Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Screaming Silence Of Consciousness

There is always a certain meanness in the argument of conservatism, joined with a certain superiority in its fact. It affirms because it holds. Its fingers clutch the fact, and it will not open its eyes to see a better fact.

Conservatism is more candid to behold another's worth; reform more disposed to maintain and increase its own. Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Conservatism never puts the foot forward; in the hour when it does that, it is not establishment, but reform. Conservatism tends to universal seeming and treachery. Conservatism believes in a negative fate and believes that men's temper governs them.

That stunning and accurate description of conservatism comes from an 1841 Ralph Waldo Emerson lecture at the Masonic Temple in Boston. Emerson knew we would find ourselves dangling by our ethics while we try to understand the reason for conservative separatism in this age of technological unity. Obviously, the same sort of conservative political upheaval was the unsweetened flavor of the day when Emerson wrote those words. He also knew politicians form groups that generate the same sort of perceptions. Each person in a political group perceives personal and group superiority in some way, and they use the legal system to justify their perceptions. Card players like to call that “shuffling the deck, so the house wins.”

There’s an objective social breakdown in the works. Personal subjectivity dwells under the rocks of judgmental edicts, and laws that serve the lawyers, not the people. Politicians and lawyers are so separated from their own subjectivity, they act like the blind elephants and he-hawing donkeys who carry a broken system into the bowels of moral and ethical behavior. And these political superstars bask in the excrement of their unjust creations, and they call those creations, “justice.” The lack of caring, respect, and sensitivity that turns the political frontier into a wild west showdown severs the invisible tentacles of interconnectedness and a social separation occurs. The separation allows our so-called dedicated leaders to create their own form of caring, respect, and sensitivity. And it is all one-sided. Political servitude and upper-class invincibility is the social system of an ego-driven leadership.

The degree of separation in conservative politicians and the complete lack of creativity in the way liberals vow to reform the system reflect and complement each other. Both parties are from another time and place. Both parties want reform that conforms to their concept of caring, respect, and sensitivity. But reform without true interconnectivity is not reform.

Society lives in an ineffective, uneducated dark hole where egotistical warmongers and legal bandits raise the flag of righteousness and glory in the name of all that’s right and just. The dark hole of human indignity continues to flat-line under selective human rights and the misinterpretation of constitutional privileges. The stench of untruths gives society a foul sense of worth. And a devious attitude toward the financially enriched legal dealers that continues to deliver aces to the political nobles. And jokers to the people they serve.

But the screaming silence of consciousness is riding a wave of energy. And that wave is raising the awareness frequency level of the energy that supports it. Personal connectivity produces strong political candidates. Strong political candidates who know the all of everything is in the thoughtful integrity that honors the rights of all forms of life. Emerson describe a strong political person this way:

A strong person makes the law and custom null before his own will. Then the principle of love and truth reappears in the strictest courts of fashion and property. Under the richest robes, in the darlings of the selectest circles of European or American aristocracy, the strong heart will beat with love of mankind, with impatience of accidental distinctions, with the desire to achieve its own fate, and make every ornament it wears authentic and real.