Why I Rebel Against Conformity of All Kinds

I’ve fought against Conformity my whole life since a kid, the con­se­quences of which was — almost always — alien­ation and worse. And now, even as an adult, I’m fight­ing Conformity yet again, if not my peer-cir­cle, then the indus­tri­al, cul­tur­al and polit­i­cal clutch­es.

No mat­ter what Conservatives, Marxists and oth­er­wise would have you believe, unques­tion­ing con­for­mi­ty isn’t real­ly healthy for a person’s devel­op­ment. But those in posi­tion of pow­er don’t want any of us to believe that, because by group­ing peo­ple togeth­er it helps “con­trol” us towards a cen­tral agen­da. This is where illog­i­cal beliefs are bred. This is where super­sti­tions are born. This is where impar­tial PR mas­quer­ades as “sci­en­tif­ic fact” that we take for grant­ed due to the nature of the echo-cham­bers.

Conformity exists in all kinds of forms: It exists in high­ly restric­tive fam­i­lies where kids are expect­ed to “lis­ten and obey”, it exists in cer­tain kinds of schools and col­leges where stu­dents are indoc­tri­nat­ed and not “edu­cat­ed”, it exists in work­places, orga­ni­za­tions, polit­i­cal par­ties, move­ments, com­mu­ni­ties, reli­gions, etc. almost every place your eyes careen over. Because you are expect­ed to fol­low a cer­tain “dog­ma” or else you risk alien­ation because your involve­ment is “dan­ger­ous” for the rest. This sort of con­for­mi­ty is enforced via polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness and taboos, where con­ver­sa­tions go to die. And the only con­ver­sa­tion you’re expect­ed to have is where you “agree” with the par­ty in pow­er over you.

In all this stu­pid­i­ty, it can be pret­ty hard to remem­ber that you are NOT a label. That you are NOT just a part of a large enti­ty. That you are a PERSON, with your own free choice, your thought, your lib­er­ty, and you have the right to choose what to fol­low, what to believe, and what to do with your life. Unfortunately, those who WANT to be parts of that large enti­ty will hate you for it, because they believe that THEIR strug­gle and suf­fer­ing are the only real ones, while every­one else’s is just a dream.

This is why, even though I’m always for Social Justice and poke holes into society’s prej­u­dices, even though I will always sup­port equal rights for women, LGBTQ, under-priv­i­leged class­es, etc. I can nev­er real­ly stand the “Social Justice Warriors” and oth­er sorts of Cultural Warriors — Progressive, Conservative or oth­er­wise — who preach the same things they fight. They were born as rebels, but end up preach­ing unques­tion­ing obe­di­ence upon every­one, because their “cause” needs to “win” and they want every pow­er they can have. This is Lucifer Effect in action. This is hubris in its fullest poten­tial. Sure, they might destroy the old­er, flawed struc­tures, but the new ones they cre­ate in its place is far from “bet­ter”: It still depends on blind obe­di­ence from you, it still depends on “indoc­tri­nat­ing the mass­es”, it still depends on manip­u­la­tion of lan­guage and infor­ma­tion, it still depends on demo­niz­ing and vehe­ment­ly attack­ing those who oppose it, and it’s not the “priv­i­leged” who suf­fer but the under-priv­i­leged too, because all this STILL depends on Conformity.

In the end, it all comes down to Conformity. The Master-Slave rela­tion­ship. But the Progressives can get away with all this because they claim “they are fight­ing for social jus­tice”. My f**king ass.

I’m a rebel, and I will always be, because you know what? It’s start­ing to get claus­tro­pho­bic around here. I can’t breathe.

 

 

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