Entertained to Death

December 2, 2013

thoreau1.jpg"I have never found a companion
 that was so companionable as solitude."

Henry David Thoreau, Walden






"Amassing details about the Illuminati or corruption isn't going to save us. We can foil the Satanists by having a moment-to-moment relationship with God. They hate that. Nothing would infuriate them more than a massive worldwide religious revival."




by Henry Makow Ph.D.

We are becoming more "externalized" than ever.  What does that mean?

We seek satisfaction, knowledge and meaning outside ourselves, i.e. our souls. 
We depend on "ego strokes" the world gives us for our happiness. Facebook has turned us into "likes" addicts. If we write on someone's wall and they don't notice, we are miffed.  If someone doesn't want us to be "linked in", we are despondent.

We are like squealing chicks waiting for benefactors to bring us juicy worms in the form of money, sex or recognition. This sense that our happiness comes from outside is the source of all addictions.


OUR BIGGEST MISTAKE

The biggest mistake is assuming others know better than we. The truth, in Thoreau words, is that "all anyone knows is the wind that blows."  The human race is pretty clueless as to where it came from, why it is here and where it is going.  Satanists control education and the mass media and their first priority is denying the existence of God, and our spiritual connection to Him.

We are born alone, tread a solitary path, and meet our maker alone, yet we spend our lives evading God, our only constant Companion. This Self evasion is experienced as emptiness and loneliness. Looking for diversion or guidance from outside is looking into a "wilderness of mirrors." (T.S. Eliot) When we watch a movie or even listen to music, we are stuck in the mindset of the "creative artist." How many are in a spiritual place where we want to be?

Entertainment rarely inspires, uplifts or nurtures the spirit. Human companionship often leaves us feeling dissatisfied and empty. 

I once saw this graffiti: "If you hate being alone, other people must find you boring too." 



slideprojector.jpgLOOKING INWARD

We would never be lonely if we realize God is our constant companion by virtue of our soul.

The Illuminati Satanists have made "God" a dirty word. They closed our minds to God but He cannot be evaded. He is Reality: Truth, Goodness, Justice, Love, Beauty, things we all crave because they are inherent in our spiritual nature. 

Imagine our soul is the light emanating from a slide projector. The slides are our thoughts. These slides are provided by entertainment and the mass media. We see a thought-slide of a steak, we salivate. See a sexy person and "we" feel lust. We see a stock going up and "we" feel another kind of lust- greed.

The Illuminati is adept at providing an endless supply of these diversions. We are bombarded with images of nubile young women selling everything.  The Illuminati are constantly pushing sex in our face, a form of spiritual control.  Our friends are usually controlled by the same thought-slides and demand conformity from us.

Our real identity is not the mind or its thought-slides.  It is the light. By keeping our minds still (blank), or thinking positive or even pious thoughts, we can experience the light which we really seek- immanent truth, beauty, goodness, and love. 

"Muddied water, let stand, becomes clear," said Lao Tzu.

Cambridge Platonist poet Henry More (1614-1687) wrote:

"When the inordinate desire after knowledge of things was allayed in me,  and I aspired after nothing but purity and simplicity of mind, there shone in me daily a greater assurance than ever I could have expected, even of those things which before I had the greatest desire to know."

r-john-of-the-cross1.jpg("My soul is a candle that burned away the veil; only the glorious duties of light I now have."  St John of the Cross.)

Amassing details about the Illuminati or world corruption isn't going to save us. We can foil the Satanists by having a moment-to-moment relationship with God. They hate that. Nothing would infuriate them more than a massive, worldwide religious revival. This is the only thing that will stop the NWO.

God is not an abstraction or something to be found in books. He is our soul. The light from the projector. The life-force. We need only locate Him in our being and defer to Him in our words and deeds. This is the essence of all true religions. Islam, for example, means "Obey."

Gradually, our identity shifts from the thought-slides to the light, and we distance our self from our animal behavior.

This is the purpose of life. Self-perfection. By becoming the light. By shining the light. En-light-enment. I expect Jesus literally shone. He referred to himself and his disciples as the "light of the world." The light is life and the path of human development. Worldly desire is the path of death and destruction.

This quest is the dedicated life. I haven't been able to achieve this but at least I have a goal. My religion is my day and I am not impressed with how I currently spend it.

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor," Thoreau wrote in "Walden."

"It is something to carve a statue...but it is far more glorious to carve ...the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour."


By making our thoughts conform to our soul, instead of the world, we create our own heaven. All great religions teach us to control our thoughts. Our minds are altars and our thoughts are offerings to God.

"Muddied water, let stand, becomes clear," said Lao Tzu.

