The Ethical Skeptic

Challenging Pseudo-Skepticism, Institutional Propaganda and Cultivated Ignorance

Leveraging the Unknown

“For the love of money is the root of all evil:”

King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.): 1 Timothy 6:10

We all value money.  A subset of us also pretends that they do not.  An interesting corollary, which falsifies its own theorem embodied by the above statement, is that many among humankind, take the literal and mutually exclusive construct framed by this statement to mean:  Since the love of money is the root of all evil, then to extricate myself from evil, and move to the mutually exclusive set of being perpetually and bona fide ‘not-evil,’ all one must do is not love money.  This simple action will bless every act I undertake henceforth.  It was so simple all along!  I will alter my appearance accordingly.  Although they would never dare articulate it in such fashion, thus in thinking, one initiates a horrible pathway of self righteous destruction and damage as a member of the self assured ‘not-evil’ among us.  It is the only other immoral pathway which parallels greed in its deleterious impact on the world.  The above one-liner constitutes another example of a statement’s “simplicity” (see Simplicity versus Straightforwardness) belying its errant nature.  SSkeptics learned this trick, the power of the simple moralistic one-liner, from their religious totalitarian fore running mentors.  This statement, one I found inspirational years ago when I was younger and much more clueless about the subtle nature of deception and control; this statement I have found to prove out to be false.

The ethical skeptic is not afraid to challenge this statement and regard it on a level playing field.  The pseudo-skeptic eschews the statement because of where it originated, and the religious uses it to condemn others and feel good about himself.

Both of these latter approaches are intellectually dishonest and imbalanced, in the eyes of the Ethical Skeptic.

The love of Money is not the root of all evil, but yes greed can be the “root of all sorts of evil.”  This tautology is obfuscating in its nature however, for as in many occulted philosophies it is the unstated implied or inferred complimentary principle which constitutes the deception (see Fact/Ambiguity DiPoles). Money is simply a measure and a tool of productive accountability.  The errant statement above is akin to the contention that “Traffic jams are cars stopped in front of me.” It actually is nonsensical, an utterance or thought of those who have not spent much time actually observing the world in which we live (or doing SPSS traffic flow queuing and arrival distribution simulation theory), in an ethical skeptic frame of mind.  In fact “Traffic jams are caused by a specific threshold of inattentive drivers” is the actual true statement.  But to a person who can only see as far as the car in front of him, the traffic jam is caused by an over presence of cars in front of him, and that is all he knows, or ever will care to know. It renders the world simple, his anger focused, and his conscience free from responsibility.  The false statement frees him to be inattentive, and thus create further traffic jams.

Money is simply the car sitting in front of us in the traffic jam

Money is a measure of the worst attributes or best attributes of mankind, not the cause of them.  It is the cars lined up in front of you on the highway.  Look past the obvious and into that which is hidden.  This is the mindset of the Ethical Skeptic.  Inflation is the rate of change in the value of money.  It is inflation which is the indicator evaluating the worth of a nation, economy or a people.  Inflation is the index of misery, as expressed in the rate of change in the currency.  Inflation is raised by corruption, inefficiency, skimming, fanaticism, anger and malicious activity, surreptitious activity, deceit, overcharging and gouging, catastrophes, hate, religion, excessive taxation, class warfare, lack of ingenuity and critical thought, programmed thought and fake skepticism.  It is not the money which is evil, rather the intent and deleterious actions on the part of the people who are the drivers of the money cars.

