Identifying the New Slaves

2004-3-1 16:40:00

Keith writes:
Your comments gave me a lot to think about. After reading and rereading your latest post, I can honestly say, I do not understand the blur principle very well. The seniors drug analogue you have used in concert with the civil war slavery issue do not seem complementary to me. Their is something amiss about the comparison, but I cannot quite put my finger on it. I will ponder this for a few days, and maybe I can come up with someway of expression this misgiving I have, but cannot put into words.

First let me restate the Blur Principle. "The deceived person looks at freedom only as it applies to him and not as it applies to the whole. If an act or a law brings him more freedom at the greater expense of the group, his vision becomes blurred through selfishness. Because he seems to be more free he thinks he is fighting for the cause of freedom. The illusion is that if the freedom of the whole is diminished then the body becomes sick and when the whole dies the individual dies also. Then his little grip on individual freedom comes to an end."

As I said earlier, the problem with slavemasters is that they experience greater freedom (on a temporary basis) through the incorporation of the slavery principle which principle is always blurred by those who are the beneficiaries.

The slavemasters in the Old South saw the benefits and enhanced freedom they experienced through the forced labor of the slaves and rejoiced in a system that they saw as "fair" to themselves, the general populace and, of course, the slaves.

Illusionary benefits of slavery were such things as:

(1) Slaves helped the children. Slaves assisted in the care and nurturing of children. Some would have to do without lunch if it were not for their help.
(2) Slaves helped the Elderly. Grandma and Grandpa often had difficulty taking care of themselves and the slaves provided the much needed labor to take care of them, provide them medicine and help extend their lives.
(3) There were fewer poor among the populace because of the labor performed by the slaves.
(4) The slaves, after all, were merely paying "their fair share" for their privilege of rubbing shoulders with their more enlightened masters and liberators. Without the slavemasters the slaves would be lost, without purpose and unable to sustain themselves.

The people in the Old South posted the following questions to those who challenged them.

Who wants to be against the children? Who wants to be against the elderly? Who wants the poor to suffer even more? Why should we free the slaves when none would benefit, not even the slaves?

Today, looking back, many are mystified as to why the southern states were so attached to keeping the institution of slavery when it is so obvious to us that it is just plain wrong. Why was it not obvious to them? Hopefully, the above points will give us a glimpse into the why. The majority of the individuals who had the vote benefited through the practice and this caused a blur over their vision as to the damage they were inflicting not only on the slaves, but on the whole of the body - which was doomed to destruction if it continued.

But the interesting thing is today we are in the same situation, but on a higher turn of the spiral with the names and circumstances changed, but with the slavery principle held intact.

This time instead of making slaves of a race of people who are the poorest among us the slaves are a class of people who are the most prosperous among us.

The key element the two groups have in common is that they are both the producers of society, the ones who cause the machinery of production to turn.

The problem that creates the present illusion is this. It was wrong to force labor from the slaves because they were poor and uneducated, but it is good force those who have abundance to give of their goods and services because they have more than they need. This is only "fair."

When one looks at this reasoning from an enlightened angle it is warped indeed.

Is it wrong to demand ransom from a poor man but good to do it to a rich man?

Is it wrong to steal from a poor man but good to do it to a rich man?

Is it wrong to demand free labor from a poor man but good to do it to a rich man?

It is equally wrong to do evil to both groups. It just does not seem as bad to do it to the more prosperous because we do not take all they have (yet).

The modern slavemasters do not realize that by stealing from the rich today they are also stealing from the poor because the producers do much more to benefit the poor than does the government.

And speaking of this it is interesting to examine the institution of slavery as it existed in ancient Rome and Greece. Many slaves were allowed to own their own businesses as long as they gave their masters 50% of their income. Some of these slaves became quite wealthy in their own right despite their situation.

All those in the higher income bracket today pay more than 50% of their income to their master - the various governments. The difference between us and the ancients is that they knew what slavery was. They called a spade a spade. They knew that when one was forced to give 50% of his income that would classify him as a slave. Today things are too blurred for people to recognize this - even many of the victims.

Now let us get back to your point:
The seniors drug analogue you have used in concert with the civil war slavery issue do not seem complementary to me. Their is something amiss about the comparison...

Something seems amiss because the parallel is not exact. For one thing, the prescription drug benefit paid for through forced labor contribution is only one small part of our slave labor benefits. We cannot just take one small part of the problem and compare it to the whole of the civil war slavery issue. We could compare it to the benefit the South received by using their slaves to care for their elderly. We are also talking about a class of people rather than a race, but the principle of slavery is there, blurred by the issues of benevolent purpose, in both cases.

DK calls evil "misplaced or maladjusted good." Esoteric Healing, Pg. 587

The fight of evil by the Hierarchy is to "liberate the good, free the beautiful, release the true and 'immure in prison under seal' that which is not good, that which breeds ugliness and hate, and that which distorts the truth and lies about the future." Rays and Initiations, Pg. 752

It is interesting that one of the evils fought by the Hierarchy is that which "lies about the future."

The tax and benevolent spending program we have started out as a lie about the future. The initial tax was only 1% on the top earning 1% and the lie was that this new system was going to continue to be harmless and only slightly effect a small minority. Now the lie continues. As government grows we are told that only a few of the rich will be effected by the cost of new benevolent programs. We are led to believe that benefits can increase forever because the rich have unlimited funds which can be confiscated. The rich always have more than they need.

The truth about the future is this. As confiscation of the production of those who make the country work continues, a point of tension is eventually reached. At that point the whole system begins to die or emergency surgery must be performed and the cancer of the new slavery be removed and replaced by a free circulation of the life force.

Some may read my last few posts and think that I am against social programs that help the poor and misfortunate. This is not correct. This is like saying that The Northern States were against children and the elderly who were cared for by the slaves.

Remember the words of DK. Evil is "misplaced or maladjusted good." I am against the maladjusted good of the current system that employs slaves whether they be rich or poor. I am for assisting the helpless through the free will of the majority of those who are effected.

Those who are incurring the benefits of the modern slavery should have no vote as to how much is extracted from a group of which they are not a part. The producers alone should decide on how they wish to assist and how much. All should be done by the free will of those who are involved.

When one class who is receiving can dictate to another class who is forced to give you have slavery, pure and simple.

Consciousness is the one and only reality, it is the first and only cause-substance of the phenomena of life. Nothing has existence for man save through the consciousness he has of it. Therefore, it is to consciousness you must turn, for it is the only foundation on which the phenomena of life can be explained. Neville