Un-Slaved and Un-Playable

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Caitlin Johnstone wrote a piece titled: Twelve Tips For Making Sense Of The World

All of her points are well considered, but I want to focus on the last one, number 12.

12. The push towards truth always starts with yourself.

You can’t out-manipulate seasoned manipulators. The main error most people make when trying to deal with a sociopath is to try and manipulate them back. Don’t even try. They have years of experience on you because they literally have done nothing else. While you were laughing and crying and worrying and connecting and relating to people, they were working out how to play humans like Garry Kasparov worked out how to play chess. And when you have literal teams of sociopaths collaborating together to amass power, you my dear child, do not have a chance. Don’t play their game. You will lose.

The only way to win this is to set your compass resolutely to “true.” Always be honest with yourself. Find all the different ways that you are manipulating others and see them and acknowledge them. Find your tribal allegiances and your desire to be right, and tip your hat to their existence. The more self-aware we are, the less levers we have to be manipulated by. If you are blindly partisan or loyal to a particular faction, that makes you gullible to propaganda because your wishful thinking and your desire to be right come into play. Get honest with yourself about who you are and what you want, and you will start to become an un-playable piece on the board.

If we can’t beat these bastards with truth, we don’t deserve to win.


You can read the full piece here and here.

Of course, we can listen to our musicians, and they tell us what’s up.

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  1. Helper Bot

    I agree totally William and Amarynth. Aside from the fact that if we are not true to ourselves, we will constantly battle with internal conflict and health and make ourselves weak and open to manipulation by the manipulators. AS they say – truth will conquer all!!

  2. amarynth

    I saw such a funny comment … No, you can’t destroy earth, that is where I keep all my stuff!

  3. William

    I am commenting on item 12. The truth starts with ones self. To this I can only say Amen. The statement is made:

    If we can’t beat these bastards with truth, we don’t deserve to win.

    I would like to add. If we don’t beat these bastards not only we won’t win! Humanity will cease to exist. Extinct due to greed and stupidity.

    Thank you,

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