Democracy in action is not enabling.
Participation in the democratic process reinforces the illusion that you are making a difference, and that your voice, input, views, are a real contribution, and that they are valued, put into place or enacted upon.
Democracy is just more glitter on the golden cage that surrounds you. Democracy in action is just a bunch of people telling even more people what to do.
Democracy has been sold as a bill of goods that will enable you, when in reality it is just a process that will obscure how controlled you really are. It’s a tool to allow you input into a process that is designed to enslave you.
You’d be better off by simply removing the prison bars.
What would happen, if during a national (s)election, the voting booths were torn down or destroyed? Instead of allowing people to vote themselves into further slavery, no vote at all was permitted?
If this action was widespread enough, the (s)election could be forfeited. The “disenfranchised” voters would claim that they were cheated out of their votes and either a special (s)election would then be held, or not. If not, the disenfranchised would be angry and question the entire process. If held, they’d still question the entire process.
Eventually, the bars themselves might be removed.
Voting does not enable you, it does not empower you, it does nothing more then to eventually help enslave you.
Nobody ever voted their way to freedom. Nobody every voted their jailers out of office either. Voting empowers the democratic process, and creates the illusion that you have ‘participated’. One jailer is always replaced with yet another. One law stricken from the books is replaced with ten more. Better to stop participating all together. Better to get rid of the books altogether. Voting will NEVER do that, because the voting process is a subset of the democratic process.
Get rid of the vote and the implied authorization that you are being ‘ruled over’ (controlled) by someone else by not voting. Withdraw your consent. Your participation isn’t meaningful anyway. Voting enables democracy, which is just mob rule (majority rule), to rule over you. When you vote, you are basically saying, “I agree to go along with whatever the majority decides”.
The majority never decides (or is never allowed to decide, they’re overruled by the courts) on issues that are really important, such a basic freedoms or personal choices.
The majority is often wrong.
Why “go along” with the majority anyway? History shows that they’re very often dead wrong. It’s usually the lone voice, the dissenting views to the majority view that winds up being proven right. Majority rule quenches independent critical thought and creates consensus based acceptance throughout all of society. This is the exact opposite of individual freedom and creativity.
History is replete with examples of individuals who defied the majority (and authority) and changed history. The lesson here is we do not find accuracy, truth and leadership within the majority.
The majority is “protectionists”, and will always move towards what will give them the most benefits. This is why welfare cannot be disbanded and abolished, too many are on welfare now to allow it, and government itself is too vested in its continued existence to disband their own agencies involved (which would mean firing a bunch of useless employees).
Basically, it’s a racket, a criminal enterprise that protects itself by all who are involved. Even those who try very hard to get off of welfare aren’t easily allowed, they’re sucked back into the system (just like the mafia). Once they’ve got their hooks into you, they don’t want to let go.
Humans are just resources.
We’re just economic units in the eyes of government and authority. Our continued existence is all predicated upon their need and not ours. If you don’t believe that, look at how we treat those who cannot pay.
We are useful only as long as we ‘contribute’ through extortion to society. Those that would leave society are considered harmful, which is quite bizarre when you think about what this means. Anybody should be allowed to leave anytime they want — if they are not allowed to leave, then they are property (slaves), which is exactly how society and civilization treats us all.
This is why indigenous tribes are such a threat, they are reminders that we do not need this civilization or society, and that we can indeed live very different lives that have lasted for thousands upon thousands of years.
Anyone who tries to leave this civilization is threatened (coerced) into staying. Your contribution (extortion) is the primary issue here, but so is a taste of real freedom, it might be catching and then others too, would want to join with you.
Freedom is often messy, ugly, unjust and scary.
Many people are literally scared to death of true freedom, because they’d have to become something that they are not — self-responsible. Their very lives would be on the line and they know it. Not knowing how to take care of themselves outside of the gilded cages that they live in now and experience true freedom is their worst nightmare.
In some respects, they are quite right. Freedom is messy, because suddenly the walls that cage you aren’t there. Freedom can be ugly, because you’ll see things that have been hidden from you all along. Freedom can also be unjust because there isn’t someone looking over your shoulder 24/7 to make sure you or someone else hasn’t stepped over a fabricated line. And freedom can indeed be scary, because it would be entirely new to a generation of freed slaves who really would not know how to behave themselves (and probably wouldn’t).
But not to worry. Freedom won’t come all at once, and it will never come under the guise of democracy. Learning to live without walls is a skill and a lifestyle that our ancestors did just fine. So can we, someday. But not before the prison we’ve helped build is first dismantled right down to the foundation it’s built upon.
Civilization is a prison system.
Civilization is many things, including illusion. We’ve become very comfortable in our cages of illusion. Civilization is our comfort blanket, warm and cozy when we need it, but choking and tangling us when we find that we don’t.
