Latest in interesting “coincidences”, it is HL Mencken’s birthday today 12th September. Complete accident, I saved this picture previously as I agreed with the quote but didn’t know the author at all. I felt called to post it today, just now, on a whim and thought I had better look this person up, who he is, what he accomplished etc., and lo and behold, he was born on this day in 1880.
The full corrected quote is from his notebook published in 1956:
“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve. This is true even of the pious brethren who carry the gospel to foreign parts.”
I hope you can see the parallel with the philanthropist posturing and elite power being wielded above us today; virtue signalling societal guidelines disguised as altruism, wholeheartedness and kind generosity, all in a bid to herd humanity towards a reality that isn’t necessarily in their best interests but actually to reinforce the power of those who’ve been there for eons.
We can change the pitches, change the players, even change the outfits and the teams if you so wish, but the game stays very much the same, same as it always has been so far; us distracted from seeing.
Just a quick sojourn into our often manipulated, yet readily available recorded history will suffice for anyone with discernment to see that indeed, the house always does win. As George Carlin said, “It’s a big club and you’re not in it.” (as more coincidences have it, Carlin passed in 2008 on my birthdate, 22nd June).
That’s just the way it is, for now. Nevertheless, don’t ever forget that we have choices. Although we cannot hope to make them wisely if we are uninformed. Relearning everything we have been conveniently taught by others and trickled down from these past rulers is our duty if we hope to create a new possibility for the reality we are co-creating in this realm.
We are incredibly powerful and are waking up to our true capacities, we remember and we will keep rising against those who seek to rule over us for their own gain. We are here, we are whole and we will not lower our voices.