November 24, 2008 by Bob Livingston
Why is there a place for private publications in America like The Bob Livingston Letter?
The answer is simple and straightforward: There are a growing number of people who no longer trust conventional wisdom.
Conventional wisdom is what most people believe. Conventional wisdom comes from the news media, public schools, the medical establishment, churches and the government. It’s a lifetime programming process that builds parameters of thought from which few escape. And precious few do escape.
Conventional wisdom doesn’t take on some people. By nature these people question authority. People progress away from conventional wisdom at various speeds and levels. Some people begin to doubt on an elementary level, while some completely reject any form of conventional wisdom.
There are two words that describe conventional wisdom and they are control and conformity. These terms are self-enforcing. That is, if there is control, there is conformity. And if there is conformity, there is control.
Every government in history seeks conformity and control. They do this by and through the sources listed above which we shall call the system. Psychological warfare is the system’s chief weapon against its own citizens.
The more perfect psychological warfare, the more perfect is control and conformity.
The system today is fine tuned and it has great predictive value. The system that programs the public mind knows what the public thinks and can predict and measure any response to any probe.
We are the most conditioned, programmed beings the world has ever known. Not only are our thoughts and attitudes continually being shaped and molded, our very awareness of the whole design has been erased. Few question anything.
One important thought here: A person’s IQ or education level has absolutely nothing to do with their perception of reality. Higher education is higher brainwashing. Sometimes it seems that the more education, the bigger the fool.
I myself went through four years of college, worked on a master’s degree and attended law school. What a pity! It took valuable time and money for me to pay for the brainwash. It took years to get over it. I had to completely erase this education foolishness before I could begin to have half sense. My inquiring attitude and much, much reading helped me escape the programmed maze that entrapped me. The many conflicts and confusion were emotionally and financially costly.
The brainwash is so complete that only special people like you—the readers of my letter—ever get through the net. I mean this sincerely!
Why not just go through life asleep and enjoy the bliss? Well, you might enjoy your ignorance, but the price may be extremely high.
I suspect that except for my special understanding of government motivation, I might have been killed in the Korean War. Later on I had a few chances to be foolishly exposed to surgery that could have done me in. Neither my wife nor I have ever yielded to any doctor recommendations for surgery and many drugs. We just politely refused or trashed prescriptions for drugs.
Yes, my focus is on esoteric history, government, natural health and financial markets. My findings have stood my family and me quite well. I only wish that I could tap every one of you to join my success and my wonderful life derived from consistent and obsessive inquiry. Well, anyway, you benefit from my letters if you are getting the meaning and spirit of them.
It is my firm belief that you will join my perspective to the extent that you do your own reading and inquiry. If you’re too busy, you are too busy or if you are too lazy—well, you are not lazy or you wouldn’t be reading this Letter.
Now back to conventional wisdom. Conventional wisdom is what everybody believes. And what everybody believes is wrong, even if what they believe was believed by their ancestors. People are obsessed with believing what they have always believed without question. An inquiring mind is required for anyone to question long-held views.
Now here are some examples of conventional wisdom. This is what most people believe:
- That government will not lie or allow an economic depression.
- That history as taught in schools or history books is truth.
- That pharmaceuticals sell good drugs that aid cures.
- That vaccinations bring immunity.
- That they can “catch” disease from someone else—germ theory.
- That the cure for cancer is just around the corner.
- When a child is sick, he needs antibiotics.
- When a child has fever, he needs Tylenol.
- Hospitals are safe and clean.
- That drugs are not poison.
- That doctors and hospitals do not cause deaths.
- Guns are dangerous.
- World War I “made the world safe for democracy.”
- World War II was for democracy to prevail over tyranny.
- The Korean War was to “contain communism.”
- The Iraq war was to find and destroy “weapons of mass destruction.”
- Paper money is wealth.
There is a science and massive effort to create and manipulate public opinion in America. Do you remember the reason? It’s for conformity and control.
The nature of government is to perpetually grow, and the nature of politics and politicians is for wealth and. They represent government, not you.
Governments and politicians mask their agendas and create illusions to deceive and misrepresent.
Governments, bureaucrats and politicians look upon the public as a herd that should be deceived and led for the benefit of government and the elite.
Edward L. Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud, is the father of manipulative propaganda in America. Mass persuasion and mass hypnosis is the fundamental of so-called democracy.
This is from Bernays book, Propaganda:
“Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of.
In almost every act of our lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business or in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.”
Industry and commerce jumped on the spin to build their public images for bigger profits.
Who do we think funds the front called the International Food Information Council to pacify the public on genetically modified foods? Right—Monsanto™, Du Pont™, Frito-Lay™, Coca-Cola™, Nutrasweet™—those in a position to make fortunes from General Mills™ foods.
Herr Goebbels admitted that he learned mass psychology manipulation from the Americans.
What is lowest on the agenda of the massive brainwash? What has no commercial value? The answer is public health and personal liberty. The system is historically opposed to these. No judge will rule on any issue of truth about public health or personal liberty.
They have dumbed us down. We are on the animal farm. They rape us daily and we never question their criminal intentions.