The establishment is there to do two things: to keep us compliant so they can control us, and so they can make money out of us whenever possible.
If you don’t believe me, look around you. The government frequently lies; adultery in contrast to their apparent morals, immigration figures that hide how they clog the already packed system, secret bribes, expense accounts, stealing from unused private bank accounts, CCTV in areas with no crime, global warming threats that lead you to believe the world will end tomorrow, charities that guilt-trip you like modern-day con-men.
And look, give us money and all those problems will stop!
It’s magical thinking. Africa is still poor. It wants to be poor. It’s government wants it to be poor. They take your “contributions”. It happens the world over. Stealth taxes (“Green” and VAT?), rising regular taxes, bad government investments. It happens with companies too, but companies can be held accountable much easier than an establishment that changes its face every few years.
They’re the people that tell you who you are. What clothes to wear, what words are acceptable to use, what music you should be into, what newspaper you need to read, what books to read (and those banned because your fragile mind can’t cope), what food groups you should eat, how much you should eat, where you can achieve the “perfect” body only 1% of humanity has naturally. Most of the time, I bet you don’t notice. The Top 10 lists? They’re selling you stuff. The drinks on display at clubs? Advertisements. What the “cool people” drink. Haven’t you tried it?
What? What would you want if there was none of that? If there were no adverts?
You don’t know, do you?
I might seem like a rule player. To even those closest to me, I buy into this system completely. I did well at school, didn’t get into trouble (on record, that doesn’t mean I didn’t break rules), and I buy things that aren’t strictly necessary. Appearances are just that. Like book covers. They betray nothing of the inside if you wish it. I am a deceptive cover. My writing is in a language you probably don’t recognise: freedom. You can learn it, if you try to understand. If you look around for yourself.
I don’t make a big thing of being anti-authoritarian, a rebel, because these things get you noticed. That is not good when you rely on invisibility for optimum chances of survival.
I play the system, by being exactly what it wants. So who could suspect it’s me screwing it behind the scenes?
There’s always a way to do this legally, by the way. The establishment makes it thus, so they can use the same methods.
When the timing is perfect and my way out cleared, I will escape.
I will be free to be myself, away from the constructed fairytales of consumerism and expectation.
A Greater Cause
My challenge then will be the escape of others. This cannot be the future of mankind, this generation with more money than all those before (accounting for inflation) must learn why they end up with nothing by the next pay-check. Cheap furniture and dinner parties to impress neighbours you secretly hate must be exposed. The whole circus of exploitation, capitalism and lies with it.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against capitalism. Only when people use it incorrectly.
It’s a fact that even Marx didn’t believe in communism, ask any unbiased expert. He knew it was “unworkable” but he thought it was a nice idea, a theory.
The facts are that everyone isn’t a politically-correct (how that phrase exists is proof of something), equally talented and hardworking member of civilization. We are all different. Communism wouldn’t work because everyone, being human, would want a free ride. Someone has to pay for the rides, people. At least half of us, if you think about it.
Capitalism allows opportunity to earn your own ride. Just because it doesn’t let a lazy hitchhiker on isn’t a reason to dismiss it. In fact, that’s why I love it. The lazy and stupid, the undeserving criminals who steal and drug-deal to children, they will never get as far as their intellectual and really street-smart superiors. That is the way it should be. Even without society, that is the way nature works. The best get ahead. Liberals and communists can’t question nature.
I’ve worked to get where I am. It was too easy to be a teenage parent, with a record and no education, ruining chances of something else. I am proof, along with many others, that we choose our destination in life.
I won’t take the excuses of the undeserving. Street-smarts are being able to quickly and efficiently work your way out of any circumstance, playing the system (which is easier the higher up you’re considered when you start). Street-smarts are not the criminality that idiots use as an excuse for their acts as a way to bolster their rep, a street cred with value only on the same street of similar idiots e.g. those showing off ASBOs. Everyone laughs at these so-called “gangsters” because this is true. They’re too dumb to know about it.
I suggest their punishments become more severe, but no, communists and liberals want unbridled equality, human “rights” even in the face of inhumane crime.
Just, isn’t it?
I believe that if you deprive another person of a vital right e.g. to be unharmed, then you should lose yours. Tighten up the prison system, give their Sky TV to an orphanage. Care about the people who deserve it. Who need the best first chance at life.
I know I have blind-spots in my intelligence. Among them are music, language, grammar, occasional spelling errors, lapses of memory, mental arithmetic etc. But I know what counts, what makes a difference to my life and how to get where I want to be. I’d rather that than a dead language and expensive but useless “education” any day.