Alla inlägg den 9 juni 2008

Av dennis hägglund - 9 juni 2008 19:08

Revolutionary education begins with the infant. He is not lied to; he is not told that things are or were so just because that is how they have been said to be or to have been traditionally; he is not conned or manipulated by parents, teachers and the media. In short, his natural complexity of mind, which is innately exactly the complexity of reality (no contradictions), is not tampered with. And this is partly what we are lacking; we have no educational courses that do not make things synthetically simple.

Violence is the problem. Man has contrived a way of seeing things where violence becomes a game, where someone wins while another loses. Add men to Custer's side of the battle and the Injuns lose. This is not nature; nature generated its own predators. Not regrettably. Nature is the ultimate democracy. Life votes to live with cruel death. Life made the fox and the pheasant as a harmony, and in this harmony the pheasant is not in sympathy with any pheasant the fox may catch because the fox can't catch a good pheasant; it wouldn't want to evolve any such facility. To this mix man added a coop full of chickens where there is no harmony if the fox gets in. In the coop there are no voters from the original party. The new party, the members of the coop, votes for order (no foxes! simple minds welcome!), which is a privilege of the corrupt. And people, like it or not, are in the coop, which is what we can change!

If we eliminate what is not deep enough to be real we eliminate a contrived function of the human mind: memory. Of course the mind has various memories, but this one is the one that reasons and thinks (or, worst case scenario, feeds material to the voices in schizophrenia). This is the conscious memory, the memory that, in time, distracts people to the degree that they establish a kind of life in it, and begin to resent intrusions from the world or the present, the present being, to this occupant or occupation, merely a line dividing past from future, dividing what has been done and hence serves merely as lessons (and reminiscences), from what can be done and indulged in thanks to these lessons.

We must ourselves become educated in this revolutionary fashion, in order that we may educate new generations this way. But this is an instantaneous change, so it is not a question of surrendering to the rigors of the system to put in another twelve to twenty years. We must redeem what we have as that which is to be transcended, that which is too simple for the mind/perception and hence has become the province of said memory.

If we understand that memory contains only what is so simple it contradicts evolved comprehension, then we see that there is no output from evolved comprehension similar to the output from memory; no conclusions, estimates, judgements, reactions or ideas. The evolved comprehension discovers flawlessly. When we adopted the memory and its forms of output we supplanted the natural form of grasping what is happening or has happened, and in the estimate of the memory and its self or occupant this natural form never was and cannot become a form of grasping things, flawlessly or otherwise.

Emotions are a set to the memory, because they become a decaying set of emotions when they are contradicted by the memory and its processes, which is when they are rendered mute and relegated to the blood (the way seeing is relegated to memory by the logic of lenses: the picture must be behind the lens). If a person shows us on his face that he is not angry, then the memory informs us that anger has another explanation: we are angry. It is too complex to work out that he is compelled by political motives to control his face anytime there are human witnesses about, and that anger is a perception of his present political urgency. This is just like a zebra who is biting and kicking his fellow zebras because it seems to him there is no lion in the bushes. He sees no lion, smells no lion, hears no lion; conclusion: it is the zebra himself who is going to kill someone. The other zebras know the syndrome; it has been with them forever. Over a billion sold, is what they say to each other without bothering to look up.

Evolution is emotional. It takes steps, and these are emotions. An emotion tells the organism what new senses it has; it shows the organism how to build its new version, how to upgrade. We know emotions are a glandular excretion cocktail, but what we have forgotten, because we are always headed for senility, is how profoundly specific and versatile these cocktails can be.

When emotion becomes perception there is no self who is feeling it. It is no longer emotion in the body. The body finishes its work, and signals the completion by abolishing the emotion from itself so that it flowers as complete awareness of the other, which is perception.

Take this class; finish it, and you will connect your innocence (the whole mind/perception) together, which means your childhood will become as real now as it was then (not a memory), and children and creatures will be, to you, what they are to each other.

