The Soleimani Affair vis a vis Adodarho
UNDERSTANDING HOW WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENCE IS A CRAZY-MAKER
There is much that is common to EAST and WEST such as in our natural intuition of “letting the soft animal of our body love what it wants to love”. We can see this natural intuition play out in nature generally and not just in the ‘humanings’ in the Great Resonance aka the Tao aka the Wave-field aka the Transforming Relational Continuum. So, the intuition of ‘letting the soft animal of our body love what it wants to love’ is something common to people of both WESTERN and EASTERN INTELLECTUAL HABITS.
It is the difference in intellectual habit that distinguishes EAST and WEST, so that one might never ‘detect’ this difference so long as one’s relational interactions within a mix of EASTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS AND WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS are constrained to the playful ‘soft animal of the body’ variety. Only if that stern and penetrating crows-eye intellectual scrutinizing comes into play does the difference between EAST and WEST become manifest.
That is, EAST AND WEST DIVIDE when we leave behind INTUITIVE UNDERSTANDING and shift gears to INTELLECTUAL REASONING and the division comes about due to the WEST’s LITERAL interpretation of the ‘double error’ of language and grammar, the double error of REASON wherein the first error is ‘naming’ that imputes abstract ‘independent thing-in-itself existence’, conflated by the second error of grammar that imputes the power of sourcing actions and developments to the name-instantiated thing-in-in-itself.
This ‘double error’ is where INTELLECTUAL REASONING based on the abstraction of LOCAL jumpstart SOURCING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS shows itself.
This ‘double error’ is where the belief in SORCERY comes from which is secured in the intellectualizing mind by FORGIVENESS and/or BLAME. In BOTH cases, there is an affirmation that an action or development is being LOCALLY SOURCED by some or other THING-IN-ITSELF.
NOTE THAT THE DOUBLE ERROR BASED BELIEF IN SORCERY IS ONLY ‘TAKEN LITERALLY’ IN THE WEST where such belief in SORCERY is secured by EGO. That is, in order for the swollen head egotists like TRUMP to be intellectually consistent in their belief in productive LOCAL SOURCING (SORCERY) which is what sustains the inflating of their ego, they must be rationally consistent and pretend that dissonance, rather than being relational, derives from destructive LOCAL SOURCING. Thus we have the binary LOCAL SORCERY based abstractions of productive HERO and destructive VILLAIN
The BIG EGO of DONALD TRUMP stands or falls on the basis of belief in LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments. If one is going to impute the power of LOCAL SORCERY aka EGO to oneself, one will be obliged for reasons of intellectual consistency, to impute LOCAL SORCERY as the means of understanding BOTH GOOD AND BAD INSTANCES OF (notionally) LOCALLY SOURCED ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS.
The greater the ego of the individual who is in a position of power, the greater his delusional sense of LOCAL SOURCING of ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS, … abstraction which derives not from ‘experiential relational reality’ but from the ‘double error’ of language and grammar.
SOLEIMANI AND ADODARHO VIS A VIS WEST AND EAST
It is only WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS that take LOCAL SORCERY “literally’ as if it were “real”. Among EASTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, the concept of LOCAL SORCERY is a ‘Wittgenstein Ladder’ as also used in modern physics (in the ‘surprise version of the game of Twenty Questions’) as a throw-away TOOL OF INFERENCE rather than as an EXPLICIT capturing of REALITY. As Wittgenstein observes
6.54 My propositions are elucidatory in this way: he who understands me finally recognizes them as senseless, when he has climbed out through them, on them, over them. (He must so to speak throw away the ladder, after he has climbed up on it.
He must surmount these propositions; then he sees the world rightly.
“7. Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.”
— Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus
The indigenous aboriginal understanding of the fallacy of SORCERY is captured in the Peacemaker myth.
In the Peacemaker myth of the Iroquois, the peacemaker, Dekanawideh, does not seek to overthrow or exterminate the evil Adodarho, but to meet and find reconciliation through mutually influencing relational transformation that subsumes polarizing tensions. Finding the hidden harmony in opposites is the mystery of the bow and the lyre in the teaching of Heraclitus;
Hodos ano kato (ὁδὸς ἄνω κάτω), “the upward-downward path.” are simultaneous opposites, the source of “hidden harmony”. There is a harmony in the bending back (παλίντροπος palintropos) as in the case of the bow and the lyre.
