I Guess I’ll Never Understand!
In the past I have been drawn to a few different organizations that were commonly refereed to as “families”.
I understand the desire to “belong” to something.
But “belonging” to something, isn’t the same as being “controlled” by it.
All organization have a certain set of “guidelines” that are common among the individuals whom make up the whole.
However, when these “guidelines” become restrictive, that is where corruption and dissension starts.
A few of my past endeavors have opened my eyes to the many adolescent demands for power that exist in most societies.
I question why it is so important to “rule” over others.
Shouldn’t “freedom” be the primary goal?
Everyone can do as they wish so long as they aren’t infringing on the rights of others.
Why the incessant desire to hold “power” over them?
Maybe its just something that I will never understand.
But regardless if I understand, it is a rampant disease in the world today.
Religion, Politics, Gangs, Mobs, the ever present symbols of “power” and “authority”.
All making every attempt to control their members as if they had some “higher” authority to do so.
And even more heart breaking, is the plethora of lost sheep who are so willing to nuzzle and capitulate to these overbearing narcissists.
Why do they do it? Well the Leaders are driven by ego, and the sheep are herded through fear.
So whats to be done? Is there anything that can be done?
Simply put. No.
There will always be “Leaders” and “Followers”.
Some “Leaders” make their attempts to satisfy their own “ego” and heard as many “followers” as possible to bolster their own misguided ideals on a lust for power.
Other “Leaders” are simply independent people whom have chosen not to follow.
“Followers” are simply those that have chosen, or are incapable of surviving on their own.
Those that have grown too apathetic, lazy, and/or ignorant, are easily herded by those “Leaders” whom are drunk with in unquenchable thirst for what they have defined as “power”.
So we see this same basic structure scattered through every aspect of our society.
Religion, Politics, Gangs, Mobs, and various other organizations. Always present, always looming.
It is inescapable.
Even those of us whom have simply chosen not to follow, are subject to the pressure of conformity from those obsessed with power.
As we attempt to live our lives in our own way, they continue to herd their sheep into ever larger numbers.
All for the purposes of utilizing their numbers in an effort to “force” those that will not comply into submission.
So we stand under the gazing eyes of future oppressors.
Until such time as their pride has swollen and their confidence has peaked.
Enough to attack those of us that will not adopt the values that THEY have deemed “right”.
All for what? To crush that which never held any opposition to what YOU wanted to accomplish in the first place?
So sad that so few can cause such fear in so many.
You either fear your own weakness, your master, or that which your master has said that you should.
So much fear. And such a waste.
Why should you fear at all? There is a wealth of security in independence, and freedom.
But in truth, I must admit, I understand why you do it.
To not be afraid; Independence, and freedom, require work, honor, and discipline.
And apathy, sloth, and ignorance, is all that is required to fear, and that is just so much easier to accomplish.
Too bad too. There is so much more than can be had from this life than servitude.
Lucky for us that know that, we are vastly more capable and prepared to defend it.
Just a small army of free, independent, industrious individuals, is all that is needed to overcome the hordes of lazy, apathetic, and ignorant sheep.
So just remember, if you are among those independent individuals going to war to defend yourself,
You are in for a VERY LONG fight.
But then again, I suppose once their master sends all of the sheep out to slaughter, …
We are already no strangers to just another days work.
Live free my brothers.