Tuesday, 10 November 2015
When one person suffers from delusions, we call it a mental illness, when society suffers from them we call it being normal
(an afternoon ramble)
" We are caged by our cultural programming. Culture is a mass hallucination and when you step outside the mass hallucination you see it for what it's worth "
- Terence McKenna
Furthermore our societies are engineered, as our views are formed, while consent is manufactured and consumption dictated. Perhaps it is time to de-program ourselves, stop supporting companies that keep us living as economic slaves. Shop and buy local. Find opportunities to connect with what is really important in life.
When faced with demands for conformity, slowly ask , "What will happen if I refuse." there are no rules to follow, after all you can make it up as you go along.
But please keep questioning what is happening on the planet, even though you will face fierce opposition. As the mainstream media keep publishing headlines that are lies, subvert their message, turn their papers over in the racks, hide them, do it yourself, these small acts can be greatly satisfying.
If society was truly rational it would be standing strongly now against a government that serves only the interests of the rich and powerful but at the moment just wanders in compliance. So be defiant, be a rebel, keep non-conforming, boldly resisting consensus, the normalisation that causes poverty and war, keep thinking outside their boxes with oppositional defiance. Lets leave the peddlers of delusion to their own devices, spreaders of fear and intolerance, lets have the courage and grace to go to different places, that really matter, beyond the fixations with growth, that continue to make tragedies of our human lives. With enough fire and imagination, and determination, lets keep sitting outside the confines of their caged enclosures.
Posted by teifidancer at 13:22