reaching the ad absurdum: robot citizenship in saudi arabia?

http://fortune.com/2017/10/26/robot-citizen-sophia-saudi-arabia/

I put the title as a question, because even though Saudi Arabia says it is so that “Sophia is a citizen”, we need not recognize her as a citizen, nor recognize any legitimacy they have to grant (or keep away) citizenship, especially as they partake in an immoral war in Yemen. Just a musing here, but perhaps ruler MBS in granting citizenship to a robot (and anybody who wants this for a robotic creation) should give up his own citizenship and have to agree to enslave himself as a domesticated animal on a farm. If you want to dole out human rights you have to be willing to gift your own, not just create and inflate the rights away. This is an extremely dangerous precedent, on par with corporate personhood and it’s expansion through cases such as “Citizen’s United”.

What a fucking dystopia!!!! Please do not stand for this readers, this truly is horrific and an acceleration of the Sixth Mass Extinction event through diluting ourselves.

Related Writing

The Inflation of Rights

 

Fears of a (justly?) paranoid Human (November Edit-in)

Whether this was a female or a male robot, it is a huge issue. The female gender of the robot mixed in almost serves to confuse (misdirect) the real problem here, and get people mad at Saudi Arabia for the reasons they already were. They are a punching bag that we are narroweded to punch in only certain marginal regions. In the future, they will be allowed to correct one of the unfortunate policies and get a pass for the other. Be wary of another robot citizen emerging elsewhere, in an air of greater seriousness that it is a legitimate action for nation-states to undertake (as corporations and whisper in their ears).

So corporations already own most of the advanced robots, but if robots have rights they will start to have their robots for rent to other companies use to go and make noise and start fights in free speech zones that are trying to protest their product, for example. There will be phalanx’s of robots, and if you dare try to break through you will be the offender and tried in a court. Or they might just kill you there and the robot will go to prison. Justice mediated in to robots…

What about the rights of the land? The right to not be raped? The right not to be penetrated to get the various metals and other elements to compose these robots and other destructive and violent machinery? What about the rights of the organic material to continue to exist?

We are all dead without the land, the rights of the land should be highest, perhaps even higher than the rights of humans, and yet the land is at the bottom, ground zeroed.

notes 3 today: 2017-01-03 (Captured By Dunkirk, The Beauty Of Thy Piece; Milking Your Mind With Milkdrop; Situation Activated Bipolar)

title: Captured By Dunkirk, The Beauty Of Thy Piece

I don’t remember much else about the movie, but I remembered this scene enough to go back and hunt for it, and… Wow, this is one of the most beautiful cinematic scenes I’ve beheld, especially the music and specifically the major-made-minor choir segment of “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”. Dario Marianelli goes to such depths with this song, my unmediated impulse is to worship him. The beauty of this piece…

I wanted to briefly say about Dunkirk now that my thought has concentrated there, that it is a crossroads between the waning of the absolute worst empire in human history (the British), and the waxing of what could have potentially been an even more brutal empire (the Nazi empire). Hitler very much liked the British and thought and hoped that they would join him. Not unrelated to this hope (probably) is the little known fact that the British were the first major nation in Europe to cast out the Jews (back in the middle ages). Yes a lot of confluence of negative energies surrounding Dunkirk specifically and WW2 generally.

title: Milking Your Mind With Milkdrop (2013)

Since I was little I would close my eyes and let visions emerge and then play with them and change perspective frequently, diving in to new beauties, it really was quite an enhancement of consciousness. I think of it, though it shouldn’t be reduced to this, as a workout for our brains, particularly our visual cortex combining with other regions of the brain (and there can be great enhancement with music, particularly for me at least non-lyrical music). So in my college years I was exposed to milkdrop and had an immediate affinity with it, especially that it was paired to play next to music that I chose, and I would choose almost always my already mood altering trance music.

Here is a video I found sans music:

 

title: Situation Activated Bipolar

Doubtless “Situation Activated Bipolar” will never be found in the DSM (unless they are quite desperate for publications, but the psychiatrist and psychologist phds seem quite creative at churning out new diagnoses and the civilized masses at exhibiting new symptoms of decadence), but it seems to me that SAB has a great deal of merit as a some what qualitatively distinct phenomenon that might encapsulate elements of the on-setting of all bipolar types, thus deconstructing them as internally caused as well, somewhat. Here I’m choosing to focus just on the manic state, but there are probably parallels with the depression swing (and removals of manic inducing situations).

