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overcoming a culture of slavery

“As late as 1700, the prevailing European social system was still one in which vast power, the greater part of landed wealth, and the prime control of political life belonged to the hereditary landed aristocracy. The factor of continuity of the civilization - built by slavesperpetuation down to the modern industrial world of a one-class social structure, or, in another phrasing, of the domination of a landed aristocracy, is one of the fundamental facts and continuing conditions of the history of western civilization.”

–Norman F. Cantor, introduction to The Civilization of the Middle Ages

As history and archeology students continue to make critical examinations of the “progress” of history, it’s become all too clear that, not only do we not live in the best of all worlds, but the ascension of Western civilization to world domination has been a catastrophe, rather than any sort of divinely ordained blessing. Especially when one considers how our technological civilization treats the Earth – as both a source of wealth to plunder, and as a garbage dump.

The thought that human beings are apart from the natural world, rather than part of a living Earth’s biosphere, is the original source of alienation. This is what made civilization possible. Once people began to build cities, the urbanites developed feelings of superiority over their fellow, less-civilized humans. So, first people became alienated from their habitat, then from one another. The rest, of course, is history.

Something else all civilizations have in common, one of their defining characteristics, is the creation of wealth and privilege for a ruling elite. Regimes may come and go, but the structure is never more than slightly modified. Elitism is preserved as the sole focus of civilized societies, no matter who is in charge.

The lives of the wealthy and privileged are so dissimilar to those of the poorer members of civilized societies, the elite constitute a distinct race – the Master Race. The oppression of civilization’s have-nots by this elite can therefore be accurately described as racism. This racism is the cornerstone upon which our Ultramodern civilization is built. It permeates every facet of the social fabric, so that everything which occurs everyday reinforces the domination of the citizens by a minority. Anyone who doesn’t serve the interests of the elite is seen as a deviant, an undesirable, and is dealt with as such.

The ruling elite of our current era is not made up of any ethnically “pure” people. People of all ethnic groups are allowed – encouraged, even – to fight their way into the inner circle, provided they are ruthless and cunning enough, and that they don’t present a challenge to institutionalized elitism. What the members of the Master Race do have in common is that they have received a Western education and they do business with Western banks, for the benefit of Western interests. It’s not ethnicity that makes one part of the Master Race. Only loyalty and service to Western institutions can grant one a pass into the upper echelons of our Ultramodern civilization. Which is, by the way, one of the primary aspects of fascism – defining one’s existence through service to institutions. Like, for instance, defining one’s life by vocation – “What do you do for a living?

religions prey upon the masses for the benefit of the Masters.
The Master Race had its beginning when the legal concept of sovereignty was developed by ancient empires. In many instances, the ruling authority was not only a mighty king, but a god incarnate. His word was thus more than law, but divine writ. The authority not just unchallenged, but unchallengeable. Sovereignty, by legal definition, is absolute authority embodied in a single person. This concept is crucial to the process of historical Progress – the Modern-era justification for centuries of genocidal carnage.

As Europe was overtaken by civilization, the idea of sovereignty was introduced there. Sovereignty was, by this time, invested in a ruler whose authority was ordained by a single deity, which handed out royal titles as if its very existence depended on them. Once this single, divinely anointed, authoritative power was established, most of what we recognize as contemporary civilization began to intrude into people’s lives: nationalism, economics and urbanization among them.

As cities grew and trade became more profitable, the rise of prosperous merchants and craft guilds in European societies was part of a process of liberalization of wealth that Karl Marx saw as potentially liberating for those who create the privileges and material abundance for the ruling elite to enjoy. The leaders of Marxist revolutionary groups, however, never seem to desire anything beyond taking their own places among the Master Race.

The elite’s wealth was stolen from lands and Peoples all over the world, and they’ve been doing this for over half a millennium, with no end in sight. That’s why the Master Race has vast stores of wealth, and why all the impoverished, underdeveloped countries are in debt to the former colonial powers. It’s a pretty good racket, isn’t it? Take away all the natural resources from some people, then loan or sell it back to them at a hefty profit.

Then, as now, the Master Race used its wealth and power to perpetuate elitist racism, and to nurture subdivisions among the masses in order to prevent them from uniting against the Master’s rule. This disunity then prevented the general population from holding the elites accountable for the atrocities committed in order to maintain the elite’s status. Instead, many of the ruled people emulated their Masters and competed against one another in order to obtain a greater share of the Master’s plunder.

Today, in the Ultramodern era, the Master Race has conquered over all, and reigns supreme. It presents one and only one worldview – its own – as acceptable, and obliterates everything that could potentially challenge its omnipotence. The dance, monkeys!Master Race doesn’t rule because its ways are inherently superior to other People’s. They rule because everywhere their minions venture, the local population is forced to accept the rule of the Master Race.

After the annihilation of their cultures, the various defeated Peoples began to see the world with their conqueror’s vision. They rebuilt their societies to accommodate the Master Race’s objectives. Everyone learned to think and act like their Masters, speak the Mater tongue, and were taught to desire a lifestyle comparable to that of the elite. Once a society was infected with this racist elitism, everyone in that society began to identify with the Master Race.

