I have been writing about this same theme for twenty years now, and I can’t say that I feel like my messaging, or similar messaging by others is ‘making a difference’ and that concerns me for the same reason this same challenge of communications concerned Bohm and Nietzsche, as far as I can make out.
Bohm, Nietzsche, myself and numerous others, including most indigenous aboriginals, Taoists/Buddhists and Advaita Vedanta adherents, have all gotten to this same understanding, so it appears to me, that our WESTERN CULTURE concept of REALITY is fundamentally WRONG and MISLEADING and this is moving our society towards a very profound condition of PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFUSION which is in turn generating pain and suffering.
While many nominally agree with this, I don’t believe I see it the same way as many of these others do, such as Jungian psychologists. Of course, Jungian psychologists are considered among those having the best ideas as to what is ‘sanity’ and what is ‘insanity’ so disagreeing with Jungian psychology is likely to be more defining as to the condition of my own psyche than anyone else’s. As Giordano Bruno said as they took him to be burned at the stake for the heresy of ‘relativity’, … The majority has no monopoly on TRUTH’, but of course the majority DOES have the monopoly as to what shall be the POPULAR TRUTH and thus the OPERATIVE TRUTH, … so watch out, Modern day Brunos!
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WATCH OUT FOR THE POPULAR TRUTH OF ‘INDEPENDENCE BY DECLARATION’ BECAUSE, WHILE DISSONANT BEHAVIOUR IN A RELATIONAL SOCIAL MATRIX IS RELATIONAL AND CALLS FOR A ‘HEALING CIRCLE’ BASED RESOLUTION, DISSONANT BEHAVIOUR IN A COLLECTION OF INDEPENDENT BEINGS MUST BE RESOLVED BY THE IDENTIFICATION AND ELIMINATION OF THE AUTHOR OF THE OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOUR. THIS FOLLOWS FROM THE ASSUMPTION OF ‘INDEPENDENT BEINGS NOTIONALLY WITH THEIR OWN POWERS OF LOCAL AUTHORING AS ESTABLISHED BY THE ‘DOUBLE ERROR’ OF ‘NAMING’ AND ‘GRAMMAR’.
THE STAKE-IN-THE-GROUND KEEPING THE ‘LOCAL AUTHOR’ CONCEPT OF ‘PATHOGEN’ IN POPULAR PRIMACY OVER EASTERN ‘RELATIONAL DISSONANCE’ IS “EGO” WHICH IS THE SELF’S “DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, WITHOUT WHICH, THE CLAIMING OF RESPONSIBILITY AND CREDIT FOR THE AUTHORING OF GOOD WORKS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.
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I am concerned with where our social collective is going, the social collective that I and all of us are part of even though we may all understand reality quite differently. In uttering these words, it sounds far more general than I am feeling it. I am FEELING it VERY PERSONALLY, like Ignaz Semmelweis was feeling that he knew the simple answer and remedy to why many pregnant women were dying of puerperal fever, the reason being that they were being infected by their own doctors who in that era were not washing their hands after doing autopsies before examining their pregnant patients. Semmelweis’ overt allegations and pamphleteering asserting that doctors were the cause of these deadly infections were considered insane and Semmelweis was put into an insane asylum where he died.
I can feel, as no doubt Bohm, Nietzsche and others have felt, the smug confidence of society’s ‘opinion leaders’ as they persist in establishing what will be the current era’s popular rendering of REALITY. In the case of Semmelweis, what he was trying, unsuccessfully, to point out was the POPULAR ERROR of NOT ‘connecting’ the naturally well-intended examination practices of the Doctors with the deaths from puerperal fever. But even after this had been resolved and the illness and deaths avoided, and even to this present day, the POPULAR understanding of what was now ‘working’ was in the misguided terms that invisible PATHOGENS or ‘germs’ on the Doctors’ unwashed hands had been the AUTHORS of the puerperal fever illnesses and deaths. THIS IS A MISTAKE. THERE ARE NO “PATHOGENS” because there are no “LOCAL AUTHORS”.
There are many different strains of microbes in the world just as there are many different strains of people and we seem to go through oscillating periods of love and strife which different cultures interpret differently. Among indigenous aboriginal peoples and in the EAST, because the most basic understanding is that ‘we are all related’ (mitakuye oyasin), the alternating periods of love and strife can be understood in terms of RELATIONAL HARMONY and RELATIONAL DISSONANCE, while in the WEST where the belief is that ‘we are all INDEPENDENT BEINGS’, so that we are the AUTHORS of the condition of sour social dynamic and if LOVE characterizes the social dynamic, we can thank ourselves for AUTHORING this state of affairs and if STRIFE characterizes the social dynamic, we can attribute this to TROUBLE-MAKERS among us who are the LOCAL AUTHORS of this strife, the solution for which is the removal, elimination or subduing of the TROUBLE-MAKERS.
What a difference the belief in INDEPENDENT BEING makes! In the indigenous aboriginal culture the emergence of strife is understood as NONLOCAL and RELATIONAL and brings EVERYONE together in a HEALING CIRCLE while in our WESTERN CULTURE, the emergence of strife is understood as LOCAL and EXPLICIT-PERPETRATOR-based and brings forth campaigns of purification wherein we pursue the identification and elimination of the TROUBLE-MAKERS.
It is no surprise, then, that the purification approach we WESTERN CULTURE adherents apply as a remedy for strife within our communities is assumed applicable at the level of the microbial assemblage so that ILLNESS in the community is seen to derive from TROUBLE-MAKING PATHOGENS, the remedy being logically seen as the removal, elimination or subduing of the TROUBLE-MAKERS aka PATHOGENS.
