The hardest thing for people to see is what is happening right in front of their eyes. Because people’s way of seeing and thinking is distorted by armor, they often cannot see social processes for what they really are. As an example of people’s psychic blindness, consider their inability to recognize the transformation of the order of Western society from authoritarian to anti-authoritarian that began around 1960 and is now threatening to obliterate Western society as we have known it. People cannot see the totality of this historic cataclysm and the resultant destructive social and economic effect that it continues to have on everyone’s life. At most, people are able to recognize what is happening in bits and pieces focusing on this or that particular manifestation of a social decline. The majority are completely oblivious of the fact that anything unusual is going on. Moreover, those who recognize that something destructive is happening think about the transformation strictly from within the context of the social facade. They do not understand that from a functional perspective a social upheaval is erupting on the social surface but that it’s origins are from the depths of the bio-psychic structure of armored humans, from their destructive middle layer and from their biological core.
Unable to recognize why and how a fundamental transformation in social life is taking place leaves everyone completely helpless to do anything genuinely constructive. It can be predicted with absolute certainty that unless the dynamic bio-social forces underlying the transformation are understood and addressed, social, economic and political conditions will continue to deteriorate. The first step to address it would be to recognize that a social transformation of fundamental proportions is, in fact, taking place.