In the Hindu tradition, mind discipline is called "Raja Yoga." By learning to meditate, we learn to have constructive thoughts. The key is to treat your thoughts as though they were a stranger's, and edit them. If you master this skill of detachment, you will never be depressed, never go mad for the simple reason that 
you will not be identified with a negative mental complex.
- See more at: http://www.savethemales.ca/surviving_the_new_world_order.html#sthash.uOc6wRBI.dpuf
kempis11.jpgTHOMAS A KEMPIS

For those who dismiss this as "New Age" I conclude with excerpts from Book One, Chapter 20 of "The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis. I don't advocate the life of a Monk, as he does. But there is some truth we can take away.
he words of poet Henry More (1614-1687) are also relevant.

"When the inordinate desire after knowledge of things was allayed in me,  and I aspired after nothing but purity and simplicity of mind, there shone in me daily a greater assurance than ever I could have expected, even of those things which before I had the greatest desire to know."
- See more at: http://www.savethemales.ca/surviving_the_new_world_order.html#sthash.uOc6wRBI.dpuf

The Love of Solitude and Silence

Very many great saints avoided the company of men wherever possible and chose to serve God in retirement.

"As often as I have been among men," said one writer, "I have returned less a man."

We often find this to be true when we take part in long conversations. It is easier to be silent altogether than not to speak too much. To stay at home is easier than to be sufficiently on guard while away.

Anyone, then, who aims to live the inner and spiritual life must go apart, with Jesus, from the crowd.---JOHN V. 13. ...

...Sensual craving sometimes entices you to wander around, but when the moment is past, what do you bring back with you save a disturbed conscience and heavy heart? A happy going often leads to a sad return, a merry evening to a mournful dawn. Thus, all carnal joy begins sweetly but in the end brings remorse and death...

Leave vanity to the vain. Set yourself to the things which God has commanded you to do. Close the door upon yourself and call to you Jesus, your Beloved. Remain with Him in your cell, for nowhere else will you find such peace. If you had not left it, and had not listened to idle gossip, you would have remained in greater peace. But since you love, sometimes, to hear news, it is only right that you should suffer sorrow of heart from it.

(Thanks to Tony B for sending Thomas a Kempis)

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Note: For those who want to explore this further, check out Eckhart Tolle on YouTube. 


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Comments for "Entertained to Death "

Larry said (December 4, 2013):

Henry you have so correctly outlined our potentially true path. The Kingdom of God lies within you. Then, when accessed all the external deeds come to fruition. You can't do it the other way round, in my opinion.


The vigilance must be crucial as the seeds may get choked by the tares. I believe that the Holy Spirit will guide you if you are focused correctly and solitude is the best way to avoid all those devilish distractions.


Debra said (December 3, 2013):

You may want to start by learning to please God in Heaven above all else versus pleasing your audience. Words from men are cheap. Demonstration, doing and action is the hardest part. Few will find The Way.


DK said (December 3, 2013):

I appreciate this blog because it suggests how our collective social conscience has been influenced by the “rulers of the darkness of this world.” I know that this influence has affected me. Spiritually honest folks genuinely seek to understand and attain a level of perfection that is not of this world...our popular culture.

Within most faith-based communities, I have found that the loyalty and subsequent obedience to the truth contained in scripture is only acceptable when passed through the filter of it's religiously correct culture. On many occasions, I have been very tentative about speaking candidly within an assembly for fear of the backlash of storming the stronghold that exists.

That kind of culture is inherently abusive because the focus of the group is predominately external. In contradistinction, solitude can separate us from the noise and bring the peace to enter in to an honest relationship with God.


Joyce said (December 3, 2013):

Certainly all of the organized religions are traps that divide and conquer us; even dividing families as well as nations. Yet, I have found belief in the goodness of God, not the revengeful God of the various scriptures, to be extremely useful.

When I am awash in misinformation and I have no other way of knowing what is true, I ask myself; "Did God make it or did man make it?". For example, did God make cancer cells or did man make cancer cells? obviously, only God can make cancer cells.

Therefore, I believe that cancer cells, while a symptom of man's many poisons, are a benefit from God trying to save our life, not trying to kill us. Of course, ultimately, you must find the root cause and stop exposing yourself to it. Likewise, with the now in progress genocide and ecocide, we can constantly ask "Did God make it or did man make it?" Did God make hybrid fruit that has 30% more fructose or did man make it? Obviously, man made it. Did God make sunshine or did man make it? God made it and therefore, I know that sun is good for me.

But ultimately, we must find the root cause of all the poisons, both physical and psychological, and stop exposing ourselves to it. What is the root cause of our enslavement-is it money?-is it the desire for expediency that paper money provides-is it competitiveness?


