| 10+ World Delusions
(1) Reality as
perceived by most humans is the real world.
(2) Modern Technology and Science
is the answer.
are not human
beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a
Teilhard de Chardin)
applied the dystopian science fiction world The Matrix
to our world: "The
Matrix is real. It
exists inside the minds of the masses as a form of social, cultural,
and educational indoctrination. A collective psychosis."
is the answer.
glamorise all the
gadgets when we have so much violence on the planet, including so much
women and children. Science has freed us from the constraints of
and blind belief, but reductionism has established its own chains that
certain truths (e.g. life
beyond death). We
need to learn how to relate, to explore the Inner World, utilise the
ancient technology of body and Spirit.
are isolated individuals.
the crash of 2007, we stick to the GDP capitalist model
of continual growth and planet rape. Instead of GDP, GNH (i.e.
prioritising well-being) is advised. See here and here.
Delusions is an interactive resource by Global Justice Now
that explores seven economic myths.
physics, shamanism and mysticism tell us
that we are all interconnected. If we are - from one angle -
we need to look after the planet and others. And yet it is important to
interpersonal and physical boundaries when handling the world - as some
(6) Vaccinations & Drugs
& Medicine have saved the world and are the answer.
(7) Death is the end.
(8) Hospital Birth is
safer than Home Birth.
(9) Meat eating is necessary.
people are savages and backward. Colonialists
discovered and deserve ownership of their land (e.g. Australia, USA,
(11) There is no God.
language of colonists has long had a tragic part to play
in the destruction of tribal peoples across the world. For centuries,
lands have been referred to as ‘empty’ in order to
justify their theft for
commercial, military or conservation reasons. After all, if a region is
uninhabited, so the expedient thinking goes, there are by definition no
rights to address. Similarly, racist prejudices – the labeling
tribal peoples as ‘backward’,
‘uncivilized’ or ‘savage’
– have inculcated a
popular attitude of disrespect and fear, so underpinning (and even
in the perpetrator’s mind), the appalling treatment to which
have been subjected." (Joanna
Eede, posted 11 October 2013, accessed 22 June
myth of the 'Brutal Savage' by Survival International.
(12) Experts are crucial to
Learning and Life.
(13) Modern education is great.
- "Experts are clueless." (Steve Jobs)
and more, we are becoming taken in by the
myth of experts and for most people the myth originates in school.
(or apparently compulsory), free education removes learning not only
learner’s control, but also from the parents’
sphere of influence. Both parents
and children are deskilled by a system that perpetuates the myth that
teachers are central to real learning. The concept of skilled families
replaced by the notion of families who are either conforming, and
“good”, or non-conforming and consequently
“bad” or at least dysfunctional. The
notion of autonomous, rational children is replaced with the idea of
sub-humans, not fit to be treated as moral agents in their own right,
little or no insight into their own learning needs and goals..." (Jan Fortune-Wood, published 2003 in Life
Learning Magazine, accessed online 26 January 2015)
(14) 'All calories are equal' and
'Fat is the bad guy'.
Independence comes from Harsh Discipline.
- NO! Calorie counting ignores the metabolic effect of
calorie. Calories are digested and energy is released differently,
depending on the source. So, low-glycemic foods like fruit are good for
you, as they raise your blood sugar and insulin levels gradually. Junk
food is likely to be high-glycemic, spiking blood sugar and insulin,
which in turn tends to create insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes,
as well as fat production.
- NO! Fat is a good guy. Foods with added sugars,
processed carbohydrates are dangerous. Get a good intake of
super-healthy fats like olive oil, coconut butter, nuts and
- In both cases, avoid processed foods!!
- Explore this with Harvard
Medical School and the work of Dr
Socialisation comes from Schools.
Pesticide use is essential for Feeding a Growing Population.
Socialisation in schools is extremely unnatural - see here.
Humans are independent thinkers, inventive and creative.
Pesticides kill the pollinators on which crops depend.
Pesticide use is ecocide. See here.
Yes and no! Humans take ideas
and build new stuff and/or can see things clearly. This is the
basis of copyright law and why universities hate plagiarism. There is truth to this,
but it leans too much on the delusion of personal glory. It misses out
on the deeper purpose of life, which is collaboration, unity and world peace, etc.
While it is
important to think for yourself in the sense of questioning whether
what everyone else is doing is right - and free yourself from delusion
(what this page does!) - it is also important to realise that we stand
on the shoulders of all those who have gone before, our
ancestors. Spiritually, we also are rooted in the invisible, spiritual
world, from whence can come inspiration.
Maybe it is like a computer which appears to calculate independently,
but which relies on its programming to do so. Similarly, a human has
animal-instinctive programming, human-cultural programming and
angelic-goodness programming. It is the angelic which is most hidden
us and which we most need to access. In this way, just like the plant
does not grow without the sun, humans are very dependent on
So, I would humbly suggest that we are co-creators with natural,
cultural and spiritual building blocks. We research, collaborate
and work for/with a high
ideal. We must do so. This is not plagiarism or cheating, and
it requires a copyright-free culture. This is the Solar Culture,
where we are the plants that work with nature and the Sun to do the
will of God/Goddess.
(19) Overpopulation is a disaster. Stop breeding already, Africa and Asia!
NO! It is overconsumption that is the diasaster. Capitalism
is the unsustainable system that allows all this. It is notably the USA
and Canada that are the worst consumers per capita - see map here. Much of Africa and Asia consume so little. We have enough natural resources if we lead simpler lives in a Culture of Love!
(20) Rich World culture has saved the Poor World from abject levels of poverty.
This delusion includes the supposed brilliance of modern economics and that modern education lifted and lifts people out of poverty.
NO! It is the Rich World and their historic and ongoing colonialism and capitalism that created poverty. The truth is that the arrival of colonialism, development and aid
created poverty. Poverty does not exist in pre-modern cultures! See here.
Just as we are now learning to appreciate biodiversity, cultural
diversity must also be respected. When people are stripped of their
culture and placed at the bottom of the unequal heap that is Rich World
culture, poverty is created.
The list is long: Africans enslaved in USA by Europeans, Native American Indians, South American Indians, Māori, Himba,
Bushmen, Aboriginal Australians, etc. They all fell into poverty,
mental health crises, drug and alcohol abuse, prostitution, etc.
Rich World must stop flaunting this delusion that they saved the rest of us from poverty (e.g. see here). Rich World created poverty. They are not Saviour but rather Enslaver.
What are they/we going to do to right their wrong?...