“Most civilisation is based on cowardice. It’s so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. You make a law for every movement. You deny the existence of chaos. You teach even the children to breathe slowly. You tame.”
~ Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
The seemingly easy path to dependency is thought to be a way to hide from reality, but in essence, it is the epitome of cowardice. This new world order being sought is based on dependency for a reason, because the more dependent is any society as a whole on others or the State apparatus, the easier the masses are to control. Dependence breeds laziness, irresponsibility, and indifference, and those pitiful traits are fatal to the idea of freedom. These attitudes are greatly enhanced when a victim mindset is present, as has happened with the collective horde that make up the bulk of this population, and most of the rest of the western world as well. What is missed by the vast crowd of plebeians, is that this gross dependency and cowardice has been purposely constructed by the ruling class through long-term brainwashing and indoctrination over decades. This plot has been successful in turning a more responsible, independent, vital, and courageous people, into groups of victims awaiting a savior who will never appear.
This is heavily manifested in the now ludicrous behavior norm of the herd demanding solutions from others for their self-created plight of voluntary enslavement. They have no courage or desire to help themselves, but expect those who fearlessly identify and expose the basis of the tyranny and totalitarian nature of the State they created and support, to fix everything for them, or give them the easy solution to their self-imposed problems. Any critical thought whatsoever would reveal the idiocy of such an impossible demand, but when so many expect to be taken care of instead of being responsible for their own lives, the only result is a pathetic and useless societal mob awaiting their next order to obey. They have not the guts or brains to figure out that in order to save themselves from the abuse they have voluntarily accepted, and restore the freedom they have abandoned, they have to help themselves instead of expecting others to do it for them.
Cowardice is common, but much misunderstood, and in many cases, false ‘courage’ and ‘bravery,’ while seen as heroic, are actually cowardice in disguise. We do live in an era of opposites, where most everything is reversed, where inversion of reality is the norm. What is at the root of these inversions, is mass confusion as to actual reality as opposed to perceived reality. It comes down to a moral question. For example, refusing to support nation-state aggression by not accepting orders to war against and kill innocents, is seen by many as cowardice, whereas military killing of innocents on orders, is seen as brave and heroic. This is evidenced by the military worship that grips this nationalistic, war-loving country. This is of course backward, for it takes much more courage to combat and fight against State evil, than to participate in it.