Leadership – Group Process
Listen to this video of Nigel Paul Farage who is a British politician and the leader of the UK Independence Party. Listen to it if you missed it yesterday in my newsletter on revolution against the total takeover of the world by a bureaucratic plague. Listen again to the video if you have already heard it for it is inspiring. Farage has become a Europe-wide internet sensation again for another attack on Brussels bureaucrats. His speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday has made him a cult hero across the continent.
Expect trouble to boil over in the coming months as nations push back against the tide of the European Union and the Lisbon Treaty. Farage ends his short but powerful confrontation with European leaders saying, “If you rob people of their identity, if you rob them of their democracy, then all they are left with is nationalism and violence. I can only hope and pray that the euro project is destroyed by the markets before that really happens.”
It is appropriate to see the European Union as a mad monster on the loose, hell bent on annihilating democracy as well as national identity. Obviously democracy is on its way out in the world and something else is moving in. Now democracy has never been the wonderful thing that it has been shaped out to be, but the alternatives are darker than any of our imaginations care to conjure up. I am into group process and group consciousness but not with a price of imposition, domination, and the removal of democratic or consensus decision-making processes.
Anyone interested in history, politics, and what is happening in our world today would benefit by listening in on the communications between Farage and other Parliament members. It is inspiring to listen to a man of courage speak his mind and heart so openly in such a hostile and depressing place. Farage says right to the faces of the leaders of the European Union, “Just who the hell do you think you people are. You are very, very dangerous people indeed; your obsession with creating this European state means that you are happy to destroy democracy; you appear to be happy with millions and millions of people unemployed and poor. Untold millions will suffer so that your euro dream can continue.”
I publish this picture as a symbol of sticking up for the little guy, the unimportant one, the one who is so easily crushed. Infants are like that; their vulnerability is so easily abused by doctors and medical officials playing God on our planet.
There are so many issues that come up listening to Farage. One of the deepest is this idea of identity in terms of nationalism. The people behind the European Union, the United Nations as well as the IMF, World Bank, and World Health Organization are abusing our natural spiritual need for union and order. In a sense, a one-world government run by divine beings would be a wonderful idea but there is a great shortage of divine beings on our planet. There are only people who think they are divine and will crush their opposition to prove it.
A new psychology of leadership suggests that effective leaders must understand the values and opinions of their followers – rather than assuming absolute authority – to enable a productive dialogue with team members about what the group stands for and how it should act. – Scientific American
J. Krishnamurti once said, “When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”
Krishnamurti understood deeply the Oneness of Being and the cost of the separations we make from each other. But as a race we are not yet spiritually evolved enough to track this kind of wisdom because, for instance, the Irish need to stand up for themselves and use their national identity to do it. Sometimes we need to stand up tall for who we are and what identifies or defines us. But this is a dangerous path when taken too far. The examples of nightmarish national identities litter history.
The Irish need to identify with the whole to remain in grace with the rest of humanity who will be directly affected by what they decide to do. Perhaps the people will not have a say – the government will close the deal on EU loans that will continue to bail out the banks and financial sector of Europe, which has its pants down by being the creditors of Ireland in need of a bailout. We shall see soon enough.
We are not ready for unity and we certainly do not want it enforced on us from above by elite families and industries who think they have a birthright to dominate. So the best thing for the masses is that the large national governments and unions with their corrupt central banks be taken back down to the local level of trade and barter. That way we can get far away from the arrogance of medicine, government, and industry that have conspired to steal away the dignity of mankind.