Perceptions of Ourselves and of Others 2

Part 2 –

The mixture of madness and light within all people is inherent in our existence. Everyone one of us has some component of category one and category two within our being. Most often, everyone treats everyone (including themselves) in one of these manners and the co-delusion remains perpetually mutual as well as perpetually co-destabilizing. As I stated previously, I believe this is a survival mechanism rooted in the individual psyche and initially employed in a developmental stage when attempting to deal with reality that appears too daunting to process or overcome. It might serve its purpose in that instance, but after surviving whatever eliciting situation, the psyche must shed that behavioral adaption if it is not to remain trapped in an endless cycle that primarily centers on the past.

Perceiving the present through lenses tainted by the past, whether they be of lighter or darker shade, is impossible and a consistent pattern of such behavior is neurotic, pathologic and unbalancing to all. We must see ourselves and everyone else as we all truly exist to attain actual balance, proper harmonizing structure, profound peace, devout spiritual union and “tough” love. There is no substitute or alternative to this approach and this fact remains one of the most confusing absolutes for anyone who is sincerely trying to figure it all out. It seems counterintuitive and almost unthinkable to most to accept that you must “love” or “see” or “acknowledge” the monster or darkness inside of everything, if you truly want to understand its essence and your own. We have been taught to deny such things…to ignore the fact of their existence supposedly for our own peace and salvation; to pretend and solidify our unrelenting faith on this pretending. This is madness and we have been indoctrinated with such insanity all of our lives by false prophets and other entities, some of whom are aware of the darkness they infectiously spread and others who are simply ignorant and naive vectors. Indoctrinated destabilization makes us easy to control and manipulate, and the effects of such tampering and puppeteering extended throughout every aspect of our lives, including the harnessing of suppressed/repressed sexual energy for war and our weakest compulsive addictions for excessive consumerism.           Indoctrinated destabilization blocks union and thus the auto-corrective force of natural order that exists within all of humanity. We don’t get to just recreate/rewrite people or animals or ourselves or anything else in existence with our own preferred delusion if we ever truly want to escape the prison of being trapped within our own mind. That is unfortunately where almost everyone gets unknowingly stuck, and it is important to add,  while vehemently pretending they are not. I cannot overstress the relevance of this point. To achieve union and the grace of our inherent auto-corrective nature, we must escape the confines of our own mind and the only way to do so is to stop tainting everything with our own preferred delusion.

(To be continued…)

Cribb          2016

 

 

Warrior Poet Mental Yoga 113 – Huxley on Solar Power, Bosses, Jeffersonian Democracy, and the Constitution from 1939 (Part 2 of 2)

(continued from WPMY 111)

“Public ownership of the means of production,” Mr. Propter repeated. “But unfortunately governments have a way of regarding individual producers as being parts of the means. Frankly, I’d rather have Jo Stoyte as my boss than Jo Stalin. This Jo” (he laid his hand on Mr. Stoyte’s shoulder) ” this Jo can’t have you executed; he can’t send you to the Arctic; he can’t prevent you from getting a job under another boss. Whereas the other Jo…” he shook his head. “Not that,” he added, “I’m exactly longing to have even this Jo as my boss.”

“You’d be fired pretty quick,” growled Mr. Stoyte.

“I don’t want any boss,” Mr. Propter went on. “The more bosses, the less democracy. But unless people can support themselves, they’ve got to have a boss who’ll undertake to do it for them. So the less self-support, the less democracy. In Jefferson’s day, a great many Americans did support themselves. They were economically independent. Independent of government and independent of big business. Hence the Constitution.”

“We’ve still got the Constitution,” said Mr. Stoyte.

“No doubt,” Mr. Propter agreed. “But if we had to make a new Constitution today, what would it be like? A Constitution to fit the facts of New York and Chicago and Detroit; of United States Steel and the Public Utilities and General Motors and the C.I.O. and the government departments. What on earth would it be like?” he repeated. “We respect our old Constitution, but in fact we live under a new one. And if we want to live under the first, we’ve got to recreate something like the conditions under which the first was made. That’s why I’m interested in this gadget.” He patted the frame of the machine. “Because it may help to give independence to anyone who desires independence. Not that many do desire it,” he added parenthetically. “The propaganda in favour of dependence is too strong. They’ve come to believe that you can’t be happy unless you’re entirely dependent on government or centralized business. But for the few who do care about democracy, who really want to be free in the Jeffersonian sense, this thing may be a help. If it makes them independent of fuel and power, that’s already a great deal.”

