by Taetske | 5:01 pm
(Last Updated On: August 7, 2021)


Brainwashing through your eyes, natural colors versus artificial ones


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Perhaps you think this is a strange title? Yes and no. When writing a post on my website, I follow a certain system. I come across information, be it online, on TV, or reading something in the newspaper. When it kind of clicks with me, I think, throwing ideas around in my head, and then slowly but surely, I visualize the outlay of my posts.

A newspaper article triggered this post, so let me explain and I hope you can follow my line of thought.


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The color tv compared to nature

I remember a long time ago my dear Mother warned me about the TV. When this box came on the market, the rendering of the program was in black and white and often the image was quite fuzzy. Charles Francis Jenkins was one of the inventors of television. He created the first TV station and the first broadcast was July 2, 1928.

Between 1946 and 1950, the world’s first color television system was invented and on December 17, 1953, the RCA began commercial broadcasting.

I was born in 1950, and my parents refused to have a TV. We would read a lot and in the background, most of the time, one could hear classical music. My parents would read various publications in different languages. One of them being National Geographic which in those times used to be mainly text with here and there a photograph.

The first time that I really started looking at the TV was at boarding school in England. I was 16 at that time. After dinner we would rush to our bedroom, grab a pillow and run to the TV room. We would sit spellbound and look at “The Avengers”.

You might wonder what the reasons were why my parents refused to have a TV in the house? One of the reasons was that by looking at the TV, with unnatural colors, our eyes would be, call it reeducated, and with time, we might not appreciate the natural colors anymore.

You cannot beat nature, that is for sure. Have a look at the beautiful rainbows in this YouTube video.



Aristotle developed the first known theory of color. His belief was that God sent it using celestial rays of light. His suggestion was that all the colors had their origin in black and white. He related these 2 colors to the four elements being water, air, earth, and fire. We accepted this idea as valid for some 2000 years.

Then Newton came and replaced this idea after performing a series of experiments with sunlight and a prism. Newton’s Rainbow showed that clear white light was composed of 7 visible colors.

The fact is that over time, TV has improved considerably but it still does not look 100% natural. That is, as on TV the colors are “mixed” differently than nature does. Many people, after looking at their TV, have “reeducated” their eyes and find real nature colors rather bland.



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Brainwashed by advertising

Everywhere you go, you are bombarded by advertisements. From the TV to the internet, magazines, and newspapers, to enormous billboards on the street. Why that is, is pretty obvious. Those companies want to sell their product to you.

The word “health” is a constantly used word and the big companies do not ignore that. They present most of the time the product under the pretext it is healthy, good, you have to have it, etc. We, the consumer, fall for it.

It has happened to me too. Time ago we were told to not eat butter because it is bad for us. Eat margarine instead. Now we know that margarine is one of those really dangerous products that was invented. Then came the time one had to go soy, soy as milk, and yogurt. Now we know it is not good, as this soy probably is GMO and sprayed.

Advertisement plays on our feelings, the happy family with small children going to McDonald’s. How about that interracial group of teenagers sitting together and drinking Coca-Cola? We all know that fast food is bad for our health and that Coca-Cola has loads of sugar or Aspartame, but we still fall for those advertisements.

It is not only food but clothes that also fall into this category of aggressive advertisement. if you do not have that latest model of jeans you are not in. The fact that this consumerism harms our environment, most people are not aware of.

Advertisement in bright pretty colors is meant to convey the idea it is good for you and therefore you should buy it.


An unusual book

This book by writer Kassia St Clair will take you on a colorful trip through history. She was obsessed with colors her entire life and wanted to know their origins. This book is a unique study of human civilization taking the reader across fashion and politics, art, and war. The Secret Lives of Color is a very interesting read.



The new way of presenting food

It is not only advertising, but it is also the manipulation of food that fools us into buying this product rather than the other.

Going to the butcher or supermarket you come across chickens of different colors. Compare the more pale-looking animal and then those more yellow-colored ones. Looking at that slightly yellow-colored animal, one gets the impression that it looks healthier.

The label says happy farm chicken and will cost quite a bit more than its pale neighbor, sometimes even double the price. What is the difference? They mainly fed the pale chicken a diet of wheat, whereas the more yellow chicken was eating corn.

