Losing yourself is a slow process that occurs one unspoken word or false action at a time. To maintain sovereignty therefore we must voice our truth in a world lost of reason, to be a voice of reason in a world that has lost its mind.
Hyperdefensive or offensive violence is unnecessary if you use your heart and your brain. Belief in oneelf is courage born of the suspension of disbelief. Believing in our Self is the suspension of the violence against ourselves that keeps us from deeply using our heart and brain. How did we learn such self-abuse? We learnt it from the social environment around us composed of people that have not yet come to love themselves.
One of the necessary stages of healing from trauma (initiation) is to be able to speak one’s truth to a higher authority. We start out as children able to go to our parents and “tell on” our siblings for bad behavior. Children who learn that bad behavior is not tolerated and that good behavior is rewarded are learning skills that will last them a lifetime. But our ability to “tell on” others for abuse or neglect becomes harder as we leave childhood behind. It is harder if not impossible to “tell on” our parents for abuse or neglect due to a deep sense of performative contradiction. Harder still when our livelihood is supplied to us from our abuser, such as a boss or a corporation. If you tattletale on your nation state for their abuses against you and others you are likely to be called unpatriotic and a trouble maker. Whistle blowers in this corrupt capitalist world are well on their way to becoming an institute and governing body in themselves, for there are so many of them.
Normal or "good" behavior is usually determined by whether it's socially, culturally and developmentally appropriate. However a presovereign society is a “sick society,” where the self-hatred and low self-esteem drives the very wheels of commerce and relationship. In the juvenile delinquent milieu of Borg culture “normal” behavior has defaulted and degraded to being “bad.” In a civlization composed of broken individuals, the totality of the environment has been constructed to drive a wedge between nature and man. Where culture itself has become the cause of the Great Schism between body, mind, soul this drives a stake in the heart of the HUman world. And without heart, everything falls apart.
Thus we stand on the edge of the known world, having to forge a new way of being human that does not sanction or encourage “bad” behavior in all its various forms, in order to knit back together the HUman cosmos. As we take our stand against the collapse of civilization, there is no higher authority we can run to to tell our tale of woe. We stand alone under the stars, weighing the scales of justice in our heart, trying to hold our own against the corrosive force of madness all round. For this we need Belief in ourself, that is courage born of the suspension of the violence against ourselves. If we stop self-abuse and come to love ourself, this spreads via ripple effect to all those we meet. Then, as we come together as self-loving sovereign beings and tell the truth of our experience we will have the courage to face reality and to relearn as a collective that bad behavior will not tolerated and that good behavior will rewarded…no matter where in the hierarchy of power and privilege one resides.
“Neither seek nor expect the sanction of those lacking the insight to comprehend your voyage home.” M. J. Holshouser