What's the Rhetoric of the Ego?

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Answers from the books of Samael Aun Weor

The rhetoric of the ego is the art of speaking well and with elegance, in such a subtle manner that we do not realize at what moment we have already fallen into error. The rhetoric of the ego is so subliminal that due to that reason, our consciousness is as asleep as it is and without us realizing it.

We see the ego with its rhetoric leading countries on an arms race: “The volume of heavy commerce —airplanes, warships and armored transport— among the Third World countries duplicated between 1973 and 1976, while their imports doubled.” The interesting thing is that in an age in which they talk arms control and peace, the countries in the process of supposed development with the help of the supposedly industrialized, increase their capacity of destruction! Is this, it is appropriate to ask, the adequate road to disarmament and world peace? Quite the contrary, it is the rhetoric of the ego!

While human bipeds continue fascinated with inventions and with all the apparent marvels of the antichrist —materialistic science—, in Ethiopia, since 1973 to the present, 200,000 persons have died of hunger. Is this civilization? This is the rhetoric of the ego... The human biped only wants to live in his tiny world which is no longer good for anything. Materialistic psychology, experimental psychology is good for nothing. The proof is that it has not been able to solve the mental problems which affect the country of the United States; proof of it is that in the large cities of the American Union, the famous“gangs” continue multiplying. Let’s take a look, in New York city exist the “Dirty Ones”, a group whose members are of some 30 years of age, they use “dirty clothes” and leather boots. They meet on house roofs and pride themselves on being considered good billiard players.

“The Unknown Cyclists,” also of more or less the same age, dress in the fashion of the“Hell’s Angels” and wear leather jackets with big zippers. Their bicycles are old Schwinn which have been adapted with elongated forks to resemble motorcycles.

Violence is an accepted part of their lives, in each of the thousands of members and gangs which exist in that country and which, painfully, human bipeds of other countries want to imitate. Is this psychological liberation? False! This is the rhetoric of the ego which has deceived everyone. It is only by living the teachings which I deliver in this entire authentic Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology put into practice, that human bipeds will be able to free themselves from the rhetoric of the ego.

Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt  from the Book: The Revolution of the Dialectic