“All We Are Is Dust In The Wind”, When We Remain Mindless Members of the Vast, Madding Herd!

On a side and yet related topic: Farrakhan calls for separate state for African Americans

More and more blacks, today, appear to HATE Asians, Hispanics, Jews and, of course, Whites (AP DOESN’T MENTION RISE IN HATE CRIMES AGAINST WHITES). So Blacks should have their own state, by all means. But wait a minute, how are Farrakhan’s Muslims going to get along with all those bible-thumping “infidels/Satans”, as any devout Islamist would refer to a Christian? Things could get ugly rather quickly, with all that bible and Koran dogma being pandered day and night. This new ‘state’ would most likely mirror the middle east; where religion is the weapon of choice for ‘the chosen’ of their particular HATE-FILLED, genocidal god.

This kind of blind, HATE-FILLED, “I’m-a-victim” idiocy is another blatant example of THE HERD MENTALITY, in all of its completely dumbed-down, racist-bigoted polity/religiosity (Oncoming Racial Doom: The Clash of Cultures).

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Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves…

“You’ve been telling me you’re a genius since you were seventeen, in all of these years, I still don’t know what you mean?!” Steely Dan

We are nano-spec creatures who exist on a nano-spec planet, in a nano-spec galaxy (one of billions upon billions throughout the universe). And yet we arrogantly, and in great error, believe we have everything figured out, including how the universe came into existence. And it is this ‘scientific’/religious megalomania (the herd-mentality: Nobel Laureate in Physics; ‘Global Warming is Pseudoscience’) that has brought us to the pathetic state we find ourselves in today.

In comparison to the vastness of the universe (the intelligently-designed creation), we two-legged nano-specs can barely wipe our own asses properly. But this mindless herd-mentality, which we have been programmed to conform to since childhood, continually convinces the vast majority of us that we (as a herd) are much greater than what we truly are: “The Chosen of god!” and “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” psycho-babble, just to name two, are seeking the complete destruction of the unique, imaginative and creative individual.

The truth is, the individual has always been greater than any so called ‘whole’, whether the ‘whole’ be some form of religiosity or pure, unadulterated psycho-babble. The individual came first, not the collective (the herd), without the individual, there would have been no so called ‘civilization’. The loss of our individuality, our individual uniqueness, imagination and creativity, is why we are in this hell on earth today: corporate owned and controlled ‘science’ and the-holier-than-thou-chosen will be the doom of humanity, if nothing is done to stop this insanity.

{Also see: “I Oppose Interventionism, But-” But Nothing. Stop Being A Pro Bono CIA Propagandist (“U.S. Americans are the most aggressively propagandized people in the world”) and Why the War on Conspiracy Theories Is Bad Public Policy (“Since 9/11, American decision-making elites have entered the same kind of bubble and engaged in the same kind of groupthink. For them, no serious dissent on such issues as what really happened on 9/11, and whether a “war on terror” makes sense, is permitted.”) and “The Whole” = “Collectivism” (Death to Individualism): The Individual is GREATER than “The Whole”!! and “The Individual vs. the Staged Collective”}

So, for all of you card-carrying herd-members out there, take a long close look at just how utterly minuscule, in comparison to the rest of the intelligently-designed creation, our planet and we two-legged nano-specs truly are.

And yet, in relationship to each other and this planet, we, as unique, imaginative and creative individuals, are all very important. If only we would awaken from our programmed stupor, we could begin the journey towards knowing (becoming conscious of) the truth about ourselves as individuals. And then, perhaps, we could all take back our individual lives and begin to collectively change things for the better of us all:

A Pale Blue Dot

By Carl Sagan

January 31, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – This excerpt from Sagan’s book Pale Blue Dot was inspired by an image taken, at Sagan’s suggestion, by Voyager 1 on February 14, 1990.

The image of Earth is one of 60 frames taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on February 14, 1990 from a distance of more than 6 billion kilometers (4 billion miles) and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane.

Transcript

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

— Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994

Copyright © 1994 by Carl Sagan, Copyright © 2006 by Democritus Properties, LLC.

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