An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus. But will this make us stop treating these animals in totally inhumane ways?
The Powers-that-be do not want a wide-awake citizenry. They want us ignorant. They want us controlled. They want us distracted. They want us naïve. They want us utterly malleable. Divide and conquer is the name of their game. They want you to be a conditioned pawn on a rigged chessboard, a soft coyote in a hard desert, a fixed cog in a cruel clock. In other words, they want you stunted staggered and stupid. Here are four ways in which the men behind the curtain are arduously trying to keep you that way.