“…mankind would have become as the great old ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy…the liberated old ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstacy and freedom.”
So now that we’ve dealt with the sickeningly plausible, lets go to the other pole and deal with the highly abstract and perhaps even more plausible, if somewhat counter intuitive.
I say perhaps even more plausible because this theory requires no conspiracy, no organized planning whatsoever. It is simpler but at the same time more disturbing, in a metaphysical sense.
I joked earlier in my rant on occams razor, that the conventional wisdom would lead us to believe that everyone on earth is insane, and only a very few can be trusted to have an accurate picture of reality. In an even earlier post, I suggested that if we were cut off from the true nature of reality, we would all become as psychotic as any serial killer before long.
What if that’s exactly what’s happening?
Pretty much every avatara be it Jesus, Mohammed, or the Buddha or Krishna, all teach that the material world is not what it appears to be. They teach that our perception of this world and what it has to offer are highly delusional, and focusing on the material world for satisfaction, or anything resembling ‘truth’ is highly perilous.
If we can adopt the premise that our highly materialistic, superficial, objectifying, consumerist society is about as far from the perennial ideal as it has ever been, then doesn’t it follow that human beings as a whole are more insane than they’ve ever been?
The psychotic killer becomes that way because he experiences a break with ‘reality’ as it commonly understood. Without social reinforcement, let alone a grounding in spiritual truth, the psychotic ultimately has to formulate an entirely personal meaning to things. And if all you have to work with are the material assumptions most modern humans have to work with, then your personal delusion will undoubtedly be an extreme exaggeration of those materialist assumptions. That’s what leads to murder, to rape, to you name it, really.
Maybe the reason, to make it simple, that nothing seems to be making sense in this world anymore, is that everyone is becoming completely fucking insane.
Maybe as a whole we have drifted so far from any kind of true rudder to guide our civilization, we are indeed drifting completely off the map. Maybe we’ve abdicated any true relationship to reality to simply go live in the land of delusion. And it certainly wouldn’t help if we’ve got some bad old counter-initiates to help that process along.
For those of you who have seen Revenge of the Sith, there is one image that sticks with me: After anakin/vader chokes his true love, and leaves her lying on the ground unconscious, he turns away from her and faces the camera. obi wan kneels down to check on her.
meanwhile, Anakin is fucking ranting and raving about his personal power fantasy, about peace and justice and all this other shit, and his expression is completely glazed over. I thought that was such a perfect piece of acting. The mighty sith lord has just checked right the fuck out, and has no clue what he’s just done.
In the same way, I think a lot of the people in power have done the same thing. Looking at George, it’s not hard to imagine that he’s totally gone somewhere else.
Which raises a disturbing possibility for those of you with a spiritual bent: if someone has checked out of any relationship with reality altogether, then they’re easy game for all kinds of entities to take over.
Maybe we’ve lost our minds sufficiently that some very bad news creatures finally get to have their go at us again. Maybe we’re so far away from the truth that is supposed to protect us, not just from ourselves, but from the predators and parasites that live just beyond our awareness.
It would go a long way to explain the ufo phenomenon for instance. Maybe these ‘aliens’ are nothing of the sort. Maybe they’re manifestations of our alienated materialist sickness, and our defenses have finally become so weak they can start to run the show, manifest to us directly. I know for myself, that the antics of these ‘aliens’ have a little too much in common with stories of ritual abuse for my comfort. Maybe the bizarre rituals of the ‘elites’ are in some way meant to mimic the pseudo-initiations of the entities which appear to them.
which raises the question of where the fuck this is going? Will we finally go so completely nuts that we destroy each other, or the earth? Will the rulers who have signed themselves over to the nonhuman presences try to impose a singular delusion to control everyone?
Or will it be as Hp lovecraft said, and it’ll just be wild chaos, killing reveling enjoying. Abandoning truth altogether and giving ourselves over to the subhuman energies that lie in wait for the foolish. My teacher has said that because of our capacity for free choice, human beings have the potential to be become less than animals. To become so lost in delusion we lack even accurate instincts or a connection to nature. Beyond a certain point there is no turning back, and eventually most everyone would be degenerate caricatures of human beings, ruled by the most exaggerated and perverse drives imaginable, with no restraint whatsoever.
In a case like that there is no escape. Civilization will likely be a thing of the past. And no real hope but to stay alive, stay sane, and never surrender your mind to anything.
And be ready to fight a whole lot of psychos…