Mr. Stoyte looked anxious. “Do you really think it’ll do that?”

“Why not?” said Mr. Propter. “There’s a lot of sunshine running to waste in this part of the country.”

Mr. Stoyte thought of his presidency of Consol Oil Company. “It won’t be good for the oil business,” he said.

“I should hate it to be good for the oil business,” Mr. Propter answered cheerfully.

“And what about coal?” He had an interest in a group of West Virginia mines. “And the railroads?” There was that big block of Union Pacific shares that had belonged to Prudence. “The railroads can’t get on without long hauls. And steel,” he added disinterestedly; for his holdings in Bethlehem Steel were almost negligible. “What happens to steel if you hurt the railroads and cut down trucking? You’re going against progress,” he burst out in another access of righteous indignation. You’re turning back the clock.”

“Don’t worry, Jo,” said Mr. Propter. “It won’t affect your dividends for quite a long while. There’ll be plenty of time to adjust to the new market conditions.”

With an admirable effort, Mr. Stoyte controlled his temper. “You seem to figure I can’t think of anything but money,” he said with dignity. “Well, it may interest you to know that I’ve decided to give Dr. Mulge another thirty thousand dollars for his Art School.” (The decision has been made there and then, for the sole purpose of serving as a weapon in the perennial battle with Bill Propter.) “And if you think,” he added as an afterthought, “if you think I’m only concerned with my own interests, read the special World’s Fair number of the New York Times. Read that,” he insisted with the solemnity of a fundamentalist recommending the Book of Revelation. “You’ll see that the most forward-looking men in our country think as I do.” He spoke with unaccustomed and incongruous unction, in the phraseology of after-dinner eloquence. “The way of progress is the way of better organization, more service from business, more goods for the consumer!” Then, incoherently, “Look at the way a housewife goes to her grocer,” he added, “and buys a package of some nationally advertised cereal or something. That’s progress. Not your crackpot idea of doing everything at home with this idiotic contraption.” Mr. Stoyte had reverted completely to his ordinary style. “You’ll always were a fool, Bill, and I guess you always will be. And remember what I told you about interfering with Bob Hansen. I won’t stand for it.” In dramatic silence he walked away; but after taking a few steps, he halted and called back over his shoulder. “Come up to dinner, if you feel like it.”

“Thanks,” said Mr. Propter. “I will.”

Mr. Stoyte walked briskly towards his car. He had forgotten about high blood pressure and the living God and felt all of the sudden unaccountably and unreasonably happy. It was not that he had scored any notable success in his battle with Bill Propter. He hadn’t; and, what was more, in the process of not scoring a success he had made, and was even half aware that he had made, a bit of a fool of himself. The source of his happiness was elsewhere. He was happy, though he would never have admitted the fact, because, in spite of everything, Bill seemed to like him.

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

Aldous Huxley          1939

 

Perceptions of Ourselves and of Others

There are essentially three different categories of clients that you get as a veterinarian. These same categories also apply to how people relate to their pets, their friends, their children, and their lovers. It is very important to understand how the three categories of people interact with you and just as important for you to understand which category you belong to when interacting with others.

The first category believes that you are a god incapable of ever doing the wrong thing or making a mistake or being inept in any degree whatsoever. If you committed an act of gross malpractice or overt negligence or temporary asinine insanity, even under their direct crystalclear observation, they would still deny that you ever did anything remotely close to the sort. This category of clients rewrites objective reality to make you into a unquestionable and sacrificial beacon of light or the always fair and just performer of medical miracles or a veterinarian of superhuman powers that has no susceptibility to kryptonite or any other power within the universe.

The second category is of those who are persistently skeptical, excessively judgemental, passively-aggressively condescending, and prone to confrontation in damn near every approach, exchange, and/or interaction that they have with you. One might rationally wonder why someone of this ilk and apparent mindset towards you would continue to choose to remain a steadfast participant in such a dynamic. Despite the answer to that telltale answer, it is important that you understand that this category of client does exist and it exists in one form or another as a large, if not the largest category percentage of the whole client base. This type of client will always find something wrong with your approach or your recommendations or your actual actions. Such might not be consistent with Dr. Google’s or their next door neighbor’s opinion on veterinary medicine or they might deem your recommendations simply way too expensive and unnecessary or sometimes they may just outright criticise, demean, and defame your current or past performed medicine and/or surgery. There tends to be little to nothing that you may do in actual skill, expertise, communication or intent to temper, alter or rectify their overcritical and incredulous mindset and interactive behavior. The closest that you may come to mitigating this category of client is through the offering of a undeserved discount/refund or by subjugating yourself into an inappropriate submissive posture while in their presence. Even these mitigations only satiate this category for the briefest period of time and after such an attempt, each future exchange with them with involve a progressive escalation in their bullying behavior.

