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3 TED Talks the Establishment Would Prefer You To Miss

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What do economic inequality, scientific materialism, and human consciousness have in common?

All 3 of them represent important pillars of our current economic and social arrangements, and, all 3 are topics of TED presentations surrounded by controversy, with many people claiming censorship by the revered idea broker.

TED, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ has inspired the world many times over with the quality and variety of their conferences, speakers and topics. They, of course, reserve the right to choose their content accordingly, however, a common thread in these 3 talks, intellectual revolt against mainstream thought, does makes them suspiciously ripe for suppression by a larger media establishment already guilty of enforcing our status quo with a heavy regimen of triviality, propaganda and fantasy.

None of these ideas are violent, none are offensive nor profane, and all are reasoned and intelligent. And, although they may not appeal to everyone, there is certainly no physical harm to be done from sharing these ideas.

Take a look at these worthwhile presentations, 3 TED talks the establishment would prefer you to miss.

Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness

The works of author and explorer Graham Hancock regarding our ancient history, the nature of consciousness, Ayahuasca, and altered states of consciousness, offer an essential examination of our culture.

Recently, his captivating TED Talk, “The War on Consciousness,” a sober and intelligent argument for the liberation of the human mind, was deliberately removed from You Tube by TED curator Chris Anderson.

“Graham Hancock’s talk, again, shares a compelling and unorthodox worldview, but one that strays well beyond the realm of reasonable science. While attempting to critique the scientific worldview, he misrepresents what scientists actually think…” Chris Anderson, [TED]

After some debate between Hancock and Anderson, this presentation was not fully re-posted to TED’s site, but rather subjugated to a new, unseen basement corner on TED’s site, canceling it’s record of views and limiting it’s future visibility.

Is Hancock sharing ideas worth censoring? Decide for yourself…

Rupert Sheldrake – The Science of Delusion

Along with Graham Hancock’s, TED also removed the recent talk by author and bio-chemist Rupert Sheldrake.

In the bold debate about the nature of human consciousness, Rupert Sheldrake stands out for questioning the standing dogmas of modern science and for bringing us his fascinating theory of Morphic Resonance regarding the collective memory and the habits of nature.

In the following TED presentation, he discusses 10 scientific dogmas that should be questioned to support our evolution. After TED published this, they then reviewed it and moved to hide it.

Do you find Sheldrake’s TED presentation to be of value, or should it’s visibility be limited so that the public isn’t subjected to ideas that some people feel should not be heard?

The continuing story of the censorship of these two presentations can be followed at Graham Hancock’s Facebook page, here.

Rick Hanauer – Rich People Don’t Create Jobs

This third presentation, by entrepreneur Rick Hanauer, is surrounded by controversy because after it was recorded, it was passed over for publication by TED. Stating that allegations of censorship are false, and that TED merely favored better presentations over Hanauer’s when deciding what to publish to their hugely popular website, TED publicly released the talk after suspicions were raised.

Discussing the idea of income equality and the forces behind job creation, Hanauer challenges the advantages the wealthy are given in society, and points out the social class system we have. His ideas are simple and clear, yet many people feel that this talk was intentionally censored by TED because of the threat these notions put to the existing pecking order in our world.

It seems unlikely that TED could possibly have anything to gain by shelving this 5 minute discourse, but, either way, the controversy exists, and Hanauer’s presentation certainly does challenge one of the establishment’s sacred cows of the economy. That the middle class is dependent on the wealthy for job creation.

Should Rick Hanauer’s non-partisan talk about the merits of taxing/not-taxing the rich be given equal weight in the arena of popular ideas?

While popular with the public, these 3 talks do challenge fundamental aspects of the status quo, and in outstanding, thought-provoking style. The controversy surrounding them is about who in the public should be arbiter of ideas and about who should get to define the box we collectively think within.

So, decide for yourself. Should these ideas be pushed to the backbins of our collective human conversation? Would the establishment indeed have something to fear if these ideas were to become mainstream? Are we, as a culture, brave enough to freely entertain ideas?

Either way, the present established world order does indeed have plenty to gain by keeping the people of the planet in the dark about ideas that can lead to a revolution in human thought and behavior.

