Down on Animal Farm with my brother and a bloke called Watt

Think For YourselfI have to admit, my younger brother and I haven’t always seen eye to eye over the years, we probably still don’t on many things however; thanks to him throwing down a proverbial gauntlet, I have been coerced into blogging about someone called Alan Watt? Until now, I’d never even bloody heard of him…

Apparently, Alan Watt (as opposed to Alan Watts 1915-1973) is “a long-term researcher into the causative forces behind major changes in historical development.”

Born in Scotland but having subsequently moved to the USA, Watt says he “watched the subtleties of politics and media as they guided the population of the U.K. covertly into a European Amalgamation” (see bio at his website). Watt devotes most of his time trying to open the closed eyes and minds inherent within our society.

In all ages, in all lands, there have been those who seek truth. This seeking is an individual’s search for something more than self, and much more than the confines of this worldly system. It is the seeker, who understands there is more than what meets the eye, who is not afraid and makes the choice to go into the unknown…(Alan Watt)

Despite (hopefully) being something of an open-minded thinker (despite what my brother has often alleged when reading my blog), Alan Watt and his views on society had never featured in my reading or listening lists. In the following clip Alan Watt offers an explanation of the complexities behind the deception of the established reality in our society.

…in an age of disinformation and misinformation, there are those who have dedicated their lives to help those who wish to know more about TRUTH and the actual Reality. USE cuttingthroughthematrix.com as a resource for actual information.

Now I wouldn’t necessarily venture to look on this ‘newly found information’ as some form of ‘enlightenment’ per se however; Watt (and also my brother to an extent) attribute many of today’s social ills to some form of previous ‘conspiracy’ theory, one that suggests an element of engineered social programing.

They subscribe to a range of views that suggest, for centuries, our world has been dominated by an elite with an inherent desire to control the remainder of us. The long-held but covert aim of a ‘selected’ breed or class of people who are now finally witnessing the ‘reality’ of all their ‘vision’ and desires.

After my initial research and because of that inherent cynicism that normally lurks within me, my immediate reaction was; Watt is a latter-day Watts, he even looks similar

Perhaps he’s another one of those people who set themselves up in a mirror image of someone else for monetary reasons? An efficient and polished orator who professes a great deal of theoretical clap-trap. The sort of stuff that unfortunately, is lapped up by many gullible Americans who will pay top dollar for it? Another one of those distasteful but often succesful religion pedlar types, perhaps?

Or better still, are these the thoughts of some modern-day George Orwell? A person who is simply producing an Animal Farm preamble prior to publication of his own new version of Nineteen Eighty-Four. After all, why couldn’t Cutting Through The Matrix form the basis of the next classic dystopian novel on the subject of totalitarianism?

Although (arguably) fitting many of their thoughts on causation factors, in my opinion the state of our society has more to do with an evolutionary process. I remain unconvinced as to the intentional social engineering.

For centuries but even more prevalent in recent decades, our society has allowed the proliferation of self-interested and greedy individuals. Aristotle said: “The avarice of mankind is insatiable” and these are the type of people we are promoting. Individuals who have no qualms about squashing anyone who is perceived to be standing in their way, metaphorically or physically.

We have gone even further by constantly awarding that avarice in people whilst conversely, we mostly pay lip-service to the values and attributes of those who serve others. In short, desires for grotesque levels of personal financial wealth are at the root of all our problems. It is also why we see so many of these types of people at the very top of our governments, and the powerful commercial organisations who are supporting them and their politics.

Returning to the thoughts of Watt, he is correct in several of his observations; mankind has a tendency towards apathy and in addition to that, is not very adept at dealing with constant problems and/or trauma. Whether or not our leaders have “intentionally exploited” this inherent trait, or “engineered crisis” to keep us all “living in fear” and make us all “subservient to them” over the years is something of a moot point.

People who believe in these ‘conspiracy theories’ also tend to show tendencies towards anarchy, violent or peaceful, simply out of desperation. In my opinion democracy is still the correct answer but for it to work, you actually have to engage in the process. It is puerile to simply sit bemoaning the negative impacts upon your life and then also, posses an apathetic approach to every opportunity you get to make your voice be heard. But even democracy can often fail us.

Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide… John Adams (President USA 1797-1801)

This failure is usually born out of continually allowing ‘the few’ to impose their desires and beliefs upon the majority, another one of those chicken and egg scenarios, one that will never be cured by an apathetic approach. Neither will it all be remedied by those who simply sit and cry out “I told you so!”

The one thing that can and does make a difference to this ever tightening restrictive cyclic process (hopefully before it implodes) is; by opening our eyes and our minds and starting to think for ourselves, we should always be able to beat those who seek to control us for their own purpose!

At this point I’m reminded of that analogical but timely story, one that is often prevalent within the uniformed services. Although used predominantly in the armed forces and emergency services, it could also be applied to politics and more every day situations…

A Senior Officer says to his subordinate: “You will do as I say or I’ll  put you on a charge” the subordinate thinks for a moment and then replies; “Sir, if I said you were an idiot you would discipline me wouldn’t you? The officer replies in the affirmative. The subordinate pauses again and then says; “but if I just thought you were an idiot, you couldn’t do much about it, could you?” The officer slightly flustered agrees then, as the subordinate turns to walk away the officer hears him say; “I think you’re a bloody idiot!”

No one can control what you think, unless you allow them to do so!

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About Dave Hasney

National Coordinator for UK SMART Recovery - Previously a Recovery Worker and prior to that a Management Consultant and H&S Practitioner - Kept sane by Angling, Good Food, Real Ale & Wine - Cynical thoughts sometimes developed from others.

Posted on 24-11-2012, in Society Babble and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yet we continually elect these type of people either by voting for them or in many cases not voting. That is true apathy. The PCC elections highlight this tremendously well. And this time I have to hold up my hands and say “This time I too was Apathetic”. Only those that truley believe in themselves can say “I am my own person, and can think for myself” Too few out there are saying that. Slainte

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