In the first attempt to permanently establish the rule of the Master Race around the world, they orchestrated World War I. Though U.S. President Woodrow Wilson lied that this war was fought to make the world “safe for democracy,” its true result was to ensure that representational rule be reserved for those who could be trusted to look out for the interests of the Master Race. For everyone else…horrible lives under ruthless, cruel dictatorships – in service to the Masters, of course!

Attempts to divide civilized societies into sub-divisions such as middle or working classes miss this essential point. The parts of society which do not comprise the elite are irrelevant. The single focus of every element in civilized societies is the creation and perpetuation of wealth and privilege for the benefit of the Master Race. The unfortunate masses left out of the elite ranks are insignificant. Our lives pass with little notice. We are interchangeable parts of an inhuman system.

We could be slaves, conquered by the armed forces of the elite; either from foreign lands, or from the homeland. The more privileged among us are mostly wage slaves these days. Let’s face facts: people who are compelled to toil for the benefit of others are slaves, no matter how rich their rewards

Working-class rebellions have not resulted in the abolition of slavery, but at best have only put some of the slaves in control of slavery. This is not a good deal for most people. The reason working people fall for this proposition at all is because there has been little or no questioning of the false promise of industrial society – unlimited material abundance – at least not in the more advanced industrial states.

The proponents of class struggle whole-heartedly accept industrial society as the right and proper way of life. The benefits generated through the exploitation of natural and human resources make the costs of such exploitation bearable, desirable even. Here in the 21st century, the ecological, psychological, spiritual, and social costs of industrialism are becoming increasingly and unavoidably obvious, even to the most willfully ignorant, and the benefits portioned out to a dwindling percentage of the public. We will be rid of the shackles of the Master Race when we can meet our needs without being forced into economic servitude. For that to happen, we need to pursue our own goal: control of land to utilize for our own needs.

It is not possible to create a new society – one based on integration with other People, our inner (higher) selves, and the world at large – within the context of the current society. Control of industry won’t free us from the grasp of the Master Race. Worker-controlled industries would still be dependent on elitist financial institutions. We’d still be crushed into dehumanizing, industrial standardization. We’d still be forced to compete for, even fight wars over, dwindling natural resources.

Alienation is the root of all of civilization’s problems. We are alienated from our environment by the insane belief that we are its masters. We are separated from other cultures by feeling we are rivals. We are in competition with our neighbors, and often struggle for domination within our own households. Our short-term desires can supersede our commitments and relationships with the people in our everyday lives. Our lives are so defined by alienation that almost everyone is resigned to live lives that bear no resemblance to their innermost desires. Not only that, but most people actively pursue daily routines that will prevent them from living rewarding, fulfilling lives. Alienation from our own selves is so entrenched in our social consciences that we think, “Well, that’s just the way it is.”

No, that’s not the way it is. That’s the way it is constructed anew, everyday. Things could be very different, if we find within ourselves and our relationships the strength and resolve to MAKE it different.

A new society must be built outside of this one. By working “within the system,” one is only integrating oneself further into the system. That’s how the Ultramodern world works. Anything that expands or requires economic activity feeds the elitist system. This is what is expected of us. In order to create a healthier, nurturing future for ourselves and our descendants, we are going to have to create new lives outside of the realm of economics and alienation.

That would require devoting our lives and energy into making these changes, as opposed to working for wages or otherwise acquiring money. This may sound scary and weird, but let me clue you in on something: Many native Peoples once held festivals where everyone gathered together and gave away all their possessions. At first, some people may have a lot more than others, but by the end of the festival, everyone pretty much had an equal share of all of their combined resources. Such outpourings of communal devotion are so great of a threat to civilized alienation that they are illegal in Canada and the U.S.

11 thoughts on “overcoming a culture of slavery”

  1. Try this mantra:

    “I now go beyond other people’s fears and limitations.

    I create my life.”

    The more true it gets the less of a slave you’ll be, the less of a slave you are the more it will rub off on everyone else.

    When you ask anyone what there job is, just respond with “- oh – so you’re a slave you mean”, someone said that truth frees you – tell them knowing that they CAN change.

    Lets end this world of destruction with creation !

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    1. Found this page while looking for any fresh developments in the ‘free society’ idea.
      Has anyone with a conscience accumulated billions of dollars to help buy a country and establish the first city?

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      1. nothing wrong with the world can be made right with money, or as long as banks exist. sorry, but that “way of life” must come to an end. or the human race will go extinct.

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      2. No, I mean as the situation exists, the only way out is to secure (with money or otherwise) land that can sustain a human society away from the establishement. Much how USA was first established but this time, the rights we give our citezens are equal amongst all. Unfortunately the only way to get any land back from the system is to either play it their way until separation or shake down the system.
        It is becoming more obious that the only option left is revolution, It is good to know that their are others with vast wealth and resources set aside for the purpose of liberating human kind when the global awakening is at hand.

