(This links to a letter from Huxley to Orwell - and a page of comments beneath)
This I commented to the main article:
Within the core plot lines, the consolidation of power divides humanity into masters and slaves - not unlike HG Wells in The Time Machine; predators and prey. This is 'hidden' from plain sight by controlled narratives of history, education, and governance. It is a diversionary play by which to manage or bear the life allotted - for stepping out of line will bring down as likely the hatred and invalidation of a mob of peers - as a result of manipulated opinions that may operate with hardly a little nudge here and there. Because we are in the main so powerless? Or because we in the main are entangled in suggestion by which we limit ourselves, undermine, ourselves, censor and mask our true presence, giving over to those who seem to do for us what we feel unable or unwilling and giving us the withheld position of criticizing and opposing when 'leaders' and 'systems' don't provide what we in effect demand - largely to remain unconscious of our responsibilities as consciousness. The blame game is predicated on guilt and outsourcing as much as possible to anywhere and anyone else. Power-lust is guilt and fear driven - even in its supporting net-bot population.
Ideas are the foundation of every definition, belief and thus of every action and response. But one cannot change an idea with a counter idea - for that only reinforces it. We have to recognize and OWN the ideas or definitions by which we live in order to be in the freedom to choose a different perspective where the old or current identity is found to be not representative of who you or indeed we feel and know ourself to be.
An identity conformed by negatively conditioned 'thinking' operates denial of such a noticing - as a survival trait - and that has been a key role in power on Earth. Terror symbols and triggers regulate our 'consciousness'. Even the 'positive' is generally framed in negative terms of 'free from', power that subdues evils and limitations, but all in the shadow of pain and death.
The human conditioning is so deeply imprinted that challenging or questioning it is reserved for the deranged - for sanity is redefined by tacit agreement to be the adaptation to survive and prevail WITHIN the conditioning - not to abide in Reason regardless of the force of terror - or indeed of rage, shame or self-hatred.
But I point to the 'place' no one wants to feel - but which is pervasive of our lives whether our 'consciousness' opens to notice and feel it or whether it is successfully repressed and projected away to 'others' who carry the past we don't even recall though it recycles the same pattern regardless the form-changes.
When psychological defences break down - there is a choice as to whether to give more power to externalized systems of control - so as to get back in role, or whether to wake up to wonder what is defending what - and against who. That is to be stirred to a curiosity and willingness to know that is not framed within the social or even human matrix - so much as a willingness to presence that is not fear-defined control. Now I know that when this rises for us we at first identify it with outer conditions which change, seem to betray us or are denied us by forces we cant control. And perhaps we give up on joy in being - there and then and believe love is weak, heretical or treacherous and at best a dream of a private wish that can never be - yet can never quite be utterly banished wither.
There is every conditioning to 'forget' here and little to hold faith with what revealed itself true - regardless that our minds were then triggered into hate and fear - for though we mask it even to ourself - these 'negative' feelings move in us beneath the heavy overcoat of civilised masking.
Finding ourself painted into a corner - at the end of the line - with no more wiggle room - at our wit's end - so to speak - is the great opportunity amidst the inevitably generated crisis - because - whether we like it or not - we are meeting our 'unconscious or denied feelings and the attempt to contain or control them is increasing DIS-order. ...Shadow government and black ops - with 'leaders' and institutions preying on us or abandoning us - or finding themselves powerless to act amidst ever more complexity of paralysis and indebtedness. the whole thing is a mess - but yet we live this day. And we live this day. The dire consequences unfolding to awareness are disturbing. This disturbance can be used to align more deeply in self-honesty than we have ever allowed before - and when I say 'we' I mean each of us as an individual, for our own reasons - not a collectivist movement of organised assertion.
If readers take me to mean resort to more thinking - they are missing my point. the denial of our feeling being is a dis-honesty that pictures out on our world as an elitism of disconnected self superior 'mind' over Life on Earth. It is a hateful and destructive power - and therefore not creative or serving and creative endeavour. It has to serve - not lead - as a natural expression of relationship uncovered in place of an ancient hatred.
But yes - one can continue in the Great Game and play the role out. Is there a Great Awakening? Disregard opinion - and look and see... and feel. What other path leads on except deeper insanity in darkness with survival possibly worse than destruction. For if human becomes a monster - and many believe we already are a virus on the Earth undeserving of life - then mutate and toxify and bio-manipulate without check or borders and open scenarios of hateful suffering and misery unimagined - except of course by those avidly working such agenda in the pursuit of their prize.
Other comments I responded to:
The non-fiction bible for thought control is Edward Bernays’ ‘Propaganda’. The methods recommended have proven and are proving successful enough for now.
” The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
Power is a short lived evaporation. Admittedly the time scale may seem slow – but the power over life is always the hollow dysfunctionality of an insane choice – and an insane world is no ‘victory’.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Judge not – lest ye be judged. What you give out is what you get back. As you reap – so shall you sow.
The reason we are generally a net-bot of hacked minds is simply an acquiescence of will. Or rather it is the conforming within a denial of blaming and guilting true willingness – so as to limit, cage, divide and conquer. But this is not victory – but death. Though for some these are one and the same.
Manipulators do not see their own ‘back-doors’ such is the diversion and seduction of power and the promise of ‘protection’. Of course they can ‘get away with it’ – but their reward is the fruit of their choice – while mine is the fruit of
what I accept as worthy, meaningful and true.
Mind-control is the frequency of ‘possession’ and if your believe your need to control your experience, relationships or feeling being – then perhaps what possesses you is holding onto something you value that costs you a true awareness and appreciation of Life?
I do agree that your quote points a direction – and that is to look into our consciousness and awaken from false foundations by which we are deceived. Because – whether it is fashionable to say so or not – the deceiver is in our midst – and I mean that personally – not merely politically. I say: use the outer reflection to awaken a true communication within. What is that? Try it and see. If I tried to substitute my though for your discovery, I would be joining the realm of deceit or substitution for truth.
We seem to have reached the point where Brave New World, 1984 and The Matrix have melded.
The consciousness that fragments to operate world within world is a split mind. My dear friend J says ‘resist ye not evil’. People don’t want to hear this because without ‘fighting evil’, it would have to be owned – reintegrated to a greater perspective, and the war on terror would no longer keep the homeland under notional security. We’d have to discover other ways to live – or at least we have a tremendous incentive!