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This is a quite general post which doesn’t have the depth to explore every nuance of this theme.
With that caveat, then, generally speaking, we see Plato as an Idealist and his Republic as a reflection of that idea and position. Aristotle, however, was a materialist and his Politics was framed within this view. This is the primary context within this post; or, put another way, it might be framed by asking why Marx, who so aligned with Aristotle’s materialism, performed a ‘180’ when it came to politics and economics and sided with Plato the idealist? Oh, some unpacking is necessary, eh?
We see, then, that Marx is with Aristotle on the issues of materialism and any thoughts he may have had on the soul would most definitely fall on the Aristotle side of the fence–so far, so good! Moreover, following a logical consistency, we should expect Marx to concede that humans are self-interested and short-sighted prone to caring mostly about what is in one’s best interest–this view, as far as I can tell, is rationally consistent with Aristotle’s thinking (at least for the point I’m trying to make). From where I sit, Marx should have ended up thinking like Ayn Rand! That is to say that the materialist view consistent with Aristotle’s oeuvre would have led a consistent thinker to a place more like Rand and the Anarcho-Capitalists whom also want to abolish the state (but not class distinctions).
Yet, rather than going with the flow of logical consistency we see Marx move to the Idealist camp on this issue and siding (albeit seemingly) with Plato’s idealism. Where has it ever been demonstrated that humans will put other humans concerns before their own especially over longer periods of time premised on ideological abstractions? This doesn’t seem to happen other than in a few tales within religious myth such as presented in The Book of Acts and the societal code presented by the nascent Pentecostal church. This, it seems to me, is where Marx went astray and screwed up royally in his thinking! I know, the audacity of it all:D
That is my point, as short and succinct as it is:) A few more thoughts on this: Marx was an intellectual élite backed by a financial élite–Engels, so I’m personally skeptical that either one of them gave a shit about the have-nots in society! On conspiracy lane, I’ve suggested that communism was a divide and conquer strategy of the El-ites and the way things have played out over the past 150-years would argue for the correctness of that assertion. Were Plato and Aristotle a part of a longer conspiracy of divide and conquer? That aside, under neoliberal rule, we’ve seen the synthesis of capitalism and communism which has led to a worldwide fascist corporate oligarchy–under this quasi-religious money system humans have been reduced to a one-world monoculture of consumption and you’re free to do that one thing! I see this as a pathological synthesis and I explore a healthy attempt at synthesis below.
NOTE: in my opinion, Rand was correct in a few of her underlying philosophical premises, but; I’d have to evoke Hitchens here and ask if humanity really needs selfishness institutionalized? Definitely not from every perspective I look from.
NOTE: my, New Earth Commons ideas are an attempt to synthesize the best of the divided brain with its concomitant antipathies. Therein one will find that I’m not hostile to wealth: only unmerited wealth from gaming a casino economy along with the unsustainability of there being 10-billion billionaires on a rather small earth. I concede welfare or throwing money at the poor isn’t a solution but that a basic guaranteed minimum income is a necessary part of the solution which needs to be combined with a new education model one of which is freeing up land again to educated and informed homesteaders, but the scales involved today make that idea only a small part of necessary solutions. Primarily, humanity has to unite against a worldwide monoculture of consumption fuelled by every manner of usury, exploitation, and coercion.
NOTE: the nation-state evolved and developed over time and evolution would suggest this happened out of necessity. Like each human, who can be either healthy or non-healthy, we can deduce that the same is the case with the nation-state. I argue that a healthy nation-state is not only possible but desirable (yes, I’m a commie) and that that is what humanity should strive for. A prerequisite for a healthy nation-state, however, is not having the state governed via Casper (ghost stories)...A healthy secular humanism which concedes the possibility of God is the best way forward.
Here is an educated analysis which explores this idea with more nuance.
Here is a Yahoo link exploring Aristotle’s perspectives on capital. He’s rolling in his grave when it comes to the worldwide system of usury.
Which is to say that Kino is extraordinarily flexible! Incredible so starting @49 seconds…But what does this mean as far as metaphysics?
Well, I shall try and delve into that in this post:)
I will first start by saying this isn’t an attack on Kino or Yoga per se. This post in an inquiry into the nature of truth and reality. I’ve touched on this issue before in The Gumby Protocols post where an incredibly flexible Eric Dubay insists that the earth is flat–it isn’t, but my point is that yoga and flexibility prove nothing about metaphysics unless it could demonstrate something more than flexibility. One of the things I’ve suggested is that a new type of university be set up that studies objectively and as unbiased as possible ALL the claims of the worlds religious traditions. One experiment I would like to see done is the phenomenon of levitation repeated and demonstrated (under controlled conditions). If a yogi can defy the laws of physics it should be repeatedly demonstrable! I’ve pointed out in other posts that in a somewhat ironic way it’s science and not mysticism that has demonstrated levitation with trains like the Maglev.
