THE LAMP OF LEARNING
During the "Dark Ages" in Europe (from about the fall of the
Roman Empire until the Renaissance), the very few -- in this case
certain groups of monks -- carried the lamp of learning across
-+- Illusion -+-
The twentieth century is the current "dark age," pretending to be
sophisticated and enlightened, yet actually willfully blind to
many things. True learning, say some, has never been meant for
the many, yet an army of state-stamped and -certified
"intellectuals" gives the opposite *illusion*. The illusion we
live in is that there are quite a lot of "educated" people these
days. The *fact* is that ignorance has rarely been greater.
-+- Ignorance -+-
The choice of word -- "ignorance" -- is used advisedly. By
ignorance is meant, *to willfully ignore*. Ignore-ance, among
the mass of "educated" (who would be stunned to know they are
ignore-ant), is so omnipresent it is both obvious and
hard-to-see. Examples of common ignore-ance prevalent among the
-+- The Truth: IGNORED -+-
(1) Lincoln Assassination: An obvious "plot within a
plot," yet this has been steadfastly *ignored* by the
(2) JFK Assassination: No doubt that the death of JFK goes
far beyond Lee Harvey Oswald, yet a phalanx of "experts"
continues to run interference.
(3) RFK Assassination: Much more than "lone nut" Sirhan
Sirhan is involved, nonetheless the perceived
"intellectuals" choose not to see.
(4) MLK Assassination: *Proven* (*Orders To Kill* by
William F. Pepper) that James Earl Ray was *not* the
shooter; "well-educated" "historians" declare otherwise.
(5) October Surprise: Demonstrated over and over that the
plot occurred, yet the "educated" see it not.
(6) HIV-AIDS **HYPOTHESIS**: At this late date, according
to normal scientific standards, it has *not* been proven
that HIV causes AIDS. (See *Inventing the AIDS Virus* by
Peter Duesberg.) But after constant droning to the
contrary by "experts," even savvy readers of Conspiracy
Nation might have been fooled.
(7) TWA 800: Ill-fated TWA Flight 800 was brought down by
a missile. (See *The Downing of TWA Flight 800* by James
Sanders -- Get this book before it disappears!) "Educated"
stuffed-suits in Television-Land continue their
(8) OKC "Bombing": Really *more* than *one* bomb, it
should be referred to in the plural -- OKC *bombings*. A
single "fertilizer bomb" could *not* have done all the
damage on April 19, 1995 at the Murrah Building. With all
the supposedly educated people extant, how is it that so
few can see and speak the truth?
(9) Death of Vincent Foster: *Maybe* it was a suicide, but
it did not happen *there*, on the berm, at Fort Marcy Park.
"Educated" citizens abound, yet what good is the supposed
education when the nerve to see is lacking?
(10) Waco Massacre: Women and children, many of them
African-American, were *murdered* by federal "law
enforcement" agents. Tens of thousands of Americans hang
impressive "education" credentials on their walls; they've
attended the "very best" universities -- and their eyes are
Many more items could be added to the above list.
-+- True Learning -+-
True learning may never have been meant for any but the few --
the few with NERVE enough to SEE. True learning does take
self-discipline, study, and at least average intelligence. *But
it takes more.* It takes NERVE to
Seek the truth
Come whence it may
Cost what it will
No state-aligned "education" factory can mass-produce *guts*.
-+- The Enemy of Learning -+-
We "quaint" "conspiracy theorists" not only need *nerve*, we need
a thick skin. "Educated" persons who either don't know any
better or knowingly serve as murderers of learning at the behest
of their masters -- persons like Gerald Posner and Chip Berlet --
are on the prowl. They control the loudspeakers, and use them to
blare us out with their mis-representations, ridicule, and
defamations. The enemy of learning in our time is not the iron
maiden and the rack of the torture chamber, it is massive,
choking, credentialed IGNORE-ANCE.
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 Inscription at the door of the Bishop Payne Library, Virginia
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