– from Heraclitus
For example, in ‘duning’ we have the appearance of ‘crests and troughs’ which has us speaking in terms of ‘dunes’ as if the ‘dunes’ were the LOCAL SORCERERS of their own actions and developments; e.g; ‘The dune is growing longer and higher and is shifting across the desert floor’. THESE DOUBLE ERROR BASED WORDS ECLIPSE AND WALLPAPER OVER (SUBSTITUTE FOR) THE REALITY OF THE RESONANCE PHENOMENON OF DUNING.
SOLEIMANI AND ADODARHO speak to the phenomenon of EGO and the role it plays in our REALITY CONSTRUCTION. That is, EGO, gives rise to our believing ourselves to be LOCAL INDEPENDENTLY EXISTING THINGS-IN-OURSELVES WITH OUR OWN POWERS OF JUMPSTART SOURCING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS.
This is the double error of language and grammar speaking. It is at the same time the belief in EGO and the belief in LOCAL SOURCING POWER.
THE NOTIONAL POWER OF LOCAL SOURCING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS IS ‘WRITTEN INTO DONALD TRUMP’S EXPRESSED BELIEFS’. Once one believes in one’s own powers of jumpstart LOCAL SOURCING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS, then rational reasoning demands consistency so that we must impute the same powers to other relational forms in the flow (aka ‘humanings’).
IF WE ATTRIBUTE GOOD ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS TO SORCERERS THEN FOR LOGICAL CONSISTENCY, WE MUST ATTRIBUTE BAD ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS TO SORCERERS.
The person whose ego is so inflated as to convince himself of his own POWERS OF LOCAL SOURCING OF GOOD ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT, will be forced, in order to maintain rational consistency, to explain BAD ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN TERMS OF LOCAL SOURCING BY A LOCAL SORCERER.
[In all cases, the concept of ‘the sourcing of actions and developments aka ‘sorcery’ derives from the double error of language and grammar. There is no such dynamic in reality as ‘the sourcing of actions and developments aka ‘sorcery’].
The belief in the BINARY of ‘EITHER ‘is’ OR ‘is not’ as in EITHER ‘good’ OR ‘evil’ underpins this binary abstraction; e.g. NOTE THAT THE ACCLAIM OF THE ‘AMERICAN SNIPER’ IN THE FILM BY THE SAME NAME credits Chris Kyle (Navy Seal) with the 255 kills of evil enemies, making him an American Hero for his contribution to growth of ‘good’ by way the reduction of ‘evil’.
EGO has been attached to the BINARY abstraction of the GROWTH OF GOOD, and for EGO to protect its HERO BOOSTING, it must secure it by rational consistency in publicly demonstrating its commitment to the ELIMINATION OF EVIL. This suggests the confusing of the abstract ‘binary’ concept with ‘reality’; i.e. as if we could move progressively towards ‘all good’, ‘no bad’, reducing the relational concept of harmony/dissonance to abstract opposite ‘states’.
To put it plainly and simply, in order for DONALD TRUMP to protect the abstract concept of the power of LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments, as may refer to ‘GOOD’ actions and developments, RATIONAL CONSISTENCY DEMANDS the symmetrical alternative of ‘BAD’ actions and developments. While rewards and acclaim are applied to the former, so it follows from symmetry that punishment and condemnation must be applied to the latter.
IN OTHER WORDS, THE ABSTRACT DOUBLE ERROR BASED ABSTRACTION OF LOCAL SOURCING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS UNDERPINS THE WESTERN CULTURE PROGRAM OF REWARDING THE LOCAL SOURCING OF ‘GOOD’ ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS AND THE WESTERN CULTURE PROGRAM OF PUNISHING THE LOCAL SOURCING OF ‘BAD’ ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS.
