We Love You.
One unfortunately is almost forced to speak in negatives when dealing with advice of this sort. Any talk of revolution and struggle readily ensnares one in myriad interconnected tangles of moral consequence.The best way to prepare is to realize the struggle is a struggle.
The struggle is not any sort of Us v. Them scenario. There is no Them.
There is only Us. Opposition becomes a mutual definition, and if there is some sort of evil thing that one struggles with, this thing becomes part of the identity of one’s self. ‘I am an anti-fascist.’ This statement, while easily agreeable, holds the utterer in thrall to the power of fascism.
Moreover, thoughts of opposition imply the very real (or practical, or utilitarian, or just, or another, any other, valuation) actions of violence. And if one is in opposition to a thing such as a political and governmental system, or corrupt corporate police states, or the monetary system, or an oppressive dictatorship, there is a very good likelihood one will not only be witness or victim to violence, but also an active participant.
This struggle cannot be won in this way.
This way only installs more systems which stifle freedoms. This way only creates more struggle for more people, it only perpetuates the modes which oppress. The only weapon one can carry is love.
The struggle is not first with others.
In order for one to help others, one must first help one’s self. To be a living weapon of love and freedom, helping to shatter the bondage others find themselves in, one has to have the struggle inside. It is a constant struggle, as all striving endeavors toward perfection, or the Good, or love, are. The revolution must first be inward before it will manifest outward. Hate, Fear, Loathing, Hope, Expectations— any and all must die. There is violence in the struggle, but the violence is only ontological (and must be, as such, if the weapon is love).
The struggle is not defined by those with guns or bombs, or both.Do not trust these people.
They are people, so assuredly there is goodness within them. Assuredly, they have a just cause to wield these things for. But these people are part of the oppressive modes of the civilization, ensuring that this inferior notion of struggle, that uncleanliness and bondage, are perpetuated for the generations.
A person who is playing the Game is not always going to be aware of it.
(or, another way:)
The enemy is not always the enemy.
Which is to say, at an editor’s request, this is a rescue mission.
You just want the no bullshit straight-up truth?
I am working very hard to open the clearest universal absolute one-time channel of communication everywhere.
And I’m going to say something that needs to be said and then that’s it. I’m using this as a vehicle.
And the easiest analogy to make you understand very clearly, you know that I want people to be clear about why I’m doing this— say like Buddha comes in the year whatever year he came and he’s dealing with peasants and potatoes and a certain mentality but very important that it— that what the message be said and then repeated and documented in that way. Well I just chose to use the worst fucking technological absolute time where people were distracted infinitely more and said I will do this job.
…it’s gonna be a bomb you know what I mean.
…It’s inside me you know what I mean. It’s all around everywhere but I listen to it, you know what I’m saying.
It isn’t my message; it’s like, the Message. Yeah. It has nothing to do with like a specific religious thing. It’s anti-religious.It has to do with spirituality. And just like— whoo— you know what I mean. The power of love, that’s all that is you know, it’s like.
Which is very confusing because we’ve got films of me, like, punching people in the head. But if you understand stuff like Sufism or stuff like that, you know, you understand that people that have done amazingly great things also carried swords and shit, you know, and that’s— and don’t be confused about that, because one person’s path is complete non-violence.
I’m more yin-yang completely, whatever it is.
…If I could’ve done it in another way I would have done it, you know what I mean. I have no control over that shit.