Lucy (2014) – Esoteric Analysis

Film poster. Wikipedia.

Film poster. Wikipedia. Lucy in the Sky with Freeman.

By: Jay

Luc Besson has that rare, magical quality where his films teeter on the edge of being extremely mediocre and/or somewhat entertaining.  Similar themes run through his work, from La Femme Nikita to The Professional to The Fifth Element to The Messenger, focusing on the feminized goddess archetype rising above all adversity, in ferocious neo-Darwinian fashion.  Lucy is the climax of this goddess myth, wherein Scarlett Johansson plays an inadvertent drug mule, “Lucy,” roped into an international conspiracy that quickly departs into something resembling The Matrix meets Limitless meets 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I suppose it’s difficult to get away from being influenced by the top science fiction films, but at a certain point, audiences can only see so many Matrix-y bullet stopping scenes, and replacing Keanu with a hot chick doesn’t make it any better.  Regardless, the transhumanist plot is really the focus here, as the premise is basically this: Since humans only use a small portion of their latent brainpower, what would happen if a human could use all 100%?  And what if Morgan Freeman, Hollywood’s imagined, soulful voice of God/science, could help facilitate that ascent of (wo)man to godhood?  As I observed this silly plot, I was reminded of Gravity, where references to Darwinian apotheosis also abound, as woman takes humanity to the next level by a punctuated equilibrium jump in the evolutionary spectrum.  Here, sweet Scarlett will catapult us ahead to the vaginal tech utopia.

Like The Fifth Element, where Milla Jovovich plays a feminine incarnation of the aether, or quintessence, Lucy becomes the feminine incarnation of reason and robotic rationality as she gradually ascends into the adoption of taking on what classical theology has called the incommunicable attributes of God: omniscience and omnipresence.  We never know if Lucy attains to omnibenevolence. The film continually references Darwinian process, highlighting the survival of the fittest, aeons of slow mutation, and Lucy, the laughable supposed first chimp, who was a female.  Sorry, my fellow men, as Besson would have us understand, men are not preeminent in reason, nor are men the real power that propels order and civilization, as that exalted role is reserved for the first Lucy, the imagined female chimp, and the last Lucy, Scarlett Johansson. Continue reading

Knowledge Without Wisdom: Phaethon and Technocracy

Gustave Moreau's Phaethon.

Gustave Moreau’s Phaethon.

By: Jay

In our emergent technocracy we are submerged in a sea of knowledge.  Modern wonders reach their apex in the readily-available stores of knowledge at anyone’s fingertips.  Given this seemingly magical commodity was heretofore unknown to vast swaths of now dead humanity, one would think man would jump at the opportunity to educate himself on any and every topic.  Yet the reality is quite the contrary, as such a notion of aspiring, latent human potential had its origin in the universalized doctrine of “human reason” bequeathed to us from the Enlightenment.   The vast online Alexandrian databases are only perused by a few, with the majority of humanity preferring to opt for a wasted life of the meaningless and mundane.  In a strange twist that must baffle the modern progressive, humanity has devolved with the advent of their imagined tech utopia, not risen to the heights of transcendence.  The question arises – what is the purpose of never ending streams of knowledge, without wisdom?

Before considering that question, we have to ask how we arrived at this point.  For several hundred years, Western man in particular has been firmly convinced of the dogma that humans are blank slates awaiting only the right imprinting, the perfected external educational stimulant, and when the hallowed secular social order finally gets it just right, man would achieve his Promethean triumph.  When the coming technocracy appears, universal education and global democratic republics full of enlightened, informed citizenry will lead the way into the great ascent to godhood.   With a rising erection, the Enlightenment evangelists even hoped a fully global government would be conjured up, like some benevolent republican idealistic version of the Incarnation out of the Kantian noumena.  Instead, it becomes more apparent each day that these ideologues were either duped or consciously evil.   The presuppositions of existing modernity and its structures of power are still operating as if the Enlightenment “truths” are axiomatic givens – enshrined discoveries of the heroes of science that are no longer in question, as the verdict of reason and history are fully and ever vindicated.  The hard truth is that the Enlightenment ideologues were not only fundamentally wrong, but they were funded by the banking cartel for the purpose of social disorder and reorganization.  The dark lords of cash and subversive secret societies atop the idiot demagogues and salesmen were quite cognizant of the stupidity of such notions of Enlightenment tabula rasa anthropology, nevertheless, the endless stream of Dantons won out and even still never go away.  All the while, the money power laughs a hearty satanic cackle as the centuries pass by.