This is not a debate on what is the better food for a chicken, but the fact is that a chicken also needs weeds and little insects to be, what I call, a happy chicken. My chickens are happy chickens and their eggs are wonderful.

With this example, you can see how our eyes have been fooled by a mere color that is considered more healthy. The truth is we pay a lot of money for color and there have been cases of recoloring a dead chicken. So beware.

Another deceit is sugar. White sugar is 100% sugar and is refined, which is suspicious for some people. One would think that brown sugar, therefore, is healthier, made from sugarcane. It has this nice toasted light brown color.

But why would it be healthier when after all it is still some 97% sugar? Not a big difference with the white sugar, really. This 3% of nearly indescribable little something does not present any health benefit even if people think they are “eating” sugar cane. You might even be fooled into thinking you buy brown sugar when actually it is white but with a tic of molasses.

Now another story is molasses on its own. A thick syrup is made during the sugar-making process. There are 3 types with each having a color and variation in consistency, flavor, and sugar content. Blackstrap is the most concentrated form and contains the most vitamins and minerals. A good dose of iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and selenium.

As this product is slightly bitter and is nearly black, even if this is the healthiest by-product of sugar, most people prefer the white refined one.

How about that really pink salmon you buy, the one that looks so yummy and fresh? So sorry to tell you but this will be a fish from the big fish farms and there they are fed micro-algae which produce this pink color. One of the fish that is most manipulated is the red tuna.

In real life, the meat has certain light and also dark parts. When the juice of beetroot is added, you get red tuna and by law; it is forbidden.

Even if milk has not gotten good press lately, they engraved the idea of white milk in our brains. White is good. Nowadays you will find soy milk, almond milk, and oat milk on the market. In their natural state, these liquids do not look very appetizing. It looks transparent and watery.

Actually, it only contains 8% of the actual substance and the rest are additives so in total not as natural as we believe it to be. Then it is made to look like milk and for this entire process you pay a lot more than for milk and you think it is healthier.

They adulterate meat with additives so it looks a healthy pink, but it means it contains coloring and other substances which should not be there. Untreated meat has a grayish-brownish color but we think that meat has gone bad already. They have fooled our eyes over the years.

When you buy sandwich meat in thin slices, you can be sure a lot of additives are used to make it look so good.


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An Afterthought

Over time, our eyes have been “re-educated” in preferring the unnatural and manipulated above the natural. Our brain has accepted this and that is sad and scary. Please tell me your thoughts on this by leaving a comment, I appreciate it.

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Source: Sur, article by Solange Vazquez, 2 March 2020

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Not only are we fooled through our eyes but also by things we hear. By sounds that have been manipulated. All of this has taken us further away from nature. Have a look at the following post, a real eye-opener.

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Thomas S.

Really interesting read.  From the tv to the computer monitor, I’m starting to think I have no idea what I’m actually seeing lol. It’s also pretty scary how many additives and preservatives we are putting in our body just to make our eyes happy so to speak! 

I think if you took someone that lived off the grid and threw this into our society or a grocery store, they might go into shock with all the “In your face colors” that surround us on a daily basis.

Mar 18.2020 | 07:43 pm


    Good afternoon Thomas,

    There is definitely a big difference between a person living off-grid to the so-called modern one. I think I am somewhere in between. Living on my green farm since 1981 has opened my eyes to many things and writing for my 2 websites for more than 3 years has intensified this. 

    Thank you for your visit and for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 20.2020 | 05:03 pm


This is emphatically correct. In the time past people were eating more natural produce and life expectancy was very high but since the industrial revolution people regularly take in chemicals into their bloodstream.

These days, brainwashing through the eyes is fooling people to be consuming poisonous food resulting in diverse sicknesses such as cancer, tumor, diabetes, etc and this has drastically reduced the average life expectancy worldwide. Something has to be done to change this deception. Thank you for posting this awareness.

Mar 18.2020 | 08:11 pm


    Good afternoon Isaiah,

    Thank you for visiting my website and for commenting. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget

    I agree with you that something needs to be done like re-educating people. What often happens is that people rather follow the easiest road, the one where you do not need to think for yourself. 

