Many of the so-called ‘aware/conscience’ types still seem to believe political activism is somehow going to change and/or improve the horrible mess this country and world are in, today. After all the years of political-activism, from the 1960s until now, with no real political change, except for the worse, these ‘aware/conscience’ types still believe political activism is the answer to all of our political and social ills. They believe this, because they still ignorantly and naively hold to the lie this ‘land of the free’ is and always has been. I believe most of these sad, gullible folks are still wearing their stoned-hippie, rose-colored glasses and wishing Woodstock III would happen.
I’ve used the following quote many times, and I’m forced to use it once again:
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
This is not a difficult premise: if we have a problem in need of solving, and we approach the problem in the same manner, over and over again, expecting a change each time, then we are simply not in our right minds at that moment. Why can’t we, instead, realize that our approach to the problem is not working, and so, before attempting to solve it again, plan new approaches, until we find the solution that works?
This quote by Einstein is also the very definition of political activism: there is a political issue, and people become politically active, over and over again, and they keep expecting their political activism to effect the change they desire, and yet it never changes anything, but they continue on anyway. There may be a political bone tossed, here and there, every once in a while, to appease the activist throngs, but the actual issue will remain the same or, more likely, even get worse. And yet those inclined to be politically active will continue to do the same thing over and over again, while expecting a different and better result each time: INSANITY!
We the people must come to understand that governments/political-systems are set in place to control, to rule over, us; they are set in place to completely undermine and destroy the individual, because individualism (anarchy-true freedom) is a threat to their very existence. So everything dealing with governments/political-systems is a manipulation/coercion of some sort: so-called political ‘rights’, like voting, ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘assemblage’, are simply political manipulations designed to placate we the people; these manipulative devices exist to keep us believing our government belongs to us, and that we have a say in how we are governed: just out of reach carrots dangling in front of a harnessed mule, if you will. When, in fact, the government is owned and operated by a wealthy and powerful minority, and thus we the people have no say in how we are governed. ‘Sacred’ documents, like the ‘declaration’ and ‘constitution’, be damned, they are as worthless as tits on a nun: ‘rules were made to be broken’, and contracts, like these frauds, were written to be altered, ignored and broken by those who wrote [created] them, the minority powers that be.
It’s all a scam, a bald-faced lie, people! Governments/political-systems/documents are instituted so the wealthy and powerful few (minority) can control and rule over the weak and powerless many (majority). Thus your ‘vote’ means nothing, and your political activism means even less.
And now we come to the subject of ‘revolution’. If we consider the last three-hundred years of history, then what has been the result of ‘revolution’ throughout the world? Has ‘revolution’ led to the people governing themselves and truly being free, as in true individual freedom (anarchy), or has revolution merely led to another [new] form of government/political-system that the people still struggle with?
I’m not going to write a history book here, but let’s take the major revolutions, over the last three hundred years: The American, French, Russian and Chinese. What did revolution, in these four cases, actually do for the masses? In every one of these countries, are individuals now truly free to live their lives as they see fit, or are the people still under the political thumbs of their overseers (rulers), doing as their told, and how and when to do it? And how much better off is the rest of the world with these four monsters of the midway existing?
Do I need to write a thousand more words, here? Or can you see that these four revolutions solved nothing for we the people of the world, but they have, instead, set up the world, and us, to be destroyed with a push of a few nuclear buttons.
Revolution: 1. a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system.
Comprende? Revolution is overthrowing one government/political-system and immediately replacing it with another version of the same-old shit. A revolution implies that a people are overthrowing a government that once supposedly represented them. But what if a government never represented its people, in any way, would it still be considered a revolution to overthrow it, if the people were not going to replace it with another facsimile? If someone is attacking you, are you going to revolt, in order to replace this enemy with another, or are you simply going to defend yourself?
The point I’m trying to make, here, is this: we the people need to wage war on this ancient system/order itself, which keeps reproducing these same types of manipulative, enslaving entities (governments/political-systems). If we were never represented, and we were not, then why bother with ‘revolution’? We have a common enemy, and that enemy is the overall system/order, which has always been responsible for creating the governments/political-systems that have ruled over and enslaved our ancestors and us.
We don’t need another government/political-system, we the people need to create a new system/order, according to how we want this world, and our lives, to be! We need to have a new mindset and vision for the future of humanity and the world. We need to insure true individual freedom, true anarchy, first and foremost, and then we can come together in small, self-sustaining communities that live and let live, as each sees fit.
As long as we allow this powerful, psychotic minority, and their system/order, to enslave and destroy us, and the world as well, we will never be truly free, individually or collectively. And just overthrowing (‘revolution’) what is, and has been, and replacing it with a facsimile, will only be playing right into the hands of these elite-swine, who have been perpetrating this perverse game on we the people for ages.
Here is a summary comment by Shelby Courtland. What she writes, here, says it all:
We don’t need more of the same and a revolution is just going to eventually bring us right back to square one, right where we are now.
This also touches on the need for a different way of life; one that is totally different from what we are doing now. We have also touched on this. We need to grind the wheels of capitalism to a halt. We need to STOP feeding the beast. As long as we continue to feed the beast, the beast will demand more and more and more from us and will continue to get bigger and stronger while we grow weaker and weaker and that is what is happening. We see this every day. We see it in the faces of the gaunt homeless people. We see it in the faces of children who are standing in the food shelf line with their parents. We see it in the faces of the jobless who have worked all of their lives and have nothing, absolutely nothing to show for it. We see it in the faces of those who are sick and unable to afford health care. We need a new system. But to destroy what is destroying us, we need to stop feeding it, but we refuse to do what is necessary. We don’t like it hard. We are soft and compliant and that will be our downfall.
And here is one more comment that needs to be read and discerned by all:
Political revolutions will always fail to achieve lasting results, because it is society itself that is diseased. The only revolution that will change anything is a revolution in consciousness. A re-imaging of what society is and can be, and it will start with the premise that all life has inherent value. What will be distinct from this new society and our present one is that it will be non-monetary. Money is slavery. There can never be equality or harmony in a monetary society, because those who control the money, hold all the power.
A societal change like this cannot happen over night, it could take a generation or two, but the alternative is the never ending cycle, the insanity of doing the same thing over and over.