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My thoughts on prayer

Posted in False Teachers, News, Pulpit Pimps, Thoughts, Truth/Freedom with tags , , , , , , , on April 11, 2012 by truthwillrise

I was pondering the subject of prayer and I came to some sobering conclusions. For millennia, long before the advent of the Judeo-Christian faith people beseeched a myriad of god-beings to gain their favor, be it in battle ,agriculture or other humans affairs and that continues to this very day. But I wonder if that those rains came or that victory in battle was realized, was it due to the favor of the Gods? Or was it due to regular, naturally occurring weather patterns and sound military preparation in conjunction with battle ready warriors?

Before I proceed, I need to state the ancients were in tune with many things and more intelligent than they have been given credit. All one needs to do for verification of this is to look at the Nazcla lines or the Great Pyramids in Kemet as two examples of structures that modern man can scarcely replicate, despite his advanced technology.

That same state of mind persists to this very day. For example, if a person is about to take a test and they pray to the deity of their choice and they do well on that exam. Is it due favor earned from their God(s) or because they actually learned the material, studied and that prepared them for success on the test?

Although some people,swear by the power of prayer, I have come to see the practice as a situational and emotional placebo, as well as very disempowering because it takes responsibility for a given instance away from the individual and puts it on a god-being. So although I have ceased attempting to win the favor of the God(s), I do not begrudge those who do. As for me I have decided to take that time people spending praying and use it to figure out a solution for the particular task at hand.

Your Ignorance is the NWO’s Greatest Asset

Posted in "Global Warming", "Terrorism", 9/11, Attack on Freedom, Big Brother, Business, Corruption, End The Fed, False Teachers, George Herbert Walker Bush, George Walker Bush, International Bankers, International Monetary Fund, Life Improvement, Max Keiser, Multi-National Corporations, New World Order, News, Secret Societies, Shadow Government, Sodium Fluoride, Stupid Government Tricks, The Banking Cartel, The Federal Reserve, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2012 by truthwillrise

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TheTruthwillrise’s News

Posted in False Teachers, General, News, Thoughts, Truth/Freedom with tags , , , , , , , on February 4, 2012 by truthwillrise

Racist Math test in Georgia and I give the report as well as my take on the issue.

BackStabbers: Genisetalk Rebuked & Exposed For Publicly Slandering Me & Sowing Discord

Posted in General, Pulpit Pimps, Thoughts with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2011 by truthwillrise

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Genisetalk publicly slandered me lied, so this video was made to expose the truth to clear my name and expose Genisetalk for the liar, hypocrite and backstabber she is.

The bible says:

Proverbs 10:18 He that hideth hatred [with] lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, [is] a fool.

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Genisetalk violated everything in the above scriptures.

In a video made by a drama queen who is obsessed with me, Genise slandered me and publicly lied. I posted the link to the video here, but removed it cause its giving these devils free promotion. What I’ll do is provide a full image of all the comments in the videos comment section here.

I’ll be post a link in a few minutes showing all of her comments. The video isn’t my stalker made isn’t important, what matter is her comments.

(Link coming soon)

 

Thetruthwillrise’s take on Bin Laden’s “death”, part 2

Posted in "Terrorism", 9/11, Attack on Freedom, News, the 9/11 Files, Thoughts, Truth/Freedom with tags , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2011 by truthwillrise

This is part two of my analysis of the latest round of fear based political theatre.

 

Thetruthwillrise’s take on Bin Laden’s “death” Part 1

Posted in "Terrorism", 9/11, Attack on Freedom, Barack Hussein Obama, Big Brother, the 9/11 Files, Thoughts, Truth/Freedom with tags , , , , , , on July 17, 2011 by truthwillrise

In this video I give my take on the events/announcements of the death of Osama bin Laden.

 

 

 

The Spectre of “Gay Rights”

Posted in Attack on Freedom, Censorship, General, Legal, News, Thoughts, Truth/Freedom with tags , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by truthwillrise

Before the recent hijacking of the masses’ collective psyche by the theatre of the Anthony case, New York became the sixth state to legalize same sex marriage joining Iowa,Massachusetts, Vermont,New Hampshire,and Connecticut .

It has been heralded as a major victory for “gay rights”( I will explain why I used the quotations). I’m personally indifferent on the issues for a variety of reasons.

I think the term “gay rights” is a misnomer. Homosexuals are free to do anything they want with the exception of marriage in 44 states and in my estimation, it’s not the want to be married, it’s certain benefits that the institution grants.

