Are the Vaccines Affecting Our Spirituality? | There May be More to it Than We Think

Father Savvas Agioritis shares testimonies of spiritual decline after taking the vaccines.

There are many accounts now of detrimental effects after taking the COVID vaccine that has left not only a physical toll on thousands of people, but also a spiritual one.

As the vaccines are rolled out more and more, additional information/data/studies have come to light, with an abundance of the population now experiencing vaccine-remorse. Amidst all of the adverse side effects, deaths, and vaccine-remorse, are also guilt-plagued individuals who are sure that this vaccine has damaged their spiritual/soul connection.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, there have been predictions and studies of this very effect being caused by vaccines by several theologists, researchers, doctors and scientists, which I will link to after the following video.

In the below video, Father Savvas Agioritis shares experiences of his fellow members who have taken the COVID vaccine injection. It is a chilling and unnerving account; and there are others who are experiencing the same despair.

Thank you to Father Savvas Agioritis for bringing this testimony to awareness. And a huge thank you as well to whoever added the English subtitles to the video.

The video has been transcribed below using the subtitles from the video. Slight spelling alterations (vaxxine-vaccine) and embellishment has been added for emphasis.

Father Savvas: “I would like to present to you a personal testimony of a Priest-Monk, who made the mistake of getting vaxxed. This is his confession. If anyone wants to know his name, I can tell you privately. He is a priest under Archbishop Ieronymos of Greece. I will be reading directly from the publication. Which fortunately, it is still on the internet.

[Priest-Monk]: “With a few words, I will relate my experience after taking my first dosage of the Pfizer vaccine.

God obstructed me with many signs before taking the vaccine, due to shortness in time I will not mention all of them.

As I was heading towards the vaccination center, right before I was getting into the queue I felt something was obstructing my approach. As I approached, I felt (smelled) a stench that surprised me.”

Father Savvas: “Said the monk. You see, God cautioned him and he still went ahead.”

[Priest-Monk]: “While I was taking the vaccine, others were waiting outside. As I was leaving I was unable to wear my Kalimafi (priest hat).

I felt a great shame within myself, and left holding my kalimafi in my hands.”

Father Savvas: “As you can see, he began to feel the demonic influence right away. As he was ashamed to wear his Kalimafi even though he is a priest.”

[Priest-Monk]: “Arriving home, I went to the bathroom to wash my face. Upon looking at the mirror, I was frightened at my face due to the expression I had.

The next day I went shopping at the supermarket and since it was still the period after Pascha (before the leave-taking), I would normally greet the shopkeepers with “Christos Anesti (Christ is Risen!)” or respond “Alithos Anesti (Indeed He is Risen)”.”

Father Savvas: “So as you know, for 40 days after the resurrection, we refrain from saying “Hello/Good day”, and replace the phrase with “Christ is risen”. And the other Christian should respond “Alithos Anesti” and not say “likewise”.

[Priest-Monk]: “As a Priest monk, I was surprised to discover that I was very ashamed to say “Christo Anesti” to the shopkeepers. This greatly overwhelmed me.” 

Father Savvas: “He began to realize more intensely that something was not going well in his soul.”

[Priest-Monk]: “A day later I went and attended a divine service at a local church, but not to liturgize the service as the priest.

Upon entering the Altar I felt as if I was dead.”

Father Savvas: “You see a living spiritual person notices the difference straight away.”

[Priest-Monk]: “The joy I used to feel at the divine service was lost. It was as if I was not entering the altar of a Holy Church, but as if I had entered a room in a house. All these things surprised me, but at the time I did not believe they stemmed from the vax.

I saw familiar parishioners turn their faces away from me.

The next day I found out that my conscience was causing me terrible pain. It is as if I had been pierced in my heart with such pain that I had never felt before in my life.

I told this to a fellow Archimadrite (Monastic Priest), of what I was feeling, and he consoled me. He told me words along the lines of: ‘It’s nothing, don’t worry about it.’

Upon leaving, I found that this pain in my conscience was relentless and was deepening further within me. After that day forward I was in a deeply troubled state which lasted 13 days. I could not sleep or quiet down.

Now allow me to explain the most terrible part. Day and night I constantly saw Satan in front of me, his face 20mm distance from mine.

I went to sleep at night, and felt him hugging me, and I would get cold all over.

I would read the Salutations (Χαιρετισμούς) to the Virgin Mary and I would feel as if my blood was burning in my veins. I felt a foreign presence within me and it was judging me.

I felt a horror as if someone was saying: “You belong to me now.”

Father Savvas: “Do you understand how terrible these things are? And very true because we personally know this person.

In turn, this proves another experience of another Priest-Monk who was doing exorcisms. And the demon being pressed told the truth while having a monologue: “Why am I telling you this? I don’t want to tell you this, but I am being pressed.”

The Priest-monk replied, “I am not pressing you.” The demon replied, “I am being forced to tell you.”

So the demon told him thus: “We did a ceremony at a Lodge in America for the vaccines.” The satanists performed a ceremony for the vaccines. Furthermore the demon said: “Those who take this vaccine will be unable to repent.” Now this may seem too harsh.

The Priest-monk then asked, “Why won’t they be able to repent?”

The demon responded, “Because I will be inside of them.”

You can see a correlation with the initial Priest-monk who was saying the same thing, that he felt Satan inside of him and saw him 20mm away from his face telling him, “you belong to me”.

The Priest-monk performing the exorcism, was having a dialogue with the demon. The demon was speaking through the demon-possessed person.

The demon told him: “Those who took the vaccine cannot repent because I am inside of them.” The Priest-monk asked, “How are you inside of them?”

The demon answered, “With the blood of the aborted fetuses.”

We have mentioned previously, that fetuses were used in the vaccine and were purposely murdered for their cells. These cells were extracted from the living fetuses by these atheist scientists and doctors who don’t hold anything sacred and holy.

They also remove the organs from a living fetus. If the fetus is dead, the organs and cells are useless. Therefore, they were not taking the fetuses from the waste bin. Which even if they were, does not make it morally right, as an abortion had taken place. However, in this case, these fetuses were specifically prepared for an abortion.

So the devil confesses, “I am already inside those who took it via the blood of the fetuses.”

So this confession of this demon, correlates with the Priest-monk who was seduced into taking the vaccine.

So as we previously read; he was saying he was ashamed to wear his kalimafi, to say ‘Christos Anesti’, how he felt dead whilst being in the holy altar, how everyone turned their faces away from him because his face was altered… how for 13 days he could not sleep or settle down, and most terrifying of all, day and night was seeing the face of Satan from his face at a 20mm distance continuously… and how he felt Satan hugging him, and though he was trying to read the Salutations, his blood was burning in his veins, and he felt someone saying to him, “You belong to me now.”

Thus the Priest-monk continues:

[Priest-Monk]: “I had stayed at my family home in case of an adverse reaction, after a few days I left.

At the Monastery where I currently reside, at the Divine Liturgy, I found that I could not understand a thing.

I felt as if I was dead, I was constantly rushing through the service, felt great anxiety, not a speck of joy, I felt as if I was not a priest or even a baptized Christian!

I reached a point unable to speak as if I had lost my voice. I felt my life was dark and a constant state of despair.”

Father Savvas: “You see this person made this mistake and is being humbled. This means he has an ecclesialogical conscience. This is very important.

