Perhaps. It depends.
I tend think there is a time for everything.
There are times of expansion and loose bonds, in which a creative flow is happening, a collective brainstorm, in which individuals are all bubbling
like oil in a pan, with ideas. Memes being lanced out, competing, neutralizing each other, achieving victory, dying... growing, developing, falling
Then there are times for collective force, for revolutions, for strong and substantial movements only possible through a collective force focused in
Whether I am speaking of a nation, or an individual, I see it this way.
I love the many different ideas, emotions, perspectives and intents that are within me. I think they are creative forces. They make me talk to myself,
or let another person carry the projection of one side and I do the other, in order to let them battle. Whether searching for a compromise between the
two, or a decisive duel, with intent for action, I think these different parts are valuable and do not want to make them all into one voice... at
least not ALL the time.
Because there are moments when my own unity of purpose and vision is necessary, for quick, strong and accurate action.
The ambiguities need to be oppressed in those moments. There will be parts of my psyche that will have to "suck it up" and accept this is what "we're"
doing, in the name of the greater good. Like cells in my body agreeing to forego their particular desires for a short period in order to save the body
I don't think either of these states needs to be permanent, neither on a national scale or inside an individual.
I think that there are times some people feel there is a current need for a big and strong action carried out by a collective concert. That means they
are going to try to bring people together to do that.
It also means that who or whatever is part of the old systems threatened will scramble to try to avoid that, and keep everyone separated and boiling,
perhaps being creative, or perhaps just needlessly boiling away until the pan is dry, on issues fo no importance that can never lead to an action of
I kinda of think that at this time, it is possible that in the US, the current powers that be have reason to be concerned and to try to stimulate a
lot of discord, or lack of congruity, amongst the American public. The internet provoked a rise in awareness all over the world, as individuals gained
access to information, and it is causing uprisings world wide.
The US has only been able to avoid it so far because of their values set in place which keep people from joining forces (through a fear of being the
cursed herd member- ironically insuring you remain an esteemed member of the herd which denies it is),
and now, in stirring up stupid debates which inflame peoples emotions, keep them arguing endlessly, and keep them distracted from the problems growing
in the current decrepit systems.
edit on 3-6-2016 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)