We sidestep our ability to be the Power That Is.
It’s what gives the Powers That Be their authority.
“We have met the enemy and he is us,” said Pogo the Possum.
“Power to the People” because we have that power already but default it up until the time we realize, “This is the first day of the rest of my life.”
Arthur Calhoun (Social History of the Family, 1919) helped put U.S. children “into the custody of community experts” (his words) in a utopian educational program “designed to check the mating of the unfit” (his words).
But we can drop out of school anytime regardless of the consequences.
Author Louis L’Amour dropped out of school because it (his words) “interfered with my education.”
Don’t protest the 1 Percent.
They have nothing to offer us that we can’t get ourselves.
We’re all Galactic Power Rangers cocooned in the confines of our own minds, imprisoned by tenuous cultural constructs.
We’re all born winners, and forgot our birthright by choice.
“God don’t work for nobody, and neither should you,” Swami Nitty-Gritty scolded me a long time ago.
Gurdjieff described our cultural construct as a “magical circle from which there is no escape.”
We must do the impossible and escape.
We are capable of achieving a level of self-hypnosis beyond the seven levels of death.
It’s a choice.
How do you stop smoking? Put down the cigarette.
How do you stop using heroin? Put down the needle.
The only thing separating the question from the answer is either a question mark or a period.
You say it’s difficult? It’s only difficult because you say it is.
Our mouths are our own prosecuting attorneys.
They imprison most of us for life.