Sunday, 31 July 2016

Thought 280: The Thanklessness of Thinking


Although Heidegger saw thinking as a thanking, a giving of thanks to that which makes thinking possible (following the German link between Denken and Danken) and that getting inspiration was a gift, I see thinking, particularly in the sense of sharing my thoughts, as being one of the most thankless tasks in existence. 

I do it because I somehow feel the urge to communicate, i.e. make common, my insights and thought communication does come easily to me. Also, I do get off on ideas but that seems to be a minority characteristic. I will probably keep sharing my thoughts until the day I die but I'm not expecting to hear from like-minds anytime soon, considering the age of this web log (it used to exist under a different incarnation) and the minute amount of feedback I have received so far in exchange for my intellectual labour.  

I have to accept the fact that my sensibility as a Nietzsche-and-Heidegger-inspired Natural Law adept is perhaps too niche for most people to identify with. Nonetheless I will keep on writing and creating until such a time when I have run out of things to say. Because it is clear the Universe wants me to. 

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Thought 279: Angels & Demons


The concept of angels and demons could be argued to point to a real phenomenon in the world.

When one has done due diligence in the field of political truth, it is impossible to escape the conclusion that we are indeed ruled by demonic creatures, whether human like you and me or not, as some researchers like David Icke suggest.

The angels would therefore be those doing the Great Work of bringing truth and enlightenment to the masses - having become enlightened themselves - at great personal risk and outside the social order, which is essentially determined by the demons.

As I wrote below in Spiritual Tyrants and the New World Order it is most likely that the Dark New World Order of control, slavery and misery created by the demons will come to prevail through the existing social order and that the Light New World Order of enlightenment, freedom and happiness created by the angels will come to prevail outside the existing social order. 

The word angel comes from the Greek ἀγγελος which simply means messenger and the real life angels of the world are those communicating both the message of there being demons in power as well as the solutions that need to be employed so as not to be ruined by said demons. 

Friday, 29 July 2016

Thought 278: Why Dark Actions Prevail


Thoughtful people may come to wonder in their more introspective moments why dark realities come to prevail in the world when, even though far from enlightened, the mass of humanity are basically decent. 

This problem was answered by Mark Passio in the following way:
"The Universe gives priority to dark care over no care."
More to the point, the occultist psychopaths who control the world, its resources, its means of distraction and violence, are both internally and externally unified.

The same cannot be said of most 'good' people, i.e. people who have good tendencies, because good people are often divided among as well as within themselves. 

The fact that the great, great majority - myself included - comply or buy into the manipulation and the evil - e.g. by buying from and working for corporations they know to be evil or not critically evaluating and resisting the mind control techniques that are employed everyday by the powerful - means that they are not acting in accordance with their true selves and in this behavioural incongruence with their psyche - however much the latter is manipulated - allow evil to endure and even prevail.

That being said, and this is not something Mark Passio ever mentions, it is easier to be internally and externally unified when you have no compassion or empathy - emotions not having to be taken into account - and when you consider the fact that the elite psychopaths who run the show are a tiny number as compared to the unsuspecting, allegedly 'sleeping' masses who number in the billions. Try 'unifying' billions of people for goodness sake!

Moreover it is extremely arduous, not to say impossible, to completely resist and live outside the conditions, however evil and engineered, that are brought to bear by psychopathic controllers, especially when others around you are not so clued up about how the world works and themselves need to be brought up to date which many will be reluctant to do. For ignorance is a short-lived but ultimately genuine bliss. 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Thought 277: Casting Spells - Evaluation


To spell a word is, deep down, to cast a spell

Whether the spell that is cast through the word smacks of magic - influencing change to occur with Higher Will - or sorcery - influencing change to occur with selfish will - is for the beholder to evaluate. 

For
"man means the evaluator."

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Thought 276: What is Patience?


Patience comes from the Latin patior, to endure, with connotations of pain.

It follows that the more patient you are, the more shit you can endure, both stemming from other people as well as daily events. 

It seems to me that a lot of online quarrelling, whether of a political or personal nature, stems from strong emotional reactions born of a loss of patience. 

I too am guilty of this. 

What has helped me however in not falling prey to strong emotional reaction is accepting that I cannot control the thoughts, emotions and actions of others and that I myself have at times been most unenlightened and confused about both myself and the world. 

