Multidimensional food for thought...
“You don’t become completely free by just avoiding being a slave; you also need to avoid becoming a master.” ~Naseem Nicholas Taleb
In the midst of a hyper-violent culture blinded by the statist agenda of control, militarized cops brainwashed by the statist notion of law and order, and a bloated military with the monopoly on power through tyranny, it’s difficult for the would-be-resister to live with any confidence that their freedom will not be compromised by the violent thugs in power or by the indoctrinated statists that represent the majority.
Difficult time to be free. Made even more difficult because of the level of psychosocial statist programming causing the majority to believe that everything is okay as long as they keep voting. Caught up in their hyper-realities, going through the motions of being an abstraction of an abstraction, the ignorant statists are convinced that everything is just fine, that the authority of the state is necessary, that the militarization of the police will help keep them protected, that an obese, money-sucking, terrorist-generating military will somehow make them more secure. What is this, 1984? What’s next? War is peace? Freedom is slavery? Ignorance is strength? Sadly, in some ways, we’re already there.
The problem with statism is that everything seems okay inside the bubble, but the bubble is always about to burst. Statism is slavery by consent. It hoodwinks people into enjoying their servitude. It (brain)washes out logic and reasoning through nationalism and patriotism, thus scrambling the ignorant statist’s brain into exploitable soup. Bombarded by state-engineered symbols that the statist marries their fragile ego to, statism is by far the most dangerous religion. Made all the more dangerous because people are born and bred into being statists and cannot even imagine thinking outside its box.
But resistance is not futile. It only seems that way because we are surrounded by the Goliath that is the state. No, on a long enough timeline, resistance is fruitful. Resistance always has, and always will, lead to human flourishing. It might not always be pretty, but resistance to any and all standing orders (manmade laws), is the key to a healthy, sustainable, and progressive evolution for our species.
The art of having no masters is perfecting the science of resistance. But resistance isn’t fairytale romantic. It’s not pretend confliction. It takes effort. It takes perseverance. It takes counterintuitive ruthless compassion, usually in the face of those you care about. Definitely not for the faint of heart. But, then again, having a faint heart is for statists who imagine they need a master, not for anarchists who know they need only master themselves. Yes, resistance is fertile but, more than anything, it’s courageous, uncomfortable, and dangerous… Let’s break it down…
Resistance is Courageous
The art of having no masters cannot be rationalized until one has the audacity to question things as they are. As Noam Chomsky famously stated, “The general population doesn’t even know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.” Indeed. Until the individual stands up and dares to jut his/her head above the sea of status quo conformity, they will continue to be ruled. But being ruled, or not, is always a state of mind. Until the individual has the audacity to change their state of mind to self-rule despite those who seek to rule them, their “soft slavery” will continue… it takes a particular flavor of courage to rise above the comfort and security in order to actualize self-mastery…
Resistance is Uncomfortable
…The art of having no masters is not a pleasant art. It is in all ways disruptive. It is completely unsettling. Much cognitive dissonance must be successfully navigated. And there are always setbacks. Because the art of having no masters means having the courage to (at least attempt to) master the individual self, despite those who seek to rule the individual’s self, it is never comfortable. Though one can glean much comfort out of owning oneself, it’s never easy. Especially in a world that thinks everything should be owned…
Indeed. Those seeking to perfect the art of having no masters must embrace the discomfort that comes with rocking the boat. It’s a double-edged sword, for sure. On the one side is sweet freedom, but on the other side is taking the painful responsibility for that freedom. But the genuinely autonomous, the authentic seekers of freedom, the true anarchists, will always choose to stab themselves with that double-edged sword, no matter how uncomfortable or painful it might be. Thereby taking the next step toward self-mastery and further perfecting the art of having no masters.
Resistance is Dangerous
“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, and carpenters; the very minds of the people we are trying to save. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent upon the system, they will fight to protect it.” ~Morpheus, The Matrix
If resistance is dangerous, then the art of having no masters is doubly dangerous. Especially in a world where the majority of the people are dead-set on having masters. In a world where the majority are convinced they need a queen, or a king, or a president, it makes it problematic for those who are seeking to take responsibility for their own power and who are teaching self-leadership. It’s dangerous because people are afraid of what they don’t understand. And the majority of people simply cannot understand a world without rulers and masters. Talk about not being able to think outside the box, let alone the Matrix…. Everyone wants to be Neo, but nobody wants to take responsibility for their own power.
