posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 04:38 PM
I am not sure if this is the right board to be placed in.
I have been thinking a lot lately about the way we go about our existence, why we do what we do, or follow what we follow and I came up with this.
When will everyone not just the powers that be realize that we are pawns in the system? The system put in place by something or someone, now has a
life of its own. It goes back to the example of placing five monkeys in a cage with stairs leading to a banana.
You know this one:
Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a Banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey
will Go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches The stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water.
After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - All the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another
Monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.
Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the
stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the
stairs, he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a New one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous
Newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth. Every
time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked. Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb
the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again
approaches the stairs to try for the banana.
Why not? Because as far as they know, that's the way it's always been Done around here.
Using this example, the system in which we live, is now its own living breathing entity. My whole point to this is, everyone needs to wake up, not
just those we label sheeple, but the powers that be, because they are also sheeple in this system just doing what is asked. Why? because that's the
way it's always been done. Don't ask questions or you will be sprayed with water. Don't look over there or you will be sprayed with water. Don't
do this, don't do that, you don't need a reason why, just follow the pack!
When this system was created, do you think the thing or the being's who created it knew it would eventually come to a self sustained living breathing
entity? Until we all see that this is how it is, we will never approach the stairs, but rather continue to not see the system for what it really is.
Two examples of what I believe are systems that are living breathing self sustained entities. government (not the people, but the ideal), Religion.
A system where control is in not having control.
Whats your thoughts?