The System blocks any individual from entering or advancing in any profession until it secures that public and willing declaration. Virtually all professions depend heavily upon the System, entailing that individuals seeking to become professionals must abide by the rules the System dictates.
The rules I am talking about do not refer to the standards, guidelines, procedures, regulations, or laws specific to given skilled trades, occupations, pursuits, careers, or vocations but to the public declaration that one is willing to totally comply with and adhere to whatever evil the System happens to be pushing at any given time.
Evidence of this is everywhere, and the System spares no profession or professional of this duty. Doctors, athletes, journalists, researchers, educators, lawyers, politicians, artists, writers, entertainers, accountants, bankers, insurers, and all the rest must publicly declare their alignment against God and Creation or risk being “de-professionalized”. The same applies to service jobs and blue-collar vocations. Individual entrepreneurs are not spared the whip. Those wishing to go into business for themselves, minus the willing and public declaration face an uphill battle every step of the way.
None of this is all that surprising if you examine the origins of the word profession, from which the verb profess is a back-formation. The early 14-century word professen meant to take a vow, particularly within a religious order, while the Medieval Latin professare – from professus – meant avowed; that is, literally having declared publicly, which connects to the Latin profiteri “declare openly, testify voluntarily, acknowledge, make a public statement of.”
The 12th-century word professioun again referred specifically to vows taken in religious orders, but the modern definition of a profession as an occupation one professes to be skilled in stems from the 15th century, the idea being that the profess-ion to be skilled in an occupation is synonymous with a solemn declaration or vow like the ones taken by those wishing to enter religious orders in earlier centuries.
I remember a time when professionalism denoted following a set of ethics and standards within a given vocation. At a baser level, professionalism also implied skill, dedication, integrity, and competence. More recently, professional also referred to getting paid for doing something, as opposed to the amateur, who, more likely than not, practiced free of charge.
To return to the original, religious meaning of the word profess, the current demand to profess alignment with System anti-God and Creation aims is a clear example of value inversion replete with catastrophic spiritual consequences. Attributes like competence, integrity, and skill are no longer demanded of professionals. Nor is adherence to any authentic un-inverted ethics and standards.
To be considered a professional today requires one thing and one thing only – the willing and public declaration to align with System-promulgated and endorsed evil. Do that, and the monetary rewards associated with the given profession are granted. Refuse the public vow, and the rewards are denied and punishments ensue.
So, what is one to profess if one is a professional or aims to become one? More to the point, what has one professed when one is active within any profession within the System?
Something to think about.
Hopefully, it will lead some to rethink professionalism and lead them to repentance. Ideally, it may even lead some to retract their profess-ions and begin professing something else entirely.