The SOURCE of FRAGMENTATION of WESTERN CULTURE SOCIAL COLLECTIVES
LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE is the SOURCE of FRAGMENTATION of WESTERN CULTURE SOCIAL DOLLECTIVES
In my continuing philosophical investigations, things continue to fit together and make more sense. This note summarizes findings to date, which are supported by the work of many including Nietzsche (double error), Bohm (fragmentation), Vygotsky (good clue in his insight on the union of nonlocal and implicit with the local and explicit and more).
The key take-aways are with respect to how living in a wave-field plays out in our language architectures and language-influenced thinking. Of course our sense-experience is primary but our modern culture is using ‘language to put it all together’ and as Emerson warned, the tool of language is running away with the workman which is also what Nietzsche is saying using different words. Schroedinger puts it must succinctly in the terms; ‘subject and object are only one’, … which we can also relate to Bohm’s finding that we live in an all-including energy-charged PLENUM in which there are figures such as ourselves which are CONDENSATIONS of the PLENUM which manifests the QUANTUM LOGIC relation between the material forms and the ‘space that is not empty but full’ in which they are condensations.
Given that our language imparts a foundational role to binary logic which splits apart matter and “empty space” while Modern physics and indigenous aboriginals, Taoists/Buddhists and Advaita Vedanta adherents all have the QUANTUM LOGIC understanding that material forms are CONDENSATIONS of the all-including energy-charged PLENUM aka ‘the wave-field’ there is a whole lot of consistency of understanding in these QUANTUM LOGIC oriented groups and everything I have studied and experienced puts me in that same camp.
Ok, I have read Bohm and listened to ‘Bohmians’ and while I agree with what is being said, for the most part, it does not make all of the connections that can be made, like the connections of Vygotsky and also Ernst Mach who sort of got left behind even through he was adamant about the links between the psyche and physics, saying that we needed to understand the two as one psycho-physical system.
To keep this short, I will go straight to the point of my findings which revisit the mathematics that we were taught perhaps in high school or early university, and mathematics are a kind of family of languages and in particular there is the mathematics of REAL signals (I use signals instead of ‘variables’ because signals brings us back into the psycho-physical reality). … and there is the mathematics of COMPLEX signals as needed in ‘speaking’ of ‘wave-field’ behaviour.
My findings are that WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE is built on SIMPLE REAL SIGNALS while Indigenous aboriginal languages are built on LESS SIMPLE COMPLEX SIGNALS. The LESS SIMPLE COMPLEX SIGNALS tie to QUANTUM LOGIC (the BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDING medium) while the SIMPLE ‘REAL’ SIGNALS tie to BINARY LOGIC (the EITHER/OR logic of the EXCLUDED medium).
The ENGLISH language, and many others, employ the ‘SIMPLE’ ‘REAL’ SIGNAL (BINARY LOGIC) based architecture which, when used to construct local, explicit communications, corresponds to the REAL component of the COMPLEX SIGNAL. Because we live in a WAVE-FIELD world, the reduction to the REAL SIGNAL COMPONENT by DROPPING out the IMAGINARY SIGNAL COMPONENT is a simplifying or DUMBING DOWN of SIGNALLING the sense-experience reality we are included in.
We can see examples of this DUMBING DOWN in the case of the ‘THIN SKULL RULE’ where we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS (this is the name I am using for those who ‘adhere’ to the use of the dumbed down REAL SIGNAL based language) “DO NOT ALLOW LANGUAGE BASED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE FEMALE (wave-field) CONJUGATE even though our sense-experience is telling us that it is part of our reality. In WESTERN CULTURE JUSTICE, we use language that attributes LOCAL AUTHORING POWERS to NAME-INSTANTIATED LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES we call HUMANS. In Modern physics, these are HUMANINGS in the TRANSFORMING WAVE-FIELD and they are NOT the LOCAL AUTHORS of ANYTHING. I am not ‘making this up’; … I am just restating (A) what Modern physics holds to be reality, and (B) what indigenous aboriginals, Taoists/Buddhists and Advaita Vedanta adherents hold to be reality; i.e. the real reality is where everything is in flux (mitakuye oyasin’) as is the nature of the transforming relational continuum.
