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My sense of why many of us WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS ‘don’t understand Nietzsche’ (my assumption is that most people do not understand what Nietzsche is saying because if they did, they would see our WESTERN CULTURE ‘normal’ as CRAZY and ‘know why’ it is CRAZY).
Here is my view on what Nietzsche is saying.
-1- We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS use the ‘DOUBLE ERROR’ of NAMING and GRAMMAR ubiquitously in our normal language exchanges. The DOUBLE ERROR is the combining of NAMING and GRAMMAR to construct representations that are LOCAL and EXPLICIT like Lightning Flashes (Nietzsche’s example). Who would disagree with this?
-2- HERE’S THE PROBLEM. We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS accept the DOUBLE ERROR as a REAL ACTION although it is pure abstraction that imputes LOCAL SOURCING of actions and development. BUT there is no such thing as LOCAL SOURCING and Lightning is NOT a LOCAL THING that SOURCES STUFF like ‘FLASHES’. What is going on is TRANSFORMATION and it is continual and it is relational and thus there is no such thing as LOCAL SOURCING of actions and development regardless of what our EGO claims.
-3- Another example of the DOUBLE ERROR of LOCAL SOURCING is … “ROBIN HOOD’ stole grain from the King’s Granary”. This is just an abstractly CHOPPED OUT LOCAL REPRESENTION from the transforming relational continuum. That is, you can see, perhaps more obviously, in the example ‘LIGHTNING FLASHES’, that we are chopping out a small ‘LOCAL’ picture-piece of a much larger dynamic, … a dynamic SO LARGE and SO NONLOCAL, that we are not sure where it starts and ends but it would seem to involve the movement of sun and earth and the flow of atmosphere. So which dynamic is MORE REAL? I would say ‘the ‘larger dynamic’ or in other words, the NONLOCAL dynamic (how about you?). BUT which dynamic is easier to capture and represent in language? It is the LOCAL ‘LIGHTNING FLASHES’ dynamic.
Bipolar Disorder manifests as the conservative – liberal split.
The conservatives emphasize Law and Order while the liberals emphasize social justice. This spells BIPOLAR DISORDER.
As Nietzsche pointed out, our WESTERN CULTURE falls into the psychological aberrance hole of the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR. This reduces the natural dynamics of FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-ONE (where the hurricane and the atmospheric flow are ONE) by NAMING the hurricane and imputing to it LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF BEING, …then conflating this FIRST ERROR which GRAMMAR to impute to the NAMING-imputed THING-in-ITSELF, it’s own notional powers of SOURCING actions and developments. This DOUBLE ERROR lets us say things like ‘the hurricane is growing larger and stronger and is devastating New Orleans’.
The physical reality is that the world is a transforming relation continuum in which there is no such thing as LOCAL dynamics. Reality is inherently NONLOCAL and implicit because ‘everything is relative to everything’ as is the nature of relational forms in the Wave-field. The Earth is included in the transforming relational continuum so that relational TRANSFORMATION is the ‘FIRST ORDER REALITY’.
The trouble with reality being the transforming relational continuum (the Wave-field) is that it is INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT (because everything is in flux). That’s not really “TROUBLE” as far as our sensory experience goes, it is just ‘trouble’ insofar as capturing reality in language and grammar so as to share some kind of representation of ‘reality’. This EFFABLE-izing, even if it only the EFFABLE-izing of a crude reduction of our INEFFABLE experience of inclusion in the Wave-field is immensely useful since it allows us to share (crude) language based simulations of our sensory experience.
So we did engineer language and grammar that gives us a crude simulation of our sensory, and while modern physics, indigenous aboriginal cultures, Taoism/Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta are all using language and grammar as a means of building representations that facilitate an INTUITIVE LEAP to the INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT relational Wavefield reality aka ‘the Tao’.
We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, meanwhile, are in the habit of using language LITERALLY, so that when we say; ‘hurricane Katrina is growing larger and stronger and is devastating New Orleans’, WE REALLY MEAN IT, … whereas what is really going on is relational TRANSFORMATION that we and everyone, including the people of New Orleans, are included in. Katrina, the FIGURE and the atmosphere and landscape aka ‘the GROUND’ are ONE.
This is a note to speak to the CRAZINESS or BIPOLAR DISORDER in WESTERN CULTURE that manifests, for example, in the ‘conservative’ – ‘liberal’ political polarization.
Bipolar-disorder permeates WESTERN CULTURE and derives from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR, as expounded on by Nietzsche. It manifests in the abstract belief in ‘good’ and ‘evil’, LOCALLY SOURCED opposites. In EASTERN CULTURE as in modern physics, the basic dynamics are relational as in HARMONY and DISSONANCE which is NONLOCAL in nature; e.g. as Bohm explains this in his example of the death of Lincoln, events that we reduce to LOCAL are in reality arising NONLOCALLY from many influences that intersect and dissipate or build in a relational ‘WAVE-FIELD dynamic. The starving of many children from relative shortage of food, may induce the actions of a Jean Valjean who ‘steals’ a loaf of bread to feed starving children. Modern WESTERN CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION is a SHALLOW exploration based on the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR. The FIRST ERROR of NAMING establishes a notional LOCAL THING-in-ITSELF (Jean Valjean) while the SECOND ERRROR of GRAMMAR conflates the first by imputing the power of SOURCING actions and development to the NAMING-instantiated thing-in-itself (Jean Valjean).
NOTA BENE!: What was inherently a NONLOCAL dynamic involving relational flow and distribution, is reduced to a notional LOCALLY SOURCED dynamic by the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR.
In modern physics Wave-field understanding, and in the relational languages of indigenous aboriginals and in relational understandings in general, there is no assumption of LOCAL SOURCING. REFLECTION shows that the psychological impression of LOCAL SOURCING derives from the abstractions of NAMING and GRAMMAR which Nietzsche refers to as the DOUBLE ERROR.
I find myself living in a society I am estranged from. Why was I not born and raised in an indigenous aboriginal or Taoist/Buddhist or Advaita Vedanta society where “reason” is not the dominant reality constructing tool? Like Nietzsche and his ‘philosophizing with a hammer’ approach, I see no other way for myself, for my own sanity, to break with the CRAZY-MAKING understanding of WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENCY and its mesmerization by ‘reason’. So many WESTERN CULTURE thinking/understanding structures are built on the back of ‘reason’; e.g. the concept of GROWTH; …. there is no such thing in Nature as GROWTH. It implies LOCAL SOURCING. There is only TRANSFORMATION which is NONLOCAL and RELATIONAL. If you tell me that your community or your lands under cultivation have been GROWING, I will tell you about the SHRINKING of the Wilderness that is part of the real package of TRANSFORMATION. If you tell me about the GROWTH of a child, I will tell you about the TRANSFORMING make-up of family, community and the transforming relational continuum and how the ‘error of grammar’ can blind us to TRANSFORMATION. If you tell me about the competing values of conservative and liberal politics and their different approaches to sourcing productive actions and developments, I will tell about the hollowness of this concept of local SOURCING of actions and development and the need to take the hammer of intuition and smash such reason-based CRAZY-MAKERS. While conservatism would have us believe that the fundamental source of production of the goods and services that keep us going is the individual, liberalism would have us believe that the fundamental source of production of goods and services is the social collective. STOP RIGHT THERE!