Thus it could be argued that
"patience nurtures magnanimity"
in the sense of large mindedness and kindness of spirit (magnanimity is Latin in origin meaning large soul). 

[See also Five Sentences from the Thinker as Poet]

Monday, 25 July 2016

Thought 275: Two Contemporary Definitions of Truth


My first ever blog post on ScruffyOwlet's Tree - Lathoron, a Philosophical Dialogue - reached the conclusion that truth is that which makes meaning possible

Years later when I discovered the valuable work of researcher and thinker Mark Passio from whatonearthishappening.com I came across his definition according to which truth is simply that which is

So it would appear that for Mark Passio, truth equates to Being - I'm sure German philosopher and well-known author of Being and Time, Martin Heidegger, would have approved. 

Perhaps the two definitions can be reconciled in so far as it is Being, that which is, that enables the possibility for meaning, all meaning arguably springing from the source of our existence, what makes us be

Therefore, truth can be seen as both that which is and that which makes meaning possible. 

Historically, truth was seen as correctness of perception, i.e. perception being aligned with the things themselves, aedequatio intellectus et rei

This of course follows from truth being that which is and gives added strength to the notion that one's perception, and therefore existence, can be closer or further away from truth, both in the sense of that which is and that which gives meaning. 

It could be equally argued that the closer to truth, i.e. Being, one's perception is, the more meaningful it becomes, following the link that has been made between truth and meaning. 

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Thought 274: Wiseman's Response


A psychological test for evaluating your personality and self-esteem levels often asks you to fill in the following sentences:
  1. People are...
  2. I am...
  3. The world is...
It seems to have escaped the notice of the test-makers that a wiseman would simply leave the dots blank and write:
  1. People are...
  2. I am...
  3. The world is...
keeping himself from making any value judgement about these three things. 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Thought 273: Concept - Conceive


To conceive is to grasp. 

And one grasps with concepts. 

Conceiving is the beginning of action for, as someone said,
"If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it."

Friday, 22 July 2016

Thought 272: Life Missions Anyone?


A therapist I used to have once told me that people on a 'life mission' were wasting their time.

Then she said maybe life itself was a waste of time. 

So, in the end, all things would appear to be equal. 

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Thought 271: Natural Law as Thing


While most academic researchers view Natural Law as a historical and philosophical concept, I genuinely see it as a thing that exists and is in operation at all times. 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Thought 270: One Simply Doesn't Know


Though I have been sharing my thoughts quite liberally lately, I have no idea what value they have, if any. 

They amount to opinions mixed in with a little insight and sensitivity. 

I hope that some will get something from them. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Thought 269: Academia


Mainstream academia is compartmentalised and hierarchical. Anarchists and free thinkers should avoid it. 

Monday, 18 July 2016

Thought 268: Language is No Tool


People think language to be a tool when at most people are language's tools. 

One of my many beefs with academic literature is that it is jargon-filled and ugly, academics perhaps thinking that they sound clever using weasel terms and that they are choosing the words as they write them when in fact good writers know that the right words choose them. 

The skill for seizing and verbalising the mot juste is under-appreciated and under-valued, at least in the academic world. 

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Thought 267: Knowing What You Don't Know


Knowing includes being aware of how little you know. 

The more knowledgeable you are, the more humble you get, in keeping with the realisation of how finite your understanding is as compared to all the Universe has to offer in terms of information and data.

Nature doesn't reveal her secrets easily. Indeed, to the possible dismay of scientists probing her ever more deeply and ruthlessly
"nature loves to hide." - Heraclitus 
(φύσις κρύπτεσθαι φιλεῖ).

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Thought 266: The Meaning of Action


Contrary to popular belief, thinking, speaking and writing are actions. 

Great events, for Nietzsche, are not football matches, wars or presidential elections but occur when thoughts that arrive on doves' feet come to manifest in the world at a time of what he calls 'the stillest hour'. 

It is these thoughts that eventually come to guide the world. 

Action has been philosophically defined by Hannah Arendt as the act of initiating a new series of consequences, never knowing where these will lead. 

Valuing political action as potentially enabling freedom to manifest, the goal of politics being freedom, Hannah Arendt was anxious that over-technological development and the popularity of psychological programming techniques would destroy the quality of spontaneity and therefore the existence of un-calculated, free action. 

