[thoughts from ~burning woman~ by Sha’Tara]
Oh the stories I could tell when I set my mind free from the tick-tock revolving thoughts of only this is true and the rest is all fake and fiction. But it’s late and I don’t have time for even one story, or perhaps I don’t have the energy left to write one down. I do, however, have something to say that may cause some raised eyebrows, or some knowing nods of partial agreement.
We live in a strange sort of reality where all the things just seem to repeat themselves, whether these “things” happen over millennia, or over days. We exist, while here, in cycles of happenings. How can that be when we claim to have evolved, and to be evolving? Shouldn’t we be honest and say we have revolved and are revolving?
All right, brass tacks. The reason we keep “revolving” and “revoluting” (which does not necessarily mean we are revolting but it’s tempting to look at that as a truism). What it really means is, by not trusting ourselves, and I mean “myself” as an individual, self knowing and self-empowered, we endlessly turn to systems to carry the responsibility for life. We ask systems to do that which our mind is designed to do, and would eagerly do for us, and that is, take responsibility for all aspects of our own life.
What’s wrong with relying on systems, you may well ask. Well, there’s the obvious, that they keep bringing us down; keep destroying anything good we once in a while decide to build – say, declare our nation to henceforward by a democracy with freedom and justice for all, irrespective of, blah, blah, blah – until next thing we know we’re plunging back into some unthinkable dictatorship; some authoritarian regime ruled by some religion, some financial system, some group of plutocrats or elitist apparatus and we wonder what the hell happened to our dreams.
I’ll put it briefly for now, it’s late and I’m feeling it. The problem with systems, any and all of them, small or large, is that they tend to exclusiveness and absolutism. All systems, bar none, can only grow or die, they can never simply be setup to run, like a machine for example. They must swallow up all competitive systems, or be swallowed up.
How many times have we observed this; how many times do we see this now; how many times have we wondered about that?
What’s wrong with competitiveness that is motivated by absolutism? It’s totally evil; life destroying. Life can only exist where there is natural balance but when a competitive force rises above all others and establishes itself as “the” ruling force, that system reaches entropy exponentially.
There is such a system ruling planet earth today, and that system is called “man”. Not individual people living and working together to produce a healthy living balance through sharing or allowance, but the man-system; a system primarily driven by Earthian males and primarily fed by all those who by decree are forced to be subordinate to the man-system. Those who feed this competitive, now ruling system, are its victims, even those who think they benefit from it. Over time the system rose above individuals to rule all and sundry.
Is there a way out of this horror? I can see but one and that is to become self-empowered. To look at the system and with or without proof, declare it to be anti-life and a massive lie in which there is not one iota of truth and within which there is nothing that can be trusted, or even fixed. The self-empowered individual will challenge the machine, the man-made, man-ruling, earth-ruling system at every turn and through great effort, danger and very possibly loss of life, will eventually cause the monster to crash and die.
What will happen to civilization if the system collapses, implodes, dies of entropy? A civilization built upon oppression, repression and massive death through calculated famines, genocides, wars and systematic poisoning of land and food sources must not survive: it must die with the machine it built and fed. Only free individuals can outlive the monster. Only self-empowered individuals can live without systems, be they religious, political or financial. They are, all of them, but chimeras but what a job they’ve done of convincing people they can’t live without them.
So I say to those who continue to believe that they can tweak this system thing; that they can fix parts of it; legitimize some of it and recycle other parts, you are extremely naive. None of it can be converted into life-giving energy: its nature is killing and dealing in death.
Yes, it’s hard to let go; to watch something you’d spent years working to support, or used to support yourself and perhaps a family. It’s hard to tell the younger generation, don’t drive our old machine, it’s a deadly poisonous system that has no fix. Let it die while you dream up something new; something that has a chance to become an equitable, just, fair, open, kind, simple way of life for this earth; something that allows free room for all types of life interacting here; something that knows nothing of taking, of fear, of killing.
Utopia? Of course. It’s the monster’s lies that has convinced people they cannot have a utopia on earth. It is self-empowerment that will call for compassionate interaction and eventually re-awaken our natural heritage we call empathy.