As modern physics, indigenous aboriginal cultures, Taoism/Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta are telling us, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE ‘SOURCING’ OR ‘PRODUCTION’ OF ANYTHING, …there is only TRANSFORMATION. LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments as in ‘PRODUCTION’ and ‘CONSUMPTION’ is abstraction coming from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR that obscures the ‘real reality’ of TRANSFORMATION. We can’t have the GROWTH of cultivated lands without, at the same time, the corresponding reciprocal shrinkage of Wilderness. Our WESTERN CULTURE that has us believing that understanding can find a solid grounding in ‘reason’ and liberate us from dependency on ‘intuition’ is a CRAZY-MAKER. The psychological BIPOLAR DISORDER that divides WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS into ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’ factions is rooted in belief in LOCAL SOURCING and is the product of ‘reason’.
“Reason” in language!—oh what a deceptive old witch it has been! I fear we shall never be rid of God, so long as we still believe in grammar.
How do we break down the transforming relational continuum into LOCAL PARTS that we can discuss separately? We apply the DOUBLE ERROR treatment of NAMING and GRAMMAR so that the circulation in the flow wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE becomes, magically, FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO as ‘hurricane Katrina is born’ and takes on a power of sourcing “her own actions and development”, thanks to language and grammar-based ‘reason’. Thank you very much, you DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR, for helping us overcome our tongue-tied situation of inclusion in a transforming relational continuum, by splitting FIGURE-and-GROUND into TWO so that WE, as now-INDEPENDENT FIGURES, can move about according to ‘our own (notional) “WILL”‘ in a GROUND that is purportedly INDEPENDENT of FIGURES such as ourselves that are continually ‘popping in’, acting and interacting, and ‘popping out’ of the GROUND. OK, OK, I hear you. How else are we going to ARTICULATE and share our stories of INCLUSION in a TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM wherein everything is in continual flux, WITHOUT doing “the DOUBLE ERROR thing”?
The problem is NOT in doing “the DOUBLE ERROR thing” which LINGUISTICALLY recasts reality in abstract FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO terms thus REDUCING Wave-field reality which is INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT, as accords with FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-ONE reality, … to terms of the EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT. NO! THE PROBLEM IS NOT HERE in engineering this reduction that enables an EFFABLE inference of the INEFFABLE, … the PROBLEM is that we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS are using this reduced-to-EFFABLE pseudo-reality, as the OPERATIVE REALITY, rather than, as in the EAST, using it merely for INFERENCE of an INEFFABLE reality that lies beyond reach of the EFFABLE. As Nietsche points out, individual perspectives of reality ARE NOT REALITY, and we need many different perspectives brought into connective confluence whereby the coherencies therein serve us up an intuitive sense of the transforming relational continuum we and all share inclusion in. To understand the impressive FIGURE of the HURRICANE, we must first understand the impressive GROUND of the transforming relational continuum the FIGURE is inherently INCLUDED in. NAMING the FIGURE may LOGICALLY (here comes ‘reason’ in to foul us up, liberate the FIGURE from the GROUND so that we can EFFABLE-ize the LOCAL which is, in reality, the NONLOCAL and thus INEFFABLE.
As for my WESTERN CULTURE family members and my friends (and that same aspect of ‘my self’) who are ‘practical’ and prefer to live lives in harmony with the operative WESTERN CULTURE pseudo-reality, … I have been there done that and understand the pleasures of being in in harmony with the social collective, and even if we are on a trip to hell, if the road is sufficiently long, we can enjoy ourselves along the way. Unfortunately, we can’t promise the same to our grandchildren ten generations out. Already we have COVID 19, which, if one has read David Bohm’s modern physics based interpretations (e.g. Blackfoot Physics), illustrates how things can go awry (dissonant) in a relational system wherein FIGURE (e.g. human) and GROUND (environment) ARE ONE.
The ‘heretical’ (to WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS) understandings of modern physics, indigenous aboriginal, Taoist/Buddhist and Advaita Vedanta, are understandings wherein ‘everything is related’ (mitakuy oyasin) or in other words, FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE, and I would like to share this understanding, that many others have shared, that the belief in FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO is a BIPOLAR DISORDER on the scale of WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENCY, that is putting our onward travelling social collective on a bus trip to hell.
COVID 19 follows our usual WESTERN CULTURE’s mythological invention of the PATHOGEN that removes OURSELVES AND the PATHOGEN from the relational matrix wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE and ‘sets us up’ PSYCHOLOGICALLY as FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO, and this abstraction, at the same time, forces us to invent an absolute empty containing space, an abstraction that doesn’t arise in the natural world wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE aka the Wave-field aka the Tao.) WESTERN CULTURE MEDICINE, … but not EASTERN CULTURE MEDICINE, .. being based on Aesculapian medical grounding in GOOD and EVIL has had understanding ILLNESS in terms of our basic GOODNESS under attack by EVIL PATHOGENS. Whatever happened to RELATIONAL IMBALANCE? The embrace of BINARY (EITHER ‘right’ OR ‘wrong’) REASON has, in our WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT social collectives, SUBSTITUTED for the Wave-field phenomena of purely relational HARMONY and DISSONANCE. If a rabbit darts across the busy freeway and relational dissonance ensues in the flow of traffic with braking and swerving that puts a persisting disturbance into the flow, when a collision finally occurs, after the rabbit has long since departed from the scene, … WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, because of our DOUBLE ERROR OF LANGUAGE based on NAMING and GRAMMAR, is going to apply its familiar tool of ‘causal analysis’ and identify a PERPETRATOR and VICTIM. Here we see ‘modern physics’ with its transforming relational continuum being pushed out and replaced by Newtonian physics (which as Benjamin Whorf has shown, derives from binary language structure). David Bohm tells us that the root source of the killing of Abe Lincoln is ineffable, because it is a development within the continuum which includes contributions from the invention of gunpowder and guns and so much more that we cannot reduce it to words. REALITY is thus NOT the DOUBLE ERROR constructions of LANGUAGE which reduce this INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT reality to terms that are EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT; e.g. James Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln.
