“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” – Frank Herbert, Dune
When I look at the state in which the U.S finds itself politically, socially, and economically, the number of reasons to be afraid is overwhelming. Fear is a good indicator that something is wrong. It’s an arrow of direction for our internal compass, otherwise known as our intuition or our instinctual gut. Too much of anything is likely to become a poison; fear is no different. It suffocates the wise mind and becomes a breeding ground for other negative emotions like hatred and despair. A mind consumed and lead by fear is a weak mind and prone to ignorance and apathy; a lack of compassion and unwillingness to communicate only expands the divide.
I wish people would stop allowing their fear to control them. It prevents thinking which means fewer solutions are offered. I’m a control freak. The state of the world and my inability to have control over the political agenda being performed in the name of me by some orange shit spackled douche canoe, terrifies me and chills me to the bone. If I think about it too long, or if I allow social media & world news too much presence in my day to day life, I start to feel as if all of my hopes and dreams are hopeless and for not, either because the future is so uncertain or just that bleak.
Government, which is just a long list of titles encouraged by some arbitrary belief of superiority, is what has been the foundation and demise of every empire in recorded history. That’s thousands of years of us vs. them, rich vs. poor, religion vs. the heathens, religion/state vs. everyone else that doesn’t share the same principles (and I use the term ‘principles’ lightly here), and here we are in the future, the modern age, an age of technology and enlightenment, with the same problems. How? In this regard, we have come no further than the days of Nero.
With that being said, I cannot understand the cognitive dissonance of the American people. Clearly, the people are enraged by the corruption and injustice performed by their elected representatives, and demand justice, but they want it from the same vile, lying bureaucrats that ran us aground in the first place. Where is the logic in that? No where in the recent past (or distant) have politicians and their governments given reason to the people to believe in a fair and just rulership over anyone that isn’t rich enough.
I don’t think anyone really needs permission to do 95% of whatever it is they decide they need/want/feel like doing. It’s why I don’t believe in government. Titles and power is what got us into this mess in the first place– 1620, the original Brexit.
People wanting freedom of choice hasn’t changed because it hasn’t really happened. You don’t have a choice. Forcing people to choose from a list of turds isn’t a choice! Whether they are called President or Queen, they have your attention, they have your obedience; what makes these humans more qualified to control your life than you? They are just people too! Flawed, flatulent (unless you don’t poop at all, and we’re looking at you Kim!) people. In a word, human. Furthermore, these assholes are so god damn removed from real life and reality, how could they ever represent the will of ‘the people’ when they won’t come down from their ivory towers?
America was suppose to be the rebel child. The one that got away. I guess we are…just not in a good way. If you agreed with the ‘RESIST’ banner ILLEGALLY hung over the Whitehouse you might just have a little Anarchist in you. FEED IT.
We can stand united as separate states. We don’t need to be one nation. That’s impossible. We’re too unique, complicated, and wondrous to be ‘One Nation’. But we can stand in solidarity that humans have rights no other human can give permission to or take away.