• scottforbes

Did You See the Gorilla?

Let me start with what I believe to be a truth. A large percentage of us don’t have a clue about what’s really going on in the world. Yes, I know. That’s a bold statement.


Unless we have studied true history, the mystery schools of old and new, understand the intricacies and meanings of language and words, symbolism, numbers, dates, and rites and rituals of religions, most of what is going on in the world is hidden from us. We may have snippets of knowledge, but may not have the skills or take the time to connect the dots for ourselves—and frankly it's hard because we are not adepts in understanding. Knowing this, I think that every day probably some percentage of what I believe to be true isn’t—because I also fail to see the clues. What percentage is just a guess. 10 percent? 25? 50? Everything maybe? All is plausible.


15 years ago, until a health situation changed my reality, I rarely questioned anything that the systems of society told me to believe is true. Today, I no longer accept anything to be 100 percent true. I always have doubts. I have spent countless thousands of hours researching and circling the wagons of knowledge for myself—from many sources, including those some call “conspiracy theorists” and from ancient religious texts—but unless the information is in the physical world that I can validate or the narrative world that I perceive from my research, then there is some probability that what I think is a truth is false and vice versa.


Today, whenever the news media or some website or “app” calls someone a conspiracy theorist, my ears perk up, because, I then know that either they are so or some attempt is being made to hide a truth from us. One thing I know. Unless one reads a lot—I mean a lot—and I don’t mean Danielle Steele novels—one is not really informed about the real world. Even if one reads a lot, what they are reading may not even be true. Only 40 percent of people have actually read a book, since concluding their formal education. That’s, frankly, shocking, regardless of whether they are reading something true or false.


I came to realize that unless we at least observe and question the physical and narrative worlds in which we live, then we fail to come close to understanding who’s really in control of society and what their intentions may be—good or bad. One does not need to understand the mystery schools of old, but one must at least do this observing and questioning. This has nothing to do with whether one is educated or not. One can be highly educated, but frankly lacking in the wisdom that really matters. Awareness of our true reality has everything to do with how open and brave we are to question the prevailing narrative—which is often manufactured for a reason. How many of you have questioned—and I mean any—of the narrative regarding the virus, the election, or January 6th on Capitol Hill. We are all born trusting, but that quality can easily be exploited and people’s perceptions of reality controlled. There are institutes around the world that study the mind and how to manipulate people’s perceptions of reality. Many are funded by governments.


I once asked a friend if he believed everything written in the NY Times. He said, “yes, because journalists are trained to tell the truth.” OK…but would you like to buy a bridge? A friend worked for one of the cable new outfits and was posted at the Pentagon. Each day the Pentagon Information Office delivered the talking points for the day. He knew that some of the points were true and others were not. When he said, “the Pentagon reports…,” I knew there was some possibility that the narrative was false. The famous Gorilla experiment was conducted in 1999 where observers were told to watch a video of people bouncing a ball amongst themselves. A gorilla walks in front of the people, stands for a few seconds, and then moves off screen. Half the observers did not see the Gorilla—yes half. When one develops what’s called “inattentional blindness,” it becomes easy to miss details when one is not looking out for them. How much we miss depends on whether we are actually observing and processing what we are observing to the next stage of questioning why.


It's hard to explain such a failure in awareness without confronting the possibility that we are aware of far less of our reality than we think—and what we may think to be true may be false. Unless one was on Capitol Hill on January 6th, how can anyone possibly believe the totality of the narrative—I mean believe everything? There are green-screen sound stages as large as city blocks where such events can be manufactured. I’m just saying. I question a lot. I’ve seen a lot. One can’t look at the virus and ensuing actions and events and not question who might benefit from exploiting it. I’m also reminded of Joseph Goebbel’s “The Big Lie Theory,” when I listen to politicians and the news media.


Based on what I have presented so far, isn’t it plausible that not everything we are told to believe true is actually true and that all of us have accepted some narratives as true but they are false—hence we bought into lies? I question my reality every day. Questioning what we are told to believe as true is in my lane of understanding and awareness, as part of my career was working in intelligence and defense, where scenarios of both the physical and narrative worlds are modeled and then results used to manipulate peoples’ perceptions of the truth every day. I also spent a career solving complex problems for my clients, and at the forefront of doing so was uncovering what was really going on—the truths.


So, why is there any misdirection or sleight of hand at all? Who is doing this and why? It just didn't start to happen with TV, the computer or social media. It has been happening since the beginning of time. The answer is simple—the narratives created reduce down to the tactics employed related to an agenda and said agenda always relates to the creation of more wealth, more power, and more means of controlling us—for let’s say the “elite” and the systems of society they control. It's more complex than this when one understands the secret people and groups behind such agendas and their evolution to the present day.


The truth is that we are just pawns on an ever changing chess board. The game never changes, unless we choose to not play. If we choose not to play, then we will always be played. The more we understand this and how our physical and narrative worlds are influenced, the less we can be, to put bluntly, fooled into believing something is true when it is not. None of this may matter to you at all. But it probably does matter to the collective future of humanity, because not every person in power, control, or has an extreme amount of influence, gives a damn about you, me, or anyone else. Do you see the Gorilla now?