Published during the Spring of 2015
By HC Mehdi
It is fundamental, that in order to awaken people from their intellectual slumber, one must devise methods making them able to awaken on their own. For this there are many ways. But primarily one must devote the greater of one’s efforts in exposing evidence rather than presenting conclusions. A sophist will often do the reverse by divulging conclusions without resorting to any sound arguments and in doing so, attempts to insert thoughts into the slumbering mind of the listener. These individuals must be put in their place and ignored. A one that presents evidence before conclusions is someone that respects the listener. Don’t be deceived, however, by the sophisticated sophist that presents only the evidences that could lead to only one conclusion. Avoiding this can be done in many ways. Here are some I’ve found to be effective:
By way of living. Life experiences are first and foremost the greatest of all teachers. So long as our faculties are intact and our mind is sound, there is no limit to the truths we can unfold through their perceptions. Therefore do not seek to impede the faculties and agency of those around you. Help speed their step, clear their vision and accentuate their senses. If you do the opposite, you are the sophist or the serpent.
By way of teaching. A learned one that has lived fully is best suited to teach and impart knowledge to pupils. Through questions, exercise and repetition the teacher takes his pupils through a journey that they would not have traversed otherwise. It is through this method that the light that is knowledge can be built upon past knowledge onto successive generations. Therefore do not seek to turn your students into your own mirror or sources of self congratulation. Provide the journey but not the destination. If you do the opposite, you are the sophist or the serpent..
By way of the mirror. Placing the mirror on the wall will inevitably lead to the stranger taking gaze upon it. This method is as old as the invention itself but even older are the mirrors created by actors and storytellers. Therefore do not present yourself as their reflection. Look to the world, study and admire the human condition. Allow others to see themselves clearly reflected therein. If you do the opposite, you are the sophist or the serpent.
The way of the fool. There is the method of the fool whom finds himself surrounded by an idiocy so deep in its ignorance that the philosopher finds no recourse but to pretend his idiocy along with them. This is similar to the way of the mirror but with the gentle companionship of a loving wise one disclosing reflections in due measure and in due time. Therefore do not seek to keep people from gaining self-knowledge. If you do the opposite, you are the sophist or the serpent.
The way of the story. The most common method of all is as old as speech and song and these are stories. For it is only through a story that new experiences can be invoked in the mind of the listener. Experiences that the listener may never get to experience, even if they were to live one hundred lifetimes. Therefore do not promulgate stories that impregnate the mind of the listener with false conceptions and prophecies suited only to meet your selfish needs. If you do this, you are the sophist or the serpent.
This treatise is presented before you by way of the least effective of methods, that is, the use of words and arguments. It presumes in every word that the reader is not only capable of understanding them but will also have the courtesy of reading them in proper order.
Herein is laid bare, my philosophy. And it begins with definitions:
The Nature of Imagination
Many millennia following the development of perceptions, instincts and abilities to react and respond to perceived phenomena by the senses, man began to think.
This thinking, in its nascent form, was the ability to contain one or more thoughts from which one could begin to derive conclusions. When man first began to develop the ability to think or to conjure ideas, these were primarily imaginary. In essence, the act of thinking was the exercise of using imagination, that is to say, the seeing of imagery, or experience from within the eye of the mind.
As man continued to exercise thought, or imagination, he could begin to contain more than one thought, sometimes three or four and his imagination and memory grew in strength and complexity. Consequently he began to organize his thoughts and was able to contain more of them. A system of categories would lead to the concepts of observation from which he derived understanding. From this came ideas which lead to plans and preparation. Within these there were further categories dealing with the “what” and “why” of things and in this way man found himself becoming increasingly reliant on thought and imagination which made him grow exponentially in mental power.
Out of this complexity and the necessity to store these thoughts emerged the development of speech. Once speech was established, man was able to express his imagination to others. This exchange further developed man’s imagination, thought and language out from which came oral traditions, storytelling and the powers of memorization. At this time man’s ability to memorize, or retain imagination, was the primary vehicle for storing and transferring his thoughts from generation to generation.
All this is to say that imagination is the beginning of thought, both developmentally, historically and intellectually. The bastard world of the intellect, therefore, begins with the seed of imagination which stimulates curiosity and the acquiescence of knowledge or information. Our intellect exists today by much the same way that any sexual creature does. It spreads its seed, nurtures itself, and repeats. The fittest thoughts survive. Fittest, meaning those thoughts most fit, proper and useful in preserving the species at the time in which they arose. After all, it was out of ideas that man was able to organize himself in tribes, assign roles, specialties and duties from which arose the arts, crafts and sciences that continue to propel our species forward.
Note, in fact, that as every man and woman grows up from infancy to adulthood, this phenomena manifests itself in his own intellectual development. Notice how he is far more susceptible to the suggestions of his own imagination as a child whereas as he approaches adulthood the recalling of experience provides the critical thinking necessary to arrive to wisdom, as nature would tend to teach us with its fractal order of things.
So to summarize, all thoughts and ideas begin with imagination. Imagination is the intellectual energy needed for an original thought to sprout. But if the experience of the gardener is not present to plant the seed and care for the growth of that tree, all that remains is misdirected energy leaving the landscape plentiful in weeds or susceptible to baser inclinations and superstition.
So it is the moderating influence of experience that provides the wisdom necessary to prevent our imagination from running rampant. Imagination and information must go hand in hand. This is why, when humanity was early in its development and void of experience he was largely a slave to his own imagination and mental conceptions of self and that which surrounded him. That being said, imagination is not to be sought to be avoided for it is a mind with the right balance of experience and imagination that produces valuable new ideas and inventions.
