BEYOND THE BINARY
There but for fortune, go you or I” —Phil Ochs
Whether we speak in terms of ‘the Grace of God’ or in terms of ‘probability’ and ‘chaos theory’, we know, at some level, that we cannot understand a person’s actions in the ONE_SIDED MALE-ASSERTING terms of LOCAL AUTHORING of actions and developments.
We live in a WAVE-FIELD world which is ANDROGYNOUS, where it may be true that WE CALL THE SHOTS regarding our own actions (insofar as we consider ourselves ‘independent’), but we do not control THE UNFOLDING SITUATION WE FIND OURSELVES IN which is the FEMALE CONJUGATE of our SENSE-EXPERIENCE of INCLUSION IN WAVE-FIELD reality.
Show me the prison, show me the jail
Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale
And I’ll show you a young man with so many reasons why
There but for fortune go your or I
BEYOND THE BINARY is ‘where we live’. The reality of our sense experience IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE SIMPLIFICATIONS THAT WE USE IN OUR LANGUAGE BASED SYMBOLIC CONSTRUCTION which we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS take to be SUBSTITUTE REALITIES that we use as our OPERATIVE REALITY.
NOTA BENE: Our WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE is NOT CAPABLE of REPRESENTATION of our sense-experience reality, it is only capable of us a SIMPLIFIED BINARY LOGIC based SYMBOLIC ‘GO-BY’ where we use word combinations to construct ‘GO-BYS’ such as ‘‘the TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING goods and services’ … But in the REAL REALITY of our inclusion in the ALL-INCLUDING transforming relational continuum aka the WAVE-FIELD, we would do better to employ a LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE that was NOT BINARY LOGIC BASED , as this is, but, instead, QUANTUM LOGIC based, such as ‘There is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE’, which preserves the sense-experience affirmed reality wherein EVERYTHING IS IN FLUX, as is the nature of the all-including transforming relational continuum aka the WAVE-FIELD.
QUANTUM LOGIC captures the WAVE-FIELD reality wherein material forms are CONDENSATIONS of the all-including WAVE-FIELD whereas BINARY LOGIC imposes the ABSOLUTE MATERIAL BEING in ABSOLUTE EMPTY SPACE abstraction which has us TALKING and WRITING about MOTION in terms of the MOVEMENT and INTERACTION of the ABSOLUTE MATERIAL OBJECTS as if in an ABSOLUTE EMPTY SPACE of INFINITE EXTENT.
As ABSTRACT and UNCONFIRMABLE by sense-experience as this is, this is the LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have been using and continue to us because it is SIMPLE and because we have LOCKED OURSELVES INTO IT by HIGH SWITCHING COSTS; i.e. we have constructed a lot of pseudo-realities on this BINARY LOGIC LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE basis.
We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS might have INSTEAD used a LANGAUAGE ARCHITECTURE such as that of the Indigenous aboriginals, the Taoists/Buddhists and Advaita Vedanta adherents which is FLOW-based, which means QUANTUM LOGIC based where THERE IS NO BINARY LOGIC INVOLVED because this “QUANTUM LOGIC “ language architecture keeps “EVERYTHING IN FLUX” as in There is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE’ which has the familiar FEMALE-ACCOMMODATING — MALE ASSERTING CONJUGATE LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE which implies “BALANCE” which is a QUANTUM LOGIC relation that is “LESS SIMPLE’ than the BINARY LOGIC based “NOW WE ARE IN THE TOWN” … “NOW WE HAVE GONE BEYOND THE TOWN ‘LIMITS’, HAVE LEFT THE TOWN AND ARE IN THE COUNTRY”
The BINARY LOGIC FRAGMENTATION that notionally SPLITS APART the TOWN and COUNTRY is a WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE BASED INTELLECTUAL ABSTRACTION that is ignored by the indigenous aboriginals, the ‘four-leggeds’ and ‘winged’ and ‘crawly’ ones. In other words, is an INTELLECTUAL LANGUAGE BASED GAME which is sustained by threats of punishment of those who do not ‘play the game’.
They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing a game. If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me. I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game.” R.D. Laing.
