Idiocracy Now

Of late I feel even more of a stranger in a strange land. Perhaps time and times have always seemed thus to us mortals who briefly pass through, each succeeding generation surprising the former in ways they had not anticipated. Good things happen, for sure, all the time, but presently we seem to be bombarded with ever-increasing idiocy - not simply as opinions, which are free to come and go relatively harmlessly, but as legislation, court  rulings, education policies, academic outcomes and an overall engineering of greater society that is less likely than hare-brained schools of thought to fizzle out.

 

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To start somewhere at all is difficult, so I will start at the physical human body. Since the existence of our species the biological beginning has been where a sperm has met an egg in an explosion of zinc fireworks, information encoded in these uniting cells has determined the form of the developing child, and thus have new generations been born, lived, reproduced, died, thrived, failed, thrived again, refined our skills, knowledge and tools, survived savagery and pestilence, overcome infinite challenges and developed high cultures, fine arts, deep philosophies, and systems of living together culminating in the world we experience about us today. Along the way there have always been anomalies in biology, in thought, in habit, in belief, but usually what is most pragmatic, rational and useful among our ideas - those which aspire to the common good -  are what prospers. Somehow we have managed thus far not to exterminate the species, in spite of ample opportunity. All this exists because men and women have been procreating, and then teaching and cultivating skills with their offspring and passing along experience. It has been a reasonably simple story, at least at the basic biological level.

 

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Now the simple framework of physical existence seems open to contention. We have to be careful how we phrase ourselves.Shortly we will have to police our very thoughts.

Perhaps expectant mothers is a term that is too challenging to some, discriminatory even? Presuming that the owner of a cervix could automatically be addressed as a woman is a bit casual. The terms Father and Mother in and of themselves are somewhat passé, inconvenient relics of a bygone age. Father's Day itself could be a display of chauvinist bias - what of the families where father is not required? While we are at it should children's books contain reference to boys or girls at all, given that gender is so fluid and that the human child may not yet have come down decisively on their identification. To describe breastfeeding as natural  reinforces gender roles and it also promotes those zany anti-vaxxers.  It's also probably unfair, let's be honest, to those Moms who willfully removed their breasts and cannot feed their children thusly anymore. Top surgery itself is glorified, a choice to be lauded, as it is asserting one's right to be free of the impediment of breasts themselves. Binding, though it results in harm in almost all cases, is readily available for young girls who are uncomfortable in their developing bodies. Breast removal is promoted as braver still. In fact a huge pharmaceutical, surgical and counselling industry is burgeoning around the chemical and surgical mutilation of young people, even pre-puberty, who are in ever greater numbers displaying the malaise of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria. Whereas in older times we recognised that youngsters cutting themselves or starving themselves was a symptom of mental unwellness, now we offer support, affirmation and intervention as a society to these intrepid pioneers of the sexual and gender frontiers. And to question this is to be automatically transphobic. Couple this with the hyper-sexualisation of children in drag contests and camps, and attempts to regularise porn in childhood, dubious sex-ed, safe schools, the promotion of gender doubt, and we have the very foundations for the normalisation of pedophilia.

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That is if the child makes it to the womb in the first place given that anti-natalism is becoming a more acceptable philosophy, especially among millenials. It is a conscious commitment to childlessness that surely echoes a troubling lack of faith in the whole human experience. This is nihilism. And even if conceived will the child make it past the womb at all in the first place, it being one of the most dangerous environments for the human being to exist.  And given that it seems nowadays that rather than being a tragic decision that some may be forced to make, the removal of the child from the womb is a human right to be euphorically welcomed. Not a sober act of enormous consequence both for the child and the mother who will often suffer adverse psychological consequences, but rather the jubilant and inspirational exercise of freedom.

Women are being erased. In sport.  In the arts.  In politics. On all female short-lists. And objecting in any way renders one an automatic TERF. Female prisons should welcome self-identifying trans-women, even if they are fully intact in the genital area and not taking hormones. Even if they are child-murdering rapists, who are now being supported online because they are identifying as other. Women's refuges should be available likewise, even if the women with actual vaginas who live there have fled from domestic violence and have nowhere else to go. Self identification across the spectrum does not require medical certification or doctors diagnosis any longer. It is suffficient to sign off on a form. 

