Those who have all the answers, have not been asked all the questions.
My name is Frodo, Frodo Cosimo. In case you don’t already know me I am a Greek entrepreneur, investor, experience writer who has a tendency to fly too close to the sun. Please join me on my zany escapades trying to discover the true value of life.
The following paragraphs are my inner-most feelings and thoughts put on paper, so to speak. It’s my philosophy, my ideology, my essence, captured in a point in time as it is written.
This journal is meant to be read chronologically, but of course it is not required for it to be valuable. I hope you find something in this that speaks to you. My hope is that it will inspire and liberate those who are stuck in the rut that is our modern society. I hope it will give you a fresh perspective that is key to finding whatever is holding you back and finally achieving your goals.
February 8th, 2021
The World As We Know it.
Remember, this is a snapshot of who I am at this point in time. My ideas and feelings are subject to change. In no way am I trying to keep this public journal, consistent. As I grow in knowledge and as a man, so too will my thoughts. And that’s ok.
The Only Thing I Know For Sure Is That I Know Nothing At All, For Sure”
Humility. This quote by one of the greatest thinkers (if not the greatest) is so misunderstood by the vast majority of people today. One could only speculate as to why that is. In my opinion, it is because people desire more than anything else, certainty. People in general need to believe that they are in control of their lives. What is the source of this insecurity? I do not know. But if I had to speculate, I would chalk it up to how people in western societies are raised. Let me explain:
- The second we are born we are stabbed with needles and for the first time feel pain.
- Made blind by bright lights and disinfecting petroleum so we cant see the shape of our parents face.
- Males are subject to genital mutilation which has been proven to negative effects on the brain in a very important way.
- Children are voluntarily separated from their families to be put in day prison at a very young age.
- While in this day prison they are indoctrinated. Here are some points to think about. (From Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto)
1. Confusion (The natural order of real life is violated by heaping disconnected facts on students.)
2. Class position (Children are locked together into categories where the lesson is that “everyone has a proper place in the pyramid.”)
3. Indifference (Inflexible school regimens deprive children of complete experiences.)
4. Emotional dependency (Kids are taught to surrender their individuality to a “predestined chain of command.”)
5. Intellectual dependency (One of the biggest lessons schools teach is conformity rather than curiosity.)
6. Provisional self-esteem (“The lesson of report cards, grades, and tests, is that children should not trust themselves or their parents, but should instead rely on the evaluation of certified officials.”)
7. One can’t hide (Schooling and homework assignments deny children privacy and free time in which to learn from parents, from exploration, or from community.)
And my final point; we are immersed in this abusive environment so we don’t realize that we ourselves are perpetuating the abuse onto the next generation.
How about a counter-argument? One that I have heard is “what about [enter successful American entrepreneur]?” My answer to that is “What do you know about this person?” More likely then not, they were a terrible student who never finished collage (Jobs, Gates, Carnegie, et al). If they are successful and did go to college, they are most likely related to someone in the elite echelons of our society. An example of this is Elon Musk. He went to college. But he comes from a long line of powerful politicians. Could it
Another counter-argument is “My sister went to college. She’s a doctor.” Objectively, doctors are not successful. They are hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of dollars in debt by the time they reach their first job. They are a prime example of the wage-slave caste system we live in today. Having said that, if there is something college is good for, I would say that medical surgery research and training is it.
If you have read this and scoffed at its preposterousness, please take a moment to understand what Socrates meant when he said “The only thing I know for sure is that I know nothing at all, for sure.” Could all of what I shared today be true? Is it possible? Think about how your life would be if you did not spend over 8 hours a day memorizing random factoids and instead spent your valuable time doing things that were most interesting to you.
8 hours x 5 days x 38 weeks x 12 years = 18,240 hours of indoctrination.
Almost 20,000 hours you could have spent learning about things you were interested in. How different would your life be?
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February 10th, 2021
It Really Doesn’t Matter
In today’s edition I am going to say some things that will make most people very angry. Please keep in mind I do not say anything with the intention of harming anyone; only helping. I will speak what I believe to be the truth no matter what. And up until recently that has been an ok thing to do. Part of the reason why I am writing this “living manifesto” is because I wish to tell the truth without fear of persecution. Something I have been unable to do for the past year or so.
“Follow Truth”– Thomas Jefferson (a reoccurring sign-off in Jefferson’s letters.)