How NEAT AND TIDY is such REDUCTION of the INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT to the EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and EXPLICIT. In the fender-bender example, we invoke the standard WESTERN BIPOLAR DISORDER based thinking by REDUCING the INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT to the EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT with the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR; i.e. the driver of the car with license plate ‘PATHOGEN’ is the perpetrator of injury to the driver of the car with the license plate ‘VICTIM’. No long-winded stories of rabbits on the loose needed.
This is just one exemplar on top of a long list of similar examples of what is holding us back from regaining our sanity, which includes what we call ‘WESTERN POLITICS which is based on BELIEF IN LOCAL SOURCING (formerly known as ‘sorcery’). LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments is THE DOUBLE ERROR NAMING-and-GRAMMAR SPEAK, which, in its separating FIGURE-and-GROUND-into-TWO (i.e. INHABITANT and HABITAT), implants EGO into the INHABITANT in a…. “TRANSFORMATION-REPLACING” DOUBLE ERROR REDUCTION that conjures up belief in ONE’S OWN (the NAMING-instantiated entity’s) POWERS of LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments. This is how the INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL Wave-field flow is synthetically (with the DOUBLE ERROR) reduced to EFFABLE-because LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT mechanics (the PERPETRATOR sourced the injury to the VICTIM). This is ‘reason’ in (its DOUBLE ERROR based reductive action’.
In using ‘reason’ that allows us to speak in the one-sided terms of how many acres of land we have cultivated, how our children and community have grown, and many many more inferences of one-sided GROWTH as a reductive substitute for TRANSFORMATION (wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE), this abstract grammatical LIBERATION OF FIGURE FROM GROUND re-rendering FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO which are deemed INDEPENDENT of one another, set the stage for the WESTERN CULTURE CRAZY-MAKING BRAIN-DRAW aka BIPOLAR DISORDER, that gives rise to unresolvable ambiguity.
AMBIGUITY STARTS HERE! Since, in using the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR, the understanding of change is NO LONGER understood in terms of relational TRANSFORMATION, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, in accepting that change is LOCALLY SOURCED, and because we have chosen to conceive of FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO, are obliged to make a decision as to whether the SOURCING of the dynamics of reality derives from the FIGURE or from the GROUND, or if from BOTH. We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, having stepped over the threshold into the BINARY LALA LAND, and that we then are challenged to do our best to MAKE SENSE OF, … find that half of us opt for the ‘conservative’ branch of the EITHER FIGURE OR GROUND binary, wherein the INDIVIDUAL is conceived of as the most basic SOURCING agency (“one bad apple sources rotting of the whole barrel”) while the other half of us (who come to be termed ‘liberals’) conceive of the SOCIAL COLLECTIVE as the most basic SOURCING agency (“it takes a whole community to raise a child”).
DON’T FORGET, … by accepting the DOUBLE ERROR that sets up LOCAL SOURCING, we have already stepped over the threshold in BIPOLAR DISORDER based LALA LAND, which is where this question of ‘the true nature of SOURCING’ comes from; i.e. whether SOURCING is ONE-to-MANY based (Conservative), or whether SOURCING is MANY-to-ONE based (Liberal). The conservative – liberal split IS a BIPOLAR DISORDER that derives from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR which establishes the PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPORESSION of LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments.
This POLARIZING of the WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT SOCIAL COLLECTIVE into CONSERVATIVE and LIBERAL factions on the basis of whether the SOURCING of the social dynamic derives from the individual of from the social collective, is the same sort of artificial polarizing as in the Zen koan of wind-and-flag (e.g. “does the movement of the flag source the movement of the air, or does the movement of the air source the movement of the flag”). Such puzzles that divide people into polarized camps such as conservative and liberal have no solution BECAUSE they are based on the mistaken belief there LOCAL SOURCING is something ‘real’ when in fact, it is, as Nietzsche has pointed out, abstraction deriving from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR.
Sure, there is nothing stopping us from using NAMING and GRAMMAR to say (a) the continents are drifting, and/or (b) the seafloor is spreading, but both of these statements (which are implicitly ‘flat-space abstractions’) lack the dimensionalty to capture the fluidity of relational TRANSFORMATION as in the earth understood in the fluid sense of a Wave-field feature wherein ‘the continents’ become instead, the ‘continenting’ in the overall Wave-field, thus giving an understanding of continents and oceans in a FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-ONE (Wave-field based) sense rather than the FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO (mechanistic) sense that comes from NAMING the continent ‘the continent’ and using grammar to impute to ‘the continent’ its own (notional) power of sourcing actions and development as in ‘the continents are drifting and colliding and merging and breaking up’.
Such DOUBLE ERROR CONSTRUCTIONS (as Nietzsche calls them), while they are the enablers of reducing the INEFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT to the EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT are an amazing tool that lets us use the EFFABLE wherein the FIGURE is notionally liberated from the GROUND so as to INFER the INEFFABLE wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE. The hurricane is not really separate from the atmosphere (which is not really separate from the transforming relational continuum aka the Wave-field), but the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR lets us deliver a WORD-PICITURE wherein KATRINA, the HURRICANE is ‘growing larger and stronger and is devastating the city of New Orleans’. That puts a picture in the foreground in our psyche; i.e. in our logical reasoning function. Meanwhile, our intuition is sitting in the background contemplating the greater reality that the hurricane and New Orleans along all other NAMING-instantiated relational forms, are included in the transforming relational continuum and our DOUBLE ERROR based representations, which are very handy in that they allow us to share reduced portrayals, which are innately incomplete personal perspectives, but which fall innately short of capturing the flull-blown relational transformation. The DOUBLE ERROR lets us describe Katrina, the hurricane, and our selves and our nations and corporations as well, in this same DOUBLE ERROR manner (all it takes is NAMING and GRAMMAR), as if we were LOCAL things-in-ourselves with our own powers of LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments. This is the FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO abstraction that comes to us thanks to the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR.
