I Want To Play A Game

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*In best Jig-saw voice*

Hello Dear Reader, I want to play a game.

For all of your life, there has been a war going on. A war for your mind. From the time that you were born, right up to this very moment, people have been waging a war for your attention.

From birth you have been conditioned. You have been conditioned on what to think and what to feel. Ultimately you have been conditioned on how to act. You have been conditioned on what to buy, when to buy it, where to buy from, and to ask no questions. And then you were lied to. You were told that you are a free-thinker, that you control your own destiny, and that you make your own decisions.

But how is it that a corporation or an organization can get you to feel what they want you to feel? Why is it that time and time again, you turn to your outrage porn, your social media outlets, and your mainstream media to get your dose of “news” and “current events?”

You have been systematically conditioned. Your thoughts aren’t your own. Your actions aren’t yours by choice. You have been programmed. You have been programmed how to think, how to act, how to feel. You have been programmed what to buy, what to wear, what to eat, and what to drink. You have been programmed on how to vote. You have been programmed in what religion you follow.

Every headline of every “news feed blog post,” every opening segment of every video that you willingly watch, has been systematically engineered to get you to click on it, to read it or watch it, and then to feel something about it. And then to act. Act with your wallet by opening it, removing your credit or debit card, and then purchase something. And you need to do it now, because time is limited. Anger and confusion are emotional states that can and are manipulated to get you to buy things you don’t need or to create a need within you for something that you formerly didn’t want.

The more outraged you become, the more conditioned you are. And that is the goal for your gatekeepers, your masters. Keeping you in a state of anger, fear, or confusion is the end goal in order to keep you buying things that you don’t need or want, and to keep you under the crushing weight of debt.

You are not a free thinker. You rationalize and you are a slave. You feel something that you have been conditioned to feel and then you act. Just as you have been told to. Just as you have been trained to. You are not strong and independent. Your masculinity is defined by what brand of truck you drive and what beer you drink. Your manhood is defined by how hard your erection is, and how long you can maintain it.

Your job is to provide and provision. Keep the machine afloat and alive with your blood, sweat, and your tears.  Yours is to provide for the comfort of others. Your comfort and desires do not matter. They never have and they never will. Yours is to accept this fate unconditionally and to do it quietly. No complaining is allowed.

Your slavery is mandatory, you have no say in it. You must conform, you must bow down, you must heel. You will obey. Keep adding to your crushing weight of debt and strengthen the chains of your slavery. Do it for the children. Do it for the good of society. Do it because God commands it. Do it because your leaders said so. Do it or you’ll burn in hell.

That is your fate, Dear Reader. From the day that you were born until the day that you die, you will consume and will ultimately be consumed. And then you will be forgotten by all but a very small few group of people.

What if I told you that there is another way? You can vote with your attention. You can choose not to click that link that has been engineered to entice you. You can skip that video with the intriguing introduction. You can turn off the television, and you can turn off the notifications on your social media. You can even uninstall those apps on your smartphone (that you bought because you were strong and independent and needed such a device because without it, you wouldn’t know what to do with yourself) and you can delete your social media profiles.

You can unlearn what you have learned. You can deprogram yourself. You can undo the years of brainwashing and conditioning that you have received from your schools, your authorities, and your corporate masters. You can even undo what your church and religion has taught you to believe, and you can figure out for yourself what it is that works best for you and for your life.

The war for your mind is ongoing and it is relentless. It never stops and it never takes a break, not even on Christmas (have you started your holiday shopping yet? All the good deals are going on right now and if you hurry, you’ll be able to buy that limited edition whatever it is, at a low price! And don’t worry, if you don’t have the money right now, you can either put the item on layaway, or you can always sign up for a line of credit, and don’t worry, the application can be filled out in a matter of minutes and the application is available right at the checkstand, or by clicking the link that is a part of your shopping cart.)

You can realize that you have been conditioned all of your life to think, feel, and act in certain ways. You can learn what it is that sets you off and triggers you. Or you can defend your ego, go back to sleep, go back to clicking on the links and watching the videos and continue to be outraged over things that aren’t about you and that you have no control over and never will. And you can keep spending your time on things that don’t matter, arguing with people you have never met and never will, and you can keep spending your money, adding to your chains of slavery and debt. You can go back to thinking that you are the master of your destiny and the ruler of your fate, and you can do it while spending more money and time on things you’ve been told to spend your money and time on.

Live or die, the choice is yours.

*end Jig-saw voice.*

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