Here we are in WESTERN CULTURE ingrained social collectives in the year2021, continuing to interpret STRIFE, … NOT AS RELATIONAL DISSONANCE, … but as THE WORK OF TROUBLE-MAKERS or PATHOGENS, the solution for which is PURIFICATION: the removal, elimination, or subduing of these TROUBLE-MAKERS.
The U.S. penal population of 2.2 million adults is by far the largest in the world. ”Just under one-quarter of the world’s prisoners are held in American prisons. The U.S. rate of incarceration, with nearly 1 out of every 100 adults in prison or jail, is 5 to 10 times higher than the rates in Western Europe and other democracies. — The Growth of Incarceration in the United States https://www.nap.edu/read/18613/chapter/2
My feeling is that I am on the same understanding tack as Bohm and Nietzsche, and they seemed naturally concerned with the way things have been playing out in our WESTERN CULTURE society and so am I. Why should I not be? I feel as if I am part of this whole unfolding reality and I don’t believe in all the declarations of our personal independence which gives us ‘permission’ to incarcerate all the unfortunates that find themselves on the wrong end of the growing IMBALANCE in our social well-being. I believe we all share in this unfolding reality and that we are all making a difference within a web of relations that makes DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENCE a form of INSANITY.
I worked in geophysics for a good part of my life and I enjoyed it, the mysteries of the earth and the world and how after a while, I have felt more able to ‘tune in’ to what we might call THE TRANSFORMING or as in some indigenous aboriginal languages, THE GREAT HARMONY. I especially like that because my studies of geophysics and maybe just life in general makes my think or REALITY as an all-including RESONANCE where the material bits like ourselves are CONDENSATIONS which are like ‘pockets of resonance’ which are NOT SEPARATE from the FIELD but inclusion within the field like spongy resonance forms within the energy field that are ‘made of resonances’
The understanding of ourselves in the sense of ‘condensations of the WAVE-FIELD’ seems to fit ‘a lot of data’ and it BLURS the ‘ontological split’ between matter and space in a way that preserves the overall flow of TRANSFORMATION and fits with the ONE-WITH-EVERYTHING meditative understanding.
The BINARY LOGIC of being an ‘independent individual’, an ‘inhabitant’ that is absolutely separate from the ‘habitat’ is a very clear and abstract geometric construction but doesn’t ‘ring bells’ like the QUANTUM LOGIC sense of INHABITANT and HABITAT as a BALANCING ACT does where there is a CONIUNCTIO OPPOSITORUM of MALE-INHABITANT and FEMALE-HABITAT, or in other words MALE-FIGURE and FEMALE-GROUND where these TWO are ONLY REALLY ONE as is borne out by matter being a condensation of field.
I have become acutely aware of the ‘social pressure’ on all of us who participate in supporting (I don’t say necessarily ‘believing in’) the BINARY LOGIC based FIGURE and GROUND as TWO abstraction. Maybe it’s from those years of studying WAVE-FIELD dynamic that my intellect has been ‘worn down’ to ready acceptance of the MATTER and FIELD as ONE topology wherein matter is a condensation of field, but for one reason or another, my intuition gets right on board with that. I don’t have a problem with understanding myself as a condensation in the field which seems to imply a ‘holographic universe’ as Michael Talbot thought and wrote about reality.
Everything I have worked on has given me a thumbs-down on the BINARY LOGIC based reality that remains the popular option in our modern WESTERN CULTURE society, perhaps initially because of the JUDAIC, CHRISTIAN and ISLAMIC beliefs which all support the BINARY LOCIC of HEAVEN and EARTH as TWO SEPARATE AND INDEPENDENT REALMS, unlike the GNOSTICS would saw their way into understanding the two realms as places we could ‘move between’ through a kind of transcending experience wherein we could ‘become one with everything’, as expressed in the Gospel of Thomas.
This is made sound esoteric and mystical but it seems to me that we are making this passage all the time between the LOCAL AND EXPLICIT and the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT. There is an indigenous aboriginal saying;
Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.’ — Ojibwa
In my view, that is not that far away from the Gnostic sense of our ‘material self’ and our ‘aetherial self’ or ‘field self’ as having that same QUANTUM LOGIC relation;
“Again when Jesus saw infants being nursed by their mothers he said, “These infants being suckled are like those entering the Kingdom.” And the disciples asked, “Shall we, then, as little children, enter the Kingdom?” He answered them, “When you make two one, and when you make the inside the outside and the outside the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and female one and the same…then you will enter (the Kingdom).” — The Gnostic gospel of Thomas.
It is not that we have to ‘go searching for religion’ to get to these places, trying to understand our sense experience reality leads us to these ‘geometries’ where we let go of BINARY LOGIC because it ‘doesn’t match our sense experience’ where BALANCE is a felt-sensory-experience, which is supported by QUANTUM LOGIC but NOT BY BINARY LOGIC. BINARY LOGIC only allows us TWO separate states as in MATTER and SPACE while QUANTUM LOGIC allows us a THIRD state which lies between the “IS” and “IS NOT” so that instead of only “EITHER” is … “OR” … is not, … we can also have “BOTH” is … “AND” … is not.
This BOTH/AND QUANTUM LOGIC is clear in the case of matter being a condensation of field, and this has some major implications in regard to how we conceive of REALITY generally. Right away, indigenous aboriginal understanding of REALITY comes to mind as captured in the “Chief Seattle” aphorism which speaks to the connectedness of all things which implies the WAVE-FIELD view wherein the material forms are ‘condensations of the field’;
This we know, the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”— “Chief Seattle”
This is QUANTUM LOGIC, the BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDING medium; i.e. the including medium is the FIELD so that the forms in the field and the field ARE ONE and NOT TWO. We could express this as ‘inhabitant and habitat are ONE’, … of ‘Figure and Ground are ONE’, and this implies that ‘everything is related’ as in the indigenous aborignal ‘mitakuye oyasin’.