And so here we a couple hundred years after 1789 and 1776 and what do we see?  We see the intelligenstia operating as if physics and empiricism are actually explanatory “grand narratives.”  In total hypocrisy, labeling religion a fictitious “grand narrative” that only existed because it had explanatory power and satiated human fears, these intellectually dishonest liars erected their own alternative narrative that daily assaults me, and which I gleefully dissect on a daily basis: The new Gospel of human ascent through “science.”  One thinks here of August Comte’s patterned view of history where man passes from gradual stages of enlightenment, from primitive superstition and paganism, to rational monotheism, to philosophy and metaphysics, to physics and “social science.”  Although nothing could be further from the truth as regards the actual working of science and the actual structures of human social order and history, this mythology is still modernity’s Heilsgeschichte. 

For Jurgen Habermas, in his Theory and Practice,  the Frankfurt School becomes the praxis for the dark side strategy, whose own work is a manifestation of the angst of grappling with the course of the never ending “revolution,” from 1776/1789 onwards, looking into the future for the social engineers to fix man through his needed destruction.  I cite Habermas because he is a major Marxist Frankfurt School thinker who links the destruction of the old world to the French and American revolutionaries.  Habermas and the rest of his ilk like Horkheimer and Adorno, who worked with Western oligarchs and British establishment to destroy Western social order, export their weaponized disintegration to the rest of the globe.  They are significant for demonstrating that evil is not merely an organic, chaotic force that just occurs.  On the contrary, evil is very much concentrated, organzied and cunning in its tactics.  The key point here is that this technocratic rewriting is a strategic plan for total destruction that had to first be preceded by centuries of revolution and disintegration, prior to what Bertrand Russell and Aldous Huxley called “the final revolution,” intending by this the great revolution against man himself.  It is organized, structured, full spectrum subversion, inversion and dominance.

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Interview 2 w/Mark Hackard: Geopolitics and The Faustian Bargain

Check out Mark's work at SouloftheEast.org

Check out Mark’s work at SouloftheEast.org

In this latest installment of JaysAnalysis interviews, Russia Specialist Mark Hackard returns for part deux where we discuss Ukraine, the downed Malaysian Plane fiasco, false flags, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Eurasia, ideologies and traditionalism, theology, metaphysics and redemptive history, satanic inversion and its relation to alchemical processing and materialism, controlled chaos and destabilization, and a host of other issues related to deep politics and covert agendas.

 

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JaysAnalysis Featured on The Sunday Wire

SUNDAY-WIRE-web-small-150x1501Journalist and talk radio host Patrick Henningsen of 21stCenturyWire interviewed me on his Sunday Wire show.  We cover a broad range of topics, centering around film analysis, esoterica, philosophy and twilight language.  I come on about thirty minutes in. Note – I said William Hurt and meant John Hurt.

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The Prestige (2006) – A Film About Revelation of the Method

Film Poster. Image: Impawards.

Film Poster. Image: Impawards.

 

By: Jay

The Pledge

For most viewers, The Prestige was a film about rival stage magicians in the Victorian Era, alternately seeking to top one another in the dank climate of emerging industrial revolution and technological wonder.  Lord Caldlow/Angiers (Hugh Jackman) is the secret nobleman who has a flair for the art of illusion, while Robert Borden and his twin (Christian Bale) are the working class stage hands who have devoted their lives to their art.  In the midst of this rivalry, the curious figure of Nikola Tesla enters (played by David Bowie) to interject the element of real magic, titled in the film, “wizardry.”  Both magicians are on a quest to sabotage the other, while seeking to perfect the greatest trick of all – the transported man.

