I wake-up in the morning basically knowing ‘who and what’ i am, as most people do. I know today i will not wake up as the King of England as that position is already taken ‘the crowned-head’, i also know what kind of World i am going to wake-up to. I know what i’ll see pretty much too, the same as yesterday [in most instances]. The World is a planned-out ‘masterpiece’, with us all knowing our ‘place’ within the great societal framework, [it has to be like ‘that’ doesn’t it?] or none of us would know who and what we ‘were’ every morning upon waking, you don’t have to be an Einstein to know that.
We are all born to ‘be’ who we are from the humble road-sweeper to the Monarch. But the ‘rub’ is the Road Sweeper could probably tell you more about the common man and his condition than the Monarch who supposedly ‘rules’ over the common man. There is [of course] a/ny wo/man who is living [has lived it] ‘had the experience’ of being the common man / woman, and ‘then’ the representative who usually has ‘not’, well ‘not’ in the fullest sense of the word, [being ‘common’ that is].
We find this kind of dichotomy all over the planet. Take a person out of school/college/university who goes straight into his/her first job and ‘works’ at a job-centre finding other people ‘work’, they let’s say [for example] hasn’t experienced ‘unemployment’ yet personally, still they are trying to ‘advise’ people who may have many years of experience of being ‘unemployed’ into getting ‘work’, they ‘may’ sit there somewhat ‘smug’ because they have ‘employment’ themselves and that they are not on the other-side of the desk and not having to deal with people like themselves, yet they pertain to have the knowledge and ‘know-how’ and the ‘authority’ in their ‘role’ when its quite obvious [or should be] that it’s the client who really knows the in’s and out’s of the ‘employment situation’ and this person they are facing is just a ‘broker’ and the person who colludes with the rest of the system to either say the light stays red or ‘oh goody’ look its turned green for you. Which must in some sense make you think about that ‘situation’.
The real question is ‘why’ do we allow ourselves to become involved in situations such as these? In a way ‘why’ do we allow others do what they ‘do’ for us, when we are better qualified to do it for ourselves? ‘position’ in a nutshell, your ‘place’ in the grand scheme.
The answer for the deaf and dumb is… … well it has to be this way doesn’t it? we are here for ‘you’ or it can’t be any other way. We usually as a collective accept such answers because to ‘not’ do so incurs such ‘penalties’, one’s which make our daily living so hard we can’t do much else but just fling our arms up in despair and say ‘well what else could i do’ but go along with it’ or. Some bright ‘individual’ may have a stroke of genius and find some ‘answers’ to the question of ‘why’ don’t we do it some other ‘way’ but that soon dies a death when their candle-light is extinguished by the full-light of our interconnected system. Doomed to failure, we cannot do much else but keep calm and carry-on. Because to fight ‘our’ corner or more, is seen as somewhat ‘futile’ but is it really?
Some people do find a way of living which takes them[selves] out of the main control system, but let’s be honest, it’s a system [their own] within the greater ‘system’ at best, as the main system of control is always ‘there’ over-riding all we see and do.
The Answer seems ‘obvious’, if there is always is going to be a ‘system’, one of ‘control’ that is, [or simply there has to be ‘one’], then the ‘one’ we have ‘now’ has got to be infiltrated or overthrown, and a better ‘one’ put in its place, isn’t ‘that’ what we always believe we are after, i think so; a better/improved life than the previous ‘one’, just think about it on a individual level at least. Anyway that one-wo/man ‘genius’ with all his or her ‘ideas’ of how to ‘better’ or ‘improve’ things is always going to be but ‘one’ drop of water that fills the reservoir, and s/he may indeed find that the rest of this World’s population isn’t or won’t be drinking from his/her ‘tanks’ anyway, preferring to suck from the main-tank, as its supply ‘satisfies’ them better.
So many individual’s ‘supplies’ run low or become near to extinction, and ‘why’? usually because they are bought-up and used-up by the main’s suppliers. That goes for ‘nearly’ everything the ‘individual’ has, but ‘talent’ is a good example, we are ‘used-up’ versions of what we may have been by the time we all reach mid-age, just think about all the things you could’ve been and all ‘your’ dreams that never came ‘true’ or into ‘being’ by the time you’ve reached middle-age, looking back at the younger generation ‘hoping’ that ‘they’ may get to do some of the things ‘you’ never got to do, and sighing and thinking, well if it didn’t happen for me, why would it happen to/for them, and just hoping that, well maybe…
Moving-on now, there is a well-known saying [in Punk Rock circles anyway]. ‘There is no authority but yourself’ and its ‘one’ every ‘human’ should hear and ‘understand’. So, what does it mean? well, i guess [it must be or has to ‘different’] for each and every ‘one’ of us. But the essential message ‘is’ in my mind anyway, to ‘look’ to yourself and don’t rely-on and also believe that some other person or organisation ‘knows’ you [or what is good or bad for you] better than yourself. And even ‘why’ are ‘you’ as an individual letting ‘someone/thing else have any ‘real’ kind of authority over ‘you’ in the first place, or even at all.
