Glad To Be An Outsider

December 7, 2010 – Only “outlaws” can be free today.

By The Cerebral Aesthetic Vagabond

My whole life I’ve felt like an outsider, like some sort of alien looking in on our little planet as if it’s a fish tank, which perhaps explains why as a kid I was so fond of my tropical fish. I’ve never been nationalistic; never responded to advertising; never unquestioningly accepted authority; always hated school, yet always loved learning; never liked limiting my thoughts and activities to a narrow range, always wanting to do it all myself; always hated competition (even in sports), preferring cooperation; never been a member of any ideologically oriented group; never harbored bigotry, preferring to judge each individual by their deeds; never felt any sort of kinship for my fellow Americans; never been greedy or felt the urge to exploit other people, animals, plants or the planet itself, preferring to live in harmony with other beings and my surroundings; and never been afraid of foreign “terrorists” (the domestic variety is far more dangerous).

Embracing nationalism implies an “us versus them” posture, an attitude I’ve never maintained. Similarly, the concept of dying in a war for some phony nationalistic pretense that really benefits the elites strikes me as so pointless and preposterous. Not that I have anything against killin’, if’n somethin’ needs a killin’. Or as Dirty Harry Callahan more eloquently phrases it in the movie, Magnum Force, “There’s nothing wrong with shooting, as long as the right people get shot.” But even during the Cold War I never harbored any animosity toward the Russians or the “Red Chinese,” even though harboring such feelings was the presumed “patriotic” duty of every red-blooded American. The only loyalty I have ever felt is toward individuals worthy of my loyalty. I suppose my refusal to identify with a particular nationality explains why I’ve also never feared foreign “terrorists.” In fact, my lack of misplaced nationalism has enabled me to recognize the true terrorists threatening us, our self-declared “leaders.”

I do not and cannot accept authority without question. In my opinion, any demand which is not obviously worthwhile needs to be justified. If it cannot be justified, then it is not a valid demand. Such a requirement for justification, or evidence is the prime reason I don’t believe in god. I have no antipathy toward the notion of god, but I have never seen any evidence supporting the existence of god. Given the omnipotent and omniscient qualities attributed to god, the level of evidence required to support such a belief is even higher, in my opinion. Should such evidence emerge, I’ll happily believe in god, with no regret whatsoever for all the years in which I did not.

Many times I have wondered if I am “defective,” and perhaps I am according to the standards of everybody else. I’ve also wondered at times if perhaps I would feel more kinship toward people other than Americans, yet the older I get, the more I recognize that people everywhere are pretty much alike, equally repulsive in their thoughts and deeds. Within every society and culture there are good people, but unfortunately they are overshadowed by the psychopaths running their societies and setting a sick example for everyone else on down the hierarchy to follow.

With this background in mind, I ran across an eyeopening film titled Human Resources that explains the bizarre policies and behaviors I’ve observed on my own during my life, and which I casually attributed to a haphazard quest for profit by the elites. However, according to this film, the structure of our society is not haphazard at all, but scientifically engineered in order to control us and maximize profits for the elites. The two hours required to watch this film are among the most worthwhile anyone can spend in their life, that is, unless one does not wish to be nudged out of their comfort zone. Aside from peeling back the veneer of normalcy concealing the psychopaths who have clawed their way to the top of our society, the film underscored for me just how much the structure of our modern society is at odds with my preferred way of life, making me want to have even less to do with it than I already do!

One question the film aroused while I watched it is, what kind of person engages in scientific study to understand how to control people? Equally compelling, what kind of person performs harmful medical experiments on people? Only people utterly malevolent and devoid of humanity would engage in such wicked things. Such people are among the genuine criminal class in our society and should be removed from their positions of power and kept somewhere where they cannot continue to harm society. Seeing in the film information about the vast quantity of harmful experiments performed on soldiers and civilians alike, can anyone doubt that “they” would spray our skies with toxic agents whose purpose is unknown but probably malevolent, as they are doing above my head today?

Compulsory Public Schools

While I do not wish to dwell on public schools in this post, they stand out as particularly unnatural to me and have so much potential for abuse, potential which has been realized to the fullest.

