We're Ignorant vessels of energy shipwrecked on an island of conceit
mikema63 wrote: You guys are also incomprehensibly fractured.
Humanity is incomprehensibly fractured, because we're 'image makers,' trying to 'make sense' of an incomprehensible-incompressible happening. Most of our problems stem from miscommunication while our solutions stem from communication. Communication is tactile, be it sight, sound, smell, or taste- stimuli or any form of experience will always touch
the sensorium. Unfortunately, the morphological amplification of tribal organization (as a side-effect of evolution) forces us to live through cognitive images. Cognitive images tend to be patterns of information distilled and filtered for perceptional rationale. All modes of human action and interaction rely on personal or tribal articulations of experience, yet each mode of action or cognitive image system (perceptional rationale) operates under the evolutionary law of biological competition; creating a conflict of the species through fragmentary states of tribal awareness (hence the externalization of abstract nation states, borders, laws, culture, etc). As long as we're trying to imprint our small-minded and limited patterns of perception upon each other, miscommunication shall prevail over communication. Secrecy itself is a profane tool, because secrecy is a form of miscommunication. If we could live through REAL or transparent sensation, ideology-dogma and other forms of curtailed awareness would cease to exist. Roleplayers need to stop perpetuating images/myths and playing political Dungeons and Dragons, and learn to love as 'naked' human beings. The world is a dangerous place because of miscommunication.
Causality as Making the New
What Western philosophers, right, left, and center, have continued to ignore is that matching the old excludes making the new. Concepts always follow percepts. In fact they are a kind of ossification of percepts- endlessly repeated percepts which frequently obscure invention and innovation.
The entire obsession of our age with 'existentialism' has been based on the awareness that concept is not percept. One can have numerous classifications that do not correspond to one's actual experience. We are often smothered in images of ourselves and of others that do not correspond to 'presences.' The Western world has built up a vast apparatus of classifications as a means of controlling and harmonizing experience. These have tended to be colossal systems of concepts which prevent us from direct encounter with ourselves and our world: they constitute the 'rear-view mirror.' But 'existentialism' pushed to extreme as a figure loses touch with the ground of existence itself.
The Renaissance made a clean sweep of the vast methodologies and dialectics of scholastic disputation. Today, we are making a clean sweep of all the merely private points of view achieved through five centuries of intense individualism. Inevitably, in these cathartic conditions, many babies are thrown out with little bath water. Enormous destruction seems to accompany such periods of discovery and innovation. The ordinary flood of effects that pour from ill-conceived courses of action swamp perception.
Scientific 'objectivity,' like Othello's 'ocular proof,' is an optical illusion of truth. The testimony of the blind Frenchman Jacques Lusseyran is relevant here:
When I came across the myth of objectivity in certain modern writers, it made me angry. So there was only one world for these people, the same for everyone. And all the other worlds were to be counted as illusions left over from the past. Or why not call them by their name- hallucinations? I had to learn to my cost how wrong they were.
From my experience I knew that it was enough to take from a man a memory here, an association there, to deprive him of hearing or sight, for the world to undergo immediate transformation, and for another world, entirely different but entirely coherent to be born. Another world? Not really. the same world, rather, but seen from another angle, and counted in entirely new measures. When this happened, all the hierarchies they called objective were turned upside down, scattered to the four winds, not even like theories but like whims.
'Objectivity' is achieved by matching new observations with old concepts by specialist observers doubly isolated from existence by abstract Nature on the one hand, and controlled laboratory environments on the other. No dog from the streets will behave in accordance with the stimulus-response figures of 'conditioned reflexes' until conditioned by a Pavlovian ground. The laboratory is the hidden environment of effects that make the causes possible.
Hollow-sin-nations... Hallucinations make sense to a man drugged by his own perceptions.
Thank you for your time and attention.
Sivad wrote:My game plan is shit kicking. I'm going to keep kicking shit until the whole establishment edifice is completely discredited.
Such a juvenile struggle. You will become that which you sought to discredit.
Are you a convert or convict, imprisoned by convictions?