Waking up from the fog of ideology and propaganda that engulfs us is a process – usually a long one. There are stirrings of waking during this process, but these will only be recognized later with the benefit of hindsight. “Waking up” is the best description of what it’s like, and although it can be quite a rude awakening, it’s a welcome one. When the fog of ideology and propaganda lifts vision clears, perception changes, and realities rearrange. You will need to decide how you’re going to handle this new state of awareness. There can be no returning to the fog. This is your new reality – embrace it.
Floodgates will open allowing previously blocked or distorted information to filter through to your consciousness. Your ability to take in new information will expand greatly and you’ll eagerly seek it out, but expect a healthy dose of anger alongside this. Anger not only at discovering the steady diet of lies, omissions, manipulations, and distractions we’ve been subjected to for years, but at the sheer depth and scope of it all. Treachery on such a grand scale is insulting at best and suspiciously ominous at worst.
If you’re honest you’ll also acknowledge that you’re angry with yourself as well. No one likes to be deceived. It makes one feel like a fool – something else that no one likes. You will question why it took so long to wake up and take notice. But do try and save the bulk of that anger for those who so rightly deserve it. Just don’t let it consume you or act on it in a negative way.
It can be overwhelming to realize that everything you thought you knew has to be reassessed. The powers that be throughout society have proven to be untrustworthy, unreliable, dysfunctional, and dangerous, and it’s getting harder for them to disguise it. The destruction of society has been underway for a long time, and an insidious instability and hysteria is playing out in the political realm. They have come to believe the ideology and propaganda they churn out. They’re too invested now to change course and the longer it goes on the worse they become.
Even those who haven’t woken up know that something is wrong, something beneath the surface. They just can’t put their finger on what it is. Things feel off somehow and no longer appear normal. But just knowing that something is wrong is a start. And so we must try and guide them, without pushing too hard. That they would resent and resist, and anyway they will not wake up before they are ready.
More and more people are waking up, but there are those who most likely never will. Either their identity is too intertwined with the ideology and propaganda, or their position in life is too dependent on maintaining and supporting it. Waking up would be too devastating for them, and perhaps on some level they sense it. Leave these people be, as they will only continue to cling to their beliefs and their comfort zones.
Your new awareness should provide motivation, direction, and clarity where it was lacking before. This is good. This is what is needed. Question everything and everyone. Work to rip away the fog of ideology and propaganda that permeates society and obscures so much. Talk to others and exchange ideas and views. Research, expand your boundaries and find your path. It will not be the same for everyone, but it doesn’t need to be. It all matters in the end.
Are you one of the awake? And if you are, what are you doing about it? Perhaps you’re too afraid to do anything, which is understandable. We live in very scary and uncertain times. If it seems that we are fighting for our very existence, don’t be too quick to dismiss this thought, because we most certainly are. Just do what you can, whatever you feel comfortable with. We the people need to take back our power.