The Herd and the Empire
It's also a perfect time to contemplate this document as the dog mauling dog ritual of elections has come around again, and at this juncture, the Democratic dogs are as equally caged and hungry as the Republican ones, both sides being played by their affluent sponsors, and both finding power difficult to sustain as the downward slide of the system meets the light of consciousness. They need a manifesto badly, although it appears that they are eager to let the thing slide into ruin or thereabouts. Imagine the cheap labor pool that awaits these cautious designers should such a thing occur. The original creed might work.
People are understandably reluctant to think about these matters for fear of bringing down their spirits, but it actually works the opposite way. Being smart and savvy, having good sense, and understanding the game are a big boon to the spirits. Not falling for the politicians' hokum is a true pleasure.. Owning your own mind, knowing your principles, developing a loyal bond with your conscience, and trusting something other than them.
I've pondered the question for years, wondering why people allow themselves to be in such an obsequious position in relation to their rulers. I've seen it in many small ways, this hypnotic force that drives people to follow in herds. Why are they led so easily to just about anything? The rulers are led, too, by super rulers, up and up, to god knows what. I don't believe anyone knows who's making the decisions, which is why I hold firm to my view that the collective as a whole is in charge. It might look like the bullish architects of the Manifesto always get their way and will succeed in reducing the people to an even lower status, but there is no guarantee. We acquired small palaces ourselves and now we've tasted the nectar. Who knows where it will land?
So the fleecing is becoming excessive as it does periodically. Is this not a good time to take a look at the situation? The deadlock as it were. This election is a prime example of the dastardly deadlock. Any notions of being saved by anyone right now probably should be abandoned at the door if you are exercising your good sense. Contemplate the Banking Manifesto for an idea of how much change can be expected when you think about today. They are heavily made up to appear otherwise, but everything the politicians do is geared toward bending the public mind and advancing their own power in accordance with these sacred financial principles. Mars in Scorpio is helping to reveal the extent of their desire, especially with the lid on corporate election spending removed. It's quite a production.
The entrance into a golden la-la land sounds wonderful but I'm not purchasing my ticket yet. Not in early Capricorn. I've got too much to do first.
"We (the bankers) must proceed with caution and guard every move made, for the lower order of people are already showing signs of restless commotion [that would be us]. Prudence will therefore show a policy of apparently yielding to the popular will until our plans are so far consummated that we can declare our designs without fear of any organized resistance [that would be soon]. The Farmers Alliance and Knights of Labor organizations in the United States should be carefully watched by our trusted men, and we must take immediate steps to control these organizations in our interest or disrupt them."Well no kidding. "Our trusted men." One main astrological driver is the Pluto opposition to the US Cancer stellium, with its revelation of parental neglect and the dangers of continuing obedience to a damaged ruling body. Yes, we're being carefully watched by those trusted men with their immediate steps. The punishing of the left wing, the group most interested in justice and equality, tells the fact. The cracking down on dissent, particularly the anti-war groups, is a sign of the increasing authoritarian power squeeze in a sauce of scare by intimidation. You know, secret prisons and all. It's perfectly akin to the parental hand of the British Empire we rebelled against originally now that the Pluto return is in gear.
"When through the process of the law, the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and easily governed through the influence of the strong arm of the government applied to a central power of imperial wealth under the control of the leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders."
Whoo boy. Cancer transits baby! That hits in the heart and belly. The "strong arm of the government. Central power of imperial wealth. People without homes".
They are wrong. I've been without a home of my own most of my life and I never back away from quarreling with leaders. It's an order. They could be in for a surprise.
It happens with all empires. The uprisings of the peasants are as predictable as the suction of power and wealth by the ruling class. They count on the herd instinct as their high card but occasionally the card gets lost and the people revolt. In ways, this is a good time since the rulers are all so achingly obvious in their so-called cunning games. Transparency they didn't count on like the bankers' truth. One could almost pity them if we weren't in such dire economic straits watching them enjoy their fabulous riches without guilt or shame like court fools. Probably they are weakening simply from the excess and the people know it. They're preparing. Survival favors the well adjusted and as profits disappear for the commoners, their harmony with the coming era of contraction increases. The bankers and all of them will be at a disadvantage in the changing times. They have the most to lose. Money is not the answer. Power is probably easier to acquire than to hold. "History repeats itself in regular cycles. This truth is well known among our principal men who are engaged in forming an imperialism of the world [that would be senoir politicians]. While they are doing this, the people must be kept in a state of political antagonism. By thus dividing voters, we can get them to expand their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us, except as teachers to the common herd. Thus, by discrete action, we can secure all that has been so generously planned and successfully accomplished." Well there you have it. Election season. I'm antagonized while they're engaged in forming their little imperial world paradise so generously planned. You bet. New terror alerts right on cue. People getting literally sick to their gizzards of one another. Money all over the place except in my hands. Obscenity and hideous aggression in the air and I happen to be a timid person, so yes. I'm successfully antagonized. Good job.
When Uranus goes back to Aries and Pluto gets a toehold, answers will start coming, and in due time, solutions. It's good to keep in mind the wave-like nature of events in society and that we're now in a restricted, somewhat depressing down part of the line that must run it's course before it turns up, which is inevitable. Riding the wave is superior to getting caught in the undertow in my estimation. It's hard sometimes to let go of long held beliefs and dependence on certain groups but something has to give. Comparing and contrasting might give a slight edge to someone or some thing for a fleeting moment but the whole organism is in need of treatment. Maybe there are some new leaders within the herd and if the members could take their eyes off the needy, rather grotesque pantheon of stars today in the public light, they might see possibility. Potential is a fact of life. Sometimes you have to look in unusual places. Sometimes you have to look again. And again, in case you missed it. It can be subtle. Turning away from the ordinary miscreants is not easy but it can be done and dissidents are in tune with that necessity. Even if leadership takes a further dive at first it could be the path to something better when the time determines. It will. Survival requests it. The tuning up of values with Pluto opposing US Venus and Jupiter will bear fruit in the long run. Well the bankers seem to have their act together. I'd better work on mine.
The Course of Empire: Destruction, Thomas Cole, oil on canvas-1858