NOW, BACK TO SOLEIMANI AND ADODARHO VIS A VIS WEST AND EAST
Only in the WEST is there LITERAL belief in the LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments and this belief in SORCERY derives from the ‘double error’ of language and grammar where the first error is ‘naming’ to impute LOCAL thing-in-itself existence conflated with grammar to impute the power of sourcing actions and developments to the name-instantiated thing-in-itself.
Thus, instead of the NONLOCAL relational DUNING, we reduce this with the double error to ‘the DUNE’ that is growing higher and longer and is shifting across the desert floor. Note that the double error also imposes the habitat-inhabitant SPLIT since the double error name-instantiated thing-in-itself NOW NEEDS A CONTAINING or STAGING SPACE in which to enact its thing-in-itself actions and developments.
What the indigenous aboriginal culture adherents DIDN’T DO was to break ADODARHO free from ‘mitakuye oyasin’ all his relations so that he could then be isolated and selectively eliminated as if he were a thing-in-itself. Like everyone, ADODARHO was included in a complex matrix of relations which were influencing his behaviour at the same time his behaviour was influencing the relational matrix. In other words, ADODARHO, like all of us, is a NONLOCAL dynamic. If he were LOCAL, he could be eliminated and that would be all there was to it, but as a NONLOCALITY, removing him on his own is not possible. It is like Shylock taking his pound of flesh in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, where the Judge gives Shylock the go-ahead to ‘take his pound of flesh’ owed to him by Antonio, but without interfering with anything beyond the taking of the pound of flesh.
Of course, this brings to the surface the innately NONLOCAL nature of reality, exposing the unrealistic abstraction of LOCAL EXISTENCE and THE ASSOCIATED DOUBLE ERROR featuring name-instantiated LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES, notionally with their own LOCAL POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS.
THE SOLEIMANI ISSUE IS A MODERN DAY ANALOGY TO THE ADODARHO ISSUE and to the Merchant of Venice allusion as to how simple analytical abstractions are unrealistic models. In other words, there are insights that are available to us through these stories that EXPOSE THE EGO-BASED ILLUSION OF SORCERY THAT OBSCURES OUR NATURAL ACCESS TO RELATIONAL UNDERSTANDING.
In short, the double error abstraction of language and grammar gives rise to the false conception of LOCAL SOURCING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS, or in other words ‘SORCERY’.
This is where the sense of ‘EGO’ is coming from.
Because EGO is belief in one’s own powers of sourcing actions and developments (obscuring the reality of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum), EGO is being supported by WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS through the rewards and punishments programs attached to the double error reduction of relational reality to abstract terms of LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES WITH THEIR OWN LOCAL POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS.
Although this is all double error based abstraction featuring LOCAL SOURCING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS MAKES A GOOD STORY, and this ‘story’, intellectual abstraction though it be, … has BECOME THE SURROGATE PREPLACEMENT REALITY FOR WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS.
UNLIKE ADODARHO, whose APPARENT SOURCING OF CRUEL AND VICIOUS ACTIONS were recognized as arising from relational dissonance within the transforming relational collective, SOLEIMANI was identified by TRUMP as the LOCAL SOURCE of his own cruel actions and developments [per the ‘double error’ of language and grammar].
HOW COULD TRUMP “NOT” IDENTIFY SOLEIMANI’S ACTIONS AS LOCALLY SOURCED ACTIONS?
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY DEMANDS THAT IF TRUMP IS TO UNDERSTAND HIMSELF AS THE SOURCE OF WONDERFULLY GOOD PRODUCTIVE ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS, THEN HIS ‘EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES’ WOULD VAPORIZE IF HE WERE NOT RATIONALLY CONSISTENT IN ATTRIBUTING TERRIBLE EVIL AND DESTRUCTIVE ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS TO SOME OR OTHER SOURCING AGENT, SOLEIMANI BEING A ‘LOGICAL CANDIDATE’.
If SOLEIMANI was not the source of the nastiness in the region, who could the source of nastiness be?
THE DOUBLE ERROR INSISTS ON IDENTIFYING A LOCAL SOURCE OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS, however, relational experience and intuition points to NONLOCALITY as the understanding. Was it the LOCAL DUNE that buried our land-rover and tent under a load of desert sand? It is easy to make that case in our standard language and grammar (double error based) constructions, or was it DUNING? ‘DUNING’ is a NONLOCAL purely relational resonance (wave-field based) dynamic. If we accept ‘DUNING’ then we open the door to NONLOCAL sourcing which slips out sight back into unbounded spacetime. (relational transformation).
