Thursday, August 31, 2017
Evolution is a product of life before life is a product of evolution. How is that? An organism is both internally activated to evolve and externally activated to evolve from environmental conditions. But it is first activated internally to survive (but not spiritually) and then to somehow reproduce and evolve. Why? Ultimate success, or the zenith of success, in survival, reproduction and evolution leads to eternal (?) survival, reproduction, and evolution, which defines Godhood. So that is how evolution is a production of life seeking Godhood---which is also how religion joins science.
(A response to physicist Nigel Goldenfeld, Quanta magazine interview)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
If we say the Big Media and the Academic World have us by the balls that assumes we still have balls. But that isn't quite fair to say. Our own families have been infected by the Big Media and the Academic World. We fight among ourselves and shun one another. And the Big Media will destroy you and your family with innuendos and lies if you object to their destruction of families and cultures.
It's a dangerous game the Big Media and the Academic World are playing to shut down all objection to their brainwashing. People eventually take up pitchforks and bring down the good with the bad, if they aren't themselves destroyed in the process.
Geniuses come and go leaving traces which other geniuses change. Now the genius of E. O. Wilson and sociobiology regarding real human nature has to change the genius of Karl Marx and cultural Marxism which now dominates our Humanities departments and is then dumbed down in the Big Media for our happy consumption.
Human nature has been affirmed throughout human history, to this day, as being kin-centered, gender defined, age-graded, heterosexual marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, among other things, with group-selection as the primary unit of successful selection, followed by individual selection. Cultures can operate for a time with behavior that goes against human nature, with such experiments as Marxism, but culture is always eventually pulled back by the biological and genetic leash of real human nature toward cultures that better reflect real human nature.
Distinctively different ethnic group simply do not assimilate, and so we need to find ways to separate, legally and constitutionally, just as we find ways to separate brawling kids in the school yard. Real human nature has to be introduced, or reintroduced, in our nation so that we can find real cultural order. Otherwise separation may take place radically, with pitchforks and real civil war.
Although it is quite satisfying to say F... the Media and the Academics, I think the better way is to legally adapt the constitutional separation of powers and states in the U.S. toward an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, in harmony with real human nature. This seems to be the only healthy conservative---not radical---way to save the U.S. over the long-term...That should keep us busy for a few days.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The culturally Marxist bias (William Lind's term) of the Big Media caused the people to turn away from it and turn instead toward alternative forms of media. But now recently even the alternative forms of media are being shut down or censored. That is control not unlike totalitarian control, and like other totalitarian systems I don't think the Big Media cares much what the people think, as long as they can control what the people think.
So what comes next? I suppose there could be the reaction of totalitarianism on the right, which would play right into the corrupt hands of the totalitarian left who have all the power. Then what?
Like all totalitarian systems, our cultural Marxism will probably not last long, just as the Soviet Union fell apart. All empires fall, and following the fall real human nature, longing for order and harmony, usually forms into ethnostates.
That is a long and painful path. Could we be rational and intelligent and sane enough to get there earlier, legally and constitutionally? That is possible in the U.S. by adapting the constitutional separation of powers and states toward an ethnopluralism of ethnostates. But it's a long shot.
But trying seems at least better than only moaning about it, and better than charging around the streets to the tune of the Big Media, who exploit and censor it all.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Trans-humanists go off into the clouds of non-material spiritualism when they talk of how information and software aren't really matter but are only "information." They think of "life" as "a self-replicating information-processing system whose information (software) determines both its behavior and the blueprints for its hardware. They say such things as, "what’s replicated isn’t matter (made of atoms) but information (made of bits)." (review in kurzweil, page not found)
This is obfuscating tech-talk, and it is dangerous because it usually goes on to propose that computers should control the world---aren't we all computers anyway?. But it will be the tech-nerds who gain the power by controlling the computers---assuming they don't create uncontrollable monsters. Talk about the revenge of the nerds.
It is politically incorrect to say that it is people who need to evolve---computers can be important aids in that evolution. Information, software, and bits are grounded in matter and not in non-material spiritualism. Even real Godhood is based on the replicating material world evolving to the supermaterial world.
We better soon get on with our sacred material evolution toward supermaterial Godhood whether the tech-nerds are too weak or too cunning to say it or not.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
"Within groups selfish individuals beat altruistic individuals, but groups of altruists beat groups of selfish individuals." E. O. Wilson
Conservatives are known to fight for human nature but they are in error when they advocate individualism as the only way to curb the civil unrest caused from group-identity and identity politics. Libertarians especially make this mistake.
