“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
February 21, 2020
Divide & Conquer as a socially engineering mechanism has existed for quite some time now, countless centuries in fact. But even though such has been known to be the case, it’s still incredibly concerning how many people still fall for the Divide &Conquer Left-Right Paradigm, as if it’s something new.
Given the enormous amount of division taking that has been growing over the last few decades, and seeing an even larger increase in society nowadays, it seemed timely to take a gander at the Divide & Conquer Left-Right Paradigm again.
Nowhere is the socially engineered fracturing of the populace more obvious then within the bowels of social media, where individuals of all walks of life attempt to make other people conform to their points of views, without rarely ever seeking an understanding of the other individual’s side, nor any common ground. In other words, it’s a clinic on “my-way-or-the-high-way”.
That’s quite unfortunate, because without genuine, open, and mindful communications, public discourse stands no chance in creating positive change on any level. If individuals cannot get to square one, what positive change can be had? None.
Now, square one doesn’t mean blindly agreeing with someone, nay. It simply means finding common ground, a venture point from which to proceed in tackling actionable intelligence. Be that is may, the issue of Divide & Conquer is a lot more problematic than it seems at a cursory glance.
Divide and Conquer is a concept that siphons an enormous amount of the population’s time, and yet, receives no attention from mainstream media, and barely even the alternative media, and that’s incredibly concerning. That time could be allocated in more positive ways, from applying that time to foster substantial relationships, to venturing into creative ideas, to perhaps even focusing on health. Those are not even considerations though.
To be precise though, what exactly is this socially engineered 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 part of 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 to any significant issue are magnitudes easier to control than say, hundreds, or thousands of individual groups, each vying independently to make change.
Diving deeper, 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. I myself learned this from Jon Rappoport (NoMoreFakeNews.com), for he centers on the Individual from so many angles you not only get to see the power of the individual, but why the individual is subsumed into the collective. But why is that the case?
This is because the individual is a rebel, someone to be avoided at all cost, because the individual is not afraid to stand alone or to buck the trend. Those that think for themselves are a problem to those in power because they are not afraid to question, which should be something done often, for it allows an individual to hone their mental faculties and get to the truth. But that is problematic to those that love to employ the Divide and Conquer op.
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 and how it starts from the nascent stages in our lives.
For this we will take a gander at some snippets provided by John Taylor Gatto’s phenomenal book, Dumbing Us Down The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling.
On the pervasive and derisive issue of divide and conquer Gatto trenchantly notes:
“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 (and perspective) 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 & Underline Emphasis Added, Italic Emphasis In Original.]
It doesn’t get any more surgically precise than that.
This is why ultimately, freedom from conformity is as vital as ever if the individual is to (mentally) 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, staying away from collectivism was so important that Thomas Jefferson once 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 these issues, they will be the antithesis to the conformity crisis that is ever present in modern times and continues to increase. But without self-directed education, the individual risks being subsumed into the group, unable to see the net that’s cast to prevent them from heading off into the wild waters of the world, away from experiencing the ocean of life as it truly is and all of the beauty that it provides.
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 & Underline Emphasis Added]
A person can’t tackle issues they are blind too. It’s impossible.
And isn’t it ironic that people, immediately after taking a swallowing the propaganda blue pills from the mainstream media – and even alternative media – 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 and critical thinking individual to do?
Cut these issues off at the pass, don’t fall for the divisionary tactics.
Be wary about anything that stokes the fires of division. Follow your own intuition.
Realize that following your intuition is merely the first step in a long process of growth that you – as an individual – will go through once your mind is open and 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. You begin seeing that you are part of a much larger structure, and it is because you have power, power that those that employ the Divide and Conquer op don’t want you to realize. Because you might just take your life into your own hands, becoming so authentic that you become antithetical to collectivism, thus not only learning what you yourself can do by venturing outside of the norm, but also teaching others in the process simply by being yourself. That type of instance creates resonance that’s incredible, and it starts with you.
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 about the ability to think lucidly, decisively, and proactively.
This is why breaking away into total awareness is the key, for only by becoming aware of hinders you, can you eventually over come in.
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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About The Author:
Zy Marquiez is author of Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All, and also an avid book reviewer, poet, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, health freedom advocate, and writer who aims at empowering individuals in many ways, while also delving deeper and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, Individuality, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.
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