Source: The Bitter Truth of Leadership
It is not the quality of the desired object that gives us pleasure, but rather the energy of our appetites.
– Charles Baudelaire
What is the key to persuasion? The primary objective is not to get someone to do something for us…but to make them want to do it. If we are determined enough, we can motivate others to do almost anything. However, there are ethical considerations, which must be considered. As a species, our desires are often fleeting. Unless we consistently reinforce said want, it will fade eventually. It should be considered here that even if we believe we are acting in someone elses best interest, we do not have the authority to decide what they want for them.
Desire is generally preceded by feelings of emptiness, of something missing inside, which needs to be fulfilled. When others deliberately instill such feelings, they make us aware of the adventure and romance lacking in our lives. Instead of seeing a need and filling it, they can create it by stirring anxiety or sowing discontent. However, those eager to persuade others will often seek an easy target that already has a visible hole in their lives.
The desire for whatever is then stoked by subtly planting ideas in their minds, hints of events still to come…await them. Conversely, deeper beliefs that take longer to change require them to mirror the values of others, indulging them in their wants as well as moods. Without realizing how it has happened, more and more of their thoughts begin to revolve around the previously stoked desire…and then they lure them in with something stronger to test their resolve by exposing them to a very specific temptation.
Life is short, and is rarely wasted by politicians pursuing and persuading the wrong people. Therefore, the choice of target group is critical. It sets up of the whole process and it will determine everything else that follows. The perfect target group can share the same values or similar goals in life. That is how a banal politicians choose his or her targets. The perfect target are the people who stir them in a way, which cannot be explained in words, whose effect on them has nothing to do with superficialities. Moreover, they often have a quality that they themselves lack, or may even secretly envy.
Ironically, the target group may
fear them a little, even slightly dislike them…Such tension can drive their public exposure and make their image much livelier. The more creative in choosing their targets, the more they’re often rewarded with more pupublicity. Of course, it means nothing if the potential targets are not open to their influence. First, they establish test groups of potential target types. When they sense vulnerability then the hunt can begin.
Keys to Persuasion:
How, When & Why
Throughout life we find ourselves having to persuade people for various reasons. Some will be relatively open to our influence, if only in subtle ways, while others seem impervious to our charm. We unconsciously drift toward people, who portray some vulnerability to us and avoid the ones who cannot be moved by us. This is a throwback to aiding our physical survival. By leaving those alone, who share little affinity with us, we are more likely to form stronger alliances.
However, should we desperately need something from someone for whatever reason, we no longer have the luxury to pick and choose. For example, when we are angling for a promotion with a boss, who never truly took to us…or solely wish to keep our jobs just another month…Then, we find ourselves in a situation, in which persuasion can be used to convince others of our worth as a productive member of society. But, how?
- It is not so much the means that make an attempt to influence others successfully, but the timing. What might otherwise work can be easily disrupted by choosing the wrong moment, in which they are less receptive than they normally are.
Ultimately, the how determines the ‘karmic comeback‘, we shall receive at a later point. Therefore, we must be extremely careful when deciding that the means justify the end. The when and how are of greater significance in the performance of any action than our justification for it. The reason behind our actions may provide additional energy to fuel our endeavours…It can determine, if quitting is ever an option. Overall, the why is far more important than than the how and when, but it can only direct us toward the tools that help us manipulate others…the why is primarily designed for others to persuade us and for us to overcome our darker impulses to get our own way.
We may assess the influence, we have, by the way people respond to us. Equally, we may estimate how others influence us by how we respond to them. Nevertheless, we should not pay so much attention to conscious responses. On a conscious level, those who aim to please or charm, are obviously trying to play on certain weaknesses (for example, vanity) and wants something from us. Instead, pay greater attention to those responses outside of our conscious control. An involuntary mirroring of some gesture, a blushing of the cheeks or unusual shyness. It should be noted, even negative emotions are a testament to the effect, we have on others. For instance, through a flash of anger or resentment, we are signalling how open we are to anothers powers of persuasion…or how easily we can be brought out of balance by them.
When Are We Most Vulnerable?
It is a stroke of good fortune to find one who is worth seducing. Most people rush ahead, become engaged or do other stupid things, and in a turn of the hand everything is over, and they know neither what they have won nor what they have lost.
— Soren Kierkegaar
Our powers of persuasion begin with a simple suggestion. In fact, all forms of influencing are the mere acceptance of a suggestion put before us either directly or indirectly. Dependent on our personality, mood, affinity (to the person and subject), we become more or less suggestible. Typically, the greater our emotional or mental instability in the moment, the greater the opening. Still, there are many ways suggestions can be slipped passed us. Reverse psychology is perhaps the best known as well as the most obvious method.
When we are likely to agree, if we allow ourselves to be open and receptive toward what others are saying or doing.
In order for someone to be more open-minded toward us, we need them to lower their defences. Mimicking is one of the most physical, easily detectable ways of achieving this. When mirroring a gesture in a very subtle manner, we essentially copy body language at roughly the same time. This is very easily spotted and only provides the illusion of rapport.
Definition: In 1660s, “reference, relation, relationship,” from French rapport “bearing, yield, produce => harmony, agreement, intercourse,” back-formation from rapporter “bring back, refer to,” from re- “again” (see re-) + apporter “to bring,” from Latin “apportare” which means “to bring,”
To build the kind of real connection, seen far too rarely in modern society, we must oppose our egoistic nature. We must shed our ego along with its destructive tendencies. Although we may perceive the ego as a source of individuality, and therefore personal power, this idea continues to mislead us… The ego cannot be a well of invulnerability at all times. It requires immense energy, awareness and non-externalised control in order to shield a conditional identity inside a transient shell…more than even an exceptional person might possess. As a consequence, it is also the ego that exposes our weaknesses. The more superficially we think, we more our thoughts crafts our internal reality through our perception of the external (when they exist as one). So, the more we talk, the more we reveal… Particularly when the other person says less than necessary.
In the end, there are no lasting relationships where the concept of “I” and “me” tilts the balance of giving or taking. For example, when an important fraction of our needs remain unfulfilled for prolonged periods. The “I”, our limited interpretation of an all-pervasive self transcending all domains of space-time, serves to aid our physical survival in a hostile environment on a temporary basis. What was once a means of coping in the short term has become a first resort as well as long term solution. We unknowingly make ourselves more vulnerable by choosing options, which should only be considered in dire emergencies. After all, it is a life lesson for every growing adult to explore the easy path…just to realise there are no shortcuts in life. The only power others exter over us is the power, we allow them to have. We persuade ourselves just as we are influenced by others.
In essence, our ego consists of
What compels you to get up in the morning? What allows you to get through another day? What makes you smile when nothing else can?
As much as we need those little things to keep from putting a bullet in our brain with a 6-shot, they are not exactly the same as we perceive them. Sadly, nothing is… When we drown in despair, temporary happiness can serve as a means to attain a longer lasting kind, but that is all. Although deep down, we know this to be true, we often choose to deceive ourselves. We need the temporary, for the sake of short-term release from whatever binds us in order to function and cope. However, to be absolutely free means to sacrifice our attachment to, well, everything, we hold dear. As it is painful to free ourselves from shackles, we have imposed upon ourselves. So, few dedicate their lives to this path, however necessary for them to… On average, it takes a point of no return for us to consider it as an option. After all, we have lives, right? Until we dont.
The nocebo effect prevails far too often when we live in a world, in which hope is an unfulfilled promise given to the masses.
In fact, what we do to ourselves to cling onto such transient bliss, we can all imagine.
What happens when our body and mind no longer act as one with our spirit? When the essence of our being begs us to stop, but everything screams for release? We are presented with a choice. We have the power to choose bearing the consequences of our actions…or we can give in to the worst of ourselves. That part, which enslaves itself willingly to escape the burden of freedom.
Nobody can be free in every aspect of their lives. We can’t exist in an absolute state as we are. However, if we can bide our time, we gradually free ourselves from the self-imposed constructs that cause us suffering. One by one. It would take lifetimes, but we could do it. Still, the more issues, we deal with, the more keep cropping up. We think we are solving the problem but we are merely managing the symptoms of the root cause. Addiction is just another symptom of a larger issue. We are all dependent on something. Whether we need nicotine pumping through our veins or can’t function without coffee in the morning doesn’t matter. It’s all the same and here’s why:
We live in an interdependent universe. That implies we can never be entirely self-sufficient and thus can never truly be free from each other, the world or ourselves. So how do we cope? Denial? Brandy? Any form of distraction after the other will do…Yet, what we need is total anarchy. A state, in which we seize the right to govern ourselves. Until then, we are predestined to fight the urge until we no longer can and go down swinging…Either way, we won’t come out of this fight the same as we entered.
When we use, even if we have taken too much, we dont stop, because it has not hit us deep enough instantly. We cannot feel it. We lack the patience to wait…or perhaps we prefer oblivion. Although we need to be kind to ourselves to be free from whatever shit that plagues us, it doesn’t help. The lines of kindness becomes blurred when we provide help for others. We mistake temporary relief for permanent salvation. Our inner sweetheart doesn’t fix the mess, we have made, but the agressive assertiveness of a newborn bitch might… Nonetheless, there’s a darkness in giving into our impulses that provides the illusion of freedom…of the transient peace that we are so often denied. Sometimes, I wondered how I ever had the strength to resist…and then I think of the one thing that changed my life for the better and I find the courage to continue abstaining. Then, there’s that point in recovery, where we have to face the relative truth of our lives, even if it kills us…where I’m reminded of what I am…what I’ll always be…and that’s when I fail. I’m not ashamed to admit to it. It’s a learning curb, I havent been able to grasp just yet. After some inner disagreements, I always give in to it. All that seems to matter is he feeling of when it hits you and quiets everything inside, you are so desperate keep down, because you can’t change or accept it. Unconsciously, I would pay good money to bet, we are aiming for utter self-destruction. BUT, this is no permanent solution. Energy is neither created nor destroyed. Nothing truly dies…So, we are trapped forevermore, until we free ourselves.
When we work the kinda job or live the kind of life, which doesn’t allow for a normal lifestyle, what do functioning addicts do? If all we manage as a meal is a bite or two before we rush off to rectify the next emergency, it can bring us a level of peace. The peace that comes from letting go temporarily. No matter how much we love what we do. When our work is our life, if nothing can give us the same types of satisfaction, there are more restorative kinds… We cannot expect find absolute peace through relative means. What we can anticipate, however, is the resurgence of buried needs until they’re fulfilled, unless we deal with them or overcome them. The only mechanism to bypass this involves unconventional options.
It should be noted, women experience the process differently compared to men. The primary purose of more masculine qualities is short-term defence for long-term protection, whereas a womans is short- and long-term preservation. The methods used are applied very differently and in dissimilar circumstances [i.e. there are set biological genders but any person can channel more or less masculine/feminine energy and thus fall into either category due to to epigenetic predispositions].
In truth, we are far more than our preconceptions, but they make who we think we are. When at the core, all it takes is the real us. Even if we think our own efforts aren’t enough. Sometimes ‘enough’ is what we can bring ourselves to do. After the life I have led, I didn’t believe there was anything more significant to me than shielding myself the world, the system, an inner darkness…in the pursuit of something greater…Perhaps, there isn’t anything but the depraved purity of experience. Perhaps, there is. Only time will tell, but for now, is definitely nothing more important than the fight for stability through clarity.
Imagine a world, in which self-defence is a criminal act that is punished more severely than a felony. Imagine a world, in which the life-quality of an elite minority takes precedence over the lives of an enire world population. Imagine a world, in which subjugation is of higher importance than profit…
If you can envision all of the above simultaneously, then you’ll come pretty close to seeing our world as it is, not how we would like it to be. Yet, even at the lowest point of existence, there will always be those that strive to remedy such injustices. To those who dare, this current situation is but a challenge to be solved creatively…However, when these creative solutions share the same consequences, where do we draw the legal line?
If the mere expression of our thoughts is an act punishable by law, then what will happen to our right to free speech? What will happen to our way of thinking?
Whose freedom are we protecting by remaining silent? Certainly not our own, not even the freedom of those attempting to suppress ours.
In the words of George Orwell, “if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” And he was right…but what when we have entered a world, in which expressing what we think or how we feel makes us a liability?Regardless of gender or race…that is always the case. From an early age, we are conditioned to only share what is socially accepted, but is that a way to live?
Your life is your life, it is nobody elses, So don’t allow yourself to be dominated by others. Don’t allow your actions to be dictated to by others, nor the regret you feel for having done so. It is a betrayal to yourself, which will prevent you from fulfilling you maximum potential. If you allow yourself to be dictated to by…perhaps your parents, your society, your education system, your politicians, your priests, whosoever they are…if you allow yourself to be dominated by others you will miss the best things in life. As Osho remarked, “domination comes from outside and life is within you.” The two may only meet when the external becomes non-externalised, which in turn means they cancel each other out.
There are two types of people: the obedient and the rebellious. One is a ready to take orders, retreat and/or surrender when things get tough. They have yet to discover their independent spirit. Howeve, they cannot do so until they are able to trust their own being. Unfortunately, the people make up the greater part of the world. They are the masses. The other is a small minority who reject society as well as its values. They think they are rebellious, but they primarily react to the way society dominates them. Rebellion becomes a means to gain back a modicum of control after it has been lost…unless it consists of purely selfless acts.
Whicheve type you are, follow your dream. Ask yourself ‘What do you really want to do?” But be aware you might be scared to admit what you really want to yourself. Unconsciously you may fear that you won’t be able to control your desire once you’ve admitted to it. In fact, it can cause real physical and mental illness if we continue to repress what we know deep down…it will come up eventually anyway. So, by acknowledging what we really want and pursue it, we may end up changing our current job, relationship, position in society, or whatever, but we will be
gaining the freedom to pursue what truly motivates and satisfies us. Remember that success is having a fixed goal but varying means on how to achieve it.
“If at first you don’t succeed,
Don’t try it again.
It didn’t work the first time!
Try something different!”
Changing the way you think can help you embrace a newly found freedom. If you think about life in terms of deprivation and suffering. You’ll never find enjoyment in personal growth, and most likely will soon give up on your endeavors. On the other hand, a person who thinks of life as a form of expression of their freedom will welcome opportunities to expand the consciousness of all people.
When facing temptations and fighting hard to not let them control you, remember that through letting
go of them, you aren’t losing anything substantial. You are simply taking the libery to be a master of your thoughts and emotions, which is ultimately worth more than any temporary gratification, of which you’re depriving yourself.
Seduction in any form is a psychological process that transcends gender, except in a few key areas where each gender has its own weakness. The male is traditionally more susceptible to appearances, where his carnal interests are concerned, but the primary sense that he interprets reality with plays large role in his closer relationships. Hence, women who can concoct the right physical appearance appeal to large numbers of men, but don’t succeed as much in the political area as in the business world. Conversely, the weakness of the female gender itself is language. The right words must be spoken at the right moment in order to give the desired impression to her audience. Though, the majority will not be drawn to a male speaker, who is the same height or shorter.
Personality Types of Leaders
No matter, where in the world we find ourselves, we are always confronted by the same various categories of leaders. While we have Stalin, Hilter and Mussolini on one side, we have Churchill, Sissi and Lincon on the other. Our state, religious and banking systems have become the central pillars of control, which govern our society at almost every step…and who would not be drawn to holding such power, am I right?
Unfortunately, the fittest to lead often do not wish to, as those drawn to power will do anything to climb the social ladder. When this power thrust upon suitable people, such as Sissi of Bayern, they use it for the betterment of the country as well as its allegiances. In case of Sissi, her marriage to King Franz was an unhappy coincidence for the Queen Mother, which nearly led to the breakdown of Austro-Hungarian relations, further rebellion or even war. Despite her repeated attempts to sow discord between the two nations, Sissi made every possible effort to rectify them. Her desire to free the Hungarian people with the support of the leader of the rebels, Julian Andrej, was not a popular choice for the old monarchs. Yet, her charm was so intense, Austria was not the only country to embrace her ascension with great joy. The Hungarian people fell in love with her during her struggle against its oppressors and anointed her empress. Her unwillingness to bow down to social etiquette may have endeared her to the average person around the world, but caused problems in her marriage…especially after the Queen Mother removed her first-born from her care with the permission of the King, which was the standard protocol for royals, she fought for the right to raise her own child and won.
The Rakish Leader
An ideal leader combines riotous living with intellectual pursuits, designed to change society for the better. They place the will of the people before their personal desires, regardless of the sacrifice. However, this personality type of the aristocratic rake also has its counterpart. Whereas one uses his power to sway a captive audience in the attempt to improve their lives, the other uses it for his own ends. Both possess the ability to let themselves go in order to enchant people in their own way. Both aim to draw their target(s) into the kind of moment in which past and future lose meaning. To do so, they must both be able to abandon themselves in the moment to become one with those they wish to persuade.
Their success lies in the unconscious content that they bring to the surface. They appeal to the fantasy of the individual in a large crowd with cunning. They plan what specific fantasies, they wish to appeal to. They calculate what they would have to persuade people in a particular direction. However, they take great caution to mask their underlying motivations. Merely the scent of unsavory intentions makes an audience grow defensive, thereby lowering their chance of success.
The more ardent leaders solve this dilemma in the most artful
manners. They must think harder to find a way around whatever the obstacle is. It is exhausting work. However, by nature, such a leader has the advantage of an uncontrollable passion. When they pursues a goal, their strong emotions persuade as much as inspire. As a result, people support them, even despite themselves. When they play on emotions, they are so convincing that they will face any obstacle for the mere sake of pesuasion. After all, their followers would not expect to feel secure in desperate times. Even when the public is aware of their immoral past, there is nothing more attractive than a reformed sinner. It lulls them into a false sense of security, in which they believe to know their weaknesses. It makes them more relatable…and as such they inspire no fear. In the absence of doing so, their intense desire for a specific kind of change has a distracting power.
When they play on intellect, their efforts are often more sophisticated. They use attention less as a weapon to captivate but to enlighten. They inspire a level of confidence that leaves no room for doubt. They show no hesitation and abandon all restraint.
The Dandy Leader
Most of us feel trapped within the limited roles that the world expects us to play. We are instantly attracted to those who are not…Those who move through the world more fluidly, more ambiguously than we do. In other words, we admire who create their own persona. They excite us because they cannot be labelled. Their air of freedom is one we want for ourselves. They play with masculinity and femininity in an androgynous fashion.
This type has a strong personality with a tendency to unbury the hidden wants of their audience…and what is most seductive is often what is most repressed. They approach such forbidden content in the minds of their followers gradually with a level of playfulness. They act as a magnet for people’s dark, unrealized yearnings.
Since the 1920s, women were beginning to play with a newly found freedom. Instead of waiting for change, they wanted to be able to initiate it. For wives, this time also marked a change in the way they view gender roles as well as the family unit. However, their rise to political power often came at the cost of motherhood. The average woman enjoyed more control in initiating intimate encounters, but they still wanted the man to end up sweeping them off their feet.
Many of us today imagine that freedom has progressed in recent years. Everything has changed for the better. This is mostly an illusion. A reading of history reveals periods of freedom almost in glorious excess of what we are currently experiencing. Gender roles are certainly changing, but they have changed before. Society is in a state of constant flux, but there is something that hasnt changed. The vast majority of people conform to whatever is normal for the age. They play the role allotted to them. Conformity is a constant force because humans are social creatures who are always imitating one another.
At certain points in history it may be fashionable to be different and rebellious, but if a lot of people are adopting this role, there is nothing different or rebellious about it. Such widespred anarchy would either create a dystopian or utopian society.
Leaders rarely complain about most people’s slavish conformity, however, for it offers untold possibilities of power and seduction to those who are up for a few risks.
Since most of us are secretly oppressed by our lack of freedom, we are drawn to those who are more fluid and flaunt their difference. As alphas, groups tend to form around them and wildly imitate their style. In ideal cases, they are different in ways, which are both striking and aesthetic, never vulgar. They poke fun at current trends, while carving their own path. Not to mention, they are supremely uninterested in what anyone else is doing. Most people are so insecure, they wonder what these outsiders are up to. Potential followers slowly come to admire or imitate them, simply because they express themselves with total confidence. More importantly, they are subtle in all their attempts to persuade. They never try too hard for attention, but wait until it comes to them. Moreover, what distinguishes them from the norm is equally as subtle, expressed in little touches to highlight their disdain for convention.
The Naturally Persuasive Leader
Naturals are people who somehow avoided getting certain childish traits drummed out of them by adult experience. These people can be as powerfully persuasive as any child, as it seems uncanny at first glance that they have preserved such marvelous qualities. The spirit, they have retained, while so many others have not. However, this youthfulness is not something beyond their control. They learn the value of retaining a particular qualities to get what they want early on…and the seductive power it contains. Over years, they build upon those traits, they managed to preserve. To do this successfully, they have to learn to be witty to a degree without self-consciouss, since there is nothing less natural than seeming hesitant.
As people are we much more forgiving of those who go all the way, though they seem uncontrollably foolish, than the halfhearted adult with a childish streak. In a position of leadership, a touch of innocence can help lower defenses. For example, like when a con man plays dumb to make the other person trust him and feel superior. This kind of feigned naturalness has countless applications in daily life, where nothing is more dangerous than looking smarter than the next person. Conversely, in politics, the perfect way to disguise ones cleverness means the opponent is perhaps a better choice, unless the trap has already been set for the opposition to reveal their ignorance. In the case of Jess Phillip latest stand in British parliament, for instance, she demonstrated if you are uncontrollably childish and cannot turn it off, you run the risk of seeming pathetic, earning not sympathy but pity or disgust from your listeners.
On a related note, these natural traits evolve with age. Childlike qualities work best in one who is still young enough for them to seem natural. They are much harder for an older person to pull off. The Duke of Buckingham, who seduced everyone in the English court in the 1620s (including the homosexual King James I himself), was wondrously childish. His behaviour, however, became obnoxious and off-putting as he grew older. Worse, he eventually made enough enemies that he ended up being murdered. As people age, their natural qualities should suggest more the child’s open spirit, less an innocence that will no longer convince anyone.
The Coquette Leader
The ability to delay satisfaction is the ultimate art of seduction. This tactic can also be applied in the annals of political persuasion, but with less public appreciation than the others.
Coquettes are the grand masters of the back-and-forth movement between hope and frustration. They bait with the promise of reward [the hope of positive change], which will prove elusive. Yet, this only makes their followers pursue them the more to make the desired change happen or point out their flakishness. Their in-built narcissism may prove devilishly attractive in the dating world, but it loses its charm when they assume a leadership role. Their strategy is never to offer what their followers desire the most, yet always make it appear as though they might. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, like they say.
They tend to play with volatile emotions. Every time the pendulum swings, love shifts to hate, so they must orchestrate everything carefully. Their absences cannot be too long, their bouts of anger must be quickly followed by smiles. They keep their victims emotionally entrapped for a long time. Although the longer this goes on, the more tiresome this dynamic begins to prove tiresome.