THE TROUBLE IS, the burden of re-animating what we have broken down into FIGURES separate from GROUND, is on on our backs, and right away, because we have invented LOCAL SOURCING to portray relational TRANSFORMATION wherein there is NO LOCAL SOURCING, and having split FIGURE-and-GROUND into TWO (e.g. inhabitant and habitat), we find ourselves obliged to follow one lie with another so that in using GRAMMAR to re-animate by way of LOCAL SOURCING, and having CREATED TWO PARTS (the INDEPENDENCE of FIGURE and GROUND) where TRANSFORMATION only involved ONE, we are now smitten with a BIPOLAR DISORDER that obliges us to apportion SOURCING POWER between the FIGURE-and-GROUND that are now TWO. This splits us WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS into two polar opposite mindset groupings we have called ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’
The CONSERVATIVE option for a solution to ambiguity that arises in abandoning TRANSFORMATION and having to impute in its place, LOCAL SOURCING is to endow the LOCAL FIGURE with the power of sourcing actions and developments (i.e. the local individual person, individual nation, individual corporation etc.). Meanwhile the LIBERAL option of a solution to the ambiguity that arises in abandoning TRANSFORMATION and having to impute in its place LOCAL SOURCING is to endow the LOCAL GROUND with the power of sourcing actions and developments (i.e. the local social collective, the local national collective, the local corporate collective.) The CONSERVATIVE – LIBERAL social polarizing, being based on the belief in LOCAL SOURCING, is abstraction that brings with it an innate ambiguity that is UNRESOLVED because UNRESOLVABLE even though both factions may believe that the opposite faction will ‘one day come to their senses’ and see the correctness of their choice in this bipolar ambiguity. There can be no resolution of this BIPOLAR ambiguity because it is based on the abstraction of LOCAL SOURCING and this LOCAL SOURCING DOES NOT EXIST, but is an abstract artifact of the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR. THERE IS NO LOCAL SOURCING since FIGURE-and-GROUND-are only ONE (Schroedinger, modern physics). Since there is NO LOCAL SOURCING, the argument over whether it is EITHER the individual that sources the dynamics of the collective, OR, whether it is the collective that sources the dynamics of the individual, is a nonsense question. In short, this WESTERN CULTURE phenomenon of the CONSERVATIVE – LIBERAL BIPOLAR SPLIT is a PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER that pervades WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENCY. It is EGO based since it is EGO that brings forth the impression of LOCAL SOURCING POWER that underpins, in WESTERN CULTURE, REWARD for the SOURCING of constructive/beneficial works, and PUNISHMENT for the SOURCING of destructive/harmful works. Of course, in EASTERN culture as in modern physics, TRANSFORMATION is Nature’s dynamic and there is no such thing as LOCAL SOURCING, so there is no exposure to the conservative-liberal BIPOLAR DISORDER.
The conservative-liberal battle to determine once and for all, which of the two binary opposite understandings of the ROOT SOURCE of the community’s SOURCING of actions and developments (i.e. the conservative choice of the individual or the liberal choice of the social collective) is NOT going to happen because there is NO CORRECT CHOICE as to whether it is the case that the continents are drifting or the seafloor is spreading, or whether it is the case that the hurricane is sourcing the stirring up of the atmosphere or the atmosphere is sourcing the stirring up of the hurricane. There is NO CORRECT CHOICE because those choices are synthetic artifacts of our manner of formulating questions (see Poincare re the error in logic termed petitio principii). By our use of the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR; abstractions we invent to give a reduced but EFFABLE account of the INEFFABLE, we invent the abstract concept of LOCAL SOURCING. AGAIN, the answer is NEITHER!. This is because there is no such thing as LOCAL SOURCING, there is only the TRANSFORMING relational continuum and the abstract concept of LOCAL SOURCING arises from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR. The conservatives and liberals are, thanks to EGO, which is where the notion of LOCAL SOURCING comes into play, in polarized conflict over the issue of the authorship of SOURCING of actions and development (is it the individual as the conservative maintains or is it the social collective as the liberal maintains? ANSWER: there is no such thing as SOURCING. We share inclusion in a transforming relational continuum, and it is only the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR that manufactures the abstraction of local SOURCING.
In sum, .. our DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR is to render FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO as in mechanistic depictions and thus deliver an EFFABLE reduction of the FIGURE-and-GROUND_as-ONE (Wave-field phenomena), the latter being INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT, for which the price we have to pay is the infusing of AMBIGUITY since it becomes unclear, once we have split FIGURE and GROUND notionally (psychologically) into TWO, whether the purported SOURCING AGENCY is deriving from the FIGURE, from the GROUND, or from BOTH. While LOCAL SOURCING doesn’t really exist, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have built it into our language based constructions of reality and it is held in place by EGO which lays claim to LOCAL PERSONAL POWERS OF SOURCING actions and developments. Only after we make the mistake of believing in LOCAL SOURCING do we fall into the second trap of arguing over whether the FIGURE (individual) or GROUND (social collective) is the primary SOURCING AGENCY.
‘REASON’ is a binary logic based method for constructing realities that open the door to ambiguity. We may use reason to infer that the devastation of New Orleans was caused by hurricane Katrina, and that is good to know, and we may use reason a la Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) to ascertain that Jean Valjean stole the loaf of bread, … but the REAL WORLD is the pre-lingually-reified ‘substrate of TRANSFORMATION (yes, the ineffable stuff) wherein there is only RELATIONS (this is before we impose NAMES and apply GRAMMAR to reduce the fluid transformation to the abstract but effable terms based on reified flow-forms like Katrina, such NAMING replacing the inherent NONLOCALITY of the flow-form with an abstract LOCALITY to serve as a notional PLATFORM that can be seen (imagined) as the launching pad for LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments. If you look closely at Katrina, you will see an atmospheric swirling which is a NONLOCAL phenomenon and with the sun beating down on your back, you know that the energy dynamics of the overall transforming relational continuum must be involved, but LIKE MAGIC, once we come up with the magic wand of NAMING and the GENIE of GRAMMAR, what was moments earlier the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT unbounded dynamic of the universe, is replaced by the LOCAL and EXPLICI, this DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR reducing the INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT to the EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT.
After we populate ‘reality’ with a large number of these LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT forms, we run into issue captured by Heraclitus; wherein “No man ever steps into the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
Since the ‘real reality’ is the Wave-field; i.e. the transforming relational continuum wherein everything is in flux, we’ve got ourselves a problem with our practice of reducing relational forms that are INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT to DOUBLE ERROR abstractions that are EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT. Once we NAME it, we FREEZE IT within that NAME whereas it could be swimming free in the ineffable currents of continuing TRANSFORMATION of the Wave-field.
Who believes that the UNITED STATES of today, is simply an ‘aged’ version of the UNITED STATES of 1776? Shall we then IGNORE the relational understanding of relational forms in the transforming relational continuum? Are ‘nations’ local things-in-themselves subject to an aging process, or is there really no such thing as a LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF with its own LOCAL powers of actions and development, that being the deception coming from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR? If the UNITED STATES was and remains a relational form in the flow, it makes no sense to talk of ITS former or current GREATNESS since ‘whatever it is’ is relative to the relational dynamic it is included in. It could NOT be otherwise. The proud Lion-hearted icon of ‘GREAT BRITAIN’ has ‘taken a few hits’ like other ‘former great’ icons, underscoring the natural prevalence of the all-including relational transformation. There is a hollowness to this icon-promoting ‘reality game’ that screams out for an iconoclastic re-awakening.