Individualism is important but individual selection takes place within the more powerful altruism of group-selection, as quoted in the epigraph above: "Within groups selfish individuals beat altruistic individuals, but groups of altruists beat groups of selfish individuals."
Enemies of real human nature seek to undermine the natural primacy of group-selection over individualism to gain group power. And unfortunately conservatives often do the same thing.
The tragic irony is that civil war between competing groups could bring by war what could be brought about legally and constitutionally in the U.S.. That is, the constitutional separation of powers and states could be adapted to gradually include an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, more in line with real human nature.
I believe things will go this way in any case.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
It is hard to accept that lying, deceit and subterfuge is the standard underground behavior of superpowers, but it is naive to think otherwise. Still it is a difficult thing to accept.
It probably was the "conspiracy theorists" who openly announced the operating motto of the Israeli Mossad, because it would not have been very deceptive to announce that your motto was: "by way of deception thou shalt do war."
I suppose becoming an ascetic and dropping out of the material world is one way to avoid lying, deceit and subterfuge, but that is like committing suicide. Philosophers are supposed to look only for the truth, but philosophers don't rule, even if Plato thought they should.
Human successful selection takes place at the group level first and at the individual level second, as honest sociobiology has shown us. Within groups selfish individuals beat altruistic individuals, but groups of altruists beat groups of selfish individuals.
One way to deal with this difficult problem of human lying, deceit and subterfuge is to set up states where humans have fewer internal enemies, and that would be states where kin and ethnic groups are similar and homogeneous, which defines ethnostates, where altruism can work more smoothly. Most states began that way. In general an ethnopluralism of ethnostates could minimize lying, deceit and subterfuge.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
No wonder the Left has demanded a college education for everyone, free for all no matter how unqualified. College indoctrination has worked far better than the corrupt cultural Marxists hoped it would. Look at the angry self-righteous faces of the Left as they hold their circus-like demonstrations against normal human life; college has taught them almost nothing about real human nature, or real political and social reality.
The non-college-indoctrinated simply cannot fathom what the Left and the Big Media are trying to make acceptable and normal, they haven't even accepted open pornography and homosexuality yet alone transgenderism; such things sound completely outrageous to the non-college-indoctrinated.
What can it mean when the uneducated are wiser and healthier about life than the educated? Is that not how revolutions begin? Trump initiated such a revolution...although now he seems to have politically turned away from populist/nationalism while trying to appear like he has not. But will it go on without him?
What a mess the college-indoctrinated have made of things.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
In his speech last night President Trump said that the oval office made him doubt his instincts to get out of Afghanistan, but people voted for Trump hoping that the office would not change his populist/nationalist instincts.
Trump has declared that American troops are to be kept in Afghanistan mainly to "keep the terrorists from coming over here," or to keep an eye on Pakistan's bomb. It's more likely that American troops are being kept in Afghanistan mainly to keep Iran in check so they won't threaten Israel.
Have the Generals been fooled, or worse, are they colluding by staying in Afghanistan? In any case, America is not being served.
Monday, August 21, 2017
The congenital and professional lies of the Big Media have over the last several decades helped destroy at least seven nations and millions of lives, and Big Media lies have wrecked the American economy and the American work force. (read the courageous Paul Craig Roberts on this subject). And this does not even include the decay of our culture instigated by Hollywood.
Norton August suggested reinstating ownership rules that curtail the domination of the market for media by a few corporations. "Restoring restrictions on the degree to which concentrations of corporate power can be translated into control over media markets would be a first step in rebuilding a genuine free press." Conservatives who object to such restrictions should be viewed with suspicion. The moronic left is hopeless.
Who owns and controls the Big Media? Who are these people? So far those who have named names have been written off as kooks and flakes by---you guessed it---the congenital and professional liars of the Big Media. Can't judges, senators, and lawyers find a way to legally and constitutionally curb or even stop these Big Media liars? If nothing can be done are we to conclude that freedom of the press was a constitutional mistake? That is what radical revolutionaries will conclude, and many people will agree with them.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
The moron left is using free speech to destroy free speech, and that could lead to the right doing the same thing, with fascism. The left would then respond with fascism on the left, some sort of politically correct Stalinism, and the civil war will rage.
All groups, including ethnic groups, want to be who they are and create the cultures they want to create, and when they have that natural right, in line with real human nature, we have the best chance for real social order and harmony.
