"There is need of a Method for Finding Out the Truth"
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People more often than not, are shocked or astounded by the points covered, and the questions raised in letters we assist with, in helping them to ask questions. Most People are reluctant to ask questions or raise points that are direct, and/or could be viewed as aggressive.
After all … nobody wants to be "the aggressor", do they?
When asked to review Peoples paperwork (for them), at first pass, we usually (but not always) tear it to shreds, usually ending in some hair pulling, wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Eventually (most) People come round, and grasp the importance of being direct and/or to the point. They begin to see the value of knowing how to ask Critical questions.
In Rene Descartes unfinished work on "Rules for the Direction of the Mind"; Rule IV (four) states, "There is need of a method for finding out the truth".
Learning to ask Critical questions will help you separate opinions and guesses form facts and truth.
As a continuum on what we are doing in relation to Schools, we will be facilitating a set of Three Tutorials specifically on the issue of Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking.
"The Trivium is a systematic method of critical thinking used to derive factual certainty from information … comprised of grammar, logic, and rhetoric".
Something we have come to realise, and which has become an issue we all have to face and deal with; is that "the State" education programme, is in actuality a programme designed to dumb down People, and purposely designed to stymie their ability to think critically, and to critically think.
We have noticed and noted a gross lack of ability, in Peoples facility to Read Critically, Write Critically and to think Critically, with regards to responding appropriately to letters and material sent to them by Banks, Financial Institutions, Debt Collectors, Sheriffs, the Revenue, Solicitors and many various and varied State bodies and semi-state bodies and institutions.
To date, and from the evidence we see every day, most People on this Island, simply do not have the training, knowledge and/or ability to read, write and/or think critically in relation to addressing letters/documents etc. appropriately.
For clarity; we are not trying to decry anyone's ability to read, write and/or think, and we are NOT saying or stating that People are stupid and/or are uneducated. The ability to Think Critically and/or Critically Think is simply something, that most People have not been educated or trained in. It's akin to the fact that only a certain amount of People can play or know the rules of Chess, and only a certain few of these can play Chess at a higher, expert or master level. To play at a master level takes years of practice, application and experience.
Being able to read, write and/or think critically does not have as many rules as the game of chess, but it does take practice, and with practice comes knowledge and experience.
Having an/the ability to read, write and/or think critically would and does assist and help anyone in dealing legally and lawfully with a huge range of perceived problems that come through the paperwork/letters generated by all or any of the above named incumbents.
To this end, we have put together a set of tutorials, to assist/teach/direct/educate People in how to read and write critically framed letters/responses etc. This is a School that EVERYONE to date we have met on this journey, has the need to participate in, without any exceptions.
When we commenced the "School of Commonology", we may have overlooked and/or taken for granted Peoples ability to read, write and/or think critically.
From this point forward we will assume and presume that anyone and/or everyone we have engaged with, past, present and future, does not know how to read, write and/or think critically.
In starting from this position; the position of assuming no knowledge, we can organically move forward with EVERYONE to build a very strong foundation, on which to stand and deal with more perceivably complex matters and issues.
Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking can follow a very certain set of rules and/or guidelines, that are not complex and/or difficult to comprehend. What we are trying to achieve by following a set of guidelines and/or rules is to ascertain the truth of any or the matters or issues in hand.
"We must concentrate our mind's eye totally upon the most insignificant and easiest of matters, and dwell on them long enough to acquire the habit of intuiting the truth distinctly and clearly" Rene Descartes.
The ability to apply said rules and/or guidelines in relation to Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking will assist you in legally and lawfully putting any of the above incumbents (attackers) on the back-foot, and getting them to think twice about any further engagement. It may also help you achieve and/or get more time to critically analyse the situation, and strategise a plan of action to protect yourself and others against further attacks.
As before; this set of Tutorials is for EVERYONE and ANYONE that has previously written letters, documents etc. to any of the above named incumbents, and for those that may be beginning the process of writing, or may have need in the future to write said letters and/or documents, responses etc.
In the modern setting it may seem like quite a unique approach, but it only appears to be so, because the ability to be able to Critically analyse has NOT EVER been taught in State schools, and has been subverted from the poor, working and/or modern middle classes for generations.
What will being able to Write Critically framed material/letters do for you?
FIRSTLY: It should help you acquire the time, or the further time needed to deal with matters.
SECONDLY: Give you a deeper grasp/comprehension of the game you may be involved in.
THIRDLY: Reduce the possibility of you incriminating and/or giving evidence against yourself.
FOURTHLY: Structure your ability to frame and ask questions critically.
FIFTHLY: Reduce the incumbent's facility/ability to progress matters in the way they want/wish.
SIXTHLY: Bring matters to the attention of (all) relevant parties/authorities etc.
SEVENTHLY: Show you are prepared to constructively engage and not act in contempt of them.
EIGHTLY: Assist you in getting a fundamental and deeper knowledge of law.
NINETHLY: Assist you in staying calm whenever a letter comes through the letter-box.
FINALLY: Give you a solid foundation in law on which to stand.
There are obviously a great many more advantages and learning's to be had from these Tutorials, and way too many to list in one sitting. Our intention in the medium to long-term, would be to only actively engage with People that have the facility to Read, Write and Critically Think, once again, of which there are very few if any.
