Sunday, 27 September 2015
Message From Goethe
It's the country life for me.....
Lest we sometimes feel discouraged, dispirited, dejected. A failing in spirit and motivation. 'Is it all worth it? Why bother? What's the point?' Probably most readers of Pale Green Vortex have been there. I have, and still make the occasional visit. Here are some words from Goethe that I came across, which may spur us on:
'Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude. In the Press and Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side.'
These words are remarkable for a number of reasons. Spoken around two hundred years ago, they remain absolutely and precisely true. The press - we know about that: the encyclopaedias - use wiki with discernment, and don't believe something just because wiki says so. The schools and universities - don't be taken in by academics. Falsifying and skewing stats, data, rewriting history (remember how the medieval warming period was about to be written out of existence).
Goethe's words tell us that nothing much has changed. We get caught up and taken in by the new, by 'progress', but from one angle this is all bullshit. The game of Empire and control is an ancient game - some say it goes back to the Egyptians or beyond. We are participants in a long, drawn-out theatre. We do well to remember this.