The long and winding road

The long and winding road
The Road Ahead ?

Welcome to Secrets of Conflict, Division and Violence Revealed

The Stumbling Block

We hope to search for the truth about us humans, and hope to amass enough evidence to prove, that no amount of laws, transparency, disclosure and legislation is sufficient to alter our destructive and corrupted behavior except temporarily. Our love of polarity empowers our self image and activates our 400 million year old reptilian brain! Our reasoning part of the brain, which enabled us to advance and create this material paradise, is of little use in taming our conflict, division and violence.
Witness the death of the "Social Contract", between nations and even next door neighbors," you don't bother me and I won't bother you"!, just doesn't work for reasons we will search out.

The following should convince sceptics, that our overall intelligence, is losing the most important characteristic, that all life forms except man, posess.

Every living creature has a built in need to survive, no matter what the threat to it is, it will do everything in it's power to avoid it's demise. Bacteria will eventually overcome an anti-biotic that once killed it. All living creatures will adapt, change to the best of their abilities when their survival is threatened, even though their cognitive {reasoning}, abilities are meagre compared to mans.

Man with the most complicated and highest functioning cognitive process, seems unable in most cases to avoid putting himself un-necessarily in the line of fire.

All this is due to the control the negative aspects of his psychological self has on his behaviour, cognition, reasoning and actions.

Lets call the interference - the stumbling block - the negative aspects of the "software of the mind", those things that prevent him exercising intelligently and creatively his will to survive.

They include but are not limited to the following.

His desperate need for identity and belonging, which is a double edged sword, when what you identify with or belong to has a destructive or negative narrative...Our need to be right in our own eyes, see Proverbs 21: 2...When we identify with a certain belief (one leaf) and it becomes, for most, something we would defend no matter what the cost...our love of scapegoating others when they do something wrong, but when we do the same we rationalize it...our strongest natural characteristic is mimemis, {imitation} whithout which we couldn't have created culture or even learned language, but imitation is again a double edged sword, depending on who or what we imitate...the tendency for close friends to desire the same object {mimetic desire} and if it cannot be shared we often become rivals, unleashing negative envy, jealousy and often ending in conflict, division and violence, often turning good friends into bitter enemies...our increasingly selfish greed...extreme ambition and competition...those who become extremely narcissistic and egoistic.

Most of the negative aspects of the above lead to conflict, division and violence and are an impediment to survival, which I put under the umbrella of the satanic constellation and which Jesus called scandalon in the Bible.

So it seems our own negative side of human nature our neg. psychology is taking us down the river without a paddle...

This is the basic contradiction that is preventing mankind from doing the right thing, and living in the garden of eden, and experiencing an overall joyous life. It's also preventing us from solving or even dealing with the real problems facing us. It's obvious that society as whole is unadjusted or worst, and unless we realize that we've been wrong about a lot of things, chaos, like violence, can only escalate to extremes.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Once more into the Fray

                            Our Double Edged Sword  

We've been wandering in the wilderness these past few months, having lost or misplaced the need to warn you that the sword -huge- is coming down on mankind. [ see Ezekiel 33 ] According to which, unless you are warned by he who is able to read the writing on the wall, he who knows and fails to warn the people will have the blood of those who die on his head. But if he warns the people and they take no heed then they have only themselves or Satan to blame. Not unlike the widespread ambivalence and lack of faith so prevalent in today's bi-polar global village, cum theater of the absurd. 

Truth and violence are at war, and the truth is violence is at the origin of civilization and the sacred and no longer is able to do what it has done since the dawn of culture, which was to pacify or redeem us through the mimetic mechanism - the scapegoat mechanism that we derive so much cathartic pleasure from. 

Simply put the Creator through the process of evolution, has endowed human kind with many unique characteristics, as part of his human nature. All living things -- except mankind --will do whatever they can to survive. Mankind the most cognitively advanced creature on the planet allows certain negative aspects of his endowment to come between him and survival, ensuring his eventual extinction. Even though it is has a beneficial side, that we cannot do without, today it's negative effects and symptoms are accelerating and will soon rule the roost and make our blood and love turn cold. Survival would require that mankind become aware of and learn as much as he can about it's negative aspects.

