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An editorial By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington Protects Its Lies With More Lies
I have commented a few points into this page: scroll the Comments on the page if one needs context but they stand alone
(on the theme of according the notions of evil to the State)
I feel what you are saying and would focus on the negatively or
fearfully defined sense of self as the determining criteria. For it
gives rise to a sort of negative cooperation in which sacrifice of true
participation in life is exchanged for a personal sense of power or
protection relative to feared or believed negative outcomes.
positively oriented sense of self may well create structures through the
act of living, but the focus is living and not the structure in and of
The cost of identifying within the forms and rituals of
second-hand or derivative meanings is of not actually living the live
one has and is - but becoming a slave to the construct of one's identity
Cooperation is easy when it is recognized to be both
desirable and necessary in shared purpose of a common good. Competition
or conflict can be held within shared agreements or laws - and these
become an embryonic aspect of the state. If the cooperative culture is
weak, the competitive becomes dominant and a coercive dynamic comes into
play. The dominant powers can then become oppressive, destructive and
hateful in their results and so a collective strategy against the
consolidation of power in any person or group or institution, has been
attempted and yet subverted by the undermining of a cooperative culture
for a worship of a false individualism - of an egocentricity of
self-specialness in which subversion, corruption and undue influence of
the organs of the state - shift society to a fragmented and divided
identity of a managed perception that is easy to manipulate and exploit.
tend to see what is as the expression of our personal and collective
consciousness - allowing that most of what is structuring and driving
our world are un-conscious beliefs and accepted currency of self
definition from which our world inevitably arises to our experience.
coercive will is not anchored or grounded in what is - but in what was
and is imagined will be. And so is seeking to change what is, without
actually being connected within it. This grows the 'monster' of
polarising over-control and chaos in which all the kings horses and and
all the king's men work at odds with each other; a state of war,
whatever arena it is played out in.
An integrative willingness,
is receptive to what is, and alive within the current situation in a
more open consciousness, and along the lines of a flow of creative
thought, word and deed that communicates life through whatever medium or
relationships - working through and with the willingness at hand in
clear purpose rather than being framed or set in conflict or problem.
put simplest is not to give anything the power to deny one's life - as
if it has to be dealt with in order to get one's life back. The fears
that lock-step into patterns of rigidity and coercion are undone in true
living - not in application of further layers of coercive attempt to
fix outcomes that inevitably backfire and mire down in conflict.
state is an idea that acquired and is given currency. Idea and
definition can be clarified. Currency can be reconnected to living value
and new currency of value embodied that expands and purifies the idea
Networking of needs, provisions and communication does
not HAVE to involve a coercive middleman, institutional cartel or
consolidation of power, but uncovering this has to be in step with that
same quality of an uncoercive consciousness; a transparency to
communication. One doesn't apply idea to make change happen. One
embodies the change to align with a resonance that can now meet you
because you are more truly presencing in who you are.
only meet the vibrational state one is acting from. Even within the
given forms of any moment there are many creative perspectives in which
one can experience and grow - or else one gets 'stuck' in definitions
that do not serve and suffer them as if they are 'reality'. Clinging
onto pain and grievance or fear and its promise of power, are what
operate as a corrupting 'assault' on our state of being. But no one else
really tells us what to think. We are the decider of what we accept as
true for ourself and for whatever reason or variety of reasons that is
what we are each doing - whilst playing out the stories that our choices
cast us in.
The intent to remain within such un-conscious
framing abnegates responsibility that is then taken up by un-owned and
unrecognized correspondences of circumstance that operate the choices we
do not know that we make.
Materialism accords Cause to a
believed external world, and such a victim consciousness can only be at
war to temporarily prevail or persist until crushed or annihilated by
circumstance of inevitable defeat. The rally within such a terror to
generate order of a bearable existence calls forth a state of rules that
become the unspoken or tacitly accepted reality of self, sanity and
power. But all within un-owned and hidden terror that the state of
identity was designed to protect against.
Now that the terror is
pervasively surfacing despite the efforts of control and as the method
of control, the currency of human definition and identity is being
raised to question as the allegiances to the false god of secrecy and
The restoring of the spontaneity of living is not
going to be 'done' because one doesn't 'do' spontaneity, (though mimicry
can present a show). One creates the conditions in which it rises
naturally. The fact of communication is not in the words, signatures or
handshakes, but in a process of embodying communication through which a
transcendent quality of acceptance is uncovered that embraces all
parties in a unified purpose.
It takes one to know one. But if
withholding from communication in secret agenda of private war upon
others, not only will conflicted purpose be 'found', but that thieves
will presume all others to likewise be thieves.
Fear operates a
self-fulfilling prophecy, until it is fully owned, and then it is a
choosing to conflict oneself even though such event is a self-deceit
because oneself is and remains one self - regardless its conflicted
definition and fragmented expression.
I write this as thought for
food. Not as assertions of a personal nature. It resonates and makes
sense because it frees me from mental substitutions for living and
restores me to me senses - to my pre-sense. The presence that is
pristine and indeed innocent of the mind that comes after. As one is
opened in such moment one at once knows it is true of everyone - beneath
the identity confusion and defences raised thereby.
The void or unknowing of being is 'productive'. For life of a wholeness of being rises spontaneously of Itself thereby.
That the power of Creation is utilized to embody a re-enactment of powerlessness is a direct result of the idea of lording it over Life.
Pride comes before a Fall. It is easy to point at others and hate them
for their seeming power - so as to get self-righteous from what seems
justifiable grievance - but beneath all that is there envy and
resentment that you should not be getting YOUR demands met? Who is without ego - let them cast the first stone.