LIES MY CULTURE TOLD Me.
This NOTE entitled ‘LIES MY CULTURE TOLD ME’ is a TITLE inspired by James Loewen’s ‘LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME’, and also by Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’, and then again by Charles C. Mann’s “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. In all cases, there is the sense that the development of POPULAR historical impressions of REALITY are impacted NOT ONLY by writers’ and speakers’ perspectives and particular experiences, but by THE LANGUAGE THEY ARE USING FOR SUCH “CONCEPTUALIZING”. Here I use CONCEPTUALIZING to underscore the IMPOSSIBILITY of REPRESENTING a FRAGMENT OF HISTORY OR a FRAGMENT of ANYTHING extracted from the ALL-INCLUDING TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM.
For example, we may LOOSELY speak of a REPRESENTATION of the BIRTH of a VOLCANIC ISLAND where we show pictures of ‘the VOLCANIC ISLAND at various stages of “ITS DEVELOPMENT”, however, here we are using the SIMPLIFYING CAPABILITIES of LANGUGE and our sense-experience is affirming that what is going on is an overall TRANSFORMATION which INCLUDES “ISLANDING”, where there is no PHYSICAL FRAGMENTING of the ISLAND from the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM as would justify our use of LANGUAGE wherein we impute GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT “TO THE ISLAND”, a CONCEPTUALIZING only made possible by our IMAGINATIVE INVENTING OF THE ABSTRACTION of an ABSOLUTE EMPTY AND INFINITE CONTAINING SPACE, which is IMPLIED by the LANGUAGE based concepts of GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT. This is NOT a “REPRESENTATION” of the physical reality, the physical reality is the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE which INCLUDES the “VOLCANIC ISLANDING” as a relational dynamic within the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE. THE TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE is the SENSE-EXPERIENCE AFFIRMABLE REALITY.
WHEN WE USE LANGUAGE TO “CHOP OUT” A FRAGMENT such as ‘the VOLCANIC ISLAND’ and USE LANGUAGE TO SPEAK OF ‘ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT’, this is NOT the REPRESENTATION of some REAL SENSE-EXPERIENCE AFFIRMABLE PHENOMENON, this FRAGMENTATION is an ABSTRACT CONCEPTUALIZING AND NOT A “REPRESENTATION”. That is, what our SENSE-EXPERIENCE AFFIRMS is that THERE IS ISLANDING in the PLANETING wherein EVERYTHING IS IN FLUX as is the nature of MATERIAL CONDENSINGS in the ALL-INCLUDING ENERGY-CHARGED PLENUM aka the WAVE-FIELD.
Because we are INCLUDED in the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM, WE CANNOT ‘GET OUTSIDE OF IT’ TO DEVELOP A ‘REPRESENTATION OF IT”. IT IS ‘NON-REPRESENTATABLE’, i.e. ‘The Tao that can be told is not the true Tao’ — Lao Tzu.
HERE we can see HOW IT IS that the language architectures of indigenous aboriginals, Taoism/Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta, because they give the foundational role to FLOW rather than BEING, … AVOID FRAGMENTATION, as for example, by saying ‘there is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE’ instead of, as with WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURES, giving the foundational role to BEING rather than FLOW and saying ‘the TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING goods and services.
GIVING the FOUNDATIONAL ROLE TO ‘BEING’ CONCEPTUALIZES ‘the TOWN’ as a ‘LOCAL AUTHOR’ of actions and developments, by way of, as Nietzsche calls it, ‘the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR’ (e.g. ‘the TOWN is GROWING’). In SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY as affirmed in Modern Physics, THERE ARE NO SUCH THINGS as ‘THINGS THAT GROW’ such as ‘TOWNS’ or ‘HUMANS for that matter, since everything is in flux so that there is ‘TOWNING’ and ‘HUMANING’ within the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM (aka ‘the ENERGY-CHARGED PLENUM’ aka ‘the WAVE-FIELD’).
HERE we can see HOW IT IS that the language architectures of indigenous aboriginals, Taoism/Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta, because they give the foundational role to FLOW rather than to BEING, … AVOID FRAGMENTATION, as for example, by saying ‘there is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE instead of, as with WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURES, giving the foundational role to BEING by saying ‘the TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING goods and services’, which CLEARLY CONCEPTUALIZES ‘THE TOWN’ as a ‘LOCAL AUTHOR’ of actions and developments.
