Why Confusion Reigns
Our masters rule us because we are confused. They want it that way. That’s the main reason for it.
What is your aim?
The process of improving our human condition, the only process worth living for, benefits as confusion diminishes. But how can we diminish it?
We often find ourselves unable to distinguish between the many choices offered. This may particularly be felt during elections when we are trying to choose candidates. But it also true, more generally, when we try to distinguish between organizations that seem progressive. Which of them will actually set things right?
There are no good answers to the question, but that is not a reflection on the possible answers. It’s the question that was wrong.
Ask the right question
If our goal is to improve the human condition, then it should be obvious that none of the candidates in an election will be able to bring about a great transformation. It should also be obvious, in a more general sense, that none of the various organizations seeking our time and money can, by themselves, create a better world.
Great changes come about because of great mass movements. The biggest lie repeated on the internet, and repeated so often that people think it is true, is that individuals or small groups cause historical changes.
When we ask which candidate to work for or which organization should get our donations, we should be asking how they will affect that great mass movement of working families that will, eventually, bring the change we want.
Demagogues and sectarian organizations will end up on the bottom of our list. Those who promote progress and working class unity will rise to the top.
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