reply to post by Eidolon23
A good thread E23, cant add much to whats been said. Because bonding or falling under spells is one of the great many things I suck at, it may as well
not even exist for me some days. But then again there are days were I get up and look at the sun and think to myself "WTF is that thing, and who put
it there I don't remember it being there last time" So I may or may not be the person to be asking about such things, but oh ya there in my head
somewhere, the ins and outs, and even the downs and ups and even the number of it, but as math is not my religion I don't bother with that part at
all, most times
But its something of a positive and a negative, and so it can be used for both good and bad. And intention is what matters, but the intention is
always in the equation, and the intention is the equation, but it does not always equate even though it always conforms to the pattern, and the
pattern is of the equation but it does not equal it. And conformity is a great deal its language, no doubt you can see it everywhere from TV
commercials, to military troops, to just kinds in school running with different clicks, to the birds if flight moving in sync or out of sync, to
wolf packs and there hierarchy, to just about anything there is an element of conformity.
Once people found out that, then some thought to themselves hmm if its all basic conformity and conformity by definition is the set of the rules,
standards and laws, well from there on you get the picture. What is the golden rule?... He who has the gold makes the rules. Or at least that's one
of the golden rules, but the one they believe in the most.
There are other rules at play as well that most don't think off. Such as who sets the
worth of gold? No doubt a magic trick, not unlike who sets the worth of trading paper, the so called $. And worse there are even rules that they cant
even think off, and even ones that no one can even imagine.
But give all that some time and let it flower and eventually you will have yourself a wall-street. Were all kinds of black magic is going on I hear
But even that house of cards will come tumbling down one day, as they all realize that gold is in reality like everything
else...Worthless. But not any day soon, after all the show must go on.
In the void which is reality nothing has worth, but that which you esteem as worthy, and esteeming is another magic word, and a word that links them
all to dance to each-others tunes and move to each-others step, and its worth much more then gold, as gold and other things are but a symbol of it.
Not seen or known to them and unbeknownst to them its driving core is what pulls and pushes them in all kinds of directions.
It begs the question: how much more profound must this effect be in groups that already exhibit a high degree of cultural homogeneity?
Absolutely not all that profound. Funny how things work sometimes, you call those same groups that exhibit a high degree of cultural homogeneity one
name, and they conform to that. You call them another they conform to that, for instance what happens if you call them sheeple like some have done in
this thread? As you can see who sets the worth of things? What do they all esteem?
Seems innocuous enough? Well, you better believe this kind of footage has certain folks sweating through their Brooks Brothers blazers.
Key word...Seems. And no doubt your right on the sweaty sweater people, but I am sure they all got reasons and plans, and even justification for
It is becoming more and more widely accepted that in the last 20,000 years or so, our process of selection as a species has become culturally driven,
that changes occur exponentially more swiftly than when the environment did our selecting for us, and that those who are able to cooperate within
large groups are the ones who avoid genetic marginalization.
So what you trying to say, people like me are screwed.
Now. How do we keep this deep-seated source of human strength and awesomeness from being used by predatory in-groups to direct the collective energies
of the whole toward aims inimical to our species and the planet?
With effort and practice.
Actually, I have a much better question than that. ^
How do we use this propensity to our advantage?
With effort and practice.
Can you even begin to imagine the beneficial effects of this thing we are capable of when we move as one?
Yes we can finality put aside our differences, get some sort of coherence stop all pointless and fruitless endeavors and put the clamp down idiocies.
And even achieve a sort of world peace. Then we can move on to more important things, like blowing up the moons. A much nobler goal.
on 17-5-2012 by galadofwarthethird because: (no reason given)