How many reason-based hollow icons purporting to represent ‘reality’ have we planted in our WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT minds, that Nietzsche is suggesting that we test out with the hammer? Two of the classics, for sure, are the conservative and liberal versions of the abstract notion of LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments. The DOUBLE ERROR based abstraction of LOCAL SOURCING which portrays FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO comes with this basic ambiguity as to whether the dynamics of the FIGURE (e.g. hurricane) are sourcing the dynamics of the GROUND (e.g. atmosphere) or whether the dynamics of the GROUND (e.g. atmosphere) are sourcing the dynamics of the FIGURE (the hurricane), Such ambiguity is the price we pay for splitting the ONE-NESS of relational TRANSFORMATION wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE into the mechanistic abstraction wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-TWO. Yes, we did an ‘end-run’ around the INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT with this DOUBLE ERROR device which delivers a reduction to EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT, but it comes with the price of AMBIGUITY in that this LOCAL SOURCING could be coming from EITHER FIGURE OR GROUND or some combination thereof; take your pick. If you choose ‘from FIGURE’ you get to wear the conservative label and if you choose ‘from GROUND’ you get to wear the ‘liberal’ label’.
There is a HOLLOWNESS in this LOCAL SOURCING based psychological splitting aka BIPOLAR DISORDER, that is begging for an administering of the Nietzschean ‘philosophizing with a hammer’. However, in WESTERN CULTURE, there are many whose personal identities have become so bound up in (and sporting Emperor’s new clothes) dependencies on belief in LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments (the DOUBLE ERROR replacement for relational TRANSFORMATION) so that we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS are currently LOCKED IN BY HIGH SWITCHING COSTS, in the same sense as being locked in to the Windows operating systems on the PC, as captured in the adage of being unable to perform a needed change of tires on the vehicle while driving in it, or being unable to bite our own nose. We can’t switch our applications over to a new system after we have built into them a deep dependency of the current system. First, we need to do some philosophizing with a hammer to liberate our psyches from such BIPOLAR DISORDERED understanding as we have ourselves embodied, such as the SORCERY-based conservative – liberal dichotomy.
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In the title Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer (Götzen-Dämmerung, oder, Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophiert), Nietzsche is, among other things, mocking the rising political put down of Jewish people. The Götzen-Dämmerung title was a pun on Wagner’s ‘Götterdämmerung’ (the Twilight of the Gods). That is, Götze is a German word for “idol” or “false god”.
What was the ‘false God’ for Nietzsche? The false God was REASON!
It is ‘reason’ that supports the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR that allows us to (in our intellectual abstracting) to impute by NAMING, the notional LOCAL existence of a ‘thing-in-itself’ (that is the FIRST ERROR), and GRAMMAR conflates NAMING by imputing to the NAMING-instantiated thing-in-itself, the notional POWER OF SOURCING actions and developments. This ‘DOUBLE ERROR’ allows us to ‘break into’ the transforming relational continuum aka ‘the Wavefield’ aka ‘the Tao’ which is the basic reality of our actual sensory experience (of inclusion within it), … and to reduce this flow-continuum to the BINARY ABSTRACTION of ‘CREATION and DESTRUCTION’ or more commonly in our WESTERN CULTURE common thinking, as ‘PRODUCTION’ and ‘CONSUMPTION’.
Can you imagine yourself as one who has grown up understanding modern physics and/or understanding indigenous aboriginal or Taoist/Buddhist or Advaita Vedanta worldviews wherein ‘everything is in flux’, being brainwashed into re-engineering such fluid reality (as is affirmed by our sensory experience of inclusion within it) to chopped up pseudo-reality based on BINARY LOGIC REASONING wherein CREATION and DESTRUCTION (and PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION) become seen as having a REALITY greater than the reality of our sensory experience of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum aka ‘the Tao’?
If you are like myself and have grown up in a WESTERN CULTURE adherent society, you may have difficulty (as I have had) in getting a grasp on the reality that ‘reality’ is fluid and I am a fluid inclusion in that reality.
ABSTRACT: … WESTERN CULTURE ‘conservative-liberal’ bipolarizing politics is a psychological disorder stemming from confusing the DOUBLE ERROR based notion of LOCAL SOURCING for ‘reality’.
In WESTERN CULTURE conceptualizing of reality, the concept of EITHER ‘good’ OR ‘bad’ is understood using the abstract logic EITHER/OR logic of the EXCLUDED medium, wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-TWO. In modern physics as in the EASTERN Buddhist/Taoist, Advaita Vedanta and indigenous aboriginal cultures, the logic of reality is the ‘quantum’ BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDED medium wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE as symbolized, for example, by the Tai-Chi (yin-yang) symbol.
This NON-BINARY understanding is CONSISTENT with our natural experience wherein the hurricane and the atmospheric flow one dynamic that the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR split into TWO. This is problematic for us WESTERN CULTURE adherents in that it introduces an ambiguity as to whether the FIGURE (hurricane) is stirring up the GROUND (atmospheric flow) or the GROUND (atmospheric flow) is stirring up the FIGURE (figure). In physical reality, the hurricane and the flow are relational manifestations of the one dynamic of relational TRANSFORMATION and while there are relations that may be harmonious or dissonant, there are no ontological binaries that support EITHER/OR logic. That is, IN THE PHYSICAL REALITY OF OUR SENSUAL EXPERIENCE, there can be relational harmony and relational dissonance in the yin/yang sense, but there is not such thing, IN THE PHYSICAL REALITY OF OUR SENSUAL EXPERIENCE, as the ontological dichotomy of ‘IS’ or ‘IS NOT’ as in ‘GOOD’ or EVIL’ and ‘GUILTY’ or ‘INNOCENT’ and other such binary abstractions that are the basis, in WESTERN CULTURE, but not EASTERN CULTURE, for ‘CREDIT’ or ‘BLAME’, ‘REWARD’ or ‘PUNISHMENT’, ‘ACCLAIM’ or ‘DERISION’.
In modern physics as in the EASTERN and indigenous aboriginal cultures, as Schroedinger puts it, ‘SUBJECT and OBJECT are only ONE’. This is the meaning of ‘mitakuye oyasin’ (we and everything are related) in the indigenous aboriginal culture.
