Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Thought 252: Money as Satan's Currency


I would argue that money (unlike mon-eye, spiritual awakening) enslaves far more than it liberates and preys on people's minds, determining the majority of their actions and behaviours and whether or not they're close to destitution or already destitute.  

Psychopathic controllers who determine money creation and distribution know this and the financial system is what runs the whole satanic game of modern civilisation. 

The religion of the (Dark) New World Order is money as evidenced by the iconography on US dollar bills and other cash currencies. 

As I've written before (Rewards for Psychos, No Rewards for Empaths) money is the devil's currency, ensnaring people to live in contradiction with their moral selves, and time and attention are God's currencies, giving rise to care, for oneself and others. 

Care for oneself and others is enlightenment.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Thought 251: Reflection as Meditation


I meditate through reflection. 

Indeed, reflections are sometimes called meditations, pinpointing the link between thinking that springs from Being and meditative practice. 

Monday, 27 June 2016

Thought 250: Seeking Recognition


While seeking recognition may be a necessity for purely monetary purposes, I do not think the need for external recognition should govern and determine the existence and content of one's creative output. 

I personally enjoy lack of recognition (see post: Freedom that Comes with Little Attention - Ego Attachment), as giving me more creative freedom and preventing the pressure of expectation from building up. 

I am not saying that the odd connection made with one's audience and finding out that one's creations are at times enjoyed and of benefit are not a huge boost to one's creative self-confidence but you cannot expect this to happen. 

In fact it would be a recipe for disappointment as most people simply do not care - nor should they - in what someone else, including yourself, has brought forth. 

This is why I am so anti the monetary system, especially when it comes to creativity, because it forces one to make a business out of what should be given freely and widely, the best creativity indeed springing from freedom. 

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Thought 249: Thinking as Sport


While many harp on about the benefits of physical exercise, intellectual exercise can be most beneficial for the psyche and well-being, provided it arises from a state of health and strength. 

Seeking and learning the truth, including my own, has been the single most powerful factor in my recovery from mental health problems. This could not have been achieved without putting my brain muscle to regular thinking use. 

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Thought 248: Under the Influence


Just because someone is under the influence of drugs and/or speaking incoherently doesn't mean they are not speaking truth. 

Some drugs, like psychedelics and entheogens, can clarify as opposed to obscure the mind, as the very words 'psychedelic' and 'entheogen' suggest. Cultures have known this for millennia and therefore practiced drug use in controlled settings - unlike modern day recreational drug users who use mind-altering substances like toys. 

It is drug ab-use that leads to negative consequences not drug use per se

Similarly, just because someone is mentally ill doesn't mean that some of their utterances are not based in reality including their own, even though oddly interpreted and discomforting to common understanding.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Thought 247: Coming Clean


I have come clean about being on social benefits many times on this blog.

A thinker worth his salt should come clean about what gives him the time and freedom to air his thoughts. 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Thought 246: Finding Your Tribe


My grandfather, John Strevens, used to say that
"water finds its own level."
In other words, most people, however unusual and unconventional they are, will wind up finding their tribe and community.

It's a basic psychological law that like attracts like and that similar sensibilities will seek each other out and even find each other by chance. 

It seems to me that the internet can help along this process. 

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Thought 245: The Rule of Law


When politicians talk about the 'rule of law' they obviously mean man-made law as opposed to natural law. 

Rule of law theory holds that man-made laws should bind both rulers and the ruled but in practice those who make the rules are above them.

Henry Kissinger knew this well when he said
"Illegal we do immediately, unconstitutional takes a little longer."
[See also Phoney Rule of Law]. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Thought 244: Anarchist Split


It is sad to see that even anarchists split along right-wing, left-wing lines, some regarding capitalism and business for profit very favourably and others not so much. 

Anarchists vary in their sensibility and personal preferences just like statists do. 

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Thought 243: Economics as Silent Weapon


Many times before on this blog I have shared the view that the science of economics is overrated and wrong-headed, particularly if never dealing with the money issue and moral questions generally (see, for example, Economic-less). 

In the elite handbook Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, the science of economics is precisely seen as one of those 'silent weapons', namely the most effective way to control and direct people's energy, acting as a leash so to speak (which is the etymological meaning of the word 'religion' - see The Double Etymology of Religion). 

For the writer of that book, wordly power lies with the book-keepers, those who understand the laws of money creation and money distribution. 

The movie Batman Begins points to such a conspiracy when the League of Shadows leader Ra's Al Ghul states to Bruce Wayne newly developed techniques used by his secret society to bring civilisation into disrepair: economics is one of them. 

Friday, 17 June 2016

Thought 242: Measure of the Times


Philosophy need not be merely an academic pursuit of intellectual discussion but one of creative labour that, while finding little echo in its own time, still manages to quietly impose its measure on the times. 