Stage rivalry and obsession is what The Prestige is about, but it is also about much more.  After several viewings (as is my normal habit), my thesis began to congeal: The Prestige is about Hollywood and film-making itself.  And not only that, it is an industry that is an art of deception and illusion.  The director and the actors are in effect illusion artists, or con men, if you will.  The successful director is able to fool the audience into accepting that what is presented on the screen is real, even if it is evidently fantastical.  The magicians’ ingenieure, Mr. Cutter (Michael Caine), explains this principle of film as illusion at the beginning, which is to be applied to the film itself.  Cutter states:

“Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called “The Turn”. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call “The Prestige”.”

Director Christopher Nolan explains in “The Making of The Prestige” this is to be applied to both directing and the film itself as theatrical illusion: “For me, The Prestige is very much about film-making.  It’s very much about what I do.  It is also intended to suggest to the audience some of those ideas about how the film itself is spooling its narrative out to the audience.  You want people to be aware of the effect the film is having as it’s unfolding before their eyes.”  The Prestige follows this same tripartite structure, as it draws you into an ordinary story of human rivalry and obsession, the “Turn,” where the audience is looking for the secret of Angier and the Borden’s trick, but not truly looking, because like film, stage magic operates under the audience’s suspension of disbelief.  The audience “wants to be fooled.”  And in the end, the transported man must come back – reemerge or resurrect, as the final climax of the show.

Keep ya bird in her cage, mate.

Keep ya bird in her cage, mate.

 

The Turn

In order to properly understand Nolan’s film, we must consider the same principle elucidated concerning David Lynch films – twilight language.  Researcher Michael Hoffman defines “twilight language” as follows in his Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare:  “The path to unlocking this gnosis was centered in “twilight language,” a once nearly universal subliminal communication system used in Egypt, Babylon, the Indian subcontinent and among the Aztecs, consisting of a combination of numbers, archetypal words and symbols, which in our time are sometimes embedded in modern advertising, and in certain modern films and music…. In Oriental Tantra, the mantra (including dharanikavacayamala, etc.) is sonically calculated to induce a particular action.  It forms part of the original sanskrit concept of sandhyabhasa(twilight language).  In Tantra, ‘Sandhyabhasa…is a language of light and darkness…in this higher type of discourse, words have another, a different meaning: this is not to be openly discussed.”  (pg. 207) Continue reading

Great Unused Alternative Band Names

Tweet Tweet Terrorist! or Pony Force?  YOU DECIDE!

Tweet Tweet Terrorist! or Pony Force? YOU DECIDE!

By: Jay, Kid B, and other geniuses.

Are you a rebellious teen with a garage band seeking to sweep the underground scene, but find it difficult to tag your team with just the right title?  Maybe you’re an emo fag with a sense of irony looking for just the right play on a B actor’s name?   Maybe you’re still part of some Seattle alternative scene searching the Thesaurus for a catchy, yet offensive name.  Or are you a DJ with a dance/remix set out of this world, but lacking in just the right food reference following “D.J.”  Look no further – Jay and Kid B are longtime music industry insiders, so we know how the game is played and what cookie-cutter formula works.  Our patented method of generating unused band names is sure to rocket you noise makers to the top of the charts!  Just choose from the list below, or, once you’ve discovered the pattern, create your own!

How we do it:

The Rockadore 6660 inputs high tech megabyte mainframe algorithms that pair words, bits and data signature electronics together and spits them out!

The Rockadore 6660 inputs high tech megabyte mainframe algorithms that pair words, bits and data signature electronics together and spits them out!

Choose your own musical adventure! - Examples:

Ronnie and The Uhaul Trailers, tonic glove, gunt, skunk bullet, smell raiders, dicks of soul, invisible fiend, the mists fits, chunk diddly, breakfast champs, tricks for kids, tribe called queer, air biscuit, dj touchebag, cereal killers, sir ass, Ciggy Scardust, David Ho-ey, goober peace, rev. up rush, Lima bean dreamers, Skidney beans, the bladder scanners, Fearlobes, Dottie ruckus and the American screamers, Britney Acne, camel toe jam, Wyoming warlords, beat hump now, scratch n riff, pouty Arabians, snob slobber, dj iq and the retardz, Shroom groom, fumblers of the left handed path, bride of Skankenstein, nfl on LSD, the slow kids, short bus boogie, the hoarse whisperer, don turncoat and the yellow bellies, Pepto Von Bismarck, banana scam, cry wind, poke a hontas, unipopcorn, the mkultras, help me cool me, hello skelter, cat breath, insolent Phatulence, rumpus riders, teen cattle prod, knives of Tallahassee, snob goblins, bell bivy divas, left handed heck, the overdrawn bank accounts