These consummate manipulators mask their cleverness by creating an atmosphere of trust. Their method is too simple. They just deflect attention from themselves and focus it on their target. They understand their spirit, feel their pain, adapt to their moods. They make others feel better about themselves. As a rule, they do not argue, fight, complain or pester, unless pushed beyond the point. The more they listen to concerns and feign empathy, they foster a state of dependency while their power grows. To be precise, they aim at peoples primary weaknesses, their vanity and self-esteem. Their way to attain power is to fulfill the expectations of their audience, such as the focused attention, the boosted self-esteem, the needed support, the understanding (real or illusory), but subtract any meaningful change.
However, in some lurks the capacity for true leadership beneath the surface. They may give people something that holds their attention or fascinates them. A decent leader will capture people’s attention without lowering their powers of reason, but heighten them. A manipulative leader will strike at the things their audience has the least control over, like ego, vanity and self-esteem. The strategy can never be obvious. Subtlety is once again the Charmers greatest asset. If the target is to be kept from seeing through the their efforts or growing suspicious, maybe even tiring of excessive attention. The Charmer is like a beam of light that doesn’t play directly on a target but throws a pleasantly diffused glow over it. They fade into the background, as listen and observe. They let others do the talking and thereby revealing themselves in the process. As they find out more, especially their strengths or more importantly their weaknesses, they tailor their attention to specific wants, needs and insecurities. By adapting to them, they empathise with their woes, validating their sense of self-worth.
On a mass level, they make gestures of self-sacrifice (no matter how fake) to show the public that they share their pain and are working in their interest. They listen to complaints, but primarily distract from the problems instead of solving them.
In politics, they provide illusion and myth rather than reality. Instead of asking people to sacrifice for the greater good, they talk of grand moral issues. An appeal that makes people feel good will translate into following, votes and power.
In essence, they superficially turn antagonism into harmony. They know how to smooth out conflict wigout ever having to dirty their hands at solving it. Yet, they are often the first retreat in the face of aggression and relinquish small victories that they can turn sour through their influence. Yielding or indulgence can only charm the fight out of potential enemies for a limited time. They never criticize people overtly to avoid making people insecure and resistant to change. So, they plant ideas, insinuate suggestions etc., while they amass power without people noticing. They lull their audience into ease. The more relaxed they become, the easier it is to bend them to their will. Some borrow an old NLP technique, know as mirroring. They adapt to their moods, posture as well as general body language. People are prone to narcissism, so they are drawn to those most similar to themselves. Those who share their values, tastes, opinions etc. This works particularly well if they are an outsider by showing that they share the values of their adopted group or country, which is also an old war custom.
The true masters this art show deep calm in the face of adversity. Their unruffled exterior puts people at ease. They seem patient, as if waiting for destiny to deal them a better card. If done subtly, their ability to enhance the lives of others will be devilishly clever. Their social skills prove important here by creating a wide network of allies that’ll give them the power to link people up with each other, which will make them feel that by knowing you they can make their lives easier. This is something no one can resist. Follow-through is key though. So many people will charm by promising a person great things, but do not follow through. Anyone can make a promise. What sets a real charmer apart is following up their promises with definite actions.
Our personalities are often molded by how we are treated. When a parent or spouse is defensive or argumentative in dealing with us, we tend to respond the same way. We respond in kind…But, never mistake peoples exterior characteristics for reality, for the character we show on the surface is merely a reflection of the people with whom they have been most in contact, or a front disguising its own opposite. Our identity is the the result of the combined effort of everyone we have ever known.
A rough exterior may hide a person dying for warmth…a repressed, sober-looking type may actually be struggling to conceal uncontrollable emotions. That is the key to charm, feeding what has been repressed or denied.
We often recognize Charmers as such. We sense their innate cleverness and in so doing we fall under their spell. The feeling that they provide is so rare as to be worth the price we pay…ot so it seems. The world is full of self-absorbed people. In their presence, we know that everything in our relationship with them is directed toward them (their insecurities, their neediness, their hunger for attention etc.). This reinforces our own egocentric tendencies, so we protectively tense up. It is a syndrome that only makes us the more susceptible to the charm of the those who don’t. First, they don’t talk much about themselves, which heightens their mystery and disguises their limitations. Second, they seem to be attentive and their interest is so delightfully focused that we relax and open up. Last but not least, Charmers are pleasant to be around. Their self-effacing attentiveness makes them a pleasure to be around…However, only from afar or for a limited time. Nobody can maintain such a persona indefinitely. No matter how addicted we might become to someones devilish charm, eventually this attraction fades as a result of the inevitable. It is impossible to contain all kinds of negative emotions forever.
Conversely, in a social setting, they can maintain their facade indefinitely, when done correctly. People tire of beauty without social grace, but they never tire of having their self-worth validated. The difficulty of this exercise is to deal with high maintenance people as though it takes no effort. Of course, there will always be difficult people (for instance, the chronically insecure, the hopelessly stubborn, the hysterical complainers). The ability to lower the defences caused by these problems becomes essential for them. They prove an invaluable skilln but they have to be careful. If they are too passive, people will run all over them and take advantage. If too assertive, they will highlight their unattractive qualities even more. However, when a level of balance is maintained, they are outwardly gracious. Inwardly,they calculate and wait…as their strategy is temporary surrender. When the time comes, and it inevitably will, the tables will turn. The targets emotions will land them in trouble eventually, allowing superiority to be regained.
In our rational, disenchanting world, people crave otherworldly experience, particularly on a shared level. Any sign of charisma plays into this innate desire to believe in something beyond the physical…and there is nothing more seductive than giving people something to believe in and follow. Such leaders typically pick a cause, an ideal, a vision and show that they will not sway from their goal. From that moment on, as long as people believe they have a plan, that they know where they are going, they will follow instinctively. The direction does not even matter. As long as they project confidence that they either believe or make others believe comes from something real.
Since most people hesitate before taking any bold action (even when action is what is required), single-minded focus to act tends to draw attention. People believe in them through the simple force of their character.
Our personalities are often molded by how we are treated. When a parent or spouse is defensive or argumentative in dealing with us, we tend to respond the same way. We respond in kind…But, never mistake peoples exterior characteristics for reality, for the character we show on the surface is merely a reflection of the people with whom they have been most in contact, or a front disguising its own opposite. Our identity is the the result of the combined effort of everyone we have ever known.
A rough exterior may hide a person dying for warmth…a repressed, sober-looking type may actually be struggling to conceal uncontrollable emotions. That is the key to charm, feeding what has been repressed or denied.
We often recognize Charmers as such. We sense their innate cleverness and in so doing we fall under their spell. The feeling that they provide is so rare as to be worth the price we pay…ot so it seems. The world is full of self-absorbed people. In their presence, we know that everything in our relationship with them is directed toward them (their insecurities, their neediness, their hunger for attention etc.). This reinforces our own egocentric tendencies, so we protectively tense up. It is a syndrome that only makes us the more susceptible to the charm of the those who don’t. First, they don’t talk much about themselves, which heightens their mystery and disguises their limitations. Second, they seem to be attentive and their interest is so delightfully focused that we relax and open up. Last but not least, Charmers are pleasant to be around. Their self-effacing attentiveness makes them a pleasure to be around…However, only from afar or for a limited time. Nobody can maintain such a persona indefinitely. No matter how addicted we might become to someones devilish charm, eventually this attraction fades as a result of the inevitable. It is impossible to contain all kinds of negative emotions forever.
Conversely, in a social setting, they can maintain their facade indefinitely, when done correctly. People tire of beauty without social grace, but they never tire of having their self-worth validated.
The difficulty of this exercise is to deal with high maintenance people as though it takes no effort. Of course, there will always be difficult people (for instance, the chronically insecure, the hopelessly stubborn, the hysterical complainers). The ability to lower the defences caused by these problems becomes essential for them. They prove an invaluable skilln but they have to be careful. If they are too passive, people will run all over them and take advantage. If too assertive, they will highlight their unattractive qualities even more. However, when a level of balance is maintained, they are outwardly gracious.
Seduction and charm are the most effective counterweapons. Outwardly, be gracious. Adapt to their every mood. Enter their spirit. Inwardly, calculate and wait: your surrender is a strategy, not a way of life. When the time comes, and it inevitably will, the tables will turn. Their aggression will land them in trouble, and that will put you in a position to rescue them, regaining superiority. (You could also decide that you had had enough, and consign them to oblivion.) Your charm has prevented them from foreseeing this or growing suspicious. A whole revolution can be enacted without a single act of violence, simply by waiting for the apple to ripen and fall.
Today, anyone who has presence, who attracts attention when he or she enters a room, is said to possess charisma. But even these less-exalted types reveal a trace of the quality suggested by the word’s original meaning. Their charisma is mysterious and inexplicable, never obvious. They have an unusual confidence. They have a gift—often a smoothness with language-that makes them stand out from the crowd. They express a vision. We may not realize it, but in their presence we have a kind of religious experience: we believe in these people, without having any rational evidence for doing so. When trying to Concoct an effect of charisma, never forget the religious source of its power. You must radiate an inward quality that has a saintly or spiritual edge to it. Your eyes must glow with the fire of a prophet. Your charisma must seem natural, as if it came from something mysteriously beyond your control, a gift of the gods. In our rational, disenchanted world, people crave a religious experience, particularly on a group level. Any sign of charisma plays to this desire to believe in something. And there is nothing more seductive than giving people something to believe in and follow.
Charisma must seem mystical, but that does not mean you cannot learn certain tricks that will enhance the charisma you already possess, or will give you the outward appearance of it. The following are basic qualities that will help create the illusion of charisma:
Such leaders typically pick a cause, an ideal, a vision and show that they will not sway from their goal. From that moment on, as long as people believe they have a plan, that they know where they are going, they will follow instinctively. The direction does not even matter. As long as they project confidence that they either believe or make others believe comes from something real.
Since most people hesitate before taking any bold action (even when action is what is required), single-minded focus to act tends to draw attention. People believe in them through the simple force of their character.
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt came to power amidst the Depression, much of the public had little faith he could turn things around. But in his first few months in office he displayed such confidence, such decisiveness and clarity in dealing with the country’s many problems, that the public began to see him as their savior, someone with intense charisma.
Since most people are predictable, the effect of these contradictions is devastatingly charismatic. They make you hard to fathom, add richness to your character, make people talk about you. It is often better to reveal your contradictions slowly and subtly—if you throw them out one on top of the other, people may think you have an erratic personality. Show your mysteriousness gradually and word will spread. You must also keep people at arm’s length, to keep them from figuring you out. Another aspect of mystery is a hint of the uncanny. The appearance of prophetic or psychic gifts will add to your aura. Predict things authoritatively and people will often imagine that what you have said has come true.
Most people are predictable. Most of us must compromise constantly to survive, but some do not. Some live out their ideals without caring about the consequences. Politicians such as George Washington and Lenin won impressive reputations by living simply, despite their power. They matched their political values to their personal lives. Both men were virtually deified after they died. Albert Einstein too had a charismatic aura…childlike, unwilling to compromise and seemingly lost in his own world. The key to their charismatic personality is that they already had deeply held values, before they amassed power. Although a few power-hungry individuals have attempted to pretend to hold tightly onto certain values, they cannot fake this part for long. We have seen this with countless left-wing comedians and other celebrities, who demonise Brexit for the sake of media attention, but badmouth remainers in their dressing rooms. They do not live what they believe, therefore once the truth reveals itself…no amount of charismatic charm may save their reputation.
The level of charisma depends as much on appearance as on eloquence. Unless they attempt to make a visual statement, words are the quickest way to create emotional disturbance. They can incite any emotion without referring to anything real through simple association. However, it helps if the speaker is as as caught up in the words, as the listeners are. For example, when Winston Churchill anticipated the fall of France, he held the speech “We shall fight them on the beaches”. In actuality, it was not transmitted live over the radio and it would be decades before the recording would aired. He did, however, walk into the house of commons qnd conducted a speech that were so emotionally powerful as to determine several key moments in the war.
To pull off this type of eloquence, many people use catchwords, slogans, rhythmic repetitions, phrases for the audience to repeat. Most importantly, it customised to the audience to be easily remembered.
It should be noted here that every country has its own preferences when it comes down to the style of delivery. For instance, Churchill was a slow, authoritative speaker, whereas Hitler was far more passionate.
Both radiated self-assurance, but only Churchill impressed with his calm, reserved behaviour given the situation.
Most people are repressed, and have little access to their unconscious. This is a problem that creates opportunities for those, who can encourage others to project their secret fantasies and longings onto them. Usually they initiate the process with a display of genuine disinhibition and spontaneity. Even a hint of such qualities will make people think they more powerful than they truly are.
Just as water runs downhill, the human heart also tends to revert to its basest instincts…
Misconception #1: Happiness is Random
This is still a very common myth about happiness and it is completely plausible to assume that happiness has no rules. For all we know, it could come or go just like the wind.
Why? Simply because happiness is complicated, most people don’t know what triggers it. If you ask someone (try it and you will see) what happiness is they might answer with a stream of buzz phrases [such as health, money, friends, family, job security etc.] Are they right? Well, yes and no.
In general, all of these things have the potential to increase how content we feel, but only if we know how to make gratitude a larger part of our lives. For instance, it can teach us how we can enhance our life through the little things.
While happiness seems like a complicated concept, it appears to be as random as roulette. Although, we know, roulette is far from random, we continue to believe that such a thing as ‘randomness’ actually exists…Truth be told, we simply do not know all the parameters of roulette, just as we do not know the exact ‘mechanisms of happiness’. Like with roulette, if we knew all parameters, we could predict the winning number with almost every turn. Psychologists may claim that we have not discovered all the pillars of happiness yet, but even if this statement was not false, we would still know enough about happiness to know that we can influence our emotional state to make our lives more fulfilling.
Misconception #2: Happiness is Either Given To You or Not
As you may know, true happiness is unconditional. This means that it does not abide by the conditional factors, upon which we base our moods, lives, even our very identity. Therefore, half of our conditional happiness is determined by our genes, so [to some extent] happiness is given. However, the other half of conditional happiness is affected by our lifestyle [i.e. what we do on a daily basis]. Ultimately, how happy we are on a conditional level is our responsibility. Conversely, if we do not understand how happiness works, then it will seem as though happiness is given to some more freely, whereas others cannot find any at all. Once we know that conditional happiness is a byproduct of other things, which are equally as conditional, we may grasp the concept of unconditional happiness. Prior to the ebb and flow of real life, happiness is neither given nor self-made: It is an infinite state of being that co-exists eternally with our finite existence. Anyway, since few can imagine being truly happy in the complete absence of anything physical, we must first focus on the part of our happiness that we feel we have control over [however imaginary or non-externalised said control may be].
Misconception #3: I’ll be happy when I achieve…
Have you ever thought that if you only would achieve X or Y, you will be happy for the rest of your life?
I did and I jumped from one achievement to another always expecting to find happiness eventually. Not only does it not work, it is the nature of the mind that drives us to such behaviour. Sure, we are content for a short time after achieving a goal, but the level of happiness drops soon after [accompanied by feelings of frustration].
It is grim, yet sobering realisation that happiness does not work in that way. We might hope our next successful endeavour or any other single event will bring sustaining happiness, but it is condemned to end in disillusionment and disappointment. Relying on a single event to make us happy permanently is the same as eating a large meal with the expectation to never be hungry again. We are all morons, falling for the same con repeatedly, myself included. However, the solution is hiding in plain sight…Just as we need to nourish our bodies regularly, we need to foster happiness with the same regularity. Imagine happiness as a puzzle, which requires multiple different pieces to form the whole picture. If we miss out some or mistakenly place them in the wrong field, a part of the whole picture will need to be reassembled and put together the right way…
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According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index (2016), the 10 worst countries for gender equality are all Muslim-majority countries. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has undertaken even an ounce of research into the core doctrines and common traditions associated with this extremely patriarchal religion. Whilst Islam is not a monolith and many variations exist with regards to beliefs, practices, degrees of adherence, etc., it is noteworthy that those societies which treat their women the worst all zealously adhere to a religion that sees women as inherently inferior to men.
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What is religion, but an idea? A concept that has cosmic transformative potential… However, any idea can be turned in on itself to become the very thing that it stands against. When we speak of religion, we do not speak of our way of being. We mean how devoted we are to an imaginary deity in the sky that we would either run from screaming or pay hard cash to abduct us. In other words, we neglect the very foundation of religion that consists of ideas, which are much bigger than any organised religious system. Continue reading
It has been announced that the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will include a new condition, Islamopathy, which displays elements both of sociopathy and of cult groups (1).
Classified as a personality disorder, Islamopathy is characterized by enduring antisocial behavior towards outgroups, diminished empathy and remorse, and disinhibited behavior, often accompanied by free floating rage.
The following cultic style behaviours are also identified in the disorder:
1. Excessively zealous commitment to the leader (Mohammed, a 7th century warlord) and his belief system/ideology.
2. Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.
3. The leadership dictates, sometimes in great detail, how members should think, act, and feel (for example, what types of clothes to wear, who to marry, how to discipline children, which foot to enter the toilet with and so forth).
4. An elitist outlook, claiming a special, exalted status for the group…
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Our dreams for the future should not be of greatness or wealth, but freedom: the ability to think, speak and act freely, as women…This is a free world, risen from the ashes of oppression, but we are a prisoner of our bodies and our gender-roles. We should not have to justify our actions to anyone but ourselves. Ultimately, it is us who has to live with the moral consequences. If we wish to devote our lives to a higher cause, such as the search for meaning, we should not do so because a deity demands it. We should only do so, when it is what our heart, mind and spirit asks of us. Anything else is not selfless devotion to a higher being. It is lip-service, self-deception or conformity to something we have never striven to understand. Faith should not be taken lightly, it is very personal business to all of us. Particularly, for those willing to sacrifice their lives in the fight for religious domination or freedom.
Hope For The Best, Expect The Worst
The prophet Mohammed rode into battle alongside his female lieutenant, whereas the present-day interpretation of Islam has made women prisoners in their own homes. It has made them tools of self-gratification for men from the moment they can crawl. It is not only despicable, it is highly dangerous, as to the mental health of their victims. They are creating ticking time-bombs in charge of raising future generations, which can only result in hich rates of violent crime and suicide.
Generation after generation has been subjected to psychological torment and has been beaten into sexual submission, as a blatant abuse of the religious authority of the state. In such a country, where there is no protection for women, their offsprings can never be of optimal psychological health, regardless of the gender. They are raised with extreme forms of Stockholm syndrome, after being beaten, sexually abused and coerced into religious worship. Every inch of their identity is stripped from them…Every basic requirement from the food they eat, the clothes they wear to what they say is controlled by the men in their lives. Now, is that a life, in which any of us can ever be at peace with the world or ourselves?
Sharia Defies Human Rights
Women have it hard enough in the West without the inference of religious laws being thrust upon those that are enslaved and oppressed by them. No country should be governed by laws that advocate gender biases, it only festers corruption and inequality. For those few women that survive, cold indifference becomes a state of being. Some ex-Muslims that I have spoken to live in fear of Islam. As apostates, Sharia laws means condemning them to death. It seems that men, women and children are becoming slightly more afraid with each day that Islamic Laws will create an Islamic State, where no justice can prevail.
There is a difference between being ‘islamophobic’ and being weary of the surge of migrants that are taking a hold of the West, so Educate Yourself. Do not believe what you read in the Newspaper, unless you can be 100% certain that is is not propaganda. Know your cultural history, read more books, trust your gut and see for yourself what is happening in your community.
Organised Religion has no room in state politics or in the administration of the law. Particularly, when it defies human rights and common sense. Since the abolishment of capital punishment, what use is there for religion in the court-room? Prayer cannot change the verdict of a judge. It cannot protect the guilty or shield the innocent, as much as sending a thought into the universe can alter the course of cause and effect. It is unethical to demand religious devotion and/or worship of a non-believer. We were all born with free will. We have the right to be free from religion. That does not mean we have to thrust our beliefs down everybody’s throats, but we can act in defence of our right to free expression.
In a world, where religious freedom is political and political expression is religious. It becomes obvious that they reversed the rules on us in an attempt to infiltrate. It’s psychological warfare 101 to turn the target nation in on itself to weaken its defences. Without the ability to defend itself, it is ready for the taking. (Particularly, if you’ve already taken the outer zones)
France: While the protests are still ongoing for at least the next month, the no-go zones appear to be expanding. Although the Erdogan, the Turkish PM, criticises the French for their way of handling the demonstrators, if the tables were turned, we would witness a press-blackout followed by a significant reduction in the population. Erdogan is demonstrating another tactic of political infiltration, using our own weapons religion, politics and law against us.
The only thing that can possibly win against this is war. The time when complete non-resistance or non-cooperation across Europe would have been effective has passed. Now, our options are limited by the number of people we can dedicate to the problem of violent crime in our streets. The more people support the political freedom of their country, the less violence will need to be applied to regain their policies and territories. The less people take action, the more brutal the measures have to be. When outnumbered against hordes of battle-trained war refugees with more reinforcements hiding in close proximity, the situation can become life-threatening in seconds.
Germany: With about 1.5M refugees, only about 446’000 have been granted asylum. Although the remainder have not left the country, Germany has not taken any action. With daily sexual assaults by 3-15+ economic migrants converging on a single woman, law enforcement is reluctant to pursue the matter for religious/political reasons. An asylum seeker does not commonly exhibit hostile tendencies or commit violent crimes in the country that has given him or her refuge. If their application is denied by the state, they may resort to petty theft to support themselves, but they do not rape and pillage whatever catches their attention at the time.
A good tactician plays with his target, as a cat would with a mouse. They feign weakness, in the form of poverty and immobility, until they suddenly pounce upon their target. Yet, economic migrants are not as skilled at covert warfare, which plays in our favour by altering us to the threat the moment it began. However, the instant Merkel announced her open-door policy, welcoming millions into the country, she opened the country to political invasion. Without the forced deportation of millions of economic migrants that have remained long after their legal right to stay expired, Germany will continue to suffer. As Merkel refuses to assist her people out a sense of false pride in her decision, she is a representative of the people…And in every country, people have the right to simply refuse public support. It is even our human right to refuse elected officials, if we feel our political freedoms are threatened or compromised. Merkel opened the front gates and invited in a Trojan horse that she is now refusing to acknowledge or even comment on. Her unwillingness to respond to negative feedback make her highly dangerous and perhaps unstable. Ironically, her decision has made Germany more powerful in the European Union, but it has sacrificed its people to achieve this and most likely the future of the EU.
Although only 250’000 people would be required to gather in Berlin to overwhelm authorities, there is consistent evidence that the retaliation against political resistance in the fight for political freedom would be more than just instantaneous.
Austria: An EU exit would be perhaps one of the most peaceful solutions. Having grown up in the area, we never needed border control, remember what that was like? When you could walk through the Alps without worrying about migrants, lurching in the bushes. Now, even locking the door or excellent security system cannot stop the high increase in burglaries, rapes and random violence. Only 50’000 protesters are required to overwhelm die Wiener Behörden in a unified movement for the rights of men and women alike to regain political control over their country.
