Human Knowledge Begins With Observation & Continues With Integration
  • Human knowledge begins with observation and continues with an act of mental integration — the integration of observed reality. This process isn’t automatic but requires effort.

    Understanding — and I mean “understanding” here in the sense of comprehending — is the act of grasping or of apprehending some fact or facts of reality.

    The act of grasping is an act of apprehension, which is an act of comprehension, which is an act of understanding. These words in this context are all synonymous.

    The act of apprehension is the act of integrating newly discovered information (also known as data) into that which is already known.

    Integrating is synthesizing.

    Synthesizing is blending.

    Learning is a process of blending new data with data already retained: data that’s known and grasped, data that’s held inside one’s mind.

    When in this fashion new data is blended with data that’s already stored, an act of learning has taken place. This process is a process of context expansion, which is what learning is: context expansion.

    Imagine, for example, a very young child pushing a red wagon across a wooden floor. This child first perceives that pushing the red wagon results in the wagon rolling. In retaining that observation (which is information, which is data) the child will thereafter know that she can push the wagon to watch it once again roll over the floor. But imagine that the next time she tries, the child’s father has removed one of the wagon wheels to readjust or repair it, so that this time when the child pushes the wagon, she perceives it doesn’t roll across the floor, as it had the previous time. Perhaps she investigates this herself and, depending upon her age and her current context of knowledge, she figures out why it’s not rolling. Or perhaps her father is observing her this time, and he then shows his little one why when she pushed it this time it didn’t roll across the floor. Perhaps he even readjusts the wagon wheel right then and there, and then asks her push it again, now that it’s fixed, and perhaps she observed her father’s every move while he was readjusting the wheel, and the child integrates what she’s just observed. She perceives what he’s done. All of this is an act of observation and then mental synthesis on the child’s part. It’s the act of mentally processing observed data.

    This is by way of illustrating, in abbreviated form, how humans obtain actual knowledge. My example was an illustration of the perceptual, but the same principle applies to the conceptual as well:

    Imagine the same child, at age two, learning what the word “crayon” means and then learning to distinguish a crayon from, for example, a stick of sidewalk chalk. The specific word or words may initially, in any given language, be arbitrary — i.e. “crayon” and “chalk” — but this doesn’t ultimately matter: the referent in reality — the thing known as a “crayon” and the thing known as “chalk” — are real entities. This is why we’re able to learn new languages: the specific words are different, but the referent is the same.

    The actual referents in my example — the crayon and chalk — possess numerous similarities and differences, and observing and learning these similarities and differences is largely what it means to understand, comprehend, apprehend. Observing and learning similarities and differences is a process of context expansion. These similarities and differences are also why the old Greek system of taxonomical classification, which is still in use today and which is a type of lexicography, specifies “phylum” and “differentia” — i.e. similarity and difference.

    All of this belongs to the science of epistemology — from the Ancient Greek word episteme, which means “knowledge.”

    Humans do not obtain knowledge by authoritarian decree — not true knowledge. Humans may indeed accept and believe things based upon decree, but these things do not and cannot qualify as actual knowledge. They are beliefs. They are unexamined, unquestioned beliefs. They are in this sense dogma.

    To a species that lives and prospers by means of reason and thought, dogma is life-threatening. Dogma is unthinking mindlessness. It is pure conformity.

    Dogma is the deadliest thing known to the human mind.

    True knowledge requires an act of independently processing — i.e. grasping — all of which is to say that true knowledge requires an act of individualized integration: the mental integration of observed reality.

    The act of mentally grasping — of integrating — is by definition an individualized process.

    No one can perform it for another.

    It is something each person must do for her or himself.

    It is the very locus of individuality and free will.

    The father can show the little one how he repairs the wagon-wheel and he can show her that the wagon once again rolls after he has repaired it, but to truly understand and know, the little one must independently perform the act of observation and mental integration that all human cognition requires. She must pay attention — or, more precisely, she must exert the effort of attention.

    There’s nothing remotely rare, cryptic, or controversial in the human phenomenon of not paying attention — of falling out of focus when we’re reading or watching television or when others are speaking to us or when we’re listening to music or watching a movie. Past age three or four, in fact, each and every human individual is completely familiar with what I’ve just described — the phenomenon of not paying attention, of losing focus and not having any idea what was just read or said or seen. It’s commonplace, and it’s entirely human. It’s also uniquely human.

    To expect people to subvert this process — to expect it for any reason — or to for any reason ask people to subvert this process is to violate the nature of conceptualization and the faculty of human reason.

    When people demand that you accept as fact what they tell you or what they declare, whether you’ve independently sifted through the relevant material yourself or not, they’re demanding you violate the epistemological nature of the human mind.

    To ignore reality and to ignore observed facts is to similarly violate the epistemological nature of thought.

