Slave mentality?

Regular readers of this modest blog may remember me wondering: Why bother? in the wake of a conversation I had. Earlier I expressed my concern about the lack of response to the continued demolishing of our country and our freedom.

The last vestiges of democracy in the Netherlands are sacrificed on the altar of Mammon. But where one would expect the angry roar of a crowd, kitted out with pitchforks and torches, with tar and feather, you only hear the desolate sound of a lonely cricket.

I sometimes despair for this country. Are we all as easily frightened as those that lead us into this mess? Have we really lost all of our courage, self-sufficiency? Are we really going to resign to the abomination they have planned for us?

In the end I came to the conclusion that most Dutch aren’t that interested in freedom and democracy, in having a say in their own future. They don’t want to deal with ‘complex issues’. They want to get on with their lives in a secure manner, safe from extraneous responsibilities. It seems that to most Dutch freedom and sovereignty are no longer a priority, are no longer an issue.

But that still left the question why that would be so. What would make the majority of Dutch so compliant and complicit in their own subjugation?

Brandon Smith takes a stab at explaining. Calling it the Slave Mentality, he describes point by point the ruthless conformism that has taken hold of the West.

The True Slave: The true slave is not a person who has been shackled, beaten, tortured, and made to comply under threat of death. As long as that poor soul has the spirit of rebellion and is ever seeking freedom, they are not imprisoned fully. The true slave is a person who enjoys their subservience, who is weighted with fear by the very idea of independence from the system, and who would actually fight and die to maintain the establishment which enslaves them. The true slave is not able to imagine living any other life beyond his micro-managed existence.

The Facts Lose Value: The worst flaw of the slave is not necessarily his ability to overlook the truth, but his ability to see it, comprehend it, and then shrug it off anyway because it is contrary to his mission to fulfill his private delusions. For the slave, the truth exists, but is no longer useful. Lies make his universe turn, and facts are a tool to be used or cast aside at his leisure.

The Obsession With The Law: The slave mentality, though illogical and psychotic, still requires a certain foundation to hold it together. The laws of governments tend to suffice. These laws may go completely against the force of inherent conscience, but because the slave has already abandoned listening to his inner voice of reason, this does not bother him much. If you have ever wondered why modern tyrannies always feel the need to put their horrific enforcements in writing first, THIS is why. Oligarchs understand that the law provides the slave with a means to rationalize his participation in the crimes of the state. After all, if some gut-bloated bloodthirsty elitists in government etch their mad inbred ramblings into law, then we have no choice but to follow them, right?

The Need To Be Accepted: A slave seeks harmony not within, but without, even when that “harmony” is with a system that is designed to destroy him. The viciousness of collectivism lay in its ability to comfort converts with atrocity. As long as the slave feels as though he is a part of the machine, and accepted by the group, he cares not what the machine does to others. Common arguments include; “We all have to live together, and so we must sacrifice our selfish individualism for the greater good…” or “Governments are here to protect us and we should do everything we can to make their job easier…” Rarely if ever do they question if the system is legitimately helpful or harmful. The system just “is”, it fulfills their need to be coddled, and that is good enough for them. For all their talk of “unity” and the “greater good”, collectivists are for the most part deeply selfish. They do not support or participate in the collective for the sake of others. They do it to satiate their personal desires.

The Need For Control: I suppose it’s ironic, but the average slave loves tyranny because it affords him a perceived seat at the table of power, perhaps for the first time in his entire life. Collectivist slaves are often people who have felt weak and inadequate since childhood. While honorable human beings fight this personal uncertainty by strengthening themselves physically and mentally, and improving upon their own character, the slave takes the easy route by joining with bureaucracy and living vicariously through its conquests. Through the state, the hollow, cowardly, and stupid, have the ability to “show the world who’s boss”, and get revenge for a life filled with meaninglessness.