Switzerland: In a recent attack in May 2016 at a Swiss border, caught on CCTV, a group of approx. 2″ migrants blocked the road. The car stopped, the driver and passenger exited vehicle and before they knew it another 15 migrants descended into them out of the woods nearby. When in doubt, always stay in your car, lock the doors and drive and dial the police, if necessary. In the footage, a car sped by and took some of the migrant off their feet (without visibly injuring any of them). However, the content quickly turns into a snuff film as they knock out the driver and group around the female passenger after giving her a bloody nose and take her trousers off…
Here’s what happened & what is yet to come:
As a female psychologist in a profession that’s pretty much a boys-club, I may be scarcely heard or acknowledged, but I’m afraid to say that I turn out to be right more often than I’m comfortable with. Some women enjoy the thrill of the “I told you so.”, I just find it adds animosity to an already tense, if not hostile situation. (Being right for women is like telling someone to move their shit on the stairs, before they stumble over it. Nobody cares when you say it but you can be guaranteed that there’s going to be a crash, bang and wallop in the near future)
Hinduism: 400 million Hindus were slain during Muslim invasion and occupation of India. Survivors were enslaved and impregnated or castrated. India’s population is said to have been around 600 million at the time of Muslim invasion. By the mid 1500’s, the Hindu population had been reduced to approx. 200 million. (The conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population; the region is still called the Hindu Kush, i.e. “Hindu slaughter.”)
Mass Rapes: In April 2016, a group of male refugees, heading for Europe accidentally wound up across the border of Russia. They 40-50 of them charged into a night-club and began to seize the female staff and guests for their own twisted pleasure. Although it did not take long until Russian law enforcement intervened and administered their own brand of justice.
Public Beheadings: As tensions increase, they will undoubtedly attempt to make an example of public and/or religious figures. Lyle Zimmermann fell victim to this fear-tactic, when he was attacked a tube-station and almost publicly beheaded. This is just another example of how the verse of the sword is misused to target any religious organisation that they cannot infiltrate. This commonly accomplished by spreading fear and ridding them of their most beloved members.
HIV & Other STD’s: The surge of migrants and continued number of sexual assaults is likely to propagate many incurable sexually-transmitted conditions. Most commonly reported conditions reported in survivors are HIV and Hepatitis. Considering this inconceivable fate, survivors would be at a higher risk of suicide. Victim support in these cases is essential, but often neglected, but there is much that we can all do to provide a safe place for them to begin the healing process. (Although there’s nothing that can’t be treated with a bi-annual dose of 9-Liquid Ounces of cannabis in a country, where it is legal, these strands are most likely more invasive, but still originate from the same man-made strain. To flush and restart the system would necessitate an additional 1-2 liquid ounces per month. It is recommended to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and processed food in-between treatment, but pure blunts or hemp & cannabis joints have shown to aid recovery. It should be noted that every liquid ounce is comparably three times more than a solid ounce of freshly grown medicinal cannabis, so don’t underestimate the amount required for this endeavour. In this case, better too much than too little and sooner rather than later.)
Religious & Political Warfare: Over the previous centuries, Islam has destroyed a great deal of spiritual, academic culture. Entire Buddhist and Hindu temples that have existed since before the birth of Christ were eradicated or burnt to a cinder. From a Western perspective, there is no amount of resistance from a single individual that can combat the birth-rate of the migrant population. One against 50 only works, when you have an uzi with unlimited ammunition, a suicide-vest or (if you’re a woman) a cyanide pill. (Especially now since every good muslim should have at least 4 kids) Only political resistance from small groups or large crowds, which invariably devolve into violence, would make an impact.
Political Infiltration: All migrants require is humanitarian tolerance in a host country, and the political freedom of women is directly threatened. Women are snatched off the streets, impregnated and detained in no-go zones against their will. We often speak of racial bias but we only criticise and improve our own conduct. While their blatant disregard of the Western cultures as well as laws grows disguised as religion, we are too busy arguing over the finer points of morality. Our judicial systems are morally superior through the sheer fact that we do not prohibit women from leaving their homes unaccompanied. We do not allow child marriages and yet migrants are abducting more children from playgrounds. If they disappear, we cannot judge their ‘way of life’, which is inherently detrimental to women. The mere existence of Sharia Law in this world is a hate-crime against women. Dare I say, the mere existence of Islam, for their punishment of apostasy with death, is a crime against humanity and every freedom we hold dear.
Mosques Everywhere: A success for Islam would be to establish a mosque at every single street-corner in every single country. Countries, which embrace Islam, must allow Sharia law. By doing so, they weaken their stance on human rights, opening themselves even further to the possibility of being subjected to religious laws that did not originate from the country.
Mass Executions of Non-Believers: In Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, the United States and Europe, one does not need to look very far to see mass executions swept neatly under the carpet. A large amount of the no-go zones were acquired and expanded through harassment and violent crime. In London, Berlin, Sweden and Denmark, they are extending their grasp in the community by extorting shop-keepers. If they refuse to pay, they will vandalise the store and often grievously injure staff. These are all basic warfare tactics that mark the first stage of a religious and political invasion.
Brexit: Although this culture of violence has spread to the United Kingdom, it appears as if most of the illegal migrants that smuggled their way into England are too occupied by the EU referendum. Their vote and yours will determine, whether British culture will become history. Brexit would be only means to stop the inflow, while it is still manageable, but that does not end the economic warfare tactics of the EU. However, the more countries would leave the EU and cooperate to re-build than without a Brexit. It’ll take time to rebuild every fraction that the EU surgically sliced out of Britain, ranging from steel, the docks, import and export to the military. However, if the protests in France give the migrant population the advantage they seek, the entirety of Europe would feel the hostile presence that has taken ahold of their communities. As Hitler once said, all you need to do to control Europe is conquer France, yet England has always been the key piece. Without Britain, you have nothing, which explains the consistent surge of illegal migrants and repeated attempts to break through Calais. It is military strategy, rather than a benefit or healthcare scam. That and they are still trying to get back at us from last time, when they swore holy war against the British Empire (although most historians are asked by the EU to omit that part).
Point-Based Immigration: If the system survives the propaganda pumped out by mainstream media, and make it through to a trial run, it would certainly not collapse the global economy. Far from it, it would offer the British Isle the opportunity to re-build their infrastructure. To produce and manufacture, instead of import everything from EU. Especially since the product quality has been severely diminished, as the products are not able to face the harsh environmental conditions. For example, german-made propellers for wind-farms are not capable of withstanding a certain speed of winds, hence they continually break down due lower wind threshold. In simple terms, they overheat quickly and break due to deliberately poor craftsmanship. (This costs the taxpayer thousands every single time that maintenance is required. For a fraudulent scam, they’ve amassed vast sums from only that one product. One shudders to crunch the numbers of all EU-products with high incident report rates) However, much it has been requested by the public to switch back to British models, this issue could no longer be ignored after an EU exit. Other countries would benefit from the economic growth of Britain, as they have many times before. The world is only as strong as its weakest, most exploited countries. Although not as exploited as some countries, the EU is still attempting strategically crush Britain beyond the point of return.
Civil War: Brutality is the only means to justice in a society, in which there is no judicial system outside of religious law. A system, in which the people do not serve to protect each other…In which freedom of expression and sacredness of life are a faint memory of the past. With the press-blackouts, police orders to keep the migrant crisis quiet, repeated assaults and foiled terrorist attempts, it is only a matter of time, until the people do what they are good at…Fight for the most basic rights of all living beings. To protect themselves and the rights of women in future generations.
These times remind me of the reign of Cesar. As a form of entertainment for the masses, hordes of Caucasian slaves were led into the arena to face hordes of Middle-Eastern slaves. Only this time, for the entertainment of the elite, hordes of Middle-Eastern migrants surge to every corner of the globe. While we are on the brink of mass extinction, depopulation measures are still in full swing, as evident by the increase in fatalities as a result of disease, violent crime and protests across the world.
When I was a child, they said, war was something that only happened in other countries. When I grew into a young women and 2012 passed us by, they said, the apocalypse is something that the next generation will see…but now, I can hear the doubt in their voice and I can see the fear in their eyes. Now, after so many years, I can so easily tell when they are lying to themselves. However, they are not the only ones.
Hard times are right before us, although this may be hard to believe, the signs are everywhere. That notwithstanding, we are all afraid to lose what we have, but what we could possibly gain by seeing our situation through equals a new humanity…In more than one way:
World-War: Islam is evidently forcing its way into many countries that are not very fond of its presence or its laws. Currently, everyone is simply waiting for a small spark to ignite the fuse and burn through Europe. Despite the fact that many people are in denial that Islam is setting up strategic invasion points in the form of strong holds. Moreover, these mosques have been found to contain smaller and larger arsenals of weapons, ranging from semi-automatic firearms (in the UK) to a nuclear warhead (in France).
Mass Extinction: With every passing day, a substantial number of animals succumb to the exposure of toxins that we are pumping into their environment. Without them, our survival is not only compromised…Our entire way of life would change in the blink of an eye. It should be noted that whereas wild animals lose their natural habitat through disaster, extreme temperatures or deforestation. Additionally, once their natural habitat has been ravaged, they cannot maintain a steady food or water supply without impinging on what we consider to be ‘ours’. Many cannot find refuge amongst humanity, except for kill shelters. On a separate note, the number of animal deaths is accelerating beyond the amount of human casualties. If we were to lose as many members and/or variants of our own species, we would be overcome with sorrow, despair, or even desperation…We would not be able to deny that which is happening right in front of us.
Rationing: California is the perfect example of how a normal area, located can almost hunger and thirst to death by the water. Survival techniques such as evaporating salt-water into a drinkable form are of little use, when the pollutants condense along with water molecules. Conversely, crop failures due to extreme weather and natural disaster has become more widespread than anyone would like to admit.
Mass Suicide: Canada has declared a state of emergency as a result of over 100 suicides, involving Native Americans, in a period of 6-8 months. To elaborate, Native American teachings are very specific, when it comes down to ritual suicide. Similar to the Vedas, they do not permit ending one’s life, unless to avoid suffering through the inevitable. (Like the Hopi prophecies predicted when white man seized a large proportion of indigenous territories) A friend of mine consulted a Native American on the subject and she confirmed that selective traditions allow for desperate measure, but they generally warn that even if justified, suicide has consequences that affect the next rebirth.
Wealth Inequality: According to NASA, civilisation collapse is often fuelled by unequal wealth and resource distribution. Now, we already know a handful of people own almost everything. (Please view William Domhoffs research) But when times are hard, food as well as water becomes scarce. During the California drought, the rich transported trucks full of pristine bottled water that was denied to the average person. To die of thirst takes approximately one week, dependent on how fast dehydration becomes terminal. It is a slow, grinding process that encompasses a shut-down of clear thinking. (For example, if you’ve ever been really hungry or thirsty, multiply this by a million. You can’t think clearly, breathe without nausea, dizziness or stabbing pain. The longer time progresses, the more you’d be willing to do to satisfy base survival needs.) Truth be told, it takes a great amount of effort and self-discipline to keep one’s head, even when the situation is not on an apocalyptic scale.
Climate Change: Extreme weather events are becoming the new normal, which means everyday living will become less secure and more dangerous. No area around the globe can be safe from something that is reshaping the planet as a whole. Bear in mind that geo-engineering is terra-forming that has the byproduct of changing the climate by default…We are not merely changing the content of the oceans and soil, but also the atmosphere. Long-term exposure would invariably alter the face of the planet to a Venus equivalence. (Please see Geo-Engineering Equals Terra-Forming)
Earthquakes: Over several thousand years, the tectonic plates remodel themselves. Previously, this divided the plates into the continents that we see now, but earthquakes that occur around the fault-lines always carry the risk of fracturing them over time. In the case of the United States, many think that this would just result in a country being split in half. However, the entire west coast is susceptible to disappearing into the ocean. This is easy to imagine, when compared to arthritis. Arthritis causes two joints to rub against one another, regardless of whether synovial fluid production is highly efficient. Natural wear and tear occurs in the joints as we age, since they are not efficiently replenished or injured through physical trauma. Similarly, tectonic plates naturally float on liquid core, which equally rubs together, when the liquid cannot sufficiently absorb the impact, which causes earthquakes. When joints rub together to hard they often grind themselves down slowly over time, but more often than not bone fragments break off. When tectonic plates grind, earthquakes along a specific line become intensified. If you are living in an area with earthquakes, chances are they’ll get much worse, if they haven’t torn up the asphalt in various susceptible locations already…(In which case, you can get a map and analyse the geographical risk, by connecting the dots and monitor the situation. Fracking sites and vulnerable nearby locations that have already been hit can be highlighted as likely future disaster sites.)
Floods: Sea-levels are rising, as the Arctic is melting, which is old news. What we don’t consider is that this inflow of fresh, clean water can end one of two ways. (a) We utilise the water faster than it melts, which would not be surprising if temperatures continue to rise, pushing the planet beyond the point of recovery. The planetary environment would be irreversibly changed. (b) The planet engages in a natural reset, which takes the form of up to 40-100 year winter, an ice age or a massive natural disasters that allow nature to re-establish balance in order for the planet to survive instead of succumbing to man-made environmental changes.
This morning I opened up the newspaper and to my surprise…Euthanasia is now administered to sexually abused, chronically ill children around the age of 12, if they feel that they cannot move on with their lives. The article went on to state that many more people are choosing euthanasia as a result of mental illness. As a psychologist, I may be able to shed some light on how to cope and intervene without taking such desperate measures. (Taking my personal history of mistreatment into consideration, I might not be the most objective observer, but at least I speak only the truth.)
If this topic concerns you, I’d like you to know that I understand…I have been where you are. It is easier to be ‘put to sleep’ and simply restart at another time or place, but what lesson are we teaching? What we are basically saying to others and ourselves is “It’s okay that you’re hurt, but since we can’t fix you, how would you like us to assist you in your suicide?” when we should be letting them know that they don’t have to go through this alone…that they don’t have to die, because the world is corrupt and there is little other free support.
Many that fall victim to a sexual predator can’t simply forget or move on, especially children. They no longer view themselves as innocent. Moreover, if the parents push their own responsibility for the abuse onto their child, this can develop into severe identity problems. After less than a year, their view of the world becomes distorted. They begin to feel guilty and undeserving. Many stop speaking, eating and socialising. Every breath they take becomes a reminder of how responsible they were for what happened… The pain, they feel, doesn’t vanish. It festers…but many never say a word for one reason: The majority get hurt for being hurt.
This can occur in countless ways, but most commonly, victims of sexual assault express how these experiences continue to harm them internally, which leads to one of several negative reactions: (a) apathy/cold indifference, (b) dismissal, (c) misplaced rage, (d) misplaced sadness
Many of the people I’ve worked with struggled to make their voices heard initially. When they discuss what they how they feel during recovery, close relatives tended to drift off topic. One minute they’re crying their eyes out about how Uncle Joe bent them over the table, nearly tearing them a new asshole, while the relative that they’re confiding in is too occupied, thinking about how Uncle Joe still owes them a tenner. In my early student years, I despised conducting family therapy for that reason, simply because sometimes there is no happy ending. Some people will never love their children or family members the way they would like them to. With or without the application of force, they probably never will, but telling a survivor that is painful. It pries into a primal fear of abandonment that we all share. No child should be expected to deal with abuse and then neglect, it sets very bad standards and lowers expectations in others from the outset.
None of the responses listed above are rational or even helpful but that has never stopped people. However, before we judge, it’s vital to understand that they don’t know how to cope with the situation. If forced to confront the reality of the situation, they’d shut down, cry hysterically or experience a depressive episode. It should be noted that approx. half have traumatic experiences of their own that they keep bottled up that need to processed first before they can support loved one’s through such tough times.
On a related note, we can all be rather self-centred without meaning to be, when someone we care about shares something to deeply personal. However, when we don’t take them seriously, it can have grave consequences. Particularly, when the tables turn. Many abused children drift apart from friends or relatives that are then later abused…and the first person they call is someone they know who experienced similar. Although what these friends often do not take into consideration is that no half-hearted apology makes up for something like that. In frequency, these friendships were imbalanced from the start. One cared more about the other and less about themselves. Then, the assault occurred and they no longer care about their own life, let alone the problems of the former prom-queen, social butterfly or alpha female of the group.
Post-Traumatic Stress: Dependent on when, where and how an assault takes place is important when it comes down to moving forward. Many survivors struggle to return to their old life. In cases, in which a boyfriend is a part of the equation, recovery can become complicated. Whereas some men are more supportive than others, the subject of sexual intercourse is bound to cause tension, unless there is ample space for open dialogue.
Identifying Stressors & Flashbacks: After a traumatic event, latent impressions of the experience inadvertently imprinted themselves on the mind. Survivors can develop aversions to the opposite or same sex, tools used during the assault, specific locations etc. For example, if an individual was tied and gagged during repeated assaults, they can easily be spooked by S&M. Conversely, some survivors unconsciously relive the experience by engaging in self-destructive behaviour, which can become heavily sexualised.
Although typical responses are sadness, rage, panic or other forms of extreme emotion, when coming into contact with a stressor or object/subject that triggers a flashback. From personal experience, I’ve found that resistance is futile. The more we resist the memory or image, the more it rages underneath the surface. Therefore, it is highly important to be patient and don’t be too hard on yourself. Reminders will crop up, but they don’t have to rule your life. One day, you’ll be able to look at something that would usually remind you of the worst times in your life and it’ll no longer be the root of your stress or the first thing you are reminded of.
Confront your stressor, but don’t go overboard. If it scares you, approach it slowly. If it angers you, charge at it with all your might. If it upsets you, let it out through a good cry, but never bury it. Burying a stressor is dangerous! The more you aim to ignore it, the more ferociously it’ll come through. If it sets your teeth on edge, there’s a reason. Learning that reason will benefit your personal growth and make your more resilient.
Stressors can awaken memories of a time, when we felt powerless, violated and/or deeply injured. In combination with flashbacks, they give the impression that the event is still ongoing. In a split second, a survivor can feel as if they are right back where it all started…As if no time passed. The lines between the past and present can become blurred, particularly if the abuse remains ongoing or happened not too long ago. In other words, living in present time becomes a challenge, when we are locked in a mental prison of our past. Every deeply traumatic experience forces us to re-learn how to live. That means learning how to accept what happened and moving forward.
Survivors Guilt: Thousands of men, women and children throughout the ages have experienced the most horrific forms of sexual abuse. Some of which survive, when those close to them did not. Driven by the experience, some strive to make their lives mean something. With every nightmare, failure and accomplishment, the guilt compounds, until it literally becomes the prime motivator behind their actions. In their eyes, the amount of suffering they feel was created by them, through whatever they did. In rare cases, it can manifest through the very fact that they survived, whereas others did not. More importantly, it is something that they cannot forgive, overcome or let go without assistance…Without some form of acknowledgement that it is okay, others simply need to hear that there is nothing wrong with them. They did what they needed to do to survive and they are still loved regardless. In cases with a high suicide risk, associated with survivors guilt, it can be very helpful to give them to opportunity to express themselves without being judged or criticised. In therapy, I use the method of creating a safe space for them to share their thoughts or unburden their darkest secrets. This can be easily done with friends or relatives at home. In some extreme cases, survivors just need to hear that they are forgiven to forgive themselves, which is more effective when it is conveyed by people that knew them before the event.
Relationships: As a survivor, the world no longer looks the same, nor do we connect to it in the same way. Opening ourselves to others can become difficult for the lack of empathy or shared experience. To the average man, women can be instantly downgraded to just another ‘rape-case’ or ‘woe-woman story’. So many women avoid sharing as to not make themselves look like a victim. This makes genuine relationships difficult and fosters commitment issues.
Many women choose not to share their past experiences with prospective or actual partners. Although this may seem like a justified defensive measure, how close can we truly be to someone, when we shut a part of ourselves off? If they cannot accept that part of ourselves, how can they accept us for who we truly are? My personal advice is for survivors to take a chance. If we never openly discuss what happened, how are we meant to find closure? How are we supposed to be expected to live with what happened, when we can’t acknowledge it to those we love?
[Edit: To clarify, the term “no-go zones” is how the Swedish media referred to the report when it was released. It is also what the police officers call it (direct quote in English found here) However, the report itself does not use that wording; it talks about “…the regular justice system being disabled,” “…police being unable to perform it’s duties” and “…local residents considering the criminals to be the ones running the area,” with police being subjected to violence and harassment when entering. The net effect is the same, but in light of the Fox News controversy it seems prudent to point this out. It should also be made clear that this report refers to criminal gangs seizing control; the kind of shariah-ruled, muslim-only enclaves Steve Emerson was talking about in Britain and France do not exist in Sweden.]
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“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” (Einstein)
I once read that your life is your greatest weapon, the way you live your life, the way you struggle, it will teach others. We are a people on the brink of mass extinction, holding each other at gun-point. The refugee crisis has highlighted the importance of equal resource distribution that we have neglected for the sake of profit. The sixth mass extinction wont kill all of us. Not if there’ll be some humanoid colony somewhere in the verse, but it’ll drive is pretty close to the brink. In my opinion, unless we act, the death of billions is only a matter of time. Through war, famine, terra-forming…One way or another, we are changing the environment of this planet beyond the point of return.
While we are gearing up for war, we need to recognise our aggression is a mere unconscious reaction at what we are not aware of. All the pollutants in the air, chemicals in the water and food supply…We are buzzing off our heads seven ways to Sunday with little conscious awareness of the effect, let alone the bigger picture. We may read about tigers going extinct…bees dying…trees dying, but it’s just another article, so we turn the page, but we can’t turn the page in life. What we fail to acknowledge is that this planet is our collective responsibility and there is plenty that we can do about from our own home without even spending a fiver.
Grow Hemp & Marijuana: Because hemp is, overall, the strongest, most-durable, longest-lasting natural soft-fiber on the planet. Its leaves and flower tops (marijuana) were, depending on the culture, the first, second or third most important and most- used medicines for two-thirds of the world’s people for at least 3,000 years. Botanically, hemp is member of the most advanced plant family on Earth. It is a dioecious (having male, female and sometimes hermaphroditic), woody, herbaceous annual that uses the sun more efficiently than virtually any other plant on our planet, reaching a robust 12 to 20 feet or more in one short growing season. It can be grown in virtually any climate or soil condition on Earth, even marginal ones. Hemp is, by far, Earth’s premier, renewable natural resource.
Grow Food: Although growing food has become illegal in some countries, the only way to prevent more laws from being passed is to exert the freedom to grow your own to its maximum.
Plant a Tree: For every tree that you plant, you are doing the world a great service. Although we are devastating our natural resources so fast that we could hardly keep up, even if some of us were really dedicated. If all of us acted on our responsibility to replant the trees that we’ve demolished over the years, we can easily make a difference. Fruit trees also make especially good presents for friends and relatives, particularly because you can never have enough of them, as long as you can make the space.
Boycott Fossil Fuels: “People of conscience need to break their ties with corporations financing the injustice of climate change.” The only way to truly stop climate change is to disinvest in fossil fuels, boycott companies involved, protest and never stop changing people’s minds to desist in destroying this planet for the sake of our future generations.
Boycott Corporations: Could you imagine a life without consumerism and capitalism? A future, in which you don’t need to concern yourself with corporate greed, tax and/or other forms of public exploitation? “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” (Goethe) In truth, the corporations that are accelerating climate change need you more than you need them. In time, they may even realise that instead of brainwashing people with an inherent disregard for the consequences, but it’ll probably be too late by then.