The recent CNN interview with former New York Giants player David Tyree reminded me of something I have been seeing that compares gay “rights” to that of the struggle of the Civil Rights movement. I have even seen shirts that state that being gay is the new black. While I do not agree with Mr. Tyree’s stance on the issue (he is stauchly opposed to homosexual marriage and stated it would lead to “anarchy”), I respected the manner in which he was able to articulate himself. What I had a problem with was the interviewer, Kyra Phillips insinuating that because Tyree was black then he should be in favor of gay marriage. I know homosexuals have been mistreated in various instances, but to try to correlate the two is an insult not only to black people now but especially to the elders and to those who transitioned during the movement. Homosexuals can’t say they had police dogs and firehouses turned on them or had separate entrances in buildings. I have never seen gay and straight water fountains. Can a homosexual say they have been pulled over for DWG (Driving While Gay) or had the joy of being followed around a store? Granted, there have been many gay people maimed and even killed just because of their sexual orientation, but for every Matthew Shepherd, there are hundreds of Emmett Tills.

Burn Your Pagan Idols Or Face Judgement

Posted in General, Thoughts with tags , , , on June 17, 2010 by truthwillrise

How to Reach A Larger Audience

Posted in General, Life Improvement, News, Thoughts, Truth/Freedom with tags , , , on February 26, 2010 by truthwillrise
Washington’s Blog
Feb 24, 2010

Stop preaching to the choir!

Start reaching a larger audience!

The people you talk with and the websites which publish what you write might think you’re great, but the vast majority of people out there aren’t hearing it.

You’re Reaching a Very Small Audience

Communications experts like George Lakoff (who I recently interviewed) and Frank Luntz say that most people don’t make political decisions based on fact and logic. Instead, they make decisions based on their ideas of morality and pre-existing “frames” of reference.

So if you are just reciting facts, you are not going to persuade anyone except the minority of people who reason and make decisions based on logic. (You may say “but all of the websites I read and people I talk to make decisions based on logic”. Okay, but that only means that you don’t read the overwhelming majority of websites or talk to the overwhelming majority of people who make decisions based on other factors. See this and this).

Associating an issue or person with an emotion is called “anchoring”.

Some words convey strong positive or negative emotions, and act as powerful anchor words. For example, in 1995, Newt Gingrich pushed the following positive words for use by politicians:

share… change… opportunity… legacy… challenge… control… truth… moral… courage… reform… prosperity… crusade… movement… children… family… debate… compete… active(ly)… we/us/our… candid(ly)… humane… pristine… provide…

liberty… commitment… principle(d)… unique… duty… precious… premise… care(ing)… tough… listen… learn… help… lead… vision… success… empower(ment)… citizen… activist… mobilize… conflict… light… dream… freedom…

peace… rights… pioneer… proud/pride… building… preserve… pro-(issue): flag, children, environment… reform… workfare… eliminate good-time in prison… strength… choice/choose… fair… protect… confident… incentive… hard work… initiative… common sense… passionate

“National security” is also, obviously, a very powerful anchor. Just using these some of these words to describe one’s position helps to persuade people towards that position.

Gingrich urged the following negative words be describe one’s opponent:

decay… failure (fail)… collapse(ing)… deeper… crisis… urgent(cy)… destructive… destroy… sick… pathetic… lie… liberal… they/them… unionized bureaucracy… “compassion” is not enough… betray… consequences… limit(s)… shallow… traitors… sensationalists…

endanger… coercion… hypocrisy… radical… threaten… devour… waste… corruption… incompetent… permissive attitudes… destructive… impose… self-serving… greed… ideological… insecure… anti-(issue): flag, family, child, jobs… pessimistic… excuses… intolerant…

stagnation… welfare… corrupt… selfish… insensitive… status quo… mandate(s)… taxes… spend(ing)… shame… disgrace… punish (poor…)… bizarre… cynicism… cheat… steal… abuse of power… machine… bosses… obsolete… criminal rights… red tape… patronage

(Gingrich’s buzzwords came from Luntz)

Lakoff and Luntz periodically release updated lists of anchors and frames concerning specific issues. For example, Lakoff writes today that Democrats promoting health care reform should use the words “freedom” and “life”. And Luntz recently wrote that those fighting financial reform should focus on phrases such as “lobbyist loopholes”, “agent of change”, “government accountability”, “bloated government bureaucracy”. (Lakoff is on the left, and Luntz on the right. But everyone should look beyond their partisan biases to their scientific communications insights. They are, after all, two of the leading experts in field of communication).
Let’s take the example of economic policy. You can write about the bailouts, credit default swaps and oligarchy until the cows come home. But you won’t reach anyone who doesn’t already know about those issues.

