In order to achieve a Revolution World wide, or even just to create a better future for our children, we first need to construct a surgical instrument and a radical broom with which to dissect and sweep away all the old Mystifications of the Past.
We have evolved to a new paradigm.
Our Technology is rapidly transforming us, but unless we systematically re-examine and eliminate all previous false assumptions about society, the citizen and the State, we will Not change.
Change begins at the personal level, with our own self-awareness.
For it is through the rigorous and thorough investigation of our own thoughts and feelings that we can arrive at a new state, a state of being fully Self-actualised and in control of our own destinies.
We can develop this Instrument within our own lives…a critical, self-aware rational faculty which continuously analyses our lives and our relationship to contemporary society.
Questioning all our old assumptions and preconceptions :
Forget about our doomed rat-race for a moment, and ask yourselves what is truly valuable in our lives?
How important is our time in the grand scheme of our lives?
Is following the majority always in our best interests?
What if there were no Gods at all?
What is our relationship with the State?
Are we truly free agents?
Or are there certain obligations involving repetitive and often virtually meaningless tasks which need to be carried out?
Obligations which necessitate the sacrifice of one third of our entire lives on average and which bear no relationship to our real needs or requirements in order to secure our survival?
Will we always need political leaders to tell us what to think and how to live our lives?
Or is it conceivable that we can grow up as a species, and learn to co-operate amongst each other in a new era of sharing, caring and mutual help?
Why are there endless Wars raging across the Planet?
Is this the natural state for Man, to be forever in conflict and competition with his fellow man?
In our quest for understanding and self-awareness we need to be deliberate, vigilant and above all consciously aware of our inbuilt propensity to be recidivists, repeating over and over again the same mistakes as before.
We cling insecurely like children to ancient prejudices, familiar modalities of thought and patterns of social behaviour.
False beliefs based on the need to conform.
Ancient baseless assumptions regarding man’s inherent nature e.g competitiveness is a natural state or that Man is essentially selfish and ego-driven.
Neitzsche in a rough paraphrase once said : ”It is not about having the courage of your convictions…but rather it is about having the courage for an attack on one’s convictions”
A diffficult task granted, but one which is essential if we are to evolve and embrace the new epoch of scientific rationalism.
We have come a long way in the last 50 years or so.
It is now time for us to move collectively into the 21st century.
However we must first learn to identify and analyse our past Institutions and their accompanying assumptions and inherent prejudices such as Religion, the necessity for a ‘fearless leader’ and Nationhood, which is merely an extension of Tribalism and the State control of our lives per se.
These and other behaviours are simply left-overs, echoes of our distant past which contain no raison d’etre in the 21C, no logical requirement as it were and are in their effect counter-productive to their stated aims, in other words they are irrational, uneconomic and illogical.
In our new epoch science has given us a new perspective on Man and his seemingly limitless capabilities;
“What a piece of work is a man, How noble in Reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, In action how like an Angel!
in apprehension how like a god”
~ William Shakespeare
It is often said about our old Institutions that they are tried and true.
That is, that they have stood the test of time and that we have always done things in a certain manner.
This blind-faith, head in the sand position of ours totally ignores all the evidence on the horizon regarding such phenomena as peak oil, water and air, the inevitable result of living in a finite World…
How could we have ever forseen a different outcome?
Just as we have built-in obsolescence, there is similarly a built-in flaw within our system of cyclical consumption, driving us ever closer to the edge of no-return.
Surely at this juncture it is logical to examine the direction and volition of our Leaders and the tracks on which we are hurtling like a midnight ghost train downhill into a fog of war and extinction.
You only need to examine just for a moment where our tried and true Institutions, our Establishment and it’s established ideas have brought us :
literally to the brink i.e 4 minutes to midnight, via our vast stockpiles secreted all over the world of nuclear bombs and other heinous weapons of mass destruction.
If this insane, incredibly dangerous situation wasn’t bad enough, thanks to our crazy abstract hologram of a Money market Casino otherwise known as Wall Street and our global economic system (truly a contradiction in terms) we are now, through the endless rapacious need for Greed i.e Profit literally threatening Life on this Planet.
We cannot continue in our present direction with our values based on Money that much is clear.
As we are hurtle forward recklessly like a man obsessed and intoxicated with his own tyrannical Power, we destroy ourselves and the Planet at a catastrophic rate in the process.
The machinery of our present system grinds inevitably towards it’s own demise, taking us with it, in a giddying spiral pattern of increasingly smaller orbits.
Circular arguements which contain no credible basis for their own sustainability except for a grossly flawed concept for continuous Economic growth.
As a wise man once said : “The only thing which grows in an organism after a certain age is Cancer”.
Capitalism as evidenced by the American model is clearly at the head of our Global plunge into the abyss.
‘America my tragic lost love, you have been hoist by your own Capitalist petard.
That rapacious unquenchable lust for Profit and more profit and ever greater profit was always the viper nestled in your bosum.
Inexorably the poison begins to spread, billowing out like an indigo cloud of ink.
Finally the organism begins to undergo violent paroxysms as it consumes itself from the inside out, clawing and eating its way through the organs and the soft underbelly of it’s own lower classes’.
I humbly submit that it is time to put an end to our ancient preconceptions, in other words the ‘old established ways’ which no longer serve Mankind but rather control and enslave us, robbing us in small increments on a daily basis, stripping our liberties statute by statute, killing us with the modern State equivalent of Death by a Thousand Cuts.
I further submit that we need to replace these dinosaurs, these primitive modalities of thought and action with a new, deeper understanding of our reality, ourselves and our established Institutions using the tools of science :
an intellectual revolution of sorts, which places scientific discovery and the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom as the ultimate pursuits, ahead of sporting results, celebrities and the vulgar brain numbing assaults of the corporate Media.
A revolution which has at it’s foundation a new human-centric Ethos of mutual collaboration and understanding, and one which places our global survival as the ultimate priority, ahead of a world Governed and driven pathological by the conditioned need for incessantly greater amounts of a paper abstraction called Money.