How QUANTUM LOGIC resolves the PSYCHE-FRAGMENTING INFLUENCE of BINARY LOGIC
If we go back to what I would call the ‘beginning’ of this ‘story’ of FRAGMENTATION induced by language architecture which has impacted what we call WESTERN CULTURE, I find value in Nietzsche’s identification of the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR as “the source” of the FRAGMENTATION problem.
The DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR; e.g. “the TOWN is GROWING” establishes as LOCAL BEACHHEAD within the transforming relational continuum aka REALITY aka the WAVE-FIELD aka the Tao.
I consider this to be the origin of the WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE-INFUSED FRAGMENTATION dysfunction.
We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, in our attempt to ‘get more explicit’ in our language-based representations of reality have been caught between “a rock and a hard place” in that in order to develop a language architecture that delivers representations that are LOCAL and EXPLICIT, such architectures could not, at the same time, capture representations of the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT. This is one of those CAN’T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES dilemmas which in our social dynamics, is a CAN’T SEE THE SOCIETY FOR THE INDIVIDUALS issue, and in both cases, the WHOLE is far more complex than THE SUM OF THE PARTS.
QUESTION: HOW CAN THIS BE?
ANSWER: There is a QUANTUM LOGIC relation here akin to where the material parts are CONDENSATIONS OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD, a REALITY that requires QUANTUM LOGIC for its representation, the BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDED medium. So, in reality, FIGURE and GROUND-are-ONE as in QUANTUM LOGIC, not FIGURE-and-GRROUND-are-TWO as in BINARY LOGIC.
MESSAGE: EMPLOYING BINARY LOGIC IN DEVELOPING LANGUAGE BASED REPRESENTATIONS OF SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY INVOKES PSYCHOLOGICAL FRAGMENTATION.
That is; FRAGMENTATION is a result of employing BINARY LOGIC in language-based representations of sense-experience reality.
Nietzsche’s work ‘the TWILIGHT OF THE IDOLS’ points to the UNREALITY of the IDOLS we fashion with the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR as leads to FRAGMENTATION. The DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR delivers ABSTRACT REPRESENTATIONS that imply LOCAL AUTHORING of actions and development.
LOCAL AUTHORING is the ABSTRACT CONCEPT that makes possible the REPRESENTATION of sense-experience reality in the REDUCED terms of LOCAL actions and developments; i.e. it is a means of reducing the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT (relational) as characterizes the WAVE-FIELD reality of our sense-experience to the LOCAL and EXPLICIT (mechanical) as characterizes our intellectual-linguistic representations of reality.
Once we BREAK IN to the FLOW (the Tao, the WAVE-FIELD) with this DOUBLE ERROR technique, we are no longer STUCK with having to express reality RELATIONALLY as is consistent with the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT nature of the all-including transforming relational continuum aka WAVE-FIELD.
WHAT WE GAIN with our language ARCHITECTURE that breaks things down into the LOCAL and EXPLICIT is ARTICULABLE DETAIL as in the example of ‘the TOWN’ (instead of TOWNING IN THE TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE as in flow-based languages). Once we impute LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF BEING to the TOWN, we then have at our disposal all of the REDUCTIONIST tools where we can break a thing down into notional ‘component parts’ and explain the THING-IN-ITSELF in terms of its PARTS; e.g. instead of the HUMANING IN THE TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM (the Wave-field aka the Tao), we have ‘the HUMAN’ that we can understanding by reducing it to ‘its parts’ as if it were a MACHINE with two legs, two arms, a brain, a heart, two lungs etc. etc.
Since our MACHINE HUMAN is no longer part of the transforming relational continuum, we must explain the continual emerging of more HUMANS and their DEPARTURES, NOT in terms of their being fluid formings in the transforming relational continuum, BUT as arriving from by THEIR OWN ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS and this has given rise to the abstract concept of REPRODUCTION which plays a foundational role in WESTERN CULTURE REALITY CONSTRUCTION.
REPRODUCTION and SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST based EVOLUTION THEORY are the WESTERN CULTURE’s ABSTRACT BINARY LOGIC based CONCEPTS for AVOIDING the QUANTUM LOGIC sense-experience reality wherein MATTER is a CONDENSATION of FIELD, so that FIGURE and GROUND are ONE.