This is the era of loss. I have lost my day job because of what I am about to say. I have lost friends. I have been distanced from family. All because of a difference in what I believe to be truth and what everyone else believes. Also because of what everyone else believes, I have lost my ability to go to stores I love. My wife cannot run her business anymore. My children can no longer go to dance class or get piano lessons like they used to.
It is very hard for me to stay calm while writing this. I am holding back so much anger.
There is no virus.
A video the government doesn’t want you to see – https://odysee.com/@David_Icke_LBRY:8/The-One-Thing-They-Can’t-Manipulate,-Is-Love—David-Icke-Talks-To-Swedish-Media:e
If you have not clicked away from the page at this point I congratulate you. You are more objective and reasonable than 90% of the population. Let me make the argument and of course you will decide what to believe. All I ask is that you keep an open mind. A bit of a cliché. But it is the most cogent way of suggesting that perhaps you do not know everything.
What is “covid?” Again, 90% will say that it is a virus. That is wrong. It is suggested that “covid” is the disease caused by “the virus.” So what part is the virus? SARS-CoV-2 is the supposed virus in question. Ok then, what is SARS-CoV-2? What is it made of? If you cant answer, you have no business telling anyone anything in regard to “covid.” If you said genetic material, I must ask “What genetic material?” Because there is no unique genetic code that was discovered. Any material they tout was artificially drafted using a best-guess genetic sequencing application…..I don’t understand why people are BEGGING for there to be a deadly virus. 90% of the population are fighting tooth and nail against their own best interests! WHY?
The next thing I get is “Well, they test for it.” How can they test for something that doesn’t exist? Logic!
Then I get “So, all the doctors in the world are wrong?” How ignorant and heinous this statement is. First its an appeal to authority. A fallacy and a terrible one at that. Second, it is implying that all doctors agree. They do not. Third, it simplifies things to a point of absence. Doctors have a sword of Damocles hanging over their heads. If they step out of line they will lose everything. So, 90% of doctors are not brave enough to step out of line. Doctors thinking for themselves is definitely stepping out of line. I am aware that my generalities are a fallacy as well but I am having a conversation with you, the reader. I am not writing a dissertation. My point is nothing is ever as simple as it seems.
Next I get “So, everybody who got sick is in on some big conspiracy?” How does anyone come to THIS particular conclusion? It is so surprisingly common and so good at shutting down conversation. It is like a tattoo on the forehead of the damned. This person will never be able to survive in a free society. My answer to this is “Why do you think that?” Most of the time there is no answer. Other times they transform into a 8 year old step-brother trying to annoy his sister. Coming back with something like “Whatever tin-foil hat guy.” There is nothing you can do for these people.
Finally, there is the most common one that interestingly is the easiest argument to refute. “So, all the millions of people dying from it is just fake news?” UGH! Its all so tiresome.
The amount of people that died in 2020, was the same as 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, etc. No additional people died. That should be a red flag right there that what you hear from the media might not be accurate. Also, flu deaths, heart disease related deaths, cancer deaths, accidental death and even death due to medical malpractice are at all time lows or have all but disappeared. Why is that? 2020 would have been a lower year for deaths if it hadn’t been for all the increases in suicide and drug overdoses. There is a financial incentive for medical facilities to put “covid” as cause of death. Follow the money. Remember, I have no reason to lie to you.
I am sorry if this edition is not the most eloquent. But this is a very emotional topic for me. I thank you all for making it this far. If there are any questions you have or comments please leave them below. Bless you all.
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February 11th, 2021
The advantages & disadvantages of being consistent
The only thing I am consistent at is being inconsistent.
“we all fool ourselves from time to time in order to keep our thoughts and beliefs consistent with what we have already done or decided”― Robert B. Cialdini, Influence: Science and Practice
The above quote is interesting. Take a second and think about it. In Dr. Cialdini’s book, Influence: Science and Practice, in order to remain consistent with our own image of self that we create for ourselves (or is created for us), we will lie to ourselves. A couple of questions I had to ask when I head this was, “What do you mean by consistent?” and “Why does it matter?”
Well, it matters tremendously for anyone who believes themselves to be rational, logical, objective, critical thinkers. If this is you, make sure you pay attention. Because, as it turns out, what you believe to be your greatest strength could potentially be used against you.
To address the first question first…What is meant by “consistent?” Consistency is an influencing principle that states: We feel we must always align our outer actions and promises with our inner choices and systems, such as our beliefs and values. An example of this is if you were to donate to a charity. You are more likely to donate to another charity if reminded of that time you donated previously. Meaning if you weren’t reminded that you had donated previously, you are less likely to donate this time.
