"The foundation of the manipulation of
has always been the control of
knowledge." -David Icke
"With reference to phenomena of a
ponerogenic nature , mere proper
knowledge alone can begin the healing of individual humans by helping their
minds regain harmony." - Andrew M.
"Epiphaneous knowing presupposes organs for
knowing requires new instruments." - Arthur
"With fixed and steady gaze, born of the unerring
eye of God, scan for a while the horizon of divine knowledge, and contemplate
those words of perfection which the Eternal hath revealed, that happly the
mysteries of divine wisdom, hidden ere now beneath the veil
of glory and treasured within
the tabernacle of His
grace, may be made manifest unto you." - Bahá'u'lláh
"However much you study, you cannot know without
A donkey laden with books is neither an intellectual nor a wise
Empty of essence, what learning has he whether upon him is firewood or
- Saadi of Shiraz
Knowledge is defined
the state or
fact of knowing.
specific information about
the sum or range of what has been
that which is or may be known;
the object of an act of knowing; a cognition.
awareness, or understanding
gained through experience or study.
familiarity which is gained by actual experience; practical
skill; as, a knowledge of life.
that which is gained and preserved by
knowing; instruction; acquaintance;
enlightenment; learning; scholarship;
the act or state of
perception of fact,
truth, or duty; certain
Knowledge differs from
information in that new
knowledge may be created from existing
knowledge using logical inference. If
information is data plus meaning then
information plus processing.
The Three Forms of Knowledge
Ibn EI-Arabi of Spain instructed his followers in this most
ancient dictum: There are three forms of knowledge.
The first is
intellectual or rational
knowledge, which is in fact only information and the collection of facts,
and the use of these to arrive at further intellectual concepts. This is
comes the knowledge of emotional
states, which includes both an understanding of underlying causes of
emotional response and strange states of being in
which man thinks that he has perceived something supreme but cannot avail
himself of it. Emotional
intelligence springs from knowledge of emotional states. Knowledge of
emotional states is synonymous with
True Knowledge, which is
Gnosis. In this form, man can perceive what is right, what is true, beyond the
boundaries of thought and sense.
Scholastics and scientists concentrate upon the first form
Emotionalists and experientalists use the second form.
use the two combined, or either one alternatively.
The people who attain to truth are
those who know how to connect themselves with the reality which lies beyond
both these forms of knowledge.
These are the real Sufis, the
Dervishes who have Attained.
Throughout history humans have formed secret societies that
claimed to hold obscure, esoteric or secret knowledge. The Knights Templar, Freemasons,
Christians, etc. Each of these, in reality, held truths to
reality that gave them an advantage over other
humans. For example, Freemasons that began as a guild of masons working in the
Middle Ages to build cathedrals. Architects still
marvel at the skill of the builders,
only stones a man could lift and mortar (steel = nonexistent). (Aside: Building
with this size of stone block was first introduced by
Akhenaten, who preceded
Moses in monotheistic worship of one
God. Akhenaten married Nefertiti and sired
A secret society is organized group, that may or may not
attempt to conceal its existence, whose activities, events, and inner
functioning are concealed from non-members. Secret societies draw members by
claiming esoteric, obscure or secret knowledge which they share exclusively
with their membership that creates an advantage over non-members. This form of
knowledge is considered to be owned and a payment must be rendered for its use
which benefits the group as a whole.
A corporation is like a secret
society in that it holds secret knowledge that it does not share with
outsiders. When a corporation owns knowledge it is given another term -
proprietary knowledge. Proprietary knowledge
has created extremely adverse effects for the human race.
On the one
hand a corporation may not benefit from it's 'discoveries' if all
knowledge is available to all.
other hand information that is retained by the corporation as proprietary
knowledge that could and should be in the
public domain is likely to cause adverse effects.
Prime examples of
this are found in throughout corporate industries.
The information on
the adverse effects of smoking tobacco
laced with more than 900chemicals
that facilitate nicotine delivery is proprietary information.
Proprietary information includes the true status of
activities in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Iraq and Afghanistan.
information includes the chemical industry information that asbestos,
fluoride, polychlorinated biphenyls,
phthalates, pyrethroids, polybrominated diphenyl ethers,
trichloroethylene, mercury are harmful to
the environment and to human health.
