Indoctrination begins at the earliest stages of life:
- Don’t stand out from the crowd.
- Do as your told.
- Behave yourself like a good little boy/girl.
It continues in school:
- Check this box, not that one.
- Be where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there.
- Stand out as a cool kid, and you are in. Stand out as anything else. Awkward!
That wasn’t enough for some of us, and we needed remedial training. I fell into this category and ended up in the Army. There I was granted the opportunity to live in forced compliance. March, turn, eat, and sleep. Everything in order and on schedule.
What do the rulers of the world (governments and corporations) want from us? They want us to do exactly as we were trained. They want us to be compliant. The outsiders don’t fit into their plans. They need workers and consumers who can be where they are supposed to be and are able to check the correct box. And the result? The average person will put off their dreams, work themselves nearly to death, and then hope they have a little peace in their final years of existence. From their earliest stages of life, they were molded to be compliant citizens working for “The Man.”
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thinking outside the box is only acceptable when it benefits the higher ups.
Our current pandemic has highlighted the world we live in:
- Small businesses are getting crushed because they do not fit in with the corporate scheme.
- Compliance is being forced with our freedoms on the line.
- Make one wrong step or voice one contrary opinion and Big Brother’s minions, the social gestapo, will cancel you.
To be yourself in this world may be one of the hardest endeavors you could undertake. It could also be the most rewarding. That’s why Emerson said it was the greatest accomplishment. It means we can’t allow others to think for us. We must think for ourselves.