by Zen Gardner | zengardner
Let’s face it. This isn’t reality. It’s a fleeting world of voluntary make believe only adopted by self-numbing drones too afraid to even ask questions any more.
And they do it willfully. We all do.
Whatever any of us do is a willful act of varying degrees of either acceptance or non-compliance. As the old adage goes, “Either we’re part of the problem or we’re part of the solution.” Now apply that to all of the economic, societal, interpersonal and spiritual levels we operate on and there’s where we’ll find an inspiring and meaningful, or dead and conforming, life.
And none of us are that smart or enlightened to see it all. It’s a constant challenge to identify and expose these influences and illusory distractions.
And stay awake, aware, healthy, conscious, loving and on track.
None of This Has To Be
There are no poor, ignorant masses. Ignorant perhaps, but not so poor they can’t wake up. We all have the spiritual resources at any given time to have absolutely thrilling and fulfilling lives. In fact, the so-called poor are clearly often way wiser than the so called smart or educated.
The point is we choose our reality, even if one’s imposed on us. If it’s comfy cozy enough, the rut fits OK, or people are sufficiently intimidated and allow themselves to be dis-empowered, most will actually be happy to trudge through their assigned trench rather than stick their heads up even for a moment to wonder where they’re going and why they’re doing what they’re doing.
Oddly enough. But maybe we all do that to varying degrees?
And this apparent propensity for illusion rather than reality gets a lot of help. By whom? Not just those addicted to a sleepy “don’t rock the boat” way of life, but this tendency lays humanity wide open for conquest. Some smarty pants power pushers seem to know about this inclination to trust and follow rather than exercise discernment, critical thought and independent behavior.
And heck, like any good discovery or invention, as the ravenous corporo-fascist system teaches….”let’s take advantage of it and stick it to ‘em”.
The Weaponization of Ignorance
If some parasitic force was so self-serving as to actually live off of the inhabitants of a land or planet, what world would they create to better control the population? An awake and aware one that knew it was being used and harvested and kept from the truth of their potential? One where love and spontaneity and loving interaction created a utopian society with plenty for all, as it could and will be one day somewhere?
Would be nice, but I don’t think so. They would need their subjects to be “ignorant” of what’s truly going on.
If you want to know what psychopathic elitist power freaks would do, just look around at the world today. Something’s been completely and systematically laid out and reinforced at every level for a long, long time and mistakenly we think we have something to say about it.
All by design. Like politics, almost all discussion takes place within their prescribed parameters. Meaning? It won’t go outside their boundaries.
What it boils down to is the only freedom you think you have is virtually the freedom to roam around your psycho-social jail cell, and sometimes the mess hall and exercise yard.
Not a nice thought, but virtually true. But only for those who subscribe to it. Which is almost everyone, to varying degrees. And what makes this apparent approach so effective? Everyone thinks they’re free, but all within carefully defined and confined parameters.
And the sheeple have no idea.