Originally posted by Donnie Darko
Did women have to fight in Vietnam? Does the justice system treat them as harshly as it treats men? Are they told they shouldn't cry when they're
While I support Women's Rights, the truth is as humans, we are all oppressed, for many different reasons.
I actually agree with you. I think we are all oppressed. However, that statement begs the question, by whom? The Illuminati? The NWO? Some religious
or ethnic group? Reptilians? Satan? Who is doing this to us? Or, are we all complicit? Are we all party to, and participant in, oppression in
general and at times this participation in oppression works against us instead of for us as we hope?
Did women fight in Vietnam? Vietnamese women did. War is not a "male" issue. Not only men die in war. Women and children also die in war, or are
mutilated, raped, traumatized etc. War is a human tragedy. Not a male one.
Are women treated more leniently by the justice system? I have yet to see evidence that clearly shows that they are, in all cases. In some cases
perhaps they do get a slight advantage, but in others, they seem to be treated more harshly.
Women are admittedly not told they shouldnt cry when they are sad, but they are told they should not be aggressive when angry. "Be nice, dont hurt
anyone..." It isnt that women are more free to express their emotions, or men less so, but that certain emotions have become associated with a
gender and we all must "stay in line." Stick with the role that is assigned us. Dont be "yourself," be a "woman" or a "man" forget that
there is, in fact, a lot of variation within the genders. Accept the definition we hand you and go with that, suppress your own natural self, your
own natural feelings, your own ideas, dreams, goals, etc. Just queue up and get in line.
When we tolerate injustice, when we tolerate oppression, of any group or of any individual, we are tending the seed of oppression itself. And there
is no "them" that is doing this to "us." We are all collectively the "them" as well as the "us." We allow our fear to cause us to oppress
others, and in time, this oppression creates fear in the currently oppressed and victimized, and there is a swing in the other direction, and we in
turn are oppressed and victimized. Like a wildly swinging pendulum, it seesaws back and forth, first oppressing me, then you.
The only thing to do is cut the cord that suspends the pendulum, rather than, (as we currently do) pushing the pendulum back and forth between us.
And the cord that suspends the pendulum of oppression is fear. Fear of not having enough, of being attacked, of death itself. All these fears lead
us to attempt to suppress or oppress anyone or anything that might potentially harm us.
But I suspect that we are not yet ready to cut the cord of fear. Spiritual masters from Buddha, to Lao Tzu, to Jesus, and including many lesser known
humans, have been urging us in this direction for thousands of years, and probably for longer than that. It seems we are still looking outside
ourselves for the oppressor, be in Satan or the NWO, rather than looking inside ourselves and rooting out the seed of all oppression, fear, in the
place it really resides. Our own hearts and minds.