And these are just a few of the ways we can make a difference legally. Planting hedges inside hedges or trees in public parks already skirts a legal grey area that can only be bypassed through council permission or public demand, so keep informed of the law.
On a final note, eco-terrorism is a point of property damage and casualty rate, which in all fairness can be avoided through non-violent resistance. However, as the demand for corporate accountability is rising…more red tape is coming up, more money is allocated for projects that are not in the best public interest, which in turn heightens the risk of violent responses. We have seen what terrorists are capable of…but that is nothing compared to what climate change is going to do or make us want to do. This planet is becoming uninhabitable with every year that we do nothing but work hard for a system on the verge of collapse, which we can only change through collective action.
“Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” (Charlie Chaplin)
How do we measure loss? On average, we count the number of victims. However, when it comes to Sharia law, we can hardly ask how many women have been beaten, raped, tortured and/or stoned. Logically, a rough estimate falls into the millions, if not billions…And there is nothing we can do, or is there?
As a women, I can tell you that I am only one of many that will not condone the enforcement of sharia law on anyone. Men and women alike deserve better than to be raised with archaic religious laws that reinforce the freedom of one gender for the sake of power over its counterpart. Truly powerful men do not need enslave women, nor do they use religion or violence for personal gain.
That notwithstanding, the rape crises, which are running rampant in European countries, are the symptoms of a deeper ailment. An imbalance that has persisted for thousands of years. Although many have challenged it, we have not yet reached the point to overcome any form of inequality really. Whether it concerns wealth, race or gender. We may cling on to political correctness with our every breath, but we do not pursue it out of kindness or compassion…We do it because we are scared. We don’t want to be seen as racist, anti-social or apathetic.
Although we often shrug this fear off, calling it an evolutionary throw-back, it is inherently justified. Islam is known for its tactical invasions and endless thirst to take over. Every religion has the potential to cause harm…And it does so frequently. Peadophile priests, rabbis, gurus and imams are evidence of that. Fact is, for more than a handful of sexual predators, there is approx. one genuine follower. The only question is whether that makes the whole concept of religion worthwhile for us.
Religion has and will always be used for personal gain, so we have to respect when other do not want to engage in any form of religious worship, or even humour the concept of religion, for personal reasons. This is our life, we have the right to choose what to believe…If you don’t like it, f**ck off.
Personally, I don’t care whether you are black, white, purple or from Orion. You are so much more than your creed, colour and race. Underneath all that, you have the choice to be free…Free from religion, capitalism or mainstream opinion. You have the opportunity to be kind, rather than cruel, and there is no better way than by speaking up for the freedom of the men, women and children in your area!
Amongst all this fear-mongering, we are forgetting one very important thing: We only fear that which we do not understand. Before we can make an informed decision on Islam, we need to know what we’re talking about. We need to educate ourselves on its scriptures, history and how the verse of the sword was created. In other words, you are not islamophobic, if you understand the threat that Islam poses. It’s okay to be uncomfortable, because something is different. It’s not okay to support the religious practice of sexual slavery. Over one millions Muslims manage to practice their faith peacefully with respect for women. However, the foundation of Western civilisation may as well collapse, if we allow affiliated, invading religious groups that have no regard for any other minority, but their own. We have fought too hard for too long to be conned into surrendering our freedom to yet another religious iconography. Those that wish to be free from religion should be able to keep their right to say “No.” If we lose this basic right of free expression, then what are we? What will we become? How many more need to suffer and die, before we can unite as a people without killing each other over belief or restricting each other’s development?
In an islamic society, women do not have the choice to study, be independent or even walk down the road without a male to accompany them. Conversely, men can have their wives and children taken off of them, if it looks as if they cannot protect them… The equivalence of this is developing in all the countries that are accepting asylum seekers. Sharia Law is simply administered behind closed doors. We are in danger of reverting back to a time, where the man with the biggest stick won the woman, whether she wanted it or not. We are in danger of breaking up the family unit even further than we already have. Most importantly, we are risking a new version of the dark ages with every day that we value blind faith over common sense and human liberty.
Darwin once stated, it is not the strongest that are most likely to survive, but those most adaptable to change. Height elicits expectation, yet it does not determine personality or social standing. Despite what many men and women believe, being restricted by one’s height or weight presents a valuable challenge that would not exist, if modern society was more accepting of its innate diversity. From a historical perspective, this is far from new behaviour. However, there are countless erroneous presumptions associated with height that limit our understanding of how heightism originally came to be.
One of the earliest, common references is that of the “Napoleon Complex”, which denotes an inferiority complex or deep-rooted hang-up with one’s own height. However, the original purpose of this term is rarely analysed, nor it is considered that history is typically written by the victor. Smear campaigns were nothing new. Since we have learnt to paint on cave-walls, we have used visual and/or linguistic mediums to convey useful and impractically vain information. To twist and turn information, regardless of its accuracy stretches back to the beginning of ancient warfare. This leads us to a simple fact: Napoleon Bon Apart (5.6ft / 1.68m) was taller than Horatio Nelson (5.4ft / 1.64m). One would think that such a basic fact could easily be discerned by the masses, however, Nelson was accustomed to taking measures against “looking short”. That being said, when the height difference is below 2 inches or five centimetres, it is fairly easy to play with appearances, but whereas many people nowadays can purchase flats from nearby stores, Nelson had to devise his own methods of altering his appearance.
Nelson understood that height is as physical as it is psychological. Anyone can seem tall, while they truly aren’t. If you are bold enough, you can make anyone believe anything, but let’s not throw all caution to the wind just yet. There are physiological limits without bone-shattering application traditional Chinese surgery. Limitations that cannot be applied to the art of propaganda. He may not have been taller than his opponent, although you wouldn’t know with how much effort he invested in being referred to as the taller out of the two.
To show the extent of how successful his propaganda campaigns actually were…in honour of Nelson’s victory, the column built in Trafalgar Square was designed to be the tallest landmark in all of London. Some historians suggest that it was Nelson’s explicit wish for the highest monument to be dedicated to him, so he could oversee the entirety of the metropolis of London at the time.
As we are judged by our appearance, prior to our actions…Before we even open up our mouth, it is only logical to give yourself the best chances. In the old days, it was easier to make yourself appear taller, smarter and more capable. Nowadays, it has become much harder for anyone to pretend to be something they are not, but it is never impossible. Not for anyone…However, it appears to be easier for taller men to deceive women than their shorter counterpart. Again, not impossible. The truth is that under the right circumstances, people will turn a blind eye to almost anything, if they are otherwise occupied…They will disregard height differences, personal disagreements and even the most heart-wrenching betrayals, when the appeal to their self-interest is sufficient. Although the interests of one or more people may be temporarily aligned, that does not guarantee any form of loyalty or respect once they are not. In fact, short men and women live longer, when they’re weary of the company they keep. It is one thing to be useful, but to be repeatedly used as a stepping stone is a fate no one should settle for, regardless of their stature.
Height & Intelligence
History is full of examples, where height serves as an indicator of high intelligence or brute force. Whereas some geniuses are born, most forms of intelligence are cultivated and developed over time. In other words, every human being has the potential to enhance their natural abilities or fight against them. Whereas many living beings are driven by instinct, we have the free will to choose. In this, we are given a distinct advantage. Through conscious choice, one can overcome the height-based bias that runs riot in the world. However, we can only free ourselves, we cannot force others into the position to acknowledge the existence or negative impact of heightism.
Being short is not a handy-cap. It does not determine EQ, IQ or intelligence of thought. Here, one has to to bear in mind that the most intelligent of people were never revered throughout history, they were shunned, exiled and often murdered in the most heinous manner. However, where the general cultivation of intelligence is concerned, Jung’s theory on personality development indicates that if you are not athletically- or strength-orientated as a short person, your talent most likely lies elsewhere. Further research into the hidden talents of the “vertically challenged” shows that many excel at communication. Whereas some had to become quick witted by being subjected to abuse, others were born with the gift of the gab. It gives them an irresistible charm that makes them much more successful in the dating game. For those that are still mastering that knack for words, the trick is to say less than necessary.
Needless to mention, there are many different types of intelligence. Although we continue to quantify new forms, quantum physics suggests the avenues of intelligence are infinite. If we can conceive being a genius in a subject in our minds, it is fairly possible to cultivate the knowledge necessary to succeed. That being said, if you weren’t born swimming against the tide, I wouldn’t recommend to start now. Nurture your natural abilities, but keep an open mind. After all, you wouldn’t expect Bach, Tesla or Einstein to abandon their respective fields, for what was expected of them. Truth is not a phenomena of mass-appeal, neither is free will. The most intelligent, remarkable and revered characters throughout history were not recognised for their achievement. They did not need to be. They did what felt right for them, regardless of what society thought of them. That being said, appearance and social standing can easily override intelligence, but it depends very much on the circumstances. In such an occasion, the personality of a person often defines their instinctual reaction. (It should be noted that psychopaths are predominantly prone to react in specific ways, whereas sociopaths often lack a reaction, unless attempting to elicit a specific response.)
As stated before, there is such a thing as too intelligent. However, there are two distinct types of “high intelligence.” As paradoxical as it may seem, the first type of supremely intelligent people, capable of outsmarting the world’s finest, frequently feign ignorance to fit in. Conversely, the second type often lack the social intelligence to not outshine their master (at every turn), unless the right circumstances are in their favour.
For many, high intelligence is frightening. Combined with the lack of height, it is like drawing a bullseye on one’s back. Even if you give someone the right answer or advice, if it’s not you they wanna hear it from, then the entire endeavour is flawed from the outset. At times, we fail to realise just how intelligent those around us are, if our ego prevents us from seeing them for what they are truly capable of.
Tall or not, nothing is as it seems. We can never know anyone by their appearance or glimpses of their personality. Even the type or level intelligence only serves us to a limits degree. Truth is only time reveals the reality of a person and/or situation. Hitler considered to the Jews to be of lower intelligence. Before then, men thought of women as less intelligent. And the time before that, it was African Americans. For someone to be superior, some has to be viewed as inferior. The more superior someone is, the more inferior another becomes. In a way, it is the cycle and sway of power. Without a smidgen of humility or compassion toward their opponent, people rise to inconceivable heights. However, they must invariably fall from their high horse in this life or the next. Regardless of how sly or intelligent, no one can escape the moral consequences of their behaviour toward themselves or others. So, think twice before acting out revenge or ill-will…Think twice before judging yourself based on appearance or intelligence. Beauty and intelligence are both in the eye of the beholder. They are malleable, superficial properties that are easily altered, as is what we gain from them. However, the challenge in problem-solving is to realise that we cannot change certain aspects of ourselves, we can only overcome them by denying them the power to act upon us. If we doomed to be short, the most intelligent coping strategy is to make the best of it. Ironically, this is also one of the most effective ways to annoy and irritate those that gain a level of satisfaction from demeaning others. The lack of a reaction/response or even a simple agreement can startle the most determined bully long enough to diffuse tension, but it can also have the exact opposite effect.
Height & Mental Illness
Many short men are either depict as the arrogant smartass, the sly mediator and the cold-blooded sociopath or psychopath. However, how closely related are height and mental well-being? Although it shouldn’t have such detrimental effects, any form of discrimination takes its toll. As height and well-being are indirectly connected through the self-image that is established through childhood and adulthood. Height can never be a definite indicator of sanity and it is ludicrous that some humour this notion. From a professional standpoint, height affects many facets of life, from dating to work opportunities to socialising, which in turn affects mental and emotional health.
Truth be told, just by being short or fat, the chance of getting employed or earning more is significantly lower. After all, it could be argued that any profession that is restricted by height requirements only perpetuates a narrow-minded, inaccurate view of how height determines available career-choices and progression. However, no argument or clever statement can change the reality of the situation.
Although height discrimination has reached the realms of undeniability, that does not stop people from trying. Hell, I would depressed if interview after interview employers would take one look at me and my CV, make some excuse and hired someone half my age with less qualifications but taller. Equal employment opportunities means that it shouldn’t matter if I’m a 4ft grey alien from Alpha Centauri, every living being should have the same opportunity to prove their skills and put food on the table. To be expected to be mentally stable in such conditions is like fighting an endless tide of unrealistic expectations. It should be noted that those who demand often are not expected to deliver, if put in the same position. On a separate note, I’ve noticed short men that have risen above the negative restrictions and implications of heightism rarely associate with other short men, unless carefully selected. They wish to distance themselves as far as they can from being a target, or being associated with anything that threatens the position they have fought to gain. Those that have made it are not all cut-throat, but the majority have had to learn to function in a world of predators. As a consequence, the prey grows far beyond its former predator(s). Whereas some develop anti-social qualities to survive among psychopaths, others choose to steer their moral compass in the opposite direction. They cultivate an air of non-attachment that almost gives them a monk-like presence. They are at peace with who they are. They do not feel the urge to seek justice or vengeance…They only act when acted upon. And I have the deepest empathy for those that have fallen victim to such a powerful force. Few that I know of make it out alive with their ego intact. Some are so emasculated that it stays with them for the rest of their lives (which is most likely equivalent to what they have done to others for being short, fat or otherwise impaired in their opinion).
The Short Sociopath VS The Tall Psychopath
So far in my career, I’ve encountered short and tall sociopaths. However, I’ve always found that my colleagues would find it easier to cope with the 6ft6in than the 5ft4in service user. While episodes of violence were more common for the taller clientele, short men were far more contained but infinitely more vicious when violent. Despite the inherent danger, I’ve always been more comfortable around short sociopaths in comparison to tall psychopaths or sociopaths. Although not all short sociopaths I’ve met socially or professionally have been high functioning, the majority were highly intelligent in their own way. One that society may not be ready to acknowledge just yet, since it has no need to. As stated before, once there is a need, most will say or do anything to fill it…But what happens afterwards entirely depends on the person and circumstance.
The term psychopath and sociopath are often used to describe the worst fears anyone can have about someone we are associated with. Their true nature is thought to be egocentric, merciless and incapable of remorse. The stuff of your worst nightmares… But contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to look far to find a full-blooded psychopath or sociopath. Just switch on your TV. Whereas psychopaths thrive on attention, sociopaths often keep to the shadows. Nonetheless, both can also create shadows from which to operate. Most of us won’t have to look beyond our community to find a borderline psychopath or sociopath. The difference is tall people remain undetected far more often, unless their actions have been witnessed on a large scale. One that is not or cannot be denied.
To explain, the difference between psychopathy and sociopathy on a fundamental level is on a genetic level. Whereas both can have their hereditary roots, emotional processing is affected differently. Psychopaths, although they may not be able to feel, are often driven by an emotional need. Sociopaths are not. However, both disassociate from their emotions to variant degrees. Both are capable of vicious fits of rage, although they are often underplayed when the individual is short.
The most important difference I’ve found in dating a psychopath and a higher functioning sociopath is the need to prey on emotions. Psychopaths appear to have an inherent need to manipulate and deceive that makes them overconfident. The paranoid tendencies of a short sociopath is the textbook example that counters such the deep-rooted emotional need of the stereotypically tall and good looking psychopath.
Height does not differentiate. Since height discrimination has become an everyday occurrence, whether you’re a psychopath, sociopath or just anti-social makes no difference. If you’re short as a male, you’re doomed to be an outsider, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. From personal experience, short-statured people like myself either make an invested effort to follow trends or they create their own. As a psychologist, it is my firm opinion that trend-setters are always outsiders. Whether short or tall, they have the confidence to walk their own path.
However, for sociopaths, the end justifies the means. If that means their imprisonment, torture or death, then so be it. Psychopaths, due to their inherent emotional needs, have an in-build weakness, whereas once the mask of a sociopath drops…There is nothing. A vast, infinite void of emotion that drives shivers down your spine. Beyond false anger, there is dead calm silence.
In simple terms, the circuits in the cortex do not connect and/or process emotions properly…like two wires that don’t fully connect. Since they don’t, there is an accumulation of energy, leading to large bursts of emotion, when the buildup is so substantial that the connection is forced.
It is difficult for anyone to let someone close to us see us in our worst light. For sociopaths and psychopaths, the light is merely more revealing than most people can handle. Not all of us were born or conditioned to be a certain way, but none of us deserve the rejected for that fact.
Predators have their uses in any society. Historically, their talents were put to good use in the military. The more psychotic, psychopathic or sociopathic the opponent, the more insane was the person that actually defeated them. In wartimes, you wouldn’t care about the short guy wielding a battle ax like a mad man, unless he is coming toward you. The military has always been in high demand of controllable soldiers that will follow any command to the death, not uncontrollable cannon balls that wreck their projections. Psychopaths gain their power from knowing their place and when to rise above it…Sociopaths will do so regardless, if they wish to.
Being short makes that endeavour slightly more complex, as there is more to conceal and distract from. Playing with appearances is more complicated, as making oneself taller isn’t an option. Surrounding oneself by tall, but genuine, supporters is a frequently used technique. However, the tall selfless wingman that’ll deliver women on a plate is a sheer fantasy, unless they are blackmailed into doing so or persuaded by someone with a higher level power compared to them. I’ve found that when it comes to territory, many men do not remove women from the equation. That being said, women are no longer subject to arranged marriages or career-restraints, but we are just as vulnerable to social engineering. Particularly, in the case of male heightism.
When we become chronically dissatisfied with ourselves, it becomes hard to hide. People sense, feel and see that one person, which drags the group down. On the other hand, every group also has its leader: the alpha male or female. Whereas tall psychopaths or sociopaths often have the opportunity to cosy up to them by replacing the beta…Their short counterpart often has to strike with fierce momentum to displace or even scatter the group (with less beneficial results). In conclusion, height doesn’t affect the severity of a condition, but at times it forces men in the position to overcompensate merely to be noticed. Unfortunately, by the time they are noticed, their reactions have often been torn so far out of proportion that they distract from the issue at hand.
Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
– Marcus Cicero
The refugee crisis of 2015 (that is still waiting to reach its peak) has highlighted the Western resource and wealth inequality to the extent, where people are no longer able to deny its effects. The most common stressor that disturbs the balance of any relationship is money problems. It is one thing to be unable to afford going out on Friday night, it is quite another to scavenge for food. Women and men alike have their breaking point. However, it appears that over the previous years, men have been more greatly affected by the recessions than women. Once survival is threatened, all bets are off. The balance of power in the relationship is altered beyond the point of return.
One does not have to be mentally or emotionally unstable to break it off, when one’s partner is unable to provide. In many Western cultures, this behaviour is even encouraged. In fact, one would have to be either so mentally stable/unstable that it borders on sociopathic tendencies to stay. However, it also results in countless broken homes and single parents fending by themselves. Although everyone should have to prerogative to act as they choose, it is hard times that determine the strength of a relationship. If we all were to stray at the first sight of trouble, mankind would have never made it to present day. Nonetheless, many blood-lines most likely only survived, because they did whatever was necessary to ensure the continued existence of themselves and therefore their genetic lineage. One may argue that the current disposable nature of society has driven its inhabitants to view their relationships as equally disposable. While divorce sky-rockets, few strive to patch things up, regardless of what mistakes were made. The problems have begun to extend beyond the relationship and can rarely be reconciled, merely overcome.
For example, adultery has less of an impact on the outcome of relationships than money concerns. Whereas many can forgive the occasional slip-up, constant financial worries are overcome far less often. From personal experience, I can attest to the fact that long-term relationships are hard work, but they are also very rewarding, if you are with the right person. After two years, the relationship is still relatively fresh, however, many couples decide to tie the knot after approximately a year (dependent on age). In other words, the length of a relationship only partly affects the impact of financial woes. When women are put in the position of fuel poverty, starvation or homelessness, the majority will seek a more suitable mate that can meet their base requirements. However, the minority are either so in love that it does not matter or they are invested in the relationship for different reasons. Although it is often assumed that sex is a primary reason for this, I’ve always found it insufficient and unrealistic. Sexual pleasure can cloud the mind so far, before other needs become more pressing. Besides, homeless couples rarely have the opportunity to be intimate. Their bond is one much deeper. Theirs is one that goes beyond the material. In fact, research suggests couples that endure traumatic experiences or persistent hardship are more likely to stay together. In a way, the trust that is forged between couples when surviving life-threatening circumstances is profound and far less often betrayed. Couples describe a sense of knowing their partner at their best and at their worst. However, they also emphasise the uncertainty of entering a new relationship with a new partner that may not cope as effectively. One particular couple that I was acquainted with suffered great ordeals, only for the husband to pass on from a fatal head-wound two months after they had finally resettled. The wife found herself at the beginning of a complicated, long-winded grieving process, in which she closed herself off from the world. The one thing we had in common at the time was the fact that she could not imagine a relationship with any other type of man. When she began dating after a year of therapy, she asked me to call her an hour in to provide her with an emergency exit strategy. Despite the fact, she was comfortable socialising, she was bored out of her mind, listening to his macho tales. All she could hear was incessant jabbering about the newest gadgets, newest fashion and the woe-is-me tales of ex girlfriends that were probably drawn way out of proportion. As was evident, they were rather ill-matched. For most women, a financially stable man is irresistibly attractive, but wealth can disappear in an instant. Bankruptcy, financial hardship or other unfortunate experiences affect the way a minority of women operate. Particularly, when it comes down to selecting a mate.
Few men and women cope well during financial turmoil, which is understandable, since it is a matter of working progress. In Apocalypse & the Middle-Classes, I explained that different social classes cope differently when disaster strikes. The lead-up to mass extinction is grinding society to a halt, in some of the most inhumane ways to keep itself going for as long as possible. Without adequate food production and distribution to all of the planet, over a quarter of the species already live in poverty without proper nutrition. Adding the refugee crisis to the equation only shows how thin we are stretching ourselves with highly destructive tools to feed, clothe and shelter all. Once more, it highlights inadequate wealth and resource production, distribution and renewal. The resources we take, we do not replenish. The manner through which we produce these resources is not merely flawed but environmentally hazardous. Without addressing the root cause of our problems, we are and/or will be forced to resort to extreme measures to survive. In sum, our way of living inevitably affects our reproductive behaviour. For some women that means trading up, for others that means turning tricks, but for a small minority it means to reflect on the bigger picture. Each of those three coping mechanisms have their roots in fallen civilisations. Although prostitution is thought of as the oldest of all professions, it is generally discouraged and disapproved of in modern society, even in the most dire circumstances. Therefore, it is a road less travelled. Looking for another mate is considered the more logical option. But when everyone is just as worse off, who are you going to choose? Mass extinction invariably impedes on the logic of reproduction, in times where the survival of the species is threatened. This could result in reproductive behaviour reverting back to a time when the sacrifice of one’s own life for the life of the infant was a common occurrence. In other words, we may revert back to a time when we would had to selflessly play against the odds of our long-term survival for the sake of short-term happiness. The brutal truth is that few would willingly choose that end, if push comes to shove. Conversely, there are always be those that will.
“Some people view love and romance as a sacred bond between two individuals. Other people see love as a game, where the goal is to manipulate another individual and gain emotional power over a partner.”