An excess of the one with the absence of the other leads to infantile superstition. While an excess of the other with an absence of the one leads to feeble closed mindedness. Imagination may very well be the seed of thought but let wisdom be the arbiter of action.
The Bastard World of Intellect
To make a fist, your brain sends a signal to flex all the muscles responsible for flexing the metacarpals.
To make a pointed finger your brain sends the same signal (to flex all the fingers) but then a second signal to extend the index finger.
The speed at which both occur would make it seem as if there were only one instruction but this is not the case. If it were there’d be far too many instructions needed.
Instructions are added in this way, recursively, through layers of increasing refinement. First it’s the “all” and then it’s the “some” and then the “very few” until the target is reached. Big to small. This is ultimately far more efficient yet redundant all of which result in the present robustness that is the locomotive powers of woman, man and all other creatures.
Similar to this, the world of thought and ideas begins with an “all”. First the intellect must conceive of a world. Not the planetary world, but the conceptual world of me, family and us (even “them” for more primitive creatures). This world conceived in the intellect can only exist through stories (or conditioning for more primitive creatures). Some told to us and some we tell ourselves. A framework upon which we construct the conceptions that permit us to function intellectually in society. In some ways, it tempers our intellect so that it not run rampant. After all, a thought is only valuable if it is useful. Once we conceive the “all” that is our world, we can then conceive the “this” that is our place in it and the actions follow in successive levels of precision.
Therefore, the differences between the mechanisms from brain to body and brain to intellect are not that disparate. With the exception being that forming a fist has been the same for many millennia whereas the world of ideas and stories, is one still subject to change, even today. The transitions from infancy to childhood, to youth, to adulthood and finally to maturity express this phenomena clearly; as nature would tend to do in its fractal order of things. The stories we conceive of last us for only a time, and when new knowledge arrives helping us conceive of new and better stories more appropriate for the time, the old stories are abandoned. The new stories will only be adopted, of course, by those with intellects most able to adapt. On the other hand, the more conditioned the intellect, the less able it will be to adapt and potentially stagnate human progress; however, these, will eventually vanish in the ether of history while those that adapt will carry on their seed into future generations. Just like our physical environment places demands on our physical requirement to adapt, so does the landscape of thought and ideas and its varied seasons, place demands on the most flexible of intellect to adapt to new conceptions and intellectual frameworks.
But until our thoughts reach the strength of a fist and the permanence of all its varied postures, our intellect is still merely going through a period of gestation and fetus-like development. And should you find yourself embracing the new and better ideas, don’t fain to think you are in any way superior for these are merely baby steps, perhaps even side steps rendering no progress whatsoever. Always remember that were it not for the steps scaled by your ancestors you would not have the fortune of climbing the step presented before you, a step your ancestors couldn’t even conceive of. You must therefore be brave, and not attach yourself to the past. Respect it but don’t let it burden your progress. Look up toward the infinite heaven horizon. That horizon is your betterment. Your ever unfolding perfection. Your eternity. Were you to see it plainly, you’d be stilled to inaction. Therefore focus on the present and face the future. But for the love of all that is good, don’t waste your time stepping backward or allow the will of another to program and condition your behavior and thoughts for their benefit. Should your thoughts ever be imprisoned by such a one, it may then be time to form a fist.
The Heavenly World of Mind
The brain is contained within the body, yes? And we know the brain needs more energy than any other part of the body. But the brain can’t move, collect resources, or protect itself. This is what the body is for. So the body is the vehicle, protector and nurturer for the brain.
The body feeds the brain by consuming matter as it deems necessary. The body and its organs process this matter and like a filtration device discard what is not useful and keep what is. The body simultaneously fights off invaders and repairs itself when damaged. The body does this to provide safety and energy for the brain and some for itself so it can continue to do this repeatedly.
All the body’s senses are lenses for this process. Our nose detects the smells that are useful for us to smell. Our ears detect the sounds that are useful for us to hear. Our eyes detect the light that is useful for us to see. Our taste detects the flavors that are useful for us to taste. And our touch detects the feeling that is useful for us to feel. So what is useful? Useful is whatever will keep the brain (and body) safe, well fed and able to reproduce itself.
So now we can see that the body is a highly sensitive vehicle moving from place to place, consuming and filtering matter to feed and protect the brain and itself. But to what end? Just to be? No. The ultimate goal is for consciousness and the mind to emerge and these emerge through experiences. Experiences rich and varied like those only experienced by the human being. Being, alone, is the state of the animal. And as beautiful as that is, it pales in comparison to mindfulness which is the beautiful state that humans can achieve. Many humans are currently in neither state which means they are like monsters exhibiting disease-like qualities and why it is of utmost importance to sound this alarm.
So what is mind? The mind is not the body or the brain. Mindfulness, the action of consciousness, is awareness and a state of inner aliveness. Mindfulness is freedom of thought and intellect with absolute presence of mind and body. Mindfulness requires the existence and support of the body and brain but not their interference. Mindfulness is the act of witnessing the body and brain; to be an observer, not a passive receiver. When the mind awakens, the intellect is well informed and the body well advised. When the mind awakens, the “they” are no different than the “us.” When the mind awakens there is no difference between the “me” and the everything surrounding. When the mind awakens there is no separation. When the mind awakens, all is one and one is with the divine. When the mind awakens there is true happiness.
Like all things, the mind is gifted to us by the sun and all other heavenly bodies. Our body, like a candle, and our brain like a wick, are merely there to carry the flame and light for a brief time. And if able, impart the flame to others so they might too become enlightened.
