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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cycles and Permanent Waves: Leviathan Eats Man

"All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie." ~Bob Dylan

"All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream." ~Edgar Allan Poe

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The following observation is attributed to an 18th century British historian, but the actual genealogy of the quote is a bit sketchy. Regardless, the wisdom suits my purposes:

The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequences: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back into bondage...

I realize that there are imperfections in the formula. In all actuality, it seems that every civilization maintains a precarious and compartmentalized balance between all of these manifestations simultaneously. In the post-revolutionary United Sates, at a time when the white male landowner was enjoying the "Golden Age of liberty", his African brother was being sold into bondage and stripped of all humanity. His wives and daughters, too, were made mute in matters of politics -- religious and social mores encouraged their docile submission.

But because we love our illusions, there was freedom. Because of the sacrifice of the revolutionary, we have inherited this freedom. Say it aloud. Lie to me.

Though society as a whole may have tendencies and characteristics that favor individual freedom, liberty is mostly a matter of perspective. To the oligarch, the wealthy ruler, liberty has always existed. There are no restraints and conditions. The objective of life is to indulge the self and temper the intellect with the esoteric knowledge of secret orders and fraternities. Occult thinkers, writers, artists and historians -- explorers of the deeper mysteries of life and metaphysics -- these are the lauded figureheads whose works are horded and made cryptic by rulers and their scholars. And while the masses pray for a better life, the elite seek to become the gods to which we pray.

Makers of law. Captains of industry. Noble bloodlines. Divine Right.
-- Gods of Celebrity and Distraction, deliver us from evil.

Of course, the oligarchs do not need a savior. They are not waiting for rapture or deliverance from the drudgery of life and the tedium of obligation. They may run around in the woods debauching and
worshipping stone owls and other secret gods of their mystery schools, but they are not so limited by the framework of existence that deliverance is the objective of a life well spent. Living is.

Slaves need religion in order to make their bondage bearable. Elitists need civilizations and institutions in order to siphon the power and wealth of the fluoridated masses.

Many of us see civilization and social order as one of mankind's crowning achievements. It was designed as an escape from the barbarism of nature's law, an improvement upon the tribe and village whose resources were often limited and whose power inadequate against the larger, more dominant tribes.

As philosopher and pragmatic materialist Thomas Hobbes noted in his
epic treatise on government, the transition into civilization was to prevent man's perpetual war against man -- in the state of nature, everyone has an equal claim on everything and power and force underlie man's life and determine his stake. Ultimately Hobbes argues for a strong central authority as a means to maintaining peace and harmony among men, to escape this constant warfare.

While Mr. Hobbes was far more brilliant than I will ever be, his argument loses its pragmatic appeal the moment he begins to lobby for such authority. To Hobbes (and to both modern political parties as well) the individual cannot even exist until the Leviathan emerges. Without the state and the authority of rulership, an individual is meaningless. He can't exist. The state of nature negates the development of the individual. It is only the safety of the Leviathan that offers man the stability needed to actualize. Of course, this complex line of reasoning has its merits, but seeing as though it was argued at a time when Copernicus was still revolutionary, there may be room to criticize.

Four hundred years after Hobbes, what is civilization really? What has the Leviathan become? What are its accomplishments? What has it done? How has it worked to help the human individual achieve happiness and harmony? -- Surely it has given us more than three dollar gas. Micro-regulation. Disintegrating families and community. Increasingly severe limitations on freedom. Taxation. Inflation.

All of this so that we can have a "free" society? One that is constantly at war with other factions, one that incarcerates a larger percentage of its people than any other nation on earth (a higher percentage than Iran, China, and Russia). One in which a ruling establishment of bankers along with government and corporate elitists rape and pillage the wealth of future generations. How is this superior to a state of nature? Air conditioning and grocery stores? Traffic?

