Deceiving The Eagle
The intention of this book is to help raise people’s consciousness regarding the copious deceptive and deceitful practices that occur in society by discussing their root causes, and then presenting some of the negative manifestations of those behaviors. We can not expect to advance society by allowing these antisocial actions to go unacknowledged and not dealt with. More
Let me begin by pointing out that virtually all attitudes that we think of as being “ours” are derived from sources outside of one’s self. While this may or may not be obvious, it sets the stage for what you will later read about making choices and exercising what we mistakenly call “free will”.
The intention of this book is to help raise people’s consciousness regarding the copious deceptive and deceitful practices that occur in society by discussing their root causes, and then presenting some of the negative manifestations of those behaviors. We can not expect to advance society by allowing these antisocial actions to go unacknowledged and not dealt with.
Also described are some of the ways in which we voluntarily become victims, whether they are derived from social interaction, religious indoctrination, the press, our government, or the ever present manipulation of consumers by big business. These are all areas in which we can benefit from having reasonable insights.
Before approaching those subjects it would be helpful to spend time getting to know the brain, decipher how and why it functions the way it does, and then examine the implications.
Pogo: “I have met the enemy and it is me.”
While there are many adverse behaviors discussed herein, the most flagrant of them may come from politicians… virtually all of whom are indebted to the corrupting purse-strings of corporate America for their political livelihood (reelection funding). It is the officers and directors of the major institutions who manipulate this country with their legalized bribes and surreptitious illegal perks. And this corporate achievement is accomplished without a great deal of detection, fanfare, or concern for who may be in office at any given time. Have you noticed how often big business give money to both parties? This tolerated graft is why nothing much changes from one Administration or one Congress to the next. Big business owns both.
People may imagine that they are voting for change if they cast their ballot against an incumbent. The reality is that any perceived difference between candidates is only a function of the false and exaggerated rhetoric that is issued for the purpose of vote-capturing. This carefully-constructed posturing can be quite different from a politician’s actual beliefs, which may only be expressed in the back rooms of power. This is where political platforms are created, with an unwavering eye in the direction of the candidate’s next campaign and toward those who will finance it.
Business owns government, and it will until we accept that reality and act to prevent it.
Many of the points that are made in this book may fall into the category of I already knew that. However, there should be more than a few ideas that will elicit an aha!