But imagine an unlit candle. Doesn’t it wish to be ignited? It’s almost as if the unlit candle were dead even. This is why Jesus said “let the dead bury their own dead.” Most people live their entire life without ever lighting their wick and therefore they are alive but also dead.
From all this we can then surmise that the body is fundamental to the brain and the brain responsible for the machinations of the intellect all of which tills the soil upon which may blossom the flower of mindfulness. Should your mind never blossom, however, you will suffer greatly. But the suffering is not punishment; it is merely what is normal. Some suffering is like the tilling of soil; gentle and renewing and can at times help mindfulness emerge. If this does not work, the suffering may grow and set all growth ablaze in flames to restore a state of fertility. This burning will destroy all the plant life reaped by your intellect until new growth emerges, in the hopes of mindfulness flowering once and for all. But even then you may fail.
It is important to realize, however, that suffering will arise not only in response to the individual lack of mindfulness but also the lack of mindfulness in the family and in the lack of mindfulness by the community, even the city, nation and the world. Therefore, even if one reaches an absolute state of mindfulness, the greatest degree of suffering may still befall such a one. In fact some of the greatest flowerings of mindfulness have emerged in places and times of utter darkness and they have therefore suffered greatly, even by pain of death. The truly mindful one, however, will be resilient to all suffering and will remain joyful.
The Eternal World of Spirit
Spirit, not to be confused with soul, both of which have been completely misunderstood and bastardized by the intellect, is the subject of this segment.
The arguments made thus far have expressed that the body undergoes experiences, and these experiences inform, protect and nurture the brain. These give rise to the intellect and ultimately may lead to mindfulness. But even so, to what end?
All this has been a description of a vector in one direction; from outward to inward. To express the world of the spirit we must explore the vector in the outward direction; from inward to outward.
Once mindfulness is achieved through all the senses of the body, our being acquires a new role; that of disposition, that of countenance, that if luminescence. The body, as being merely the machine that protects the brain, forgets these things and becomes transformed into a vehicle from which to distribute mindfulness. This then becomes its primary desire. To expose, to display, to extend its reach to others. Thus we see philosophy, the arts and sciences born through the mindful body and propagated further by the teacher, even if harm may fall upon them for doing so.
All these phenomena express themselves in degrees throughout the ages and in measures that decrease with intensity over time. A truly mindful being can plant the seeds that shed light onto many generations, in the hopes that mindfulness will be achieved by someone else. And that light might be added to the light remaining and in so doing, over hundreds of years, the brightness gradually increased.
We know quite well, how words and actions from years gone past have influenced us today. We see these phenomena clearly in genetic information passed on from generation to generation found in our own blood. The passing of mindfulness is similar, as the universe tends to do with its fractal order of things.
What is it then, that which connects my words to those spoken 5,000 years ago by Krishna? It is the human spirit, the wings of the mind, the scent of the flower. It transcends time and space and thus is eternal. But even so… to what end?
The Present World of the Soul
The soul is the because of the why of the is. And therefore, exists above all other things, making all else but ephemeral. The great importance of this will become apparent throughout this treatise. Read closely.
The Elusive Nature of Truth
Man remains capable of admitting the falsehood by assertions made in the past but also remains the arrogant brute that asserts truth has been achieved at present day. Any man of reason with acknowledgement of a brief history is capable of discerning that truth , as defined by man, is a work in progress. For what was true yesterday is no longer today and therefore what is true today will not necessarily be tomorrow.
It is this perpetual ignorance that underscores the importance of philosophy which is the sacred duty bestowed upon the outcast few to provide reflections such that at the very least, man become aware of his own ignorance and become engaged in the pursuit of acquiring an inquisitive mind. As man increasingly steeps in ignorance, the more philosophers will rise to his aid despite tyrants striving to silence them. Don’t let the glimmer in their eyes deceive you; instead, let their actions define them. The tyrant seeks subjects while the philosopher will be satisfied with a single listener, even if it were an attentive bee sitting on a flower. Do not confuse the two.
Let it be clear that the truth described herein, is merely the truth as attained by man. Absolute truth is not to be attained but to be aspired to. All things move toward truth but this journey is eternal. Therefore let us not be fixated on arrival but face forward toward goodness and avoid falling prey to the arrogance derived from our present-day findings. Such arrogance will inevitably pervert truth and swallow it like a vortex does a ship
The mechanism is simple. A man finds some truth, like a prospector finds a precious stone. This truth-finder chooses to stay in place and dig further so he can find more of these gems and profit from them. The deeper the hole gets, the darker and more sinister the journey until the scarcity turns the prospector toward madness if not found buried by a collapse of his own making. The philosopher is the witness that stands on solid ground, noting the myriad other precious stones and metals that have yet to be found. Listen, that your body may not be found lying in error.
How loathsome that this blinded clan, composed of men and women alike, through their own cowardice finds ways of compelling or coercing others to do their filthy work. How foul that the snake has found way of using the arms and legs of the innocent. But let us be true. They are not innocent, for anyone that allows themselves to be coerced and seek no way of sabotaging the snake’s efforts, is themselves their equal. Indeed, if we were to excuse their actions then there would be no such thing as courage.
It is without a doubt that the human condition is tied to the happenings and conditions of the Earth. We could ask, for instance, had we two Suns instead of one, how would history be different? Would Egyptians have worshiped a sun god and gone on to do all their great things? When I walk in a forest during the fall I ask and observe how nature changes throughout the seasons and wonder if their absence would have excused the writings of poets? If there were no oceans but lakes instead, would we have ever learned to sail and gone on to create formidable sea vessels? So you see, all that man has ordered, be it physically or intellectually has been in response to the conditions in which he was born. Our ideas, religion and philosophy are informed by our surroundings and limited imagination. Therefore our truths are only so as they pertain to the reality that shaped them and therefore are by definition incomplete.
