“In capitalism we deal with the exploitation of man by man. But in communism the situation is inverted.“
(Urban folklore from the communist period in Romania)
I wrote this post before the development of tensions in the Arabic countries and the Middle East. Considering the recent events in Egypt, Tunis, Libya, I can see that the post fits the current climate very well.
While the winds of revolution are sweeping away the sand castles of the different regimes in the Arabic countries everything seems to be heading towards the victory of democracy and the expression of the legitimate aspirations of the citizens of those countries… Still I cannot help but notice that there are many signs pointing to what has become the true lesson of history today – the exterior revolution is not a solution without a powerful and successful interior revolution – …and history tends to repeat itself.
Apparently the people are the winners of the street confrontation, but nowadays more and more realize that it is not the people who have gained freedom in Egypt, but those who have used the force of the masses to their advantage (and time will prove again if this was a correct statement). Therefore, today’s revolutionary wave is different from the events in 1989 when, due to the waves of naive enthusiasm, the sinister masquerades of the anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe appeared to be genuine even when the hideous smile of those who had cheated the youth of the revolution became obvious.
But at a closer look one can easily see that the present events in the Middle East are nothing more than a “1989” scenario skillfully adjusted to the reality of those countries. And it is interesting to notice that the story starts back 200 years, in the 1789′s French (Masonic) Revolution. In the present context the stakes are proportionally bigger and so is the importance of the actions taken by the CIA-MOSSAD (one cannot be so naive to believe that these events are just left loose by these vectors of the occult power) to destabilize this region in order to consolidate their position in the area and to diminish the support-base of Iran. The multiplying or empowering factor for these vectors of occult power is the people themselves who can now be easily driven to protest on the streets for ideals such as freedom. If we consider also the mass manipulation by using of HAARP devices (fact already becoming almost official) we can foresee the picture of the final destination of these events.
This article is written as a continuation of the comments to the movie “Invisible Empire“. In the previous comments I stated that I do not agree with the nearly desperate urgent calls by the film’s creator to act on the street. As promised, I will explain here, the statements that I made at that time. However one should bear in mind, from the beginning, that it is not only a logical problem to consider for it is directly reflected in our daily life and i consider that the understanding of these aspects can bring us closer to a more harmonious life in this world.
Today there are increasingly more people (from those who promote the truth behind the mass media’s smoke screen) who call for the unity of all popular forces in order to take the power from the hands of the few and give it back to the people.
Given the experience with Communism that ruled with the slogan “the power of many over the few” and with Capitalism that rules with the philosophy of “divide and conquer”, and considering the lamentable failure of both of them (given that each system sooner or later ended with the same situation: the power is put into the hands of few who are ruling over the many) we can conclude that one has to be careful in joining any call for either unity of people or for following our own divided interest. In fact we have to be careful in following any call today when it is not coming from our Heart.
We must understand where the failure in these two systems occurred in order to become able to transform something for real.
The difficult part in this analysis appears from its beginning through the fact that, paradoxically, these two systems (communism and capitalism), only apparently cover both possible ways in which humans can interact: unity and separation.
An Elitist Occult Minority Holds the Power Over the Majority
People have either united, forming a people’s majority (as in communism), or people have followed each of their own goals, being governed by the rules of the state of law (as in capitalism), and the result seems to be, sooner or later, the same for all: an elitist occult minority holding powers over the majority of people who don’t even have a clue about what is being done to them.
If, through the unity of the exploited ones or through their lawful separation (on the basis of some laws), the result tends to still be the same, we have all the rights to ask ourselves what the solution would be? Similarly, this constant returning to the phase of confiscating the power in one way or another by occult groups shows us that the problem of the inhuman exploitation and of elitism cannot be sought in the organizing system of the majority, but rather in the very nature of this majority which seems to always generate the same situations in the absence of adequate education.
Let’s take these two examples and see if there is any common element behind them, which might actually be the cause of the failure even though the two systems seem to perfectly complete each other (in other words, together they cover the entire range of possibilities and therefore the failure cannot come from somewhere else externally). We have seen that if people unite in order to form a certain popular force they put together various thoughts and aspirations which later on become a kind of gigantic reservoir which accumulates all their experiences. We encounter this in what is generically called the collective subconscious.