    The opposite process of what I’ve just described with the child and red wagon-wheel is to accept a given thing upon faith.

    The person or people in whom one puts one’s faith is irrelevant to the context here.

    It could be the followers of Jim Jones or the Pope of Rome, or it could be the followers of Barack Obama or Joe Biden, or it could be the followers of Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton or George W. Bush or Vladimir Lenin or the United Nations or the World Health Organization or the CCP or anyone or anything else. The principle is what’s at issue. That principle is this:

    Does one know something because one has sifted through the relevant data and learned the information? Or, rather, does one merely believe it to be true based upon faith? Is one bullied into believing, whether by consensus or no, or is one encouraged to go through the material and process it, to learn it?

    Concerning the Wuhan virus and the gene-transfer injections purportedly meant to inoculate against this virus — injections delivered, for the first time in human history by means of lipid nanoparticles, which cross the blood-brain barrier and the placenta, and which have long been known to collect in the ovaries and testes, which often results in infertility and sterility — I suggest this: discover through your own independent reasoning mind what sort of vaccines these are — their phylum and differentia qua vaccines — and discover as well if there’s been enough time to test them for possible longterm side-effects and consequences. I encourage all people to seek to learn this.

    I encourage also — I very strongly encourage also — that all people seek to discover if there are and have always been early-treatment protocols for the Wuhan virus, and ask yourself: have these early-treatment protocols been successfully, inexpensively, actually used to save lives?

    If the answer is yes, ask yourself further: why have these safe, effective, inexpensive, life-saving early-treatment protocols been suppressed?

    Ask always if what you’re being told, about possible side-effects, death, autoimmune disorders, and so on — ask if what you’re being told by people in positions of power is accurate. Ask yourself: how in this context you might best determine accurate from inaccurate?

    Is there good evidence showing that mass vaccinations drive new variants by selecting for them? Is it a coincidence that the new variants emerged concurrently with the first vaccination clinical trials?

    Why is open inquiry being deliberately shut-off — by social-media platforms and upon the insistence or decrees of government agencies all across the world?

    Why on earth — why? — would anyone ridicule and marginalize parents who express safety concerns about their children being injected with a biologically active genetic material, delivered for the first time in human history by means of lipid nanoparticles, which cross the blood-brain barrier and the placenta, and which collect in the ovaries and testes and often cause sterility and infertility, for a virus that’s far more benign for children than the regular seasonal flu?

    Why ridicule and harass pregnant women for expressing similar concerns — especially knowing that lipid nanoparticles, which is precisely what these biologically active gene-transfer platforms are packaged in, cross the blood-brain barrier and the placenta?


    It’s my firm conviction that this one phenomena alone — the concerted and global effort to shutdown open inquiry, whether through ridicule, marginalization, or authoritarian decree — is all one needs to know about this entire deadly farce.

    Have we been deliberately cutoff from certain knowledge-flows?

    I’m asking you here to seek to know answers — not just believe the answers you’ve been given, but actually vet, verify, and know.

    It asks a lot, I do realize this. It asks a great deal of one’s time and one’s individualized effort, because there’s an incredible amount of blubber to flense through. Reader, you must take the time and make the effort, no matter how time-consuming it is, no matter how much individual effort it takes. Never in world history has more been at stake than it is with this issue.

    What the world is facing right now is genocide on a scale never seen before. Ever. Not even close. World War I and World War II combined are but a blip compared to this.

    Never before in human history have hundreds of millions of people been injected with Gene Transfer platforms delivered by means of lipid nanoparticles, and never has such a mass vaccination program occurred with such a paucity of long-term observational studies, and all for a virus that can be effectively treated with early, non-invasive treatment protocols which, in the experience of many, many doctors and their patients, have saved many, many lives.

    Never before.

    And I hope never again.

    Quoting this good doctor:

    “So don’t anyone tell me that without actually studying it, you know what this vaccine is going to do to the developing embryo. You do not! You have no idea. You reckless idiots! All you physicians who are giving it to pregnant women, you are absolute reckless idiots! You need to be strung up by your thumbs and struck off. Any females who are thinking of having this vaccine, who might get pregnant around the same time or who are already pregnant, please don’t. It might be fine. But you don’t really want ‘might be fine’ as the assurance. I’m very worried.”

    Humans think by means of words.

    The foremost function of language — written, spoken, signed, or anything else — is not to communicate, which comes secondarily, but rather to create clarity and understanding in one’s own mind: before any person can communicate, that same person must first have something to communicate.

    Clear and accurate definitions — intelligible definitions — are the human method of apprehending reality.

    Clear definitions stand as watchdogs to human thought and cognitive clarity. They are our first and in many ways final line of defense against the pandemonium of epistemological-psychological disintegration.