So, SYSTEMS of LANGUAGE are not going to be able to capture our sense-experience reality, but they are able to come up with a set of SIGNALS that are common to a USER GROUP that helps to put groups of us (the common language user group) on more or less ‘the same page’, but don’t be confused by the common thinking that with this SHARING OF SIGNALS we are sharing REPRESENTATIONS OF REALITY. That is not the case, the SIGNALS simply put us ‘nominally on the same page’ but what a Ukrainian or a Russian or a Woman means to you may be very different from what it means to me. If an American is in the deep jungles of AFRICA and bumps into ‘another AMERICAN’ he may be over-joyed and they may high five one another. Shortly thereafter, the one may do an abortion for a native that he got pregnant and when the two find out that the ONE is a ‘pro-choice’ DEMOCRAT and the other is ‘pro-life’ REPUBLICAN, their respective friendships with natives may be looking more solid than their growing mutual alienation as ‘fellow Americans’.
This point is just to illustrate that LANGUAGE is based on SIGNALS which are innately INCOMPLETE so that LANGUAGE is NOT the basis for REPRESENTATIONS and if we read what is said to be a beautiful representation of the Hawaiian Islands and its flora and fauna, … complete with back-up photography, … we run into the problem that ‘not only is ‘the word NOT the thing’, the PICTURE is not the THING since in sense-experience reality, there are NO THINGS and what we refer to as THINGS are inclusions in the transforming relational continuum wherein everything is in flux (‘mitakuye oyasin’).
Language can be used to SIGNAL in REAL mode or in COMPLEX mode and the THIN SKULL RULE anecdote illustrates how we WESTERN CULTURE ADHRENTS reduce the COMPLEX WAVE-FIELD sense-experience reality to the one-sided male-asserting only conjugate, WHICH IS THE REDUCTION FROM THE COMPLEX TO THE REAL, and this is STANDARD for WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE which shows up in that WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE based characterizations of JUSTICE, HEALTH and COMMERCE are all REDUCTIONS from the COMPLEX to the REAL while INDIGENOUS ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE is capable of, and does construct SIGNALS that are COMPLEX (real plus imaginary).
OPPOSITES that are REAL imply BEING-based POLARIZING as with CRIMINAL-AND-INNOCENT, HEALTHY and UNHEALTHY, RICH and POOR (as in local, explicit states of being) while OPPOSITES that are COMPLEX imply WAVE-based POLARIZING as sense experience rather than a state of BEING, as with DISSONANCE-AND-RESONANCE, HARMONY and DISCORD and SURPLUS and SHORTAGE (as in nonlocal, implicit conditions of imaginary flux involving balance and imbalance).
Language achieves the REDUCTION from the COMPLEX to the REAL by DROPPING OUT the IMAGINARY component which I have been calling the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING conjugate. For example, with both male and female conjugates (or in other words, both REAL and IMAGINARY components) we have ‘There is TOWNING in the transforming landscape’ (the ‘transforming landscape’ is nonlocal and implicit; i.e. it is the ‘imaginary’ component in the mathematical model). The reduction from COMPLEX to REAL gives us only the MALE ASSERTING conjugate which is ‘the TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING goods’.
In the indigenous aboriginal language, we see the systemic difference and we can describe it in terms of the INCLUDING of the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING CONJUGATE as in ‘there is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE. This corresponds, in the mathematical description, to the including of both REAL and IMAGINARY components which gives the COMPLEX signal.
What this means is that “INDIGENOUS ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE SIGNALLING is less simple because it is “COMPLEX” (REAL plus IMAGINARY) while WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE SIGNALLING is simple because it is ONLY REAL (DROPPING out the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING CONJUGATE is the equivalent of dropping out the IMAGINARY component of the COMPLEX SIGNAL.