The “LOCAL AUTHOR” CONCEPT is ABSTRACTION created by ‘the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR’ (i.e. the TOWN is GROWING’). By CONTRAST, in SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY as affirmed by MODERN PHYSICS, there are NO SUCH THINGS as ‘THINGS THAT GROW’ such as ‘TOWNS’, or ‘HUMANS’ for that matter, since EVERYTHING IS IN FLUX (as condensations in the all-including energy-charged PLENUM aka WAVE-FIELD) so that there is ‘TOWNING’ and ‘HUMANING’ within the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM.
To use LANGUAGE that tells tales of LOCAL, EXPLICIT MATERIAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES with GRAMMAR given powers of LOCAL AUTHORING of actions and developments … IS A LIE! It is the LIE of ‘LOCAL AUTHORING’ . This EGO-BOLSTERED LIE of LOCAL AUTHORING is the source of FRAGMENTATION in both WESTERN CULTURE “PSYCHICAL” and “PHYSICAL” DYNAMICS.
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The AIM of this NOTE entitled “LIES MY CULTURE TOLD ME” is as much concerned with the ARCHITECTURE of LANGUAGE based LYING as with the CONTENT of the LIES and in particular, the WESTERN CULTURE CHOICE OF SIMPLE BINARY LOGIC in preference to LESS SIMPLE QUANTUM LOGIC as is the choice of MODERN PHYSICS, INDIGENOUS ABORIGINALS, TAOISTS/BUDDHISTS and ADVAITA VEDANTA
What is CLEAR is that LANGUAGE based CONCEPTUALIZATIONS CAN BE MORE OR LESS FAITHFUL TO SENSE-EXPERIENCE IMPRESSIONS in spite of the fact that LANGUAGE can never CAPTURE SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY; i.e. as Lao Tzu observes, ‘The Tao that can be told is not the true Tao’.
So, in some sense, ALL LANGUAGE based CONCEPTUALIZING is ‘LYING’ based, but this NOTE addresses how we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS are in the habit of using BINARY LOGIC as a means of assessing WHAT IS TRUE versus WHAT IS FALSE and this COMPLICATES matters because SPEAKING THE TRUTH is not the same as REVEALING REALITY, and if I say, ‘the TOWN is GROWING, LOGICALLY, THIS MAY BE CORRECT but the REALITY lies beyond the LOGICAL TRUTH since, in this case, for example, there is at the same time the SHRINKING of WILDERNESS which is CONJUGATE to the GROWTH of the TOWN, and so while my LOGICAL PROPOSITION WAS TRUE or CORRECT, IT WAS AT THE SAME TIME “INCOMPLETE” since I made NO MENTION of the CONJUGATE SHRINKING of the WILDERNESS and thus the overall TRANSFORMATION which is available to our SENSE-EXPERIENCE. This Goedel’s Theorem of the INCOMPLETENESS of all finite logical propositions points to JUST ONE of the FOUR ‘LIES’ I am discussing in this note, the word ‘LIE’ pivoting from our WESTERN CULTURE use of the BINARY LOGIC based terms of TRUTH and LIES (aka FALSEHOOD).
While we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS speak of TRUTH and FALSEHOOD as if they had ROCK SOLID MEANING, that is itself a FALSEHOOD, and having said that, I have stepped knee deep into the ambiguity that comes into play in regard to BINARY LOGIC based CONCEPTUALIZING which inspired Goedel’s research and his ‘Goedel’s Theorem’ of the incompleteness of all finite logical propositions. This “incompleteness” of all finite logical propositions casts a shadow over TRUTH in general;
“What then is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms — in short, a sum of human relations, which have been enhanced, transposed, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people: truths are illusions about which one has forgotten that is what they are; metaphors which are worn out and without sensuous power; coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins.
