The Revolution Marchs OnSubmitted by JoeDanger on Sat, 01/08/2011 - 05:09
The Revolution will not be won through fusion, isms or ideologies. The Revolution will not be televised. And there never will be a revolution until there is a personal evolution on a massive scale.
History has always been a story of greed and exploitation. Of those with power trying their best to hold on to it, and squander anyone else who dares rest it from their grasp. And those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
We are experiencing an unprecedented time in human history. Technological progress has rapidly advanced to a point where it is threatening our current social order. Machines are eliminating jobs or whole sectors of the market place as their efficiency beats out human labor. This technological unemployment has had drastic effects, creating a whole new "lost generation" unable to find a decent wage all the while old guard politicians scramble to explain problems with complexities they do not understand.
With the advent of the printing press, Martin Luther published his manifesto directly challenging the catholic church. For the first time, those in power no longer had control of the "message", and were threatened by the freedom of speech and ideas in an open market place. The catholic church benefited from people not being able to read the bible. With the bible being able to be printed much quicker than ever before, more people could read it for themselves and make up their own minds, no longer needing the church to tell them what to think.
The first step to massive sweeping change in our nation is the legalization of marijuana, as history has shown in the past, large social revolutions always took place in times of heavier usage of marijuana. This is because marijuana induces one to think and to question things for themselves, as well as increase neural pathways and cell growth, while alcohol only serves to dull and damage the mind, and caffeine promotes energetic productive workers useful for capitalism. Previously the establishment power structure benefited off of the continued ignorance of the population so as to continue the status quo, but with a whole generation of free thinkers unplugging themselves from a controlled, sterile, soulless corporate reality, we will slowly transcend into a brave new world, a second renaissance of man and machine.
What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions". In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.