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America’s Gold Standard

Recently, I was administered a True Colors® personality test.  Per truecolorsint.com “True Colors® is a model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. The colors of Orange, Gold, Green and Blue are used to differentiate the four central personality styles of True Colors®.”

Now let me give you a brief description of the color personalities that was provided to me by True Colors®.

Green

Green’s seek knowledge and understanding; they live life by their own standards; they need explanation and answers; they value intelligence, fairness, and justice; they are natural non-conformists; visionaries; problem solvers; and they live in the future.

Blue

Blue’s need to feel unique and authentic; they want to encourage, contribute, and care; they value integrity and unity in relationships; they are romantic, nurturers, and poetic; they are kind and considerate.

Orange

Orange’s act on a moments notice; they consider life a game here and now; they need fun, variety, stimulation, and excitement; they value skill, resourcefulness, and courage; they are natural troubleshooters, performers, and competitors.

Gold

Gold’s believes the rules and respects authority; they have a sense of what is right and what is wrong in life; they need to be useful and to belong; they value home, family, and tradition; they need approval for accomplishments.

As I went through the test my primary color was Green and my secondary color was Blue.  I thought this very accurate.

Like the Green description states I do seek knowledge and understanding.  I seek it because I know the narrative that was spun to me about this culture is a huge lie.

Every day I am trying to live life by my standards not the standards this country and culture tells me to which makes me a “non-conformist”.

I value intelligence, fairness, and justice.  So do all the thinkers and writers I follow.  They provide me with the explanation and answers I need for living in the future.

As you can see I am a Green personality no doubt, but I also value integrity, relationships, and am kind to those that are beat down in this society which is why Blue is my secondary color.

The color I scored the lowest in was Gold, and it was at this point in the exercise that I needed to write down how I view Gold’s personality.  A group of us got together to figure out why the Gold personality turned us off.  The instructor of this exercise stated to us “Gold personalities gravitate toward government jobs.”  This statement almost knocked me on my ass.  I’m not saying that all Gold personalities are bad people (my wife has a Gold personality), but the more I thought about her statement, I thought she was dead on.

The only thing I would change with her statement is “Hyper Gold personalities gravitate toward government jobs.” Those that score extremely high in Gold but little in the other personalities are attracted to positions in the upper eschelons of the United States Federal Government.

When you look over the descriptions again you may think it’s the Orange personality that is infiltrating the United States Government due to their competitiveness and their “life as a game” mentality.  Here’s why I don’t.  Those working in government for this country are not the ones pulling the strings of this destructive culture, they are the ones being told which strings to pull.  Giving them a Orange personality would be giving them too much credit.

So now is the time I go through the Gold personality and show how Hyper Golds have a stranglehold in the United States Federal Government.

Golds “follow the rules and respect authority.”

Let me start with a quote from Robert Combs, “Unquestioned beliefs are the real authorities in this culture.”  Hyper Golds do not question the unquestionable, they promote it.  The rules in Federal Government are to maintain unfettered capitalism and white supremacy.  Those politicians and senior officials in government play by these rules because they respect the real authority in this culture…money.  Whoever gives them the most money and tells them what to do, they do; they are bought and paid for.  When a person’s morals and ethics can be bought it demonstrates just how authoritative the United States dollar is.

Golds “have a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong.”

Translation – Hyper Golds view everything in black and white.  Life is so simple to them it’s black and white, right and wrong, yes and no and that’s it.  Hyper Golds hate complications hence why all those practicing Islam are radical terrorists.  The most noble thing you can do in life is join the United States Military.  Russia is pure evil, no exceptions otherwise you’re a traitor. If you knock capitalism in the slightest way you’re a socialist.  If you support black lives matter you hate law enforcement.  I think you get the picture at just how stupid their simplicity can be.

Golds “need to feel useful and belong.”

When your authority in life is money, demonstrating how much money you have and lusting after extravagant material possessions is the pinnacle of usefulness in this culture.  Showing off your belongings is what makes you belong.  Every television commercial in the United States beats this into your head which is a big reason these government officials have Hyper Gold personalities.  Being in an authoritative position in government compels those around you to understand you are useful and belong which is the gateway to the money and material possessions that hold authority over you.

Golds “value home, family, and tradition.”

This sentence reads straight out of the Christian fascist playbook.  The only way to demonstrate home, value, and tradition is through Christianity.  Imagine a prominent politician or government official in the United States stating they didn’t believe in Christianity.  It would never happen, they would instantly be called a terrorist.  This is why so many Christian fascists have infiltrated government positions.

And when it comes to tradition.  The United States has a tradition of empire, white supremacy, patriarchy, and funneling massive amounts of money to corporations.  Why do you think the blowhard Donald “beautiful babies” Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” resonated with so many people?  It’s because of its implicit meaning to uphold those traditions of empire, white supremacy, patriarchy, and corporate looting.

Golds are “natural preservers, good citizens, and helpful.”

Translation – Hyper Golds in government do not like innovation and change, they squash it which is why the Green personality is marginalized by those working in the Federal Government, and marginalized in our society in some cases.

This is the characteristic that ties all the previous characteristics together.  If you uphold the traditions of this country and follow the rules you become a good citizen.  Being that good citizen gives you the rewards you covet: money, power, and prestige.  This is what makes Hyper Golds feel useful and belong, it’s how they develop their strong sense of right and wrong, and it forces them to follow the rules and respect authority or I mean respect the acquisition of money and power.

The other interesting thing this instructor presented was how others view the personality colors so here’s a list of characteristics others see gold’s possessing: controlling, stubborn, opinionated, system-bound, judgmental, bossy, and autocratic.  Now can you see how the Hyper Gold personality has hijacked the United States Government?!

While we analyze the actions of the United States Government it’s equally as important that we analyze the personality behind these appalling actions.

The final thing I will say about this exercise is the instructor also noted that color personalities can evolve.  This tells me a lot of these characteristics can be learned behaviors.  This is why those of us with Green as our primary or secondary personality temperament are so important, we must be the deprogrammers.  We are the thinkers, the innovators, the ones that see the big picture.  I would say most of us are activists because we want to help, we want to change, and we live in the future.  So in order to help, innovate, and make changes in the future we most know the personality we are trying to change.

I hope this piece can be a starting point to that change in personality we are trying to destroy.  Good luck my fellow activists.

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