“It is a mistake to consider any belief more liberated than another. It is the possibility of change which is important. Every new form of liberation is destined to eventually become another form of enslavement for most of its adherents. There is no freedom from duality on this plane of existence, but one may at least aspire to choice of duality.”
― Peter J. Carroll
There is no system whether it is of government or belief that will not eventually break down. Something that seems new and refreshing like Democracy did in the 1700’s (and yes I know that it was used well before the USA adopted it yet arguably not on the scale and range that the early founders set up) will eventually become the bureaucratically moribund system that it has. To see it happen with Socialism, just read Animal Farm by George Orwell, a thinly veiled metaphor for the Russian Revolution and ensuing decades. I have heard it said (I believe by Spider Robinson tho others may have expressed similar thought) that it it takes 30 years to go from being a liberal to a conservative without changing one belief. Any system or school of thought that does not adopt to changes in culture and consciousness will eventually become its own shadow. Of course given time the pendulum swings in the opposite direction yet even then the system remains closed not open. It behooves us to constantly be willing to question even our most sacred and firmly held beliefs no matter what they are in order to free ourselves from the tyranny of this pendulum and our own inner calcification.
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