All the values and ideas permeating our lives are interconnected in meaning and relationships. Therefore the secret in understanding truly and on our own, without the need for interpretation by an ‘expert’ who offers to give as decrees some answers but refrains from offering the liberating and truly enlightening logical process through which he/she arrived at that decree, is to look with our own highly able logic in order to find the manner of connection of the ideas and situations in our everyday life and beyond.
What do we mean by that?
We arm ourselves with a system of questions to which we do not accept answers that are not to the point, but of the variety: “ that’s the way it is, that’s what everyone does, etc”. We also do not accept answers which are inappropriate and off topic and usually are of the variety: “you are cruel, you are insolent, you are stupid, how dare you, do you think that’s the way to speak to me, etc etc”.
We arm ourselves with courage, which means we find our answers to the questions without being afraid of what this answer will be or will show about society, our family, our life, for two reasons:
a) whatever it is, since it is part of the to the point answer to our question, it was pre-existing in our lives and was affecting us anyway. Therefore it is something that should not threaten or scare us because we have already been coping with it and have decidedly survived it under the worse of conditions since we had not even been aware of it at all. Therefore now we are given the chance to do anything we want concerning what we just realized much better and with less energy than before, since we now know what it is all about.
b) our worth is not at risk in any way with the fact that we can see our to the point answers to our questions but on the contrary it is augmented because we display advanced intelligence and adult thought.
We must keep in mind that all this process DOES NOT INCREASE OUR RESPONSIBILITY to ourselves and our environment since from the moment we assume the status of the adult individual, all the responsibilities connected with being an adult become ours whether we have realized them or not. Therefore it is to our interest to know the full scope and limits of our responsibilities and our rights so that nobody will be able to assign to us responsibilities that are not ours and steal from us rights we have or rights that belong to those having assumed certain responsibilities.
That is, with the process of finding out and determining true values, responsibilities, rights as well as situations (as they really are, as they are presented to be and as they really should be) WE HAVE ONLY GAIN AND NO LOSS. One would say that this process is one of the few chances/bargains that exist in the world and of course there will be many who will fight tooth and nail and to the end to stop us from acquiring it, and certainly from stop being Free Bondsmen and becoming instantly Free Individuals.
But finally, who are those who want us to be Free Bondsmen?
Here, many would expect an answer of a political nature. However politics is a plateau where, in order to be able to play, we must have completed and perfected our understanding of the plateau of our everyday life and of the people with who we coexist and interact directly. We will see that with mathematical precision the abstract equation of the different forces within politics exists and is applied repeatedly and consistently within our social circles and our family.
What does this mean?
It means that in order for us to understand politics we must first understand the forces and the motives which guide and shape the behavior of the people who consist our family, friends, relatives, acquaintances, colleagues.
The moment that we truly grasp that, is the moment we will be able to read politics like an open book and in the same time see different shapes and sizes of Free Bondsmen.
But who would want a Free Bondsman?
If I were to give the answer right away, I would also be an expert who gives a bit of a spark but does not give the lighter to those who need constant fire. Therefore for that, we will begin from the lighter and you will be the ones to light your flame as befits Free Individuals.
In order to find out who would want a Free Bondsman, we must ask the question that logic demands: “who would benefit from one?”
Why is this the logical question?
Because nobody invests this much strategy, energy and persistence in something that will not yield at least triple his investment. The one who does not need a Free Bondsman, does not concern him/herself by forcing someone else to become one.
Since the beginning of time, one wanted a slave or a subject so that he/she could assign to that slave or subject all the activities requiring effort, courage, power, intelligence, skill, ingenuity, worthiness so that this one would exploit what the slave or the subject would create and produce.
Such a person either believes he/she is lacking in all the above qualities in comparison to the person he/she wants to subjugate or he/she does not want to invest his/her own power and qualities in order to have the corresponding results and gains which, however he/she demands anyway, and under no circumstance wants the slave/subject to realize and therefore reap the results and gains the slave/subject would possess were he/she a Free Individual.
Therefore in order to find who benefits from the existence of Free Bondsmen we would have to look to our environment in order to find persons who:
- declare an unfounded, irrational weakness and in the same time forcefully demand the aid of specific others.
- with their emotional state they enforce their will and make others capitulate with the fear they inspire of their possible worsening of whatever condition (e.g. “oh no! if ….. learns of it, what will we do?/ how can I say that when all hell will break loose/ what if he/she dies of the emotional shock?/ what if he/she becomes sick?/ etc”)
- threaten constantly and with little prompting that they will leave, move, abandon, die, stop financing, call upon god to punish/burn on the spot the environment or a specific person.
- they proclaim from the house-top their correct judgment, immaculate behavior, ethics, kindness, religiosity, virtue, cleverness, ability, skill, beauty, etc even if there is proof to the contrary and in the case someone points out that fact they engage in extreme levels of attack and histrionics / manic behaviors which frighten and force the others to say things of this sort: “let him/her be/ that’s the way he/she is/ don’t pay attention to him/her/ you must tolerate/put up with him/her, etc” .
- they proclaim from the house-top their extreme ability and in the same time their extreme misfortune that situations/ luck/ God prevented/forbade their social/ familial/ professional/ personal success while in the same time they accuse, envy and reject all other people saying that compared to their worth, these other people don’t deserve what they have. With this approach they enforce themselves on the people for whom they “have sacrificed themselves/ stuck out their necks for/ love to pieces/ etc” and they do not tolerate actual objections with the accusation : “you are an ingrate, you are ungrateful”.
- they also treat very warmly every person they envy when these people are present and in general are very absolutist, giving decrees and judgments to everyone in their environment while exempting themselves with phrases of this sort: “ it’s not the same thing with me/ I have nothing to do with this/ it’s not about what I do” and in addition coupling it with an overt or covert condemning remark about the intelligence or the ethics of the person who very intelligently pointed out the use of dual standards.
With these guidelines look around your environment without fear and see who benefits from the crime.
Do not be afraid if you find benefiting people who are very close to you and definitely do not fear if you suspect that some or any of the above characteristics describe you. Just the fact that you suspect it or see it in those around you presents you with a choice which you did not have before:
How do I face and control the situations that affect me knowingly and after my own personal choice of being a Free Individual or not?
The answer of which we will examine in the next post.
Questions, comments and need for communication is always welcome.