With all these people giving up their power, in Stockholm-syndrome-esque proportions, it makes it difficult for the would-be self-master to work on his/her self-mastery. But work on it they should. We need more leaders who are able to resist. We need more courageous individuals who are not afraid of getting uncomfortable or facing the danger of being right when the majority of people are wrong. We need more self-empowered individuals seeking to empower others, despite a world that’s attempting to take that power away. We need more trailblazers who are not afraid to spearhead self-authority straight through the heart of state-authority. We need leaders who have the audacity to teach self-leadership and self-rule through self-empowerment, despite the state which only seeks to rule by the illusion of authority through the overreach of violent power.
In short: we need more people who care about life to resist those who do not, because life is freedom and freedom is life. That is the heart and soul of the art of having no masters. As Derrick Jensen said, “We are the governors as well as the governed. This means that all of us who care about life need to force accountability onto those who do not.”
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nice one Feathers and thanks Stick for good read...................
Great find Feather...I am pinching this to post somewhere else! And yes, very interesting, thanks for the post Stick.
I am enclined to think that most of us who are aware and awake have already had the Master/Slave experiences and are here at this time to help with the process of the transition or maybe just to be here to experience a planetary dimentional shift rather than a personal one.
~Thanks for sharing your insight, Aurelia...
~& thank you for b e i n g You, Feather & Michael...
“Chaos is what we've lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.” ~Terence McKenna
The only question that remains is: Who'd rule the chaos that'd ensue in the transition from Chaos to Order?
Many people of today can live happy lives as they've done before, but what will we do with the 10% that can't?
How Would Gary ‘Z’ McGee deal with such problems?
Until he answers that to a satisfactory intellectual content, all of his teachngs would be useless.
~As far as I can tell, the transition from 'Chaos' to a sense of 'Order' is entirely relative to one's perspective, & as such, is little more than a projected illusion. A means to create a level of comfort with the unknown... which is ultimately the doorway we must walk through to attain a deeper understanding of who we really are. So it is no coincidence that Ordo ab Chao, is the slogan of the 33rd degree of Freemasonry. As James Arthur points out, “Secret Societies have a great motto ‘Ordo Ab Chao’ meaning ‘Order Out of Chaos’. Agendas are formulated designed to give the powerful more power. Chaos is created, and media blitzed. Then cries go out for solution. Laws are passed which could never have been passed without the chaos. The order, has reigned through deception of the masses, and the agenda is accomplished.” & so it is that the insidious, mental shackles of Divide & Rule have been enforced since the ancient world. But that is changing... & the multidimensional torsion that is being created by this inevitable shift in consciousness is at the root of what having no masters is really pointing to. So the question of what to do with the 10% who can't live in harmony with the rest of the tribe isn't a question that needs to be definitively answered... because the solutions, which are included in the the full manifestation & return of mass Spiritual Sovereignty, are completely malleable. Changing moment to moment... in the only place where real change can ever take place; in the ever-present glory of this exact moment. From my perspective, it's really not about 'intellectual content'... we are entering an experiential phase of the emerging paradigm. A kind of spiritual way station, where our intuition will play a far greater role than our intellects. So I disagree, I feel these kind of discussions are far from useless... they are meaningful change agents & serve as gateways to profound arenas where the first key to admission is accepting that we have no control over the results of where we're headed; we just need to harness the courage to walk into the unknown… into the transformative, regenerative space of infinite possibility. A sacred place not maintained by the illusions of control, by rather fortified & enlivened by our willingness to forget everything we know, or think we know, about how these works will finally play out. One way or another, Humanity stands at the tipping point. Thanks for sharing your insight, Acute Observer. ~InLight555
“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed.” ~Terence McKenna
Thank You. :)
Transform Resistance Energy into something much higher, more powerful and more effective? Hush. Don't Tell. They'd Banish Us, You Know.
~This discussion between Paul Seils & Sacha Stone feels like a meaningful addition to this corridor of the Rabbit [email protected] The work that Stone has been doing with New Earth Nation speaks to the kind of powerful possibilities that are within reach for helping in the co-creation of a new chapter in the Human story. ~TemetNosce