"We ARE Gust of Hair. Thanks, Jay!" -Gust of Hair

“We ARE Gust of Hair. Thanks, Jay!” -Gust of Hair

machine gun orgy, stank jaw, eyes wide shucks, homeless hipsters, otter thought, lollipop trollop, goon nudity, bologna boomerang, beat feeler and the dipshits, Betty Hinn and the fresh spirits, dj sticky pits, mr. Mc feel me, sex of ocean, cussing heart, slush cunt, the slow-cones, hellions of mint, the obgy enemies, fuckbucket, sickey mouse trap, sweet serious, gust of hair, fade to Barack, delicate horn, balding Whisp, sensitive slouch, heel, Hu!, janitor boyz, dj milquetoast and the crunchy lunch, captain coon bomb’s laser manifesto, esoteric kneecap, dickola tesla and the electronic vibrators, tramp camp logistical, the cunt stash apparatus, the nymphtones, sausage psy op orchestra, carot tarrot, the Fannypack elimination, spandex nightmare, horse in tights, wings of gnarlya, mystic movement of the downtrodden dolphin, milky vanilli, Pegasus patchouli, Peggy breath and the virginia slims, soul smell linger, Trenchcoat toast, rubber band grand, hemophiliac hucksters, DJ Rational and the Yogurt Yogis, touch of tongue, tater tot trumpet, tweet tweet terrorist!, pterodactyl scrotum

the porn pork proposition, intercourse instructors, rooster border cartel, declaration of indifference, apathy catechism, butt, weirding rainbow, legion of indecision, inch by inch, special forces milkshake, measles on wheels, stiffy bump, lewd laceration, sag-atha Christie, droop breast, failed figure, murder she hoped, dungosaur, floppy mastodon, dr. Flute great, China Bagina, vajayjay Fadd, dick dust, skin of mt Rushmore, body fluid riot, Humpsack of Notre Dave, dr. No and dj clit, Edward Cung and the Fruit Pumpers, macro machete, darlings of mung, Pythagorean dung, math titties, rat tail rapists, hummmburger, we don’t, lazy tag, wounded talent, raise me up bubble, dirty dirty dirty, hard corn, path to corn, essprite, wirescream, trail of dud, subtraction nipple, boo!, Howard the Dutch, fat yammer, canned thrust, ferocious posture

"I thought it was a bunch of random words and nonsense, but Jay was able to give it an esoteric meaning, and now my all-girl flute-a-fone band is opening for N Sync!" -The Hope Goats

“I thought it was a bunch of random words and nonsense, but Jay was able to give it an esoteric meaning, and now my all-girl flute-a-fone band is opening for N Sync!” -The Hope Goats

Chuck Buddies, The Sylvan Burning Institute, Netfux Subscription, A Cringeworthy Lady’s Night, Remember MTVs?, The Vericose Vains, Poochy and the Humperdinks, The Shrew Man Group, Commie Chung, Air Matress Distress, Murphy Marries Bush Bitch, Tiiight!, The Quads, Condeleeza Rize, Smelly Belly and the Furry Fellas, The Jackson Four, Nahrwall Conspiracy, Lumbar Punctures, 3 on A Meathook, Your Brother Mother and Bear, Smarty Pants, The Wabash Cannonnball, Jam Comedy Def, Madcap Claptrap, Richie Bitch, My Pants, Ed Wood if He Could, Shitty Band Night, The Wilford Brimleys, Cruise 2: Speed Control, Bitch Be Fugly, Nnfected Toe, Hustler Magazine Recall, Crude Oil Postcards, The Groovy Groovers, Shit a Brick, Two Tone Cone, The Breakfast Shlub, The Pipe Cracks, Root Beer Nation, Pleathur Jackets, Crime After Crime, Yo Momma Done Told Me, Hurts Don’t It?, Best of the Best, You suck, The Friar Tuck’s, Ouch!, Grody Commode Continue reading

The Cult of Scientism and Nikola Tesla’s Aether

Scientism, or aether?