I am sure we could all put ‘our’ own slant on this phrase and should do too, but that is basically how i would ‘define’ it, in brief.
Every ‘day’ i look at the stupid things going-on around me in the World and laugh at them, in a way it is the cheapest form of entertainment a person can ‘get’ without actually paying more than 60p a day for it, [and if you are actually out of your living-room and not watching the ‘tube’ then you may even get it for free ‘almost’ in the outside World if you position yourself ‘right’, amongst some fools, that is]. The human fascination with other humans slipping-up is fascinating in itself. Sadly, i know most of ‘this’ is due [or stems from] some ‘humans’ wanting to see how much they can ‘exploit’ another human through his/her naivety, and that is simply ‘wrong’ and not funny for the poor soul who is on the receiving-end, especially for a person who is ‘slow’ on the uptake on what is being done to them. But when i watch the News it becomes somewhat obvious that we like and enjoy being fooled, we certainly don’t do much about it, the broadcastor’s rub-off all the rough edges and if it isn’t directly involving ‘you’ and believe me most ‘circles’ are rounded-off quickly, you could be forgiven for thinking it wasn’t happening at all.
Life is a ‘joke’, life is a ‘game’ is something i have heard spoken of before, and in some circumstances i have used it myself too, but ‘why’ do we still entrust most of our lives to ‘other’ people, especially when ‘most’ of us ‘swear’ we could do better. Like i said, we can’t do it all for ourselves, can we?
But when you start to look at ‘what’ is done for ‘us’ or in ‘our’ name; and you may start to think, oh, where is this ‘he’ going now? but ‘there’ are myriad examples in the World to choose from, so just look around you, is all i am saying. Sadly, what i am saying is lies and lying are going-on at an incredible rate and now seem to be the common currency, perhaps the ‘truth’ is only ever shared between people who are close or between loved-one’s and even then ‘that is’ no guarantee.
Ok, let’s get to the ‘nub’ of it, if we are to believe the people on the Internet we are living in a World where much is hidden [from us], I agree ‘it is’ but i don’t think we are even close to knowing the half of it with all the ‘distraction’ [purposeful or not] going-along with it, and also the very ‘people’ who tell us much is hidden are hiding a lot more from us, why? either through adding to the ‘great lie[s]’ on purpose, or because they don’t know ‘what they are talking about’ in my mind it is as simple as that. And that is worth saying twice i think.
So, what and why is being ‘hidden’? well, if i knew that, i wouldn’t be ‘posing’ the question, would i? but its fairly obvious ‘many’ of those who ‘spout’ their rubbish don’t really know either, join the bandwagon, its become as easy as that.
So, what do i know? very little. I certainly have seen that if i follow the Internet trail about all kinds of subjects on ‘what’ is supposed to be profound ‘truth’ i just go around in circles, i seriously doubt any expert ‘researcher’ [as seems to be the qualifying factor nowadays] knows anything ‘worth’ knowing. So, let’s look at ‘hiding’ and what is being ‘hid’ from us. Well, first let us acknowledge that we wouldn’t know half of what we know, if certain people didn’t ‘speak-out’ but like i said, it only ever goes so far, and i guess it only ever will. I think that is most of the ‘point’.
I know that ‘protectionism’ exists, but ‘what’ is it ‘protecting’? and ‘why’? well, let’s take a well-known ‘organisation’ ‘Monarchy’, some Monarchies, although you could just as easily ‘class’ them into one ‘class’ for ‘that’ is surely what ‘they’ are, [all in it together], ride bikes and go-out and ride amongst the common folks, [not ‘hiding’ there it would seem], but others will only come-out on special occasions to open buildings etc or get married in semi-public, for the whole World to see it on television. But generally they ‘hide’ away, so what are they hiding from? ‘us’, the general population? You could argue for that ‘case’ but really it’s a sense of ‘distance’ they are trying to preserve/cultivate ‘one’ which by its very nature means you have limited access, and most agree that it should be that ‘way’ but a lot only agree silently because ‘that’ is how it is set-up to be and we just go-along with it. Have a quiet ‘chat’ with the Queen, you must be joking, but ‘really’, why not? Does she not have any ‘thing’ in common with her ‘subjects’ is she so busy with the heads of state that she has no ‘time’ for ‘us’, hardly, and anyway her Government does most of that i hear you say.
