Friday, 30 September 2016

Thought 341: Who are the "Pussies?"


Mainstream society tends to take and promote the view that sensitivity is a kind of weakness and that being kind-hearted and moral is often a sign of cowardice and self-righteousness (on the concept of 'pussy' - as well as 'dick' and 'arsehole' - see earlier post Team America: Dicks,Pussies and A-Holes).

I agree that sensitivity can lead to feeling touchy and emotionally vulnerable but I largely view sensitive people as stronger and more in touch with themselves than hard-nosed, emotionally constipated and repressed 'tough' men and women who often find themselves preaching and acting philosophies of hate and stigmatisation that are common currency in mainstream political discourse.

It's a well known truth that bullies often prey on sensitive people but bullies are themselves given to fear of both themselves and natural law and in their self-loathing want to cause others to suffer to make themselves feel less bad about themselves as they express their physical and animalistic superiority over others.

It takes courage to open up one's heart, to oneself and others, for there is always the attending risk of being hurt and exploited since that open-heartedness could possibly be interpreted as a sign of vulnerability and 'weakness' by predators.

Opening one's heart and standing for what you believe in also takes exceptional courage (coeur - rage, courage as anger of the heart, see post Courage) as it goes against the grain of psychopathic culture (which we largely live in) and it is far more cowardly and weak to act immorally and without care, since this is sadly the norm promoted by society, than it is to open oneself up to others and care for them within one's limits, especially when the mainstream media is programming us to hate rather than to love. 

So in this, like almost all other areas in my opinion, the mainstream view is a false view and sensitivity, if well managed and leading to being a better, more moral, person, should be celebrated as true strength of spirit since not given to the temptation of preying on others (non aggression principle) as well as encouraging one to speak and act against what is wrong under cosmic law (self-defence principle). 

All that being said, I know for a fact that I would not do well in a physical confrontation, as I'm far from being a so-called 'hard' man and my instinct is to be 'a lover rather than a fighter' when it comes to such confrontations. I guess that is a weakness that I need to overcome.

To sum up I'd say that immorality stems from weakness rather than strength, contrary the message of many contemporary movies and shows, and the true pussies - if one wants to use that word in its negative connotations - are those who give in to fear-based consciousness with the result that they do harm to others.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Thought 340: Position on the Money Issue

 

Perhaps disagreement on the money issue, i.e. whether it be a force for good or for ill, stems from a difference in sensibilities, some viewing monetary currency as a liberating and energising entity despite the abuse and manipulation that goes on at the top (and the bottom) while others, like me, view it as an intrinsically enslaving and therefore immoral construct, binding people to live in contradiction with their true selves and their true instincts since forced to acquire it by whatever means, moral or immoral, possible in order to simply survive.

Of course I am aware of being a possible hypocrite concerning this debate since it is indeed money - as I receive it through social benefits - that enables me to write this blog and share my ideas, but that has as much to do with my living under monetary conditions as it does a possible bad faith and blind spot of mine as to the benefits of money, at least when you happen to have some. 

I have had a disagreement with another anarchist on the money issue, he seeing money as a force for positive outcomes, provided there is a free market in monetary currencies that are not skewed in favour of immoral centralised interests, and I instead seeing money as intrinsically problematic by nature as not being something that is required if all were self-responsible sovereigns, helping the community and receiving from the community in equal measure. 

In other words my position at the moment is that, in a truly moral and enlightened community, where all or at least the vast majority are their own masters in tune with Moral Law, there would be no need for the monetary entity to exist as these internal monarchs, so to speak, would see the intrinsic benefit in giving to the community in return for what they receive from it, understanding that 'he who feeds the hungry nourishes his own soul' and that 'as one suffers, all suffer' (see Employment Bullshit - My Economic Ideal).

I cannot help but think that, the human condition being such as it is, there is too much room for abuse and manipulation if we allow a fictional entity determine the value of all things, artificial and natural, and how and in what way we should apply our Creator-given energy since manipulation and immorality, such as that stemming from psychopathic pieces of garbage, are part of the current condition of our species and these immoral people arguably thrive on conditions that are artificial rather than cosmically-ordained.