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  1. gregorylent says:

    good to see these here … TED is just the leading edge of the status quo, with nothing to offer to the creation of a new paradigm

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed these three talks. I have been watching many different kinds of Ted talks over the last years, but I have never encountered, or was even faced with the notion that Ted is even remotely guilty of censoring its talks.
    The ‘status quo’ as heavily defended as it is by the ruling elite is in itself a house of cards bound to collapse in time to come and we need indeed new ideas and truths about who we are and our purpose to help it along. We need to remove the standardized ideas about life. We need to come together and re-invent our views about life. To re-discover the valuable connection with our nature and spirit. We need to, like hallucinative plant based brews, give people the right to decide and choose their own life-path.
    We are indeed in a battle for free conscientiousness. We are fighting for a new paradigm and we need to continue to liberate new ideas. Allow them to be expressed so that we can trigger critical thinking. To break up the herds of ‘sheeple’ that are roaming our land.
    I hope this is the last I hear from Ted censoring the talks against the status quo. I hope that we will find the truth in our hearts one day that will set us free. But time is running out some say and we have to act now. ”So bring it on”.

    • Dave Mowers says:

      The fact of the matter is that the status quo is only maintained by inequitable access to credit and capital from the federal reserve. If we all had equal access to unlimited credit and capital like the upper class we would all be doing great things and what a world we might have if everyone got the opportunity.

      • Nancy says:

        Dave, your “facts” don’t add up. Rich people who lose everything, including access to credit, usually bounce back because they have habits that bounce them back. Poor people who have won or been given money, usually go back to being poor because of their habits.

        • smith says:

          Nancy, that is not exactly right, rich folks usually have rich relatives, associates and friends along with their education and familiarity withe the corrodors of power and access. so they have some handles to help them back up.
          I defy middle class folks like you or wealthy folks to live in this country on the megar amounts of money most folks have.. I argue that the poor are masters of getting more utility out of a dollar. people who win lotterys may waste the money and they usually get “legally”robbed by lawyers and the government.
          this capitalist system robs 90% of the world and gives it to the other 10% AND THIS INCLUDES THE WORKING WHITE FOLKS THAT KEEP SUPPORTING THIS DEMONIC SYSTEM JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING BETTER THAN THE COLORODS OF THE WORLD _________ for now

    • Lawrence Carson says:

      I like what you said however its not ‘good ideas’ that we are missing. When things don’t make an ounce of sense … its not because of a lack of good ideas. Its because someone is making a ton of money with the system exactly the way it is.

      Systems theory tells us that Entropy will take down any system unless that system is propped up with a beneficiary. Common Sense … has been destroyed intentionally by the cunning craft of those attending the church of the new god of Greed.

      Lawrence Carson
      Boise, ID
      “The Greed of the Cunning Craft hiding behind the image of John Galt feeds freely on the ignorance of all the lambs.” Yrral Nosrac

  3. Anna says:

    I was reminded of Hope Mirrlees’ Lud in the Mist (1926) as I watched Hancock’s talk.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lud-in-the-Mist
    And of course there’s the Wasson etc. work.

    I’m also glad that I’ve been introduced to Sheldrake, as his concepts support others I’ve been exploring – and such a great sense of humour!

    Equally so with regards to Hanauer … excellent! :)

  4. thedoctor says:

    The TED talks are a sham, a mind control experiment designed to get people to go further down the road to Science as the best religion. You’ll notice that each TED talk is filmed and edited in exactly the same way, a process that puts McDonalds repetition to shame. In fact the Onion’s on send-up the surreal repetitive nature of their presentations would be funny if it weren’t so sad.

    The key to the process is the repetition, so when people see that opening credit the fall into a trance like state, accepting all information presented because it is the same, no challenge to the mind, no interaction, familiarity designed to simply deliver dogma via the Scientist as Televangelist, delivering his/her sermon to the giddy audience eager to hear how a science will save them from themselves. Notice the each show includes the appropriate giddy cutaway shots of the the adoring audience?

    Repetition is a key to seeing the indoctrination systems at work, the more each presentation is machine like, predictable, sterile, computer crafted displays of sameness, the more the mind simply wanders into the realm offered and accepts the information without question.

