly, these differences were found only when they were asked about social events, not other situations.”

This is one gear in the mechanics of propaganda: media is used to distort people’s sense of what is probable and improbable. Fear is a force that can be used to distort probability.

In conclusion, when we search for answers, wondering why people all around us seem so disconnected from reality, one core truth is that people have a distorted sense of probability.

This is one component of a psychological framework. People are being manipulated into having a distorted sense of probability, a shallow perception of what is possible and impossible, and a limited understanding of how many things in the world work. People are discouraged from asking where things come from, and where things originate.

A bigger picture than these details, people are being steered as far away from critical thought and reasoning things through as possible.

People simply need more information, more experience, and willingness to absorb info and experience. People need to know where everything comes from.

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Fluoride Now Officially Harmful

A few weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was served with a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) petition, from a coalition of environmental, medical, and health groups, including national non-profit Moms Against Fluoridation (MAF). This notice is calling on the agency to completely ban the addition of artificial fluoridation chemicals to public water supplies due to an astounding amount of evidence that proves the risks that the consumption of such chemicals pose to the brain.

The TSCA Petition includes over 2500 pages of scientific documents to support its claims that drinking water that has been fluoridated has the potential to cause profound harmful effects on the brain. These effects were not yet understood years ago when communities began adding fluoride and other chemicals to the municipal drinking water supply.

Science is now a lot more sophisticated than it was at that time, and the proper laboratory tools and technologies are now available to more accurately examine the brain in greater detail. The petition reveals evidence of broad changes to the brain due to water fluoridation such as: IQ deficits, neuroanatomical and chemical effects, and the dire concerns of the effects on the developing fetal brain.

“In times past when fluoridation was instituted, science only had the scalpel or basic X-ray technology, and we simply weren’t able to assess the brain in the way technology can today,” states MAF leadership.

Because this petition was filed under the TSCA it authorizes the EPA with the ability to prohibit the “particular use” of a chemical that presents an “unreasonable risk” to the general public or any sub-populations that are susceptible. This petition argues that the addition of artificial water fluoridation chemicals now absolutely constitutes an “unreasonable risk” to citizens. These risks have now been revealed by 196 new scientific studies that are included in the petition.

Over A Decade Of Increasing Scientific Concern

“…it is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain and the body by direct and indirect means.”

“Not only do fluorides [adversely] affect transmitter concentrations and functions but also are involved in the regulation of glucagon, prostaglandins, and a number of central nervous system peptides including vasopressin… and other hypothalamic peptides.”

“Fluorides also increase the production of free radicals in the brain through several different biological pathways. These changes have a bearing on the possibility that fluorides act to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.”

Dozens more findings such as the ones listed above were published in the 507 page NRC report.

If you’re wondering about the reported benefits that drinking fluoridated water has on our teeth, well those questions were addressed as well. Author of the petition, Michael Connet says, “It is now understood that fluoride’s predominant effect on tooth decay comes from topical contact with the teeth, not ingestion.”

The Petition states: “Since there is little benefit in swallowing fluoride, there is little justification in exposing the public to any risk of fluoride neurotoxicity…”

“It is important to note,” says a MAF representative, “that not only does it appear that drinking fluoride does nothing for the enamel, but not a single long-term fluoridation safety trial has ever been conducted on the fetus, the brain or the thyroid by our government. Not one.”

It certainly appears as though the government has not done any safety trials on the effects of fluoride at all, but luckily there are many scientists around the world that are interested in fluoride and its toxic effects. The research has become so extensive that it can now be classified as in the same category as lead, mercury and PCBs as one of the “developmental neurotoxicants” according to the journal, Lancet Neurology.

Physicians are also deeply concerned about adding this chemical to the drinking water, as Angela Hind, M.D. notes: “Right now we have 1 in 6 children in the U.S. with neuro-developmental brain disease, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, low IQ and behavioral disorders, and 1 in 8 women who will develop thyroid disease. These two epidemics tell us that chemicals like fluoride and lead, both developmental neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors, have no place in our public water.”

Leading professionals in the field of dentistry are bothered as well. “As a practicing general dentist of 39 years, I was stunned when I saw the studies demonstrating the effects that drinking artificial fluoridation chemicals can have on the body—particularly, on the brain,” comments Dr. Bill Osmunson, D.D.S. of Bellevue, Washington.

“This Petition is a watershed,” adds MAF. “Just as people once thought lead, DDT and asbestos were safe, there was a time, after much work and pushing by the people, when those erroneous assumptions shifted and the policies were forced to change. This is now that time for artificial fluoridation chemicals, as the science raises far too many concerns, and the EPA must act to protect the people.”

Various organizations supporting this petition include Moms Against Fluoridation, The Fluoride Action Network, Food and Water Watch, Organic Consumers Association, The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and many other individual co-petitioners.

The Cat Is Finally Out Of The Bag

Did you know that the majority of Europe has rejected water fluroidation? That alone should make you question- why? Someone once brought up an interesting point, they say fluoride is good for our teeth, so they add it in unregulated amounts to our drinking water. If they really cared that much for our health, wouldn’t they be adding essential vitamins and minerals as well? Do they really care about the health of our teeth. Something to consider.

No longer can this crucial research go unnoticed and ignored. The evidence is there, how can they even reject this petition? It’s all there. Only time will tell how this situation is handled. The EPA has 90 days to respond.

If you would like to view the petition you can do so here:

http://momsagainstfluoridation.org/sites/default/files/pdf-documents/EPA_Petition_McCarthy.pdf

Thank you so much for all of the hard work to all those diligent and dedicated people who were involved in putting this research together and presenting this petition. This is so important, and it would appear that there is nothing they can say now and water fluoridation will hopefully become a thing of the past, that we look back and say, “What were we thinking? How could we have ever thought that was a good idea to begin with? “

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5 Common New Age Misconceptions

The new-age movement, along with many of the ideologies that New Ageism encourages, has been popularized in the past few years, especially with rise of social media. I am all for self-empowerment, spiritual exploration and personal development, but some ideologies New Ageism preaches are misleading, false, and even dangerous.

