- The human species received the impression of a lifetime,
more or less all-of-a-sudden, in a single picture. We saw ourselves, as
if in a mirror for the first time. An intricate round blue-white jewel
sparkled in the dark vast velvet of space. The breathtaking image of Home-Sweet-Home,
Mother Earth, struck us powerfully, silently, right between the eyes. Our
personal marvel of a little water planet: astonishingly beautiful, fragile-seeming,
and so deeply poignant for being surrounded by inhospitable immensities.
This vision of actuality deeply moved us, as direct perception confirmed
what only the abstract intellect knew before. The world is one world. That's
what a planet IS.
- The implications of this were inescapable, and were meant
to be. This image of our Singularity discretely veils the lesser magnitude
of mulitudes of ground-level human squabble-sins. This master-image of
wholeness reveals the chalice which contains every differing and competing
version of human feeling and thought. This has always been true, but now
we have seen it with our own eyes. Our separate identities, nations, allegiances,
religions, politics, cultures, races (and every last thing all of this
means to each of us) exists in this simple yet overwhelming context. Earth
is where every last one of us belongs, because we are all here. This is
no platitude, but a fact which has implications that few if any of us yet
understand. Can we say we are capable of realizing what it means that we
are inescapably all in this together? I suggest that the Divine Mind, the
Creator of this Fundament does know, and that there is a Divine Plan which,
by definition, has been present from the beginning. And I further suggest
that most of us who sincerely mean well nevertheless have very little if
any idea of what this might entail.
- One part of humanity, however, has realized the implications
of our fundamental unity much better than the rest of us. One moment we
were all riveted to an image of our beautiful globe, and the next moment,
before we knew what hit us, the very word "globalism" was usurped
utterly by darkness. The Creator made a globe, and yet suddenly the word
referring to this fact belongs only to the worst element in the human species.
Observe how quickly that happened, and consider what it means for all of
us in terms of how we are likely to think about who and where we are. We
can hardly bear to entertain a single thought about how to deal with our
essential inescapable unity, simply because "Satan cometh and taketh
away the word." By stealing the word, the forces of darkness stole
and perverted the very concept and reality itself, and robbed us of a large
part of our willingness to even consider how we might all manage to live
here together in a rational and beautiful way. "One World"? Isn't
that a frightening totalitarian phrase? Well, yes, it is now. They made
sure of that. They have neatly excised any other line of thought, from
the very moment we collectively have a chance to expand our conciousness
to include the basic fact of life here. They have successfully imposed
their version of the vision on us. They have presented us with a conceptual
fait accompli: their Totalitarian One World. Since their version is deliberately
calculated to fighten us out of our minds, let us bitterly disappoint them,
and retain our minds. We are going to need them.
- The forces of totalitarianism are always quick to see
the next possible level on which to impose their will-for-domination. We
should not be surprised at this. Neither should we refuse to contemplate
the basic fact of our unity, simply because darkness is off and running
with a frightening plan to sew up our one world in its own suffocating
globe-sized bag of dirty tricks.
- We can keep in mind that dark forces have to begin with
seeds of truth. There is nothing else at hand to misuse, except the underlying
divinity of all that is. If there was not a Divine Plan for humanity behind
all this, they would have nothing to pervert. They can create nothing out
of nothingness. That is, darkness cannot really create anything new at
all, it can only twist and turn to its own purposes the original energies
and divine designs. The misleading distortions and malignant manifestations
must be imposed on and wrought out of the original beauty, goodness, and
truth that are the foundation of all life.
- A good example of how this is done can be seen in the
technique which perverts the fact of divine polarities, true opposites,
or original dualities. Fundamental dualities we are designed to wrestle
with include life and death, spirit and matter, good and evil, masculine
and femininine, peace and struggle, pain and pleasure, and individual and
group. Of these it ought to be said "We hold these truths to be self-evident".
That is, these pairs of opposites are meant to exist, and meant to retain
their identity while seeking balance.
- Because the human race is still under construction, evolving
in consciousness toward some as-yet undreamed of spiritual unfoldment,
we are easily confused in our thinking about even these basic polarities.
We each struggle in our own necessarily limited way to manage and balance
these divinely complementary energies. And the forces of darkness enjoy
sowing even more confusion here, at the root of our awareness of ourselves
and others, and all that is.
- We are likely to fall (or be pushed) between the cracks
of reality in one of two ways in dealing with the fundamental dualities.
