Choosing to Awaken
Awakening from the dream is not easy. You may need more than one crisp slap in the face. Try this: get naked in front of your mirror. Do you see an elephant or donkey brand burned into your hide? How about an American flag birth mark? Turn around. Do you see any cords, wires or chains hanging from your body? Any plug-in sockets? Remote control sensors? Then guess what - you're absolutely free to be the human you were meant to be. Nothing is being rammed down your throat. The White House, Supreme Court, and Goldman-Sachs are not controlling you. All of that was just one life-long television induced hallucination.
There's No Taliban Under the Bed
Furthermore, you aren't going to be killed by a Taliban or Al Qaeda terrorist. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever. And you won't be getting an audience with the President, the Chief Justice, or the Speaker of the House to tell them what they ought to be doing. So, get over it - no one in charge is taking your phone calls. You should also know that you aren't going to drown from melting icecaps, and no one from the United Nations is coming to take your guns.
Statistically, here's what is going to happen. You're going to eat too much junk food, become obese, get over-medicated, and live out the last years of your life in debt, and in diapers. You're going to die from heart disease, cancer or a stroke - the three leading causes of death in the U.S:
Number of Americans killed by those diseases last year: 1,300,000
Number of civilians killed by the Taliban and Al Qaeda last year: 0
The TV Acid Trip
Limbaugh, Couric, O'Reilly, Friedman, and Kristol and a small army of fear-mongers, pundits and blathering media jocks are being paid a small fortune to keep you hallucinating. But they're just the tip of an iceberg. Television, radio, newspapers, movies, magazines - and now the Internet - form the largest industry on Earth with but a single goal - spinning up the massive illusionary narrative you actually accept as your life. No, this isn't another "Matrix" conspiracy theory - - it's actually much worse. It is mass murder with no prosecution or punishment. In fact, these killers of your real life are rewarded and lavished with million dollar salaries and perks to go with it.
Where exactly is your real life then? Right where you left it - deep inside buried under a stinking, smoking, festering pile of rubble left behind by a lifetime of television and media "acid" consumption. Here, a mountain of false anxiety and suspicion created by TV and radio media mavens. There, the jagged shards of fear, paranoia, xenophobia, and rampant racism. Over here, a steaming pile of false hope and frustration. All topped off with a gooey layer of advertising residue for medicine you'll soon need to treat sicknesses being designed into your food.
You Do Have a Real Life
The global media structure exists to accomplish one mission: keep you from being in the simplicity and beauty of this exact present moment - where your actual, real, living-breathing life takes place. The only life you will ever actually live. Because no, you won't be dating super models or movie stars, you won't be negotiating any Global Warming agreements in Copenhagen, and you aren't being asked to write legislation for health care reform. You are however, being suckered into spending all your waking energy believing you are doing those things.
Thankfully, humans are built with resilience and adaptability that works in both directions. Yes, they can make you sick, but you can also choose to step out of the hallucination and get well. You can ditch the paranoid, self destructive shopping-bot they have created. You can reboot and load sane reality back into your life. You can rediscover pure bliss and happiness. Go ahead - get started now - turn that radio dial down - keep turning - all the way now to off - click! Now, take a deep breath and go outside and walk around the neighborhood for an hour. Say hello to your neighbors, wave at people driving by, smile at little kids, pet every dog you meet, listen to the birds, and don't think about the Taliban jumping out from behind the bushes. See? It's that easy.