Gene said (December 3, 2013):

I certainly agree with you concerning being a monk. If we are to spread the word about the Kingdom of God to our fellowman, we cannot do it by isolating ourselves. Besides, according to the teachings of Jesus, the only way to show our love for God is by demonstrating our love for our fellowman which definitely requires us to be out and about.

Recently, after many years of attempting to flush out untruth from my mind, I have discovered that we are taught backwards in organized Christianity so that we will feel unworthy of the benefits and loving power of the Kingdom of God. Obviously, evil is the only benefactor of this backward teaching which does not bode well of the Christian religion or mankind these days. Jesus told us to heal the sick, cast out devils, and raise the dead. With just a mustard seed of belief, anyone can do it without jumping through fiery hoops of dogma, being “saved,” or being “born again.” Doing what Jesus told us to do will result in “saved” and “born again.”

A world wide revival is occurring, but it is low profile, individual by individual. There will be no high profile leader to summon the followers and, if there is one that appears, they will most likely not be a follower of God. The followers have a leader, God, and that leader is within everyone that takes the time to honestly look.


Tony E said (December 3, 2013):

Your response to Bill (BELOW) was exemplary,
Unfortunately those whose minds have been enslaved by man-made religions & deities, created in the minds of men to herd them, shall never understand.

The invisible shackles are only broken when one goes deep within one's self and yes you are correct the Satanists do not want this, that's why they call it heresy to depart from the dark religious camp & into God's light which we all possess within us.

They call it religious doctrine because it is just that....... in- doctrine-ation! .


Malak said (December 3, 2013):

To expand on Mark S' comment, the word "islam" is the noun form of the verb "aslama" which means "to submit, surrender, or obey" but also has the corollary meaning "to attain a comprehensive peace," stemming from the triliteral semitic root "s-l-m" which many people know means "peace, security, well-being."

So "Islam" in the context of faith means "the attainment of profound peace through submission of the will to God."

T.S. Eliot's "wilderness of mirrors" reference brings to mind the Quranic verse "Wheresoever you may turn, there is the face of Allah (2:115)". In the Quran, God says "We [God] are closer to him [man] than his jugular vein (50:16)." This coupled with other verses where he says that He encompasses all things while none encompass Him, express the simultaneous immanence and transcendence of God Almighty.

"Zikr" in Islam, "Zakor" in Judaism, and "Zeker" in Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity denote a state of constant remembrance of God, through which man attains inner calm for it is said in the Quran "Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace (13:28)." It is to institute this constant state of remembrance that Muslims are commanded to perform the 5 daily 5-minute prayers, which are also called "Zikr". 25 minutes in a day is not as daunting as it seems, to remember and worship one's creator and sustainer.


Narayan Das said (December 3, 2013):

“The biggest mistake is to assume that others know better than we." A wise observation; 'tis dangerous to assume they do. However, to assume they don't can also lead to missed auspiciousness.

It is said that we learn in basically two ways; from the bottom up by empiric inspection (trial and error, aka the school of hard knocks), or by hearing from others who are further up the path; those who have 'been there, done that'. By dint of their being somewhat more experienced on the spiritual path, such persons kindly offer us guidance, if we have sufficient intuition for such things.

Of course, to determine who to hear from requires some introspection, sincerity, prayer and some good karma - the results of past heart-motivated endeavor. A sort of esoteric catch 22; one can lighten-up and accelerate the soul journey if one hears from the appropriate source, however, to achieve such ability requires one to have his act a little together first. No free lunches.


Gerald said (December 3, 2013):

I occasionally drop in to read your website. I just wanted you to know I consider you a very saintly man. I think you are Jewish (I am Catholic) but as far as I am concerned you are preaching a Gospel of Life through your website which is music to my ears. If only Jesus Christ had disciples among us Catholics half as eloquent in preaching and defending his Gospel of Life as you are!

Slán agus beannacht

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Thanks Gerald,

for your encouragement. My Jewishness is purely
cultural and ethnic. I have no interest in Judaism.

henry


Bill said (December 3, 2013):

Concerning your theology - that God is the "light within" - which is also our soul - perhaps the universal soul. This reminds me of the time I visited a Unity Church. All seemed normal enough until the leader instructed us to pray. "But when you pray, pray not to an external deity (for there is none), but rather pray to that "inner light" - for God is within each of us." I got up and walked out, never to return. This is heresy, my friend. Quoting a few Bible verses or mystics does not change the fact.


