When humans create an organisation, it takes on a life of its own.
It is an embodiment of their thoughts and as such becomes a system.
In its own right, a system is an entity.
While it exists, it lives on the emotion and energy of humans. Yet, it is independent of them.
So, systems are the nations, states, government, institutions, companies, unions, clubs and associations that humans belong to.
Where larger systems desire to incorporate or control smaller systems, with each seeking to overcome the other.
It is through the flow of systems supporting or competing against each other that create civilization.
The more humans who serve a system, the greater is its strength.
Systems strive to own the soul of humans.
They achieve this by obtaining their emotions.
When humans join a system they adopt its identity.
They allow the system to give direction to how they should feel and how they should
They believe it is an equal relationship, and express themselves though ‘My’.
My country, My king, My army, My company. My boss.
By this word ‘My’, people believe that they are a part of that entity.
They believe that with the freedom to use this word ‘My”, they have a right of ownership with it.
It is an illusion.
The system allows them to adopt the usage of ‘My’ in return for its use of them.
They become its human instruments, as it seeks to contest the power of another system.
As a system seeks to gather humans, it desires martyrs and rewards patriots.
For the courage given by these humans, inspires others to acknowledge this sacrifice by joining their system.
Understanding the importance to promote this human loyalty, the system creates times of remembrance and memorial occasions.
Upon these events are traditions laid.
The emotional content of a tradition, pulls in humans to reenact them.
As they are absorbed into the energy of the tradition, and as they partake in it, so they give energy for its unquestioning continuance.This embodiment causes them not think of why the tradition came about, only that it did and that they are a part of it and so its system.
They are proud to belong. Yet, they do not know how they do not think.
Their thinking has long been taken over by their system.
For the maintenance of these systems, humans are bred into their concept.
School is the breeding ground for systems.
School tames the free child and indoctrinates it in the warmth and safety of systems.
It warns the child of ostracization, of insecurity and of the fear of not conforming.
It is through this fear of rejection, the fear of loss of acceptance, a question to its
identity, that teaches the child to want to belong to a system.
The child is taught to fear not to be accepted by a system.
When it leaves school, the new citizen rushes into the open arms of a system.
They are grateful for the warmth embrace, the uniform and the badge which assures
them they have been accepted.
They were so happy to look forward, that they did not notice how slowly the doors were
closed behind them.
Sealed into this new system, they surrender their emotions to it and will now die for it.
To lie, to cheat, to steal or to take the life of another is for the good of their system.
From the moment those doors closed, their life is this system.
So they think.
A system will be happy if the human dies for it, and it has no interest if it sacrifices
them for its own good. But, it will hate a human who leaves it and will never forgive
When a human is dejected from a system, which they have been loyal to, they hate the
betrayal of their system.
If they meet other humans with similar hatred, they seek to make their own new system.
Systems are immortal. They change form and adapt to exist. Human beings live and die
This is civilisation. It is a sea of systems which humans cling to, as if in boats in a storm. Frightened to let go, because they were trained in school never to think of living outside a system.
I wrote this too many years ago to remember when I did. But the question that rises in my mind now, is how humanity will adjust to the domination of AI in their lives. I wonder?