There are non-artificial environmental situations that can bring about a manic state, such as extended daylight found in non-equatorial regions during their “bright” solstice, but so too during the darker solstice this can happen (I have recently found); during or preceding electrical storms; when viewing a wide landscape from a mountain view. There are probably many more possibilities depending on the person.

Artificial environmental situations: social interactions that go well (huge elevating factor); emotional music (trance and a couple of emo songs); an open and free highway where acceleration won’t be curtailed by the thoughts of a speeding-ticket; performing really well in an already hyped up sporting event; stimulating drug induced highs; many others.

Of course mood elevation need not be bipolar inducing, but it is a thing of degree not quality—the easing or inducing of oneself in to a mania. It just seems that chemicals can follow just as readily as chemicals can lead. I feel the need to problematize the wholes are built of parts, on up, in the realm of physiology specifically, but in everything generally. We are a lot more powerful to self-cause than we readily allow ourselves to imagine.

Gerard (and friends) have found a Way:

notes 4 today: 2016-12-07 (Wandermust; Working Towards Extinction; In Defense Of Hypocrisy; Passing On Guns)

title: Wandermust (draft)

subtitle: Boredom to Motivate Human Migration
[MEME to be associated “Nomads, because we were happy”]

Boredom, it is assumed, is a fairly universal, recognizable, and linguified term across all modern cultures. If we inspect it as an emotion that has arisen because it offered some survival advantage, what is it’s utility? It tells us to leave a particularly nice area where we may have settled and to keep moving on. This may be way off the true reasons, but perhaps not. A hypothesis relating to boredom through depression, which is quite similar in many of its manifestions, is remedied in some people after ECT, which is well known to cause memory loss. ECT destroys the normalizations imposed by a repetitive landscape. Instead of moving the body and brain to a new location, ECT removes connections within the brain to the stagnant life. Everyday life can become more interesting, albeit a lot more challenging where normalizations and a good memory are requisite; this is why ECT is usually not a true solution but a misguided transferrence that treats a symptom.

Dogs, sedentary man’s best friend, offer an illuminating contrast. Though we cannot ask dogs directly, presumably they do not experience boredom in the flavor or intensity that we do. This relative lack of their ability to feel it would be bound up with their territorial nature. Boredom tells us we have worn out our welcome, and because our loyalties would all lie with our fellow band of humans rather than with a specific place, we could move without any feelings of betrayal to counter balance against boredom. Dogs on the other hand are very loyal to their specific land, and boredom of that land would compete within them and not be adaptive.

We speak of domesticating dogs, as with other animals, but the contrary is probably closer to the truth: dogs domesticated us, or were a greater influence than many would like to think in our own domestication.

2016 Add ins – The need to keep moving (must wander) would logically be linked to our predisposition as a hunted species, and boredom would be an instinctual way of deep rooting this need were we not to have intellectually arrived at it. The guerilla mentality runs deep in us, and it explain to me another lifelong personal trend: I’ve had lots and lots of chase dreams in my sleep—it’s the majoritarian theme of the dreams I can recall, and they’ve always been quite adventurous and usually more fun and thrilling than actually scary. There was always a comfort in the chase dreams that I was always at least one step ahead of my pursuer(s), which were only sometimes of human type. However, it is noteworthy that fear would also be an emotion that would run deep in us, which would give explanation to how fear is so often used to manipulate us. It is a evolutionary vulnerability to say the least.


title: Working Towards Extinction (meme)

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title: In Defense Of Hypocrisy: May We Should On Ourselves

“It’s better to should all over other people as you do on to yourself”

“A world without hypocrites is a world without ideas”