********* PAUSE FOR A SHIFT IN THINKING TO …. WHY DOESN’T MY WESTERN CULTURE ACCEPT THIS? **********
I could start this by making further reference to fact that we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have opted for the GOOD versus EVIL split where we actually split the populace into TWO separate groups instead of adopting the EASTERN CULTURE acceptance that we are all ONE but that we can become divided against ourselves which is a condition of relational dissonance of the overall social collective rather than the presence of TWO different types of INDEPENDENT BEINGS, GOOD and BAD INDEPENDENT BEINGS.
Instead, I will start this with a discussion of the Modern physics and indigenous aboriginal view of reality, which makes sense to me, and this appreciation has made me curious as to where the major ‘hooks’ lie that are anchoring so many WESTERN CULTURE adherents to the BINARY LOGIC based view of reality where matter and space are TWO.
This has become even more ‘bothersome’ to me because of how I can see it is impacting our society today in this COVID era because the very concept of the COVID-as-PATHOGEN (rather than IMBALANCE) is BINARY LOGIC based and for me, BINARY LOGIC has no place in our representations of REALITY.
So, here am I with an understanding that says that the COVID OUTLOOK is fundamentally wrong because there are no such things as PATHOGENS as COVID 19 is being portrayed by WESTERN MEDICINE which has never been ‘updated’ with QUANTUM LOGIC so while QUANTUM LOGIC may be ‘creeping in’ to WESTERN MEDICINE, BINARY LOGIC continues to dominate and BINARY LOGIC sees all IMBALANCE in terms of ‘the ATTACK OF PATHOGENS’.
Another problem is that ANTI-PATHOGEN technology has always been ‘big business’ in our WESTERN CULTURE so it is not surprising that Robin Hood and Jean Valjean and other similar REBALANCERS are drawn ‘out of the woodwork’ by their inner need to RESTORE BALANCE and are MISIDENTIFIED as PATHOGENS because IMBALANCE is a phenomenon that implies QUANTUM LOGIC. That is, IMBALANCE is not even on the ‘radar screen’ of BINARY LOGIC assessment because IMBALANCE is NONLOCAL and RELATIONAL while BINARY LOGIC is LOCAL and EXPLICIT.
THOU SHALT NOT STEAL is on the WESTERN CULTURE behaviour regulating books, but there is no ROBIN HOOD ‘commandment’ as regard to ‘BALANCE’ such as;
THOU SHALT ACT SO AS TO RESOLVE IMBALANCE.
A dynamic that is regulated on the BINARY LOGIC basis of REWARDS and PUNISHMENTS is innately SIMPLER, so much so that THERE IS A LOSS OF MEANING because of the SIMPLIFYING abstraction. A dynamic that is regulated on the QUANTUM LOGIC basis of cultivating and fuelling relational BALANCE and HARMONY while discouraging and starving out relational IMBALANCE and DISSONANCE encapsulates meaning that is relevant to our understanding of sensory experience..
Scholars of the Aramaic language spoken by Jesus note that there is the assumption of QUANTUM LOGIC within the ARAMAIC. Neil Douglas-Klotz points out that Aramaic, unlike English, does not use the ‘immiscible’ approach of English, squeezing all materiality into closed form nouns and leaving an empty ‘playing field’ within which to give local causal descriptions of noun-authored actions. Instead, Aramaic blurs the boundaries between a ‘thing’ and its spatial presence reminiscent of Modern physics QUANTUM LOGIC where the ‘material thing’ is a precipitate of the pervading field.
As Douglas-Klotz puts it in ‘Prayers of the Cosmos’; “Unlike Greek, Aramaic does not draw sharp lines between means and ends, or between an inner quality and an outer action. Both are always present. When Jesus refers to the “kingdom of heaven,” this kingdom is always both within and among us. Likewise, “neighbor” is both inside and outside, as is the “self” that we are to love in the same degree as our “neighbor.” Unlike Greek, Aramaic presents a fluid and holistic view of the cosmos. The arbitrary borders found in Greek between “mind,” “body,” and “spirit” fall away.”
Here we have the same contrast as has been drawn between the indigenous aboriginal languages which similarly preserve the inhabitant-and-habitat as ONE understanding, and this time it is in a CHRISTIAN setting suggesting that a historical issue in GREEK and other WESTERN LANGUAGE … REDUCTIVE… translations of Christ’s philosophy.
This is a point of note which is ancillary to philosophical investigations which turn up plenty of support for the QUANTUM LOGIC understanding of reality as found in the indigenous aboriginal cultures, Taoism and Advaita Vedanta, …. and possibly also, as herein just shared, found in WESTERN CULTURE, the evidence of which has spilled out (been ‘lost in translation’) through the coarse simplifying grid of WESTERN CULTURE DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR BINARY LOGIC based language architecture.
