Chris Knowles, Rituals of the State Cult |492|

#41
Currently I see it thusly...

"Wokeness" is a subset of Critical Race Theory.

Critical Race Theory is a sub-set of Critical Theory.

Critical Theory is a sub-set of Marxism.

Marxism is a sub-set of Satanism.

Satanism is a sub-set of Evil.
Ahhh then this video covers all the way from Wokeness through Marxism... and what it gave me, for the first time ever, is a clearer understanding of the placement (in that it is a pseudo reality) and how I can respond to it when I am confronted by it.

Regarding your last two placements, I could not disagree with either.

What I like about your comment is that you simplify the truth and within the grand framework, working backwards to the primary duality. THIS is the gem in your post, so thank you.
 
#42
Ahhh then this video covers all the way from Wokeness through Marxism... and what it gave me, for the first time ever, is a clearer understanding of the placement (in that it is a pseudo reality) and how I can respond to it when I am confronted by it.

Regarding your last two placements, I could not disagree with either.

What I like about your comment is that you simplify the truth and within the grand framework, working backwards to the primary duality. THIS is the gem in your post, so thank you.
Why do you guys think that Christianity is a solution? I respect the both of you, but tell me how it makes sense.
 
#43
Why do you guys think that Christianity is a solution? I respect the both of you, but tell me how it makes sense.
I will speak for myself only.

I don't "do" religion. Thus I do not have within my set of tools as operational protocols the reliance upon or even the validity of any religion.

But I am able to read Charlie's word "Satanism" to point to that which I see is a practice among some of our fellow humans whereby they access regions within extended reality that could be viewed as "dark" and even "evil" and enjoin with those energies for their own purposes which results in trauma to others. As Tom Zinzer pointed out (and which I am open to having truth) there are non-material "beings" which are ensconced in "darkness" and then there are those who go further such that they have chosen to be evil.

So I read "Satansim" as a pointer to the access and utilization of darkness and evil.

I read "Evil" as the domain of all conscious buy-in to an anti-life sentiment.

In fact, I see the primary duality as
a.) life creating, life supporting, life preserving
b.) life restricting, life diminishing, life destroying

By assessing any being, group of beings or situation(s) through this primary test, I avoid the judgment game, and I limit the impact of the dynamic of "Good vs Evil" as to what conclusions I draw which are critical when deciding what actions I take (actions include the words I speak and/or write).

Hopefully, you can see that you have drawn an assumption that, at least in my case, doesn't apply.
 
#44
Why do you guys think that Christianity is a solution? I respect the both of you, but tell me how it makes sense.
Thanks man.

Like Chester, I'm not dogmatic, but Chrisitanity makes sense and is a solution because it has a 3,000-year proven track record of success.

Christianity is woven into our DNA. It built the Western Civilization we enjoy, the civilization that brought our people from freezing in mud huts to watching live images of the Mars probe on our phone while sipping rum on a beach in Rio de Janero. Our language is based upon it. Our culture is based upon it. Our minds are based upon it.

Simply put, it works.
 
#45
I will speak for myself only.

I don't "do" religion. Thus I do not have within my set of tools as operational protocols the reliance upon or even the validity of any religion.

But I am able to read Charlie's word "Satanism" to point to that which I see is a practice among some of our fellow humans whereby they access regions within extended reality that could be viewed as "dark" and even "evil" and enjoin with those energies for their own purposes which results in trauma to others. As Tom Zinzer pointed out (and which I am open to having truth) there are non-material "beings" which are ensconced in "darkness" and then there are those who go further such that they have chosen to be evil.

So I read "Satansim" as a pointer to the access and utilization of darkness and evil.

I read "Evil" as the domain of all conscious buy-in to an anti-life sentiment.

In fact, I see the primary duality as
a.) life creating, life supporting, life preserving
b.) life restricting, life diminishing, life destroying

By assessing any being, group of beings or situation(s) through this primary test, I avoid the judgment game, and I limit the impact of the dynamic of "Good vs Evil" as to what conclusions I draw which are critical when deciding what actions I take (actions include the words I speak and/or write).

Hopefully, you can see that you have drawn an assumption that, at least in my case, doesn't apply.
I understand your point of view. This is well written. I need to ruminate on these thoughts.
 
#46
I understand your point of view. This is well written. I need to ruminate on these thoughts.
And to add... in context to the steps outlined by Charlie as well as his follow up post I hold the following view firmly -

To utilize Christianity in one's process, is, IMO, every bit as valid as the way I happen to do it.

The results is what matters, anyways, right? All I do is boil it down to what is the essential factor for me - life vs anti-life.
 
#47
Hi Charlie - I believe you will greatly appreciate this excellent video - it exposes "wokeness" for what it is...
I listened to this yesterday while gardening. Excellent summary. Thanks Chester!

