I can't believe that I haven't posted here since 2016. Though I've written many posts in my head I guess I decided: No, I can't write that down. There are some topics that I want to discuss, other topics that have security implications, and perhaps some of my ideas could destory the world--ha, ha, ha. Self importance? Exactly. As a reminder of some relatively safe topics, I should make a list--but I hate lists--especially chores. Writing blog posts, is that a chore? Definitely.
Who's this Merlin Mountain guy on that graphic above? Why did I think that was a good idea? Over the years, I've test-run many names for size till my fickle feelings turned to hatred. I have, at some time, disliked all my names, even my legal ones. Why would anyone blog under the name Mordus Merlin? Is it tactful or tactless?
Lately, when I walk down the halls at work, people run away, take a detour down an alternate hallway, or hide behind another person. My presence is that powerful--so I tell myself. Run, baby, run. You should be afraid. Yes, run away from this blog. Be afraid because if I'm feeling ornery today I might reveal some truth. Too much truth=cognitive dissonance. I've felt that a couple of times while reading internet pages. Ideas are crazy-dangerous; be careful with those insights.
Another issue is that great insights, if published, can be stolen then memorized by false gurus and operative/actors posing as experts on podcasts and videos. I may post my opinion about particular gurus another time. Who is real? Who is fake? I admit I am a bit fake. The name on this blog is not the name on my birth certificate. I am fake because I don't want to overwhelm you. I'm holding back. If you want more, figure it out, find it yourself. Beyond that, your head would probably explode.
Oh, yeah, dissonance. Should I have a go at that? I found myself, about five years ago, perusing the Internet till I became immersed in the Electric Universe ideas. I agreed entirely that electricity had been neglected, that The Big Bang was bunk, and that mainstream astronomy was moribund. Yet, why was I getting so dizzy while reading a paper that offered unorthodox theories about red shift? I had to stop myself and come back a few days later. I needed time to adjust to new thought patterns--but why?
Too many years of conditioning by the fake education system had etched The Big Bang and other lies into my thought processes. Astronomy as taught in schools is wrong, I've known that since 1976 when I took a university course for a semester. Astronomers believe that they are Sherlock Holmes using long chains of logic, but Holmes is a fictional character and today's astronomy is fiction as well. Chains of logic don't work in the real world. If a single assumption, one link in the chain, is false the entire chain is useless. Back then, as a student in my teens, I was both impressed and leery at the same time. How could astronomers know so much about distant pinpoints of light in the sky--stars, galaxies, size, distance, stellar evoultion over millions of years? I was skeptical so I read the textbook again, front to back, after the semester was over. Back in the seventies everything in that book felt wrong. Astronomers are still doing it wrong today; they haven't learned a thing; they just keep adding more links to the already rotten chain until today astronomy is one of the weakest areas of science.
Astronomers don't know what our own sun is going to do next week, yet they believe that they know what distant stars were like billions of years ago--is that hubris or genius? The truth is clumsy and changeable. Everyone prefers their lies neatly wrapped and well promoted.
Incomprehensible math is not science, it's millions of hours of wasted time, as thousands of scientists spend eight hours a day doing math based on incorrect assumptions about how stars and galaxies behave. Wasted year after year, decade after decade, professional careers destined for the dust bins of history: laughable, sad, almost criminal. Yet?
I've changed my mind, in recent years, about the societal effect of putting truth in the textbooks. Would the world be better off if the educational system taught more lies, more false assumptions? Is the truth too dangerous? Has tech run amok? Is everyone desined to soon become a member of the Cyborg Hive? Technocracy: hate it. Or own it?
Hide it. Return the truth only to those who are worthy.