It follows then that any value truth is able to provide mankind can only be measured by the value it provides to society, in the time and place at which those ideas were presented. Therefore as our environment changes and we change, so too will new ideas need to be forged.
The Nature of Capitalism
Capitalism, be it through exchange of services, the trade of goods or in recent times, currency, is a phenomena that has been part of animal behavior since history can recount. It only requires the presence of at least two beings. As such we could define the family as the first time humans discovered the benefit of engaging in these exchanges and thus the first economic unit. This singular economic unit then expanded to the clan, the tribe and eventually the city-state which gave rise to more complexity as recorded by the Greeks. Now we are engaged in the greatest of all exchanges that engages nation states, international unions and alliances.
And so whether the two parties involved are expressed as a man and woman, or a nation and another, we could define the word capitalism as follows: If you give me something I want, I will give you something you want equally.
Ah, “equally” there indeed lies the rub. It is this axiom that is anything but. Do we presume both parties are equally intelligent and equally fit to make judgments on the value of the exchange taking place? Are both parties equal in knowledge? Intelligence? Experience and wisdom? For goodness sake, are they equal in needs? No! It is, in fact, the absence of equality that provides the motive for any exchange to take place. All of nature functions in this way. For every give, there is a take and for every take there is a give. The earth needs the water as much as the rivers need the earth.
See, for instance, the woman whom has been attributed with a womb and a man the capacity to impregnating her. See for instance, a man whom has been attributed with superior outer body strength enabling him to manipulate external matter and provide protection and resource while a woman has superior inner body strength enabling her to form a child and feed it through her body alone. It is these fundamental differences that lead to the establishment of the family. It is through these differences that the tribe was able to feed itself through the winter. It is through these differences that specialties arose and lead to the arts, crafts and sciences that scatter like stars the landscape of human capital evidenced today.
Now let’s be clear and ask that this praise of inequality be understood fully and fairly. Should this inequality be annihilated then along with it so is freedom and even our humanity. How loathsome that there are those that praise such an outcome, that would prefer to see humanity laboring like ants and bees at the behest of a single queen. Don’t be fooled into thinking the animal kingdom is our standard. Humanity has a far loftier destiny and needs not the aid of tyrants wishing to enslave us. Don’t even allow nature to define truth for it is driven by the selfishness that is the survival instinct found in all things. The fruit wishes to be ingested that its seed may be carried and thus is sweet and pleasant to the taste. The beast which consumes this fruit wishes to live that it may consume more fruit and spread its own seed, thus it has grown strong and able to extend its reach. All living things follow this one mechanism, be they the result of a beautiful humming bird or the loathsome parasite and virus that kills us.
Let us now look at present day capitalism, an ecosystem of small and large businesses laboring to survive in an economic landscape with freedoms quickly eroding. It is as if instead of giving the animals a valley, they were given a park, fenced with restricted walking paths. This constriction will ultimately clog the arteries of exchange and the heart of capitalism will be stopped, ending in its death and the fruits of human exchange will be lost.
Capitalism requires that the markets they describe be free such that competitors can enter their chosen professions with ease. Any impediments to compete serve only to constrain markets and thus violating freedom and all benefits possibly derived from the invisible hand as defined by Adam Smith.
There are three stages in the dissolution of capitalism and they are as follows:
Faux capitalism is a phase of degraded capitalism in which the state exerts control over markets such that they become the gate keepers of competition. Nobody competes without going through the state in this phase. Here we see the rise of business licenses, medallions and the like.
Lost capitalism is the point of no repair whereby for a time benefits from earlier freedoms are still felt until a generation or two lapses into dormancy. Skills and private property evaporate and only serfdom remains. What remains of private industry is merely illusory as evidenced by their all-pervading presence and absence of competition. This is the phase we are entering today.
Dead capitalism is the final phase, the period when men and women will labor like ants in service of a select few, dormant and intellectually dead and free only from freedom; devoid of courage and self determination.
But let this treatise not be viewed as an objection to voluntarism or the pursuit of actions for which the profit motive does not exist. Generosity, kindness and charity are virtues that are just as important to pursue. Be concerned, however, for these virtues are also being constrained. The more we rely on institutions to take care of us and fail to rely on the common goodness of humankind, then compassion in us will also atrophy and we will be bound by the grip of imposed order.
For all that is, and can be Good, men and women you must not allow this! Do not subject yourself to such slavery. Don’t be fooled. Death would be preferable when faced with such coercion. For the forces of coercion have fully exerted their influence and in so doing freedom has fled to reign elsewhere, causing the glorious expansions seen of mankind. But be aware that there is no place left to run and so you must be prepared, for this is your last stand.
The Nature of Self Ownership
We begin with the premise that all natural phenomena have been created but not by man. And that man has been created but not by man. Neither a legislator nor a senator created the mountains that flow sweet water through streams into the ocean, nor did they make the animals and creatures that roam everywhere in between. So we acknowledge then that the cosmos, or God, created us and not man. Therefore man is property of the universe and of himself only but of no one else.
It is from this fundamental fact that stems the notions of freedom and personal agency. But government systems like socialism and communism seek to destroy these notions by first destroying the belief in a deity and in so doing, destroy community. It proceeds, then, with destroying the family and finally it destroys freedoms. For their subjects must believe life and nature are given to them by way of legislation only and in this way rulers can reign fully. Alas, Socialism will always get into untold debt to then only pay it off with the bloodshed of communism.