QUANTUM LOGIC does not force upon us, as BINARY LOGIC based representation does, the need to explain, as if separate and independent, relational forms and “THEIR” movements and developments. FORMS IN THE FLOW do not have “THEIR OWN MOVEMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT” since they ARE THE FLOW as in the QUANTUM LOGIC BOTH/AND relation; … i.e. QUANTUM LOGIC ACCOMMODATES THE REALITY OF FIGURE-AND-GROUND-AS-ONE, such that there is no need to come up with a GRAMMAR to satisfy the BINARY LOGIC based requirement of explaining, SEPARATELY, the movements and development of the FIGURE as if that FIGURE were INDEPENDENT of the GROUND and merely INTER-ACTING with the GROUND as in the WESTERN CULTURE notion of the INHABITANT and HABITAT as two separate and independent ONTOLOGIES. This INTELLECTUAL ABSTRACTION can be, and is supported by ‘stories’ wherein the INHABITANT EXPLOITS THE HABITAT (its ‘resources’) in order to further the INHABITANT’S own self-ish needs and purposes. All of this is a STORY which has become the basic WESTERN CULTURE concept of REALITY.
This REALITY is a FRAGMENTATION based reality that, by way of LANGUAGE STIMULATED INTELLECTUAL ABSTRACTION, SPLITS RELATIONAL FORMS OUT OF THE FLOW (NOTIONALLY) AND RE-MOBILIZES THEM WITHIN THE DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR CONSTRUCT. Thus the TOWNING IN THE TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE …. we SPLIT INTO TWO, … inventing that which is now a thing-in-itself that we claim is INDEPENDENT of the LANDSCAPE, which we use GRAMMAR to animate as if it were capable of GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION IN ITS OWN SELF-AUTHORING RIGHT.
This DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR based SUBSTITUTE REALITY ….. HANGS TOGETHER AS A BINARY LOGIC BASED SYSTEM, … IN OUR INTELLECTUAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTIONS, and we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS are in the habit of employing this BINARY LOGIC BASED SUBSTITUTE REALITY as our OPERATIVE REALITY, the reality that is INTELLECTUAL ABSTRACTION DRIVEN, yet shapes our SENSE-EXPERIENCE informed selves. THIS IS WHERE FRAGMENTATION COMES INTO PLAY, whether we are speaking of HUMANINGS in the transforming relational continuum or TOWNINGS in the transforming relational continuum, or any other relational forms in the transforming relational continuum.
As the Presocratic philosophers observed, once we impose CONCRETENESS on relational forms in the flow, we inherit the BURDEN OF CONCRETENESS which is the obligation to ourselves MANAGE the GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION of ‘the TOWN’.
In the writings of Heraclitus, to a larger degree than ever before, the images do not impose their burden of concreteness but are entirely subservient to the achievement of clarity and precision.” — Frankfort et al, ‘The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man’
The use of words that signify things-in-themselves in a LOCAL and EXPLICIT sense is very different from using words that signify things-in-themselves to develop a matrix of relations (a ‘Wittgenstein ladder’ or a ‘surprise version of the game of Twenty Questions’) serves up a relational means of communication wherein“the images do not impose their burden of concreteness but are entirely subservient to the achievement of clarity and precision. This ‘clarity and precision’ can be found in QUANTUM LOGIC constructions wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE as where we speak of TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE wherein the unbounded matrix of relations furnishes a context-rich informatics where the sum of the parts are giving meaning to one another as in a sea of duning sands where the aesthetics of the overall context informs the content.
But with the burden of concreteness comes a management responsibility and WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS “TAKE THIS MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY SERIOUSLY”. BEFORE, as within indigenous aboriginal cultures, we understood ourselves to be included in THE GREAT HARMONY and did not imagine ourselves to be the LOCAL AUTHORS of our actions and developments, but instead we understood that everything was related (mitakuye oyasin) and that our movements could be in the service of sustaining relational harmony or dissonance and while dissonance is continually emerging (and being subsumed) in a transforming relational continuum, the recultivating of relational harmony is always possible since in a relational reality, it is the flip side of a single coinage and pursuit of resonance as the path out of dissonance is ‘the method of nature and continuing transformation’.
The above comments have been to contrast the two types of logic; BINARY LOGIC and QUANTUM LOGIC which shape the social dynamic in profoundly different ways, BINARY LOGIC leading to the managed growth and development of TOWNS and NATIONS and CORPORATIONS viewed as LOCAL, INDEPENDENTLY-EXISTING THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES, notionally with their own POWERS OF AUTHORING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS. This BINARY LOGIC based construction of a SUBSTITUTE REALITY has become the OPERATIVE REALITY in WESTERN CULTURE social dynamics and this is the source of FRAGMENTATION since we can bring to life (in this SUBSTITUTE REALITY) a new FRAGMENT simply by applying the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR, as pointed out by Nietzsche.
