reply to post by Skyfloating
Sometimes I wonder whether these extreme polarities are the results of hegelian social engineering.
Unlikely. Life experiences seem to be the main reason for political differences. And when I say "life experiences" so much more is obviously meant.
Experiences eventually become 'encoded' in our genes, producing slightly different types of people down the evolutionary line. Some people become
extroverts, others, introverts. Research has shown that these personality differences are enough to determine significant differences in how we vote
and what we support.
Do political forces manipulate these natural processes? It's plausible. It's virtually impossible to prove, since philosophical differences between
liberals and conservatives, atheists and theists, creationists and darwinists, don't seem to be made up. If there is an amorphous party behind all of
this, the natural question arises of how? Disagreement seems to be a natural part of the human experience. No?
On the other hand, a part of me feels that society is contrived. Perhaps the way things appear is just a process? Does consciousness exist? Is near
death experiences, occultism, remote viewing, telekenesis, telepathy, etc all just nonsense? Or is the doubt and skepticism which underlies scientific
inquiry fundamentally different from the faith/trust that underlies a successful occultic procedure, or a simple heartfelt prayer? And then you throw
into the loop bizarre things like Freemasonry, and its place in pretty much erecting the modern industrial order; and weirdest to me, anyways, are the
occult themed ultra elite secret societies at ultra elite universities which recruit only the cream of the freshman crop every year.
I'm generally skeptical about things, but this is a little strange, is it not? I know a thing or two about Kabbalah, Alchemy/Hermeticism, etc, and I
know the theory of it all, though unproven, isn't exactly illogical. It's not as silly as harry potter, etc represent it. There's a logic and
method to it. That societies elite, people who eventually go on to places of power in business, finance, and government, are often members of such
societies, one does naturally wonder: how do these societies and their interests influence what they invest in? What they support, and what policies
they endorse? Or is it just the silly college nonsense that movies, and members of those societies would have us "laymen" think?
I don't know. Perhaps their interests in promoting physicalism as a plausible scientific theory will help get rid of social complications like the
"theisms", or at least their fundamentalist versions. Since consciousness probably exists (occultism being a method to demonstrate it's existence,
I imagine; and these elite societies seem to be aware of that, as the symbolism and names imply), the end game would be a scientifically oriented
"spiritual darwinism", a resurgent paganism, of a sort.