Do you think you are objective, logical, rational?
Have you ever taken a survey? The answers you provide could influence the decisions you make in the future. An example; if you take a survey asking if you believe that “common sense” should be involved when making firearm policy, you are more likely to answer “yes” when asked if guns should be regulated at all. I personally have not taken a survey since learning this.
The government knows about this principle. The media knows about this principle. Corporations know about this principle. And they use it against you every single day. Check out this coke commercial. In it, they have mean trolls going to town making people feel bad. Coke gets poured on the server and spreads good and happy feelings on the internet overpowering the evil trolls. Its masterfully edited to associate coke with good people. “Hey, I’m not a troll! I’m a good person and good people drink coke.”
This principle is sinister in its subversive power over us. If we are not paying attention we will fall victim to it.
In case you hadn’t noticed already, I used this principle on you at the beginning of this edition of The Living Manifesto. Everyone likes to consider themselves critical thinkers. Everyone believes they are rational and logical individuals. In this case I was using the consistency principle for good instead of evil. I really want you to think and make up your own mind as you read my posts. When I preface an article with a consistency trigger, it is to frame your mind to accept what I am saying.
What happens when you make decisions that are out of line with your own self-image? According to psychologists, you enter into a realm of cognitive dissonance. You potentially see yourself as a hypocrite. Subconsciously, being a hypocrite is one of the worst things you could see yourself as and is instinctively avoided. This is why the consistency principle is so powerful. One simply does not have a choice in the matter.
What is interesting is how politicians, news, and educators have abused this principle to the maximum degree. Pushing children progressively further out onto whatever limb that is convenient for them. Whether it be racialism, environmentalism, classism, communism, et al.
See if you can spot the consistency principle being used in these clips.
There is so much more to learn about this principle and we only focused on one aspect of it. Read into it more. I recommend Dr. Cialdini’s book called “Influence.” I promise you it will be time well spent.
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February 28, 2021
When All Hope is Lost
Fear of punishment from the government has caused global collapse. You just can’t tell if the ship is going down until its too late. However, I will not leave it at that, for this edition is about hope.
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”– J.R.R. Tolkien
There is very little evidence that a virus exists (if any). But the effects the government created in response to their lie is without a doubt very real. Suicide amongst every demographic is through the roof. I will not dwell on this. Just know that it is the result of the governments imposition on society that has created this. I desperately want to help and offer hope to those who are suffering. Here is a very personal story. I hope it can offer some perspective.
“Nothing seemed hard after that.”
One of the last memories of my father was of him running away into the woods before the cops arrived. My mum had just called the police on him during a bad fight. After that he went off and started another life somewhere else without us.
I had to discover what it was to be a man on my own. I learned what I could from from tv and movies mostly. Surprise surprise that didn’t turn me into a very good man.
Alciholism, low self-esteem, promiscuity, the deepest darkest depressions.
I knew I was not going to survive. And if I did survive, I knew my life wouldn’t amount to anything.
But I didn’t turn out that way. In fact, I have a great life. What happened?
There are a few memories I have that stand out when I think about hopelessness. Here is one.
Before my father ran away he took me out hunting. I was 5 years old and this was my first real hunting trip. I think he knew the writing was on the wall and he knew our time together was limited because it was out of the blue, zero prep, zero gear aside from a 7mm rifle. We get out of the truck and head up into the mountains. The beautiful bright day turned into a dark rainy one really quick. We got lost. Hope left me as the sun went down and We spent the next 8 hours stumbling through the deepest darkest forest in North America feeling our way around. I was in pain from head to toe. Wet, cold, tired, hungry, dehydrated, scared, the only thing that kept me going was that I didn’t want my dad to think I was a baby. We kept going, Crossing over rivers on fallen trees, tripping into holes, getting stabbed in the face by devil’s club. We just had to keep moving. Finally as we crawl up to the crest of a ravine and peer over it, we see a glint of warm light through the woods. We head that way like moths would to a flame. it was a cabin.
This might sound like a bad day to an adult, but to a 5 year old it was quite the experience. It put things into perspective for me. Nothing else seemed hard after that.
There are many stories that make us. This is just one experience that taught me no matter how bad things seem, as long as you keep trying, it is NEVER over. And the perspective I gained from this experience is probably what kept me from ending my own life so many times. Never stop trying! It is never over!
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