Addendum - It will be retorted that I do not give back to the community, at least in terms of money, what I receive through welfare benefits and I plead guilty to this charge (see Society as Shit Fest - My Anti-Conformity, Anti-Conformity as Hypocrisy?, The Dangerous Quest for Consistency, Coming Clean).

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Thought 339: Good and Bad


Like everything under the sun, there is good philosophy and bad philosophy, like there are good and bad films, good and bad books, good and bad songs, good and bad people, good and bad advice. 

It's for you to decide whether something is good or bad according to whether it is helpful or unhelpful for you at a given time. 

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Thought 338: The Desire for Power


This was an insight I gained in a moment of clarity years ago which quickly baffled me but I now regard as true: the desire for power over others is born out of a polarity of fear (not to say self-loathing following the cycle of I have suffered so I shall make others suffer). 

Even the most cunning controllers and manipulators of the entire planet are slaves to fear, as was indeed the evil Emperor in Star Wars who had no one to answer to except his own fear-based consciousness forcing him to seek control over the whole galaxy.

Perhaps this is due to the fact that they identify with the physical realm and therefore lack the comfort and soothing nature of the non-physical, invisible realm, i.e. the metaphysical one. 

The path of fear-based power, however, is ultimately and inevitably one that leads to self-destruction as Anakin Skywalker (who became Darth Vader) would testify. 

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Thought 336: Jobs & Careers


I hate jobs. 

Even the mere word 'job' makes me go all funny. 

As does the word 'career' for that matter.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Thought 335: Distraction as Too Much Effort


For the few and the rare who share my sensibility, they will understand me when I say that distraction, such as that provided by all the modern means of entertainment, is simply too much effort. 

I'd rather sit and do nothing and contemplate the contents of my own mind or perhaps engage in artistic activity, either as creator or receptor. But giving myself over to shows, films, video games that others have produced and are there, in many cases, purely to entertain - with the odd hidden message or lesson to be drawn - is simply too much work. 

In other words, I find distracting myself harder work than burying myself in my own reality. 

Friday, 23 September 2016

Thought 334: Cosmos as my God


I do not believe in a supernatural God nor do I subscribe to any organised religion but I do feel beholden to the cosmos and its laws, seeing it as conscious as I am and responsible, at root, for my coming to existence and all the happenings in my life. 

And as conscious beings, we essentially are embodied cosmos experiencing itself. 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thought 333: Phoney Self-improvement


I owe this insight to a friend (Tom Bright whose portrait is in my art section): self-improvement culture and seeking constantly to self-improve is often reflective of a desire to prove things to yourself and others rather than of growing in selfhood, i.e. self-acceptance, for the sake of personal enlightenment. 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Thought 332: Silence


A genuine divide among people, as opposed to a divide and conquer divide, is whether they view silence as golden or deadly.

Of course it depends on context and it could be argued that everything under the sun is usually context sensitive.  

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Thought 331: Culture of Fear in the Workplace


It is a sad sign of how intolerable mainstream reality is becoming when so many modern workplaces promote and engineer a culture of fear among their employees who are forced to compete with each other, put a permanent fake front on for the sake of phoney 'customer service', put up with bullying from managers, supervisors and customers without saying a word, made to feel constantly inadequate and not good enough and otherwise constantly judged and evaluated for their every action, such as occasionally losing their temper, no matter how human and natural

This is all on top of doing the actual work and often being paid a shit wage for the privilege. Workplace engineers seem to think that an atmosphere of fear and control - using the threat of redundancy or being sacked - is conducive to better output and profit, and it is likely that those who suffer when they're low in the hierarchy will eventually take delight in causing others to suffer when they finally reach a more senior position. This is not only immoral but psychologically twisted and sick. 

The mainstream workplace is for me the greatest sign of how dysfunctional our societies have become and in my opinion pinpoints all that is inhumane and evil in agendas of so-called 'human resource' management and corporate control which are all given to the satanic entity of monetary currency (see Money as Satan's Currency). 

