Being Lazy In School

I wish today to speak more about *Mr Graham Hancock’s talk* that I attended recently. He spoke in a church. This was apposite because his audience listened to him as rapturously, and cheered him as lustily, as if he were Jesus Christ just returned from the dead. It was palpably a gathering of the Faithful, despite that these Faithful weren’t normally churchgoers.

I won’t say how I concluded they weren’t normally churchgoers. This would be boring, and I try not to be boring. This makes me unique among retired Generals, who are, for the most part, soporifically boring. If you, yourself, have ever heard a retired General speak, you’ll know what I mean.

Anyway, to return to Mr Hancock’s talk, all you need know is that the attendees weren’t normally churchgoers, and therefore weren’t religious, although they acted “religious” at Mr Hancock’s talk. Why did they do this? Well, I think any self-respecting psychologist would tell you that acting “religious” at a non-religious event, is simply the innate religious instinct that we all have, being directed elsewhere.

What I mean to say, is that if you aren’t religious, and therefore don’t give the stored-up energy associated with your innate religious instinct a chance to give itself an outlet, then this inchoate energy will direct itself elsewhere. So that if you’re at a non-religious event like Mr Hancock’s talk, and you find yourself acting “religious” with all the awareness of the sleepwalker, this is just your unexpressed religious instinct making itself felt.


The theme of Mr Hancock’s talk was that a giant comet struck the earth many thousands of years ago. This wiped out a world-wide technologically advanced civilisation, whose survivors crawled from the rubble and started over . This explains ancient structures all over the world so technologically complicated, and so huge, that we, today – despite our laptop computers, cell-phones and whatnot – probably couldn’t build them.

However, Mr Hancock, in his talk, didn’t go far enough. He should have said that the apocalyptic destruction of advanced civilisations, whose survivors crawled from the rubble and started all over, has probably happened many times throughout the history of mankind.

I mean, have you ever thought about why you’re so much more clever than your dog or cat, let alone a chimpanzee or orangutan. Had you not vitiated your innate intelligence through being lazy in school, and watching reality shows on your television, you could – thanks to your innate cleverness – have educated yourself to where could compose music as profound as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony; or develop theories as complicated as the Theory of Relativity.

You are (or were) potentially that clever. Your dog or cat, or a chimpanzee or orangutan, definitely isn’t.

Your brain can only have acquired the ability to enable you to potentially compose Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and to come up with the Theory of Evolution, because the brains of your ancestors evolved through their overcoming¬† the challenges of survival in technologically sophisticated environments over many millions of years. According to Mr Darwin, species only evolve to the level they can survive, and no further.

Why, then, were you born with an intelligence to think and do things far in excess of what you need to survive? If you can’t ascertain why, it’s because you vitiated your innate intelligence though being lazy in school, and watching reality shows on your television………


A Mendicant or A Monk

I attended last night in a church hall a book-signing talk by a Mr Graham Hancock, about how the version of human history drummed into the heads of all of us from when we were in school is nearly all nonsense.

Being so old, I don’t often now go to talks like this one, where there are lots of other people. It’s because I feel so conspicuous, for most people at talks or social functions anywhere, are many decades younger than my 120 years. I’m increasingly aware of this, even though inside I feel no older than fifty. But, in appearance I know I look older. And, how much older? What must those at any gathering think when they see me sitting among them?

Anyway……..back to Mr Graham Hancock.

Having read some of his previous books, I wasn’t surprised at what he said last night, which was roughly the summary of his new book, “The Magicians of the Gods”, that you can learn about if you *click here*. I, for my part, intend to read “The Magicians of the Gods”, for Mr Hancock’s previous books – in particular his “The Fingerprints of the Gods” – have helped win me to the point of view that what I learned in school – which I think is what we all learned in school – about human history, is nearly all nonsense.

My researches in other areas of knowledge throughout the years since I retired from being an active General, have convinced me also that what we’re told by experts about everything else, is nearly all nonsense. Because this “everything else” comprised most of the beliefs that sustained me and gave purpose to my life, my belief system has in fact crashed. One of my esteemed readers has now caused me to believe that this was reflected in the crashed car-like tangled metal that featured in my dream that I spoke of in my *previous posting*.

Crashed-car, crashed belief-system. It does make logical sense.

Had I known when young that everything we’re told is true by teachers and experts, is in fact mostly nonsense, my life would have been much different. For one thing, I could never have become a General, because to become a General you must believe the things that every one else believes. If you don’t, it means you’re not like everyone else, that you’re different – something you shouldn’t be if you want to get on in life. And you don’t get on in life much better than becoming a General.

In retrospect, then, I’m now grateful I swallowed unthinkingly all I was told was true by my teachers and all the experts. If I hadn’t swallowed it all, what would I have become? A mendicant? Or maybe a monk? There aren’t many other avenues open if you’re not like everyone else.