Succumbing to the rebukes of a society that would attack an incomplete but evolving praxilogical action when it is vulnerable and in its infancy, is precisely the vast conundrum facing us that stifles and has us stifling our own liberation from many an oppression. Whether we are the “hypocrite” or the one shouting out “hey hypocrite!”, we are choosing to intervene in a process to which we were previously outside of and now deciding to attempt to stop. Sadly for us all, the process in to which we are choosing to add toil to by calling the purveyor “hypocritical”, is often a process which has as part of it something we would want to see realized. The part that follows the normative “should” that the hypocritical speaker was articulating is quite often a beautiful and imaginative idea for a better path to go down. However, too too quickly and too often we fall in to the trap of frustration with our situations and attack and belittle one of our own who shares a common dream. Let’s take an example before any more general ruminations on this matter:

“There should be more farmers” is said by someone who is not a farmer, and it can obviously be attacked as a hypocritical statement. “Actions speak louder than words” might be a reply of someone in the audience, but I would counter that in a society so deeply invested in the symbolic realm as ours that speaking certain words (especially ones that shine light on an uncomfortable reality) is the loudest of actions. The backstory to this farmer advocate and speaker is that s/he might have severe economic or health restrictions, or are time-bound elsewhere. I would urge us to admire that the person even goes out in to the public sphere and braves to speak such a prescription, and tries to influence the minds of their fellow humans (rather than yield and be quiet, giving the corporate media even more uninterrupted time to shout their propaganda that will instead fill all of our minds). Perhaps by saying it out loud and prescribing such an ideal, the person will naturally move closer to realizing it themselves as well. If one always waited to be the perfect example of such-and-such a thing, we would all always be waiting.

Hypocrisy is a necessary stage in the growth process. Unrealized ideals, which are a great part of the human condition, should and could all be labeled as hypocritical, but I don’t think they should have attached to them the negative, pejorative label of hypocrite. Ideas often need to be voiced in their ideal state before they are immediately rushed in to. The human evolutionary adaptation of a grand capacity for ideas will come to include (depending on the person) many ideas that are unthinkably horrific that fortunately we never go on to realize. One might even say out loud “should kill all…”, but then are reprimanded for speaking of violent things; but this is a good thing, for now the person can see a perspective from their audience that shows them that their idea is a faulty one, and at this point no one has yet been hurt or killed by its realization. Calling them a hypocrite in this manner would only serve to cajole them forward—it is more important to be wary and cautious but also firmly replying that their ideas are bad ones. So, too, when someone presents good ideas that they have done little to realize, the ideas should be praised as good ones. Perhaps later on if there is some stagnancy in this “idea stage”, one can try to move the person along towards realization, but a space and time for the evolution of a theory to find its grounding in practice is necessary if any complex and meaningful ideas are given a chance to root in to our world.

We must evolve the new out of the old, which means that despite what newness we hope to usher in with great haste, we will still be mired in much oldness that is stuck on us like clothes, making us appear to be dressed differently than we speak: voices of hypocrisy. For those who are just paying lip service to ideas that they make no clear pathway to ever realize, the word “hypocrite” is reserved. So not all hypocrisies ought to be glossed over all of the time, but hypocrisy enforcement should not be a reactive principle of action which is used in a knee-jerk fashion. It is a concept that should be flexibly understood and applied with a full understanding of the evolving context in which words and ideas unfold alongside—but often before—the things with which they are about, unfold too.


title: Passing On Guns

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notes 4 today: 2016-12-06 (I Wish My Grandparents had; Bad Earthen Methylation To Destabilize Climate Cycling; Pregnant With; Our Aversion To Vigilance 2015)

title: I Wish My Grandparents had…

“I wish my grandparents had fought these forces when they had the chance”
“I wish my grandparents had fought these forces when they had the chance”
“I wish my grandparents had fought these forces when they had the chance”

—will say our grandchildren if we fail them now.

title: Bad Earthen Methylation To Destabilize Climate Cycling

The Earth is constipated by human shit in all sorts of systems that are not used to being clogged with it. The extracted purities, the volatile metals brought to the surface, the energy being floated out of the Earth’s concentrated mass and atmosphere (when bringing this up in conversation I’ve been referred to an article called Earth Battery—link to be provided when I find it), the non-ice-age die offs, and other symptoms the Earth is subjected to, are pulling all the parts out of sync with each other, which is in many regards the death of the whole (by my expression of mereology). I don’t doubt that eventually the Earth can regain some of its former glory and avoid becoming a sister planet to Venus in climate regards—just how much before the sun finishes its 10 billion year life cycle, is an important question to consider.