    In 1946, George Orwell wrote a remarkable essay which is largely concerned with this very subject. Orwell’s essay is called “Politics and the English Language,” and in this essay, George Orwell convincingly argues that there’s a direct and demonstrable link between politics and poor language, between authoritarian governments and the degeneration of language.

    Because, wrote Orwell (and I agree), “all issues are at root political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia. When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer. I should expect to find — this is a guess which I have not sufficient knowledge to verify — that the German, Russian and Italian languages have all deteriorated in the last ten or fifteen years, as a result of dictatorship….

    “The goal of propaganda is not to convince but rather to so overwhelm the human brain with noise and contradictions that it’s nearly impossible to gather all these contradictions and noise together, to form a coherent argument against it all; so that, exhausted, people give up fighting and go along.”

    Or as the mass murderer Vladimir Lenin put it:

    “First, confuse the vocabulary.”

    It’s in this context that I show you now how our own CDC has, without notification or explanation, changed the definition of the word “vaccine.” This is from the CDC website:

    Meriam-Webster has changed the definition as well:

    The exact same thing has happened with the term “anti-vaxxer”:


    The exact same thing has happened with the regular seasonal flu:

    And “unvaccinated”:


    And look at this variation on the same theme:

    The following is also a variation on the theme — an outright and provable lie from a licensed MD, a lie diametrically opposite the actual facts, which this doctor knows, which means that what he’s saying here constitutes medical malfeasance. Yet in the sheer and unmitigated gall of telling such a staggering lie with a straight face, most people could never conceive that a licensed physician would, before all the world, dare commit such malfeasance and fraud, nor be capable of such a wild mistake. Most people would be wrong in never being able to conceive these things.

    This physician is guilty of precisely such medicinal malfeasance and fraud, and as such he is a criminal of the highest order.

    Furthermore, in committing a crime of such colossal magnitude and monstrousness, this licensed medical doctor — black-framed eyeglasses, white hair, “Minneapolis” stamped across the top part of his necktie on the righthand side of the screenshot directly below —  would, in every state across America right now, today, be subject to lifelong imprisonment and possibly even the death-penalty. His crime is that serious and that appalling: it’s the crime of deliberately doing harm to children.

    As I’ve written before, one of the absolutely incontrovertible facts about the Wuhan virus — a fact understood from the beginning by virtually scientists and doctor around the globe, including the most alarmist, zealous catastrophists and lockdown advocates — is that this virus does not affect children on anywhere near the same level as regular seasonal flu. This Wuhan virus, which has so preposterously come to be called Covid-19, is far less serious for children than the regular seasonal flu. Period.

    Nor do children pass it along to adults.

    I reiterate for emphasis: Nor do children pass it along to adults.

    “The intact immune systems [of children] turn cars into car parts,” as one good doctor aptly described it. Which is why it was insanely stupid — strike that: which is why it was arrant insanity to close our schools for any amount of time, let alone a full year. Closing schools prolonged this plandemic incalculably, immeasurably, and many people, myself among them, warned of this three weeks into lockdowns. The children would have brought us to herd immunity in rapid fashion, and Sweden proves this. Sagely Sweden never closed their schools, and do you know how many children died from Covid in Sweden?


    This is where Sweden is now with their total population (not just children):

    The only children — anywhere — who have died from the Wuhan virus are children with comorbidities, including but not limited to cancer.

    Here’s some of the real-world data:

    This doctor from John Hopkins is beginning to understand the gravity of what’s been going on.

    There’s an easy way, reader, to combat the constant, relentless stream of deliberate misinformation and propaganda coming at us, and which is meant to confuse us all, to psychologically manipulate us and to thereby wear us down into exhaustion. This is how we combat it:

    We remain fully aware that it’s happening — in any and everything we see and read and hear — no matter the platform, no matter how “fair and balanced” or “conservative” or innocuous it may seem — and then we do not bother attempting to sort through all the noise, nor do we strive to untangling all the contradictions: because that is precisely their tactic, because the moment you and I wade into that cesspool of chaos, it will pull at us like an undertow.

    The following is, for example, another outright lie:

    How do I know that it’s a lie? Because a friend, who’s a physician in Idaho, has called me and talked to me about it. There is a staffing crisis because so many among doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel are leaving over mandates — because they’ve seen firsthand how dangerous these so-called vaccines are. (Listen to what this exceptionally smart, hard-working, exemplary employee — a physician’s assistant  — has to say, because it will blow you away, and it’s a recent talk: here’s the link again.)

