posted on Jun, 23 2017 @ 01:34 PM
once you start overly identifying with your race or cultural heritage things get more than a little dicey. appreciating your ancestors and embracing
their mistakes and successes is fine, but you can't live in the past.
existing without belonging to a group is living in free fall to most people. because weak people gain strength and security inside a group. the weaker
and more isolated you feel, the more likely you are to be drawn to the flames of revolutionary change. groups give people identities, roles,
positions, history, purpose.
i'll never forget a day in highschool in the early 00s where we had an assembly and a motivational speaker came to talk about some positive thinking
brainwashing bull#. we were mostly healthy and happy kids and we watched in bored bemusement as this carnival barker tried to peddle his snake oil,
give his audio-visual presentation, turn the lights off and force us to 'meditate' to ourselves and find our real hopes and dreams. the reason this is
such a vivid moment in my mind is not because of the presentation or the weird NLP which was ham fisted and tried to imprint some type of propaganda
into our young forming minds, it's what happened after, during the Q&A.
one of the most bullied kids in our year level stood up, when we were asked to individually speak about our dreams, and he said through gulping back
tears with a real passion and pathos in his voice "i want to be a hero, i want to die for my country."
that was some heavy # right there, they had this kid at only 16, and he was completely gone. they either steal your imagination young or the crush it
as you age. i never believed anyone who tried to speak with authority to me ever again after that moment. it occurred to me that they were playing the
same game i was, they were just sunk in deeper and desperate for a way out. you don't save a drowning person by drowning with them. i understand why
some people pull out, go into alcohol or drugs or just refuse to join polite society, civilisation is still a new thing. most people would prefer to
be running in fields, chasing animals, and butchering each other in tribal warfare, they just aren't aware of it.
it is apparent that the human condition requires some genetic reconditioning, i just hope it happens after im gone, i don't need to see the horrors of