What is the point of lifeless?

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Fixed Shadows, Broken Humans

Shadows that grow
Shadows that decay
Now stuck with us
Are shadows that stay

Night is a time for darkness and for fire on the ground; day is a time for light coming from the fire in the sky. At night fire dances the shadows, and during day the fire that moves across the sky evolves the shadows by the moment. For Earth’s four and a half billion years, shadows would come and shadows would go, until now. Shadows were ephemeral until humans devised artificial light and “fixed” them. Artificial light brings with it artificial shadows, impregnating our reality with stagnant darkness, all the moreso because of our stagnant material objects.

Breaking Edison’s Idea: A Light Bulb Needs To Go Off
These artificial shadows brought on by artificial light scar the night and the day. Artificial light and its artificial shadows disrupt the flow of the balancing night, pulling us and other animals away from the magic of dark and sleep. The natural dark of night is attacked and made to contrast harshly with the bright polluting lights of modern civilization, straining our eyes with a constant unwavering sting, when our widened pupils have a want of darkness and sleep. During the day artificial light pulls us away from the Earthly atmosphere, and in to insulated and stagnant strucures we call “home” and “work”. The sun and sky are marginalized, and human-made lights steadily and stagnantly have us gravitating around them in stagnant and mis-circulated air.

Moving-light Therapy: Lux in Flux. A modest improvement on the besieged psychological life of a modern human stuck indoors is for the lights themselves to be moved around the room and dimmed and brightened subtly throughout the day. This mimicking of the sun across the sky will not provide the full spectrum of light given by the sun, but at the least lux in flux will evolve the shadows in a more psychologically healthful way.

A Dimmer Look At The Progress Of Civilization
With the peaking of artificial light in this 21st century has come the peaking of many other artifices—peak pollution, peak disease, peak war, and peak genocide—all together in a great and terrible wind that is The War Against The World. Life on Earth is at a nadir in this multi-millenial war against the world, culminating in the Sixth Mass Extinction Event, the first of the Mass Extinctions heralded by a single species—humans. All these life-destroying entities are correlated and all seem to be aided by the human method of sedentary and resource exhaustive deployment on the surfaces of the Earth. Artificial light has sped along our technological invasion of ecosystems and geological strata as we now have more time than ever before to devise more severe penetrations of the Earth.

To all this I say: Fiat Tenebrae (Let There Be Dark)

Lunar Appendage
The upcoming solar eclipse—which forced my hand to write this—is seminal in the daytime light and shadow play that is the most variable of any event on Earth for such a wide area. The moon turns the sun in to a flickering fire that casts a novel shadow and a ring of fire.

Beyond the occassional eclipse, the Moon is the false sun, for we only see the one side of the moon because of it’s tidal locking. It only reveals one undisturbed side of itself. It is both a permanent shadow and a permanent light, depending on the phase of the lunar cycle. It will be full shadow on the eclipse, perhaps only the Sun thus is able to reveal to us the Moon’s true nature. The Moon does not evolve with light or dark. It is not a becoming, it is quite fixed (and quite weak, chained to the Earth).

Editional (September 22)
We focus on the light, and energy more generally, as central, but really the history of the universe tells us that the great diffusion of these things is what is necessary for evolving a higher complexity.

Related Aphorisms 

We must be the night, not to defy the sun, but to preserve darkness from the gathering shadows.

When you are looking around for the shadow from the LED lights, and then to your horror you realize you are the shadow.

The difference between darkness and shadows is so profound that light stands in between them.

Run right at Sauron, and watch fire blink.

The light of science creates permanent objects of knowledge, but is blind to the unnatural permanent shadows on the far side of the light.

blinding dark

D is for Deepending

Start thinking of this as all of our land, or it will soon be realized as all of our graveyard.

The difference between pettiness and localism is so profound that globalization stands in between them.

If more of the world was like you, there would be more of the world.

Love takes two—and makes them one.

A warrior allows blood on his hands to defend the blood in his veins; a fascist allows blood on his hands because he has no blood in his veins.

We don’t really know how to live on the land if we have to kill it first.

Laughing at death is the humor that is found by we who cry at life.

Before you opened your mouth, everything you said was perfect.

If you do not wander, you will remain lost.

If losing you is part of the journey, then I would rather lose the journey.

The ball is always in your court, and your court is much wider than they would tell you.

Whenever you are, time makes it so that you were.

Artist do not fall into poverty, they choose to not live the impoverished life of possessing.

Sheep need weapons, lions need only roar.

The city got nicer and nicer the farther away from it I moved.

One too wedded to their ideas must ask what they have divorced from.

It’s not condescending, I’m speaking as I would have ever; you just happened to have lowered yourself.

Of course death can be beat indefinitely—it’s called birth. Immortality doesn’t beat death, immortality beats life. Death makes it so that we do not stagnate in immortality.

Stare in to the abyss, and watch the abyss run away scared.

The beauty of a hug has not been outdone by art or philosophy, but it is being undone by a cold society that embraces science.

Humans are one of the few animals in this zoo that are not given the compliment of a cage. They can be shown images to create docility that other animals would rage at.

If death were to leave us we would be on the ground begging for life to leave us, too.

The walls are not stagnant even if those inside them are.

You know intention has died when you are at the doorstep of the random.