As there are others who have made this mistake, and after seeing this mistake do not confess it, so that they may warn others.

Let’s continue reading.”

[Priest-Monk]: “While I was in this hopeless state, a familiar family came to visit the monastery. I spoke with the mother. 

She said to me, ‘Father, why are you speaking like this? Many people after taking the first dosage, do not end up taking the second dosage. So you too, should not take second dosage!’

Father Savvas: “She gave him some courage.”

[Priest-Monk]: “As she was telling me these words, I felt a certain refreshing dew entering my soul.”

Father Savvas: “This was from God.”

[Priest-Monk]: “I was consoled by God’s grace.”

Father Savvas: “Because he had begun to repent. God sends people to console us, to inform us. This is how God works during such situations. Just a word, though many times irrevlevant, shows us the way.

So she said, “Ok, you made a mistake. Don’t make the next mistake.” i.e. don’t take the second dosage.” Let’s continue:

[Priest-Monk]: “I find it unnecessary to mention the despair I went through and the tears I shed. I don’t know whether it’s a coincidence or not, but exactly 40 days after the vaccine I started to feel the grace of God again.”

Father Savvas: “After 40 days he began to feel that he was baptized again. He came back with repentance.

So he confessed his sin, received the rite of forgiveness, and shed many tears. As it is written here; He cried continuously for 40 days and only then did he begin to feel the grace of the Holy Spirit.”

[Priest-Monk]: “I began to feel peace and consolation, that God had forgiven me for what I had done, even though I had no knowledge of what this vaccine actually was.”

Father Savvas: “Sadly there are many people like this, not everyone is indifferent, there are others who are directed by tyranny and fear… or by pressure, by their children or doctors, etc.

However, when you have the correct information you don’t submit to all of this. This poor fellow was seduced, but now he has corrected his actions.

So after 40 days he began to feel the forgiveness of God.”

[Priest-Monk]: “I do not dare or want to know what would have happened to me if I had taken the second dosage of the vaccine. The only thing I can say is that God felt sorry for me.

Even though now I feel better, I have not recovered to the state I was in prior to taking the vaccine.

In my humble opinion, this vaccine by Pfizer that I took is a mark (seal), but not the final mark. Most likely a forerunner for the final mark of the beast (Book of Revelations).”

Father Savvas: “This last statement correlates with another remark made by a demon during another exorcism. A close friend of mine, a respectable Priest-monk had told me. He had a dialogue with a demon during an exorcism.

The demon told him, “Yes, this vaccine is not the final mark (stamp), but it is still a mark, a forerunner… And those who are like you, when they take the vaccine they lose their light.” The demon continued, “A short man had burned us with these exorcisms!” This short priest (Elder) is well known and performs exorcisms… The demon continued, “Now that he (the short Priest) took the vaccine, he has lost his strength. Now I am able to approach him and kiss his hand!”

Previously, the demon would tremble with this Elder. But now that the Elder has taken the vaccine, the demon is able to get his blessing. This correlates with the Priest-monk we have been reading about: “Even though now I feel better, I have not yet recovered to the state I was in prior to taking the vaccine.”

As you can see, these vaccines not only cause physical (biological) harm, but spiritual harm also.

We have read this testimony as an example, and it is from a person living a proper ecclesiastical (church-minded) life. Because as we previously said, when someone makes a mistake that is impacting many others, it’s most beneficial to correct this mistake publicly. This is in order to protect other members of our Holy church from making the same mistake.

As St. Chystostomos says, “The lukewarm Christians are living in comfort.” The lukewarm are those who want to combine everything; the world, Christ, hedonism (love of sexual pleasure), avarice (love of money), the external appearances (vanity)… to not be disenfranchised (segregated), go to Church, take Holy Communion, Holy Confession, etc. These lukewarm “Christians” cause the most damage to the church.

And they don’t admit to their mistakes, as they think they do everything correctly. If they make a mistake, they don’t correct it. They do not publicly repent of their sin so they may protect those around them.

As it is written in the book of Revelation, these are people that God will spit out (vomit them out). It is best to be hot or cold, never lukewarm. The one who is spiritually cold may at one point understand their spiritual blindness and become hot. God wants us to be hot. However, the lukewarm are comfortable.

Sadly, most people nowadays are lukewarm. As mention by Father Athanasios Mitilinaios, most Christians are lukewarm. We too are lukewarm and need to stop being lukewarm.

To a faithful person of God death does not exist, this is the reality. We have forgotten this and we presently fear death. Not only do we fear death, we also fear being fined, possible imprisonment, and prosecution. In NO case can a person call themselves a Christian if they fear death. When a person fears dying, they become an idolater or an atheist.

Instead a Christian should long to die. The saints wanted to die. The reason why Christians truly want to pass away is so they can be fully united to the Lord they worship and love above all else. They want to go and are joyful when they are passing away. However, they never cause death to themselves, they do not commit suicide. But when the opportunity arises to become a martyr and confessor for Christ, they do this without fear of death.

Unfortunately, these things are not being heard from the Preachers, Bishops and Priests, but as you know are heard from the demons.

A well-respected Priest-monk who perform exorcisms, once told me what a demon said to him. The demon said to him, “How are you Christians fearful of death? I have seduced and deceived you into taking the vaccine with the fear of death!” A demon again confesses that the vaccines are his doing. In fact, he says, “We did a ceremony at a Lodge in America for the vaccines.”

See what the demon confesses! The demon continues: “What did you fear? For you (Christians), death does not exist.” For Christians, death does not exist. Do you understand, fellow brothers and sisters, where we’ve come to?

In the Gospels, Christ said something correlating with our present situation. When He entered Jerusalem and the children were calling out, “Hosana! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” The children were proclaiming Jesus as the awaited Messiah. And others who were indignant were saying to Jesus, “Are you hearing what they are saying to you?” Christ responds, “I tell you that if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”

So correlating with today’s situation, now that the Priest and Archpriest are not proclaiming that death has been conquered, the demons are proclaiming it instead: “How are you Christians fearful of death? And are all running to take this vaccine?”

Which isn’t really a vaccine, but rather a gene therapy/technology, with the aim of oppressing humans. This is the aim, which is why there will be more dosages. In fact, there are many people who say there will be 7 dosages. The demons also state that there will be 7 dosages.

Those who were deceived into taking the first or second dosage, hopefully, will not take the remaining dosages. May they repent, weep and go to confession, because their salvation is in danger. We all ought to be vigilant of this.

I’ll read another Priest-monk’s testimony to you all, which was published on the internet unless it’s now been erased. Because whatever is true these days, is usually censored on the internet. As you know the internet is Satan’s. Unfortunately, the internet is not governed by God’s people. Whatever they want they remove, as much as possible they eliminate anything that is good and right.

So this Priest-monk who published his testimony on the internet said, “I considered taking the vaccine was nothing. So I went and got it. But after I got it, I lost my prayer. I felt Satan coming and hugging me. For 40 days I could not even say ‘Lord have mercy.’ ” This Priest-monk has testified this publicly. I personally know him. He is from a Monastery in Peloponese. He also urges everyone not to make his mistake (of getting vaccinated), and whoever has already taken it, to not take any further dosages, which will cause more harm for both body and soul.

In conclusion, these are the things I wanted to say to you, brothers and sisters in Christ. As you can see, there are many testimonies from many individuals. God even caused the demons to give a testimony. Remember what the demon was saying to Priest-monk during the exorcism?