 

Men are being erased. Not just as fathers.The syllable ''man'' is perceived as offensive and some academic institutions are calling for its removal from words such as manmade, mankind etc.  Toxic masculinity and affirmations that we live in a rape culture are hyped to the point where males no longer accrue the presumption of innocence which is at the heart of a functioning judicial system. Suicide rates are drastically increasing, up by 25% over the past 20 years. Mostly male. Autism rates are up. Again this affects mostly males. 1 female for every 4 males diagnosed.  Between the ages of 15 and 35 suicide accounts for at least 20% of all male deaths. Fertility rates dropping like a stone - 50% decrease in 40 years. That is astonishing. Longevity rates themselves are dropping which seems to be a startling judgement on our civilisation, given its potential. Three times as many males are regular drug users than women and the overall rate of drug consumption in general is soaring.

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 But having made it out of the womb - increasingly by elective caesarean, so that now 30% of all births are via c-section in Ireland and the US - despite the fact that the journey through the birth canal can be beneficial to babies - the child will enjoy a month or two of being parented in the home before at least a quarter of them are enrolled in state run or state subsidised child care facilities sometimes for up to 12 hours per day given modern traffic and high housing costs near economic centres. This is lauded as the best means to socialise a child, as if staying at home with a parent turns a child into a slack-jawed outcast. One point I note is that the articles critically investigating daycare outside the family for young children fell off steeply since the early noughties, and positive reinforcement of the benefits of childcare outside the family environemnt came to the fore in the media. Encouraging career above motherhood  by government - which was achieved here in Ireland via discriminatory tax laws - is resulting in serious difficulties with fertility as women are having babies at older ages. Even if children do not go to daycare in their first two years thereafter daycare is incentivised by government policies and most avail of it. This would be fine if stay at home parents were equally incentivised, but they are not. This overall atomisation of family life, via state policies which favour both parents working, ensures that from the earliest age the children of a society are subject to the chosen social engineering policies of the state. The apparatus of the state rather than the individual's parent inculcate the inner ethical life of the child. (This is an opinion, of course, and cannot be statistically proven.)

In the first 18 months of life the child will be given 30 doses of different vaccines and woe onto thee if you ask for a different, more prolonged schedule or vaccine protocol, such as is followed in some countries. No, jab it in there, every few years a new one or two, the vaccines emerging at a rate that suggests the impossibility of proper trials. Or perhaps the vaccine trial laboratory is at present your own babies body.

Having shuffled such children as you deem you can possibly afford to have off to daycare or a relative, now one can work at a statistically-likely-to-be a Bullshit Job, which will nonetheless mean you are very unlikely to have any worthwhile savings and your spending power is a shrivelled rump of the purchasing potential of earlier generations of workers. You are in essence a wage slave, and further enslaved to a fiat currency which has no fundamental meaning or value beyond that assigned to it by unknown persons in authority. The only true spending clout is at the top of the chain where the zeros are first manufactured from thin air in cyber-space - the chosen ones up there who get the first shot at spending the zeros are the ones who are gradually buying up all the land, ores, raw materials, properties, and planetary resources, slowly but surely concentrating them into ever fewer hands. Meanwhile as a wage slave you have no time to acquire any self-sufficiency skills and are thus at the mercy of learned helplessness and the specialisation of tasks.

 

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But that's okay. A lot of us plebians have super-smart phones, and many of us have foreign holidays every year, and consume cheap delicacies from all over the world, in the forms of foods and clothing and household and technological items that have been winnowed from the sweat, blood and tears of the truly enslaved classes in the developing world, where mass faintings in factories are not uncommon, poisoning in the banana groves are not unusual, not to mention shortened brutish lives in the mines or on the spoil heaps of our first world waste.

 

 And in the schools and universities to which our children are consigned, rather than being broadly educated for the noble sake of enlightening young minds the curricula are dumbed down to enable the production of new drones for bullshit jobs and another generation of indiscriminate consumers. Participation medals, rainbow unicorns, equity of outcome, science denialism, the hysterical rout of free speech, all forms of academic rigour refuted because it might be damaging to spoilt, narcissistic, self-identifying societal warriors who have learned to despise the world that has sheltered them. History is being erased, but maybe that is inevitable given that attention spans have (possibly?) dropped so much at present that retention of information of anything past last Thursday is quite difficult.

