The video clip (below) is an excellent example of the reason that we cannot trust ANYTHING we see on film, video, television, Facebook, etc. to be "real". The art of Computer Generated Imaging (CGI) in the film and television industry is now so highly developed that the viewing audience cannot distinguish between reality and fantasy. When this technology is applied as intentional disinformation in the hands of those who desire to confuse and control us, let the Viewer beware! How do we know what is "true". How can we determine what is intentional disinformation or propaganda?
Here is a excerpt from the book THE OZ FACTORS that addresses this subject:
"5/ SHE FELL FROM A STAR
"Come out, come out, wherever you are and meet the young lady who fell from a star ... "--Glinda sings to the Munchkins in 'The Wizard of Oz'
False information, less diplomatically stated, could be called lies. Sometimes lies are unintentional. Sometimes lies are intentional. Regardless, false is false, and we need to inspect all the information we receive to ensure that it is not false.
One way to know if information is false is to determine whether the information helps us achieve a workable solution or does it lead toward continued mystery.
Such scrutiny may seem obvious, but few people critically examine information they receive. Whether the information has to do with the meaning of life or how to bake a better chocolate chip cookie, it is wise to put the information to the test before using it to develop any theories or before taking action based upon it.
Logically, before we go skipping down the Yellow Brick Road into the unknown, a few simple precautions might prove useful.
Precaution 1: Does the information contain actual statistics or documented evidence or is it just a broad, sweeping generalized statement?
The morning newspaper headlines have propagandized a recent political effort to take guns away from the citizens with broad, general statements like: "Street gangs are sweeping the country! The youth of America are all killing each other with illegal handguns!"
Of course, no violent deaths are acceptable. But, when was the last time you personally observed a street gang shoot-out? Check out the facts: In 1990 there were 971 black youths and 942 white youths under the age of 18 who were victims of homicide in the United States. Hardly an epidemic compared to a total of 9,923 total people killed with handguns in the same year.
By contrast, 12,400 people were killed by accidental falls. So, why don't the newspapers have headlines about "The Terrible Tragedy of Gravity"?
More than 28,642 people committed suicide in 1990 and 69,225 died of pneumonia or flu. Cigarette smoking was a major killer with 78,380 deaths from emphysema. Meanwhile, in a real, honest-to-god-epidemic, 476,927 people died of cancer! How much effort is being made by the propaganda machines of big government to prevent smoking which is one of the principle causes of cancer?
False information is also spread simply by failing to include all of the correct information or including too much information.
Precaution 2: Does the information help your survival? Is it destructive? Is it just plain upsetting?
Asking the news media to report "the truth" is like asking a fly crawling on a cow pie for an accurate description of the cow. The kind of information we receive from the morning news on television or in newspapers or 'Time' magazine is, factually, very often highly spin-doctored, altered and misinterpreted. The so-called "news" is nothing more than a very tiny slice of the most shocking, disastrous, upsetting, tragic, gruesome, inhumane events which these sources painstakingly cut from the relatively large and lovely pie of life. This "news" is gathered from isolated sources, at great expense and selectively edited using the most sensationally colored prose imaginable. Yet the mainstream media news neglect to report the fact that billions of people and billions of other life forms on this planet are enjoying happy lives--no thanks to them!
Does reading or hearing about every single psychopathic rape/murder/theft/mayhem/disaster that occurs anywhere on the entire planet really improve the quality of your life or happiness? Or is this information you can more happily live without?
6/ THE RUBY SLIPPERS
"Take special care of those Ruby Slippers. I want those most of all!"--The Wicked Witch of the West in 'The Wizard of Oz'
Definition: Vested Interest--1/ a survival or non-survival plan or agenda which has been "clothed" to make it seem like something other than what it actually is; 2/ any person, group or entity which prevents or controls communication to serve their own purposes.
Example: Governments control communication between the people of their country. You must get a passport to travel to another country. You must pass through a customs' inspection in order to enter the country. You must pay taxes (money is a form of communication). You must get a license to get married or go into business.
Example: Religions prevent and control communication between people and the gods, saints and spirits. You have to pay the priest money for him to "bless" you or to "absolve" you of "sin" as a supposed representative of the god(s).
Example: A husband usually tries to prevent communication between his wife and other potential lovers.
What would happen if you could safely communicate with everything and everyone?
Political, religious and financial vested interests, typically, DO NOT want people to answer this question. The reason is simple: if you could safely communicate with anyone or anything, they would be out of business!