I agree with his thesis. Evil has always been simply the Inversion of Good.

"Woke" is that inversion. "Woke" is Psychopaths who dislike Reality trying to force society to abide their psychosis.

I agree with his solution, and I'm beginning to see it happen more. Young people are beginning to escape the Kafka Trap by saying "Yup! I'm a Racist and I'm not ashamed of it.", which is the only solution to that trap.

Example, here is a little girl doing it: https://gab.com/a/posts/105922833182584036

I predict the popularity of this solution will soon explode.

I converted the video to an audio file for my phone. Available here: https://www.mboxdrive.com/James Lindsay - The Nature of Pseudo-Reality 20200325.mp3
 
#48
I listened to this yesterday while gardening. Excellent summary. Thanks Chester!

I agree with his thesis. Evil has always been simply the Inversion of Good.

"Woke" is that inversion. "Woke" is Psychopaths who dislike Reality trying to force society to abide their psychosis.

I agree with his solution, and I'm beginning to see it happen more. Young people are beginning to escape the Kafka Trap by saying "Yup! I'm a Racist and I'm not ashamed of it.", which is the only solution to that trap.

Example, here is a little girl doing it: https://gab.com/a/posts/105922833182584036

I predict the popularity of this solution will soon explode.

I converted the video to an audio file for my phone. Available here: https://www.mboxdrive.com/James Lindsay - The Nature of Pseudo-Reality 20200325.mp3
The video broke it down for me where I felt, for the first time, I understood this strange "arising" phenomena (wokeness). The creation (and heavy handed imposition through every available means) of a pseudo-reality.
Using "paralogic" and "paramoral" argument tactics (like Silence does)
and this is done by actual psychopaths who are really just grifting.
and then amplified by "functional psychopaths" (those who are not, in their core, psychopathic... but have been so greatly compromised that they buy into these various arguments such that they go out and "beat the woke drum").

I find that the vulnerable who are so easily compromised are far more likely to have no functional spirituality in their life. The void makes them so, so vulnerable (as we see here on this very forum).

I have a separate statement/question better left for a separate post. (next)
 
#49
I listened to this yesterday while gardening. Excellent summary. Thanks Chester!

I agree with his thesis. Evil has always been simply the Inversion of Good.

"Woke" is that inversion. "Woke" is Psychopaths who dislike Reality trying to force society to abide their psychosis.

I agree with his solution, and I'm beginning to see it happen more. Young people are beginning to escape the Kafka Trap by saying "Yup! I'm a Racist and I'm not ashamed of it.", which is the only solution to that trap.

Example, here is a little girl doing it: https://gab.com/a/posts/105922833182584036

I predict the popularity of this solution will soon explode.

I converted the video to an audio file for my phone. Available here: https://www.mboxdrive.com/James Lindsay - The Nature of Pseudo-Reality 20200325.mp3
I didn't here the narrator suggest a good response would be to say - "Yup! I'm a Racist and I'm not ashamed of it."

What I heard him suggest is to reply, "I refuse to participate in your pseudo-reality." If I stated that I am a racist, I would be lying. This is not to say that my life path did not weave through waters where I was exposed to cultural and societal conditioning that, if I had not done deep, self work, I might have ended up consciously and/or subconsciously racist. But I did that work and in fact, as reflected by many of my posts on this very forum... I see all of us as essentially "conscious agents" where are playing their role as "reality splitters" of "Reality" from the world view called dual-aspect monism (also called neutral monism). Just like religion, I don't do "assessment" processes based on non-actions that manifest as externals because this denies the interiors which are the actual drivers of the free will actions of any conscious agent.
 
#50
I didn't here the narrator suggest a good response would be to say - "Yup! I'm a Racist and I'm not ashamed of it."
Lindsay didn't say that explicitly, but below is how to flip the Kafka Trap.

Woke White: "You're a Racist".

Me: "Yes I am. As you know, all White People are inherently racist".

Woke White: "I'm not!"

Me: "Your lack of awareness only proves how racist you really are, so racist you don't even know it.".
 
#51
Lindsay didn't say that explicitly, but below is how to flip the Kafka Trap.

Woke White: "You're a Racist".

Me: "Yes I am. As you know, all White People are inherently racist".

Woke White: "I'm not!"

Me: "Your lack of awareness only proves how racist you really are, so racist you don't even know it.".
Ahhh that added piece completely changes what I had absorbed from your post above. That is, indeed, what I heard, though not word for word... but he did, in fact, say something pretty much exactly the same as what you just wrote and he emphasized that it isn't easy for many folks to be that blunt, to be that direct... and so, that by stating "I am not participating in your pseudo-reality" is something we can all say (meaning we can all more easily say).

