Denial, Blame, Wishful Thinking, Blind Faith

CargoCultNewGuinea Denial, blame, wishful thinking, blind faithThis is the eleventh post in a series of posts in the New Message from God revelation “The Race To Save Human Civilization,” received by Marshall Vian Summers in 2009. The first post in the series is here. The previous post in the series is here.

Denial, blame, wishful thinking, blind faith

What have we seen so far? Humanity faces wrenching adjustments due to its previous patterns of resource consumption and environmental use. Involuntary migrations will cause great disruption. People not only have to respond to the deeper intelligence within them, but exercise their skill and experience in navigating the difficult times ahead. This is the thirty-eighth paragraph.

“You must have this inner security and the strength of Knowledge to do this, or you will not be able to do it. You will go into denial. You will try to hide. You will try to live under a rock. You will put all your faith in some notion or ideology. You will dismiss the Great Waves as just a negative approach to life. You will be blind and foolish under the guise of being clever and intelligent.”

Denial, blame, wishful thinking, blind faith. The cargo cult of Papua New Guinea, pictured above, is an example of responding to events with a release of faith in an unknown benefactor. I consider this to be an example of what this paragraph is describing. People are reading this and saying “Ah, well, I’m more advanced, I would never do anything like that.” Maybe, but I’m considering an alternative perspective, that if one of these people observed you for a certain period of time, they might say “Here are your superstitions and taboos.”

“Humanity’s stupidity is most tragic when it is hidden behind a veneer of rationality and intelligence. You will see this all around you, of course. You will see the denial. You will see the projection of blame. You will see the wishful thinking. You will see the blind faith in science and technology, good governance or a particular leader.”

Denial, blame, wishful thinking, blind faith. Nobel physicist Richard Feynman coined the phrase “cargo cult science” to describe the infection of denial, projection of blame, wishful thinking and blind faith in the scientific enterprise. This might be a good time to ask “How can I get over denial, blame, wishful thinking, blind faith, etc.?”

“People believe these things because they have no foundation. They have no real inner strength. They can endure hardship in the world, but they do not have the clarity of mind to see what is coming, what is heading their way and what will change their life. So they miss life’s great opportunities. They miss life’s signs. They miss life’s warnings because they cannot look and see with clarity. It is a fundamental problem for each person.”

Denial, blame, wishful thinking, blind faith. An earlier paragraph said that people base their optimism on preferred outcomes. And when those preferred outcomes don’t come out, their optimism collapses like a wet taco. How do we escape the trap of unfounded optimism?

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