Pharmaceutical corporations hold
proprietary information on the effects of drugs in clinical trials.
a corporation has
knowledge that it's products are harmful
should it be required to disclose that knowledge or, as this
knowledge is proprietary information, should
a corporation be able to withhold it's knowledge knowing full well the extent of the
damage being caused in the corporations quest for profit?
Or suppose a
corporation made a startling discovery that would ease human burden but did not
have the resources to put this knowledge to
use. Should this knowledge be locked away or
should it be disseminated?
Corporations search for strategic
advantages. In the past corporations have focused on two forms of strategic
advantage: structural and capability-based. Many barriers to access to
knowledge in the past were erected. A shift is underway in which it is easier
to access knowledge due to the internet. This shift
undermines traditional approaches to the
structural advantage of knowledge barriers by systematically reducing barriers
to entry and movement.
"Static capabilities are increasingly vulnerable
- they represent knowledge stocks that depreciate at an accelerating rate.
Unless they are rapidly refreshed by knowledge flows, these capabilities
rapidly lose their power to differentiate." - John Hagel III and John Seely
Privileged access to a growing and diverse set of knowledge flows
allows corporations to plan in advance. Corporations that control knowledge
flows will be more successful in developing concentration points for relevant
"In a world where new knowledge arises continually in
unexpected places, this positional advantage will be very powerful. It will
provide early visibility into new emerging innovation opportunities. Anyone who
orchestrates large and diverse ecosystems of participants can establish this
kind of positional advantage. Corporations can become overwhelmed with
knowledge flows if they have not developed the capability to filter, engage and
apply the knowledge that can be accessed through this privileged position." -
John Hagel III and John Seely Brown
Corporations, just like
individuals, can easily become too reactive and spread themselves too thin as
they vainly seek to sense and respond to all the stimuli headed their way.
Unless they have a clear sense of direction that can help them to filter and
prioritize the knowledge flows that matter the most, they will be easily
distracted. Tacit knowledge, the most valuable, can only be accessed through
"Filtering knowledge flows and engaging with
knowledge flow participants matters little if we lack the ability to apply the
knowledge acquired. Once a critical mass of knowledge flows is achieved, flows
begin to concentrate at an increasing rate and the value generated from these
flows grows exponentially." - John Hagel III and John Seely Brown
free use of scientific discoveries is increasingly limited by legal ownership
over their applications. In the realm of biomedical science, the traditional
free exchange of information, strains of organisms, and so forth is crumbling
because genetically engineered micro-organisms can now be patented; that is,
made into property.
In the past, scientific progress was based on
cooperation more than competition:
People shared new results in journals and through informal exchange, protected
by their university salaries from the compulsion to profit financially from
Now that careers depend in part on corporate research
funding and now that researchers and universities have a pecuniary interest in
patenting results, a new era of secrecy has dawned. It originates from the
profit potential inherent in the patentability of new pharmaceuticals and genetically modified organisms.
Contrary to the Founders' intentions, intellectual property in this
case stymies scientific development, because science progresses by building on
the results of previous science.
When the incentive is to conceal
instead of to share, this is no longer possible. What else could we expect from
the conversion of scientific knowledge
into property, which is nothing else than
the enclosure of part of the commons
into a private holding?" - Charles Eisenstein
rights were initiated to compensate the creator of an original work - not
to withhold scientific knowledge that could help alleviate human misery for one
hundred years while filling the coffers of the international corporation with
This is one of the reasons that America is no longer
competitive in the global marketplace. If you keep the information from those
who could use it to create new business models and methodologies you reduce the
ability of the cutting edge American entrepreneur to compete against global
corporate elite conglomerates.
Allowing corporations to withhold
proprietary knowledge that could benefit the human race is immoral and
constitutes a crime against humanity. Critical proprietary knowledge ownership
by the elite few is paid for with massive avoidable human suffering and
avoidable loss of human
To be acquainted with.
To be cognizant or
To have fixed in
To regard as true beyond doubt.
To be assured; to feel
To perceive as familiar;
To discern the character or
To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct.
possess knowledge, understanding, or
To perceive directly; grasp in
the mind with clarity or certainty.
To have first hand
knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or
To have a practical understanding of, as through experience;
be skilled in.
To recognize; to distinguish;
to discern the character of; as,
to know an individual's face or
To have knowledge; to have a
clear and certain perception; to possess
wisdom, instruction, or
To be acquainted
with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the individual,
character, etc., of; to possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know
the rules of an organization.