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So, the DUMBING DOWN of our WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE that I have been writing about, is the REDUCTION of COMPLEX (real plus imaginary) SIGNAL to REAL only SIGNAL by DROPPING OUT the IMAGINARY COMPONENT. The IMAGINARY COMPONENT corresponds to the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING CONJUGATE
OUR WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE TREATMENT of JUSTICE, HEALTH and COMMERCE has, in all cases, employed language which simplifies the COMPLEX WAVE-FIELD SIGNAL by the reduction to ‘REAL’ by dropping out the IMAGINARY component of the COMPLEX SIGNAL. This is the DUMBING DOWN we are seeing in the reduction from TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE to ‘the TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING goods’., … and there is a likewise DUMBING DOWN in JUSTICE, MEDICINE and COMMERCE as we reduce all of these to one-sided MALE ASSERTING actions and developments only (the REAL signal components) and DROP OUT the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING conjugates (the imaginary signal components).
In the case of CLUSTERING of ants where there is a GATHERING-SCATTERING dynamic which is a RESONANCE, by applying the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR we reduce the WAVE-FIELD RESONANCE to the MALE ASSERTING ‘CLUSTER’ with its notional LOCAL AUTHORING ITS OWN GROWTH (recall that GATHERING and SCATTERING as RESONANCE is a NONLOCAL, IMPLICIT [RELATIONAL] phenomenon or in other words, a WAVE-FIELD phenomenon.
IN SHORT, there is plenty of evidence here to support the following:
(A) We live within a COMPLEX WAVE-FIELD REALITY.
(B) Indigenous aboriginal cultures have LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE that is COMPLEX in the sense of having a REAL plus IMAGINARY signal (which I have been labelling MALE ASSERTING conjugate (real signal component) and FEMALE ACCOMMODATING conjugate (imaginary signal component).
(C) WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS ARE SCREWING UP BY WAY OF FRAGMENTATION because, while we are living in a WAVE-FIELD world where COMPLEX SIGNALING (LANGUAGE) is required, we are dumbing down our LANGUAGE based signalling system to a BINARY LOGIC basis which is equivalent to the REAL component of the COMPLEX SIGNAL and the DROP OUT of the IMAGINARY component. (Instead of speaking in the QUANTUM LOGIC [WAVE-FIELD] terms of “Towning in the transforming landscape’, we DROP OUT the FEMALE-ACCOMMODATING conjugate (IMAGINARY signal component) and speak in the one-sided terms of the MALE ASSERTING conjugate (REAL signal component on its own) Overall, this is a reduction of complex (real + imaginary) signal to ‘real signal’ and QUANTUM LOGIC to BINARY LOGIC.
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While Bohm has written about the FRAGMENTATION PROBLEM IN OUR WESTERN CULTURE, I am not aware that he has pointed out that the PROBLEM is that OUR WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE as popularly deployed is REDUCING the COMPLEX WAVE-FIELD STRUCTURE to the REAL SIGNAL COMPONENT ONLY and DROPPING OUT the IMAGINARY SIGNAL COMPONENT. This is done in our WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE by DROPPING OUT the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING CONJUGATE that goes together with the MALE ASSERTING CONJUGATE. Thus, our OPERATIVE LANGUAGE fails to acknowledge our inclusion in the WAVE-FIELD as requires understanding of the QUANTUM LOGIC BOTH/AND relation between material forms and the energy-charged PLENUM aka the WAVE-FIELD, or in other words, the QUANTUM LOGIC BOTH/AND relation between the REAL and IMAGINARY components of WAVE-FIELD REALITY.
Our WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE-based REDUCTION of the COMPLEX WAVE-FIELD STRUCTURE to the ‘REAL SIGNAL COMPONENT ONLY’ is another way of speaking of the REDUCTION of ANDROGNYNOUS FEMALE-ACCOMMODATING — MALE ASSERTING CONJUGATE RELATIONS in our LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE by DROPPING OUT the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING (as in speaking in one-sided male-asserting terms that ‘The TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING good’, … instead of in the two-sided androgynous terms that ‘There is TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE’ … IS THE SOURCE OF FRAGMENTATION.
