What to believe? What to believe? There is an existence based upon borrowed wisdom of continual third part authorities. But how are they born out beyond a matrix of their own anecdotal mutual support forming a body of opinion. This is the sort of universe of indisputable facts that one might learn in a classroom environment on the order of weights and measures and scientific principles. There is consensual wisdom that in many cases is freely offered by a literal engine wording 24/7 that is supported by the ruling class as promoting an atmosphere conducive to their many overt and well-cloaked ultimate agendas. The average Jane or Joe don’t like to acknowledge any deviation of the later with the former as this might put them at a disadvantage within conventional society. The general attitude being that one can pick and choose the bits that suit them and ignore the rest. There is of course a direct experience of happenstance events that occur before one. How these link up with the other two suggests a curious form of waking authority worship in that many times one goes through a self-administered process of conforming occurrences that deviate from the mainstream in such a manner that they are edited into a share or don’t share and just forget about it sense of reasoning. Very few will endeavor to challenge the popular current mythologies despite having convincing evidence from both eye and ear or a synthesis of authorities that are deemed controversial. Case in point such topics as the insoluble enigma of the physics of building collapse and examples of same against the backdrop of world political events. This being an exercise in managing an entire population to respond against both basic borrowed wisdoms and the accumulated experiences of the physical world directly encountered.
At different periods of one’s life one’s views are modified seemingly in orbit of the ever restless path of the center that has accreted since infancy. The measurable amount of swing to the proverbial ‘right’ or ‘left’ affected by the amount of instability and danger perceived by the individual or the groups that they subscribe to. The tendency of human survival through relative levels of peer group competition versus cooperation is another goal of the centralized state that alternately wields a buggy whip or affords a carrot. The sophistication of technology and the ability to shift the population through archetypes and myths both modern and ancient being key to the amount of success that the rulers achieve in implementing their agenda. The totalitarian society governs equally through the synthesis of fictional entertaining escapes from its own agenda as it does from directly imposing its will. The perfect officer in charge of monitoring the individual on behalf of centralized control being themselves. The ingrained fears self-imagined in most cases rather than vindicated by the direct action of some government apparatus being the most effective way to maintain tight control. This has to be continuously reinforced on all levels creating rock hard attitudes of ‘should’s’ motivating them to the top of the lists of ‘musts’. Daily survival defined as putting the external agendas of the day first during most of one’s waking hours while feeling guilty to supervene same with personal ones. The pecking order from ground level up is a literal house of cards where that which seems infinitely stable in fact is at the mercy of potential chaos in an interruption or complete failure of belief in the transmission of the central canons of state sanctified reasonable thoughts.
Wherein the last millennia the system of rule was posed in terms of a belief of one’s place in the afterlife being determined by their actions in the material world the current age favors a notion of being ‘well’ and being ‘sick’. The issue being one of refocusing the offenders by intensive methods of indoctrination. The penalties for the irredeemable’s committing extremes acts in both epochs being answered in the administering of a sentence of death. The earliest paradigm by the supposed omniscience of a higher power condemning the transgressor to punishment ceaselessly administered in eternal damnation. While it’s successor favoring the institutional destruction of the core personality of the offending individual while completely replacing it with an artificial state approved one. The irony of the practice of torture being converted from imposing unavoidable ceaseless physical pain to gain compliance to one of mental distress scientifically applied to erase any behavior deemed objectionable. The allegiance in the later not being fixed as before to a specific monarchy or patriotic notion of a specific territory of birth but the current context of the whim of state control. This is of course the fundamental nature of totalitarianism that is currently in force across the entire planet of earth. The idea that one can ‘slip through the cracks’ by simply ignoring it or shutting it out of one’s everyday existence being made ultimately vulnerable to it’s mechanisms. In this sense ignorance of these phenomenon’s in contrast for getting a handle of what one’s own actual outlook on life is becomes essential but a matter of the preservation of the unique qualities of that individual.
Wherein the historical struggle of man was often focused on a continual battle with the chaos of nature the contemporary struggle is conducted with the overbearing systemization of one’s fellow human. Consider life in the analogy of a vast corporate farm where most of one’s life is conducted on a slow moving conveyor belt taking one to an inevitable fully defined conclusion. The enforced sense of conventionality keep the successive populations of chicks calm and rationally focused to not try to escape by jumping from the incrementally moving platform. The measured density of the group upon the belt creating an atmosphere of confinement by sheer proximity. The length of travel versus the age of the chick to chicken and its unfamiliarity with exploring the chaotic unknown on either left of right convincing to push together towards the middle. Thus one has an analogy of the basic human dilemma that is manifest on nearly all plateaus of socially based communally administered constructs of existence. The solution of the individual coming in the ultimate antisocial act of non-compliance through a withdrawal of personal commitment to remain involved. The ‘make a difference’ or ‘just do it’ commands falling on categorically deaf ears. One may note that the fate of those denoted ‘homeless’ are endangered by the public facade of casual indifference followed up by the iron clad policies of complete expulsion. The greatest fear within the mainstream being that one might fall into that category and be erased from the role call of regular society and become invisible to it and vulnerable to the result of that indifference. Those who count on a savior from within the system might take note that their beliefs had better conform, or else!