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Know thy Enemy

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are genuinely interested in helping to create a better world, please take the time to read this entire document carefully.


WHAT IS GREED? AND WHY IS IT OUR ENEMY?

Greed is an intense, irrational, and inconsiderate desire for something, which may or may not be presently possessed (or otherwise true). If unmitigated, it may become an overwhelming and all-consuming obsession without any regard whatsoever to the destructive impact it may have on one's own self, others, and the world around it.

In other words, greed can ultimately cause one to be willing to deceive, lie, cheat, coerce, steal, and/or destroy to get (and keep) what they want.

The most threatening kind of greed includes the conscious desire to control, enslave, or even eliminate others; whether via physical, emotional, or mental manipulation. This kind of greed can cause a person to create and employ any means that may seem necessary - no matter how unthinkable to a healthy mind!

It is extremely important to point out that technology not only creates new ways to control, enslave, and eliminate others, it also acts as potentially infinite leverage for old ways. Technology is not inherently evil; but when evil is in control of it, it is effectively evil.

Greed has always been a significant problem; but with our current (let alone future!) technological capabilities, it has become an inestimable threat. The life threatening and sobering truth is that greed is presently in control of old, new, hidden, and emerging technology; not love and wisdom. To make matters worse, the so-called "smart" people who are creating and evolving technology are not (yet) "smart enough" to stop what they are doing and consciously help to enlighten, liberate, unite, and empower humanity instead. (If this is you, please stop what you are doing and come join us instead! When love and wisdom prevails, we can again further empower and enrich ourselves with new technology; but, as it is, this is an extremely dangerous and most unwise pursuit.)

Ultimately, the result of unmitigated greed is not only the devastating manipulation, enslavement, and selective reduction of our human family; it is also the devastating decimation of the very natural resources that make continued life (all Earth life) possible. It is the unnecessary torture and murder of both humanity and Earth!


HOW DO GREEDY PEOPLE GAIN AND MAINTAIN CONTROL?

Naturally, there are many different kinds and levels of greed. For our purposes, we are only concerned with the most powerful and most dangerous kinds and levels of greed; those that threaten our fundamental freedom, quality of life, and life itself.

The kind of greed that operates at this level uses many extremely well developed methods of physical, emotional, and mental manipulation in order to attempt to control, enslave, and eliminate others. Some are well known; others are well hidden.

The primary methods of general control are money-based; such as privatization of natural resources, monopolization, taxation, debt*, interest on debt*, insurances, etc.

The primary methods of specific control and disempowerment are brainwashing, hypnosis, hope/fear-based manipulation, and evolving techniques of "mind control".

The primary methods of general disempowerment are fear and anger saturated division (based on racial, national, political, religious, gender, sexual, generational, social, and economic issues.), demoralization, distraction, and confusion.

Naturally, there are many other methods of manipulation, enslavement, and elimination that are frequently employed. If you look for them, you will see them.

All this said, it is extremely important to understand and remember that dishonesty and deception are essential to the empowerment of greed. It is critical to your freedom, your quality of life, and life itself that you understand and never forget this.

*Especially public/government debt. And let's not forget about central bank controls!


HOW CAN WE FREE OURSELVES FROM GREEDY PEOPLE?

In order to liberate ourselves from the control of greedy people, we must do three things:

1) We must enlighten ourselves* about our own existence. Existential truth is present in almost all religions; but it is often represented symbolically and, therefore, requires personal interpretation in order to be accurately understood. Unfortunately, literal interpretations of existential truths have been effectively used to divide, disable, and brainwash people for thousands of years.

Enlightenment* causes one to realize one's own true nature and true relationship to all else that exists. Such realization eliminates personal greed, activates critical thinking, and frees one from others' greed-driven attempts to control their mind. Furthermore, it naturally inspires them to help liberate, heal, and empower others; and to actively help create a better world. Global enlightenment* is critical!