With ice-age die offs that are mentioned popularly to assuage those who have fears that the current species extinctions has precedence and is “natural”, I think the causes and the timing are quite different (making them unprecedented); also, the former die offs are bounded by an oscillating rhythm, whereas the contemporary die off is under unbounded human control which is unrhythmic and antirhythmic, and hard to adapt to (in evolutionary terms). It is sure to continue to cause new damage until some sort of ethical awakening to what humans actually are—as told to us by the rest of the planet, not by our own artificial ideologies—comes to pass.

After learning about my own methylation problems, thinking of the Earth as having off-kilter methylation is not my merely personifying the Earth (although the Earth should be conceived of as a being rather than a mere sphere), but it is a profoundly real and relevant phenomenon that science would shy away from because of conservative scientific dogmatism and its generally brutal western imperial disposition that has scorn for anything “woo woo”. This of course leaves so this and so many other things scientifically unexplored, keeping it “woo woo” (a catch 22).

Return to the ice age? The die off that comes with a global cooling may be when some of the most creative and important developments to the life attire emerge. There is a healthy cycle of regeneration of these frost-tolerant (or cold thriving) species, that maybe need to reemerge every several thousand years for some unbeknownst diachronic role to the larger biosphere. But these species, at risk of being killed now—along with all other species inhabiting the planet during this Holocene die off—are at population nadirs that may go lower and preclude them from ever re-emerging; or if an ice age were to come with accelerated vigor, their time might not have yet come (perhaps something to do with their genetics), and they might not contribute what is needed to the rest of the living populations that ushered them in to existence and ecosystemic relevancy. They might have provided and be mutually leaned on to provide, among other actions, some sort of digestion in the gut and soil microbiome.

We don’t really know what great swaths of populations we are killing and what small niches of populations we are fostering with our climate destabilization, beyond the shallow studies done by the scientific community. But we can with good reason say that we are and must be killing some species that play crucial roles that we are not yet aware of, because we aren’t (and will never be) aware of them. We may find their fossils, or we may find their fossils next to ours.

title: Pregnant With… (meme)

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title: Our Aversion To Vigilance 2015

Vigilance is constitutive to life, and humans have not needed the faculty (for lack of a better word) of vigilance. It hasn’t been part of their needs, so that’s primarily why things go to shit so frequently/easily, because of a lack of vigilance. Not because of our programs, but because we don’t have the life energy to we used to, to be vigilant and watch and protect things with our bodies (but with paper, the way we throw paper money at things). Laws aren’t our version of vigilance, they are our aversion to vigilance, and they display fully our lack of it as we have to write down codes that are not naturalized within us, and we need to hire enforcers to be the bodies that have it as a job to monitor these laws.

¿Destroying Old Forest to Build New Forest?

Context:    Since I don’t trust the state agencies to fully and appropriately consider voluntary suggestions, and because I don’t expect nor want to come to depend on another entity (especially the state) to do the right thing for my benefit, I decided to repost what I wrote on the NJ’s Department of Environmental Protection Comment Form. It is an issue that has specific and generalizable lessons to be learned (including many Machiavellian undertones and ulterior motives at play), though it is dubious whether or not the lessons from the past—and lessons from an accessible imaginative thinking process that all we humans have a capacity for— will come to guide the current particular issue at hand. That issue, the issue which I am writing towards below, can be read more about here.

Hello,
Regarding the viability of the Sparta Mountain WMA plan, it seems to
me that there will be unintended consequences and impacts to the
surrounding area and ecosystems, not to mention resetting the overall
biomass already established (including the oft forgotten fungal
kingdom established underneath). The people who have the highest hopes
for the implementation of this plan will not be the only ones
executing it when time comes and contracts are signed. If this plan
passes (which I hope it does not), many of the people taking part in
its implementation will be subcontracted, transferred, or temporary
employees who do not hold the values of organizations like the DEP and
NJ Audubon Society; their workmanship will come to show their lack of
commitment in obvious and not so obvious ways that lead to harmful
aftereffects to the surrounding acreage. It is my opinion that we
should trust in nature to manage the area far more than we should
trust in ourselves; what species unbeknownst would we be endangering
to this area if this plan goes through? Are we right to weigh and
privilege the lives of one bird and a few particular trees knowingly
and unknowingly against many other species of plants and animals that
must die during the course of this plan being implemented. Further,
the precedent that is being introduced and reinforced here is to make
exceptions to the protection law—such is the law’s failing as well as
our own.

