What is Culture?

Has anyone ever examined what culture really is?

What is culture other than man-made rules that dictate how one should behave and live. Dead men made most of it up.  Culture can compromise individuality so that when someone is authentic and living to the beat of their own drum, they are marginalized. Individuals are a minority and they receive the least amount of tolerance; you see no social justice warriors fighting for their cause.

“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.”

I am not sure if the word “culture” came from “cult”, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were.

“Mass culture is a control mechanism that devalues the individual. It is aimed solely at promoting collectivism. It seeks to enforce the dependence of the individual human on a collective group and the priority of group ideologies over individual life paths. It is, at the base level, the very heart of socialism, communism, fascism and totalitarianism. It employs nationalistic impulses to setup polarities of antagonism that exclusively benefits a set of ruling elites. At the top level, the elites fully comprehend that there are no distinct nations, ideologies or cultural imperatives to speak of. To them, there is only power and no power.”

~ Neil Kramer

“Most people have NO idea that the vast majority of their current thoughts and beliefs were designed by others and put out there into cult-ure to become your present understanding about life and your place in it — this is known as “programming”.
Just as you would put code into a computer to make it perform as you want it to, the culture-makers are putting out code to make YOU perform the way the controllers want you to perform. If you take on the beliefs of cult-ture, then you are programmed, which means none of your beliefs and few of your thoughts and understandings are your own. Scary thought isn’t it?

Now is the time to examine all your current beliefs about EVERYTHING, and if our cult-ure makers are pushing a meme over and over, you can be sure you are being subjected to programming…..NOW is the time to break with that programming and think for yourself. Please note that all knee-jerk responses are likely to be programming….examine why you are emotionally responding the way you are and ask yourself ‘who’ would gain the most from your emotional response in this moment. You? Or the cult-ure makers?”

– Mallorie Ryan

Culture exists everywhere and we place value judgments on some cultures depending on the country, celebrating some and mocking others when in reality, they are just different. No culture is better, just different. If we really look at the meat of any culture from any nation, we might notice that they have no basis in logic or love. It’s rather a game of “Follow the Leader” Why must we do this? “Because they said so, that’s why”. For something to be truly healthy for society, the individual needs to be honored and respected. When the individual is embraced, the collective should blossom. Culture should be replaced with freedom and autonomy.

 

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