News of the US surveillance has set off a hubbub, and not surprisingly, because the issues of privacy and control, are so linked with that of honesty and trust.
I read the article and some comments, and then also commented not so much to the specific issue as to what it represents in the issues of consciousness and culture that give rise to the symptoms.
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People are enjoying this it seems. A wonderful opportunity to vent
opinions and exercise imaginations. Never mind the actual issues lets
vilify someone or spout doom - and above all, feel righteous!
this attitude of making entertainment for personal gratification out of
real social and political issues is why the 'mob' aspect seems to
inspire those who feel to be in some expectation or responsibility for
governance to resort to the advertising methods of mind control.
However, the admen and the media and the Gov, are all so busy trying to
manage perceptions that no one is attending to what is really going on.
that are accepted into our minds as to what we are and what life is
for, will automatically go forth and multiply as policy and action and
consequence. Trying to deal with things at the symptom level tends to
obscure and dislocate problems into more convoluted proliferation that
are not recognized as aspects of the original issue.
linked with privacy in two ways. Honesty gives privacy to that which is
peaceful and harmonious and doesn't interfere in what is not one's own
business. It blesses such with gratitude.
privacy in which to operate. Hiding the lie is the 'mask' or false
presentation in which one's true presence is usurped. This is now so
ubiquitous that it is considered normal, natural and genetically
The mask goes hand in hand with 'getting something' at
another's expense. This is now considered the normal and natural
relationship between us - as if life was simply an opportunity for
private personal gratifications that use and use up the resources of our spirit and our cultures and our world.
large, the ego mentality - as I tend to call it - is played out by
nations or rather governments - who are puppets to the financial and
corporate forces of our times - for we are dependent on the kind of
economy that... keeps us dependent and processes existences as if they
were to be programmed - a description which to a large degree we conform to.
presence is not programmed reaction, does not assert or demand control,
but opens and extends communication - and invites the growing of trust
and creative relationship in true educative collaboration.
the expression of creative relationship will not fit into the
controller's range of vision and so along with the extremists, will be
marked those who do not support the modality of control in passive
conformity (which includes the styles and fashions of the presentation of non conformity).
up is not becoming Chicken Licken, but is bring curiosity and enquiry
to the very foundations of our consciousness so as to regain a grounded
perspective of true presence from which we live and communicate and
relate. There are such riches that we deny ourself in the mentality of guilt, fear and coercive manipulation!