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Why We All Should Be Whistleblowers - The Dangers of Willful Blindness (TedTalk)


A town with a mortality rate 80 times higher than elsewhere—and the willful blindness of the locals, except for one person.

The truth about whistle-blowers—and why they do what they do. Turns out they’re not crazy; the rest of us are.

A video talk on taking our freedom and doing something with it.

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LittleWing's picture

Thanks Chris!

I've bookmarked for later. This looks like a good one and also the books below. So much to read, so little time!

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.



Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Willful Blindness: a legal term...

"How could all these people not see the banking crisis coming?"


Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Bump for later.


Free includes debt-free!

You'll be glad you did.

"What is hardest of all? That which seems most simple: to see with your eyes what is before your eyes”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Good TED talk.

The Goethe quote reminds me of something that was once pointed out to me (by someone into Goethe, as it so happens): it's not so much that seeing is believing as that believing is seeing. Yeah, we do have a tendency to see what we believe... or want to.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote a book 'You'll See it When You Believe It'


Check it out. Your local thrift store has a copy for 50 cents - I'm sure of it.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Have you by chance seen him speak with Abe (Hicks)?

It was really interesting to see even someone like him come to some new realizations. Nice to know even the wisest teachers amongst us are still eager students.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Thanks for the recommendation,

but I'm not really a fan. As to what his book is saying, however, I do believe it (no pun intended). I first learned of the principle a long time ago via Bernie Siegel's Love, Medicine, and Miracles re visualization & healing; then also Tony Robbins' Awaken The Giant Within (I think), this story about the four-minute mile. Since that time, I've read the Bible, where it's reflected in the Old and New Testaments. It's a valuable life lesson.

But, that's a bit different than what I was talking about, which had to do with what we see in front of us with our eyes, literally - as in the Goethe quote. What we see is influenced by our beliefs. Now that I'm thinking of it, it's what Dr. Judy Wood feels so strongly about, how important it is to examine all the evidence and just determine, for sure, *what* happened before formulating ideas as to *how* the towers came down. If you already held a belief it was caused by fire, demolition, directed energy, or otherwise, when you looked at videos and photos you *would* see evidence to support that belief. Maybe here's a better example. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0_FvK51wOQ

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir


Self bump much?