Few people in the world live truly free lives.
There are pockets of hunter-gatherers scattered about the planet in ever decreasing numbers but the majority of the exploding mass of humanity are caged by the insane monster of industrial civilization. Shackled by psychological manipulation to live lives divorced from their animal bodies and instincts they are bound by societal demands to live in total domestication. It’s a culture bound by 10000 years of indoctrination that cannot be reformed. By its very nature it can’t. The infrastructure that sustains it also informs it, a cultural disease in both psychological and tangible manifestations. The notion of human superiority is too ingrained in the collective psyche to be challenged. We are led to believe that humanity is the pinnacle of species evolution, the crown of all life that has ever existed. We believe the universe is here for humanities exclusive use and we have gone about our lives exactly as if that is the truth. A universe to be conquered, pillaged, raped and poisoned.
To the few souls who see through these societal enforced lies a most confronting horror exists. It’s seeing the Emperor has no clothes, it’s coming to terms with the reality that the majority of humanity is living in a bubble of beeping machines and glowing gadgets as the biosphere is being turned into a hazy mess of human squander and arrogance. The blanket of civilization has smothered humanity so thickly that one can see it almost everywhere one steps. It’s on the vacant zombie faces of aimless shoppers spending their precious lives surrounded by neon lit signs designed to catch them as a Venus flytrap would catch a fly.
It’s in the words of the vacuous incantations of the politicians begging to the equally exasperating public who themselves are enveloped in a cocooned comatose stupor to vote for them. It’s on the faces and billboards of slimy advertising agencies and their spokes people begging the public to buy the latest round of tedious trinkets to quell the vivacious delusions of a brainwashed public. It’s there every time a television is turned on. A feast of celebrity narcissists performing like Gods and Goddesses to the self loathing and stupefied masses only too eager to lap it up and post it on social media along with last nights dinner so they feel wanted in a society cold and indifferent to them and their lives.
Even in the age of information, available at the click of a switch which warns them of impending misery, hardship and collapse humanity is drunk on the glory of the industrial holocaust even though all the evidence is around them to the contrary and available on the very screens of their phones telling them that all is not well.
Technology has always divorced humanity from the reality of their existence and as we dive headlong ever more quickly into it we become convinced that the only solution to any ails or ills confronting us is more technology which only exacerbates the situation by divorcing us further from reality and the continuing destruction of the universe. I say the universe because if this insane culture ever manages to colonize another planet for any length of time it will plunder it for all the reasons I’ve mentioned above.
The arrogance of this culture cannot be reformed due to the very nature of it being one of conquest and narcissism at its very core. Civilization is a deformed societal situation based on coercion, dominance and greed. It cooperates with no other species and acts as an alien upon the earth and from the perspectives of free humans and all other life that is unfortunate enough to live along side it, it is indeed alien.