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April 18, 2022
Listen to a reading of “Hard To Swallow Pills”
You were born in the middle of the most sophisticated and expansive mass-scale perception management operation that has ever taken place.
The news media is propaganda and schooling is designed to condition us to accept that propaganda.
Public understanding of what a normal moderate position looks like and what a radical extremist position looks like has been warped to the most insane extent possible.
Noam Chomsky is not a radical and is in fact far too aligned with establishment power on far too many issues.
The difference between an AOC Democrat and a true anti-imperialist socialist is greater than the difference between an AOC Democrat and a Republican.
The difference between the mainstream media narrative about the world and actual reality is greater than the difference between the mainstream media narrative about the world and literally any work of fiction.
You’ve been lied to your entire life about your nation, your government, your nation’s official enemies, your society, and your very self.
Your brain and your senses were evolved to keep your evolutionary ancestors alive, not to tell you true things about the nature of reality.
Your mistakes don’t matter and neither do anyone else’s.
The self is an illusion and all beliefs are false.
The world is so much more beautiful than you realize.
You are so much more beautiful than you realize.
The world is secretly perfect.
You are secretly perfect.
It is safe to relinquish all labels and let all of life be ineffable.
It is safe to relinquish all identity and let yourself be ineffable.
The universe is forever out of control, and that’s a good thing.
There is nowhere to fall to.
This is all infinitely supported and profoundly cherished.
This is all meaningless, gratuitous, astonishing, and delightful.
We are dancing together in the heart of eternity.
Your every molecule is intimately embraced by all that is.
Everything in existence says yes to itself.
Everything in you says yes to everything in existence; even your “no” is made of yes.
You are beloved.
You are love.
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