We are slaves…

Rarely do I hear those who are awake or aware of the present world – the brutal daily ecocide of Industrial Civilization – talk about the total fact that we are slaves. Of course to suggest most humans and the living world are enslaved to the insane masses mesmerized by the technology of ideology, the absolute domestication and alienation of this life system, is to illicit a wave of hostile denials or uncomfortable laughs. They be-lie-ve the indoctrination, which is vast, layered, deeply traumatic, and normalized, which creates the blindness. The blindness is that layering of profound trauma inflicted at birth, the devastation of disconnection from Being, from connection to all into consciousness. Disconnection is drilled into us as normal. It is normal to live this way, to be sedentary, isolated, to live only in thought, symbols, and ideologies, to conform to those ideologies, to have jobs, to be among the herd, to live in boxes called homes, to use mobile boxes called cars, to use the Earth as an object, to use life as an object, to possess everything possible and relate to only ideology – ego centrism, to murder millions of humans for ideology, to murder billions of animals for consumptive ideologies, to domesticate both as items for our amusement and use, to dominate everything and be-lie-ve without question – it is all as it is supposed to be, normal, commonplace, ordinary, standard – modernity. Where in the normative narratives is slavery mentioned? Mainly in referencing the past when Africans were enslaved by the white Europeans and then white Americans until it ended in the mid 1860s. Yet we know that all of civilization is built on slavery and it is quite clear that it has never ended and can never end since to live in civilization is to be  a slave, a slave to those who act as master – the worshipers of power, the masters of mankind. I read great meme that said, “Slavery was never abolished. It was only extended to include everyone.” Why are we not talking about this mass enslavement? We are we still pretending we have choice and freedom when there is nothing remotely close to either? Especially, those of us who claim to be awakened to what is happening here in Industrial Civilization? In the video, The Story of Your Enslavement the speaker states it simply, “is both very easy and very hard. We avoid the the horror of our enslavement because it is so painful to see it directly. We dance around the endless violence of our dying system because we fear the attacks from our fellow Livestock. But we can only be kept in cages we refuse to see.”  We are slaves or as that thinker aptly characterized us, Livestock. To be called or think of ourselves as slaves let alone to be thought of as livestock offends our deepest sense of self, a self provided for us by our masters. It strikes at what we are taught from birth is that we are free and have the right to self determination, nothing could be further from the truth and we all know it. We are livestock, owned by the masters of mankind. To see that, is the beginning of “seeing” what is and then can we start to dismantle this toxic way of life at the core.

2 thoughts on “We are slaves…

  1. Reblogged this on Spontaneous Resistance and commented:
    This piece resonates with the ongoings of these days: us the enslaved in our invisible cages, still, fighting for change, our rights and privilages and freedoms. reblogged post from 3 years ago.

    “The blindness is that layering of profound trauma inflicted at birth, the devastation of disconnection from Being, from connection to all into consciousness. Disconnection is drilled into us as normal. It is normal to live this way, to be sedentary, isolated, to live only in thought, symbols, and ideologies, to conform to those ideologies, to have jobs, to be among the herd, to live in boxes called homes, to use mobile boxes called cars, to use the Earth as an object, to use life as an object, to possess everything possible and relate to only ideology – ego centrism, to murder millions of humans for ideology, to murder billions of animals for consumptive ideologies, to domesticate both as items for our amusement and use, to dominate everything and be-lie-ve without question – it is all as it is supposed to be, normal, commonplace, ordinary, standard – modernity.”

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