Sunday, December 18, 2016

Stop the Sheeple

By John P. Smith
Reality Cheques Editor

I keep running into people who insist on calling those who have not yet "woken up" derogatory names like “sleepers”, “drones” and "sheeple."
In my opinion, this is not any different than calling an autistic child a retard or using a racial slur. It does nothing but create divisiveness and perpetuate hate and discontent. If one of the awakened chooses to call those who haven't turned the corner yet something that degrades and humiliates them, that is no different than what Black Lives Matter has done in society in general: They have chosen to segregate themselves. Let's just say it: As soon as they decided to put "Black" in front of "Lives Matter" they set themselves apart. If they really wanted to be treated like everyone else; they would not separate themselves from everyone else.
By the same token, one of the awakened referring to those who have not, will not, or cannot, see things as we do, as "sheeple" creates a division between us and them. It's not a happy difference either. Anyone who uses the "sheeple" word because they believe they know something that others don't is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
The use of that word to label someone, or some group, as mindless dumb animals being led to the slaughter works tells those who don’t necessarily agree with you exactly how you see them.  So, as one of the awakened, don't think you're better, know more, or have something that those who are still asleep don't have; you were once just like them. We all were.  Be thankful you’re awake; just don’t be an asshole about it.  Because, we still have to accept the possibility that we might be wrong. Afterall, how long were we wrong before we thought we had it right this time?
Which brings us to the question: What does it mean to be one of the awakened?
Does it mean we believe everything crazy thing we hear? No. That’s just silly. It means, we have opened our minds to new ideas, possibilities and avenues of thought that the “indoctrinated” may not yet entertain. We have come to the realization that mainstream media, especially television, is mind control and manipulation. We understand that everything the mainstream media says is typically a lie couched in the truth and almost always part of a larger agenda of control, coercion and commercialization.
Does it mean that we believe UFO's are driven by little green men? Of course not!
It does mean that rather than follow the mainstream narrative of ridicule and ostracization of believers, we look at the data and the facts and make our decision based on real information.
Does believing the attacks of 9/11/2001 were perpetuated by our government make us any less patriotic than those who would kill to protect that lie? No. What we want, as followers of the alternate narrative, is no different than what most American's want: Justice for those who were killed. I simply believe they were killed as part of a conspiratorial plot to engage us in more wars in the Middle East.
Why? Good question.
The point being, just because we see thing a bit differently, a bit more clearly, with more discernment and much more pessimism, doesn't make us better than anybody else.  It does not give us the right to ridicule anyone for not seeing things the way we do. That's what mainstream-media-indoctrinated liberals are here for, apparantly.
Then again, speaking of liberals, lest we find ourselves being too easily offended, The Daily Sheeple, an alternative online news source, uses the term as a self-depreciating joke for people who've already turned that corner. The people who regularly go there for news are no longer in that category.
No, we are labeled as Conspiracy Theorists.
And why not?  I am not bothered by that label and, I believe, it is coming full circle where we are now more considered as learned prognosticators and soothsayers rather than wild-eyed madmen babbling on about how the sky is falling.
Sure, we will continue to be called conspiracy nuts, tin-foil hat wearers, kool-aid drinkers and anything else they can think of to make them feel better about themselves.  At the end of the day, that's their problem. We, as investigators and researchers of the alternative narrative, have enough going on; we don't need to borrow trouble from people who just don't know any better. Or, for that matter, from people who do know better.
We should be part of the solution; not part of the problem.

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