We need fewer leaders and more individuals. Fewer anthems and more community. Less blind obedience and more awareness. We need to turn off the news and wake the fuck up to our true potential as human beings.
This world will continue to be a slaughterhouse аs long as you let these half-baked political demagogues influence you. The reason that there are no solutions is because no one is asking the right questions. And this
irrational division we see today is doing nothing but instigating the next senseless slaughter.
We look to the outside for someone to raise us above our natural destiny — shit, that’s how Hitler and Stalin were able to rally so much fucking support for their evil ways — weak individuals, thinking they’re sane, surrendering themselves to an authoritative voice who promised them a goddamn world beyond their misery. ‘Sane’ people killing ‘sane’ people for insane reasons
Mankind is mortally frightened of what’s inside themselves. We build up ‘character’ to shield our inner depths from the world — and we conform to our insane society so as to achieve acceptance and uphold our narcissism. But true wisdom is in there deep in the corners of our soul. We have to get in there and find out who we are. This is the only way to awaken from our illusions and become aware of our reality — our true reality.”
Since the dawn of civilization, man hasn’t been able to accept his creativeness, his animal nature — he denies it, thinks he’s something special in the animal kingdom, thinks he’s some type of god because of the uniqueness of his own self-awareness and rational capabilities. But the truth is — man is just an impotent little animal who tries to coerce the world to comply with his own little urges and desires. Shit, it’s a sad bunch we are, never accepting our own mortality, always yearning for some fucking guarantee of the infinite. It’s funny isn’t son, how most of us never really live but we want our lives to continue forever? Seems we deny life today to try to get a little more of it tomorrow.
In this strange era of the internet, people feel like they have to take a stance on something, anything, everything. They throw themselves into little ideological teams and posture their little conditioned positions and they all seem to be consumed like self-righteous idiots by their disagreements rather than finding common ground. Hell, these days we tend to look at one another as fucking enemies rather than brothers and sisters.
We forgot how to love and how to be decent to each other.
Nationalism, party politics, organized religion, shit, these things that divide us so greatly exist merely in the abstract — these things aren’t real — they’re just rigid ass belief systems but we give our uncritical allegiance to ’em because they offer us a sense of belonging, they make us feel bigger than we really are which is why we cling so fucking sadly to the symbols offered up by them — they serve as an antidote to our existential terror.
Think about it. let’s say, oh I don’t know, some asshole burns a flag –a $5 piece of fucking cloth”, he says, “and people lose their shit, and the reason they lose their shit and get jerked off balance is not because it’s a valuable object, no no, rather, the flag represents, in a strange way, themselves — it’s an extension of themselves, like an arm or a leg. They die a little when their little symbols of specialness are desecrated — they get deeply wounded when someone insults their God, or President, or leader. Same thing goes for people obsessed with money, or their car, or career, or gang, or army, or whatever. If the symbols people embed their life in becomes compromised in any way, they too become compromised.
We’re anxious and insecure and feeble-minded, we modern people are — we’ve severed ourselves from the sacred, we have unripe inner worlds, our brains are constantly stimulated by shit shit shit, we don’t know ourselves — that’s why we go about our days with such haste and menial business with our fucking heads down and eyes closed.”
It’s a defense against being fully self-conscious, fully alive. People are in flight from themselves, shit, that’s why they invest so much of their goddamn soul into stupid shit like status, and mindless entertainment, and national politics, and material objects — stuff, stuff, stuff. People think they can buy their way to happiness or, even sadder — out of their own fucking mortality.
Grown folks are undeveloped fucking children who’ve been taught to look outside — look to so-called professionals and politicians and religious figures and gadgets to save us from ourselves. We hate freedom — it’s fucking burdensome, which is why we clamor for power and wave flags and become prideful in things we belong to by accident — we haven’t learned to stand on our own damn powers. We look to the outside for someone to raise us above our natural destiny — shit, that’s how Hitler and Stalin were able to rally so much fucking support for their evil ways — weak individuals, thinking they’re sane, surrendering themselves to an authoritative voice who promised them a goddamn world beyond their misery. ‘Sane’ people killing ‘sane’ people for insane reasons.
People must awaken fully to the truth of their own powers. We gotta embrace rather than run from the despair that’s inherent to our nature– we gotta take full responsibility for the accident of our lives. We must learn to develop a perceiving soul, and use our uniqueness to serve the higher good and we have to outgrow our childish fetish of idol worship — whether it’s our nation, our leader, our party, our lover or our fucking gadgets.
We must learn to stand on our own powers or the villains among us will continue to dictate over our lives.
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