In conclusion, it is often argued that women are driven to go where the food is on an evolutionary basis, unless conditioned behaviour or other events supersede the most basic survival mechanisms. This is particularly the case in societies where farming is not an option or prohibited by law. It is inferred that this is what makes us more likely to cheat, but only a small minority of women have it so bad that it justifies adultery, as they could technically decide to leave at anytime. Commitment issues are only a small part of why relationships fail. Uncertainty, misrepresentation, distrust or outright deceit are all the more manifest in presence of commitment and abandonment issues. On a separate note, a former client of mine always used to say “Women are like money’s. They won’t let go of the old branch until they’ve got a new one.” Despite his troubled past with women, he has a point. Ironically, his statement is true for a large percentage of men and women. Research suggests men and women are more prone to jumping from one relationship into another when the partner is far from what they’re looking for and a more suitable mate presents itself. However, it begs the question whether emotional attachment serves as an indicator of balance in the relationship. As an unhealthy degree of emotional attachment can develop in any relationship, it is often useful to take time and reflect…To continuously invest effort and resources into the relationship as a sign of commitment, if it is one-sided can hamper marital bliss and equality. However, some are not capable of reciprocity, even if the issue is addressed repeatedly. Particularly, where money is tight and emotions run too high for personal comfort. In that case, one has to either accept that they may not change or walk away.
The idea of the Anglosphere is an important element of British Euroscepticism. Ben Wellings and Helen Baxendale show that calls for unity of purpose between English-speaking peoples offer Eurosceptics an alternative political community to the European Union, and one that aligns history, culture and politics more closely than does Britain’s membership of the EU. Although the Anglosphere does not yet constitute a viable political alternative to Britain’s EU membership, articulating it helps Eurosceptics imagine a UK outside the European Union.
The rise in Euroscepticism within the Conservative Party after 2010 was preceded by a decade of discussion about the existence of the so-called ‘Anglosphere’ as a viable alternative to the UK’s membership of the European Union. Amidst all the searching for Swiss or Norwegian models for Britain’s relationship with the EU, some Eurosceptics advanced the Anglosphere in response to criticisms about the lack of an alternative vision to European integration.
Euroscepticism and the Anglosphere
Speaking in the debate on the Maastricht treaty in 1992, the Conservative Minister for Europe, Tristan Garel-Jones posed the question that always caused some awkward silences amongst British Eurosceptics: ‘Can the anti-federalists, the Euro-sceptics and little Englanders offer a positive alternative?’
Reflecting on this in The Spectator, Tim Congdon floated a response: the English-speaking peoples or what was increasingly being referred to as the ‘Anglosphere’. From the late 1990s, exponents of the ‘Anglosphere’ idea argued that the English-speaking nations are distinguished by a set of institutions and characteristics that the other advanced nations of Europe ultimately lack: a common law tradition, respect for private property, continuous representative government, and a culture that nurtures civil society and entrepreneurial enterprise.
Emerging in the late 1990s, the Anglosphere idea is, in essence, a proposal for an international organisation that accommodates and celebrates the history, culture and institutions that many hard Eurosceptics believe make Britain different from the continent. It is, in short, a mutual political association that variously includes the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, the English-speaking Caribbean islands and Singapore, all dedicated to free trade and greater military and security cooperation that could constitute, in Robert Conquest’s words, ‘a centre of hope in the world … around which peace, cooperation, and democracy can develop’.
The Anglosphere idea has proven attractive to prominent British Eurosceptics. Margaret Thatcher, David Willetts, John Redwood, Daniel Hannan, David Davis, Norman Lamont, Liam Fox, Bill Cash, Michael Howard, and William Rees-Mogg all wrote or spoke in support of increased cooperation across the Anglosphere, with their ideas often published or promoted in Conrad Black’s and Rupert Murdoch’s media outlets.
Britain, Europe and the English-speaking Peoples
Although sentimental ties to the Commonwealth and the wider English-speaking world never went away, the Commonwealth could not provide a viable alternative to Europe in the mid-1970s. But this context changed. As such, Eurosceptics in Britain have questioned Britain’s accession to the Common Market.
Writing from Melbourne in 2013, Boris Johnson spoke of the ‘historic and strategic decision that this country took in 1973’ in which ‘we betrayed our relationships with Commonwealth countries such as Australia and New Zealand’. This betrayal was the product of specific historical circumstances – domestic, European and global – that no longer pertained. Johnson argued that:
When Britain joined the Common Market, it was at a time when the establishment was defeatist, declinist and obsessed with the idea that we were being left out of the most powerful economic club in the world. In those days – when olive oil and garlic had barely appeared on the dining tables of Britain – it was assumed that in order to be “internationalist” it was enough to be European. Well, it is now perfectly obvious that that is no longer enough – and that we need to seek a wider destiny for our country.
The attraction of such arguments was that they appeared to make historic and cultural sense. The Anglosphere suggested that progress could be reconciled with the restitution of a historical wrong and a future for Britain outside the EU imagined amongst a community of English-speaking peoples sanctioned by the past relationships and shared culture. Thus a political choice that seemed expansive in 1973 was perceived as parochial forty years later.
A renewed emphasis on long-standing and stable (if somewhat taken-for-granted) political relations with Commonwealth countries chimed with calls for a political re-orientation away from Europe after 2010. For example, speaking in Sydney only days before David Cameron’s Bloomberg speech on the EU in London, William Hague argued for closer political cooperation between Britain and Australia, exemplified by the on-going ‘five eyes’ intelligence cooperation, the regular ministerial-level meetings inaugurated in 2006 under the name of AUKMIN and the diplomatic and consular cooperation in emerging countries that were already well established.
European Integration and the Anglo-British Past
The strong sense of British difference from the continent that animated many Eurosceptics and Anglosphere enthusiasts was firmly rooted in a particular understanding of Britain’s past, making the Anglosphere the other side of the Eurosceptic coin. John Redwood neatly encapsulated the centrality of this history to hard Eurosceptic thought:
Britain is at peace with its past in a way that many continental countries could never be… We do not have to live down the shame that many French people feel regarding the events of 1940-44. We do not have to live…with the collective guilt that Germany feels about the Holocaust… We do not wake up every morning like Italians to wonder who might be in government today and which government ministers might be charged with corruption tomorrow.
Such a rendering of the past is redolent of the dominant British historiography of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which uncritically celebrated Britain’s constitutional and imperial achievements and the collective exceptionalism of the English-speaking peoples to be found in David Cameron’s ‘favourite book,’ Our Island Story, by Henrietta Marshall.
In this understanding of the past, the unique British inheritance that makes further integration into Europe undesirable to hard Eurosceptics is the very same inheritance that unites the Anglophone world, rendering deeper cooperation and closer association not only eminently possible but highly desirable. In this way, with the ‘Special Relationship’ at its core, the Anglosphere’s proponents contend it would constitute a more authentic and robust standard-bearer for Western values than a weak and crisis-ridden EU could ever hope to be.
Even advocates of the Anglosphere Association are happy for it to remain just an idea: a gratifyingly provocative retort to the likes of Tristan Garel Jones. An institutionalised Anglosphere Association is unlikely to be realised anytime soon. But the practicalities and prospects of the Anglosphere as a functional entity are not really the main point of interest here. Anglosphere enthusiasm is significant first and foremost for what it says about a certain strand of hard British Euroscepticism and its conception of Britain’s identity and place in the world.
Now that the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has published the proposed reforms to the relationship between the UK and the EU, and the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has endorsed them as the basis for the UK’s continued membership of the union, the starting gun has effectively been fired in the referendum campaign. A central challenge for Eurosceptic supporters of Brexit is how to articulate a prosperous, optimistic future for the UK outside the EU. Conversely, supporters of staying-in need to show why Britain is stronger inside the union, and why leaving it would be risky. Much of this hangs on bread-and-butter questions about jobs and living standards, and the extent to which the Prime Minister’s reform package addresses public concerns about immigration and democratic control over EU institutions. But bigger questions about Britain’s identity and place in the world loom large too.
In the last couple of decades, eurosceptics have developed the idea that Britain’s future lies with a group of “Anglosphere” countries, not with a union of European states. At the core of this Anglosphere are the “five eyes” countries (so-called because of intelligence cooperation) of the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Each, it is argued, share a common history, language and political culture: liberal, protestant, free market, democratic and English-speaking. Sometimes the net is cast wider, to encompass Commonwealth countries and former British colonies, such as India, Singapore and Hong Kong. But the emotional and political heart of the project resides in the five eyes nations.
As this lineage suggests, the roots of the Anglosphere concept lie in 19th century imperialist discourses, and more specifically in the idea of an Imperial Federation, which gained ground in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century as the British Empire came under pressure from rising nationalist and anti-colonialist forces. Federation, with an Imperial Parliament governing foreign, defence and trade policy, seemed an ideal solution for keeping dominions and colonies happily inside the empire. The First World War put paid to this ambition but the idea lived on in the concept of the Commonwealth.
As Professor Michael Kenny and I set out in an essay for the New Statesman, the Anglosphere returned as a central concept in eurosceptic thinking in the 1980s, when Europhilia started to wane in the Conservative Party and Thatcherism was its ascendancy. On the right of the Conservative Party, we argued:
“…American ideas were a major influence, especially following the emergence of a powerful set of foundations, think tanks and intellectuals in the UK that propounded arguments and ideas that were associated with the fledgling “New Right”. In this climate, the Anglosphere came back to life as an alternative ambition, advanced by a powerful alliance of global media moguls (Conrad Black, in particular), outspoken politicians, well-known commentators and intellectual outriders, who all shared an insurgent ideological agenda and a strong sense of disgruntlement with the direction and character of mainstream conservatism.
In his major work Reflections on a Ravaged Century, the historian Robert Conquest argued that the political arrangements of the west were all increasingly deficient, the EU included. The answer was “a more fruitful unity” between the Anglosphere nations. And, in a speech to the English-Speaking Union in New York in 1999, Margaret Thatcher endorsed Conquest’s vision, noting how such an alliance would “redefine the political landscape”. What appealed most was the prospect of the UK finding an alliance founded upon deep, shared values, the antithesis of the position it faced in Europe.”
The idea of the Anglosphere as an alternative to the European Union gained ground amongst conservatives in their New Labour wildnerness years, when transatlantic dialogue and trips down under kept their hopes of ideological revival alive. It was given further oxygen by the neo-conservative coalition of the willing stitched together for the invasion of Iraq, which seemed to demonstrate the Anglosphere’s potency as an geo-political organizing ideal, in contrast to mainstream hostility to the war in Europe. By the time of the 2010 election, the Anglosphere had become common currency in conservative circles, name checked by leading centre-right thinkers like David Willetts, as well as eurosceptic luminaries, such as Dan Hannan MEP, who devoted a book and numerous blogs to the subject.
As Foreign Secretary, William Hague, sought to strengthen ties between the Anglosphere countries, despite the indifference shown by the Obama presidency to the idea. After leaving the cabinet, the leading eurosceptic Owen Patterson gave a lengthy speech in the US on the subject of an Anglospheric global alliance for free trade and security; he could expect a sympathetic hearing in Republican circles, if not the White House. And in its 2015 election Manifesto, UKIP praised the Anglosphere as a “global community” of which the UK was a key part.
These geo-political claims are met with derision in centrist political circles. For international relations realists, the idea of an Anglosphere barely merits a straight face, let alone serious consideration. And it is unquestionable that the US and Canada, let alone India, would view a geo-political alliance of English-speaking as an alternative to existing global structures as fanciful; indeed, they question why the UK should be entertaining leaving the EU at all.
But the Anglosphere’s potency is ideological, not geo-political. It functions as an imaginary horizon for a eurosceptic worldview of Britain after Brexit, uniting the UK with a global trading future as well as a sceptered isle past. It registers nostalgia, but also energy: Britain would be liberated to march on the world stage again, freed from sclerotic, conformist Europe and reanimated by the animal spirits that once gave it an empire. Thus it defends the eurosceptic flank where it is most vulnerable – rebutting the charge that it wants to take Britain back to the 1950s by delving even deeper into our island story and casting it forward into the 21st century.
This should give pro-Europeans pause for thought. The “Remain” campaign is currently premised largely on the risks of Brexit (or “Project Fear” as it is known to its detractors). It needs an optimistic account of Britain’s future in the world – one which passes through the European Union, not past it. Yet globalization currently has a bad press, and in the face of insecurity and inequality, a New Labour formula of “globalization plus good schools” doesn’t cut much ice with working class voters. Developing its own version of Britain’s identity and role in the world, beyond the fact of EU membership alone, is therefore a pressing task.
“Germans’ anti-Semitic beliefs about Jews were the central causal agent of the Holocaust. The conclusion of this book is that anti-semitism moved many thousands of “ordinary” Germans, and would have moved millions more, had they been appropriately positioned, to slaughter Jews. Not economic hardship, not the coercive means of a totalitarian state, not social psychological pressure, not invariable psychological propensities, but ideas about Jews that were pervasive in Germany, and had been for decades, induced ordinary Germans to kill unarmed, defenceless Jewish men, women, and children by the thousands, systematically and without pity.” (Becoming evil: How ordinary people commit genocide and mass killing)
Evil exists in countless forms. At times, we perceive an object or subject as evil as a result of our ignorance towards others and our environment. Venting, for example, is a form of energy transfer that maintains our own limitations, in which we burden others with negative energy after unconscious negative pressure peaks to the degree at which its release can no longer be delayed. Although venting in itself isn’t evil, it is a part of a repetitive cycle, after which unconscious negative pressure continues to accumulate. Similar forms of release are obtained through the execution of violent acts, such as serial rape or serial murder. Similarly, each time the pressure is released in a ritualistic manner, the degree of release is reduced, hence the period of time between violent acts shortens gradually.
In the example of verbal venting, the individual typically does no harm, but often deflects blame and responsibility or ingratiates themselves with an air of powerlessness, regarding a particular problem or situation on a re-occurring basis. The persistent lack of release often sets a cycle of escalating stress and tension in motion, until release occurs. More often than not, individuals around the “venter” are affected considerably more, when no release can be found. In addition, these individuals are rarely the cause of the problem or participate in its perpetual effects. However, the mere fact that they are in proximity of the venter makes them a possible target for irrational criticism, excessive hostility and even the misuse of authority. If a co-worker is involved, employees are often able to formally complain or refuse to work with the individual in question. However, from personal experience, the individual in question is more often than not in a position of power, which is greater than that of the person that has handed in a complaint of some kind against their behavioural tendencies. In fact, many employees would never dare complain against their superiors, no matter how dire the circumstances, as it would worsen their employment status and would most likely result in their redundancy. Is that evil? The truth is that evil is widely misunderstood, due to the fact that it is very much linked to perception. Evil and corruption are concepts that are the subjects of philosophical and political debate and speculation, which may never reach an official verdict for various reasons. But from a moral perspective, to experience evil could be the effect of a cause that has already happened or is yet to become manifest. Similar to the cause for becoming or expressing “evil”.
Virtues have to be protected and maintained. “Evil prevails when good people fail to act”, therefore inaction could be considered a vice, as it prevents the preservation of good. In my professional opinion, anyone is capable of anything within the right circumstances. Rigid morals are difficult to maintain without hypocrisy and/or deeply conflicing ideologies that will inevitably collide. In the modern world, living according to the law does not necessarily mean that one lives ethically or in harmony with one’s surroundings. For example, Greenpeace activists that promote clean living and equality for animals or bomb vacant oil rigs but still heat their own homes with fossil fuels may be perceived in a wide variety of ways by the overall populous. Tabacco, Firearm, Fast Food and Big Oil CEO’s could be perceived as evil, although they are not personally responsible for the consequences of the consumption their products. Although they are not the cause of the problem, they represent darker aspects of free will, which constitutes the wilful addiction to degenerative, highly addictive chemical additives and preservatives. In the greater scheme, they are merely facilitators for a wide range of destructive human impulses. Also, they ensure their immediate survival on an economic and social scale, while compromising their long-term survival on an evolutionary scale, without consideration of the moral implications.
Since the beginning of recorded history, mankind has used psychological reasoning to discern the cause of evil…the cause of violent crime. It is the connectedness of communities and nations that led to the conception of rule and law. Yet, that underlying greed for power was never far behind to hijack its success for the misuse of authority.
More often than not, I am open about my distrust in governments and disbelief in a truly democratic vote in modern society. However, I am not fearful or otherwise emotional as I trust in the process of life. I trust in the fact that any living being is able to alter the course of history. Nothing in existence is absolutely evil or absolutely good. In a dualistic universe, the corrupt politician with a penchant for school boys donates thousands to charity on a regular basis. We are all capable of positive action. It is our thoughts, words and actions that can be considered evil, but our pure essence is beyond description and beyond verbally expressed reach.
Furthermore, the the modern world, it is more financially viable and socially seductive to engage in morally questionable actions. Personally, I have never fully understood the need for power, as the responsibility and potential (for expansion) always resembled a rather great burden that people often do not appreciate, since it encompasses a limited amount of discipline, restriction and self-control, which constrains their current forms of expression. From a wide variety of former employers to choose, some were more comfortable in their position of power, but none were willing to go out of their way to bond with their employees. In a manner of speaking, they were disposable groups of socially segregated individuals that could be replaced at the drop of a hat. This perception will ultimately face a moment, in which they tables are turned. Although they view others as replaceable, their ego often prevents them from perceiving themselves as such, until they are able to rise above their current station instead of being lowered down the social ranks due to redundancy or other reasons for unemployment. Evil begets evil in an endless cycle of evil and reformation for one single reason: Every single individual is good at something, however, there will always be someone that is more capable. In other terms, every predator and every creative genius ultimately meets their match. We are all ultimately confronted with our own misgivings and limitations for the sake of our own evolution. In fact, times of war and perpetual violence fuel creative innovation to cease the fighting through either mass destruction or peace efforts.
For all intents and purposes, I do not believe in a life-review between lives. I believe that the subconscious mind forms a symbolic representation of what they know is yet to come. (In the form of karmic contracts) However, it is highly probable that any karmic contract can be altered, extended or shortened in exchange for something of moral and/or spiritual worth. On a separate notes, order and chaos are only opposites, due to our radically opposing perception of them. Good and evil, chaos and order are means to the same end. They are states of being and perception that become incorporated into our personality due to conditioning and prolonged exposure to them. It is stated into the Vedic texts that cause and effect are one, which in moments of self-actualisation transcend one’s perception of space-time. Once Samadhi is achieved, cause and effect are stated to remain as one, including the irreversible alteration in one’s perception in space-time, often accompanied by the siddhis.
In my professional opinion, our public understanding of true evil is limited by our own emotional and predatorily nature. Humans rarely perceive themselves as the more virulent or cancerous species upon the planet, yet we are. The exact number of mass extinctions caused by humanity is most likely unknown, however, what is known is that they have risen into the billions. We may consider ourselves as morally superior, yet we no longer know ourselves. The majority of the species eats meat regularly, yet we weep and cry out with disgust, if we are asked to slaughter, skin and gut the animal ourselves. Are they evil for the participation in the extinction of countless species? Is the belief in violence in itself a form of evil? Are we considered evil by the standards of other species in the known universe? Conclusively, we consider an object or subject to be evil due to ignorance and lack of understanding as well as empathy. Unfortunate events that may appear to a source of great evil and suffering may in actuality reveal itself as the creator of profound compassion and revolutionary ideas that shape many future generations yet to come. Evil denotes negativity or negative expression and actions. It is commonly defined as immoral and unpleasant, and as a part of a supernatural force. As we already know, everything has a supernatural force with its own needs and desires. In other terms, evil may just be a negative exchange that in the long-term encourages the transformation of consciousness as a whole toward a greater goal, such as unification of the one mind beyond the point of return.
The dominos are beginning to fall…State after state, country after country is slowly and gradually legalising cannabis and hemp for industrial, recreational and medical use. Long-term, high functioning cannabis users all over the world have confessed to their penchant for the lush green plant. Concurrently, many people have begun wonder about the potential benefits and side-effects of this endeavour.Interestingly, just as I was illustrating sudden death prevention strategies for motor-vehicle accidents (for a chapter in my upcoming book, detailing some of my current post-doctoral research), I received a message from Michelle, wishing for someone to explain how to prevent car accidents as a result of cannabis inebriation.
In my personal opinion, what we do to our body is our own responsibility, however, we surrender that privilege to the law when we endanger others behind the wheel. More often than not, for good reason. The question, therefore, is how likely is substance use to impact on the lives of others, when driving?
First of all, that depends on the user and amount consumed. In the United Kingdom and the United States, the majority of road accidents involve young adults, excluding incidences of grand theft auto committed by a bunch of teenagers. As the leading cause of death in those under 30 are motor-vehicle crashes (MVC), an effective prevention strategy is necessary to commence with the legalisation of cannabis.
Although the furthest, most stoners I know, are willing to travel is the fridge, many functioning cannabis users do not have a choice when their working life comes calling… So, how does cannabis affect driving skills as well as behaviour? Studies indicate that as soon as any other form of narcotic is introduced into the mix, the effects of cannabis are overridden and/or negated. Protective behavioural mechanisms and inhibitions go out the window. The extensive physiological effects of cannabis on the road remain yet to be determined by the development of a more detailed medical testing methodology. However, a number of studies indicate the sole use of cannabis does not impair driving skills as severely as presumed by authorities:
“In summary, laboratory tests and driving studies show that cannabis may acutely impair several driving-related skills in a dose-related fashion, but that the effects between individuals vary more than they do with alcohol because of tolerance, differences in smoking technique, and different absorptions of THC. Driving and simulator studies show that detrimental effects vary in a dose-related fashion, and are more pronounced with highly automatic driving functions, but more complex tasks that require conscious control are less affected, which is the opposite pattern from that seen with alcohol. Because of both this and an increased awareness that they are impaired, marijuana smokers tend to compensate effectively for their impairment by utilising a variety of behavioural strategies such as driving more slowly, passing less, and leaving more space between themselves and cars in front of them. Combining marijuana with alcohol eliminates the ability to use such strategies effectively, however, and results in impairment even at doses that would be insignificant were they of either drug alone.” (NCBI)
Cannabis As a Cause of Motor-Vehicle Crashes
But what are the leading causes of MVC around the globe? Most studies hint to the fact that car accidents happen for three reasons: Firstly, when we are on autopilot… When we are not paying attention to what we are doing, either because we are mentally pre-occupied, multi-tasking or inebriated. Secondly, MVC occur as a result of slow reaction time and/or ineffective intervention strategies. Thirdly, MVC are triggered by the occurrence of unexpected events, such as the car at front, slowing down too quickly, the sudden appearance of a pedestrian as the car turns the corner or sudden, mechanical failure.
First, let’s have a look on what being on autopilot means…Have you ever snapped out of whatever you were thinking of as you pulled into your driveway, wondering how the hell did I get here? You may remember driving home, on some level, but your mind was a thousand miles away. Since you have probably taken the same route for a long time, your mind switches from manual to automatic, as it may. In other words, your unconscious mind takes over the wheel. More often than not, you’ll arrive at your destination safe and sound. Maybe, with the occasional fender-bender. However, the risk that you won’t the thousandth time you make the trip is quite high. Being drunk, stoned and/or tired merely quadruples the certainty of such an event. Truth be told, it is only a matter of time before accidents happen, if we don’t take precautions. More importantly, in certain circumstances, all the precautions and preparation in the world is of no use…Therefore, it is up to each and every single one of us to make the road a safe place.
