Sunday, July 1, 2007


The cultural mutant somehow missed out on being or becoming a part of the new American dream: the techno-modernist vision, the Western triumphalist society, a person capable of easily identifying with the vapid, deficient-mental consciousness of the age.

While his or her society is reveling in its self-referent, solipsistic definition of success, the cultural mutant bemoans the decline of the authentic and agitates against the inequities and imbalances inherent in consensual reality and a culture trance run amok;

while this society smugly congratulates itself on its legacy of democratic ideals and its being the champion of liberty and freedom around the world, the cultural mutant recoils in horror at such hypocrisy, seeing instead a USA that, in spite of itself, has exploited peoples, their resources, and the environment – either directly or through client entities – wherever it could.
The cultural mutant sees a corpocracy (rhymes with “hypocrisy”; also see corporatocracy), that – in the name of free market capitalism – has quietly and cunningly traded democratic values and the ideals of liberty for a rank materialism based on the almighty petro-dollar (a dollar now tied to the price of oil), whose supremacy is enforced via the militarism of over 400 US bases overseas.

Being “out of the loop,” the cultural mutant is none-the-less determined to inform fellow, planetary citizens about the benefits of learning to be adept at applying an empowering skill from a holistic, relational/participatory consciousness;

the values and perspectives gained from such a consciousness provide a trenchant method for exposing this old-think-based-on-exploitation by a corpocracy whose sole aim has been to amass wealth and power, and that lulls ill-informed citizenry into complacency via rampant consumerism and out-of-control commodity fetishism.
In fact, the message of the cultural mutant is that humanity needs to dismantle the fascist powers of corporatism, militarism, and corrupt government.

Alternatively, citizens can rally for improved emancipatory and regulatory human systems, and a new form of sovereignty that moves beyond the outmoded concept of nationalism, with its cover of “national security” and its often myopic “national interests.”

Consequently, citizens of the planet need to resist these fascist forces of corpocracy as much as they need to be fighting the fascism foisted on them in the name of religion (viz., profane interpretations of Islam, Judaism, Christianity, etc.), as we recall the words of Krishnamurti:

When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind. --Freedom from the Known, pp. 51-52
Colesville, MD/ June 30, 2007

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