It is DANGEROUS to mock the believers in imaginary line-bounded ‘nations’ (i.e. WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTES) because, as indigenous aboriginals have discovered, they are dead-serious about their pretending that imaginary line bounded NATIONS do exist, or at least that the GAME is a SERIOUS GAME meaning that everyone must ‘play the game’ of PRETENDING that line-bounded NATIONS exist, or be punished. The four-leggeds, winged and crawly ones are excused, but NOT the indigenous aboriginals, whose denial must be limited to annual symbolic crossing of the imaginary line boundaries as if they did not exist, … which is the actual sense-experience case, .. but not the WESTERN CULTURE politically correct attitude which makes use of BINARY LOGIC abstractions such as the notional INDEPENDENT EXISTENCE of imaginary line-bounded ‘nations’.
BUT, … “BEYOND THE BINARY” , … in the REAL REALITY of our inclusion in the ALL-INCLUDING transforming relational continuum aka the WAVE-FIELD, we would do better to employ a LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE that was NOT BINARY LOGIC based but, instead, QUANTUM LOGIC based, where we would NOT use the BINARY LOCAL AUTHOR abstraction of ‘The TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCTING goods and services, but INSTEAD employ the QUANTUM LOGIC – “There is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE ” which preserves the sense-experience affirmed reality wherein EVERYTHING IS IN FLUX, as is the nature of the all-including transforming relational continuum aka the WAVE-FIELD.
BEYOND THE BINARY”,
if we reflect on where we are going with the UPGRADE to the less simple QUANTUM LOGIC, is the FLUID REALM, the realm of the ALL-INCLUDING WAVE-FIELD wherein “MATERIAL FORMS’ are Schaumkommen as Schroedinger points out, … ‘condensations of the all-including WAVE-FIELD’ which are not SPLIT OFF AND SEPARATE from the all-including WAVE-FIELD as it were an EMPTY SPACE inhabited only LOCALLY by EXPLICIT MATERIAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES, … NO NO NO! the reality instead being WAVE-FIELD REALITY wherein material forms are CONDENSATIONS of the WAVE-FIELD which establishes the QUANTUM “BOTH/AND” LOGIC OF THE INCLUDING (WAVE-FIELD) MEDIUM where ‘what we WESTERN CULTURE FOLKS have been MISTAKING as EMPTY SPACE is instead the ALL-INCLUDING WAVE-FIELD wherein those MATERIAL FORMS are NO LONGER FREE AND INDEPENDENT THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES but are ‘APPEARANCES’ within the ALL-INCLUDING WAVE-FIELD.
This QUANTUM LOGIC relation is like the relation of WHORLINGS in the FLOWING where the WHORLING IS THE FLOWING and we cannot use a fishnet to capture the WHORLING and put it into a fishbowl so that we can observe “ITS” WHORLING; i.e. we are wrong in imputing LOCAL BEING status to the WHORL even though our WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE invites us to do so. Such SIMPLIFICATION WHICH DROPS THINGS DOWN TO BINARY LOGIC FROM QUANTUM LOGIC leaves us with a ONE-SIDED picture were we use DIFFERENTIATION to SPLIT OUT A MALE ASSERTING CONJUGATE while DROPPING OUT the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING CONJUGATE (i.e. SUBSTITUTING ABSOLUTE EMPTY AND INFINITE SPACE for the FEMALE WAVE-FIELD CONJUGATE).
BY CONSTRAST, Indigenous aboriginal LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE along with Modern physics has an ANDROGYNOUS FLOW-BASED BOTH MALE-MATERIAL and FEMALE VALLEY form as exemplified by ‘there is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE’ which is INTEGRATION based rather than DIFFERENTIATON-based; i.e. we do NOT DIFFERENTIATE the TOWN from the FLANDSCAPE as we do in using the language construction ‘the TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING products’, the latter formulation creating a notional TOWN-THING-IN-ITSELF notionally with its own GRAMMAR-given POWERS of LOCAL AUTHORING of GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION of products. NO NO NO! What is going on as affirmed by our sense-experience is that THERE IS TOWNING IN THE TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE wherein EVERYTHING IS IN FLUX as with the WHORLING in the FLOWING of the FLUID WAVE-FIELD DYNAMIC.
