Musings About The "Khans" Of Our Species
I woke up this bright cold morning, filled with fresh light from Our Day Star, poured some hot sweet coffee down me and suddenly realized my thoughts had turned toward those of Us who exploit others. The "Khans" of Our Kind, if you will.
There entered my thoughts the Star Trek episode entitled "Khan", in which the Khan was the great Ricardo Montalban. "Montalban the Khan"""Mountain Ban The King"? Send this god of a Human to the heights where he belonged?
He was banned from Our Beautiful Earth, as the story goes, but after great harm had been done. Mighty as he, and others of his kind, was, We The People managed to banish them into outer space in a nuclear spacecraft. Also, provided was equipment for suspended animation. They would sleep until their onboard computers woke them, when a habitable and conquerable planet was found.
They were found, their ship almost depleted of fuel and energy hundreds of years later"but for some of them in the nick of time. By descendents of the same "Lesser People" that had sent them from the Home World in the first place. Everything seems to be circular; even destiny.
Well, the story tells Us that Khan, even though asleep for hundreds of years, hadn't changed a bit. He was still the same super intelligent, (or egotistical) bully that he had always been. The epitome of arrogance, from his beliefs of superiority to Most of Humanity. Captain Kirk, a fine example of well Evolutionarily balanced Humanity, was to be severely challenged.
You see. Humans like Khan brought different responses out of different kinds of Human Beings. This was true even on the "Enterprise". Khans inspire, terrify, intimidate and commit error.
Some Humans, awed by them, adore the wealth and power and success"and sometimes even the charismatic personality. These could be called the "sycophants of the khans""the "boot lickers" and "grovelers". Those who are intelligent enough to recognize the value of power, (and the benefit of being part of it), and too stupid to care if it is abused. These often become the tools, or instruments, of the khans"an extension of their power, if you will.
Other Humans are terrified by the khans. These are sensitive to the various forms of subjugation, that khans use. They have a "higher", or "Better", grasp of True Morality than the sycophants. Some are even willing to take a stand against the khan, to stop the abuse of some, or all, of Our Rights, but most practice different versions of non-confrontive resistance. Attempting to live their lives without the commitment and courage needed to overtly resist these tyrants. "Peace" and "passive resistance" are the signs of this kind. These do Good work in the construction of ideologies, social systems of cooperation and alternative lifestyles. They do not want to see that not taking a stand against the khans gives the khans time to consolidate their power"until they reach the point where the only way to undo what the khans have done is to wait and suffer until the khans in their egotistical success, destroy themselves. This allows much harm to be done. Much damage to Our Species and Our World, that causes Us to fall behind in Our Evolution toward the True Evolutionary Greatness that We were meant to achieve. But, the thought does occur to me, that the khans are part of the Life Program Of Learning that is part of the Evolutionary Plan. But, eventually, We will have to learn to bring the "superior" under control, within the overall quality parameters of Our Species"so that the whole can be improved and uplifted by the part. The Many by the few. The "lesser" by the "greater". But, of course, the Many has to do "their part". We have to learn what that "part", or "role" is and do it. Overwhelming numbers and Good Heart and Mind are part of the requirements for Our obligations in this matter. The "few" can be benevolently controlled by the "Many". But let Us not forget about the problems and complications that comes from the stratification of the Many. Even the "lowest" has to be brought into the equation against the "top few", or "gotten out of the way".
We have to help, somehow, some of the few, to master their egos for the sake of the whole. Some of the few will come to see the error of their ways and bring themselves into alignment with The Many; as True Somewhat self sacrificing and non-parasitic True Leaders"that actually helps The Many become More and Better. Others will balk at the struggle and "lay low". And others will destroy, rather than lose any of what they have. Out of this mix, We, the Human Species of Earth, will regain the Balance We need to resume Our Evolution toward the True Good More and Better that is in Our Potential.
Captain Kirk managed to ban Khan to a remote uninhabited world. Where that powerful ego could practice his harsh dominate ways without harming less intelligent and ambitious "Sentient Beings". Of course, as we remember, the world that Khan and his cronies were exiled to, was almost destroyed when the sun of that system destabilized"I think produced less energy and heat. The world Khan was on became almost uninhabitable, except in caves"and even that less and less so. Khan became angry, at being thus disadvantaged, and bitter. Hardened and bent on revenge he was. He found a way to attract the "Enterprise" back and again caused a lot of trouble for Captain Kirk.
We cannot yet banish Our Evil Khans to other worlds. We have to deal with them here"or suffer what they bring into Our Lives. And even if We could, it might not work out. Because of the tendency of the khans to seek and exploit "weakness". They might well become stronger in outer space and return to try and conquer Us all over again. The "boomerang effect".
Unless, of course, We Ourselves, as The Great Many, has become too strong, in all the necessary ways, to further mistreat.
One way, We might be able to control this kind of Human, is to deny it it's sycophants. Those who are exposed on the "front lines", (the businesses for finance, production and sales), for the exploiters. We can "get at" them. I believe that much We have learned to recognize. The monster cannot do as much harm without its arms and legs. Which will help Us until We find ways to reduce the heartless head. At the same time, We should begin denying certain technologies to the head"isolated in its enclaves of evil. Deny it the tools to do harm. Deny the nuclear power and the chemical and biological misuse that it is developing and amassing. Even if We have to destroy the facilities that produce these warped things. But the best way would be socially and politically. Outlaw the production of these evil products. Then enforce, with all of Us, these enlightened laws. None of this can be done as long as We serve the dark lords with Our cowardice. Oh how well they do exploit Our fear! Even more than Our ignorance and stupidity. Even stupidity can be sent against evil.
Khanship in itself is not evil. Because khanship Truly begins with kingship over the lesser self. The personal conquest of the insidious manifestations of fear, that prevents the exploitation of fear in others. That removes the need for deceit.