THURSDAY, 7 AUGUST 2014
When Old Meets New: the "Religion" Template
Further to yesterdays article about Templates, today I would like to discuss another major template that has been playing out for eons and is a major part of controlling the people. This is the template of "Religion".
Back in the "good ol' days", before printing presses, radio, TV's and the internet, the information that was given to the public was handed down by the emperors, kings, feudal overlords, and religious leaders. Their Word was LAW. Their Word was tantamount to being the voice of god. Unquestionable. Unassailable. Omnipotent. If the Lord of the manor said: "They are evil!!" then whomever "they" were, was unquestionably evil. If the Pope said: "God wants you to tithe 20% to the church!", then people paid 20% of all they had to the church. Those who didn't immediately ask "How high?" when the King/Sultan/Priest/Rabbi said "JUMP!" were executed as an enemy of the state, burned at the stake for heresy, or locked away in a dungeon for the rest of their lives.
Hence it was pretty damn easy for the controllers to do whatever the hell they wanted- to the people, to the "money", and to history itself.
Think about that for a moment: When the controllers have absolute autonomy to say and do whatever they want and the power to create whatever history they wish..... makes you really question what you were taught in school, eh?
A good topic for another day...
When the Emperors and the religious leaders had absolute control of the masses, their "will" was easy to push onto the people. Then times changed and people began to communicate to others at longer distances, they began to get information that was from outside their own little hamlet and expanded their knowledge base of what is outside their borders. Then came printing presses and the invention of the "news paper", which while it was totally controlled even back then, it still gave a look into the world beyond their own circle. Once information began to circle around, and once people started looking up from their drudgery in the fields, the controllers had to get a bit more creative.
Since the very beginning, the easiest way to keep the people under control was to keep them separated. If there was always fear of another group/country/religion etc... then the controllers could keep the people from banding together. Let's face it: small groups are much easier to control than mobs, lol.