You say you want a revolution, well you know, we all want to change the world ~beatles
Why do we need government? One reason, and only one, the inability of a percentage of the population to self regulate. As long as there are people willing to harm others, willing to kill, rape, steal, destroy things and hoard all resources to control others, we will instinctively desire to join energies for the purpose of forming a collective acceptable norm with a system to enforce that norm. The problem is; that very same percentage of the population will then use the collective system to do all the same things on a group scale, and no matter what form of collective, it will become more and more oppressive.
It forms like a pyramid with a small group of people who truly have no conscience at all that get off on power and the suffering of others. Beneath them is a bigger group of those who have no ability to control their impulses and desires. They want what they want and they do not care if what they want harms others. Those of that group who have some conscience are encouraged to ignore it and they are weak and willing to do so. At the bottom are the decent people of the planet, some awake some unfortunately blissfully asleep and oblivious, who if left to their own devices with no government, would choose to simply meet their needs for food, clothing, and shelter and embrace a life of family and creativity without need or hording or controlling others and with no desire or action to harm others. The system of government is truly irrelevant. We can talk all we want about the forms of collective government from democracy to socialism to fascism and dictatorship even to kingship. They will all, no matter with what ideal they start with, end up in the same place and repeat heinous crimes over and over of war, genocide, colonialism, tyranny.
We humans are the problem, every government is human, and we humans have a rogue conscienceless element that we have never found a way to keep in check. Every government we have ever attempted to create was for that one purpose, and each one became the tool for the same rogue humans. The oppressed will rise and become the oppressors and feel entitled in that process with the rouge element at the helm of every violent revolution. For a short time even some of the best people will join in, feeling entitled to harm the former oppressors, with these rogue element leaders encouragement. Eventually things settle back down to a sense of normalcy and the good people go about their lives and abating their guilt of participation by allowing the rogue element to manipulate said guilt to their agendas. The entitlement to hate and the collective guilt get handed down to future generations that were not part of any of it and it then starts all over again.
The same things said about government can be said for large religions, they serve the one same purpose, and without the rogue element we are capable of living a life of doing no harm without religious guilt and shame. The religions have not stopped the rogues at all, they have been used to inspire groups to do harm by claiming to be the correct system and justification for wars and violence. The same way political arguments defend and claim one government type is superior and right, so too are religions abused. Both have the same intention at the start, collective regulation to prevent harm later used as a tool for harm because of the rogue element. Good people need no one to tell them how to have a relationship with higher power.
Those of us who are awake get very upset at those who are asleep and we sometimes blame them. The reason they cling so hard to staying asleep is because they are decent people, they don’t want to do harm and seeing the harm that is happening is too painful. They feel it, if they see it, or experience it in any way and it just hurts too damn much, they can’t take it. The rogue element counts on that, it watches and waits knowing the script, playing up the parts as it sees fit, providing distractions, meanwhile the decent people, not understanding how anyone can have a lack of conscience, and a desire to harm, have stopped being vigilant because the stress and pain is too much. We who are awake get that, we do feel the stress and pain, and we feel isolated and alone with so few of us who get it. The pain is in our consciousness and in our bodies; we come to resent those who won’t awaken forgetting they are good souls stuck in an endless cycle that they don’t understand. We then get more frustrated and angry which leads us to let go of our ideals to get some change, any change, to release the stress and pain we carry like a burden for all human life. We have to tap into these new energies now. We must release the resentment of carrying the burden of knowledge for the collective. Can we attempt to shift to gratitude that we have this knowledge and have the opportunity to be of service in this time of change? Can we in so doing bring forth so much love that those who are currently asleep feel safe to come out into the street with us?
Any government born in violent revolution will always be violent, will lie, cheat, steal, war and oppress. We the decent people get pushed until we feel no other way is possible. Because we have a conscience and we abhor violence we have to get pushed long and hard to get to that point. If we are to overcome this rogue element of our own species we must revolt in non violence in huge numbers now before getting pushed to that point where violence becomes acceptable to us because it has gone too far. We are the majority; we who can self regulate and have no need of government. We, who would simply live peacefully and with love.
Part of the good and decent people have simply been conditioned to always being told what to do, how to do it and what to feel by government and religion. Removal of this rogue element in some manor would require people to start to live without that structure. The idea that you can create a structure for yourself as loose or as regulated as you desire is frightening to those who feel safe in rigid structures. Their conditioning will want to seek the rogue element to again create and enforce such a structure over their fellow man out of fear. For the decent masses to face down this rogue element, we will have to face down our individual fears of true freedom and true liberty. Freedom means that there will be neighbors and towns people around us living lifestyles we don’t like. There is only one bottom line, if they are not harming anyone else, it is none of our business. (And yes the anyone does include harming the earth, as doing no harm would have to include not creating a polluted environment for others on the planet or future generations)
So we change the script and we stop following the rogues, then what do we do with those who are without conscience and want to harm? Truthfully, I don’t know, everything we have done on this planet in the past has not worked. We are in uncharted territory here, but the energies have shifted and the rouges know it, they are scrambling to force us into the script. The streets of Brazil filled with people tipped by a raise in bus fare, millions on the streets of Egypt to declare that the new leader is no better than the one they removed last year. They are terrified by the truth of us all standing together, as well they should be. What will tip the people of the United States, Canada, Australia and the other western nations to that level is unknown. It is coming though and we cannot give in to a violent revolution if we want to stop the cycle.
Those currently asleep won’t step out for violent revolution unless their lives are torn apart and they are left with nothing but to defend what is left, and who could blame them, I don’t want violence either. Like all violent revolutions, they happen too late and the new leaders are more sociopaths sucked into the power vacuum. What about those cops and those military on the street? Our numbers need to include their friends, family, & neighbors. They need to look around and see their own life standing there looking back at them. They need to know that their actions in that moment affect what they have to go home to. We have to remember that the group of rogue humans with no conscience is small, and the underlings with impulse control issues are fear based reactors who will run when outnumbered.
For those who have been sleeping, who don’t want violence any more than I do, know this, there is more safety in our numbers than in our guns and weapons. We have to come out in numbers too great for violence to be an option, numbers so great that our revolution becomes a celebration of empowered love.