The Common Man Seeks Nothing of the Truth: Therefore, the State Narrative Reigns Supreme

LewRockwell  /  Gary D. Barnett

“Indeed it may be said with some confidence that the average man never really thinks from end to end of his life. There are moments when his cogitations are relatively more respectable than usual, but even at their climaxes they never reach anything properly describable as the level of serious thought. The mental activity of such people is only a mouthing of clichés. What they mistake for thought is simply a repetition of what they have heard. My guess is that well over eighty per cent of the human race goes through life without having a single original thought. That is to say, they never think anything that has not been thought before and by thousands.”

~ H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

Preface: Yes, ‘covid’ was and is a fraud. The entire pandemic as stated was a lie, as the real pandemic is the bio-weapon injection falsely called a ‘vaccine.’ The lockdowns and economic destruction that were purposely levied against society, and have only strengthened the state to date, were planned conspiracies and total deceit. The mass shortages of goods and extreme inflation were intentionally plotted and implemented by the state. The violent looting, property destruction, and terror that were called ‘protests,’ by those criminals called BLM and Antifa, were deliberately staged and allowed to happen. The takeover and destruction of money are successfully being advanced, while plans to digitize the monetary system to gain technological control over the citizenry is underway. And yes, the murder of many millions, and even billions, is sought by the ruling class, and is already happening before our eyes, as technocratic control of society is already in sight. When it comes to rulers and governments, believe nothing, trust nothing, and question everything.

Nothing could be more obvious to any critical thinking individual than Mencken’s assessment of the average American, and in fact the average man worldwide. Although it seems so at times, this is not due to a general lack of inherent intelligence among the masses, even though normal intellectual abilities have been weakened substantially over time. This has been due to the purposeful dumbing down and indoctrination at the hands of the state actors, so that most today do not have the desire, nor the ability to think critically. This is a direct result of the ownership and control of the entire schooling system, and of course the control of all mass media, which not only decides what will be presented to the public by all mainstream outlets, but also censors any attempts by those willing to honestly report history, politics, and important news in opposition to the false state narrative. This is a travesty.

The indications of this lack of understanding, this blind ignorance of any truth or sanity, is startling to say the least, and is one, if not the single most important aspect of a complete loss of reason, logic, and critical thinking among the masses. This phenomenon has always been evident in human society, but not at levels seen today. This has certainly been a plotted result of long-standing government policy, but in this modern age, the lack of any ability to discern truth has led to the possibility of universal slavery to the state. Yes, more and more people are questioning some of the obvious lies and deceit, but to date, they, as the largest part of society, have not stopped the onslaught. Realizing that things are not as they seem, but doing nothing of substance to stop the carnage, is akin to a deep-seated and consuming apathy amongst the general population.

This attitude by the many is acceptable to the ruling powers, because even if the people question to some extent, but are still too afraid or too dependent to act on their own behalf against a tyrannical government and its masters, then all efforts by the few who do choose to dissent will be swallowed up by mass indifference. In addition, those who actually fight back, those who refuse to obey orders, those who call out and expose the evil state for what it truly is, will be easy targets as they are but a few individuals making up a vast minority.

Constant urgings are forthcoming to report positive news and to claim that “we are winning,” when in fact, the state’s agendas are going ahead full steam, even in this so-called environment of ‘waking up.’ Waking up means more than accepting that things are not as they seem, and that lies are evident; it means that with more awakening to the reality that humanity is being prepared for slaughter and slavery, the many must push back en masse without relenting in order to stop the powerful from capturing and controlling the world. That is why individual awareness is key, as group think, political remedies, and collectivism can only feed the beasts that are the ruling elite and their corrupt and wicked accomplices in government.

The state’s biggest weapon against us all is the huge mainstream media’s propaganda machine, which has the mission of taming the throngs of common men through fearmongering, lies, deceit, and division. This could only be possible due to the dumbing down of the population, while in the process making the bulk of society dependent on the state for its very survival. This has been achieved over time to such an extent as to solidify Mencken’s assessment that well over 80% of the population is going through life without having a single original thought. Keep the people dumb and dependent, and control becomes elementary. Part of this process is the destruction of accurate history, the elimination of connection to all others, the breakdown of moral and traditional values, and the shunning of any who do not toe the line of the nation state’s narrative; causing mass division amongst the mostly non-thinking majority.

At some point in order to regain or salvage freedom, it becomes mandatory for the mass herd to step away from the crowd, and think and act as individuals; in other words, taking full responsibility for one’s own well-being and that of family. This has never really happened in the general society as a whole, except in more minor and unique situations, or at times when there was no other option. At this stage of the game, it is clearly evident that even the most obtuse understand that this is the only solution available in order to retain any sense of liberty whatsoever. Can something of this magnitude actually happen? It actually can, because even though most are followers, and need the strong to motivate them into becoming more self-sufficient, independent, and awakened, and even if this attitude is driven by a larger number of individuals dissenting to such an extent as to reverse the current tide of totalitarian control, the possibility remains.

The contradiction here is obvious, but following the few enlightened due to self-preservation in pursuit of freedom can lead to a stronger sense of self instead of a reliance on the ignorant collective crowd. This is a better way. Normally, total disaster must strike before the masses fight back, and then it is usually too late to change the course. This leads to violent revolution instead of the peaceful tearing down of the governing body simply by numbers refusing to comply. When violent revolution becomes the people’s answer to tyranny, a more oppressive and brutal rule, often militarily structured by martial law, is the result. This should be avoided at all cost, so that the state cannot reclaim its false authority by even more barbarous and severe means.

If history is any guide, we face very hard times in the near future. One can only hope for a peaceful uprising, one in which the people acting en masse as individuals refuse to be led into a life of servitude by these purveyors of death and destruction who have chosen to claim ownership over humanity.

“The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. It is no good to cry out after you are hurt; especially after you are mortally hurt. People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. It is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists.”

~ G.K. Chesterton, Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State

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