The same can be said of art generally. 

As Heidegger said in his lecture Introduction to Metaphysics, philosophy
"will have its time"
springing from backstreets and hidden pockets never chartered in advance. 

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Thought 241: Internal Monarchy, External Anarchy


If all were internal monarchs, i.e. sovereigns of themselves acting harmoniously and morally and never taking orders from above or preying on those below, then external anarchy would manifest.

Anarchism does not mean chaos but the absence of άρχωνs, masters. To avoid ambiguity the term could newly be coined as an-archon-ism. Anarchy = no hierarchy, at least not one based in falsehood and coercion, i.e. immorality. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Thought 240: Civilisation's Double Life


Civilisation is comprised of those who are awake and those who are asleep. 

Moreover, it is striking that, while many live with their eyes closed, going to jobs and forgetting themselves in entertainment, there is a whole pagan jungle under the white collar surface of everyday life - what Nietzsche termed the demi-monde of mainstream civilisation - of people passionately and eloquently communicating insight into the world and otherwise trusting their intellectual and artistic instincts. 

Monday, 13 June 2016

Thought 239: Granting Rights


The view that people should somehow be grateful because some central authority has granted them a right, understood as some vague legal entitlement, smacks of deep-seated moral and spiritual hypocrisy.

For instance, banksters would argue that we should be grateful for their debt-based practices because it enables some people to become proprietors having paid off the debt of, say, a mortgage, along with interest.

This is ridiculous on its face because the earth and its resources belong to us as a species by nature. The fact that the right to property is granted (after paying through the nose for it) shows that the land has been robbed from the people in the first place to be then handed back to individuals able and willing to pay for it through their labour and monetary resources.  

Taking another example, State authorities think we should be grateful to have, say, the right to vote (between one set of wolves and another) and that not exercising that granted right is somehow un-citizenly.

The fact that rights are granted from centralised authority shows how far removed we are from the natural order of things because under cosmic law, a right is simply the opposite of a wrong.

Put differently you may do anything that does not violate the rights of others not to be thieved or harmed. The fact that rights are now seen as emanating from centralised authority should, to alert minds, cast suspicion on said authorities.

Indeed how does an authority, e.g. government, get the power to grant rights in the first place? Obviously from having previously stolen them from the people. 

Addendum - Of course some philosophers have constructed justifications for State power based on supposed social contracts that in reality no one ever signed up to and that historically were one sided and violently enforced. 

In addition it is impossible to alienate rights, such as the right to levy taxes, that one does not possess under natural law. As researcher Mark Passio aptly points out, to consider whether an action is right or wrong, view the world as having only two people on it and evaluate whether, say, one has the right to tax another. 

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Thought 238: Not Having a Job


Many people who don't have jobs don't feel good enough.

By contrast I feel too good to have a job.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Thought 237: Parents as People


At bottom, parents are just people who happen to have caused you to exist and, with some luck, have brought you up, nurtured you, nourished you, supported you and perhaps even guided you until adulthood. 

One's relationship with one's parents can be fraught if there are underlying issues of negative past dealings, undue influence, clash of sensibilities and general subconscious neurotic baggage.

I get on well with my parents more now that I see them as individuals with their own strengths and flaws, forgiving them the error of theirs ways as well as realising the errors I have made as their child, and not feeling emotionally beholden to them or seeing them as great authorities on life. 

Psychotherapists know well that as helpless children we have to give them a certain amount of power over us and that adolescence, whether in teenage years or later, involves distancing oneself from one's parents and discovering one's own individual power.

Although I have said that growing up means overcoming one's fears and illusions, critically evaluating one's relationship with one's parents and seeing, even analysing them as individuals, can help the healing process if there is a lot of parental baggage present in one's psychology. 

In short as with life, as with parents: love, learn and forgive. 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Thought 236: Initiating and Producing


It is rightly said that initiating a task is half the job and completing the job is also a substantial part of the effort required. 

This is true also of starting a new activity, such as drawing or music. Although I have harped on about critical faculty in previous posts, one needs to at least begin to produce, i.e. bring forth, something to be able to use one's judgement in perfecting the skill and the work. 

Too much critical faculty can actually be a barrier to creative labour and one needs to relax and be self-confident enough to trust the inspiration or idea in order to even begin bringing it forth through the creative deed.

Sometimes the first idea in your head is the best one and I have used this technique for all my Puppet Monst comics. My latest piano composition was called Uninspired because it felt like I was repeating ideas from previous compositions without any 'ahah' moment ever coming to mind.

Despite that I have enjoyed listening to Uninspired a great deal and my Puppet Monst comics are perhaps the most relatable of all my works, judging from Facebook attention among family and friends. 

