They don’t serve YOU, remember, they serve the past, they serve the vested interests. Of course, they go on puffing your ego up bigger and bigger, they go on giving you more and more degrees. Your name becomes longer and longer, but only the name – you go on becoming shorter and shorter. A point comes where there are only certificates and the man has disappeared. First the man carries the certificates, then the certificates carry the man. The man is long dead.
No society wants you to become wise: it is against the investment of all societies. If people are wise they cannot be exploited. If they are intelligent they cannot be subjugated, they cannot be forced into a mechanical life, to live like robots. They will assert themselves - they will assert their individuality. They will have the fragrance of rebellion around them; they will want to live in freedom.
Freedom comes with wisdom, intrinsically. They are inseparable, and no society wants people to be free. The communist society, the fascist society, the capitalist society, the Hindu, the Mohammedan, the Christian – no society likes people to use their own intelligence because the moment they start using their intelligence they become dangerous – dangerous to the establishment, dangerous to the people who are in power, dangerous to the “haves”; dangerous to all kinds of oppression, exploitation, suppression; dangerous to the churches, dangerous to the states, dangerous to the nations.
In fact, a wise man is afire, alive, aflame. He would like rather to die than to be enslaved. Death will not matter much to him, but he cannot sell his life to all kinds of stupidities, to all kinds of stupid people. He cannot serve them. Hence, the societies down the ages have been supplying you with false knowing. That’s the very function of your schools, colleges, universities.
Many people in the Western world believe in a socially engineered fantasy about their societies. We think our economy is a free market governed by principles and the rule of law, and where merit is rewarded. We think our civil liberties, like those in the Bill of Rights, are enshrined in our way of life, upheld and protected by a just an righteous legal system.
We believe the military defends and keeps our freedoms and rights alive against various threats from the world. We believe we're fighting for democracy and human rights. We think we hold the power to govern our lives, where our voices and votes matter. But is this really the case?
There is a power differential that separates us. We, the people, are more of a nuisance to the power players in our local societies and in the world. The movers and shakers make use of our consumerism, as we help them climb to riches and power. When some of us start to think more for ourselves, and we question what's going on and how things really work, that's where we become a problem to the way of life they've suckered us into accepting.
We've been ignorant indulgers and accomplices to the current condition that is before us. We have helped to create our own bondage through our lack of knowledge of what is really happening, while those in the know use that to grow in power. Money and thus power became concentrated into fewer hands that rendered them the shot-callers of society, practically immune to repercussions of wrong-actions they engage in. We've seen how it plays out in the past 10 years with the economic crisis, as many who failed to act responsibly, have become "too big to fail", while the rest of us pay for their misdeeds and they retain the money and power.
These types of chaotic eventualities are what can get some people to wake up from the fantasy they are living in as they begin to face reality. Something isn't right, and most people can sense it, despite not looking deeper to examine and understand what it is in it's encompassing complexity. The false narrative keeps spinning as political divides keep things going in circles and broken.
Many are too enamored by the symptoms and get caught up in the effects, as they fail to see the root causes that manifested them. We need to take a step back from to see what's broken by looking at a bigger picture, not stuck in the political attachments that keep us blinded. Too many are trapped in an abusive relationship with power, and the result is that we swing from side to side and round and round in political stupification.
People are stuck in the false dichotomous alliance to two political parties. They both support the abusive relationship with power, keeping people believing in a dream and fantasy of self-governance and freedom as they continue to vote for one or the other and perpetuate the same cycle of bondage. Politicians are empowered, and many become rich afterwards as they become lobbyists or sit on boards of industry. Alliance to the two parties is to focus on how one can do things better than the other, while none actually make it happen, keeping the symptoms going as the root causes are never acknowledged.
People are getting fed up with the shit show, but they are still playing the game that empowers government an systemic corruption. Self-government is not being actualized no matter what party is chosen. We are the servants to the masters who rule our lives in government, no matter the party.
The powerful political players or money masters have become above the law in many cases, beyond accountability for the wrongs they perpetuate. And we let it all continue by being suckers in their clever game. to divide us and keep us distracted. Liars and supporters of injustice face no consequences, and some even rise higher in power as we watch on.
The media doesn't hold them accountable, and even invites them on as constructors of the narrative to mold the social mindset about all matters. Bankers killed the economy, politicians started wars on lies, and agencies illegally spied on those seen as a threat to the power structure.
Bankers control the economic forces of nations, and the planet. They aren't even elected, yet exercise incredible amounts of power over our lives. They can hijack nations and the planet, influencing economic outcomes and plundering the "free people" while they get away with it, thanks to the government and politicians that keeps them afloat. Their power has us all on our knees. Number money-magic and financial gambling ruins lives as economies crash.
This is not a free market, with principles and laws ruling our society. Merit is not what is most rewarded. It's a rigged system that most people think is operating through freedom and justice. We are living in an illusion, as mega-criminals have so much power that their untouchable and most people can see it directly, despite possibly feeling something is amiss. If we want to be more free, and free from our abusive relationship with power, we need to get away from the centralized structures that keep us bonded to them. Decisions need to be made as close to the individual level as possible, and organized group decisions based on principles that are maintained, not fractured when convenient.