Is there any figure more ignorant, self-involved, brutish, arrogant, and ultimately pathetic than the historical Western White Male? The values, ideas, assumptions, and prejudices of this figure are, to put it simply, abhorrent.
It is ironic that an ideology whose nature is weakness and fear could spread so widely over the world, infect so many people. More ironic is that those people have been allowed throughout history to oppress and manipulate the people of the world with such impunity.
Of course, the reason it has spread so much is precisely because of weakness—weakness and selfishness that has been tapped into by such ideology and actions. It is an ideology that feeds on ignorance, fear, and weakness, all of which are fairly ubiquitous in humans at this stage of our development. And so, in this way, it makes a lot of sense. It’s like the new toy that every kid just has to have, and how fads spring up and spread.
As such, we live in societies run by bullies. How absurd that such people have been allowed to rule the school yard for so long. Well, I for one, have had enough of it, and will no longer stand idly by while they continue to run the show (at least where I am concerned). I will no longer subject my will and spirit to such puerile and insipid beliefs and illusions. I will no longer support this vile, yet very subtle, system of repression and ‘spiritual slavery’.
While it is ultimately each person who enslaves him/herself, we live in a society, and in a system, which encourages ignorance, dependence, and weakness, thereby allowing those in control to stay in control. Rather than support such a manipulative and oppressive system any longer, I will challenge, provoke, and fight against this tyrannical system that holds all people within its grip in bondage.
The hard part is that most people do not even realize that they are in bondage; and, in fact, when confronted with the truth, will fight against it, will fight to stay in bondage, for they do not really want real freedom. They think they have it good, and they think they are pretty darn happy, thank you very much, and if they are not happy, they are conditioned to blame that which is not to blame, to hold others responsible for what is actually in their own control.
This is the subtle brilliance of a system based on selfish desire, because as long as you feed the desire-beast in people, they will continue to enslave themselves.
People are so conditioned to want material things, to think that material things and money bring happiness, that they will fight against anything that threatens their accumulation of material wealth. And so, the system is set up to condition people to see their salvation as their enemy, to resist and reject the true key to their happiness, because they do not see a key, they see a thief. This is the sly modus operandi of the ego.
From my personal notes, 7/17/00