  5. here is another TED TALK that the establishment has buried – this time because it deals with empowerment through magical ritual and sorcery of the pen… David Foox covers art in symbols in this TED Talk http://youtu.be/xeCbrcxYq6g

    xoxo S.S.

    PS: Hanauer is excellent!

  6. Al Smith says:

    Everything about the matrix of lies in which we all subsist is backwards, upside down, and inside out. When will we unite within a system of real democracy to demand truth universally? Hasn’t the banksters’ deMockery done enough damage?

    We only have one system of real democracy, designed to define Humanity’s true wil, at MajorityVoice’s Issue Forum System, lying dormant, awaiting Humanity’s participation. Unite while there’s still time. Or remain divided and conquered and go quietly into the darkness of the New World Order.

    • Lee says:

      i’ll revisit the site again, your pessamism really made me laugh though, and sad!
      It needs a touch of flare and a few tweeks here and there.
      The focus needs to be towards Wall St. in my opinion? They pull all the strings buying and trading peoples Futures! causing absolute chaos and terror around the World.
      Your Shadow Government.

  7. thnker says:

    The problem is also the number of people who pay NO tax. Yet they are free to vote for garbage like the health fraud bill, a giant handout to big pharma big insurance and big medi complex, and vote themselves more freebies on the backs of the middles and uppers.

    If the welfare set was forced to work, and pay taxes, they would be paying attention to fairness and many other things happening like the ndaa etc. Right now they only care about their handouts and nothing else. Meanwhile they shop at walmart, helping offshore what’s left of jobs, they buy and gobble down GMOs which are destroying the environment, food chain, and increasing the cost of medical services from the problems they cause.

    It’s right to argue that billionaires should pay their share, where right now they get mass loopholes, subsidies and are never held to account, however, accountability must be equal. When was the last time you heard the phrase ‘self responsibility. Or ‘don’t reproduce more kids than you can pay for’.

    The problems are everywhere not just with the billionaires skating off taxes. Until the welfare lifers quit getting ridiculous, never ending handouts, nothing will change.

  8. Shields says:

    That’s why I never bothered with Ted. Glad to see I was right.

  9. thinker says:

    what’s up with the censoring. my first post on this site was moderated, then that was no longer the case.

    are you controlled op? why are you censoring my post now. I am doing a piece soon, tracking alt sites and those who appears to censor even appropriate posts. my comment was within guidelines, so, no excuse for your refusing to post it, except for outright censoring to steer the psych, just as this article is accusing TED of doing. So what’s the deal.

  10. thinker says:

    ? – you posted my comment above without ‘moderating’ anything, so why is this comment below which I posted still being ‘moderated’, where is it.

    The problem is also the number of people who pay NO tax. Yet they are free to vote for garbage like the health fraud bill, a giant handout to big pharma big insurance and big medi complex, and vote themselves more freebies on the backs of the middles and uppers.

    If the welfare set was forced to work, and pay taxes, they would be paying attention to fairness and many other things happening like the ndaa etc. Right now they only care about their handouts and nothing else. Meanwhile they shop at walmart, helping offshore what’s left of jobs, they buy and gobble down GMOs which are destroying the environment, food chain, and increasing the cost of medical services from the problems they cause.

    It’s right to argue that billionaires should pay their share, where right now they get mass loopholes, subsidies and are never held to account, however, accountability must be equal. When was the last time you heard the phrase ‘self responsibility. Or ‘don’t reproduce more kids than you can pay for’.

    The problems are everywhere not just with the billionaires skating off taxes. Until the welfare lifers quit getting ridiculous, never ending handouts, nothing will change.

    • timwebb2012 says:

      These people pay no tax because they have no jobs. Not that paying tax is fiscally necessary, as the $85 billion /month being printed out of thin air at the moment clearly indicates that taxation is no more than a means of societal control and subjugation. They do not need to be forced to work, as you suggest, but they cannot work even if they wanted to; as their jobs were offshored to places where people will work for much less than a US citizen needs to survive.
      They “only care about their handouts” because those handouts are the only thing which keeps them alive. Would you refuse a handout if you and your family were starving? You imply that they ought not to shop where it’s cheapest. How would you justify that sort of extravagant gesture in someone on a minimal income?
      They eat GMO because it enables them to eat the most cheaply. But they might choose not to eat GMO if those foods were labelled as such, but every effort has been expended by the food corporations to prevent that from happening.
      The US is, unfortunately, in the grip of jewish bankers and strategists who have imposed socialism/communism on the nation, ( jews head up every single Congressional committee ), as that is the surest way to destroy a nation, as it is designed to do. The lower orders are merely caught in the crossfire of this Great Agenda, as has always been the case in every generation.
      By wilfully and deliberately increasing the numbers of helpless and dependent citizens, more pressure is applied to those who are working. Ultimately, this results in societal instability, resentment ( as with you ) and collapse. It’s simple economics.
      You righteous indignation at the poor should be redirected elsewhere, towards those criminals who formulate national strategy, who should be immediately arrested, charged with High Treason, convicted, and sentenced.

      • TruthHawk says:

        Do not confuse Judaism with Zionism. Apples and bitter Oranges. Perhaps a reading of ‘The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion’ will open some windows of perception. Much of (orchestrated) world history will then make sense.

  11. abinico warez says:

    These people just like to listen to themselves talk.

  12. LocalHero says:

    Cancelled my subscription to TED.

  13. Neo1 says:

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    Convincing Congress to Abolish the Fed http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/convincing.html
    Irrecusable obligation, which according to ‘Bouvier’s Law Dictionary’ (1914 ed.), is “a term used to indicate a certain class of contractual obligations recognized by the law which are imposed upon a person without his consent and without regard to any act of his own.” This is distinguished from a recusable obligation, which according to Bouvier, arises from a voluntary act by which one incurs the obligation imposed by the operation of law. The Income Tax succinctly described is an irrecusable obligation.
    The obligation to make a return of income for using private credit is recognized in law as an irrecusable obligation. The voluntary use of private credit is the condition precedent, which imposes the irrecusable obligation to file a tax return. If private credit is not used or rejected, then the operation of law, which imposes the irrecusable obligation lies dormant and cannot apply.

    • Anonymous says:

      Fuggin ‘A. That is interesting stuff.

      The best way to spread such ideas is person-to-person. You have great info here – spread it to others like it was spread to you.

      The movement is coming.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hanauer misses the point – I like how he breaks down one paradigm, but he is being too clever by half here.

    What he SHOULD have been arguing is that PRODUCERS (not ‘the ultra-rich’, not ‘consumer middle class) MAKE THE ECONOMY GROW.

    Stop…think about it… you see? THAT makes sense:

    – There are some uber-rich who don’t own a single business, they just spend their money. That’s hardly a job-creator.
    – Then again, there are super-rich who became rich BY innovating, allowing humans to create more with out current resources (Henry Ford) and became embarrassingly rich in the process.

    – There are consumerists who would take Hanauer ‘Rich-People-Tax-Money’ as EBT or welfare payments – They’re not WORKING and PRODUCING stuff to exchange for their goods – they’re just recycling money into the system..
    – There are ‘consumers’ (i.e. middle-class workers) who SWEAT and PRODUCE in fields, factories, laboratories and offices to MAKE stuff, and spend THAT money on their goods. THEY have actually produced wealth.

    Hanauer missed the point – Producers (big or small) make wealth at every level of the economy.

    The problem with our economy is that we wantonly tax Producers, and redistribute that wealth for political gain.

    • Gary says:

      “The problem with our economy”?

      Hanauer is PERFECTLY correct in that the exchange between the producer and the consumer IS the economy. One can not survive the absence of the other. In a perfect word of economics we are all consumers and producers.

      There is also another paradigm of communal economics in which we must consider the purpose of economy. This whole structure is to benefit who, exactly? If it does not benefit all of us then why have it? Is all this to please Bill Gates? He is one man. If this economy does not benefit the citizen then what real worth does it have?

  15. Axiom says:

    Isn’t it amazing that “everyone” knows :

    1) The media doesn’t inform
    2) All wars are fought for money
    3) To follow the money
    4) Money talks
    & 5) Winners write history.

    Yet challenge the veracity of just about any official narrative and the sheep will reflexively dismiss you as a “conspiracy theorist” .

    A stark example of mass manifest cognitive dissonance .

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