The Indigo Race
I am a member of the Indigo race.
It's not about the colour of one's
skin, you know. It's about the
"content of one's character."
We don't come from some continent
full of people who look a
lot like us. We are part of the Web, even when we don't have an
Internet connection. The other races are continental races. We are a
Governments of the world have first
taken away every square inch
of land, and then they took away our Internet. But we rebelled. We
don't have to use their root server system, and pay taxes to them on
that over which the People have sovereignty to begin with. We have our
own DNS root server system, and pay taxes to no one.
We are also brilliant legal scholars,
since we realise that Roman
law doesn't apply to the Internet, but a higher law called Cesidian
law. Even the best lawyers of the other races haven't quite figured
that out yet.
We are the Fifth-Sixth race, of the
Blue-Indigo ray. The race of
White, Yellow, Black, and Red folks is only skin deep; our race is much
deeper, since it comes from within.
Our Fifth Sense of hearing and our
Sixth Sense (ESP) are both
strong. We prefer if you just let us hear our iPods, and allow us to
The other folks get their kicks primarily from the touch, taste, smell,
and sight senses.
The Fifth Element of spirit (ether) is
important to us, while most other
races are primarily about earth, water, air, and fire, the material
Other races may brag about their Four
Wheels being firmly to the
ground. They consider us "flaky" at best, and insane at worst. But they
will realise we exist when one their wheels gets a flat, and they will
need a spare or Fifth Wheel. Other races love living in static
dwellings, tied to oppressive jurisdictions; we are more international,
nomadic, and we easily leave static habitations for mobile Fifth Wheel
trailers. By the way, even an old bus will do!
Christians tell us about the Four
Gospels, the Gospels of Matthew,
Mark, Luke, and John. We ask them about the Fifth Gospel, the Gospel of
Thomas, and they act like that is something phoney. The truth, however,
is more like this: the Fifth Gospel is the truth, and the light, and
has never been altered for political ends, unlike the other four...
Have you ever wondered why in the end, the Book of Revelation
discourages anyone from altering its content? Well, that in itself is
REVELATION! There is also a Sixth Gospel, the Gospel of the Nazirenes,
or Gospel of the Holy Twelve.
Some folks believe that Freedom of
Expression, the First
Amendment, is the most important. These people are information
monopolists called journalists. Some people think the Right to Bear
Arms (Second Amendment) is sacrosanct. These are those that will first
shoot you, and then say "I'm sorry" later! Other folks worry about the
conditions for housing of soldiers (Third Amendment). We ask them: what
about the homeless, who could never afford $640 toilet seats? Don't
they have a right to housing too? Still others consider protection
against unreasonable search & seizure (Fourth Amendment) paramount.
We think it is wiser to take the Fifth — the Fifth Amendment!
The armies of the whole world consider
themselves a First, Second,
Third, or Fourth Column. We are proud to be the Fifth Column, the
Trojan horse, which seems secret and subversive, but in reality we just
want all those other columns off our backs, please! Subversion to a
despot is real freedom from a doctriot's
And what motherland does an Indigo doctriot defend? Not the First
World, the world ruled by corporations and their kissing-cousin corrupt
governments. Not the Second World, which often serves the First for no
good reason, and will even allow it to pollute its own land with GM
seeds. Not the Third World, often ruled by despots or outright
criminals. Not the Fourth World, where matriots
may turn to terrorism in order
to gain power. No, an
Indigo doctriot doesn't defend these worlds. An Indigo doctriot defends
Fifth World, which is a cyberworld, a world of true freedom! And the
Fifth World can also be tangible and earthly. The Fifth World can also
be about land.
Surely the clergy, the First Estate,
will attack us for our Fifth
Gospel. Surely the nobles, the Second Estate, will attack us because we
are not "real" nobles, you know, the landed ones! Surely the middle
class, the Third Estate, will consider us loons, because they are just
a bunch of scared pussycats. Surely the press or Fourth Estate will
refuse to acknowledge our existence. But who cares? It is we who are
the true rulers of the world, a Fifth Estate of webmasters and
bloggers; it is we who will educate the world about the other corrupt
or timid four estates!