Friday, 15 July 2016

Thought 265: The Universe as Conscious - Scientific Dogma


Contrary to many modern scientists, who lack philosophical insight as well as spiritual enlightenment, I do not believe that consciousness is an epiphenomenon, a freak accident of nature (especially when it could be argued that the reverse is true, i.e that it's materialism that's the epiphenomenon).

This ideology smacks of left-brain thinking and its tendency to subscribe to the philosophy of randomness, e.g. Big Bang theory, universe coming to existence as most unlikely accident etc.

[Right-brain thinking, by contrast, especially as expressed in religious thought, tends to view all things as being determined by the will of God. 

In fact there is a random element in nature, which is free will, and a determined element in nature, which are its laws, physical and psychological.]

It is obvious to me and some others, like mainstream-science whistleblower Rupert Sheldrake, that consciousness is at the heart of all things, be it animals, plants, minerals, trees, stars, planets even the sun. 

The Sun was seen as being conscious by most ancient civilisations and it is only the anti-spiritual arrogance that came with the rise of modern scientific prejudice and dogma that poo-poo'ed the idea. 

Before the rise of modern scientific dogma, animals were seen as spirits whence the very word 'animal' (anima in Latin meaning soul, spirit).

The above scientific dogma according to which only humans are conscious of course allows for much callousness in the way we treat the earth and the beings who inhabit it.

Modern scientific dogma, like all dogma, is, to say the least, unenlightened and extremely dangerous in its ramifications and implications for the human condition.  

N.B. A dogma, to be clear, means an unchallenged belief.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Thought 264: Accounts and Accountability


One is accountable for one's accounts. Although true of bank accounts, this is particularly true of one's moral accounts in that we are accountable to the creator of the universe for all our thoughts, feeling and deeds.

This is why it has been said
"No minister or priest can absolve you of your sins"
because no human being is the Creator and to re-present God is by definition to mis-present God for no mere mortal mind can do justice to the vastness of cosmic intelligence.

Moreover, those who believe in reincarnation rather than the 'one life and out' doctrine will perhaps be more driven to act with care than those living for the immediate moment, oblivious as these are to the next-worldly consequences of their actions, however immoral and harmful.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Thought 263: Conventional Man v Superman


Man will never overcome himself and become the superman in the philosophical sense if he clings on, with ever more ferocity, to the trivial surface of his conventional nature. 

For as I wrote a long time ago in How to Become Master of the World, man is only authentically man when he thinks his habituation and therefore questions himself and his environment. 

Failing that he is an animal at best, with some capacity for rational, i.e. calculating, thought - an animal rationale in the proper sense. 

Furthermore, the superman is not simply an extension of traditional man but is different in nature in so far as he has delivered himself from revenge (see the book What is Called Thinking? by Martin Heidegger), which follows the cycle of 
"where there is suffering there must be punishment."
The superman will no longer seek to punish those who've caused him to suffer and will embrace the ever-recurring present moment (the so-called 'power of now') in a state of gratitude to all those who contributed to his ascent up the Mountain of Enlightenment. For
"There are two kinds of people in this world: those who build you up and those who tear you down. But, in the end, you will thankful to both."

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Thought 262: Truth and Falsehood


According to Mark Passio, the ability to tell truth from falsehood is what helps one prevent negative consequences, for actions that are in error - themselves based on erroneous thoughts and emotions - can and do lead to bad things happening. 

Monday, 11 July 2016

Thought 261: Spiritual Tyrants and the New World Order


In his posthumous work The Will to Power: A Revaluation of all Values, Nietzsche foresaw the coming total economic exploitation of mankind.

He opined that the same conditions that would keep people domesticated, in check and on the lifelong treadmill of economic servitude would also give birth to tyrants.

No doubt he meant intellectual tyrants like myself.

[Nietzsche was fond of the expression 'tyrant of the spirit' in reference to past philosophers as evidenced in his work Human all too Human.

Moreover he foresaw that the new world order would, contrary to popular conspiratorial belief, come to be outside of any existing social order.

In other words, what is in fact happening, is that the Dark New World Order is currently prevailing through the existing social order whereas the Light New World Order is coming to force outside the existing social order. 

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Thought 260: Simple Insights


It is my philosophy that simple insights bear repeating.