Monday, 19 September 2016

Thought 330: My Favourite Pianist


Friedrich Gulda, not Glenn Gould, is my favourite pianist. His recording of The Well-Tempered Clavier is by far my favourite rendering of the Old Testament of classical piano and what I have gleaned of his 1960s Beethoven cycle is also darn fine and very quickly becoming my favourite interpretation of the New Testament of classical piano. 

I also like the fact that he composed, was a rebellious eccentric and was keen on jazz, which is one of my favourite musical genres. 

Friedrich Gulda, I salute your contribution to music. 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Thought 329: The Philosopher's Stone


It is most apposite, not to say synchronistic, that the first book in the Harry Potter series is called The Philosopher's Stone

As I noted in my Calvin and Hobbes post, the famed alchemist's ideal of the philosopher's stone, the so-called elixir of life, is nothing other than imagination.

And no one to my knowledge has reproached J.K. Rowling with a lack of imagination. 

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Thought 328: Verbal Abuse


One question I would like to ask anarchist researcher Mark Passio is whether verbal abuse is a wrong under Natural Law if it results in and was done with the intention of causing harm to another human being. 

Friday, 16 September 2016

Thought 327: Insightful Opinion


I'm a master at insightful opinion, although this too is only an opinion. 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Thought 326: Data - Information - Knowledge


It could be argued that data becomes information when technically interpreted and information becomes knowledge when critically evaluated. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Thought 325: Relative Failure of The Nietzschean Project


While it is true that I have made liberal use of Nietzschean insights and observations on this blog, I will be the first to admit to the relative failure of the Nietzschean Project understood as creating a morality that is beyond good and evil.

While Nietzsche saw good and evil as relative quantities, based as he claimed on so-called masterly and slavish instincts, I see them as absolute quantities in the sense that violating or harming others is never a right one possesses except of course for reasons of genuine self-defence which constitutes the masculine principle of protecting one's rights (the feminine principle being the equally important principle of non-aggression). 

Nietzsche was also evidently a social phobic and much of his discourse concerning the 'herd', the 'masses', the 'unclean' smacks of an arguable superiority complex that stemmed from his isolation and inability to relate to ordinary people. 

All that being said, I see the Nietzschean project of going beyond good and evil as only a partial failure in so far as thinkers can teach us, provided we think for ourselves, as much if not more from their errors of judgement than from their accurate and true statements.

In the case of Nietzsche I learnt the hard way that moral relativism and superiority complexes inevitably lead to suffering and isolation which is why I owe a huge debt to contemporary thinker Mark Passio for enlightening me as to Natural Law as well as to the true, objective, evil that occurs daily in the world and what can be done to fight and redress it. 

I also tend to see Heidegger's moral failings as a Nazi (Not-see) and his general suspicions regarding so-called 'moralising' discourse as symptomatic of his being influenced and seduced by Nietzsche as well as of the yawning gaps in his philosophical architecture which, while claiming to fight evil, failed to see that he was himself not free from evil influence and mind control (until of course well after the Second World War as evidenced by his lecture What is Called Thinking?).

In conclusion much can be learnt from Nietzsche and Heidegger's errors of judgement and for this they can be commended if one happens to be in a charitable and forgiving mood.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Thought 324: Hurting


Hurting emotionally is one of the most unpleasant things you can ever feel, regardless of the lessons and wisdom that can be drawn from such hurt. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

Thought 323: Universal Law


While the expression universal law is often interpreted in the sense of that which is valid for all, it also contains an idea of law that is somehow intrinsic to the universe itself, uni-verse itself meaning the one change according to Mark Passio (see also Universe). 
"I am that which has to overcome itself again and again"
wrote Nietzsche about the universe's position with regards to things. 

Universal law is the same thing as Natural law and the reason they are valid for all is that they are intrinsic to our Creator-given existence on this planet, the universe itself being the ultimate Creator and Architect of our lives. 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Thought 322: Losing It


It is a sure sign of being unwell, not to say of demonic possession, when you start attacking and alienating those who are closest to and care the most for you, be it family members, partners or friends. 

