“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil.”
– John Adams
“They don’t want to see us unite: All they want us to do is keep on fussing and fighting. They don’t want to see us live together: all they want to do is keep on killing one another.”
– Bob Marley
April 3, 2019
Given the enormous amount of division taking that has been growing over the last few decades, it seemed prudent to take a gander at the Divide & Conquer Left-Right Paradigm again.
Nowhere was the socially engineered fracturing of the populace more obvious then within the bowels of social media, where individuals of all walks of life were attempting to make other people conform to their points of views. It is a quite unfortunate state of affairs that people’s virtues have declined so much to even ruminate on such possibilities.
Divide and conquer is a concept that takes an enormous portion of the populace’s time, and yet, receives no attention from mainstream media, and barely even the alternative media.
What exactly is this system-installed and bifurcated left-right paradigm?
To simplify, the left-right paradigm is a concept from political sciences and anthropology which proposes that societies have a tendency to divide themselves into ideological opposites.
That’s certainly one way to look at it.
Another way of viewing this would be proposing the establishment carries out this division on purpose to make it seem like there are only two sides to every debate, thus making the populace a lot more malleable and easier to control. After all, two sides are magnitudes easier to control than say, hundreds, or thousands of individual groups. Rarely are things as such.
First things first, let’s take a cursory glance at some – although certainly not all – of the permutations that the left/right paradigm is often bandied as. Being cognizant of these will make it easier for an individual to center their mind onto particular divisive agendas that are taking place within the media.
The Left/Right paradigm includes, but is not limited to:
– Back people vs. White people
– Muslim vs. Christians
– Republicans vs. Democrats
– East vs. West
– US vs. Russia/China
– US vs. Middle East
– Poor vs. Rich
– Liberals vs. Conservatives [could dovetail into politics, but it need not]
– Religion vs. Atheism
– Gay vs. Straight
– Women vs. Men
– Young vs. Old
– Prolife vs. Prochoice
There are many more derivatives, but those examples are some of the most salient ones out there.
In any case, take a good minute or two to ponder at that list again. What don’t you notice anywhere?
To those in power, the individual is antithetical to the establishment’s plans. The individual is a rebel, someone to be avoided at all cost. This is why from youth, particularly through schooling, society has been indoctrinated to conform to fit within these divide and conquer structures that fracture the populace.
A keen glance at how the system operates is crucial in order to understand the full breadth and scope of this issue. For this we will take a gander at some snippets provided by John Taylor Gatto’s system breaking book, Dumbing Us Down The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling.
Below are a handful of the many countless passages within the book that speak a length about how this pervasive and derisive divide and conquer issue takes place beginning in childhood, brought about through public schooling:
“It is absurd and anti-life to be part of the system that compels you to sit in confinement with people of exactly the same age and social class. That system effectively cuts you off from the immense diversity of life and the synergy of variety; indeed it cuts you off from your own past and future, sealing you in a continuous present much the same way television does” [Bold Emphasis Added]
Not allowing individuals to be part of other points of views in life, to diversity – other shades in the endless spectrum of life – stultifies their growth because their mind doesn’t expand as it would if they were exposed to many points of views. Furthermore, it inculcates the meme that the box – whatever reality the comptrollers are parading around – is all there is, and anything beyond the box is to be seen as suspect. Ideas do not get considered and creativity gets incinerated at warp speed, like a snowman in a blast furnace.
“The highest value to the Combine [those in control] is neither democracy nor accountability, but compliance, pure and simple, and its favorite stratagem is to divide and conquer. And if that doesn’t work, there’s always drugs.”[Bold Emphasis Added, Italic Emphasis In Original.]
Life a hot knife that slices through butter, this particular thought by Gatto minces no words.
The favorite strategy is divide and conquer, which undoubtedly takes place by individuals being cut out from the diversity of life and is manifested from youth by behavior that’s been socially engineered to be predictable.
This is why ultimately, freedom from conformity is as vital as ever if the individual is to survive and keep their inherent nature, and if society is going to shed the shackles of division that benefit the comptrollers.
In fact, being free and not conforming and melting into the collective was so important, that Thomas Jefferson, echoed these poignant words:
“I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men…where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction [to a party] is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go at all.”[Emphasis Added]
In other words, as long as the individual is lucid enough to think for themselves, and has the foresight, logic, and critical thinking needed to understand the given issues, they will be an antithesis to conformity crisis that is ever present in modern times.
The self-cognizant and critical thinking individual will never be part of the group. They will always be a person within a group, there’s a difference, and this distinction is crucial.
How can an individual rectify this relentless situation?
Perhaps it’s best to heed the words of Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren, which they shared in their notable book, How To Read A Book.
“The best protection against propaganda of any sort is the recognition of it for what it is. Only hidden and undetected oratory is really insidious. What reaches the heart without going through the mind is likely to bounce back and put the mind out of business. Propaganda taken in that way is like a drug you do not know you are swallowing. The effect is mysterious; you do not even know afterwards why you feel or think the way you do.“[Bold Emphasis Added]
A person can’t tackle issues they are blind too.
And isn’t it ironic, that people, immediately after taking a hit from the mainstream media – and even alternative media – divide and conquer left right paradigm pill, soon forgo all logic and reason, acting in primal fashion based on the box-version of reality most media parades? It’s almost like a scheduled hatred session, not unlike hateweek in Orwell’s 1984.
Knowing this, what’s an incisive individual to do?
Cut these issues off at the pass. See the deceptions taking place by what your intuition tells you, and be wary about anything that stirs the fires of division.
Realize that following your intuition is merely the first step in a long process of growth that the individual will go through once their mind is open capable of discerning divisive mechanisms for what they are.
Once individuals fully comprehend how the system strives to use every single individual as pawns in a game, it’s easy to quit the nonsense altogether.
But more importantly, the individual should relish their inherent capability of knowing that, if they are cognizant of the modus operandi, no amount of propaganda or divisive tactics will ever seep into their mind. Thus, this brings the ability to think lucidly, decisively, and proactively.
Breaking away into total awareness is the key.
Sources & References:
 John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling, p. 24.
 Ibid., p. xvii.
 Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren, How To Read A Book, pg. 194.
 George Orwell, 1984, in reference to Hateweek, at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_week
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