Welcome to when playtime is over, our goal is to stimulate thought and conversation, not to convert your perspective. As always for those who are easily offended emotions will not be needed so please check your feelings at the door.
The elephant is majestic and revered across many lands, cultures, and over time. The elephant is the largest land mammal in the world with species that grow up to 13,000 pounds in weight. It is a symbol of wisdom, loyalty, reliability, power, and good luck with an incredible memory as well as observable traits and behavior that contradict its huge size and raw strength.
In the wild, the elephant knows no bounds but in captivity, it is taught limitations that ensure its control and ignorance of self. It is controlled by the only means capable, itself, by being subjected to psychological conditioning to ensure its own psychological bondage. That is why a small cord or twine can tether a fully grown 13,000-pound elephant to a small peg knocked only inches into the ground.
It is imprisoned not by physical force but by confinement of its mind. It is manipulated into complicity by limiting the processes of the mind that would enable it to recognize and use its great strength against the bondage of a feeble restraint. It is conditioned to remain restricted and accept a power less than itself, believing it is hopelessly outside of its grasp to attempt resistance.
The initiation is started much like kindergarten where this must be embedded before a level of confident resistance can be exhibited, it must be extinguished early. The elephant must be trained at an early age to accept tethering calmly, this is done by tying one front leg to a peg and then the opposite diagonal rear leg to a different peg thereby restraining the “baby beast”.
This technique alone cannot restrain a baby elephant so the deterrent or restraint must be stronger than the elephant’s young strength at that time to reinforce that there is no escape or resistance against the force that binds it against its will. Chains will do just fine for this. Continuously and repeatedly it will test the chains imposed upon it until it learns that its size and strength are futile against the constraints that hold it physically. No matter how hard or how long its effort to resist is, it becomes useless. Once its determination is broken and the elephant “realizes” this uselessness, then it gives up any further or future attempts believing for its entire life that it is powerless against that which controls it. The physical chains then become the psychological chains that bind the beast even into adulthood.
The elephant’s determination is then replaced by calm compliance. It becomes no longer necessary for strong restraints that surpass the elephant’s young strength or its two legs to be restrained because now it is adequately conditioned. Sounds familiar? Confinement of the mind once achieve will be self-imposed in most instances with only minimal reminders needed.
The limitations of the mind work on all animals (even human animals too) when once conditioned and with the supporting reminders as constant behavioral reinforcement to maintain a reality that is believed by most to really be your actual limitations. It is a clever and sinister trick long used before Pavlov Theory.
Using the opposite of Pavlov, the absence of a stimulus to elicit a response and instead of anticipating a reward a penalty can be avoided by compliance. The old go along to get along or else is still in full effect.
Even with elephants, peer pressure is used as a continuous reminder of how to behave, like crabs in a barrel to keep you confined with them. Older conditioned elephants demonstrate their compliance instilling a level of acceptance that soothes the young elephants into accepting that’s just the way it is, no questions about it.
The use of that which is most impressionable to something is a highly effective tool of implementation of behavior and beliefs because it comes from a trusted and relied upon source. So once the “baby beast” becomes fully grown and the chains and diagonal leg restraints are no match for their tremendous strength they are still chained psychologically to their old circumstances.
The old circumstances where when much younger their resistance was useless had in reality long ago changed but their mind had not changed making it indeed their current reality with no longer a good reason why. Their size and strength had long ago multiplied to overcome their constraints, but their desire and mentality remained confined conditioned by a small rope and a faulty belief.
The young elephant knew no different but was taught this with no examples or allowances to suggest otherwise. Captivity of a generational herd mentality naïve of self and the unquestioned acceptance that clings to a fate that is vastly different from the reality of its true power and destiny. This is the taming of spirit and dousing of determination where no right to do so existed. It was justified by the need and ability to do so but to no benefit to the elephant but it’s exploitation.
Let’s change the subject name from elephants to people, human beings, not races. The name changes but the game stays the same if you choose to stare at the truth and not flinch. Maybe you have been made into the very thing that you despise the most by being trusting and naïve. Unaware of the reality that has been thrust upon you that is not at all what you believe it to be, much like the elephant.
What peg restrains and controls your mind? You got it the same way the elephant did, unknowingly, and without an understanding of your strength or how. As the elephant grew it still held onto outdated beliefs embedded early on when it could have easily freed itself from captivity. If only it realized that it had the power not only to resist its restraints but to overpower it and choose its fate.