Here are 5 common misconceptions that need to be corrected and understood:

1)  Ignore The Negative

Many people have been mislead to believe that you “give power” to something that is harmful simply by putting your attention upon it and becoming aware of it.  Therefore, you should never pay attention to, or talk about anything that is “negative”.

CORRECTION:  Seeing the negative for what it is creates the ability to prepare oneself against its harmful affects,  and possibly even avert those affects entirely.  Refusing to look at critical information just because it makes you feel scared or uncomfortable is willfully choosing to remain in a state of ignorance, and therefore to remain un-conscious.

2)  Never Get Angry

Many people have adopted the notion that anger is something to overcome or shut out completely.  They categorize anger into the “negative” basket, and instead promote replacing it with feelings of peace, love and light.  The danger in this is it creates apathy and passivity to the injustices happening in our world today.

CORRECTION:  We have a moral guidance system for a reason.  For example, watching an innocent person be tortured, or seeing animals being abused will naturally evoke anger in a morally sound individual.  This anger is not to be mistaken for something that needs to be shut out, but something that should be channeled productively.  Righteous indignation, a form of anger when one senses injustice— can be a major motivation to create positive change in the world and should not be condemned or suppressed.

3)  There Is No Right And Wrong 

A common, widespread misconception is that there is no such thing as right and wrong, and that the concept of right and wrong is “dualistic” and therefore invalid.  Furthermore,  many who have been convinced that there is no objective right and wrong will often try to convince people (and themselves) that everything is OK.

 

CORRECTION:  This way of thinking is known as moral relativism, and is not only delusional but dangerous.  This makes people feel comfortable and justified in failing to take responsibility for their actions (or lack of actions) and the effects that has on others.  There most certainly is objective right and wrong, and although we share unity as beings on the same planet or similar spiritual journeys, everything is NOT okay.  

We are living in times of great injustice, violence, inequality and preventable suffering.  Anyone who tries to convince you that immoral actions can not be proven immoral due to their uncertainty of ‘reality’, or claim that all things that happen are part of a ‘divine plan’ are unfortunately part of the problem.


It is common for people to twist and re-define what is right and what is wrong based on what is easy for them, what works for them, and what is most comfortable for them.  However, right and wrong are not modifiable to your convenience.  Immoral actions remain immoral regardless of how you view them.

4)  There Is No Truth: Perception = Reality

Many people have adopted the idea that you can never really know the ultimate truth about the reality we live in.  This is also known as solipsism; the ideology that only one’s own mind and perceptions are sure to exist.  Another common misunderstanding passed around is, “Perception is reality” or “reality is perception.”

CORRECTION:  While the solipsistic ideology is often confused for a high-minded philosophical outlook, it is really nothing more than a way for one to be vastly disconnected from reality.  Objective reality DOES exist.  The truth CAN be known.  Ones perception and actual reality are not one in the same.  How one perceives reality only changes how they perceive it— it can not and will never change what is actually taking place.

 

“Solipsism is a defining hallmark of spiritual infancy.  Departing from this disease ideology is a sure-fire sign of the beginnings of human maturity and spiritual development.”  —Mark Passio

5)  What You Resist Persists… So Don’t Resist

A very common belief in the New Age movement is that one should overcome ‘resistance.’  The natural urge to resist almost anything has been coined as negative or detrimental to our happiness and health amongst spiritual individuals and new-agers.  We are taught to overcome resistance using spiritual techniques like meditation, yoga and acceptance.  We are also taught that what we resist… will persist.

CORRECTION:  Resistance itself is not a bad thing.  In fact, it is necessary if we want to take back our power and control over our lives, and ensure the safety of the planet and future generations.  If we do not resist evil that is destroying the good in the world, freedom, health, happiness— it will continue to. (If we do not resist the evil that is destroying freedom, health, and happiness in the world, then nothing will change or improve.)

The New Age movement has twisted and abused spiritual practices such as meditation and yoga into means to take people’s minds off the fact that they have been enslaved, and make it easy for them to just accept the current condition of the world as their lot in life.  Shutting out your resistance is a good way to ensure that you will never take action to try to change the things that are wrong with the world.


How long do you think change in racial equality would have taken if people like Martin Luther King Jr. meditated their resistance away?
 The resistance you experience in situations is likely because something is not right.  So, don’t ignore your resistance— utilize it in a productive way to bring about change. Take action.

If gone unchecked, the New Age movement can easily lead one down a road of delusional mindsets that cater to not taking responsibility for ones actions and the effect that those actions (or lack of action) have on the world!  As Adyashanti said,  “Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”

While spiritual development, inner peace and a knowledge of oneself is important, it is equally as important to speak out against injustice, fight for change, and take moral responsibility for ones actions.  

It is also our shared responsibility at this time to help to awaken others by continuously speaking the Truth un-apologetically, even if we feel burdened by this task, and even if it makes ALL of those involved feel uncomfortable. The truth of the current human condition and the state of world SHOULD make you feel uncomfortable.  Use that discomfort to motivate yourself to create real change in the world through action.

REALITY CHECK:

The world does not need any more un-affected gurus or passive, apathetic followers.  It needs activists, change-makers, speakers and do-ers.  Be the change. Don’t get sucked into the misunderstandings, misconceptions and delusional dogmas that come with religions such as New Ageism.  True spirituality includes responsibility, morality, and using your will to take action for positive change and the good of this planet and all the beings we share it with.

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