Originally posted by slank
I miss nobility.
not royalty, nobility.
When you do the right thing when no one is looking and no one will ever know, you do it anyway. Because you genuinely believe, not for show. No
paranoia because some alien or God is watching. In a sense it is for yourself, because you have peace with that belief or vision.
Well why stop there? Why does it need to be some "belief in righteousness"? I mean this is still just a belief, nothing else, and you are only doing
it because you believe it is "good" and "right", you're still doing it for yourself, to feel good about yourself as someone who "does the right
thing" (however you define that to be). But everyone has their own idea of what "right" is, so anyone can just feel gratification with their
actions because they assume they are "a good thing" - which is completely subjective. But why stop at that "level", are humans truly incapable of
any real altruism, and the only way they ever GIVE to anyone is if that giving somehow BENEFITS the giver in one way or another?
Why not just have altruism, where there is no "right thing", but you simply do not value yourself before anyone else, you respect everyone and
everything and simply GIVE because you're asked, without expecting to benefit from the situation, whether through external means like payment or
internal "pride" in your own "goodness". Why not just give from the innermost depths of your being, because at some higher level, you simply have
no desire to serve SELF over others, even if this world is structured around a self-centered way of existance so you really have no other choice if
you wish to survive. Pretty much all people only "give" when they GET something out of it, or only because they got something already - it does not
have to be a physical thing, could be as simple as "pride" or "sense of righteousness" or what not, but it's always self-oriented, there's
always some "reward" expected.
You know what I miss? I miss open tyrrany and royalty where everyone knows they are nothing but slaves and must obey their leaders and the
establishment at large, or be punished. Why? Because this is basically the system the way it is now anyway, except here we have an illusion of
"freedom", we are slaves who think they are free - our politicians and "leaders" redefine words like "freedom" to suit their needs, to condition
us with all kinds of propaganda and hype to believe what they want us to believe, but this is still only a belief, and as all beliefs, it is a mere
"wishful thinking", even if it is supported by the system.
Ideally I'd prefer NO government, no controls - because our government only exists to protect us from ourselves, because it is human nature to rule
and be ruled, humans cannot exist without being controlled or trying to control someone else - so they create "systems of control" to maintain order
through force. There are always those who want power and control, so we made an official system that allows them to LEGALLY get it, even though it
amounts to the same thing - power and control, whether it is sugar-coated with "legality" or not. Government does not exist for the people, by the
people, and of the people - it never has nor ever will, hence the word "government" which means "to govern" which is to control, to make our
decisions FOR us, because we have no desire, as a species, to each be responsible for ourselves and our actions, we need a "handler", someone to
take that responsibility from us, and to make major decisions FOR us. And because of that, those decision makers go in directions that pleases THEM,
which they judge as "good", even if they say it is for the good of all of us - but how can someone ever decide what is "good" for someone else?
Well they do, and we allow them to convince us that their decisions are indeed "good" for everyone, we realise that we cannot each do what we want,
as obviously the world would fall apart.
And it becomes very easy to control us, because if we did not want to be controlled we wouldn't have a government - but we realise that without a
government humanity will enter into chaos, and inevitably the most psychopathic and ruthless WILL come out on top, they always do, because those are
the individuals that have no limit to how far they will go to get what they want, to create a pyramidal hierarchy and create a "following" and RULE
everyone else (and they'll make their own laws, and of course it will be "good" and "legal", but this does not make it something other than what
it is - CONTROL). So governments spring up one way or another, and the entropic nature of mankind does not allow existance without such control
systems - we are like children who need a nanny, because otherwise we'll turn the whole house upside down.
When will humanity GROW UP and each individual will take personal responsibility for their existance in a world populated by others?
It is difficult to control people in open tyrrany, people don't like the idea of being led by someone they perceive as "bad" - so ALL leaders of
ALL times of ALL civilizations or groups have always presented themselves as "righteous" and "good", because those words can be defined in any
which way, and people can be convinced to associate pretty much ANYTHING with those words, and really believe it. Hitler had the entire country of
Germany (the majority) convinced that he's the best thing since Jesus! They allowed him to commit all kinds of atrocities because they were convinced
it was "for everyone's good" - and the current generation of people, despite their ego-based delusions of being smarter, are just as easy to
control and convince of pretty much anything - and it is happening right now. Some people always SEE it for what it is, even when most people are just
"asleep", and because "majority rules", the control is maintained, and the leaders end up causing a lot of death and chaos before people "snap
out" of their daze.
Look up the history of almost any nation, there is almost always a history of imperialism and domination, and in all cases the population of the
nation excepted it as "just" and "right" and "moral" and "good", and so went along with it, thinking they are "God's chosen people". But
such subjective delusions never changed the OBJECTIVE reality of what it was - a system of control based on lies and manipulation of public
perceptions to allow the controllers to do what they wish, with the support of the public. It is always POST-FACTUM, when we look back on history
(hind-sight is 20/20
) that we realise tyrranical empires for what they are, but when will people GROW UP and see it before they are led like
sheep into yet another "holy crusade" that is based on lies? Will it ever happen?
Humanity has been led around by their balls all throughout history, it was always the few elite that made all the decisions, including war, and they
made sure the people believed it was the choice of the people through propaganda and shaping of public opinion - despite guises of "democracies" and
"open societies" - these guises only exist to appease the public, to make them happy with the system, to pretend it is something else, when in
reality it never was, nor ever will be, as long as people are asleep, as long as they prefer "comfort" over "truth", as long as they allow
themselves to be led, as long as they allow themselves to believe lies, as long as they allow their thoughts to be shaped by those in charge, and as
long as they do not take responsibility for their own existance in their own hands, and stop depending on something "external" to govern their
lives, to fix their mistakes, and to "save them" when they are in "trouble" because of their own ignorance.
So yeah, I miss open tyrrany, when people were sheep and KNEW IT - but then again, did they ever really KNOW IT, or were they always convinced that
this is "right" and "good" and perhaps even "dictated by god, so divinely inspired" - and accepted it thinking there was no other choice? It
seems the latter is indeed true.
Hind-sight is 20/20 people, but awareness of objective reality in the present, for most people, is usually slim to none. Please, wake up, don't
repeat the same mistakes of countless generations before you. Yes I know, a plea that falls on deaf ears, but I can try.