The first and second categories of clients are essentially the same from a psychoanalytic perspective. Most might argue that the two are diametrically opposed and that the first is empathic, caring, and full of love, while the second is mean, ugly, bullying, and unappreciative. There is a partial truth to this view, but the greater truth, the absolute of the displayed behavior and interaction in both cases, is that those of both category one and category two suffer from significant egocentric delusion. They both live in their own head and they interact with a pseudo-world of pseudo-experience and pseudo-truth. You might call it their own “matrix” of existence. And though the individual techniques of each category vary somewhat, both are founded on them “controlling reality” by “rewriting” your true essence. In actual effect, they are negating you. They don’t see you, they don’t hear you, they don’t even know who and what you truly are…..and all of that means they really don’t want to know or that perhaps, they are too frightened or fearful of reality to want to even take the chance of finding out what your true essence might be. I do not suggest that most of these people are consciously aware of their behavior and their associated “rewritten” projections of justification which validate their psyches approach towards others. I do believe that in the majority of these cases their psyche seeks such ongoing validation (actually manufactured) to comply (maintain the illusion) with an inherent survival mechanism it adopted willingly or unwillingly at a much earlier stage of development. In other words, to survive or adapt to whatever circumstances they perceived in early childhood, the majority of people withdraw their “reality” from actual reality and repackage it as a world full of people who they either must approach through persistent mistrust, doubt, criticism, and condemnation or endless forgiveness, excessive praise, submissive enablement, and unhealthy sacrifice.

Both approaches take many subforms and some of those subforms can be extremely subtle. They are not always obvious and they do not always rise to the surface of behavioral interaction. But regardless of the intensity of the outward expression, either approach establishes an imbalance and pathology in any relationship it engages in. This fact should never be overlooked or undervalued. A relationship that a person has with a false/rewritten you, whether built up or torn down, is still never a true relationship with you. At a minimum, you must identify those people you interact with that behave in either fashion and not allow their delusion to impact negatively upon your perception and understanding of yourself and the rest of reality. Removing the delusions or at least incapacitating their distractive impact, allows one to focus more on accurate self-evaluation and thus objective self-existence. This is of paramount importance in attaining peace and learning to truly love yourself, and both of these acts are essential for you to be able to form healthy synergistic relationships of nurturing union and transcendence with others.

(To be continued…)

Cribb          2015

Warrior Poet Mental Yoga 111 – Huxley on Solar Power, Bosses, Jeffersonian Democracy, and the Constitution from 1939 (Part 1 of 2)

Mr. Propter pain no attention, but continued to lead him towards the back of the house. “It’s a gadget that Abbot of the Smithsonian has been working on for some time,” he continued. “A thing for making use of solar energy.” He interrupted himself for a moment to call back to the others to follow him; then turned around again to Mr Stoyte and resumed the conversation. “Much more compact than anything of the kind that’s ever been made before,” he said. “Much more efficient, too.” And he went on to describe the system of trough-shaped reflectors, the tubes of oil heated to a temperature of four or five hundred degrees Fahrenheit; the boiler for raising steam, if you wanted to run a low pressure engine; the cooking range and water heater, if you were using it only for domestic purposes. “Pity the sun’s down,” he said, as they stood in front of the machine. “I’d have like to show you the way it works the engine. I’ve had two horse-power , eight hours a day, ever since I got the thing working last week. Not bad considering we’re still in January. We’ll have her working overtime all summer.”

Mr. Stoyte had intended to persist in silence—just to show Bill that he was still angry, that he hadn’t forgiven him; but his interest in the machine and, above all, his exasperated concern with Bill’s idiotic, crackpot notions were too much for him. “What the hell do you want to do with two horse-power, eight hours a day?” he asked.

“To run my electric generator.”

“But what do you want with an electric generator? Haven’t you got your current wired in from the city?”

“Of course. And I’m trying to see how far I can be independent of the city.

“But what for?”

Mr. Propter uttered a little laugh. “Because I believe in Jeffersonian democracy.”