Perhaps we know very well that there are fundamental truths in life. In
this case we are quite likely to make the fatal mistake of unconsciously
assuming our personal grasp of this is so profoundly correct, it should
be forced on others "for their own good". This is the trap of
"basic understanding, devoid of the awareness of relativity".
Or, we become so confused in the face of the subtle relativities involved,
we prematurely and fatally conclude there are no basic truths at all. This
is the trap of "awareness of relativity, devoid of basic understanding".
- The enemies of freedom are perfectly aware of these two
basic human tendencies toward settling into half-truths, and know very
well how to nourish these predelictions. And we would do well to realize
that we all have inner enemies as well: those hidden unregenerate subconscious
contents which we see only by their effects. Are we absolutely perfected
yet in wisdom, creativity, love, and the power to heal? No? Then we have
a certain element within ourselves still working against our own spiritual
destiny. This is of course almost a definition of the human predicament,
but all the same, we forget this. And if we aren't paying attention, the
ancient element still operating in the subconscious joins forces with the
darkness in the objective world. We don't always see this, or want to see
it: but it is our salvation to be willing to deal with inner as well as
outer darkness. Totalitarianism could never retain a foothold on this planet,
let alone take it over, if the human race had, collectively, no more subconscious
- There is hope for the forces of darkness just so long
as we are unconscious and confused at the core. Because they are not in
the least unconscious or confused about who they are or what they want:
they want the planet, and everyone and everything on it. They know precisely
which One World they want, and how to get it. Meanwhile, we are going about
our lives much as ever, quarrelling among ourselves about the basic meanings
of life, and ardently arguing the details of what we think is right and
wrong. The forces of light and love and goodwill are deeply divided, while
the forces of totalitarianism have no such apparent problem at this time.
Of course, we are enjoying and exercising our individualities and free
will, while they are bent uniformly to a single terrible end. Their uniformity
of purpose is the manifestation of spiritual hell, but all the same, it
has the definite momentary power to unite them. The forces of light can
only unify in freedom, mutual respect, and understanding. We can only bridge
our endless differences because we freely choose to do so, understanding
what is at stake. And if and when we ever find the level at which can successfully
unite to fight for the freedom of humanity, we must and will do so while
maintaining our hard-won individuality.
- Beyond the unfortunate confusion surrounding basic dualities,
the forces of totalitarianism are busy generating entire fields of false
dualties. These are innumerable, but a sample will reveal the entire level
at which these are operating. The next magnitude of human life and thought,
beyond the basic effort to reconcile divine dualities, is the entire social
fabric of the world. This is patently a madhouse, and the best of all places
to manufacture fresh, undetectable, and highly diverting insanities. As
long as we are caught up in the levels of phony dualities, we are completely
removed from all possibility of any effective struggle against the forces
of totalitarianism. Because these are smiling contentedly behind both sides
of every pair of manufactured opposites. It is crucial for us all to start
observing, analyzing and ridiculing these absurdities into the oblivion
they so richly deserve.
- Let's start with what this looks like in a single part
of the lunatic asylum: the field of politics. The false polarities offered
here are two crude blocks of unexamined, unrefined, undigested feelings
and thoughts wrapped up for us in two giant plastic To-Go packages. Our
so-called two-party system is currently nothing but mental junk food: McPolitics
for the masses, ready to go, with fried nuances on the side. So many of
us think we are, we must be, either a Rebuplican or a Democrat. I respectfully
suggest we are not yet seeing, in sufficient numbers, behind the masks.
Who donates money to both sides, and how much? This money represents the
crooked smiles on the faces behind the curtain which covers both sides.
I suggest that we have unwittingly been devoured by the deliberately concocted
and sustained illusion that these are real choices between two real forces,
one of which must be good and the other evil. Of course, false polarities
are always based on a genuine seed of truth, or they would never work at
all. They hook us in a spot of deeply real idealism, and take off from
there into the mess of extrapolated, pre-chewed, assumptions. What's the
reasoning behind our purchase of either of these giant concrete blocks
of used-up, pre-owned Politics To-Go? The answer is: reason does not enter
into it. This is about taking our genuine, exceedingly important interest
in government, and diverting it into pointless false channels. This is
still working well. A tremendous amount of our national attention, time,
passion, and money is carefully channeled to run off in these two bogus
simulations, until it all dribbles away eventually, unseen, in the desert
of Business As Usual.
