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THE GULLIBLE MIND EXPLAINED
May 05. 2011
by Mike ADAMS, The Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com
(NaturalNews)  In light of the string of the blatant falsehoods being announced by the U.S.  government these days (FDA, DHS, White House, etc.) it’s interesting that so  many people still believe whatever they are told by “official” sources. It  brings up the question of the functioning of their brains: How could a  person swallow official information so gullibly and so completely without even  asking commonsense questions about the reliability or factual basis of that  information?

These people, it turns out, are operating from what I called The Gullible Mind. It is a psychological processing malfunction that  filters out

information based on its source rather than its integrity. People who operate from The  Gullible Mind tend to have misplaced trust in governments, institutions,  mainstream news networks, doctors, scientists or anyone  who wears the garb of apparent authority.

Whereas a  normal, intelligent person would raise commonsense questions about information  they receive from all sources, the Gullible Mind wholly accepts virtually  any information from sources that occupy the role of apparent authority in  society.

Governments never lie

But how does this work inside their heads? It’s an  interesting process. Gullible Mind people do believe it is possible for a government (or  institution) to lie; but they believe that governments, institutions and doctors choose NOT to lie even when it would serve their own self interests to  do so.Follow this carefully, because this is the fascinating part.  These Gullible Mind people effectively believe that even though a government  official could lie about something, they would never actually do so. And  why wouldn’t they? Because, ultimately, the Gullible Mind crowd believes that  governments, institutions and mainstream media outlets operate from a sort of honor code. So even if it were in the interests of our own government to  lie to us, it would never happen because that would violate this imaginary honor  code.

Where does this honor code exist? Where is it written down?  Nowhere, of course. It is imaginary. But to The Gullible Mind, it seems real.  Interestingly, even though this “honor code” only exists in the imagination of  The Gullible Mind person, they

projectthis honor code onto  sources of authority, imagining that they abide by it. 

Extreme gullibility.

This is how The Gullible Mind person believes that  network news always reports the truth. The news networks have a sense of  “honor,” they believe, and this sense of honor requires them to always report  the truth and never manipulate the news for any nefarious purposes. So news  networks never “shape” the news and they only report what is factually true  without any consideration whatsoever of politics or advertiser  profits.This view of the world is, of course, laughably naive. And yet  it is the core belief system of at least half the

population— the Gullible  Mind half that believes everything it is told by its own government, media or  authority figures.Interestingly, the Gullible Mind is also inwardly  gullible because it does not recognize its own gullibility. Instead, it  believes it is operating as a Rational Mind. This false Rational Mind believes  it functions as a critical filter of incoming information, but even this is self  deception. In truth, this false Rational Mind is on “auto filter” so that it  filters out any information that conflicts with the information it is receiving  from official sources.

This is the key to understanding the Gullible Mind  — it isn’t the quality of the information itself that matters; it is the confirmation of the story from official sources that “makes it real” in  the Gullible Mind.

The Easter Bunny killed Bin Laden!

For example, let’s say a Gullible  Mind person comes across an announcement that says the Easter Bunny has killed  Osama Bin Laden. The report claims that colored eggs were found near Bin Laden’s  body, and there was evidence of feathers  being left at the scene, which proves the Easter Bunny was there.Now, an  intelligent, rational mind would have a lot of questions about this. For  starters, rabbits don’t have feathers. And the Easter Bunny is a piece of  fiction, too. On top of that, how could the Easter Bunny kill Osama Bin Laden?  An intelligent person would, upon reviewing the holes in the story, be forced to  conclude the story is fiction. The only logical conclusion from that is  that the government is lying to them.

A Gullible Mind person, however,  would not ask whether rabbits have feathers, or whether the Easter Bunny is  capable of conducting a

military raid. Instead, the  Gullible Mind person would first look to other confirming news sourcesin  order to determine the reliability of the story. They would turn on the TV or  surf the internet, looking for the news to be repeated through “official”  sources.Once they found CNN, or Fox News, or some other “official”  source reporting that the Easter Bunny killed Osama Bin Laden, then that news  report would instantly become “real” in their minds. Suddenly it has shifted  from their mental processing queue to the “absolutely truth” part of their

brain, and from that point  forward, no one can question that reality in their heads.

Don’t bother arguing with a Gullible Mind – they are immune to facts

At  this point, their rational mind is completely shut off on the topic. No  accumulation of facts can, at that point, rattle their “reality.” For example, a  person who believes the government’s story of 9/11 has already embraced the  Easter Bunny version of terrorists flying airplanes into the World Trade Center  towers. So how did this act cause the WTC 7 building to collapse in a  demolition-style free-fall a few hours later, when WTC 7 was never struck by  airplanes? How can a steel and concrete building suddenly and magically  collapse in perfect structural synchronicitymerely from being on  fire?The answers don’t matter to The Gullible Mind, you see. There is no  room for facts inside their heads, because all the space has been taken up with  what is essentially a cult-like belief in institutions of authority.

