Tuesday, January 17, 2012

96. The public, the private, and the in between. Subtle forms of tyranny.

We must eliminate the old alienation that are relevant to past tyrannies and choose to  :

To be: Becoming truly self-confident and free to unconditionally be responsible for one's self, without being coerced to accept some higher authority.

To have :
Responsible freedom of self-determination 

Types of subtle (emotional) tyranny can occur from a person directly to an other person during private communication and private join life. For example cases of couples that have one-sided domination mode of functioning. Subtle (emotional and not only) tyranny  can occur to the private life of a person, originating from an impersonal system (e.g. an over-debt monetary system or a system violating private life and private information with no serious reason). And of course conversely a political dictator tyrant will exert direct or subtle hidden tyranny to the majority of the society.   
A free world consists of individuals who say what they think and demonstrate what moves them. They are not subordinate to anyone or anything except their own knowledge and their own consciousness. The mature community is a grass roots democracy of free individuals.The individual and the community are equal and complementary forces in a non-violent world. 

Non-mature and underdeveloped societies , often exert indirect subtle tyranny from person to person, through application of pettiness from human to human, and through exercise of psychological power from a person to another person so as to  possess the other persons action, feelings thoughts and even roles of self. (see post to be, to think, to do to have, as 4 levels of the human existence). When a person is trying to possess another persons private possessions , we know it is the crime of theft. But this crime can easily be done in a subtle way, psychologically , by someone claiming silently or not in him that he possess the other persons private belongings , (although he formally knows that he/she does not) for the purpose of possessing the other persons feelings, desires, guess personal information, and in general for the purpose of manipulating , alienating  and applying psychological force on him/her. Of course this is a negative form of empathy, often driven by jealousy, hatred etc, and they are  trans-passing and violating  the private space of the other person. If it would remain to the public space of the self of a person it would not be so dangerous. But it often involves claims of undeserving over-familiarity. Of course it is a form of subtle tyranny, if it is applied repetitively in large numbers, and in a systematic way, especially when the targeted person cannot avoid it, defend, cannot do the same to them for reasons of principles, and when all the strategic and critical private moments, spaces, and actions are attached. (Like morning/night dressing, eating, bathing, having sex, any activity that may involve pleasure, entering/existing the home, in moments of sensitive creativity, in moments of intimate personal relations, and when doing sensitive business). It results in deep psychological disturbance, psychological traumas, anger, distortion of the persons true emotions, and thoughts in respect to his actions and interactions with other people, and reduces radically his creative abilities, and success in business. In addition it is lowering the self-responsibility of the person, and is driving it to alienation through the above attempts of manipulation.  It is often of course  lowering the persons frequency and is a serious draw back to his/her evolution. Not all societies and social groups have such phenomena in excess numbers between their persons, but when they do, living in such a human environment is unbearable for an advanced subject, who is respecting and honoring himself, and is not allowing himself to fall in to alienation. 

Here is an article about the wrong practices of  mind control and mind manipulation.

Communities are rare in societies but very valuable. In the past centuries most of the communities had a religious specialization (monastery communities) , and were respected. 
In modern societies the communities have enhanced their focus to many different values like
eco-sustainability, spirituality, renewable energy model, art-creativity, better human relations etc

True and good communities had and have the quality of saints (holiness) and a sense of sacred actions. But holiness should be understood here not as  a quality of being pathetic and weak, but as higher frequency of the body and the consciousness; a  necessary condition for higher development of powerful future intelligence  for the civilization. Communities experience the origins of democracy. Their size cannot be larger than what  the soul power of each member can give for a "group soul". This is also the reason why democracy is very often jeopardised or seems without "logic" in large populations of millions of people. Our collective soul power (at the present state of evolution) is not enough for the necessary quality that large scale democracy requires. 

 Some of the modern comprise almost all of the liberating values in this Blog, and are brilliant examples of miniatures of societies where all the basic 7 difficulties of the current civilization (see post 1) are resolved. That is why living in them is so much more a happy experience , than the average living in the rest of the societies.
Communities are not only a laboratory of the future of the civilization, but also a very significant healing influence to the rest of the societies.
By the very nature of the rather tight relations in a community, an individual can find the missing larger-scale of intimacy (compared to the scale of intimacy of a couple) which may heal his emotional and spiritual world. Within a community he may find the true key values for a happy couples and family life. He creates his new communitarian self, and cultivates the value of true friendship.
The main ethical values in a community are spiritual freedom, economic freedom and moral freedom. Also truth,  trust, mutual support,  responsible participation, and a similar  experience of life of shared values.