“Why am I telling you all this?! I do not want to tell you, but I am being pressed.”

We must also remember that the devil lies too, however, there are many times when the devil says the truth, especially when forced with the prayers that are read during an exorcism. Likewise, we read in the gospels, the demons saying the truth to Jesus, “You are the Son of God!” The demons confessed that Christ is God.

Let us take these things into account so that we don’t fall into this trap of Satan. Which as you can see, Satan is using much force to direct all of humanity into this trap. So he can kill as many as possible. This is the murderer (man-killer) that Satan is. This is now all coming into fruition with what is happening globally.

The devil wants to take as many souls as possible, this is his final goal. If all these things (vaccines) were good why would they make them mandatory? Something that is good is not forced. You see Christ, whenever He went to heal someone, He would ask, “Do you want to become well?”

These rulers nowadays are trying to force us to be well. That’s what they think. However, they don’t want to make us healthy, quite the opposite is occurring actually. Because we know these vaccines cause sterility and thousands of other adverse reactions. Over 2 million adverse reactions were recorded in Europe. And over 600,000 adverse reactions in America. Over 21,000 deaths in Europe, and 14,000 deaths in America. These are all mainstream statistics that you can find online.

Therefore we do not need to eat idiotic grass and sleep with our boots on (greek expression; We don’t need to be idiots). Under no circumstances are we to accept these things that the evil one is selling us.

May God bless us all. May John the Baptist guide us. To not only cease committing evil, but to call out evil when we see it. Whoever cowers and is silent before sin, becomes an accessory and an accomplice to sin. So what I tell you, you need to tell others, inform all our siblings so that they may not fall into this trap by Satan, and lose the kingdom of God. Amen.”

End of transcript.

I am a believer of Jesus Christ.

Therefore, there are things in the Bible that, while I do not agree with every prospect mentioned – whether due to misunderstandings/possible mistranslations/or it just doesn’t resonate with me (despite reading the apologists’ reasons) – there are many aspects of the Bible that I do believe in.

I have had many experiences and synchronicities that are all pointing to the same thing – which ultimately led me to becoming a spiritual person and a believer in Jesus Christ – and that is, we are literally in a spiritual battle between GOoD and evil.

These are the ONLY two options. The good, holy, righteous path, or the immoral, wicked, sinful path. There is no in-between.

Now, with that being said, and having had first-hand experiences with “unexplainable occurrences”, I have come to believe in the phenomena that “demons” are REAL.

The Bible testifies of Jesus casting out demons from many people. It’s not hyperbole.

And with many people speaking up throughout the years about this widely unaccepted point of view, risking their reputation and credibility to do so – for no monetary or personal gain other than that out of pure, genuine concern for humankind – we need to rethink and reconsider our own belief structures as to how this “world” operates.

” – people will invent a vaccine to influence the organism as early as possible, preferably as soon as it is born, so that this human body never even gets the idea that there is a soul and a spirit.”


“I have told you that the spirits of darkness are going to inspire their human hosts, in whom they will be dwelling, to find a vaccine that will drive all inclination towards spirituality out of people’s souls when they are still very young, and this will happen in a roundabout way through the living body. Today, bodies are vaccinated against one thing and another; in future, children will be vaccinated with a substance which it will certainly be possible to produce, and this will make them immune, so that they do not develop foolish inclinations connected with spiritual life — ‘foolish’ here, of course, in the eyes of materialists.”

Sources: Fall of the Spirits of Darkness | Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity’s Spiritual Make-up
Fall of the Spirits of Darkness | Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits’ Influence in the World

[ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2262126/ ] – “Experimenting with Spirituality: Analyzing The God Gene in a Nonmajors Laboratory Course”

FUNVAX – Revisited: Video taking a look into the Godgene/VMAT2 Pentagon briefing, which shows an individual presenting a project to remove spirituality (by vaccines) from “religious fundamentalists”

The Bible doesn’t say:

1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,
3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
Ephesians 2:1-3
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12
19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
1 John 5:19

for no reason.

It is telling us, this is how the world is. You either choose to go the way “of the world”, or follow God/Love/Truth.

For the many people who may feel ashamed after taking the vaccine like the Priest-Monk did, please know that Forgiveness and Repentance is extremely important. Not only for others, but for oneself as well. If I, a complete stranger, can have empathy and love for someone who has been misled about the vaccines, then I know God’s mercy far exceeds my own. But if someone doesn’t repent and doesn’t feel ashamed about it, or doesn’t think it’s wrong, that’s where I believe they will have trouble finding salvation.

Also keep in mind, true repentance means not continuing to make the same mistake. If you feel in your heart that taking these vaccines is wrong, but you have already done so, then by all means, DO NOT TAKE ANOTHER ONE! And most certainly, DO NOT SUBJECT YOUR CHILDREN TO ANY!

And despite the “demon” saying that those who have taken the vaccines will be unable to be forgiven or to gain back their spirituality, as we can see from the Priest-monk’s account, he was indeed able to reconnect with that light source and begin to heal from his guilt and torment. It was his sincere repentance and prayers that reached out to God that allowed him to come out from that darkness.

UPDATED TO ADD: Please be aware that yes, demons DO lie. As well as tell some truths. While the demon in this testimony says that the vaccine is not the mark, but only a precursor to it, be aware that it could be lying and that the vaccine very well could be the mark. Please be aware of all types of deception. I cannot tell you what God has in store for those that take the mark who have been deceived into it or had it actually forced upon them (not as in “I was forced to do it to keep my job”) or forced onto innocent children, verses those who have taken it willingly. I do not know God’s master plan to address this.

But regardless if the vaccine IS the mark or not, it is a dangerous substance that should not be taken at ANY cost.

I will pray for everyone who has already taken it. Much love and blessings to all.

Other notes to consider:

This post was exceedingly hard to write. Earlier the very same day I came across this video:

without any foreknowledge of the video I was to later watch; the one featuring Father Savvas Agioritis. His video does not indicate where the testimony is going to lead. And I only found his video by looking up correlations between spirituality and vaccines, which was my goal. So to hear Father Savvas Agioritis talking about aborted fetuses, right after I watched the one above with Stan Plotkin, was incredibly eerie to me; and to hear both of these videos describing the horrific actions taken on live babies (they are babies to me – whether fully developed or not) was almost too much to bear. It physically hurts my heart to hear how these precious life forms were treated.

Now, there’s one more subject I want to bring up that may shed some interesting, and even further bizarre connotations, especially when considering the relationship between vaccines and demonic interference that Father Savvas Agioritis alludes to, not to mention the proclamations that Rudolf Steiner mentioned in his lectures.

“A mysterious disease condition known as “anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis” that exhibits symptoms similar to demonic possession is increasingly striking young women in the United States of America. Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is described as a definitively neurological condition with an external cause.

Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is said to be an inflammatory and “mysterious” condition with no known cause or cure. Further investigation exposes vaccines as a likely cause of the condition which, as it turns out, can even occur in young boys.

In a review on Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, Teresa Conrick from AgeOfAutism.com explains how a 2010 study published in the Journal of Neurology identified a link between the condition and vaccines. Not surprisingly, symptoms of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis were observed to appear not long after children received routine vaccinations and booster shots, suggesting a likely connection.”

