I am not upholding any opinion. People who join all those screaming identity groups on the internet aren't cookie-cutter members. Don't you think this is strange that so-many "non-white" or "whyte" people are still /pol/tards? The feeling of being a free individual is not innate. People are consumed by paranoia that the State, capitalism/communism, or the secret enemy is here to cut their throat the second they lose their group and get isolated. Opinions don't matter: this is the unnatural unhealthiness I was talking about. After WW2, Huxley wrote:
>Such, then, was Hitler's opinion of humanity in the mass. It was a very low opinion. Was it also an incorrect opinion? The tree is known by its fruits, and a theory of human nature which inspired the kind of techniques that proved so horribly effective must contain at least an element of truth. Virtue and intelligence belong to human beings as individuals freely associating with other individuals in small groups. So do sin and stupidity. But the subhuman mindlessness to which the demagogue makes his appeal, the moral imbecility on which he relies when he goads his victims into action, are characteristic not of men and women as individuals, but of men and women in masses. Mindlessness and moral idiocy are not characteristically human attributes; they are symptoms of herd-poisoning. In all the world's higher religions, salvation and enlightenment are for individuals. The kingdom of heaven is within the mind of a person, not within the collective mindlessness of a crowd. Christ promised to be present where two or three are gathered together. He did not say anything about being present where thousands are intoxicating one another with herd-poison. Under the Nazis enormous numbers of people were compelled to spend an enormous amount of time marching in serried ranks from point A to point B and back again to point A. "This keeping of the whole population on the march seemed to be a senseless waste of time and energy. Only much later," adds Hermann Rauschning, "was there revealed in it a subtle intention based on a well-judged adjustment of ends and means. Marching diverts men's thoughts. Marching kills thought. Marching makes an end of individuality. Marching is the indispensable magic stroke performed in order to accustom the people to a mechanical, quasi-ritualistic activity until it becomes second nature."
>From his point of view and at the level where he had chosen to do his dreadful work, Hitler was perfectly correct in his estimate of human nature. To those of us who look at men and women as individuals rather than as members of crowds, or of regimented collectives, he seems hideously wrong. In an age of accelerating over-population, of accelerating over-organization and ever more efficient means of mass communication, how can we preserve the integrity and reassert the value of the human individual? This is a question that can still be asked and perhaps effectively answered. A generation from now it may be too late to find an answer and perhaps impossible, in the stifling collective climate of that future time, even to ask the question.
He was afraid we end up in a society flooded in so much noise we wouldn't be able to keep our individuality any more. My final question was, in this day and age, what kind of lifesaver could help those people who are crushed by internal contradictions to get back that freedom.
As for the middle ground, I could have stayed vague, but if I mentioned Ken Bone, it is because he is a breathing middle ground, and if he became a meme, it means he's not, by far, an oddity. And it is not because he didn't want to choose between the two mainstream and tinfoil choices that he believed he was worth more than others. Even the contrary: he was dubbed Mr. Normal. Mr. Normal, the norm, is not represented.
You should realize that I am not trying to feel superior to others or venting because I supposedly can't argue on the Internet. Even here, I am not trying to prove you any point. I just answered the questions you were asking by pure courtesy. But I think I wrote enough now and I do not wish to continue.