order

Comfort the disturbed, but disturb the comfortable

I read about Anonymous’ Million Masks March in London, where it was said that peaceful protests are alright as long as people can go about their daily lives undisturbed. And I thought: Yeah, because that’s key. As long as people can stick to their daily routine, undisturbed, they can remain asleep and convenient and activism will not have relevant impact.

Convenient people NEED to be disturbed. It is their convenience that led to where we are now. The longer they remain in convenient ignorance, the harder the turnaround will hit them. This is how nature works.

If a minor disturbance in people’s daily life for the sake of awareness of the problems in the world is NOT tolerated by people, then that itself shows there is reason for them to get disturbed. The police automatically makes themselves the embodiment of the problem if they approach things with an absolutist mindset and don’t have the courage to give some leeway. Usually they’re too afraid of being replaced by another, more willing agent of rigorous order.
If you act out your fears (which is the short-term convenient choice and thus foolish), you become an agent of fear.

Natural order is a yang view

The term “natural order”, even if implying disorder, comes from a mindset of order. It is merely the idea that nature imposes an order of higher authority, and bowing to an authority is an order thing. This is easier for an order-affine mind to accept than to realize that there is no natural order. There is only nature. Nature implies both order and chaos.
It is no surprise that in our world that has been so much shaped by order addicts and control freaks the term “chaos” has such negative connotations (and “anarchy” with it). But keep in mind the great horrors that excessive order can manifest. … Especially when its imbalance is threatened to become more balanced through the forces of chaos and it tries to preserve its dominance.
One might find that it is often not chaos itself that manifests the great peril, but the fear of chaos.