Source: Mysterious disease with symptoms of demonic possession striking young women

“There was first the strange story of a 14-year-old boy admitted in 1949 at the Alexian Brothers Hospital (Saint Louis, MO) for frightening behavioral disturbances (original description attributed to Rev. William S. Bowdern, SJ). Clinical manifestations included explosive episodes of rage, extreme auto- and heteroaggressivity, speech deterioration, sudden “shouts in unknown tongue,” and bouts of contorted postures into seemingly impossible shapes,” propagating vibrations, and even “movements to surrounding pieces of furniture.” The patient recovered soon after an exorcism procedure. This case report, popularized by the famous novel and movie The Exorcist, presents striking clinical similarities with most manifestations of anti-NMDAR encephalitis.”

Source: In Search of Lost Time From “Demonic Possession” to Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis

[ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30016535/ ] “Anti-NMDAR encephalitis as a serious adverse event probably related to yellow fever vaccination”
[ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28106787/ ] “Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis and Vaccination”

Combine all of this with actual studies that link anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis to symptoms that present like “demonic possession”, and then with the connection of the vaccines to the anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis illness, with the rise of excessively pushed vaccines and more people testifying that they feel as if they’re losing their spiritually, well, I’d say there’s enough substantial evidence here to warrant a full investigation into vaccines and the ACTUAL effect it’s doing to people.

Instead of all of the gaslighting, manipulation, censoring and name-calling that the supposedly “professional experts” are engaged in to silence any opposing opinion on the vaccines. Would an educated, professional, nothing-to-hide individual/organization go to all of these lengths to suppress information? Wouldn’t they rather say, “Investigate to your heart’s content. We know these are beneficial. We have nothing to cover-up.”

…I think we all know the answer to that.

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

Fair use disclaimer: Some of the links from this article are provided from different sources/sites to give the reader extra information and cite the sources, but does not necessarily mean that I endorse the contents of the site itself. Additionally, I have tried to provide links to the contents that I used from other sites as an educational and/or entertainment means only; if you feel that any information deserves further citation or request to be clarified, please let me know through the contact page.

Featured image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Get an Earful

Revelation 2021? High-profile Soccer Figures, Players (“Footballers”) Forcing Conversation after Three More Soccer Players Collapse in Three Days - Sport's commentator gets cut off from a live feed after asking if the player who collapsed has gotten the vaccine.
Is Mankind Able to Prevent Abuse of New Technologies Against Democracy and Human Rights? - An investigative look into the government's attempts to assault (control) our mind.
Vaccines to Genetically Modify/Change Our DNA – Mind Control and Weaponization – Anthony Patch Prediction From 2014 - What is the REAL reason for the vaccines? Some say depopulation. Some say mind control. Maybe it's both.
Vaccination Status Is Temporary, Boosters For Life Required - Constant changing of definitions and moving of goalposts... "Fully vaccinated" and "vaccines" are an endless misnomer.
Don’t Vaccinate Kids: Urgent Message from Doctors’ Summit - Speakers at the Summit included Doctors: Peter McCullough, Robert Malone, Paul Alexander, Tara Gesling, Pierre Kory, Ryan Cole and more.

Media Experiments – Does Media Affect Our Thoughts pt. 4

Think you think for yourself?
Well, think again.

When I was younger, I used to think that all the people that claimed that violence on t.v., movies, music, etc. made on impression on us, were ridiculous.

I ardently believed that people were conscious enough to come to their own decisions and thought patterns, and ridiculed those that speculated otherwise.

Perhaps that was me jumping on the bandwagon of mocking the alleged “conspiracy theorists”. Calling them crazy and uninformed.

Well, who's laughing now?

(Well, I suppose it’s no laughing matter, but at least I’ve finally come to the realization that I was wrong.)

Before I delve in, what do you think? Are you here on this page because you believe the same thing? Or are you here because you think it’s a ridiculous concept like I once did?

Disclaimer: This website promotes love, kindness and compassion. However, in order to strive towards that, we must also expose the negativity surrounding us on a day to day basis. This post delves into some dark material that we should be aware of in order to guide us towards a better future.
- Crystal
Expanding Awareness Relations

If you’ve read my previous posts: How do we Find the Truth? and When News Media Lies, you already know about the levels of deception and manipulation that these “sources” have propagated to the population. (With the help of the CIA, I might add.)

So is it that much of a stretch to contemplate on this idea?

If that’s not enough of a reason, I will be addressing other points that might provide a little more insight into this kind of “mind control” programming.

Welcome to the 4th part of this series “Does Media Affect Our Thoughts” – “Media Experiments”.

Link to part 1 – Violence in Entertainment
Link to part 2 – Propaganda in the Media
Link to Part 3 – Media Addiction

With the advent of the technological age, most of us don’t realize that we are unwitting pawns in the directive of who controls the media. And it’s not just the media controllers that have a hand in our lives. No, even regular working class joes and janes will push the boundaries and see what they can get away with in order to manipulate us to a certain outcome.

I give some examples below, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. One key takeaway to glean from these, be aware and discerning and don’t fall into the trap of believing everything you see; and be conscious of who you are, not what society expects you to be.

I start off with the lights subjects first. But beware. It turns dark, quick.

Experiment #1: How can we get more likes as an influencer/celebrity/politician, etc. so that we can get more marketing; therefore make more money or push for a particular agenda?

Solution: Instead of being honest and letting our work speak for itself, let’s just push the agenda by buying FAKE followers. Then, once we gain fake popularity, people will think we’re worth it and effectively buy into whatever we’re selling/vouching for.

Ever wonder how someone can seem so famous, especially as if overnight?
This could be how: Social Media Experiments Reveals How Easy it is to Create Fake Instagram Accounts and Make Money From Them

This video reveals that some celebrities buy followers on social media: Instagram/Twitter, etc. to make their accounts more prominent: Celebrities Pay for Fake Followers on Social Media

This article highlights some of the practices that occur with scammers “businesses” like Devumi: The Follower Factory

Are you following someone because you truly want to “keep up with the Kardashians”? Or do you feel as if, “well, everyone else is (seems to be) doing it. If I don’t do it too, then I’m out of the loop.”

We are being manipulated and tested to seeing how to sway the public opinion. And we are tricked and deceived into following a particular brand. If we see someone getting popular, then our instinct is usually to go with the crowd and join in, even if we don’t necessarily agree with it.

Here is just one of the ways that the public is being experimented on and played with. We are just game pieces for the “higher echelon’s” enjoyment and being exploitated for the “influencers’” and “celebrities’” benefit. How about we step off the chessboard?

Experiment #2: How can I make money easily online?

Solution: Create a sob story and make it go viral, then set up a GoFundMe website or something similar.

Sadly, this has worked all too well. And, in hindsight, I don’t want this article to be a “guide” in how to scam people for their money. But I do want to bring some of these possibilities to light so that you know what kinds of things people will do to trick and deceive others.

To help someone in need is an action all of us should take, monetary wise or not.

But unfortunately, this altruistic desire to help others is a beacon for those who will take advantage of and abuse these people’s good will.

Such is the case with the deception of the D’Amico/McClure/Bobbitt scheme to create a GoFundMe page for a homeless veteran who gave McClure $20 to fill up her tank when she ran out of gas. Of course, the whole story was fabricated; but indeed, preying on the kind-heartedness of strangers, their GoFundMe page reached $400,000!