Scientism, or aether?

By: Jay

The Reign of Scientism

I recently watched a BBC documentary titled “The Atom: The Illusion of Reality.” In Part 3, the host delves into the last few decades of quantum physics and makes some interesting admissions relevant to subject matter I discuss. The most significant section of the documentary deals with quantum electro dynamics and Dirac’s discovery of the equation that demonstrates anti-matter, and Feynman’s further contribution to this idea. QED posits that space is not a vacuum, but instead exhibits a never-ending cycle of energy that flows in and out of existence, that is borrowed from the future. While that is a complex idea, the main thrust of this essay is not to speculate on that question.

What I want to focus on are the presuppositions of the scientists involved in the documentary, as well as a telling example in the figure of Lisa Randall, how this relates to philosophy of science, and in turn how this is directly connected to pseudoscience that is propagated by the usual establishment suspects, to the detriment of all. After explaining the usage of the particle accelerator in measuring electrons, the host states about the Stanford linear accelerator:

When the physicists [measured electrons in the accelerator] they got their first confirmation there might be a deeper set of rules underpinning the particle zoo. What they discovered from the way the electrons scattered and from their extremely high energy, was conclusive proof that protons have internal structure. In other words, protons were made of more elementary particles. Here were Gell-Man’s quarks….For decades people were confident that the components of the atomic nucleus – protons and neutrons were absolutely fundamental. And now for the first time there was evidence of something deeper. The quark is a tricky and elusive beast. There are six kinds of quarks: up, down, strange, charmed, top and bottom. Also, quarks never exist in isolation with other quarks. This makes them impossible to see directly. We can only infer their presence. Despite these caveats, quarks brought some semblance of order to the particle zoo. In recent years its allowed us to concoct a simple, yet powerful description of how the universe is built up. Basically everything in the universe is made of atoms and is built of quarks and electrons. That’s it.

The ironies in this statement will not be lost on regular readers. For several years now I have written against scientism and analyzed presuppositions and worldviews. What most specialists and scientists in their respective fields fail to understand due to their specialization is the nature of worldviews and how they work. I don’t mean to devolve into psychologism, but I mean instead actual epistemology and metaphysics. Those trained in sound philosophy can easily see what’s at work here, as we unpack this astounding claim, and suffice to say this host and the documentary summarize the standard, mainline approach to these questions you would encounter (as I did) in mainline academia and universities.

Let’s analyze – the first problem with this statement is the question of the scientific method itself. Almost the entire academic world has, for centuries, been under the delusion that the “scientific method” is the best and only reliable means for arriving at an approximation of the natural world. Religion, speculation, emotions, etc., are all lumped into a similar dustbin, giving us no useful data relevant to science. Science, the argument goes, relies on some amorphous form of “reason” (though none of these pragmatists have any idea what exactly reason itself is), that provides us with calculable, generally mathematical results.

These results of the experiments thus confirm or refute any given theory, by some probabilistic approximation. Empirical science can never give absolute certainty, as that is something impossible. Instead, positivistic science and empirical research can give us the highest likely scenario about a given phenomenon, so long as the data lines up with the theory. In the words of one of the scientists in the documentary, “Shut up and calculate.” Allusion is generally made to some assumed belief of the ancient world, such as that Aristotle erroneously thought x, y, z. Thus, they gloriously proclaim, the empirical scientific method is the only reliable source of knowledge about the external world, and computers and iPods prove this to be so. The assumption there being that the Dark Ages was one of rampant superstition, while the scientific revolution brought man out of his self-imposed bondage, and into the light of reason, as Kant famously said.

"M'lady!"

“M’lady!”

