posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 04:36 PM
When I think of selfishness, I mean a person invested in maintaining a structural power difference between himself and others.
Anyone who does this - or lives a life which supports this, is by the nature of the physical reality we live within, taking advantage.
If such a person says "I'm not selfish", or more complexly (complex thinking gives powerful people a sense of being even more powerful i.e. they
think they're smart for being able to justify injustice to themselves by making it complex, ironic, or "beautifully irrational") thinks about their
selfishness in terms of a shared "trans-subjective" fantasy, such as go-to cliches like: "were animals", or "were born this way", or "this is
what animals do", or "chaos is the essence of things": they are merely kidding themselves. They do not realize how their existing social relations
(which they are HEAVILY INVESTED IN) is probabilistcally determining their affective focus. Cause and Effect truly control us in the present; the only
way to get some sort of hand on the subject is through science - through realizing, and then becoming shaped by, the knowledge of your existence as a
physical phenomena. Talk about avatar? Nothing will make you feel more like a "microcosm" of the macrocosm than a study of the Human beings causal
integration with the physical things around us.
For people who talk about the "now", this world isn't made for you or your kind - indeed, you and your kind are precisely the sorts of creatures
that suck order out of reality at a viral-infection like pace: consume, consume, and dissociate all knowledge of the effects you create: what a
blessed fantasy! How wonderful you must think existence will always be for you.
Occultism must be so much fun, and Daniel Kahnemans "Thinking, Fast and Slow", dull and boring, yet its work like Kahnemans that qualify as fact -
and qualify as the ever-present reality of how Humans actually function: we lie to ourselves, particularly when we inhabit a social-context where
everyone lies to themselves - lies become spoken, people hear, and are glad to hear those lies: they need them to feel better about the dysequilirium
that inner-lies create within our system. But socializing? In the "now"? People who love the present NEED THEIR MONEY TO HOLD OFF REALITY. Harsh.
I don't Like Antagonizing
My posts are directed at multiple sorts of people, an undeniable part of whom are people who think Donald Trump is great, the end of the world and
chaos will be awesome - and their own naive arrogance in thinking that one day reality wont come crashing down on them too.
I see religion - God - and speaking about our relations with one another in terms of an eternal third party's "watchful eye" to be a problematic
delusion that dissociates people from the actual - action-based - responses, our reflexes, and our affective-vulnerabilites, which actually organizes
everything we say and do: our minds exist through the motion of matter, and the matter of our bodies is integrated with the matter of other bodies:
like centripetal motion, any two Humans-in-interaction mutually determine one anothers orientations by the feelings they speak from. Invoking God,
or internalizing hatred of your God for the other, is DEMENTED NONSENSE which distances ourselves from the facts of what's happening: every one of
us were born in a context which shaped our biology and sense of identity. To attack and hate someone for doing what his environment literally
mad him do is fundamentall unfair: we are energy-being potentiated by the environments unconscious (to our conscious mind) continuous action upon
us. Nothing will be resolved - and we will likely destroy ourselves - if we can't accept this reality and assume a more compassionate, patient, and
understanding stance in our relations. Such a response is rational - reasonable - and coherent - because it correlates an internal mental-affective
organization (positive, caring) to the complex, utterly resistant other who needs the very same things you do: to be true, right, strong.
If you really want to understand yourself and others, personalize what is happening between the two of you, and don't seek to impose
metaphysical biases (your own trans-subjective belief-needs) into the conversation with the other. If you can actually respect the other by
relating to him as you yourself would need to be related to (to be understood),then conversation can happen.
Otherwise, elitist power structures will play out their dynamics as they always do in Human history. Notice: end-time beliefs have been concomitants
at other major structural changes i.e. see the 30 year war in Europe, or during the crusades. Nothing is different this time around besides a) nuclear
weapons, and b) climate change.
If we destroyed ourselves, it would only go to show how incredibly fallible reality can be.
Of course, for me - and my own sense of the awesomeness of reality - such an end is painful to think about, although it is not logically prohibited
from happening if we don't make ourselves more aware of what is happening between us.