Thankfully, after finding out about this deceit, GoFundMe refunded everyone who contributed to this fictitious account.

And how did the true story come to light?

Apparently, greed triumphed in this story and led to their ruin. It was revealed that D’Amico and McClure chose to keep the money and didn’t give Bobbitt his proper share. So Bobbitt took them to court, and it’s here that the true story came out.

Imagine. If they had just shared the money to begin with like agreed upon, no one would have been any the wiser and they wouldn’t have gotten caught. (Probably… it’s interesting what kind of curveballs life likes to throw at us. Especially when we deserve it.) – Mastermind of Infamous GoFundMe Homeless Scam Facing 5 Year Sentence

Speaking of GoFundMe, isn’t it interesting that according to this site: thepostmillennial.com, GoFundMe deletes a “black Trump supporter’s fundraiser for bulletproof vests”, yet “keeps Antifa’s identical fundraiser up”?

Not to mention the very own campaign that GoFundMe itself endorsed for Planned Parenthood.

I cannot even get into this topic right now (or ever) without getting triggered, so I will just leave you with these sites   so you can determine for yourself why I am not impartial when it comes to this subject:

In Case You Doubted: Yes, Planned Parenthood is Evil
21 Quotes by Margaret Sanger That Will Probably Make You Sick (Margaret Sanger – founder of Planned Parenthood)
Planned Parenthood Workers are Fleeing the ‘Evil’ Abortion Business – (My heartfelt thanks to those who have left  this “business”.)
We Talked to Former Planned Parenthood Workers; Their Stories are Chilling
Former Planned Parenthood Official: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion (Planned  Parenthood is NOT an outreach to help young ladies through choice of birth or abortion. It is teaching KIDS to have sex so that their market for aborted babies doesn’t end! It is a corrupted, evil system that should not see the light of day!)

There’s too much other details to go into here, so I am going to leave it at that for now. Please research this and stop supporting this organization if you do.

Experiment #3: Let’s see what would happen if we tell people that they’re a match with someone, when they’re really not. That sounds like fun, right? Deliberately misleading people just to see what the outcome will be? Let’s do it.

Solution: OkCupid fessed up to doing this in 2014: OKCupid Proudly Admits it Experiments on People All the Time

But you know, it’s okay, everyone. Because like Christian Rudder (one of the founders of OkCupid) says, “But guess what, everybody: if you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site. That’s how websites work.”

Silly us. We should just come to accept that we’re being lied and manipulated and experimented on at businesses’ bidding, because “that’s how websites work”.

Huh. And here I thought, as OkCupid’s About page implies:

  • We ask questions: We ask questions about things you care about. (So we can turn around and use it against you.)
  • And connect you on what matters: There are some things you should know before the date. On OkCupid, we help you find people you’re really compatible with. (That way we can skewer the results and pair you with someone completely opposite at our whim. How lovely!)
  • No matter what you’re looking for: No matter who you are, no matter what you’re looking for, OkCupid helps you find meaningful connections – whatever that means to you. (Except when we don’t.)

For disclaimer purposes, I am obliged to let you know that the sentences in parenthesis/gray are my own highlights of what I’ve gleaned from Christian Rudder’s statements and doesn’t reflect that of OkCupid itself. : ) …(Unless it does. Who knows?)

…that they’re a responsible, caring administration that just wants to help people connect with those they’re compatible with. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Experiment #4: Can we manipulate how people feel simply by changing what content they’re exposed to? Let’s find out!

Solution: Indeed, Facebook carried out this exact experiment in 2012, concluding that yes, it can affect our moods. (Makes one wonder how else media can, and has, been manipulating our feelings and emotions… And I wouldn’t doubt, in the slightest, that this was not the first experiment of its kind…)

In 2012 Facebook conducted a massive experiment on its users, unbeknownst to them. The social media giant manipulated the news feeds of 689,003 people for one week, prioritizing either positive or negative emotional content. They then tracked the updates that the unwitting users posted, to see if they had been influenced by the manipulated feeds.

What they found was that they could essentially make their users feel happier or sadder, in a process called ‘emotional contagion’. The study concluded by saying: “Emotions expressed by friends, via online social networks, influence our own moods, constituting, to our knowledge, the first experimental evidence for massive-scale emotional contagion via social networks.”

While completely legal, we all sign up for Facebook voluntarily after all, the ethics of such mass manipulation are questionable. “People are supposed to be told they are going to be participants in research and then agree to it and have the option not to agree to it without penalty.” One academic said in response to the controversial experiment.

The power that social media networks are beginning to exert over our lives is of increasing concern. Do you trust Facebook to look after your best interests? Or are you leaving yourself open to emotional manipulation for the benefit of advertisers? The study, while controversial, has opened a deeper discussion about online ethics and privacy, which can only be a good thing. (Source: Forbes)

boredpanda.com

Facebook is, of course, not the only form of media to try and manipulate how the public feels. The news media does it all the time. And if we’re honest with the whole media system and ourselves, we’ll come to realize that the music, movie, tv industry does it as well. Music manipulates our feelings – creating a sadness, happiness, sweetness, anger, frustration… news media has been proven to show us mostly negative news.

If it Bleeds, it Leads: Understanding Fear-based Media

Why? Well, turns out, we’re our own worst enemies. Their ratings show an increase when there’s negative news shown, than a positive one. So can we really blame the news media for always depicting violent and negative news stories? We’re perpetuating it when we tune in to see it.

Knowing what’s going on in the world is important, but with the rise of evidence of how much the news media (media in general) has been lying and manipulating us, are we sure what we’re seeing is even real?

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey, CIA Director (1981)

Experiment #5: What would happen with a group of children, if we allowed them to play a “medium” violent game like Minecraft, and exposed them to real guns?

Solution: Not pretty.

As I have covered in part 1 of this series, violence in the media most certainly does have an effect on our minds, whether we realize it or not. Perhaps once we are more acclimatized and aware of this, it no longer has a hold on us. But for children, most are not yet mentally sound in making these observations. (Nor are some adults, if we’re going to be completely honest…)

Which is why this experiment (if real – have to add that in light of everything…) should be a huge eye-opener in regards to how children think, especially after what they are already exposed to.

Bizarre Experiment Shows How Video Games Change the Way Kids Treat Real Guns

Now perhaps these children simply thought the guns were fake. After all, they were ushered in to a room and told they could play with the toys in the room after their foray into the Minecraft game. And as some participants concluded, they figured they would not be let into a room by researchers where real guns would be exposed. So considering these factors, it’s not the most airtight of experiments, but still raises some very important concerns. It still prompted the child to sometimes pull the trigger on these guns, aiming at themselves sometimes as well as the other child in the room, while all they had to go on was an assumption that it wasn’t real. And in the cases that they did think it was real, is even scarier.

Moral of the story: For the love of everything holy, lock up your guns and teach your children gun safety. And teach them about violence in games and the media and to be aware of their surroundings and emotions. And teach them morals and integrity.

Experiment #6: How do people react to stress, when their values and beliefs are ridiculed and mocked? Let’s strap them to a chair, and force them to confront someone verbally attack them by making personal insults to their beliefs and character, and find out.

Oh! And make them relive this event by watching a video of this mentally and psychologically degrading act of themselves getting their beliefs attacked, over and over again for 3 years!

Solution: At least in one of the most tragically prolific accounts, it might have contributed to the infamous Unabomber case, Ted Kaczynski.