In a broader scope, since this seems like the appropriate place to
suggest forward thinking on matters of land stewardship, I have the
following thoughts:
If you want to reforest habitat in New Jersey for endangered species,
your efforts should go to ripping out industrial wastelands that are
capping the ground with cement/buildings/pavement, and enabling forest
succession to occur at its own, unhandicapped pace. Further, if public
efforts were channeled instead to prevent the next ten suburban
developments and corporate campuses from being constructed, we would
be saving hundreds of acres of wild land right there, by choosing to
do nothing! This to me is exponentially wiser and better for the
future inheritors of this land, whether they be
plant/animal/fungi/other.

Epilogue:

I didn’t realize the logging profitability aspect when I wrote into the comment form yesterday, but upon reading the article in full now (it was quite extensive for my ADHD tendencies, so I feel quite accomplished!), it paints in new complications and subtleties to the issue, which usually serve to muddy the debate and allow the stronger contender (the state) to push through what it wanted to do all along. I don’t think logging is the whole story anyways, but it is certainly a contributing vector, along with the companies that will bid-and-win the enviable public contracts. Finding these ulterior motives deeper in the article fleshes out what I wrote and the thought processes that I used to get there sans such information, and reaffirms the mental faculties I have cultivated to evaluate current human tendencies in industrial-financial state-capitalism; I have renewed confidence in myself to see through the layers of bullshit that are employed to continue the tumorous and perilous pushing forward of ill-conceived and mal-conceived human projects on Earth. I enjoy praising myself publicly, particularly knowing how politically incorrect it is to do so, not in the least because I know we live in a time of very very incorrect politics.

Going further down the road of politically incorrect tendencies, I do place a degree of trust in my stereotypes; I think we have stereotypes built in to our psyche for good reasons. My stereotypes of NJ Audubon’s Vice President of Stewardship John Cecil—and what a bureaucracy they must be to have such a concise title—tell me that he is not forthright, based merely on his words in the article and the picture of him. Something visually strikes me about him that is very disingenuous: he is clean shaven, wearing a well kept suit, a poser that clashes with the leafy background behind, and one who cares more about constructing appearances (whether visually or linguistically); he is a marketer, one familiar with tactics employed by public relations divisions; whether or not he is an avid bird conservationist, I would warrant he is much more interested in watching his money grow. He is not a particularly evil man, just banally so, like many of his neighbors in this state and country that has blazed so far down the wrong path, through an old and sacred forest.

In summation, to ground ourselves, I think we all need to ask: “what would Treebeard do?”

Visceral Hypersensitivity: An Optimistic Angle

If you are unfortunate enough to already know what visceral hypersensitivity (VH henceforth) is, then maybe the spin I put on it can leave you feeling fortunate, or relieved for those close to you that have the condition. A viscerally hypersensitive person feels every bodily occurrence more (the brain not necessarily being exclusive from the body in this “feeling” regard either, I’d argue). As far as I understand, the criteria for the VH condition were generated out of a need to group and explain real somatic symptoms that people with digestive discomfort experience, but I think there is a lot more to VH than gastro doctors—or the medical community at large—have had the fancy or need to delve into, and certainly a great deal more than I can suggest here. Still, I wanted to offer the following as explanations, conjectures, and “symptoms” (or compliments) to VH.

