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Originally posted by hadriana
What I see and intuit is that he grasped that the money system was controlled by someone and that currency COULD BE created. He grasped that everyone used language and that language was important as a type of mental framework we all had to use, but that someone controlled the laws of grammar and it wasn't him, so that meant that someone else had access to the grammar and the currency that he was stuck with.
He had the AHA but was too psychotic to express the sublime inspiration that he was filled with- that he was born into and dependant on very basic things that control the framework of reality.
He had, IMO, a clear view down the left hand path.
That said, he knew there was a logic and he was trying to come to terms with it. He was crazy as hades but trying to deal logically with the ahas that were flooding in his brain.
He had the realization that he made his own reality and that he was in control. I think that is why he killed, because he was psychotic and believed that it was ALL his reality and that all he had to do was change it. That was his coin- change- currency- control- grammar- thought control.
IE I will change things. I will make my own currency(change) I will control the grammar. I will control the logic. I will control my own mind. I will control my destiny. Oh heck I am so out of control, I must make my own currency, then I can change.
Originally posted by AutOmatIc
reply to post by clay2 baraka
Is not language also constantly being re-invented? Every day new words, new slang are introduced into daily life and our language is ever changing. People one-hundred years ago spoke in a vastly different manner. This individuals views about language are interesting. But, I should point out that I vehemently disagree with using violence to force your views and beliefs upon others. And tragically this is what happened with this individual. Though there are times where it is necessary, for example, when our founding fathers invented their revolution to overthrow the monarchy and establish a "free" world, and they went to war, and killed many people in order to establish their "order", that is viewed as right, and ok. But I do not believe that the killing of innocents is the way to go about getting people to hear your ideas, and it saddens me to think that there are people who think that it is the only way.
The first sign of concern came when some students had taken it uponthemselves to report others who did not conform. After just four days, things got out of hand. Jones feared for the safety of a few students who refused to participate. To his dismay and alarm, the experiment was so blindly embraced by the students, that he cut the project short. "Initially I just wanted to show my students how powerful the pressure to belong can be, but the exercise got out of control. A momentum began to build that I couldn't slow, or even deter. I became frightened by the day-to-day happenings in class, and was forced to call it off," recalls Jones.
Overnight, Jones became the subject of national controversy, sparking discussion on the appropriateness of exposing young adults to life's realities. To some, he was an innovative hero and teacher; to others he was a Communist. Many people were shocked and embarrassed that the same mentality which led to the Holocaust could develop so quickly, in 1967, in a pristine all-American setting, and an academic town no less, home to the well-known Stanford University
Originally posted by Deusma12
reply to post by the.lights
Strikingly similar, no?! I remembered seeing the baldies do their channeling/trance thing and doing the backwards speak and having a good laugh, but cults like that are dangerous for those who have already have a loose grasp on reality. Hell, they're poisonous to most people to begin with. I cant even imagine what someone who "has all the answers" could suggest, not necessarily to him personally, but in general. I vaguely remember hearing a few posts about them fighting back or opposing the system. (something to that effect)
Thanks again for your post. Glad to know I was the only one who saw that connection