The Need For Structure: An individual takes responsibility for himself, learning over time to provide his own structure which works at his pace and serves his unique needs. A slave does not have the energy or the drive to do that, and so, he asks the establishment to tell him how he should live. He will hold at face value the word of nearly anyone in a position of petty authority. When confronted with those who go their own way, or who rebel against the cookie-cutter template for social participation, the slave sneers in disgust. Independent rebellion is abhorrent to him, because the system provides him with his very identity. To insult the fabric of the system is to insult who he is. It’s pathetic, but common…

The Need For Vindication: Sometimes it is not enough for certain people to have their own world view. The slave seeks approval for his world view at every turn, even if that world view is twisted by bleary eyed logic, and will go so far as to force others to agree with it so that they can feel safer in their beliefs. It is natural for people to seek out others with similar views and ideals, but, it is not natural or healthy for those same people to use the government apparatus as a weapon to frighten the rest of us into submission just so they can become more confident in their ludicrous slapdash philosophies. Slaves want a world without contradiction. Laughably, everything they do is a contradiction.

The second point especially resonated with me. Given all the attention that is being devoted to maintaining the ‘narrative’ (of whatever) in government and MSM, is this not the perfect description of where we’re at?

Could this be the answer? Has the atomisation of society, the agenda of ‘Individualism’ of the 1990’s, created such loneliness and vulnerability that most only want to be accepted, want to conform to anything, just so they feel they belong somewhere? Anywhere? Have we then become slaves out of our own volition? Is that the reason for our quiet acceptance of all the destruction that has been perpetrated?

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9 Responses to Slave mentality?

  1. DP111 says:

    Is that the reason for our quiet acceptance of all the destruction that has been perpetrated?I
    No KV, I cant accept that. Hope is the way we proceed when everything appears black.

    There comes a time when people will go back to their past and bring back what binds them together. Humans are gregarious by nature. The Left has done its best to destroy that by re-writing history ( Latest BBC offering is that the English are not Anglo-Saxons**), and atomise society, including bringing in millions of unassimilable immigrants, such as Muslims. But they will fail.


    • Klein Verzet says:

      No KV, I cant accept that.

      It is hard to swallow, I agree. But anecdotal evidence I encounter on an almost daily basis seems to suggest there is more then one grain of truth in it.

      As you mentioned elsewhere, people are gregarious by nature. They will seek approval and acceptance. A certain amount of conformism goes with this, though how much will depend on the person in question as much as on circumstances.

      The government and MSM are of course complicit in enforcing this conformism. And the extent of enforcement seems at times to be ever increasing. The smallest deviation from the (progressive, collective) norm gets one labelled. As an eccentric at best, as an extreme-right racist troglodyte and potential terrorist in more serious cases. It seems it takes more courage, and more patience to suffer the ridicule, to be true to oneself then it once did. Most people, for the time being, can’t be bothered to put up with that.

  2. DP111 says:

    Interesting find here

    “Nations are not Constructed by Islam but Deconstructed”
    Recently I read Adrian Hastings’ book “The Construction of Nationhood – Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism”. In it, the author discusses the historical role of religions in shaping a sense of nationhood. Tracing the history of nation formation in Africa, he points out that Christianity, and in particular the translation of the Bible into one of the local languages, was often a key stimulus to a sense of collective identity that later matured into nationhood. Islam did not have this effect. What he had to say about Islam generally was interesting.

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  4. Edward says:

    In the 2005 UK general election, I lost count of the number of times when people on their own doorsteps started to tell me what they thought, then checked themselves and asked “Am I allowed to say that?”
    Fear of the PC Thought Police is now deeply embedded in the English psyche.

    Whilst that mindset continues , “Britons ever, ever will be slaves”
    (to adapt one of our patriotic songs “Rule, Britannia” to modern times)

    • Klein Verzet says:

      Same here in NL. Though maybe not as bad as in the UK. Wilders’ presence in the Dutch political landscape has given an increasing number the courage to stand up for their own opinions, much to the dismay of the progressive left.

  5. Have linked to this KV and quoted – hope that’s ok?

    • Klein Verzet says:

      But of course! That is the essence of blogging, isn’t it? Thanks for the link.

      And congratulations on the new home. Noticed it today. good move, imho.

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