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(1) Reality as perceived by most humans is the real world.
  • "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience." (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)
  • Someone 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, political and educational indoctrination. A collective psychosis."
(2) Modern Technology and Science is the answer.
  • We glamorise all the gadgets when we have so much violence on the planet, including so much against women and children. Science has freed us from the constraints of superstition and blind belief, but reductionism has established its own chains that disallow 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.
(3) Money growth is the answer.
  • Despite 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.
  • Dangerous Delusions is an interactive resource by Global Justice Now that explores seven economic myths.
(4) We are isolated individuals.
  • Quantum physics, shamanism and mysticism tell us that we are all interconnected. If we are - from one angle - everything, then we need to look after the planet and others. And yet it is important to have interpersonal and physical boundaries when handling the world - as some people exploit us.
(5) Competition is good/healthy/desirable.
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(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.
(10) Tribal people are savages and backward. Colonialists discovered and deserve ownership of their land (e.g. Australia, USA, South America).
  • "...the language of colonists has long had a tragic part to play in the destruction of tribal peoples across the world. For centuries, tribal 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 human rights to address. Similarly, racist prejudices – the labeling of tribal peoples as ‘backward’, ‘uncivilized’ or ‘savage’ – have inculcated a popular attitude of disrespect and fear, so underpinning (and even justifying, in the perpetrator’s mind), the appalling treatment to which tribal peoples have been subjected." (Joanna Eede, posted 11 October 2013, accessed 22 June 2014)
  • The myth of the 'Brutal Savage' by Survival International.
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(11) There is no God.
(12) Experts are crucial to Learning and Life.
  • "Experts are clueless." (Steve Jobs)
  • "More and more, we are becoming taken in by the myth of experts and for most people the myth originates in school. Compulsory (or apparently compulsory), free education removes learning not only from the 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 expert teachers are central to real learning. The concept of skilled families is replaced by the notion of families who are either conforming, and consequently “good”, or non-conforming and consequently “bad” or at least dysfunctional. The notion of autonomous, rational children is replaced with the idea of dependent sub-humans, not fit to be treated as moral agents in their own right, with 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)
(13) Modern education is great.
(14) 'All calories are equal' and 'Fat is the bad guy'.
  • NO! Calorie counting ignores the metabolic effect of each 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, typically processed carbohydrates are dangerous. Get a good intake of super-healthy fats like olive oil, coconut butter, nuts and avocado. 
  • In both cases, avoid processed foods!!
  • Explore this with Harvard Medical School and the work of Dr Robert Lustig
(15) Independence comes from Harsh Discipline.
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(16) Socialisation comes from Schools.
  • NO! Socialisation in schools is extremely unnatural - see here.
(17) Pesticide use is essential for Feeding a Growing Population.
  • NO! Pesticides kill the pollinators on which crops depend. Pesticide use is ecocide. See here.
(18) Humans are independent thinkers, inventive and creative.
Yes and no! Humans take ideas and things 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 from 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 God.
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?...

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