We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have churned up a lot of dissonance that derives from IMBALANCE and IMBALANCE is NOT CAPTURABLE with BINARY LOGIC. Our social-behaviour guidance based solely on the BINARY of RIGHT and WRONG and which omits BALANCE seems oddly out of touch with sense-experience reality. For example, the folklore accounts of Robin Hood and Jean Valjean point to a common language-deficiency based social problem. That is, LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE based OVER-SIMPLIFICATION is, as Bohm and Nietzsche point out, leading to FRAGMENTATION in the social relational dynamic by way of the “EITHER” IS “OR” IS NOT DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENCE EXISTENCE OF PEOPLE AND NATIONS. This BINARY LOGIC based FRAGMENTATION IS UNIQUE TO WESTERN CULTURE and appears to come from a continuing desire for simplification in language-based representations which can be traced back to the era of Copernicus and the obvious SIMPLIFICIATION in “THE EARTH TURNS ROUND” phraseology, which make look ‘innocent’ but which imposes on the mind the notion of ABSOLUTE EMPTY AND INFINITE (EUCLIDIAN) SPACE, or in other words, a BINARY LOGIC based LIBERATION of the planet EARTH from the universe it is included in.
This BINARY LOGIC based SUBSTITUTE REALITY is not only appealing SIMPLIFICATION as regard to PLANETS (condensations of the electromagnetic field which are IN NO WAY INDEPENDENT OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD but which are in a QUANTUM LOGIC relation.)
As a one-time SIMPLIFICATION, saying that ‘the EARTH TURNS ROUND’, … who cares? But as it turns out, that choice has become the ARCHETYPE for treating of rotational motion in language. The SIMPLE approach is to break up the interdependent web of motive relations by invoking the notion of a ABSOLUTE AMPTY AND INFINITE CONTAINING SPACE which is essentially a BANISHING OF THE FEMALE CONJUGATE and proceeding with MALE ASSERTIVE ACTION AS IF ON ITS OWN, which continues to characterize our WESTERN CULTURE POPULAR IMPRESSION of CELESTIAL DYNAMICS since we have built into our language to accepted simplification of speaking in one-sided terms of MALE ASSERTIVE PLANETARY MOVEMENTS (as if relative to an absolute empty and infinite containing space).
Yes, things are far more complex that the way we talk about them but the way we talk about them, by lifting the MALE aspect out as if on its own, as we did with the AVALANCHE, not only simplifies our capture of the MECHANICS OF MOTION, … it SUBSTITUTES MECHANICS IN LANGUAGE in place TRANSFORMATION in WAVE-FIELD sense-experience reality.
When one starts pondering these simplifications we are building into our everyday language, the questions start coming to mind such as; DOES THIS REDUCTION of TRANSFORMATION to BINARY LOGIC based SOLID BODY IN EMPTY SPACE MECHANICS “MATTER”?
This is where David Bohm got concerned about the artificial FRAGMENTATION of REALITY that we were PROMOTING through our OVER-SIMPLIFIED LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE, an exposure to FRAGMENTATION that HASN’T GONE AWAY and which is ONLY GETTING WORSE;
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 individual; 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 specialties, 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 specialties, 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, psychotic, etc
So what I am or anyone supposed to do with this? Bohm had the World’s attention and he ‘got the word out’ but ‘the word was not heard’.
My impression has been strengthened of late, that the LOCK-IN to BINARY LOGIC based thinking, which is the KILLER, is GRAMMAR,
I think Nietzsche has been on target with this; “I am afraid we are not rid of God because we continue to believe in grammar”, because it is GRAMMAR that gives us this abstract notion of LOCAL AUTHORING by way of the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR.
Nietzsche explains this as follows;
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 faculty. Today we know that it is only a word.” – Nietzsche, ‘Twilight of the Idols’
I continue to write my discourses which echo the findings of Nietzsche and Bohm but the point is that the identification of the problem hasn’t really helped because of the solid LOCK-IN established by the language-based abstraction of LOCAL AUTHORING that is propagated through BINARY LOGIC.
That man got sick and died. Who or what is responsible? COVID 19, someone says. This is LOCAL AUTHORING aka the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING AND GRAMMAR, the BINARY LOGIC based fabrication of a notional ATTACK OF PATHOGENS.
I am thinking that the problem in the over-simplicity of BINARY LOGIC includes its cultivating of belief in LOCAL AUTHORING which is, as Bohm points out, the source of SCHIZOPHRENIA since there is no such thing as LOCAL AUTHORING but only QUANTUM LOGIC based IMBALANCE as manifests as relational dissonance.
Since the only possibility, given QUANTUM LOGIC, is RELATIONAL IMBALANCE for which the REMEDY is REBALANCING, the BINARY LOGIC based identification of, and attempted ELIMINATION of a PATHOGEN is SCHIZOPHRENIC which is where the COVID 19 remediation has been going since WESTERN MEDICINE has a long history of ALLOPATHIC orientation. As with WESTERN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, the misconstruing of relational dissonance associated with imbalance (e.g. Rich and Poor) as the ATTACK OF PATHOGENS can lead to a punctuated equilibrium of WAR and PEACE where the IMBALANCE (e.g. a rich and poor imbalance) persists since the REBALANCERS which keep getting MIS-IDENTIFIED as PATHOGENS, keep getting ELIMINATED preventing the needed REBALANCING and setting the stage for another WAVE of REBALANCING VARIANTS that are again MISIDENTIFIED as VARIANT PATHOGENS.
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This is all SUPPORTED BY BINARY LOGIC and points to the DYSFUNCTIONAL OVER-SIMPLICITY of BINARY LOGIC based interpretations of QUANTUM LOGIC phenomena. The ‘way out’ is to understand the nature of the IMBALANCE and resolve the IMBALANCE as in the RICH and POOR dynamic. By allowing the IMBALANCE to persist while launching ANTI-PATHOGEN campaign after ANTI-PATHOGEN campaign, of course there will be a REBOUND of PATHOGEN VARIANTS because they are not PATHOGENS but REBALANCERS and so long as they are repeatedly eliminated, WAVE after WAVE by ANTI-PATHOGEN technologies, the PERSISTING IMBALANCE will continue to BREED NEW VARIANTS to attend to the persisting need for IMBALANCE REMEDIATION.