TO BE CLEAR, THE ONE-SIDED LANGUAGE IS THE SOURCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FRAGMENTATION which is CONTINUING TO PLAY OUT out in our WESTERN CULTURE SOCIAL DYNAMIC, as for example, in the U.S. Conservative —Liberal political division where the FRAGMENTATION is very visible and CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY, where WHAT IS NEEDED to RESOLVE IT TO BE COME CONSCIOUS OF ITS GROUNDLESSNESS;. This means ‘letting into consciousness’ the RIDICULOUSNESS of ‘THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE’ of the INDIVDUAL and of the STATE because the actions taken ON THE BASIS OF THE BELIEF IN INDEPENDENCE that has been built into language based claims, are the source of FRAGMENTATION.
David Bohm, Nietzsche and others have pointed out that our WESTERN CULTURE LANGUAGE is INFUSING THE PSYCHE’S OF OUR SOCAL COLLECTIVE WITH THE MYTH OF INDEPENDENCE as comes in the form of the LOCAL AUTHOR ILLUSION deriving from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR. The ALARM that Bohm is sounding IS NOT A FALSE ALARM but an alarm that REQUIRES OUR ACTION.
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
To believe in the INDEPENDENCE of NATIONS is NO LESS CRAZY than Marjorie Taylor Greene’s proposal for INDEPENDENT RED-STATES.
If we get LET GO OUR our intellectual INDEPENDENCE DECLARING linguistic jiggery-pokery long enough to get back in touch with our ‘SENSE-EXPERIENCE, we can rediscover that … “we live in a world characterized by global interconnectedness and mutual interdependence.”
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FOOTNOTE: UNDERSTANDING WHY BRENNUS LAUGHED
(on seeing the reduction of a GOD as a nonlocal implicit immanence to a notional local, explicit Agent in STATUE form).
The WESTERN CULTURE FRAGMENTATION associates with the the DUMBING DOWN (SIMPLIFYING) of the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT (the ‘imaginary’ component of the complex WAVE-FIELD reality). This DUMBING DOWN SIMPLIFICATION is achieved by the linguistic constructing of a SUBSTITUTE REALITY which IS capturable in LOCAL, EXPLICIT language constructs, so that it is what we END UP WITH using as our OPERATIVE REALITY, i.e. a SUBSTITUTE REALITY consisting of a collection of LOCAL and EXPLICIT ‘IDOLS’ which are akin to the STATUES of GODS and MEN that the Celtic general Brennus and his Celtic army SMASHED because the very existence of these statues implied that NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT SUBJECTS (CONDENSATIONS in the energy-charged PLENUM aka the transforming relational continuum aka the Tao) could be reduced to, and understood as LOCAL and EXPLICIT structures. This problematic use of symbolic forms to OBJECTIFY the innately FLUID CONDENSATIONS in the energy-charged PLENUM (WAVE-FIELD, Tao) was the same issue as induced Charles Dickens to write ‘HARD TIMES’ wherein the school teacher Gradgrind, is mocked for his attempts to PURGE THE POETIC (the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT) as associates with the IMAGINARY COMPONENT of REAL + IMAGINARY COMPLEX WAVE-FIELD reality from his students thinking.
“Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!”
‘Bitzer,’ said Thomas Gradgrind. ‘Your definition of a horse.’