Communism works in such a way that this collective subconscious is greatly amplified and the people are very directly and dynamically connected to it, thus they are very powerfully influenced by its content.
On the other side, the capitalist system works so that people are dominated by the idea that they are special and different, and their spirit of competition is stimulated to the point in which there is almost no cohesive power left between the individuals. This is what makes the individuals prone to the forces of the state, which are the only forces that cannot be confronted with any successful opposition.
In order to understand how it is possible that these two systems (which are so clearly different) can still lead to the apparition of the same occult power and, moreover, to its support both through the development of the system and through its demise (as happened with the communist system, through its very demise fed the same occult power which fed itself in the first stages after the previous demise from the ‘carcass’ of the exterminated system). I think that we must study some fundamental mechanisms of the human being; mechanisms which make him react in this way both individually and within the group.
The Initiate and The Egoist: The Man and His Shadow
A very important element which we must take into consideration here is the fact there are certain principles to be found in the depths of human nature which preordain human beings, so that sooner or later they behave and are organized in the same way within similar conditions.
Here I refer for instance to the concept of a ‘chosen being’ or of ‘the elite’. This concept has always been a shadow – a reflection in the inferior planes – of the spiritual concept of initiate and that of esoteric (occult) circle. People who do not have the level of consciousness – or no longer have – to perceive this concept of initiate together with all its consequences, search unconsciously to find themselves a special status or to differentiate themselves from the others because this is what they understand from the notion of initiate: a special person who keeps a distance from the others. This is translated from the perspective of the ego through the notion of ‘elite’ and ‘elitism’. What has been the sign of a superior level of consciousness – the initiate – now becomes the mark of the inferior level of consciousness – the egoist or the elitist. Thus we can see how the elitist is a caricature-like copy (from the perspective of the ego) of the initiate.
If the initiate is a being who is by the nature of his knowledge above the others who are in the earlier stages of the adventure of evolution, the egoist or the elitist is the one who, by the nature of his limitations, considers himself special, exceptional or to be ‘the chosen one’. The feeling of being special becomes central in the case of the egoist while in the case of the initiate the interest for knowledge and evolutionary transformation is the central element of his interest. The initiate is interested in perfecting himself and through this – even if he does not at all aim for this – he attains a special status related to the others who are not yet aware at this level or who have not yet transformed themselves to this degree.
The special status of the initiate results from the very nature of the things while the special status of the elitist, or the egoist, results from the constant effort to gain and maintain this status. The egoist or the elitist is interested in having a special status even if it is not deserved. He is usually a mediocre man who does not deserve this status in reality.
That is exactly why the egoist starts to make an effort to create an image of the chosen being for himself, of belonging to the elite, and he works to maintain this image through the mystification of the truth or even through the effort of personal elevation. For this he joins forces with others who have the same mentality, creating occult groups, self-named as chose ones or the elite.
Groups of initiates preserve their anonymity and discretion due to the objective necessity which appears through the very big difference between their level of consciousness and manifestation and those who are still in ignorance. Their work is done within themselves and their discretion is maintained in a natural and effortless way. If this difference in the level of consciousness did not exist, the group of initiates would not need to keep anything secret. On the other hand, elitists, or egoists, usually have no objective reason which would create the necessity for keeping certain secrets, except for the need to appear different to how they are, for playing an image enhancing game based mainly on the skilful manipulation of secrets and, thus, on holding onto power in a formal and illegitimate way.
They cultivate a certain self-image by placing, apparently, the notions of charity and mutual help, humanism and evolution at the centre of their attention, but through attentive analysis we can see that these are obviously very smartly conceived image enhancing games (and not at all sustained by their concrete actions) in order to maintain the idea of a moral and even spiritual elite and to justify the actions performed from this position.
From this perspective the elite is substituted within the natural order, a counterfeit of what naturally appears within a community through the evolution of some individuals who become initiates. The elite are an aberration of nature trying to hide exactly by imitating nature. The leading elite justify their existence through the fact that somebody has to lead and has to assume this, and they do so because they are the ‘chosen ones’. However, over time it tends to become clear that the value of the elite is at the same level as those human beings whom they lead and then the tyranny of the mediocre over mediocrity is installed, or … “the exploitation of man by man” :)
Part two in this series coming soon….