Who wants to survive, thought we were meant to be living? This period and part of the world culminates in advanced technology to enrich and ‘better’ society while the other half of the world starves, keels over, and dies from disease. This is the lamenting dis ease potent in my thoughts of late. A degeneration of community where enlightenment has been replaced with technological capabilities supposedly bringing the future to our doorstep yet we shun the homeless youth who are our future living on our doorstep in a fresh toothpaste breath.
Humanity cannot label itself as human anymore, there is no logic or value to support any conceptualised peace we would have aimed for in the original version of utopia. I shudder reading a definition from one of many dictionaries, that the word ‘human’ is “pertaining to, characteristic of, or having the nature of people: human frailty.” The nature of human is not frailty, it’s frivolity. Riches, glamaradary, status, and compliance to doctrines that have no foundation in truth or goodness, these are the red lines of lust by which human essence is marked. The only depth humanity possesses is the ‘how low can you go?’ benchmark, a can’t-be-arsed approach to living, which in actual fact, reflects a type of living death.
We are devolving. Right now, the Lord of the Flies is playing out on a global scale. The class system is out of hand. The poor will always stay poor, that’s the way the system was built. On slavery to currency. But who cares about anything anymore. Everybody’s worry is: how am I going to pay the bills? Across the world, a child is worrying about his next sip of water. That’s the state of humanity today. That’s the way it’s always been. Man is corruptible. Philosophy is dead. Putting philosophy into practice was burned at an altar for money. Fighting over land. That’s what started whole entire thing from daydot. As soon as Man sated curiosity and knew what was out there, he got greedy. What does greed lead to? Complacency. Nonchalance. Apathy. Blindness. Inequality. Injustice. These are man-made and controllable flaws and we choose not to control them.
Politicians and governments ensure that as sheep we follow each other without realising, blind leading the blind, this has never been more true. I feel sad that here I am struggling but there are a million others facing even harsher struggle. I am truly thankful for what little I have because someone else hasn’t. And even though I hate the system at least it makes for civilised society but then this is only up to a point. If you think about it, how civilised are we really when politics is based on who-you-know rather than what-you-know and what-you-know can be bought, usually by large corporations. Who is running the world, us, the government of multinationals? This is not a conspiracy theory anymore and the perpetual dichotomy is sucking the life energy from me, will change ever really come? And at what cost?
The cost of freedom? What is true freedom? If you operate outside of the system, you’re not free. Because the fact that you are the opposition negates the assumption of freedom. Freedom is limited by morality. How many politicians are moral? Freedom is governed by greed. Politics is governed by power.
So, we can pat ourselves on the back for being the most technologically advanced and most free society that ever lived. But as humans with active brains and thought process more complex than any other creature in existence, revisit your philosophy of freedom, look beyond yourself and see through the transparent curtain that at first seems opaque. Examine the state of our world.