I once believed that protesting was the way. I was on my way to become an ‘activist’ of sorts when I got involved into being a vegetarian and would be in the position that many are today in with regards to protesting against a government to change the way the ‘power of the people’ is being used against the people itself. I had believed that protesting and complaining about the system was ‘all I had’ to ‘make my voice be heard’ as I would then create a sense of ‘understanding’ and being self-righteous by being able to exert opinions against them without ever considering the fact that I had to act as I spoke in a congruent manner with what I was living as in that moment – which certainly wasn’t self responsible or self honest at all.
I believed that certain leftist candidates could create a change in this system. Corruption won – end of the game. I once even joined a large protest in my home city to take a pedophile governor out of office – after thousands of people gathering around downtown’s city hall, did he leave his throne? No – he stood there for other 2/3 years. This is only part of what I then believed I could do to ‘boycott the system’ through various petty acts – I was seduced by ideas of anarchism and socialism or even intellectualism mostly linked to ‘thinking the society’ and pointing out all its flaws yet NEVER looking at how I existed as those flaws myself – that’s called sociology, lol. This lead me to forget about the physical living reality where not only ‘I’ or those in this country existed – I didn’t even question how money was created back then.
The fact that I accepted and allowed myself to believe that protesting was ‘all I could do to make my voice be heard’ was in fact already establishing myself as the ‘oppressed one’ within a government that ‘I’ as an already 18 year old voter had chosen to be in office. Isn’t it so that governments are ‘chosen by the people?’ And so why would we then revolt against something that we knew beforehand won’t take responsibility to create a system that’s best for all but instead, decided to accept it ‘as it is’ with all its flaws because ‘at least there is someone taking care of it’.
What’s being overlooked even now is that there is something inherently flawed within having to only vote for black or white to delegate our responsibilities – hence we leave all the tasks for politicians that are only ‘in it’ for the money while we are ‘in it’ for not having to even care about the most basic functions that keep our city/town/community going – it’s ludicrous, but we don’t nor does the majority even care about it.
Self realization implies not only realizing how I have neglected my ability to be part of a solution that is not yet existent because I haven’t created it, but also how I have accepted and allowed myself to judge, hate and point fingers at politicians with all my might and disgust for a long time – see previous blogs on anger towards authority and The ‘Loathing Politics’ Experience – and within this, never looking back at myself and seeing how I was part of an entire system that had agreed upon having such form of government in the first place, how I was accepting the fact that there is a corrupt system in place being moved by the same greed and self-interest that I was existing within when I would ‘cast my vote’ and call that civil-responsibility while not giving a reverend fuck about anything related to actual social politics – and just accepting the fact that people would steal money but ‘hey, at least I don’t have to be in that position myself’.
It was only when I got to Desteni and began to understand that I am equally responsible for everything that is currently here as our world that I realized how protesting was futile as it was fighting against myself, against something I had simply chosen to neglect for all this time and how I demanded a solution to others which is no different than blaming your parents or someone else for something YOU did.
So how I began to be part of a solution? First of all I would get cool videos to watch from Desteni productions that would be documentaries and videos on how the system worked – this was a daily thing as training ground to start seeing beyond my nose and realizing what the hell was going on in this world, something I had been oblivious of while existing in a self-created bubble of never land. This is how I got to begin re-educating myself about how the system works, becoming interested in news again and beginning to discuss these points with others which was also supportive to establish common sense within the news of the world. This implied going further than being aware of everything that simply wasn’t being done by the government but how the monetary system itself came to be or how all of the conspiracy theories that I had indulged into before were actually only nice entertainment that kept us abdicating self responsibility.
Secondly, realizing that within this system being a social contract, such social contract could be broken whenever the expected objectives of it are not met; within this realization and being introduced to the Equal Money System proposal, I got a first breakthrough from realizing how mind controlled/ brainwashed I had been to not see and realize that we could actually create a new system because the current one was a make-believe one anyways which wasn’t working at all and simply not supporting every living being to actually live.
This goes hand in hand with understanding how this reality works, how we as individual human beings have been preprogrammed to live in such a fearful survival mode state that we’ll seek any point of apparent security, comfort and the least responsibility possible which will ensure we have some status quo and make-believe stability even if that meant not actually living in the optimum position we all could have – not to mention even taking others in this world into consideration.
When realizing Equality and Oneness, we understand that this is not about something magnificent or glorious as spirituality and new-agers have made it seem to be about – no. Equality implies realizing our Equal Responsibilities within this world which does not consist of our individual desires, hopes and dreams – no. This is about a point wherein we can understand how it is through each one participating within a system that cares and provides for all equally that we can establish a new way of living in this world to stop the current one based on deceit, abuse, corruption and greed which is obviously then creating the consequences of having people now protesting and gathering to complain about something that: we’ve all accepted and allowed as ourselves, as our world, as our system without having questioned it before.
