posted on Mar, 12 2017 @ 05:23 PM
No, they aren't - but we are living in a day and age where people do not understand how they work - are quick to talk when they feel (and perceive
something) and mindlessly trusting that their assertions (propositions) are for all times valid, as opposed to a belief-open-to-revision..
It is horrifying. There are an amazing number of people alive today who literally do not understand a shred of how they work - although the systems
sciences are providing Humans the means to reconstruct themselves.
The problem is culture - and the ignorant, perverse, mindless, childish, rampant stupidity being shared on both the left and right.
There is the stupidity and simplicity of whats called "modernism" and its mindless concessions towards reductive materialism (as opposed to emergent
materialism) and its ignorant dualistic splitting of whats called "the humanities", and what they call "science". A more apt term is "scientism -
which about as ontologically, epistemologically and ethically responsive as any other conservative dogmatism that operates by abstracting the
observing mind from the process of knowledge-making.
Another, equally stupid - but even more corrosive - belief system is the occultic, mystical, or spiritual. It is based on nothing more than a simple
premise: all of reality is mental. Books by Graham Hancock, Robert Buvall, Jim Marrs and others ignorantly build-up fascination for historical
movements channeled through "mystery schools" all the way back in time - to a "prehistoric" civilization ruled by "magicians" and "seers" who
knew things we didn't. Both of these positions - and others like it - are differing degrees of IDEALIZATION - WISHFUL FANTASY - Borne from, as usual
incomplete knowledge. Ignorance is what fosters shoddy ontological, epistemological - and ultimately, ethical belief-systems.
In any case, I have a true hatred for points of view that do not acknowledge evolution, good-bad organism preferences, and the structuring of the
life-world of the organism ALWAYS in terms of how the organisms exists in relations to its environment.
Scientism ignores the observing Human Self as if this wasn't an essential pole in the knowledge-making process. Conversely, occultism associated with
elitist groups (i.e. the "master plan") go in the opposite direction - as if an external world didn't exist which systematically constitutes
your form of being. Whats missing from both analyses is a relationality - an ecological, processual framework that see's the atoms - and energy -
that ultimately work to generate the conditions which underlie our collective existence.
For me, all of this is explicable if you're a sound mind - not prone to idealization and wary of the reality that idealization is the single greatest
threat to the acquisition of true knowledge - knowledge of Self and its relation to Others.
Yet - if you watch a documentary that "bigs up" occultism - or happen to be an ignorant celebrity "puffed up" by the sense of power driven into
you by your cultural and social context - amazingly, you will commit an error that will and should have profound consequences - if causality has
anything to say.
Listen: Occultism - or the ontological emergence of paranormal phenomena - i.e. the "relevativzation of matter" - depends on Humans coming
together - in synchrony, harmony, and togetherness. No ritual will work if antagonism or distrust i.e. a 'counter-dynamic' is present to any
ritual. That is, if a Human being is present who is antagonistic - it will not work - because the very phenomena is an EMERGENT PROPERTY OF Self-Self
Just consider what sort of confusion can arise if the ecological organization of the physical world became lost - yet such phenomena still emerge.
Given that the phenomena which emerge between people is a function of their psychodynamic "culture" - - it may seem as if the "things"
which emerge between us were ontologically separate from us - but they aren't. The 'event' is always emergent - always dependent upon the nervous
systems of the Humans in their multi-layered connections. "Talking" to such forces has the air of lunacy to it - because there is an assumption that
one can "learn" from such forces - even though the forces and the knowledge they possess is inextricably linked with emotional vectors; hence, if
you're a liar and used to lying - it should not be surprising if the entity which emerges between you lies: after all, that is what your brain-mind
actually does. You gain by lying - by deceiving people, as the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans did to maintain
control of their empires: imperialistic cultures and the elites which lead them seem to be an example of extracting an advantage in this world at the
expense of the next (if there is a next - which seems likely). It is only right - and it is also just causal laws - from the lowest level of matter to
the highest - doing what it does: flowing in terms of the forces which act upon its flow.
Yet pomposity - the spectacle, continues to operate as their "transitional object". A transitional object is akin to a ritual - but it initially
referred to what a baby does as they 'transition' away from the continuous affective contact with its mother (it's epistemological and ontological
sense of peace, relaxation, unity) to an object that serves the same internal purpose (such as a pillow or blanket). It could be your finger and the
soothing it provides: the point is, an association is built between one category of object (coherency - mother) and another, (coherency - pillow) -
where the person experiences a similar envlivenment/relaxation affect via relating with the object.
Todays Humans are too pretentiously un-self aware to realize that they are doing what baby's do to make themselves feel better - and thats' fine. We
never outgrow the need for one another and for attunement, because that is what we are.
That said, there are people who foolishly think they are "outside" the category of need. Such people, of course, teeter on the very edge of
suicidality: they will never 'depress' their egoism (which they may have spent a lifetime building) by acknowledging what they have metaphysically
identified as the "demiurge".
No idea is more retarded - and more incompatible with reality - than developing an antagonistic AFFECTIVE RELATION - i.e. through the SYSTEM OF YOUR
BODY - towards the so-called "demiurge". Think about the sheer idiocy of this belief: you are a system from the qurak-gluons that make up your
neutrons-protons - up to the 10 octillion atoms that make up your body. Everything is a system - cells, inter-cells, organism - minds in
The necessity of conceiving Human being with existence is only feasible - and meaningful - by paying attention to the fundamental system nature of
everything - so what does it mean to put yourself into antagonism with the "demiurge"? It is pure nihilism. Self-destructive with no possibility of
an "outlet" - inasmuch as existence and multiplicity go together - my having a mind is fundamentally related to other Human minds - and the way WE
And yet this view persists - with nothing more pushing it forward than a) power, and b) ignorance.
Social power - something Humans like, apparently (see the idiot Machiavelli) - yet somehow the lust for power and respect is not seen as a subset - an
emergent property a preexisting human-human ontologic