We still do not know where the urge for truth comes from; for as yet we have heard only of the obligation imposed by society that it should exist: to be truthful means using the customary metaphors – in moral terms, the obligation to lie according to fixed convention, to lie herd-like in a style obligatory for all…” – Nietzsche (On truth and lie in an extra-moral sense’)
In this NOTE, may aim is NOT SIMPLY to point to LIES but to point to LIES MY CULTURE TOLD ME and to point out how these LIES lead to CONFUSION and PSYCHOSIS in our WESTERN CULTURE SOCIAL COLLECTIVE, as has been explored by Nietzsche and Bohm, putting the findings in this LIES MY CULTURE TOLD ME format so as to SPELL OUT the DAMAGE DONE
and HOW TO AVOID THE PITFALLS, since there are overall PATTERNS here, in particular the pattern of how we are infusing BINARY LOGIC into our WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE and THOUGHT is such a manner as to FRAGMENT, not simply our WORLDVIEW but our basic THINKING APPARATUS, leading, as Bohm observes, to a WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE-BASED EXPOSURE TO PARANOIA and SCHIZOPHRENIA AND OTHER FORMS OF LANGUAGE-INFUSED FRAGMENTATION . WHILE THE SOURCE OF THIS DYSFUNCTION IS THE “LIES” WE HAVE BUILT INTO OUR WESTERM CULTURE LANGUAGE” ARCHITECTURE, WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS HAVE NOT YET, AS A SOCIAL COLLECTIVE, ‘TUNED IN TO” OUR LYING WAYS, AND THAT AWARENESS CAN ONLY COME WHEN (“AND IF”) WE SHIFT FROM BINARY LOGIC (e.g. “THE TOWN IS GROWING”) TO QUANTUM LOGIC LANGUAGE (e.g. “THERE IS TOWNING IN THE TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE”) WHEREUPON the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING/ENABLING WAVE-FIELD CONJUGATE WILL BE RESTORED AS WILL THE FULL ANDROGYNOUS WAVE-FIELD THOUGHT and LANGUAGE CAPABILITY.
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What is presented is a series of EXAMPLES OF FOUR TYPES OF LIES AND HOW THESE LIES DO DAMAGE IN WESTERN CULTURE LINGUISTIC CONCEPTUALIZING” ;
LIE # 1. “Kepler points out that in order to simplify our language based CONCEPTUALIZING of “REALITY”, we instead simplify (LIE ABOUT) the phenomena we are conceptualizing.”
As regards the academies, they are established in order to regulate the studies of the pupils and are concerned not to have the program of teaching change very often: in such places, because it is a question of the progress of the students, it frequently happens that the things which have to be chosen are not those which are most true but those which are most easy. And by that division in things which makes different people form different judgements, it so happens that certain people are in error contrary to their own opinion.” – Johannes Kepler, ‘Harmonies of the World’
DAMAGE DONE: Because it is EASIER to speak in the MALE ASSERTING/ACTUALIZING terms of, for example, CULTIVATING and DEVELOPING LAND without mentioning the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING/ENABLING LOSS OF WILDERNESS DIVERSITY, there is no MENTION, VALUE ASSESSMENT or OVERT CONSIDERATION of what is ACTUALLY GOING ON which is TRANSFORMATION of the LANDSCAPE. This OBSCURANTISM conceals the LOSS of DIVERSITY and SUSTAINABILITY
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LIE # 2. “Nietzsche points out that the COMMON DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR creates the LIE of FALSELY implying LOCAL AUTHORING of actions and development”.
“Our judgement has us conclude that every change must have an author”; – but this conclusion is already mythology: it separates that which effects from the effecting. If I say “lightning flashes,” I have posited the flash once as an activity and a second time as a subject, and thus added to the event a being that is not one with the event but is rather fixed, “is” and does not “become.” – To regard an event as an “effecting,” and this as being, that is the double error, or interpretation, of which we are guilty.” — Nietzsche, ‘Will to Power’, 531
DAMAGE DONE: Because it is SIMPLER FROM A LANGUAGE MESSAGING POINT OF VIEW, to FRAGMENT THE NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT TRANSFORMING DYNAMIC WE SHARE INCLUSION IN, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS employ the LINGUISTIC SHORTCUT where we use the COMBINATION of NAMING and GRAMMAR TO IMPUTE LOCAL AUTHORING OF ACTIONS and DEVELOPMENTS, and avoid the difficulty of capturing the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT (relational) dynamic of the all-including TRANSFORMATION (WAVE-FIELD) that we and all things are included in. That is, we employ, instead, a VOYEUR view that we intellectually/linguistically reduce to the LOCAL and EXPLICIT where we are NO LONGER discussing our SENSE-EXPERIENCE of INCLUSION in the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM. Our PLANS and ACTIONS, while our language based discourse has us reduce them to the BINARY LOGIC terms of the LOCAL and EXPLICIT, are, IN REALITY, of a QUANTUM LOGIC NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT (TRANSFORMATIVE) NATURE. Because we are INTELLECTUALLY employing BINARY LOGIC and orienting to the LOCAL and EXPLICIT while we are in SENSE-EXPERIENCE, included in a QUANTUM LOGIC TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM, our linguistic reporting on ‘what is going on’ (which is in the BINARY LOGIC terms of the LOCAL and EXPLICIT) is AT ADDS WITH our QUANTUM LOGIC SENSE-EXPERIENCE of INCLUSION in the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT TRANSFORMING ENERGY-CHARGED PLENUM.
