posted on Nov, 25 2016 @ 05:51 PM
As I always say, and will continue to say: the military industrial complex is not about what people think its about. It's a place of power - or
control - of patriarchal might, and so its not surprising that people like this would spurn the normal human sensibility not to molest or abuse
Whats really amazing is how subjectively "blocked off" most people are from imagining the way other minds work. This is because people largely don't
know what trauma feels like - even though trauma is a pretty frequent thing in this world. Indeed, martial society, from ancient Roman times, to the
military orders of the middle ages, to the Napoleonic era, to todays worldwide military industrial complex, there is a very dark and brutish
philosophy that essentially works to "make coherent" the viciousness of the militant mentality i.e. a mentality inherently biased to feel and process
the world in terms of competition, and so respect, deception, and all sorts of other tactics are used in the "game of life". Indeed, didn't Eisenhower
warn us of the military industrial complex?
It's quite simple: people who deliberately put themselves through traumatic experiences to "strengthen their will" relate to the world in terms of
Nietzsches "ubermensch" idiom of "whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger". This statement, of course, is not true. In order to benefit from a
trauma, you need epistemological guidance i.e., such as the structured initiation ceremonies of the Mithraic religion - the context itself
provided the allure of certainty that this "process" can be overcome.
Nietzsche's statement, as every trauma psychologists knows, is far more often than not countervailed by real life evidence where trauma does not make
people more aware or stronger, but sicker, more depressed, more aggressive or withdrawn, and oftentimes results in irreversible psychosis, as in
schizophrenia. That trauma - or severe emotional experience - is the root of all mental disorders is an idea that is gaining more and more support in
the clinical mind sciences, in that it every condition can be interpreted as a different way of processing or containing the negative affects. For
instance, most schizophrenics experience the onset of voices after a stressful life event i.e. a trauma. But why does this happen? Beneath conditions
like this are ways of processing information - right brain feels, while the left brain "interprets", so the question arises: what if the ego always
lies to itself about what it feels? In effect, such a situation creates "two selves" - one which feels and experiences an embodied knowledge of what
an interaction "means" - and a left brained ego which cannot tolerate or accept the meaning of the feeling - such as shame - because of the
intolerance they have for the presence of such emotions. Thus - during a severe emotional experience, the brain might "self-organize" in such a way
that the feelings which are usually dissociated from attention now reach the left hemisphere through involuntary speech i.e. the denied self-states
and experiences of self, begin to communicate their messages to the ego, regardless of how the ego interprets it.
The military is essentially in the business of creating dissociative disorders: intolerance for weakness, and a constant hard-on for strength, power,
and control - most human beings who pass through these processes will become structurally unable to know in any other way but what the military
culture determines as "good".
Thus, we live in a society with people - right wing sociopaths - who do not like to be limited, certainly not to be told "don't have sexual relations
with children". For them, might is irreducibly right.