I had a few thoughts arise as a result of watching the video below by Jordan Peterson.
The shadow and God:
I studied under a Saphardi Orthodox Rabbi in the early 2000’s, and he explained to me that everything, including evil and everything we experience good or bad, was within the mind of God. This lines up with the first Hermetic principle of mentalism which states, “the ALL is mind; the Universe is mental.” If true, and if we are truly created in the “image of God” like the book of Genesis suggests, then we also have everything within us, including evil, which incidentally lines up with the holographic/fractal nature of the universe. Our capacity for evil is what Jung called our “shadow side”, which is the contents of our unconscious mind that we are unaware of. If we are not conscious of our shadow and therefore our capacity for performing evil deeds, we are split off from ourselves, and not being like God by ignoring that very real aspect of ourselves.
“Know thyself.” ~Ancient Greek Maxim
“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.” ~Socrates
I’m not saying that we should indulge our shadow side and the evil deeds that we are capable of, which too many already do, but I do think that it is important to become aware of (conscious of, knowledgeable of) our capacity for evil, and to work through it to such an extent that we can see the folly of the evil within us. When our shadow is properly explored, it would neutralize its [self-] destructiveness while simultaneously allowing us to harness its power, and of course make us more like our creator in the process.
Real communism has never been tried:
Armchair communists arrogantly think that they could implement the heart and spirit of communism correctly and that everyone else who already tried it, such as Lenin, Stalin, Castro, and Mao just did it wrong. The problem with this, besides the fact that they have absolutely zero connection to their own unconscious shadow side, is that that mindset is the very definition of a useful idiot. Why? For if they were to implement their perfect brand of communism, their less than ruthless ass would be easily overthrown and killed by the most despotic tyrants (those with the most psychopathic, narcissistic, and Machiavellian traits), and they would have been responsible for giving the keys to the infernal machine to said tyrants. Then the same problems of all of Communism’s past failures would be seen yet again. Useful idiots are almost always killed after they give power over to the tyrants who wanted it all along, which is why they are useful idiots, because they don’t realize that after their usefulness is over, they’re more of a liability to the new regime and “lined up against a wall and shot”.
“[T]he useful idiots, the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of the Soviet socialist or Communist or whatever system, when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies. That’s why my KGB instructors specifically made the point: never bother with leftists. Forget about these political prostitutes. Aim higher. […] They serve a purpose only at the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in the United States: all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion only to destabilize a nation. When their job is completed, they are not needed any more. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course. They will be lined up against the wall and shot.” ~Yuri Bezmenov, former KGB Agent
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