“Get very clear about the kind of world we would like and then start living that way.” Marshall B. Rosenberg
During the late summer of 2015, humanity seemed like a totally lost cause, drowning in a rotten cesspool of its own making.
During the summer of 2015 the glorious Homo sapiens (“wise man”) have been, according to The Uppsala Conflict Data Program, engaged in over 40 armed conflicts all over the world. We’re not only killing each other and our children but we’re also engaged in the most heinous crimes against almost all other living beings. We torture, poison and murder them left and right. Even more so, we are allowing deranged, soulless sociopaths to keep killing our Earth, the only home we ever knew, in an absurd race for profit.
Beauty Despite the Beast
But look around you – there is so much courage and so much love in individual human beings that one could cry out of pure beauty humanity also carries in itself – and think about the people in your life: would you or any of them condone a war that had murdered Aylan Kurdi, a kid whose death symbolizes a sorry plight of over 60.0 million displaced people worldwide? And who was not moved by the death of Neda Agha-Soltan as she protested the tyranny? And who, out of all the people you love, would support the kind of regime that killed her?
In Unheard Voices Manifesto I wrote: “We are unique creatures capable of caring, of loving, of creating art, music and literature. Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”, Proust’s search for the lost time, Mozart’s “Requiem.” A man is a unique creature, capable of remarkable tenderness and love; it is a being capable to laugh and to dream. A man rushes into a burring inferno and sacrifices his own life trying to save a fellow human being…” and yet, despite all our inner beauty, our noble feelings and our efforts to help, we simply can’t be exonerated from being, if not fully complicit, than not active enough to fight a tiny group of psychopaths ruling (destroying) the world.
Edmund Burke’s quote: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – is used so often that is feels like a cliché, but it’s rather a mirror of our passivity that enables “them” to fuck the world many times over. Therefore…
“The Greed is Good”
The land of “Money makes money. And the money that money makes, makes even more money” (a Benjamin Franklin quote) is a champion of profit making out of everything; either out of nothing (think the Financial Crime Cartel better known as the Wall Street or their champion, the private Federal Reserve Bank etc…), from time to time out of slavery or well too often out of wars, pain and suffering.
Regrettably, it seems “the leader of the free world,” The United States of America together with its friends and foes, firmly in the claws of oligarchic sociopaths in power, has been slowly sinking into a totalitarian, Orwellian nightmarish madness in which a financial-military-industrial-spying complex’ insatiable appetite for spying on humanity, plundering the economy, ravaging small defenseless countries and killing innocents takes an enormous toll on humanity as a whole.
“You’re either with us, or against us”
Who would say an American president, George W. Bush, would deem all of us enemies?
Even though on May 7, 2015, a federal appeals court in New York ruled that the NSA program that is collecting Americans’ phone records in bulk is illegal for it violates our Fourth Amendment rights by collecting a wealth of data about our familial, political, professional, religious and intimate association (as argued by the Electronic Frontier Foundation American and Civil Liberties Union in Smith v. Obama case) “they” do not seem to care. If you are not going to let them strip you of your right to privacy and therefore of your freedom “you’re with the terrorists.” (President George W. Bush, in an address to a joint session of Congress on September 20, 2001)
Into the Slaughterhouse
“If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter,” said George Washington.
But let me stop here.
“Sociopath World” segment of this website will be comprised of a series of mini essays, trying to find a hope where there’s seemingly none. (Yes, I am not as pessimistic as this intro might suggest. Check out Unheard Voices Manifesto to catch a glimpse of what I mean.) Some of the mini-essays from the series:
They Shot Bambie’s Mom, Didn’t They?
War is Racket a legendary text by Major General Smedley Butler.
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Coming next: Hierarchy of Death and Murder