So, Dear Diary, I am not sure how best to share this understanding since the confidence in the PATHOGEN model is so high and this is part of the SCHIZOPHRENIC issue as arises in this case where REBALANCERS formerly termed REBELS are now being termed TERRORISTS, seemingly justifying more extreme measures to secure their elimination, but perhaps more troublesome, generating such intense polarization that the prospects for an ‘awakening’ to the reality that PATHOGENS are merely REBALANCERS seem to become ever more remote.
Because BINARY LOGIC leads to PURIFICATION and thus FRAGMENTATION , and because we have WRONGLY assumed the REALITY of GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION, which has been obscuring the SENSE-EXPERIENCE reality of an all-including TRANSFORMATION aka WAVE-FIELD aka the Tao, we are now in the deep ‘doo-doo being as how BINARY LOGIC continues to support the one-sided MALE-ASSERTIVE actions of GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION, obscuring our sense-experience reality of inclusion in an ongoing ANDROGYNOUS TRANSFORMATION.
BINARY LOGIC is the basis for PURIFICATION and FRAGMENTATION and we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS are heading down that road BIGTIME!
WAIT A MINUTE! Perhaps I have stated things in reverse. Perhaps PURIFICATION is the basis of BINARY LOGIC.
If we backtrack for a moment, we can see that the PURITANS and PURIFICATIONISM have been extremely strong in the U.S. and instead of assuming the QUANTUM LOGIC of relational BALANCE and IMBALANCE where the behaviour-shaping ethic is to continually re-cultivate and sustain BALANCE by transforming IMBALANCE (as ‘makes sense’ within a dynamic that is NONLOCAL and RELATIONAL), the WESTERN CULTURE habit, led by the U.S. has had a one-sided MALE-ASSERTIVE orientation which smells of the cannibalization of the ANDROGYNOUS dynamics of TRANSFORMING NATURE, abandoning the FEMALE aspect to merely HAUNT the ALL-MALE proceedings (the DEA INCOGNITA).
TRANSFORMATION as associates with the NONLOCAL, RELATIONAL concepts of RESONANCE and DISSONANCE, is by way of BINARY LOGIC, REDUCED to the one-sided MALE-ASSERTIVE notions of LOCAL CONSTRUCTION and DESTRUCTION. Insofar as a society has chosen to REDUCE the QUANTUM LOGIC relational balance/imbalance phenomena of RESONANCE and DISSONANCE to CONSTRUCTION and DESTRUCTION, it then become imperative to make attributions accordingly, attributions which NOT needed in a culture where the assumption is instead INCLUSION IN TRANSFORMATION where THERE IS NO LOCAL AUTHORING of EITHER a CONSTRUCTIVE OR DESTRUCTIVE nature.
Woe, then to SOME members of a culture that, having REDUCED the QUANTUM LOGIC of NONLOCAL TRANSFORMATION to the BINARY LOGIC of LOCAL CONSTRUCTION and LOCAL DESTRUCTION, since the book balancing will be looking for where to assign the DESTRUCTIVE CREDITS.
TRANSFORMATION is NONLOCAL and implies relational RESONANCE and DISSONANCE where THERE IS NO LOCAL ATTRIBUTION, but in WESTERN CULTURE where LOCAL AUTHORING OF CREATIVE actions and developments is an EGO-decreed aspect of the SUBSTITUTE REALITY in which LOCAL AUTHORING is created with the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR, BINARY LOGIC demands the balanced symmetry featuring LOCAL AUTHORING of DESTRUCTIVE actions and developments.
Having chosen a language architecture which reduces the QUANTUM LOGIC dynamic of TRANSFORMATION which is NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT (relational) to the BINARY LOGIC dynamics of CONSTRUCTION and DESTRUCTION which are LOCAL and EXPLICIT, the EGO-based imputing of AUTHORSHIP OF CONSTRUCTIVE actions and developments must be matched by our denigrating of AUTHORSHIP of DESTRUCTIVE actions and developments.
Because the indigenous aboriginal culture and the Taoist/Buddhist and Advaita Vedanta cultures ACKNOWLEDGED “FLOW-based TRANSFORMATION” and DID NOT OPT FOR LOCAL AUTHORING IN THEIR LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE, THERE IS NO LOGICAL BASIS for instituting a program of REWARDS for AUTHORING CONSTRUCTIVE actions and developments and PUNISHMENTS for AUTHORING DESTRUCTIVE actions and developments..
Therefore, where TRANSFORMATION abounds there is no “TIT FOR TAT’ BINARY LOGIC based requirement to accord PUNISHMENT for the LOCAL AUTHORING of DESTRUCTIVE actions and developments in balance with the according REWARDS for the LOCAL AUTHORING of CONSTRUCTIVE actions and developments since THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “LOCAL AUTHORING”, it is a DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR.
The following is essentially a record of the BINARY LOGIC based price paid for the EGO’s FALSE claim of LOCAL AUTHORING of “CONSTRUCTIVE” actions and developments.
The U.S. penal population of 2.2 million adults is by far the largest in the world. ”Just under one-quarter of the world’s prisoners are held in American prisons. The U.S. rate of incarceration, with nearly 1 out of every 100 adults in prison or jail, is 5 to 10 times higher than the rates in Western Europe and other democracies. — The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
I know that BINARY LOGIC has been the PRIDE of WESTERN CULTURE INTELLECTUALISM and has led to the emergence of many powerful organizations which have spawned many more which are continuing to spawn still more, giving us an abundance of resources (one-sided Male-achievers) with which to study the troublesome issue or our continuing fragmentation.