Civilization has become (and probably always has been) a construct of the oligarchical establishment, a creation of elitists who have infiltrated (if not founded) every important institution known to man -- calibrating each for the advancement of their own fraternal order. We are all fools if we consider it otherwise. But in the world in which we live, Obama is wisdom and rhetoric such as this is on the tattered fringes -- on the edge of the fringe -- storing food and ammunition -- waiting with tin-foil hats and HAM radios for the FEMA camps to open.

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Frederick Douglass once asserted that if you want to know the exact measure of the injustice people will suffer, discover to which oppressions they will "quietly submit". This principal is taken to heart and applied readily by the ruling oligarchs -- the "quiet submission" of the masses is ensured by the doctrine of incrementalism. It is behavioral conditioning on a historical, societal scale. This is how B. F. Skinner was able to teach a pigeon to play ping pong. The is how the elite are able to teach serfdom to you and your children. This is the way the world ends. This is how the Leviathan grows.

Obviously, a global scientific dictatorship cannot be born overnight. There would be open revolt and turmoil. It has to put into place over a long enough period of time and to such incremental degrees that the sleeping public hardly notice. Those who do -- those who recognize the difference between liberty and encroaching tyranny -- are easily silenced or marginalized. This is how traffic cameras become military surveillance blimps and GPS-tagged front doors. This is how police go from Andy Griffith to paramilitary roid-ragers. This is how the New Deal becomes government operated health-care and car dealerships. This is the way that all liberty dies. Small steps. Not with a bang but a whimper.



(Police: Then and Now)








In order for the Leviathan to grow, in order for civilization to "advance", self-reliance must be sacrificed, as does individual liberty. It presents itself as a cruel irony that mankind fled the "state of nature", where constant struggle bred constant fear, in order to embrace the Leviathan where fear is managed by the state and used as a lever of control. Once we become invested in the machinery of the Leviathan -- its banking institutions, its public services, its regulatory and bureaucratic labyrinth -- we become more easily manipulated by the phantoms of these institutions. Fear allows it to grow.

The more self-reliant the man, the less important the machinery, the less susceptible to the manufactured crises of institutions and nations. The Leviathan has no use for the self-reliant man.

Through control of wealth, commerce, and education, the Leviathan has made the self-reliant man much more difficult to produce. On the other hand, the dependent man flourishes. They are born within our borders and they come from far and wide. A new serfdom has been created. And a mighty chain has been fashioned. We call it democracy. Love it.

But at least you can watch the NFL in high def while being ritualistically gang-raped.

The once mighty dream of America has become government-managed health care, Obama's teleprompter, and carbon enforcement brigades. Perhaps Hobbes was right. So is Obama.




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In some ways, and to varying degrees, we each maintain an overinflated sense of importance -- a center-of-the-universe mentality that is monumentally out of proportion considering our relative existence to the unimaginable expanse of the known universe.

We are all equally insignificant when we stare into the night sky and across the starry expanse. The leviathan of universal order makes Hobbes look like a pussy.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Disorder Waltzing with Emerson's Ghost

"In a world where we are forced to conform to society, it is necessary to have personal chaos." ~T. Alan Armstrong

“What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we cant decipher. What we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables. There is only the inevitable.” ~Chuck Palahniuk

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In the beginning, we are told, or at least 13.7 billion years ago, all matter in the entire universe was condensed into an infinitely hot, infinitely dense "singularity". How did it get here? From where did it originate? We have no idea. But science seems pretty certain that the universe did indeed have a beginning. "Hubble's Law" consistently demonstrates that galaxies are moving away from us at rate of speed proportional to their distance. Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation is the pervasive evidence of the once infinite heat of this expanding singularity in which we now live.

Somehow, in some way, it all began.

Quantum entanglement implies that all of the matter in the known universe, all of the planets and stars and Hollywood actresses, everything that originated from this infinitely dense singularity of energy, is in some way connected. On an atomic level, all matter is one. There is a "New Age" stigma attached to this notion along with the archetypal image of the long-haired Wiccan who practices martial arts and uses crystals to commune with Gene Roddenberry's ghost -- but this idea of "oneness" is as old as it is new.

