The Problem of Social Justice, Cultural Marxism & Mass Action
Action and reaction are a relationship without which we cannot live, exist or function. This action and reaction seem to produce constant heat, constant misunderstanding, turmoil, and anxiety; and we witness around us in the world the immolation of ourselves at all action organized or disorganized which has led to an unfortunate series of disasters. We witness about us confusion, misery and conflicting desires; and recognizing this global chaos, most thoughtful, most earnest - not the ones ideating upon this or that belief, but who are actually concerned - will naturally in due time see the importance of thinking oneself out of action and reaction.
There is mass action and individual action. The mass action has become an abstraction, an escape for the individual. This is the entire psychology of the Social Justice Warriors. By thinking that the chaos, the misery, the despair… this disaster… that is constantly arising in the world, can somehow be transmuted or brought to order by this “mass action” or “call to arms”, the individual naturally becomes irresponsible. This mass is a fictitious entity created by the individual for the sole purpose of shedding responsibility in favor of entitlement. The mass is you, and the mass is I. It is only when we do not understand the true relationship of action and reaction between the mass which is the “you” and the “I” that we turn to this abstraction called the “mass” - and thereby become irresponsible in our action.
So then what happens is that to look for a reformation of action, we look toward either a leader or to some organized or collective action, which again is the collective “mass” action, which is a fictitious entity generated by the individual. When we turn to either mass action or a leader, we invariably decide upon a person we think can and will help us to go beyond our own problems, our own misery, our own distress, and suffering. However, the trouble is that we choose the leader out of our confusion, the leader himself is also confused. We cannot choose a leader unlike ourselves. We can only choose a leader like ourselves, who is confused, therefore such leaders, such guides, such redeemers, such so-called spiritual masters, the so-called meditation gurus, the saviors, the messiahs, constantly lead us further into the depths of confusion, on the ocean floor of misery, at the core of distress and despair. Since what we choose must be out of our own confusion, when we follow an elected or selected leader we are only ever following our own confused self-projection, our own destructive ideation, our own failing mentation. And thus, any action, though it may produce a contiguous result, invariably leads to further disaster.
We see that mass action, social justice, and cultural Marxism, though in certain cases may seem worthwhile, are bound to lead to disaster, to misery, to suffering, to confusion and bring out irresponsibility on the part of the individual. And that following a leader must also inherently create confusion and disorder. Cease to follow anyone, even ourselves, as we are nothing more than what has been given to us by the culture, by the society, and by the world.
To understand action which does not create further conflict, further division, furthering more misery and toil, we must understand ourselves. An action born of the true understanding of oneself is the only thoughtless action that can benefit the organism. Any other action is not the generation of an action, but merely a reaction to the action of the response of the conditioning of knowledge. So, our problem is not outwardly, but inwardly, which is to act with an understanding of ourselves; and that comprehension can come about only through self-gnosis.
After all, stimulus and response are a unitary motion; a solitary movement, a unified action of a complete system. What I am, the world is. The world is a projection of myself, the “I”. The world is not different from me, the world is not in opposition to me. The world and I and not separate entities. The society and I are one. The culture and myself are unified since birth. Society is me. Culture is me. The world is my own extension, and to understand the society, the culture, the world, I have to understand only myself. The individual is never in opposition to the mass, to society, to culture, because the individual is the culture, is the society, is the world. Everything that the individual is, is given to the individual by the culture and society. Society is a relationship between you, me and another. There is a great conflict in society when the individual becomes irresponsible.
So, society is made of you, me, and everyone else. So firstly, everything exists within the mind, and the inmost in due time becomes the outmost. Society is then made of every single person’s psychology. Society then exists not outside of us, conceptually and/or physically, but literally, in every sense, society exists within the mind and inside of us. We are society. Society is me. It’s not separate from me. I am it. Not only am I society, I am the world. All of it. Not just in any poetic sense, but in every literal and actual sense, I am the world. I am society. I am culture. Why? Everything I am is given to me by culture, by society, by the outside world. I am a product of what has been input into me. Nothing more and nothing less.
Where can we begin so as to bring about a radical transformation in the world? As established earlier, if we look at the mass, the collective, social justice, there is no way out, because the mass implies a leader; and the mass is always ill-used, exploited, and used by the politician, the holy man, and the scientist. And since you and I compose the collective, we have to assume the responsibility for our own action and reaction, which is, we have to understand ourselves, the root of our own disorder, our own nature.
The Stoned Ape doesn’t want to learn anything from any mind Oriental or Occidental, Eastern or Western. Left to his own devices, he has a tremendous intelligence and a deep gnosis of himself and the Universe in which he dwells. His body is immortal, living from moment to moment. As the Mighty Stoned Ape in the System of the Animal, he is an extraordinary piece of creation. But as a “Human Being”, he is rotten to the core because of the culture and the society and everything they have put inside of him, which is everything he is. Every system of thought has offered him roses, but there are only thorns which have left him bloodied and scarred. A “normal” individual lives in his illusions. The “shamanic” chappie lives in his hallucinations. The Mighty Stoned Ape, however, living only ever in the ‘#Natural State’, has neither of them.