 

It is a sacred and inviolable tenet of the majority of modern, educated humans that there are too many of us here on the planet and that depopulation is necessary. But ask the believer who should go? Them, with their subtly Malthusian indoctrination, or the low-life thug with the neck tattoos in the fast food restaurant? They are highly unlikely to choose themselves, unless perhaps they are old, bored, sick or depressed and feel they are a burden or in fact believe that killing oneself is an absolute human right that the state should guarantee to them. Do the soft-malthusians believe in the existence of a soul? If no, then little wonder that the scraps of mere flesh can be justifiably tossed aside as surplus to requirements. If so, is that soul equally present in all, or only in those deemed worthy of being preserved? Is the Divine Spark an elite experience? If one enquires into the ''environmental movement'' one finds a globally-organised tax cartel that siphons off  funds, levies and fines from ''polluters'', even though such a levy of monies hardly affects the amount of noxious effluent going into lakes, rivers, soil or sea The biggest polluters can very easily buy the necessary environmental credits to essentially pollute at will.

 

 

Not to worry, though. With the burgeoning smart cities our every move will be monitored, and even littering will lower ones social credit rating, and narrow ones potential freedom. More goods will be owned in common,  perhaps even the very utensils with which you cook or eat, the clothes on your back, your home will be opened in your absense for meetings ( I cannot find the link for this - it was a speech given by a politician from the Netherlands). your devices which are already listening to your words, will be able to read your thoughts, your face will be recogised wherever you go, your movements tracked via chips in your bank cards and devices, perhaps even your skin, and if you are out of range of the cameras, drones will complete the network of constant observation.

 

In this scenario, this Idiocracy, God is a word too far. Glorification of matter is the raison d'etre, a malign credo that blithely denies the Divine Spark that has been central to our philosophies to date. We are so clever now. We know that sooner or later science will answer all our doubts. What makes the heart beat? Who are we? Why are we here? Why is there a goldilocks planet in the middle of vast uninhabitable space? What is our purpose?  Science will explain everything, it is decided, even though in order for scientific knowledge to advance there has to exist the presupposition of an infinite reserve of mystery. Best not think about that unknowable space too much, however, as it brings up unwelcome metaphysical ponderings.

 

 

 

 

 Note 1 ~ I am not by nature misanthropic - generally I am very fond of people and of being conscious and alive on this beautiful planet - but occasionally I reach a point where an accumualtion of observations must be jotted down and vented.

Note 2 ~ I believe that individuals who genuinely experience gender dysphoria should be enabled to live with respect and safety. It is the Ideology that has grown around the area which seeks to redefine biological and social mores for everyone - especially in childhood - from the level of state regulation that I find objectionable. Likewise individuals will make decisions at their own personal level regarding issues of conscience such as abortion, euthanasia, even child care and vaccinations, opting to remain childless, and so on etc., and this is their own business. It is the ideological enforcement of practices by governments that I find objectionable.

 

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    • We'd all like to think that our children are examples of our good parenting skills & upbringing yes.. and in most cases thats the truth,even if there has been abuse usually that cycle can be broken yes... but its not always the case in some children turning to adults,.. when you take for example psychopaths who have had wonderful upbringings from their parents with love and affection etc,and yet they are wired so different they still go out and abuse & hurt others,mental illnesses are not part of our parents plan for their kids sadly...we are all individuals on differing paths while here,depending on your belief system I spose some would say they are living out their Karmic debts from past lives I read a awesome article on why people sometimes do the things they do to others possibly via experiences they had as children,its interesting reading link below....

      .https://aeon.co/essays/how-bad-experiences-in-childhood-lead-to-adu...

      How bad experiences in childhood lead to adult illness – Donna Jackson Nakazawa | Aeon Essays
      Adversity in childhood can create long-lasting scars, damaging our cells and our DNA, and making us sick as adults
  • Woah DubhLaoch this is such a amazing read,it captivated me on every line right to the very end [however the video isnt working anymore you should replace it maybe],cos this post is worth reading by everyone in here if they havnt already that is.... are you sure you havent written a book as yet, cos gees you should so look into doing so..so many questions & thoughts were racing around in my head,very good opinons & points being spoken in it,I was thinking what more can one say to this in response.. however one thought in particular just kept popping in my head on every line and it is thus my own perspective of cause & yet its a awakened awareness one,as higher awareness does not use these terms you speak of here in this article,because in the greater unfolding experiment of life itself none of us need to be blamed or attacked for being less than our full potential as it is better that we all be encouraged to grow from all these learning experiences on this planet dont you think,....

    Like even having exposed the bogeymans of these explorations of this changing worlds realities.. the opening to them all is by far the richest and most rewarding experiences of life itself is it not..would any of us have it any other way, I dont think so, this planet surprises us with new finding of things,visually and sensually on a daily basis,we take the good,the bad & the ugly in other words too.. if we were all the same type of people life wouldnt be so eye opening..learning to modulate the speed of one's unfolding through everything, is that not part of life experience itself and what is put forward is so rewarding too.everything this amazing natural universe provides to us..

