By: Zy Marquiez
January 25, 2016
Readers of this blog will be familiar with the constant allusion of the left/right paradigm. However, there are quite many folks out there whose eyes glaze over when in conversation about this topic. Let’s shed some light into this abstruse topic shall we?
To simplify, the left-right paradigm is a concept from political sciences and anthropology which proposes that societies have a tendency to divide themselves into ideological opposites.
That’s certainly one way to look at it. Another way would be proposing the establishment carries out this division on purpose to make it seem like there is only two sides to every debate. Rarely are things ever that simple.
First things first, let’s take a cursory glance at some of the permutations that the left/right paradigm is often bandied about in. Being cognizant of these will make it easier to harpoon onto particular agendas that are taking place within the establishment/media.
The Left/Right paradigm includes, but is not limited to:
– Back people vs. White people
– Muslim vs. Christians
– Republicans vs. Democrats
– East vs. West
– US vs. Russia/China
– US vs. Middle East
– Poor vs. Rich
– Liberals vs. Conservatives [could dovetail into politics, but it need not]
– Religions vs. Atheism
– Gay vs. Straight
– Women vs. Men
– Young vs. Old
There are many more derivatives, but those examples are some of the ones used the most.
In any case, take a good minute or two to ponder at that list again. What don’t you notice anywhere?
That is quite notable, because not only is the individual the foundation of society, but at the most essential/practical levels, the individual is the engine of society.
This fact is not overlooked by the comptrollers. They realize the individual is the one who truly holds all the power.
In our reverse reality world, there are many reasons why the individual is often thrown under the bus. One oft-parroted one is “for the greater good” which in true translation just means is anything that serves the establishment.
Let’s take a gander at what some of the most incisive minds had to say about the individual:
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
Individuality is a beautiful aspect of life. It truly makes me wonder, what makes people want to mirror others, when they are so unique themselves? Mirroring others in it of itself would limit someone because they’re already putting themselves within a box/system without realizing it.
Its quite fascinating in many ways to see what people will do in the many aspects life takes.
The self-cognizant individual will never be part of the group. They will always be a person within a group, there’s a difference.
In many ways, groups assimilate people and stamp out individuality at every turn. It’s rare to have a collection of individuals, rather than a particular group. A group functions as one collective mind, and limits itself because it operates as just one mind, rather than as many different/unique intellectual engines.
How does this all dovetail with the left/right paradigm?
By realizing when the media/establishment/people are using labels on you, or handpicking your placement within a particular paradigm [whether they know it or not], not only are they assigning labels to you [that’s what a label does], which could be highly detrimental given certain people’s limited point of view, but they also automatically end up serving you up to whatever derivative of the left/right paradigm is most beneficial for them, rather than you.
If it was all about you, you would be seen as a person – an individual.
An individual’s power is limitless. Your dreams and imagination can build something greater.
However, the lot of society has been brainwashed into believing we are all just cogs in the machine, rather than independent minds operating by themselves.
The collective/label is not your identity.
Your identity is your consciousness, your own subjective power over your domain, which is your reality.
Those that give that power away shackle themselves daily. Subsequently, entire countries/cultures/regions become mere pawns in the global game of control.
Heaven forbid anyone actually think outside the box and attempts to come up with some grassroots solutions – true grassroots solutions and not what is known as astroturfing, which is a duplicitous way of corporations make it seem like true change is taking place from the bottom up, whey they are not. When astroturfing takes place, it only supports the institutions/corporations behind them.
Why does astroturfing take place? Because the establishment/comptrollers knows the power of the individual. If there were no power from the grassroots individual level, it wouldn’t be co-opted, downplayed, eviscerated, and ameliorated at every turn.
And again, those institutions/corporations engaging in such activities are attempting to orchestrate a reality by controlling the left/right paradigm themselves. In this case, that manipulation is very subtle.
One can play the part within the grand chessboard, or one can opt-out of the game and breakaway.
The choice is y/ours.