“What the hell has Jeffersonian democracy got to do wit it?” said Mr. Stoyte with mounting irritation. “Can’t you believe in Jefferson and have your current wired in from the city?”

“That’s exactly it,” said Mr. Propter; “you almost certainly can’t.”

“What do you mean?”

“What I say,” Mr. Propter answered mildly.

I believe in democracy too,” Mr Stoyte announced with a look of defiance.

“I know you do. And you also believe in being the undisputed boss in all your businesses.”

“I should hope so!”

“There’s another name for an undisputed boss,” said Mr Propter. “‘Dictator.'”

“What are you trying to get at?”

“Merely the facts. You believe in democracy; but you’re at the head of businesses which have to be run dictatorially. And your subordinates have to accept your dictatorship because they’re dependent on you for their living. In Russia they’d depend on government officials for their living. Perhaps you think that’s an improvement,” he added, turning to Pete.

(To be continued)

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

Aldous Huxley          1939

 

 

 

 

Warrior Poet Mental Yoga 104

Always The Issue

The issue is stability versus destabilization. A stronger “pack” (country, business, family, team, etc) across the board of natural order versus a “destabilized pack” that allows natural order within that “pack” to be usurped by weaker individuals and entities that would under natural circumstances be minimally influential in power, possession (of sorts), and policy. Destabilization is pervasive in our country and culture at present. It hides in many forms (war, fear, greed, racism, industrial capitalism, American exceptionalism, religion, emotionally charged political propaganda….essentially any “ticket”) to allow for the most basic downward transcendence of existence. It has been made exponentially worse through overpopulation and over-organization which both lead to progressive centralization.

Centralization, whether transiently good or bad, will always tend to become more corrupt and destabilizing to the overwhelming majority of the “pack” so that endless rule and parasitism can be employed against the majority for the gluttonous greed and power mongering of the very few at the top. The naturally weaker usurpers imperatively and compulsively seek control of all (as opposed to balanced decentralized independent respectful tolerance and nonintervention) addictively through their only viable means, destabilization, in their own quest for perpetual self-perceived validation of their dominance (genuinely false in all respects) over all. In reality, this only correlates to subjugation via whatever available means and/or manipulation through their delusionary tactics. This dynamic occurs in every institution, every culture, every religion, and every type of political system.

Most likely, the American populace would need to shrink by one-half to three-quarters of its population for the higher functioning empaths to have a legitimate opportunity at re-establishing the widespread stability of functional decentralization in our country. Such a development would decrease the apath (psychological definition) population significantly, allowing the high functioning empaths to rally forces without being constantly swarmed, drowned, and thwarted in word and deed by a supersaturated populace of apaths. The leaders of both primary parties are meanwhile deadset on the further progressive centralization (the overdominance and bullying of a greater number of people) of a global government for the obvious reasons stated above.

Cribb          2015

 

Warrior Poet Mental Yoga 90

Primary source Erich Fromm from 1958; a Mike Wallace TV interview. This is the historical perspective of a highly aware empathic genius who clearly presents his thoughts, observations, opinions, and concerns about American society at that time. The relevance and application to transcendence and our current state of existence as a country and as individuals is undeniable.

Warrior Poet Mental Yoga 83

So are we witnessing the rise of a sub-psychopathic minority for whom society doesn’t exist? A new breed of individual with little or no conception of social norms, no respect for the feelings of others, and scant regard for the consequences of their actions? Might Pinkler be right about those subtle fluctuations in modern personality structure—and a nefarious nudge to the dark side? If the results of a recent study by Sara Konrath and her team at the University of MIchigan’s Institute for Social Research are anything to go by, then the answer to the questions is yes.

In a survey that has so far tested fourteen thousand volunteers, Konrath has found that college students’ self-reported empathy levels (as measured by the Interpersonal Reactivity Index) have actually been in steady decline over the previous three decades—since the inauguration of the scale, in fact, back in 1979—and that a particular pronounced slump has, it turns out, been observed over the past ten years.   

“College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of twenty or thirty years ago,” Konrath reports.

More worrying still, according to Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, is that, during this same period, students’ self-reported narcissism levels have, in contrast, gone in the other direction. They’ve shot through the roof.

“Many people see the current group of college students, sometimes called ‘Generation Me,'” Konrath continues, “as one of the most self-centered, narcissistic, competitive, confident and individualistic in recent history.”

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

Kevin Dutton          2012