THIS IS FINE AND IT FITS WITH MODERN PHYSICS AND WITH INDIGENOUS ABORIGINAL CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING, TAOISM AND BUDDHISM, but since it is NONLOCAL there is nothing and nobody LOCAL to ‘credit and reward’ and/or ‘blame and punish’ for manifest actions and developments. But WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have grown accustomed to REWARDING AND PUNISHING based on being able to make attributions of SORCERY of actions and developments to particular NAME-INSTANTIATED THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES WITH POWERS OF SOURCING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS; i.e. ‘double error creations’.
So, currently, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have ‘locked ourselves in’ by ‘high switching costs’ based on ‘rewarding sourcing of good actions and development’ and ‘punishing sourcing of bad actions and developments’, creating whole social hierarchies of good and bad on that basis.
Can you imagine the public reception by WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS to the suggestion that the rewarding of ‘good’ and punishing of ‘bad’ is a total ego-based scam?
As Henri Laborit has pointed out in ‘La Nouvelle Grille’ (the new framework);
We’ who explore such topics, cannot easily share them because (a) they do not fit into the typical dinner conversation format of our present culture, since to express them takes a lot of relational connections that can’t fit into a rapid-fire repartee, and (b) because the humanism implicit in trying to share them is not seen as “a humanism of real worth” since it undermines, besmirches or topples the esteemed icons, pillars of society, founding fathers, and celebrities of the culture-in-place. – Henri Laborit, ‘La Nouvelle Grille’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Laborit
WESTERN CUTURE ADHERENTS that abide by the belief in sorcery and who fall into the Conservative and Liberal mindset camps are supported by mutual birds of a feather beliefs within those two camps. Lost in the crack between the two polar groupings are the ‘bipolars’ who embody the split rather than joining one polarity or the other. This splitting of the self into two poles is something EASTERN CULTURE AHDERENTS are not obliged to do because they do not take LOCAL SOURCING seriously but treat as an intellectual expedient that reduces the ineffable because NONLOCAL Tao to something LOCAL and thus effable (although reduced in meaning). That is, NONLOCAL ‘duning’ as a purely relational resonance phenomenon (wave-field) can be reduced, thanks to the double error of language and grammar, to local DUNES animated (in our intellectualizing mind) with their own grammar given powers of sourcing actions and developments (growing and developing and shifting across the desert floor etc.). This same double error reduction treatment of DUNING can be applied generally, as with STORMING and as with HUMANING (‘MANNING’ in is the term used by Alan Watts’).
As soon as one sees that separate things are fictitious, it becomes obvious that nonexistent things cannot “perform” actions. The difficulty is that most languages are arranged so that actions (verbs) have to be set in motion by things (nouns), and we forget that rules of grammar are not necessarily rules, or patterns, of nature. This, which is nothing more than a convention of grammar, is also responsible for (or, better, “goes with”) absurd puzzles as to how spirit governs matter, or mind moves body. How can a noun, which is by definition not action, lead to action?” —Alan Watts, ‘Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are’
The killing of SOLEIMANI derives from ‘ego’ which is where we impute to ourselves the notional power of sourcing actions and developments and are then forced, for intellectual consistency, to make attributions for all manner of good and bad sourcing of actions and developments. This is, in fact, a double error of language and grammar, but WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS ACCEPT IT AS ‘REALITY’.
If we are to claim the LOCAL power of sourcing GOOD actions and developments for ourselves, as is the basis of WESTERN CULTURE EGO, then for rational consistency, we must attribute BAD actions and developments to LOCAL SORCERERS as well, and follow through with punishments for them in opposite measure to the rewards we see as due to ourselves.
This can lead to schizophrenia in WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS who eschew partying up with one pole or other of the polar extremes of conservatism and liberalism, since we as bipolars who put ourselves in the position of both rewarding and punishing ourselves can lock ourselves up within an endless loop of contradiction.
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