LANGUAGE is something that ‘puts us on the same page’ (BUT WHAT PAGE IS THAT?) and in the case of us WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, this ‘same page’ is a SUBSTITUTE REALITY based on the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR whereby we create entities notionally equipped with their own powers of AUTHORING actions and developments. THIS ABSTRACT LANGUAGE IMPLIED JUMPSTARTING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS IS THE SOURCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FRAGMENTATION which plays a FOUNDATIONAL ROLE IN WESTERN CULTURE SUBSTITUTE REALITY.
Once we start THINKING (constructing representations of reality) in the DOUBLE ERROR terms of NAMING and GRAMMAR, we are constructing a world of ABSTRACT IDOLS which become the basis of our REPRESENTATION OF A BINARY LOGIC BASED SUBSTITUTE REALITY featuring a system of INHABITANTS and HABITAT where these two are understood as MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE as given by BINARY LOGIC wherein each one is taken to EITHER exist OR not-exist in the sense of their own ONTOLOGIC ‘essence’.
This SUBSTITUTE REALITY has become the WESTERN CULTURE OPERATIVE REALITY and the fact that it is constituted by (represented in terms of) LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES with their own (notional) powers of AUTHORING ACTIONS, DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION, … is a SUBSTITUTE REALITY that is built up from IDOLS.
The views I express have the above understanding which corresponds to Nietzsche’s philosophical views which are in many ways, the same as Bohm’s although while Bohm gives clear examples of how we our LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE leads to psychological and social FRAGMENTATION, Bohm, along with Krishnamurti seem to wand to abandon the ‘current FRAGMENTED mess’ and go directly to the “SOLUTION” of “CHOICELESS AWARENESS”. This is an ‘answer’ that seems to leave all those stuck with supporting the SUBSTITUTE REALITY … IN THE LURCH, … like the trick of getting someone to hold a broomstick which is supporting a bucket full of water pressed up against the ceiling, and then leaving. The individual that is left holding the broomstick cannot extract himself without spilling the bucket of water on himself.
The question in my mind is thus; DO WE WANT TO HAVE A MANAGED PULL OUT FROM THE DYSFUNCTIONAL SOCIAL STRUCTURES WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS HAVE DEVELOPED? Those with little to lose are ready to go, while those with lots to lose are not going to be ready to go. FOR SURE, the IDOLS are going to have to be SMASHED and this would be accomplished in ‘one fell swoop’ if we could all get directly into CHOICELESS AWARENESS. In our current era, the IDOL SMASHING is underway, and statures are coming down, even those of people that were hugely esteemed by their contemporaries (as with white leaders esteemed by the powerful white majority). This is just one example from many where values shift within the transforming relational social dynamic, leading to the TWILIGHT of the IDOLS, not simply on a case-by-case basis but as an overall undercurrent within the WESTERN CULTURE SOCIAL DYNAMIC.
This UNDERCURRENT is the emergence of the DEA INCOGNITA, the WESTERN CULTURE IGNORING of the FEMALE INDUCTIVE AGENCY which has come with the ONE-SIDED EXALTING of MALE-ASSERTIVE AGENCY. WESTERN CULTURE is filled with aphorisms such as ‘My father was a famous engineer; my mother had no name” (El Salvadoran poet Claribel Alegria) underscoring a WESTERN CULTURE chronic imbalance, but what sort of imbalance? A ‘put-down’ of ‘women’? NO WAY! The root source of the dysfunction lies much deeper, in the manner in which WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR employs the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR to construct representations of sense-experience reality, representations which FALL SHORT and end up by constructing SUBSTITUTE REALITY based on the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR.
CONSIDER HOW SUCH LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE ‘WORKS’. We say ‘the TOWN is GROWING’ without mentioning the CONJUGATE SHRINKING OF THE WILDERNESS, these two conjugates associating with the real-but-ineffable ANDROGYNOUS dynamic of TRANSFORMATION.
TRANSFORMATION IS THE SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY but language builds from ABSTRACTION based FRAGMENTATION sine transformation is a relational dynamic that ‘everywhere at the same time’ which requires a relational representation which can accommodate the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT (relational) reality. HOWEVER, in order to move from a relational language to a LOCAL and EXPLICIT basis of LANGUAGE-based REPRESENTATION of TRANSFORMATION, BOTH a MALE and FEMALE component are required; i.e. when the AVALANCHE spills down into mountain side, it OPENS UP A HOLE in the side of the mountain. Our WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE CONVENTION is TO ADDRESS ONLY THE MALE ASSERTIVE ASPECT OF TRANSFORMATION, as in the TOWN that we say GROWS in size and population, as if this reduction to the MALE ASSERTIVE could serve as a legitimate ‘reality’ without the conjugate FEMALE ACCOMMODATING ASPECT, as if we could just ‘forget about that’ and go solely with the MALE ASSERTIVE, hence the reference to the DEA ABSCONDITA, the missing FEMALE CONJUGATE in our language based REPRESENTATION of WHAT? It’s not REALITY without the FEMALE ASPECT, it’s a MALE ASSERTING ONLY SUBSTITUTE REALITY as in ‘the TOWN is GROWING’ which says nothing of the CONJUGATE SHRINKING OF THE WILDERNESS.