Think the media only has to do with “mass media”? Like the news, radio, internet, etc.?

Nope. In this case, not only did Ted Kaczynski and other participants get subjected to humiliating and malicious attacks on their most honest and heartfelt views, but they were also forced to relive this very moment, over and over again by watching a video that was recorded of their own, personal “interrogation”.

It’s heartbreaking that this would be allowed to continue. Unfortunately, psychological experiments are alive and well. Of course, usually the details don’t emerge until much later, when it’s usually too late to reverse any of the damage. Why do these experiments continue to rage on? Who funds these?

Well… in this particular case, we are guided by this bit of information: 

In 1948 he (Henry Murray – the “unethical researcher” – my words) sent a grant application to the Rockefeller Foundation proposing “the development of a system of procedures for testing the suitability of officer candidates for the navy.” By 1950 he had resumed studies on Harvard undergraduates that he had begun, in rudimentary form, before the war, titled “Multiform Assessments of Personality Development Among Gifted College Men.” The experiment in which Kaczynski participated was the last and most elaborate in the series. In their postwar form these experiments focused on stressful dyadic relations, designing confrontations akin to those mock interrogations he had helped to orchestrate for the OSS.

theatlantic.com

Let that soak in.

We also know that Henry Murray, the cruel scientist that initiated this study:

“served in the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA, helping to develop psychological screening tests for applicants and (according to Timothy Leary) monitoring military experiments on brainwashing.”

theatlantic.com

As for Ted Kaczynski, reading his background in depth, one could easily reach the conclusion that this was an extremely bright young man, having skipped 2 grades, getting accepted into Harvard before he was 16, and was even labeled as “the most intellectual serial killer the nation has ever produced” by a  criminologist. Don’t think that should be an honorary status… but I hope you know what I was going for with that sentence.

And despite his vindictiveness and propensity for violence (which may have well been born out of this heinous psychological experiment), he was still able to come to this interesting conclusion: (very relatable, especially in these highly technological times):

Gradually, while he was immersed in his Harvard readings and in the Murray experiment, Kaczynski began to put together a theory to explain his unhappiness and anger. Technology and science were destroying liberty and nature. The system, of which Harvard was a part, served technology, which in turn required conformism. By advertising, propaganda, and other techniques of behavior modification, this system sought to transform men into automatons, to serve the machine.
theatlantic.com

One can now only ponder the “what ifs”.

  • What if, instead of being ushered into Harvard and such a young age by his father, despite advice from his friend, Ted stayed with his family – surrounded by love and compassion, and went to college when appropriate?
  • What if, instead of partaking in this experiment (in which Ted and the other participants were lied to about), these young gentlemen carried out their college years in peace?
  • What if these experiments didn’t exist at all? No twisted, wicked experiments to conduct on the innocent (or on the enemies) and no one had to be psychologically damaged from the repercussions?
  • What if people were morally guided by strong, virtuous ethics and not by a corrupted view for a one world government; stomping and experimenting on everyone and everything they deem expendable or for their own gain?

Oh… did I forget to mention that? Yes, sorry about that:

(Henry Murray) advocated implementing the agenda of the World Federalist Association, which called for a single world government. The atomic bomb, Murray wrote in a letter to Mumford, “is the logical & predictable result of the course we have been madly pursuing for a hundred years.” The choice now facing humanity, he added, was “One World or No World.

theatlantic.com

How do we escape these manipulative tactics and experiments?

Simply?

Don’t partake in them. Or at least reduce your media viewing and use. And yes, I know the irony of using the media to read this, so perhaps it should be to balance media use between necessity, entertainment, and important research. (But light on the entertainment.)

I have never had a facebook account, or a Twitter, Instagram, etc. I don’t have cable. I do have youtube simply to build a playlist, but I predict a time that youtube will do away with accounts that aren’t gaining any monetary status, or that aren’t following a certain narrative, for example.

Of course they’re allowed to do that. All of these tech/media giants are allowed to do whatever they wish, essentially; including banning, censoring, deleting… the list goes on and on. Which is the point. They shouldn’t be allowed to carry on manipulating and lying to us about our own data. Yet it continues. But if we step off the platform, then of course their game pieces go missing and they wouldn’t be able to sabotage anyone anymore. And anyone who has any integrity in their body would realize this and not bank the system to let it continue.

Just my two cents.

Now for the experiments that we have no idea we’re even a part of? Or that people have been lied to about?

That’s another story. That’s when these establishments need to be held accountable for it. Not tomorrow. Not 15 years from now. Before it even begins. There are ethic laws, and it’s unfair and unjust that these corporations get to bend it and twist it for “their” greater good. Not ours.

Some of these mild experiments are annoying, yes. But others, are considered Crimes Against Humanity. They shouldn’t be allowed to happen and the establishments that carry these and other terrible experiments out should answer for that.

 

In part 5, I address data-mining for our information. As The Social Dilemma mentions, “we’re the product.”
Part 6 goes into the wonderful world of bots and trolls.

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

Fair use disclaimer: Some of the links from this article are provided from different sources/sites to give the reader extra information and cite the sources, but does not necessarily mean that I endorse the contents of the site itself. Additionally, I have tried to provide links to the contents that I used from other sites as an educational and/or entertainment means only; if you feel that any information deserves further citation or request to be clarified, please let me know through the contact page.

Get an Earful

Revelation 2021? High-profile Soccer Figures, Players (“Footballers”) Forcing Conversation after Three More Soccer Players Collapse in Three Days - Sport's commentator gets cut off from a live feed after asking if the player who collapsed has gotten the vaccine.
Is Mankind Able to Prevent Abuse of New Technologies Against Democracy and Human Rights? - An investigative look into the government's attempts to assault (control) our mind.
Vaccines to Genetically Modify/Change Our DNA – Mind Control and Weaponization – Anthony Patch Prediction From 2014 - What is the REAL reason for the vaccines? Some say depopulation. Some say mind control. Maybe it's both.
Vaccination Status Is Temporary, Boosters For Life Required - Constant changing of definitions and moving of goalposts... "Fully vaccinated" and "vaccines" are an endless misnomer.
Don’t Vaccinate Kids: Urgent Message from Doctors’ Summit - Speakers at the Summit included Doctors: Peter McCullough, Robert Malone, Paul Alexander, Tara Gesling, Pierre Kory, Ryan Cole and more.

Media Addiction – Does Media Affect Our Thoughts? pt. 3

Think you think for yourself?
Well, think again.

When I was younger, I used to think that all the people that claimed that violence on t.v., movies, music, etc. made on impression on us, were ridiculous.

I ardently believed that people were conscious enough to come to their own decisions and thought patterns, and ridiculed those that speculated otherwise.

Perhaps that was me jumping on the bandwagon of mocking the alleged “conspiracy theorists”. Calling them crazy and uninformed.

Well, who's laughing now?

(Well, I suppose it’s no laughing matter, but at least I’ve finally come to the realization that I was wrong.)

Before I delve in, what do you think? Are you here on this page because you believe the same thing? Or are you here because you think it’s a ridiculous concept like I once did?

Disclaimer: This website promotes love, kindness and compassion. However, in order to strive towards that, we must also expose the negativity surrounding us on a day to day basis. This post delves into some dark material that we should be aware of in order to guide us towards a better future.
- Crystal
Expanding Awareness Relations

If you’ve read my previous posts: How do we Find the Truth? and When News Media Lies, you already know about the levels of deception and manipulation that these “sources” have propagated to the population. (With the help of the CIA, I might add.)

