SOS BOOK - Chapter 2.2 A global mess! What do we do?
Our world is in chaos. Most agree it’s a real mess. So, what do we usually do? WE LOOK TO OUR POLITICAL & COMMUNITY LEADERS FOR A SOLUTION. We have been socially conditioned to elect them and grant them authority to act on our behalf.
Their motivation & priorities are unfortunately usually very different to ours! Survival for them means staying in power! Success for them means being in control!
CREATING LASTING PEACE & HARMONY IS NOT A POLITICAL PRIORITY.
Our politicians & community leaders usually promote strategies most beneficial to themselves. This means accommodating the needs of their major financial backers and those of their political party. They exert their power primarily through distributing our tax money and imposing new regulations. Politicians can use a crisis to enact restrictive legislation or taxation that might not be acceptable or palatable at other times.
LEADERS PREFER DECISIONS THAT MAKE THEM LOOK PROACTIVE, BENEVOLENT & IN CONTROL.
These strategies might not be the best long-term solution, but at least this won’t destabilize their leadership.
Politicians enact new laws & taxes under the cover of ‘emotional opportunities’ when we are receptive & vulnerable. These further enhance their control of the available resources! These taxes & regulations are usually couched in names that are politically acceptable such as an environmental resource levy or a disaster management strategy. Regulations are instituted to exert more control over an area of concern.
REGULATIONS FURTHER RESTRICT WHAT WE CAN OR CAN’T DO!
This supposedly was in attempt to prevent a recurrence of the problem or to manage it better. However, this further limits our individual rights and our freedom!
These usual strategies might give the illusion of doing something proactive, but often just increase cost & red tape. WE ARE ONLY OFFERED OPTIONS & SOLUTIONS WITHIN THE ACCEPTED POLITICAL AGENDA. Al the options do roughly the same thing! They use the same control strategy! Figuratively they are ‘just two sides of the same coin’. They do not optimally address the real long-term situation. Solutions are primarily aimed at appeasing major donors and increasing control, while avoiding community revolt.
WHAT A DYSFUNCTIONAL SYSTEM WE LIVE IN!
Global & community crises are recurring and emotionally charged issues which impinge on many. Our leaders realize such concerns must be “cooled” quickly for the stability of their control. So, we are given an opportunity to respond in token form to almost every recognized disaster or world problem . ‘Donate now to help the crisis’ becomes the panacea. More legislation and taxation is the next line of defense for the politicians. As a backup control strategy, we can blame & change the leaders we hold responsible. We can even change the political party. Then the same cycle repeats itself! We are kept busy & preoccupied in playing ‘musical chairs’ while ‘our ship’ continues to sink.
WE DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND HOW WE ARE BEING MANAGED & CONTROLLED!
Our current system of governance is one of control, oppression and enslavement. So, we contribute our votes, our taxes and our charitable donations to ease our guilt! We might even go to a place of worship and pray for those suffering. These are the currently acceptable solutions offered by our community and religious leaders. Our societies have evolved these temporary strategies in attempt to sanitize and immunize ourselves from the contamination of a corrupt world system.
THE OFFERED SOLUTIONS ADVANCE SOMEONE ELSE’S AGENDA. Our political, religious & corporate leaders are masters at promoting this art. THIS CURRENT SYSTEM CREATES AN ILLUSION OF PROGRESS BUT IT JUST MAINTAINS THE STATUS QUO!
WE MUST NOT GIVE AWAY OUR AUTONOMY & RESPONSIBILITY.
What we need to do instead, in the broadest of terms, is to take back our individual autonomy - to personally master ourselves. We should instead become responsible for our every thought and action as an individual and autonomous being. We must also realize the full consequence of not doing this!
LIBERATION WILL COME THROUGH RAISING OUR AWARENESS & CONSCIOUSNESS, ONE PERSON AT A TIME.
This SOS book is dedicated to explaining and aiding this inner-process in the individual. As we have explained above, the need from a world perspective, is so great.