I know this from personal experience. This is why when someone I care for makes personal attacks against me I tend to worry more about their state of mind than the fact that they've tried to hurt me. 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Thought 321: Benefits of Learning about Psychopaths


The one and main thing to be gained from reading up on and researching phenomena such as psychopathy, illuminati practices and globalist agendas is that, in a right-minded person, this will have the effect of clarifying moral law, in so far as it will be made clear through this research that some people want to harm others in every which way possible, and that faced with this reality, lessons about treating others and oneself with care (which is enlightenment) can be more easily drawn.

Taking myself as an example, it was not until I became familiar with all the knowing and calculated evil in the world, i.e. the desire of some powerful and not so powerful people to harm others and violate their natural law rights, that I ceased to think along moral relativist lines, i.e. that there is no objective difference between right and wrong (which is the second tenet of ideological satanism, at least according to ex-Satanic priest Mark Passio). 

This coming to learn about the world we live in and choosing precisely to look at the negative rather than merely ignoring it is why embracing truth, that which is, in all its darkness is a sure way to knowledge of right and wrong and the universe itself. 

By contrast, ignoring all that is evil in the world will prevent people from drawing lessons that need to be drawn as to moral/natural laws and the absolute and non relative difference that lies between moral and immoral behaviour. 

And as someone said
'Ignoring the "negative" ensures you get more of it.'

Friday, 9 September 2016

Thought 320: My Rubbish


I admit to the likely possibility that a lot if not all of what I say is rubbish. Sometimes I express myself in coarse language thinking it to be cool but perhaps I should be more sensitive with my language at times, especially if people get offended by it. 

It is very hard to be always self-aware and free from rubbish. 

Being a philosopher doesn't mean having the courage only to put up with one's errors but also to have the forthright decency to admit to them or, failing that, their possible existence. 

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Thought 319: Sod's Law


It's funny how when you are not available and/or don't have your phone on you everyone decides to text and call you but when you in turn try to text and call others they are not for their part available to communicate. 

Life's a cold-hearted bitch in other words, even for something as trivial as phone and text relationships. 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Thought 318: Heidegger & Arendt Controversies


I have made the mistake in the past of reading up on French controversies surrounding both Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger and all it did was make me angry at the world for dismissing and overlooking the great amount of invaluable insight contained in both these thinkers' works, despite their inevitable flaws as imperfect human beings, no human ever being perfect in the sense of flaw-less. 

This is one area where I will gladly turn a blind eye and a deaf ear for sanity's sake. Instead, I will follow Nietzsche's example when he said
"Let looking away be my only form of denial."

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Thought 317: Invisibility of Nature's Laws


This post was initially going to be called Invisibility of Psychological Realities but it occurred to me that Nature's Laws, physical or psychological, are all largely invisible.

It is one of the distinguishing traits of Mystery Traditions, like Tarot with its Major and Minor arcanas, to consider the invisible realm - which includes the subconscious - as real as the physical realm.

It could be argued to be much more real in so far as what we perceive with our eyes only consists of the spectrum of visible light which is a minute fraction of all that is extant in the world and universe. 

This is true too of psychological realities. For instance one might not consciously perceive hostility that another has for one's person if they do not express it but the subconscious probably will and eventually that hostility will eventually manifest in word or deed, e.g. in a friendship or relationship.  

It could be argued that the subconscious perceives everything as it is but it takes a trigger, a spark, a happening for much of the data it contains to reach a conscious level. 

This is precisely what the art of thinking is about.
"As soon as we have the thing before our eyes, and in our hearts an ear for the word, thinking prospers."
The genuine thoughts that are one's own - as opposed to someone else's - spring from the subconscious and by some yet-to-be-discovered mechanism may come to conscious awareness and be verbally expressed. 

In terms of psychological laws, all that is suppressed and kept buried will likely come into manifestation after a period of time and all that is present in the invisible realm will enter the visible so that, for example, hostilities or incompatibilities between two friends or partners will eventually come out in the open.

On a more positive note, mutual love two people have for one another will also likely come out in the open - if they let it - and this process of invisible psychological reality entering the visible realm governs a great deal of the rich and tragicomic tapestry of human interconnection. 

