by Julian Rose
How many times have you felt like a hapless onlooker in a world seemingly gone insane?
How many times have you wondered how things ever managed to get into the unprecedented mess they are in today?
How many times have you longed to escape this crazy turmoil?
I’m confident to predict that the answer is ‘many’.
But reflect on this: there must be thousands, if not millions and quite possibly billions, who feel exactly the same way. Let us assume the possibility that the majority of those living on this planet have had such thoughts from time to time. What does this tell us?
It tells us that we see our lives and what goes on ‘out there’, as two separate realities. It suggests that we feel largely removed and alienated from the goings-on of the planet, regardless of the fact that we live off its (unequally) shared resources.
Now the trouble with all this is that, in truth, we are actually a part of the problem we see as separate from ourselves. We are part of the reason there is such a mess ‘out there’ in the first place.
We are actually contributors to the state of insanity which prevails around us; unless of course, we realize this and are working to do something about it.
The underlying cause of this schism between how we see reality and how we see ourselves, is hundreds and possibly thousands of years of indoctrination; of deliberate programming. We have been educated to believe that we are not responsible for that which happens beyond the four walls of our home, the garden fence and the office.
We’ve been told that if we respect the laws and protocols enshrined in our society, and behave like proper, respectable citizens, at the end of it all we will be able to take comfort in from the fact that we ‘did the right thing’.
If we also adopt some moral ‘truth’s’ as proclaimed by the religious institutions of the prevailing status quo – then that gets another tick. And if we also seek to fulfil the requirements of the nine to five working week, diligently and unquestioningly, that will further enhance the view that we are sensible, responsible citizens. Well adapted to the road of safety and conformity.
So effective has this process of indoctrination been for so many, for so long, that the idea of anything seriously interrupting the rhythm of the fixed routines that make-up the standard working- eating-sleeping week, is regarded in horror. Better to keep your head down, is the standard advice, and try to bypass whatever those who manage the ‘great out there’ are getting up to; however extreme the mess being made of our planetary home and however insane the destruction being perpetrated in the rush for wealth, power and exclusivity.
No, we are told, it’s only fools who would risk their reputations and moral rectitude by seeking to address or even confront, the territories presided over by those left to manage that which takes place beyond the garden gate, the home and the office.
Now we all know how the seeming safety provided by largely thoughtless repetition can lock us into resistance to change. There is something about ‘routine’, however mundane and unimaginative, which acts as a kind of drug, clouding the urge to follow one’s inner voice of greater aspiration and purpose. That which would finally free one from so unquestioningly playing out the role of slave to the system.
Many of those who retreat from the challenge of freedom, turn instead to religion, as a kind of escape route for a repressed and yearning soul. On offer here appears to be a certain level of surety concerning how to negotiate a way through life’s pit-falls. Religion, after all, likes to provide a rather simple formula for surviving within the crumbling foundations of a stagnant status quo.
The Christian church, for example, is given to proclaiming a happy ending for all who say their prayers and remain humble in the face of adversity. It teaches one to obey the authority of God and the State and to offer charity to those in need.
Its formula is carefully devised to avoid any confrontation with ‘the powers that be’; the status quo and controlling authority of the day. Although it may decry war, it will not advise its flock to campaign against the arms trade. Although it may teach respect for nature, it will not stand-up to be counted when it becomes known that genetically modified organisms and toxic chemicals are destroying the natural environment.
It has in common with many of to-days so called ‘spiritual paths’, the desire to ‘protect’ rather than to ‘protest’. It teaches that, provided we do everything according to its rule book, we will go to heaven when we die; and here everything will be done to assure a very pleasant stay for all good followers.
In proclaiming ‘heaven’ to be the happy ending place for all ‘believers’, the church avoids taking any responsibility for the condition of the planet it leaves behind. The fact that one might come round again and be confronted by that which one failed to take responsibility for in the previous life time, is studiously avoided.
So ‘no reincarnation’ means no need to come face to face with the consequences of one’s actions. Or to revisit the negative actions of one’s past. No ‘karma’- no responsibility. If one believes one’s not coming back, there is a low incentive to concern oneself with cleaning up the mess one has left behind. That includes turning the other way while others destroy the planetary resource base.
Church teaching has thus found, and proclaimed, a great escape route – and millions seem happy to take it.
This is a significant part of the formula whereby society is kept in constant check and citizens are discouraged from any form of resistance or rebellion; even when the teachers, law makers, priests and politicians who manage the show, have shown themselves to be corrupt, irresponsible and quite often beneath contempt.
What we have here is a quite masterful control system. A centralised authoritarian regime which uses ‘fear’ as its hidden weapon of mass coercement: fear of being different; fear of being disenfranchised; fear of not making it to heaven; fear of facing the unknown, and ultimately a fear of truth.
With the help of the church, religion, mainstream education and misguided spiritually inclined institutions and sects, the master minders of the control system discourage taking responsibility for anything other than one’s own petty patterns of behaviour. They want the power to reside with them, to do with it what they will.
However, real life is a far more severe teacher than anything one will find in and amongst the mores of our man made societies. And life lets it be known that the way man made society is constructed, is phony. There is an entire dimension missing.
The righty side of the brain, which would pick this up, has been put to sleep, along with the ability to think laterally and ‘outside the box’. It means that most fail to move beyond the control system’s repetitive and deceptive formula for three dimensional living. In this way, millions who are in a position to do so, fail to take any responsibility for the health and wellbeing of the wider world they live in. Instead they fritter away their lives in a cul-de-sac of ever decreasing circles.
Taking responsibility for our lives involves breaking out of this robotic existence and taking responsibility for Life as a whole; for the evolution of our societies into something vastly more meaningful, creative and joyous than the moribund system we have today.
We do not live on a two dimensional flat Earth. That theory was dispelled around six hundred years ago, in spite of stiff resistance from the church. We live on a spherical planet and in a spherical universe – in which everything that goes out, comes back, eventually.
So it is with our actions. According to the laws of physics, every action provokes an equal and opposite reaction, which means we get to pay the price for ours; no escape. That’s the brutal truth. The straight line to heaven – and that’s an end to it – is a con trick, perpetuated by doctrinaire and dogmatic teachings whose origins lie with Illuminati plans for a resistance-free global take-over.
The last thing which the ruling cabal wants is people taking responsibility for their lives, because that would mean an end to control system’s dominance and people’s acceptance of the slavery it demands.
Yet the reinstatement of a way of living in which aware, responsible citizens of planet Earth take control of their destinies and of the destiny of the planet itself, is exactly where we are being instructed to go. Not by Big Brother, but by Divine empowerment and the indomitable powers of truth.
Never allow the fake façade of superimposed uniformity fool you into sleep walking your way down the road to Armageddon. Find that warrior hiding in your subconscious – and bring him/her out into the open. Get behind the benevolent spirits and ditch the malevolent intruders. Shift yourself from slave to shaman. Do it today!
Julian Rose is an early pioneer of UK organic farming, an international activist, actor and writer. You can read about and purchase his acclaimed books ‘Changing Course for Life’ and ‘In Defence of Life’ at www.julianrose.info
Picture: Claire Palmer