Wednesday, July 21, 2010
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" part Two
Does it all boil down to survival of the fittest?
That dynamic is still in play, but at the same time, the social
Darwinism is made obsolete. There is no level playing field.
The deck is prominently stacked against the little guy.
If we were in an arena battling it out hand to hand on equal footing,
maybe that would be fair. But the argument goes that wealth
and power and breaking the rules is fair game when it comes to
survival. That since those things are at the disposal of folks at the
top of the heap, they are tools to be utilized; they comprise the
eternal victors' fitness. I say it's cheating and I say the hell with it.
Those in the ivory towers send minions or make phone calls to
handle business. They remain untouchable. I don't believe in karma;
that's a sad man's crutch. A rich joker can't be touched in the arena
of political pull, economic bullying, influence, networking, fear-mongering,
So, when we rise up with what's left to us at bottom, to attempt to
get what's ours, we give them the excuse to take advantage of their
power to stop us. To shoot us dead in the streets. Or bury us under the
jailhouse. To keep us trapped in a nowhere job despite ability. The ways
in which we are institutionally soul-murdered at length are innumerous.
There are different rules in effect for different people. If you don't know
this, you are probably taking advantage of the high-end, positive end
of the privilege scale. Or you may not have been paying attention to
the larger picture of things. If, like most of us, you have been kept
struggling non-stop to take care of staying afloat, you have been unable
to devote much time or energy to it.
If you have been paying attention, or if you have experienced the
paradigm shift shaft on a personal level, you may have already learned
the frustrations of fighting the powers that be. It is a losing proposition;
it's been set up that way so you will get discouraged and give up.
It's always been known that "You can't fight city hall."
Now city hall is in on promoting that fact, too.