The above introduction suggests why this note is entitled Bipartisan Politics or Bipolar Disorder, since there is no support in the relational dynamics of NATURE for the TWO OPPOSING VIEWS OF REALITY that manifest in the WESTERN CULTURE social-political divisions into ‘CONSERVATIVE (Republican) and LIBERAL (Democrat). This dividing into polar opposing political factions which permeates WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT social collectives is a BIPOLAR DISORDER deriving from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR (Nietzsche), as described in this note. THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION IN REALITY FOR THE CONSERVATIVE – LIBERAL BIPOLAR SPLITTING since such splitting is based on disagreement over whether the root sourcing of societal production and advancement is the individual (conservative) or the social collective (liberal). THIS POLARIZING DIVISION into ‘conservatives’ and ‘liberals’ based on conflicting views as to the root source of production and advancement (i.e. is the deeper source the individual or is it the social collective) is innately unresolvable since there is, in reality, no such thing as the local SOURCING of actions and developments, there is only relational transformation (‘sourcing’ is abstraction coming from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR).
What our WESTERN CULTURE has been constructing with the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR are story-book nations and corporations that become bloated idols from political praise, hollow idols that will not stand up to the test of the hammer.
There are more idols than realities in the world: that is my “evil eye” upon this world; that is also my “evil ear.” Finally to pose questions with a hammer, and sometimes to hear as a reply that famous hollow sound that can only come from bloated entrails — what a delight for one who has ears even behind his ears, for me, an old psychologist and pied piper before whom just that which would remain silent must finally speak out. … This little essay is a great declaration of war; and regarding the sounding out of idols, this time they are not just idols of the age, but eternal idols, which are here touched with a hammer as with a tuning fork: there are no idols that are older, more assured, more puffed-up — and none more hollow. That does not prevent them from being those in which people have the most faith; nor does one ever say “idol,” especially not in the most distinguished instance. … Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
There are many who proudly present untenable constructions as ‘reality’, falsehoods that come to serve society as ‘idols’, and we are drowning is such hollownesses while thirsting for something of substance. rising to the challenge of taking a hammer to the hollow idols may open the way for a more authentic shared reality..
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You may not agree with this view that the split into conservative and liberal politics is a psychological BIPOLAR DISORDER, but I can assure you that it is the view of systems thinkers like Erich Jantsch, philosophers like Nietzsche, Bohm and Schroedinger,and is fully supported by modern physics. That is; the split between republicans and democrats; i.e. the conservative – liberal split, comes from the EGO, and it was operative among WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS long before Donald Trump became president. The Republicans and Democrats have been deeply divided because of their ‘thinking differently’ and their different thinking comes from the EGO which gives us the sense that we have the powers of SOURCING actions and developments. But is this ‘we’ based SOURCING power rooted in the individual (conservative) or in the social collective (liberal)?
INTRODUCTION: The KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID (KISS) approach to organizing social activity is a WESTERN CULTURE popular favorite which has us elevate the LOCAL PRODUCER-PRODUCT ‘reality’ with its voyeur visualizing of ‘the construction-based GROWTH of a “LOCAL COMMUNITY” into an unnatural precedence over our actual experience of inclusion in unbounded relational TRANSFORMATION. This leaves behind the actual reality of our inclusion in the transforming relational continuum in the unlit reaches of our intuition, while our reason dances about in the bright light of a LOCAL intellect-fabricated PRODUCER-PRODUCT pseudo-reality. As Goedel’s Theorem affirms, there is an inherent incompleteness to all finite systems of logic, and while CSI (crime-scenes investigation) logic establishes the steel-bolted ‘truth’ of Jean Valjean’s theft of a loaf of bread, it is blind to the more ‘complete’ reality featuring relational imbalance wherein many are swimming in surplus while others are starving in deficiency.
While TRANSFORMATION is NONLOCAL and INEFFABLE, the reductive PRODUCER-PRODUCT view is LOCAL and EFFABLE. PRODUCTION and CONSUMPTION are an abstract binary duality like BIRTH and DEATH that lacks the dimensionality to capture TRANSFORMATION. The GROWTH of PRODUCTION is a popular orientation in WESTERN CULTURE social dynamics, yet it is LOGICALLY INCOMPLETE and leaves the reality of relational TRANSFORMATION flapping like a loose sheet in the winds of the psyche. REALITY is instead TRANSFORMATION as in the all-including transforming relational continuum (aka ‘the Wave-field aka the Tao’) while PRODUCTION and CONSUMPTION are Euclidian FLAT-SPACE abstractions that ‘side-step’ the reality of TRANSFORMATION; i.e. PRODUCTION and CONSUMPTION DO NOT EXIST in the reality of our sensory experience. The production and consumption of ‘forest products’ may transform a forested planet into a desert moonscape, an aberrant development turbocharged by the popular pursuit of ECONOMIC GROWTH; i.e. THERE IS NO GROWTH, there is only TRANSFORMATION. The WESTERN CULTURE belief in GROWTH is a CRAZY-MAKER.
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As Scrhoedinger protested, one can’t capture TRANSFORMATION using binary FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO abstraction by employing the abstract device of PROBABILITY wherein the FIGURE as a thing-in-itself has a likelihood of EITHER existing OR not-existing. That is to say; we can’t capture TRANSFORMATION in this way because the basic reality of our sensory experience is where FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE. For example, DUNING is a resonance phenomenon that is inherently NONLOCAL while DUNES are visual impressions that we think of as LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES in the PLURAL that are, meanwhile, NOT REAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES. As Nietzsche observes, we invent the notion of DUNES-that-MOVE with the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR.
Schroedinger was clear in his opposition to what became and persists as the ‘standard reality’ in modern physics; i.e. the notion of ‘waves’ as ‘local things-in-themselves’ (think of how the resonance phenomenon of DUNING could be understood in terms of DUNES that ‘gather’ and ‘scatter’). Once we start thinking of DUNING (the NONLOCAL resonance phenomenon that belongs to the transforming relational continuum) in terms of DUNES as LOCAL material forms that are continually gathering and scattering, we need an auxiliary theory (probability) to deal with the likelihood of a particular place being ‘occupied’ by a DUNE or NOT. This way of formulating theory accepts the LOCAL THINGNESS of the DUNE as a foundational precept and THEN tries to match the observational data with theory that deals with DUNING dynamics, preserving the concept of WAVE-MATTER EQUIVALENCE. In Schroedinger’s view, the WAVE-FIELD is the basic reality and material objects and their dynamics is Schaumkommen (appearance). He did not approve of theory that started from accepting WAVE – MATTER equivalence where these were two EQUIVALENT ways of comprehending the same phenomenon. For Schroedinger, WAVES are primary reality and MATTER is ‘appearnce’, so that he never did agree with the majority-pushed interpretation of modern physics which insisted on a particulate base moderated by existential ‘probability’;
“Let me say at the outset, that in this discourse, I am opposing not a few special statements of quantum physics held today (1950s), I am opposing as it were the whole of it, I am opposing its basic views that have been shaped 25 years ago, when Max Born put forward his probability interpretation, which was accepted by almost everybody.” (Schrödinger E, ‘The Interpretation of Quantum Physics’). … “I don’t like it, and I’m sorry I ever had anything to do with it.” (Erwin Schroedinger speaking about the ‘legitimate science’ interpretation of Quantum Physics).