The will is what sustains you when the road gets tough but only when you prevent it from being compromised and allow it to expand untethered by the limitations of others regulating influences. Those who poorly regulate themselves would seek to regulate others by their word but not by their deed, indicating if you are smart what is good for the goose may not be so good for the gander.
By what right is this recognized as being above your self– determination, only for the comfort and amusement of another. What about their gain that you contribute to without just compensation that does not reflect your importance to their elevation and accumulation? This power is not negotiated but given away and, in many cases, squandered or much worst not recognized or exercised.
Absent of lies and deceptions power over one’s self is the only authority a person has that does not involve consent and cooperation. If you want to lead, then be an example and possess that which others would be willing to follow that does not demand a subordination of them to your will against their good.
Time brings about a change one way or another, so everything must change and will change constantly even if they remain the same. We see as the captive elephant’s circumstances changed over time, he remained stagnant. As time passes, we should evolve to not invade others’ personal boundaries and human rights to conform to foreign beliefs that are not of their choosing or benefit. Persuasion is the proper tool, not suppression. Mutual benefit not exploitation.
The techniques used to control the masses are driven down in your mind like a peg tethered by faulty socialization now using more advanced processes than physical abuse and this may come as a surprise, but it is just not the “undesirables” of color that are the victims.
Like piranhas the elite feeding frenzy has turned on their very own like cannibals to ensure their elite survival, the middle class is eaten along with the lower class regardless of color. Fear, scarcity, and divisiveness are frequently employed to generate the ignorance of crash dummies to camouflage how you too have been programmed with lies and social engineering. They then conceal their influence and have you turn on each other in a futile attempt chasing your tails while they prosper.
Like Pavlov’s theory when the bell rings you salivate on cue without substance having been socially conditioned but never realizing the basis for your slobbering. Petty distractions abound, motivations fabricated, and conditioning regulated by design to keep us preoccupied against each other instead of the pegs that bind us.
The scales have always been tipped by the elite for the elite since antiquity. Advancing the lies and flat-out misrepresentation of facts and history in America about America. It has created a narrative to bolster the image and perception of the accomplishments of a colonial populist Anglo-Saxon protestant society. It has concealed the degenerate deeds and wealth heist greater than the war criminals of ill repute who are held in the highest contempt.
This cannot persist as an elitist entitled privilege in this day and age where knowledge cannot be hidden so easily and the likes of a homicidal genocidal Christopher Columbus is widely celebrated with a holiday. Likewise, a scientific fraud and racist such as Charles Darwin is not exposed for his detrimental impact on society honoring his absurd debunked biases of sexism and eugenics. These are two of many things that tether the masses to traditional nonsense.
This is not to expose matters of racism which are obviously practiced still today due to this nonsense but the tethering of minds on both sides of the equation, whether it be for a benefit or a detriment to your existence. This goes on around the world where an endless number of people and circumstances can be substituted or exposed for the propaganda of nonsense presented to tether, condition, and control their people against the people’s greater good while exploiting this brand of social engineering for their own gain.
The general public or we the people have always been subject to exploitation going back to the beginning of time. Now worldwide the realization and the awakening of oppressed people everywhere are challenging the status quo. Power only exists when recognized as such, but fear and cajolery can only control the masses for so long.
I almost forgot, the tethered elephant routinely breaks its binds when suddenly aroused by fear or agitation despite its psychological conditioning displaying the power to uproot large trees or remove obstructions. Fear evoking action and resistance. A child has the strength to rip one piece of paper, but enough paper bound together even a strong man cannot tear apart. The strength of unity is a strength not to be disputed or squandered.
Limitations are on average learned and reinforced behaviors systematically imposed for the good of a hierarchy. Mental control is the most effective manner of control when it is voluntary. You think and feel it is your choice or even worst that you have no choice. You always have a choice but are you willing to pay the price for that choice. That is where the conditioning kicks in as fear of reprisal instead of the satisfaction of a reward contrary to Pavlov.
So, instead of restricting someone release yourself from this mindset. This was engineered in you to feel better about yourself if you can hold someone else down beneath you. Square yourself away first from the social programming that you believe to be a reality and that will make at least one less purveyor of ignorance based on these deceptions in the world.
Supersede your constraints and promote honesty, knowledge, and compassion striving for the vastness of your possibilities while recognizing the radius of your understanding. We the people individually and collectively untethered to expand beyond limitations and conflict. That is why there is a need for deception and a peg to tether our minds. The size and strength of the elephant is unparalleled and the mind of a person without bounds. Free your mind
Thurston K. Atlas
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