At the end of all of this, I can say that in my opinion, the WESTERN CULTURE ‘elevating’ of BINARY LOGIC into an unnatural precedence over BALANCE-based QUANTUM LOGIC has been a disaster that remains with us, encouraging us to believe in PATHOGENS, scary phantoms, the notional LOCAL AUTHORS of DESTRUCTIVE ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS, the other side of a ‘deal with the devil’ that has given us the LOCAL AUTHORS of CONSTRUCTIVE ACTIONS and DEVELOPMENTS. COVID 19 is the current ‘scary phantom’ which will vanish when (and if) we attend to the IMBALANCE which is the QUANTUM LOGIC reality that we are obscuring with our simplified BINARY LOGIC based PATHOGEN.
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NOTE ON HOW ***DECEPTION*** IS INFUSED WITH BINARY LOGIC
BINARY LOGIC suggests euclidian space and DROPS OUT” the implication of BALANCE that is basic to QUANTUM LOGIC and to NATURE (spherical space)
Consider the BINARY LOGIC proposition “Jean Valjean took the loaf of bread from the bakery.”
Consider the QUANTUM LOGIC proposition “To fill the starving child’s empty tummy, Jean Valjean took the loaf of bread from the bakery.
COMMENT: Quantum logic gives the spherical space sense of androgynous BALANCE while Binary logic is a flatspace proposition. In other words QUANTUM logic implies an conjugate relationship as associates with spherical space while Binary Logic associates with Euclidian flat space. Quantum logic invokes the sense of BALANCE as in a ‘conjugate’ relation.
DECEPTION CAN OCCUR IN THE DROPOUT ASSOCIATED WITH THE REDUCTION FROM QUANTUM LOGIC AS CHARACTERIZES THE RELATIONS IN THE SPHERICAL SPACE OF OUR SENSE EXPERIENCE, … TO BINARY LOGIC AS ASSOCIATES WITH EUCLIDIAN SPACE.
COMMENT: BINARY LOGIC is simple and lacks the innate complexity of QUANTUM LOGIC in that while BINARY LOGIC is EITHER/OR logic of the EXCLUDED medium, QUANTUM LOGIC is BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDING medium. The indigenous aboriginal language representations are QUANTUM LOGIC based such that one would speak of TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE which gives the sense of conjugate BALANCE. By contrast, in our common WESTERN CULTURE language representatoins, GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION are all one-sided MALE-ASSERTIVE BINARY LOGIC ABSTRACTIONS which are impossible in the SPHERICAL SPACE of our sense-experience. :
BINARY LOGIC INFUSES DECEPTION by supporting the construction of a SUBSTITUTE REALITY, based, for example, on LINEAR concepts such as GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION which are ONE-SIDED and give no sense of BALANCE as in TRANSFORMATION where, for example, the GROWTH of cultivated land is in CONJUGATE RELATION with the SHRINKAGE of WILDERNESS LANDS, as involves changing BALANCE. “GROWTH” on its own is FLATSPACE ABSTRACTION that ‘exists’ only in an abstract SUBSTITUTE REALITY.
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APPENDIX I EXPLANATORY NOTE TO ACCOMPANY THE ABOVE “DEAR DIARY” NARRATIVE
a lot of thing are ‘coming clear’ and more shareable than they were because of how so many things now ‘fit together’.
these are in my dear diary notes but there is a lot there so here is a condensation.
our WESTERN CULTURE language architecture is simplified and the manner in which it is simplified (reduced to binary logic based representations) is removing something very important; i.e. the sense of ‘balance’.
but our language is capable of indirectly inferring ‘balance’ which would take it up to the quantum logic capability level.
I have given examples of this in my dear diary note. what to look for is the difference that in binary logic language there is no sense of a conjugate relation while there is a sense of a conjugate relation (balance) in the quantum logic language.
[[NOTE: quantum logic differs from binary logic in that there is an implied male-female conjugate relation in quantum logic. quantum logic is call ‘the BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDED medium where we understand that when rocks fall from the mountain peak into the valley [notice the sense of separation of rocks and mountain in that sentence which is our ‘binary logic’ at work] the mountain is not the same mountain and the valley is not the same valley. its not just that we have a smaller mountain and a shallower valley, the BALANCE has been altered and that is where TRANSFORMATION comes in. In the indigenous aboriginal languages and in modern physics, the quantum logic sense of changing BALANCE which has a male-female conjugate aspect to it, is important and is captured so that we are then aware that something is going on here which is BEYOND simple ‘wearing down of the mountain’ (think of how male-focused this is and how our language lets us say ‘a large part of the mountain peak broke away FULL STOP. what about the FEMALE aspect of the valley below becoming shallower? NOT ALL LANGUAGES OR LOGICS ARE THIS FORGETFUL OF THE CONJUGATE MALE-FEMALE REALITY WE LIVE IN. Can you imagine a people with a language that employed only the MALE aspect and said things like ‘the mountains are wearing down’ without mentioning THE BALANCE related CONJUGATE of the valleys filling up? ENGLISH would be one such language and in fact all of the COMMON AVERAGE EUROPEAN languages in Benjamin Whorf’s classification. THE POINT BEING: BINARY LOGIC drops out all sense of BALANCE as in conjugate MALE-FEMALE BALANCE as in ‘the mountains are wearing down’ which would be accurate if we lived on A FLAT PLANE OF INFINITE EXTENT WITH MOUNTAINS STICKING UP WHICH COULD ‘WEAR DOWN’ and the material from the mountains ‘wearing down’ would simply elevate the FLAT PLANE a little bit. In this FLAT SPACE view (in our thinking) there is no sense of CONJUGATE RELATION because there is no sense of a VALLEY FILLING UP, only an infinite plane as a flat-base which may elevate. There is NO SENSE OF BALANCE-based TENSION between MALE PEAK which is PRODUCING material and FEMALE VALLEY that is CONSUMING material. “BALANCE” is not part of the BINARY LOGIC thinking which is all MALE ASSERTIVE where we say ‘the MOUNTAINS ARE WEARING DOWN without mention of the CONJUGATE RELATION with the VALLEY which is where BALANCE comes in.]]