We are all eager to feel the victim and it is this fundamental flaw in modern day man, that leads him astray. It is our victimhood that gives us license to attribute to something or to someone the shortcomings we possess. But no! One must not fall prey to such temptation. We, and we alone are responsible for our own shortcomings and it is our duty and ours alone to rise above whatever trench life has given us as our abode. Rise and abide elsewhere at once that your own shortcomings become the victims of your conquest. Have no mercy. Your shortcomings are your enemy. Defeat them and be triumphant!
The state wants you to feel the victim and for them to be your savior. Whether you feel victimized by your economic status, your race, sex or orientation, the state thrives on your victimhood. When you come to it asking for more, It gladly gives you what you want but then takes something else of more value. Those that think something can be given without something else being taken, are like sheep being sheered while sleeping that upon waking the following morning, see it fit to blame the weather for the sudden chill.
When the sheep then turns to the state asking them to do something about it, the state provides a heated enclosure.
When the sheep dislikes the darkness, the state provides a window facing the forest where wolves can be seen.
When the sheep fears for its safety, the state provides the lock but keeps the key.
Finally when the sheep notices his brothers and sisters being taken away to the slaughter house, it asks for its freedoms back and the state says “NO!”
It is only when taking its final steps toward the butcher that the sheep notices blood flowing through pipes to keep the enclosures warm, hooves ground up and turned into adhesive to keep the windows in place, and the skin into roofing. The meat, for the butcher to do with as he pleases.
Before taking its final breath, the sheep sees the sheers mounted on the wall and remembers that the chill was not that bad after all.
So you see, it is men and women that fail in this task that join the flawed musings of other men and women whom prey on such weakness. Movements, organizations, religions, and these nations we speak of that burn brightly with the fuel of victims to whom they claim to defend and protect. It is these that further imprison us and forbid us from personal agency. It is these that claim us as property and collateral in exchange for their protection. It is these that usurp the souls of men and women for their own selfish motives. Stay clear from their path and pay them no heed.
The Nature of Predispositions and Perversions
Predispositions (or inclinations) are tendencies that can be observed over time. A tree and its branches grow up (and out) as if reaching for the sky. This is its predisposition. If a branch, however were to stray and bury itself in the ground it has become perverted. It is rare, but it is phenomena nonetheless. All existence moves and does so in a set of directions, this is its predisposition. The paths may seem varied but in the aggregate they are one and the same like these (the branches of a tree) ever striving to reach the sun. The direction is the divine divinity, the eternal north for us all. The predisposition of life is to survive and therefore has become perverted when it wishes to extinguish itself.
If all the branches decided to follow the one burying itself in the dirt, the tree would die, it would bear no fruits and all of nature would follow in its path. It’s quite possible in fact, that there was a time when trees grew in various ways, but only those that grew upward, survived and produced offspring. Therefore the rules of nature are simple. Live properly and you will live on. Fail to do so, and you will vanish. It’s a simple call really.
It is precisely this fact that we must observe present day perversions as such, witness them, acknowledge them, but not strive to adopt them. The most egregious of these is the dissolution of the family. For, other than through works of fiction, we don’t see the recount of a time in history when men and women were universally at odds with one another as witnessed today. An unprecedented battle of the sexes is at hand; the effects of which are abolishing the institution of the family. Revolutions often take something down in order to build something new but this revolution is exchanging the first economic unit that is the family (our predisposition) for whims, pleasures and empty desires, which is our perversion.
Earlier we described the benefits of differences and variation and how in their absence, there would no longer be any motivation for exchange. The desire to strive and give would also atrophy and human capital would plummet into darkness. This is the perversion that is being embraced as proper and praiseworthy when it is anything but. It is precisely our differences that give us strength and propel us.
Before exposing the ills facing man and woman today it should be clarified that the intent of this following exposition is not to condemn the actions of individuals, for in a free society each and everyone is at liberty to pursue their own path, but rather our goal is to condemn society’s endorsement of actions that should not be followed by the many. To permit and to praise are two different things and in this instance, it’s the latter that will cause the most harm.
To clarify further, in the realm of human behavior, society should praise deeds and behavior that represent what the majority should follow and adopt, not the actions, that if done by all would annihilate the species. This subject of perversion can be at once obvious and yet nuanced. Take for instance the heterosexual male whom while his sexual impulse can be seen as natural and proper can also become a source of perversion, for a child raised without the moderating influence of a father will likely grow to be unguided and indulgent of these demons. While this behavior may have been common and even desirable long ago, the proper inclination was made clear as these offspring faded and those raised in stable homes survived the test of time making it the preferred norm. Therefore the proper inclination is for man to be a father to his children and not the impregnator of many women. Likewise we could imagine a time when trees grew in various ways, but only those that grew upward survived the test of time.
Less nuanced are the phenomena of homosexuality. While those that love and in some cases pursue such a life are free to do so it should not be encouraged or praised, for a society composed entirely of such inclination would soon perish. And yet it is important to note that, in fact, there are many who actually would like their own species to perish, and this is the utmost form of perversion, the perversion of survival itself. These are the human racists whom to this day continue to grow in numbers and influence.
Prosperity is confirmation and self-inflicted annihilation is punishment. This is the fundamental rule of all existence. In essence: proper inclinations lead to survival and prosperity for the many while perversions (or improper inclinations) lead to annihilation and suffering and consequently are rarely followed by the many. Sadly this is not the case today, as we readily see the many, jumping off a cliff, and why we must sound this alarm.
