We are humanity, a species divided by those who would subjugate us into atomised consumers hungry for whatever they are selling, atomise us into semi-living machine parts in their all-encompassing system, engineer us into 24/7 on-call guinea pigs for their endless experiments, into creatures free enough to obey their orders precisely. We are to become farm produce, fodder for our rulers’ revulsion and pleasure – as their momentary whims dictate.
That portion of humanity choosing love, truth and free will in defiance of their wannabe overlords are a loose group faced with the seemingly impossible task of becoming an army of love, truth and free will. They are separated from each other by any number of boundaries. They attempt the unprecedented, informed daily that they are domestic terrorists, conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, selfish idiots, right-wing extremists.
That portion of humanity believing such information sees no value in what the army of love are selling. Those that army would liberate into the terrible beauty of their free will do not yearn for victory. Safety is their dream. Defiance is risky, selfish. The anti-socials should listen to the experts, think about other people, follow the science, trust what governments the world over are saying.
The defiant are thus pitched against the very people for whom they fight. Those for whom they fight reject what they are. And yet that army believes the compliant are deceived. But what right do they have to act on that belief?
This is the nature of the task.
We, all of humanity, built history into today. Today is farce run riot. Today is Clown World, fear frenzy, righteous anger held at fever pitch by rulers hell bent on final dominion, hell bent on perfection, on faultless systems they expertly control. Soon, they sing, soon tragedy and suffering will be phenomena dimly understood from the pages of dull history books. Soon we will be happier than ever. Who can resist such an emancipating programme?
I understand this programme as a satanic process: the ego’s urgent ascent, a usurpation of God by Ego forever foretold by the way things are. It happens always in fitfully expanding spirals. Today it is happening globally, intensely, completely.
Are we becoming one healthy diversity through this fiery crucible?
Yes, “army” is the wrong word. So are “struggle”, “defiance”, “resistance”, etc. But they are perfect, too. They bring us face to face with each other in exactly the right context to learn that the context itself is the problem. My sense is that we are individually processing – or being processed through – a series of experiences tailor-made – by Self and Other in fractious collaboration – to unearth old wisdoms as new. This process is a struggle because we resist each other. Because we resist, because we form sides to defend and fight for what we love, we co-create the struggle, the difficult lesson that it is precisely this oppositional tension we are here to transcend. It is an intense immersion-therapy session at global-collective scale, experienced uniquely by each of us, one by one. These things takes time.
This is the nature of the task before us. We are the nature of the task before us. I, you, everyone, all of us constitute Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden, anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists, right-wing extremists … we constitute everyone and everything. We built history into today. Today is our inheritance, now and always. We struggle to feel, to own, our co-responsibility, our power, our beauty. We struggle to learn how to stop struggling, to abandon habits of ideology and belief that blind us to The Now. In clinging to the familiar in blank defiance of history’s corrective lesson, we are taught, painfully, that clinging is the problem. The fuel powering our desperate struggle is fear. When we see that, and learn to let go into what needs to be, everything will change.
When we love, everything changes. This is the nature of the task before us. It is as simple, intricate and intimate as that.