In conclusion, out of all substance users, experienced cannabis users are the only control group that is more likely to drive at a reduced speed, taking additional precautions when under the influence:
“Surprisingly, given the alarming results of cognitive studies, most marijuana-intoxicated drivers show only modest impairments on actual road tests. Experienced smokers who drive on a set course show almost no functional impairment under the influence of marijuana, except when it is combined with alcohol.”(NCBI)
Driving inebriated is never a solution, especially when we are desperate and out of time. For example, when I was working in outreach home-care, a former colleague of mine was running late for work. Tired and exhausted from a late night, she rushed into the house to see to the personal care of an elderly woman. After half an hour, she came outside and found a police officer, standing by her vehicle, which she had parked in an almost straight line, blocking the entire road. She could have sworn she left it in a parking spot, but she was so sleep deprived, pre-occupied and possibly still slightly intoxicated/hungover. Although no one was hurt, she was summoned to court and rightfully fined. This is not an uncommon occurrence, when discussing alcohol-related driving incidents. That being said, it would require a massive amount of (only) cannabis to impair general functioning to achieve a similar effects. “Extreme Ice-boxing”, extreme cannabis use in an enclosed space, such as one’s car, would impair driving for a short period of time. Hence, it is advised by experienced smokers to take a walk, breathe deeply or eat, before even thinking of driving inebriated.
The mere fact that half of all drivers are statistically deemed to fail retaking an official driving test indicates that the average road user does very little to develop their driving skills. Inevitably, every driver will develop habits over the years, however, only a selective number of those habits are designed to reinforce road-safety. Believe it or not, a study conducted by the NCBI confirmed that functional cannabis users are more likely to develop behavioural strategies to prevent their involvement in car crashes. Nonetheless, accidents can happen. Each and every driver has to pay greater attention to their speed, even when they’re running late for the PTA, dance recital or staff meeting
Experienced cannabis users, similar to functional addicts, often develop behavioural strategies that ensure their safety on the road, but even stoners can be distracted, occupied or begin to develop bad habits. Road safety is a collective effort and in countries, where it is legal or illegal, we have ensure that we do not use a car when under the influence, unless medically necessary. For example, in the event that it prevents stress-prone seizures, which is a common occurrence, driving under the influence of medically prescribed marijuana may be an interesting court debate.
“Experimental studies could focus on measuring blood levels consistently or developing more accurate methods of measuring THC levels in the CNS, as well as examining residual effects that persist for more than one hour after smoking. This would permit construction of a better dose-impairment curve for THC. It would also be interesting to know whether the improved performance of experienced users is because of physiological tolerance or because of behavioural strategies that can be taught to infrequent users.”
Road safety is known to rank highly among important issues the public would like addressed by government (Lyons et al., 2008; p. 106). Safety when travelling is part of the Department for Transport’s third aim and objectives: ‘To contribute to better safety, security and health and longer life-expectancy through reducing the risk of death, injury or illness arising from transport, and promoting travel modes that are beneficial to health’
Conclusively, various studies suggest that the consumption of alcohol is medically more harmful and more dangerous behind the wheel than cannabis. To recap, once any other drug is introduced along with marijuana, general behavioural expectations fly out the window. The driver no longer exhibits the same behaviour. Conversely, speeding is more common in 30mph zones, particularly under the influence of a mixture of substances. As the medicinal value of cannabis outdates countless modern cultures, the issue of driving inebriated is bound to arise, involving the young and elderly. This does not change the fact that unless medically necessary, or for therapeutic/spiritual purposes, it is advised to avoid using cannabis before or whilst driving. Besides, you may never know the car may grow wings, take off and fly to the moon.
Dedicated to @YoursTruly_27
Since the moment humanity first looked up into the sky, dreaming of the return of the ancient Gods that once guided our spiritual evolution…We have grown fond our own religious freedom or lack thereof. It has become our right, as men, women and children, to worship however and whoever we choose as long as we do not inflict harm or aim to forcibly convert anyone.
In December 2015, the South East of Britain (along with countless other regions of Europe) began to feel the increased displacement of refugees from the Middle East. Although the euro-tunnel was guarded from both sides, lorries as well as ferries were searched, the influx of illegal refugees continued to grow and still is.
Around the the same time, a few blocks away from my street…Women were being held captive. Despite the fact that a substantial number of them had entered the UK legally, 99.9% of them were prohibited from learning the English language by their fathers, uncles, brothers or husbands, while being forced to fulfil their duties in a foreign country, gearing up for civil war.
One Saturday evening, I was heading to the nearest local store for some milk, as I heard loud voices echoing from a distance. Instead of making myself scarce, like I probably should have, my curiosity drove me to investigate what’s going on. It appeared that the man was speaking to his wife in his native tongue, as he held her by her upper arm with what seemed quite some force. Observing from afar, as he dragged her down the road. She did not struggle or make a sound.
Due to a change in Jobcentre regulations, asylum seekers were urged to learn the language or fail to qualify for Jobseeker’s Allowance or other social benefits. However, just because they have been taught when to speak and what to say, does not mean they actually understand what they are saying. The majority of the female asylum seekers in the United Kingdom to repeat a handful of words with very little accent, but push comes to shove…They have no idea what just came out of their mouth. When I put this little theory to a test (with the help of some dear friends of mine), I could have asked them anything, as long as it semi sounds like an average, innocent question that they are asked on a regular basis.
It has to be stressed that the majority of Islamic women are unaware that they have rights in the West. Particularly in the United Kingdom. Most of them are frightened beyond the point of trusting anyone. Furthermore, the enforcement of Sharia law on British soil means that if they were to leave their Muslim husbands, they are beaten, stoned or otherwise executed for their resistance or disobedience to Islam as a religious state. It is of no consequence that they are do not execute them in Britain. They are sentenced here, ultimately we are condoning their death. That is worse than returning capital punishment for serial murders or peadophiles.
Truth be told, many women all around the world need our help…However, to get involved means to become a target yourself. In countries, such as Britain, that means to break Sharia law to prohibit the continuance of oppression, brutality and sexual assault against women of any race, creed or religion. That being said, abuse and violence are not gender neutral. Sexual assault is an act of power and dominance that affects men, women and children alike.
Statistically, it is significant that since the refugee crisis targeted mass assaults have taken place across Europe. However, one of the largest attacks occurred in Russia. 51 assailants barged into a night club and initiated a mass sexual assaults that ended with 17 of them in hospital.
In Germany, a 13 year old was abducted and raped by multiple attackers for 30 hours, before being apprehended.
Fact is that bad things will always happen, but they’d happen less, if good people chose to risk their life and intervene. However, even that can go horribly wrong. As Henry Theaureau once stated “Do not simply be good…Be good for something.”, because what’s the point of being good, if we don’t do the best we can, when tragedy strikes. However, as long as we value our own lives more than those of others, we will never find peace. There is a vast difference between self-defence and unreasonable force. Not many have the courage or training to protect their attacker by holding them in a restraint…And when outnumbered ten to one, who would not feel desperate enough to make a move that might be lethal for the person on the other end.
The remainder of illegal immigrants, mainly single men, that have managed to smuggle themselves over the border travel the country along the train-tracks of lorries… Some even fashioned shelters out of sight, living almost entirely off the grid. As the railway is outside the jurisdiction of British Law Enforcement, it has its own private security personnel. Unsurprisingly, they emerge at social and unsocial hours to mingle with the locals. Whereas some have rather unsavoury motives, a small amount of refugees generally mean no harm or offence to anyone…They are intelligent enough to keep to themselves without drawing unnecessary attention in fear of deportation or religious persecution.
Amongst other things, swimming pools, clubs and other recreational facilities across England as well as Europe, have had to restrict their access to refugees. Hartsdown, for example, remained an active hunting-ground for several months, resulting in the sexual harassment and attempted assault of countless British women. On February, events escalated and an assault occurred across the street from my own home in the late afternoon around 15:30. Witness statements document that he approached her attempted to speak to her, but as soon as she told him to f*** off, he covered her mouth. Less than one minute later, over 10 people from the town centre came charging at him. Needless to say, they left him alive, but they weren’t intending to hand him over to the authorities. Although the temperatures dropped below freezing and the streets were almost deserted, the average British citizen saved the day by preventing a possible sexual assault or worse.
After speaking to several women that wished to stay anonymous, I discovered that quite a fair amount of violence has gone unreported. Similar incidences have occurred intermittently since December. None of them had used weapons or excessive force against the attackers. As long as no one is injured or harmed in the process, we all deserve to defend our life. When we are stripped of that most basic human right…All bets are off. Some may conform and let themselves become a victim by circumstance, but as a gentle warning, that has greater psychological repercussions than using reasonable force to restrain. Although thou shalt not murder…Nobody ever said anything about kneecapping, throat-punches or eye-scratching as a last resort, which was fairly common at the time of the Bible with less effective medical treatment options.
Ground-Rules: Don’t attempt to reason with your attacker. Don’t scream for help, unless you know for certain there are people nearby that will come to your assistance. More importantly, don’t ever step backwards! In combat, similar to war, you can only move forward. Moving backwards risks falling or other injuries, whereas the closer you get to your attacker the less likely they are able to strike with precision or strength. Also, if they wanna take you anywhere, even its just further down a dark alley…You’re better of fighting for your survival than to be escorted somewhere and done away with quietly after being gang-raped for several hours.
From professional experience, I can honestly tell you that the first few times in life-threatening situations, every survival instinct in your body contorts. No matter how much pain they may inflict, particularly if fear creeps in and paralyses you…You may be hesitant to defend yourself, but there is no shame in taking a stand. Women are not to be used or abused, we must hold our heads high and carry on with grace. For the sake of our offsprings and their future generations, we cannot let hatred or prejudice infect our society. No matter the colour, race or religion of the attacker, their actions are immoral and unjust and they cannot evade the consequences of their actions. None of us can.
In a compromised world, where justice is a hit or miss operation rather than a learning process…Free speech and the right to defend ourselves is the only means we have to prevent further corruption and injustice. Once we may no longer protect our lives and are actively targeted for speaking the truth, societal unrest and vigilante justice are only a matter of time. It is the last shred of freedom that we have left.
As the current social, economic and political tension is running high, as border control is tightened. The armed response against refugees attempting to cross the border illegally will continue to rack up the casualty count. Conversely, the islamic financial takeover of Britain is proceeding with little resistance. Residential areas across the United Kingdom are purchased building by building and converted. More and more time passes, as entire streets are becoming inaccessible for health and safety reasons. The homeless people in the South East of Kent have been displaced from their regular hideouts by illegal refugees. In more extreme cases, they engaged in fights over territory and some ended up in hospital. Amongst other things, the old post-office in Margate was broken into by several refugees. 250 illegal refugees were detained in one single area in Thanet are a thorough.
On a separate note, the media silence broke earlier this week, as partial information of several homicides was released. For many years, there have been approx. 1-2 murders in London, they are more often than not gang and organised crime-related offences. In Birmingham, the average homicide rate is 2.5 bodies a week. This week, on the other hand, London, Birmingham and Kent’s casualty list climbed beyond single digits.
Since the refugee crisis has tightened, events has escalated, yet are kept behind closed doors. Tensions are rising across Europe, not merely the United Kingdom. As the refugee numbers increase and the majority of males fail to integrate, civil disputes are becoming inevitable. Once racial or religious bias becomes a factor, it is only a matter of time before large numbers of people are injured, murdered or incarcerated. As this has led to the talk of an invasion as World War 3 with Islam, the heads of the Protestant, Roman-Catholic and Church of England’s have decided to let bygones be bygones… The increase of Muslims created unease, however, this is justified. As a woman, I would despise being stripped of my most basic rights.
From a historical perspective, the West has become “fairly tolerant” when it comes down to religious diversity and freedom of speech. Islam is obsessively focused on minority rights. Yet, in any country, where Islam has become a part of the majority…there are no minority rights. Conclusively, it is of great importance that we do not force our religions on them and that we do not allow them to force their religion upon us. We may be able to convince them to lead a live of non-violence in the West, otherwise a vicious cycle of deportation and a second or third attempts to return to England (which has actually happened) will occur on a more frequent basis. However, the global situation is expected to escalate during spring and summer.
“Psychologist Catherine Cottrell at the University of Florida and her colleague Steven Neuberg at Arizona State University, argue that human prejudice evolved as a function of group living. Joining together in groups allowed humans to gain access to resources necessary for survival including food, water, and shelter. Groups also offered numerous advantages, such as making it easier to find a mate, care for children, and receive protection from others. However, group living also made us more wary of outsiders who could potentially harm the group by spreading disease, killing or hurting individuals, or stealing precious resources. To protect ourselves, we developed ways of identifying who belongs to our group and who doesn’t. Over time, this process of quickly evaluating others might have become so streamlined that it became unconscious.”
It takes less than a second for the average woman to decide whether she is attracted to another or not.
Self esteem and confidence can only get you so far, it cannot change how individuals that have limited themselves to responding in certain ways to certain people.
It’s their way of feeling socially and personally superior. It’s the source of their power. To make fun of that which is different. It is what mankind has always done. We form groups based on similarities. It’s an expression of free will and preference, only as long as it does not harm anyone physically, mentally or emotionally. Personally, I have always enjoyed being able to look a romantic partner in the eye. As a 5ft2in tall female, that can attract unwanted attention. Ironically, it can be perceived as an open invitation at times to taller men. A challenge to prove their superiority. More often than not, these failed attempts have been more socially painful for them than my partner at the time. However, I’m very much for equality. I paid my way through University, working full time, without relying on financial support. My swiss heritage somewhat gave me an edge to promote equal standards even if it cost me a job…or two…or three. Not backing down can be a disadvantage, especially when you’re facing an army of people that think that the social system is working just fine. Or that the jobcentre is trying to make everyone middle class. There will always be those that oppose your perspective. In a institutionally corrupt world, even more so. The meak shall inherit the earth… Doesn’t mean it’ll be an easy process. Everything happens for a reason. At times, its just hard to recognize it. Height discrimination is remnant of a strength versus intelligence battle. Socially permitted bullying does not make in any way justified. To be different means that you are yourself. There are people out there are will lobe that which others view as imperfections. And that’s the one thing you can count on. Until then, perseverance is the only tactic that can allow an individual to suffer discrimination and survive. If you have survived, then you have outlasted that which tormented you without becoming the tormentor.
From a historical perspective, Alexander, The Great, for instance, was in truth 5ft3in tall. Nelson was in actuality shorter than Napoleon himself. In essence, height does not determine personality. However, it is a predominant factor in combat as well as reproduction. It is often depict that larger animals utilize smaller species as prey. It’s an easy capture without much risk. Similarly, it can soothe the ego complex to gain a females affection by outbidding other prospective mates. In any case, the results is often the same. A struggle for power ensues, which will leave one of them licking their wounds. Although I’ve witnessed countless fights, in which the taller male opposes the shorter male in superior numbers, I have only been witness to few tall men in a fair fight. As a professional, I aim to redirect the need for violent confrontation. As a woman, I am acutely aware that the propagator will most likely search for another target elsewhere. That’s where you come in… Don’t let yourself become a target.
Ways To Enable Social-Emotional Control
“There’s just something appealing about tall men. Napoleon aside, tall men are more likely to win the popular contest in presidential votes and to be re-elected once in office (Stulp, 2013). Their greater leadership potential may have something to do with the fact that tall men have higher self-esteem (whether or not deserved), are happier, and less likely to feel jealous toward other men. When it comes to romantic partners, men and women tend to sort themselves out so that they form pairs of similar height. However, among married couples, women are more likely to be shorter than their husbands, if only by a few inches. In an intriguing 2013 study, Dutch psychologists Gert Stulp, Abraham Buunk, and Thomas Pollet followed up on some of their earlier work on male height to find out more about what leads women to prefer those lanky guys. They were also curious to learn how and why people are satisfied with their own height.”
There are obviously some social biases here, however, height does not equal survival capability, it is merely a factor. Intelligence is not defined by stature. In fact, intelligence is a more influential factor than height. Strength can only so get you so far.
“In a paper that will be published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Eva Telzer of UCLA and three other researchers report that they’ve performed these amygdala studies–which had previously been done on adults–on children. And they found something interesting: the racial sensitivity of the amygdala doesn’t kick in until around age 14. What’s more: once it kicks in, it doesn’t kick in equally for everybody. The more racially diverse your peer group, the less strong the amygdala effect. At really high levels of diversity, the effect disappeared entirely. The authors of the study write that ”these findings suggest that neural biases to race are not innate and that race is a social construction, learned over time.”
Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve?
The same technology that powers Bitcoin can be harnessed to disrupt a range of other systems | Photo: Bloomberg News
by Matthew Sparkes, Deputy Head of Technology
Jun 9, 2014
The rise and rise of Bitcoin has grabbed the world’s attention, yet its devastating potential still isn’t widely understood. Yes, we all know it’s a digital currency. But the developers who worked on Bitcoin believe that it represents a technological breakthrough that could sweep into obsolescence everything from social networks to stock markets… and even governments.
In short, Bitcoin could be the gateway to a coming digital anarchy – “a catalyst for change that creates a new and different world,” to…
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Update (17th September 3:00 BST): A full translation of the statement from the Bangladesh Bank has been added to the piece.
The Bangladesh Bank, as originally reported by the Agence France-Presse (AFP), has said that the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is unlawful under existing anti-money laundering (AML) statutes.
The Bangladesh Bank noted in its advisory that harsh penalties could be imposed on those who use digital currencies, saying:
“Bitcoin is not a legal tender of any country. Any transaction through bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency is a punishable offense.”
AFP also reportedly spoke to a representative from the bank, who said that the act of using a digital currency could be punishable by as much as 12 years in prison.
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“In the decade and a half since Napster first emerged, forever changing the face of digital culture, the claim that “internet pirates killed the music industry” has become so ubiquitous that it is treated as common knowledge. Piracy is a scourge on legitimate businesses and hard-working artists, we are told, a “cybercrime” similar to identity fraud or even terrorism.
In The Piracy Crusade, Aram Sinnreich critiques the notion of “piracy” as a myth perpetuated by today’s cultural cartels—the handful of companies that dominate the film, software, and especially music industries. As digital networks have permeated our social environment, they have offered vast numbers of people the opportunity to experiment with innovative cultural and entrepreneurial ideas predicated on the belief that information should be shared widely. This has left the media cartels, whose power has historically resided in their ability to restrict the flow of cultural information, with difficult choices: adapt to this new environment, fight the changes tooth and nail, or accept obsolescence. Their decision to fight has resulted in ever stronger copyright laws and the aggressive pursuit of accused infringers.
Yet the most dangerous legacy of this “piracy crusade” is not the damage inflicted on promising start-ups or on well-intentioned civilians caught in the crosshairs of file-sharing litigation. Far more troubling, Sinnreich argues, are the broader implications of copyright laws and global treaties that sacrifice free speech and privacy in the name of combating the phantom of piracy—policies that threaten to undermine the foundations of democratic society.”
NHS privatisation, an issue that still persists, along with the privatisation of the Royal Mail and other public organisations.
“CAMERON TO FACE CARNIVAL AGAINST THE CUTS
David Cameron will be met by a Carnival Against the Cuts when he comes to Canterbury on March 21st.
Campaigning groups, including East Kent Keep Our NHS Public group, Canterbury And Whitstable Stop The Cuts, and Anti-Cuts Thanet, supported by the Public and Commercial Services Union, UNISON, GMB E23 and many others, are teaming up to confront the Prime Minister when he attends the investiture of the new Archbishop of Canterbury.
Local NHS and anti-cuts campaigner Helen Lewarne is calling on the people of Kent to come to Canterbury to make their voices heard.
She said: Wherever Cameron goes he has been met with huge protests. Let’s make sure the people of Kent have their voices heard, adding to the chorus of protest across the nation against the unnecessary victimisation of ordinary families and the most vulnerable members of our society.
In particular the carnival campaigners plan to highlight the impact of the Health and Social Care legislation which comes into force April.
Bunny la Roche of East Kent Keep Our NHS public said: The legislation will cause the fragmentation of the NHS under multiple private providers whose primary allegiances will be to their shareholders. We will see an increase in post-code lottery provision of health care and it will not be long before it will be necessary for, those who can afford it, to take out private health care insurance.
With increasing unemployment and poverty rates soaring, many people will be unable to afford private health insurance. The health of the nation may well return to pre- war standards.
But campaigners will also be protesting against the Governments cuts to other public services and to welfare benefits, including the proposed bedroom tax which will take effect after 1st April.
Said Bunny: Here in east Kent a fifth of children and young people are living in poverty. Families are unable to even provide food for their children as is demonstrated by the appearance of food banks in our communities. There are already food banks in Medway, Thanet and Canterbury with plans to set up another one in Whitstable. The poorest people in the country are being made to suffer for the bankers crisis.
The carnival took place outside Canterbury Cathedral in the Buttermarket at 11am on 21st March.
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The US space agency has come up with a recipe that captures key flavors of Saturn’s moon Titan – out of a need to understand a previously unidentified chemical composition hidden beyond its orange haze.
When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft peered at the material gathered from Titan’s atmosphere at alternate wavelengths, beyond the infrared spectrum, in the far infrared region, it suggested a molecular mixture the scientists wanted to decipher.
“Now we can say that this material has a strong aromatic character, which helps us understand more about the complex mixture of molecules that makes up Titan’s haze,” Melissa Trainer of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, told the press. However, Trainer did not detail the smell, but it might be close to gas station.
Scientists arrived at this in much the same way a chef tastes a dish and ascertains its components. By experimenting with combining gases in various ways and under differing lab conditions, NASA was able to approximate the initial mixture spotted earlier by Cassini. It was a matter of matching it as close to the captured colors as possible.
The trouble was always that Titan’s atmosphere with its dark orange hue could be a result of a number of chemical mixtures, because what was visible from the outset is the sheer number of aromatic hydrocarbons in the moon’s atmosphere.
But when scientists exhausted all the nitrogen and methane combinations possible, it occurred to them to try adding a third gas – benzene. That’s when they got closer than anyone else at figuring out Titan’s taste and smell. It was then a matter of juggling it with some other possible options, all belonging to the subfamily of aromatics – a type of hydrocarbon.
Co-author of the study and Cassini scientist Carrie Anderson’s results were closely replicated when an aromatic containing nitrogen was combined with the first two gasses. And this is the first success science has ever had at “creating with lab experiments this particular feature seen in the Cassini data,” Joshua Sebree, who led the study, said.
Now that the resulting mixture has given scientists a much bigger chance at understanding the precise mixture of gases in the unseen areas of Titan’s atmosphere, the “veritable zoo of complex molecules”can only continue to give us a more expansive picture of “just how complex and wondrous this Earth-like moon really is,” Scott Edgington of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said.
The project and accompanying study, published in Icarus, have been sanctioned by the space agency’s Planetary Atmospheres program, although the Cassini-Huygens mission has been carried out in concert with the European Space Agency (ESA).
– RT News
More than 750 cutouts of policemen have been bought by UK forces at a cost of more than $85,000. The 2D police constable cutouts are aimed at deterring shoplifters who would mistake them for real officers from afar…but no one knows if they really work.