This just demonstrates how LANGUAGE can be created with different ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES, the BINARY LOGIC structure and the QUANTUM LOGIC structure that imply DIFFERENT REALITIES, the former BINARY LOGIC option being SIMPLER in that it SPLITS APART the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING ‘VALLEY’ CONJUGATE from the MALE ASSERTING MATERIAL CONJUGATE, casting out the FEMALE CONJUGATE and proceeding to use ONLY THE MALE ASSERTING MATERIAL CONJUGATE.
“GOING BEYOND THE BINARY … TO THE QUANTUM is to reconceive our LANGUAGE based REALITY CONSTRUCTION in a manner that restores the LESS SIMPLE “INTEGRATION” based ‘There is TOWNING IN THE TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE’ to operative use in shaping our actions and developments, in a manner that is very different from the shaping of our actions and developments when our understanding is in the MORE SIMPLE ‘”DIFFERENTIATION” based ‘The TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING products’.
“INTEGRATION” is the QUANTUM LOGIC ‘base-case’ in Indigenous aboriginal LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE as also in Modern physics (e.g. Bohm’s Rheomode LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE).
“DIFFERENTIATION” is the BINARY LOGIC ‘base-case’ in WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE which has become the popular GLOBAL LANGUAGE STANDARD.
NOTA BENE: There is a COMMON MISTAKE made by WESTERN CULTUR ADHERENTS in conceiving of LANGUAGE as a technology that captures “REPRESENTATIONS” of “REALITY” , which as Bohm points out, gives rise, IN WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS to an exposure to SCHIZOPHRENIA and PARANOIA and, in general, to invoke FRAGMENTATION in our understanding of those isolated objects constructed by OUR DIFFERENTIATION-based LANGUAGE as in the case of our language construction which speak of the “INDIVIDUAL TOWNS” that “DOT” the COUNTRYSIDE and which “GROW”, “DEVELOP” and “PRODUCE” products”.
Even though this DIFFERENTIATION-based FALSE IMPRESSION OF LOCAL AUTHORING OF GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION is the synthetic artifact of the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR as Nietzsche has shown, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS continue to EMPLOY this BINARY LOGIC based DOUBLE ERROR ABSTRACTION in our DIFFERENTIATION-based LANGUAGE CONSTRUCTIONS where we FRAGMENT OUT ‘the TOWN’ and use the ‘DOUBLE ERROR’ of NAMING and GRAMMAR to make it out to be ‘PERFORMING ON ITS OWN’ as in ‘The TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING products’, … INSTEAD OF acknowledging its INTEGRATION within WITHIN the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM.
In other words, IN REALITY, as in OUR SENSE-EXPERIENCE AFFIRMED REALITY, “THERE IS TOWNING IN THE TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE” which is to say that the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE is the PRIMARY REALITY wherein WE must understand the TOWNING WITHIN THE TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE in terms of (less simple) QUANTUM LOGIC (BOTH/AND) INTEGRATION and NOT (simple) BINARY LOGIC (EITHER/OR) DIFFERENTATION.
QUANTUM LOGIC is a LESS SIMPLE LOGIC than BINARY LOGIC in the manner that WHORLING IN THE FLOWING is LESS SIMPLE than ‘the WHORL in the FLOW’, in the sense that the WHORLING and the FLOWING ARE ONLY “ONE” while the WHORL in the FLOW are TWO. That is, …in the QUANTUM LOGIC case, the WHORLING is related to the FLOWING in the BOTH/AND LOGIC of the INCLUDING MEDIUM sense wherein FIGURE (the WHORLING) and GROUND (the FLOWING) “ARE ONE” , … whereas in the BINARY LOGIC case, the WHORL (figure/content) and the FLOW (ground/container) are understood as TWO INDEPENDENT ONTOLOGICAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES, notionally with THEIR OWN powers of AUTHORING actions and development.