We Who Are Viscerally Hypersensitive:

– are not suffering from a “modern disease” or neolithic condition (though in the context it would be defined as such), rather we have VH as a result of evolutionary pressures that made it fit to arise in humans (or it has always been in homo sapiens and probably larger groups, and we with VH have not devolved out of having it). Our hypersensitivity generally manifests most noticeably in our bodily reactions to a wide range of supposed foods. VH is our bodies saying, “don’t eat that shit, that offers no nutritional benefit and it’s full of toxins and anti-nutrients that we don’t have the enzymatic capabilities to handle.” Our bodies have a vigilance that makes them smarter than our eyes that just see sugar and salt coated non-food and throw it in our mouths; our bodies do what they do best and evacuate that non-food before it has a chance to do as much damage. With VH a person’s body which seems to be the torturer, is actually the teacher that points to the torture coming from something much larger and much more distilled: agricultural products and byproducts that aren’t at all healthy for human consumption.

– have quicker reflexes to prevent an imminent accident from occurring, precisely because we are so tuned in to the present (in a non-meditation sort of way) and the momentum of which toward physical things are tending. I have often stopped a water from spilling that I had just accidentally knocked in to, so I am very attuned to my own clumsiness and in its own damage control.

– tend to have some premonitions of the future as in a visionary, but we often end up being false visionaries in the eyes of others because we may preclude the bad event from occurring by being aware of its presence. This may sound like I am loading on a mystical element to VH, but I think it is something completely embedded in the total intuitive awareness that in general has been dulled by a birth into a prefabricated world. We are the canaries 2.0 that can warn ahead of time that the mine is dangerous for all living forms, especially to ourselves; we don’t want to die a martyr, we want to live smarter!

– are more aware of the feelings of life (or lack of life) “in the air”. Speaking of air, we don’t appreciate it when others attempt to dilute an unpleasant odor by spraying Axe all over it, because then we just smell the synthesis of Axe and awful, which is a new amplified awful (this is why as a paleo eater of cow liver, I don’t attempt to “hide” the liver in a larger recipe, but eat it plain and don’t want to drag the process out by mixing it with other diluting foods).

– are more acutely affected by seasonal affective disorder and we sense the malice in the season’s changing and the joy in an oncoming change for the better.

– seem to amplify bodily sensations. This may be true to some extent, but the larger overlooked “normalized” reality is that most others are more extreme in the opposite direction in that they dampen their sensations of pain and discomfort to a detrimental numbing level.

– have a very porous, open chakra, in that we feel other’s pains and joys and take onto ourselves lots of emotions and experiences that would seem to be other.

– tend to be of the O blood type (this is pure conjecture). To elaborate a little on why I am bringing up blood type, it’s not that I think type O blood is itself determinant for a wide range of generalizations about a person, but blood type I think can be used as a marker for a larger milieu of systemic and genetic entities that make VH arise in an individual. Blood type is correlative, not causative.

Some more information/viewpoints on VH:

https://marthaandmayo.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/im-sorry-you-said-visceral-what-what-is-visceral-hyperalgesia/

http://thegirlinyogapants.com/2014/11/06/low-fodmap-diet-ibs/

https://ibsimpact.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/15-common-misconceptions-that-shouldnt-exist-about-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/

https://visceralhypersensitivity.wordpress.com/

https://sensitivepepper.wordpress.com/

https://abominableabdominal.wordpress.com/

https://mastopedia.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/ketotifen-decreases-visceral-hypersensitivity/

and probably many more!