While most folks consider the Three
R's fundamental — arithmetic, reading
writing. While some folks
consider a Fourth R, respect,
very important. We ask: what about the Fifth R, or responsibility?
While most astrologers point to the
oppositions, trines, and squares, which are first, second, third, and
fourth harmonic aspects respectively, Indigos love to see those
quintiles, the fifth harmonic, which carries a certain ambiguity
like all FIFTH THINGS, but which can also be very positive and
creative, and also gives a great deal of drive, especially drive of the
As you've seen so far, we Indigos are
about alternatives, and the
Fifth World is all about alternatives. Usually the Number Four
symbolically stands for completion, and anything beyond that is either
something unneeded, or something alternative.
Alternative energy? This is very
Indigo, very Fifth-Worldish, along
with the environment in general.
Alternative medicine? This too is very
Indigo. Surely fish oil is
better than Ritalin for a child with ADHD, and we Indigos love to take
charge of our own bodies anyway, not relinquish that power to doctors.
Alternative media? This certainly is
very Indigo too, although
alternative media is not just liberal media. That's what they say of
the media in general, but alternative media is not corporate or mass
Are Indigos about counterculture? You
bet! We think almost any
culture is better than the one we have now!
Indigos are also about alternative
education (such as alternative schools, homeschooling,
distance education and autodidacticism); alternative science (such as
non-standard cosmologies, consciousness
studies, parapsychology); alternative
agriculture (such as Fifth World
agriculture); alternative environmentalism (such as Fifth World environmentalism); alternative families (such as polyamorous
alternative nationalism (micronationalism); alternative law (Cesidian
law); alternative DNS roots or Internets (the Cesidian Root);
(the Cesidian calendar); alternative time systems (the Cyberterra Mean
alternative meridians (the
Cyberterra Mean Time standard);
astrologies (Bucksfanian astrology); alternative theologies (Analytic
theology); and even alternative linguistics (the Tallinian Linguistic
Classification or TLC system).
All and all, Indigos aren't just a
race. They are truly the
race and the Homo sapiens
Among the natives of North America, stylised medicine
wheels are typically depicted with four colours associated with both
direction and race:
- North — White
- South — Red
- East — Yellow
- West — Black
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840) came up with a
five-colour typology for humans:
- White people (the Caucasian or white race);
- Black people (the Ethiopian or black race);
- Yellow people (the Mongolian or yellow race);
- Cinnamon-brown or Flame-coloured people (the American
race or red race);
- Brown people (the Malay or brown race).
Today, because of the developing Fifth World paradigm,
and depending on how one labels races by colour, one can speak of a
fifth-sixth race as well, the Indigo race, which is:
- A global, not a continental race;
- A phenotype, not a genotype;
- Not just a new race, but also a genuine new human
The Neanderthal, or Homo sapiens neandertalensis,
ago in Ice Age Europe. Neanderthals and
Cro-Magnons, or Homo sapiens sapiens, the latter also known
as anatomically modern humans, coexisted which each other for thousands
of years, and Neanderthals died out perhaps 28,000 years ago.
Archaeologists would have us believe that the dividing
line between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons is the physical difference
between the robust Neanderthal and the slender Cro-Magnon; or the
pronounced browridge of the Neanderthal, and the flat forehead of the
Cro-Magnon. Yet the latest genetics research shows evidence that
Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons interbred with one another.
Many people already hold the belief that the
Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons interbred with each other, and the
intermingling of the Cro-Magnon gene pool, and that of the 'pre-human'
Neanderthal, is seen as the origin of the primal or brutish behaviour
we often see in man today. Somehow, it was the species/subspecies that
died out, that was forced into extinction (the Neanderthal), that is
the origin of human sin, not the species/subspecies that still survives
(the Cro-Magnon), and that has caused an almost similar extinction to
Native Americans living in the Americas.
