This is a copy of something I wrote on my personal Facebook wall but I wanted to share because I realized it would make a good post. Or at least I think so.
Why, when I have questioned why people collectively just accept preventable evils – which I began doing in early childhood – have the majority of people in my parent’s generation – them included – responded with some variation of the “Life isn’t fair, get used to it, there are no free rides!” rhetoric seen at the start of the second paragraph?
Likely because it was drilled into them growing up, too, and at some point, they just accepted it, unquestioningly embraced the competition required to participate, and upheld the status quo.
I have never succeeded in accepting it, reluctantly participated, because my other choice was to starve, and trying to contort myself into being acceptable to the Capitalist status quo literally made me ill.
Needless to say, I am not raising our son with that abusive propaganda. Because I know better, and now it is my duty to DO better. Thankfully my spouse agrees.
Those resisting admitting that the second paragraph represents abuse need to recognize that while they’re likely guilty of it, they were also subjected to it as children. But that doesn’t absolve you any more than it does me. It is our duty to one another as humans to DO BETTER and in order to know what that materially looks like, we must first learn and be open to accepting we have operated with incorrect ideas in the past, so we avoid perpetuating more abuse!
If you’re selfishly unworried about human extinction, because you think you’ll be dead, in heaven, or in a survival bunker with your 12,000 cans of beans, you have the same thinking of EcoFascists. Is that your intent? It is your impact.
My investigation into #RealUSHistory has turned up a lot of verifiable, credible stuff that is SHOCKING and completely changes our understanding of global and domestic history & politics.
Your current comfort is temporary. Your failure to start the journey of unlearning your Capitalist indoctrination will cost you, because there’s a lot to catch up on, especially if you haven’t yet read history books – not school textbooks – that are Anti-Imperialist (hey, yeah, exactly like the baddies in Star Wars!) you need to know it’s going to be deeply disturbing.
I’ve been at this a few years and I’m trying to keep records & resources to help you as you start this important work. You can find my resources on my Linktree, and may I recommend that you read the Twitter threads regarding history there. But please be in a headspace where you are ready to have many of your core beliefs challenged by new information. We humans have weaknesses as a species in that regard, and Capitalists have exploited that in the way they’ve indoctrinated us and how they design their propaganda to manipulate us on a daily basis.
I am not the only person who has come to this realization. I understand your impulse is to reject what I am saying. That is why I am providing resources so that you can see for yourself. I’m not trying to sell you anything. I am truly trying to help.