Allegory of the Cave in Current Events

  • Sept. 16, 2020, 11:43 p.m.
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In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, three prisoners are strung up in a cave for their entire lives. In front of them is a wall that casts shadows. They grow to believe that those shadows are reality. One of the prisoners break free and exits the cave. He returns to release the other prisoners. He explains that the shadows on the wall are not real, that the real world is outside of the cave. The two prisoners reject being freed and call the freed prisoner crazy. This is what it feels like talking to everybody in my life. Reality and the real world are shaped by the shadows cast on the tube by mainstream media to the sheeple in my life. I try and challenge them to watch a full Trump speech and then go watch a reproduction of it in MSM. That is not meant to get them to board the Trump train but to get them to see how MSM is participating in a propaganda system.

The world will not be destroyed those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything - Albert Einstein

There is no diet that can protect you from COVID-19 a headline read. That was the first time I ever questioned a narrative. That is truthful but not true. There is a diet, many diets, that can protect you from the underlying conditions that make you vulnerable to C19. That’s what nutritionists all over the world wide web were trying to explain. Why was that left out of MSM and fact-checked? I recognized that I was being led to believe that this virus is hopeless and that I should feel despair. I recognized my first propaganda effort in real-time.

What else did I believe that was fake growing up? That’s the existential question I have sometimes. I felt so angry just months ago when I learned how my narrative was taken away from me. I can’t pinpoint the exact moment but I dropped out of high school believing that the world was racist. That all white people were racist. That I was oppressed, that I could never amount to more than another native on welfare. That I would have to work twice as hard just to get noticed. This was a fundamental belief that I used to possess. I don’t know what it was like for white people to be lead to believe that they should feel guilt and shame for the colour of their skin but I can see how that white guilt is exploited today. It is still unbelievably racist to tell white people that they need to denounce their skin colour. Anyway, not all of us grew up believing that we were all separate but our narratives were taken away from us at some point. This was a limiting belief for me which held me back forever. That was the mistake I made, I held on to it and used it to never apply myself. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity last year to come into my own. To understand that all of my problems can be solved with two words: Personal Responsibility.

Anyway, I am hoping that I do not end up tossing and turning all night again. My withdrawal symptoms from my meds are over. The symptoms of my anxiety are back though. I can cope. I would like to get my sleep schedule on track.


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