*ABOUT ENLIGHTENMENT: There are many different paths that lead to enlightenment. Rather than further dividing and alienating people by choosing one of them (or creating yet another path), the Center actively invests in illuminating and validating existing paths by promoting "Global Enlightenment", one of our Eight Empowering Intentions. Global enlightenment is, indeed, critical to the well-being of our world; but I believe that every person should choose and follow the path that they believe is best for their own current perspective and circumstances.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Obviously, "Global Enlightenment" offers the most comprehensive protection and empowerment for the creation of an ever-better world; but, given the current state of the world, it is simply taking too long. I believe that we need to focus specifically on critical thinking, personal integrity, and kindness for a while; hoping that this will more quickly lead to widespread wisdom, integrity, and (eventually) enlightenment too. To explore this idea, I have written two provocative essays which can be found here: SOLITARY SOLIDARITY.

Please let me know what YOU think.

2) We must refuse all methods of wholesale human division while consciously focusing on areas of agreement rather than disagreement. Disagreements must be carefully specified and contextualized with a conscious intention to explain rather than defend or attack. Similarly, such explanations should be listened to with a conscious intention to understand rather than defend or attack. The "other" person is not your enemy; they are the representative of another life experience and another point of view. Such diversity is extremely valuable. The key is for both parties to recognize that such disagreements do not necessitate fundamental division.

Unfortunately, mean-spirited stereotypical profiling based on racial, national, political, religious, gender, sexual, generational, social, and economic issues is continuously used to divide, disable, demoralize, distract, confuse, and control. It can be difficult to keep your wits about you; but it is critical that you!

    Please realize that if you are quick to judge, dismiss, belittle, or bully others (especially as groups of others); your mind is not your own.

3) We must pay very little attention to (and definitely do not believe) anything we see, hear, or readthat could have been fabricated (which is far more than most can imagine). Instead, we must maintain a continuous state of courageous loving presence and trust our own inner "vision" and intuition above all else.

Unfortunately, advertising, marketing, propaganda, mainstream pop culture, mainstream news, etc. are all effectively used to hypnotise, brainwash (program), manipulate (with pain/fear and pleasure/hope), divide, disable, demoralize, distract, confuse, and control. Remember that dishonesty and deception are essential to the empowerment of greed. If you offer no trust, you will not be easily controlled!


HOW CAN WE DEFEAT GREEDY CONTROLLING PEOPLE?

In order to defeat greedy controlling people, we must do three things:

1) We must understand that we are individually, and especially collectively, more powerful than most of us can imagine. The enlightened and greedy both know!

2) We must refuse division (as described above) and, instead, unite around consciously chosen and prioritized intentions. Divided we will fail and fall!

    Please realize that if you are quick to judge, dismiss, belittle, or bully others (especially as groups of others); your mind is not your own.

3) We must ignore almost everything we see, hear, or read (as described above) and, instead, continuously improve our understanding of existence, our conscious intentions, and our plans for achieving (or maintaining) them.


WILL WE SUCCEED? WILL WE MAKE A BETTER WORLD?

Unfortunately, my confidence in our success is extremely low. Independent critical thinking (let alone enlightenment) is extremely rare and herd mentality is ubiquitous.

    Please realize that if you are quick to judge, dismiss, belittle, or bully others (especially as groups of others); your mind is not your own.

Even with low confidence in our success, I believe that our freedom, our quality of life, and our life itself (including all Earth life) is worth fighting for until the end.

For this reason, I have carefully refined the design of The Center and Alliance for a Better World (and all of its projects and initiatives) over the course of many decades specifically to help protect and improve our freedom, our quality of life, and our life itself (including all Earth life). This organization rests on the understanding that we are individually and collectively more powerful than most can imagine. It is invigorated by the understanding that our human family must be liberated from existential ignorance, false division, manipulation, control, enslavement, and genocide in order to unite around specific consciously chosen and prioritized intentions that directly serve to help create an ever-better world.


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