Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Thought 221: Interpretation and Compliance

Generalisations and information generally are always first interpreted by the conscious mind with or without particular intention. 

People with conscious (political) intention are said in English to have a 'side'. 

Ultimately it is one's level of consciousness that will determine how one interprets data, i.e. information of any kind.

This insight is behind the saying according to which a wiseman gains more from a foolish statement than a fool from a wise one. 

So a quote by Nietzsche such as
"The weak and the failures shall perish - first law of our love of humanity"
will be interpreted by eugenicists literally as giving them justification for depopulation agendas, by charitable understanding as a sign that Nietzsche was evil, by others as an ironical statement designed to prevent spiritual exhaustion from being overly compassionate and by others still as signalling a new 'law' for interpreting spiritual reality. 

In this particular example the interpretation will largely hinge on how one reads the word 'weak' as meaning either vulnerable people (low level of consciousness), foolish people (moderately high level of consciousness) or immoral people (high level of consciousness), if one is indeed of the view that immorality stems from spiritual weakness. 

The danger with statements such as these, however, is that low levels of consciousness vastly outnumber high levels of consciousness and that in (democratic) politics it is the great number rather than the enlightened few who make up mainstream reality, despite all the manipulation that is said to go on at the top because
"politics is not like the nursery: in politics, obedience and support are the same."  
It is mass compliance, it not mattering whether it be conscious or not, that enables the triumph of evil in whatever deceitful and seductive shape it chooses to take form. 

[See also More Cynical = Fairer?  and Freedom in Peril: World War 2 Poster]