Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Prometheus Unbound

From the point of view of humankind's oppressors, I may appear to be a dysfunctional collection of failures, but I am actually perfectly suited to this world. I am broken in all the right ways, it seems, to apprehend this pathological reality.

From the point of view of actual civilization, deception is the cardinal unsustainable violation. It is neither intelligent nor heroic to keep humankind bewildered in existential ignorance.

President Mercury and the disinformation Furies are engaged in an ongoing preemptive assault against humankind to neutralize the Promethean threat to their privilege's traditional advantage. Although the professional prevaricators may eventually decide to earnestly turn against their savior in order to save themselves, their "resistance" is an opportunistic distraction for now. From one side of their fabricated political spectrum to the other, they continue to offer deception tailored for each "identity."

Institutionalized captive spectatorship is the inevitable result when all of a civilization's structural components are privately owned or controlled. We, the people, get to vote for the "stars" and plot twists in this intrinsically humiliating production they call reality. Politics by Colosseum is not a recent invention, although now it is digitally corruptible and worldwide. More than two thousand years after the demise of the Roman Republic, we continue to be ruled by polarizing spectacle--this versus that, one after another.

If not for the fact that humankind has been clandestinely trained throughout its history to act against its sapient nature, it would indeed be the failing species condemned by its rapacious overlords. For the first time in our history, the available information verifies our sapient nature and exposes the systematic corruption of it. This is the moment we have been waiting for, when it becomes possible to liberate ourselves from the machinations of the shepherds of strife, and build an actual civilization.

The sapient way forward is necessarily nonviolent and existentially aware. Naturally, beware of people and organizations that promote enmity, exclusivity, controversy, crisis, and conflict. We are not helpless, even against the continual full-spectrum disinformation assault, because in addition to our attention, they need our consent. Although our attention has been monopolized, our consent has not. The abusers of humankind will fail when they lose the ability to fool the people into wasting their time, resources, and faith.

Prometheus represents the fulfillment of humankind's fabled principles--our promise. He demonstrates the integral strength of the individual who is dedicated to what Percy Shelley called "beautiful idealisms of moral excellence." And he reveals how the cosmic construct conspires with our unique nature to enhance existence. The profusion of light in the universe is an indication of the project's success. Ultimately, only our relationships with each other matter; nothing else is worth the trouble of being.

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