[thoughts from ~burning woman~ by Sha’Tara]
I felt the need to write a follow-up to the essay, “How far back must we go?” So here’s a bit of an explanation and fill-in using the Earth world view I was taught to see by “the Teachers” some years back. Having no argument with their explanations, I present that world view here as my own which of course it now is.
The forces of mind control and repetitive actions due to programming, come in threes. I first clued into this from my doctrine-heavy Christian upbringing in which the three main Powers were a godhead of a father, a son and a holy spirit. This is dogma and must be believed in when one is confirmed in the Catholic Church. There are little variations to this dogma in any other Christian cult. It’s the basis for the whole faith. This awareness explains why Christianity was able to grow so rapidly into a world-dominating religion and remains the leading force of religious power even today. Remove one or two of these “persons” from Christianity and the house of cards collapses into meaninglessness, much as Islam is currently experiencing – they don’t have a Trinitarian god. Keep this in mind: Power comes in threes.
This isn’t about religion. This is about daily Earthian reality and how it all works. Basically, all of earth people’s lives are circumscribed by faith. You have to believe “in” certain dogmas (in science and economics they’re called “theories”) for the System to work – and by that I don’t mean it must make sense, it does not, never did, never will – but it certainly works well, just as well as did the Spanish inquisition. There is purpose behind it all, and that purpose is the exercise of Power Over. The less the number of power holders and the greater the number of oppressed, the more Power accumulates to the holders of it. No elitist power, from the would-be gods down through the hierarchy, is ever manufactured. All of it is forcefully extracted from billions of victims and slaves of the Power Holders.
How do they do this? How do they steal your power? Through lies, disinformation and the blatant, deliberate spreading of fear, which leads to mindless hate, which leads to wars and genocide. I just watched “High Plains Drifter” with Clint Eastwood. An old story of greed, violence and retribution. Basic story: “The Stranger” who never gives his name rides into the town of Lago as a drifter. Challenged, he shoots three gunmen and is hired to protect the townspeople from three other gunmen due to be released from jail and certain to come calling for being railroaded by the town’s leaders. Unbeknownst to the leaders, “The Stranger” is in town to avenge the killing of an honest sheriff by the entire town in cahoots with a mining outfit stealing gold from protected government land (a reservation?). To achieve his ends, “The Stranger” proceeds to sow dissension, suspicion, fear and hate among the townspeople who are all guilty of collusion in the death of their sheriff. In the end, the town is destroyed, its leaders killed and the three gunmen who had been hired to kill the sheriff are killed by “The Stranger”. Then he rides out of town, mission accomplished.
We like these kinds of simplistic stories where the lone “good guy” wins against impossible odds, and the villains are exposed, jailed or killed. But that is not what happens on earth, quite the opposite. We slave for the villains; we support them, raise statues to them, give them peace prizes, name towns, universities, streets after them. We vote them into office so they can further oppress and kill us with endless wars, meaningless labour, manufactured poverty, denial of basic justice and health care. And we give them all our money and more because we fear each other more than we hate them. This we know. Yet we cannot, ever, escape this destiny of subservience. If we get to hate them enough to overthrow them we immediately replace them with characters of the same mindset or even worse.
I said the forces of oppression come in threes. These are what I call the gods: Religion, the State and Money. Childishly simplistic concepts that shouldn’t ever see the light of day outside a sand box or playpen. Yet they rule the world (and much more!) and are never seen for what they are. And what keeps them in power? Three other very basic concepts: faith, hope and love. These are even presented as virtues in the Christian New Testament: 1Co. 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Indeed, you could attach faith to Religion; hope to the State apparatus; love to Money: three for three. An ever winning combination for the Powers.
How desperately Earthians need to believe such things are true by simple description. Yet the same people do everything in their power to deny every assertion ever made about love particularly. How many people stop dead in their tracks and ask themselves this honest question: why doesn’t love work? No one, because the answer would be devastating. Love’s power is to destroy what faith and hope pretend to build up. Yes, I say pretend, because they too are lies. They uphold a triumvirate of endless, circular oppression. Faith says, believe it even when every common sense in your mind says it’s a lie. Hope then says, stick with this belief and things will work out for the good in the end. Love says, if it feels good do it. Don’t think about it. Don’t reason it. Just do it. That could be the perfect motto for “free enterprise” capitalism.
A brief side trip with love. In a small US town (Wichita Falls, Texas) earlier this month a 20 year old man kills a 13 year old girl he was obsessively “in love with” by shooting her 14 times. Ain’t love grand. Going back a few millennia, for God, love meant wiping out all sentient air-breathing living creatures on an entire world… “Ge. 6:7 So the LORD said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth — men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air — for I am grieved that I have made them.” I know others who love the world as much as God does. Monsanto comes to mind… in fact the whole military industrial complex just loves the world to bits, literally, with its chemicals, cluster bombs and nukes.
Anyone with a grain of common sense and an iota of knowledge of history would be able to see through these forces of oppression. But of course the Powers don’t allow people to draw such a conclusion. There is a powerful programming at work that maintains a permanent delusion that says change comes from switching allegiance between the Powers. For a time, Religion rules the world. Then the State rules. When both have demonstrated their utter corruption, Money comes to the fore and forces all and sundry to worship at its altars. Bankers and “business” now rule the world and push for globalism through oppression and bloodshed so they can gain ever more power. Now you can see what corruption actually is, but it’s too late to save your civilization. When the last head of the triumvirate of power loses it as we are experiencing now, that is the end of the civilization the gods raised, murdered with and finally plundered to the bare bones.
Now some people are beginning to clue in that Money in the guise of capitalism is just another corrupt Power. But what do they talk about as a replacement? As a counter force? Some speak of people coming together under a “loving” deity, let’s call her “Gaia” or some such nice motherly name, and some continue to believe that Government can be cleansed of its corruption, can rein in the power of Money and bring some kind of justice and peace to the world. And for some, Money will solve everything, it just needs to be applied in the right places. Never mind that these ideas have never worked. Never mind that it’s impossible to rid any Power of its internal rot. Logic and common sense do not rule here: faith, hope and love do. And there are only three possible choices that people as collectives can pick from: Religion, Government or Money. The Power Pizza has three slices. These may vary in size but there is, and can only be, but three slices. And, according to the status quo (which public education reinforces so everybody will believe this) nothing of consequence exists outside the outer circumference of the Power Pizza.
Behold your gods, O Earth!