WHEN WE ADDRESS THIS ISSUE OF ONE-SIDED-MALE-ASSERTIVE ONLY … REPRESENTATION OF REALITY, … WE ARE ADDRESSING THE SHORTFALL IN “BINARY LOGIC” because that is exactly where BINARY LOGIC takes us. We use BINARY LOGIC to construct STAND-ALONE “IDOLS” with GRAMMAR given powers of AUTHORING actions and developments.
GONE FROM VIEW is CONJUGATE FEMALE ACCOMMODATING ASPECT WHICH TOGETHER WITH THE MALE ASSERTIVE ASPECT affirms the overall TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM.
THE HUMPTY DUMPTY THAT HAD A GREAT FRAGMENTING FALL THANKS TO BINARY LOGIC CAN’T BE PUT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. Once we break out ‘the TOWN’ and discuss the TOWN’s development, we can’t, later on, fit it back into the surrounding landscape which has also been undergoing development since, IN REALITY, TRANSFORMATION IS JUST ONE ALL-INCLUSIVE REALITY.
The SUBSTITUTE REALITY is composed using BINARY LOGIC based LOCAL IDOLS, which are loosely based on relational forms in the flow and which serve as a notional LOCAL and EXPLICIT foundation of reality representations. This is where WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have been going with language; i.e. we have been constructing SUBSTITUTE REALITIES based on IDOLS which we claim have been the AUTHORS of LOCAL ACTIONS and DEVELOPMENTS.
IDOLS in the form of STATUES of NOTABLE PEOPLE are now being BROUGHT DOWN as social values change and the formerly laudable achievements of these IDOLS have soured and they are seen, retrospectively, as the AUTHORS of undesirable developments.
NOTA BENE: The abstract concept of LOCAL AUTHORING is NOT BEING CALLED INTO QUESTION because it CONTINUES TO PLAY A FOUNDATIONAL ROLE in the WESTERN CULTURE CONSTRUCTION OF SUBSTITUTE REALITY (based on ‘local authoring’ of actions and developments).
The ABSTRACT (UNREAL) CONCEPT OF THE LOCAL AUTHOR gives us something LOCAL and EXPLICIT to ‘CREDIT’ or ‘BLAME’ for unfolding actions and events and we have used this (UNREAL) BINARY LOGIC based SUBSTITUTE REALITY conceptualizing scheme as our WESTERN CULTURE operative reality. The SMASHING OF THE IDOLS suggested by Nietzsche was not intended in a LITERAL sense, as it is currently surfacing in this modern era, but in a psychological sense. The FIRST MISTAKE is to impute LOCAL AUTHORING POWERS PERIOD. The SECOND MISTAKE is to pass over the FIRST MISTAKE (which is ‘our own mistake’) and to discover that our IDOL’s AUTHORING RECORD had a whole lot of NASTIEIS in it. In moving forward on this, we identified that the concept of LOCAL AUTHORING had not been used PROPERLY since it PROMOTED only a subset of POSITIVE actions and developments and IGNORED an important contribution of NEGATIVE actions and developments.
NOTA BENE: THE CONCEPT OF LOCAL AUTHORING IS NOT BEING QUESTIONED HERE. ON THE CONTRARY, IT IS BEING USED AS THE BASIS FOR THE ‘SMASHING OF THE IDOLS’. NO, NO, NO, NO! That is NOT what Nietzsche is talking about. Nietzsche is NOT saying that the IDOLS have been credited with AUTHORING only GOOD things when it is now evident that they were the AUTHORS of many BAD THINGS. NO, NO, NO, NO, … the point is that there is no such thing as LOCAL AUTHORING and our language and grammar DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR manufacturing of IDOLS with LOCAL AUTHORING POWERS IS THE PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM IS NOT THAT THERE HAS BEEN A HISTORICAL ERROR IN INVENTORYING THE IDOL’s AUTHORING RECORD SO THAT THE POSITIVE AUTHORING ACHIEVEMENTS WERE LISTED AND THE NEGATIVE AUTHROING ACHIVEMENTS WERE OMITTED. THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE CONCEPT OF AUTHORING ITSELF. IT DOES NOT EXIST!
