The world’s oldest manipulation tactic (fake news)

The world’s oldest manipulation tactic (fake news)

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Ignore Your Enemies.

…because they may or may not really be your enemies.

See, if you want to decrease the power of a certain group of people, or for that matter, ALL the people, establishing a “common enemy” is a pretty effective way to do it.

As a strategy for dominating people, it’s been around a long time.

The current political climate in the United States, if you know what I’m talking about, is nothing new.

I imagine this strategy really hit its stride during the Roman Empire. But I’m sure even in that time, they were just reviving a tried and true method from THEIR ancient past.

The infamous “fake news” term is proof that this ancient technique is still alive and kicking. Repeating itself, over and over.

How Many Ways Can We Think Of
To Divide One Human From Another?

East and West, Socialist and Capitalist, Republican and Democrat… we could sit here all day naming ways. And we wouldn’t even get to religion until the second day.

The thing is — as far as a method for controlling people goes, it works.

Just look around for proof of that.

Anger is everywhere. People turn against each other. Countless groups of people totally SURE it’s the OTHER folks who are in the wrong...

What an effective way to create a mess.

But here’s the sad part:

The BIGGEST Creator
Of Fake News?

Is you and me. We direct that fake news right at ourselves:

I’m not going to make it…
I’m not cut out for this…
I don’t feel worthy…
What if people don’t like what I’m putting out there?
Other people are better at this than I am…
Success is reserved for THEM, not me…
I’ve never been able to make it work… What makes now different?
Why does this always happen to me?

And it continues on. We’re LITERALLY divided against ourselves, aren’t we?

Here’s A Shift:

If this fake news is what we’re doing to ourselves… which part of you is the one that’s doing it?

And which part of you is the one that’s receiving it?

Here’s the answer:

There’s a part of you that’s open to programming. I’ll call that the “little” you. You could also call it your “ego.”

Then, of course, there’s the other part. A silent and expansive part.

The part that’s always been there and will always be there.

It’s the part you can tune into at any moment — the part that is powerful and eternal (in either a literal or metaphorical way, whichever you prefer).

If you’re tired of your own “fake news”, start paying attention to which part of you is the loudest.

You get to choose. You get to give awareness to the one you’d rather have in the foreground.

Depending on how loud you’ve allowed the LITTLE you to get, it could take some work. But getting rid of that “little” you is not DOING work, it’s more like NOT doing work:

You simply withdraw your consent to be a willing audience for that voice.

It will starve and whither from lack of attention (it needs YOUR life force) and it will recede into the background.

Today seems like a good day to shut down your own “fake news” division, and get back to the work of making the world a better place, and making your life WAY better for it.

A “YOU,” divided against itself, is not what the world needs.

The world needs the WHOLE you.

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