Civilization is not enabling, it is controlling. Civilization is based upon several principles, including ownership, economics, control, hierarchy and authority, all of which is quite unnatural to the entire rest of this Earth. From this, we have a ‘built’ society.
Society is a subset of civilization, and creates differing layers of human labor and activity and is useful for those who like to control others. These layers are further divided by race, creed, wealth, status, heritage or even religion. Depending on “your place” within society, your layer (life) can be very different from someone else’s.
Society pretends to tell us that these layers do not matter much, when it is obvious that they do. In fact, society spends quite a bit of time trying to tell us things which we know are not possibly true. This is done to further control us and divide us and to withhold the truth from our eyes. If we knew the truth, we would rebel.
Society teaches us that the parent organization of civilization is “necessary” and useful for the progression of mankind, but this cannot be true either, as mankind has regressed in every way possible since civilization’s inception, taking most of the planet with it (downhill).
It is worth noting that nothing else on this planet creates societies and civilization like humans have. And nothing else on this planet has destroyed and plundered so much either, and yet has gotten along just fine for millions of years. Our civilization is about 10,000 years old, literally just a blip of time, and yet has destroyed so much of the Earth and the life upon it, that it may not last more then another 100 years or so. Everyone wants to tell you that this is a “bad thing”, when it is obvious, it is not.
The prison we constructed will eventually come down, sooner or later. It has to, because civilization is a predatory construct that exploits both human and non-human resources for the alleged benefits on just one destructive species. This cannot possibly last in a finite world.
Authority does not have to be obeyed.
You obey authority oftentimes because you want to (and you were taught to since birth). But just as often, you feel you have to obey because of threats of force of varying degrees being directed at you. This is coercion.
Our compelling to obey is based upon fear itself. We fear punishment, fines, incarceration or the loss of private property. But even deeper down, we obey because we want to. We’re basically saying that we’ll choose to go along to get along as this is our nature. We are social animals after all.
The problem is authority never has enough and enacts more and more onerous burdens upon everyone’s shoulders. What was once easy enough for us to bear becomes burdensome weights with equally harsh (and unjust) punishments for infraction. This breeds resentment and dissent, and even though most of us still obey, we are now doing it out of fear rather then the spirit of cooperation.
Fear is a widely used tactic to compel our obedience. But fear can also be used against those that would compel us. They are in fact very much afraid of those that they rule over. We not only outnumber them by ten thousand to one, we’re not “duty bound” to obey them or their rules or even the conventions of society if we choose not to. This is why we are oft punished for the tiniest infractions, a leash let long reveals a glimmer of the freedom we have lost.
Humans have not lived like this for very long.
This is well worth remembering, because what we see as permanent, isn’t. The way we live our lives today is anything but normal. It is actually an aberration, a freak development of civilization gone wrong.
Former civilizations were very much different then today, but even their societies imploded after time. Ours will too, top heavy from too much bureacracy and incompetence, with the bottom dissolved from too much resource exploitation and destruction.
Life built upon the constant destruction of other beings and things should simply not be allowed to continue to exist. We need to learn to live from the increase of the Earth and not the decrease, otherwise, we do not deserve to be here at all.
We fear the future, but should not.
We fear what this might mean for us, collectively and individually, but should not. No prison can stand forever and neither should this one. What we should fear is that the walls will not come down fast enough, because what we will need to sustain our lives by then may well be long gone.
Change is always scary, especially big change. But our adaption should be exhilarating, because we are in fact going to be moving (finally) towards more freedom instead of away from it. For every brick that falls, we are going to be that much lighter with the burden that we must carry (and so shall the Earth itself).
This is a time of great change.
Many predict a time of giant upheavals, which is indeed true. But what is being done is our own doing, not something else. We alone are responsible for this process and it is up to us to navigate a safe course through it. There is no reason at all to resist it, embrace it as the necessary and timely steps of change that it is.
Many are afraid and conjure up all sort of imaginary things to comfort them and guide them through this process, and many place the blame everywhere else except in the right direction. These people are quite simply lost in the woods, afraid of what is happening and trying to wrap a comforting blanket around their fears. They can only be helped when their illusions dissipate and they finally learn to see clearly. Most won’t, but some will.
Many will be lost.
Millions, even billions will die and there is no rescue awaiting them from any direction or deity. Those that survive will be the survivors at their own hand, and by the help of a few human others. This is how it should be, as the is nature’s inexorable command — adapt or perish.
Those that learn to live within the newly rediscovered boundaries will be humanities future. If there be survivors, it will be them. We can only hope that they will have discarded all the dross that we built up, and all the machinations and manufactured imaginations we endure today.