” I wonder, rhetorically, if we have forfeited our right to dream. What would happen if human consciousness were to transcend death; might it acquire an infinite capacity to see into anything, present or past; to perceive complex patterns of our lives? Will we be able to think for ourselves without being told what has happened in our world by two-bit television hacks reading prepared scripts for mass consumption?
Each of us has to become responsible for our actions. At the level we are discussing, real thinking is one. Turn off the television. Big brother is not simply the Big, Bad State watching over us; it is we, the people, turning on the television
and letting them brainwash us with the garbage we are fed as part of the daily diet.
Throughout the world today, because of the widespread collapse of real education and debasement of television and the press, huge number of people will believe anything those at the top are prepared to tell them. The mystique of television, instead of growing more stale, grows stronger.
Thinking is hard. Thinking independently is very hard, because it requires one to study, to read, to understand. Understanding engages responsability, engendering personal action to sustain our liberties and freedoms. It is much easier to be told what to do and think and say. “Tell me, Daniel, what should I do”, is a phrase repeated ad nauseam in almost every email I receive from loyal readers. Empowerment. People must take responsability for their own actions. How?