The Gordian Knot

by Hugh Mungus

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

- Albert Einstein

The solution to every problem you've ever had is simple:

"Stop believing in 'authority'!"

You're searching for a panacea, and there it is. Now it's up to you to take it. Believe it or not, that's the hard part.

Folks beg for a cure-all, but when provided one - with proof it works - they develop intense love for the disease. Since the illness is all they've known, a cure sounds horrifying.

"Authority" is terrible, but "authority" only works if somebody - or, in this case, almost everybody - believes in it. Government can make its "laws," but these "laws" have no effect if people refuse to adhere to them.

The "laws" of Ancient Babylon are still in place, but since nobody abides by them anymore, we no longer allow them to alter our course.

As Jiddu Krishnamurti explained, in terms of our species' problems, what we're experiencing is a "crisis in consciousness." We hold our destinies in our own hands. If we stop believing in "authority," it no longer affects us, since it's solely an ideology within our minds, and therefore doesn't even exist.

Those claiming to be "authority" will lie to you the "conundrums" we face are so complex they're insurmountable. Such is false.

Of course these scumbags adopt this modus operandi. If you realize the eradication of "authority" is the solution to your suffering, you dethrone it. As a result, those in "power" - existing lavishly at your expense - are reduced to the common populace.

Exposed as the evildoers they are, they're thrown among the vulgus they've been abusing for so long. It's the prison warden who's been ordering his inmates beaten every night. Once this superintendent is found "guilty" of something, and tossed into the prison itself, how do you think inmates will treat their new fellow incarcerate?

Do you believe this is a path those in "authority" want to take?

The "dilemmas" we face are a Gordian Knot.

"A what?!"

I can delve into the Alexander the Great explanation, but that would be more painful than the anguish felt by Oprah, when wigs are deemed illegal. Hence, let's just go with the simple definition:

A Gordian Knot is a complex entanglement.

When given a coil so intricate, it appears impossible to unscramble, you don't waste time "attempting" to solve the problem - like "authority" wants you to. You actually solve the problem by removing the knot - which, in this case, is "authority."

Instead of fruitlessly trying to unravel the quagmire in question, simply cut it from the rope, tie the two pieces together, and move on.

Your "problems" have been created by those we've allowed to mislead us - politicians, priests, pedagogues, etc., etc., etc. These assholes don't want you disentangling the "dilemmas" they've developed for you. Hence, they enmesh them in a snarl so perplexing, you'll give up trying to "solve" it before you start.

Why futilely attempt to untangle the knot, when you can simply eliminate it?

To paraphrase Henry David Thoreau, thousands will hack at the leaves of evil, to the one who rips the root out of the ground, burns it to ashes, and buries it in a cement block at the bottom of the ocean.

"Authority" has created our "complications." Our belief in "authority" perpetuates these "problems." Stop giving "authority" legitimacy, and these "conundrums" disappear.

"AUTHORITY": How can we possibly feed every person on the planet?!"

RATIONAL RESPONSE: We've far more than enough sustenance for everyone on Earth to eat sufficiently. The only reason people are starving is because they don't have the money with which to pay for this abundant nourishment.

If you don't conclude we need to eradicate money, in order to feed everyone, you're unable to perform math as simple as 2 - 1 = 1. If such is the case, you're either too retarded to read this sentence, or your goal is something other than expunging human hunger. So, which is it?

"AUTHORITY": "How will we ever pay off the astronomic national debt?"

RATIONAL RESPONSE: You mean the "debt" that doesn't exist? A "debt" "authority" - which lies to you about everything else - tells you is real? A bunch useless pieces of paper - known as cash - you can't drink, eat, nor inhale?

Don't "think outside the box," since this banal phrase was created by those who want you to conform. Think logically.

Give the "debtors" all the cash on the planet, and end the monetary system immediately afterwards. Those you claim are hunting for money just got all of it, we just got rid of the liars attempting to brainwash us there's a "debt" in the first place - and now we're free.

The Egg of Columbus is an example of thinking logically.

You've got a hard-boiled egg in its shell. You're tasked with balancing it on its tip, without employing other implements.

Most will mentally abuse themselves, to solve the problem. All one need do is tap the egg on its most conical curve, until the shell cracks to the point its intact portion becomes a sufficient base. At that juncture, simply place the egg on this ad hoc foundation.

Again, these "challenges" we're incurring are "problems" we're perpetuating ourselves. The answer to these "dilemmas" is not only simple, but ours to take.

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