    The food we eat nowadays is bad for our health but people do not seem to care, at least not the majority, a real pity.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 20.2020 | 04:53 pm

Nithin Balaaji

Hello Taetske,

Thanks for taking you time to share these scary yet true facts with everyone. Truly, our eyes have been ‘re-educated’ and we believe the worser of products to be healthier due to their assuring appearance.

And, that’s what is targeted by producers and sellers and this mishap has only been growing. Yeah, sad but true. Thanks again for sharing these facts and it would be really good to hear better suggestions from someone as experienced as you! 🙂


Mar 19.2020 | 02:58 am


    Good afternoon Nithin,

    Thank you for your visit and for leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    We are too impressed by the glossy advertising campaigns and then we go and buy the stuff. 

    I started with my 2 websites more than 3 years ago. The reading and investigating have changed my world view quite a bit. I live on a green farm in the south of Spain and could close my eyes and ears to what is happening but I cannot do that. Especially now with the Coronavirus, I get the impression it is like a wakeup call for humanity. I hope we come to our senses as it is high time. Stay safe and healthy.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 19.2020 | 04:49 pm

Dave Sweney

This was an interesting and informative article on how your eyes can fool you and provide misinformation, a brainwashing-like phenomenon of sorts. I have played with images that can be viewed and the eyes show one thing to you and then another. Both images are there, but the brain wants to show just one or the other. It is just how the brain works, so knowing this, we can attempt to see what really might be there, or at least be aware that there are more ways to interpret what we see.  

So it is with colors – with training and subtle triggers that we have been trained to act on, the brain reaches foregone conclusions for us – and this influences everything we do, buy, and enjoy. The examples you mention are spot on, as we have been trained to accept what appears to be palatable or nutritious although that is not necessarily the truth. Especially with foods, I think we have to be careful and drill down more than what may initially attract us.

Eggs are an example of this, we have been told they are good, not good, and now they are good again and “brain food.” The size, color (brown is “better” and more expensive?), and free-range, omega-3, etc. all are marketing ploys that psychologically have trained us – they color (brown shells) triggers our actions (buy as these are better)…Your association of the effects that color has in this process is spot on – we need to be aware and use critical thinking more so we can make better decisions! Thanks for a great read today!


Mar 19.2020 | 04:33 am


    Good afternoon Dave,

    As always your visit is appreciated. Thank you for your comment.

    You mention eggs. I have happy chickens on the farm, big ones and also the smaller type, very pretty they are. The egg harvest is kind of mixed. I might get big brown or white eggs. The small chickens only put small white eggs. It is what the chicken eats which conditions the taste. Here we feed them some wheat, stuff especially for chickens, lots of weeds from the garden and as they have a big space they hunt ants, worms or any insect they can get their beaks on. We eat a lot of eggs, at least 2 a day and they taste great. 

    It is easy to accept what is the norm or fashion and put the responsibility on others. We should try to form our own opinion and make the effort to think for ourselves. Not too easy nowadays as we are bombarded with so many things on a daily basis. One should keep in mind those things are not produced to make us healthier they are produced to make money. This world is not very nice but that is our fault as we let it happen.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 19.2020 | 04:21 pm


The title of your post was very intriguing. Here is an exciting thought for you. I work at a custom furniture store, and a long time ago, I read that people tend to wear the same color/pattern of clothing that they pick out for their furniture.

Over the years, I noticed how most of our customers walking in the door had on the same color/pattern as the fabric choices they were making for their furniture. Next time you are in a furniture store, compare what the shoppers are wearing and what type- color-pattern of furniture they are investigating.

Apr 25.2021 | 08:59 pm


    Good Morning Sharon,

    Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF? Tulip widget.

    Our clothes reflect our taste and our mood, so I was not too surprised by what you told me. If you favor bright yellow, I suppose you would not decorate your living in dark brown. Your comment reminded me of something funny as well. Pet owners look like their pets. They illustrated this article with photos of people with their dogs. It was hilarious.

    There you see how influenced we are by the things we look at. That is the reason why we need to recognize when being brainwashed. We have to use our grey cells to be able to distinguish what is good or bad for us. 

    Regards, Taetske

    Apr 27.2021 | 06:48 am

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