And what is simple is not always easy.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Thought 259: The Continuing Story of Cassandra


In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a prophetess who predicted the downfall of Troy at the hands of the Achaeans but was ridiculed and laughed at by her countrymen for sharing her vision. 

I cannot help thinking of this myth when evaluating the polemics, controversy, vilification around Hannah Arendt's report on the banality of evil, Eichmann in Jerusalem, not to mention the character assassinations that were made against her person. 

Like Cassandra's prophecy to the Trojans, that book was indeed full of dark truth that met with animosity and ridicule.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Thought 258: Self-Punishment is not Enlightenment


Self-punishment, whether of a charitable or puritan kind, is not enlightenment (if one accepts my definition of enlightenment as involving care for others and oneself - Meaning of Enlightenment). 

I should know for having been in the past exceedingly and insanely hard on myself and suffering mentally and emotionally as a result.

Giving all your resources away may be charitable and noble but if this results in your own personal suffering then I would not regard that as being enlightened.

Similarly, being overly hard on oneself for perfectionist reasons is still not taking care of oneself. 

And just because others are suffering does not mean you have to suffer as well. 

It could be argued, moreover, that one needs to take care of oneself before being in a position to take care of others

For you cannot care for others, or at least give them quality care, if you yourself are in need of care. 

This is perhaps the insight that consciously or unconsciously made Nietzsche balk at Christian forms of self-flagellation for the sake of neighbourly compassion and making him as a result the most anti-Christian thinker in history.

Perhaps a healthier way to view one's neighbour and by that I mean the vast majority of humanity is to care but not care. 

Show enough care so as to be moral and not an arsehole but don't care in so far as don't ever expect miracles to happen when it comes to humanity's varying levels of consciousness and morality. 

In fact I have found that having low expectations with regards to people has helped increase the amounts of pleasant surprise I have experienced in my interactions with them. 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Thought 257: The Rarity of Intellectual Conscience


Nietzsche (him again!) was of the opinion that most people, not to say the vast majority, do not have an intellectual conscience, i.e. a desire to understand the world. 

The question remains whether this is due to literally not having the ability for intellectual understanding or not exercising said understanding by putting it into daily practice. 

This in turn raises the question of ignorance, defined as choosing to ignore what one can reasonably be expected to know, the information being widely and freely available (as well as accessible). 

Monday, 4 July 2016

Thought 256: Privileges of the Mediocre


Nietzsche was keen to point out in his powerful rant entitled The Anti-Christ that the mediocre, and by that I think he meant conventional and uncreative minds, are privileged in the sense of having it a lot easier than those who excel at something, life allegedly becoming harder the higher you get.

This goes contrary to popular wisdom. I would say that being gifted can set one apart from one's contemporaries and having a passion requires a great deal of work and sacrifice, causing often money problems, isolation, difficulties relating to people on the street as well as problems fitting in the employment system - routine jobs such as catering and retail not being by nature designed for the thoughtful and creative.
"I want a nation of workers not thinkers"
 is a famous Rockefeller statement. 

Many starving artists and intellectuals I'm sure would testify to the truth of what I've just said. 

That being said, the gifts of above average imagination and creativity can and do allow for the possibility to immortalise oneself in deed, word and work. But the price for immortality can be high, arguably requiring several deaths in one's lifetime. 

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Thought 255: Thinkers as Exception-al

"With the term thinker we name those exceptional human beings who are destined to think one single thought, a thought that is always 'about' beings as a whole." - Heidegger, Nietzsche 
Thinkers, for Heidegger, were those exceptional human beings whose destiny was to give word to Being, that which is. 

It is said, with reason, that the universe is spoken into existence.
"In the beginning was the word..."
How then are thinkers exceptional? Of whatever sensibility, creed or persuasion they happen to be, they are the exception rather than the norm. 

And to think almost by definition means to resist

It is much easier under conditions of tyranny not to think and therefore not be burdened with conscience and the need to resist. 

But that is the norm created by normal people and normalising trends. 

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Thought 254: Conscious Breasts


As a heterosexual male, I view breasts as conscious creatures that speak to me.

Of course the same could be said of male genitalia but I'm not into penis. 

[This a joke by the way.]

Friday, 1 July 2016

Thought 253: Taking Care


The expression 'take care', even though mostly said without much thought being put into it, is ultimately the best advice in existence, provided one understands what genuine care is all about.