- It is certainly not our own best thinking and well-rounded
reasoning about that causes us to ingest such indigestible wads of false
polarities. The actual source of our poorly-reasoned attachments to either
of these wholesale half-truths is a cleverly designed fishhook. We are
hooked into believing in one or the other of these two monumental clown
acts in one of two basic ways. Most of us are imbalanced, and therefore
characterized by an innate psychological bias toward the either/or of liberalism
or conservatism. We have no idea of what sorts of genuine energies and
useful forces are embodied in either one of these terms, but nevertheless,
this does not prevent us from eagerly accepting one label. We rush to identify
ourselves with half-a-harlequin. It is so difficult to consider everything
in one's own mind, and so easy to sink oneself in a huge gob of glossy
mob thoughtforce instead. It's so relaxing to not have to think through
each and every little thing. The attraction of received "wisdom"
is how wonderfully simple everything becomes. It's so much easier to be
a Republican or a Democrat than to actually be responsible for dealing
with each facet of life oneself.
- The source of our hapless devotion to either of the two
parties presently making royal fools out of us all, is, as always, something
within us that is real. Liberals have been hooked by their heart-centered
feelings in relation to the suffering of human beings and all other forms
of life. The essence of authentic Liberalism is the love of humanity and
deep respect for all life. Genuine Liberals really do feel that factual
essential connection between us all, and if we can't see the value of this
to the human race, and to the planet as a whole, then we have a serious
blind spot. Liberals can identify with the great ideal of our common human
ground. Liberals innately understand the fact that we are all in this together.
It is from this root core of truth that the rest of their unrealistic and
relatively brainless agenda-nonsense proliferates.
- Conservatives have been hooked by their mental appreciation
for common sense, and the fact that we are each responsible for our own
behavior. Authentic Conservatism is an innate awareness of the necessity
to preserve what is good, and to build on the foundations of the past.
If we can't see the value to the human race of this type of bias when it
is genuine, then we have a serious blind spot. They have seen the Tragedy
of the Commons, and they understand the grim realities of our present stage
of evolution. They have no trouble understanding that there are people
out there who like to hurt other people, and they consider this, quite
rightly, as of more importance in the moment than the causes of such a
condition. They know that the source of strength is personal and family
integrity. From this core truth, the rest of the unrealistic and relatively
heartless agenda-nonsense proliferates.
- As constituted presently, exaggerating in order to make
a point, liberalism is the political philosophy of a mindless heart, and
conservativism is the political philosphy of a heartless mind. And does
this not in fact represent what each side accuses the other of? Each side
is right in this accusation, as a generality, because totalitarian forces
have managed to entice so many human beings into becoming half-a-loaf in
this way. Furthermore, if pure forms of liberalism and equally pure forms
of conservatism were actually able to manifest in the political arena,
they could never annihilate one another. They would however be able to
continue to refine their arguments, perhaps even into the realms of meaningful
dialogue, which would enrich us all. And one can even imagine, however
shocking this seems at first, that these representatives of the head and
the heart of the body politic might even conceive of working in concert,
each doing what it is best suited for. What a concept: the heart and mind
working for the good of the whole.
- Just as these two ersatz political avenues for genuinely
crucial differences have ingested our real energies, so have many other
equally degenerated forms of true opposites. Every field of human endeavor
we can think of is bottled up in two equally idiotic, stupifying, pickled
and plastic-wrapped McSides. The original source of differences, the people
leading with their heads, and the people leading with their hearts, has
been focused and crystallized downward into dangerously dumbified one-dimensional
nattering. Politics, education, science, economics, art: all tending to
the endless iteration of a threadbare monoculture. These forms of our civilization
pretend to have life, but it's the spurious kick of the galvanized dead
- Our enshrinement of stupidity is the result our collective
unconscious collusion with the forces of totalitarianism, spread around
everywhere, in everything by now. Stupification has worked and has good
results: we barely know anything is wrong here. We no longer have any idea
of what a living culture might look like. We can hardly conceive now of
a free, robust and healthy civilization, even for our own country. We fondly
imagine that the stock market is the indicator of a nation's health: and
that is a telling shameful contrast with our national origins. We don't,
as a people, even see anything degraded about this. And we certainly abdicated
even the slightest interest in what the Creator might have in mind on a
planetary scale. Therefore, adding it all up, it looks at the moment as
if the Golden Road to Unlimited Totalitarianism is the only highway built
into the future which includes everyone at all levels.
