posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 09:09 PM
In Albert Camus' play entitled Caligula he portrays an emperor who wants to show his subjects the meaninglessness of life by forcing on this absurd
acts of violence and madness. By Caligula's demoniacal creativity in manufacturing scenarios that challenge, and ultimately subvert, his people's
conventional morality and understanding of the world he forces them into a chaotic world whose only operative force is absurdity.
The emperor's small scale cruelties have terrifying significance. He makes ridiculous normal human values by forcing people into impossible quid pro
quo scenarios. All their time is spent being preoccupied with these things and at a certain point in the play the Roman people accuse Caligula of
being a terrorist. Caligula feigns surprise, and reiterates the purpose of his actions, saying they are a gift to the people - letting them
understand life's inherent meaninglessness. He goes on to add that in the time he was been emperor he never went to war, saving thousands of lives
even though he killed a few people here and there.
The main point of the play is that leaders can go to war for esteemed reason like freedom, or justice, or peace, or glory which are really just
abstractions in the subjective collective mind. They mean nothing, yet they make the populace feel good. And if the populace is made to feel good
about war a huge number of people are killed with no regrets as a result.
Yet, if the emperor is the cause of a few senseless and absurd deaths, instead of a million deaths that were justified by some abstract and vague idea
about freedom or something, it is considered more reprehensible. He somehow proves that the deaths of a few people can be more reprehensible then the
deaths of millions all based on if we are able to justify it to ourselves.
The recent shooting in Colorado done by a crazy lunatic is unjustifiable. We can't rap our heads around why such a heinous act would occur and so we
simply say the guy was crazy and he snapped, case closed. It was an absurd act of violence and absurd acts of violence bring out an excess of anger
and negativity in people. When a senseless act of minor violence (not saying what happened was minor) is compared to a large act of violence that
makes sense, we are more offended somehow by the senseless act. And if (by some divinely inspired hypothetical bargain) we has the choice of
exchanging one for the other we would probably choose the large act of violence that can be explained because while there is more bloodshed, it is
less a perversion of the human spirit.
What the recent shootings did more than anything (whether James was the shooter or not doesn't matter, what matters is that he is the PERCEIVED
shooter) is pervert the human spirit because the act is ultimately contrived absurdist calamity. This means that the scale of karmic degradation is
I don't know anything about the theories concerning a negative harvest before 2012 or religious views on the end times or whatever... BUT I DO know
that what happened in Colorado is the perfect scene that will really bring the negativity out in people. They will hear about it, want the suspected
perpetrator to be crucified, and then whatever belief structure they have will take a major plunge towards the abyss of meaninglessness.
Don't believe me? Consider what one of the victims who was shot in the arm by shotgun pellets said,
"I’m a man of faith, but it gets tried in times like this,”
Said by Marcus Weaver.
You don't have to be a direct victim of the act and you don't have to believe in God necessarily. Everyone who lived through that experience and I
believe everyone who has heard about the event - their beliefs henceforth will tend more towards meaninglessness and absurdity from being subjected to
an explainable calamity.
If I were a Christian, which I am, I would say this is clearly the Devil's work. His plan is to defeat people's spirits and ultimately kill them.
First he wants to kill the soul, then the body, and if successful he wins the celestial wager he made with God similar to the wager made over the soul
of Job in the bible.
It is the plan of the Evil Empire to breed negativity with acts of negativity, to corrupt the spirit the subvert optimism into resignation. A people
defeated in spirit are a people easily conquered...
In this purpose I think they have recently been hugely successful.
Messaging boards talking about Jerry Sandusky or James Holmes are all filled to the brim with huge amounts of negativity. These things will become
concurrently more frequent. The stench will keep building and building and eventually complete madness and destruction will ensue. Demons walk among
us... They have specific orders to do what we have seen them doing, substituting basic human goodness and order for absurdity and meaninglessness.
I am rambling, but these are my thoughts of late.