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      3. sorry it took so long to post your comment -

        it’s pretty clear to me that playing by their rules only legitimizes their power. if you try to do things according to rules laid down by the authorities, you’ll find that they can and will take away your land if they feel like it. they really don’t need a reason to, either. just look at how they’ve dealt with native americans, who routinely have their land taken from them and given to corporations, ranchers, and developers.

        sorry, but creating real changes in the world requires real risks. half-measures are for those who would rather hold onto their privileges.

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      4. Remember the story in the gospel (don’t ask or tell me what book or verse, IDC) wherein the son of a rich man asks Jesus how to get into the Kingdom of Heaven, and He answers that the man should give away all of his wealth and follow.

        That was the last you ever heard of that guy.

        Instead of moving to a new society in a new place, I find the most important starting point is to end any and all temptation to pass liabilities on to government. This is government’s greatest lie, that it will protect you and insure you and make sure you are treated fairly. All government wants is your labor value until you can no longer produce, then government wants you dead.

        When a man is willing to take on full liability for himself then he is truly free. Unfortunately, the word freedom has taken on the primary meaning of free from having any worries or free to not have to do a damn thing, as a couple of examples. The entire definition is lost, as every time we pay off strangers to ease our fears, those strangers set up methods to encapsulate and control us. The promises the strangers make never come to fruition, yet the dangers they advertise increase exponentially. Think of how many ways the government media apparatus advertises your impending doom and the need for your labor value to alleviate it. Has any of that ever gone away, or even been diminished in the least in any lifetime?

        All organizations have a primary purpose of divide and conquer. It is the natural morph of any organization of people 4 or greater. There will be those that self anoint and those that are expected to pay the anointed for their necessary importance. Organizations, in particular government, are the antithesis of freedom, and for all members, the opposite of bravery and courage.

        One thing that is certain is that there are a great percentage of people on this planet that have given themselves over to the masters and can never be turned back no matter the convincing evidence. There is a lot of dead weight keeping the world in hell, despite the incredible amount of information available to the contrary. I’m not one for pain and suffering but the apocalypse will dictate otherwise because men that deny their own dominion deny their purpose before God.

        chewybees.blogspot.com

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      5. wow – this was great, before you dragged some god or another into the discussion. so, freedom is to be found through serving some sort of purpose for the figment of other people’s imagination’s?

        as far as taking responsibility for oneself, religion certainly allows one to pass the buck to the higher-ups. stand on your own two feet, and do what is right for you and yours without infringing on others. be good.

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      6. Rob, my intention was never to bring ‘religion’ into it. There is wisdom to be found everywhere. I wasn’t exactly promoting church, religion or even offering up the character Jesus as some kind of savior.

        If I were to quote Plato, would I be equally admonished? How about Thomas Jefferson? Hitler? Thomas Paine? Where does it begin and where does it end?

        You obviously are well read, and a critical thinker. That makes it hard for me to believe that you discount entire writings because you don’t like religion. The thing is, I never met any of these people, in fact all of the people I read are mere images in my mind based on words written on paper, as well as other outside sources such as what other people write about them.

        Chances are that most of the prophecies and philosophies of the Bible, and the Quran are ‘borrowed’ from more ancient texts. Some may be developed from a mish mash of sorts. It is my determination what has wisdom and what does not. I gave a source, the gospel, because to not do so is far worse and makes me look like a thief of ideas.

        The Reverend Howard Thurman put it best (I know, I said it, Reverend): “You see, the things that are true in religion are in religion because they are true. They are not true because they are found in religion.”

        I read and analyze everything, even those writings that I disagree with from the outset. This is the nature of the plastic mind, and the necessity of a critical thinker. No two men have the same truth, never had, never will. I have received some truth from you, and too I have rejected that which I find lacking of value.

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      7. well…i don’t like people or not because of their religion…whther i TRUST someone or not, that’s a different matter. it’s hard to have any trust for people who have a proven record of murdering anyone who does not believe in their imaginary friend. not to mention sexually mutilating children, or having wars of genocide, because the “heathen savages” are not really human – as happened to my ancestors here, and throughout the americas.

        sorry – but to overlook the oceans of blood spilled in the name of religion is dishonest and cowardly.

        and i can learn from everyone – even the decrepit, the idiots, the zealots. being able to sort out the good stuff from the bullshit takes guts and wisdom, which we allhave to some degree.

        i do not think of myself as super-special in any way. i am about the most average person around.

        but i cannot have much respect for people who try to push their insane beliefs on other people. i can listen to them, but when it comes to discussions about “god,” i get bored and lose interest, unless i feel like causing mischief at the time and start making blasphemous pronouncements.

        things are true in religion, to an extent – until you get to the parts about the all-powerful figment of someone else’s imagination. can’t go there. it’s not just stupid, it’s insane.

        also, i do not look to the words and doings of dead white men to rationalize or justify what i do in my life.

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