The Proverbial 'They'
  • They - subject
  • Them - object

Notice that although the words 'they' and 'them' are grammatically related to one another, as memes they signify two very different things. They is the nominative case pronoun - the actor, the doer. Them is the passive form - the object of an action; as a meme, them represents the unknown others - the convenient scapegoat, the sheeple, the zombies. "They" represent the powerful others; as a meme, it is "They" who are responsible for scheming the world they way it is. They receive the blame for the conspiracy. They are "The Man."

We shall see that these are one-and-the-same as two aspects of the other/self dichotomy.

Let's address the prevalent belief that there is a proverbial "They" who have planned and undertaken a system of enslavement. And while I do pass along many articles that I otherwise find valuable and illuminating, I believe that it is an error to refer blame to this 'they' as the ultimate source of the evil pervading the world. In fact, the members of the 'ruling class' simply fill a power vacuum that naturally exists in the current system, or 'world order' if you like. To attack these individuals, who have not consciously devised the scheme in which they play their part, has absolutely no effect on the system itself. Whatever vacancy arises in the power structure will be immediately filled by another groomed to do so.

We human beings are suffering from a collective delusion — an abstract, general ignorance of human nature, and the ultimate structural phases of society naturally emerge from this condition. That is why it is correct to say that our society is sick. Just as the individual psyche may suffer from various kinds of pathological conditions, so also can the collective unconscious, as Carl Jung would put it. This gives rise to the various archetypes that naturally manifest in our world. Another way to put it, very aptly, I believe, is the "Lucifer principle" (not to be confused with a personal Devil) - although I sincerely doubt that it is genetically 'hard-wired' as Howard Bloom proposed. Hindu and Buddhist thought calls this collective ignorance " Avidya."

Thomas Robertson very succinctly explains in his monumental book, Human Ecology (Vol II, p 366), as follows:

"They use their power without conscious direction because they are in ignorance of the 'Philosophy of Mechanism.' They handle efficiently very complicated machinery whose parts they understand but whose 'objectives' are unknown to them.

To attack these leaders in person on the grounds that they are blameworthy for the evils of the systems they operate is an error fraught with serious consequences. On this erroneous view, attention is focussed on individuals and not on the machinery, so that in times of stress the public wrath is apt to be misdirected against them; whereas to destroy the individual but leave the same machinery of society is to ensure the continuance of the evil.
Yet though this is so, it is nevertheless true that if a new order of society is ever to be created, it will be achieved by a totally new set of leaders, since those in power are the highly-filtered products of 'negative money' and are incapable of change.

… An essential feature of efficient social mechanisms is the automaticity with with the apparatus works, and this was at its hights in the present financial mechanism. After centuries of growth and experience, this device operated with marvellous ingenuity and precision, not the least marvellous part being the 'Financial Filter.' Granted the initial use of 'usury' in its major forms, the future course of society is predictable; but since the generality of people are unable to make the necessary inductive examination of they system, they tolerate a society which continually runs counter to their needs and aspirations and allows enourmities which would never be permissible to any individual.

When a still deeper analysis is made it is apparent that 'usury' and all the abuses which result from it are due in the last resort to the existence of something for which there is no acceptabhle English word. This the existence of "avidya," which is a-gnosis or nescience, and is the source of all human error and suffering. Men have failed to understand their own essential nature, and the mechanisms which this uses, and especially the mechanism of the mind.

Having fallen away from 'reality,' they have created a vast super-structure of illusion and have unconsciously contrived elaborate social machinery which they have never properly understood.

See also

Get Rid of The Enemy (YouTube) - excerpts from the film Revolver