free writing fight and flighting response

Our problems are given agency, as if they are somehow ghosts that haunt us… the human mind has been so tortured, so fucked, allowed too much time to sit in it’s own shit. Too much sedentary time allows us to objectify and then subjectify aspects of our tortured selves and then personify them to be real things. Well, something deep inside me calls bullshit, and I say emphatically you CAN run away from your problems—mobility isn’t just something life does, it is the very thing that life IS (life is motion). Problems will die and atrophy, or stop being a problem, if you have time away from the spatial milieu(s) in which they originate. Flight is a form of fight! For those of you narrowed to the American historical narrative, look at George Washington’s strategy for winning the revolutionary war! Try telling the squirrel she’s better off staying where the wolves are and inventing some way other than running up a tree and to another area; try telling the birds this season they should try and overwinter instead of always flying towards the sun and away from the cold. Why would the human experience be so different that we have to face our problems? It’s true you might have the same problem if you leave one suburb for another, because suburbs will always and continue to pile up problems just like stagnant societies always have a sewage problem. Flight has been so denied to us, and always fighting is too burdensome on such weakened, malnourished creatures as we are, that just accepting the problems is cathartic and healing, radically accepting. Accepting our medication, our docilizing, accepting the loss of control, the loser status, the subaltern voiceless people we are. We can just meditate unto death, learn how to be compliant caged birds who can get the joys and live vicariously through stories that are other to us (reading books/blogs, writing a blog, watching television, plays, and other cultural constructions that are available for distraction and soothing); we can be imitate our cages and oppress other cellmates through physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse. And we can then have the experience of what are officially labeled prisons, to learn horrors that we were usually numbed and hidden from. Another route to channel our energies is that we can put on a play and force an audience to accept our role—they’ll believe our performance and we will also, because there’s no outside referent allowed through the narrow perimeter prison windows to show what life actually is. As a priest or politician, either will be fulfilling enough as long as it’s self-fulfilling. A king who rules over anybody other than himself is just a king of the small pond, no matter how large it appears to be. All are forbidden to be kings of themselves—they are coerced to dress in clothes of many fashions, including tattoos and jewelry. Public undressing is usually an act of coercion or somehow other absorbed into the culture industry Adorno’s thing about dissenters/protesters being absorbed by the totality.

Maybe this perverted mode of thinking is itself originated from perverted circumstances which deny both effective fight and flight. Perverted almost as if by an agent (perhaps agency is relative, and our lack of it does give our infrastructure some degree of it?).

Perhaps domesticated humans aren’t animals anymore, but not because we are something elevated as many stories we tell ourselves would indicate. No, animals are said to have the fight or flight response, but humans usually have neither, and just bow down and “wish it were Friday”. Looking forward to recess, or looking back to recess, because the present is so intolerable. What a social contract we have signed on to…

Edit: I’m going to babble more: Life is largely un-examined when we focus on the individual we find a narrowing of choices because we have narrowed life down to a single cell, we have chosen the part over the whole. the noun life refers to an individual human’s experiences to the negation and detriment to the wider range of life, but also so too to that individual human’s. We will never reach the experience of hell because our very ability to experience anything of great depth is constantly being compromised by the dumbing and numbing wreak of our own shit (and I’m referring to our possessions)… depression isn’t sadness, it’s the being weighed down.

it’s not the lack of feeling with depression that has people kill themselves, it’s an acute feeling of the oppression of things like depression, or like something dubbed “mania” that speaks to how life could and should be, but how it is not actually being lived. depression is adaptation through downgrading to a hopeless situation, unfortunately we’re not built and taboos don’t allow hibernation, but other animals do pretty well in handling their depression, they medicate it with sleep and a quiet vegetative state. We try to make it some metaphysical and physical thing which needs to be overcome by medical technology, but really it is just the geo-forces way of trying to balance us, but we resist balance as evidenced by so many of the things we entertain and make part of our daily lives.

Oh and I did want to say and am not sure If I did say it above, that running from problems will weaken the problem immensely, as a hostless disease, so long as your not running on the treadmill that changes scenery but not the grounding.

Our problems got to the strength and embodiment that they currently wield precisely because we haven’t run from them in the past. They’ve grown as we’ve stayed to tend their furnaces always putting ample new fuel in. Concretely, if humans did all leave the planet, and ran from this place we’ve made such a problem, the planet would surely heal our deep wounds, and wouldn’t be a problem for us when we returned. It might be more appropriate to say such a thing would be our planet running from us, making us so dissatisfied as to eject us through persuasion of ugliness.

Oh and this post I found aggravating and representative of the cliches that so anger me:

http://philosiblog.com/2013/09/11/running-away-from-your-problems-is-a-race-you-will-never-win-so-just-face-them-head-on-and-overcome-them/

Political searching for a Cartoon

If I had the skill or digital know-how, I would draw this political cartoon:

A bunch of papers/books piled on top of one another, each saying something unprecedented “unprecedented gene manipulation” “unprecedented number of autoimmune diseases” “unprecedented distortion by a fiat currency: The Dollar” “unprecedented number of species dying off” “unprecedented number of children born with autism” “unprecedented disregard for future generations”, and possibly more. Each book higher on the pile would be further over-hanging the desk on which they were stacked. On top of the pile of books will be a classroom globe with the ironic word “earth’s first” which really means it will fall first and the hardest.

