By David Ruben
April 2, 2013
How the war between good & evil is waged in the battlefield of the mind
Observing those on the left, we can see how THEY have become mental and emotional puppets unknowingly moved by the undetected hand of anyone, or anything that has access to their mind and emotions. They are inauthentic, parasitic people living morally meaningless lives, attached like ticks to the host, sucking what they can until the host perishes. This is why we on the right feel such disgust for those parasitically living on our backs!
A powerful metaphor of how our lives are torn apart and rearranged is detailed the 1998 movie Dark City in which the main character, John Murdoch wakes up in a bathtub at a hotel, having lost all of his memory, including who he is. He receives a phone call from Dr. Daniel Schreber, urging him to leave the hotel immediately. According to Schreber, a group of men, referred to in the movie as The Strangers, are coming to the hotel to find Murdoch. Murdoch escapes them, and shortly afterwards finds out that he is wanted for a string of serial killings, which he has no memory of. He also starts to find strange things happening around the city, all of which seem to have some connection to The Strangers. For instance, there are times when everyone in the city falls asleep simultaneously, it is always night, and it impossible to leave the city.
As the story evolves Murdoch confronts and forces Dr. Schreber to reveal that the city is a vast experiment conducted by alien Strangers, designed to reveal an aspect of humans that the Strangers lack and need to survive (wanting to understand the nature of the human soul). The Strangers put the entire city to sleep and, with Schreber's help, manipulate the memories of the citizens in an attempt to learn about nature and nurture. Sometimes, however, people wake up during the process and are left without memories. This is what happened to Murdoch. The Strangers capture Murdoch, and attempt to have Dr. Schreber overwrite Murdoch's memories with their own collective memory. However, Schreber manages to imprint Murdoch with a different set of memories, which teach him about his ability to shape reality just like the Strangers. In the end, Murdoch fights and destroys the Strangers. He is able to resist the implantation of the aliens thoughts. Dark City raises important questions about the critical formation or our individual identities and the role memory plays in shaping who we are.
In Bertrand Russell's words, how can we be sure that "the world was not created five minutes ago, and our memories with it?"
All people who have been damaged in the battle for the mind have a form of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and tend to compulsively feel that they must defend and counter intuitively fight to keep believing what they have come to believe, regardless what they believe, or why the believe it. Trauma of many kinds affects the loss of individuality, and compels those effected to keep believing what they have come to believe, because it is their only discernible reality. Everyone has had the experience of walking down a dark hallway and having the eerie feeling that someone is behind you. Turning on the light usually dispels the illusions of the fretting mind. But if you turn on the light and still believe your fear, no amount of light can liberate you.
Imbedded beliefs, ideas, emotions, fears and lies have a life all their own which exist from the substance of the habitual feeding of them. What is wrong with all of us at some level, is not that we have flawed and delusional beliefs, rather that many cling to them because we believe that this is who we are. This is where everything connected to the challenge of seeing reality becomes clear. Thought itself is the ultimate tool of the enemy used to control and distort our ability to see reality. Not that thought itself is bad, wrong or evil.
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It is our psycho/spiritual investment in thoughts that give them life, and at the same time drains our essential life-force or consciousness. Why? Because humans were primarily designed to live intuitively - not from thought. Jesus said: "So be it, according to what you believe." Thinking is dangerous because of what is born form our thoughts. Thought on the most primitive level precedes action. But on the other end of the scale where the conscious mind goes to the highest source for understanding and insight, enlightened reason and intuition precedes action. The leftist, like the mythical vampire, is compelled to convert or destroy those who are still God based humans.
Thought on the most primitive level precedes action. But on the other end of the scale where the conscious mind goes to the highest source for understanding and insight, enlightened reason and intuition precedes action. The leftist, like the mythical vampire, is compelled to convert or destroy those who are still God based humans. To be continued…
© 2013 David Ruben - All Rights Reserved
David Ruben is Senior Executive Producer, and Team Leader at the creative boiler room for the Audio Taskforce at Talk Radio Network (the 2nd largest distributor of Talk programming in America). Over the past 4 years David has won 3 LA Comedy Awards in the voice/production category. David has produced some of the most successful nationally syndicated radio personalities such as Michael Savage, The Jerry Doyle Show and The Rusty Humphries Show to name just a few.