The elephant held by a peg.



The elephant is majestic and revered across many lands, cultures, and over much 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 achieve 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 in 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. 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 strength at that time to reinforce that there is no escape or resistance against the force that binds it against its will. Chains, not ropes will do just fine for this. Continuously and repeatedly it will test the restraints imposed upon it until it learns that its size and strength are futile against the constraints that hold him 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 lifetime that it is powerless against that which controls it. 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 many 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 very limitations. It is a clever and sinister trick long used before Pavlov Theory using the opposite, the absence of something as a stimulus to elicit the presence of a response instead of anticipating a reward being provided, the penalty can be avoided by compliance. The old go along to get along or else in full effect.

Even with elephants, peer pressure is used as a continuous reminder of how to behave. 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 better but was taught this and there were no examples or allowances to suggest otherwise creating captive generational herd mentalities 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 but was justified by the need and ability to do so, but to what benefit of the elephant.

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 how. As the elephant grew it still held onto outdated beliefs embedded early on that 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 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 you 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 reflects your importance to their elevation? This power is not negotiated but given away and, in many cases, squandered or much worst not recognized or exercised.










Power over self, not others is the only righteous authority a person has that does not involve consent and cooperation from others and absent deception and lies. If you are to lead, then be that example and possess that which others would be willing to follow for a righteous good that does not demand a subordination of others to your will against their good. Time brings about a change one way or another so instead of buying a ticket to the past where you can never return and that no longer exist make sure you do not trip and fall looking backward. Everything must change and will change. We see as the captive elephant 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.

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. Like Pavlov theory when the bell rings you salivate on cue without substance having been socially conditioned but never realizing the basis for your slobbering.

The scales have always been tipped by the elite for the elite since antiquity. The lies and flat out misrepresentation of facts and history in America about America has created a narrative to bolster the image and perception of the accomplishments of a colonial populist while concealing the degenerate deeds greater than the war criminals of ill repute who are held in the highest contempt. This cannot persist as an entitled privileged 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 and the likes of a scientific failure and racist such as Charles Darwin is not exposed for his detrimental impact on society to this day. 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 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 and 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 gain. The general public or we the people have always been subject to exploitation going back to the beginning of time but 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, just factually check history.

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 obstructions. A child has the strength to rip one piece of paper, but enough paper placed together even a strong man cannot tear apart. The strength of unity is strength not to be disputed or squandered.

Moral of the story < 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 because 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, that is where the conditioning kicks in as fear of reprisal.

So if busy trying to peg someone else instead of releasing yourself first from a mindset that 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 deception in the world.

Supersede your constraints and promote honesty, knowledge, and compassion. Preach what you practice and practice what you preach, we the people, not we the elitist because after all, they need us more than they let on. That is why there is a need for deception.

Thurston K. Atlas

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