WESTERN CULTURE AS A BIPOLAR DISORDER
What we call ‘normal’ is a product of repression, denial, splitting, projection, introjection and other forms of destructive action on experience.” — R.D. Laing
Not every culture SPLITS into two opposing polar opposite views of ‘reality’ of ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’. That’s because not every culture makes EGO and the power of LOCAL SOURCING the cornerstone of its concept of ‘reality’ as WESTERN CULTURE does. In culture’s where TRANSFORMATION serves the foundational role in ‘reality’, there is no polarizing BIPOLAR DISORDER, neither of the overt ‘conservative’ – ‘liberal’ BIPOLAR DISORDER variety where the polarizing division is over the question of the presumed LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments (is it ‘one-to-many- sourced? … or is it ‘many-to-one sourced’), or the introverted psychiatric-clinically defined INTERNAL splitting of the psyche POPULAR version of BIPOLAR DISORDER.
WESTERN CULTURE has become blind to its inbuilt, pervasive BIPOLAR DISORDER that manifests as the conservative – liberal split as to how one should understand the process of LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments; i.e. does it take a whole community to raise a child, … or does one bad apple spoil the barrel? Which way does LOCAL SOURCING work? Does the whorl in the water source the flow and movement of the water, … or, does the flow and movement of the water source the whorl?
Synopsis: We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have incorporated an over-simplistic logic in our language and grammar that is a culture-pervading CRAZY-MAKER.
“As regards the academies, they are established in order to regulate the studies of the pupils and are concerned not to have the program of teaching change very often: in such places, because it is a question of the progress of the students, it frequently happens that the things which have to be chosen are not those which are most true but those which are most easy. And by that division in things which makes different people form different judgements, it so happens that certain people are in error contrary to their own opinion.” – Johannes Kepler, ‘Harmonies of the World’
Our WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT practice of reducing the quantum BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDED medium to the EITHER/OR logic of the EXCLUDED medium gives rise to our substituting the ‘flat-space’ concept of GROWTH for the ‘spherical-space’ concept of TRANSFORMATION. We have built this reduction into our language and while it “COULD” serve simply as a useful tool or ‘short hand’ based on the EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT, … for triggering an intuitive leap of understanding of reality that is INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS fall into the habit of employing the EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT as our ‘OPERATIVE REALITY’, hence,we experience inclusion in TRANSFORMATION yet speak of it in the reduced terms of GROWTH-and-DECLINE, CONSTRUCTION-and-DESTRUCTION.
Let’s be honest! The REALITY of our sensory experience is of inclusion in relational TRANSFORMATION. There is no such thing as “GROWTH’ and “DECLINE”, ‘CONSTRUCTION” and ‘DESTRUCTION”. As Nietzsche has pointed out, we fabricate these concepts with the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR. The farm cannot ‘GROW’ without the shrinkage of Wilderness; in other words, TRANSFORMATION is the reality while GROWTH is a DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR (e.g. “the cultivated lands that now produce wheat and other agricultural products have grown to more than twice the size they were ten years ago.” —This statement is exemplary of “the over-simplistic logic in our language and grammar that is a culture-pervading CRAZY-MAKER”. There is no such thing as GROWTH, there is only relational TRANSFORMATION which implicitly includes the SHRINKAGE of Wilderness lands in reciprocal relation to the “GROWTH” of cultivated lands.
The DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR is the origin of the concept of WILL as the implied LOCAL FORCE, this abstract intellectual concept that we INJECT into our reality constructions as the synthetic ‘explainer’ of LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments, … ANSWERS THE QUESTION; “Now that we are saying that the SOURCING of actions and developments are LOCAL rather than NONLOCAL, … where is the jumpstart agency coming form that is responsible for LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments [NOTE that ‘TRANSFORMATION, being NONLOCAL, has no need of such contrivance as ‘WILL’, a concept called into being by the associated abstraction of LOCAL SOURCING which itself is abstraction that we invent for the purpose of reducing the INEFFABLE NONLOCALITY of TRANSFORMATION and give is an EFFABLE rendering in terms of LOCAL SOURCING of actions and developments. ‘WILL” is a concept that ‘fills a ‘logical hole’ in our GRAMMAR-based LOCALIZING PROJECT, a ‘filling in’ that is not needed in an understanding or reality in terms of NONLOCAL TRANSFORMATION, as in the reality of inclusion of all things, including us in the transforming relational continuum aka the Wave-field aka ‘the Tao’.
However, once we employ the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR and reduce the INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT (of TRANSFORMATION) to the EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT, …in INVENTING this intellectual reduction of the NONLOCAL to the LOCAL we PAINT OURSELVES INTO A CORNER (logically speaking), having removed the animating force which is IMMANENT in relational TRANSFORMATION, obliging us to add to our reductive DOUBLE ERROR (NAMING-and-GRAMMAR) LOCAL-SOURCING based reconstruction of reality, a notional LOCAL SOURCING POWER to fill the gap left by retracting the concept of nonlocal TRANSFORMATION with its nonlocally immanent ‘field’ based sourcing. As is possible with language and grammar when we are the ones ‘making it up’, we have popped in a surrogate answer for the lOCAL SOURCING need, by just inventing it, calling it WILL, and giving it the needed role within our NAMING and GRAMMAR constructions which for a LOCAL SOURCING ENGINE. Where TRANSFORMATION gives way to LOCAL SOURCING and we lose the Wave-field concept of immanent influence, the notion of a “LOCAL JUMPSTART FORCE” or in humans a “LOCAL JUMPSTART WILL” serves as the LOGICAL FIILL-IN-THE-GAP SUBSTITUTE for the IMMINANTE ANIMATING that is the basic nature of the Wave-field dynamic aka the Tao.