But he did indeed present the same type of primary response as I just read from you, Charlie. I apologize I did not see this from your earlier post but I understand better now the fuller response quite implied in your first post.

In being totally honest, I still must admit my own "cowardice" with regards to being that direct to the face of another BUT, at least I can see this... perhaps now that I have these words MEMORIZED... "Yes I am. As you know, all White People are inherently racist" knowing the "woke white" will come back with... "But I'm not!..." I have part two ready to go -
"Your lack of awareness only proves how racist you really are, so racist you don't even know it."

The difference being, at least I am aware of it such that I can do something about it while "you" (the woke one) is in denial. Perfect turn around.
Thanks, Charlie, for setting me straight.
 
#52
Ahhh then this video covers all the way from Wokeness through Marxism... and what it gave me, for the first time ever, is a clearer understanding of the placement (in that it is a pseudo reality) and how I can respond to it when I am confronted by it.

Regarding your last two placements, I could not disagree with either.

What I like about your comment is that you simplify the truth and within the grand framework, working backwards to the primary duality. THIS is the gem in your post, so thank you.
To me, this "wokeness" nonsense is no different that the "awareness" nonsense that happened in the 90's. Actually, "wokeness" is the practical version of "awareness" taken to other extremes.
 
#53
And to add... in context to the steps outlined by Charlie as well as his follow up post I hold the following view firmly -

To utilize Christianity in one's process, is, IMO, every bit as valid as the way I happen to do it.

The results is what matters, anyways, right? All I do is boil it down to what is the essential factor for me - life vs anti-life.
I hear you, Charlie and Chester. I like a lot of the basic principles of Christianity, but I have a problem with calling snakes cursed and evil. I am a snake man.
 
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#57
I hear you, Charlie and Chester. I like a lot of the basic principles of Christianity, but I have a problem with calling snakes cursed and evil. I am a snake man.
Only in the exoteric version and even then there are still references to it's more widespread symbolism other than the inversion of the serpent in the garden. The wisest of beasts.

“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."

There are dual motifs for the serpent, one on it's belly being negative and standing being positive.

It is one of the oldest symbols of divinity over multitudes of cultures. The primordial deity. The serpent is the symbol of wisdom, a symbol of fertility, a symbol of the creative life force, rebirth, transformation, divination, immortality and healing.

It is the binding living consciousness, the animating life force, the divine spark, the breath, the (Norse) ond, (Hindu) kundalini, (Greek) aether, (Inuit) Silla, (Polynesian) manna and many other names. It can be felt in higher states of consciousness, it actually facilitates the shift. It can even be seen in higher states of consciousness as a web of iridescent tendrils. Our ancestors were well aware of this, which is why it is found all over the world in ancient traditions.
 
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#58
Awareness with a little r in a circle next to it.
Life as label bashing
I think it may have begun in the 80's when the young felt they had to reference the 60's in their musical preferences because it had seemingly all been done before.
 
#59
The wisest of beasts.
Which is funny because anyone who has actually messed around with snakes knows they are exceedingly stupid and mechanical.

We used to collect them when I was a kid in Louisiana.

The best prank is to open the bathroom door and throw one in the bathtub while your room-mate is taking a bath. High-larious, especially when you are high.
 
#60
Only in the exoteric version and even then there are still references to it's more widespread symbolism other than the inversion of the serpent in the garden. The wisest of beasts.

“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."

There are dual motifs for the serpent, one on it's belly being negative and standing being positive.

It is one of the oldest symbols of divinity over multitudes of cultures. The primordial deity. The serpent is the symbol of wisdom, a symbol of fertility, a symbol of the creative life force, rebirth, transformation, divination, immortality and healing.

It is the binding living consciousness, the animating life force, the divine spark, the breath, the (Norse) ond, (Hindu) kundalini, (Greek) aether, (Inuit) Silla, (Polynesian) manna and many other names. It can be felt in higher states of consciousness, it actually facilitates the shift. It can even be seen in higher states of consciousness as a web of iridescent tendrils. Our ancestors were well aware of this, which is why it is found all over the world in ancient traditions.
This summarizes the metaphors I share for the snake. In addition, found within some of the Gnostic myths is a completely different "Garden of Eden" story where the snake (as Lucifer as light bearer) is one of the heroes... bringing the awakening to the plight of the beings trapped in the realm of the demiurge. The twisted stories of the bible (as it stands today in all its myriad of "translations" which are really just "re-interpretations meant to control the vulnerable") are part of the reason I don't "do" religion - no religion... ever.

If there be truth, why do I need anything between myself and this truth?

I sometimes suspect those who feel they need religion actually have a lack in their own ability to discren and thus fill that void by enjoining with a collective.

But also, some use "a religion" to bash others over the head which is another reason I see religionsthe way I do.
 
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