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Academics: Truthful Learning or Fictional Indoctrination?
Has the leadership realm of the academic community in some respects become exactly like the religious institutions they were intended to separate themselves from?
The motive behind academics, or so we have been told, was to deviate away from religion and religious beliefs to guide society down a fact-based path that provided evidence for suspected claims rather than simply taking someone’s word for it. Could it be possible these fact-based academic institutional paths are now of one of the same as religious indoctrination where anyone who questions or deviates away from the established belief system is cast out as a heretic?
I can’t help to point out that academics is too referred to as an “institution": A society or organization founded for a religious, educational, social, or similar purpose. Is the very definition pointing out that one must truly follow the word of whatever organization they choose to be part of? To me, it says that we as individuals are incapable of determining truth on our own, and once we are part of the club, we must believe in the truth we are told instead of turning inward and perhaps challenging the status quo to form a new hypothesis on our own.
Let’s separate academics from religion for a second and understand that for millennia, religious beliefs, and in some cases, indoctrination, has played a key role in shaping, changing and even manipulating belief systems in societies to follow a certain narrative. Within this effort is a subtle yet powerful governance that is designed to appease the leadership responsible for conveying the messages in such a way that it provides a profound and powerful level of control that keeps society moving in a specific direction where the followers rarely, if ever question the direction of said governance.
The dawn of the Internet age has brought to light certain individuals that truly buck the current academic model with very compelling arguments, most notably in the fields of history and geology. Current independent movements that are looking at the origin of human history with the help of geologists are now beginning to question if the storyline of human history is quite wrong, and humans are much older than what the academic model suggests.
Sadly, there is a huge negative spotlight on the academic community because professors who have been found supporting these new findings have been chastised by colleagues and In some respects have had their careers threatened by the very institution they work for if they are found to continually support these new findings.
The confusing part for me is how can academics push aside new information and blatantly ignore questions that go against their own beliefs or so-called facts? Is it not part of their duty and responsibilities as teachers and leaders to consider ALL possibilities? Time will tell, but a new truth is about to hit humanity in a large way, and it may just change the way we look at our past.
Be your own leader and look into the truth of the world with love.