Become a fascist and destroy humans, or become a human and destroy fascism.

Laws are the theft of justice from the human animal in which it intrinsically dwells.

Do not envy the eagles for the they must always look down; envy your future self, for that is to be freer and more beautiful than you.

Children are easy to scare because they have wild imaginations; adults are easy to scare because they have no imaginations.

D is Dumpstering…

Previous Aphorism Posts:

My Thoughts Inexactly (Primero)
Lternate Lphabet Lliteration
L is for Lamenting
Z is for Zeroing
G is for Gathering
E is for Escalating
W is for Willing
W is for Willing (ov)
V is for Vanquishing
J is for Jousting
M is for Masquerading
Q is for Quelling
R is for Resisting
R is for Recurring
F is For
F is for Facing
F is Forcing (ov)
N is for Nothing
N is for No things
N Other Lphabet: A pequeño LteratioÑ
Y is for Yearning
Y is for Youthanizing
An Asymmetry
A is Against
T is for Titrating
B is for Breathing
H is for Harking
X is for Xotic

X is for Xotic (My Thoughts Inexactly)

Your beauty is such that my eyes feel you and my skin sees you.

Sex is the agony of being in two bodies.

Swallow pure difference, and it is you who are digested.

We make history, or we will be deleted from it.

The robots wrapped in human skin will be envied by the human robots who have forsaken their skin.

Do not be so swift to make smoothness and conformity a highest goal. Smooth is a tombstone, yet engraved in it is a time of death.

The supreme trance artist is as a perfect lover, knowing exactly when and how to change intensity and rhythm to heighten the harmonization.

1 body in to 1,000,000 bodies in, the zeroes start to blur and are thus forgotten.

Love is to be the fire for something beyond yourself—if you keep it inside, you will burn.

X is for X10ding, and X-10-CIV is not only 94, and X is four. Choices are boundless, but binds are ever a choice. We only remain in the shadow of the Romans if we remain bent over their traditions.

 

H is for Harking (my thoughts inexactly)

And even were you completely different, I wouldn’t change a thing.

The smooth road will have us forget the bumps that we are who drive upon it. Flatness is a bump to the curvy terrain it tears down.

The real dress rehearsal for revolution is the removal of clothes not their addition.

Election day is the nemesis of democracy.

What kind of work are the corporations so many of us find ourselves working for really doing if they have to coerce us with money?

If we place heaven in our future, hell will have free reign in the present.

Time spent loving machines, is time divided from loving other humans. War is inevitable when the best part of the human is spent.

The greatest undermining of the future is its preoccupation.

Everlasting life will only move you from being mortally afraid of death to immortally afraid of death.

When you are missing, not even a clear blue sky can remove the clouds.

Though an audience might make you feel a fool for the dissonant words you speak out, the reality is that they are projecting for they do not want to immediately absorb the impact.

The reverse of the reverse is the same only in a static world. The inherent danger in digitalizing ourselves is that it is the death of evolution.

Gods don’t dwell in heaven, they go to the depths of sorrow and start raising hell.

And in those final moments of your identity when pure difference swallows you, it has overwhelmed itself and can only swallow that which it is not.

Where there is an army there is a war.

If you have dreams that others are too dry to fertilize themselves, spit into the mouths of these dreamless, and at least a nightmare might jolt them awake.

Some horrors are unimaginable, and others are only imaginable. For if they were actually encountered, the experiencer would quickly cease to exist, and could never do anything with the encounter. No warning could be issued forth.

Death hides in plain sight—see further and the unseen gain visibility.

If you can count who you love on one finger, make sure your other fingers aren’t clenched in a fist.

You fear us and so you surround yourselves with the arms of an armory; you fear us for we are surrounded by the arms of our brothers and sisters. You dream of our dying, and all we dream of is your living.

Justice is to eliminate the distance between your enemy, not eliminating your enemy himself.

Perhaps I would not be all up in arms if it weren’t for the thousands daily who must hold their murdered loved ones in their arms, and for the millions who every day have lost their loved ones to no longer put their arms around.

We do not exist all by ourselves; we will cease to exist all by our selves.

Intentional communities or towards alienation. There are no enduring un-intentional communities.

That we millennials are deemed useless is all the more evidence that the older generations have been all the more useless still. The original generations that allowed there to be a gap have failed in the most grievous of fashions.

The more they care about their future and not the future, the more they are “the they” that we despise.

Scarier than science fiction is science fact, especially the factualizing aspect of science.

152 May come.

All is change, and so too the manner of change changes. So will follow a changing in the analytics of that change. Principles change, and yet change is principal.

A chart of the future will lead you in to dangerous territory.

The safety in lies…


Previous Aphorism Posts:

My Thoughts Inexactly (Primero)
Lternate Lphabet Lliteration
L is for Lamenting
Z is for Zeroing
G is for Gathering
E is for Escalating
W is for Willing
W is for Willing (ov)
V is for Vanquishing
J is for Jousting
M is for Masquerading
Q is for Quelling
R is for Resisting
R is for Recurring
F is For
F is for Facing
F is Forcing (ov)
N is for Nothing
N is for No things
N Other Lphabet: A pequeño LteratioÑ
Y is for Yearning
Y is for Youthanizing
An Asymmetry
A is Against
T is for Titrating
B is for Breathing