IN SHORT, THE MOMENT WE INTRODUCE the linguistic fragmentation of BINARY LOGIC based LOCAL AUTHORING by way of the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR, we DROP OUT QUANTUM LOGIC based NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT TRANSFORMING. The LIE of ‘LOCAL AUTHORING’ is particular to WESTERN CULTURE linguistic conceptualizing.
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LIE # 3. “Goedel’s Theorem EXPOSES THE LIE that while “finite systems of logical propositions” are presented as if they are TRUE, “all finite systems of logical propositions are INCOMPLETE”; e.g. While it is “TRUE” that “the Avalanche crashed down the Mountain into the Valley, it is “INCOMPLETE” since, as our sense-experience informs us, it is NO LONGER THE SAME MOUNTAIN and NO LONGER THE SAME VALLEY (while the simple BINARY LOGIC based rhetoric in the one-sided MALE ASSERTING terms of the AVALANCHE and its actions is TRUE, it is “INCOMPLETE” and our SENSE-EXPERIENCE AFFIRMED “REALITY” is informing us of our inclusion in an ALL-INCLUDING TRANSFORMATION.
So, for example. while it may be proven true that the TOWN is GROWING, this logical proposition is INCOMPLETE since it fails to mention that there is a CONJUGATE SHRINKING of WILDERNESS which takes us BEYOND BINARY LOGIC (the EITHER/OR LOGIC of the EXCLUDED MEDIUM) to QUANTUM LOGIC, the BOTH/AND LOGIC of the INCLUDING MEDIUM. The BINARY LOGIC based concept of the TOWN GROWING implies … ‘within an absolute empty and infinite containing space’, … while the QUANTUM LOGIC based concept of TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE implies that the TOWNING is INCLUDED within the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE and thus lacks the INDEPENDENT STATUS necessary for ‘its own GROWTH’. Here we see how BINARY LOGIC, in referring to GROWTH, implies an INCOMPLETENESS relative to sense-experience reality wherein there is NO GROWTH in its own BINARY LOGIC ‘right’, there instead being a QUANTUM LOGIC CONJUGATE SHRINKING of the including WILDERNESS (rather than the BINARY LOGIC supporting ‘EMPTY SPACE’), where the OPENING UP (SHRINKING) of the WILDERNESS plays a FEMALE ACCOMMODATING/ENABLING role in CONJUGATE RELATION with the GROWING of the TOWN.
We might therefore say that the INCOMPLETENESS of BINARY LOGIC where FIGURE and GROUND are TWO contrasts with the COMPLETENESS of QUANTUM LOGIC where FIGURE and GROUND are ONE.
DAMAGE DONE: Our WESTERN CULTURE FAILURE to acknowledge THAT “THAT WHICH IS LOGICALLY TRUE” is …. “NOT (sense-experience) REAL”, … is the source of much damaging and confusing action. While it is LOGICALLY TRUE to reckon that the DOUBLING of our CULTIVATED LAND AREA will produce DOUBLE THE VOLUMES of GRAIN, FRUIT and other “PRODUCE”, this LOGICAL TRUTH FAILS TO CAPTURE THE SENSE-EXPERIENCE AFFIRMED REALITY OF THE CONJUGATE SHRINKAGE OF WILDERNESS DIVERSITY which plays an ESSENTIAL ROLE in the SUSTAINING of general health and fertility of the OVERALL LANDSCAPE which INCLUDES the CULTIVATED CROPLAND. Thus the TRUTH of the GROWTH OF PRODUCTION is an INCOMPLETE TRUTH as is the case for ALL LOGICAL PROPOSITIONS as proven in Goedel’s Theorem. This WESTERN CULTURE IGNORING OF THE RADICAL DIFFERENCE between ‘LOGICAL TRUTH’ and ‘SENSE-EXPERIENCE AFFIRMED REALITY’ is the source of much LINGUISTIC MISREPRESENTATION which plays out in MISGUIDED BEHAVIOURS that deliver UNINTENDED RESULTS.
