The interests of the individual to be sacrificed to the state – Is this how we Advance Australia Fair?

I was trained in economics and we were taught about the proletariat (working class) and bourgeois (elite) and many have been killed through history due to the false mobilisation of people on the basis of the disadvantaged poor. I, today understand the social biases to homelessness, given I am in that position. I am acutely familiar with exclusion on the basis of status. I have felt the prejudice in my own family. Nonetheless what I have learned is that until the individual understands themselves (to thine own self be true) they can not move forward to change anything. It is definitely not the truth that the individual should be sacrificed (self determination, human rights, choice) to the State which is fundamentally run by those self interested who do not have the capacity to know how to resolve the structural violence that economic/capitalist/socialist systems have created. We are not sufficiently mature enough to really be able to self reflect on where our judgements are simply the repeated utterances of others not tuning into our own inner truth or conscience that knows what we are doing is wrong. We are all connected and what we do to others returns to the self. A crime does not become ‘just’ by repeating the crime as `the ‘right thing to do’ rather than a personal examination of why we think harming another is justified if we know all are intimately linked.

The greatest power in truth is: no power. That I have seen clearly. What is no power? Zero point. This is the very stillness that arises potential.

Those lusting after power or as I humoursly say ‘money for nothing and your chicks for free’ have never known true power.