We will probably eventually see the separating of these groups, legally or illegally, violently or nonviolently. So the task, the challenge, is to promote the legal adaption of the constitutional separation of powers and states to move gradually toward an ethnopluralism of ethnostates---protected by some sort of limited federalism.
It's difficult to predict which political way people will go. But things don't look good for those of us who seek this legal and constitutional solution to our increasing social unrest, because the establishment, the Big Media, and the corrupt academic world support the left, and people don't always act rationally.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Ethnocentrism happens naturally as the result of real human nature, but it is also constantly corrupted and destroyed. The primary position in a healing and reasonable political philosophy is that all ethnic groups have the natural right to create and maintain their own ethnic groups, cultures, and ethnostates, but they do not have the right to corrupt or destroy other ethnic groups.
In the USA this can be conservatively and legally, not radically, accomplished by affirming and slightly adapting the existing constitutional separation of powers and states, toward gradually becoming an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, which ethnic groups can enjoy or gradually go to. No other political philosophy will harmonize as well with real human nature.
Although nothing is perfect, I am convinced that this is the best way possible for human beings to survive and prosper. Various forms of federalism will need to protect our ethnic groups, cultures, and ethnostates, as will some sort of United Nations. The next healing political philosophy will need to consciously and rationally harmonize with kin-centered, ethnocentric, and nationalistic real human nature or we will destroy ourselves, as we are increasingly doing.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
I don't think the "naturalistic fallacy" is a fallacy. The natural state of the world does cohere with the moral state of goodness and health. "Is" does usually mean "ought." If you try to move away from real human nature in the cultures you create it becomes bad because it makes both you and the culture disharmonious with what you actually are and what your genetic traits relate to. If you create a culture designed for parrots it wont work well for humans and it is therefore bad for humans. The task of course is in defining human nature. Science and religion don't always define human nature the same way, which has caused conflicts between them for centuries.
Fortunately there is much knowledge regarding real human nature mainly from the sociobiological sciences descended at least from Darwin to E.O.Wilson, which can also be seen in many human cultural traditions. Here we find that across human history to this day human nature has been kin-centered, gender defined, age-graded, heterosexual marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, among other things, with group-selection as the primary unit of successful selection, followed by individual selection. Cultures can operate for a time with behavior that goes against real human nature, with such experiments as Marxism, but the culture is always eventually pulled back by the biological and genetic leash of real human nature to cultures that better reflect real human nature, within the environments humans find themselves living within.
So we ought to create cultures that reflect what human nature really is, and that it is good, and when we do not that is bad. This can be seen and proved as true..If we want to gradually try to change human nature through evolution and culture that is another subject.
I doubt if there has ever been a time in history when so many national leaders were so cowardly and ignorant
Their ignorance enhances their cowardice by making their cowardliness seem virtuous. This cowardice and ignorance clearly shows the great success of brainwashing in the political correctness of cultural Marxism by the Big Media and by all of our schools.
Now we see the heads of big global corporations rejecting President Trump. They lacked the courage earlier to reject the economic nationalism of Trump because he promised them big tax cuts. But they were always against economic nationalism because it would stop their raping and pillaging of American manufacturing as they located their corporations overseas strictly for cheaper labor.
I think of the cowardice and cuckoldry of the 3M executive from the socialist state of Minnesota who now joins his Swedish and German cousins in destroying their own states with fatally destructive immigration and the incessant propaganda of cultural Marxism. These people must be the non-warrior loser descendants of the North. I'm ashamed of them.
Radicals seem to be too naive or too honest to deny real human nature, which remains as it has always been, kin-centered, ethnocentric and nationalistic, among other traditional things. These basic human traits could be conservatively and legally assimilated in the USA with the constitutional separation of powers and states and by the development of an ethnopluralism of ethnostates.
But widespread cowardice and ignorance is now closing the door to conservative change leaving only the radical behavior we have seen in Charleston Virginia. It looks like there will soon be laws against openly declaring real human nature. The corrupt elites probably prefer radicals who attempt radical change because they are easier to defeat than conservatives who affirm constitutional and legal change.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
I rarely underestimate the level of bias in the Big Media but I have been astonished at the ignorant, brain-washed, lies of Republicans, Senators, heads of political parties, college-educated journalists, all declaring that President Trump is a white supremacist for suggesting that both sides, the right and left, were involved in the violence in Charleston.