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Thought 235: Picture of Hell


Researcher Mark Passio claims we are no longer going to hell but are already in hell. 

It was Hitler or some other high Nazi (Not-see) official who said that with the right amount of mind control, the mass of people would interpret hell as a paradise and paradise as hell. 

Maybe as a species we have always been in hell. 

Monday, 6 June 2016

Thought 234: What is Intelligence?


Intelligence denotes an individual's capacity to intelligise, i.e. process information, so as to understand it

It is no accident that intellectual Hannah Arendt sought not to 'influence' others but merely to understand - according to what she told a German interviewer - and help others in their understanding along the way.

Intelligence does not mean enlightenment, which denotes acting morally towards oneself and others, and is different from mere intellect which might be able to process difficult information without understanding it. 

It has been sometimes argued that intelligence denotes right-brain creative/intuitive faculties as well as left-brain logical/rational faculties working in unison whereas mere intellect is devoid of creative capacity, being firmly placed in left-brain modalities of analytical and unintuitive thought. 

I realise that in scientific reality the left-brain, right-brain distinction may be overstretched but in my estimation the distinction retains tremendous conceptual and philosophical value precisely for the purpose of understanding the differences that lie between people's angles and behaviours.  

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Thought 233: Immorality of Rome and Empires


Rome was an empire built on slavery and conquest - like all empires. It was therefore an immoral State and in opposition to Natural Law no matter how positively romantic natures interpret Roman culture. 

The opposition between slavery and freedom can be found most sensitively in the conflicts that occur between indigenous cultures that have occupied a given land for centuries and imperial cultures who barge in those lands much later on, expropriating (i.e. taking out of their property) the indigenous people from their land in order often to exploit and enslave them (e.g. through forced labour and tax). 

Imperial cultures will of course justify, i.e. try to make just, their immoral conquests by claiming they are either 'civilising' (i.e. taming and enslaving) lower cultures, bringing them 'enlightenment' (e.g. by bringing them the phoney 'democratic' system as in the last Iraq invasion) or for phoney reasons of self-defence (again as in the last invasion of Iraq and that country's alleged 'weapons of mass destruction'). 

We can see therefore that there is nothing new under the sun in terms of the techniques and justifications for imperialism, which is intrinsically and inherently immoral. And expropriation of indigenous people is a wrong because all natural law rights are in essence property rights and all wrongs under natural law are a form of theft of property be it land, body or goods. 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Thought 232: The Opposite of Freedom


What is the opposite of freedom?

Slavery. 

This is why freedom is such a sensitive issue regardless of how often the term is misused in order precisely to enslave such as through the economic doctrines of neoliberalism as expounded by the majority of the mainstream press. 

And when a politician talks about freedom, whether economic or expressive, the question must always be asked: for whom

Friday, 3 June 2016

Thought 231: Intuition


In-tuition is a most felicitous green language because the word suggests in its very form-ulation the ability to teach (tuition) oneself from with(in).

There are said to be three ways to gain knowledge:
  1. Reason
  2. Experience
  3. Intuition
While the hopeless world of employment only seems to take experience into consideration along with a little reason, it is intuition, the ability to teach oneself from one's instincts, that rules the majority of good decision-making and accurate judgement. 

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Thought 230: Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Scholars and Thinkers


A couple of years back I had a minor altercation with my mother's partner, a retired but still active Cambridge professor, about the merits of Nietzsche's most personal work Thus Spoke Zarathustra

This difference we had - I thinking it to be his most important work and he Nietzsche's least successful and interesting - was based on our different sensibilities as a thinker who researches in my case and a researcher who thinks in his case.

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is Nietzsche's most spiritual and hard to read work and understanding it for me was an arduous task replete with psychological suffering. 

That said I have gained a huge amount in personal selfhood from confronting the work as diligently as I did and insights contained in it sometimes manifest in my consciousness years after reading and absorbing it. 

That being said, from a purely academic point of view, the work offers very little nourishment and will not appeal to rationally minded, unintuitive, uncreative types. 

This pinpoints a difference I believe that holds between thinkers - who are creative and therefore in-tuitive - and scholars who are professional workers of intellectual information with little in-tuition or creativity. 

It is this lack of creativity and intuition that makes so much academic literature dull, parasitical and ephemeral and that makes many scholars suspicious if not envious of independent thinkers.

The irony of course is that Thus Spoke Zarathustra warns thinkers against scholars whom he claims to be unfruitful and therefore in the enemy camp as regards 'creators'. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Thought 229: How to Enslave


There are two principal ways to enslave a people: by conquering them and by indebting them. 

Money is debt not only in the sense of being a claim on wealth (good and services) you do not have but also in the way that it is created from the beginning as debt through established centralised banking procedures. 

A debt, moreover, which will never be paid off due to accumulated interest over time.