Lying to Children 

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 08:57 PM - Philosophy


Several years back the public was subjected to what's become the most famous nipple slip, or "wardrobe malfunction", in the history of broadcast television when Justin Timberlake ripped a crucial piece from Janet Jackson's costume during the NFL Superbowl halftime show. Out tumbled the most vile and evil of all things to the media and conservative population, human skin.

The excuse used to fine the network and keep cameras rolling on pundits for weeks after the nipple holocaust was the possibility that some children may have seen it and gotten the strange idea that women may actually have breasts. The horror. Imagine what would happen if children knew the truth about the world.

At the root of the issue, as is always the case with such events, is the "innocence" of children. That wide-eyed look, complete trust, and insatiable appetite for knowledge and exploration that we find such a joy to experience with them is under constant threat from television, film, music, news, and any other entertainment outlet. But where exactly does it come from? Adults actively shelter children from sex, violence, and even science if it conflicts with the ideology they're pushing and almost all regulations on the aforementioned industries are based, in part, on keeping racy material away from immature viewers.

These kids aren't naturally this fragile, however, as is evidenced throughout much of history. As much as parents don't want to admit it, they're keeping their children artificially "innocent" (ignorant) for their own amusement. The immaturity associated with being a child comes entirely from having no life experience. It's just cute to us how kids have no clue about the real world and say hilariously dumb things based on the ignorance they're left in because they're never allowed to view reality. Shows like "Kids say the darndest things" with Bill Cosby had a huge following of fawning adults who find this mental state endearing and lovable.

We tell them lies about The Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the stork, and giggle at their amazement when you insist magic is, in fact, real and is embodied by various entities that all want to bring them presents, candy, and kid brothers and sisters. Rather than tell them the truth, that their parents love them and enjoy giving them gifts, they prefer to maintain delusions that almost always end in heartbreak when the stories inevitably break down under any sort of scrutiny by their little minds.

Should a child make any attempt at growing up at their own pace rather than the plodding pace laid out by their parents, they're severely reprimanded. Part of the reason so many adults today are so damaged sexually is because the first time they ever attempted to explore, they saw the look of horror on their parents' faces and immediately associated their own bodies as "bad" and "dirty". They're made to look away when the bad people on TV are having sex, suffer nervous short responses if they ever ask about it, and quickly form a variety of opinions on the subject that all amount to "sex = a terrible thing that one should never investigate, see, or do." Add religion into the mix and the psychosis can become even more severe... all because the cute little doll their parents have been dressing up and playing with is showing signs of actually being human.

It's no wonder that by the time they become teenagers, kids have a natural distrust of authority and crippling self-esteem issues. Ignorance isn't cute anymore and they've been living a lie, carefully crafted for them for over a decade, and everyone around them from their parents to their teachers were in on it.

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Friday, August 1, 2014, 01:25 AM
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sickovitz 

Monday, September 29, 2014, 08:30 AM
Having said all that, you must be have an idea,perhaps well crafted thought, a challenge for the planet encephalon on how to kick start the process of reversal of this intentional degradation of the civilisation. Great article btw. Summarises well.

metatron 

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:14 AM
This is all a measure of psychological manipulation for the purposes of control, when people are in the early stages of development they are forming life long perceptions of the world around them, influenced in part by their parents, the environment around them and their own early experiences and interactions with those around them that build to form a normalcy bias.

The behavoural conditioning of early to adolescent years crates cognitive dissonance that defends the normalcy bias developing in conjunction with it and rejects anything that has not been pre-programmed into the normalcy bias sealed box of beliefs.

The latter adolescent years (Teens) see's a rebellion of sorts against the previously pre-programmed bias as people start to see for the first time an unfiltered view of the world around them that doesn't quite fit their previously conceived normalcy bias and having their perceptions challenged beyond their experience to defend them.

The ENTER-deTAIN-MENTal (to ENTER into and deTAIN, "Verb, Latin- 1, to keep from proceeding; keep waiting; delay. 2, to keep under restraint or in custody. 3, Obsolete. to keep back or withhold, as from a person", someones MENTal state)"entertainment" industry id designed to keep people in an immature frame of mind numb to the realities around them, this is expressed in a publication named "silent weapons for quiet wars".

There are children in other parts of the world that know all too well the grim realities of life in war torn countries that see and feel the violence on a first hand basis, or children in third world economically destitute countries sold by their parents into sex slavery as babies because thay cannot "afford" to feed and, clothe and house them, or the starving children that witnessed their entire families and village or community they developed in die off from disease and famine, it is only children in so-called "developed" countries that "shelter" their children from the real situations.


Just imagine how our world be if children knew the truth of the world from the beginning, maybe it is time we start teaching them before this vicious cycle of death/debt and ignorance (in law ignorance simply means "to not know" something, as opposed to "failing to acknowledge something already known"), they may just are the key to change, "i believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside" -Whitney Houston

SPES EST VIGILANTIS SOMNIUM.

DUM SPIRO SPERO.

Peace.

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