Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Ethics: A set of moral principles,
esp. those of a specified religion, school of thought. The science of morals; the branch of knowledge that deals with the principles of human
duty or the logic of moral discourse; the whole field of moral science. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: Ethics and morals are the basis of the laws that
various societies and religions impose on its citizens and followers in order to try to curb the worst excesses of instinctual malicious
behaviour. Ethics generally refer to what is regarded as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, while morals deal with ‘good’ and ‘bad’.
Many people in each generation, seeing the failure of ethics and
moral principles, have set out to question and examine the ‘flawed’ ethics of the previous generation firmly believing some noble and
significant advance is being made in a quest to find the answer to the human dilemma. Thus, we lurch from one ‘ism’ to the other, swing
from one hoary ideal to the next, dust off yet another ancient concept that has already proven useless and proclaim it as ‘the Solution’.
The New Dark Age comes complete with its own set of ethical platitudes which are but the same old ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ of generations
passed, dressed up in current clichéd jargon. Ethics remain firmly in the ‘nice idea, but ...’ category. To live one’s life believing
the ethical rules of others as to what is considered right and what is considered wrong is the antithesis of freedom. Surely it is time to try
a new approach to the ‘nice idea, but ...’ failure.
With diligent questioning and factual investigation it is possible
to replace the banal ethical rules of right and wrong with a common sense classification as to what is ‘silly’ and what is ‘sensible’.
This simple classification allows a freedom from the society’s imposed restraints of conforming, ‘fitting in’, being ‘right’, ‘toeing
the line’ or the opposite of not conforming, rebelling, being ‘right’ and ‘protesting’. This same ruthless questioning of ethics,
morals, values, traditions, beliefs and psittacisms will inevitably lead one to be free from instinctual malice and sorrow – free from the
very need of ethical and moral restraint.
Then, in a single bold action, one steps out of Humanity, out from the control of
others to an actual freedom in the actual world. One then becomes autonomous, unique and anonymous – free from the Human Condition.