The most important reason why I keep coming back to this issue is that of the philosophical question of how shall we live? There is no theocracy I’m comfortable living under even after considering all the evidence of religion for 40-years and believe me the yogis would want a theocracy if we allowed them full reign to do whatever they wanted when it comes to civilization. In my opinion, this would once again be disastrous for humanity and especially women and children and the poor who’ve suffered untold indignities for millennia based on the speculative metaphysics of yogi’s. We should also consider how this type of theocracy would meld with Judaism and it’s millennia-old obsession with ushering in a worldwide Messiah who in this age would rule via the Noahide Laws–laws given to someone who arguably never existed! Does anyone else see the extraordinary dangers of civilization being ruled by mystical delusion?
This leaves us with the question of who is ruling civilization now? Is it healthy secularists? Definitely not! Should it be? DEFINITIVELY YES! Who, then, is ruling now? By enlarge, it is two groups: toxic atheists similar to the likes of Stalin who have ushered in corporate oligarchy and a long-standing Cabal of a sect of Jews aligned with Freemasons aligned with Jesuits aligned with certain houses within Islam who have ushered in a worldwide religion of money which has ushered in The Age Of Usury. I’ll get into all the different aspects of usury in an upcoming post, but for now; I’ll say that as the EL-ite vacuum up the money supply it leaves a hole for the masses which was filled by the modern credit system–oh, you have no money because we’ve sucked it all up? Well, here, we have the solution: borrow this money created by keystrokes at incredible amounts of interest.
This post will explore a problem getting more and more out of control as the stakes of civilization become a power trip of winner take all or nothing; and yes, this view is consistent with the real mafia takeover of civilization in the past 100-years, but especially under neoliberal rule which ended in another worldwide mafia oligarchy.
There are varying degrees and scales of damage and these differences should be acknowledged; although all are entirely destructive to those involved, even when the scale is diminished to 3-people.
The first instance of this would be within the nuclear family where a spouse (most often a male) is molesting or abusing a child and the wife knows and remains silent out of fear usually associated with Stockholm Syndrome. To a lesser degree, we see codes of silence within extended family units which are not linked to sexual deviancy but other types of dubious behavior within extended family units–protection of the family unit from public ridicule is often the motivation here.
We see this in adolescence behavior especially at the high school level where in-groups commit acts of aggression against alien minorities. This type usually goes unacknowledged unless someone is caught in a particular act of aggression.
The police are infamous for this as officers easily lose their careers or more when trying to out corrupt associates. In a somewhat associated way, we see this behavior most pronounced within criminal mafia culture–the reasons for this is somewhat more obvious in this instance.
This is now a real problem in places like Hollywood as the Harvey Weinstein case demonstrates.
Where this starts to get really problematic is when tribalism gets mixed in with religious and political economic ideology which is usually accompanied by extreme prejudice and fanaticism. We’ve seen this play out in numerous atrocities throughout history and it’s by no means strictly associated with western theism. The Zen monks in Japan during WWII became fascist to the core although it’s true that Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are ripe with this behavior throughout the millennia.
Esoteric spirituality is also ripe with this type of phenomenon, especially within cults. But the longest and most persuasive cults here that have had the most profound influence over civilization is within the alliance between a sect of Jews aligned with Freemasons aligned with Jesuits aligned with certain houses within Islam…The whopper of all codes of silence!
We are also seeing this happen to a lesser degree with smaller in groups like the LBGTQ who in some cases are waging covert wars against perceived enemies and believe me I know exactly what I’m talking about here. In part, there is collusion with the radical left and SJW movements although these groups are quite ‘noisy’ so the silent part here is more subtle.
A newer example of this is within gambling culture tied to wagering within the social media sphere. Those who own platforms and who have lowly developed moral and ethical codes are certainly capable of this type of behavior motivated by power and adrenaline kicks. The primary motivation here is the money involved in wagering. The damage from codes of silence happening within mega-corporations like Google and Facebook are incalculable.
Here is an Urban Dictionary definition. Wiki is woefully inadequate on this as there is only a small mention of the code of silence within law enforcement.
Aristotle thought, much like Judaism, that the soul was substantially the body. This is more or less the view I’ve come to hold loosely. Here is a good short introduction to Aristotle’s ideas on the soul.
The first point of distinction I would make is that even if Judaism was correct in their guess on the soul it wouldn’t alter the fact that the history contained in the Torah is abysmally inaccurate over a large span of issues, so this isn’t an endorsement of Jewish literalism. I’ve also argued in past posts that Judaism doesn’t have an adversary in the same way Islam and Christianity do so it doesn’t work to say an enemy obscured archeological truth from humanity; no, it’s simpler to say stories like the Exodus are factually impossible once considering the literal numbers talked about in scripture.