A commentary caption by one character could be “look how high progress has lifted us!”, or “we keep breaking our previous records, we’re really doing something right!”

A responding commentator: “yes”, sigh, “our children will indeed be inheriting all of our progress.”

Suiciding: A Theory for a Recent Phenomenon

I don’t know where the timeline would begin for this (1998?), but we are certainly in full swing of multiple death incidents which are murder-suicides. I won’t say it is universally true because I’m sure it isn’t, but with many of these incidents I think there is a unique phenomenon occurring which I will dub suiciding. The husband who kills his children, mother, and wife, before himself, is not hateful of these people, nor is he simply having a bad day. He is an individual who has a sense—probably distorted and over blown, but having a kernel of truth nonetheless—of the lack of environmental support for the human species. He may see his individual suicide as selfish and unfruitful, so he finds those he has care for—whether a long term family relation and/or an immediate sense of human unity with a stranger passing by—and decides to commit their suicide for them. This is not simply the act of a kamikaze or terrorist because the victims of the massacre are not viewed as the enemies, but truly as people who need to be saved.

We know from an important and, I think, relevant microcosm that suicide by itself happens when a particular entity is not getting what it needs from it’s environment; human blood cells that don’t have the proper amounts of critical cholesterols and other “ingredients” destroy themselves, scattering their parts in the blood stream (Seneff, lecture/interview). Another example is that in times of war parents in besieged situations (actual or perceived) kill their children and then sometimes themselves. The mammal kingdom of which we are a part has ample examples of infant cannibalism as directly resulting from environmental stressors (hamsters, polar bears). So even though no official war is going on, many people feel highly under siege—just think of road rage as one of a plethora of examples that display these tensions.

If our society goes on as it does, these mass killings will too, and many of them will not be prejudiced hate crimes or a person merely “losing it”. These shootings are endemic to modern technologically oppressive civilization (and the more general oppression by metals). Until humans have the environmental support that they need, this will unfortunately be remaining with us. Environmental support doesn’t have to necessarily be a primitivist revolution (though I like this solution the best), but merely group and individual psychotherapy can provide a great deal of support that is already lacking for such embattled individuals.

Hannibal has spoken… (but is he just projecting?)

notes 4 today: 2015-10-19

Title: Dying To Give Birth: A Theory of Modern Birth Complications

Not until civilization did women start dying in childbirth because they weren’t healthy and there bodies weren’t developing and having the developmental opportunities that they were meant to; they started having babies breaching and all these other types of birthing problems that didn’t happen pre-grain, pre-sedentary-ism.

I can pose this with, do you ever find any animals that are dead that were giving birth? Are there human skeletons—a babies skeleton inside the mother’s birth canal area (as opposed to in the womb, where the labor wasn’t itself the cause of the death)

Title: Collapse?

If we stay in the same way of being and dig ourselves deeper into it, the effect will be that the walls which act as a cage become steeper and steeper. This stagnancy that is civilization is not something that will collapse when an event comes along to derail it; it is not a mountain which has a cliff from which something like peak oil or self extinction will make us fall off of. No, civilization is a hole we’ve dug, and the only question that matters is how do we dig ourselves out of it before we are buried in our hole—before our hole caves in, or the angle of light no longer reaches us because we’ve dug so deep. Our real narrative is one of a long descent that may have begin as recently as when we decided to stop being nomadic. The problem is that at that juncture we started mislabeling our lack of needing to live vigilantly as the direction of ascension, and we’ve put all sorts of blankets and sheets over the gaping holes that we’ve made for ourselves, to make us forget that we’ve lost so so much. I’m writing this remind us of how far down we’ve dug ourselves, and to be cognizant of all that we have lost. Because when we hit an event that stops our tunneling, it may also be the event that stops our labored breathing.

Title: wreckless humans will be leading in short order to wreckless diseases

we haven’t been caring about our future, and we are likely to breed a disease that doesn’t care about it’s own, it will wipe out the hosts without considering that in so doing it will doom itself.

MEME: you need money circulating through your society (then picture) like you need poison circulating through your veins