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Forum Post: Revolution rises from the bottom, when WE withdraw support to the top.

Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 15, 2012, 8:11 a.m. EST by jph (2652)
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Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled... away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.

-Etienne de La Boétie

The clear path to ending the corporate-state is to stop working FOR it. Remove yourself from the systems that oppress you and your children. Do not give support to institutions that no longer (if they ever did) work for you and your community. Build alternatives; create new systems of commons, sharing, and working together. Competition only works when there is limited supply, the limitations are illusion, lies,. made up to keep us marching around the chairs, waiting for the music to stop, scrambling over each-other to not be that last one,. to not get a seat.

There is ABUNDANCE on this planet and in this universe, more than enough for ALL LIFE to flourish. We need only stop supporting the 1% that create the imbalance, and perpetuates fear, and the lies of scarcity, and the "other".

We are One People, One World, One.

Search; eco-village, permaculture, slowmoney, relocalize, degrowth, etc.

The revolution begins when you make the changes in your own life, that shift your energy from supporting the old ways, the old systems, the corrupted corporate hegemony, and embrace the life affirming, positive growth, of interconnected communities, living simply and within our means. Not taking from abroad, from distant farmers, from future generations, as the corporatism of the past lead us to do. The currently dominate system is a dead-end and will inevitably fail, badly. We lead by example, we just stop sporting the corporate 1% rule, and we begin building new democratic, peaceful, egalitarian communities, working together in concert, to rebuild this struggling world, in the way that is most beneficial to all life. Peace.



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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22851) 5 years ago

Wonderful post, jph. Keep repeating it as much as you want.

[-] 3 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 5 years ago

I'm with you! Good post, I hope this feeling spreads.

[-] 3 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 5 years ago

Good post. Especially the Boétie quote.

Never cooperate with tyranny!

[-] 2 points by LeoYo (5909) 5 years ago


"It is said that Mithridates trained himself to drink poison. Like him we learn to swallow, and not to find bitter, the venom of servitude." -Etienne de la Boetie (The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude) http://occupywallst.org/forum/free-democracy-amendment/#comment-550061

"It is incredible how as soon as a people becomes subject, it promptly falls into such complete forgetfulness of its freedom that it can hardly be roused to the point of regaining it, obeying so easily and so willingly that one is led to say, on beholding such a situation, that this people has not so much lost its liberty as won its enslavement." -Etienne de la Boetie (The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude) http://occupywallst.org/forum/free-democracy-amendment/#comment-546667

"Liberty is the only joy upon which men do not seem to insist; for surely if they really wanted it they would receive it." -Etienne de la Boetie (The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude) http://occupywallst.org/forum/free-democracy-amendment/#comment-543932

"A people enslaves itself, cuts its own throat, when, having a choice between being vassals and being free men, it deserts its liberties and takes on the yoke, gives consent to its own misery, or, rather, apparently welcomes it." -Etienne de la Boetie (The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude) http://occupywallst.org/forum/free-democracy-amendment/#comment-541073

[-] 3 points by LeoYo (5909) 5 years ago

But on the brighter side,

"All exploitation is based on co-operation, willing or forced, of the exploited. However much we may detest admitting it, the fact remains that there would be no exploitation if people refused to obey the exploiter. But self comes in and we hug the chains that bind us. This must cease." http://occupywallst.org/forum/free-democracy-amendment/#comment-535263

"Exploitation of the poor can be 'extinguished not by effecting the destruction of a few millionaires, but by removing the ignorance of the poor and teaching them to non-co-operate with their exploiters. That will convert the exploiters also."

-Mahatma Gandhi

[-] 1 points by jph (2652) 5 years ago

yes lets all try to stay on the bright side of life,. . no one expects the,. .

[-] 2 points by Cocreator (306) 5 years ago

Citizens Audit Committee, Citizens Arrest Committee, Citizens Court, Citizens Body Politic, No more gorpies;government shills working for the corporations ie: banksters go to jail..Abolish the Federal Reserve, I.R.S.,and any other unnessesary apparatus of the oligarchs..

[-] 1 points by jph (2652) 5 years ago

Asked about voting I had this to say;

Yes, I am against that; taking the broken tool away from the madman, may be useful, in stopping the madman from wielding it, however the tool remains broken, and hence of little use to the sane-man.

Any system of political organisation where you are asked to submit your will to a 'representative' is a bad system, period. We have out grown this, we do not need this, and this is counter productive. We can do much better, and this information is what I am spreading,. you are not required to believe it or embrace it, I only speak with you now to help others that may read this dialog. We will let the truth, as always become self evident.

I do not support grabbing at the broken tool, instead I encourage all people to embrace their own power to re-shape the world. To change their lives, and in doing so change the communities and the world. Fighting a madman for control of a broken tool seems rather futile to me.