What human beings really are is now universally denied as evil. Human nature has been affirmed throughout human history as being kin-centered, gender defined, age-graded, heterosexual marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, among other things, with group-selection as the primary unit of successful selection, followed by individual selection.
The utopian universalism of Christianity appears to have softened the West for the political correctness of cultural Marxism, now taught in all our schools, and exploited by groups seeking power. The suicide of the West was suggested by a few courageous conservatives (James Burnham and Patrick Buchanan) and that looks real now.
Monday, August 14, 2017
If the white nationalists in Charleston had centered only on stopping the removal of confederate symbols, and if there had been no mentioned of white supremacy, nothing would have changed, the Big Media and the fascist left would have fomented the violence anyway.
The South should have been allowed to secede. Slavery was soon on the way out anyway and the South would have been stuck with the problem of integrating the blacks they enslaved, which even the North hasn't been able to do.
So we seem to be headed toward a repeat of the battles in the streets between left and right fascists, as happened in Germany before WWII. But this time the corrupt Big Media even more effectively controls the means of communication in the West, and so the fascist left will probably win.
Then it will be illegal in America as it is now in Europe to even mention that real human nature remains kin-centered and ethnocentric.
We need to affirm our constitutional separation of powers and states as they adapt to an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, for all of us, in harmony with real human nature. That is where the most important competition will take place. Until that is solved there will be no relative order or peace in Big-Media-Neo-Soviet America.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Bewildered conservatives always react to racial violence on the right or left---such as the recent violence in Charleston Virginia---by declaring that we are all Americans and patriots and we should not identify as race, gender, religion, etc. But that never solves the problem, which has only gotten worse.
It has gotten worse mainly because that definition of patriotism doesn't harmonize with real human nature, which is genetically kin-centered and ethnocentric. Both the left and the right have denied what we actually are as human beings!
In our ignorance (and with some treachery) we allowed huge numbers of immigrants into America who naturally could not assimilate because they were so different from American citizens and they preferred there own people and their own cultures.
Must we have a civil war first, or a fascism on the left that forces us to admit the impossible claim that we are all the same, as the short-lived Soviet Union tried to do? Fascism on the right won't work either, a one-race America is also impossible with the large unassimilating population mix in America today.
There was a brief time when William Buckley had the chance to include ethnic identity as important within the conservative program, but he rejected it, and we ended up with the neoconservative globalists, who have trashed traditional America. Personally I put ethnic identity right back in conservatism as a vital base for conservative order and harmony.
Is it soon time to try using what has been tearing us apart to put us back together again, as the ostracized genius Wilmot Robertson once suggested? Will we ever be wise enough to develop an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, based on real human nature, which could be adapted from the American constitutional separation of powers and states? I hope this can be at least started before we fall apart completely.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Nations which resist Western (and increasingly Chinese) global business as being advanced troops out to swamp their own nations and cultures, are made out to be criminals and are conquered one way or another.
Empires do that sort of thing, not only business empires but religious and political empires, where some sort of universalism is claimed. Christianity did this, Islam does this, the international communism of Marx did this, and more recently neoconservatism did this too. It must be said that when Christ supposedly said "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations" he was mistaken in his universalism.
The universalism I recognize is the activation within life to materially evolve to supernatural Godhood. Evolution, selection, and human cultures work best in harmony with real human nature which remains kin-centered and ethnocentric, among other traditional things. That strongly suggests variety as well as an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, protected by a limited federalism---it certainly does not suggest nation-and-culture-destroying-empires.
Of coarse, it is the empires that now have the power, but empires always fall do to their own corruption and disharmony, and that would include the Western and now Chinese empires. The Soviet empire already fell, after a very short and cruel life, although Putin seems to be trying to revive another empire.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
When in conversation with a liberal even the slightest hint of the conservative worldview and you can watch them blink and close down their minds never to be opened again with any argument. It's amazing and contrary to the stereotypes.
This liberal close-mindedness has increased over the years as the corrupt Big Media has filled the world with fake left-leaning news. Now liberals are moving beyond closed minds and shutting down lectures at colleges and universities, and even taking to the streets to do it. Free speech is not allowed for non-liberals.
Liberals seem to base their world view on the idea that all the problems in the world are caused by not loving everyone in the world equally as you would love your own kin, or by redneck conservatives thinking that all people are not the same. The fact that this cultural Marxism is contrary to everything we know about real human nature is one of the things liberals close their minds to.