We  saw this in the Heaven’s Gate cult in California a few years back. The leader of  that cult, a man named Applegate, positioned himself as the one and only source  of authoritative information among the cult followers. So HE became the  authoritative source whose information was wholly accepted without questioning  or skepticism of any kind. At that point, he was able to quite easily convince  his followers that an alien race was going to land a UFO on the far side of a  comet, and that if they killed themselves, they would be transported onto the  alien ship (or something like that).

The belief in such a story may seem  silly… until you realize that the governments of the world use the exact same  cult-like tactics to get their own “followers” to believe everything they say,  without question. So if President

Obama announced that an alien  race was going to land a mother ship on the White House lawn, and that people  who voted for him would have their consciousness transferred to an immortal  alien body, the remarkable  truth is that millions of people would believe that. Perhaps tens of  millions. They would even worship him as an interstellar saint.Remember  Orson Welles’

radio program  that announced aliens had invaded the Earth and were destroying our cities? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wa…) Huge numbers of people  believed it was really happening… and not because it made any sense, but  because the information came from the source they trusted. To those  people, the alien invasion was just as real back then as Bin Laden’s official deathis to government  followers today. 

Throughout history, many conspiracy  theories have turned out to be true

Government lying, of course, has  been going on for as long as governments have existed. Not all conspiracies  theories are true, of course, but so many of them turn out to be true that the  idea of “not believing” in conspiracies makes no rational sense.To not  believe in conspiracies means you don’t believe two people have ever sat down  and plotted to take advantage of others in some unethical and deceptive way.  Well gee, that describes virtually every board meeting of every large

corporation in the world!  Conspiracies are not just commonplace; they’re practically synonymous with  modern-day capitalism! Even right now, Apple is being accused of a conspiracy to keep  employee wages artificially low: http://www.appleinsider.com/article…I wonder: Do the  Gullible Mind people also not believe in that conspiracy theory?  Are all conspiracy theories automatically tossed out merely because of the word  “conspiracy?”

For those who don’t know their history, here’s a list of 33 conspiracy theories that turned out to be true: http://www.newworldorderreport.com/…

The Manhattan  Project, of course, was a secret government conspiracy. The Tuskegee Syphilis  experiments on African Americans was a secret medical conspiracy. Operation  Northwoods was a conspiracy plot to create support for a war on Castro by  staging terrorism events in U.S. cities.

These are all historical facts.  They are indisputable. But to The Gullible Mind, none of this history exists.  What’s real is only what they are being told right now by the White House. When  George Bush occupied the White House, the daily fibs were things like, “The  Iraqis want us to occupy their land with military personnel because we are  setting them free!” Oh yeah, that’s a bit of twisted logic, for sure. But it’s  no different from Obama’s version of the war fairytales, which includes such  gems as, “We’re only dropping humanitarian bombs on Libya.” Or, “It’s not  actually war. It’s only kinetic military action.”

But you see, it makes  no difference whether anything they say is actually true… at least not to The  Gullible Mind, which believes there is no such thing as a conspiracy theory.  There is no such thing as a nefarious government, either. Heck, when Columbus  landed in the New World, his entire crew shared food and wine with the Native  American Indians, we’re told. There was no raping, no murder, no genocide.  That’s why we continue to celebrate Columbus Day every year! Because the  Gullible Mind wants a reason to get off work for a day, even if it requires a  complete revision of actual historical facts.

The most popular issues of Gullible Mind people

Vaccines are good for  you– Vaccines are “safe and effective” merely because doctors and the CDC  say they are, not because of any reliable scientific evidence.The economy is in great shape– Gullible Mind people are easily influenced to stop thinking about the $14  trillion national debt that’s growing by the day and simply go along with  whatever economic fictions are being woven in

Washington.Governments  and corporations are  looking out for your best interests – The drug

companiesonly want to find  cures and make everybody healthy. The government is here to help. We should all  stop asking questions and just do what we’re told.Nothing will ever  run out – There’s no such thing as Peak Oil. Our world can continue its  throwaway economy without end, they believe. We’ll never run out of gas, water,  soil or

naturalresources.  Keep using stuff up and throwing it all away!Food additives are good  for you – Otherwise,

the  FDAwouldn’t have approved them, would they?There’s no such thing  as a cure for cancer – The ultimate pessimists, the Gullible Mind crowd believes cancer has never been cured! And if a cancer

curedid exist, we would know  about it by now, right? (Because our scientists already know everything that’s  worth knowing, you see…)There are no other non-terrestrial  civilizations or beings in our universe – Amazingly, we are the only  intelligent forms of

life  that have ever existed, they believe. Any talk of non-Earth intelligence is just  a bunch of “fringe” nonsense. There was never any life on Mars,  either.Herbs and plants have no medicinal  value – That’s right, only conventional medicine can “treat” you, because  that’s what the doctors say. Herbs and plants have zero biological value beyond  their calories alone, they insist.

