Friday, February 3, 2017
Over 2,000 years ago, Julius Caesar is said to have coined the phrase divida et impura – Divide and Conquer – to describe a strategy for overcoming and conquering foreign lands. Incredibly, this expanse of time and history has not taught the average person to see the tactic when it is employed, and resist it.
I am not apt to describe what is human nature, for you can hardly observe the behavior of humans in captivity and claim to understand their nature. But perhaps it is a malfunction caused by the human ego to separate this from that, black from white, up from down, right from wrong; to see the world in a matrix of dualities. Of course, this is useful at times, but it can cause us to lose touch with reality when we confuse the world as it is with the world as we think about it.
There are many tactics used to advance the divide and conquer agenda, but most fall within the circle of what might be termed identity politics. Man; woman. White; colored (et cetera). Christian; Jew; Muslim (et cetera).American; Russian; Mexican (et cetera). Left; right; conservative; liberal. All of this causes us to confuse reality by viewing it through some lens of cultural or ideological point of view. You don't see things as they are, you see them as you think you're supposed to see them according to whatever identity you're currently clinging to.
In today's world, as the old, outdated institutions of the passing dark age crumble, it is easy to get lost in a maelstrom of negativity and gloom. This is a time of great tribulation, and thus it is imperative to be on guard that our ego not take us further into the depths, when the world so desperately needs us to ascend.
The problem, in our minds at least, because we are still so ego-dominated, even those of us who fashion ourselves “spiritual”, is not so much “us” as it is “other people”. The world is in darkness as much because of the small, powerful elite that control everything as it is because of the masses who are ignorant to it all, despite this being an information age, despite the tyranny and decay accelerating and climaxing around us, despite what we see clearly as the obviousness of it all. These people, the sheeple, we hate them because we've awoken, and now we have to lay in the mud with a boot on our necks until they get with the program.
This is pure ego, if you recognize it; the ego loves to be better. Above the fray. Outside the box. Superior. You silly people, don't you see? Why don't you see? We ask the question - why don't you see? – but we don't put much thought into the answer. It's more of a rhetorical question motivated by disgust than an actual desire to know.