LIE # 4. “David Bohm points out how we are using LANGUAGE to FALSIFY our CONCEPTUALIZING of “REALITY”, creating UNTRUE FRAGMENTED INTELLECTUAL PSEUDO-REALITIES that we are using as our OPERATIVE REALITY.”
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 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, psychotic, etc.
The DAMAGE summarized here by Bohm is coming from FRAGMENTATION that is the SPECIALITY of our WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE ARCHITURE, as described in LIE #1 (the DROPPING OUT OF THE FEMALE ACCOMMODATING/ENABLING CONJUGATE, … LIE #2, the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR that FALSELY IMPUTES LOCAL AUTHORING, and LIE #3, the GOEDEL’S THEOREM RELATED LIE where we CONFUSE LOGICAL TRUTH (which is ALWAYS INCOMPLETE) for REALITY as in the example ‘the TOWN IS GROWING’ which is TRUE but INCOMPLETE and OBSCURANTIST (it is A LIE) in that it FAILS to acknowledge the CONJUGATE SHRINKING OF WILDERNESS the LOSS of the important LIFE and HEALTH SUPPORTING DIVERSITY.
FRAGMENTATION, LIE #4, IS THE RESULT OF THINKING DISTORTED by LIE #1, LIE #2 and LIE #3 that CO-CONTRIBUTE to FRAGMENTATION. That is, …. LIE #1; the DROPPING OUT OF THE FEMALE ACCOMMODATING/ENABLING CONJUGATE, LEAVING MALE ASSERTING/ACTUALIZING TO SERVE UP REALITY CONSTRUCTIONS ‘ON ITS OWN’, … LIE #2 the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR that FALSELY IMPUTES ONE-SIDED MALE-ASSERTING/ACTUALIZING based LOCAL AUTHORING, … and LIE #3, the GOEDEL’S THEOREM RELATED LIE where we IGNORE THE INCOMPLETENESS OF LOCAL PROPOSITIONS AND THUS, FOR EXAMPLE DECIDE that the LOGICAL PROPOSITION ‘PRODUCTION IS GROWING’ is a “GOOD THING”, without considering the INCOMPLETENESS of this logical proposition “PRODUCTION IS GROWING” SINCE IT FAILS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE FEMALE ACCOMMODATING/ENABLING CONJUGATE SHRINKING OF WILDERNESS. LIES #1, #2, and #3 ALL SUPPORT THE CONSTRUCTION of a ONE-SIDED MALE ASSERTING/ACTUALIZING ONLY PSEUDO-REALITY which DROPS OUT the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING/ENABLING CONJUGATE, leading to a simplified PSEUDO-REALITY based one-sidedly on MALE ASSERTING/ACTUALIZING.
THAT IS, … THESE THREE LIES #1, #2 and #3 SUPPORT LIE #4 which is FRAGMENTATION which is the overall distinguishing characteristic of WESTERN CULTURE (i.e. the FRAGMENTING by way of ‘DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENCE and by way of CATEGORIZATION (LGBTQ, BLACK, WHITE) etc wherein we put DIFFERENTIATION BASED CONCEPTUALIZING into PRIMACY over INTEGRATION BASED CONCEPTUALIZING, in CONTRADICTION to MODERN PHYSICS, indigenous aboriginal, Taoist/Buddhist and Advaita Vedanta wherein the understanding of SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY is that ALL THINGS ARE RELATED by way of material forms being CONDENSATIONS of the ALL-INCLUDING ENERGY-CHARGED PLENUM aka WAVE-FIELD.
