Sunday, January 29, 2012

Inward Revolution Creates Outward Revolution

Anthony Freda Art
Eric Allen Bell
Activist Post

Funny thing about the way we were indoctrinated. If you were raised in front of a TV set, as I was, as most of us were, you learned that life is about waiting to be entertained or seeing what you are going to get. Our minds move like sharks you cannot stop, with sharp teeth ready to devour the next shiny thing and the next. Each shiny thing is a false promise that you will find satisfaction, but want is an endless pit....

Inward revolution starts with having the courage, honesty and humility to be able to recognize such indoctrination. Most people would prefer to insist they are already indoctrination-free, rather than to take at fresh look, an honest look. But to overcome this delusion and really take a fresh look will actually set you free. Consumerism and entertainment addiction is bondage. It is also the social norm. The social norm is bondage.

At first breaking free may seem like a lonely path, but as one declares an inward revolution, we see that what we are leaving behind was in fact the lonely path. To declare inward revolution is to violate every social code. To declare inward revolution is more powerful than signing a petition, carrying a sign, shaking your fist, chanting, voting, all of it combined.

For the one who is engaged in deep inward revolution, all outward expression is by nature truly revolutionary. All other forms of revolution end where they began. A brief look at history will show us that.

Inward revolution is the only true revolution and it is, not surprisingly, taboo, easily dismissed, attacked by linear minds desperately lacking in imagination. Not to engage in inward revolution is to endorse the social norm, to back the violence, to stand by passively as the human race devours itself. To move away from the herd takes so much courage. To remain with the herd is to join them as they mindlessly jump off the cliff like lemmings, insisting that their way is normal. There has never been a better time than now to break your social vows.

Very few people yet understand that this so-called 1 Percent does not just consist of the psychopathic power elite, but it also includes violent religious theologies, dogmatic political ideologies, failed economic policies, corrupt political Ponzi schemes and materialistic ideas about the American Dream. To live outside that scene you must be sane. The 99 Percent are those with the courage and clarity to see the fallacy and break free of a totally rigged game. The way that we, the 100 Percent have been living is something we can no longer sustain. The only way is up and the only way out is to change.

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Anonymous said...

Great article Mr. Bell. But please don't dismiss The Word of God which parallels the truth of your otherwise well-written treatise on the foolishnes of following societal norms. For even the Bible speaks of the reality that virtually all ppl are in bondage. - spiritual bondage. In fact, the Jesus of the Bible says most everyone will take the wide path to hell, while only a select few will "see the light" and enter the Kingdom of Heaven through the narrow gate. Even most ppl who say "Lord, Lord" and believe they're in the right with God, will NOT be admitted to heaven. I urge those who are reading this now to read the Book of Matthew for yourself.

Anonymous said...

^ no.

ZeeKay said...

there is no god fool...

Mateus Minani said...

Great. Find is not always find answers, most of the time is to discover the questions that you're made of.

Anonymous said...

wtf? please people,use your brains. don't waste time on reading bible and such crap. get real ! there is no promised land there is no god !

Conor Curran said...

Dude, everyone follow your own personal spiritual path. It's just as dumb as saying one has to follow Jesus to go to heaven as it is to say that there is no God at all. How the hell would you measure if there is a God. We have no god meter to measure decisively if there is one or isn't and there is lots of phenomena in nature pointing to a greater collective conscious in animals. However, the Jesus and Bible is the only way thing is a joke. Jesus came to dismantle religion of his day. He didn't come to start a new one either. He came to show that everyone has the Kingdom of God within and everyone should honor their own path to God. He came to destroy religion, not create the most dogmatic and violent religion in history...

Anonymous said...

Organized religion is hijacked by the same ellite. Be spiritual, not religeous.

Anonymous said...

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." - Stephen Roberts

Anonymous said...

If there is one God there are many, and they have better to do than waste their time on mortals.

Thebes said...

I've gave up tv 15 years ago, moved to a commune for a while, hiked from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail, built "street theater" puppets and dressed up as a Radical Cheerleader at protests (I'm a dude, with a beard).

I feel that giving up my TV was the most revolutionary of these actions. If you still have one I strongly suggest you purchase a moderate power center-fire rifle, take your tv out to some safe rural location, and shoot the damned thing. Put the video up on you-tube, and encourage others to arm themselves and kill their slave boxes.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I just want to defend the lemmings. From our narrowed perspective of these creatures, our ego-based view of other living things, we continually give lemmings a 'bad-mark.' However, what if, what if, they have 'etched' in their DNA, that there used to be land there? Where it appears to us that they are committing suicide...just as we 'pass judgment' on the eels of the Atlantic, that migrate, not in a straight route to their destination. But rather, they swim 'around' something. An island that perhaps used to be there? WE, you and me, just don't know much about the planet, and her life forms, that we share it with.

Anonymous said...

All things, I think we can agree, are connected. I refer to this as the collective conscious… or Oneness. A god? Maybe. But more like wave lengths of spirituality.

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” – Carl Jung

Anonymous said...

If everyone looks to the near and far past, they will soon realize that the current consumer lifestyle is not conducive to a profitable future for the masses, which of course is us the 99%.
So we are all in this boat together trying to keep it afloat, the first answer of course is to
have a gold backed currency, but the most important answer is to start a business, right now, where you live, whether that business is online or in a brick and mortar building. This economy can be "saved" through the hard work of building businesses, hiring people to work in those businesses. And while doing this work we need to hold our politicians and police and military accountable for their actions. If they are not serving us the people then they need to be voted out or step down due to our decision to not have them "serve and lead" us anymore due to their actions that do not serve us as a free people in any way shape or form. Further it is important to note that whether one believes in a "God" or not that each of us is a body, mind, soul, and spirit. That these things function in us whether one is involved
in one of the traditional religions or not.
We are never alone, we are always full of our
soul and spirit, always. Now for those who do not believe in a soul, or a spirit, you will
as time passes and so to accept their abundance now is truly a way of being free and holding others and yourself accountable for all actions.
We are stewards of the planet and her people, it is time to take responsibility for that knowledge and act accordingly. Every elderly person, I have ever met has said that they wished they had acted with responsibility
through love everyday. Why wait until we are all old and regretful, now is the time to save America and our freedom and live as we were born to live, not with competition but through love.

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