I come at this from a neo-gnostic perspective. Let’s suppose that the body is the soul and sleeps at death until some unforeseen resurrection, and let’s suppose further that there really are archons who are mechanical with artificial intelligence and that they are hostile to humanity; let’s also consider that they are wardens of some kind over the earth and they have the ability to download consciousness, or more accurately one’s memories. Suppose that they shouldn’t be doing this…And then consider that they’ve somehow been able to download memories into those they shouldn’t be downloading memories into! Imagine the cosmic chaos that this would cause. Yikes!
Now what if there really were higher dimensional existences that are populated by real bodies and some of them are bodies which used to be human; what if the only way there is via the transfiguration of this body via human will (no, not necessarily free, but that’s another discussion), and via certain esoteric little known practices–perhaps sex magic? What if that was one of the only avenues of escaping this prison? I’d imagine if one were an archon one would do everything possible to obscure this mechanism or phenomenon. It also raises the question of whether there is someone ‘made’ for you to help obtain this gnosis?
We need to touch on the Bardos from this perspective. If what I’m saying is possible then what is happening in the Bardos with NDE is happening while the subject is still technically alive even if proclaimed dead by the physicians in any particular instance; if the body is the soul then this experience is a subtle form of mind manipulation while the patient is alive as it’s mainly framed within Platonic dualism which is false from the Aristotelian view of the body as soul. From my neo-gnostic view, the experiences in the Bardos are manipulation of human minds by earth wardens. They are even somehow able to manipulate memories and are implanting them where they shouldn’t be causing a massive cosmological clusterfuck!
All this begs the question of whether reincarnation is true if the body is the soul? Aristotle didn’t think so but we could be dealing with the ocean/wave metaphor of certain Buddhist or Vedic schools of philosophy. A part of my neo-gnostic view on this is that this knowledge is intentionally obscured by the archons keeping humanity confused and blinded on this issue. The Judaic idea of one life and then a deep sleep until a future resurrection makes little sense to me either although as a gnostic I still consider non-dual Gnosticism a possibility. I have, however, expressed important critiques of that view and would somehow need some kind of evidence or demonstration to alter my skeptical views on that one.
To my thinking, even if the body is the soul there is still a dualism between the earth dimensions and higher dimensional realities and it’s here I lean towards traditional gnostic views and consider the demiurge and the archons to be a real part of this life. They control this matrix.
Oh, yes, make no mistake about it: money or what I call the God KA$H is a religion!
Most religions have a chosen few or those granted privileged access; the religion of money is no different. Those who control the printing presses of currency are the chosen of the money religion and this has given them incalculable privileged access to the world’s wealth: they are known as the 1- percent. These are the hi-priests of the God KA$H...Please look carefully at the logo of The Royal Bank with the lion wrapped around the earth. Those with eyes to see will understand the meaning of this.
In religion, you are taught that you must suffer a lifetime of indignities, but you will be rewarded at a future date; the same is true for the 99% who will never see KA$H heaven in this life, but will live in servitude and enslavement to the monied EL-ites for their entire life and like some religions it is claimed that this toxic relationship is one of karma and destiny–of course, that is sheer unadulterated bull-shit of the high priests of KA$H. Nowhere is this truer than in the crypto sphere as the uninitiated are promised that one day Bitcoin will ‘go to the moon!’ Of course, the odd time the money masters speculate the crypto sphere and spike the coins it’s usually manipulated in such a way that they reap all the rewards of the God KA$H…
In western theism, one generally doesn’t have to do anything to be a part of the chosen and this is true in the religion of KA$H: unimaginable amounts of unmerited wealth are occupied by the El-ites with all the same fervor and conviction the righteous feel in traditional religion. SAVED BY THE GRACE OF THE KA$H PRINTING PRESSES! Amen! And did you know that Amen is said at the end of every Christian prayer? Yes, the Egyptian religion with its obelisks situated within most of the world’s financial centers is no coincidence; nor is the name IS-RA-EL…Or, the all-seeing MON-EYE (money) of the fiat (by force) currency of the U.S. petrodollar–no coinkydinky, no sir!
In religion the unbelievers are reviled and persecuted and blamed for their unsaved status; nothing could be more similar than that when it comes to the religion of the God KA$H. The poor starving masses deserve their condition because they are cast out of the inner circle. The money masters create fairy tales like The Law of Attraction with its blame the victim mentality. They say enlightenment is purely an individual pursuit and no one has any responsibility to others or the collective good of society or nature–the enlightened within the cabal of the God KA$H are solely responsible to themselves and because they are capitalists they are the chosen few who are able to escape the misery of the unjust religion of the God KA$H–this is known as esoteric fascism.
