posted on Apr, 17 2014 @ 03:59 AM
I'll start by apologizing, like the good Canadian I am. My thoughts most times are disjointed, and I often have trouble properly expressing myself.
Also, I've come to discover I use words in contexts others don't readily grasp. So, I apologize if the perspective below makes absolutely no sense,
I rarely do. Sorry it turned into an rant too.
I too have been feeling as you describe for a long time now. I can honestly say this world and how it functions has utterly crippled me. At times I
see it so clearly it sickens me, at other times it confounds me to all Hell. The best label for the problem I can find is “delusional.” We are all
delusional. We function under a haze of muddled perspective, weak truths, weaker ideals, and strong unfounded convictions. It's the easiest path one
can take, and humanity is like water.
We're generally not as stupid as we seem, we simply lack knowledge. I believe most of us have the capacity to understand anything, though there are
clear biological advantages and disadvantages that will undoubtedly inhibit full understanding by all. The social-environmental aspects are entirely
under our control. We just fail to fully realize it.
There's actually nothing “wrong” with humanity, we are a product of our biology and that biology is constantly under attack. The “wrong” is
perpetrated when we step out of biology and utilize our collected experience, our beliefs, in our decision making without fully validating said
knowledge. The error can't be faulted entirety, because it has brought us to the world we have before us, which could be miraculous and poetic if we
so chose. A fairly easy choice once you know the options available. The issue then becomes a struggle against the foresight of desire, and material
want is a hard fight.
The problem in describing why We are as we are is incredibly difficult. It's as multifaceted as our DNA, billions if not trillions of potential
combinations and connections. Any data we can gather to shed light on the issue is tainted by specialties, mores, beliefs, tradition, the devil of
Man, and a general lack of data makes any computation of it heavy on intuition and foresight. Two things that are not highly valued in most societies.
Western culture especially lacks any foresight, European and Asian cultures are far older and prone to faults of memory and hubris. No matter where we
are, we live bi-generational. At most we plan four generations in foresight, a very narrow perspective considering the universe is billions of years
old and humanity is hundreds of thousands as best guessed.
We cannot know everything, yet we wholeheartedly believe we do. Science convinces us of the physical world, the material reality of our lying senses.
The best scientists will say they only know theory, that every theory can and most likely will be reworked one day. Religion/philosophy convinces us
of the spiritual. Organized and imbued with the powers of fellowship and it warps truth and ideal on every plane to justify the needs and perversions
of man. Most who think they are awake, are just as mistaken in their reality as those who sleep the soundest. Our paradigms bind our beliefs and
restrict our possibilities. The issue is then faith and belief, both a biologically conditioned emotional response to thought. This is the fight of
the self, the most epic of battles.
The highest truth man has identified is math. Math, however, is a science of limits. It's rules; the tightest of all sciences, and as such cannot
build possibilities, only probabilities. It can only build the ruleset which govern a potential. Of those three perspectives on truth, none are fully
compatible. Math works well with all because it is a measurement, a rule setter. It's truths a fundamental label of all reality, both physical and
For most of recorded time, any significant culture was dominated firstly by religion, then nation, then commerce. With a multitude of smaller
interpersonal controlling factors. By dictating to us our beliefs, conditioning us in them, the three big ones sought to write the lesser ones,
directing it all towards both a conscious and unconscious common purpose. The dictation of those beliefs are a jumble of factors: early conditioning
like school and home life to future conditioning of higher education, workplace culture, social hierarchies, etcs. Understand that EVERYTHING has
conditioned us to this reality, and it is not an easy thing to deny. Deny thy own reflection and you begin to see truth. Nothing is permanent, nothing
is “real.” Do the evils this delusion has produced outweigh the achievements? Is the scale close to tipping?
From that we are manipulated by means of psychology, which is a field of biology, though I don't think the perspective of the paradigm teaches it as
such. Our social psychology has been identified for millenia, categorized, weaponized, and institutionalized for centuries, and globalized for maybe a
few decades. We're far too close to it to see it clearly and we lack sufficient data to identify it outright.
We fail to fully realize that there is an overarching common purpose that dominates the identified paradigms. We don't realize it's there because it
is secret or hidden, it acts only with passive input from the populace. It's a gelatinous blob of human intent, squirming its way across the globe
wrecking havoc because the intent is not actively directed, it's passive yet mighty, reactive not proactive. It's emergence as an active trait must
be feared by those who pull the strings. Imagine the brokenhearted finally agreeing... That would be a thing to behold.
I say that it is hidden or secret, because there is evidence that it is known to some. There is semi-intelligent movement from the blob, it can be
predicted with low confidence, it can be manipulated with high confidence. This site has more than enough of said evidence. It's active form's
primary tool is fear. The hidden hand, whatever they are, is irrelevant, they will only bring themselves down, unfortunately with high collateral
damage. Humanity will always be. The most the provocateurs could hope to achieve is a spaceship and a boot to the ass as they depart a planet they
murdered with our passive compliance. They will not survive, history has seen to it. History also shows that Man will prevail. Biology will overcome
most any obstacle, man made or natural. The choice then becomes our directed intent, the fight is jealousy, entitlement, selfishness and desire.
One can't dismiss the human race, because one is a part of it. No matter how disgusting it is, no matter what evils are perpetrated in your name and
image. Our world is insulting, there is no question of that. The glory of man is tainted and pissed on every second of every day. We suffer from a
sort of Battered Populace Syndrome, we shy away from our attacker. Shrieking into corners and begging permission to exist. Who do we beg? How have
they become master over us? No matter how much you attempt to draw away from it; it is you and you are it. Accept that, and a large chunk of annoyance
falls with it, as well as your serfdom as you take responsibility. For we are all to blame, just as none are to blame. It's simply a choice we fail
to make, and fail to correct. Acceptance and forgiveness becomes the issue: fear, trust, righteousness and hubris become the fight.
The closest thing to solace I've been capable of mustering regarding existence is “acceptance.” The reality we are presented with is very
convincing, very persuasive. As such, I don't fault those who are asleep, because as sure as I may be in my perspective, I am equally unsure of it. I
think if we were all unsure of the truths we believe then it would force our culture towards a calm, orderly, progression of peace and growth. At his
heart, man is good. When his mind has been manipulated by lies is when his fear becomes chauffeur to evil
I've more to say I'm sure, but its 5AM here and my thoughts are even more disjointed. I don't participate in the internet very much, I feel its a
billion times more damaging to our cultures than television ever was. Just wanted to throw my two cents in for a change. I'll depart with this: in
any situation, draw two extremes. The probable outcome will undoubtedly lay somewhere between those extremes, permitted a wide enough margin. The
idealistic extremes which frustrate you is Good vs. Evil, proper life affirming behaviour vs. damaging life disregarding behaviour. Even with a
universe which errs on the side of chaos, Good will always have the upper hand. It's simply a matter of time.