Now, before I said anything about these two circles, what was your first instinct? Equal, right? Because they look equal. The reason they look equal is because they are in fact equal. These two circles are identical. You know, I just got almost everyone of you to raise your hand and say that they are not. So what do we learn? That you can be manipulated like that to believe in something that goes against your natural instincts.
Just imagine, just imagine as a child you are taught that the blue circle is larger than the red. If you say it enough times, you convince yourself that’s the truth. If you’re told the lie enough times, it becomes part of your reality. And if enough people were taught that lie, that the blue circle is larger than the red, then now it becomes part of the culture. And if that culture then passes that misinformation along to the next generation, now it becomes tradition.
And what we have to remember is that just because we have a tradition, it does not mean it is morally acceptable. Tradition and morality are not always the same. I mean can you think of any traditions that we once had in the United States of America that we no longer have? That today we think back and that was immoral? Slavery, right? Less than two hundred years ago. And that was a tradition. So the traditions we have today does not necessarily mean that they are morally acceptable. And as we evolve as a culture, so do our traditions.
Now, The Matrix is a story. It’s a story when told enough times to enough people it becomes a part of that culture. It becomes the tradition. And this story is being told over and over. Everyday. In fact, if you believe the image on the cartoon is where you are getting your milk from, you are deceiving yourself. This is a fantasy. It only exists in your head. It’s a blue pill fed to you by the industry to get you to buy their product. This is the Matrix, the lie we tell ourselves about where our food is coming from.
The reality is far more disturbing. 90% to 95% of the milk, the meat, and eggs that we consume in the United States are coming from these conditions. This is called factory farming. This is where you take thousands of hens, pigs, and cows and confine them into warehouses. In fact, every year in the U.S. 10 billion…Yes, 10 billion cows, pigs and chickens are being slaughtered for food. So what that works out to be is that every second in the U.S. 300 animals are killed. Just like that. So 300, 600, 900, 1200…By the time I am done talking today there’ll be over a million animals that have been slaughtered. And most of us do not even blink an eye and I mean how is it possible that in the United States of America, we can kill, we can slaughter 300 animals, every second, and not question that.
Because of the story we have been told. The story justifies the action. If you say it enough times, you actually convince yourself that’s the truth. And how many of you were told as a child you need to eat meat to get protein? I know I was.
How many of you were taught you need to drink cow’s milk to get strong bones? Not dog milk, not chimpanzee milk, not elephant milk, not rhino milk, not hippo milk, not tiger milk, not lion milk, not giraffe milk, not elephant milk, did I say that already, I think you get the point. Not even our own mother’s milk, we need to drink cow’s milk to get strong bones.
The absurdity of drinking the milk from any other species, and any other being beside our own mother, when it said enough times, loses its absurdness. So all we’re going to do today is to find out if the Matrix is telling the truth.
Our diet is natural?
Now, the first we have been taught is that our diet is natural. We eat meat, dairy and eggs, so therefore it must be natural. So let’s find out. You have two images on the wall. All right, again. Remember the Rorschach test. You have two images on the wall. I want you to tell me all the thoughts that come to mind, when you see the image on the left. Do not be afraid to scream out. Nobody is going to get sent to the Principal. What do you see?
Fresh, yum, sweet, all right? If I came into the room with a basket of strawberries that looked just like that, organic. And I put it on a chair right here, now, what would be your thoughts? Okay, same thoughts.
What would you think if one of us got up and started chewing on the strawberries? Maybe you want to join in. If I come into the room with a basket of strawberries how many of your mouths would start to salivate? You mouth starts to water? If I take a strawberry and put it under your nose, what do you smell? If I take a knife and slice that strawberry in half and put that under your nose, now what do you smell? Strawberries –