While Texas has had some of the worst problems with the pandemic, Abbott has elected to reopen the state. Despite tangible evidence of loss, the federal government braced itself for a resurgence of an attempted coup on March 4, 2021, due to rumors provided by Qanon. Lest anyone believe that I only offer one-sided criticism, the Biden administration has failed to offer stimulus payments, but found money to bomb Syria. The “liberal” and Democrat-led City of Austin was one of many places where the wealthy barely lost power. Many people are constantly screaming about voting, as if none of the people responsible for the current anguish were elected. At some point, if anyone is going to have an honest conversation about the problems in society, people must understand that pathology cannot be cured with policy.
Every individual is entitled to maintain a completely independent psyche, which exists in the world with others. Demanding control of the psyche of others is unhealthy, as is being unable to withstand the input of conflicting ideals. Trying to repair psyches through policy is what has created this horrendous, murderous society that people dare to call “normal.” Moreover, society has become even more unhealthy by allowing those who require exploitation and/or those who refuse to hear the word “no” to become leaders. Outside of leadership, those types of people are merely a part of human existence; within leadership, society as a whole begins to valid lacking integrity and abusive behavior. There will be no substantive human evolution as long as power hoarders keep offering power hoarders for positions that affect others.
This is the prevailing pathology among the hoarders of power: total control and resources without consequences and responsibilities. Hard work means nothing to exploitative people who feel entitled to work everyone into the ground and demand still more. Sadly, most people have been too busy competing with each other to fulfill their responsibilities to those in their care, and stress is another word to describe “constant excitement.” Before the cluster of crises in 2020, the general populace internalized all the pain and frustration as individual deficiencies, and kept telling ourselves that we needed to work on ourselves to meet the requirements given to us. I liken our awakening to watching a car accident while driving on a highway versus walking on the sidewalk. From the highway, details are hard to catch because we are all committed to getting to our destinations as quickly as possible without engaging with anyone else. From a sidewalk, we can engage with our neighbors, perhaps film altercations with phones, observe first responders, and see who was hurt. Our growing awareness scared the hoarders out of their mind, and they have been trying to distract us with the economy ever since.
Housing is one of the most essential components of existence, but both public and private entities feel entitled to make the general populace beg for places to call homes. Housing history is included on credit reports, while property managers demand rental history and good credit to rent to people. As long as governments on all levels keep lying about housing being scarce, they will feel justified in enabling builders who create nothing but luxury housing. If private entities see housing as an investment instead of a general good that allows emotional security, there is no amount of policy that can cause evolution. When people can create private rules about how property is appraised — and have those private, hidden rules be adopted into law throughout the states and territories — there is no hope for “affordable housing.” Since people feel empowered to make more money on the same property every single year, mortgage protections and rent control are impossible. The hoarders’ obsession with profit is what makes housing unaffordable, not the amount of policy ideas.
Hurricanes have laid waste to communities in several states along the Gulf of Mexico. Forest fires devastated the globe at the beginning on 2020, and aided in the deaths of multiple endangered species. A polar vortex swept through the middle of the United States, causing billions in damages for already hurting communities. Unfortunately, governments refuse to invest in sustainable energy and private entities demand to get rich off of the environment, while everyone is forced to deal with the consequences. Scientists, researchers, and activists can scream into the air all they want, but the hoarders own the media, so those screams remain unheard. As long as public officials and businesses maintain their ideology, no creation of policy is going to combat lower yields and climate change.
So many people tried gardening when the pandemic was finally acknowledged, and were disappointed with the results because society was trained to consume produce instead of cultivate it. Grocery retailers are devastated every single time a catastrophe occurs, and people are forced wait for restocking. Food waste is protected more than the need for food is respected, as is demonstrated by bleached food and locked dumpsters. Food pantries and meal kitchens are visited by people with jobs and homes because most income is spent on housing. As long as providing food is seen as a “handout,” there will always be food insecurity, and policy will not change a belief that all human beings must earn the right to eat.
Even though most clothing is made by exploitation, there are so many rules about what can be worn where at what times. “Professional” clothing is expensive and cannot be cleaned at most residences, but hoarding employers feel entitled to coerce such styles. Thrift stores are available only for those without divergent body types, such as extra tall, really short, and larger people. Also, most people live in less space now, so it is impossible to store multiple outfits to avoid being seen as “unprofessional.” Seasonal clothing costs more and takes up more space, which means that many poorer people are not sufficiently warm due to budgets and living conditions. Despite all of this, the hoarders believe that everyone should be able to dress however the hoarders declare, without exception — they believe that they should be able to control what people wear at all times.
Jobs are posted online, financial transactions take place online, and most communication take place online. Regardless, the hoarders absolutely despise any working class or unhoused person owning portable electronic devices. Keeping up with technology is seen as frivolous, even though desktops requires desks for setups and electricity to run them while being unable to be charged. The first defense against giving poorer people money is always to deprive them of access to electronics, as if people could successfully navigate reality without technology. Hoarders believe that they have the right to control who deserves to communicate and engage with each other, and that people without resources have to be punished with isolation. Policy has already been suggested, and will not change their expectations.
