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originally posted by: FellowHuman
a reply to: themessengernevermatters
I agree with much of what you say. Going off the grid to simply keep to oneself, doesnt do much in terms of toppling the system. And there is most certainly evidence they are fine with it, as long as you aren't secretly communicating with others and growing some kind of network. Obviously they dont want everyone doing this, but they are most certainly fine with a certain amount. Especially if it's a person who has a psychological/personality profile that would have otherwise been an annoyance to them.
But in terms of ways to resist. I like to start with things being simple, instead of a long list, since i think people (which means me too) get lost in understanding what to do if it's too "complicated" or there's too many things, that cant be easily tied together. This can lead to anxiety, paranoia and then hopelessness. There needs to be a clear cohesive picture, otherwise i dont think you will get anywhere.
So first I always liked this quote by Albert Camus: "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion"
This though requires knowing what "to be free" means. Which i think many people misunderstand/have a false understanding of. Put simply, it would be the opposite of being a slave, or not being a slave. So you would also have to know what that means.
So moving on, i would personally say the starting point would be knowing what it means to be good. And then being it. Commit to being that. Swear loyalty/allegiance, heart/mind/soul, to being good. And then at that point what do you have to worry about? There is nothing more fearsome than someone who knows what they are doing, fully committed, and is relentless, unyielding.
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