Gary Rea (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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“We begin life with the world presenting itself to us as it is. Someone – our parents, teachers, analysts – hypnotizes us to see the world and construe it in the right way. These others label the world, attach names and give voices to the beings and events in it, so that thereafter, we cannot read the world in any other language or hear it saying other things to us. The task is to break the hypnotic spell, so that we become undeaf, unblind and multilingual, thereby letting the world speak to us in new voices and write all its possible meanings in the new book of our existence. Be careful in your choice of hypnotists.” — Sidney Jourard

We are all of the same species. We are all, literally, cousins. We share the same DNA, with but minor differences that make us individuals. Yet, we see ourselves as separate and apart from each other. We see a world full of billions of “strangers” where our most ancient of ancestors saw only their extended family.

For some 500 or more generations, we have been manipulated by those among us who have an agenda to control our lives, for whatever their motives may be. They have instilled in us, from birth, with each successive generation, the idea that we are all separate, that we are all “strangers” and this has become so successful that we cannot even trust a friendly individual on the street who merely says, “Hello.”

Though Dr. Sidney Jourard was probably an unwitting minion of the elite (he was a practicing psychologist, after all, as well as a Humanist), he was a pioneer in what he called “self disclosure,” a simple concept that rests upon the assumption that people will open up to you if you are open with them.

Though Jourard used this as a technique in his psychotherapy practice, he also advocated its use for all of humanity, as well. In his book, “The Transparent Self,” he details the concepts involved. I read the book, back in the early eighties, and it has influenced my own outlook on humanity ever since.

I have found that, when I disclose details about myself to so-called “strangers,” they will usually reciprocate by opening up to me, in turn. Of course, this varies widely, depending upon the conditioning of each individual. Many have been so conditioned to not trust others that they will remain reluctant to reveal anything of themselves, even when I’m fully disclosing myself to them.

Then there are the manipulative types, the users, the liars. These are the people who have the deepest level of conditioning, as they see everyone outside themselves as a potential threat, or as a potential target of opportunity. They laugh and grin in my face as I disclose myself to them, because, to them, what I am doing is “stupid” or “crazy.” They see self-disclosure as foolish behavior because it leaves one vulnerable to manipulation by others. Yet, it is exactly that vulnerability that attracts others and causes them to drop their guard, also. Most people will respond favorably to self-disclosure because they sense no threat from someone who has made himself voluntarily vulnerable to them. But, the user, the liar, the manipulator sees it quite differently and will allow you to disclose yourself, with an eye to looking for anything he or she can use against you. Fortunately, the manipulators are the minority.

The manipulators are what they are because they have been hurt by other manipulators, themselves. Just as abusers were once the abused, manipulators are those who were once manipulated and learned, from their experience, to manipulate others or be manipulated. They see life as a competition, a dog-eat-dog battle for survival in which no one can be trusted and everyone has an ulterior motive. They see the world this way because they cannot believe that everyone else isn’t they same as they are.

Conversely, those who are “too trusting” also see others as they see themselves, and they will naively succumb to the manipulators by assuming them be trusting people, like themselves. Yet, it is those who are viewed as “too trusting” who are actually the closest to being fully functioning human beings, in tune with their humanity. The manipulators, on the other hand, are those who are the least attuned to their basic humanity and who find it impossible to see their kinship with their fellow human beings.

The elite are the pinnacle of the manipulators. They manipulate and are manipulated by their own to such a degree they have come to see themselves as a separate species and, more so, to see themselves as humans and the rest of us as some sort of sub-human species that is inferior to them. The elite have been deluded so far beyond the point most manipulators have been that have actually become anti-human and psychotic. This is evident in their stated agenda to depopulate the earth for their own benefit.

So, where do YOU fit in? Are you someone who is open to others, or are you a manipulator?