- There is a 1971 song by Janis Joplin/Michael McClure
titled, "Mercedes Benz" that started like this:
- Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
- My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
- Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
- So Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
- She then goes on about color TVs. Even in 1971 not everyone
owned a color television; many people still owned black and white sets.
Today this all people seem to care about the latest computer, the
latest cell phone, latest television, etc... It seems material issues are
all that matters. Or is there something else going on?
- There are people among us who intentionally deny freedom
is mutating into tyranny and society crumbling down all around their ears.
For others, it's as though they can see the coming tsunami police state
that will wipe freedom off the face of the Earth they eagerly jump
into a rowboat and vigorously row out to sea to greet it.
- In pre-Nazi Germany, citizens eagerly paddled out to
greet the virtual tsunami. First the German people were ordered to register
all their guns. Like dutiful citizens they did what they were told. Then
the guns were confiscated, followed by the people.
- Pastor Martin Niemöller (18921984) wrote about
about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to
power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. His text
is presented roughly here:
- First they came for the communists,
- and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
- Then they came for the trade unionists,
- and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
- Then they came for the Jews,
- and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
- Then they came for me
- and there was no one left to speak out for me
- Why did this happen?
- What is it that motivates people to be intentionally
ignorant of the facts, not see what's already here and what's on the horizon?
Is it brainwashing? Fear? An inability to mentally see the wave coming
at them? Or are we as human beings genetically programmed to obey, obey,
obey? Consider how easily a dog can be trained. Are human beings all that
much different than a dog or cat? History and evidence unfortunately says
- Men and women go into military boot camps, carrying with
them paradigms they have known their entire life. Six weeks of training
by drill instructors and they become a very different person, not only
able to kill but also know many ways to kill. Ever see a boot-camp graduation
photo of a man or woman? All have a cold, lifeless stare bearing no resemblance
to the man or woman who started basic training only a few weeks earlier.
- When you try to change someone's paradigm, the very moment
you begin to do so a defensive all immediately pops up. Boot camp instructors
are experts at ripping down those walls fast. Re-training someone is something
like the fight or flight reflex. Unless the person you're talking to already
has undergone some enlightenment already, that invisible wall will pop
up happen every time. It will be your job not to tear down the wall, but
disable the mechanism that drives it. More on that later.
- Is there a difference between any boot camp and simply
teaching someone? In a boot camp, there is no free will and no choice but
to obey and stick with it. When you start to teach someone a new paradigm
of truth they can easily laugh at you and walk away. You need to get their
undivided attention with cold, hard facts to minimize the giggle factor.
- Awhile back I thought that when senior citizens refuse
to see the truth it was based on the fear that their social security, disability,
veterans disability or retirement checks will stop coming. But there is
a refusal to see the truth with younger adults, even those working full
time jobs who don't fear losing a check coming in the mail or other fear
factor. In some cases it's people who just don't want to know. They want
to continue to believe all is well in Camelot. For others, it may be part
of the inherent reflex and response to something new prying its way into
their paradigm. We are creatures of habit just like our pets. Snickering
and smirks are clear signs the wall has popped up. If you're persistent,
that wall will eventually stop popping up for good. When you finally
disable the wall mechanism it has a lasting and permanent effect.
- Astronauts undergo violent training to survive the rigors
of space and are trained to know systems inside and out, learn hundreds
of acronyms and know how to make a quick escape in the event something
goes wrong. What NASA does to train these men and women is just another
type of boot camp which is absolutely necessary.
- Military boot camps are brainwashing and body-building
centers while classrooms teach passively. Pass all the tests and you get
to stay in and eventually graduate. Just a few hundred years ago it was
relatively easy to create a soldier. Life was violent and ruthless, even
more so the further back into history you look. But over time the idea
of shooting, stabbing or bayoneting someone up close and personal became
abhorrent idea to the average person. Probably a good thing it did - or
society would never have developed, and you would never have been able
to have a computer to read this.
- But the fact is that war is war. It's kill or get killed.
Unfortunately, boot camps serve a needful purpose. If America did not have
the army, navy, marines or air force you can be certain every one of us
would be speaking some other foreign language by now. America would never
have been formed.
- So what does all this have to do with trying to teach
someone? Consider that your job to enlighten someone else is an uphill
battle. It doesn't matter whether you talk to someone about impossible
expectations of jet fuel in tall buildings, a blatant forged birth certificate,
buildings that drop too fast, groping at airports or freedoms being stolen
left and right. Or even vehicles parked blocks away that ignited by themselves.
This is a battle to help someone see the truth that YOU CAN WIN if you
conduct it right. Time is running out, and the internet may not be available
- To get people to understand this and much more is to
understand that you must open an invisible classroom of your own to teach
people truth. Disinformation has many faces seen and unseen such as family
training, school training, military training, the media, movies and more.
- Remember the three stages of conversion to the truth?
Paraphrased, the first responses to the truth will be laughter and ridicule
for presenting facts that attempt to cross that pop-up wall. Acceptance
will only come if you're persistent, but not to the point of being annoying.
After that, your successful recruit becomes yet another teacher of freedom
to other people.
- Just how far can this go, and how fast? Consider the
mathematical principle known as binary progression. If you convert
just one person, and that person converts two people, and those two people
convert 4 more, etc... look what happens:
- 1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1,024 2,048 4,096 8,192
16,384 32,768 65,535 131,070 etc...
- Now consider this. If each person teaching converts more
than two people, the progression will accelerate faster. Just 18 levels
deep and that one person you converted becomes more than 131,000 - and
it won't stop there. Your freight train is running and there is no stopping
- Your classroom is requires a well thought out plan to
teach people to think. There are countless well-meaning people out there
leaving comments on websites and on blogs everywhere and sending emails
to people with remarks like "Wake up people!" Comments like that
are utterly useless and accomplish absolutely nothing.
- A wise and well-seasoned marketing manager co-owned a
small corporation I worked at many years ago. He told me about a selling
principle he often used I'll never forget. It's about planting seeds in
customer's minds. You might not make a sale today or tomorrow, but down
the road when the need arises for the product you have they will remember
- All seeds need to be watered from time to time, including
the seeds of a paradigm shift.
- There is only one way to enlighten receptive people
first get them to look at the evidence themselves. Just present the best,
undeniable facts and wait for their comment or question. Let THEM start
thinking and talking first with you saying as little as possible. Do not
rush it or you'll drive them away. Whether one does religious missionary
work or this the basic premise remains the same: Some people are teachable,
others are not, some will never be.
- At some point you have to decide if progress is being
made and you'll feel it in your gut. If you don't find any change taking
place with them over a period of time, then just let it go. Our time remaining
for expressing and teaching others freedom is running out, and you need
to quickly move on to someone else. Remember you've planted the seed
and just maybe one day it will take root and grow.
- It was said centuries ago that "Every war is won
before it's ever fought." Leaders must know who they are up against
and prepare for how they will fight a war. In the case of teaching people
in your invisible boot camp a similar principle also applies. Although
that person you're teaching isn't your enemy, you still need to properly
prepare and be fully knowledgeable about your subject matter.
- People you teach must believe in you and see calm conviction
in your eyes. Never use texting or email for this; it simply won't work.
Period. Paradigm-shifting requires a person-to-person effort. You must
teach people in person. Don't email people a URL link or create yet another
website and think that's all you need to do. Don't scream and yell like
some radio personalities it will destroy your credibility before
you even get started and make the pop-up wall permanent. Go about
teaching others calmly and intelligently. Let the facts speak for themselves
so people can decide for themselves.
- Only teach people to think and never teach violence.
Patience, planning and time are the keys.
- Ted Twietmeyer