Cultivating the Unknown: The leveraging and grooming of FUD: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

be very afraidOne key construct which fuels inflation is the contribution of UNCERTAINTY.  Uncertainty in economic theory contributes several destabilizing profiles into a currency and equity markets.  But more specifically for our purposes in this chain of thought, uncertainty leads in humans, to a desperate race and desire for excess.  As a hedge for retirement, for a rainy day, for our kids or our kingdom,  for our religion, institution or war, or to cover the feeling of inadequacy which nags for reasons undetermined, each of us covers for our fear of the unknown via differing pathways of undertaking excess.  More literally, take for example the top 3 consumer goods planning and Economic Order Quantity derivation packages offered on the open market in the United States.  The principal software companies managing finished goods buying inside the US have developed some of the most sophisticated buying software in the world.  These Economic Order Quantity Planning packages and the derivative algorithms which prompt the average 20-somthing year old buyer to submit an order for merchandise from China, are all driven by levels of the unknown and UNCERTAINTY.  Uncertainty cannot be fully resolved by forecasting, no matter how sophisticated our empirical data, model sophistication or stochastics.  The reaction to ordering merchandise, 2 years in advance, in order to obtain ‘lowest global cost’ and market dominance, is to effect product dumping inside our international trade and economics.  It does not matter that such merchandise is disposed of through exit strategies, it still produces the ensuing economic weakness entailed in product dumping.   Over-order anyway, because there are unknown wolves in the dark, two years from now, and you never know what we might need. Be Ye Afraid… especially of losing your job.

FEAR is one of the Key Contributing Elements to Inflation

“Cultivating the Unknown in order to manipulate others, is the basis of evil.”

    – TES

No, the love of money is not the root of all evil.  It is through a solid crop of the demon haunted unknown, that we are able to drive men to do irrational and extreme activities.  To blow themselves up, to scream headlong into an enemy’s line of fire, to kill women and children, to destroy wholesale economies and livelihoods – the motivation must be complete and extreme.  No, they will not conduct these same evil activities for money, and no they will not undertake them in order to have access to sex.  Most men grow to understand the destructive pathway involved in either of those philosophies, or hold the fate of others in higher regard than these basal pleasures. 

Rather, in order to completely possess a man, to own his very motivation to the depths of his soul, the controlling entity must access the mechanisms which feed his FEAR of the UNKNOWN. 

This, is the Orwellian rats-cage of the modern era.  Always has been as well.  That means – two goals enacted by a partnership of foes: 

  1. SSkeptic – Restrict his access to unauthorized information
  2. Religious – Fill the cultivated void with demons

This is what the religious states of the Levant and Southwest Asia perfected all so well, thousands of years ago.  The religion did not matter, only the persistent constrained message of fear ran common to all these control mechanisms. Make sure that your target is aware of many demons, and make sure that his access to information on that domain is limited.  Your job is done.  Two social entities who rule society currently, are the fabricators of this stretching rack of torture on mankind.  The Religious, and the Social Skeptic.  The straightforward truth is this (notice I did not say ‘simple’): The unethical among us leverage the unknown in order to obtain evil ends.  And the evil derived thereof, never ends:

The Religious Says about the great dark UNKNOWN

“When you die, you are gonna burn in hell forever, but not me. God said this.”

The SSkeptic Says about the great dark UNKNOWN

“This idea cannot be understood in a lab, so it does not exist; or at the very least is not worth investigating beyond that which I have told you is true.”

Each of these contentions is anathema to the Ethical Skeptic.  They are bookend lies. Their fruit on the tender planet Earth and in each and every one of our ancestral lives has been millenia of misery, ignorance, destruction, poisoning, hatred, and a pathway which cannot continue in the fashion in which it is now progressing for mankind.  The video at the link below, provided graciously by Free Domain Radio at www.freedomainradio.com is interesting in its summation of the effects of “The art of crafting power through pseudoscience, institutional doctrine and selective ignorance.”  It identifies Deskeption; certifies its outcomes.   Our collective ability to tolerate these errant understandings of uncertainty and the unknown, has run out.

To the Ethical Skeptic, one person pretending to represent God to another person, is absurd.  To the Ethical Skeptic, to maintain an aura of UNKNOWABILITY around a subject, with the end goal of defraying any interest in investigating the subject, is equally absurd.

Both are pseudoscience and Deskeption.

December 22, 2011 - Posted by | Argument Fallacies, Institutional Mandates | , , , , , , , , , ,

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