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03 March 2009

in defense of sheep

with the billions upon billions of dollars continually being pumped into advertising with the intention of creating and keeping consumers fully aware of the necessity to purchase all the goods available in order to become happy individuals,healthy consumers, and just generally all around Great Americans, is it really any wonder so many are labelled "sheep"?
having been, for the most part, indoctrinated from birth, and maybe before birth thru womb invasion of sound, the astonishing thing to me is the fact anyone has ever broken free from the insidious grasp of Madison Avenue....
so, we say we're "awake"...are we sure?...how far has Mad Ave plugged into our minds?....it is not negligible, the amount of outside influence that assaults us every minute we are within sight of even basic packaged goods....the psychology of advertising becomes an almost invisible ray beaming straight to our subconscious,,stimulating responses from previously recorded data.....
personally, i have for years berated those who chose not to see as "sheep"//..but, consider,,,not just our contemporaries, our parents, their parents, yes back thru time, we as a people have been subjected to differing belief systems, dependant, of course, on the source, so that from the earliest stages we have in our minds the concept of right and wrong already given to us...
so too, it seems to me, our modern era,,teevee, radio, magazines..all these left to our minds with guidance from the previously mind-manipulated generation, compound to create more or less a "groupthink" mentality, from which to detour would mark one as an "outsider", duly deserving of scorn and/or derision....
i doubt we, any of us, can claim with honesty that we were always awake or aware,,,and that at sometime, somewhere, somehow, that first germ of a thought that maybe all was not as it seemed, grew into a quest for truth,above and beyond our teachings...the stockholm syndrome, first accepted back during a particularly nasty event of kidnapping, may present a good example of what is going on...people, so comfortable now, being cared for by the very system that means them ill, look to that selfsame system for security and guidance,,terrified of entering a new state of consciousness which by it's nature would mean the loss of easy times....
i guess the point here, though poorly made, is to remember, we were all of us part of that flock at one time, for better or worse,,and if we want to make what is coming less of a burden to ourselves and our families,,we should never stop trying to make the others see,,,the wolf is NOT in sheeps clothing,,,he wears the shepherds robes.....peace

6 comments:

Herbalpagan said...

Good point...I for one will never stop trying to convince my kids and friends that they don't "need" half the crap they have or want. It is so easy to slip back into the way Madison Ave says is needed. I sympathize with those so wrapped up in their lives that they can't see, but it's so much better to be thinking in another way, like we all do.(I probably said that wrong, but I didn't mean it meanly) lol

American Prepper said...

You make a very good point about the "wolf not being in sheeps clothing, but in the shepherds robes" It's not so bad to be a sheep as long as you are following the right shepherd, but, because with all the trash that's pumped into our minds everyday, dictators, false prophets, cult leaders etc.. It makes it very difficult to know who the right shepherd is. This is why I believe it is so important to teach the sheep how to become shepherds themselves. Also, We as humans have a flock mentality from birth and a shepherd is not a shepherd without a flock. So maybe what is needed Is many more shepherds and smaller flocks. At least that way, we can hope that while some flocks will fall away due to corruption, others may still thrive

erik said...

for quite a while i had totally given up, basically thinking,,die sheeple,,,then it dawned on me,,theres a lot of good people just don't have a clue...powerful forces been at work on our minds...we need all we can awaken

American Prepper said...

I think most of us have been sheeple ourselves. Just some wake slower than others

western mass. man said...

I must admit, I was one until a year ago.

American Prepper said...

I've been awake for 20 years now, but been a sheep till recently if that makes any sense