“FRAGMENTATION” is THE CULMINATION of BINARY LOGIC based CONCEPTUALIZING wherein we REDUCE QUANTUM LOGIC NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT TRANSFORMATION to BINARY LOGIC LOCAL and EXPLICIT BEING-based FRAGMENTATION. THIS LIE OF A FRAGMENTED REALITY BASED ON BINARY LOGIC CONCEPTUALIZATIONS IN TERMS OF LOCAL, EXPLICIT MATERIAL FORMS IN AN ABSOLUTE EMPTY AND INFINITE SPACE IS A HUGE LIE THAT IS THE SUPPORTING CENTRE-PIECE OF WESTERN “REALITY”, the LINGUISTIC PSEUDO-REALITY that IS SUPPORTED AND SUSTAINED THROUGH OUR CONTINUING USE OF IT..
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These FOUR LIES MY CULTURE TOLD ME all have a BINARY LOGIC based, strongly distorting influence on my PSYCHO-LINGUISTIC conceptualizing of REALITY that is the source of, as Bohm has said, a FRAGMENTED VIEW (UNDERSTANDING) of REALITY.
BECAUSE WE HAVE BUILT THIS FRAGMENTATION INTO OUR LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE, WE “KEEP REPEATING IT TO OURSELVES, OVER AND OVER AGAIN THROUGH OUR CONTINUING USE OF OUR “LIE-INFUSED” LANGUAGE.
There is a kind of CATCH-22 ENTRAPMENT here in that the NEEDED FIX to resolve the LIES could be compared to changing the wheels on one’s car while one is speeding down the road in it.
Meanwhile, the FOUR LIES cited above continue to appear in BINARY LOGIC based USAGE such as ‘the TOWN IS GROWING’, SHUTTING OUT ACCESS to the LESS SIMPLE QUANTUM LOGIC alternative ‘there is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE’.
Like the Cuckoo that lays is eggs in another LESS SIMPLE bird’s nest, when the SIMPLE CUCKOOS HATCH OUT in the nest, and they do so prior to the natural offspring in the nest, they PROMPTLY PUSH THE INCUMBENT’S EGGS OUT OF THE NEST so that the full resources of the non-Cuckoo parents are devoted to the nurturing of the fledgling freeloader Cuckoos.
AS with this relation between the SIMPLE and LESS SIMPLE, so it is with LIES, and because LIES are often SIMPLER than the TRUTH, they can easily DISPLACE the TRUTH; i.e. ‘the TOWN is GROWING’ can easily DISPLACE ‘there is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE’ since the former’s BINARY LOGIC (LOCAL, EXPLICIT) STRUCTURE is SIMPLER than the latter’s QUANTUM LOGIC (NONLOCAL, IMPLICIT) relational structure.
Note that the SIMPLER BINARY LOGIC option has a ONE-SIDED MALE ASSERTING/ACTUALIZING-ONLY LOGIC STRUCTURE while the LESS SIMPLE QUANTUM LOGIC option has an ANDROGYNOUS, TWO-SIDED FEMALE ACCOMMODATING/ENABLING — MALE ASSERTING/ACTUALIZING CONJUGATE STRUCTURE; i.e. a QUANTUM LOGIC STRUCTURE..
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‘The LIES MY CULTURE TOLD Me’ have not only been TOLD TO ME, but I have been inadvertently PASSING THEM ON TO OTHERS.
It is EVIDENTLY A MAJOR CHALLENGE to LIVE, within the WESTERN CULTURE SYSTEM, ON THE BASIS OF NO LONGER ADHERING to THE LIES MY CULTURE TOLD ME. I would compare this to the MAHAVIT – ATMAVIT challenge of ADVAITA VEDANTA discussed by Erwin Schroedinger, whose orientation to the WORLD ACCORDING to MODERN PHYSICS (wherein everything is related and everything has the ANDROGYNOUS WAVE-FIELD STRUCTURE) is difficult to overtly comply with in one’s manner of behaving as would be the way of the ATMAVIT, but where it is possible, to at least intellectually understand and ‘partly follow’, while sustaining relatively good relations within the WESTERN CULTURE social collective, trying at the same time to encourage a shift from the BINARY LOGIC INTELLECTUALLY ABSTRACT WESTERN WORLD to QUANTUM LOGIC SENSE-EXPERIENCE CONFORMANCY.