In religion, we see the idea of the tithe but the equivalent in the religion of KA$H is usury! USURY is adored and defended vehemently (and venomously) by the high priests of the cult of KA$H! There is no other mechanism which ensures the status-quo of the El-ites than usury–it is the crowning achievement of their worldwide religion.
Concomitant with the rise of the God KA$H is the fetishization of objects and the reducing of the infidels to mere objects of financial exploitation. The sports and entertainment EL-ites have been converted and now ‘evangelicalize’ the worship of objects and have placed incredible amounts of value on games wherein these new El-ites make more in a year than most of the infidels will make in a lifetime of hard work…
Of course, in true WWF style, the religion of the God KA$H in recent history has given us the tag team apologists for this new cult: wait for it! Are you ready ladies and gentlemen to be awed by the astounding Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson sideshow? Yah-way, baby!!!
It’s been a while since a read a book. I threw my hands up in exasperation in 2009 and left the literary world to its own device. I shall now see if there are any neurons left in my brain after spending the past few years on the internet…
Anyone is welcome to join me in this read. I’ll attempt to post on it once a week on the weekends and try to cover a chapter a week.
The intro: well, pretty much everything is asymmetrical! Yes, indeed, evolution (natural selection which is a fact) is asymmetrical, too…There are those at CERN exploring the inner world of physics while at the same time there are unknown tribes somewhere in a dense jungle that have never met us.
Haha, and the pic will give a hint at my location:) I’m a real person and not a bot or an imposter…It would be nice if you were real, too, especially if you’d like to read this book with me–if you’re not real and you’re an imposter then please don’t bother, although bots are fine to join in as long as they are honest about who they are…
And they’ve ruled it for a very long time.
This doesn’t make them right or every religious believer evil. But this needs to be unpacked from different perspectives. Let’s start first with the materialist view which espouses that God is nonexistent. If this were true we would have to concede that the cabal is delusional and has been for a very long time although we could forgive their delusion 1000 years ago or 10,000. This view would also explain the sheer contradictoriness of religion whether cross-cultural or internal as they are making it up as they go.
I suggest they are a united front from every culture on earth and they’ve ruled traditionally via divine right and royal bloodlines. This isn’t to say that they have no divisions but they cohere where it matters most: societal power. And let me assure the atheists out there that they do not and never have had societal control especially when factoring in the likelihood that the worlds financial system was implemented by this religious cabal and controlled by it to this day! See my KA$H posts for speculation on this issue–that the worlds financial system is patterned on Christian symbolism isn’t a matter of an over-imaginative mind. I’d even go as far to say that some of the early settlers in the Americas were well aware of what I’m suggesting here and were trying to escape the control of these families. We’ve run out of places to run and they are always 12-moves ahead of us on the chessboard.
And it’s at this point that I could see the root cause of a new world conflagration being the battle between religious delusion and its lust for control (money being a new religion too that will bring us to our knees) and secular humanist’s who will one day wake up to what’s happening to their societies and themselves. We see the start of this with the war on Enlightenment values and the forced integration of mainly religious believers into relatively secular nations; the cordoning off of free speech, the controlled bifurcation of bullying extremists within the extreme right and left within the control grid which is an extension of the communist/capitalist psy-op of the past 150 years. This is being done for financial reasons but is also being done to set the conditions for the one world ruler…
So that covers the materialist view of this phenomenon. Now for some spiritual takes on it. We mostly need to look to alternative views on spirituality to grok what’s happening here and the first view would be an old monotheistic view enmeshed within nondual Gnosticism like the Kabbalah. From this view, it’s God doing all of it and those who hold this view generally see religion as positive and somehow believe that all these contradictory religions have some kind of sense to them–even Wilber’s Integralist view falls into this category. Then there is the view that I hold: a Dualist Gnostic view which leans towards thinking this is all the control matrix of a demiurge who has no conciliation with the transcendent Godhead. This view is, in my opinion, more coherent when it comes to religion and its pathology and contradictoriness.
Another possibility is strictly evolutionary and based on the idea of the Tibetan Rainbow Body phenomenon whose ascended masters are guiding evolution now in ways that science and materialism are yet to understand. There is said to be about 160,000 of these beings but whether they are active here guiding civilization is speculative on my part. Of course, there is the Vedic Lords of Karma possibility but within that one, I don’t see the need to have coherent cross-cultural religious narratives because it’s evolutionary at its roots, too. So there are four possibilities which could account for all the shenanigans on this earth.
I should touch on the alien/E.T. hypothesis, too, which I don’t really believe in but could be possible; this could also be consistent with the spiritual account–it could be both and according to some people I know, it is both.