CLARIFYING MY WORK
NOVEMBER 16, 2010. If you’ve been reading my site and newsletters for some time, you know I’ve covered a great deal of territory over the past 10 years.
WHO IS RUNNING PLANET EARTH?
THE SECRET BEHIND SECRET SOCIETIES
WHAT IS FREEDOM ALL ABOUT?
WHAT IS FREEDOM FOR?
THE POWER OF IMAGINATION
IMAGINATION AND MAGIC
THE AIMS OF THE MEDICAL CARTEL
LOGIC AND RATIONAL THOUGHT
THE NEED FOR BETTER EDUCATION
Readers who have come on board more recently may have missed some of this material.
When I graduated from college in 1960, I already had a significant background in logic, having studied it under a brilliant philosophy professor. It was something I could keep in my back pocket and pull out when I needed it.
When I began working as a reporter in 1982, I already had been painting, on and off, for 20 years. I knew how powerful and expansive and transformative the time I’d spent in the studio was.
I also had been writing poetry for 20 years. I’d published a few poems.
When I began to write political articles for LA Weekly in 1982, I found it very easy, compared with writing poems. In 1986, I met a publisher who wanted a book exposing research fraud in the area of AIDS. This was the launch for my first book, AIDS INC., which was published in 1988. Without my background in logic, I never could have written it.
From that point on, I knew medical research was, generally, shot through with fraud on a grand scale, and I continued, through lectures and articles, to expose it.
Eventually, I saw a pattern emerging. The medical cartel, taken as a whole, was leading us to a medicalized world, in which every citizen would be fed diagnoses and toxic substances from cradle to grave. The overall impact on societies would be devastating.
In time, I saw there were a handful of cartels, all of which were moving toward more power over the individual: ENERGY, GOVERNMENT, MEDIA, MONEY, etc.
I published material on that and gave lectures about it.
In 2000, I started nomorefakenews.com, and I had all this behind me, as a fund of varying material I could tap.
For the first few years of the site, I tended to focus on medical stories, political stories, conspiracy, and media cover-ups. Then, I decided it was it was time to launch a major offensive on the subject of imagination, its power, and its relationship to a platform of individual freedom.
I gave a number of seminars on the subject, from various perspectives.
Finally, about a year ago, I saw that education was sinking into such a deep hole, we needed a new injection of sanity to begin to restore it. I wrote my course, LOGIC AND ANALYSIS, for home schools and adults.
In conjunction with that campaign, I’ve been writing lately about individual freedom, its scope, and what it really means—and how collectivism is eating into freedom.
There is no contradiction in writing about logic, rational thought, and imagination.
Imagination goes beyond logic, but if a person can’t think rationally, he tends to break down at some point in the journey of imagination. He loses focus and stalls.
Additionally, it helps to know what imagination is outdistancing (logic), and how imagination gives meaning and purpose to freedom.
So that’s a brief skeleton of where I’ve been and what I’ve done. I’ve left out a few books I’ve written, and a foray into the world of music.
Lately, it’s become apparent to me that certain people who define and defend freedom have a constricted or “shaped” notion about what freedom is. They tend to impose standards of the past to picture how freedom should be acted out. For example, they use Nature as a partner to freedom and suggest that working in harmony with Nature should be the true objective of freedom.
That may sound nice, but it doesn’t work, if one wants to use imagination to the fullest.
Nature is a living work of art. One work of art. The number of works of imagination is potentially infinite.
The cartels I referenced above use their skill as artists to try to impose on us a picture of reality—and to the degree we accept it and succumb to it, we are denying the core power we have, our own imaginations.
Imagination, taken to a high intensity, produces the side effect called magic.
Most people aren’t interested in magic, except as a sleazy and dubious protocol offered by con men.
In fact, most people want desperately to cling to protocols and systems and structures. They see no other future for themselves. Tweak a system, make it a little better.
Eventually, they discover that the version of magic (or life) they are accepting has a serious adverse effect: it’s pushing them toward giving up their own individual primacy and freedom and moving them into some sort of boiled-down collective.
In truth, though, magic is the offspring of great individual power, undiluted by the attachment to any of a thousand prescriptions that demand SUBMERGING SELF in a “wider, more inclusive whole.” This whole is finally understood to be yet another con. It can conceal itself behind all sorts of clever labels. But it falls apart as nonsense.
A person may see a whole as a way to become larger himself. It looks good. It looks right. Signing on for the trip feels expansive. But sooner or later, the “bigger picture” falls out of its frame and crashes on the floor.
It was always the unfettered individual and only the individual that was the main event.
And imagination is the key. With it, you can create new realities and enter them into the physical world, on and on and on. You can find expansion of self you only dreamed of, and you can, as the Tibetans used to know but have apparently forgotten, go beyond anything the universe has to offer.