and official narratives in short, terse pithy aphorisms!
and official narratives in short, terse pithy aphorisms!
‘ACES AND EIGHTS’ (CHAI)…
This is my 40th year of investigation into the nature of existence and the nature of reality. It could have been many things but at the very least it was a sincere search. Messy a fcuk, yes…and in the beginning, I was dumber than dumb could be (or, sheep to the slaughter) but by 50-years of age I began to get a clue. So the past ten years have been particularly interesting especially within the context of the information age.
I only came across Miles’ writings this year and that surprises me as I’m usually quicker on the draw when it comes to metaphysical researchers. I was into Icke in ’94 as an example. By ’84, ten years prior, I had read most of the world’s prominent religious works–so, I wasn’t exactly a slacker.
It’s hard to know how to approach this but I’ve decided to assess this via three strands within philosophy: metaphysics, physics, and ethics. Where I’m entirely in agreement with his work is in ethics as the current mafias that run civilization are criminals as far as I’m concerned. But we’ll get there…It’s also why I’ve decided to make this part two of this series exploring ‘Christian economics’ and I’ve yet to come across someone who gets what that should look like as much as Miles does! Thank you, sir!
METAPHYSICS: I self describe as an Agnostic Gnostic which, on the surface, appears linguistically contradictory. As far as metaphysical epistemology goes I’m agnostic in that I don’t know or claim to know what the Gods are (if there are any). That makes me agnostic. But I’ve come to think that any truth to be had in metaphysics is buried deep within the Gnostic tradition. This isn’t to say that Gnosticism is the truth about life and existence. For some time I’ve also considered whether it’s another psy-op as the finding of the Nag Hammadi codexes is rather suspicious being timed right at the establishment of Israel in modernity. And whatever was going on in Alexandria for 500-years from 300-BC to 200-AD was obviously heavily top-down control grid oriented. I even suggested that the marriage of Cleopatra and Ceasar was a foreshadowing of the merging between Judaism and Christianity. Judaism might have gone the way of Odin and Thor if it hadn’t have been universalized by the state religion of Rome and in modernity funded and promoted via the money machine of usury (controlled by you know who). But, the point is I don’t claim to know the truth about existence.
Theodicy is relevant here and I’ll link one of his papers on metaphysics HERE. I’ve done a seven-part series on this issue linked HERE. As a Christian Gnostic, I’m not saying the earth is entirely evil and irredeemable although even mainstream Christianity espouses this as there would be no need for a new Jerusalem if this place was salvageable. I’m also aware that theodicy goes both ways in that there are arguments for and against the problem of evil. And, yes, I do see the beauty of existence but I’m simply not in any kind of delusion about the horrors. It’s where the worst of the horrors lay that make me think that the scales tip in favor of the worst-case scenarios here. How many children have to be brutally gang-raped, dismembered, and buried, and forgotten before any good in the universe intervenes? And don’t get me on the adrenochrome conspiracy. Why does life have to feed off life to survive? Why is the universe so hostile to life? Why did humans become so helpless and remain vulnerable for at least 13-years and why do we have to suffer vulnerability through sleep? Pissing and shitting every day? Pretty weak from a creative point of view, IMO… Who would design these kinds of flaws in the system? Well, an inept designer is the right answer if we consider such a thing possible. But I’m not unaware of the other side of the coin in these assessments and I don’t dismiss them outright; I simply haven’t found them answering the questions in a way that satisfies my dispositions. I could go on here but I want to keep this blog manageable.
PHYSICS: I always sucked at math. Miles is a savant in this field of inquiry (and science in general). Is someone lying about the physical universe? I think it’s highly likely! What are they lying about? That the earth is flat? I doubt it! That the universe is a two-dimensional electric charge field? I have my doubts on this one, too, notwithstanding the elegance of some of the presentations of Ken Wheeler, but poetry isn’t physics! No, if they are lying they’re likely lying about a whole host of small things and obfuscating and blackwashing from there. And at that point, the issue becomes one of complexity and I’ve argued that the best way to gauge the truth is via integrity. The problem, though, is we now have a vastly complex society with a near-complete absence of integrity and this has opened the door for the endless bullshit of the archons and I’ve defined bullshit as knowing the truth about existence but having a total disregard for it! I’ve used the simple analogy of parenting and suggest what kind of parent a child should believe. Should children believe a parent who is a drunk and beats the shit out of his wife and kids? Of course not, but that is what the fascist corporate nation-state has become under modernity. So, I argue for a better nation-state premised on what good-parenting is. Will we get it? Of course not! And why not would be my question to Miles?
ETHICS: Christian Gnostics are the hippies of Christendom and we don’t take the claims of the Torah and Jewish supremacy seriously although we have a healthy respect for the destructive nature of this tradition. The great irony of the Christian Gnostics is that there is next to no one who argues more for healthy and ecologically sustainable living and we’ve argued for this mode of living consistently for millennia and for espousing it we are awarded consistently with being mass-murdered– whether it was the Cathers in France or the Marcionites in the first few centuries of the emergent church. So I don’t see how Miles can argue against our ethics which align entirely with his own as far as I can tell…See my parenting analogy above as I got ahead of myself. There is much more to be said about ethics and a great deal of my blogging addresses this issue so feel free to mine my writings. But the core issue in my mind is ending economic predation on humanity’s four basic needs of shelter, food, education, and healthcare and one can see my Four Pillars Of A New Earth Commons in that regard. Will we get that in any kind of healthy sustainable way? Of course not! And that takes us back to metaphysics, doesn’t it? And WHY NOT?
How about a post-script muse? The Parable of Breaking and Entering.
In just legal systems these actions are rightfully called infringement crimes; although at times, too, there could very well be a legitimate need for such action which is why healthy systems have legal redress, considerations, and deliberations. Such really isn’t the case when it comes to nation-states.
So this mafia broke into the mansions that existed upon the earth with every manner of people and beliefs living in the various rooms within the age-old gothic house. It broke in via force, stealth, and coercion. It then proceeded to divide and conquer all the other rooms in the houses; it created mass systems of propaganda to tell all the room dwellers how much better they are now with new ownership– even if the new owners stole the deed to the house. They charged every manner of tax via extortion to all the room dwellers and created the conditions for over-populating the mansion. It justified and rationalized this wrong action based on attachments to archaic ghost stories and they created new narratives that taught that there was no meaning or purpose as to why the mansions existed in the first place. The combinations of these two tactics were nearly impossible to counter when combined with the fact that the new owners never hesitated to use violence to get what they wanted when most of the other room-dwellers abhorred such use of violence…Of course, there were some amongst the room-dwellers that did come to believe that they were better off but more often then not they were assessing particular aspects of this occupation via distorted manipulations that remained hidden from their view and this was no more true than when it came to women and those of alternative sexual preference from the norm. In fact, they were some of the most manipulated and were totally blind to what had been done to them via covert and long term strategies. At the end of the age, everything had been monetized and now even carbon had created enormous amounts of wealth for the illegitimate owners. Their next to last gambit was to prevent all discussion about what they’ve been up to so they created a virus which will also transfer trillions of dollars from the room-dwellers into their pockets, but the virus was also symbolic, and the masks they told everyone to wear was really about not wanting anyone to talk about this latest theft of the commons–such people were labeled ‘anti’…Anti-this or anti-that if they questioned the legitimacy of this occupation.
And that, my dear friends, is where we are at today…