Such is the mythology surrounding scientism, and its incorrect narrative of how history has progressed and how the scientific method is the only reliable, all-encompassing Rosetta Stone of gnosis. In reality, the global standardized university system is an epistemic cartel dogmatically committed to enforcing naïve empiricism and reductionist materialism, as well as centuries old, outdated “mass consumption” physics. Granted, not every “scientist” is party to this conspiracy, but without a doubt, no one graduates to international prominence without passing the qualifications of the Royal Society’s Holy Office of scientific inquisition. Nikola Tesla and his classified and confiscated work is a perfect example of this international materialist/monetarist control – but more on that later.

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Edge of Tomorrow: Esoteric Analysis

Film poster revealing eternal return.

Film poster revealing eternal return.

 

 

By: Jay

Edge of Tomorrow is like Groundhog Day meets Oblivion, which sounds awful, yet somehow it works.  You get to see Tom Cruise killed over and over by tentacled black aliens.  As odd as that sounds, I recommend it.  After viewing it last night, readers should be warned that there will be spoilers below.  Simply put, the film is a presentation of Nietzsche’s eternal return, which is a restatement of the ancient view of cyclical history.  The rise of Christianity and biblical, linear history displaced the older, wherein man was viewed as trapped in a never-ending wheel of reincarnations and rebirths.  In this scheme, man’s actions in this life determine his higher or lower incarnation the next time around, with ultimate goal of transcending the cycle altogether. Eternal return thus differs, with the same characters returning to the same life and events they previously engaged in, leading to a fatalistic determinism.

In the film, Major William Cage (Cruise) is a propagandist in the near future for the NATO forces that have united to create the United Defense Force, or UDF, which functions as a high tech globalist supersoldier army, geared towards battling recent alien invaders.  Cage is forced into demotion and enlistment as a frontline soldier, having never seen combat.  Cage is a mere NATO/UDF propagandist, with his name itself signifying his existential and ontological state.  Cage is trapped in a psychical, temporal prison of constantly reliving his day of death.  The alien force, “Mimics,” are archons in the gnostic sense.  In gnostic cosmology, the archons have the ability to manipulate time into a kind of prison.  Certain humans are susceptible to the influence of the Mimics, and even have the presence of the mimics in their bloodlines.

The surprising element here is how close this story line matches up to real aspects of the actual new world order and its global conspiracy.  The US/NATO/London axis are the global enforcement arms of the new world order, with virtually all of humanity falling under its sway.  In the film, the “alien invasion” provokes the formation of the global government, unified finally under a common threat.  The idea of using space aliens as a manufactured threat is a real psy op, with President Reagan even pushing the idea publicly at the United Nations.  And to add more salt to the wound, the film’s usage of “alien bloodlines” is symbolic of the “elite” bloodlines of the real world, who do not intermarry or mix with the “profane” breed.  This is demonstrated in the film when Cage accidentally receives a blood transfusion, making him common and depriving him of his occult powers of vision.  The Mimics, who already know how the final battle will go, have the upper hand through advanced knowledge of the events.

Stone engraving of Abraxas with entwined serpentine legs.

Stone engraving of Abraxas with entwined serpentine legs.

One of the chief archontic deities who relates to time is Abraxas, mentioned by St. Irenaeus of Lyon as a deity invoked by the gnostic Baslidians.  Wikipedia explains of Abraxas:

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Philo Sophia: A Pretentious Essay

Milla.

What do you know?

 

Dedicated to MJC

By: Jay

It was a dark and stormy night and as I lay upon my couch, I fell into a Cartesian Meditation.  I thought about thinking out loud and thinking itself.  I thought, to think is to lose the flow of thought as thought translates into word.  And I thought about how man’s mind and his ‘nous‘ is the meeting place with God, and how God is present in the stream of thought, and how we have a stream of thought.  I thought about how a whole world can be opened by a book and how different religions participate in a different geist, and how an atheist limits himself in thinking there is only one way things can be analyzed and how under the guise of free thinking this was actually a limitation.

