The Decimation of Church and State
“I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. … These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.” –George Carlin
Forget the separation of church and state. Let’s embrace the decimation of church and state instead. “Separation of church and state” is just divisive claptrap handed down by an outdated mindset of a conditioned and brainwashed citizenry. Divisiveness is not becoming of someone who is awake. For the same reason we notch “awake” when given the options “republican” or “democrat” is the same reason we should notch “awake” when given the options “church” or “state.” In the spirit of unfucking the world and Nobody for President in 2016, as well as the Four Things the Powers That Be Don’t Want You to Know About Anarchy, the decimation of church and state is a revolutionary lambasting reaction to a species in decline.
No punches pulled here. Nothing short of the complete demolition, annihilation, and utter flattening of both the church and the state are necessary for us to progressively evolve as a healthy species. Both are stumbling blocks of the first order, unnecessary speedbumps on the highway of our evolution. The state is a power-hungry pig of an entity with its filthy, brutish, militant snout in everybody’s pie. The church is a crutch for spiritual cripples, a basket filled with rotten eggs that its members cling to for dear life. The state is a giant codependent bully hell bent on keeping us down and out in order to keep itself up and over. The church is an imbecile tyrant oppressing our updated questions with its outdated answers. Both the church and the state feed on our guilt through parochial fear tactics, placating us with insecurity disguised as security.
Both the church and the state are mere pebbles beneath the boot of anybody who is wide awake and privy to their underhanded lies and pacifying answers to questions that cannot be answered. The primordial Übermensch is howling from the Desert of the Real urging you to wake the fuck up. Morpheus is practically shoving the red pill down your tightly clinched throat. Neo is standing on a high hill revealing how it is indeed possible for us all to become “the one.” If this is indeed the time of your awakening, then it begins with thinking outside of the two most suffocating and intrusive boxes of our time: the church and the state. The ignorance gleaned by the mystification of the church and the state is one of the most ruthless forms of oppression, enclosing upon one more narrowly than any prison: a prison of the psyche.
Even now the prison bars of cognitive dissonance are slamming down on anybody reading this who is still emotionally sentimental toward either entity. But sentimentality be damned. This article isn’t a warm hug coaxing you over to the far healthier and morally superior anarchy and freedom, it’s a slap across your overly indoctrinated, overtly conditioned, and covertly brainwashed face. Would you rather be slapped with the truth or kissed with a lie? This article answers that for you. Here, you will be slapped with the truth. It’s either that or stop reading. Just turn away. Escape back to your comfort zone and pull your little security blanket up tight around your too-tight fear-clinched jaw. In my most coy Obi Wan voice and finger motion: this is not the freedom you are looking for.
Some people will say we need to take baby steps toward freedom; that we need to avoid anarchy. But those people are still functioning from outdated, fear-based lifestyles unbefitting of the updated, courage-based lifestyle that is necessary to get the Horse of Progressive Evolution back in front of the Cart of Our Sentimental Baggage. For far too long has the robust horse of our evolutionary potential been ramming itself into an emotionally sloppy cart filled with all our fear and anxiety. Like Carlos Castaneda said, “People are afraid of connecting with their natural selves. This is because our modern lifestyles have become controlled by the Corporate Illuminati and are now disconnected with the spirit of Mother Nature and the spirit of planet Earth.”
We need spiritual warriors who are not afraid to jolt people awake from their oppressive religions and into a more liberating spirituality. We need New Heroes who have the capacity to draw a line in the sand and declare, as Thoreau did: “I was not designed to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.” We need a proactive citizenry with its head pulled out of the all-too-comfortable ass of the church and state. Sure, as David Harris said, “It’s a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man,” but sad and stupid is precisely the situation we are stuck in. We can either bitch about it and do nothing, or stop bitching and start a revolution. And the revolution begins at home.
It begins by questioning the powers that be within both entities. That’s the critical first domino that must fall. Question the state, and your involvement with the state, to the nth degree. Question it until you get to the point to where its petty manmade laws and outdated rules are lying like broken clockwork on the desktop of your superior reasoning. And then question it some more. Question the church, and your affiliation with the church, to the fullest extent. Question it to the point to where its parochial values curl up, uncouth, and rot like compost in the garden of your higher spirituality. And then question it further. Like James Russell Lowell said, “Time makes ancient good uncouth.” And so it has.
Then it’s time to let the second domino fall: the courageous reconditioning of your preconditioning. Recondition the preconditioning handed down to you by your forefathers. You are the walking, talking, evolving personification of the New Human. It’s time to act like it. It’s time to take your life by the balls/ovaries and will yourself into a higher state of awareness. To move beyond codependence, and even independence, and enter into interdependence. It’s time to be responsible with your power. You may not be responsible for the unhealthy programming you were born into, but, as an adult, you are very much responsible for fixing it. Like Eliezer Yudkowsky said, “You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.” This is the scariest part. But there are many tools you can use to leverage yourself into fearlessness. As Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche said, “Regard fear as the kindling to build a big fire of fearlessness.” And then let all that outdated and uncouth sentimental horseshit burn up in the fire of your own unstoppable courage.
Then the third domino is ready to fall: being proactive with your newfound freedom and helping to free others. This is probably the most challenging domino of them all, because we cannot control other people. All we can do is show them the door and hope they walk through it. The rest is up to them. But, and here’s the rub, as George Carlin warned, “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” Especially in regards to the church and the state. Like Morpheus warned Neo in The Matrix, “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, and carpenters; the very minds of the people we are trying to save. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent upon the system, they will fight to protect it.” And the way they fight can get ugly. Rampant denial and incessant cognitive dissonance plagues their every action, puppetting them around like myopic marionettes hell-bent on keeping their strings attached. And their apathy can be even more crushing than their ignorance. But it’s our duty to maintain our empathy and our compassion despite.
Here’s the thing: change is inevitable. Evolution will happen. Neither the church nor the state want change, and they are scared shitless about a healthy and progressive evolution for our species, as it decimates and undermines their bottom line. In turn, they want to scare us into not changing, into remaining victims. But victims do not a healthy species make. The key is not to fear change, but to change fear; to turn the tables on fear itself and embrace healthy progressive change in the face of any force that wants to prevent such change from evolving, no matter how seemingly entrenched that force may be. The church and the state are precisely the overreaching, victimizing, spirit-sucking, slave-laboring, guilt-inducing, box-encapsulating, world-raping, soul-crushing forces that want to prevent progressive change. And it’s our duty, as members of the human race who have checked the “awake” box, to persuade others into doing the same. We are the evolved as well as the evolving, the awakened as well as the awakening. This means that all of us who care about a healthy evolution for our species need to force accountability onto those who do not. And it begins with the decimation of church and state.
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About the Author
Gary ‘Z’ McGee, a former Navy Intelligence Specialist turned philosopher, is the author of Birthday Suit of God and The Looking Glass Man. His works are inspired by the great philosophers of the ages and his wide awake view of the modern world.
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