Then there is the "divide and rule" tactics of the more underground liberals, and various hostile lobbies, the moles who dig within organizations and then as insiders cause civil war within the organizations---the far-right and far-left keep falling for this, never learning. But now Deep State intelligence organizations are causing the same civil war from within as they try to destroy the Trump administration (and seem to be succeeding).
Empires fall this way. We can hope that real America will still exist when the bogus and corrupt empire falls, that is, the real America of the constitutional separation of powers and states, which one day should become an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, finally in harmony with kin-centered and ethnocentric human nature, protected by a toned-down federalism.
Meanwhile I think I will try to learn to close down to modern liberals the way they close down to conservatives. It will save lost time.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
It is diabolical of the Traditionalist School to preach of an occult war, with them as the good-guy-Christ preaching spiritualism, with the bad guys as Lucifer or Ahriman preaching materialism. This needs to be turned upside down to see the truth.
It is the non-material spiritual definition of God---therefore defining nothing---which has blocked the material evolution to real Godhood for so many centuries.
"Dead matter" doesn't chain us down, it is spiritualism that has prevented matter---which is very much alive---from evolving to supermaterial Godhood.
You want "counter-tradition" that is counter-tradition. But it is a counter tradition which knows the importance of real conservative tradition grounded in successful survival and reproduction, as life evolves toward Godhood in the material world.
The spiritual mystics play deadly occult games as life on earth fades away.
The philosophy of theological materialism seeks to end the great mystic war so we can get on with the sacred mission of evolving to real Godhood, with religion and science in tow.
When the far right, far left, or Sharia-believing Muslims radically view their causes as higher than the Constitution or the laws of the land they are not only strategically mistaken but philosophically mistaken.
When seeking change it is not mere strategy or tactics to support the Constitution and the laws of the United States, which are excellent. Real conservatism is not conservative if it closes itself off from change.
The ethnopluralism of ethnostates advocated here is proposed as change or adaptation within the Constitutional separation of powers and states to better harmonize with real human nature, which remains as it has always been, kin-centered and ethnocentric.
This is a conservative undertaking designed to bring us back to what we actually are, and forward to what we can become. We always return to what we are anyway, often after much suffering brought on by arrogant empires, which break up into natural ethnostates, or after radical revolutionaries, who live short lives.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The call would be for a new psychology, or a reinvigorated and deepened evolutionary psychology---I once suggested the term "evolutionary therapy." This time it would be a psychology in accord with the knowledge that virtually all behavioral traits are heritable. This suggests that such fields as psychoanalysis and much of psychological therapy were a dead end, or worse. And pills that relieve symptoms alone are not really enough, although they do make some corporations very rich.
Since behavior is derived mainly from the biological origin of social behavior, this suggests that behavioral changes in genetics will be needed in relieving neurosis. As the writer Jayman recently pointed out, such supposedly culturally-defined healthy activities as exercising more are also the result of genetic traits.
So now the decades old definition of human nature defined by the science of sociobiology as being basically kin-centered, gender defined, age-graded, heterosexual marriage-making, hierarchical, ethnocentric, even xenophobic, and religious-making, among other things, with group-selection as the primary unit of successful selection, followed by individual selection, can enter into the field of evolutionary therapy.
Denial of real human nature would be considered psychologically and genetically unhealthy and neurotic. For example, cultural Marxism, which now rules our academic institutions, would be seen as philosophically, psychologically, and genetically damaging to individuals and nations.
Even the bonding effect of religion can be included in the psychology of evolutionary therapy, as the activation toward evolving to real Godhood in the material and supermaterial world becomes our most sacred philosophical, psychological, and genetic goal, making a truly holistic definition of good health.
And of course evolutionary therapy would remain entirely voluntary. I'm not suggesting here Orwell's dystopia.
Saturday, August 05, 2017
The main problem is the leftists and neoconservatives don't know what "our own" means. People on the left as well as the neoconservatives believe that "our own" means the whole world, mainly because they believe that we are all the same and the only differences come from cultural conditioning---although the neoconservatives are really more of a cabal thinking they are a superior elite. Human nature is almost completely malleable to these people and with virtually no input from the biological and genetic foundation of human nature, which they consider to be bad and even evil. Leftists and global corporations are in effect joined in this big lie.
The solution to these lies that help explain why we don't mind our own business is to reverse the lies and define "our business" as being biologically centered, which means we are naturally kin-centered, ethnocentric, populist, nationalistic---that is, human nature is all the things the left and the neoconservatives consider politically incorrect. We could then see that this naturally leads toward an ethnopluralism of ethnostates, adapted just a bit in the U. S. from the constitutional separation of powers and states that already exists but is not much followed. We would then know how to mind our own business because we would know what our business is.
