Can We Escape Social Conditioning?

Social Conditioning

(Peter Offerman dropped out of school at age 14 and worked as a forest lookout.)

(Found this interesting article on HenryMakow.com):

There is no collective salvation, Peter Offerman suggests.
Individuals can find liberation only by detaching from the herd.

“Building friendships takes time and effort and becoming your own friend is no exception. Most of us never get the
opportunity to do this.”

By Peter Offerman
(henrymakow.com)

At 68, I am getting on in years. I have lived a full life and have had the time to reflect. My life has been exceptional because social conditioning did not incapacitate me nearly as much as most people.

The most destructive conditioning takes place in our schools, during our formative years when we are most vulnerable.
I quit school in Grade Nine at age 14. I felt I was being made dumber instead of smarter. My parent’s response was, “if you don’t go to school we will not support you.” I left home then and took responsibility for my own life.

I first spent a few years hoboing around Canada taking whatever work I could find whenever I needed it. No job was too menial or too challenging to accept.

At 17, I took on a job that turned my life around and led to my shedding my conditioning.

This job was as a fire lookout man with the British Columbia Forest Service. I worked and lived on remote mountain tops by myself for four months each year. Spending that much time completely alone, especially during my youth had a profound effect on my perceptions about life as a human being and how I fit into society….

Substantial time on the lookout, without peer pressure, made me realize how confining trying to fit into the crowd is. Most people don’t even sense this pressure because it’s all they know. It’s like the air we breathe. It’s just there until it isn’t, then we die; unless we are prepared for an airless environment.

Most people also don’t realize how much of their time and energy it takes to be ‘social’. However being removed from ‘socializing’ is enormously stressful if it is all you know.

Many aspiring lookout men needed to come down off the mountains prematurely because they could not stand being alone. Those that adjusted to the isolation came to treasure the freedom of having just their own company. The amount of time that becomes available for other more worthwhile pursuits is substantial.

Building friendships takes time and effort and becoming your own friend is no exception. Most of us never get the opportunity to do this.

Our controllers understand that people who are not comfortable with themselves are much easier to control because they are lonely and seek comfort and friendship outside themselves.

Virtually every sales campaign is designed to sell you a bill of goods by convincing you that their product is going to become your best friend.

While we are thrust into the middle of intense relationships, the rest of the world passes us by unnoticed. We see the trees, but are oblivious of the forest.

On a lookout, becoming focused on each tree individually is not productive and makes it impossible to see the whole picture. A good lookout man scans vast vistas without focusing on anything in particular. Taking this approach to finding required data points, such as suspicious smoke, allows our intuition to come to our aid. It always amazes me how glaringly anomalies stand out when using this method.

It works just as well in any other environment, including researching on the internet. When surrounded by questionable ‘news/propaganda’ the fires stick out much more obviously when we also are aware of the apparently unrelated surrounding information that is part of webscape.

The ‘trees’ of propaganda do not distract us from seeing the whole situation. If there’s no smoke, there probably isn’t a fire. Our intuition can see the difference even though we logically can’t. Following our intuition instead of remaining focused on the propaganda leads us to the information that will then allow us to make sense of the situation.

CURRENTLY

I live in Ocean Falls, BC, a community of about 50 people on the ocean 500 kilometers north of Vancouver. I am currently attempting to create a lifestyle that my morality can justify, and disempower the Money Power that enslaves all of humanity, without resorting to violence. Psychological and financial wars are actually more critical components of the control structure.

My main priority was to stop contributing to the war machine. We all contribute to this cause by providing our labour; by purchasing goods from the Money Power, by paying income and consumption taxes to fund the control system.

I finally realized that every single thing in my life that I could make non-essential lightened my burden and also improved the quality of my life because I could less and have more time to enjoy my life. I currently own my home but it costs me virtually nothing. I have no mortgage, no insurance, and my property taxes average around $100 a year. I have beach front property on the ocean in a spectacular and comfortable setting.

Overall my current cost of living is about $350 a month which includes property taxes, food, transportation and all other services allowing me to live very comfortably while remaining in touch somewhat with the rest of the world. I could easily cut this contribution to the WM in half while still maintaining my current lifestyle but my intent is to reduce my contribution to $0. It is not easy to achieve zero and my current state is a necessary stepping stone to getting there.