The Criterion of. Consistency
Setting facts aside, in order for any statement to be even remotely meriting of consideration, it must pass the test of empirical consistency. Let us take this example:
A doctor claims that in order to live a long healthy life, one must follow a specific set of eating and exercise regiments. Namely that one must eat more vegetables than grain. Drink more water than juice. Consume less salts than sugars and content one’s self with mild flavors. Be routinely physically active instead of idle. Avoid smoking and other intoxicating substances. Follow a series of fasting and cleansing regiments throughout the year, so on and so forth.
But when this doctor is presented with examples of many individuals that have lived a long life despite having done exactly the opposite of what he just prescribed, his response is that these examples are of men and women that were fortunate to have inherited good health.
So we then present this man with examples of individuals that died at an unnaturally young age for natural causes despite following these regiments with exactitude the doctor then says these children unfortunately inherited poor health.
In fact, the only empirical evidence this man accepts to be worth considering is of those instances where individuals followed his precepts and also lived long lives. It follows then, that his arguments do not permit empirical examination and therefore are not consistent and meriting of attention.
It is true that if one states that a chair is made of wood it does not mean all chairs are made of wood, therefore one must be careful when making absolute statements like this man has done while so clearly void of consistency and empiricism.
Consider yet another example:
A woman believes everyone should march in opposition of discrimination against the female sex. She states that certain industries or roles of prominence have been largely assigned to men instead of women.
Notice first, that this statement already includes three assumptions that merit examination. One being that the information used to arrive to this conclusion is numerically true to her assumption. Second, that numerical disparities of this kind must always be indicative of discrimination. And third, that if discrimination was eliminated then there would be an equal distribution of men and women in all fields. There is, in fact, a fourth assumption which is that discrimination in and of itself is undesirable, which of course it is not, but we’ll explore this in a later segment. For now, let’s make it easy for her and assume that these impressive assumptions are all completely true and will not be questioned. Let us also assume that her mission is borne from a place of true genuine concern. Because, even then, even if all these things are true, we can test her consistency by using the same assumptions to study what is opposite, the plight of men. For instance, we could say:
Men are being discriminated against because statistics show that there are twenty men for every one female around the world that is in prison, many of whom are raped repeatedly, subjected to slave labor and often die from unnatural causes. We could demonstrate similar disparities when looking at deaths caused from hazardous working conditions, drafts during times of war, first responders during times of crisis, and so forth. We could also look at jobs formerly performed by slaves and note that statistically very few women do these kinds of jobs to this day, despite machinery making it possible for them to do so. And unlike her example that shows women getting less money, our examples show a far more severe trend of men dying or being subjected to abysmal back breaking working conditions, mutilation, disease and suicide.
Now, if she dismisses the argument by stating that men are more likely to be in prison, get hurt or injured, or subjected to foul back-breaking labor because their nature makes them more prone to these conditions, she is not being philosophically consistent and we know the motivations behind her campaign are now suspect. If, however, she accepts the argument then her original argument is also proven wrong because it would then suggest that statistical disparities could be used to prove that men and women are routinely discriminated against based on their gender and therefore a quest to fight in favor of women only, would in and of itself be discriminatory toward men, making her entire conquest plainly inconsistent and discriminatory by nature.
We can see then, that her motives are not driven by a genuine desire for justice but rather an emotional reaction to her own life circumstances and a desire to augment the rights of women, not equalize them with those of men. Similarly, the doctor in the previous example was eager only to promote his model of health to further his own practice.
Sadly, it remains that in the realm of humanitarian causes and scientific admonitions, we are unlikely to reach the point of assessing whether or not some are sound, simply because most are likely to be fundamentally stupid.
The Nature of Health
The biggest misunderstanding of our time is the notion that the health of the human body can be plotted onto a grid composed of rows with symptoms and columns with conditions. This is completely divorced from reality. The body is not a table. Man’s tendency to break natural systems into grids with defined boundaries is the result of his own intellectual limitations.
Whenever imagination is not moderated by wisdom it quickly falls prey to baser qualities thus preventing critical thinking from emerging. Furthermore, in matters where there is potential for commercial gain, man will too often let his intellect be set astray by greed. This is all too often the case in all matters pertaining to human health.
Today’s belief is that for good health one must need a physician and the drugs he or she prescribes, including surgeries and other medical procedures. If this were true, it would follow then that those who have none of these are in poor health. Both of course are false.
The pillars of the body’s health are as follows:
clean shelter (safety, comfort, temperature, dryness, moisture, protection, exposure, sunlight, shade)
clean air (inhalation, exhalation, oxygen)
clean water (purity, filtration, swallowing, rinsing, gargling)
clean food (cooked, raw, nuts, grain,vegetables, seeds, legumes, fruits)
Positive hygiene habits (showering, warm water, cold water, hair, nails, skin, mouth, ears, trimming)
Positive physical habits (legs, arms, back, sex, abdomen, neck, face, vision, activity)
Positive mental habits (positivity, joy, humor, creativity, vision, meditation, conversation)
Positive social habits (community, gatherings, play, conversation, collaboration, competition)
There is dire need for a detailed prescription for each of these pillars but that is beyond the scope of this treatise. The brief examples presented in the parenthetical are merely to help convey the ideas more fully but are by no means complete.
Were these prescriptions to be followed, however, diseases could be eradicated and the need for compulsive physicians as well. How perverse that today’s doctors are unlikely to inquire about any of these when visiting with their patients. It is, in fact, sins such as these that have lead to the crumbling of all pillars of health, the proliferation of diseases and human deficiencies and abnormalities.