No matter how much NONLOCAL relational dissonance we relational forms find ourselves embroiled in, our WESTERN CULTURE and its JUSTICE SYSTEM eschews the INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT (which is meanwhile embraced by the indigeneous aboriginal culture and modern physics) and instead goes with the EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT. The abstract concept of LOCAL SOURCING is established in the intellect thanks to the notional LOCAL, JUMP-START-SOURCING AGENCY known as “WILL” which serves to erase from consciousness the vast web of influences that comprise a local ‘humaning’, re-inventing the “human” with the DOUBLE ERROR as a LOCAL thing-in-itself with its own GRAMMAR-given powers of SOURCING actions and developments. The notional ‘WILL’ is needed in this reduction of dynamics from INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT to EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT. This LOCALIZING of the NONLOCAL is where the DOUBLE ERROR comes in;
“In its origin language belongs in the age of the most rudimentary form of psychology. We enter a realm of crude fetishism when we summon before consciousness the basic presuppositions of the metaphysics of language, in plain talk, the presuppositions of reason. Everywhere it sees a doer and doing; it believes in will as the cause; it believes in the ego, in the ego as being, in the ego as substance, and it projects this faith in the ego-substance upon all things–only thereby does it first create the concept of “thing.” Everywhere “being” is projected by thought, pushed underneath, as the cause; the concept of being follows, and is a derivative of, the concept of ego. In the beginning there is that great calamity of an error that the will is something which is effective, that will is a capacity. Today we know that it is only a word.” – Nietzsche, Chapter 5 (Reason in Philosophy) of Twilight of the Idols.
DAMNED IF WE DO AND DAMNED IF WE DON’T (Devil’s Bargain). REALITY is NONLOCAL which is INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT, so we can’t capture it ‘as is’ in words and discuss it’. Meanwhile, NAMING-and-GRAMMAR permit us to conjure up a REDUCTION in LOCAL and EXPLICIT terms (imagine the NONLOCAL atmospheric disturbance or hurricaning where we can orient our language to the apparently ‘LOCAL’ centreal ‘nipple’ that we can use NAMING to reduce to the LOCAL HURRICANE that we use GRAMMAR to re-animate as if it were a LOCAL THING that was ‘growing larger and stronger and was devastating New Orleans’. This DOUBLE ERROR of language and grammar allows us to ‘break relational features out of the TRANSFORMATION and re-cast them self-standing LOCAL entities with their own internal SOURCING POWERS as imply an internal “WILL”. By ‘giving up the INEFFABLE (aka ‘the DIVINE), we get to talk about a dumbed-down surrogate pseudo-reality wherein humanings-in-the-Tao are recast as LOCAL things-in-themselves WITH THEIR OWN INTERNAL WILL-DRIVEN behaviour and development. In this reduced from INEFFABLE-to-EFFABLE form, we can talk about ourselves, but only as if IN A NEW WORLD wherein forms are EFFABLE-because-LOCAL-and-EXPLICIT, we have lost the DIVINE (the all-pervading Wave-rield aka ‘the Tao’, and we couldn’t keep it within our language based representations of reality because this most basic sensory experience reality (the Wave-field aka ‘the Tao’) is INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL-and-IMPLICIT, as is the nature of the Wave-field. While the EAST employs the EFFABLE reduction as a ‘Wittgenstein ladder’ or ‘expedient tool’ to trigger an intuitive leap to the INEFFABLE reality that lies innately beyond the reach of the EFFABLE, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, as Emerson complains, are “letting the tool run away with the workman, the EFFABLE human with the INEFFABLE divine’.
Wittgenstein reminds us that REALITY, because it is ‘in flux’ is INFFABLE and can’t be directly and explicitly captured in language. The resonance that is DUNING is an inextricable feature of TRANSFORMATION which is inherently INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT, however, our NAMING and GRAMMAR (DOUBLE ERROR) employs the LOCAL and EXPLICIT and thus can only serve as an EFFABLE tool to tickle the INTUITING of the INEFFABLE-because-NONLOCAL (i.e. “TRANSFORMATION”).
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.
7.0 Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. (“Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen”),
–Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
This following essay explores the respective realities of EAST/MODERN PHYSICS wherein there is only relational TRANSFORMATION and no ‘GROWTH’, versus the reality of WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS wherein there is only GROWTH and no “TRANSFORMATION”, as in the reductive concepts of GROWTH and DECLINE (CONSTRUCTION and DESTRUCTION) as simplifying substitutes for TRANSFORMATION. An ‘intuitive leap’ is required to pass from the ‘simplifying substitutes to the INEFFABLE reality of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum aka ‘Wave-field’ aka ‘the Tao’.
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We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS divide ourselves into polar factions (conservatives and liberals) due to our belief in LOCAL SOURCING power and the associated FIGURE-and-GROUND polarizing contention that is born with it; i.e. does the FIGURE source changes in the GROUND (conservative) or does the GROUND source changes in the FIGURE (liberal). Here, one may interpret FIGURE and GROUND and ‘INDIVIDUAL’ and ‘SOCIAL COLLECTIVE’ or, as well, ‘INHABITANT’ and ‘HABITAT’.
As Schroedinger and others have pointed out, there is no such BINARY SPLITTING in the real world of our sensory experience;
“The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived. Subject and object are only one. The barrier between them cannot be said to have broken down as a result of recent experience in the physical sciences, for this barrier does not exist.” – Erwin Schroedinger
Not only in modern physics but also in indigenous aboriginal cultures, Taoism/Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta, the reality of our sensory experience is understood in terms of FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-ONE or INHABITANT-and-HABITAT-as ONE. This is expressed by way of the Tai-Chi (Yin/Yang) symbology.
A team with an abundance of creative and operational talents were responsible for an agricultural development and production which was largely funded by income from the first development phase which was the clearing of the forested property (logging and milling of lumber and the production of an assortment of ‘wood products’.). The cleared lands were subsequently used for producing wheat.
This agricultural development was a huge success, financially and socially, employing and developing a new skills and income base for more than 200 people.
As often happens, people are divided over whether the success of an enterprise came more from the will and commitment of the overall workforce, of more from the ‘design’ intelligence and insight of the management directing the operation.
A strong split in how employees perceived the source of the successful operation arose in the design phase of an employee profit sharing plan. Roughly half of the employees believed that the insight and intelligence of the founder and senior management should be accorded most credit for sourcing such a successful venture, while the other half believed that the source of their success derived from the overall synergy of the full body of staff and management contributors.
As discussions on how to design the profit-sharing plan continued, a division on how to allocate credit for the sourcing of their success, became increasingly evident, exposing the familiar schism between those with a more ‘conservative’ outlook — wherein ‘One good man at the top makes all the difference between success and failure’ (or conversely, ‘One bad apple can source rotting of the whole barrel), — versus —- the polar opposite coming from those with a ‘liberal’ outlook whose understanding was that “it takes a whole community to raise a child”, who favoured attributing the source of the successful operations to the workforce ‘community’ as ‘a whole’, supporting a profit sharing plan on that basis.