Well actually, 2 reasons.
One is to read this.
The second is to carry out what you will read today.
This is straight fire right here, from the canyons within my heart where the flames howl with passion...
So, John and I had just finished eating our pizza. It wasn’t the nicest of meals, but that’s not the point.
Whilst we were sat there, sweating, John came out with this –
‘So I got talking to some of the other divers today about Mark Thomas and his episode where he goes and hassles McDonald’s (classic!). The other British boys said they had heard of Mark Thomas. I explained a bit behind what he was up to in that episode. Then as soon as I had finished speaking, they starting saying ‘Ahh yeah! I could do with a good Maccy D’s right now! That’s what they should do here in JomTien (where we live) shouldn’t they! Build a McDonald’s!’
John explained to me how the boys had completely missed the point. Completely. And no, they weren’t being sarcastic, they genuinely were suggesting that a McDonald’s should be built here in JomTien.
We chatted on the subject for ages. I concluded to John that some people in this life just WON’T get it. They just will not see how everything really works, how the world in front of their very eyes is an illusion and that we create what we see in front of us.
And we both agreed that it was a little more than just ‘some’ of the world. It works out at about 85% or so, of the world’s entire population. That’s 85% of our brothers and sisters that will go to their death-beds, not knowing what on earth they could have fuckin’ accomplished or made of themselves. (Unless...)
And why is that, I asked myself? Why is it, that there are a group of people (or even the majority of people), on this planet, that just will not have an ‘awakening moment’ or ‘enlightening experience’ in their lifetime, what so ever?
Why is it, that they will die off of this earth, being completely oblivious to what life is really about?
The definite answer? I am not sure.
But I have some ideas. And I definitely have some possible solutions.
Before we continue, I want you to ask yourself both questions below and you should find that you will be able to answer one of them definitely. (But being able to answer them, means you have to be completely honest with yourself, otherwise this post will be meaningless for you.)
1. ‘Have I lived? Do I fully understand life and what living is all about? Have I had that ‘moment’ in my life, where I have decided that I am NEVER going back?’
2. ‘Am I still searching for it? And do I really want to find it?’
If you answered ‘Yes’ to number 1, read on and appreciate what I am talking about, as you should know EXACTLY what I am chatting about.
If you answered ‘Yes’ to number 2 instead, then this is why I am writing all of this; for you. And congratulate yourselves. You have just taken the first step to ‘breaking the mould’ of the life that has been written out for you, since you were born.
As long as you have question number 2 in your head, and the passion in your HEART to find the answer, you will be WELL on your way to being able to answer ‘Yes’ to question 1. I.e. you will know what it is to really LIVE, and soon. Believe me.
My ideas towards the ‘remainders’ or ‘everyone else’, as to why they just DO not and WILL not get it (unless something is done) is to do with their ‘social conditioning’.
This is their background, how their parents lived, and their parents’ parents lived.
It’s their lifestyle and the society they have been brought up in via influences of the media and government. It’s the way their brain has been trained how not to think for itself, and the numbing force-field that surrounds their heart, making it very difficult to get through to them. It is the box they live in, and the fact they have been led to believe there is nothing outside their box. Their world is still flat.
To help explain this point a little clearer –
Roger, quoting from the film ‘Roger Doger’ - :
‘…And when they're feeling sufficiently incomplete, you convince them your product is the only thing that can fill the void. So instead of taking steps to deal with their lives, instead of working to root out the real reason for their misery, they go out and buy a stupid looking pair of cargo pants.’
How is the average person supposed to deal with their issues, when all the ‘solutions’ are offered to them, in the form of prefabrication?’
And a quote from ‘Expect Resistance’ by crimethINC –
‘…spending your life in reaction and adaptation, hurrying to catch up to whatever is already happening, means being perpetually a step behind, at the mercy of history as it unfolds. That's no way to go about pursuing your desires, whichever ones you choose to pursue…You can't sever yourself from the chain of
cause and effect that produced you-not with any amount of will power. If you need to follow leaders, find leaders who will help you depose them from the pedestal you put them on; if you wish to lead others, find equals who will help you dethrone yourself; if you have to fight against others, find wars you can wage for everyone's benefit. When it comes to dodging the imperatives of your conditioning, you'll find that indulge and undermine is a far more effective program than the old heritage of "renounce and struggle"…’
To break it down, let’s take anyone, from any background out of this ‘85%’.