Instead, start out by framing the issue in terms the majority can understand. For example:

Obama’s economic advisors – just like Bush’s – are wolves in sheep’s clothing. They rewarded the greed which caused the big banks to fail and brought on the collapse last year  and the decay of the whole economy. We need real reform and real change, not the hypocrisy of rewarding the banksters with more bailouts. The crisis will not end until we give some some tough love to the banks to really rein in their radical corruption.

(I’m not an expert at framing, so you might be able to do better.)

Note: What should we do when we come face-to-face with a negative but powerful frame promoted by the other side? The best solution is usually to reframe it. Find a better, more powerful frame which encapsulates the truth.

The Religion Frame
The overwhelming majority – 75% – of all Americans consider themselves to be Christian. It is irrelevant for this discussion on reaching a larger audience whether or not those 75% are all living up to their values, whether every word of the Bible is true, whether Christianity is a detrimental force undermining democracy and reason, or whether all organized religion is a con.

What is important is that most Americans are Christian, and so you can’t reach a wider audience unless you speak in language meaningful to Christians.
Let’s take an example. The facts are that governments from around the world have admitted that they carry out false flag terror for political ends. But rounding up the confessions and facts won’t persuade anyone except the small minority of people who think rationally and make decisions based on facts.

To reach a wider audience, I have to invoke Christian values, morality and the frames which are meaningful for people of faith.

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For example:

  • “Punish the sinners”
  • Expose the “wolves in sheep’s clothing”
  • “Root out evil”
  • “Protect national security”

You could say something like:

Traitors in Washington have – for a long time – committed sins against our country which are threatening our national security. Instead of using the world’s greatest military to fight bad guys, there are sinners who have hijacked our defense apparatus for their own evil purposes.

 

If you think that this is beneath you, you are mistaken. Specifically, the first step is to climb up from the fog of unreason to logic. Congratulations, you’ve done that.

But the second step is to translate that logic into language that the majority can understand. If you don’t do that, you have failed as a communicator.

For example, good science writers don’t use a bunch of technical jargon. They translate that jargon into plain English that everyone can understand, and use everyday images that people will get. The same is true for any communication.

(And if you are an atheist and speaking in religious language seems dishonest, think of this as speaking a little Spanish when you travel to Mexico or a little French when you go to Paris: you’re trying to converse a little in the “local language”. Even if your accent is horrible, you’ll get credit for trying.)

3 Brains Are Better than One

If you want to reach a larger audience, you also have to stop talking to only one out of three brains.

Yup, every person actually has 3 brains. Top-notch communicators appeal to all 3 brains.

The 3 brains are:

  • (1) The human brain (neocortex), where we handle logic, abstract thought, words, symbols and time. This is the one you’ve been preaching to and reaching only a small audience.
  • (2) The reptilian brain, which focuses solely on survival, fight-or-flight, and getting away from pain. This is, largely, what fearmongering politicians try to stir up.
  • (3) The mammalian brain, which handles emotions: love, indignation, compassion, envy, hope, etc. This is what, largely, what Obama’s “hope” politics has focused on.

Most people incorrectly assume that if enough facts and logic are presented, people will believe the truth. In fact, psychologists, marketing experts and trial lawyers have found that facts are less persuasive for most people than emotions in reaching decisions.

Why?

The reptilian and monkey portions of our brain reach decisions based upon survival and emotion before the neocortex can make rational decisions. So facts alone won’t convince most people. Instead, stories, images and emotions are what sway most people.

For example, one political psychologist writes:

If you appeal primarily to people’s reason without first getting them to feel the significance of the issue you’re talking about, they’re not going to be interested. From an evolutionary standpoint, our emotions play two major roles. One, our emotions appear to capture our attention, so if you don’t make emotionally compelling arguments, if you don’t use stories or examples to grab listeners, they won’t hear important things you have to say. The other role of emotion, which is probably most crucial, is that emotions motivate us — positive feelings pull us towards things that are generally good for us, and negative emotions move us away from things that are generally bad for us.

 

People are driven primarily by one of two emotions:

  • (1) Moving away from pain. People whose primary drive is to move away from pain usually believe that the world is primarily a scary and dangerous place, and that people are basically bad. Conservative political advisors typically try to manipulate this emotion.
  • (2) Moving towards pleasure. People whose primary drive is to move toward pleasure usually believe that the world is fundamentally a fair and good place, and that people are basically good. Liberal political advisors typically try to manipulate this emotion.

If someone falls into the first category, discussing how truth will help them avoid pain will be effective. For people in the second category, stressing the pleasure that truth will bring will be useful.