First, education was limited to the elite, who would exclude those without it. Then public school allowed more people to become educated, but the hoarders kept raising the stakes to high school, then college, then graduate school. Predominantly White institutions were seen as more valuable than historically Black colleges and universities, while Indigenous cultures were internationally seen as worthy of complete destruction. Once more people had access to liberal arts degrees, the hoarders proclaimed that science, technology, engineering and math were the only “true” intellectual pursuits — and only White men had the “merit” to deserve investment and funding for such skills. If hoarders determine whose education matters and they feel entitled to deride those who fail to match their expectations, policy will not force them to appreciate any divergent intelligence. Additionally, if hoarders manipulate what is taught through money, policy will not change their entitlement.
In the beginning, most people learned trades and farmed until the hoarders decided that they should be able to exploit people and consume without compensation. Gradually, society “advanced” to place an emphasis on work that required exclusive education because technology was able to “replicate” human efforts. Then hoarders were enamored with technology and financial maneuvers, so earnings were higher for jobs in finance and technology. Now hoarders still believe that they deserve to make money faster, and are pouring their efforts into artificial intelligence to ensure that no one can learn technical skills fast enough to compete with computers. As long as the whims of hoarders determine who makes money, there will always be economic insecurity.
Most published and celebrated creative work supports the dominant narrative because hoarders are the main patrons of such works. To add insult to injury, hoarders want more attention for supporting creative works than they want to pay the artists, which is why most collect art and attend performances while the artists are forced to supplement their income. Meanwhile, divergent artists are at the mercy of their financial resources, if they even have time to devote to their work. The creation of art that defies the dominant narrative is often stifled by hoarders whose taste runs to praise and compliance, especially since the hoarders control the critics through “respected” media. Because of this reality, many artists disappear undiscovered because of the lack of funds and minimal circulation.
Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are the most prominent religions, but there are multiple faiths that remain unknown because the hoarders determine who practices the “true faith.” Worse, hoarders determine which sects of the faith is respected within politics, even though there are specific rules about government and religion within the United States. The Roman Catholic sect is so powerful that it is seen as its own country, and recognized as legitimate by other countries. Smaller religions are deemed a threat to the majority faiths, and followers have consistently been coerced to abandon their practices at the whims of hoarders. Recently, hoarders have decided that idiots practice faith, and secularism is the only intelligent way to exist, dismissing their roles in foisting religious practices on disinterested people for centuries. As long as hoarders dictate “real” faith, policy will reflect the whims of hoarders, not followers.
Family and personal identity are protected at the discretion of the hoarders, who feel free to violate their rules and standards for us at any time. Promoting heterosexuality and chastity, they marry while having affairs as they rail against polyamory and homosexuality. After destroying abortion rights for the lowly, hoarders pay for doctors to obscure “mistakes” and “youthful indiscretions.” In a nation built on raping and exploiting non-White people, interracial relationships on any level have been deemed as illegitimate, even as the White population continues to diminish. Policy means more restrictions on the general population for sexual and social freedom, not hoarders, who will continue to do what they want and avoid consequences since our power is not recognized under their system.
Finally, what is policy when the pathological are our only options within the dominant narrative? The politics of the democracy in the United States are an absolute joke because the hoarders own politicians. The end. Only recently has there been any politician that made less than $50,000 a year elected into the legislative branch, and those politicians have been persistently attacked by the media because of the threat to hoarders. Whenever there are policies that contradict the dominant narrative and prove successful — like universal basic income, land trusts, or racial autonomy — those “threats” are neutralized through assassination or draining resources. While shaming people into voting, hoarders choose the “options” for election through party donations and exorbitant campaign costs. All agendas that eschew wealth and power in favor of rest and anonymity are ignored, and even the working class has been trained to abuse itself for demanding more from the people with everything.
People love to talk about the philanthropy of billionaires and millionaires. This is reality: the ultra-rich are abusive people who extracted everything from all of us, and make us beg to retrieve anything. Most philanthropy is ostentatious, offers the “giver” mounds of attention, and validates abusive behavior. Enormous organizations often command praise, and cleanse the reputations of their abusive benefactors, attempting to instill shame upon naysayers. “See? We needed to exploit people, alienate those who started with us, and dictate political policy so that we could help.” More people need to develop the critical thinking skills to determine that if people are not exploited, they will not need philanthropy. However, because abusive people require control and resources — and many people validate those needs with policy, media praise, and participation — too many people still grant clemency to hoarders who have destroyed anonymous existence.
In the minds of abusive people, as long as they feel good, they are incapable of wrongdoing, and they demonstrate that it is our responsibility to maintain resilience in the face of their abuse. Essentially, the hoarders declare, “I need you to accept my insecurities and endure how they harm you.” Those who enable abusive people attempt to appeal to society by pleading, “If you get to know them, you would really trust them.” In truth, people have nothing to evaluate but external behavior because we cannot read minds; therefore, everyone is responsible for what is done and said. It is very revealing to choose representatives who are delusional racists or who rationalize the destruction of non-White communities, and “getting to know” such people is unhelpful.
