Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Forgiveness and the Dog-Eat-Dog World

Once a person accepts the fact that it’s a dog-eat-dog world, that you’re on your own without help or support and all you have is what you can take and hold, it’s easy to see how the next step is a suspension of civility and morality. 

After all, what do civility and morality get you? Both are a charade, a joke, a lie designed to keep people docile while they’re being fleeced. Smart people see through that! Smart people will pretend to be civil and moral, but they know it’s a dog-eat-dog world, that you’re on your own without help or support and all you have is what you can take and hold. Smart people know that winning is everything and all’s fair in the service of victory.

Smart people know that the facts are irrelevant.  In fact they know there’s really no such thing as ‘facts.’  The so-called facts are trumped up by Eastern Establishment so-called scientists. Global climate change is a trick to rip people off, take their freedom and give more power to the bureaucrats in Washington. Same’s true for the so-called facts about violence and gun ownership. The truth is guns don’t kill, people kill.

So these smart people, most of whom support the current Republican Brand, know it’s ok to make stuff up, twist the so-called facts and lie to win and to support their belief in the dog-eat-dog reality enshrined in their party’s ideology.  After all, only ideology is True. To compromise that Truth, to negotiate with the others, is treason.

It’s vital, now more than ever, that people who do not believe in a dog-eat-dog theology masquerading as political thought, assert the alternative. Doing this is consistent with the ideas about forgiveness that I posted yesterday. “Thus we do not deny what (our own and) other bodies do, but we do deny the ego’s interpretation, which would be that sin is rampant, either in ourselves or others.  The change we want to effect (is) in our minds (and it) is to see ourselves and others as expressions of love or calls for love, not sin and evil.”

Thus, those believing in the dog-eat-dog theology and that sin is rampant are scared and are calling out for love. They want to believe in a loving alternative to the ego, but they just can’t. It is up to those of us who see the ego for what it is, to give them the love they’re calling out for, and to do so by asserting the alternative to the ego’s world, a world reflecting spirit’s compassion, inclusiveness, joy, community and innovation—a world that works for everyone and everything.

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