Police forces across England have purchased a collective 782 cutouts. At the same time, some 10,000 jobs have been cut, according to a recent report released by Mail Online.
Twenty-one police forces have forked out £53,940 (more than US$85,000), meaning nearly half of all the UK’s police forces have “invested” in what a campaign group has termed a “gimmick.”
“Until it’s shown that these actually work, this seems to be a gimmick that will take money away from essential front-line services,” Andy Silvester, campaign manager for the Taxpayer’s Alliance, told the Daily Mail on Saturday.
“The public want the thin blue line to be made of police officers, not cardboard. No cut-out, to my knowledge, has ever slapped handcuffs on a criminal,” Silvester said.
Some of the pretend policemen have even fallen victim to the actions of criminals themselves, with several having been stolen by thieves and jokers, or destroyed by vandals.
Gwent Police in South Wales purchased 52 cutouts at a cost of £13,260 (nearly $22,500), meaning £255 ($432) was spent on each one.
Other police forces across the country spent between £2,745 ($4,657) and £11,280 ($19,137) on the figures.
The two-dimensional figures first caused a stir in 2009, prompting some forces to issue statements on their usage. Some £20,000 ($34,000) was spent.
Earlier in 2014, a man sized one of the cutouts from a petrol station, and was shown kicking it to smithereens on CCTV. He was issued a fine of £90 – more than the cost of each figure in some areas – after his license plate number was also recorded.
The incident took place in Essex, southeast England, and had shortly followed statements that the figures would be removed because of how ineffective they were. The cutouts were deployed in Essex with the intention of preventing drivers from speeding off without paying for fuel.
In November 2013, more than 50 cardboard cutouts of the same police officer were produced for Gwent, at a cost of £13,000 ($22,000).
South Yorkshire police released figures saying that the figures cut crime by 35 percent. However, no other police forces have cited such figures.
– RT News
Anyone that has ever worked within a 999 or 911 callcentre knows the harsh reality behind the response times and inability for the caller to defend themselves at the hand of perpetrator, involving beatings, rapes and even murders. It so common that Amen dedicated a song toward possession of firearms as a form of self-defense. The background noise of the track was compiled of real life recordings of murder victims during 911 calls. The constitution of the United States allows for the right to defend oneself. Let us not forget the 2nd Amendment, which clearly states your right to bear arms to prevent ones inevitable fate at the hand of tyrants. May that be a burglar, rapist or member of government.
No wonder all the fishing trade has shifted to the East of America…
This is an intriguing topic.
How many homeless individuals would have gone missing in the National Parks of America?
None of them would have been reported. Tens of thousands, most likely.
Now, the only question is…Aliens or covert military projects?
First Principle of Biocentrism: What one perceives as reality is a process that involves ones consciousness. An external reality, if existed, would by definition have to exist in space. Yet, as space and time are not absolute realities, they are rather tools of the human and animal mind, due to the non-temporal and non-local nature of the universe.
Second Principle: Ones external and internal perceptions are inextricably intertwined. As different sides from the same coin, they are indivisible from one another. As George Berkeley once stated, the only thing we perceive are our perceptions. Therefore, what is considered to be “out there” is, in essence, equivalent to what is “in here”.
Third Principle: For instance, the behaviour of all subatomic particles and objects are inextricably linked to the presence of the observer. For instance, the phenomena of the particle wave duality. The act of observation, hence alters the experiment by the mere act of observation. Without the presence of a conscious observer, they most likely exist in an undetermined state of probability waves.
Fourth Principle: Without consciousness, matter dwells in an undetermined state of probability. Any universe that could have preceded consciousness, more likely only existed in a probability state.
Fifth Principle: The structure of the universe is explainable only through biocentrism. As the Universe is fine-tuned for life, as it may, it is thought that life creates the universe and not the other way around. For instance, according to the principle of mediocrity, circumstances to create life on earth are not singular, hence one could easily arrive at the inference that similar planets to Earth would be able to facilitate life. The fact that life is not an accidental consequence, but a premeditated one. A necessitated one.
Sixth Principles: Time does not possess a true existence outside of animal-sense perception. It is the process by which ones perceives changes in the observable universe. For instance, the lack of existence of time before the big-bang, however it should be noted that Einsteins relativity is incompatible with the conception of quantum mechanics.
Seventh Principle: Space, similar to the time, is not supposed to be considered to be an object. Space is another form of ones animal understanding and does not possess an independent reality. Thus, there is no absolute self-existing matrix, in which physical events occur independent of life.
Lets examine certain principles of biocentrism further:
The Third Principle of Biocentrism: In 1997, the Swiss researcher Nicholas Gisin and his team constructed entangled photons and sent them along seven miles along optical fibres. They would encounter an interferometer, where it would be able to take two paths, which are always selected randomly. Throughout the course of the experiment, Gisin discovered that whichever option the photon would take, its twin would naturally and instantaneously. The second photons reaction was without delay, and thus it is presumed to be simultaneous. In addition, through the experiments of the past decade, Einsteins insistence upon locality appears to be erroneous. The inference that nothing can influence anything else at superluminal speeds is mistaken. Rather, the entities observed are floating in a field that is not limited by the external space-time. The experiments of Heisenberg, Bell, Grisin and Wineland returns one to the act of observation. For instance, it has been conclusively proven that if one watches a subatomic particle, it behaves like a particle or a wave simultaneously, that retains the right to exhibit all possibilities, including passing through both holes at the same time. At present, the implications of these experiments are conveniently disregarded or played down, as until recently, quantum behaviour was limited to the microscopic world. Therefore, the behaviour of subatomic particles is inextricably linked to the presence of an observer. Without the presence of a conscious observer, they remain in an undetermined state of probability waves.
Fifth Principle of Biocentrism: The phenomenal world appears to be designated for life, not just at the microscopic scale of the atom, but at the level of the universe itself. No matter which logic one adopts, one has to accept the fact that the cosmos may not be the way it seems. By the late sixties, it had become evident to certain researchers, that if the Big Bang had been just one part in a million more powerful, the cosmos would have blown outward too swiftly to allow stars and worlds to form, resulting in no forms of stable life, as we know it now. However, more coincidentally, the universes four forces and all of its constants are just perfectly arranged for atomic interactions. The existence of atoms, elements, planets, liquid water and life could be made entirely undone, if one were to tweak any of the constants. In 2001, physicists discovered a bizarre occurrence, the fine-structure constant appears to be very gradually becoming bigger. Henceforth, as the universe is in a state of flux, the constants would also be gradually changing alongside the universe. Therefore, the very structure of the universe is explainable through biocentrism. It is fine tuned for life to exist. In a way, life creates the universe, as it is simply the complete spatio-temporal logic of the self.
Sixth Principle of Biocentrism: In classical science, entropy is not comprehensible without a directionality of time, as it is a non-reversible mechanism. In fact, entropy defies the arrow of time. Without entropy, time would not be required to exist at all. Instead of the act of structure loss and disorganisation, representing a concrete directionality of time, it could be viewed as a demonstration of random action. Resultant entropy is merely a loss within the minds manner of perceiving patters and order. As the ancient debate still continues, the answer may be more complex than originally expected. In the biocentric viewpoint, time is the inner form of the animal sense that animates events, the still frames, of the spacial world. The mind animates the phenomenal world. Each weaves a series of spacial states into an order, as it may. For instance, Heinbergs uncertainty principle, position belongs to the outer world and momentum, which involves the temporal component, belongs to the inner world. Time does not exist in the universe independent of life. It does not truly exist in the context of life, it exists with the individual. Henceforth, time does not possess any real existence, except within perception. It is processed by which one perceives changes in the universe.
Seventh Principle of Biocentrism: Einsteins relativity has shown that space is not a constant, not absolute and therefore not inherently substantive. For instance, extremely high speed travel would force intervening space to essentially shrink to nothingness. In true figures, if one were headed toward the star Sirius at 99 percent of lights speed of 186,282.4 miles per second, it would be discovered that is was barely more than one light year away, not the 8.6 light years that it was originally measured. If one were to move 99.9999999 percent of light speed, which is allowable by the law of physics, space would change to almost nothing.
Another way of observing the vacuity of space would be the modern discovery of virtual particles of physical matter. Although it appears seemingly empty, it is in actuality a living animated field, that is anything but vacant. This energy is also referred to as zero point energy, it begins to show itself, when all other pervasive kinetic energies have quieted down at the temperature of absolute zero at -459.67 Fahrenheit. It has been experientially confirmed since 1949 via the Casimir effect, which causes close spaced metal plates to become powerfully pressed together. By the waves of vacuum energy outside them. The tiny spaces between the plates stifles the energy waves by leaving them insufficient space to push back against the force.
As space, similar to time, is not an object. Space is another form of ones animal understanding and does not possess an independent reality. Like time, space is also carried around with us. Thus, there is no absolute, self-existing matrix, in which physical events occur independent of life.
Loren Eiseley once stated that “We are too content with our sense organs, it is no longer enough to see as a man sees, even to the end of the universe.” One cannot adequately perceive without incorporating the essence of perception itself, which is consciousness. Although one need not understand something in order to enjoy its benefits, throughout history humanity has strived towards that degree of comprehension of reality. As the universe it its entirety is the sum of all nature and consciousness, it has no comparative, nor does it exist within any other matrix or context. Mankinds logic and language lack any meaningful manner in which to apprehend or to visualize it as a whole. This profound limitation should be immediately obvious. If a larger reality was to exist, it could not be inferred from a mere study of the nature of its components. Similarly, if the over-arching consciousness constitutes a form of meta-universe, it may contain properties unpredictable from any study of its components. Within eastern religions, the hypothesis of the Big Bang is irrelevant, as time is illusory and the universe is eternal. Life in itself is eternal, as all is fundamentally one due to the interconnected nature of reality itself. The goal of life is to perceive cosmic truth via losing the false sense of illusion and separateness, through direct ecstatic experience. In the biocentric viewpoint, the notion that one single consciousness pervades everything and that appearances of individuality are true only on a relative level, yet are not true fundamentally. The universal applicability of numerous constants and physical laws, including the connectedness in quantum theory’s EPR correlations, in which objects vastly far apart remain intimately connected, would become innately more logical, if solipsism was to be true. However, in essence, consciousness is ones perception. Although one may not adequately be able to evidence that all is fundamentally one, the perception itself can be proved. The essence of consciousness, which is basically infinite awareness or perception. It is the one aspect, which is capable of surviving physical death, although classical science may be unsure what for, the biocentric viewpoints in one of the few perspectives that incorporate the element of consciousness into the components of science as a whole. All sorts of mental phenomena have yielded to scientific investigation in recent years, yet consciousness has stubbornly persisted, as one of the deepest problems of science. Even the tools of neuroscience cannot provide a full account of conscious experience and yet no object can withstand maximum concentration. It is evident that there is still much to be explored and one cannot maintain a closed mind throughout this process. All options have to be considered in fine detail. Countless theories functions so smoothly on paper, yet the practical nature of them cannot survive the initial trial. Once quantum physics is truly unlocked, the possibilities of advancement become endless, as it can truly be combined with almost all sectors of human achievement.
As time and space are more often than not intimately interconnected, it cannot exist on its own apart from life and human conception. All working models for relativity within physics, from Newtons law and Einsteins field equations through quantum mechanics, have no requirement for time. Time is a concept that is seeking a function, except when one refers to it as change, for instance in the form of acceleration. Yet, change, symbolically marked by the Greek capital letter delta is not the same as time. Scientifically, time appears to be indispensable in just one area, which is thermodynamics, whose second law has no meaning at all without time. The second law is described as entropy, which can only function with the directionality of time. In the biocentric perspective, it cannot exist independent from life that acknowledges it. Similar to the concept of Dharma, it is always with the individual. Time within the biocentric universe is not sequential, even though habitual perceptions may dictate that it is. For instance, the time dilation effect is minor until it nears the speed of light. At 98 percent of light speed, time travels half its average speed. At 99 percent, it is merely one seventh as fast. If one were to travel inside a rocket at 99 percent the speed of light, one would experience the consequential sevenfold time dilation. One would have aged a decade in ten years worth of travel. If one were to return to Earth, one would discover that seventy years have passed. Whilst ten years would have passed for the crew on the rocket, at the same time seven decades would have passed on Earth. This phenomena is the slowdown of time, relevant due to the relativity and speed of time in variant locations. In essence, time is truly dependent upon perception. Therefore, the passing of time can be altered, dependent upon the measurements and perceptions of the individual. For instance, a day would not consist of the same amount of hours on Venus as it would on Planet Earth. Time is a fixed arrow of human construction, and it is not always as fixed as previously decided. As Einstein once stated “Time is what we measure with a clock. Space is what we measure with a measuring rod.” Clocks, in essence, are rhythmic devices, containing processes that are repetitive, which leads to the inevitable, yet ancient, conclusion that time does not possess any true existence outside of the mind. It is processes by which changes are measured within the phenomenal universe. However, its comprehension is essential in order to understand larger subjects such as the theory behind ordinary and extraordinary time travel.
Ancient Philosophy Within Biocentricism
Within countless eastern religions, the conception that all is interconnected and that all is fundamentally one is widespread. The appearance of individual separate forms is illusory, and is often referred to as “Maya” or “Samsara”. As time and space is considered to be another illusionary component of reality, life is eternal. Most branches of Hinduism and Buddhism believe that this is achieved through the process of reincarnation, yet others, such as Advaita Vedanta, maintain the belief that no birth and death actually occur. The goal and purpose of life is to experience cosmic truth by losing the false sense of illusion of separateness through direct ecstatic experience, variously known as Samadhi, Nirvana, Enlightenment or Self-Realisation. Within the ancient scriptures, the universe has always existed and will continue to exists. However, if solipsism were to be a reality, it would perhaps sightly disrupt the thesis of the biocentric, yet it would not entirely destroy it. In my professional opinion, I am certain that both theories would be able to work hand in hand, due to the acknowledgement of consciousness within the notion of physics. The concept that greater mechanisms and unpredictable occurrences may be random or may not yet be objectively observed would efficiently merge with Biocentrism, as would it seven principles. Nonetheless, as there is a strong verisimilitude of separate organisms within the phenomenal world, each possessing its own consciousness, it may be a little far fetched to assume that perhaps each being would share the same source of energy or even stream of consciousness, however even within quantum theory, there are a wide variety of experiments, which would be in support of the matter, that all is fundamentally one. Since mankind may not yet be able to view the universe from the outside, no one would be able to adequately discern truth from fiction, however it is still unknown whether we are a part of larger universes, or whether we are in the centre of all probable parallel universes or even whether this universe could be considered a parallel universe for another universe. The notion that all is one may appear senseless from a human perspective, although from a distant, more objective outlook, our universe may be a grain of sand on the beach in comparison to the infinity of probable universes within existence.
Although the mathematical possibility of ones consciousness ending is zero, one should take into consideration the experiment, involving the Hardon Collider in Switzerland. The calculations were accurate, however had they not been, it would have resulted in the collapse of the Universe. It is rumoured that few parallel universes actually did collapse. However, in theory, if specific elements would trigger the quantum vacuum collapse, the planet of mankind would be destroyed in less than a second, followed by a wave of destruction that would spread through the Universe at the speed of light. Yet, this scenario allows for the enquiry, if the consciousness of the individual would persist in case of the collapse of the multi-verse? Perhaps another universe were to come into being, replacing the former meta-universe. Within the scriptures of Eastern Religions, such as the Bhagavad Gita, the destruction of the universe is foretold. It would occur in one of three ways. Each would encompass the inevitable fall of mankind. According to the ancient belief structures, the first kind of transformation would be induced destruction, stated to affect all beings on Earth, which occurs at the end of each Kalpa, the cycle of the Yugas. The second would include natural destruction, that would include the entire universe. It is said to happen when the divine dream, which is the world, ceases to be. Matter, space and time cease to exist at the end of time itself (Vishnu Purana). The third form of destruction is known as the immediate destruction, refers to the liberation of the individual for whom the phenomenal world ceases to exist. Truth be told, it is an inevitable fact that the demise of humanity will take place. It is also inevitable for the sun to expand and eventually this area of space would become a part of a black hole. It is the cycle of universe. Creation, destruction and transformation. A cycle of learning, as it may, beyond the physical processes to which we cling so heavily.
Countless individuals are of the opinion that Planet Earth is overdue an Ice Age. Considering the change of Alaska and the South Pole that notion appears more than reasonable. Yet, for what reason? What could trigger the climatic change of an entire planet, reducing the population to its former state of living? Although many global warming claims are widely disputed, the increase of natural disasters cannot be disputed. The global weather is distinctly disruptive and out of its normal routine. 500 lightning strikes hit Washington within one picture frame, subsequently Switzerland is hit by close to 30’000 lightening strikes within four hours. Numerous countries, such as India, Indonesia, China and Japan are suffering from constant landslides, earthquakes, hailstorms and flooding, along with the rest of the world. Conclusively, to form the inference of survival is an effortless one…The universe would require a continuous cycle of transformation in order to change and evolve as a whole. It is a mathematically sound equation, as energy can neither be created or destroyed, it merely changes form Yet, what if one were to grasp the concepts of energy manipulation? Would it be possible to disperse the energy of the soul, disabling ones ability to reincarnate effectively or even with past life knowledge? Unfortunately, it has been performed on repeated occasions. As numerous individuals are aware, Nikola Tesla claimed to have invented the “Death Ray” around the year of 1893. In 1957, the National Inventors Council still issued lists of required military inventions, including the conception of the Death Ray. However, Tesla was more than likely aware of the capabilities. It is not merely a particle beam. It was a part of HAARP, which allowed Tesla to induce earthquakes and simple control or disperse weather patterns. Needless to mention, he destroyed the encoded documents, containing details of his inventions, yet the United States Patents include almost all of them. Nonetheless, to return to the actual function of the death ray, as a later/particle beam accelerator or electromagnetic beam. Tesla had replicated the work of William Rontgen, it is believed that he practised shooting X-rays over considerable distances, creating photographs as far away as 40 feet from the source of the gun. In addition, Tesla was also involved in experiments, which included shooting cathode rays at targets. Around the year of 1918, it was rumoured that Tesla possessed a laser-like apparatus that he shot at the moon. The lamp was constructed in a manner, as to place a piece of matter, such as Carbon, Diamond or Ruby in the centre and “bombard” the button with electrical energy that would bounce off the button onto the inside of the globe and bounce back into the button. Since Tesla specifically worked with Rubys, this is similar to how the Ruby Laser was fashioned. However, the problem with the device was that it was set up to vaporize the bottom, hence the laser effects were most likely short lived, yet this introduces the capability of human technology. Throughout the course of history, mankind has continually discovered new weaponry to maim, torture and kill that which we perceive to be the enemy at that point in time, however what if one were to be able to remove the enemy without the possibility for them to return from the dead. Naturally that would require a belief in reincarnation or simply a more advanced understanding of the energetic matrix, which we inhabit. If one were to construct a device that allows for the electromagnetic field and subatomic structure of the human being to be dispersed, inducing death, how could one be certain that the particles of energy will reunite after the time of death? And even if the particles have reunified, would they still hold the same degree of information as before? There are several viewpoints on the matter, yet there is only one that I am entirely certain of… The energy signature of the individual appears to be unique, permitting it to be psychically traced. There are a variety of locations at which death rays were more than likely applied against the enemy, yet what kind of enemy would require such a destructive weapon? The findings of my research became even more illusive than previously conceived. Let’s imagine for an instance that the individual is similar to a quantum computer. It is possible for conscious knowledge to become unconscious, in fact, most of the knowledge of the individual consciousness would be located in the corridors of the unconscious. Therefore, would it be probable that the “hard-drive” of the individual could be wiped of all its conscious and unconscious data? It seems fairly possible, yet it would require more advanced technology than publicly accessible. If one were to entertain the notion of the eternal now, such a loss of consciousness would merely equal the loss of knowledge and experience, not the loss of existence. In my professional opinion, the echo of the soul, as it may, would still persist. It is probable for the collection of information to be successfully restored in a timeless sub-domain of reality, yet it may necessitate further time and assistance. If all is energy, there would be a source of that energy, perhaps even a source of all reality. Nothing is truly impossible, yet in my opinion, it requires a form of assistance to return to its former state of being. As a side-note, all locations involving the former use of the death ray are heavily guarded by federal authorities. No civilian is permitted to set foot on the land. Benedict de Spinoza once stated that “The human mind cannot be absolutely destroyed with the human body, but here is some part of it, which remains eternal”. The biocentric viewpoint of the timeless, spaceless cosmos of consciousness allows for no true death in any real sense. When the physical body faces the point of death, it returns to the inescapable matrix of reality. The concept of eternity does not indicate perpetual existence in time without end. It is no limitless temporal sequence, rather it resides outside of time altogether. As consciousness transcends its physical form, it does not depart never to be seen again. Energy is not destroyed, it is merely changes its shape, consequently energy is known with scientific certainty to be deathless. Since all things possess an energy identity, as it may, nothing is exempt from this immortality of being. Lanza applies a car analogy to depict the fact, for instance, the gasoline energy, stored in the chemical bonds, is released to power the vehicle and allow it to combat gravity. This means that the fight with gravity has yielded a stored form of energy that never expires, even after a billion of years. By letting the automobile coast down with the engine off, it gains speed, which is kinetic energy, an energy of motion. Basically, it is utilizing gravitational potential energy as it loses altitude, yet gains kinetic energy. Hybrid cars often use the energy of braking to charge the battery. In sum, energy continues to change form, whilst it never diminishes in the least. Similar the essence of consciousness, of ones own identity, can neither be diminished or lost. As one inhabits a closed system, there is not a way to facilitate such an escape. The biocentric outlook of the observable universe views every creature as consisting of multiple spheres of physical reality that are passing through space and time. In comparison to the particle wave duality of the two slit experiment, we are all one thing whilst being simultaneously another. We were all born somewhere in the past. We are all dead somewhere in the future. However, in essence, we are both. Ones life is not so much threatened as ones perceptions, yet by striving to see through the veil of ones ordinary perceptions, one can come a step closer to comprehending the interconnected nature of all. All possibilities. All potentialities. In essence, all contains meaning and value, even though the assembling of both factors may at times be complex.
In 2008, Elmira A Isaeva stated that “The problem of quantum physics, as a choice of one alternative at quantum measurement and a problem of philosophy as to how consciousness functions, is deeply connected with relations between these two. It is quite possible that in solving these two problems, it is likely that experiments in the quantum mechanics will include workings of the brain and consciousness, and it will then be possible to present a new basis for the theory of consciousness.” Such mainstream acknowledgements of the role of consciousness will continue to develop until they become established paradigms of science. In 2008, experiments by Benjamin Liber and others demonstrated that the brain, operating on its own, is capable of “which-hand-to-raise” choices that are detectable by observers, watching brain scan monitors, up to ten seconds before the subject has decided with arms to hold up. In conclusion, although human beings may largely function on an unconscious basis, this displays that ones consciousness may operate before one has become consciously aware of it. For instance, if one were to be able to successfully utilize the full capacity of ones own brain, the change in personality would most likely be instant. Similar to an individual suffering from amnesia, once the memories are recovered, the new information is consciously processed and incorporated into other components of conscious data. Nonetheless, the biocentric viewpoint of the universe represents a stepping stone of physics, allowing for the notion of consciousness to be solemnly added to the equation of existence. And although mathematically the chance for consciousness to cease existing is ultimately zero, humanity will within time reach the point of scientifically attempting to alter consciousness, direct consciousness or even form a new consciousness out of an old one. The science of consciousness itself has vast room for expansion, yet even Tesla concluded his research as he came to realize the power that one individual could hold. The one who controls energy in all its form eventually controls the observable world. The energy of thoughts, ideas, beliefs or even material objects… For instance, tracking energy from one lifetime to the next or directing them into a particular body. Although consciousness in itself cannot end, it can be tampered with or modified. One could meddle with the soul at its core without being aware of the consequences. Once one includes the realms of consciousness in science, another dimension of probabilities is opened.
