Thursday, January 29, 2009
SHOW OF HANDS
Okay, show of hands. Herrumph, I want to see the hands of all the people who, when they have a conflict during their day, blame the other party or the system (for flaws they should do something about). Assuming you’re being candid, that should be just about everyone at one time or another. Now, let’s see the hands of all the people who, amid conflict during their day, realize there is something to be learned here, to avoid a repetition, for the good of the system and the road to a successful, happy life (with all its flaws, ya gotta love it). Wow, same folks on days they’re feeling better.
Well, both are half right. How equivocal can one get, eh? But the combination of the wrong halves is absolutely destructive to any unique potential one may be born with. The system of western civilization retards human potential because it thrives on conformity to herding procedures contrived by dominant elite to handle obedient sheeple profitably. On the flip side of that, there is no system that allows everyone to freely, fully grow into their own unique genetic birthright potential — except nature, the system within and against which our obedience to civilization wars.
Oh, that system. Amazing. We are trapped in our subjugation of nature. We expect to be carried for our obedience to its denial of any symbiotic relation to what we are destroying.
Okay, now another show of hands, how many have realized all your daily conflicts occur only within civilization’s systems and never when alone or with kindred spirits in the wild. The combination of the right halves of the forgoing responses to daily conflict is a realization that obeying a flawed system cures nothing, endlessly trying to fix it only validates the existence of its authority and living off the map as indigenous people have since before the invention of white wall wheel brings symbiotic peace with nature, whose lack is the crack in civilization’s trap.