Today, we have all kinds of FRAGMENTATION going on based on assuming the REALITY of LOCAL AUTHORING. We have the U.S. conservative and liberal POLARIZATION based on whether the individual or the social collective is the AUTHOR of actions and developments vital to the health and prosperity of the nation. This is another BINARY LOGIC based EITHER/OR FRAGMENTATION as goes on with the SUBSTITUTE REALITY. In sense-experience reality, QUANTUM LOGIC (the BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDED medium) applies in which case there can be relational harmony shifting to relational dissonance and vice-versa but relational harmony/dissonance is not the same as BINARY LOGIC based conflict.
In BINARY LOGIC, when we say the TOWN is GROWING larger and more populous and productive, we MEAN EXPLICITLY THAT as if this GROWTH was transpiring within an ABSOLUTE EMPTY SPACE OF INFINITE EXTENT. In this case FIGURE (the TOWN) and GROUND (the COUNTRYSIDE) are TWO.
In QUANTUM LOGIC, when we say ‘the TOWN is GROWING’, our understanding is that there is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE where FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE.
TODAY, we are witness to exponential increase in the SMASHING OF THE IDOLS eg. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/us/confederate-statues-photos.html
BUT THIS ACTION IS BASED ON THE (MIS) UNDERSTANDING THAT THE IDOLS IN QUESTION ARE NOT SO DESERVING OF OUR ADULATION AS WAS EARLIER ASSUMED. THAT IS, THE CURRENT ASSUMPTION IS THAT MANY OF THESE IDOLS WERE THE AUTHORS OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS WHICH HAVE PROVEN TO BE HARMFUL TO THE ONGOING DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SOCIAL DYNAMIC.
HERE WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS MISS THE POINT ONCE AGAIN. THE BASIC ERROR IS THE MISTAKEN ASSUMPTION OF LOCAL AUTHORING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS. THE PROBLEM WITH THE IDOLS IS THEREFORE WITH OUR ASSUMPTION THAT ATTRIBUTES TO THEM THE POWER OF LOCAL AUTHORING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS (THE DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR WHICH CREATES THESE IDOLS).
FOR US TO NOW SAY THAT ‘GENERAL SO-AND-SO’ WAS REALLY THE AUTHOR OF NEGATIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN OUR SOCIETY, SO WE SHOULD TEAR THIS PARTICULAR STATUE DOWN, IS TO MISS THE POINT THAT OUR FOLLY IS OUR BELIEF IN LOCAL AUTHORING, WHICH IS THE BASIS FOR THE CREATION OF IDOLS. BUT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS LOCAL AUTHORING. THE ISSUE IS “NOT” THAT SOME OF OUR IDOLS WERE THE AUTHORS OF NASTY STUFF THAT, NOW THAT IT HAS BEEN EXPOSED, JUSTIFIES OUR REMOVING THEM AS IDOLS. BUT THE GOODNESS OR BADNESS OF THE AUTHORING POWERS OF THE IDOLS IS NOT THE BASIC PROBLEM, THE BASIC PROBLEM IS THE CRAZY-MAKING (PSYCHOLOGICALLY FRAGMENTING) IMPUTING OF LOCAL AUTHORING. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS LOCAL AUTHORING. IT IS THE DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR. OUR MISTAKE IN “NOT” WITH RESPECT TO THE INACCURACY OF OUR ATTRIBUTING ACTION AUTHORSHIP TO THE IDOL, THE PROBLEM IS WITH BELIEF IN AUTHORSHIP. THERE IS NO LOCAL AUTHORING IN THE TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM.
QUANTUM LOGIC does not invoke the ABSTRACT concept of LOCAL AUTHORING that is invoked with BINARY LOGIC. The FIGURE and GROUND as ONE dynamic (QUANTUM LOGIC) HAS NO NEED of the SUBSTITUTE concept of the FIGURE-and-GROUND-as-TWO DYNAMIC (BINARY LOGIC). No, the TOWN does NOT GROW because the TOWN can’t step into the same COUNTRYSIDE TWICE because it is not the same TOWN and not the same COUNTRYSIDE. The TOWN and COUNTRY distinction is an observer imposed distinction and NOT the ONTOLOGICAL separateness of mutual independence that invokes an intellectual conceptual FRAGMENTATION.
The use of sense-experience informed QUANTUM LOGIC does not encounter the FRAGMENTATION that arises with INTELLECTUAL BINARY LOGIC based SUBSTITUTE REALITY REPRESENTATION.
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‘The map is not the territory’ — Korzybski
(In the ‘real world’ of our sense experience, resonance is paramount and the mechanical representation we use to describe things with language serves up a secondary SUBSTITUTE REALITY where, for example, the scattering-gathering CLUSTERING of ants as they fetch and carry from a drop of honey is described in terms of the GROWING and SHRINKING “envelope” to the CLUSTERING termed ‘the CLUSTER’. Thus the abstract concept of the “CLUSTER” as a LOCAL THING that “GROWS” and “SHRINKS” is born and serves as a SUBSTITUTE REALITY because it is SIMPLER to articulate. THE CLUSTER with its notional (GRAMMAR-given) powers of AUTHORING GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT (artificial empowering) USURPS the rightful place of resonance based reality wherein CLUSTERING is included in the transforming relational continuum.)
