While watching OBEY, a video documentary based on Chris Hedges’ work, the point of war emerged again to see how the solutions given by the people that edited the video was to Rebel which no one seems to realize it means: wage war against the system, even if most would dispute there is a ‘difference’ in meaning, in actions I can only see it is virtually the same:
n noun a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country. a state of competition, conflict, or hostility: a price war. a sustained campaign against something undesirable: a war on drugs.
n verb (wars, warring, warred) engage in a war or conflict.
n noun a person who rebels.
n verb (rebels, rebelling, rebelled) rise in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or ruler. resist authority, control, or convention. show or feel resistance or repugnance.
What’s the Essence of these two words War and Rebel? Friction, conflict, competition, hostility, resistance, repugnance and Armed Conflict, all of these characteristics have one single origin in common: the Human Mind.
“WHY has Consciousness – for only those with Money Evolved, and Technology within the World System/Money System evolved, where for most part, those that are in Control within this Physical Existence, has utilized their ‘evolved Consciousness and Technology’ for means of War, and Profit through/from War to Protect Resources, Investments and Money within/on/as this Physical Existence? Why has our Relationship to the Physical Body, this Physical Existence, the Animals, Nature – THAT which in fact gives us Life, Not Evolved? Why has actual Life/Living Conditions for ALL in/as equality and oneness Not Evolved?” – Sunette Spies*
It is astounding that Wars have been accepted as the way to regenerate Economy, expand territory, snatch resources, gain slaves, raw materials or ‘rights’ to have a say on someone’s territory. We can see how due to Private Property, Rights, Power and the ability to exert all of these with ‘proper justifications’ is what leads to justify War as a means to Defend One’s Right. We are Continuing from the ‘righteous’ structure Capitalism defends, in which Power is linked to Money – which we have already disclosed, but also Wars as a basic element to maintain and upgrade such Structure of Power.
- 307. CapitalismUS: Pursuit of Happiness
In a letter that Sigmund Freud sent to Albert Einstein in order to elucidate or ‘shed some light’ on the human instinct to wage war, one can read some conclusions that might have been revealing at the time, but yet again there was no definitive straightforward solution. It was mostly attributed to a ‘human instinct’ which was identified as an aggressive, destructive/ hatred instinct. Going back to the point of Might Makes Right, I bring this quote forth:
“Thus the attempt to replace actual force by the force of ideas seems at present to be doomed to failure. We shall be making a false calculation if we disregard the fact that law was originally brute violence and that even today it cannot do without the support of violence” – Sigmund Freud (1932). “Why War?,” Letter Response
How does this tie with using ‘Power’ as a form of abuse to overcome Power?
Humanity has managed to justify the desire to retaliate, take revenge and exist in spitefulness when perceiving that their Rights have been violated. According to Ayn Rand, Rights can only be violated ‘by the use of physical force,’ which enables us to understand why keeping people working with slave wages is Not a Violation to Human Rights within this context. This is the use of Power as Intellect that can determine ‘what is right and what is wrong’ as a Moral code that stems from the Power-Structure in itself, to keep itself clean, ethical and righteous at all times.
This is what enrages the majority: Our Rights are being Violated, but seriously: have we EVER Respected ourselves as Equals? Have we EVER considered every single individual living organism as the actual actors that enable Life possible? All that I see within these ‘elucidations’ about rights and wars is the human intellect justifying the right to abuse and as such to retaliate, while attempting to create Peace by suggesting turning to the opposite forces that lead both war and rebel, which is ‘love’ for the most part, which is a profoundly misconstrued and misunderstood word that we have not in fact ever lived throughout Human civilization, because every single word we’ve lived within the context of Feelings and Emotions of who we are as the mind.
Yet, we accepted the existence of such words in our own mind, as our own nature that plotted mechanisms to violate/ disregard/ abuse each other in the first place, the origin and source of that want, need or desire to abuse and disregard all other fellow living beings exists within Human Nature, who we are as the Mind in itself as Consciousness is the factor that Freud wasn’t able to pinpoint, because a Mind won’t see itself as the problem, but only as certain attitudes, behaviors or ‘instincts’ that we believe are ‘beyond our grasp’ and as such, justify with them being ‘untamed forces’ that have lead us to now justify Wars with moral and empathetic justifications like Nationalism, Defense, Pride and keeping the world ‘At Peace.’ Not many seem to see the obvious problem of Waging War Against Terror either.. A complete paradox, but what isn’t at this stage in our reality?
Righteousness is the fuel to rebel: someone is abusing/ offending/ violating your rights – but again, have we ever lived in an actual State of Right, of actual regard to each other as equals? No, hence rebelling stems from the experience of Powerlessness when understanding to what extent we have delegated our living-rights to this ‘Might Makes Right’ principle that sustains our current Corporate Capitalistic System. The way in which this perfect hate machine has been built and constructed is through laws and force – this is political decisions that are then taken to justify wars as ‘defense’ which is currently being used as a means to profit by corporations, which are the greatest investors in the war industry, not to say that in America’s case, their greatest economic activity has become the War Industry in itself. And now people are ‘waking up’ and wanting to use the same means of extortion to retaliate against the Pretty Hate Machine? Absolutely paradoxical and one Must see the common sense in that.
