We Are the Government: Tactics for Taking Down the Police State
By John Whitehead
(My commenting to the 'call to hate' expressed by some commentators).
is all a matter of perspective - and our current definitional framework
creates that perspective. I do not share in a currency of hatred -
which feels false or deceptive over and against all that I hold true of
myself. So when and as and if I meet hatred I look for hidden triggers
of agenda in myself - and release or heal that in myself. I am not
trying to convince you - but I am willing to share with you from where I
take joy in being. That bodies can be attacked is self-evident. That
minds can be deceived is also clear to see - but not when under such a
Uncovering deceit so as to 'put it behind me' is a matter
of discernment. While triggered in hatred - no discernment is possible;
one's mind is in a sense temporarily possessed or manipulated by
Whatever challenges we meet in our life, the first
call is to recognize our own part - for if we see ALL the causative
responsibility or power OUTSIDE ourself, we are thus deceived into
neglecting our part while hating or fighting or resisting the part
ascribed to others.
Inflammation escalates a diseased state.
Fanning the flames or fuelling fear with hate is not the Way - but is a
further attempt to obstruct the Way - which must start with one's own
healing (of perspective) - otherwise the hate-blinded lead the
fear-blinded along the purpose of the power-blinded which serves a
denial of Life or death as if it were victory OVER Life.
let un-owned and self-righteous hate-reaction play into the role of
'enemy' such split-minded deceit finds reinforcement and justification
to persist through all its conflicting parts.
There are many ways
to say NO as an act of integrity. While also saying YES to an integrity
of Life that may be heavily covered over by scripts of self-hatred and
yet IS there to uncover and restore. It is not that any of us are 'good'
persons - but that persona is the mask raised to conceal the fear and
hatred of the self-conflicted.
No one IS their survival strategy.
Everyone DOES their strategy - but largely unmindfully and in ways that
trigger reaction in others. Mindfulness or awakened consciousness opens
choices that fear and hate cannot allow if they are to survive. Each has
the choice to identify in hate and vengeance or to be identified in a
true extension of Presence. I write as part of illuminating that choice
within a world predicated upon its denial. To take joy in pain is to
sacrifice joy in Life to a false god.