The shift from Classical physics to Modern physics is the shift that acknowledges that The envelope to the resonance (the cluster) is not the resonance (the clustering). While the envelope/cluster is local and explicit and is seen as the AUTHOR of its own growth and development , … the resonance/clustering is nonlocal and implicit and included in the transforming relational continuum
Consider how we use language in dealing with things like CLUSTERS, … or is that CLUSTERING?
RESONANCE is something very familiar to us but we don’t give it a special place in our language-based constructions of reality. WHY IS THIS?
As Poincaré pointed out, our WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE has been shaped with a desire for SIMPLICITY (his example ‘The EARTH is TURNING ROUND’ liberates the EARTH-as-INHABITANT from SPACE as the HABITAT so that FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-TWO. We know from modern physics that MATTER is a CONDENSATION of the ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD so that, in physical sense-experience reality, FIGURE-and-GROUND-are-ONE; i.e. INHABITANT and HABITAT are ONE and the INHABITANT of the ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD is a CONDENSATION of the ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD.
While this FITS PERFECTLY with indigenous aboriginal understandings of reality wherein ‘everything is related’ (mitakuye oyasin)
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”
HOW DID WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS GET INTO THE HABIT OF UNDERSTANDING REALITY IN BINARY LOGIC BASED TERMS WHICH FRAGMENT REALITY?
My answer would be the same as Nietzsche’s “EGO”. “EGO” comes with the impression that WE ARE THE LOCAL AUTHORS OF OUR ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS.
This LOCAL AUTHORING as in ‘the BUCK STOPS HERE’ is an expression of EGO, and it is evident when we INVENT SOVEREIGN STATES by NAMING THE STATE and making a DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE so that we use the NAMING and GRAMMAR combination to impute the POWER OF LOCAL AUTHORING to the NAMING-instantiated-LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF. The NAMING CEREMONY cab by blessed by a priest or simply by claiming the endorsement of an all-powerful GOD that purportedly endorses the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. This is the beginning of SCHIZOPRHENIA IN WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, and the beginning of the FRAGMENTATION which Bohm writes about, pointing out how such belief in abstraction is screwing up the WESTERN CULTURE SOCIAL DYNAMIC.
Our sense-experience reality is of inclusion in a transforming relational continuum wherein there is pervasive GATHERING-SCATTERING in the manner of ants that GATHER around a drop of honey and SCATTER after they load up, to take the bounty back the kids and family in the nest, and then make successive back and forth trips so that the social collective participates in a GATHERING-SCATTERING DYNAMIC, a continuing resonance based dynamic which SHOWS UP AS CLUSTERING which is inherently RELATIONAL and NOT LOCAL and EXPLICIT; i.e. SLUSTERING is a relational pattern or RESONANCE FEATURE show LOCALNESS and EXPLICITNESS is NOT REAL but ONLY APPEARANCE when we OBSERVE the GATHERING-SCATTERING and half-close our eyes until we see the blurred core of the GATHERING-SCATTERING as if it were THE AUTHOR of the GATHERING and SCATTERING.
IT IS NOT THE AUTHOR BECAUSE THERE IS NO “IT”, there is only a RESONANCE FEATURE, however, we are free to ARCHITECT LANGUAGE in whatever manner we please and se WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have chosen to capture RESONANCE in purely MECHANICAL terms, which is to say BINARY LOGIC based terms, by reducing the CLUSTERING (the resonance phenomenon) to a LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF that we call ‘THE CLUSTER’ and then inventing a GRAMMAR that shifts the AUTHORING of the GATHERING-SCATTERING dynamic to the CORE OF THE CLUSTERING; i.e. the GATHERING-SCATTERING RESONANCNE FEATURE which we have captured with a NAME, i.e. ‘the CLUSTER. By imputing the power of LOCAL AUTHORING to the NAMING-instantiated ‘CLUSTER’, we come up with a SUBSTITUTE REALITY that is BINARY LOGIC based wherein the CLUSTER is RE-PRESENTED as the LOCAL AUTHOR of the GATHERING-and-SCATTERING.
INSTEAD OF CLUSTERING AS A QUANTUM LOGIC based (FIGURE-AND-GROUND-AS-ONE) RESONANCE PHENOMENON, we employ the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR to reduce this WAVE-DYNAMIC to a BINARY LOGIC based (EITHER “IS” OR “IS NOT” ONTOLOGY based) LOCAL THING IN ITSELF with GRAMMAR-given powers of AUTHORING actions and developments. The CLUSTER thus becomes the AUTHOR of its OWN GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT.
