government - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
"The thing is," said Mike, "that until governments around the world get to grips with the human stress response, what it is, when it is triggered, what it does to the human in terms of brain health, body and behaviour - the world will remain as a pressure cooker with the gas stuck on high."
Let's shift our idea of what chaos is, because it shifts how we relate to freedom. For when we do this the arguments of libertarian vs authoritarian fall mute. It is obvious, or should be, that a complex global society needs people with great organisational skills who are deeply humanitarian and committed to fairness and peace to take positions of service. Thus, the greater the ability the deeper the service role they can volunteer for or be asked to consider. This performs the tasks of government without any notion of power, for their only right to perform the task comes from the trust the community places in them. Thus, when we have an improved form of democracy of deeply empathic and analytical intellectuals to service institutes there is real freedom for all. We have all the structures available to thrive and be organised, yet everyone is free to choose their own path in the system, everyone with good food and shelter as a right rather than as a thing to "earn." This is compatible with modern brain science, for when we are free of need our brains become capable of being part of a socially complex society with self control and desiring to follow a passion, to develop the self as an individual and work for the benefit of others. Thus, this is chaos organised so intelligently that the order comes from the best parts of our human nature. In a good environment we are all good, not from external force but internal emotions and needs - that's when we have a lasting peace and thriving planet. If we imagine what we have now as a triangle, the most powerful at the top and the least at the bottom; this is flipping it over to have most service at the bottom and most vulnerable at the top. And this is done alongside making resource allocation both fair and separate from this system of service roles. We can still have a Queen, her role is to serve and protect, the same comes of other roles - true service, wise "chiefs" without ego, noble and self-sacrificing - real heroes.
I've been in government so long; my soul feels like a piece of gum pulled thin, all the bright flavour washed to almost nothing at all. I came to be a public servant, to make positive change, but the answer to every question is another question - “Who pays for that?” We have to get in bed with the devil every day just to pay our way in the world. Most of my colleagues have given up, they just check their souls at the door before they leave for work and hope it's still there when they get home.
Government is where good children go to die. We did our homework, pleased the teacher, made our parents proud. Then what? We get offered all the wrong candy, like the turkish delight from Narnia. We want more and more until we aren't who we were before. Then we either break or bend and I don't know what's worse. All these "good kids" in suits, all of them letting their inner monsters rule when their hearts should be taking control.
It's hard to imagine what is was like to live in your time. The government was a front for the mob, the financial cartel and the war lords. Truly your governments were no more than a friendly face to keep the population pacified. We are thankful that the rule of law held out long enough for things to change for the better, otherwise how would our world have evolved from yours? Our children grow knowing they will always be cared for, no more “stick” to make them learn, only love. We're so sorry you had to live through it, but we want you to know it isn't in vain. We make it, we really do.
We don't use the word "government" anymore, we lost our taste for being dominated. We have public services administered volunteers. They run the necessary departments for society to function – agriculture, transport, health, building materials, law. It wasn't easy to get from the destructive model to this one, but after a period of building up our social systems we went down the libertarian model with a few modifications. All services were free, all run by well qualified volunteers - every one of them a wonderful soul.
Centralized government control is a house of cards and I’ll show you why in as few words as possible. Think about being a highschool teacher with thirty students. They don’t want to be there, they’ve been in the system too long for their liking and ahead all they see is cubicle farms monotony. And that’s if they’re lucky. Otherwise it’s serving fries with a smile or homelessness. You're the teacher, you walk in and they keep talking loud and crass like you’re not even there. You stand at the front to assume authority as the teacher training manual told you to do. You’ve been trained in the basic techniques of subduing a small population. You can see they aren’t in a mood to listen so you order them out of the room to line up. They ignore you so you get firmer. You threaten detentions, put names on the board. Nothing. Then you spot a compliant kid already starting on his work and you send him to fetch the principle. All the standard fear tactics that work so well for a classroom teacher have failed because you aren't the regular teacher, you can’t back up your threats and they know it.
The principal arrives, hush descends. One look from her and out come their books, She knows their parents, she can hurt them if they don’t comply. Suddenly these teens look more like “workers.” You feel vindicated, these "entitled brats" need to work, and you aren’t even sure anymore if you care if they succeed or not. But here’s the question. What would have happened if not only that class, but the entire school stopped working? What then? Can they all be punished, all expelled? Nope. The teachers, the controllers, use fear because they are scared. Magnify that up to the population/government level and you see your world. Fear to corral you into being a good little consumer, buy, buy, buy. Push through that fear and it’s only freedom on the other side. Freedom to create, love, sing, dance, make things. So buy nothing you can’t really live without and you will save earth, no maybes.
Found in Are you awake yet? - first draft, authored by .
Our government’s job isn’t to keep election promises, it is to bow to the “money” and keep us working, paying tax. It’s a mistake to elect representatives and sit back while they “get on with it.” They’re corrupted before the ballots are cast. They’re too bamboozled with lobbyists and dazzled by greed to see daylight let alone the “big picture.” The world will burn before they make any difference at all. I read a good quote recently, “In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.” And even better, from the First Nations, “All Life is sacred. We come into Life as sacred beings. When we abuse the sacredness of Life we affect all Creation.” I gotta admit, when I read that one I felt like a teenager who’s hit twenty one and sees their parents in a whole new light. I could hear my “inner derp” saying, “When did they get so smart?” The truth is, the First Nations were the smart ones all along, it’s us that’s catching up to them, waking up. I can only hope it’s not too little too late.
Found in The Daisy Chain Rebellion, authored by .
...I told you this course of action would decimate their population and culture for generations, you need to listen to what I say about what real Love is and start applying it. Believe me, Love will help you, guide you, but it takes practice. You can tell the true reason, the deep reason, for any government policy by the result instead of the proclaimed intention. Religious ideas can inspire us to be the best versions of ourselves or be a crude method of control - allowing the puppeteers to hide behind false nobility, manipulating people into barbaric acts of war, genocide, culturcide. The good news is knowing all this makes the analysis of complex political situations and world problems simple. The bad news is it makes the manipulation of people, and of populations, simple too. All they need to do is trigger a deep emotion people don’t want to consciously acknowledge (repress) and then give them a way to satisfy that urge whilst keeping their ego intact, or even better, feeling noble.
Oh, God is talking to me again. Hmmm. OK. He says all you need to know is that He is real and He loves you. He says to stop allowing yourselves to be controlled by the news, the media, the corporations, religions and the banks. He says they have you dancing like puppets while His earth is destroyed - all so a tiny elite can make themselves rich and powerful. He says "Wake up, and when you are awake don’t go back to sleep. Keep your eyes open and see the world for how it really is. Don’t be afraid to, I will help you fix it." He’s going to lead us through the changes but we still have to think for ourselves, be as hard to herd as cats. The reason you are scared sheep in a paddock of razor wire and knives is because the elite want it that way, they designed the system that way and it makes them very rich. Population control, mind control, has fascinated them for a long time...
Found in Are you awake yet? - first draft, authored by .
“One country’s government let people choose their leader,” Bewren explained, rounding the table seated with middle aged men with an exception of her. “And the other does not even listen to a thing its people has to say. The problem is with both of them. The first one’s people are dumb and manipulated so it does not matter who they choose, only the same corrupted ones will stand. The other works on a system where any competition is killed and the one standing controls things how he wants them, until he passes to another and then he controls things how he wants them. So tell me gentlemen, how is freedom related to today's government?”