Working with People that can Read, Write and Critically
Think, will make interactions on both sides much smoother and far more expedient. There would be far less paperwork from our side to write and/or review, and far less interaction, support and/or direction is required by you, as you would have the ability and facility to Critically address and/or respond to most if not all letters, correspondence and/or paperwork from said incumbents.
The Tutorials offered are absolutely unique, but if not supported, developed and grown we will have missed an exceptional opportunity to Critically educate People at a fundamental level to legally and lawfully protect themselves and others.
Should this Programme continue to prove successful, we would endeavor to run more on a regular basis, and to eventually build an enormous group of People that have the unique ability and facility to direct and take full control of their own private affairs in a Critical sense and manner.
Once you have booked your place; send a pdf attachment to: email@example.com … of a potential letter that you would like to have dealt with at the tutorials (or not). We would like to have a pool of letters to choose from for the Tutorials.
We cannot guarantee that we will deal with all letters/documents, but over the three tutorials we will endeavor to cover many typical letters, and on the flip side, you should be in a position to deal with them yourself.
RULES FOR THE DIRECTION OF THE MIND
René Descartes - (summary)
Rule One -The aim of our studies should be to direct the mind with a view to forming true and sound judgments about whatever comes before it.
Rule Two - We should attend only to those objects of which our minds seem capable of having certain and indubitable cognition.
Rule Three- Concerning objects proposed for study, we ought to investigate what we can clearly and evidently intuit or deduce with certainty, and not what other people have thought or what we ourselves conjecture. For knowledge can be attained in no other way.
Rule Four- We need a method if we are to investigate the truth of things.
Rule Five - The whole method consists entirely in the ordering and arranging of the objects on which we must concentrate our mind's eye if we are to discover some truth. We shall be following this method exactly if we first reduce complicated and obscure propositions step by step to simpler ones, and then, starting with the intuition of the simplest ones of all, try to ascend through the same steps to a knowledge of all the rest.
Rule Six- In order to distinguish the simplest things from those that are complicated and to set them out in an orderly manner, we should attend to what is most simple in each series of things in which we have directly deduced some truths from others, and should observe how all the rest are more, or less, or equally removed from the simplest.
Rule Seven - In order to make our knowledge ^1 complete, every single thing relating to our undertaking must be surveyed in a continuous and wholly uninterrupted sweep of thought, and be included in a sufficient and well-ordered enumeration.
Rule Eight - If in the series of things to be examined we come across something which our intellect is unable to intuit sufficiently well, we must stop at that point, and refrain from the superfluous task of examining the remaining items.
Rule Nine - We must concentrate our mind's eye totally upon the most insignificant and easiest of matters, and dwell on them long enough to acquire the habit of intuiting the truth distinctly and clearly.
Rule Ten - In order to acquire discernment we should exercise our intelligence by investigating what others have already discovered, and methodically survey even the most insignificant products of human skill, especially those which display or presuppose order.
Rule Eleven - If, after intuiting a number of simple propositions, we deduce something else from them, it is useful to run through them in a continuous and completely uninterrupted train of thought, to reflect on their relations to one another, and to form a distinct and, as far as possible, simultaneous conception of several of them. For in this way our knowledge becomes much more certain, and our mental capacity is enormously increased.
Rule Twelve - Finally we must make use of all the aids which intellect, imagination, sense-perception, and memory afford in order, firstly, to intuit simple propositions distinctly; secondly, to combine correctly the matters under investigation with what we already know, so that they too may be known; and thirdly, to find out what things should be compared with each other so that we make the most thorough use of all our human powers.
Rule Thirteen - If we perfectly understand a problem we must abstract it from every superfluous conception, reduce it to its simplest terms and, by means of an enumeration, divide it up into the smallest possible parts.
Rule Fourteen- The problem should be re-expressed in terms of the real extension of bodies and should be pictured in our imagination entirely by means of bare figures. Thus it will be perceived much more distinctly by our intellect.
Rule Fifteen- It is generally helpful if we draw these figures and display them before our external senses. In this way it will be easier for us to keep our mind alert.
Rule Sixteen- As for things which do not require the immediate attention of the mind, however necessary they may be for the conclusion, it is better to represent them by very concise symbols rather than by complete figures. It will thus be impossible for our memory to go wrong, and our mind will not be distracted by having to retain these while it is taken up with deducing other matters.
Rule Seventeen - We should make a direct survey of the problem to be solved, disregarding the fact that some of its terms are known and others unknown, and intuiting, through a train of sound reasoning, the dependence of one term on another.
Rule Eighteen - For this purpose only four operations are required: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The latter two operations should seldom be employed here, for they may lead to needless complication, and they can be carried out more easily later.
Rule Nineteen - Using this method of reasoning, we must try to find as many magnitudes, expressed in two different ways, as there are unknown terms, which we treat as known in order to work out the problem in the direct way. That will give us as many comparisons between two equal terms.
Rule Twenty - Once we have found the equations, we must carry out the operations which we have left aside, never using multiplication when division is in order.
Rule Twenty-one - If there are many equations of this sort, they should all be reduced to a single one, viz. to the equation whose terms occupy fewer places in the series of magnitudes which are in continued proportion, i.e. the series in which the order of the terms is to be arranged.