describes a condition in which one attributes benevolence to one's
captor. It's used to describe the willingness to be held captive by force
and/or suggestion of peers. It is much like brainwashing. The captives believe that there are no
alternatives; that there is no option to being captive. If they are aware of their captivity, they are
convinced their survival requires they remain captive. They are completely absorbed in cast images. Many forms of change within the cave are
actually continuance of the status quo, just an opposite or countering position
in the status quo. Only leaving the cave
is true change.
The U.S.A. is ruled by law, the laws of the trinity of
liberty. These are the only sacred ideals
in the U.S.A.
and they are partly sacred because they are changeable and allow themselves to
be bettered by people. People have to
question in order to progress, otherwise institutions will hold and
People are lied to
and often know or feel that they are being lied to, but shrug it off because
the benefactors and protectors are the same as the detractors and
exploiters. It is abhorrent to question
certain institutions, normally the ones that question individuals. Institutions fulfill needs and also supply
many things people don't need. The U.S.A. is founded on the principle
of questioning, amendment number one.
Freedom of speech is the freedom to question. This was so important so important to the
original patriots that they made it the first of the Five Freedoms of the First
not individuals, but mechanizations and formations of people. Institutions portray themselves as being
alive and as likable personalities. Institutions are tools and when a tool breaks
more than it fixes, it is tossed and improved upon. Rights are not given to tools.
Economics and war,
among other topics, are described in confusing euphemisms to please the optimistic
and oblivious. Part time workers are
workers without benefits. Outsourced
labor is exploited peoples elsewhere. Downsizing is mass firing. It causes great pain to see institutions that
claim and imply benevolence are in fact the greatest exploiters, as well as the
"The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press,
usually the church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to sway
the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them."
If not a true observation, it is at least a true
potentiality. And apparently if institutions are not under the proverbial
thumb of the ruling class at present, they will literally be bombed.
Institutions present themselves like people, like friends in
the kitchen or office. Sadly though, institutions are not treated like
people; if they were, they would be committed for treatment and have their shop
locked up. Institutions do not treat
individuals like people, rather fodder or fuel. Institutions are not
people and yet over and over again people yield to institutions as if they were
people, really big people.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and
expecting different results.
Ethan was raised in Maine, Manhattan, and Mendocino, California. Ethan has traveled the world and has been employed as a Private Detective, a dishwasher, a valet, a snowboard instructor and always a poet.
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