Capital and other isms
Felt called to share an insight I had about why we are where we are today.
If insights are of interest to you, please do read on…
I was walking down a dark alley in Bangalore the other night and I realized how darkness is Enemy Number of Capitalism, of supply-side-ism.
24X7. Keep the lights on. Darkness is where all bad things happen. In the light everyone is safe, productive etc.
I’m sure no one here can refute the fact that society would degenerate into total chaos in the face of an extended blackout. Enough examples exist to prove this, many in recent history. The jungle, on the other hand, with all it’s “wild” animals is calm, really calm in the dark, for the most part.
Taking light to the world is a major corporate agenda, everywhere in the world.
And in keeping the bright light burning, and here is the big Aha!!!…. we are married to the Solar, the Yang, the Fire Fire burning bright etc. All of our externalized endeavours, except art, are almost exclusively based on fire, manifest (broadly speaking) as heat or light.
In the resultant 24X7 lightedness, the Lunar or the feminine has been drowned out. The fractal effects of that are visible all around us, in the general debasement of the feminine, draped to look like the “celebration” of the feminine, in classic maya-time double-speak.
The debasement of the feminine is equally the debasement of the masculine and so we live today in the midst of a bonfire of identities.
The role of this machine by which I am in-sightning you is rather all too clear.
Pondering this stuff, which I thought was pretty deep and meaningful, I trolled the net as is my wont and came upon this stunner. Please set aside some serious time for a net read (an hour or less) and do please read:
If you’ve read this far, you’ll see the significance, more so even if you read the equally stunning writing below. I’ve lost the link but I hope this is a faithful excerpt…
In communism the state became the new father and god. Meanwhile in the West, science, materialism, and the quest for personal power became the guiding force.
Currently, powerful global corporations and their political and media puppets have become our new parents and priests. In this “advanced” society, our minds are increasingly controlled and manipulated by these forces. In the name of egalitarianism there has been a leveling of society toward the lowest common denominator. In our new “hive” mentality, people are regarded as mere objects, living in mass-produced houses and wearing mass-produced clothing, each one looking the same as the next. With the machine as our inspiration, we are turning into object-producing, mechanical beings who constantly repeat mundane tasks that give us little or no pleasure.
Today most humans spend very little time communing with nature, their children, or each other. Hour after hour, day after day, women and men sit in their cubicles giving their lifeblood to corporations in exchange for money that will buy worldly thrills and conveniences. Or they sit in front of television and computer screens, pacified, hypnotized, and programmed by other people’s thoughts and images.
In our current Age of Iron, dominated by the forces of chaos and confusion, entranced by the flickering vibrations and images of our technological wonders, pumped full of pharmaceuticals and food additives to enhance our sensations or ease our pain, we have not only lost our fundamental virtue and integrity, but we have literally lost our minds.
According to the ancient teachings, by the end of the Kali Yuga the majority of humanity became divorced from the world of spirit and totally immersed in the concrete sensory and phenomenal experience. Yet the Tantras, or sacred texts of the Indo-Tibetan tradition that were created specifically to speak to those of us born in this dark age, say that even the intensity of this material focus can be employed in the pursuit of enlightenment. These teachings tell us that we have the ability to heal our confused and unstable way of life, to restore a sense of harmony and balance. Whether we are in the final phase of the dissolution or, as some teachings argue, merely the beginning of the end, it makes no difference…..
Interesting I hope.
Thing is the farther we get away from the center, the longer it will take us to return…….. but then again can tides be stemmed or do the wise satisfy themselves with the knowledge of how to read and navigate them, “reaching” into headwinds?