For example, let’s take the rich girl, who’s parents are loaded with cash, she grew up in her country-side house which is MASSIVE, was brought up in a private and expensive education, has never had a job, is very popular and is always ahead of the fashion game.
Then let’s take the tear-away boy, who started smoking cigarettes at aged 10, his father left his mother when he was a kid, his mum works in Primark, they live on a council estate, he left ‘school’ at 16 and now works on a building site. He has a girlfriend, and spends most of his money on weekend nights out with the lads or on a meal with his Mrs.
Well, as surprised as you may be to hear it, these two people are EXACTLY THE SAME. And they are both well on their way to their graves, not knowing what they could have been or could have REALLY achieved in their lifetime, unless they are intercepted from their oblivious path.
They both are trapped in the mindset that money is the foundation of survival. They have been brought up to believe that success is determined by; how much money you earn, if you can support your family or not, having a family in the first place, a house, 2 cars and a dog. The ‘Jones’ mentality.
They look forward to taking their holidays off, whether it is once a year or once a month.
They are pressured by society to buy the latest clothes and accessories. They feel they have to maintain their ‘status’ in society, and to do this, they have to ‘keep up’ with the rat race. If they stop work, they have no money. Or if they stop spending their money, they can’t go out. All these ‘ifs’ lead them to believe they will be falling behind, and become a nothing.
‘…hurrying to catch up to whatever is already happening, means being perpetually a step behind…’
One of my ideas to the way this happens is via genetics and hereditary processes.
Let me explain.
Take both of these examples of people. Looking at their ancestors, let’s say for argument’s sake, (and it is most probable) that their ancestors all worked. They all had jobs of some kind, families, etc, and were classed by society as ‘successful’ or to put it another way, ‘they kept up with the race.’
Well, their ancestors’ children would have grown up, learnt from their parents what ‘success’ was, and let’s say they went about the exact same path towards ‘keeping up’ or being ‘successful’.
Then they had kids, etc, and the pattern repeated itself for 5 generations.
After which, our two examples came along.
Would it be fair to say, judging by the past 5 generations, that these two were going to live their lives in a similar fashion, trying to achieve ‘success’? I think so. I think that’s exactly how it would work.
Now add to this ‘ancestor-gene pool’ , the social conditioning that surrounds us all every day (the list is endless) and what do you have? You have the perfect situation to keep these people in their own boxes for the rest of their lives.
For as long as they live, they will NEVER ask themselves ‘question 2’. They will never question their existence, why they are working a job that they hate, etc, (again, the list of ‘why’ questions that they could ask, is endless).
I have thought about this a lot, and for now, all I can come up with is the fact that their predecessors lived similar lives as they feel they have to live, and that social conditioning has helped form them into ‘lifeless drones’ since birth. So why would they want to question anything? As far as they're concerned, they're on the path to happiness and success, and that's all that matters.
This makes sense because the majority of the world seems to be this way.
I could be wrong, but the fact that the numbers are still in the whereabouts of 85% means SOMETHING has been going on/is going on, to keep these people boxed in and oblivious.
What I would like to say about our two examples is this: ‘They will NOT MAKE IT ON THEIR OWN’.
No matter how much you sit back and ‘hope’ that they will just ‘figure it out’, they just WILL NOT get it. And it’s not their fault, it’s important to realize that it is not their fault.
Also, they are led to follow a path to ‘success’. This is a path that HAS NO FINISH LINE. There is no one waiting at the end of the road saying ‘Well done mate. You have achieved the title of someone who is ‘successful’. It’s a road where in order to stay on it, you need to keep working, keep consuming, and ‘keep up’. But to them, it is the only road they know.
So, for all of you reading who answered yes to number 1, will know, that you know, that you know, what it is to LIVE.
You have had that ‘Sledgehammer to teeth’ moment of realization in your life, and you can NEVER go back to the ‘daily grind’. This next bit is for you.
It is our duty, as people that are fortunate enough to have been awakened, to lead, by being living examples of human BEINGS, to the rest of the world.