If God is an "inner light," how can God sit in judgement of all men (and women)? How can your soul and my soul create the universe and sustain it from moment to moment? Perhaps you should read the book of Job for more insight into the real character of God (and Satan). Looking Inward is our Biggest Mistake, for we will find only more corruption and demons. The True and Living God reveals Himself from Heaven to the humble and contrite of heart - through His Word, the Bible - by the Holy Spirit. This is Special Revelation versus General Revelation.

http://carm.org/questions/about-bible/what-general-and-special-revelation

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Thanks Bill

If we do not find God in our souls, we will not find Him anywhere. Nor will He have a transformational effect on our behavior and our lives. Jesus said, "The Kingdom of Heaven lies within..."

henry


Ami said (December 3, 2013):

Thank you for your article, it was a sight for sore eyes, the beginning Thoreau quote made my day!

I often have to explain to people that I have an unusual tolerance for solitude, and I am not anti-social either. In fact your reader Sam's comments were word for word my past few years experience alone & describe my recent attempt at being social again! UGH!

I met this person once & they proceeded to text me like crazy the next couple of days,
when I had told them I didn't like to do that.

In fact they had a whole program laid out for me as to what I should and should not like! In short they didn't listen to a word I said! And when I was asked about my favorite football team, I had said I really wasn't in to watching sports...that didn't go over too well!

I explained my life situation several times to this person, & they have yet to understand I'm just looking for friends to be occasionally social with. They had our life together all planned out already! I really had no say in the matter.

What do you do when you are being flat out honest with someone & they still won't listen?!

This was a comforting article, as to the reality of people's current technological behaviors,
Its not just me who sees these things!


Joe A said (December 3, 2013):

When I would hear from preachers "I'm saved." I'd say "Great, now how do I live my life on a moment to moment basis." They always gave me a blank look. Now I got my answer. Have a moment to moment relationship with God.

I'm reminded of 1 Thesselonians 5 16-18 Rejoice always, pray continuously and give thanks in all things for that is God's will for us. I've been doing this for the last year and a bit. When I tell other Christians how much I pray, they give me that weird look. Reading your stuff helps me not feel so alone on this journey. Thank you.


MM said (December 2, 2013):

I have found that getting alone with God Almighty has helped me greatly. As a Christian I too need to be alone with him. I drive an eighteen wheeler and while driving down the road I use my thoughts to think on him or to dwell on something in my past or present.

Reading his word, the Bible, God speaks to me. He shows me things that are in his word that in times past I have overlooked. I thank Jesus Christ for redeeming me as a child and when I went the way of the prodigal son, when I came to my senses, I too, went back to him. Forgiven and blessed, Christ Jesus has set my feet on higher ground.

Yeah as the article said, we need to get alone with God. George Washington did it. That's why I'm glad I don't have a TV any more. Nothing on but junk food for the mind.


James said (December 2, 2013):

Henry, tell your readers to look up john 3:8 in the bible. many are missing the whole of a spiritual life by not living by that. Jerusalem teacher didn't even understand 'born again'. john 3: 8 is the epitome of spirit.

8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”


Sam said (December 2, 2013):

wanted to comment on entertained to Death.

For the last view years I have deliberately shunned people because I was recovering from some pretty bad personal experiences and I felt it important to have tranquility and Me-time instead of having to take care of everyone else as usual!

Recently I ventured out to try to broaden my social circle, but it was a disaster! I cannot tolerate sub-clinical psychopaths anymore! I'm the sort of person that doesn't want to control others and neither do I wish to be controlled, but it is difficult to find like-minded individuals. People seem to either want to dominate or be dominated. This is a very sick society. Sartre said that hell is other people; boy was he right.

So I'm back to staying on my own again. I have always enjoyed solitude, I don't crave meaningless society and I'm capable of finding lots for me to do. I'd much rather be with my dog and pottering around my home and garden.

This may give the impression that I'm isolated or disinterested - far from it, I can strike up a conversation with anyone on any subject!! Solitude allows you to develop strong interests and depth of knowledge. Constantly seeking entertainment does the exact opposite.


Mark S said (December 2, 2013):

Dear Henry

Thanks for your article titled “ Entertained to Death”.

I agree wholeheartedly with what you are saying.

“Panem et Circenses” is what we are mind-controlled with, no thanks of course to “Hollywood” and the like.

By the way, your definition for the word “Islam” is partially-correct. In Islam we are asked to use our minds God has given each and every one of us together with his scriptures (the Torah, the Gospel of Jesus and the Quran) to discern right from wrong and to take the action which best suits God’s will. Therefore, we are told to not just “obey” everyone and everything.

“Islam” literally means “submission to the will of the one God”.

Love your website!


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