On the Passivity of the Unemployed


In 'Ageless Wisdom, Classifications of Humanity' were diverse esoteric divisions of humanity given.1 In 'Contemplations, Exoteric Classes and Esoteric Divisions of Humanity' these esoteric divisions were summarized as soul, mental, emotion and physical polarized and they were related to the exoteric classes of priests, rulers, craftsmen and workers.2 In 'Contemplations, The Exodus of the Spiritual Class' on an individual level a causal relation between the divisions and classes was denied, but on a general level a correlation was acknowledged. Also it was indicated that on the hierarchical class ladder it is easier to take a step down than to take a step up.3 In 'Contemplations, The Relations of Classes', to conclude, it was sketched that on basis of the correlation of divisions with classes the latter relate negatively or positively towards each other, dependent upon the positions on the hierarchical class ladder.4 Positivity was thereby related to activity and negativity to passivity, and the class of workers was on basis of its correlation with the division of the physical polarized sketched as the most negative. Workers are negative and passive in relation to the above them placed class because they let themselves being led by them.

The above mentioned classes of priests, rulers, craftsmen and workers was adopted from the Hinduistic caste system where these classes are known as 'brahmins', 'kṣatriyas', 'vaiśyas' en 'śūdras'. This Hinduistic system knows however also the so called 'pariah's'.5 These pariah's may be part of the geographic population whereto also the four aforementioned castes belong, but they are nevertheless excluded from the caste society. The English word 'pariah' comes from this term6 and still carries in English [in line with the Dutch 'paria'] the meaning of 'outcast'.7, 8 (The meaning of 'lowest caste' is actually incorrect because it regards here a group that is actually placed outside the castes).9 The word ultimately goes back to the Tamil word 'paṛaiyan'.10 This regards a drummer, and perhaps that pariah's were mentioned as such because they were considered as lifeforms that could be beaten merciless like a drum.

Now such a group of pariah's is not only found in the Hinduistic caste system, but also in the contemporary Dutch class society. For in the contemporary Netherlands it are among others the (long-term) unemployed that are known as pariah's. This was already partly thematized in 'Contemplations, Respect and Work(lessness)', where it was brought to the fore that it is the contemporary Dutch thought that only people with a paid job deserve respect.11

The quesiton here rises of what human type this group consists when viewed esoterically, At the thinking over of this question it is important to repeat that it is easier to step down than up on the class ladder. Practically viewed it is with a general scarcity of vacancies easier for the mental polarized to profess crafts than it is for the physical polarized to school themselves as craftsmen. And likewise the emotion polarized shall be more driven to get work in the lowest class than the physical polarized, because for the first their emotions are their very powerful motor. We may thus with a general vacancy scarcity see an exodus downwards whereby on the lowest class step the physical polarized are toppled outside of the four classes into the outer class of the unemployed pariah's. The major part of the long-term unemployed shall then also consist of the physical polarized, or at least of those that relate mostly negatively towards the working classes.

That the major part of the long-term unemployed consists of these negative polarized does not mean that all in that group are polarized as such. It may even be so that by the falling away of the class of priests12 also many soul polarized have come to fall outside of the four classes (whereby it must be taken in consideration that the group of the soul polarized is heavily outnumbered in comparison with the differently polarized).

So among the contemporary Dutch long-term unemployed pariah's we find mainly the physical polarized with the outnumbered differently polarized. These will however all receive the same respectless treatment by the groups that have paid jobs. This respectless treatment in general takes place for two reasons, whereby we must take in consideration that 'positive' in this contemplation means also 'active' and 'negative' also 'passive'.

Firstly the respectless treatment of the unemployed takes place from the aversion of a positive charged pole (the higher polarized worker) in relation to a negative charged pole (the lower polarized unemployed). Hereby the first wants, as it were, smack off of him the negativity of the second which he already has overcome.

Secondly the respectless treatment of the unemployed takes place from the motivation of the positive charged pole to activate the negative charged pole. This activation may be tried through reward or punishment, however from the aforementioned aversion usually is chosen for punishment. Thus we arrive at the situation where the unemployed are by workers aversively punished to activate them.

The above described treatment shall by different unemployed be received differently. The majority of the unemployed is negatively polarized towards those that treat them respectless and shall undergo the treatment relatively resigned. They relatively docile let themselves being activated through punishment. This shall be different with those that are positively polarized towards those that treat them respectless. They shall resist both the respectless treatment and the activation. For who relates positively and proactively towards someone who towards him relates negatively and passively does not let himself docilely be (pseudo-)activated by that person.

This resistance against respectless treatments and (pseudo-)activation may be of two kinds. On one side the positive unemployed may try to resist himself individually, and on the other side he may try to involve the entire group of unemployed pariah's in the resistance. When he chooses for the latter it is however advisable that he takes the above thoughts in consideration. Not all unemployed have the insight that the group of pariah's to which they belong consists mainly of the negative unemployed. These already difficultly let themselves be activated towards work but shall let themselves at least equally difficultly be activated towards resistance. The positive unemployed resistance fighter must come to the acknowledgement of the him surrounding passivity. He may then use his energy in the first place for his individual resistance, possibly in the second place for cooperative resistance with securely selected other positive unemployed, and if needed in the last place in the working out of strategies to activate to resistance the him surrounding negative unemployed. More than one positive unemployed grinded his teeth over the trying to activate the negative unemployed.