Protesting is fun and easy – you just go there, join the crowd and get a nice fluffy feeling of ‘doing something’ because there are other thousands doing the same as you are – you literally ‘make noise’ due to the quantity, yet who’s actually responsible for whatever we are protesting about? We all are, we are all participating in the current system and we have all delegated our responsibility just because we’ve believed that there must be ‘someone else’ taking care of it all – call it god, policeman, politician or insurance company, all secured with money.
This system built as hierarchy enables a single point: delegation of responsibilities to those on top of you which Oh by the way, also make more money than you which ensures you remain in that position if you are simply comfortable in such status quo of having someone else handling the ‘big deals’ for you. So – all of these roles and pyramid schemes that we’ve built of our reality wherein we are obviously part of, are ever present not only in terms of a job or the political aspect but everywhere beginning with our family.
Look at how we begin to learn how to blame others for our own experiences when we are children – how we hold grudges against our parents, siblings, teachers for having ‘done’ something onto us. Within this we start pointing fingers at others which later on becomes pointing fingers at a world system of which I am also part of – basic point of Equality and Oneness principle: I am all that is here and within that I must not limit my sense of responsibility and justify it according to only having lived ‘that much’ in a certain lifetime as a justification to pretend we are innocent within this. We’re not, we’re the accumulation of all our past generations HERE and that implies that if we are now understanding what we’ve accepted and allowed, we must stop and create a solution here, now that we see that we have been simply the cog wheels within the current machinery that has re-created the same patterns with no apparent change.
Protesting then implies that you are not willing to take equal responsibility, otherwise you would not be wasting your time yelling/ asking for a change, but you’d become that point of change not through trivializing an entire system that is obviously not created to generate Equal Best for All living conditions for all living beings, but was designed and structured form the get go to create ‘wealth’, not provide Life in Equality for All.
The very fact that we never questioned capitalism and instead learned how to pursue our own happiness through studying and ‘preparing’ ourselves to make the most money implies that we accepted and allowed ourselves to be on the way to become just another cog wheel in the system as we are now.
It’s not about blaming the corporations either, as we are the ones that have bought what they’ve presented on to us – who gives them their money away anyways? We do. So there is no way we can, as human beings, continue blaming a system and asking father government to ‘solve the problem’ in a system that has no remedy at all and that we’ve all given our bucks to anyways.
Once again: there is NO remedy to the current system, all bailouts as band-aids are way past their expiry date, this is rotting to its core and the moment that this hell breaks lose we require to have a solution in place – which is what, for example, occupy wall street is lacking at the moment.
The only solution is Not existent yet, it must be created – the proposal is here: Equal Money for ALL as Life wherein we can learn how each one of us must take self responsibility to realize that protesting and opposing the system creating further riots is indeed a waste of time that could be invested in each person instead educating and applying themselves to become an actual self-caring human being that stops pointing fingers at others and becomes the point of change themselves.
At Desteni as the Equal Money System people, we walk a process of Self Honesty wherein we make sure we understand how we create ourselves, how we stop us from recreating the same twisted experiences and within this, allowing us to become actual human living beings that don’t need to protest or create wars to make a change, but become that single axis of system reform wherein we take into consideration our very thoughts, words and deeds as agents of change wherein, through communication, we can let others know that there is another way other than occupying wall street and occupying the world for that matter, but actually occupying ourselves of ensuring we become the actual change in this world first, as individuals that care for one another as equals. This though requires discipline, requires commitment and self will – you won’t necessarily have fun as you’d do with thousands camping on the street, but you’ll realize how long we’ve opted for the same ways of change as ‘revolutions/ protest’ without ever looking into actually being able to create a solution that doesn’t come from your government bailing-out the reality – again.
We cannot expect things changing by themselves, we cannot ‘believe’ that a protest will do the works for you. I had to let go of this ‘incipient activism’ within me and I’m glad I didn’t get myself involved further as I certainly saw how this shaped part of my anti-world personality which involved me buying into other stuff that would back up such anti-world persona. Lol, it’s all a business anyways so best to stop ALL sides, all poles and create the single most debunking system in this current reality: Equal Money for ALL where Equality as Life is then the best living condition we can give ourselves only by agreeing it to be so and being willing to become educated, self responsible, supporting ourselves and others within the consideration of all of us being one and equal and that only through walking as one single group as humanity can we create a change.
So we’re all learning and I learned today how this is an open sharing and communication about how I lived the point of protesting myself and how others that may be considering doing so or joining the latest occupy protests, can see through the words here and consider that there’s another way to do this, one that involves active participation within speaking ourselves up, individually, really making our voice be heard through blogs and vlogs on how we see the world requires an entire reform that begins with how we speak, act and think of this reality as ourselves. Visit the forums wherein we discuss the most basic principles at hand to create an World in Equality which means, this is a solution intended for ALL as All are included as part of the solution. It’s only a matter of each one waking up to it.
Research more at equalmoney.org and visit the forums at desteni.co.za to see how we begin with ourselves to realize this single point of self responsibility and Equality as Life