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How to escape from a sick society and why it is wrong to do so...

 
Fiestyfiddle
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How to escape from a sick society and why it is wrong to do so...
I'm somewhat surprised this is allowed on YouTube.





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Re: How to escape from a sick society and why it is wrong to do so...
The video sums itself up in the first 5 minutes. Excellent quotes from those who survived.
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Re: How to escape from a sick society and why it is wrong to do so...
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Re: How to escape from a sick society and why it is wrong to do so...
The planet seems to purge itself every century or so, by infecting masses of people with idiocy and madness. Best to just wait it out while respecting the earth
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Re: How to escape from a sick society and why it is wrong to do so...
Here is the transcript:

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Excerpt:

". . .the most characteristic aspect of totalitarian terror [is that] it is let loose when all organized opposition has died down and the totalitarian ruler knows that he no longer need be afraid. . . Stalin started his gigantic purges not in 1928 when he conceded, "We have internal enemies,” . . .but in 1934 when all former opponents had “confessed their errors," and Stalin himself, at the Seventeenth Party Congress . . .declared ". . .there is nothing more to prove and, it seems, no one to fight."" - Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

Compliance is the food that feeds totalitarians. Compliance is not, and never will be, the path back to some form of normality. Rather non-compliance and civil disobedience are essential to counter the rise of totalitarian rule. But in addition to resistance, a forward escape into a reality absent the sickness of totalitarian rule requires the construction of a parallel society. A parallel society serves two main purposes: it offers pockets of freedom to those rejected by the totalitarian system, or who refuse to participate in it, and it forms the foundation for a new society that can grow out of the ashes of the destruction wrought by the totalitarians. Or as Václav Havel, a dissident under the communist rule of Czechoslovakia, explains in his book The Power of the Powerless:

"When those who have decided to live within the truth have been denied any direct influence on the existing social structures, not to mention the opportunity to participate in them, and when these people begin to create what I have called the independent life of society, this independent life begins, of itself, to become structured in a certain way.

. . .[these] parallel structures do not grow . . .out of a theoretical vision of systemic change (there are no political sects involved), but from the aims of life and the authentic needs of real people."

Václav Havel, The Power of the Powerless

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