Imagine this: Life, or at least our own experience of it, is holographic in nature. We are a component of infinite consciousness merely having a finite, physical experience. We are all psychonauts with amnesia. To quote the great Bill Hicks' "enlightenment" routine -- all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration... We are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves... here's Tom with the weather. -- Truth can be found in strange places.

The quantum world is a bizarre world indeed. I have nothing close to the faculty to fully describe its nuances or to even to provide a competent synopsis. But there are certainly some underlying principals that resonate. The
observer effect, entanglement, the role of consciousness -- these are all components that harmonize nicely with ideas of human potential and human transcendence that I consider integral to the life experience -- at least my own. Clearly there are many physicists who are more cautious in asserting the role of the conscious mind in the creation of this holographic reality, but there are many who are rather bold in elaborating this connection. I am enough of a Romantic to believe that the latter are closer to the truth.

Interesting Article:
http://www.renresearch.com/consciousness.html

Interview with John Hagelin, PhD:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrcWntw9juM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSxluvq5HI0

I now offer you this pine cone.

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In an essay that I recently discovered by Ralph Waldo Emerson, entitled "
Compensation", he observes the underlying elegance of this entanglement as expressed in perceived opposites. Even in such "opposites", the nature of the counterpart implies connection. Unity. Synthesis:

POLARITY, or action and reaction, we meet in every part of nature; in darkness and light; in heat and cold; in the ebb and flow of waters; in male and female; in the inspiration and expiration of plants and animals; in the equation of quantity and quality in the fluids of the animal body; in the systole and diastole of the heart; in the undulations of fluids, and of sound; in the centrifugal and centripetal gravity; in electricity, galvanism, and chemical affinity. Superinduce magnetism at one end of a needle; the opposite magnetism takes place at the other end. If the south attracts, the north repels. To empty here, you must condense there. An inevitable dualism bisects nature, so that each thing is a half, and suggests another thing to make it whole; as, spirit, matter; man, woman; odd, even; subjective, objective; in, out; upper, under; motion, rest; yea, nay.

Whilst the world is thus dual, so is every one of its parts. The entire system of things gets represented in every particle. There is somewhat that resembles the ebb and flow of the sea, day and night, man and woman, in a single needle of the pine, in a kernel of corn, in each individual of every animal tribe. The reaction, so grand in the elements, is repeated within these small boundaries.

This elegant balance, or compensation, as observed by Emerson, is at the core of nature and existence. What appeals to me about this philosophy, as well as other perspectives and belief-systems which defy static, religious models of "good" versus "evil", is the notion that the universe acts in concert with our conscious experience. It is not independent of us at all. Nature supplies the compensation, we supply the choice given the circumstance -- and to many degrees, we even create the circumstance itself.

There is no independent "good "or "evil". Only action and reaction and the interpretations and intentions therein. There are no objects to consider -- just relationships. That does not mean that one cannot commit an "evil" act. Or that righteousness does not exist. Or your chair. Rather, both good and evil must exist. They demand one another.

Your chair is a bonus.

I have always had an inherent skepticism in viewing "God" as the spiritual personification of a king or ruler seeking to govern the behaviors of man and punish accordingly. It feels too primitive and tribal to attach such qualities to something as vast and magnificent.

Certain voices in the "religious" ranks may express the view that the AIDS virus is God's punishment for homosexuality. Others may view a natural disaster to be some form of judgement on the wicked. Primitive man would sacrifice to the volcano, to the river, to the sun. In many ways, such sacrifice was an attempt to create the same balance and compensation that expresses itself in the creation itself. Death brings about life.

Applying the laws of compensation to "punishment" reveal that a compelling balance is hidden within. Punishment could bring about one's enlightenment and spiritual dedication. In the end, if one believes that "God" intervenes in the affairs of men, then He arguably rewards wicked deeds. For there is no affliction that does not have its just compensation. It is inherent to the design. An eloquent expression, if not a bit of a tricky one. So punish me now, but "affliction shall advance the flight in me." Ultimately, it is my reward.