WE USE THIS LANGUAGE (NAMING and GRAMMAR) constructed SUBSTITUTE REALITY … IN PLACE OF THE SENSE EXPERIENCE REALITY, a enabled from our switching from QUANTUM LOGIC WHERE FIGURE-AND-GROUND-ARE-ONE to BINARY LOGIC WHERE FIGURE-AND-GROUND-ARE-TWO.
INSTEAD of CLUSTERING as a GATHERING-SCATTERING RELATIONAL RESONANCE FEATURE, we COOK UP the concept of a LOCAL AND EXPLICIT “CLUSTER” and we use GRAMMAR to artificially impute to it ITS OWN POWERS OF AUTHORING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT.
This reduction of RELATIONAL RESONANCE FEATURES IN THE TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM …. to LOCAL MATERIAL ONTOLOGICAL ENTITIES WITH GRAMMAR GIVEN POWERS OF AUTHORING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENS has become the COMMON PRACTICE that is a DEFINING FEATURE of WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENCY.
YES, IT IS “SIMPLER” to speak in terms of a SUBSTITUTE REALITY which reduces resonance features to LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES, notionally with THEIR OWN POWERS OF AUTHORING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS (e.g. the CLUSTER that GROWS and SHRINKS instead of CLUSTERING as a GATHERING-SCATTERING RESONANCE RELATIONAL RESONANCE phenomenon), but this SIMPLIFICATION that we have built into language, serves up FRAGMENTATION WHERE THERE IS ONLY, IN SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY, RELATIONAL RESONANCE. The CLUSTERING which is inherently NONLOCAL and RELATIONAL (IMPLICIT) is thus REDUCED to ‘the CLUSTER’ which is LOCAL and EXPLICIT (NON-RELATIONAL).
Up to this point, we our new language which objectifies relational resonance features is DEAD IN THE WATER since we have EXCISED the RESONANCE FEATURE from the RESONANCE FIELD, … hence we invent GRAMMAR which serves to RE-ANIMATE the CLUSTER that reduced the resonance feature of CLUSTERING, in a NEW REALITY since we have SPLIT OUT the LOCAL APPEARANCE ASPECT of the RESONANCE PHENOMENON and given it a notional LOCAL EXPLICIT THING-IN-ITSELF BEING, THANKS TO NAMING, …. IN A NEW SUBSTITUTE REALITY which now features ABSOLUTE EMPTY AND INFINITE CONTAINING SPACE for the newly NAMING-CREATED notional THING-IN-ITSELF to MOVE and DEVELOP WITHIN.
WE NOW HAVE A BINARY LOGIC BASED SUBSTITUTE REALITY FEATURING LOCAL, EXPLICIT NAMING-INSTANTIATED THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES THAT MOVE ABOUT AND DEVELOP WITHIN A NOTIONAL ABSOLUTE SPACE OF INFINITE EXTENT.
LANGUAGE ALONE CANNOT FABRICATE A NEW PHYSICAL REALITY, OUR PSYCHE HAS TO ‘BUY IN’ AND SET ASIDE OUR SENSE-EXPERIENCE WHICH IS NEVER GOING TO ‘BUY IN’ TO SUCH AN ABSTRACT SUBSTITUTE REALITY BASED ON NOTIONAL LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES WITH GRAMMAR-GIVEN POWERS OF AUTHORING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS AS IF WITHIN AN ABSOLUTE EMPTY AND INFINITE SPACE. SUCH ABSTRACTION, IF ENDORSED BY A SOCIAL COLLECTIVE, CAN OPEN THE WAY TO A CRUDE FORM OF COMMUNICATIONS WHEREIN THE PARTICIPANTS HAVE THE ‘SAME THING IN MIND’ SO THAT WHEN SOMEONE SPEAKS OF ‘THE CLUSTER’ AS IF IT WERE A REAL THING, AS WHERE WE SPEAK OF ‘THE NATION’ AS IF I WERE A REAL THING, … THEN WE CAN USE THIS LANGUAGE TO COORDINATE OUR BEHAVIOURS ON THE BASIS OF INTELLECTUAL MODIFICATIONS TO THE SUBSTITUTE REALITY.
