When thinking about these times we live in, it seems so surreal that sometimes I have to wonder if what I am seeing can be real. There is such a dichotomy of events and happenings and it seems one must have to be experiencing cognitive dissonance in order to make it through a ‘normal’ day, as if the word normal has any meaning anymore. Just when it seems like things cannot get worse, something worse happens and it is spun somehow as a positive thing in some instances, and by others, seen as an evil, and the event is utilized to take advantage of the masses to instill yet more control and regulation over our lives. What is more incredible, is how the vast majority out there accept this as ‘normal’ and put little to no thought into it.
“The Matrix” is one of my all time favorite movies. Released in 1999, it depicted a future time in which the human race was controlled by machines, with chips implanted in their brains to control all of their reality, and thermal energy created by the body was used as an energy source. The vast majority of the people had no idea about the matrix, and only a few had some understandings of the powers that lie just out of sight. Those that attempted to explain the Matrix to the lead character Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) could not use a language that would spell out the reality of the matrix, and the only way for Neo to understand this reality was to see it for himself:
"Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself."
Our current system needs to be seen for what it is: corrupt. Unfortunately there are too many that want to walk around blinded by their own biases and mistaken beliefs that all is right, or that things will get better, as if by a magical power. Our system is run by those who do not have our best interests in mind, and this is evidenced by the continual propagation of trillions of debt being created and shoveled towards our citizenry to pay off. Up is down, right is wrong, freedom is slavery and increasingly stormy times are being sold as clear blue skies and happy times are coming soon.
"The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth."
"What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad."
I have had too many of my clients come in and make statements nearly verbatim of the two listed above. Many exchange the word matrix for government, bureaucracy, or even certain individuals in their lives. I have also heard and witnessed large increases in anxiety over ‘world events’ and themes of a common dread of a bleak future by people of all ages and social stratification. Like the line in the movie, most ‘cannot put their finger’ on the problems, but have a deep foreboding about the future, and know things are very wrong in the world. The problem is, many do not want to take this matter to its logical conclusion, and find the first cause in the matter.
"This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill -- the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill -- you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes."
It takes guts and perseverance to look at the state of things as they are, and to formulate a picture of where we are going. Many want to believe they have opted for the red pill, and are fed the pabulum passed out by the matrix, but have really taken the blue pill, and continue on in their world of make believe in which the government will take care of their problems, and some one else will ride to the rescue when TSHTF. Being awake at this late hour will lead one to the conclusion that we are on the verge of catastrophic change that most cannot even begin to envision, yet prepare for. But lack of vision and lack of preparation will neither excuse, nor stop what is occurring and what will be the eventual outcome of these problems.
What are these problems? According to the masters of the matrix, it is created by the likes of the tea party people, religious zealots, those that hoard gold, silver, food, water and in general fear mongers that want to scare the daylights out of 'the masses'. It is those in control of the matrix that want to blame anyone but themselves for the mess and turmoil they have created by their own greed, selfishness, stupidity and incompetence. Because the masses have been conditioned to not think for themselves, and buy into the matrix controlled media and information centers, they blindly jump into this mode of hate and blame, and ultimately do the work and biddings of the masters of the matrix, and they have the luxury of hiding their identity and purposes of creating the chaos they are only capable of doing.
If the masses were to wake up and truly understand the 'reality' we truly live in, the masters of the matrix would be lynched before daylight tomorrow. We don't have much time to change the course of history, but every day that goes by in which the masses are enamored with Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, American Idol and all of the murder mysteries out there, the more off guard the masses will be caught, and the more useless suffering and death will occur and the more power the matrix will have in spinning their double speak and getting those who do not think for themselves to do their master's bidding.
We need to wake up and we need to fight back. We need to take back what is rightfully ours, and get over the fear of losing. For if we don't act on what we know to be true and right, we have already lost, and will pay the very high price of allowing this evil to take over and enslave us.