By JC Collins
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh. – Marcus Aurelius Meditations. 167 AD
Socialism corrupts capitalism and then blames capitalism for the ineffectiveness of its own inefficiencies. But let’s not get lost in ideological blathering and economic system fundamentals.
All economic and sociological structures are built by the human mind and as such are designed to feed the deficiencies within the mind itself. These deficiencies are born from the survival instinct of primordial man and his battle to survive.
The class structures which we have been conditioned to accept are defined as the poor, middle class, and rich. But what is the one thing all classes have in common?
Perhaps human greed is the answer, though the correct answer could also be man’s survival instinct which is manifested as greed. This greed does not seldom exist on the surface of our everyday interactions, but is well hidden within the confines of the subconscious mind and consolidated filters of the senses.
As such, few of us consider ourselves to be greedy people. Yet, survival today, being represented by trips to the grocery store and gas station, has left a primordial emptiness within us which we attempt to fill with the waste and vagaries of the material world.
Long journeys across the plains foraging for food is no longer the physical requirement of the modern man. The mind, not focused upon on the securing of food and shelter, has left our primordial selves in a form of suspended animation.
This status has been manipulated and further engineered to deepen the coma of the higher awareness within and has reduced us to the lowest common denominator of base physical existence. A new class of humanity has emerged from the mass collective of modernity and overabundance.
I propose to define this new class distinction as – The Primordial Class – the lowest common denominator quest for survivability as actualized in the amoral structure of modern civilization.
This class can be found in all levels of civilization and in all segments of industry and arts. It is the mindset of what is mine is mine and what is yours is also mine.
It is the madness of dancing on pedestals over the void of selfness.
It is the destructive idea of peeling back the street to take what is underneath it.
It attempts to qualify and define the nature of now.
Mankind cannot go back to the days of foraging and shivering in caves at the sounds of predators. Mankind must push through the traps of modernity and explode from the prison of the senses.
Our true physical instinctual nature was best represented by Capitalism but has since been corrupted into a twisted ideological bastardization of what we are and what we seek to be.
A king and beggar play chess together.
The king can king and the beggar can beg,
But the board knows the truth of it all.
The affliction of the Primordial Class knows no boundaries or borders. Whether you be rich or poor, or wanting more, the corruption of the human heart and mind is the door through which we have entered the modern the world.
It is time to relinquish old paradigms and unfounded stereotypes and realize that corruption in the material world is not limited to the boundaries which satisfy our lack of awareness.
It is time for the Primordial Class to be subjected to the self-limiting of rent seeking. This rent seeking exists at all levels of society. Those who are rich are cursed by those who are not because they are not. The majority in civilization are the Primordial Class no matter the sociological level.
It has been relentlessly repeated here by many that for the world to change we must change ourselves first. The affliction of primordial corruption must be recognized within individually first before real change can be realized for the whole.
It is a guaranteed reality that there are those at all levels of society who are not completely lost to the Primordial Class. Perhaps a few of us have already consolidated ourselves here at Philosophy of Metrics. We invite more, for with each awareness comes the ability to free more. Tomorrow is depending on it. – JC