Some ‘things’ in this life seem so obviously ‘wrong’ [or so wrong] that they have to be ‘right’. We accept so much, even the plainly ridiculous and just shrug our shoulders and say to ourselves, oh dear, what can i do but accept it.
We all know that ‘hiding’ things from people and organisations is just a way of life, or part of it anyway, and we accept that to ‘live’ we must do this in some small part, and i am no exception, but we also all know that ‘life’ is often so bound-up in such a ‘way’ that ‘truth’ is almost strangled at birth and would we let it ‘live’ if we had a choice? I say, the majority of the time, no, we wouldn’t.
Sure, when we say to ourselves ‘i’ll do this for me’, and ‘my way’ it is as about as close as we ever get towards any personal truth, but woe betide ‘you’ when it gets shared with the wider world than just you. Each and every one of us is the ‘source’ of our own ‘being’ but we have to take that ‘being’ from somewhere. We have to ‘eat’ and be that ‘food’ or ‘information’ that has to come from somewhere.
We can’t hide from ourselves it is often correctly said, although you could/can isolate yourself from the World to some degree, but there seems to be a growing feeling that ‘we’ as a human race are being isolated from some ‘truths’, that we need to know about, but considering that many of us get our information from ‘media’ sources only, surely it is those in the media who need to get their heads out of the crisp packet and stop going-around in the same old circles so they can give ‘us’ a fresh perspective, because as consumers we have little or no ‘say’ in what we are ‘given’, that is made very clear, especially by the national TV channels. So, perhaps watching the half-truths on the Internet isn’t so bad after-all. You are never going to see your own ‘exact’ life on TV anyway, and besides, why would you want to see a re-run of the day you’ve just lived anyway, boring !! but then again, isn’t TV especially the News just ‘that’ a re-run of people’s lives [people you usually don’t know admittedly] ‘just’ being shown for your entertainment and information, so, i finished that argument myself.
So, what is really being ‘hidden’ from ‘us’ nowadays, i ask you. On TV, not a lot. Any ‘conspiracies’ are either done to ourselves by ourselves or are just an on-going package we are locked-into, and these ‘one’s’ have a way of either sorting themselves out by themselves as the perceived ‘story’ develops [or it goes full-circle being wrapped-up and some say even invented by the news providers themselves; i say the providers just give it to you in their unique way, but i wouldn’t or don’t buy much of their polished stone-work], its usually the ‘case’ of anyone with half a brain can see what is going-on and eventually they are found-out for what ‘they’ are in the grand scheme of things; but they run such a tight ship that you have to believe that they are lying to you in the first place to get a ‘start’ on things, and you may think that’s just a silly way of seeing things and maybe it is, but with most TV i find it is better to think Guilty until proved Innocent, it only seems fair to think that way with any media really.
As for ‘the stuff we don’t know about, and perhaps should’ i remain undecided ‘if’ it would be a good idea to know or not, sure, it is a cop-out of sorts, but i’ve lived quite happily not knowing if ‘aliens’ exist or not, and no-one ever seems to offer-up any real solutions on how to take-down the financial ‘system’ etc [and perhaps that is the point] we are just ‘stuck’ with what we have got [for any time ‘being’ until it no longer works] and the people alive ‘today’ are the only one’s keeping it in place/going.
You see you can really only ever have ‘part control’ over your own life and the rest of it is in the ‘hands’ of people who have clubbed together to give you the rest, and surely ‘that’ is ‘mostly’ all there is to it.
We think we understand people’s motivations and usually it seems it is just to keep people in the ‘position’ they want to be in at any given time, be it [for just ‘one’ example] a dictator who secretly wants to rob his/her country of its wealth and have it all to themselves whilst their nation starves, or some such other hypocrisy, and whilst ‘they’ work themselves towards their inevitable downfall, [unless you are the Monarchy and the Commonwealth because that control system has to stay, doesn’t it?] we sit around watching the X-factor, [if you can tolerate that kind of thing and i can’t]; and so long as we go to our beds with a full stomach, what do we care. But life has to be worth much more than that, doesn’t it?
So, that is ‘why’ we fight to uncover the hidden ‘monstrosities’ i believe, because we all see it going-on and somewhere inside us ‘know’ what is happening, but to actually call it out and follow through on ‘it’, [whatever ‘IT’ may be] well, that takes ‘very’ brave men and women indeed.