    They’re not overwhelmed because of huge number of Covid patients, as my doctor friend says, though they will ration care and use that lie to justify it — and he’s beside himself, by the way. Many, many, many good doctors and nurses are. None of the medical professionals have ever seen anything like this: their entire livelihoods and their professions fully run now by a dizzying chain of bureaucratic agencies, representatives from which never set foot in these practices or hospitals. This is what he’s talking about:

    That video is from Project Veritas and it was just released today (September 20, 2021), with more video footage to come in the following days. These are government-employees who work in healthcare, doctors and nurses, and they’re absolutely appalled at what’s happening. They’ve come forward, at risk to themselves and to their families, to tell the world what’s happening.

    As I recently wrote:

    There are axioms which you can know are always infallible, unfailing guides and gauges, and by means of which you’ll be able to spot and discern what’s true and what’s not.

    First: The shut-down of open inquiry.

    Any time any person or any institution, no matter how venerable or well-respected — even if it’s religious — calls for the shut-down of open inquiry, either explicitly or implicitly (i.e. in the act of shutting it down one way or another, even indirectly, such as by threatening or fining someone for printing a story), that person or institution is in the wrong. Always.

    They are engaged in a campaign of misinformation and psychological manipulation.

    “A lie resents questioning; but truth is untroubled in defending itself.”

    Second: the attempt to justify the instigation of state force and coercion, the policy of command-and-control.

    Any person or any institution, no matter how venerable or well-respected, even religious institutions, which call for the instigation of force or coercion leveled upon individual human-beings, no matter the stated ends or goals, is always and unequivocally in the wrong.


    If you keep those two axioms fixed like steadfast stars in your mind, you will forever be impervious to even the most subtle and manipulative propaganda tactics.

    Two of the gravest dangers facing all of us — across the entire world — are, first, the endless, relentless flood of misinformation and propaganda, which is deliberately meant to confuse us. It is psychological warfare. By simply being aware that it is happening — and happening on a global scale with a reach and scope never in history seen before — by simply being aware of it, I say again for emphasis, you will go a very long way in protecting your mind from its pure poison.

    Partisan politics — the endless quibbling and arguing that partisan politics engender — are one of the main tactics used to distract us all, no matter where we place ourselves on the politico-economic spectrum, from our full awareness of the propaganda and misinformation. The powers-that-be know this fully. It is the cornerstone in their propaganda pyramid: foment greater and greater partisan argumentation among humans to more deeply manipulate their psychologies.

    Indeed, the other grave danger facing us all, across the world, is the total push, which we’re only just beginning to see, to pit us against each other: the vaccinated versus the unvaccinated, the sick versus the healthy, the dirty versus the clean. This will happen. It’s already started. And the danger of it cannot be overstated or exaggerated.

    Please keep in mind also that what constitutes “vaccinated” will mean frequency of injections and booster injections: one shot, two shots, and then the booster — I promise you this is only the beginning. It’s already changed in many countries around the globe.

    Please never forget either: this is a biologically active genetic platform never fully tested for longterm safety or consequences.


    Pathetically obvious propaganda, and it’s a perfect illustration of why CNN now has a fraction the audience that podcaster Joe Rogan has.

    “Covid misinformation and vaccine misinformation is killing people every day. One of the great crises of our time is a lack of trust in a reliable source of truthful information. There are a lot of people who simply can not be reasoned with. And that’s dangerous in a republic built upon civic engagement.” — Elex Michaelson

    “One of the goals of creating chaos is to make it impossible to notice details. If, for example, your goal is to destroy the greatest city in the world, you would need an environment of cacophonous confusion to distract people from what was happening.” — Jeffrey Tucker

    Do you recall Klaus Schwab, whose recent book The Great Covid Reset I posted a page from yesterday? Klaus Schwab, like his friend and collaborator Bill Gates, is a proud eugenist who in his book The Great Covid Reset explicitly and in no uncertain terms advocates for full-blown eugenics, and if you think I’m in any way exaggerating, I invite you to go read the page I posted one day ago. What this sub-human thinks and what he says is so sickening that I will not post it again. Klaus Schwab is also, along with his friend and collaborator Bill Gates, who as you know was sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein’s friend, one of the largest contributors to the World Health Organization. I bring Klaus Schwab up again now because after my post yesterday, a reader sent me this recent photo, and I think it is despicable:

    Joe Biden with eugenist Klaus Schwab.

    This has nothing to do with partisan politics, reader, left versus right, all of that nonsense. Nothing. That is a total distraction, and it’s meant to be. Reader, these are not good people with anything remotely resembling good intentions. I promise you.

    And we’ve all been targeted.

    August 19th, 2021 | journalpulp | No Comments |

About The Author

Ray Harvey

I was born and raised in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. I've worked as a short-order cook, construction laborer, crab fisherman, janitor, bartender, pedi-cab driver, copyeditor, and more. I've written and ghostwritten several published books and articles, but no matter where I've gone or what I've done to earn my living, there's always been literature and learning at the core of my life.

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