Principle 49, Part 2

This entry is part 46 of 98 in the series Principles

The Principle of Division Continued

Let’s identify a few of these divisions in the human kingdom.

The most obvious one is that of conservatives against the liberals. Each side thinks they have the truth or the better path, but is one side better than the other?

The answer is yes.

So, which side is it?

The answer is both, but at different times. Through different cycles liberals and conservatives take turns having the better ideas. Conservatives are right when they want to hold on to good ideas of the past and reject reckless changes. Liberals are correct when they reject ideas of the past that are outdated and want to move onward to better ones.

The principle that determines who is on the better path is that of freedom. If conserving a past idea or plan insures freedom then this is a good thing. If changing or discarding it limits freedom then this liberal act is negative.

On the other hand, the elimination of something that had been conserved by society that restricts freedom, such as slavery, is a good thing.

Where freedom lies is the determining factor of who has the better way and when the two sides differ widely enough so freedom is threatened then conflict will result. The end result will be the domination of one side or the other.

This division plays out in many different ways among us. An unsettling one is the Muslim terrorists groups against Western Civilization. Their extreme conservatism limits freedom and they are threatened by the greater freedom of non believers.

There are many other divisions that concern the people such as:

Socialists and communists vs. free enterprise and capitalism.

Labor unions vs. non union labor.

Global warming alarmists vs. those who see no major problem.

Intelligent Design vs creation by evolution without God.

Environmentalists vs. those who do not support them

If we examine any duality of a divided house we will always discover that the core difference resides around the Principle of Freedom. For instance, the problem with the global warming issue is not global warming, but how to deal with possible climate change without destroying our freedoms in the process.

Many have swallowed the party line about business being evil, especially big business and wealthy people. Is this really the evil that the media would have us believe?

Not necessarily. There is much illusion to dispel here.

The basic illusion is caused by the operation of this principle:

When free will is minimized through tyranny and fear neither the good nor the evil within the individual is allowed demonstrate themselves. The life force and vitality of the group or nation diminishes until either the soul force dies or the tyranny overthrown and freedom restored.

When free will is maximized and the pursuit of happiness allowed then both good and evil materialize in physical reality. At first the evil seems more prominent than the good and this causes many pointing fingers and cries for force to restrict the evil. Alas, the laws that restrict the evil usually restrict the good. The true solution is to allow maximum free will and eventually the good will dominate, stability will be achieved and all aspiring individuals will joyfully pursue their dreams.

The fall of the Soviet Empire illustrates this principle. When the tyranny existed in its full glory you rarely heard much about crime, greed, evil corporations, gangs, etc in that empire. The trouble was you never heard much that was good either. The great evil was the suppression of freedom in the name of preventing evil.

Then after the fall of the empire the world became alarmed at all the evils that seemed to be unleashed. Suddenly, in the view of all, we saw great corruption, greed, mobsters, gangs, thievery, unrest, lack of order and more. Things became so bad that many cried for a return to the old ways. The choice did not seem clear to many because with freedom evil is manifest as well as the good. The temptation is to always overcome evil by restricting freedom. The true path is to overcome evil with the light that is exposed through the interplay of good and evil. When freedom is allowed good will eventually dominate.

Great examples of this principle playing out are the changes that occurred in Germany, Italy and Japan after the defeat of tyranny during World War Two. Within a generation the evils that manifested after the war were held in check and much good began to dominate.

Unfortunately, the temptation to restrict freedom again is ever present. There is much truth to the statement that the cost of freedom is eternal vigilance.

The apparent evil that many point to in a free society is that of business, particularly big business. From my experience small businesses have as many faults as big business. The only difference is that bigger businesses have a larger influence in our lives.

So what is the major complaint against big business?

Most of them center around greed, but here’s the problem. Over 99% of the people of the entire world are more greedy than they should be. People just have not evolved to the point where they can work with a completely altruistic motive.

The only way to take away the effects of greed is to take away freedom. The reality is this. If we are going to be a free people we must let greed manifest where it will and then work toward diminishing the it through our own examples and allowing the enlightened to teach the benefits of overcoming unnecessary greed.

The most often cited example for greed is the big oil companies. Whenever the price of gas goes up they are accused of gouging the people and the average person seems to have set beliefs that the oil people are the most evil and greedy people on the earth.

Then there are the medical businesses where the government has stepped in and attempted to restrict greed and has tried to make things fair by its various restrictions of freedom and regulation within the industry.

Now the strange thing is that we hear many more complaints toward big oil than we do toward big medical or big hospital. When we look at the facts we see the irony here and how deceived the people are in the direction of complaints.

In 1958, at the age of 13, I was injured by an explosion of a homemade rocket. This placed me in the hospital for a month. Over several years I had six operations and spent over three months of total hospitalization.

My hospital room in 1958 was $8.00 a day and the price of gas was 39.9 cents a gallon.

Today the price of gas where I live is about $2.20 a gallon and a day in the hospital is around $1400.

Let us suppose that the government interfered with big oil as much as they have with big medical. If gas had risen in price as much as a hospital room then we would be paying a whopping $69.83 per gallon.