the language without the sense of balance is flatspace language like “the avalanche deposited a great pile of rocks at the base of the mountain” there is no sense of balance in this statement but if the avalanche BOTH eroded the peak AND partially filled in the valley below, then one gets some sense of REBALANCING the terrain where there is a conjugate relation or rebalancing between the male peak and the female valley.
this sense of balancing is important and it is not always there in language. binary logic doesn’t have it but quantum logic has it.
in technical term, the difference here is between spherical space and Euclidian (flat) space and these different spaces are implied by quantum logic and binary logic respectively and these are having an effect on our thinking. my oft-cited example is robin hood which is a story about ‘rebalancing’, if we get that far, but if we stop at the point that robin took some of the king’s grain and ‘that’s all she wrote, then there is no sense of REBALANCING and WITHOUT ANY SENSE OF REBALANCING, it is PURE BINARY LOGIC but if we say; he took some grain from the big pile of grain and gave it to the starving waif, then its not just about the good emotions we feel, the logic has shifted to quantum logic from binary logic. That is, while binary logic had no sense of BALANCE, the story then reduces to the simple action where robin took some of the king’s grain which is a simple subtraction and addition and where we don’t even know by what percentage the king’s pile was reduced nor the percentage by which the recipient’s pile has been increased.
the main point is that we get a very different feeling if BALANCE is involved, … as in oh, isn’t that great, she didn’t have any and now she’s got some. if all we say is that robin hood took some of the king’s grain, if we didn’t know the story, this wouldn’t give us any sense of movement towards BALANCE.
What we are really talking about there, and I don’t want to make it complicated but just to say, … we need spherical space in our mind to get that impression of BALANCE. spherical space is the space of transformation. it is non-euclidian and NOT like euclidian flatspace. in flatspace it doesn’t matter how much grain we take from here and put over there, there is no sense of changing the balance if one is on a flat plane of infinite extent, but if we are on the surface of a sphere, its like digging a hole over here and making a pile of dirt over there which suggests the tensions of a mutual conjugate desire to restore balance (in our mind because we know that gravity is part of nature’s reality)..
in other words, we can use language that gives a sense of moving towards or away from balance, but if we are just tossing dirt around on a flat plane of infinite extent there is no sense of changing the balance in a more balanced or less balanced way. we need to have in mind both female and male conjugates to stimulate thought of balance, the empty belly of the starving child being the female conjugate and the bowl of grain being the male conjugate which are going to come together to rebalance things.
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in the mathematics of quantum logic and binary logic, it turns out that quantum logic is less simple than binary logic because it handles balance and binary logic does NOT handle balance.
in our language constructions, we may or may not get the conjugate relation of balance in our expression. if I just say that the avalanche crashed down the mountain, that is just binary logic where there are only two states, true or false, but in quantum logic we can have both true and false. for example, if you tell me that some rocks fell from the mountain and lodged in the valley, I could point out that ‘the mountain is not the same mountain and the valley is not the same valley and so claim that you are deceiving me with your binary logic and that is true and if we are on the surface of a round (spherical) planet then everything has changed and we are talking TRANSFORMATION which, because it is NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT (relational) we can’t capture (in a finite number of) words.
nevertheless, that is really what is going on and just because language can’t capture it in a finite number of words, there is drop out in language based representation of reality but the too complex to capture in language reality remains, .. so if you tell me that some rocks from the mountain and lodged in the valley, that is not true. you are reducing to mere ‘mechanics’ [a language-based reduction to mere mechanics] of what is really ‘transformation’, …. because the fact is that language that is in terms of the local and explicit is NOT UP TO THE TASK, and language that tries to convey the nonlocal and implicit is flow-based language like Bohm’s rheomode or like indigenous aboriginal Algonquin.
so who’s worried about these details? almost no-one in our WESTERN CULTURE SOCIAL COLLECTIVE, right? Yeah, well we should be because this is driving us nuts because what is really going on in the world is TRANSFORMATION that we and everything are included in, but that is BEYOND LANGUAGE CAPTURE and we are using language that constructs substitute realities that are LOCAL and EXPLICIT whereby we can speak in terms of GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION. This is all bullshit but we can make a self-consistent substitute reality out of it. meanwhile, it is making a mess of our heads, but not if we go camping in the wild (and get out of our heads) because we will then rely on our sense experience and it really doesn’t matter how simple or clever our language is. it’s only when we get the phone call that tells us that our farm has grown to double the size it was and all the staff is taking good care of things and no problem. but the problem is that there is no such thing as GROWTH, there is only TRANSFORMATION and GROWTH does not comprehend the conjugate SHRINKAGE of the WILDERNESS or etc. GROWTH is a FLATSPACE CONCEPT that is meaningless in the real sense-experience world of spherical space where if something is taking up more space (like a newly expanded industrial complex) something else is having to do with less space (e.g. the wilderness areas) and that is the basis of transformation.
