This is because knowledge is the relationship between action and consequence in the real world, as verified (no exceptions) by the immutable laws of nature. Knowledge is thus the ability to predict. For power, this means to manipulate. For this reason, from the perspective of power, some knowledge must be ruthlessly suppressed. Here is the basic knowledge they are suppressing:
How to determine truth:
How to think and acquire knowledge:
What is freedom and what our ancestors won and WE lost:
How we are manipulated and kept as ignorant slaves:
Now you know and have the knowledge (equals power) to make different choices.
Bill Ross, Ottawa, Canada
(Electronics Design Engineer)
posted by Bill Ross
June 18, 2008
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