|Has our evolution devolved to this?
a multi-cell conglomerate
“The Domination System”?
Recently, two “cell-conglomerates” came under the microscope of my readings: the banking and the pharmaceutical — both of which sustain our rapacious Domination System. The sad commentary is that we humans are the food and waste of many cell-complexes as we run our energy-errands in and out of the cell membranes (or mem-Brains as Bruce Lipton likes to call them.) Have we become “patsies and errands boys” nigh every one of us? O, déjà vu!
The banking cell-complex was creatively described decades ago:
The owners of the land came onto the land, or more often a spokesman for the owners came. . . . Some of the owner men were kind because they hated what they had to do, and some of them were angry because they hated to be cruel, and some of them were cold because they had long ago found that one could not be an owner unless one were cold. And all of them were caught in something larger than themselves. . . . If a bank or a finance company owned the land, the owner man said, The Bank-or the Company-needs-wants-insists-must have-as though the Bank or the Company were a monster, with thought and feeling, which had ensnared them. These last would take no responsibility for the banks or the companies because they were men and slaves, while the banks were machines and masters all at the same time. . . . The owner men sat in the cars and explained. You know the land is poor. You’ve scrabbled at it long enough, God knows. The squatting tenant men nodded and wondered and drew figures in the dust, and yes, they knew, God knows. If the dust only wouldn’t fly. If the top would only stay on the soil, it might not be so bad. . . . Well, it’s too late. And the owner men explained the workings and the thinkings of the monster that was stronger than they were. . . . You see, a bank or a company … those creatures don’t breathe air, don’t eat side-meat. They breathe profits; they eat the interest on money. If they don’t get it, they die the way you die without air, without side-meat. It is a sad thing, but it is so. It is just so. . . . The bank-the monster has to have profits all the time. It can’t wait. It’ll die. No, taxes go on. When the monster stops growing, it dies. It can’t stay one size… . We have to do it. We don’t like to do it. But the monster’s sick. Something’s happened to the monster. . . . Sure, cried the tenant men, but it’s our land. We measured it and broke it up. We were born on it, and we got killed on it, died on it. Even if it’s no good, it’s still ours… . We’re sorry. It’s not us. It’s the monster. The bank isn’t like a man. Yes, but the bank is only made of men. No, you’re wrong there-quite wrong there. The bank is something else than men. It happens that every man in a bank hates what the bank does, and yet the bank does it. The bank is something more than men, I tell you. It’s the monster. Men made it, but they can’t control it. [John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath]1
The pharmaceutical complex was described more recently:
Physicians: The Pharmaceutical Patsies: … Medical doctors are caught between an intellectual rock and a corporate hard place; they are pawns in the huge medical industrial complex. Their healing abilities are hobbled by an archaic medical education founded on a Newtonian, matter-only universe. Unfortunately, that philosophy went out of vogue seventy-five years ago, when physicists officially adopted quantum mechanics and recognized that the universe is actually made out of energy. In their postgraduate years, those same doctors receive their continuing education about pharmaceutical products from drug reps, the errand boys of the corporate healthcare industry. Essentially, these nonprofessionals, whose primary goal is to sell product, provide doctors with “information” about the efficacy of new drugs. Drug companies freely offer this “education” so they can persuade doctors to “push” their products. It is evident that the massive quantities of drugs prescribed in this country violate the Hippocratic Oath taken by all doctors to “First do no harm.” We have been programmed by pharmaceutical corporations to become a nation of prescription-drug-popping junkies with tragic results.2
Do any of us recognize ourselves in any of the numerous complexes that sustain the Domination System? Let us recognize the System we have helped energize:
Our entire social system has become an “economy”; no earlier society would have characterized itself thus. Profit is the highest social good. Consumerism has become the only universally available mode of participation in modern society. The work ethic has been replaced by the consumption ethic, the cathedral by the skyscraper, the hero by the billionaire, the saint by the executive, religion by ideology. The Kingdom of Mammon exercises constraint by invisible chains and drives its slaves with invisible prods.3
How about we take a good, long look at our labours4 and ask if we are serving as food and waste for a world gone mad for power? And then ask ourselves if we can redeem the powers or if we must remove ourselves from being a food source / energy provider to the Domination System and move into a system that seeks to actualize both the whole and the part?
* Words used by Bruce Lipton in his book: The Biology of Belief | 10th Anniversary Edition (p. 96). Hay House. Kindle Edition.
1. As quoted by Walter Wink. Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination [Vol. 3] (Kindle Locations 752-767). Kindle Edition.
2. Lipton, Bruce H.. The Biology of Belief | 10th Anniversary Edition (p. 95-96). Hay House. Kindle Edition. Lipton’s prescription: “We need to step back and incorporate the discoveries of quantum physics into biomedicine so that we can create a new, safer system of medicine that is attuned to the laws of nature.”
3. Walter Wink. Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination (Kindle Locations 815-818). Kindle Edition.
4. Just a few examples to get us asking if we serve as “patsies and errand boys.” Do our actions foster injustice, corrupted science, fraud, elitism, targeted surveillance, war, abuse, cover-ups, pollution, disease, arms and drugs dealing, false flags and crisis staging, PR and propaganda, fake news and scripted weather, and on and on?