For example, while there are pressures within WESTERN CULTURE to commit to the BINARY LOGIC genre of support for the UKRAINE in its CONFLICT WITH RUSSIA when one’s QUANTUM LOGIC understanding is in terms of conflict as IMBALANCE where the remedy is RESTORING BALANCE, rather than in the BINARY LOGIC terms of “RIGHT” against “WRONG” or “GOOD” against “EVIL”. While the BINARY LOGIC mission is to SURMOUNT and OVERCOME if not DESTROY/ELIMINATE the forces of EVIL, the QUANTUM LOGIC mission is to RESOLVE the RELATIONAL DISSONANCE and RESTORE RELATIONAL RESONANCE.
The combination of ‘INDEPENDENT TRIBAL IDENTITY’ in the sense of INDEPENDENT BEING without the MITAKUYE OYASIN (all things are related) ethic of indigenous aboriginal cultures and Modern physics, leads to knee-jerk fallback to PURIFICATIONISM where the challenge is understood in terms of WE, THE GOOD or SUPRIOR PEOPLE are overcoming THEY, THE BAD or INFERIOR PEOPLE, rather than resolving relational dissonance within one all-including relational collective. The indigenous aboriginal ‘eating the heart’ of a courageous enemy warrior taken down in battle signals an understanding of life as a relational web or matrix rather than a hierarchy
(The WESTERN CULTURE “great chain of being” is a hierarchical structure of all matter and life, thought by medieval Christianity to have been decreed by God. The chain begins with God and descends through angels, humans, animals and plants to minerals.)
In the Modern Era, the BINARY LOGIC based INDEPENDENT BEING or the INDEPENDENT TRIBE has been BOLSTERED by the MODERN TREND to ‘DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENCE’ which now DIVIDE the people of the world which CONTRASTS with the QUANTUM LOGIC understanding that ALL THINGS ARE RELATED. The understanding of Modern physics, meanwhile, is that ALL THINGS ARE, in a PHYSICAL REALITY SENSE, CONDENSATIONS of and within the ONE ALL-INCLUDING WAVE-FIELD.
This QUANTUM LOGIC understanding continues to be TOP-SIDED AND OBSCURED by the BINARY LOGIC based INTELLECTUAL ABSTRACTION of self-declared ‘INDEPENDENT NATIONS’ (195 of them), such intellectual abstraction being put into an unnatural primacy over the sense-experience of all things being related (mitakuye oyasin). The LIES MY CULTURE TOLD me include this LIE of the INDEPENDENCE OF NATIONS on the basis of LANGUAGE based INTELLECTUAL ABSTRACTION pivoting from ‘DECLARATIONS of INDEPENDENCE” which is ENTIRELY “WITHOUT SUPPORT” from SENSE-EXPERIENCE, and which leads to the further LIE of SUBOPTIMIZATION of a notional INDEPENDENT NATION that DOES NOT, in sense-experience reality, EXIST
“The above aphorism (The Name of the Devil is Suboptimization’), attributed to Kenneth Boulding, points to the inherent weakness characterizing the mindset and socio‐economic, political, educational and managerial practices of Western Industrial society as it developed over the past 300 years. It has its basis in the analytic‐reductionist scientific paradigm, which, despite the remarkable technological applications it spawned, is inappropriate, conflict‐generating and dysfunctional in a world characterized by global interconnectedness and mutual interdependence …” — György Jaros and Martine Dodds-Taljaard (International Society of Systems Sciences)
The LIES MY CULTURE TOLD ME …. ARE LIES WE CONTINUE TO TELL, and these lies CONTINUE TO FORM THE BASIS OF THE PERSISTING UNREAL PSYCHO-LINGUISTIC PSEUDO-REALITY of the WESTERN CULTURE SOCIAL COLLECTIVE, promoted through BINARY LOGIC infused LANGUAGE and GRAMMAR. This BINARY LOGIC based LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE CONTINUES to be the WESTERN CULTURE POPULAR LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE CHOICE and it is NOW “LOCKED IN BY HIGH SWITCHING COSTS”, NAMELY THE WESTERN CULTURE “EGO” DERIVING BACKING OF THE DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR BASED “LOCAL AUTHORING” ABSTRACTION.
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