Monday, 5 September 2016

Thought 316: Self-Improvement Gurus as Wrong-Headed


I do not regard Tony Robbins or, indeed, self-improvement gurus generally, as an authority on anything other than how to make money from people's insecurities.

For the very premise of self-improvement, especially when it is to be a more successful social conformist, is wrong-headed; the goal should much rather be to promote self-acceptance based on your unique individuality.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Thought 315: What is Overthinking?


Overthinking occurs when one has been upset or is not living in the present moment and can amount to unhealthy rumination involving self-doubt, regret, guilt, anxiety and all the usual suspects of negative emotionality and mental states.

Overthinking arguably stems from a place of inner insecurity and fear rather than a place of strength, self-belief and self-trust. 

Overthinking is different from mindfulness which is in tune with Being as overthinking usually involves data that relates to the ego rather than the true self. 

People who are unsure about themselves over-think and get worse as a result when the goal is to be mindful of the whole through getting to grips with truth, that which is.

Present moment awareness - being engaged in the now whilst being aware of the whole - is arguably the greatest antidote to the vicious demon that is overthinking. 

At least for the philosophers among us. 

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Thought 314: Emotional Data as Teacher


Although in previous postings I have said that it is inadvisable, not to say contradictory, to think with one's emotions that is not to say that emotional data is not also information that can be used in knowing oneself and the world. 

Emotional data, such as that which occurs from a stress or anger reaction or simply feeling down, is there for a reason and perhaps things that affect us emotionally are there to teach us something about ourselves and the world.

The trick is to use one's critical, higher brain faculties to attempt to interpret said data and thereby grow all the wiser for it, provided this interpretation has been done with conscious care, knowledge and will. 

In other words, emotions can teach us a great deal about what is actually going on, e.g. in our relationships with other people, provided we listen to them and interpret them correctly.

Researcher Mark Passio is of the opinion that emotions provide us with a moral compass (whence compassion) and attempts to dampen emotions down with the aid of psychiatric drugs are dangerous. 

It remains that interpreting emotional data in one's mind-body complex is in-tuition in the proper sense of the word: teaching yourself (tuition) from with(in) your instincts (see Intuition).

Problems will occur, however, if emotions take over and rule your thinking but that is another story for another day. 

Friday, 2 September 2016

Thought 313: The Moral Toxicity of Mainstream Media


The mainstream media promote fear, hatred, controversy and division and twist morality and truth around to push for what are in fact satanic agendas. Two words: mind control (and, as Nietzsche would say, confusion of the language of good and evil). 

I personally find them so toxic as to be most damaging to my emotional and mental health, even if just half-viewing the TV or having a cursive view of headlines on my Facebook feed. 

Reading The Economist newspaper religiously on a weekly basis as a teenager had me so confused about morality that it made me support the illegal invasion of Iraq. This goes to show how the twisted, sick agenda of mainstream outlets influence and confuse people both as to their true selves and Natural Law. 

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Thought 312: Feeding the Hungry


The fact I choose to share my philosophical and artistic output may give off the impression that I'm seeking recognition by and influence over others, which could be read as betraying a deep seated need for external validation as I show off whatever gifts I may possess.

I've discussed the problem of external recognition, i.e. validation, before, saying this is indeed a problem if such a concern is the sole reason behind both the existence and content of your creative production (see Seeking Recognition). 

Perhaps as an idealist I like to think that it is best to be driven to create, at least when money is not an issue, for the possible pleasure of doing so and the possible pleasure of others if they like what you have to say in word and work. 

As Nietzsche opined in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, nourishing others in such a way is also self-nourishment, all beings being connected at root. 
"He who feeds the hungry feeds his own soul. Thus speaks wisdom."
['Hungry' in this instance need not mean hunger for mere physical food but hunger for spiritual foods too like art and music.]

As regards my intellectual output my goal is not to influence the content of the thoughts of others who will have different angles and sensibilities than I do but to, at least initially, understand myself as well as my positioning in the world.

By publishing my musings I am keen to inspire others to understand themselves and their positioning in the world and trust their own intellectual/creative instincts if they happen to be moved by my example. 

Thus it could be said that my goal is to inspire by example rather than to influence by content.