Friday, August 04, 2017
Does identity rate higher than economics with voters? Poorer people often pick up on identity politics and vote populist/nationalist. The poor have no money and so they don't vote like the economic elite, although the poor do vote for more jobs and better pay. The elite vote internationalist and globalist because that's where their money comes from. But once a poor man becomes rich he then tends to change his vote and votes the way the elite vote to protect his money.
This relates to how Democratic Republics become corrupted by money. "Merit" is defined by money, not by virtue, character, or the identity out of which the culture grew in the first place. Merit is seen as the talent for making money so meritocracies become corrupted by money since money chooses who gets elected.
Culture and identity develop from the genetic traits and the specific environments of the people who originally created the culture. Money corrupts those traditional identities and cultures, which causes them to decline, and so money has to be taken out of politics if we want to maintain our cultures.
But can we take the money out of politics? If it is not done then Ben Franklin's statement following the creation of the Constitution that we have a Republic if we can keep it will have to be answered that we could not keep it. Taking the money out of politics, no-matter how necessary, is a very difficult thing to do and is rarely successful. In modern times money seems necessary to commerce, but it also really does appear to be the root of all evil.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Modern liberals are arrogant, condescending fools who have ruined America. From their socialist and culturally Marxist ideas on economics, their belief that all people are the same, their discrimination used against discrimination ("affirmative action"), their Utopian dreams of globalism---which have been exploited by global business and special interest lobbies with no allegiance to America, their control of our colleges and universities with "postmodernism" which believes that truth and falsity are relative things and interchangeable, their refusal to see climate change as mainly part of the natural cycle of warming and cooling, to the liberal dominance of the Big Media, which now has the power to control the means of communication in America and corrupt all healthy morals and values.
Is there any way back from the destruction of America caused by the modern liberals? The way I see is to have a healthy alternative structure ready to go as the liberal empire falls. As I say here often, the way back seems to be to reverse engineer the modern liberal causes of the fall and bring back the character, tone, and guiding beliefs of the founding ethos, reformed a bit for the time, the place, and the people involved, with regions and states becoming ethnostates, in harmony with real human nature. We can conservatively transform the already existing American constitutional separation of powers and states...This is possible.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
On "Morning Joe" this morning Joe and Mika were talking about the lies of President Trump and they were so upset about it all that it made me wonder if they were feeling some kind of unconscious guilt about breaking up there own marriages and becoming engaged to one another. But it did get me thinking about lies in general.
I've always been reluctant to admit the power of lies in human behavior, it seemed too cynical. But many people---at least materially and politically successful people---would call you a fool (if they were honest) to be against making false statements intended to deceive. Many billionaires and people in political power are big liars, and that apparently includes our demagogic President.
If you believe that lies are a sign of weakness, that seems true in the sense that it takes an unusual kind of courage to even find the truth, which is a path practiced mainly by priests, philosophers, and second-in-command military leaders.
If you think that lies bring only short-term power, human history shows that almost every power is short-term power. Religions and philosophies seem to have the longest-term cultural power but they were usually founded by people with no power living in societies ruled by, you guessed it, liars.
So what can people do who don't lie, or who lack the acting talent to lie? (Some of the very best actors are not professional actors.) I suppose you can look for truth-telling friends. And learn patience.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The great mathematician Ramanujan believed that all units emerge from a product between zero and infinity.
I would take that to another thought experiment : Life emerges from two basic units: materialism and the activation or activator of materialism, the body and the activating "spirit" or "will"(Spirit-Will or Tirips) within the material---and both are material. They then continue to evolve over much time in the material world from one or zero to the highest evolution of Godhood or infinity, which is supermaterial, not "spiritual."
We need to understand these two units, that is, the atoms, the waves and particles, the chemicals, minerals, ect., of the material unit and its underlying activator, which create life. We need to name the elements of these two basic units (which may already be named) and how they form and interact. Centering on these two, the material and the activator of the material, at least gives a form and dynamic to the scientific and religious study.
Why call the primitive beginning and unevolved units at the beginning of life God, vital as they are? Godhood is not zero but is perhaps the infinite opposite of zero, evolved to in the material world. God or Godhood doesn't appear to enter into this examination other than as what life is evolving to become as life evolves from zero to infinity.