Tuesday, June 27, 2006

How can I have self respect when nobody respects me?

"Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue."
- John Herschel, English mathematician and astronomer (1792-1871)

This is one of those brief but powerful maxims that people read, give their easy approval, then promptly forget about.

The reason? Self respect is so difficult to achieve and virtue an all-but-forgotten personal character objective.

But why? Here is an answer you likely have not encountered before.

One of the benefits of being fully experienced with the skills associated with sociology is that a person learns how to use propaganda. Call it manipluation of the mind or gentle persuasion, if you like.

Joseph Goebbels, was a master of propaganda. As Propaganda Minister for Adolf Hitler, he persuaded the powers of Germany that Jews, people of coloured skin, cripples and other "defective" non-arayans should be exterminated in a massive genocide. Perpetrators of genocide since his time have followed his methods.

Who else uses propaganda? Advertising agencies who persuade people to buy products they don't need--the cosmetic industry, for example. Leaders of fundamentalist religions who offer those desperately seeking hope salvation and a warm place by the feet of God in heaven. Master strategists of large political parties persuade people to vote for candidates and potential leaders who will do more harm than good for their electorate.

Leaders of terrorist organizations and cells persuade people to kill themselves or to kill large numbers of innocent civilians--the "enemy"--with the promise that it's not really against the moral guidelines they grew up with because God told them it was right. And, of course, there will be those 72 virgins waiting in heaven when they arrive.

Get it? The people we most want to disappear from the face of the Earth are succeeding because they have skills that most people don't even care about.

These bad guys don't want the mass of population to have self respect. It's working. They don't want them to adhere to traditional virtues, but instead follow new ones they invent for their own nefarious purposes.

Is that working? If I write "9/11" you know exactly what I mean. It's working.

The good people of the world are being led by the bad guys who have studied human behaviour and know how to manipulate it. The good people aren't being heard.

Do you suppose that we should get in on these methods too?

It's not only anti-social causes that are basing their effectiveness on ignorance of most people. Our education systems operate on paradigms that were established during the Industrial Revolution and set in widespread practice in the mid 19th century. We aren't teaching children what the children need, but what industrialists of the past (and present, to a certain extent) needed.

We don't cater to the social or emotional developmental needs of children because very few people have any idea what they are. Other than what they learned from their own parents. Which, it seems, was very little.

I want you to know. I wrote a book to explain it to you. I have a web site I want you to read. I have a worldwide support group (encompassing people from six continents) that I would like you to join--no cost, and you get stuff free just for joining. I want you to be ready when there are enough of us that we can together form a voice that can be heard around the world.

You know what you know. You may not be aware of how much you don't know. I want you to fill those gaps, starting today. I promise, you will never look at life the same way again.

There is reason for hope. Don't expect the bad guys to present it to you.

A few good people in many countries are working very hard to spread the word. It's not hard and it's not expensive. It requires some knowledge. And now that is available to you.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to shine the light of real hope in a darkening world.
Learn more at http://billallin.com

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