Those three notions are the separateness of the self, the felt need to ensure its survival, and the belief that competition for scarce resources is inevitable to ensure its survival.
The first concept states that a self exists separate from all others, with distinct and often competing wants and needs. We generate a sense of “me” and “mine,” whose continuance and growth our lives become about promoting and defending. This fixation with our own welfare usually causes us to be self-serving.
The second concept sees as being worthy of support the survival of that separate self and everyone and everything with whom it identifies or whom it sees as important to its own survival. Others are viewed at best as immaterial to things or at worst a threat to them. Our own survival, victory, success and gain is regarded as paramount and those of others as comparatively unimportant or counterproductive.
The third concept holds that resources are scarce and so separate selves must compete for them. Furthermore, anything goes in competing with others and ensuring one’s own survival or the survival of anyone or anything that contributes to or ensures our own survival.
The only time a society organized along these lines co-operates is when co-operation serves the survival of those who’ve captured and retain power. Co-operation ends when survival is ensured, when there is no more need to resort to it, or when co-operation threatens survival.
If we accept these three postulates, we have fertile ground for harmfulness, discrimination, and persecution of others.
Combining these three justifies the use of some people to serve the survival, success, victory or gain of others. Those who lack power or can be deprived of it may be subjected to discrimination or persecution to convert them into resources to serve the ends of those in power.
This was what the cabal attempted to do to the middle classes of whole nations in the service of what came to be known as the “one percent.” Many gains for democracy were lost. Work shrank. Benefits were taken away. And the political, judicial, religious and other systems and processes were subverted. Now all of that is in the process of being reversed.
In so many societies, the majority seems to persecute the minority. I’m not aware that any of the world’s religions is immune to persecuting the minorities of other religions – not Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or Muslim. Nations even persecute minorities of the same religion – Protestants and Catholics, Sunni and Shi’a Muslims, etc. There doesn’t seem to be anything morally superior in belonging to any religion that I’m aware of.
In societies such as these, the majority appears to be viewed as the self and the minority as the other or outsider.
Women also fall into the category of those made to serve the powerful in many societies, being viewed sometimes as chattels and at other times as servants of the interests of men.
I think that, in many societies, the male is seen to be the self and the female, the other. Many societies have denied women the vote or any role in government. Only the males are seen as politically existing or carrying weight. Some societies did not see women as persons before the law or children as having rights until very recently.
In some societies men make all the important decisions for women, including whether they live or die if they resist the rule of men. Honor killings are an example of males in the family deciding that women should die for insisting on making their own choices in marriage.
In all of this, the pattern of harm, discrimination and persecution could not go on without holding the belief that people are separate and must ensure their own survival over others in a process of competition for scarce resources, including resources like power, wealth and honor.
In a society where human unity is acknowledged, where the immortality of the person is known, and where resources are equally shared, there are no grounds for persecution.
That’s one reason – but only one – why persecution can’t survive into Fifth-Dimensional society. People don’t experience themselves as separate but as one. Survival isn’t seen as an issue. And co-operation is predominantly the means of interacting with each other. There’s no basis and no need for persecution.
The real challenge is to choose not to persecute in the absence of unitive consciousness, acceptance of immortality, and the desire to co-operate.
I said that was one reason for Fifth-Dimensional society having no persecution. Another reason is that the higher-vibrational state sees love and bliss become people’s permanent state of being.
In the face of the experience of love and bliss, no one would find themselves having thoughts of persecution.
But again in the Third-Dimensional state, there isn’t the degree of love and bliss that there would be in Fifth Dimensionality, making it challenging to embrace the model and paradigm of harmlessness.
The reason for embracing it even in the absence of these factors is that eliminating persecution from our way of life has a liberating and uplifting impact on our consciousness.
It frees us from the damage we do to ourselves through our perpetrations. The burden on our conscience of having harmed others dulls us and weighs us down and denies us the ability to rise in vibration to a higher state.
So there’s an incentive to put persecution behind us whether or not we perceive unity, immortality, co-operation, love or bliss.
In this case the horse may be put before the cart or the cart before the horse. Eliminating persecution from our lives because that comes naturally or because it brings benefits in its train makes no difference. The uplifting and refining consequences are the same.