Self Interest is the origin of Power,since such form of Power can only exist in separation ‘Divide and Conquer’ and Wars do just that. Rebelling is Attacking the ‘imposed order’ by the same means a war is waged, what are the odds in such play out when no human life is regarded as ‘Life’ but as a number to oppose and exterminate? This is how Rebels end up in jail or killed or assassinated, they all tried to Oppose the system by the use of force, retaliation, vengeance and civil disobedience .
“You didn’t come from the Planets ‘Out There’ – you came from the Planet Earth. You’re not an Alien from another Planet, you’re an Alien from the Planet Earth. And, that is Why you’re an Alien on Earth that Destroy All the other Life Forms, because – you’re an Alien Invader. You only Look at your Own Self-Interest. You don’t regard the Other Life Forms that come from the same Source as you did, with the same Life Force that you have – as your Equal. They’re in fact far more than you, because they make your Existence Possible. You’re not making their Existence Possible. They don’t Need you. They can Exist without you…All of them. You can’t Exist without THEM.” – Bernard Poolman+
The Solution to war is understanding that you cannot fight a fire with Fire, that’s the absolute stupidity of what the majority of humanity seems to be overlooking: protesting, opposing, rioting, wanting to ‘have all the power back’ can only lead to a reversed war that will lead us nowhere if we do not stop and see how all the rage and anger for having our ‘Rights violated’ is in fact just another fuel for the system to continue upgrading itself: further control, further repression and this is why we are locking ourselves even further the more we bark and demand change –but wait a minute, who has created this
Freud’s solution stand along the lines of : Strengthening the intellect, governing instinctual life, internalization of aggressive impulses, a change in cultural attitude, and the justified dread of the consequences of a future war – there is certainly no radical solution within this which is the same as hoping that human nature will change by itself.
Solution is Living Self Forgiveness, walking an individual process to Recognize what Self’s Responsibility is within the entire confabulation of this system as it exist now, it is not an ‘isolated imposition,’ it is weaved and perpetuated by each one of our individual thoughts, words and deeds within this state of ever-evasive self-interest that leaves no room for Common Sense which is Do and Be what is Best for All as Equals. Within this premise, the understanding of War will be clear: we can’t fight against ourselves, we can’t oppose our own creation, we can’t seek to ‘out do’ what we have sown in the first place. This is thus an individual process of stopping, correcting and changing the individual Human Nature of greed, power, desire to manipulate, control, be ‘the authority’ and have ‘More’ than others. Learning how to coexist as equals, learning the physical laws of nature will enable us to understand that we Cannot keep allowing the Mind to dictate, the Intellect to define what’s Right or Wrong, we have to consider physical solutions wherein the nature of the Social Organism is considered – not what’s ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ according to morals, but a physical understanding of the necessary conviviality and symbiotic relationships that we have to forge from scratch if we in fact want to create a sustainable and peaceful future.
There is no value in retaliating, rebelling, fighting, opposing, it only leads to further separation and consequence wherein such war is not realized as a war against Self, sin ‘They’ and ‘Them’ are also Yourself/ Myself/ Ourselves.
It’s quite obvious that the results from ourselves being able to coexist as Equals, give to each other the Right to Live with all the Best that we can create as a living sustainable system is the definition of a Utopia that has only existed in books and in the dreams of those that would also seek to ‘overcome Power,’ but see, Power doesn’t have to be ‘overcome’ or ‘powered-out,’ it has to be distributed in Equality, it has to be recognized as each individuals Right to Live in a self-determined state wherein money is no longer a means to fight for or strive, but a right that will be available for all to in fact then learn how to live, which is something we haven’t done thus far, we have only learned how to ‘cope’ and ‘retaliate’ and keep fighting and resisting others due to our delirium of owning what is of the Earth and having it taken away in an arbitrary mode. Why haven’t we realized that establishing an Equality System will lead to the ever sought peace and harmony on Earth’
Only Self Interest can stand in the way, and that is the Mind and the Mind is each one’s Self Responsibility
I can paint the greatest picture of Rewards here, however it is quite common sensical that each one’s right when structured and founded upon Equality as Life will lead to the best of the living experiences possible in accordance to respecting, valuing and honoring each other as equals, and this is an individual decision to be made, this is what each one of us must decide to stand for – no more countries or parties or rebellious acts to defend, but one single outcome to honor and live by: Giving to each other what we want for ourselves, loving our neighbor as ourselves and learning how to Stop the Mind from seeking to outdo, have more and ‘take revenge’ against others, such words and attitudes must come to pass for the new to emerge as a self-willed decision to Live in Equality.
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