So is it that much of a stretch to contemplate on this idea?

If that’s not enough of a reason, I will be addressing other points that might provide a little more insight into this kind of “mind control” programming.

Welcome to the 3rd part of this series “Does Media Affect Our Thoughts” – “Media Addiction”.

Link to part 1 – Violence in Entertainment
Link to part 2 – Propaganda in the Media

Slave to Social Media?

If you’ve had any foray into the social media blowout, I think most of us can admit, at some point in our life, that we have been reeled in by the “glamour” and whirlwind of a social media online presence.

I had a brief bout of this on a few media platforms. I won’t say the names of them (a couple of them were popular forums – some, not some well-known), but during that brief time even I could feel the pull of the social media attraction and allure.

And, perhaps surprisingly, I don’t have a facebook account. I refuse to get one, as a matter of fact. But I think with as many people who do have one know, the appeal of getting views and comments and likes can be quite euphoric. Just having the positive feedback can boost one’s self-esteem.

However… on the flip side, not getting any comments or views, or getting a lot of dislikes (or no likes/dislikes in general), negative feedback… can have a detrimental effect. This particular topic will be covered more later in this post when I address depression and anxiety.

But to continue with the slave-type addiction to media, what are your thoughts? Do you, personally, feel as if you’re addicted? Do you see your friends, families, classmates, etc. fallen victim to this scenario?

A common theme I see is when everyone (and I mean, absolutely everyone) in a particular area is on their phone. Perhaps you’ve seen the same situation. Unless you were eyes-deep into your phone as well.

With everyone distracted by their phones, if anything important happened around you, would you know?
Most of us own a phone, or a tablet, laptop... all of the above, even. But can we make the conscious decision to put these devices away to appreciate the world around us, and make actual personal connections?

Image by MichaelGaida from Pixabay

Personal Experience

I know one that has happened to me, personally, was 3 years ago, while sitting in the DMV, with about 15 other people. I AM NOT LYING when I say that EVERY SINGLE PERSON was on their phone. It honestly felt like I was sitting in a movie and slowly coming to the realization about what a hold the media has on us. It was eerie. And it reminds me of this very profound saying:

“We have never been more connected; yet never so alone.”

Now this alone doesn’t mean we’re addicted, necessarily. Right?

You’re right. But some of these other examples are a somber look into this very real dilemma:

This site: psychologytoday.com asks some very important questions to evaluate one’s use of social media:

    • Do you spend a lot of time thinking about social media or planning to use social media?
    • Do you feel urges to use social media more and more?
    • Do you use social media to forget about personal problems?
    • Do you often try to reduce your use of social media without success?
    • Do you become restless or troubled if you are unable to use social media?
    • Do you use social media so much that it has had a negative impact on your job or studies?

If you feel as if you are having problems with being addicted to media, social or otherwise, then don’t fret. Thankfully, there are many steps you can take to reduce the pull that technology has on us. From the same site, they list several ways you can come to terms with this addiction: “Top Tips for a Digital Detox: 12 ways to help you cut down on your technology use

Here are a couple of very nice reads into a self-reflected awareness of their social media addiction, and their efforts to curtail it:

Social Media Addiction: A Personal Story – Erin C.
How Social Media Is Affecting Our Focus – Jamie Eiland

Interestingly, The Social Dilemma (Netflix film which came out just a month ago) covers this topic, which features several people that have worked (or still work) at big tech industries, such as Facebook, Google, Youtube, Pinterest, Tumbler, as well as others. Even they, the creators and designers of some of these addictive programs, are against their own creations; urging the viewer to reduce their screen time and realize that there are many ways that we are being manipulated. Many even confess that they refuse to let their children on to social media; at least until they reach an acceptable age.

Be Aware

I have to add a precaution to this film; there are many aspects to it that I agree with, however, there are also a few to me, that I view as a red flag. Namely that of when they mention “conspiracy theories” – again, casting it in an unflattering light – a very common tactic of manipulation, and a couple of situations pertaining to this. Please be very discerning about these kinds of topics. The film itself mentions fake news and how easy it is to fall for something that’s not necessarily true, thanks to all the deception and lies that are deliberately enforced to push a certain agenda/propaganda, yet seem to turn around and do the same thing. Attempting to “debunk” certain topics. Again, I ask that you be aware of any ways that you may be coerced or manipulated into believing a certain narrative.

Other than that unfortunate addition to the film, it did seem to touch on a lot of subjects that are a very real problem in our social media age. And it does raise an important subject to be discerning, because certainly, not every “conspiracy theory” is true, but there are alarmingly many that have been proven to be true.

25 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to be True – (Another sad fascinating fact, 23 out of 25 of these “theories” involve the government (most from the US)).

Where Does the Time Go? (and the moral ethics?)

Perhaps some people still don’t think an addiction to media is that bad. Or maybe people are just making it a big deal.

Well….. take a gander at the link below (or not… it is a harsh and cruel reality check into some of the atrocities going on around us) and tell me if people are just blowing this out of proportion. These are tragic and horrific accounts of people choosing video games/media over real life people (including themselves):

15 Bizarre Deaths Caused by Video Gamestheclever.com. Some devastating accounts due to media addiction from this site (visit the link for a full list):

  • “In 2010, a South Korean couple ended up spending so much time raising their digital baby, in turn neglecting their real life baby, who ended up dying of prolonged malnutrition.”
  • “In 2007, a Chinese man engaged in an unknown online video game for three consecutive days at an internet café.” … “fixated on the computer for 72 hours straight, the man finally dropped dead out of exhaustion.”
  • “17 year old, Daniel Petric, shot his parents because they wouldn’t let him play Halo 3. He allegedly shot both of them in the head, instantly killing his mother. His father survived. – kotaku.com
  • “October 2010, Alexandra Tobias was playing Farmville … and she got so addicted that she apparently forgot that she had a three-year-old son. Her attention was taken back to reality when her son cried out of hunger, and instead of feeding her child, she responded by shaking him to death…”
  • “In the fall of 2007, according to his mother, Shawn Woolley killed himself as result of a lack of socialization and detachment from reality caused by endless hours of playing EverQuest.”

This site mentions 3 video gamers that regret their decision to allow video games to pull them into their addictive grip:
Video Games Ruined My Life: 3 Gaming Addiction Stories – healthyplace.com

There are many more events attributed to video games, especially, but also media in general. And as you may have noticed, the articles I’m making on this topic don’t just mention “social” media, but “media” as a whole. That can range from anything as social, internet use, television, movies, video games, etc.

How many times have you caught yourself on a binge-watching marathon? Or scrolling through the internet/on facebook/youtube? How many times do you check your phone for notifications, text messages, emails, forum posts?

While all of these aren’t necessarily bad things, per se, the habitual time sink it proposes definitely is. Which is why it’s important to be aware of how much time we really are spending on these different platforms. I find myself occasionally going on binge-watches, spending way too much time on youtube (although admittedly a lot of times I’m on there for research) and checking email for communication.

The important thing is moderation. Once we’re aware of how much time we’re losing to these different arenas, the better chance we have to come back from that and consciously choose to spend time more efficiently, and essentially.