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WESTERN CULTURE PROMOTES THE MISTAKEN NOTION THAT LANGUAGE delivers a REPRESENTATION of REALITY, hence the words ‘the TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING products’ trigger a MENTAL VISION of a notional ‘TOWN’ as a LOCAL, INDEPENDENT THING-IN-ITSELF as in a sequence of pictures taken from an airplane/
But, just as “WE CAN’T STEP INTO THE SAME RIVER TWICE, because it is NOT THE SAME RIVER and we are NOT THE SAME PERSON STEPPING INTO THE RIVER”, … it is also the case that “WE CAN’T SNAPSHOT the SAME TOWN TWICE, because it is NOT THE SAME TOWN and we are NOT THE SAME PHOTO-SNAPPER”. Both OBSERVER and OBSERVED are included, and in fact EVERYTHING IS INCLUDING in the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM aka the WAVE-FIELD/
WE ARE TRICKING OURSELVES THROUGH the TOO-SIMPLE LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE that we have designed which is BINARY LOGIC based which is based on DIFFERENTIATION. Modern physics requires an INTEGRATION based LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE, and this employs QUANTUM BOTH/AND LOGIC as is employed in Modern physics and as in Indigenous aboriginal language architecture and in the language usage of Taoists/Buddhists and Advaita Vedanta adherents.
While DIFFERENTIATION splits apart RELATIONAL FORMS as in MALE ASSERTING CONSTRUCTIONS such as ‘the TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING goods’, … INTEGRATION pulls things together as in the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING — MALE ASSERTING CONJUGATE CONSTRUCTIONS such as ‘there is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE’ .
Both of these LANGUAGE CONSTRUCTS (the DIFFERENTIATION based language construct and the INTEGRATION based language construct’, rather than being “REPRESENTATIONS” as such, are APPEALS to the MIND to RECALL prior sense-experience, or accounts of sense-experience of others. The IMPORTANT POINT here is that LANGUAGE does not deal in SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY because sense-experience reality is too complex to be captured with LANGUAGE: i.e. ‘the Tao that can be told is not the true Tao’. So what LANGUAGE gives us are LINKS to our own complex sense-experience or to what might imagine to be the complex sense-experience of others; e.g. a male can interpret language that invokes the male sexual experience but where language refers to the female sex experience, the male must use his imagination.
The general point here is that LANGUAGE “DOES NOT DELIVER REPRESENTATIONS OF SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY”, LANGUAGE delivers “TRIGGERS” that invoke memory of, or imagination of sense-experiences.
When Korzybsky says; ‘the Word is not the Thing’, he is working towards a valid observation but falls short in basing the point he is trying to make on the ‘existence of things’ and there are no ‘things’ in the transforming relational continuum.. Thus, the more general point is as made in INDIGENOUS ABORIGINAL understanding as also in Zen that THERE ARE NO THINGS’, there are only relational forms in the transforming relational continuum aka CONDENSATIONS in the electromagnetic WAVE-FIELD.
Our mistake in SEEING THINGS OUT THERE as if in a BINARY LOGIC EITHER THEM OR US DIVISION is the source of rising SCHIZOPHRENIA and PARANOIA on a WESTERN CULTURE SOCIAL COLLECTIVE SCALE.
As Bohm says;
Each individual (WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENT) human being has been fragmented into a large number of separate and conflicting compartments, according to his different desires, aims, ambitions, loyalties, psychological characteristics etc., to such an extent that it is generally accepted that some degree of neurosis is inevitable, while many individuals going beyond the ‘normal’ limits of fragmentation are classified as paranoid, schizoid, psychologic etc.
Full Bohm QUOTE;
1 FRAGMENTATION AND WHOLENESS (from Wholeness and the Implicate Order by David Bohm)
The title of this chapter is ‘Fragmentation and wholeness’. It is especially important to consider this question today, for fragmentation is now very widespread, not only throughout society, but also in each indivdiual; and this is leading to a kind of general confusion of the mind, which creates an endless series of problems and interferes with our clarity of perception so seriously as to prevent us from being able to solve most of them.
Thus art, science, technology, and human work in general, are divided up into specialities, each considered to be separate in essence from the others. Becoming dissatisfied with this state of affairs, men have set up further interdisciplinary subjects, which were intended to unite these specialities, but these new subjects have ultimately served mainly to add further separate fragments. Then, society as a whole has developed in such a way that it is broken up into separate nations and different religious, political, economic, racial groups, etc. Man’s natural environment has correspondingly been seen as an aggregate of separately existent parts, to be exploited by different groups of people. Similarly, each individual human being has been fragmented into a large number of separate and conflicting compartments, according to his different desires, aims, ambitions, loyalties, psychological characteristics etc., to such an extent that it is generally accepted that some degree of neurosis is inevitable, while many individuals going beyond the ‘normal’ limits of fragmentation are classified as paranoid, schizoid, psychologic etc.
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