cultural dictatorship of the psyche

the dogma of gender in our culture is an imposed set of “man-made” rules which have the purpose of mandating the behavior of individuals in society so that “mistakes will not be made” i.e. that people will see themselves divided on the basis of their differences (vastly and grossly exaggerated to the point of absurdity) which creates a chasm between the sexes, between the “races,” between all members of society and nature, etc… this chasm results in the corrosion of social bonds. people cease to behave collectively seeing each other in each other and hence identifying with and acting in solidarity and harmony with their “opposites.”

this cultural dictatorship of the psyche has the effect of creating a competitive society in which the benefit of the productive output of collective work is usurped by the highest ranked of the artificially divided populace.

we have been colonized by means of a hierarchical dogma, and freedom will come when we take back the identities that we know and feel inside to be true… identities which are far more fluid and ambiguous than what society requires to accomplish the current aim of maintaining the privileged few in their positions of power.

free people can’t be made to slave for masters, ergo people shall be made to believe that freedom is slavery and identify with their differences as divisions, transforming their natural differences into barriers between them and not seeing their differences as the basis for cooperative development. in a healthy ecosystem, difference is the essential strength that guarantees adaptation and survival.

in nature, the world is not divided, it is co-evolutionary. only in human society – and specifically in “modern” human society, beginning perhaps with the Greeks – does a species set out to reverse that harmonic relationship between itself and nature and among itself. the outcome is becoming painfully clear:

catastrophe.

2 thoughts on “cultural dictatorship of the psyche

  1. What really scares me is how the cultural system harness the power of its citizens by making them police each other and force them to adhere to the dogmas and the prejudices.

    There is not some secret cabal out there ruling the world and turning all of us into slaves. It is as if the cultural system has a life of its own. There are some really ugly feedback loops here, making us all miserable.

    To give one example close to us: Crossdreamers and transgender people spend years in the wilderness trying to live up to the gender expectations of others, and by doing so they (we) also stop other gender variant people from finding their true selves. Because there will be fewer role models because of this, and if no one talks about being gender variant, there is no language trans people can use to understand themselves.

    Social media has helped trans people develop and share a better vocabulary and that helps, a lot, but social media has also become an instrument used by traditionalists and extremists to force us to live in the closet.

    It seems to me the fuel that drives this oppression is the fear of loneliness. The system policy people by threatening them with social exclusion, and a lot of transgender people can attest that that is a real threat, indeed.

    That is why trans and non-binary people must look out for each other and provide the kind of support and love we all need.

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  2. thank you Jack…

    >”What really scares me is how the cultural system harness the power of its citizens by making them police each other and force them to adhere to the dogmas and the prejudices.”

    somewhere i read about Hobbes or maybe it was Rousseau, one of those “Great Men”… that understood the difficulty of maintaining strict social order through direct coercion and whose model called instead for the populace to be manipulated through its own adherence to dogmas religious and otherwise and fear of ostracization and social isolation for violators… over the centuries of Patriarchy our minds have become captive to a set of illusions about ourselves and Nature, illusions that guarantee certain outcomes in most cases, outcomes that mitigate toward the maintenance of privilege and poverty in our world. a world of injustice constructed by its own victims.

    >”Because there will be fewer role models because of this, and if no one talks about being gender variant, there is no language trans people can use to understand themselves.”

    …that’s why i’m so excited about the idea of The Outpost… 🙂 to sit and talk under a tree somewhere in public with the little table and extra chairs and the banner that invites one and all to join us in discussion… i wish when i was coming out there had been something like that. a lighthouse to guide me safely to shore.

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