Did you hear that? That’s approximate 70 (seventy) dollars a gallon!

I find it absolutely amazing that people complain more about big oil than they do about the spiraling medical costs. This is an illusion that does not have to be if a few basic facts are absorbed by the brain.

The truth is that big oil should receive a pat on the back for not being more greedy and holding the price as low as it is.

Just imagine how much easier life would be for those who need medical attention if hospital costs only increased as much as gasoline. This would mean you could get a hospital room as cheap as $50 a day. Wow!

The seekers of the world must learn the Lost Key of the Buddha to discern and judge which of two approaches registers more beneficial with the soul, or the inner God.

The question that arises is which side is the extension of the light and which of the dark?

The problem in seeing this is that humankind always has difficulty in seeing its current situation correctly… BUT when looking back on history its vision of what is light and what is dark becomes clearer because on hindsight the good of the past is much more obvious than is the good attempting to manifest in the present. The masses are also much more programmed and brainwashed about what is good and evil in the present whereas they can look upon the past with more dispassion.

Let us briefly look at three major divisions of the not so distant past.

The Revolutionary War in the United States.

Here the people in early America were fiercely divided between the supporters for the king and supports for independence. The supporters of the king were called Royalists and were comprised of about a third of the people residing in America plus, of course, the British. Then there was roughly a third who supported George Washington and independence. In addition, there was approximately another third who were the moderates and claimed to not identify with either side. They didn’t care much who won as they mistakenly thought it wouldn’t make much difference.

Now which side do you think the Brotherhood of Light supported – those who were fighting for greater freedom or those who were trying to suppress it?

The answer is obvious.

And who did the Dark Forces support? That would, of course, be those who wanted to maintain the power of the Beast, the king.

The Civil War in the United States.

It seems extremely obvious now that the Brotherhood of Light would have supported Lincoln and the Northern States who were fighting to preserve a free union and against the practice of slavery.

It seems obvious now, but it was not obvious at all back then. Not only was the South much more united than the North around their ideals, but the vast majority of Democrats in the North (called Copperheads) and quite a few Republicans also thought it was wrong to be at war with the South to end slavery because the slaves were not worth it. Lincoln was not only hated by most of the South and much of his own North, but by most of Europe. England and France who received cheap cotton from slave labor thought the North was extremely misguided and did their best to sabotage them and some from foreign countries were even a part of a conspiracy to assassinate the man who historians now call our greatest president.

World War II.

This was a conflict that divided the world as it had never been divided before. On hindsight, it is a no-brainer to see that Hitler’s side would have been the one having the strings pulled by the Dark Brotherhood. Before the war broke out in earnest many good and well meaning people would have laughed at the idea that the Axis nations were pawns of the Dark Brotherhood.

Those who were sympathetic toward Hitler were great Americans such as Joseph P. Kennedy (Father of JFK), Charles Lindberg, Henry Ford (who saw them as harmless business partners), Chicago Tribune Publisher Robert McCormick and even Eleanor Roosevelt who was involved with peace movements to keep us from going to war with Hitler.

Even after the war continued in earnest, and was supported by the press, there were many who maintained that Hitler could be reasoned with and the United states was evil for participating in fighting against him.

Now, on hindsight the truth is obvious. If there was any person in history who would have been an agent of evil it would have been Hitler. Now we can see that the Allied Nations (imperfect as they were) supported the forces of freedom and light and the Axis powers represented authoritarian rule which would have taken the world backward.

Now in this age we are reaching another great worldwide point of division and again if the average guy had to pick which side was supported by the light or the dark he would probably laugh and say neither.

The division among humanity is classified by many as being between conservatives and liberals, but these labels cloud the issue for three reasons:

That which is called a liberal action is often conservative and visa versa. For instance, one of the greatest liberal ideologies is to be an extreme conservative with the environment and CONSERVE it as is. Those who are called conservatives are more liberal about developing business and technology and in hearing and discussing opposing points of view – hence the popularity of talk radio.

Extreme liberals and conservatives often take the same side against a common enemy. For instance, extreme liberals often ally themselves with arch conservative tyrants.

Many good people get caught up in illusion that causes them to oppose freedom. There were many good Germans who lived under Hitler. Today it’s hard to find friendlier, more good natured people than the Germans. Because there are good natured people on both sides of the issue do not be deceived into thinking some are not in illusion.

Charles Lindberg was a great guy to know, loved by all, but now, on hindsight, we see he was a well-meaning soul who was deceived and a pawn used by the Nazis.

Now we look at the country and world as a whole and see the general division becoming more crystallized. Each side has its faults and is far from perfect, but one will lean more toward the light and the other toward the dark. This contrast will increase until some resolution occurs. Let us hope it can happen peacefully and not through a World War III.

Copyright by J J Dewey 2015

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1 thought on “Principle 49, Part 2

  1. Typo:

    “When free will is minimized through tyranny and fear neither the good nor the evil within the individual is allowed demonstrate themselves. ”

    ****is allowed TO demonstrate*****

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