THE PROBLEM OF FRAGMENTATION ARISES when we put this ABSTRACT INTELLECTUAL language based action management schema in precedence over our sense-experience resonance-based relational gathering-scattering intuitions. RESONANCE is REAL and it is something that can guide aur actions in a manner that intellectual rational calculations can never do, because resonance derives from the dynamics of the transforming relational continuum we are included in. And if we see a child being swept away in a gaging river, it is our sense of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum that induces us to dive in to rescue the child. This is a SENSE-EXPERIENCE phenomenon of the same relational resonance nature as in the CLUSTERING of ants induced by the drop of honey. The CLUSTERING of would-be rescuers of the child CAN be spoken of in BINARY LOGIC based terms of the actions of independent entities; e.g. GEORGE, HENRY, SALLY and MYRTLE closed in on the helpless infant in the rapids like ants to a drop of honey, evidently they were all driven by their rational intention to rescue the child from what they intellectually calculated would be certain death with an intervention on their part. IN THIS WAY OF UNDERSTANDING THINGS, the CLUSTER of rescuers were DRIVEN, as independent beings, by their own internal motivations forming from calculations that the child would be lost without an intervention.
This way of reasoned thinking is based on BINARY LOGIC which also says that streams come together to form rivers which is the MALE-ASSERTIVE representation which makes no mention of the female inductive influence or the more profound inclusion in TRANSFORMATION.
The BUMPER CAR GAME blurs the AUTHORSHIP of movements such that the participant’s moves are in the service of recultivating relational harmony which is a challenge where there are a multiplicity of participants pursuing diverse needs. The issue that arises here is; CAN WE ASSUME THAT THE INDIVIDUAL IS AN INDEPENDENT BEING WITH HER OWN POWERS OF AUTHORING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS? In reality, we share inclusion in a transforming relational continuum where our movement are RELATIVE or RELATIONAL and we do NOT move about within ab ABSOLUTE EMPTY SPACE OF INFINITE EXTENT as BINARY LOGIC would have it.
The QUANTUM LOGIC of Modern physics agrees with the indigenous aboriginal ‘mitakuye oyasin’; 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.”—
CLUSTERING is a RESONANCE PHENOMENON that we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS eschew because of its COMPLEIXITY sine RESONANCE is a NONLOCAL, RELATIONAL phenomenon. INTRODUCING THE ABSTRACT NOTION OF ‘THE CLUSTER’ as the PURPORTED AUTHOR of its own GROWTH, SHRINKAGE and DEVELOPMENT, and ignoring the GATHERING-SCATTERING RESONANCE basis of the CLUSTERING, while it delivers CONCEPTUAL SIMPLIFICATION by introducing a SUBSTITUTE REALITY wherein there is no longer any reference to RESONANCE (gathering-scattering resonance) which radically BLURS the AUTHORING of the phenomenon, so much so, that one may be included to understanding dynamics in terms of TRANSFORMATION which is NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT (purely relational), in which case, a language to represent TRANSFORMATION would have to have an architecture that avoided the LOCAL and EXPLICIT and if the LOCAL and EXPLICIT were used, it could only be used as an intermediate ‘throw-away’ as described by Wittgenstein;
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
The BOTTOM LINE here is that we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have fallen into the habit of using language to construct SUBSTITUTE REALITIES based on BINARY LOGIC, featuring NAMING instantiated LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES notionally with their own powers of AUTHORING actions and developments. This SUBSTITUTE REALITY is an artificial reality wherein HUMANS are portrays in BINARY LOGIC terms as LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES notionally with our own powers of AUTHORING actions and developments.
THIS IS WHERE FRAGMENTATION is coming from.
It is ONE THING to develop a method of understanding such as CHOICELESS AWARENESS that avoids the FRAGMENTATION deriving from our WESTERN CULTURE NAMING and GRAMMAR language architecture, but quite another to protect ourselves from RE-INFECTION through our continuing use of this same LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE that embodies BINARY LOGIC based FRAGMENTATION.
CHOICELESS AWARENESS will give us the sense of relational resonance in the case of GATHERING-SCATTERING CLUSTERING as where the drop of honey induces GATERHING and SCATTERING of ants, so that language head-games will not come into play to invert the natural order of things and RECAST the resonance feature of CLUSTERING in the interted, FRAGMENTING terms of a LOCAL, EXPLICIT CLUSTER which NOTIONALLY is its own LOCAL AUTHOR of GROWING and SHIRINKING.
This LANGUAGE GAME is where we leave the WAGE-FIELD world behind and move into a SUBSTITITE REALITY constituted by LOCAL NAMING-instantiated THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES with GRAMMAR-given (notional) POWERS OF LOCAL AUTHORING of ACTIONS and DEVELOPMENTS.
This LANGUAGE GAME is where FRAGMENTATION of the social dynamic and of the individual PSYCHE derives.
We need a new LANGUAGE GAME wherein the foundational role of BINARY LOGIC is removed, where the foundational role of QUANTUM LOGIC (WAVE-FIELD logic) is restored.
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