Related – Makow – Escape the Hive Mind – See more at: https://www.henrymakow.com/#sthash.rDrxgKFZ.dpuf

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Dr. Eowyn
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Peter Offerman is the same Peter who conducted extensive computer forensics for FOTM on a predated document counseling children and teachers on how to deal with the alleged Sandy Hook massacre!

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2013/02/08/a-computer-forensics-analysis-of-2-sandy-hook-documents/

But I must point out that, unlike many Americans (and many people, period), Peter can live the almost off-grid life he leads because (a) he chose not to have a family; and (b) he is in good health.

CalGirl
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CalGirl

I felt kinhood w/some Offerman statements…until I realized he measured his “freedoms’ & “worth” only compared to what tax/mortgage, etc, value he was “worth” or “free of…” These are artificially set benchmarks. They are elusive, and change from year to year, Congress to Congress, and social setting to social setting……Your freedoms/worth are not evaluated by some OTHER governmental/social authority in totality…there are other evaluators …and yet, these did not figure in (like, quality of life, individiual achievement goals, creative life, morality, & so on….). So, while I can somewhat get his drift….he’s only half home IMO. This soul has more… Read more »

peter
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Hi CalGirl… and hello to those who remember me. I do not measure my freedoms by those measures. I introduced them in an article as the only pressure points we citizens have left to reign in our governments, and those who control them. I am a pacifist and do not believe in violence even in self defense. Pacifist and passive are not the same thing. I am far from passive! My chosen method of defense is to become aware enough of what is happening around me to fit into my environment without becoming caught in conflict situations. If I screw… Read more »

Dr. Eowyn
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“I suggest that the admins ban me if they feel a link to my statements here is unacceptable.”

Good grief, Peter. You are a friend of FOTM. Why would I ban you from FOTM?

I remain grateful for the excellent computer forensics work you did on Sandy Hook.

Peter
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Peter

Hi Dr Eowyn… I appreciate that but feel I must warn everyone that although I will not do it here I am going to recommend elsewhere that people resist the law. The resistance I am going to recommend can be effective while staying within the letter of the law but that is no guarantee there won’t be ramifications anyway. Personally: My conscience takes me past accepting the law. Through worldwide regulations associated with Agenda 21 it is obvious the control system is fully aware of a weakness in their armor and are working as quickly as possible to close this… Read more »

CalGirl
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CalGirl

Hi Peter…..I think I understand you a little better…I’m not all the way there…but I realize that on a post, we are limited in that we can not publish our whole backgrounds, experiences and so on…it comes out a little at a time to those who follow the postings. And so…I see how you said you introduced certain things in your article only related to a citizen’s resources (pressure points) available to rein in the gov’t. So, thanks for making that point clear…it made a difference to me! PS.. I was born/raised in an historicallly pacifist culture of Quakers and… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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Mr. Offerman may not know it, but he has a bit of the monk or monastic life in him. I am the only high school graduate in my family (except my Father). I am the only college graduate in my family. I taught high school English for twelve years. I’ve seen students drop out for other reasons. I, too, have dropped out. I tried the corporate and academic realms; They were not for me. Time alone is necessary to find oneself, and it is just as necessary to find God—certainly the world won’t help you find Him. We need radical… Read more »

Peter
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Peter

@Steven… Well said. What I am doing today will soon be available on the web and I will link it here once it is available. I have made a concerted effort over 8 years to cut my contribution to the machine to zero. I am very close to that at only 1 step away. The surprising thing is that the further I removed myself, the more it improved the quality of my life. Even if I am wrong about the direction the world is going in, the effort has been worthwhile in itself. The thing I appreciate the most about… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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Please keep us informed about your endeavors, website, etc.!

Peter
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Peter

The site “Towards a Better World” https://towardsabetterworld.com/blog/ is now up and pretty well functional. Some sections don’t have content yet and there are only a few posts of mine including the conditioning article and a summary of what I am currently doing.

Haven’t fully tested the logon/registration functionality yet but I think it is working.
Check it out, see what you think. 🙂