Equally offensive is the demand for “solutions” and “hope” from people experiencing the abuse and harm. Hoarders have truly managed to manipulate everyone when demanding solutions for their behavior, which is why more Black and brown people have stopped engaging. If someone punches me in the arm, and I tell them it hurts but they repeat the behavior, what right does that person have to then ask me how to stop being punched in the arm? Obviously, the culprit needs to stop punching me, but is trying to gaslight me into thinking that it is my responsibility to convince them to stop, and if I fail, I deserve it. I am not continuing to waste my time convincing people who harm others that everyone is worthy of being safe from harm. For this reason, toxic positivity has run rampant, because people truly believe that if they feel good, they are incapable of hurting anyone. Hoarders are more interested in not being perceived as monsters while being monsters, demanding that the general populace make them feel good about oppressing us.
There is a point at which people need to be satisfied with what others are doing to appeal to their better nature. If people refuse to maintain a better nature and take responsibility for their actions, it is our responsibility to stay away from those people. There is no use continuing to engage with people who have demonstrated no reciprocity, no mutual understanding, and no healthy intimacy; basically, people who enjoy rejecting others. Telling people that they need to keep appealing to those who have rejected them is unhealthy, dangerous, and toxic. If elite universities get off on rejecting people, we need to ask ourselves why we keep applying to them. If employers get off on not hiring and firing people, then at some point it is time to stop applying to those employers. People need to understand that it is not the responsibility of everyone else to engage with pathologically insatiable people.
The main deficiency of all the hoarders is their absolute glee in depriving the majority of the global population, a mindset that those without resources cannot understand. If somebody is unhoused, what does that offer to people? What does keeping people perpetually in debt do for people, other than maintain slavery? How could anyone with opportunities truly be happy keeping the desperate unemployed? People need to stop begging those who are pathologically unhappy or dissatisfied, who reject all efforts for satisfaction, who insist upon not committing, and not being self-aware enough to fix their behavior. It is time to disengage with people who refuse to improve society. It is not the job of the populace to appeal to those at the top. It is our job to stay away from them and not give them positions of power.
Hoarders like to pretend as though people are unaware of how “free market” works. The Gamestop circus showed everybody how the market works: people with money act like garbage, and then tell the working poor that we owe them more money. There is nothing “complicated” about the market; people just feel entitled to impoverish others. The only reason we think about people who are pathologically insatiable is because they have traumatized us into believing that their opinions are more valuable. We should actually avoid people who believe that they are the only ones of worth. People who need to sow conflict and triangulate people against each other? Stay away from them. Environments where people are constantly seeking the approval of others to survive? Stay away from them. This is one of the reasons why racism is such a problem in this country. We keep flowing into the same patterns because the dominant narrative believes that everybody ought to be trying to appeal to it, instead of societal evolution that disavows the past.
It is time for full disengagement with people who refuse to be content with the reality that other people need resources to survive, because that is how reality works. If somebody gets off on rejecting people, not fulfilling their word and maintaining their integrity, smirking and sneering at everybody begging for their favor — and they do, then it is time to leave those people in isolation. Nobody owes any benefit of the doubt for those with extensive resources who placed themselves in positions of authority by exploiting others. Their poor behavior and disrespectful attitudes are their problems, and we need to stop making them ours. We also need to stop inflicting violence on each other by championing the psychological abuse that hoarders inflict on us, such as blaming individuals for the whims of hoarders. Abusive people thrive with enablers, and we need to evolve to question our support of abusive people.
Furthermore, the time has come to acknowledge that Black and brown people do not owe anybody anything, and to stay away from people who keep demanding that we do more. For those who keep protecting and enabling those with racist ideals, the nicest way I can say this is straightforward: get over it. Black and brown people did not assign anybody to be the moral compass of the world, and we did not sign up to be punching bags. None of us care that people think “feeling sad” is the same as doing the right thing, because everyone — including abusive people — know that. If people need to denigrate others to feel good or control others to feel “safe,” those people are dangerous and should be avoided. The centuries of placating the insecurities of others are over, and we are not budging from our goals of liberation. Society is either going to move on, or we will continue our pursuits of autonomous zones and decentralization, working to again develop worlds where we are no longer forced to self-negate for the comfort of others.
The only reason that society is getting reopened is because the elite are too stupid to realize that all of the crises have sucked all the resources and reserves from everyone. The majority of elected officials are too morally and intellectually deficient to recognize that their plans have already worked: no one but the wealthy have money, and the people at the bottom can barely survive. We cannot “fix” this delusional mindset, only acknowledge that its existence. The bottom line is that one cannot improve if one cannot be wrong. Instead of constantly mobilizing ourselves to “vote everyone out,” since all politicians have demonstrated loyalty to the dominant narrative, we must accept that we have to stop feeding the delusions. Until people in power no longer feel entitled to relentless authority, voting is worthless. The onus is not on the people to appeal to the hoarders, and if they are incapable of learning, that is not our responsibility.
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