Unplugging from the Matrix of Conformity: A Journey into Personal Liberation & Philosophical Detachment
In a recent conversation, someone inquired about my assertion of "departing the system" and sought clarification regarding the specific "system" to which I referred. They expressed curiosity about how a seemingly routine phone call could be considered part of interacting with "the system." This inquiry prompted me to delve into an exploration of the complex interplay between personal detachment, societal systems, and the intricacies of navigating them, offering insights into the multifaceted dimensions of this experience.
In contemplating the concept of the system, it becomes apparent that it encapsulates a historical progression rooted in an imperialist framework. All subsidiary systems are constructed upon this foundation, aligning with a distinct cognitive mode associated with terms like patriarchy or colonialism. However, nuances in this perspective acknowledge a more intricate interplay. This predominant way of engaging with the world originates from a religious mindset, distorted over centuries through an interpretive game derived from biblical texts. It manifests as a supremacist and elitist structure shaped by a century-by-century evolution of thought.
Embedded in a system that seemingly could not have followed an alternative trajectory, women and divergent thinkers found themselves relegated to the peripheries. Resulting systems lack key human elements, most notably the feminine perspective. Subsystems derived from this mental mode encompass various societal constructs like democracy and capitalism, perpetuating a feedback loop that consistently favors the "white male system."
Despite noble intentions, social justice movements often become entangled within the system, transforming into yet another cog in the proverbial wheel. "The system" is the operational framework through which the world functions, shaped by the prevailing mental mode. As an interconnected human species, we collectively mold our own realities, birthing and sustaining the very system that governs our existence.
What distinguishes humans from other species is the remarkable cognitive diversity within each generation. Our understanding of these variations deepens through discoveries in neurobiology and epigenetics. In contrast to non-human systems, ecological systems generative nature is marked by the absence of unnatural attachments.
Individually, humans form attachments to systems, often unconsciously favoring systems that may be collectively unhealthy. This distinctive cognitive profile sets humans apart from species like dogs, instinct-driven and not attached to systems. Aligning with a system frequently involves overriding natural instincts, leading to dysregulation within the human system, manifesting as conditions like depression and anxiety. The question arises: are these reactions pathologies, or are they normal responses to a human system experiencing oppression?
In a call to the unemployment office, engaging with a human deeply connected to various systems creates a complete logical mismatch. Since detaching from "the system," glitches occur upon reentry.
Implosion, in this context, refers to a state where a system struggles to cope with glitches, leading to a downward spiral akin to a black hole. Some argue that various systems are currently in a state of implosion. Imagine placing a tablecloth on a table with a hole in the middle. If someone were to pull the tablecloth through the hole from underneath, that's implosion.
People within the system, amid an implosion, will gradually move toward the margins as they have nowhere else to turn, unless they wish to be engulfed along with the collapsing tablecloth. Interestingly, the beauty lies in the fact that we didn't need the tablecloth in the first place, and the table underneath can still serve its purpose.