"....So I got a piece of paper and a pencil, all glad and excited, and set down and wrote:
Miss Watson your runaway nigger Jim is down here two mile below Pikesville and Mr. Phelps has got him and he will give him up for the reward if you send. - HUCK FINN ....
... I felt good and all washed clean of sin for the first time I had ever felt so in my life, and I knowed I could pray now. But I didn't do it straight off, but laid the paper down and set there thinking- thinking how good it was all this happened so, and how near I come to being lost and going to hell. And went on thinking. And got to thinking over our trip down the river; and I see Jim before me, all the time; in the day, and in the night-time, sometimes moonlight, sometimes storms, and we a floating along, talking, and singing, and laughing. But somehow I couldn't seem to strike no places to harden me against him, but only the other kind.
I'd see him standing my watch on top of his'n, stead of calling me, so I could go on sleeping; and see him how glad he was when I come back out of the fog; and when I come to him agin in the swamp, up there where the feud was; and such-like times; and would always call me honey, and pet me, and do everything he could think of for me, and how good he always was; and at last I struck the time I saved him by telling the men we had smallpox aboard, and he was so grateful, and said I was the best friend old Jim ever had in the world, and the only one he's got now; and then I happened to look around, and see that paper.
It was a close place. I took it up, and held it in my hand. I was a trembling, because I'd got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself:
'All right, then, I'll go to hell'- and tore it up."
The adventures of Huck Finn was written by Samuel Clemens, better known as the great American writer Mark Twain, during a time when slavery was not only considered to be normal but it was even justified by the church as "Gods will" and of course anyone who goes against "Gods will" is in danger of being eternally damned to "hell" just as Huck was.
Looking back on history, the mere thought that the church would actually justify human slavery and have the audacity to claim it was Gods will seems rather ridiculous. How could anyone think stealing a mothers children from her and selling them as if they were a product was okay? WHO the hell are you to say whose life has worth and whose life does not?
The Truth is that back then society as a whole earnestly believed this was "normal" and much like today they really thought they were a civilized people. For us however, an educated people, it is very easy to look back and see this is simply inhumane and unethical because we have the privilege of viewing with a different perspective, an educated perspective, one of understanding that encompasses the knowledge that ALL people, regardless of skin color, geographical location or religion, laugh and cry in the same language and therefore feel pain and feel joy just like anyone else.
Thanx to advances in science we now also know that we actually share 99.9% of the EXACT same DNA and we are all made up of over 99.9% empty space! So the question then begs to be asked, "if we are so alike why can't we just get along?" and the answer is simple... perspective.
Socrates understood this well. He once brilliantly said, "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." This "evil" actually resulted in his execution by yet another society that had fooled themselves into believing that they were normal and civilized. The story of Jesus is very similar. Jesus was a rebel in his time and like Socrates, a FREE thinker NOT bound by religion. And like Socrates was never one to shy away from questioning the status quo or the ruling class.
He would constantly find himself in conflict with the sadducee's and pharisees. These sadducee's and pharisees could be seen today as congressman, bankers, CEOs of powerful corporations and basically the ruling class of society while Jesus came from the lower class of society. They were highly respected and so when they chose to conspire to assassinate Jesus, the majority of the sheeple were quick to believe the propaganda they had been fed and support the decision of their leaders.
In 1517, Pope Leo X and a German priest Martin Luther offer yet another story on which we might reflect of how ignorance and the lack of perspective allows people to be manipulated so easily by the ruling class.
Pope Leo X cooked up a great scheme to capitalize on the ignorance of the masses. He decided to start selling "indulgences" AKA pieces of paper, that pardoned sins and granted entry into heaven. Although this seems rather comical today, people earnestly believed this bullshit and to put this into perspective, if it were today, this was a million dollar business!
This business was thriving until a priest named Martin Luther, who made the radical decision to ACTUALLY research and question the claim that indulgences could grant people entry into the pearly gates, stood up and chastised the Pope in his historical writing the "95 theses."
The Pope would respond in his own letter, the "exsurge domine" in which he would call on God Himself or Herself/Itself? (Check out previous blog "God, Perspective and Ignorance") to "Arise... be mindful of the daily slander against thee by the foolish" stating that "A roaring sow of the woods has undertaken to destroy the (Gods) vineyard, a wild beast wants to devour it."
