What they Don’t Tell You
©2016 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee
What they don’t tell you, Alice…
Uninformed? What They Don’t Tell You
Do you ever get the feeling you are going through life uninformed? Playing catch-up? Suffering from a lack of information? The remediation for being left in the dark and discerning what they don’t tell you (for whatever reason)—should be quite simple. Clarify known facts. Recognize and classify observable anomalies and contradictions. Develop alternative models , including an understanding of all relevant facts within reason. Question everything —as advised by Albert Einstein, then draw conclusions and re-question both the effectiveness of the deductive process and the value of the answer. Repeat as necessary…yada yada. Simple? No.
We wish it was simple to accurately discern and discover what they don’t tell you, but logic suggests deeper issues may be involved; seemingly insignificant but nagging little white lies of convenience, half-truths, secrets, and fast-growing deceptions…all of which may be selective wool drawn over your eyes, manipulation, coverups, or attempts at avoidance meant to interfere with progress
or mess with your mind.
The Path to Discovery
The path to discovery and enlightenment may be long and arduous enough on the straight and narrow, but with adequate dilly-dallying it seems wide, wandering and easy paths more closely describe the typical status quo. What they don’t tell you is that even otherwise intelligent, resourceful people meander, glance this way and that, accepting, adding and even promoting fanciful, constructs of their own in their sketchy attempts to relay information to you, the lost.
A simpler approach should be:
Ask. Discover. Use logic. Deduce. Listen to honest folks only. Follow the straight path to discovery. Truth is just around the corner behind the white picket fence. Let us try, but, alas…gaze down the rabbit-hole, Alice.
With a bird’s-eye view you now optimistically dream up the right question. Do facts line up within logic? Was the apparent response honest, or clearly suspect? If so, ask again. Creative liars and miscreants
and crooked politicians become nervous when questioned. Complex webs of creative lies may have already been proffered in a state of panic—a moth-eaten blanket full of holes, further details of deception essential to hide the truth. ‘What they don’t tell you‘ may soon become an inescapable quagmire of perpetuated lies and distorted facts. Not simple to remember or escape from, ‘half-truths’ become essential prompts.
Half-truths: A plague
Interestingly, half-truths, political correctness and ‘what they don’t tell you’ are all signature fallout from the modern degradation of honesty. Our compromised, deceptive but slick world suggests ‘ a plague of half-truths’ and practiced political correct euphemisms are now more acceptable than truth, as long as feel-good ‘success’, status and wealth are achieved. Half-truths are manipulative tools, twisted fact, deception with intent, and imagined, childish justification —the means to any devious agenda and further decay.
Revelations of societal decay should not surprise; traditional values are ignored; sterling values are increasingly seldom taught, are even less frequently practiced, and now, upon occasion, may no longer even be expected by anyone.
In an observable, vicious cycle, offspring quickly learn lessons of instantaneous gratification as opposed to being carefully required to observe, learn and understand values. What have they not been told? The young may not have been advised that learning, morals, hard work, independent thought, charity, understanding and tolerance are essential. Blind acquiescence to the media, corporate power, greed, and the dark side of human nature with instant gratification are default lessons—at any cost.
What they don’t tell you is that we have willfully failed to stem the flow of genuine humanity, wisdom and civility from our veins. We are complicit as we cheer and emulate the 1% and somehow vote for future generations of devious feel-good social manipulators, even the corrupt. In the media, we listen spellbound to insatiable, greedy, thoughtless, powerful, destructive, and short-sighted ideologues posing as potential leaders. What they don’t tell you is changing everything for their benefit.
As we know , perfection in humanity is not possible, nor is it simple. We get that. But why? What they don’t tell you, Alice…may also be the ultimate answer you seek…
Is it any surprise they don’t tell you to think for yourself?
Is that Incoming I hear?