The word Anarchy has an original meaning of: ‘Absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal’ This like many powerful words has been demonized by politicians and government as its true meaning is good. I see no mainstream news about Barton Moss at all, a group of people that may be seen as Anarchists have peacefully fought the police and big business and won, the operation for Fracking seems not possible now. I have no faith in a British government at all whomever they are. Simply because politics are corrupt to the core, the only way fracking will continue at Barton Moss is if the government change the law to allow it. Lets see how messed up this system is and if Cameron changes the laws to allow the fracking agenda. Most new law introduced by the government are civil, yet they creates new criminals. This system needs to be re assessed and the people need to take back their power.
I have lots of friends campaigning against “shadow government” or against “the Illuminati” or against “the reptilians” or “the bankers” or “the powers that be”.
I am very educated to these narratives. I get it. And -
I would like to propose a more generative perspective.
After human beings were created, a point came where we were provided the space to be “self-governing” (self, meaning, “the local human population governing itself”).
Of course, at that time not all individuals were prepared - or psychologically equipped - for this task. Some people have longer cognitive lines than others. Some people have more agentic inclinations than others. So, necessarily, a small number of the “locals” took control, and started a not-so-complex chess game of politics, governing behind the scenes, currency and currency manipulations, etc… The masses, for centuries, have been the pieces on this chess board, moved by debt obligations, moved by fear and threats, moved by political maneuvering and moved by spin.
However, necessarily, we are now reaching a time in human history and human development where more and more of the chess pieces (the humans on the planet) are waking up, seeing the larger context of the chess board, and saying, “Wait a minute Chess Players - You’re not the boss of me!” More and more of us are growing up and emotionally maturing enough to learn that we (the masses) can govern ourselves.
As a human race, true “self governance” is not about a small group controlling the rest. True “self governance” is about each one of us, each individual, waking up to be able to govern ourselves.
Part of that is learning how to do “power with” instead of “power over”. The chess players did “power over” the rest. The people collaborating in open-source projects, collaborating on the Internet, and collaborating on crowd-sourcing, community resiliency, restorative justice and permaculture are all people embodying their learning how to do “power with”.
People doing “power with” realize that we are interconnected, and only going to thrive when we work together with each other and with the system as a whole. People who do “power over” think of themselves as separate, and everyone else and everything else as Enemy to be conquered and controlled.
History is teaching us that Power Over is a tragic strategy that falls apart in the long run. Power With allows us to adaptively generate solution on-the-fly - dynamic steering.
While we embody “us/them” villanization - when we push against a government figure, or a batch of “Illuminati”, or against a batch of “reptilians”, we continue to perpetuate the pawn mentality by playing into the victim triangle. The oppressed rise to become the new oppressors.
Only when we stand in our own sovereignty - and educate ourselves - can we evolve to our fullest capacity and our birth right - fully actualizing our capacities.
Standing in our sovereignty, for me, isn’t about pushing against the old structures. For me, the sovereign is visibile in us when we come together to create new systems that render the old systems obsolete - effortlessly and naturally.
So while I appreciate the attempt to “educate” that innocently moves people to villanize our government or our history or our shadow government or our ancient ancestors, I don’t subscribe to the villanizing, us/them behaviors.
I want to live more emotionally mature, more grown-up, and more productive than that.
Rather, I recognize that we are capable of waking each other up to our true capacities by moving forward into new structures.
That is who I am. I am a culture creator. I am a stand for the new structures. I am a creative being interested in contributing to the new systems (which will naturally and effortlessly obsolete the old).
So I propose that we put our energies into the Now and the Future and create the self-governing, system-awake, wholistic structures and environments that we want. This is a far, far more productive use of our energies than rehearsing the hatred of the old systems we are pushing against.
In hopes of inspiring your generative action to create forward, Maya
If you own an iPhone, did you know that the NSA has pretty much complete access to all your information on there?
Android phones are likely to have back doors that allow this too.
I’d like to believe that this would only ever be used to stop bombings and terror in this country, but like the people in positions of power who make the laws in this land, it’s almost certainly going to be abused.
If this power is challenged, I hope not, but fear it will be used FIRSTLY to defend the existing governing structure (themselves) and SECONDLY, us.
They are not just 10 steps ahead of terrorists, but also us.
The most powerful people on this planet do not wish to give it up and will fight using whatever they have: media/spying/police - and the money to fund it
That said, we together, in co-operation: sharing what we know, caring about others, and caring about what gives us life, we are most powerful.