So even with the proof being clearly presented in Luther's writing and also being self evident in the Bible (not to mention a little thing called common sense) many people still blindly believed in the ruling classes propaganda. How could they not when God Himself was under attack!
For us today, the manipulation and deceit are VERY easy to see through. So much that we may even find it hard to understand how anyone could not possibly see something so obvious? But as the saying goes it is always easier when you are "looking from the outside in."
Consider that back then, like today, most people were preoccupied with trying to put food on the table or pay their rent. And like today, people were taught to believe the authorities were there to protect and help them. They were taught to believe that the ruling class had the peoples best interest in mind. They may not have been perfect but they were there to help the people. After all the Almighty Creator had appointed them, and even if you had your doubts about this claim, they preached of hope, love and truth with such earnest fervor! How could anyone possibly be so corrupt, and for lack of a better word, "evil" as to use innocent, hard working people for their own selfish personal gain.
So you see these people were not just blatant fools as much as they were victims. If you have been raised to believe there are only 2 types of ice cream from which to choose, say chocolate and vanilla, you cannot possibly choose caramel or peppermint since they are beyond your perception and in turn do not exist in your "reality." These people lacked perspective and were lost in the darkness of ignorance, which is and has always been why people unconsciously allow themselves to be manipulated and mentally enslaved.
The great delusion that mankind has suffered from throughout recorded history and still suffer from today is we think we are actually civilized and we think the world in which we live is "normal" because we are born and raised into this Matrix system of manipulation and lies.
In the present day, we lack the awareness and perspective that today there are more slaves than EVER before in recorded human history, over a million people commit suicide each year, more people die at 9am on a Monday morning than at any other time (GALLUP world survey), and the leading cause of death is heart disease which indicates a direct relationship to stress. Our ignorance hides the fact that nearly 1 in 4 people in the world live on less than a dollar a day and close to half the world (over 3 billion people) live on less than $2.50 a day while the worlds 385 billionaires have more wealth than the COMBINED annual incomes of countries with 45% of the worlds population! About 25,000 people die every day from hunger - related causes, yet in the US alone over 263,013,699 pounds of food is wasted... a day! And one more shocking and disturbing statistic (although there are MANY more) Last year alone 2,157,172,000,000 dollars was spent on military and war. The UN estimates roughly a tiny fraction of that previous figure, 50 billion dollars a year, could end world hunger! (See post All I'm offering is the Truth for sources)
Perhaps you may see this all as being "normal" or "just the way it is" but I am telling you that this is not "just the way it is." War is a HUGE business (oil, land, loans to rebuild, construction, etc.) and the WHOLE war on terror (not just 9/11) is a fraud and I can provide you with IN DEPTH PROOF... if there is one video that is a MUST watch to help FREE your mind and understand how sick these people are it is this one...
I am telling you that there are alternate and SUPERIOR cancer treatments being suppressed by the FDA and big pharma....
I am telling you that the "war on drugs" is also a business (private prisons, CIA bringing drugs into US, etc)
I am telling you that there is poison in most of our water...
I am even telling you that man made global warming is a scam.....
I am telling you that "normal" is not what you think my friend and I am telling you that you have the opportunity right NOW to NOT fall into the trap that so many have before and still do today, by simply taking the time to watch these videos and FREE your mind.
If you do make the simple CHOICE to educate yourself rather than buy into the propaganda of the ruling class, then realize that YOU have a voice and that one person who takes a stand in the name of Truth, makes more noise than a million who are silent. One person who speaks out in the name of Truth, like Jesus, can alter the course of history.
But like those brave souls who came before us, who learnt that there is a much MUCH greater calling and purpose for our very being, you must ask yourself if the Truth is worth standing up and speaking out for. You must ask if the progression of humanity as a whole is more important than merely progressing on the path society has told you to walk (college, work, marry, reproduce, die). You must ask if the persecution from the ignorant masses, even friends and family is worth enduring. You must even ask if the Truth is worth dying for and finally you must ask if you are willing to go through hell to FREE the minds of the future and to help mankind take a step closer to actually being civilized and normal....
You know what I say....
"Allright then... I'LL GO TO HELL!" ;)
"During times of universal deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
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