 Simone Weil author and a devout follower of Jesus said "all knowledge begins at the foot of the cross", there you see what human nature and human relations are all about. But Jesus said "forgive them father for they know not what they do", at a deep level we don't, and so we're not as guilty as we think. Through his teaching and revelation Jesus was sent to teach us about ourselves - our human nature - and prepares for us a road ahead so we might re-create the garden of Eden, "the kingdom of god". He made his mission clear when he said, "I come not to bring peace, but a sword", and also "I shall reveal things hidden since the foundation of the world".

We'll explore what are the triggers that immobilize and reduce our individual and collective will to survive. Obviously we've lost our survival instinct. All living things, will do whatever they can to survive, yet man alone has allowed elements of his human nature to overpower his will to survive. An obvious first step on the road to extinction. We should make survival the most important principle to adhere to, one that evolution has instilled in us to help ensure our continuation into the future. 

Survival is not an abstract thing, we face it's concrete challenges  - as did Jesus - on a daily basis. In one instance he said that unless we loved one another we would destroy one another. Turn the other cheek, love God and your neighbor as yourself! Overcome your love of scapegoating, become as the Good Samaritan, imitate me for I am of the father and imitate no man. Be in this world but not of it. Give to Cesar his due. Be a shepherd unto the world.

We'll also use the Bible as one source of intelligence and wisdom in dealing with human relations and as an important historical document in unfolding the story of mankind. So from now on we shall concentrate on revealing - through putting together the different elements and information for a rough draft of the forthcoming book "The Satanic Constellation" a repository of - all those experiences, actions and reactions, feelings, sensations and memories, which create unnecessary conflict division and violence between us or between us and them. 

We must take an in depth look at "Rene Girard's mimetic desire and mimetic mechanism - the vitimary virus - theory of human behavior. As Socrates has observed imitation is the most important characteristic in influencing human behavior, without which language, or even civilization and culture would not be possible. Girard uses the term mimesis instead of imitation because mimesis indicates that there is less awareness of our actions and imitation indicates more awareness. So mimesis indicates we are less conscious of what triggers conflict, division and violence.
 Here's how Girard explains how the mimetic process operates, beginning with mimetic desire which eventually turns into mimetic rivalry and finally reaches the mimetic crisis which usually activates the scapegoat mechanism. This whole elongated process is easier to understand if we place it in the distant past infancy of culture with much smaller populations\,before the advent of institutions and laws. 
This will be followed by or include how our ICBM's Ideas, Customs, Beliefs and Myths are also responsible for dividing us from one another through cultural differences and our illusive search for security in belonging to a particular culture, circle or group. Which practice served us well in the distant past and aided us to survive in our particular circle. But today such passionate belonging amidst such a multi-cultural mix as we have in the world today presents it's own set of difficulties. Those difficulties are further exasperated - as are all of the above survival reducing characteristics - by our mimetic nature
So priorities are relegated and aggregated to the back burner, while we deal with an immature and  unadjusted society.

 For millions of years our everyday actions were to serve our immediate needs, food, shelter, hunting and avoiding other predators, mating and procreation. Today most of our actions and reactions are done for our future good, thanks to our ability for abstract thought and it's child, planning. Although some would say things are slowly returning to the traditional lifestyle for many of us today,those of us who have to stay on our toes and be thrifty to stay alive and well, shades of our past struggle to survive.
So we must include our drastic lifestyle change from hunter gatherers serving their immediate needs, to our present lifestyle with it's constant planning and working towards future needs. So it would seem that lifestyle change must also be considered as challenging our survival, along with natural disasters, droughts, pestilence, or internal civil unrest {mimetic contagion} however caused.

All these elements shall be considered to be under the umbrella of the Satanic Constellation, most of which can have a negative effect on our survival, others are a double edged sword that can cut either way.tbc


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