This article is of the shocked and disturbed writer and activist whose sense of identity was in some sense shaken or changed by Trump's election.
It Can Happen Here. (In Fact, It Did.)
By Tom Engelhardt
My Comment into the theme:
Elected or selected?
that big financial crashes take MOST by surprise doesn't mean they are
not in some way orchestrated by insider insiders.
IF a higher but
malign intelligence was devoted to the manipulation and deceit of others
into succumbing to an agenda of domestication and powerlessness
relative to the controlling force - then it would operate through the
self-specialness of a false sense of freedom, power and protection -
because these are the blind-spots of an inner conflictedness of which
most are unaware of being subject to - because the whole point of a
mind-in-deceit is to render such negatives unconscious by denial, by
projection onto others, re re-normalising or redefining learned
conditioning as concrete conditions.
The good news... is that
anyone or anything that hacks into your own thought to subvert you from a
core honesty to a narrative control - is also providing the
illumination of your own 'back-door' correspondences or resonances via
which hate and guilt thinking mask as righteousness and hide one's own
(often unconscious) participation.
So if our 'reality' or indeed
'identity' is broken - there is a real CHOICE as to whether to identify
with victim and persist in the same underlying demand to CHANGE others
or external conditions so as to 'restore' what has been 'taken' from or
denied you. OR to abandon what clearly did not and does not really work
and look within - which is not 'more of the same thinking', but the void
or opening to a receptive willingness for a true foundation that is NOT
a mind of deceit.
The temptation to self-righteousness is
judging others for our own un-owned 'sins - that speak of hurt and hate
that we all know, regardless our different experiences and strategies of
The personae level is diversionary and dissociating
distraction - that the 'judge' believes themselves apart from and above -
as an 'exception' to the faults and failures of 'others'.
each and all act out from the ideas, beliefs and definitions that we are
in some sense conditioned to react thus - and any real 'progress' has
to pause from going forward, to NOTICE the 'choices' that are operating
by reaction - and discerning if and to what degree any of that
programming is true of me now - in this situation - and in this
situation... because each situation is unique and needs attention to its
full communication - or else we operate blind in reaction to what we
don't want - as if that is doing what we truly want - which it CANNOT
be. As long as we are in effect defined by 'evils' we are displaced from
recognizing and sharing in the 'Good' - of a quality of wholeness of
being - rather than defining 'good' in terms of falsely framed 'powers,
protections or self-specialness'.
The alt media focuses on the
'THEM' who are presumed powerful and expert at deceiving and controlling
'US' or at least the other 'THEM' called sheep or stupid,
IF one can
release personal investment in guilt - curiosity can be applied to HOW
it is that I perceive, experience and act as I do (and thus gain insight
on what operates in us all).
The intent to define, predict and
control others is only looking for psychological ammunition or masking
techniques because it is a 'war-mind'. An awakened desire for sanity,
peace and healing operates a different purpose - looking for ways to
undo or become free of fear driven dictates and distortions - so as to
participate in a genuinely felt quality of being - that gives true
witness because that is its own desire to see truly.
I sense an
opportunity for the 'shocked' and 'disturbed' to look within - as a
self-honesty of acknowledging and owning where we are at - rather than
believing our own spin and presentation. Not for better ammo and armour -
but for the movement of being in which we know our being - rather than a
'thinking' that overlays and usurps true function - which is aptly
pointed to by the phrase 'know thyself' - with a substitution of masked
persona in fragmented conflict - defended and protected against
awakening to the reality that it operates upon the denial of.
fact the LAST thing one will do is look within - when every other
'choice' has been revealed fruitless - and no one can do this FOR
another - but we can honour another as our self from a point of accepted
worth within ourself - and this can communicate conditions in which to
draw a different response - but not as a strategy of changing others.
That kind of bullshit can always be discerned at some level. But is
anyone listening within?