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man
can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." -
hidden knowledge 2003 Environmentalists sight environmental
impact studies to point out that federal land-use plans for national parks and
forests wll have long-term negative
effects on the environment.
stop conducting environmental impact studies and begins shuttering EPA
2004 Department of Education data
shows public charter schools, promoted as a solution to public school woes, are
lagging regular public schools in performance.
Solution: Feds stop collecting data on charter school
2005 Congressionally mandated
annual State Department report on international
showed that terrorism
worldwide is on the rise.
stop inclusion of statistics on international
2006 Feds decide public information in many federal libraries
should no longer be publically available. Thousands of people lose access to
research materials as the federal government closes and downsizes libraries
that house collections vital to scientific
investigation and the enforcement of environmental laws.
of John C. Mather, leading to the astrophysicist's sharing of the 2006 Nobel
Prize in Physics for shedding new light on the Big Bang theory of creation, was
done at the NASA library in Greenbelt, Maryland one of the libraries slated for
"It is completely absurd. The library is a national treasure.
It is probably the single strongest library for space science and engineering."
- John C. Mather, 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
Corporate run federal
government is indifferent to
transparency and to
scientific solutions to pressing problems. Political solutions
grease the wheels of corruption.
The GSA headquarters library where
patrons conduct research on real
estate, telecommunications and
government finance is shuttered.
DOE headquarters library collects
literature for government scientists and citizens on the effects of radiation
exposure is shuttered.
EPA headquarters library as well as the
chemical library in the nation's
capital that helped toxicologists assess health effects of
chemicals as well as regional libraries in Chicago,
Kansas City and Dallas are shuttered.
The EPA libraries handle more than 134,000 research
requests each year, house and catalog an estimated 50,000 documents on
environmental issues that are available
nowhere else, serve as the institutional repositories for internal
documentation and commercially published literature about a broad array of
environmental topics including the Clean
Air Act, mercury and pesticides, and global climate
change and operate public reading rooms that provide access to
EPA publications and databases.
"Crucial information generated with
taxpayer dollars is now not
available to the public and the scientists who need it. This is the
beginning of the elimination of all these
government libraries. We have an administration that does not have a commitment
to access to information." - Emily Sheketoff, head of the American Library
Association's Washington office.
"The Medical Library Association
(MLA) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) wish to
express our concern regarding the
$2.5 million cut to the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) Library Network that was included in the FY07 President's
budget request. This $2.5 million cut would reduce the
EPA Library Network's budget by 80%. The
Environmental Protection Agency has already
begun to shut down its libraries and to reassign staff. We understand that
Environmental Protection Agency library services
are now greatly reduced or no longer available to the general public in agency
regional offices serving 19 states." - Jean Shipman, AHIP, President Medical
Library Association & Logan Ludwig, President Association of Academic
Health Sciences Libraries
"We understand that the
Environmental Protection Agency is in the
process of closing libraries and dispersing and destroying materials. Over the
past 36 years, Environmental Protection Agency's
libraries have accumulated a vast and invaluable trove of public health and
environmental information, including at least 504,000 books and reports, 3,500
journal titles, 25,000 maps, and 3.6 million information objects on microfilm.
EPA officials are dismantling what is likely one of our country's most
comprehensive and accessible collections of environmental materials. These
actions are being undertaken in accordance with the budget request the
President submitted for fiscal year 2007. Congress, however, has approved
neither the President's 2007 budget request nor the library closure." - Bart
Gordon, Ranking Member Committee on Science; John D. Dingell, Ranking Member
Committee on Energy and Commerce; Henry Waxman, Ranking Member Committee on
Government Reform; James L. Oberstar, Ranking Member Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure
On March 20, 2007 a memorandum from
Daniel B. Mulhollan, the director of the Congressional Research Service,
directed all agency staffers to not allow any information to be disseminated to
The Congressional Research Service in the past released
information that it had gleaned at taxpayer's expense. The idea was the
spreading of knowledge gathered at the public's expense.
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author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
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requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church
buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a
personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the
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international corporate cartels desire to control the human race. The
international corporate cartel already controls the world economic system,
corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment complex
and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered
behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on
cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point of a gun.
social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as
the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power
rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media
by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population
through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been
the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do
not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of
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directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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