Once the columns above are understood, then can we begin to understand how to care for those less fortunate that find themselves in need of healing. These columns are:
1) healers (doctors, surgeons, therapists)
2) location (decentralized)
3) family (support, reminders, encouragement, love)
4) medicine (herbs, fruits, vegetables, roots, soups)
5) treatments (temperature, surgeries, pressure, stretches, exercise)
6) environment (life environment integration)
7) touch (affection, love, sex, hugs, companionship)
Finally we mustn’t forget about the greater role society plays as well. Environment manipulation (deforestation, mining, drilling, dams, rivers, oceans), these things have an effect as well. The ill concept of centralization and common gathering places for the sick or even schools can be breeding grounds for diseases. A decentralized approach would be preferable.
The Nature of Healing
All healers understand the basic fact that maladies have two dimensions. The maladies itself and the harm it produces. We could refer to these as disease and damage. It is of utmost importance to distinguish between the two for fixing damage is entirely different than fixing disease but indeed the healer must master both.
The Nature of Propaganda.
Nations and civilizations have learned since the time of the Greeks, and other cradles of civilization, that building a consensus among the populace is of utmost importance to protect the interests of the ruling classes and supposedly, by extension, of those ruled. But since controlling the thoughts of people is not easy, these classes implemented three very powerful vectors which is the subject of this chapter.
1) First Vector : The Message
2) Second Vector: The Anti-message
3) Third Vector: The “Fool”
1) First Vector : The Message
The message is a carefully crafted selection of what rulers want their subjects to be aware of. Usually this is to build consensus around a given subject. To insert vocabulary and ways in which words are to be used throughout daily discourse such that the message be further promoted on its own, like a virus of ideas. This could be a message in favor or against an idea, a political party, a nation, a people, a race, a word, a territory, a language, a religion, a principle, a set of morals and beliefs, etc.
Rulers seek to establish this consensus among its populace surrounding these subjects to either establish or maintain a state of political power or often to rouse animosity toward a potential enemy or even its own infrastructure if the intention is to reform or restructure its own inner workings.
For example, if the country is at war, the message will often feature the enemy unfavorably to make them look perverse or portray them as monsters, to keep its own populace in a state of fear and animosity toward the enemy. When people are afraid they are more likely to concede to the wishes of their rulers whom present themselves as their protectors. A message might even showcase a negative view of its own authorities, it’s own laws and its own people’s as evil if it is attempting to reform its own society or rid and “cleanse” itself of a segment of society that is no longer able to be reformed through propaganda.
2) Second Vector: The Anti-Message.
It is inevitable that if the ruling class is broadcasting a message with negative views about something that there will be many among them that object to the message. Therefore it must put in places of lesser power, a group of spokespersons that speak on behalf of those that disagree. In this way, those that disagree, feel represented and are less likely to revolt. By giving the anti message sufficient power and authority that the objecting populace feels empowered, they themselves put their efforts to supporting the anti messenger rather than amplifying their own voices. Authorities then have control of both sides of the conversation and infuse both with falsehoods that benefit their ultimate desired outcome. Besides, the message merely desires to be spread and the anti-messenger does just that.
3) Third Vector: The “Fool”
Finally the “fool” is necessary to obliterate any remnants of reason among the populace. The “fool” is a personage or set of personages that represent the views of reason but does so foolishly and in ways that attract dissension. The “fool’s” role is to expound all ideas, morals and ethics that the populace may hold true in their hearts, dressed in clownhood, such that these ideas become commonly seen as foolish to further stigmatizing any opposing views to those of the rulers.
In closing, let us note that while one might think that a sophisticated conspiracy is needed to orchestrate all these three vectors, this is not actually the case. Rulers often control who the messengers are or the vehicles by which they travel, therefore all they need to do is select which messengers are given passage. Much the same way a casting agency selects actors to play a role, so does the ruler pick who gets their place on the grand media stage.
The Nature of Race
Just like men and women are different but not inferior or superior to the other, so are the races relative one to the other. Of all the subjects still clouding the minds of men the most overcast of these is the subject of race. The confusion and lack of clarity has brought about the most absurd and criminal form of imagination resulting in either violence or irrational favoritism. Each race has been the victim, benefactor and the aggressor at one time and place throughout history. And this absence of reason will continue until humanity clears its mind from its faulty preconceived ideas borne solely from evolutionary pressures.
Firstly we must acknowledge that there are highly consequential physical and genetic differences between the races and far less consequential differences of intellectual potential. The former took many thousands of years to develop, while the latter is malleable and can change dramatically over the course of even a single generation. One needs only to look at early Native Americans that adopted the culture and language of settlers and became even themselves, slave owners, farmers or rose to places of power and authority.
As we learn to distinguish between the races, let us also not forget that each person is a unique individual comprised of a unique combination of experiences, circumstances, capacities, opportunities and personality and these must be judged by themselves while paying no heed to the person’s ancestry. We must be free from prejudice, but keenly aware and respectful of our differences. To do one without the other is hypocrisy as you will now see.
When we look at modern man we find thousands of races, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. The study of these phenomena merits investment and is far beyond the scope of this treatise or the capacity of one man or race alone. While abbreviating them into red, black yellow and white is simplicity that should insult a child, it is sadly there where we must begin our exploration.
Just as we’ve identified how the forces and pressures of nature influence the strengths developed among men and women, so to, have these influenced the races in their development. Skin color is merely one of the evidences and of them, the most insignificant. For other than describing access to heat and sunlight, this symptom does very little to tell us of the intellectual, physical and moral strengths developed in each.
