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The Field Mouse

Continuing on the theme of the new class system described in an earlier post, and subsequent descriptions of the anthro-hyena and the gate-beaver, this is a look at that faceless, nameless group known as the masses, which I call field mice. 

Field Mice are focused on survival. Caring for and protecting our families we barely have time to look at the big picture. We are running as fast as we can to keep up with trends, pay our bills, forage for food, and most importantly - keep away from predators.

The resilient field mouse has learned how to cope with different landscapes in different climates and different economic systems. The field mouse, driven to provide for his or her family, has learned how to be a good soldier, a skilled welder, or a gentle nurse. 

Profiling the field mouse as integral is counter-productive in a system built on exploitation and so their value is undermined through myth and story, where they are shown as  confused, stupid, shallow, undisciplined and self-interested.

In a recent rabble column, Rick Salutin  cites political philosopher Leo Strauss, "who lived through Hitler's rise, concluded that most people are and always will be basically emotional and for their own good must be manipulated by their betters through religion and deceit..."

Could it be true that the masses hold most of the power through numbers alone? When they aspire to get higher on the social ladder by copying anthro-hyenas and gate-beavers, do they lower their worth, precisely because they disgard their inherent truths for the lies that oppress them?

All the world's wars, that generation after generation find new enemies, have not been about finding peace, but keeping the field mice in uniform, in step and in service to those who profit by their blood, sweat and tears.

The nature of all members of the new class system are not hard-wired into the brain - we can learn to create better worlds by examining our own investment in the status quo and by interrogating the myths we look to for comfort. But will we? Will we give up our fleeting inventories of superiority for the survival of our planet, or descend into a final righteous bloodletting to the end?


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