We Are Great

greatA number of people seem to freak out when I write a piece like this, but  it’s a huge mistake to define ourselves by what we’re against, and darkness is not all that exists in the world.

And we are magnificent creatures. I want to help people realize this, and for them to start acting on it. Decrying what is wrong has a place, but a limited place.

The fact is that we’re inundated with all that is bad in the world, which is degrading and distracting. Sure, evil exists, but the truth about evil is that it’s weak (I’ll explain in our next post). It’s time to stop devoting the whole of our lives to it.

Who Is “We”?

Since I’m saying, “We are great,” I should define the term: “We” refers to productive humans, and there are billions of us. We are the majority. Our problem is that we’ve been conditioned to think we’re inferior.

Celebrating Our Greatness

The Romans used to celebrate themselves and their creations: their arches and domes, their aqueducts and fountains, their roads and farms, their prosperity. We’ve accomplished far, far more than them, and yet we’re convinced that we suck. There’s a problem here.

The past few centuries have seen the most productive generations ever to inhabit the Earth. Never before, in our long history, have humans accomplished anything close to what we have. And yet we’re convinced that we deserve no credit for anything.

It’s all BS, my friends. All lies. All manipulation. It was all a coordinated attack on our minds.

With no historical precedent, productive people like you and me – not the sacrifice-collectors, but us, the productive – have created these things, and many more, over the past few centuries:

  • The telescope.
  • The microscope.
  • Calculus.
  • The law of gravity.
  • The laws of mechanics.
  • The binary system.
  • The barometer.
  • Logarithms.
  • The slide rule.
  • Electronic calculators.
  • The blast furnace.
  • Practical steam engines.
  • Rifles.
  • Hand guns.
  • Eyeglasses.
  • Electrical generators.
  • Electrical transmission.
  • Ice cream.
  • The laws of electromagnetism.
  • Artificially produced ice.
  • Statistics.
  • The telegraph.
  • The telephone.
  • The electric light.
  • The electric motor.
  • The assembly line.
  • Automobiles.
  • Railroads.
  • Hot air balloons.
  • Airplanes.
  • Space travel.
  • Radar.
  • Photography.
  • Sound recording.
  • Video recording.
  • The fax machine.
  • The computer.
  • Radio.
  • Television.
  • The Internet.
  • The cell phone.
  • Refrigeration.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Mechanized farming.
  • Antibiotics and a hundred other medical advances.

So… we suck?

The fact that we are great is obvious, and so is our conditioning.

Why Self-Condemnation Is Required

Please understand that the dominating systems of this world need you to feel damaged and inferior. They couldn’t survive a situation where productive people believed in themselves, trusted themselves, and were proud of themselves.

Look and see: Who among this world’s sacrifice-collectors delivers your groceries? Which of them fixes your hot water lines? Which of the televised suits changes your tires or hangs a door or rewires your lights?

It is productive men and women who make your life better, not the mighty. Please consider this passage from Buckminster Fuller:

If you take all the machinery in the world and dump it in the ocean, within months more than half of all humanity will die and within another six months they’d almost all be gone; if you took all the politicians in the world, put them in a rocket, and sent them to the moon, everyone would get along fine.

These are true words. And if they are true about machines, how much more do they apply to the people who create those machines?

The progress of the world waits for the productive man and woman to stop flagellating themselves… to see themselves as they are, and to start acting like it.


Paul Rosenberg