Of course, if you are communicating with more than one person at a time, you should mix both messages.

These illustrations brilliantly illustrate how those in power can manipulate these two emotions.

Motivating people through a moving away from pain/fear strategy works very effectively in the short run. This is because the reptilian brain reacts first and overrides the higher thinking functions. But, over time, it stops working, and the moving away from pain strategy eventually becomes ineffective. In the long run, hope and a positive vision works better than fear. The fact that we went from Bush to Obama make sense in this light.

Seeing, Hearing, Touching

Most modern people process information primarily through their visual sense. Some process information through hearing. Other process information kinesthetically (through touch and feeling).

People not living in modern societies process information primarily kinesthetically, as that is how we are biologically wired. As stated above, we are wired to make decisions largely based on feeling and emotion.

As a neuroscientist points out:

Smells and tactile stimuli are routed immediately through the amygdala the emotional seat of the brain most responsible for the fear response. To give you a simplified explanation, this means that smells and touch can evoke much more vivid memories and emotional responses than sights or sounds.

Sights and sounds are shunted first to the thalamus. The thalamus deconstructs your vision into basic chunks of information: shape, size and color. Audio signals are similarly reduced to information about volume and dissonance. Only after this has happened does the signal get passed to the amygdala and the frontal cortex. As a consequence of this slightly more circuitous route, visual and auditory cues often trigger emotions that feel less intense than those of smell and feel.

Reading books and browsing the internet are exercises in very visual mediums that are only rarely accompanied by sound, touch or smell. If you’re trying to communicate through either of these mediums, you are immediately handicapped out of three senses.

So what does this mean on a practical level?

Unless you communicate using a person’s primary mode of learning (called “submodality”), you won’t be speaking in his language, and so probably won’t be able to persuade him.

Moreover, studies show that communications which rapidly switch back and forth between visual, auditory and kinesthetic cues best help the listener focus on the message.

Therefore, the world’s top communicators will frequently and rapidly switch between “seeing”, “hearing” and kinesthetic words.

Some examples of visual words and phrases are:

“I see what you mean.”
“Look at what’s happening.”
“Can you picture that?”
“What’s the big picture?”

Some examples of hearing words and phrases are:

“I hear you.”
“If you listen carefully, you’ll notice . . .”
“Can you hear their cries for justice?”
“That’s the sound of democracy.”

Some examples of kinesthetic words and phrases are:

“What would that feel like?”
“Pulled the rug out from under us.”
“Tearing a hole in the Constitution”
“Getting tripped up on . . .”
“They’re stabbing us in the back . . .”

An example switching submodalities could be as simple as: “I want to talk with you about the stories that we tell ourselves, the way we view the world and the way we feel as Americans.”

Obviously, multimedia is necessary for a website. Pictures which convey other senses are also effective. For example, photos of people smelling things will trigger the olfactory part of your readers’ brain.

“You” Statements

The unconscious mind hears any statement using the word “you” as being directly at that particular listener.

Using a “you” statement when you are in a confrontational situation with someone will usually polarize the listener and destroy any possibility of influencing him.

A trick for getting around this is to use an “indirect you”; that is, speak in the third person. Here are some examples:

“[third person] was saying …”

“He said ‘you wouldn’t believe’ . . .”

“She said ‘you can’t imagine how difficult . . .”

“He said ‘you would have to be, you know, disconnected from life to ignore . . .”

“She said ‘you’d have to be almost criminally disconnected from humanity to . . .”

“He said ‘you wouldn’t believe’ . . .”

“And I said to him, ‘you know, I agree.”

“Many people tell me that what they would like to say to [listener or listener’s group] is ‘you guys are . . . .’”

Pacing

If you shift the rhythm of your speaking or writing, or the pace of your video or movie, the listener or viewer will have pay attention to follow you. This draws him in, and forces him to pay attention (and thus be receptive to your message). If you listen to a world-class speaker, they will pause more than you might assume, and speak quieter in parts.

Pacing your presentation is important.

Future Pacing

It can be powerful to tell a story in the future, as if its happening now. Then work your way back to the present, to connect the future and the present.

Masterful speeches can work back and forth and back forth among different time frames, interweaving present, future and even past events to make one’s point and give the listener a feeling of continuity in one’s vision.

Switch Levels

Similar to switching between timeframes, one can switch between levels of complexity: from the individual, to the group, to the societal, to all of humankind.

Tell how something will benefit the individual and also society. Don’t just get stuck on one level or another.

