The Conflict

There is the pang of conscious that ever so quietly speaks to us, bothers us, shakes us, disturbs us, but we quickly dismiss in the face of the overwhelming force of the superstructure, which beckons us to submit every morning when we punch in. Shelter and food are basic necessities, the leverage utilized against us all lest we entertain that deep inner voice, thus we bury it further into our subconscious. But it’s still there. When we see the homeless person laying in front of a new, gaudy, palatial development, we hear it. When we engage in the empty pursuit of accumulating products, we hear it. When we become so detached from ourselves, lost in a world of isolation, material and selfishness, we hear it. We know it’s wrong, we know we are not here for this, we are here for much more, but we are forced to settle. Again, the conflict in the root of our soul, or subconscious, or whatever you choose to refer to it as, is demonstrative of how counter the pure tenets of capitalism is, not just to the individual soul or subconscious, but to the united soul or collective consciousness of humanity. It damages the very essence of what we are organically; it’s a violation of such, but we accept this dysfunctional the norm, much like a child raised in a dysfunctional household, who only knows the dysfunction, to the point that it becomes the standard of normalcy. This child was not born dysfunctional. The child just entered the environment of dysfunction, and beyond its will I may add. That is it, the environment was dysfunctional, not the child. And what does it take for the child to finally see and acknowledge this dysfunction? First, it requires growth and maturity, which the progression of time brings. With this growth and maturity comes an awareness. This awareness may come from an internal or external intervention, or a combination of both. This is in concert with periods of personal and structural analysis. By this point, the previously mentioned deep inner feelings of uneasiness is no longer a nondescript feeling, but now it has a definition, it has a face. The child, now an adult, can clearly identify the dysfunction in their family environment and understand just how abnormal it was or is. But those who have not undergone this process will not see the abnormalities. Yes, they may feel the inner conflict, but the larger abnormalities will be regarded as normal. From this we have the, “this is the only system (capitalism) we know, this is the best system we know, and there is no other system apart from it,” effect. This is where we broach the subject of alienation and detachment, among other topics, but that’s for future analysis.


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