Barbara H. Peterson
We, as reporters and investigators, are subject to being attacked mercilessly from all sides when our findings incriminate the global elite shysters, and/or expose their agendas. From without and within, people that we thought we could trust turn out to not be who they seem to be.
So just how do you know who or what to believe? This is where critical thinking comes in.
Critical thinking is, in short, self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking. It presupposes assent to rigorous standards of excellence and mindful command of their use. It entails effective communication and problem solving abilities and a commitment to overcome our native egocentrism and sociocentrism.” http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/defining-critical-thinking/766
To think critically, is to subject yourself to the idea of change.
WE are creatures of habit. We get comfortable in our little safe dens of crystalized thinking processes that lead to morbidity and death due to chronic stagnation. We don’t like change. We don’t like anything that interrupts our slumber. And that is our downfall. Unless we change our own personal habits and thinking processes, we are doomed to follow that last lobotomized sheep into the black hole of anonymity and comfortable helplessness against the forces that are being set up against us to force us into compliance with unjust laws and corporate actions, as well as eliminate a good portion of us in a depopulation program that would make even that last remaining hair on grandpa’s head stand straight up in disbelief.
THEY are also creatures of habit. THEY are the ones pitted against us in this battle to get the truth out to as many people as possible. The good news is, if they can figure out our habits, we can figure out theirs.
I trust people to do what they do habitually. I trust that what a person has done umpteen times in the past, against all common sense or rationality, will be the exact same thing that person will do again and again and again….. unless he/she purposely decides to change. And the odds of that? Minimal, at best.
So how do you know if someone is using you and trying to subvert your message? Look to his/her past actions. Has he/she lied to you in the past? Is the information presented factual, with reputable sources? Is the information presented a mixture of half truths? Chances are, what was done in the past will be repeated over and over again. And last but definitely not least…. follow the money. Then crawl out of your slumber and change your thinking to reflect what you have found out. Do not cling to the false hope that this organization/person who has deceived you in the past on numerous occasions, lied to you, and hung you out to dry just for the fun of it, is going to somehow change. Most likely, it’s not going to happen. So who has to do the changing? YOU. Cut the ties, loose the bindings, and get the hell out of there, even if the majority says different. The majority is notoriously wrong most of the time.
Unless we are prepared to change in whatever direction our critical thinking leads us, we are doomed to repeat the same failed actions over and over and over again. And we become easy pickings. The quicker we learn to change and adapt to new information and/or circumstances, the more difficult it is for anyone to figure out just what our next step will be. It’s like ducking and dodging in boxing. It’s much harder to hit a moving target. Just ask Sugar Ray Leonard…
© 2011 Barbara H. Peterson