Episode-2096- Decision Making with Logic and Reason

Here is a fact, whether you like this fact or not won’t change that it is indeed a fact.  The American people have been systematically programmed to be unable to make rational and logical decisions over many generations.

Here are the key tenets that contributed to this…

  • The State/Education System – Children are taught to learn a thing, repeat a thing and defend a thing, but never to determine a thing.  Every concept in our education system is based on a single correct answer, the student never determines anything.
  • Industry/Media – Marketing itself is telling a story and not much more.  But modern marketing has become the epitome of dichotomy.  Everything is boiled down to an A vs B choice.  This is done in direct marketing, online, in entertainment, etc.

Long time listeners should be on full patter recognition alert right now, when they see the combination of a common goal between The State and Industry, and recognize the component here of neofascism.

If you are new to TSP understand this has nothing to do with a “Neo Nazi”.   No that is old neo fascism and hence no longer neo.  You see my friends to understand a word you must define it, so what does neo mean?

  • neo – a combining form meaning “new,” “recent,” “revived,” “modified,” used in the formation of compound words.

So just gonna say WWII was ended 72 years ago, there is nothing new about the fascism of Hitler.  No today’s new fascism is right here in America.

Fascism is simply a form or government where industry and government work together and see themselves as “mediators between the classes” and feel that “the differences between the classes are to be used as an advantage” in “achieving the goals of both the state and industry”.

We won’t go deep into this concept today but in our “new fascism” we have the largest per capita prison population on the planet but no concentration camps and an oligarchy standing in for a totalitarian dictator.   Which is the true neo here, instead of the government running industry, industry runs government.

With such a system it is inevitable that all decision making will end up dumbed down to a dichotomy where the side you are not on, is, always wrong.  Such a people can’t be expected to form original opinions and frankly for those in charge such a thing is highly undesirable.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • How and why modern people were taught not to think
  • What is a dichotomy vs. a false dichotomy
  • Questions to ask about any problem or issue….
    • Is this really important to me, if so why
    • How did this even come to my attention
    • Can I actually take any meaningful action as to this issue, if so what
    • What is the source of my knowledge on this issue
      • What is this sources agenda
      • What is their track record
      • What do other sources say
    • Is this something I want or that I need in my life/business, etc.
    • If this has never been an issue for me before does it really matter now
    • On “problems”, “needs” and “wants”
      • What happens if we do nothing
      • Do we already have something to deal with this
      • Is it really a problem
      • Is it a need or a want, and how bad do I want it
      • How much of my bias is at play here
    • On knowledge vs. belief
      • Do I know the truth or do I believe I know the truth
      • What if anything would change my mind on this thing
      • Is this something I was trained to believe or a decision I made
    • Final thoughts

Resources for today’s show…

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6 Responses to Episode-2096- Decision Making with Logic and Reason

  1. I don’t think this problem is limited to modern man. I am even aware of research that indicates it is not limited to Earth. Leaders need to be rational, or they risk losing their role as leaders. Followers don’t need to be rational.

    Our development on earth has passed through a stage where many more wanted to participate in society on a leadership level. The ultimate of that is for each individual to take full control of his or her own life. So there has been a push for everyone to get a college education – something that in the past was considered only needed for the leadership classes.

    These aspirations of former “followers” to learn how to lead has probably been seen by the former leaders as a threat to their influence. And they’d be damn well right about that! Their “leadership” has almost ended life on Earth probably multiple times.

    But there is more to making good decisions than an ability to think rationally.

    1) You need correct information about whatever situation you are addressing.

    2) You need a framework of ethics to sort how “good” your choices are.

    3) You need to decide how much cultural traditions will be respected (morals).

    4) You need enough confidence in yourself that you have some certainty that you can make things turn out OK.

    I have learned these things from both teachers and experience. Taking responsibility for one’s own decisions is one reason some would rather someone else lead the way. The first decision is to decide to lead yourself.

    • Modern Survival

      Great comment and even better now that I added paragraph breaks for you so it can be read easily instead of looking like a jumble of text. The return key is your friend. ;>)

  2. Stephen Wilkins

    Jack, another way the elite has dumbed us down is to change our values. We no longer value the important things, and that is evident in the lack of discussion here. This was one of the most important podcasts you have put out and it looks like no one cares.

  3. I just listened to this one today(I’ve been binge listening to old gun episodes). I agree that this is an important episode.

    I am going to listen to this one a few times to digest and get my brain wrapped around it.

    When I found out that I was going to be a father, teaching my kid(s) to be independent thinkers was one of the first things I thought about teaching them.

    Thank you for this episode.

  4. Well done episode. Thank you.

  5. I agree with Stephen that this is an excellent espisode and I’m surprised by the lack of discussion by listeners. I’m 66 years old and actually felt kind of embarrassed as I listened to the podcast that these principles aren’t already part of my modus operandi. I went back through the show notes and jotted down the main points, but will probably listen to the entire episode again. As always, thanks Jack for an enlivening and informative show!

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