    No other planet is as beautiful a experience than this one I assure you.. and my soul has been to many planets [as I'm a cosmic traveller or also known as a Starseed]. Besides what part of any one's being as a human is pure and impregnable to change all the time, we cant all be as perfect as there is no such thing...we are all 'perfectly imperfect' ,and why would we want to be perfect anyway,I know I dont. Humans are strange beings so I agree with you on that one,some more stange than others..

    However if we wish to live in a Utopian world here on this planet earth, everyone in it would have to believe it could happen to begin with. Then they would have to live in harmony and respect each other. Man and they so do not right now do they, ...each individual, has his own idea of what pleases him.The majority of people want to live in peace, respecting others and desiring respect in return.
    However, there are,and always have been, and always will be, those whose 'desires' cause harm or turmoil to others. That is why laws have to be passed and enforced. Otherwise, those who 'desire' to harm others, will cause even MORE turmoil than the law itself. Their desires infringe upon others' happiness..whose desires do not adversely affect anyone else.

    Rules are there for a reason. To keep a minority of people who desire things that adversely affect others from causing harm, disrespect, or infringing on other people's pursuit of happiness.
    Child molesters for example as you mention in this article here 'desire' to molest children.[in my mind it dosnt complute how a human being could even think of hurting or sexually abusing a pure innocent child].. but Laws were passed that say if you molest a child you will be punished. It doesn't stop it, but hopefully it probably curbs it. They still infringe upon the rights of those children behind closed doors. We can't just 'let them do it'. Therefore, we have to have these laws.
    In other countries, they have radical religious beliefs. They kill others who don't believe as they do...still to this day they think people are witches and believe in the devi possessions etc... We fight that today because they let their religion infringe upon the desires or beliefs of others who do not adversely affect THEM. That is why we have armies and wars though sadly.

    If those people would learn to truly love others and leave them alone, it would be a much more peaceful world to live in. They, however, want their desires and beliefs to come to pass, at the expense of others.
    Thieves 'desire' things that they don't have. They want it, even though they can't afford it, or aren't willing to work for it. So they just 'take' it from someone who DID work for it. It is wrong to take that which does not belong to you. It is disrespectful to the person who WORKED to get. It infringes upon the happiness of the person who worked to buy it for their own happiness and enjoyment. Therefore, because there are those who don't respect other people's property, we made laws to make such actions punishable. It doesn't stop theft, but they know they'll be caught and punished if they do it. It does curb it. Sadly in USA though their laws are totaly askew people are allowed guns in their homes for protection, yet they use them against others also in acts of outright murder..


    I think the majority of humans desire peace and harmony in this world. It would be so wonderful if it could always be that way aye.

    But because man thinks for himself, and all desire different things, I don't think the world will ever be in a truly 'peaceful' state. The minority who think they have the right to their desires, regardless of who they hurt, will make the majority always have to have laws.
    Peace on Earth would be wonderful. Logically, it won't happen as long as there are greedy, abusive, narcissistic, self-centered humans on it....and they will always be here.
    If all of what we categorise as 'bad people' were gone, we would simply go up the line to the next level of 'bad'..the next least degree of minority of 'bad people' and we would make what 'they' want and desire our new mark of evil. We would probably pass laws against what 'they' desire. If everyone would respect others, we could have peace, but everyone doesn't respect others and never will.There is always someone wishing to unfold something on someone else, I believe that there will always be people wishing to somehow spoil another’s efforts and push the boundaries that people set.
    We can all THINK on our own. We don't all THINK the same and we don't all desire the same.And that's fine, as long as what other people think and act upon doesn't affect anyone else's pursuit of happiness, and vice versa. the answer tis simply LoVe Yes..:)

     

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    • Thanks for reading Vlada, I will answer more fully later when I have time, as I appreciate your response. Just to let you know for now that I do think this planet is beautiful, the most beautiful, and I love life, I am not a Gnostic by nature in the sense of believing in a prison planet or cruel manipulative demiurge or any such thing. I think we have been blessed with precious lives, and the potential for infinite love and awareness of God.

      This blog is the result of a sporadic thing that happens to me where my internal sensations come to a boil every now and then and I have to write out my frustrations in the moment to liberate them, explore them, etc. It usually happens in a rush, and I go with it. Usually I am fairly mild mannered and am very rarely expressive in this manner. 

      Having said that I stand by my feeling that so much is absolutely idiotic on the planet and it increases the suffering for everyone. We should use our brains as well as our hearts.