Ok, that the basics of our screwup and as bohm and Nietzsche point out, that is driving us nuts because all the while we are planning and managing GROWTH, what is really going on is TRANSFORMATION, and at our basic sense experience and intuitive level we know this, … it’s just that we’re all culturally invested in this belief in GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION but the shit is starting to hit the fan and there are the odd economist articles that are pointing the discrepancies but it is still fringe stuff. because it is such a huge (EGO-supported) COMPLEX OF MUTULLY SUPPORTING LIES that no-one has the temerity to call it as it is, not even greta Thunberg because she is lost in Euclidian space also.
[the abstract concept of local authoring by a human or anything, is, as Nietzsche points out, a DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR; i.e. there are no LOCAL AUTHORS in a balance based transforming relational continuum. relational forms in the flow such as humanings can co-cultivate resonance and dissonance but do not have local author powers, that impression comes from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMAMAR.]
Covid 19, and this is true of all ‘pathogens’, is another part of the WESTERN CULTURE psycho-problem. the proliferation of microbes in the body is due to imbalance, … yes, there’s that word again, BALANCE, and balance belongs to quantum logic but BINARY LOGIC is still dominant and that’s where the PATHOGEN model is coming from. THERE ARE NO PATHOGENS, that is a BINARY LOGIC ABSTRACTION, there is only BALANCE and IMBALANCE in the microbial assemblage, and we’ve been through this with C. DIFFICILE which proliferates (NO, THAT IS NOT REALLY PROLIFERATION IN ITS OWN RIGHT, IT IS IMBALANCE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE INTERDEPENDENT MICROBIAL ASSEMBLAGE. [because the microbial assemblage is a resonance based system, a loss of resonance based BALANCE in the system will INDUCE rebalancing WITH WHATEVER IS AVAILABLE. In the wake of taking anti-biotics, a lot of the needed microbial participants needed to make up the BALANCE are missing but the BALANCING TENDENCY that NATURE builds into the system, just as resonances are built in the planetary dynamic in the solar system, is active and is working with ‘whatever materials it has in hand’ (many microbes are missing in the wake of the administering of the anti-biotic) so that THE PROLIFERATING OF PARTICULAR MICROBES IS NOT DETERMINED BY THE MICROBE, BUT BY THE “OPENINGS” IN THE RESONANCE BASED CONFIGURATION WHICH “INDUCES” THEIR PROLIFERATION IN THE QUEST FOR BALANCE-RESTORING). In the same manner, ROBIN HOODS come out of the woodwork in order to resolve IMBALANCE, … in times of great RICH and POOR IMBALANCE, the RICH (in WESTERN CULTURE although not in INDIGENOUS ABORIGINAL CULTURE where they have POTLATCH rebalancing festivals) if the RICH want to KEEP IT THAT WAY, will MISIDENTIFY THE REBALANCERS AS PATHOGENS. REBALANCER is a QUANTUM LOGIC identity while PATHOGEN is a BINARY LOGIC identity].
Because there is only one nature and we and everything are included in it, to identify another ‘critter’ as a PATHOGEN’ is SCHIZOPHRENIA (everything is related and the natural force is to cultivate and sustain resonance which is to subsume dissonance in the process). we don’t need to try to eliminate everything where our relationship shifts from balance to imbalance, when that happens we need to restore balance and we have learned that many times but we keep forgetting it because of language and too much talk based split off from sense experience; i.e. BINARY LOGIC is SIMPLER and it sees things in terms of PATHOGENS while QUANTUM LOGIC sees the same things in terms of IMBALANCE. If the rich and poor get out of balance, and the poor are raising hell (i.e. are in vigorous re-balance mode) what do we do, we call the trouble-makers pathogens and we eliminate them (by putting them in prison etc.).
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The bottom line is that BINARY LOGIC IS SCREWING US UP. It is flatspace logic that still talks in terms of GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION, … all FLATSPACE abstractions which distract us from what is really going on which is TRANSFORMATION which is ineffable because nonlocal and implicit (relational).
One might think, … oh well, we may as well stick with it because its too big a job to change our cultural beliefs to where the indigenous aboriginal were at, but that big job of changing out our language is what Bohm was suggesting at one point and which his colleague F. David Peat explores in ‘Blackfoot Physics’
The point is that NOT CHANGING is what is giving us our current approach to handling this COVID 19 pandemic which is a kind of schizophrenic hysteria. I’m not saying that what we are calling COVID 19 its NOT a serious thing, I’m saying that COVID 19 its NOT A PATHOGEN, its an IMBALANCE. Sure, I took the Vaccine, but if the problem was that we had a rich and poor imbalance, and things can turn into dog eat dog even among have-nots, I would IMMUNIZE myself with a weapon WHILE I WORKED WITH OTHER ONS A REBALANCE, … I would NOT invest in a continuing sole-solution VACCINE program while IN DENIAL of the illness being due to IMBALANCE and joining the popular MISCONCEPTION of the imbalance as being THE ATTACK OF PATHOGENS. THERE ARE NO EFFING PATHOGENS. THAT IS PART OF THE SCHIZOPHRENIA that comes bundled with BINARY LOGIC, as in the film Beautiful mind and as discussed by R.D. Laing and in CULTURE AGAINST MAN by Jules Henry etc. The PATHOGEN concept is BINARY LOGIC based DELUSION. there is only relational balance and imbalance.
If we believe in GROWTH and pretend we don’t see the reality of TRANSFORMATION, … there’s a classic symptom of DELUSION right there and it comes with EGO and MEGALOMANIA.
We’re all going to bite the dust anyhow, but if we leave this BINARY LOGIC based MADNESS unaddressed, what about the little one’s 10 generations out?
We can do better…
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