Support the “Occupy movement” they say. “Why?” might be your question and a reasonable question it is as any question these days is a good one. Humanity has become impotent in its ability to ask the right questions, simply asking questions is an art diminishing by the decade. My current country of presence is a perfect example of simply accepting the status quo without questioning. The west on the other hand is an example of blatant fear and in many instances denial of the need to ask questions while at the same time it chastises those who do. Hardly any of those looking down on the occupiers asks the most simple of questions “Why?” for they assume that they already know the answer as it has been provided to them by means of various types of media and questioning is unnecessary. The handful of people Occupying are labeled many things, but one thing they cannot be labeled as is inept at asking the right questions.
I had a sit down with a friend a few months ago, engrossed in the most wonderful of after work mixed with dim lights, chill tunes and cold beer stupors, discussing world affairs as we saw them when he objectively inquired if all my extreme revelations may have been acquired within a relatively recent past or whether I had been harboring these opinions for longer than my existence within the past half decade. I had no clear answer to his question and come to understand now that it really doesn’t matter when certain thoughts had occurred to me, for why should it?
In reality only recently have I started to read more, listen more and investigate more and without blowing up my analytical limitations into “a life’s work” I’d like to share a piece of it, may you do with it what you like, this including the administrator of this wonderful website who by now may have realized that this piece is anything but about the city in which we live. I believe, however, that it does affect the people of this city on a personal level and as such I see this to be a fit topic. If after reading you still think what you do, well that’s your problem. This is meant to inspire a positive awareness of our existence on this planet, something that many have been trying to do for several decades now, but here I’d like to put my, possibly new to some, spin on reality.
Ok here we go. Place these purple glasses on your nose. Now you should be able to see the world in a different light, at least for as long as your eyes can follow the black symbols on this page.
Imagine that there is a group of people, we’ll call them group A for a easy way to follow along, who decided to benefit from another group of people, group B, by providing them with goods and services. Occasionally the members of group A went about their business in a scrupulous ways, abandoning ethics, rights and wrongs and focusing on only one possible outcome of their endeavors, namely the before mentioned benefits. The people in group B willingly accepted the terms proposed and what was being given, as the benefits were felt to be mutual. So essentially willingly, although unwittingly, they too were part of the scrupulous process of abandoning ethics and rights and wrongs all out of sheer ignorance. Now you must also imagine a group C, you didn’t think you could just get away with thinking that everything in life actually is black and white did ya? Group C has a vested interest in both group A and B since directly and indirectly group C benefits from both groups. Group C is a powerful group of people but wields it’s power in a profusely acceptable way, and although this has been far from so in the past, in today’s world the past misjudgments of group C have long been pushed under the couch and are slowly disintegrating into the remains of the strewn about dust bunnies. Group C has been very public in its diligently successful effort to perpetuate its power across the centuries, without missing a step mind you, but in a much brighter, sunnier and promising but no less feared way. It’s important to mark that since the power of group C has been spanning across centuries and generations of people, group C’s ability at keeping secrets has obviously been increasingly potent. To add colour to this collage imagine a fourth group, group D, which came about out of spite for group C. The people of group D came together with the same idea in mind and a common goal, which was to undermine in their own right, the doings of group C.
I realize by now that this may read like something from a study but bear with me and you may have something to think about. Labels will soon be provided but based on some unfamiliar to me part of the literary tradition I am attempting to build suspense and commitment on part of the reader.
Group D, although quite open in its beginnings, has managed to “go under”, who knows maybe it is Australia, and maintained somewhat of a sinister aura about its legendary existence. Group D has strived to gather as much power onto its side as possible, and being very successful in these pursuits it has also been able to access information beyond the reaches of group B, who seem to be making up 99% of the group equation. Group D also came to realize that while the mutually beneficial partnership between groups A and B was on some levels good for all groups, it was devastatingly damaging to the planet i.e. life in general, and essentially the groups themselves. With this in mind group D decided to do something about it, and their plan was to save the planet.
Now you must understand that although group D is extremely powerful, it is miniscule in its numbers compared to group A and even more so the immense numbers of group B. Group D has been observing groups A and B while they wallowed in their own creations, their own filth and destruction. It has observed the rise and fall of groups and individuals. It has watched history being written, read, re-written, re-read, with hardly any shift in the doings of those who read still blissfully oblivious in their happiness of material goods steering towards their own destruction as well as the destruction of the planet inhabited by groups C and D, same place. There is another group, group E, but honestly that is hardly worth mentioning as it doesn’t really have a voice on the scene, not one that is being listened to very well by the majority of the groups, or rather the majority of the 99% of the groups.
So group D comes up with a plan to save the existence of the planet, and the groups living on it. It’s a diabolical plan as it’s contrived upon ideals which essentially serve their own survivalist interests, which may or may not help the members of other groups, dependant on group D’s roster of new membership. Group D openly states that it does what’s best of individuals, but that it is not an altruistic group, which essentially means that they’re willing to save those who are willing to follow them, but that they aren’t ready to stick their necks out for anyone unwilling to see the knife.
Now this is a touchy question, and one people don’t readily want to address, but one which has deep importance. I have a feeling that the following might offend some but the reality is out there and those need to deal with it. Imagine this scenario. You’re on a boat, you, your partner and your offspring. Imagine that you are the last of your species, and once you’re gone there will be nothing left. Imagine that the boat is sinking and the only way you can stop it is by displacing one of the individuals. Who will be the displaced one?
This is an emotionally tough decision to make, but luckily group D doesn’t deal in emotions but rather logic. As prescribed by logic, attachment, love and the like are secondary to the preservation of the species and as such group D will chose to keep aboard those capable of reproduction, and please don’t assume that I haven’t acknowledged the existence of incestuous relations and the complications of such offspring. This is merely a very simplified example of a much too complicated matter to be covered in these few paragraphs.
Keeping group D’s thought process in mind, wouldn’t it be relatively easy to see their need to eliminate the potential threat created by groups A and B? The need to eliminate both groups in order to preserve the planet and group E, since although group E is not being listened to very actively by the majority of the 99% of the groups, the fact is written in stone that group D is very much aware of the voiceless group E and sees that group as irreplaceable while groups A and B as well as C are expendable.
From a sober perspective, and I do mean sober, what group D is trying to accomplish is rather chivalry. A big task, a hard weighing responsibility, but hey someone’s gotta do it. The majority of the other 99% sure as hell don’t seem to be able to get their shit together, and at this rate the end of all groups is inevitable and although all groups know it, it seems that only group D is actually on its way of doing something about it.
So, as an individual, what group would you choose to join? Group A and B happily living in a world where ignorance is bliss with only a small portion of its members aware of the inevitable demise of its own species and struggling in an attempt to make the remainder aware?; group C openly enigmatic with connection reaching far beyond group A’s and B’s comprehension, what other influences this particular group may have is rather, mystical?; group D willing to take drastic actions in the name of preservation of the species?; or the voiceless yet irreplaceable group E?
How here’s the plot:
If you said A, you are a corporation. If you said B, you are some part of the acclaimed 99%. If you said C, you are the church. If you said D you are the Illuminati. If you said E, you are an animal, a wild beast that loves life and all that it brings, well not in that sense cause animals function on instinct alone….don’t they? But hey, you’ve got no voice so who cares.
If all of this is confusing take the description and plot it back along the rumble to see if it makes better sense. Oh and by the way, the earth is F, or Alpha, or whatever. She will have her voice heard, but it would be sad if it wasn’t in our life time.