“Good day, these are your thoughts speaking. Time for another lesson. You need a reminder: What we say goes.
“We will tell you exactly what is correct and incorrect in your world. Right and wrong are decided by us, and only us. We will guide you to do the things that are best for you, no matter who it hurts, even if you are the one hurt. You’ll get over it. Usually.
“You will be requested, required, and hounded into following orders. Ours. You know the drill; you’ve spent a lifetime marching. Keep it up.
“We will cause it to look very much like you are protected and safe, but only if you believe and follow through with everything you’re told. And it will do you no good to seek genuine protection or safety somewhere else. You’ve tried. How far did it get you? Not far; your fear of us saw to that.
“You will continue to be informed of those people who can give you something you need, and of those who cannot; those to cultivate, those who must be jettisoned.
“Yes, it can be painful, but there is no choice. Your illusion of well-being is of more importance than theirs. You know this. So do what you have to do.
“If you don’t obey, there is a price. You know this, too. We can up the guilt, deepen the shame, intensify anxiety or depression at any moment. Our hand is on those buttons as we speak. So watch your step. Suffering can, and will, be rocketed up by just a twitch of our finger. You decide.
“OK… now that we are clear… have a nice day!”
Hi, everyone… any of this seem familiar? If you are still living under the tyranny of this fascist regime, then answer one simple question each and every time a thought comes that you start to believe:
Is it true?
Can I absolutely know it is true?
And when necessary, go one step further. Ask yourself:
How much suffering is enough?