- Few people seem to have understood that this dark inverted
new world order must necessarily be based on an original Divine Plan. We
just have swallowed, without thinking, the idea that since the Evil Plan
exists, then that must be the only one. Not only that, we have begun to
assume that all forms of any organiztion on the part of human beings must,
ipso facto, be of evil origin. And therefore, that all human beings in
all organizations must also be evil. This requires quite astonishing leaps
of illogic and forgetfulness, and complete ignorance of history. A great
example of this extreme confusion is the "mime", or mindlessly
replicating bit of pathetic foolishness, which states that the Founders
of our country were Masons, organized and connected, and therefore part
of the Evil Plan. The dark forces are laughing their heads off over this
one. Think it through for yourself. Study the words and deeds of these
inspired men and women.
- Yes, they were Masons, for the most part, and yes, they
were organized and connected. Although each had a very different point
of view, yes, they all knew they were part of a great Plan. But if you
honestly believe it was not the Divine Plan for this country which was
the source of their strength, unity, sacrifice and greatness....then, stop-
go back, read the words and thoughts of those who created this country.
They did something "impossible" and glorious, by means of absolute
dedication to the vision they shared, despite their considerable differences
in temperament and approach. Examine their ideas and thoughts and deeds
through the lens of common sense, and your own heart and mind will show
you it was divinely inspired. Furthermore, since this part of the historical
cycle seems to be coming around again, we all would do well to study their
lives and thought, especially in order to understand what it might be like
to be infused by a part of the Divine Plan. They knew it, they lived it:
and it's possible that this same kind of great necessity is going to need
to be acted out again, and even relatively soon.
- Of course any organization can become corrupt over time:
but this doesn't mean it always was. I would agree with those who maintain
that the original energy in back of the idea of the United Nations was
also divine, and that its corruption only once again proves that the forces
of totalitarianism pick the best hopes and go straight to work inserting
the totalitarian agenda into every available pore. Have we entirely forgotten
these days that what we call the Divine Mind exists, and created all that
is? Have we lost sight of the fact that the principle of organization by
itself is not evil, but is the most natural manifestation of life? Our
own bodies are ordinary miracles of organization, and when this organization
deteriorates, we sicken and die. We organize all of our personal energy
as best we can, in order to get anything useful done at all. The very motion
of the life force works to create higher, more specially organized and
complex forms. In short, organization is a divine attribute, the opposite
of which is chaos and the death of the form.
- Similarly, we don't go through a single day without thinking
about what we are doing, and yet many of us manage to suppose that the
creation of the entire universe itself was mindless. This is a very peculiar
interpretation of the intricate, harmonious everchanging balances between
vast energies and forces. We may not know much about it yet, but nevertheless,
common sense demonstrates that the universe as a whole is not a blithering
fool. What we call, for lack of a better term, the Mind of God- rather
obviously exists. Human interpretation is quite another matter.
- The Divine Plan, the Mind of God thinking and seeing
ahead, so to speak, likewise exists. We can all catch occasional glimpses
of what this might mean, personally, for our nation, and for the world
of humanity. The forces of totalitarianism need not have it all their own
way. This planet is not yet altogether organized: obviously not, in the
case of the forces of light and freedom; but neither is it yet quite sewn
up in the dark bag of totalitarianism. One of these forces will dominate
the other, however, and sooner rather than later. And the deciding factor
here is within each and every one of us. Which One World is it going to
be? The dark version is being imposed on us here and now. We are passively
allowing it to creep right on in, and insert the intravenous feeder-lines
everywhere we exist. The soul of humanity is being drained out of its body,
drop by drop, day by day.
- The Divine Plan for our species, on the other hand, is
never going to be imposed on us. If we want to see that vision, we have
to strive to attain it. And if we recognize that the spirit of free will
is a divine right of humanity, then we will have to fight for it. Sooner
or later, if we want this planet and our species to be characterized by
the energy of freedom and goodwill, we are going to have to sacrifice all
that we are and have to attain this true vision. Not many people, numerically
speaking, lent themselves wholeheartedly to the American Revolution. Not
many people at all were willing to risk their lives in such a chancy, dangerous
and overly-idealistic enterprise. Some things don't change.
- Totalitarianism promises safety and comfort and security.
The price of this is your soul.
- Freedom promises danger, discomfort, and material insecurity-
in short, it costs you everything you have. Except your soul.
- Then: which one world shall it be?
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