I always viewed public schools as assembly lines and the film agrees, comparing public schools to factories, right on down to the division of labor involved in having each subject taught by a different teacher, and students reacting in Pavlovian fashion to the ringing of the bell. As I long ago observed and the film reinforces, public schools emphasize rote learning without putting knowledge into context, which seems to prepare students for the rote repetition of movement required in the modern factory. In addition, schools emphasize unquestioning obedience to “authority” and discourage unorthodox lines of inquiry, patterns which are manifest in our society and government today.

According to the film, the public schools are designed to make people “incomplete” by making them specialized. Specialization prevents them from thinking in context, which may explain why so many “scientific” studies yield conclusions that defy common sense (which seems to grow increasingly uncommon the older I get).

I’ve observed over the years that people who perform well in school and on tests are generally inferior thinkers. They’re what has been called “book smart,” but they really aren’t capable of very much, our erstwhile, buck-toothed Secretary of State being a perfect example. People who are superior thinkers often have done poorly in school and on tests. Tooting my own horn here, I’m proud to report that I’ve gotten many, many “F”s in school, most for my unwillingness to adhere to the regimented school schedule.

Whereas studies have shown that cooperation produces better results than competition, schools teach competitiveness, which prepares people for the hierarchical structure of society and its economy that is so profitable for the elites. After all, the whole social engineering agenda, and especially compulsory public schooling has been driven by the elites; they must have some objective in mind.

Interestingly, according to the film, the introduction of compulsory public schools was violently resisted because the people astutely suspected that the motivation behind such schools was control rather than enlightenment, and their fears have proved well founded.

Assembly Lines

According to the film, the factory assembly line is designed to reduce a comprehensive skill set to its elemental components in order to eliminate the bargaining power of skilled workmen. I find this assertion particularly interesting because I’ve always abhorred the notion of working on an assembly line. I’m not afraid of hard work, but my whole life I’ve preferred that people give me a task, not tell me how to do it and let me figure out how to get it done. Such an attitude is obviously incompatible with the modern factory concept and explains why I’ve more or less been what I term a “craftsman” my whole life, for a craftsman works in the idealized capacity I outlined above. First I was a software “craftsman,” creating custom software for my clients, with little directional input from them. Now I’m teaching myself the skills to become a wood craftsman, woodworking being a lifelong interest of mine.

As I said above, I always saw school as a regimented assembly line. Although I have recently come to view schools as preparatory institutes teaching obedience to the totalitarian state, until seeing this film I did not realize that the structure of schools also trains people to be good factory workers. Of course, preparing future factory workers has become somewhat passe in our post-industrial economy, which may explain why the other role of schools, obedience training, is increasingly prominent today.

Private Greed Versus Public Good

The film points out that “participatory economics,” in which people work cooperatively and share in the economic rewards is less wasteful of resources and more socially uplifting than our present hierarchical economy, which materially benefits the elites at the top of the hierarchy, increasingly so with each passing year.

I’ve never understood greed or the desire to control others, which go hand in hand. I admit it, I just don’t get it. It seems to me that an individual who seeks limitless amounts of wealth is trying to fill a bottomless hole in their soul with money. People who are content with their lives have no compulsion to acquire material things beyond what’s needed to survive. The motivation to control others often stems from a desire to elevate one’s low self-esteem, which one can witness by going to any airport in America today and watching the “security” personnel ply their trade. People who have a positive view of themselves do not need to dominate others.


Watching this film, it’s clear that truly evil people – monsters, really – have been, and are still working arduously to turn as much of humanity as possible into programmable machines. These monsters view themselves as superior – for they certainly don’t intend to apply the demonic fruits of their research on themselves – and view us as chattel, to be experimented on, used or abused and then discarded when we are worn out, with no more remorse than discarding a burned out light bulb.

There hardly seems to be any point in even discussing these topics because the “masses” seem wholly content to be chattel, or sheople, as long as they have their junk food and television, their modern day bread and circuses. Nevertheless, I appreciate the tireless efforts of other writers to inform us, even if their efforts appear to be in vain, so maybe there is a point to all this writing after all.

In the meantime, I’m increasingly happy to be an “outsider,” an “outlaw” in a loose sense of the word, for as the film puts it, only outlaws can be free today.

Update – December 8, 2010

Here is an excellent series of videos (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) that tie into the “social engineering” theme of this post. They feature neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock discussing fluoride, vaccines, aspartame, their neurological consequences and their role in eugenics (i.e. social engineering). Maybe I’ll order a fluoride filter today...

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