… and on it goes, one delusion after  another. A Gullible Mind, it seems, will believe almost anything if it  comes from a “trusted” source. But that same Gullible Mind will discount  straight-up facts if they don’t come from those same trusted sources.

How to stop being a Gullible Mind

Interestingly, most of the people who  are intelligent, skeptical thinkers today used to be Gullible Mind people at one  time or another. There was a point where they simply “awakened” and began to  consciously question the world around them.Intelligent, informed

skepticsare the people  asking questions like:• Why do twenty different mainstream news sources  all report the exact same news, using the exact same words, on the exact  same day? (

http://www.naturalnews.com/032022_m…) If they were all  investigating and writing their own news, wouldn’t their news be  different?• Why did Wall Street get a multi-trillion-dollar bailout from  Washington while the American people are still required to pay taxes that  involve sending money to Washington? If Washington can just magically create a  trillion dollars overnight, why do we pay taxes, then?

• Why does the  USDA now actively conspire with GMO seed companies to keep approving genetically  modified seeds even without any scientific evidence of their long-term  safety?

• If

mercury is one of the most  toxic substances known to modern science, why is it still being deliberately  placed into the mouths of children in the form of “silver” fillings? And why are  they called “silver” when they actually contain more mercury than  silver?• Where does the

fluoride used to fluoridate  the public water supplies  really come from? (http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=42652…) And if fluoride is so  good for people, then why is it so hazardous to handle, and why is it considered  a hazardous chemical by the EPA?• What really happened on 9/11? How did  WTC 7 collapse if it was never hit by any airplanes? Why did they sweep away the  rubble before a proper forensic analysis could be performed?

• Are

vaccines really safe?  Where’s the study comparing vaccinated children with non-vaccinated children?  Why won’t the vaccine industryallow such studies  to be conducted?• Why does the cancer industry seem a lot more  interested in treating cancer and recruiting cancer patients than  actually curing cancer and ending the epidemic? Why does the industry refuse to  talk about cancer-causing chemicals or the anti-cancer effects of vitamin  D?

• Why are toxic

food additives still  allowed in the food supply? What’s the real story on aspartame and the FDA? Why did the FDA oppress  stevia for so many decades?• Why is the medical police state now using  guns to force parents to medicate their children? In what kind of medical system  is it necessary to use the threat of violence to force compliance?

• Why  did Clinton bomb the Sudan in the middle of the Monica Lewinsky crisis? Why did  Obama suddenly announce the death of Bin Laden in the middle of his “birther”  crisis?

• Why do we still have the DEA’s “War on Drugs,” especially since  there is ample evidence that the war is a total failure that only increases the  prison population while actually enriching the

druggangs with higher street  prices?• Why is

the  TSA still reaching down our pants at the airports if Bin Laden is now dead?  Wasn’t he the whole reason we created the TSA and hired on those 60,000  security agents in the first place? (http://www.naturalnews.com/032267_B…)An intelligent,  skeptical thinker would ask these questions (and many more) as a natural course  of basic human curiosity. But a Gullible Mind, attacks the questioner for  even daring to ask such questions.

Who are some of the awakened people?

That’s why the Gullible Mind is  more than merely gullible: It is a cowardly mind. It is afraid to ask  questions on its own, and it simultaneously attacks those who have the courage  to stand up and actually ask those questions (like Jesse Ventura).

Most  members of the conventional press are, of course, cowardly minds. They  almost universally buy the corporate spin (or the White House spin) and never  ask any tough questions anymore. Some of the REAL heroes — the people who are  asking intelligent questions about our world — include:

Alex  Jones
Jeff Rense
Charlotte Gerson
Jonathan Landsman
David  Icke
Jesse Ventura
Gerald Celente
Ron Paul
Robert Scott Bell
Dr.  Andrew Wakefield
Suzanne Somers
Dr. James Forsythe
George  Noorey

Do you see a pattern here? Each one of these individuals has been  marginalized or viciously attacked and slandered simply because they chose to  ask intelligent questions about the world around them. Now, I don’t agree  with every single thing said by each one of these people, but I admire each of  them for having the courage to ask the questions that need to be asked if  we are to move forward as a society (and civilization).

These kind of  people represent the complete opposite of The Gullible Mind. They are, instead,  the “true skeptics” of the world. The reason they are viciously attacked is  because our world is so steeped in deceit and conspiracy that only Gullible  Minds are tolerated. Those who question the status quo are not merely  annoying to the powers that be, but actually dangerous because the most  dangerous activity in which you can engage today is helping others awaken to  what’s really happening around them.

It is that “awakening” that is  so utterly despised by the web of corporations, governments and media lackeys  that they will do everything in their power to prevent any sort of  awakening from taking place at all. The functioning of the Matrix, after all,  depends on people believing in the illusion.

And it is so much easier to  govern, of course, if people just believe whatever you tell them. Gullible Minds  make great voters and willing slaves. But lousy company.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032293_gullible_minds.html#ixzz1TnWuNT00

Written by rudy2

August 1, 2011 at 17:24

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