I know I often make threads with no intention (or little intention) to pretend that I think "everybody's perspective is equal". In my understanding,
this libertarian, externalist view is an echo of Human social dysfuntion, usually taken by those who have some advantage they want to preserve. This
is essentially a wishful self-justification to do what your body already wants to do.
It's thus the same sort of stuff as what animals do:
defend against things which threaten you, by advantageously pursuing your own good.
So for me,
That's the Real
, and everything else which departs from this core biological reality is a fantasy that people make the
dangerous mistake - existentially and ontologically costly for them, as it must be - of thinking that their belief is something necessarily means that
it has any truth outside the Human body and social reality it "creates" its very temporary existence.
Why do you believe what you do?
Is it faith or reason (the two options, I imagine)? The person who thinks "anything" can be true would of course see everything as faith-based, even
reason i.e. one has a faith in reasons superiority.
I do think reason is superior to faith, but I do not think reason is sufficient. This means that reason, like any non-linear equation, yields a
"remainder" that entrails the property of faith i.e. a non-discursively achieved sense of trust, whenever we use it.
What exactly is reason? Reason could be seen as the "minds attentiveness to regularity". Living in nature - amidst non-linear realities, converts into
the sophisticated Hominids perception the causal relations between things
. It is because of this that I believe Human beings in Africa achieved
a very high coherency in their organismic functioning.
This off-repeated figure I post really seeks to emphasize how the expressed phenomenon: Human consciousness - is an "outgrowth" - like the lotus
sitting atop the pond - which emerges from the above sort of dynamics. Importantly - and essential to this picture - is that our ancestor Humans lived
in CONTINUOUS contact with one another - which means that their biodynamical (fundamentally self-regenerating with reference to changes in
environment) organization as a creature was always being constructed towards the same referents.
Intelligent people must immediately understand what this means: it means that our phenomenology of experience, around 150,000 years ago, must have
been fundamentally different from the ones we experience today.
Think about the many differences: roads, houses, jobs to work, movement from one known context (relaxation) to unknown contexts (unconscious tension,
self-observation). How do you think this repeated self-organization affects how we know ourselves and the nature of reality? Why do we think the
unreality of linearity - abstract glorification of mathematics, as in pythagoreanism - reckons against the backdrop of the way ALL OF REALITY, i.e.
the macrocosmic, mesocosmic and microcosmic expressions of matter - actually works i.e. non-linearly?
Reason, then, is the minds attunement to the regularities of things - witnessed in all life, the seasons, the weather - it becomes very obvious how
things work i.e. how we ourselves work. After all, we're being continuously reminded of it by our engagements within and as part of the natural
Humans will likely destroy the conditions for Human Life if We Don't Step Away From Simplistic Linear Explanations of Things.
I think anyone who understands the profundity of complexity science since the 1980's understands that all this craziness in our world is a function of
a cult of "linearists" acting out - very unconsciously, hidden, clearly, behind the illusions of narrative/language - the way linear -thinking,
motivated into existence by the individual Human mind becoming more and more motivated towards self-enhancement at the expense of and for the purpose
of distinguishing themselves from others.
The horror of egotism is that it is motivated into existence i.e. ontologically CAUSED, by traumatic experiences committed by others against the
Think about it. You could have taken good old Donald, on that very day when he was taken out of his mothers body - a lunar eclipse - and raised in a
normal home, and if exposed again and again to the face of love - to face's that loved and understood his anger, pain and frustration
, that he
and his body could have been brought back to normality - to the way nature tends to work outside the influence of a traumatic external
In other words, I think Humans are very prone to fantasies about the after-life that probably have no basis in reality. The reality we live within and
is one - from the astral realms above to the material foundations that energize our bodies - all of it is one - with the top
emerging from the dynamics of the Human body
- and yet, strangely, some people believe death doesn't extinguish the "mental vehicle". I may be
wrong and a little naive here - I don't much about reality beyond what science explores. The bottom-up is my expertise, whereas those of a different
inclination may be all 'top-down'.
Yes, but the top-down can delude and give one the very wrong sense of there being anything but one reality. If, as I believe, reality is one - from
the mental 'planes' where Humans can astrally meet, to the physical world - the planet Earth - then if you were to destroy the conditions for life on
planet Earth, you would, in essence, destroy existence as well: the mental body exists by virtue of its ecological relationship to existing bodies,
themselves contained in a planetary context.
So existence is done for if people can't come to recognize what we are - how things work, how emotions work - ontologically as well as semantically
(socially) - that there is only 'one reality' - the world we create between one another in our ethical relations acts upon the fundamental
inclination towards symmetry within matter
- if we affirm one another, we grow neurologically over-time; if we deny one another, we create false
realities - pleasant, I imagine, for some, but a whole lot of pain and suffering for the whole.
Since all things are inter-related, the planet has been brought to the brink of such a linear self-serving logic. Planet - existence, beauty - go
bye-bye? Or, we can all work to wake other people up to the way culture has ineluctable directions - probabilities, so that we can no longer play
games as if morality - how we feel the need to act - has no deep relations to the material structure of reality. It does. look up the concept "poverty
of the commons", and see how it works here: if everyone feels "they" deserve to be free to act as they want, the material conditions of existence are
undermined - and so existence goes bye-bye, with no real assurance that anything more will come.
Such an outcome seems too impossible for me to think of. Most Humans do not posses a "death urge" - although Freud thought so.
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