       

      Talk soon.

      • For sure I agree with you on using our brains as well as our hearts..I'm of the impression though that half the world has a mental illness and half the world is ok & awakened..gees many places to this day they are still so naive they kill people thinking they are witches even...some control people fully for power etc.. it's so sad..:)

        • I think we live in very unnatural times, the ways our everyday lives are supposed to run to represent ourselves as ''successful, normal'' people seem to me to be very strange and would surely make a lot of people feel mentally ill. There is little connection with the seasons, the flow of planetary life, the other creatures big and small that share the space with us, how many stop and look up and star gaze. My husband and I like to star gaze, just a few minutes but regularly. He is not into philosophy or thinking too much - he is a practical down to earth man, but as he says this gazing at the stars is what ancient humans would have been doing every night of their lives, so we should practice it as well. We live in a very rural area with no light pollution so the skies are clear. Looking up, gazing into infinity, it really does make one feel awe. And makes one feel that all the rushing about, accumulating wealth, farming out children to the state to mind them while we have ''careers'' etc etc etc, makes so little sense. No wonder people feel half mad.

           

          Unlike you I have no experience with other planets or cosmic travel. I am a peasant by nature and ancestry and grounded on this planet. I don't experience much on the psychic planes. Prayer is my connection. But I do believe others have such experiences. It is lucky for them.

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            • I will definitely check that out over the weekend. Thanks!

  • https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/archive/two-spirits-one-hea...

    Two Spirits, One Heart, Five Genders - IndianCountryToday.com
    For European settlers the Original Peoples way of life was perplexing, including the the Two Spirits tradition.
    • You and a lovely friend of mine on Soma would share much common ground - this is exactly what she would post, indeed has posted elsewhere here! - in response to my opining on such matters. I have thus read this article before, courtesy of Noctua.

      Ye are both right, and I do feel somewhat ashamed at my feelings and objections - but it is not this gender fluidity within the individual that bothers me - it is the erasure of biology in favour of ideology at an organised societal level. Plus it does have impact on the personal level - a good friend of mine in the US has been restricted from seeing her grandchildren on the grounds that she must not address them in any way that indicates she thinks they are a girl or a boy. They are 2 years old and a few months old. The newborn - a girl - has been named with a boys name, and my good friend, who respects the mothers wishes fully and acts accordingly, is nonetheless very stressed with the severe constraints that have been placed upon her by her son's wife.

  • Or perhaps there will be a positive future trek yet out there for us all, one by personal formation & with support from human genetic science which identified in 2015 a gene in control of coding growth & reaction to handle environmental - dare I say social - adaptive complexities.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TU29WU/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb


    While most have heard of 'mind control', has one extended that thought to having one's own mind control its own brain?  "Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, & Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s - & then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain ... that it's possible to strengthen positive brain states."

    "It is now established in animal & human studies that some environmental events can induce long-term developmental changes in chromatin structure through various mechanisms such as histone de-acetylation & DNA methylation of non-coding sequences, which produce long-term silencing of transcription."

    "Since most human brain development occurs postnatally, the brain more than any other organ is under strong social & environmental influences that can have long-lasting effects on brain function & well  being." 
    http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/research/cameos/GeneticBrain.php

    "Using guided meditations & mindfulness exercises, you'll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, & compassion instead of worry, sorrow, & anger."
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TU29WU/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

    Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom - Kindle edition by Rick…
    Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom - Kindle edition by Rick Hanson, Daniel J. Siegel. Download it once and rea…
    • Yeah, I see what you are saying and 4 or 5 years ago I was always first up to proclaim the positive potentials. etc. So, I do agree with you at heart. It's just that as I have paid attention in wider areas I see more manipulation, and I don't want to shrug it off as irrelevant to me, or to my children's and their children's future, or to force myself to think positive and imagine all will be well. it is very possible that good  things will emerge - my own children are involved in research and work projects that I see as hugely beneficial to humankind, so I know there are good hearts coming up along the line. I don't actually feel angry, or even very sad, these emotions are reasonably rare for me nowadays, having been through the cauldrons of both emotions sufficiently to know they are endless and thus futile, and now such emotions expressed fully are usually related to personal experiences like the death or suffering of a close one, or the injustices against a close one. Not that I don't experience anger and sorrow at wider things- I do, but it does not rule me. So, I did not write this out of anger, even though it looks pretty much like a Monday Morning Moan or Misanthropic Rant :) It's just one side of the picture, one angle. I cannot preface everything by saying so. Otherwise it stops full commitment to the momentary rant ...haha 

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