Wednesday, December 22, 2004
The myth of a savior
In reality, there is no savior. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. No sooner does a man gain power, but he then turns his hand towards furthering the Party agenda: the gaining of yet more power for himself and his cronies, which is, after all, the entire purpose of the Party. All that changes is which branch of the Party holds power, not the ultimate goal of dominion over others. All of human history since the invention of agriculture (and thus of agricultural surplusses) can be described as an effort to impose and extend the power of the elite over others. The faces change, the methods gain sophistication year by year as the methods change from brute force to those of deception and use of schools and subtle propaganda to control the very basis by which people think, but the Party is eternal.
The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?
There is no savior who shall take power and save the people. Never. Any one who desires to take power, who makes revolution to take power, inevitably is corrupted by said power and joins the Party in mind if not in body. Power molds, shapes, changes people into the very image of the Party. The faces change. The Party endures.
Why, then, does this myth of a savior, a strong man who shall save the people from the current meanies in power, continue to have strength? Why, that's simple: It is in the Party's best interests. For if the people are waiting for someone else to save them, then they shall not save themselves. And if the people who in turn strive for power are corrupted by said power into the Party's image... why, that's even better, since it allows the sheeple the illusion of change, when there really is none!
And so it goes in the American provinces of Oceania, where the few who recognize the nature of the Party wait for a savior that shall save them from the evil Party rather than taking action themselves... and shall wait forever.
Karl Rove O'Brien, Bush's Brain
These posts are probably closer to the truth than the other "Why did we f**k up?" posts the leftist blogs are doing.
And there are very good reason for the attribution of inventions, rationality, and decision making to one person. ITS HONEST. IF YOU PRETEND A GROUP MADE DECISION, YOU ARE LYING AND AND A LIBERAL.
Responding to my first query, that of a savior to save the day, you say that even IF a savior does come along and destroy the current evil party, his new found power will eventually corrupt him and a new party will be born, doing the same shit as the previous?
Okay, that seems true, actually. It keeps re-occurring throughout history.
But what about my second query, that of the weakness of the party? Does the party have any failings at all?
Lastly, your tone indicates that humanity is forever doomed to various, but consistently worsening, levels of enslavement.
So it would seem to me that if one were aware of said enslavement, and wishes to survive/escape it, then the best option is to assist it. Better to oppress, than be oppressed, eh? Are those the only options when living on the same planet as the party?