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Irrelevance: The Driver Of Violence
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Irrelevance: The Driver Of Violence

Whether a pauper or a king steps over the edge of an abyss is irrelevant. The abyss will prevail. It will absorb royalty as quick as the lowest subject of that royalty, and it will not concern its self with the qualities of that which is now being digested in its belly. Kings and paupers alike are merely the future dust of the abyss’s floor. This proposition, if true, suggests that although there might a societal structure in which power is seemingly more present in one being than in another, all power is ultimately useless in an environment which is unconcerned with societal structures and their distributions of power. This in turn suggests that the powerful and the power-empty are only thus within the structure of their own society and environment. Put them into an unconcerned environment and the idea that there is an agreed or contested distribution of power among members of a society is fallacy. They are merely imminent dust. Of course if this proposition is false then who knows? The distribution of power might have some solid and transferable essence to it. However, let’s admit the proposal into the chamber of investigation. Let us look at the ‘truth’ that we are all imminent dust. This means that if we are engaged in a power-war/struggle/re-distribution, we are engaged under the shadow of an encroaching and inevitable process of being reduced to dust. We are fighting for something which we cannot keep. It can only be given away prior to the reduction to dust or taken away by the reduction to dust. It cannot be owned and therefore any notion of having rights to it is nonsense. Power, at best is present in direct proportion to the reduction to dust process; the process of being no more - Death as some have named the ultimate dust producing abyss. If we take a closer look at this dynamic of fighting for something which we cannot keep we can discern that the fight is not being fought for a trophy. It is being fought for a transient and ultimately useless object; a net for holding water for example. It might be used for catching a few fish (lesser subjects) but even the fish are imminent dust. It seems therefore we fight for nothing when we fight for power.

What are we to make of this? IF we fight for nothing when we fight for power; what purpose does fighting for power have? Whatever it is, it must be independent of the imminence of death. This suggests that between now and the hour of our death, we perceive a reason for fighting for nothing. But what reason can there be for fighting for nothing?

Earlier, I stated that whether a pauper or a king steps over the edge of an abyss is irrelevant. Perhaps that irrelevance is the key to understanding our fight for nothing; our useless treasure of power and its often soul numbing methods of distribution – Imagine distributing nothing!

Perhaps we cannot bear the existential angst that comes from being irrelevant. Perhaps we simply prefer to fight for nothing rather than be nothing. Of course this reduces our fighting to a choice in which we validate ourselves by conflict rather than invalidate ourselves by abstinence from conflict. We would rather go down in flames than be absorbed quietly, unconditionally and without judgement being passed upon us by death.

The insanity is; Death has no bias. It is we who concern ourselves with division and categorisation; possibly because we fear judgement more than we fear our actual situation.

I would posit that the fight for power is a manifestation of fear of being, and that those who seem to have most power are most afraid of being irrelevant.

This is an existence to have compassion for rather than a reality to be fought against. Of course it requires admission of the link between fear and power. And that is an admission ‘the powerful’ fear more than anything.

They would rather fight for nothing than fear anything; especially irrelevance.


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david104  

The power holders, so called "owners" do plant seeds of fear, and the fruits or that harvest return like a boomerang eventually reaping what is sewn. How could one own something they stole? Does "owning" an army that violates, robs and steals by violence then make one an "owner" How absurd as you point out so much time is wasted on the issue of who is important or or high, then on down to lowest with each level a master or slave or really both and the born important ones slaves of imagination gone wild from fear. Any violence comes from a violation, like rape or theft for instance using force or a violent action. Who ever heard of a right to be violent? A right to use force if needed to defend against such violence. Today it seems odd that some form of violence is viewed as natural or normal like a little rape or theft is OK if properly approved or voted in. LIke an assault rifle. Who benefits? The so called owners of course who use approved violence when necessary and call it by other names. Great honor, care, love, understanding, truth and courage to do what is right rather then today of dishonesty, caring only about ones own well being, spreading fear, despair, hopelessness, mayhem, confusion and abuse of the sacred powers we all share. Who could own power? Is that like owning gravity? Like the Ubuntu said "If it is not good for me it is not good for you" I found this article very stimulating.

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Thank you; reading and commenting. May we all eventually settle into sanity.

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