Sadly, sometimes these addictions to different media platforms disable us from focusing on real life situations: work, school, relationships, raising our own kids… As we saw with some examples above, the decision that some people have taken to choose technology over other people, is a scary and serious look into the hold that media can have over us.

Porn and Gambling Online

We’ve already covered some topics detailing the horrible situations that have erupted due to media addictions. But we haven’t even covered media addictions in conjunction with other addictions, such as porn, gambling, and shopping. (Yes, shopping.)

In this day and age, with everything so readily available to us through the internet, the instant gratification mode that many people have is more prevalent than ever. And that’s not a good thing.

Instead of us appreciating what we already have, the constant push of “more and better” things that the internet poses to us keeps us in a state of always wanting more. Many are unhappy with what they already have and instead are continually searching for ways, in their mind, to improve their quality of life. Not realizing that material items are not going to make them happy, but being there for their loved ones (and friends and strangers), will.

What kind of satisfaction do we get when we watch porn, or gamble, or buy material things? A temporary one, if that. And more often than that, if one has moral decency, guilt and shame as well.

So not only do we have the issue of spending money (and/or time) on temporary gratifications, we also have to deal with the remorse that comes after that. Now with everything, moderation is key. I’m not here to condemn anyone who chooses to do these hobbies. Although some I do feel could be eroding our conscious (and conscience) and creating a negative cycle that’s hard to get out of. But if you do feel guilt and shame, then it may be a sign to start pursuing something else.

Some helpful links that dig a little deeper into this dilemma:

So why are these hobbies so damaging to our lifestyle? Well, they’ve been known to cause, in some people: divorce, financial problems, child neglect, and crimes (sometimes even all of the above). I guess one can come to the conclusion that just about anything could result in these sad situations, and while that may be true, the focus is on this topic to show the damages it can create.

Social Anxiety / Depression

The culmination of all this evidence into media addictions has boiled down to one interesting connection: higher rate of anxiety and depression.

In every single subject covered in this series, people have experienced an increase in depression, anxiety, relationship strains, and in some tragic cases, even suicide. This has been especially true in today’s children and young teens/adults – in which media/technology started becoming a prominent part of society.

Excerpts are shown detailing just some of the psychological difficulties that have arisen due to media addictions from a few of the topics covered above:

  • “They explained BSD (buying-shopping disorder), and particularly the online form, can cause a loop of extreme cravings for buying things and satisfaction when spending money. This can then lead to a breakdown in self-control, ‘extreme distress’, other psychiatric problems, relationship difficulties and physical clutter and debt.” – dailymail.co.uk

  • “Research has shown that there is an undeniable link between social media use, negative mental health, and low self-esteem. While social media platforms have their benefits, using them too frequently can make people feel increasingly unhappy and isolated. These negative emotional reactions are not only produced due to the social pressure of sharing things with others, but also the comparison of material things and lifestyles that these sites promote.” – addictioncenter.com

  • “Research shows that 97% of Americans 12 to 17 years old play video games, and as many as 23% of gamers of all ages show signs of addictive behavior. According to the WHO, these signs include impaired control over gaming and “continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.” And these repercussions can be seen in a person’s personal relationships, career, schoolwork, or daily life. Gaming disorder also puts people at greater risk for other detrimental issues, including:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • ADD/ADHD
    • Sleep disturbances
    • Irritability
    • Bad moods
    • Fatigue
    • Fearfulness
    • Suicidal thoughts

amenclinics.com

Recognize When to Seek Help

Unfortunately, because media plays such a huge part in today’s societal norms, (case in point – my 7 year old son had to get a gmail account for school… I, personally, was not too happy with that idea), the delicate issue of people’s personal habits is something that has been ignored for far too long.

Ultimately, this should be a collaborative effort between the tech industries and the adults in charge of themselves, and especially their children, to monitor these kinds of behaviors and work towards a common solution to educate ourselves of these addictive dangers, and become consciously aware of our choices and the decisions we make. Because we can’t rely on the tech industries (after all, it has been admitted that their job was to create these programs to be as addictive as possible), then it is up to us, individually, to make the right choice and break away from this harmful lifestyle.

If you feel as if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, suicidal thoughts, or anything of the like, please seek help. There are numerous support groups and phone lines that can help assist you in addressing these issues.

Disclaimer: Expanding Awareness Relations shows these links as a resource for your perusal. I take no responsibility or credit on the ability of these sites to help or hamper one’s addictive behavior.

The FOMO (fear of missing out), “dopamine hits”, social interactions (whether it’s positive or negative), etc. can all contribute to an addictive behavior of the media. Once we can recognize it and address these factors in our lives, the better self-aware we can be and more thoughtful in our actions – leading to a healing and recovery of our mind, body, and soul; and, equally as important, our relationships.

Social media = social distancing? (no, not the coronavirus “social distancing”)

If we keep allowing the media to rule our lives, the possible end result is actually quite terrifying; a literal unplugging us from life and reality, and plugging us into a virtual reality that separates us from each other more than ever before.

With the ever-looming advent of powerful AI, is our future heading towards some kind of technological dystopia? We may laugh, now, at the “silly” prospect of having a real life “Terminator” or “Matrix” on our hands, but with the terrifying onslaught into the Internet of Things, microchipping, virtual reality agenda, it is honestly a serious proposal we must consider.

Are we okay relying even more heavily into all these tecnological advances? Or will we finally realize that a return to nature (in it’s pure, uncorrupted form), is the best way for society to move forward?

In part 4, I discuss the media experiments that have taken place; starring “us”, the unwitting user. In part 5, I cover the issue of data mining our information (and our minds).

Stay tuned. (no pun intended)

Fact checking is extremely important. I want to reiterate not to take everything at face value; no matter what you read, where you read it from, or who you hear it from. And to be clear, do not rely on “fact checking” websites to give you accurate information either. These are just as likely, (if not even more likely…), to feed false information and false debunking accounts to manipulate the reader. Please take everything into consideration before adhering to a certain narrative – and always keep your mind open to other possibilities.

Fair use disclaimer: Some of the links from this article are provided from different sources/sites to give the reader extra information and cite the sources, but does not necessarily mean that I endorse the contents of the site itself. Additionally, I have tried to provide links to the contents that I used from other sites as an educational and/or entertainment means only; if you feel that any information deserves further citation or request to be clarified, please let me know through the contact page.

Get an Earful

Revelation 2021? High-profile Soccer Figures, Players (“Footballers”) Forcing Conversation after Three More Soccer Players Collapse in Three Days - Sport's commentator gets cut off from a live feed after asking if the player who collapsed has gotten the vaccine.
Is Mankind Able to Prevent Abuse of New Technologies Against Democracy and Human Rights? - An investigative look into the government's attempts to assault (control) our mind.
Vaccines to Genetically Modify/Change Our DNA – Mind Control and Weaponization – Anthony Patch Prediction From 2014 - What is the REAL reason for the vaccines? Some say depopulation. Some say mind control. Maybe it's both.
Vaccination Status Is Temporary, Boosters For Life Required - Constant changing of definitions and moving of goalposts... "Fully vaccinated" and "vaccines" are an endless misnomer.
Don’t Vaccinate Kids: Urgent Message from Doctors’ Summit - Speakers at the Summit included Doctors: Peter McCullough, Robert Malone, Paul Alexander, Tara Gesling, Pierre Kory, Ryan Cole and more.