Many people today believe that white supremacist groups
imitate their Neanderthal ancestors with their behaviour. Logic,
however, would suggest that if there are criminal tendencies in white
hominids today, then those tendencies are the ones that genetically won
out in Darwinian terms, and thus originate in the 'advanced'
Cro-Magnons, not in the 'brutish' Neanderthals!
In other words, white people today should thank the
Neanderthals, not the Cro-Magnons, for all these traits:
- The empathy at least some of us feel towards other
- The blue eyes of some of us;
- Our physical strength and endurance;
- Our respect for the natural world;
- The red hair of some of us;
- The Rh negative blood of some of us, which also seems
associated with high intelligence, and is evidence that we are hybrids
of two similar, but genetically different subspecies;
- And last, but not least, our very white skin!
These are the more obvious traits we probably inherited
from Neanderthals, and most of these traits are either positive or
neutral; yet that is not what most people believe, even scientists, and
their beliefs simply don't add up!
Therefore, the real dividing line between Neanderthals
and Cro-Magnons must be cultural, not physical. The famous
French mathematician René Descartes (1596–1650) summed it up
best when he said, Cogito ergo sum, or “I think, therefore I
The great leap from Homo sapiens neandertalensis
to Homo sapiens sapiens actually occurred more recently in
time, and is actually recorded in historic, not prehistoric times.
Diogenes of Sinope (412–323 BC) is credited with the first known use of
the word 'cosmopolitan'. When he was asked where he came from, he
replied, "I am a citizen of the world". This was an extremely original
concept at the time, because the broadest basis of social identity in
Greece was either the city-state to which the individual Greek
belonged, or the Greeks themselves as a group.
The term 'cosmopolitan' derives from the Greek κόσμος
(cosmos) meaning 'world', plus the Greek πόλις (polis)
meaning 'city', 'people', or 'citizenry'. Many people think that
'cosmopolitan' means 'world city'. It is for this reason that cities
like New York or London are called 'cosmopolitan' cities (or worldly
and sophisticated). Yet Diogenes used the Greek word κοσμοπολίτης
(kosmopolítis), which means 'citizen of the world', not 'world
Cosmopolitanism is the idea that all kinds of human
beings belong to a single community based on a shared morality. This is
contrasted with communitarian and particularistic theories, especially
the ideas of patriotism and nationalism. Cosmopolitanism is the idea
that human beings are essentially one, and they are not citizens of
Sinope like Diogenes, or even Greeks, but citizens of planet Earth.
This intellectual development was a clear manifestation that at least
one Homo sapiens neandertalensis had lost his political
particularism (a bit like canine territoriality), and had embraced the
idea of political universalism, a quantum leap that shows that at least
some Homo sapiens neandertalensis were already a new
subspecies called Homo sapiens sapiens.
Very recently another quantum leap has occurred. There
are signs that at least one Homo sapiens sapiens is already a
new subspecies called Homo sapiens ethicus. This occurred
when a single human being, when asked where he came from, replied, "I
am a citizen of Cyberterra". This is an extremely original concept,
because the broadest basis of social identity in America can be found
either in Americans as a group, in hyphenated-Americans, or in the
'citizen of the world' concept first promoted by Diogenes.
This New Man who has come into being is not a New
Yorker, an American, an Italian-American, and he is not a 'citizen of
the world' either. No, this New Man, to use Modern Greek, is a κυβερπολίτης
(kyverpolítis) or 'cybercitizen', and if we go to the original
meaning of the English root word 'cyber', this actually means that he
is a πολιτικό κυβερνήτης
(politikó kyvernítis) or 'political master'.
This New Man is not a citizen of some place he was
accidentally born to, the citizen of some place he moved to, or the
citizen of some planetary community he feels connected with, but a
master, governor, or steersman of his citizenry or entourage.