Critical Thinking by Greg Calise

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Thinking…… you know, the thing we use our mind for. Unfortunately, many people walk around in default mode, running on automatic pilot. Then there is critical thinking, which is utilizing the mind properly. Critical thinking means one must have a good idea of logic, the ability to follow a line of thought sequentially, the ability to take information and process it so that it makes sense. Many people cannot connect the dots to come up with a proper picture.

This is largely the fault of the state schools. They don’t want the students to think. They only want them to memorize information and regurgitate it on tests. Heaven forbid if you actually think about the information they are presenting. Students that ask questions are regarded as trouble makers and nonconformists. I know, as this was my plight in school. Many teachers actually hated me because I would ask questions. As George Carlin said:

“The government doesn’t want people to think. It wants people that are just smart enough to run the machines, and too stupid to figure anything out.”

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So the proper thinking process is thrown out of the equation. We are expected to agree with whatever information they give us, and then respond to that information. They don’t want anyone to actually think about the information they are trying to program us with. Without the ability to think critically, it is very unlikely that someone could ever come to a proper conclusion concerning truth and reality.

“Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.

It entails the examination of those structures or elements of thought implicit in all reasoning: purpose, problem, or question-at-issue; assumptions; concepts; empirical grounding; reasoning leading to conclusions; implications and consequences; objections from alternative viewpoints; and frame of reference. Critical thinking — in being responsive to variable subject matter, issues, and purposes — is incorporated in a family of interwoven modes of thinking, among them: scientific thinking, mathematical thinking, historical thinking, anthropological thinking, economic thinking, moral thinking, and philosophical thinking.”
– Michael Scriven & Richard Paul

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Unfortunately, very few people have the ability to think critically. In fact, many people don’t think at all. Most people just stuff information in their brains without any thought on the matter. They just repeat whatever someone tells them, and they just assume that it is true because an authority told them it was true. I see the most absurd things come out of people’s mouths who claim to be “experts” on the subject. Of course if you looked behind the curtain, you would see that these “experts” are nothing more than paid mouthpieces of the controllers. That includes the news media, so called scientists, military officers, university professors, or anyone else that can somehow convince people that he actually is speaking the truth as an authority.

This includes religion and new age gurus. We are expected to accept the “word of god” without question, or to believe some channeled BS, or the priests, or anyone who claims to be an authority. As I have written before, authorities want to control.

So this is what critical thinking is. It is taking all of the information together and using logic and clear thinking to come to a conclusion. When this is taken out of the equation, then we are left with automatons that can never see through the lies and deceit that they are being fed. They make perfect slaves that simply follow orders. Yes, evil is everywhere you look, and the majority of people have bought into it, simply because they don’t have the capacity to actually think about or question what they bought.

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The other night, a friend started speaking Solipsism as if it is the truth. She explained that there is no objective reality; that everything is just electrical signals that our brain perceives and translates it into our perception of the world. So the world and also truth, are subjective to each individual. Therefor there are only relative truths, and the world is an illusion. She said that there is no such thing as good and evil, as these were subjective, and that there is no such thing as objective morality, as it all subjective. I asked her if she believed in karma, and she said yes, so then I asked her how karma could work if there wasn’t objective morality. So I explained that there actually Is an objective reality and objective morality hidden under her subjective perceptions. She actually believed that the only truth was what she perceived, and the world was nothing more than electrical signals that the brain interprets and processes. So truth is dependent upon one’s distorted picture of reality? That means that she believes that her distorted perception of reality is the only truth, which is relative to each person. So truth is dependent upon our illusions? And of course, if everything is only electrical vibrations, and the world is illusion, then that means the rest of us don’t exist? Am I only a figment of her imagination? She is an intelligent lady, but she obviously heard this so many times coming out of the mouths of her new age teachers, that she accepted it as truth. Imagine having a philosophy of life without ever contemplating the logic of it. She is not alone. I meet such people on a daily basis.

I find it odd to live in a world full of many people that are incapable of even simple thinking, what to speak of critical thinking. This doesn’t look good for the future of humanity, if there Is a future. Sometimes I wonder if all of this could ever be brought back into proper sanity. How can we change what the controllers have done to the majority of people? How can we possibly reeducate people properly? What a strange predicament we find ourselves in.

I often write about the importance of discernment in life, and this ability to discern properly is especially important on the inner journey. When one decides to take the inner journey, many gate keepers will be waiting for you to lead you astray. I was misled so many times in my journey….. for most of my life. I put my faith in one deception after another, all with very difficult consequences. I learned a lot about what not to do. The ability to discern properly takes critical thinking, and contemplation from outside of the influences of that which you are investigating. In other words, you need to step out of the box and look in from the outside. Only then can you critically analyze properly.

– Greg Calise