And I thought about an old girlfriend, and how she would have no concern for these things.  Then I thought about why I thought about an old girlfriend and how that isn’t interesting expressed out loud.  And I thought about how superstition is mistaken for religion and how people think that is a justification for rejecting religion.  I thought about a number and how a number is something mysterious, even thought it has the cloak of being purely rational in the Enlightenment sense of rational, where everything is subject to quantification and how great it was that number itself is not subject to quantification.  And I thought about how the idea of subjecting everything to quantification itself cannot be subjected to quantification and how a presupposition is a hinge upon which an entire worldview turns.  I thought about how the mind is a train that can be turned on a faulty presupposition to continue down a wrong track for one’s whole life.

And I thought about how the look of early 20th century trains were something that fascinated me as a child, but not now.  And I asked myself, “Why did I like a train as a kid, and not now?”  And I thought about time and the passage of time and how it is the rate at which we experience light in our frequency or wavelength, and how philosophers speculated about time, thinking it was a constant, but that it is not.  I thought about how people thought time was a kind of substance like “space” and how Aristotle defines substance and how even Descartes used substance and people misunderstand this, because it meant something different than it does in the modern era.  I thought about how people think it means a gooey, gelatinous, semisolid thing, when it meant essence. And I thought about how no one cares what essence is and how idiots in philosophy classes think it’s something cool to say but don’t know what they’re talking about.  I thought about how essence was something a medieval theologian thought about every day and how now no one cares what that is, or metaphysics.

And I thought about how big corporate bookstores sell metaphysics as witchcraft and Tarot and how silly it is to think that is what metaphysics is.  And I wondered what it must be like to be the person who thinks that is what metaphysics is and then I recalled my ex-girlfriend again and that she probably didn’t count as a girlfriend, and that she wouldn’t care about any of these things.

I thought about intimacy and we can only have an approximation of what the opposite sex experiences in intimacy and how that was analogical.  We speak of God analogically and that is Thomistic terminology, but that most people misunderstand this because Thomas Aquinas was wrong, yet no one cares about this nowadays.  I thought about Socrates and the Apology and the dialogues and how funny it would be to walk through my own hometown to ask artisans and politicians what “justice” and “wisdom” are, in the ideal sense, and how they would have no idea, and how the average reader of this post will take “ideal” in the colloquial sense and not the metaphysical sense.  And I thought about how everyone would say “justice” is relative to whatever they want it to be, and how it was no different in Socrates’ day.    I thought about how pretentious the philosopher is and was.  I thought about how we exist in an era of knowledge like none other, but utterly lacking in wisdom and how the Internet represents infinite knowledge, but without the form and meaning wisdom provides and how this was damaging and useless.  I thought again about how our thought process turns on a faulty or correct presupposition like a train on the tracks.

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The Theater of Media Operations: Snowden Analyzed

Wikileaks, Part Deux. Image: Truthseeker.co.uk

Wikileaks, Part Deux. Image: Truthseeker.co.uk

By: Jay

One of the evident patterns that emerges concerning the theater of operations known as “media” is the never-ending rabbit hole of trails and endless, conflicting details that don’t and won’t add up concerning a figure like Edward Snowden.  The application of the military term “theater of operations” is especially relevant here, since we swim in a sea of media theater and infotainment.  This is not by accident: The theater of infotainment itself is an important pillar of the Infowar.  With Edward Snowden, the recent star of the world media acting stage, the trails and legend(s) surrounding his back story are purposefully misleading.

Concerning this intentional labyrinth of false leads and bogus details, analyst Jon Rappoport comments:

“Of course, the American people don’t consider all these potential elements of the Snowden affair. (More on the various potential elements of the Snowden affair can be found here under the #Spygate heading on my blog (top right hand side link).)

Although they watch spy movies and television shows, they don’t believe, when push comes to shove, that intelligence operations have layers and false trails and cover stories and limited hangouts.  They don’t believe that deception can run that deep. They don’t stop to realize that all spies are trained to lie.  Lying convincingly is the number-one requisite for a spy. Lie to enemies, lie to friends, lie to the press, lie to other agencies of government.  If a spy doesn’t wake up every day thinking about what lies he’ll tell from breakfast to dinner, he’s a dud. A washout. A danger to himself and others.  Spies live in a labyrinth of deceit. It takes a certain kind of personality to thrive in that atmosphere.” Continue reading