It would be best to study the civilizations and philosophies that have emerged from each race but sadly, much history has been lost or blotted out through this mindless conflict and so we are deprived of its access. What remains then is to engage with members of each race personally, cordially, through conversation. Observe and allow one’s self to be observed that from this interaction we might derive conclusions free from prejudice or preconceived stories and imagery, for these have clearly all been tainted.
There are some that argue, there is no race but the human race. While this statement has its merits it suffers from the same naïveté that statements like “we are all the same” imply. But “the same to whom?” I would ask. Because if you seek the answer to this question from them, you will find the most narcissistic of answers being: “Well.. they are the same to me of course”. – “and so therefore are you the same as them?” I would ask in reply. But the look of confusion on their face would only prove their mind to be clouded by arrogance and ignorance. To awaken them from this spell the method is simple. Propose they use their imagination to place themselves as the minority in an environment and country with extremely different views to their own. The food, activity, climate, vegetation, medicine, clothing, ceremonies, holidays, rituals have all been fashioned and adopted to by the majority race in that land, of which you are not keen to embrace but they insist you should not feel different for you are the same as them. Now do you see?
It must be underscored that there are very important differences between the races. Thousands of years of environmental, cultural and reproductive preferences have established genetic inclinations in each that must be studied, God forbid, they continue to be ignored.
For example, take the subject of health and healing. It is already known, for instance, that treatments and medicines that could heal a white person could potentially kill a black person. These genetic differences also impact diet, resilience to change in climate, shelter requirements, education, training and even child rearing and social relationships. In sum, race affects everything. So I ask you again. They are the same to you? How would you like to live in a world where a race other than your own defined your diet, the medicine you should take, the way in which you should organize your day and live your life despite finding yourself physically harmed by these impositions, possibly killed? Would you agree with them saying that you are the same as them? Would this be charitable enough for you to feel included? Or would statements like these simply cloud the issue further?
As has been stated repeatedly throughout this treatise, differences are essential and important to the human race. We must study these and celebrate them like a gardener would admire varied specimen of flowers. Because in so doing, the gardener gives each flower the care that is best suited for it, and so too must we look upon our fellow man. But one must never enforce ones views or methods upon another. Instead, we must create the environment upon which the availability is made for these to gravitate toward what they choose. Unlike plants, man has agency, and if there is a gardener, it is a role played by God or the Universe alone. Man has no right to claim candidacy to this position. Abraham knew this well when he dispelled the notion of plurality among godhood and as such was the first to document man’s awareness of the unknowable singleness of our creative force and that no man could claim to be its spokesperson. Persons that wish to strip women and men of their agency are among the most hideous and abominable of creatures. Therefore we must use all means necessary to preserve freedom that each man and woman is free to pick their own path and not be designated what someone else perceives to be best suited for them or their children.
In respecting these differences we will then discover each race shining its colors ever so brightly and each becoming the steward of important columns that sustain and perfect civilization. Some of these being: the masters of land and beasts, masters of industry and science, masters of art, education and philosophy, masters of war and security, masters of architecture, engineering and construction and so on and so forth. While division and segregation of labor is not what is being suggested, we propose that what we are lacking is evidence of each race playing the dominant role in one of civilization’s columns. Some day we will see each race taking ownership of its inherited powers and playing its role in society, and when that happens , let’s be sure to value these columns that they may each be equally strong and stand tall and uniquely gallant.
The Nature of Race Relationships
The relationship between race and environment must be judged fairly. To do so, a relationship must be observed between ones race, heritage and that of which is prevalent in the current environment. Here, by environment, we are referring to culture, not climate or fauna. These are important also but have long term impacts which are not as relevant to the more immediate affects we are able to address through philosophy.
For the sake of this discussion we will generate imaginary alien races hereby known as the greens and the purples. The Greens come from the blue land and the Purples from the red land; each race physically analogous to its native landscape and each with its unique cultural heritage.
The red land within a period of 100 years became inhabitable and a minority of purples managed to migrate to the blue land. The greens eager for red resources had a minority of them migrate to the red land to extract and harvest from its rich mineral deposits.
So we have here a plausible situation where Purples are a minority in the cultural environment of the Greens and conversely, a situation where the greens are a minority in the cultural environment of the Purples.
If the preceding chapter has been read in full we can assume the reader understands the tensions that might arise from such a circumstance. And we can conclude that the minority in each environment will undergo struggles for which there is no one but circumstances to blame.
A moral argument regarding which culture should be made to adapt is irrelevant, as these environmental pressures will exert themselves naturally over time. But it must be underscored that integration is of utmost importance in both scenarios. If, for instance, the purples choose to concentrate themselves in Purple only communities within the blue land populated by a majority of Greens, this will create further tension, division and prolong the much needed integration. Therefore, in this scenario, it is of utmost importance that the immigrant be dispersed within the host nation, like perfume is dispersed within the air and not heavily concentrated in one area. Only through this model will the issue of race relations as it relates to the cultural environment cease to be an issue. And as long as races fail to seek integration by isolating themselves in their own pseudo nations within nations, the borders will merely be redrawn, ultimately through entirely artificial means making their independence a mere illusion that cannot possibly be sustained other than through further divisiveness and aggression.
Therefore, each and every member of a minority must make focused effort to embrace their plight and seek the companionship of the more prevalent race. On the other hand, the more prevalent race must do its part to help the minority feel welcome. The challenge and burden is on both. And if tensions arise, one can easily find the culprit by assessing which of the two has failed to do their part.
(translation in progress)