Specialization, through myopic focus, has allowed modern society a certain amount of technological “progress.” But this way of thinking and organizing has also blinded us to priorities such as sustainability, community, compassion, health, even survival. We are already paying a high toll for our lack of vision, in terms of war, environmental degradation, extinction, and general moral and psychological impoverishment.
As individuals and institutions exist within a given system (economic, historical, cultural) they can have a hard time (and are constantly discouraged from) thinking critically about the basic structures of the system itself. It is difficult to question something that is so ingrained, such a part of who we are. This is a barrier that we must overcome.
Priorities apply directly to our everyday lives. What is important to us, what do we spend our time doing or thinking about, what are our goals? While many people may express lofty morals or ambitions, few actually follow through by dedicating their time and energy toward making a difference.
Survival may be the ultimate priority. But as we can clearly see in humanity’s disregard for our own environment, even this most basic drive has been subverted through manipulation and confusion.
Prioritization demands that we address fundamental issues and ask tough and possibly uncomfortable or frightening questions. The Truth Movement must be concerned with implications and scope, and the process of contextualizing information and making meaningful conclusions.
TruthMove itself is a project of priorities. As you can clearly see, we do not attempt to cover every single issue or story. We have left out such major subjects as the WMD scandal and even the Iraq War itself. This is not because these are unimportant topics but because we feel that our time is better spent covering other material.
Prioritization is a process of discernment. It can also be a point of contention or division as priorities and strategies vary widely. At TruthMove, we respect differing approaches but we have definite opinions on the relative value of specific issues, techniques, and evidence.
Our priorities lie in exposing underreported facts, deceptions, and analyses that are especially startling and which reveal the absolutely corrupt nature of the current socio-economic system.
Some methods of educating, organizing, and promoting are more effective than others. The Truth Movement needs to be dynamic, creative, and radical in its efforts. See the Action section for more ideas.
We also see some lines of inquiry as being much more worthwhile than others. For example, while analyses of The Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, Federal Reserve, Rothschilds, etc. may be quite compelling, there is also reason to use our energy on more tangible, focused issues.
The identification and demonization of specific, external groups can be a tempting but incomplete and ineffective approach. Furthermore, subjects which tend toward speculation rather than fact or leave one feeling overwhelmed and helpless are usually not be the best way to spend one’s time.
A sense of urgency is one of the defining characteristics of the Truth Movement. Time is running short on our liberties, our economy, and possibly our very existence. The process of awakening cannot be rushed or cheated, but at the same time, we must do all we can to spread truth in a strategic, urgent, and persistent way.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. – H.G. Wells