One of the most pervasive forms of world view poisoning at work in most areas of our world is solipsism. Solipsism is the notion that nothing outside of the self can truly be known to exist, that there is no objective reality. Only subjective reality, or personal experiences in the world can be trusted and verified as truth. Solipsists have an especially self centered world view, as they are unable to form true emphatic awareness, unless they have personal experience of certain circumstances. Basically, for a solipsist, if it is not directly impacting to themselves, it is not worth knowing or acting upon. Another poisoned world view that is largely the product of a solipsistic mind set is moral relativism, which is the notion that ethics are cultural standards and culturally influenced moral judgements, and are therefore subject to individual choice or belief systems. In a solipsistic world where moral relativism rules, conflicts are inevitable since no two people experience reality in the same way. If morality is relative, how then can truth really be known?
Solipsism can be found in almost any group of people, especially in our increasingly westernized, global society. Most people who ascribe to this poisoned world view, in fact, are completely unaware that they have a perverted outlook on the rest of the world. Particularly in our culture of extreme political correctness, even if we do not agree with something that we view as immoral, we are resistant to challenging it publicly. (This is in exclusion of the other side of the coin, which are the extremist groups aligned with certain causes, and is another form of elitist control; the divide and conquer strategy, to be discussed later.) The prevailing philosophy in many cases is “if it doesn’t harm me, why should I care?” or “That’s your opinion, I choose to believe differently.”
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Reality is that which is actually occurring, it is not tainted by perception. Truth can be described as reality, and is defined as such in the English Oxford Dictionary : ” That which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.” http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/truth
Finnish philosopher Edward Westermarck developed the first theory of moral relativism, and portrayed all ideas as subjective judgments that are reflections of one’s culture and upbringing. The word “culture” is derived from the Latin word “colere” which means to inhabit or to cultivate. The Amity University School of Business gives a great definition of culture: “Culture is the collective programming (thinking, feeling and acting) of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another.” (http://www.slideshare.net/chspravin/pm-ppt-28246630)
If objective truth can not be found in morality, it is easy to see how different groups who ascribe to contrasting belief systems devolve into conflict. These conflicts are often used to the benefit of the elitists at the top who’s personal agendas can be helped by this division strategy. The powers that should not, be having a firm understanding of the human psyche, have capitalized on our naiveté, and falsely led most to believe that truth is not objective or absolute, but can be molded to shape cultural practices.
Coming into alignment with truth, and living according to it’s principles is the key to freeing ourselves from the tainted view of reality that we have been programmed to manifest into existence. A mass shift in human consciousness is necessary and possible! In order to do this, the contrived laws of man under which our current system is governed must be overturned in favor of the natural laws of creation, or what can otherwise be known as universal truth. Universal truths, or natural law are guidelines by which all of creation is governed. They can not be challenged, changed, or stopped. One example of a universal truth is the law of gravity, as it can not be relative, it is always objective. It doesn’t matter what moral principle you apply to the law of gravity, it simply is and acts, no matter what! Kris Nelson of www.evolveconsciouness.org has expanded on this concept in exceptional detail. I highly recommend that everyone take advantage of his vast compilation of knowledge and information.
When we are able to further understand this principle by aligning our consciousness with truth on a more frequent basis, we are able to break away from the perverted world view of moral relativism. A simple explanation of how to apply true morality, (not moral relativism) into our lives, is to live by the principle of the golden rule. Essentially, do not do things to other people, or to their property that you would not want to have done onto yourself, or your property. In my next article about natural law, I will attempt to further outline this ideology. Stay tuned! 🙂