Such institutions very frequently determine what we are allowed to believe by feeding us their version of "the truth". Our "belief" in their version of "the truth" is usually backed up by the threat of death, imprisonment, excommunication or bankruptcy.
All human beings have flesh bodies. Flesh bodies require food, shelter, clothing and as many other goods and creature comforts as one can buy, borrow or pillage. This seems to be a common denominator of survival. It is also a source of illogical thinking which has tended to clog the water mains of our minds with all manner of unspeakable refuse: namely, our vested interest in survival.
Survival requires stuff, and stuff costs money and money takes work. This often means that we must each pretend to "like" someone or "believe" in something--that we could actually care less about--for the sake of "earning a living"."
The Emmy award-winning team at Brainstorm Digital has put together the before and after shots from season 2 of HBO's hit series "Boardwalk Empire". (courtesy of Home Box Office, Inc) www.brainstorm-digital.com. Twitter: @BrainstormVFX.
"The Theory of Evolution postulates all living creatures, including man, are solely and only physical beings. The theory ignores ALL evidence of spiritual activity in living creatures. In the absence of the spirit, flesh will do nothing except lay there, be dead, decay, smell bad and eventually turn to dust. Brains will not think and hearts will not feel love...".
"The celebration of Christmas, held during the Winter Solstice to commemorate the birthday of Jesus was adapted from a variety of pagan cults. The celebration of the Roman holiday season of "Saturnalia", for the god Saturn, was adapted to become Christmas in 336 AD. Saturnalia was a festival during which Roman slaves were given control of the household for one day each year. The festival was held between December 17th and 23rd during which families feasted together, slaves were given time off and presents were exchanged."
Excerpts from THE OZ FACTORS by Lawrence R. Spencer
"The river of human history is clogged with the putrid refuse of unworkable solutions to the mysteries and problems of Life: war, ruined civilizations, insanity, mental anguish, drugs, despair, murder, disease, criminality and starvation. We are victims of our individual and collective inability to find workable solutions to these unwanted conditions.
Our humanity has long since been exceeded by the power of the wicked witches of science and government to destroy all life with nuclear weapons, alter our DNA and control our minds with psychotropic drugs and our lives with media lies.
Our thoughts and conjectures about life and the universe are often based on assumptions, unproven theories, hearsay, rumors and misinformation. Decisions we make in life may be based on ancient attitudes and archaic practices. Marketing spin replaces honesty when the financial, political or religious vested interest of wizards and witches are more important than freedom, sanity and survival.
There are 12 common denominators that prevent observation, understanding, and workable solutions to problems of existence. How do each of these "Oz Factors" influence our history, science, philosophy, our lives and our future? We can chose our own Yellow Brick Road. We can pull back the curtain of rhetoric and dogma. We can build a better Emerald City for ourselves and our children.
Do you really want to go back to Kansas?"
Lawrence R. Spencer
Excerpt from THE OZ FACTORS, by Lawrence R. Spencer ---
"9/ DOESN’T ANYBODY BELIEVE ME?
" Doesn't anybody believe me?"--Dorothy
"Of course we believe you, Dorothy..."--Uncle Henry in 'The Wizard of Oz'
Is reality really real?
As Dorothy discovered when she returned back to Kansas, her friends and family did not agree that the Land of Oz was "reality".
Conversely, gaining agreement from one's friends does not guarantee that the information agreed upon is true or workable or survival. Agreement is not necessarily reality. Although Man seems to crave agreement with his fellows, the fact that "everyone agrees that the world is flat" or that "the sun revolves around the Earth", does not make it a reality.
History has shown that agreements among people have very frequently proven to be disastrous.
Example: Adolph Hitler gained the complete, unabated agreement of the majority of the German population before he led them into total self-destruction.
Lots of people agree when fast food franchise advertisements tell them that cheeseburgers, fries and milk shakes are good for them. We were, and still are, told, based on "medical research" that these foods contain nutrients from all the "four basic food groups". This doesn't change the fact that you get fat, develop hardened arteries and die an early death from heart disease or cancer if you keep eating cheeseburgers, fries and shakes.
The unprecedented multi-billion dollar profit margins earned by the beef and dairy industry and sugar growers in cooperation with the fast food restaurant cartels have a heavy influence on "truth in advertising". In addition, the quality of information we receive, as consumers, from the American Medical Association regarding "the science of nutrition" is directly influenced by fast food commercial interests.
Only one generation ago the Japanese people were nearly free of heart disease and cancer. In just 20 short years, since they have openly adopted the Standard American Diet (SAD)--cheeseburgers/French fries/milk shakes and liquid caffeine-filled sugar water called cola--the incidence of heart disease and cancer among the Japanese people has skyrocketed. The Japanese agreement with Western lifestyles is killing them.