‘Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in the spring; in marshy countries, sheds hoofs, too. Hoofs hard, but requiring to be shod with iron. Age known by marks in mouth.’ Thus (and much more) Bitzer. — Charles Dickens, ‘Hard Times’
The impact of the English language, when used LITERALLY to identify MATERIAL OBJECTS in LOCAL and EXPLICIT terms is, in effect, the REDUCTION of the COMPLEX SIGNAL to the REAL SIGNAL COMPONENT, by DROPPING OUT the IMAGINARY SIGNAL COMPONENT. In QUANTUM BOTH/AND LOGIC, the FIGURE and GROUND are ONE as in the CONDENSATION in the energy-charged PLENUM (WAVE-FIELD) and instead of the FIGURE “MOVING THROUGH THE GROUND’, the reality is the TRANSFORMING GROUND which contains CONDENSATIONS of the energy-charged PLENUM they are included in. This QUANTUM LOGIC relation is INTUITIVE and Dicken’s objection was to the rising trend to use BINARY LOGIC LANGUAGE that reduces the QUANTUM LOGIC relational forms in a TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE to LOCAL EXPLICIT OBJECTS in EMPTY SPACE.
In terms of the linguistic expression of reality in the ANDROGYNOUS terms of the conjugate relation of FEMALE ACCOMMODATING and MALE ASSERTING , the reduction of LANGUAGE by removing the NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT and going solely with the LOCAL and EXPLICIT was to some, akin to sculpting marble statues in the ‘likeness’ of GODS.
“The Celts do not seem to have had a hierarchy of divinity in the sense of a coherent pantheon dwelling in some remote place. The human world and the Otherworld formed a unity in which the human and divine interact. Each location has numinous powers which are acknowledged by the people as we can see by their naming of mountains, rivers and other natural features many of which have associated deities. When the Celts invaded Greece in 278 BCE, Brennus entered the precinct of Delphi, saw no gold and silver dedications and only stone and wooden statues and he laughed at the Greeks for setting up deities in human shape.” — Rowan Fairgrove, What We Don’t Know About the Ancient Celts
The relationship between ‘THE HUMAN’ and ‘THE DIVINE’ aligns with the relationship between ‘THE REAL’ and ‘THE IMAGINARY’ in the mathematics of complex variables as relates to the WAVE-FIELD dynamic. AS this note explores, there is an ongoing structure in WESTERN CULTURE due to the adoption of a simplified ONE-SIDED MALE ASSERTING ONLY LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE, which DROPS OUT the FEMALE ACCOMMODATING CONUGATE, … which is to say, in MATHEMATICAL TERMS, … due to the adoption of a REDUCTION of COMPLEX SIGNAL to the REAL COMPONENT ONLY by DROPPING OUT THE IMAGINARY COMPONENT.
This WESTERN CULTURE DROP-OUT of the ‘IMAGINARY COMPONENT’ from LANGUAGE has made WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS and successive generations of offspring in MODERN TIMES, into GRADGRINDS and this having become the NORM is no longer ATTRACTING ATTENTION. Imaginative ‘romantics’ such as SISSY JUPE are becoming as rare as hen’s teeth as WESTERN CULTURE continues to pursue the path of FRAGMENTATION as the DIFFERENTIATION based CATEGORIZATION into the LOCAL and EXPLICIT continues to upstage NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT INTEGRATION. For example, initiatives such as ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ promotes the problematic, divisive CREATION OF CATEGORIES; i.e. the problem WAS NEVER THAT WHITES GOT MORE THAN BLACKS, the problem is intensifying use of LANGUAGE-based DIFFERENTIATION and COMPARTMENTALIZATION as comes with UNREALISTIC (INSANE) ‘DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE’.
LANGUAGE does not HAVE TO BE an instrument of promotion of DIFFERENTIATION, as when deployed in BINARY LOGIC based constructions, LANGUAGE can alternatively be an instrument of INTEGRATION as when deployed in QUANTUM LOGIC based constructions. Instead of promoting understanding the BINARY LOGIC terms of ‘the TOWN is GROWING, DEVELOPING and PRODUCING’ (i.e. ‘differentiating and making something more out of itself), our understanding can be in the QUANTUM LOGIC terms of ‘TOWNING in the TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPE’ (participating in an integration based transformation). The aphorism ‘EGO swells the head while INSPIRATION fills the heart’ describes the respective emotions that associate with BINARY LOGIC (EITHER ME OR THEM) and QUANTUM LOGIC (BOTH ME AND THEM).
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