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Emerson once stated that a part of wisdom is recognizing the journey's end in every step of the road. Every motion is a beginning and an ending. The moment is now. All at once. Every step forward, an end of a journey. To live as such, to liberate yourself from your own habits and institutional beliefs, to acknowledge the fluid pulse of consciousness as it fashions experience, this is transcendence. Or maybe I am just talking shit.

I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings. ~Albert Einstein

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Even though I despise the New World Order and banking oligarchs who have been working behind the scenes to manipulate the world into a global fascism, I realize that even in matters of oppressive polity, there is balance, compensation. There is a natural cycle that exists which is larger than the elitists who seek to thwart this balance. And so it will fail. Their agenda will fail. and liberty will rise.

Until it is forgotten. And then the laws of compensation favor the fascist once again.

And now: Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Rainmakers and Reptilians

Illusional Delusional

"It's not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true." ~Henry Kissinger, one evil fuck

I have always held that if there is any evidence that contradicts a given theory, then that theory needs to be re-examined. This does not necessarily mean that the theory is discarded altogether, but rather, at least it be introduced once again to the rigors of scrutiny. If a given anomaly is not an error or hoax, then a theory must be considered incomplete at best.

Ah, but modern science is more dogmatic than religion when it comes to the sacred cows of their "objective reality". The great narrative that they have fashioned becomes a rigid paradigm of concretized belief. The anomaly works against the plot of the story. It tries to show them an alternate version of the movie that they have been watching for most of their lives and careers. The anomaly must either be destroyed with layers of jargon, tied in mathematical knots, or ignored altogether. Because that's not how the story goes.

About 97% of the human genome is "junk DNA." Though this explains most politicians, what does it mean for the rest of us? The answer to this question, no doubt, is obscured by the illusions of science and culture which demand adherence to the Darwinian model and the prevailing theories of evolution. This being said, it seems that at least one of the group leaders for the Human Genome Project, Prof. Sam Chang, is not held captive by science's holy relic:

"Our hypothesis is that a higher extraterrestrial life form was engaged in creating new life and planting it on various planets. Earth is just one of them. Perhaps, after programming, our creators grow us the same way we grow bacteria in Petri dishes. We can’t know their motives - whether it was a scientific experiment, or a way of preparing new planets for colonization, or is it long time ongoing business of seedling life in the universe.”

“Soon or later, we have to come to grips with the unbelievable notion that every life on Earth carries genetic code for his extraterrestrial cousin and that evolution is not what we think it is.” A broken paradigm? Nothing to see here. Move along.

Humans carry 46 chromosomes while our primate cousins carry 48. Why would we lose a pair of chromosomes in the evolutionary process? How could it account for such a tremendous difference? Scientists point out that we didn't actually lose a chromosome as much as the 2nd and 3rd chromosomes were fused together... by nature, of course. Or Darwin himself. No evidence of genetic tampering by an alien species here. Move along.

The
Mitochondrial Eve theory, based on examination of the maternal line, reveals that modern humans appeared on the scene quite suddenly 170,000 years ago. According to the dogmatic narrative of science, the first civilization to appear in our story occurred about 5,000 years ago with the Sumerians. Stone Age farmers, the story goes, came pouring from the Zagros Mountains into the "fertile crescent" between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq. They are remembered for the development of cuneiform, the first known system of writing. They also developed a clever system of "printing" using finely marked cylinders that they would roll across wet clay. And this is pretty much where the story ends in Western Civ 201 or high school World History.

But the Sumerians also created a complex mathematics. Developing the "place" concept, giving us the 360 degree circle, and the dirty "dozen" as a unit. This was complimented by a system of weights and measures used in everything from commerce to architecture. They also developed a complex system of astronomy, creating the first calendar and first known
map of the solar system (with 12 planetary bodies, including the sun and moon and mysterious planet X). Metalurgy, courts, laws, religion, medicine, botany, irrigation, agriculture, husbandry, textiles, seafaring, music, culture. Boom. 165,000 years of nomadic living and tribal cave-dwelling, then Boom. Civilization. Significant. Advanced.