Avoid Negatives

The unconscious mind usually doesn’t hear negatives. It hears “not” as “is” (how do you react to “I am not a crook”?). And it doesn’t hear “un” or “dis”, or even “I will stop” or “I will end” sometimes.

As summarized in an article in the Washington Post:

The psychological insights yielded by the research, which has been confirmed in a number of peer-reviewed laboratory experiments, have broad implications for public policy. The conventional response to myths and urban legends is to counter bad information with accurate information. But the new psychological studies show that denials and clarifications, for all their intuitive appeal, can paradoxically contribute to the resiliency of popular myths.This phenomenon may help explain why large numbers of Americans incorrectly think that Saddam Hussein was directly involved in planning the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and that most of the Sept. 11 hijackers were Iraqi. While these beliefs likely arose because Bush administration officials have repeatedly tried to connect Iraq with Sept. 11, the experiments suggest that intelligence reports and other efforts to debunk this account may in fact help keep it alive.

The Post concludes that the studies show that “rather than deny a false claim, it is better to make a completely new assertion that makes no reference to the original myth”.

So try to avoid negatives and stick to positive statements.

Summary

There is alot of information conveyed above. You will probably need to re-read this essay to get all of the fine points.

But if you’re short on time, Thom Hartmann summarizes some of the most important elements of successful and persuasive communication based on modern discoveries into how people actually make decisions:

“Tell a story to capture their attention. Build into the story visual and auditory metaphors and elements, each designed to evoke emotional responses. Embed into the most emotional parts of the stories the information you want remembered. And pace the story so that listeners and viewers move to your beat
…”

Note: If you have any ethical reservations about using these techniques, please note that I am only advocating using them to promote the truth. I am completely opposed to using psychology or marketing techniques to spread disinformation.

Why the Fed Likes Independence

Posted in Attack on Freedom, Business, economic tyranny, Economy, News, Ron Paul, The Constitution, The Federal Reserve, Thoughts, Truth/Freedom, Tyranny, Unconstitutional with tags , , , , , , , on January 15, 2010 by truthwillrise

Why the Fed Likes Independence

By Ron Paul 01/12/2010

Dr. Ron Paul is a Republican member of Congress from Texas.

Last week it was revealed that when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was Chairman of the New

York Federal Reserve, he urged AIG officials not to disclose to the Securities Exchange

Commission relevant details of agreements with banks to bail out Goldman Sachs. Apparently he

felt at the time that regulators and the public would be angry that taxpayer money was used to fully

compensate bankers who made some horrifically bad investment decisions. These banks should

have suffered the consequences of the huge risks they were taking. After all, they kept plenty of

rewards when times were good. Instead, the Fed found a way to socialize these major losses so

these banks could survive and continue making more bad decisions, at the expense of the American

people and the value of the dollar.

Geithner claims that they had to take politically unpopular actions to save the economy from

collapse. Half of that is right – it was politically unpopular, but it is extremely premature at best, to

claim the economy has been saved. It was just reported that 85,000 more jobs in December.

Unemployment stands at 10 percent officially, and 22 percent according to more traditional

calculations. It is hard to argue that this sort of government waste has done anything but harm to

our economy. Raiding Main Street to bail out Wall Street is a foolish idea. Main Street productivity

and the strength of the dollar is the bedrock of the economy. You cannot gut this foundation without

eventually toppling everything else. This is what too many policy makers either don’t understand or

refuse to face. Or even worse, perhaps they do understand, but don’t care!

In any case, this revelation makes precisely my point about the need for Fed transparency. This

claim that the Fed should have “independence” is a canard. They very much enjoy their comfortable

pattern of bailing out friends and devaluing the currency with no oversight and no accountability.

Geithner specifically asked officials at AIG not to disclose to the SEC or to the public particulars

about this special deal for his friends. We only know these details now because AIG was eventually

forthcoming when Congress demanded some answers.

We should be getting this information, and information on all such dealings, straight from the Fed.

The Fed should be accountable to Congress because it is a creature of Congress. The Constitution

gives Congress the authority to oversee the integrity of the monetary unit. We have unwisely and

unconstitutionally delegated this authority to the Federal Reserve, which has in turn devalued our

dollar by 95 percent and counting. When the Federal Reserve engages in harmful policies,

Congress is still ultimately responsible. If the Fed is not made accountable through a GAO audit at

least, it will continue to be accountable to no one, and that is unacceptable.

 

Geithner expects to be praised and thanked for his actions instead of rebuked and fired. He

expects to be given more power to engage in “experimental” monetary policy in the future. But he

has just given us a very good idea of what the Fed and Treasury would do with more power, what

they consider good monetary policy, and why they like their so-called independence.