Av dennis hägglund - 9 juni 2008 17:21

If your lookin' for trouble!

check out the UcantB2seriS blog under links.

Where I put all the arguments I've been dealing out at politikerbloggen in one neat package. No pictures, as yet.

Av dennis hägglund - 9 juni 2008 01:00

To be believed is the most terrible thing. If we are understood, this is wonderful, but when we are believed something ugly must come of it.

Even a serious person, one speaking in terms of realistic complexity, can be believed. People do not have to have a grasp on what someone is saying to begin believing him. When they believe him they begin to do something in some way that reminds them of him, and then they presume to be doing something that is absurd for a profound reason. Yes, the one who is believed, even when he is serious, so that he is doing something amazing for a profound reason, soon has company from those who are sure they are doing something absurd for the same profound reason. Take a look at, a prime example (you may notice I do not link to it; believers are grotesque, and K's work leaves his serious audience floundering for years in a sea of more and more words that were the deepest in his time, but never deeper than the first ones, never building from start to a real finish, a point where it is all done and it works unceasingly).

Fortunately Krishnamurti does not inspire a wide movement, the way the popes and the Dalai lama do. Being a difficult study does reduce the number and impact of those who break the given rule and believe.

What exactly is belief? It is egotism, certainly. We want to say that we are capable of understanding something profound, and someone says to us, "This is profound politics!”, or, "This is profound wisdom!”, or, "This is profound spiritual guidance!”, and we grasp at it as proof that we have profound minds. Then we are relieved of the burden of having to become profound; we are already profound and can become other things. We can get a job, take a holiday, etc. God or our planet wants our lives, perhaps, but all we really owe (according to our experts) is an hour a week, a short guided tour of moral rectitude which barely requires our participation (they used to have someone to wake people up during religious services, to make sure they wouldn’t miss the boat to heaven).

Belief is when we nod sincerely. Someone says the world needs democracy, and we nod, signifying it makes perfect sense to us that we should take the helm of the planet's fate. Where is the sense of it? We are the planet's wrecking ball, always growing by leaps and bounds! Take a survey of the accomplished scientists who are certain that we are presently living in the last century, the Armageddon century. They ought to know!

In a democracy people have to sway us before they can do what they want, and swaying us becomes a science. They arrive in political office with a terabyte of private conspiratorial agendas, and nothing is going to stop them once they have pressed enter, until they are forced out of office. People who hate their jobs are swayed to give up their vacations. People who hate to drive are swayed to give up their trains. Someone holds out a carrot of promises he has no intention of keeping, and everyone fights against themselves, weighing the promises against the losses, and predictably agreeing to lose so they can take the promises home with them. It isn't strange that a drunkard is the most compelling candidate. Drunkards are practiced at strewing empty sentences about the pubs and collecting approval for them. A drunkard radiates unanimous approval between pubs (if the distances are kept to a minimum).

The opposite of believing something is not disbelieving it, but realising that if something is simple, then it can't be real, and hence it has to be a show covering an ugly reality. When something is complex there is some depth of perception required, and if something is true then this depth is the total of our perception. If we look up the photon in physics we find something very complex, because it has been a subject of costly study by many for a very long time, but even so it is not true. The truth about it has far more grace, and requires far fewer pay-checks.

But what we need to understand in radical psychology is already a complete science before you hear of it. You don’t have to begin the search for it, piece the bits together, form theories and test them, etc. All you have to do is appreciate that depth is the only virtue: depth of reality, and depth of its perception. Then you will not be saying, "Oh, this is too hard for me.”. You will be saying, "It's really difficult, but is it difficult enough?”.

Belief will raise a mob. A person who thrives on other’s belief in himself will produce more violence than a nuclear war. It is curious that there can be a hell on Earth without a war or a disaster of any kind but the arrival of a person who is believed by too many. Able to destroy the world by himself, he is like a nuclear warship, except in one respect: he can not refrain from destroying it because just by moving around to harvest the praises he has seeded he is destroying it.

Tidigare månad - Senare månad
Skaffa en gratis