It is now, our vocation to inform those ‘85%’ any way we fucking can about how amazing life is once you take that step; that step on the path to becoming a BEING. That step that will take you on a journey so wonderful, words will struggle to keep up with you. A journey so beautiful that the ‘little things in life’ begin to blast ‘success’ the fuck out of the water. A journey of to a pool wisdom and knowledge so great, that you will be classed as ‘dangerous’ by the rest of mankind.
It is our duty to get that message out to the rest of the world, ANY WAY WE CAN.
This other ‘85%’ consists of our brothers and sisters. They are made of the same flesh and blood that you and I are. Put it this way, if I was in that ‘85%’, if I knew that someone could come and inform me of what was waiting out there, I would get down on my knees and beg for them to tell me. If I knew that someone might just come along and let me know that the ‘way I have been living’ is an insult to what I really could be experiencing, then I would do anything in my power to hear them say it.
If you were imprisoned, and fully aware that you were behind bars, never knowing what was on the outside, and you got wind that someone knew how to get out, would you not long to hear their words, with unquestionable desire?
But the truth is, these people don’t know what’s out there waiting for them. If we don’t inform them, they will never look outside of their box on their own accord and see how beautiful life is.
Our limited time on this earth is fucking short. We are specks of dust in eternity. And whether you believe in life after death or not, the fact remains that we only have a good 80 odd years on this planet, at best.
Therefore I put it to all of you who have made that step, who have been awakened, to get out there and spread the word.
We are the ones fortunate enough to have gained an insight on how life is to be LIVED, and how to get the most out of everything. But we are also the ones with the duty to tell others.
This is the sole reason behind the meaning ‘Dissent’. This is the only way for our brothers and sisters to be set free. The struggle against those powers seeking to lock us down, is not for the my or your benefit any longer. We now see what life is, and whatever happens, we know that we are on the path to happiness or have already found it.
It's so that they too, the ‘85%', might see what we see, and decide to smash the fuck out of their little bubbles.
So that they can be shown the way and thus be able to make their own choice that they too, can be free like us. That they too, can look at life and see how beautiful the ‘ugly’ is, and how ugly (what society terms) ‘beautiful’ is.
This is what Hazardous Pioneers is all about. This is the reason I get up in the morning.
This is the reason there is a constant buzz underneath my heart, running around in my soul.
I could die tomorrow and die happy, knowing that I have figured out enough to be at peace for eternity.
But what good is that to the rest of the world??
They will leave this earth, going to their graves being as ignorant and naïve as when they entered life itself.
Unless, we speak out and rise up, and let them know, with a vengeance, what is waiting for them.
That is our duty.
Revolution writings from ‘Expect Resistance’
The revolution will not be shown on television.
Nothing will be on television… or if anything is, no one will notice.
The revolution will not provide you with political clout, a luxury car or designer antidepressants.
It will render such things as superfluous.
The revolution will not help you build muscle mass or tone your flabby thighs.
It will make it possible to feel beautiful in your body, not because of it.
The revolution will not put the right people in control of the government or impose limits on the conduct of corporations.
It will abolish control, government, limits, corporations.
The revolution will not give you superhuman powers of creativity, audacity or conflict resolution.
It will push aside the obstacles that inhibit you from exercising the powers you already have.
The revolution will not put and end to violence, struggle or interpersonal strife.
It will offer you the chance to fight for your own interests for once, and let the chips fall where they may.
(Two verses skipped, the scan of the document was bad quality.)
The revolution will not provide you with the man or woman of your dreams.
It will bring out the unique beauty of the ones already around you.
The revolution might not always feed or house or heal you, but hunger, thirst, cold and even sickness will trouble you a lot less.
The revolution will not mean you finally get what you deserve.
It will give you treasures no one could ever deserve, just as sometimes it will hurt with a pain nothing in your life has warranted.
The revolution will not be simple or clean or easy.
It will help you to find meanings in difficult things, to be courageous in facing complexities and contradictions, to get your hands dirty and like it.
The revolution is not going to happen tomorrow –
It’s never going to happen.
It’s taking place right now.
It is an alternate universe that runs parallel to this one, waiting for you to switch sides.
This is one of the most beautiful pieces I have read in a long time. It sums up just what I am trying to say.
Hopefully it hits you as hard as it hit me.