WHO or WHAT CONTROLS YOUR THOUGHTS?

Who controls your thoughts? – Is it Culture & Media? Podcast Report-Click on link for Podcast Audio and/or video. – Episode 21 – Rex Smith

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  1. Scripture – about renewing our mind
    • God’s Word is to be hidden in our heart
    • Psalm 119:11 – Hide God’s Word in our heart
    • Psalm 119: 105 – Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path
    • We are to think on things that are pure and lovely
      • Philippians 4:6-9 – Whatever things are true…
  2. Recent News
    1. The world doesn’t want you to have your own thoughts
    2. Google
      • Working with Communist China to control search engine
      • Admitted to political activism and teaching the AI what is fair. They are trying to stop another trump situation
      • Project Veritas – Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam
      • “Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.”
      • “We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.”
  • “We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?”
  • “The reason we launched our A.I. principles is because people were not putting that line in the sand, that they were not saying what’s fair and what’s equitable so we’re like, well we are a big company, we’re going to say it.” – Jen Gennai, Head Of Responsible Innovation, Google

Google is working with China to control searches – THE GOOGLE TAPE: Employees Applauded Company for Taking ‘Bold Stance’ Against China

Codename: Dragonfly – Report: Google Will Link Searches to Personal Phone Numbers in China

Google is wants to monitor us in our homes and our moods – Google Reveals Plans to Monitor Our Moods, Our Movements, and Our Children’s Behavior at Home

3. Facebook

Zuckerberg asked Ireland’s government if they wanted him to stop the prolife ads when they were voting on abortion – Amid abortion referendum, Zuckerberg asked Ireland’s government if he should block American pro-life ads

Alexa has been eavesdropping on you – article here

4. Philosophy that led to Critical Race Theory (CRT)

Rousseau – Marx was greatly influenced by Jean-Jacques Rousseau who inspired many other totalitarian thugs. In her book Total Truth, Nancy Pearcey points out that “For Rousseau, the really oppressive relationships were personal ones like marriage, family, church, and workplace.” He rebelled against all of the tenets taught in Scripture. Pearcey goes on to explain the revolutionary nature of Rousseau when he proposed individuals as “the sole ultimate reality. He denounced civilization, with its social conventions, as artificial and oppressive. And what would liberate us from this oppression? The state. The state would destroy all social ties, releasing the individual from loyalty to anything except itself. Rousseau spelled out his vision with startling clarity: ‘Each citizen would then be completely independent of all his fellow men, and absolutely dependent on the state.’”[1]

Francis Schaeffer makes some very important points about Rousseau in his book How Shall We Then Live:

  • “Four men directed the shift from this older optimistic view of the modern outlook tin which this optimistic hope is lost. The shift came because the humanistic ideal had failed. After all the centuries of suggested circles, the humanistic expectation of autonomous man’s providing a unity to all of knowledge and all of life had stalled. People had gone round and round variations of the same answers – like going around and around a large, dark, circular room looking for a way out – and it was slowly dawning on them that there was no exit. That realization came in the 18th century and with it the stance of humanistic man changed form optimism to pessimism….This had an enormous effect on Western culture and society, down to the simplest man on the street. The 4 crucial men were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, George Wilhelm Hegel, and Soren Kierkegaard….Rousseau himself viewed the tension specifically at the point of society, political life, and culture. He viewed primitive man, “the noble savage” as superior to civilized man.
  • “Rousseau and his followers began to play down reason, and they saw the restraints of civilization as evil: “Man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains!” Rousseau saw the primitive as innocent and autonomous freedom as the final good. We must understand that the freedom he advocated was not just freedom from God or the Bible but freedom from any kind of restraint – freedom from culture, freedom from any authority, an absolute freedom of the individual – a freedom in which the individual is the center of the universe…
  • “Rousseau’s concept of autonomous freedom clashed with his own presentation when he moved from the individual to society. In The Social Contract (1762) he writes, “In order that the social compact may not be an empty formula, it tacitly includes the undertaking, which alone can give force to the rest, that whoever refuses to obey the general will shall be compelled to do so by the whole body. This means nothing less than that he will be forced to be fee.
  • “Once more a humanisitic utopianism ends in tyranny, whether in Rousseau’s writing or in the Reign of Terror which carried his position to its conclusion. Robespierre, the “King of the Terror,” was a doctrinaire disciple of Rousseau and rationalized his actions on Roussea’s base. It is interesting to note in his relationship of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution to Rousseau that in Voltaire’s chateau in Ferney two life-sized statues stand perfectly balanced on two sides of the main doorway – statues of Voltaire and Rousseau.” pp. 153-155.
  • On his Bohemian ideal, “the hero is the man who fights all of society’s standards, values, and restraints.” 156
  • “We all have our inconsistencies, but it must be mentioned that while he wrote much on education, Rousseau sent the five children born to his mistress off to orphanages. His concepts were utopian personally as they proved to be politically.” p. 156
  • “Influenced by Rousseau, romanticism was born in Germany with Goethe, Johann chrstioph Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805) and Gotthold Lessing (1729-1781). All three of these men were at first followers of the Enlightenment before they turned aside to follow Rousseau. Reason was the hero of the enlightenment; emotion became the hero of romanticism.” p. 158
  • The French painter Gauguin (1848-1903) was a follower of Rousseau and wanted total freedom so he left his family and went to Tahiti in search of it in the famed “noble savage.” When he didn’t find it there he lost all hope and after painting one of his famous paintings called Whence Come We? What Are We? Whither Do We Go? He tried to commit suicide. p. 159

[1] Pearcey, Nancy. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. (Crossway Books, 1300 Crescent Street, Wheaton, IL. 60187) p. 137-138.


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