Although lemmings do not actually gather in swarms and run over cliffs, humans do. This literally happened during WWII when US troops landed on Okinawa and the residents, who had been told by the Japanese of the horror and shame that would ensue if the Americans won, literally jumped off cliffs with their children in their arms.
The power of human belief is immense; Jesus once said it could move mountains-or apparently, cause you to jump off of them. Please note that the thing believed does not have to be true; it just has to be believed. This is the basis of control through propaganda, the usurpation of the immense power of human belief in the service of the propagandist’s game.
We instantly see that lying to us in order to control us is evil. It robs of free will, it robs us of good sense, and makes us tools for the manipulator. “The devil,” Jesus said, “is a liar and the father of lies.”
Can the devil (take him literally or metaphorically) push you off a cliff? He does not have to, all he has to do is get you to believe a lie and you will jump off the cliff yourself. What if he wanted a genocide? Would he personally romp through a nation, swinging his Great Scythe of Genocide? No, he would just use lies to convince one group that the other was coming for them and the first group would “defend” themselves. Think Rwanda and Gaza-and every other ‘ethnic cleansing.’
Well, we sane people don’t like genocides. We certainly don’t want any genocides coming nie our dwellings. But we sane people are also vulnerable to believe lies and given the right conditions, we will commit the genocide ourselves. We will think we are doing it for God or country or some other good thing.
Then the victims will need to avenge their families and so on and so on. Who is the real enemy? Muslims or Chinese or Russians? Nope. The real enemy is the Liar and the Father of Lies.Those other groups are humans just like us, subject to their own manipulators.
I don’t like genocide.
No one does, you say.
Then let us be careful about believing, spreading and acting on LIES. Let us be very careful about that. And let us remind ourselves that the designated devil-group being accused by the powers-that-shouldn’t be…are humans just like us.
Let us not grab our children in our arms and jump off a cliff while the devil stands laughing-then turns and slinks off seeking more lemmings to deceive.
I wrote a book about. For children!
Oh, No, Not the Toe! (Youtube)