Reality is often heavily influenced by the Oz Factor of agreement. Agreements influence our perception of reality. A child's perception of his environment, his religious and political ideas and viewpoints about people are often heavily influenced by agreement with his mother and father.
Be cautious with whom you agree. Carefully examine ideas and information before you agree. Just because the preacher says, "sex is evil" or the President says, "I'm not a crook", does not make it reality.
Be careful about agreeing with Wicked Witches and Wizards who promote unworkable solutions. By your own observation decide what is real in the Physical Universe and in Your Own Universe.
Your reality is based on your agreements."
-- Submitted by Miss Agatha Bolnes Williamson, Press Secretary of The New York City Chapter of The Order of Omega Time Travel Cult
"Lawrence R. Spencer, acclaimed author the the best-selling book THE OZ FACTORS, was invited to attend a recent meeting of the New York City Chapter of the Order of Omega Time Travel Cult as our guest speaker. After the meeting Mr. Spencer was invited to participate in our annual field trip to the year 1864. The adventure proved somewhat calamitous when our guest ran wild in the city, committing numerous unspeakable acts of mayhem, robbery, debauchery and general mischievousness, for which he was apprehended by local law enforcement authorities. In each case Mr. Spencer -- posing aa "Oz Factors", a non-existent person -- having no actual identity in 1864 -- was able to escape prosecution through the same time travel portal from which he entered into the era.
Obviously, such behavior is not tolerated by The Order and Mr. Spencer was forced to relinquish his time travel portal privileges. Subsequently, the research staff from the New York Chapter of the O.O.O.T.T.C. have been able to review the microfiche archives of the NYC police department from 1864. They have retrieved several "mug shots" of persons who appear to be Mr. Spencer, circa 1864. In each case the offending party in the mug shot was easily identifiable under the false identity "Oz Factors".
Obviously, Mr. Spencer will not be invited to attend any future, or past, meetings of the OOOTTC."
PHOTO IMAGING COURTESY OF http://www.bbcamerica.com/copper/mugshot-yourself/. Arrest yourself in 1864.
Scientists at the Scientific Research Centre Bistra in Ptuj, Slovenia, have theorized that the Newtonian idea of time as an absolute quantity that flows on its own, along with the idea that time is the fourth dimension of space-time, are incorrect. They propose to replace these concepts of time with a view that corresponds more accurately to the physical world: time as a measure of the numerical order of change.
This view doesn’t mean that time does not exist, but that time has more to do with space than with the idea of an absolute time. So while 4D spacetime is usually considered to consist of three dimensions of space and one dimension of time, the researchers’ view suggests that it’s more correct to imagine space-time as four dimensions of space. In other words, as they say, the Universe is “timeless.”
It appears that so-called "scientists" are beginning to catch up with me. Or maybe they finally read my book, THE OZ FACTORS, published in 1997, in which I made the following observations about time:
Time is a subject that is far from absolute. The measurement of time is the activity of monitoring the movement of matter or energy particles through space. In order to establish the passage of time, one must establish an agreed-upon reference point for beginning the period of time to be measured. Then, the increments of measurement must be uniformly consistent throughout the period of time being quantified. This set of qualifying factors, however, applies only to the Physical Universe.
Does time (as the Munchkins would say) morally, ethically, spiritually, physically, positively, absolutely, undeniably and reliably actually, really exist?
Imagine that you are completely isolated, unable to observe any physical motion whatsoever--no sun, moon and stars, night or day. If you were isolated from your own body such that you could not detect any breathing rhythm or heartbeat or cellular motion of any kind to use as a reference point, would time exist?
People who have been locked in solitary confinement, whether in a prison or in an isolation chamber, have experienced the phenomenon of "no time".
Since many people seem to have an innate, built-in time sense, or a "biological clock", there may be a subjective awareness of time. But, even so, time is determined by measuring some motion in the physical universe.
How can the dates of something for which you have no starting point be measured? How can the age of our planet, our galaxy, or the entire physical universe be determined? How can the age of something which does not exist in the physical universe, such as a spirit, be calculated? Logically, an arbitrary unit of measurement must be chosen. Then a particle or object which can move through space must exist. This particle would have to travel at a uniformly predictable rate of speed. The unit of measurement would depend on the magnitude or size of the motion of the particle relative to a fixed point in space, or a fixed point of view."
-- Lawrence R. Spencer, Author