When Philip K. Dick announced that he had been subjected to mind control, many people wrote him off as insane, claiming that he had “burned out” his brain by using illegal drugs. Yet that same man went on to write some of the best novels of his career after the work-a-day world had written him off as a casualty of the 1960s Cultural Revolution.
The fact is that he was persecuted by unknown persons and/or agencies that ransacked his house. And he almost certainly was subjected to mind control techniques. We all experience some form of mind control in public education, where lining up to wait for something is considered more important than learning something new. As Robert Guffey points out in Cryptoscataology: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form, public schools fragment the minds and bodies of the children who attend those institutions.
Where else in the world are people segregated by age? Well, perhaps in seniors-only communities, but even there the segregation is not so strict that a 55-year-old cannot interact with a 56-year-old.
Where else are people forced to stop working on a task because a bell has rung? Well, perhaps in factory work, but even there, workers must shut down the machine or lay down the last stitch before going on break.
“No matter how much money you throw at your local schools, they will not improve, because they’re failing on purpose, just like that other ignoble experiment we call the ‘War on Drugs’.” (page 129)
The clues lie all around us, but most people ignore them. As Philip K. Dick pointed out, you find the truth about a society by looking at the things that they throw away. The trash in the gutter is more important than the gardens outside the painted houses and the plastic appliances inside.
“You must study the debris. Don’t turn your eyes away from it just because it isn’t pretty, or because it doesn’t seem ‘relevant’ to you at the moment. What doesn’t seem relevant now may just save your life in the future.” (page 131)
The purpose of mind control is to fragment our minds, so that we no longer see patterns. Those few who do look at the debris, and who do see patterns, are written off as “conspiracy theorists”.
Let me point out here that any time two people get together, you have a conspiracy. Whether that conspiracy is for good or evil, or just to pass the time, it is still a conspiracy.
The largest conspiracy in modern life begins with education. Each period at school is devoted to limited subject matter and taught to a specific age group, and each period ends when the bell rings, no matter how interested or bored that teacher and students might be.
In daily life, people are required to work a job, maintain a home, drive a vehicle or use public transportation, clean, cook, repair, throw away, and make hundreds of decisions on a daily basis. But in education, students learn and instructors teach one limited subject at a time, for a set period of time (usually 45 minutes), and they will be punished for straying into other academic areas during that period of time. English class is for the English language, Mathematics class is for numbers and calculations, History class is for “important” names, dates and events, and so forth.
Moreover, education consists primarily of memorizing bits of information without putting them into any context that might make them meaningful. I remember the 4th grade, when we were required to memorize the names of all the U.S. Presidents, without learning anything about most of them. For example, I learned that George Washington was the first President, and that Lincoln freed the slaves, but I had no idea what Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams or Rutherford B. Hayes did as President. In fact, I didn’t even learn that Woodrow Wilson was President during World War I. They simply required us to learn a list of meaningless names that had no real value in our daily lives.
Cryptoscataology confirms my suspicion that schools are designed to teach us not to think. They teach us to me good soldiers or factory workers, to line up and march, to do what we are told without asking any questions and without thinking.
There is so much more to this volume, that I can’t cover even a tenth of it here. Robert Guffey has packed decades of information into 350 pages of highly readable text. The extensive index is useful, but I prefer to read the entire book in order, then to reread it and read it again. It takes persistence to allow the implications of mind control to sink in, but it is well worth it.