No aliens? No Atlantis? The fact that disparate ancient civilizations develop similar monuments, mythology, writing, and culture completely independent of one another or a common "lost civilization" ancestor is just the way the story goes. Get over it. Move along. Nothing came before. Go away.

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-This metal sphere with three grooved lines circling the equator was discovered in a Precambrian mineral deposit dated at 2.8 Billion years old.









-This ancient hammer or tool embedded in a piece of petrified wood dated at 140 million years old.








-This "spark plug", known as the Corso Artifact, was discovered encased in a 500,000-year-old mineral.









It is a difficult thing to divorce ourselves from our favorite delusional illusions. As such, we are constantly at odds over the narrative of life. This is the way the story goes. This is how it all began. This is where it all comes from. This explains the diversity of life. This is where we are now. This is where we go from here. Woven somewhere into these comfortable mythologies is a thread of reality -- perhaps the slightest strand of truth, right?

Most likely, everyone is wrong. Especially me.










(Mars is riddled with anomalies)










"I'm fairly convinced that we have discovered life on Mars. There are some incredible photographs from [the Jet Propulsion Laboratory], which to me are pretty convincing proof of the existence of large forms of life on Mars! Have a look at them. I don't see any other interpretation." ~Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Dec. 2000

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1926, Billings, Montana: A human tooth is found in an Eocene deposit dated at 30 million years old.

1958, Tuscany, Italy: A human jawbone is found at a depth of 600 feet, in a coal mine encased in a Miocene stratum, geologically dated at 20 million years.

The Great Pyramid at Giza is made of 2.5 million limestone blocks with each weighing an average of about 3 tons. Its entire mass is more than 6 million tons. Some of the stones were quarried from miles away.

The body of the Sphinx indicates significant water erosion.

The matrix is mighty, indeed. A given system of belief -- intricately connected to a series of neuro-networks firing and wiring and recombining and connecting to a larger array of concepts--becomes a part of our very identity. It is integral to who we are. To lose a given system, in many ways, is to lose a component of one's self. That is why all of our dogmas exist. Persist. Heavy and onerous.

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The following video is a quick compilation of NASA's own astronauts referencing the alien activity in space. Of course, "bogey" and "alien spacecraft" mean "ice crystals".


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Skeptics (hey, dad) often assert that it is impossible for human beings to keep a secret this large. Without mentioning The Manhattan Project or other top secret government activities that are only learned of after the fact, one can clearly see that the secret has not been kept. Whistle-blowers abound. The CIA propaganda that has permeated our media has conditioned the public to dismiss such claims as "bizarre" or "out there". But a mere cursory attempt at research reveals hundreds of very credible witnesses. From former astronauts, like Dr. Edgar Mitchell, to high-level pilots like John Lear (son of Lear jet inventor, Bill Lear), to military personnel from all ranks and walks of life. Hell, even Jimmy Carter reported seeing a UFO. The truth is indeed "out there". But to even take a step in the direction of reality, one has to divorce themselves from the multi-layered illusions of culture, science, religion, propaganda, and other "norms" and institutions that work to encumber the human psyche. Or not. Who knows?

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The following amazing video is from NASA's STS-75 mission in which a 12 mile long electromagnetic tether breaks off and floats into space. The crew video tapes the tether as it drifts away. The unbelievable swarm of UFO activity is dismissed as "debris" or "ice crystals", but if you watch the footage, you will see many of these glowing, pulsing pieces of "debris" move behind the 12 mile tether -- this indicates that the so-called "debris" must be EXTREMELY large. Ice crystals the size of football fields. Who knew space was so dangerous. NASA tries to dismiss the incident. One thing is certain... this is not goddamn debris.

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In looking back across human history and humanity's attempts to explain the mysterious elements of life and the universe, we see a comedy of errors and misinterpretations. No worries, however. I am certain that modern dogma concerning the nature of reality will stand the test of time, this time around. No such thing as ether. Nothing to see. The earth is hollow. Move along.