– Robert Lanza MD
Heightism disguised within society becomes notable even by the tall. Policies would reverse engineer society, yet the focus would simply be turned elsewhere.
The term arthritis stems from the Greek word “arthro” meaning joint and “itis” referring to inflammation. The plural, arthritides, is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different kinds of arthritis. The most common type is osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint condition, which is a result of trauma to the joint, infection or age. Other forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection. One of the major symptoms is joint pain. Pain is often a constant and may be localized in the affected joint. The pain from arthritis is due to the inflammation that occurs around the joint, damage to the joint from disease, daily wear and tear of joint, muscle strains caused by forceful movements against stiff painful joints and fatigue. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability within the United States. An average of 20 million individuals with arthritis have severe limitations in function on a daily basis. The degenerative nature of the condition physically limits individuals and a certain amount become entirely home bound. It is presumed that the total sum of arthritis cases is more than $100 billion. Each year, arthritis results in over 1 million hospitalizations and close to 45 million outpatient visits are related to arthritis. This contributes to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. Individuals with arthritis are also at increased risk of depression, which often worsens the condition. Rheumatoid arthritis of joints involves the inflammation of the synovial membrane. Joints become swollen and stiffness limits the overall movement. Within time, multiple joints can be affected. The synovial membrane, also referred to as synovium or stratum synoviale, is the soft tissue between the articular capsule, the joint capsule, and the joint cavity of synovial joints. The term synovium is related to the word synovia, relating to the synovial fluid, which is a clear, viscid, lubricating fluid secreted by synovial membranes. The word synvovia was coined by Paracelsus. The term may have been derived from the Greek word syn, meaning with and the Latin word ovum, meaning egg, as the synovial fluid in joints, that have a cavity between the bearing surfaces, is similar to the consistency of egg white. The synovium often has two layers. The outer layer, subintima, can be of almost any type, fibrous, fatty or areolar. The inner layer, intima, consists of an incredibly thin sheet of cells. Where the underlying subintima is loose, the intima sits on a pliable membrane, giving rise to the term synovial membrane. This membrane, together with the cells of the intima, provides an inner tube, sealing the synovial fluid from the surrounding tissue, effectively preventing the joints from running dry when subjected to movement. The intimal cells are of two types, fibroblasts and macrophages, both of which are different in certain respects from similar cells in other tissues. The fibroblasts produce a polymer known as hyaluronan, which colours the synovial fluid in egg-white, together with a molecule called lubricin, which lubricates the joint surfaces. The water of synovial fluid is not secreted but is effectively trapped in the joint space by the hyaluronan. The macrophages are responsible for the removal of undesirable substances from the synovial fluid. The surface of synovium may be flat or may be covered with projections or villi, which is presumed to allow the soft tissue to change shape as the joint surfaces move one on another. Just beneath the intima, the synovium has a dense net of small blood vessels that provide nutrients not only for synovium yet also for the avascular cartilage. The cartilage therefore in most cases receives nutrition direct from synovium. Certain areas of cartilage have to obtain nutrients indirectly and may do so either from diffusion through cartilage or possibly by triggering the movement of the synovial fluid.
In essence, the bearing surfaces of human joints interlock. This is rare for biological joints, although the badger’s jaw interlocks. More often than not the surfaces are formed together by cord-shaped ligaments. All cavities between muscles, ligaments, bones, and cartilage is filled with pliable solid tissue. The fluid-filled gap is at most only a twentieth of a millimetre thick. The synovium provides a plane of separation between the dense tissues that movement can occur with minimum bending of solid components. If this separation is lost, the joint cannot move. However, it also allows the bearing surfaces to move without friction. Although the membrane also controls the amount of fluid within the cavity to permit the solid components to move freely. This volume is normally so small that the joint is under slight suction. Synovium can become irritated and thickened in conditions such as synovitis or rheumatoid arthritis. The synovium can become a danger to the bearing surface structure in a variety of ways. Excess synovial fluid can weep from the inflamed synovium, creating a barrier to diffusion of nutrients to cartilage. The synovial cells may also use up nutrients, reducing the glucose level within the tissue almost completely. These factors may lead to starvation and necrosis of cartilage cells. Synovial cells may also produce enzymes that can digest the cartilage surface, although it is unclear thus far whether this is to digest healthy cells.
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving the degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and effusion. A variety of causes hereditary, developmental, metabolic, and mechanical deficits may initiate processes leading to the loss of cartilage. Once bone surfaces become less protected by cartilage, the bone may be exposed and damaged over time. This may result in, decreased movement , pain and regional muscle atrophy. “Treatment generally involves a combination of exercise, lifestyle modification, and analgesics.” However, recent studies have discovered that THC is also effective. If the pain becomes debilitating, joint replacement surgery may be used to improve the quality of the individuals life. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and the leading cause of chronic disability in the United States. It affects about 1.9 million individuals in Australia, 8 million individuals in the United Kingdom and nearly 27 million individuals in the United States. , g ability and often stiffness. “Pain” is generally described as a sharp ache or a burning sensation in the associated muscles and tendons. Osteoarthritis can cause a crackling noise, known as crepitus when the affected joint is moved or touched. Individuals may experience muscle spasms and contractions in the tendons. In certain cases, the joints may occasionally also be filled with fluid. Numerous reports of increased pain associated with cold temperatures, high humidity and barometric pressure drops, although studies displayed varied results. Osteoarthritis generally affects the hands, feet, spine, hips and knees, although in theory, any joint in the body can be affected. As the condition progresses, the affected joints appear larger, are stiff and painful and usually feel better with gentle use and worse with excessive or prolonged usage, thus distinguishing it from rheumatoid arthritis. In smaller joints, such as at the fingers, hard bony enlargements, called Heberden’s nodes, commonly on the distal interphalangeal joints or Bouchard’s nodes on the proximal interphalangeal joints may form. Although they are not necessarily painful, they can limit the movement of the fingers significantly. Osteoarthritis within the toes can result in the formation of bunions, causing redness or swelling. Certain individuals notice these physical changes before they experience any pain. It should be noted that osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint effusion of the knee. A joint effusion is the presence of increased intra-articular fluid. It may affect any joint. It is also commons in gout, trauma and septic arthritis. Septic arthritis is the purulent invasion of a joint by an infectious agent with a resultant large effusion due to inflammation. Gout is usually present with recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritic, caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood that crystallizes and deposits in joints, tendons, and surrounding tissues. Gout affects 1% of individuals in Western populations at a point in their lives. Trauma from ligamentous, osseous or meniscal injuries can result in an effusion. These are often hemarthrosis or bloody effusions.
Damage from mechanical stress with insufficient self-repair by joints, it is believed to be the primary cause of osteoarthritis. Sources of stress may involve misalignments of bones due to congenital, pathogenic causes, mechanical injury, excess body weight, loss of strength in the muscles supporting a joint and impairment of peripheral nerves, leading to sudden or uncoordinated movements. However, physical exercise, including running in the absence of injury, has not been found to increase the risk, nor has cracking one’s knuckles. Numerous studies have shown that there is a greater prevalence of the disease among siblings, especially in identical twins, indicating a hereditary origin. Although a single factor is not generally sufficient to trigger the disease, about half of the variation in susceptibility has been assigned to genetic factors. As early human ancestors evolved into bipeds, changes occurred in the pelvis, hip joint and spine, which increased the risk of osteoarthritis. In addition, genetic variations increasing the risk were likely not selected against as commonly problems only occur after reproductive success, since the body struggles to recover from the overall calcium depletion.
The development of osteoarthritis is often correlated with a previous history of joint injury and with obesity. Since the correlation with obesity has been observed, not only for knees and for non-weight bearing joints, the loss of body fat is more closely related to symptom relief than the loss of body weight, it has been suggested that there may be a metabolic link to body fat as opposed to mechanical loading. Conversely, changes in sex hormone levels may also play a role in the development, as it is more prevalent among post-menopausal females than among males of the same age. A study of mice discovered natural female hormones to be protective while injections of the male hormone, dihydrotestosterone, reduced protection. Primary Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative disorder related to, yet not caused by aging, as there are countless individuals in their nineties that have no clinical or functional signs of the disease. As the individual ages, the fluid content of the cartilage decreases, resulting in a reduced proteoglycan content, thus causing the cartilage to be less resilient. The fluid content of healthy cartilage is finely balanced by compressive force driving fluid out as well as swelling pressure drawing fluid in. Collagen fibres exert the compressive force, whereas the Gibbs-Donnan effect and cartilage proteoglycans create osmotic pressure, which draws fluid in. However, during the onset, there is an increase in cartilage fluid content. This increase occurs whilst there is an overall loss of proteoglycans, which is outweighed by a loss of collagen. Without the protective effects of the proteoglycans, the collagen fibers of the cartilage can become susceptible to degradation and thus exacerbate the degeneration. Inflammation of the surrounding joint capsule can also occur, though often mild, compared to rheumatoid arthritis. For instance, as breakdown products from the cartilage are released into the synovial space and the cells lining the joint attempt to remove them. Bone outgrowths, referred to as osteophytes can form on the margins of the joints in an attempt to improve the congruence of the articular cartilage surfaces. These bone changes in combination with the inflammation result in additional pain and movement restrictions.
Apart from cloning the tissue and replacing it synthetically, the publicly accessible options are limited. Analgesics, weight loss and muscle growth to support the joint are often a temporary solution. Almost all studies produce inconclusive evidence. Medical marijuana has merely become a herbal analgesic, as it was used throughout history. After that, pure cocaine and heroine was routinely handed out to aid pain relief. Out of the above options, the effect of the THC can support the oxidisation of the bones, dependent upon the amount consumed. Above all, a intravenous drip, containing a cannabis oil or hemp seed oil solution, has yielded greater medical results in the subject in the actual treatment of whilst reducing the overall pain threshold. In fact, 18 states within America, including Washington, D.C., have legalized limited use of medical marijuana for certain conditions. California permits its use for arthritis. New Jersey and New York, do not.) Two states, Washington and Colorado, have decriminalized even its recreational use. A 2011 Journal of Pain survey revealed that almost 10 percent of Americans with chronic pain use marijuana. Large-scale surveys from the United Kingdom and Australia indicate that roughly one-third of individuals that use medical marijuana for arthritis report considerable pain relief. Additionally, a Canadian study in Arthritis Care & Research found that among 457 patients with fibromyalgia, 13 percent used cannabis to manage their condition. Although Canadian research has also proven its healing effects through injection.
Within philosophy, the term detachment represents a state in which an individual overcomes their attachment toward desire for all objects, individuals or concepts of the phenomenal world, henceforth attaining a heightened perspective. Within Bahá’í Faith, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Taoism, non-attachment, which stands for the release from desire as well as suffering, is a significant principle and ideal. Detachment is also a central concept in Zen Buddhism. One of the most important technical Chinese terms for detachment is “wú niàn” (無念), which literally means “no thought.” This does not signify the literal absence of thought, but rather the state of being “unstained” (bù rán 不染) by thought. Therefore, non-attachments represents being detached from one’s thoughts. It is the separation of the individual from their own thoughts and opinions in detail as to not be harmed mentally and emotionally by them. The mentality is generally also applied towards others. In addition, within Hinduism the view of detachment comes from the understanding of the nature of existence and the true ultimate state sought by the practitioner. In other terms, while one is responsible and mindful without concerns of the past as well as future. The detachment is focused towards the result of one’s actions rather than towards all aspects of life. This concept is cited extensively within Puranic and Vedic literature.
Zen and Sociopathy
There are a variety of parallels between sociopathy and Zen Buddhism, such as emotional detachment, non-attachment to the self and mindfulness. In addition, Buddhists, similar to sociopaths, can appear as unemotional or emotionally cold. Conversely, Buddhism appreciates emotions as well as deeds that are spontaneous and based upon intuition, merely not those arising from logic or the rational mind, as it may. Yet, a sociopath is genetically provided with the free will of choice, as it may, to develop the will to form attachments or to detach from their surroundings. The archetype of the monk and the sociopath, in fact, are reflections of one another. Whereas the Monk strives to detach himself, the sociopath often attempts to involve himself. Although there is a fine line between morally righteous actions, conducted for the progression of mankind, and morally corrupt actions that serve merely the perpetrator. According to Carl Jung, this line also exists on the fourth stage of individuation. Nonetheless, would it even be probable to suggest that the sociopathic mind is closer to enlightenment? Or perhaps on the other side of it? The monk and the sociopath view the nature of reality from almost exactly opposite perspectives, operating at entirely different parallels. For instance, a sociopath can be threatened and perplexed by emotion due to the unpredictability that it brings. Emotion has the capacity to throw actions out of balance, as it may, disrupting the behaviour of the individual. The monk, however, aims to distance themselves from emotion whilst remaining compassionate towards the emotions of others. To a sociopath that is easily agitated, an emotional outburst could trigger the desire to interfere with the behaviour of the individual, resulting a variety of probable outcomes, ranging from loss of consciousness due to blunt force head trauma to death caused by the rapid snapping of the neck. The monk, on the other hand, would view it as being provided with an opportunity of growth through the challenge of calming the unsettled individual with emotional support and meditative practises.
To centre oneself entirely in the present moment requires the gradual release of the attachment to all forms of thought, most significantly the self. It also necessitates the letting go of ones attachment to emotions, which are also a kind of thought. In essence, the individual ceases to think and feel. “As long as one is caught up thinking or feeling, one is occupied reflecting or anticipating.” Within Buddhism, to live in such states of illusion perpetuated by thought is represented by The First Truth, which states that life is suffering. To therefore release the attachments to their own thoughts allows the individual to raise their level of awareness, which with freedom from illusion and suffering is attained. This increase in awareness is accompanied by compassion, arising from the direct experience of the individuals connection to all within existence through the regular practice of meditation. According to Buddhism, all beings possess the Buddha nature within themselves, even if it does not surface throughout an entire lifetime. This illustrates that at the core…we are all the same. Perceiving the subject in this manner, the difference between the sociopath and the monk is an illusion in itself.
The Mask of the Self
What are we without words? What are we without form? If one were to simply look at any individual as a whole, disregarding any thoughts of attraction or judgement. Merely perceiving them as they are. Usually until that individual speaks, they possess no language or nationality, yet we have already categorised them according to social class, status and appearance. These are also labelled as attachments…Attachments to that which is perceived as inappropriate and to that which is considered to be socially acceptable. Once one can get passed all superficial matters and observe another being, perceiving them as possessing a unique personality and mind of their own…A intricate purpose and path of their own, which is connected to you through the very nature of reality itself. By mere existence upon the same planet, the same country or the same city, one human being affects another, often without conscious realisation. Succeeding all the challenges and struggles of life, we will all inevitable have to discover a manner, in which to live with ourselves and our surroundings. Humanity no longer values nature in the ways they used to. In fact, within the United States it has become against federal law to grow any kind of food in the garden of the average American citizen. Needless to mention, numerous elderly ladies were arrested and received ample amounts of fines and prison time to ponder upon their wrongdoings. Yet, have any human rights actually been violated? It would perhaps dent the wallets of the local supermarket. The true goal has a much more profound affect, the illegality of self-sufficiency. Within modern society, the archetype of the true monk has nearly faced extinction. Except for a few remote corners of the world, there are not as many die-hard monks as there used to be. Monks that would rise at 4am each morning to perform aerobic exercises and then spend countless hours in meditation every day. The ideal monk is in a meditative state throughout waking and sleeping consciousness, continuously focused upon the present. Such an individual cannot exist within modern Western society. They would represent all that which the capitalist and the socialist wish to abolish by pure nature of being. It is the monks way to simply be.
Not try, not do… To just be.
Everyone has at one point made a mistake that was irreparable. Some more than others. Learning by failure is a process that we all experience within life. Yet, once one puts aside superficial differences or quarrels with ourselves and others, one arrives at the inference that the suffering of life, its encompassing attachments and illusions, is a universal condition.
Within most organised religions, the vow of poverty stands for the physical side of detachment, whereas Eastern religions focus their energies upon purifying as well as cleansing the body, mind and spirit. They are intrinsically aware that each individual possesses their own path towards enlightenment that will differ from the path of another. Nonetheless, there are common denominators, which create the suffering that is experienced within life. The goal in itself becomes to transcend the pain experienced and distance oneself from it. Within a wide range of belief structures, the practitioner begins to accept full responsibility for their thoughts, their emotions and their actions. Partial responsibility is also accepted for each trauma experienced. The notion becomes to separate oneself from situations, which cause internal grief or unfavourable circumstances. To not involve oneself in the drama of life, therefore allows one to become detached from it. One does no longer requires or even desires the drama that life brings, thus one simply removes the causal factors that trigger them by editing oneself out of the situation. Numerous yogis and sages have retreated to the mountains for decades before re-surfacing to the public within a state of Samadhi, otherwise known as the ultimate state of peace and enlightenment.
Sociopathy, now known as anti-social disorder, is generally a genetic condition that cannot be cured or mended. Only the individual can gain control of their inclinations in order to expand their understanding of others. Needless to mention, countless high functioning sociopaths have marked history beyond the point of return, especially within religious or spiritual professions. Whereas psychopathy prefers the long drawn out emotional pain in others, the sociopath has no preference. More often than not, the response of a sociopath is provoked into violence whilst the psychopath does not necessarily require a trigger event to victimise another. Most interestingly of all, the behavioural tendencies of a psychopath would not allow them to linger on a mountain for decades without human contact, whereas the sociopath would experience no care or consideration towards the task. Psychopaths and sociopaths, although it is a common misconception that they are increasingly alike, nothing could be further from the truth. The psychopath experiences an urge, a compulsion or a drive of some sort, generally speaking, whereas the sociopath does not. The most suitable analogy would perhaps be an emotional filter that is different from the average human being. The emotions are present within the sociopath, yet they are disconnected and in the background. Hence, a sociopath with anger management issues can become a rather clinically challenging subject. As sociopathy is a genetic condition, it affects the very core make-up of the individual. If pushed beyond a certain point, the sociopath cannot differentiate between a slight emotional outburst and the action of snapping a neck. It is a whiplash between extreme emotions that differs from bipolar disorder, as the sociopath experiences conscious choice of expression of emotions to a certain degree. In conclusion, the choice of detach oneself for sociopathy, similarly the development of the love-map for a rapist, occurs during childhood. It becomes a foundation stone in the mental development of the sociopath. Truth be told, there is very little distinction between the warrior monk and the sociopath in moments of extreme discontent. Both ways of living are mirror images of another. They are equal sides of the same spectrum, attempting to alter the circumstances, merely approaching the matter from opposing viewpoints. Ironically, they are increasingly alike. Both are triggered by the need of the soap opera within real life by other human beings. The unintentional or intentional creation of problems within daily life. Both also hold another aspect in common, a neutrality towards animals. The sociopath as well as the monk would prefer to focus on the owner of the animal that was trained to attack over the animal itself, whereas most other types of individuals focus less on the actions of the participants and more towards the action of the animal. However, for instance, whereas monks would prefer to prevent animal testing, urging for the animals to be released back into nature, sociopaths rather prevent the average citizen from applying products, which stem from the cruelty towards animals, via methods of social engineering. In essence, the mere difference between both approaches is the choice that is made to start with. The first choice that guides all other choices. For instance, the monk has the ability choose to distance himself instead of involving himself in altering society until society has changed itself or to risk changing it himself, whereas the sociopath is in favourable circumstances provided with the choice whether not to kill whilst altering society or not to kill and distance himself from society, whilst remaining at the core of it. The sociopath would through instinct choose to remain within society either way. Yet, the choice becomes whether to distance onself from society by whatever means necessary or to modify it by any means necessitated. Conversely, the monk chooses to separate himself from society by whatever means necessary until he chooses to alter society by any means necessitated. One can even go as far as to predict the behaviour of a monk by observing a sociopath, and vice versa. Yet, the first choice at all times determines the probabilities of choices that are to follow.
Karl Pribram, a neurophysiologist, and David Bohm, a quantum physicist, independently discovered the validity of their thesis by approaching the subject from various angles, stumbling upon very similar conclusions in regards to the holographic nature of the Universe, however the research conducted by other professionals greatly supported their paradigm, as many scientists at the time shared the common frustration that the scientific community held a certain level of prejudice towards the hypothesis. The idea first surfaced during Pribrams enquiry into the process of memories being stored within the brain in the 1940, when he was also observing the limbic system, and its involvement in emotions and behaviour. Around 1946, Pribram assisted Karl Lashley in ongoing research in the formation and mechanisms of memories. Separate parts of the brain were removed, yet without a specific outcome, henceforth the inference that memories are distributed throughout the brain developed. As the brain stores an immense amount of information, the process of recalling and forgetting an event could be compared to shining a laser beam on a piece of film but failing to adjust it to the desired angle. The holographic paradigm offers many other analogies in relation to the memory process, such as facial recognition, associative tendencies for memory and cases of eidetic memory. The interference patterns, resulting from the interference, presented in holography allowed Pribram insight into the reason behind the overall distribution of memory. Gradually further research provided additional data, such as Lashleys discovery, involving the visual cortex, which formed experimental results that were compatible with the idea that a photographic-like image is projected onto the cortical surface. Pribram formulated that when an object or an individual is perceived externally, the experience in actuality manifests internally, at times even beyond the physical boundaries of the body.
The thesis of the holographic brain eventually gained experimental support, when Paul Pietsch, a biologist at Indiana University, conducted over 700 trials of removing a salamanders brain and damaging them in various ways in order for the salamander to be unable to feed after the brain had been reinserted, yet the feeding behaviour continuously returned to normal. Jean Fourier afterwards developed the equations to convert images into wave forms and vice versa, named the Fourier Transforms. However, he was only one of many that contacted Pribram during that period in time, regarding evidence to assist him in his thesis. In the 1960s, it was confirmed that each brain cell in the visual cortex responds to a different pattern. In addition, later research validated that Fouriers mathematical equations were able to convert the visual images into his language of wave patterns. These wave forms contain hidden patterns, allowing for the prediction of the next movement within that fraction. Subsequently, this also allowed for the possibility that the brain may be breaking down frequencies into their components. Pribram initially arrived at the conclusion that the universe in itself is truly a vast, infinite frequency domain. However, then he stumbled upon the research of David Bohm, providing him with the possible answer that he was seeking after all, that the entire universe is a hologram.
David Bohms formed the conclusion of the holographic universe during his research of subatomic particles, for example, if matter is fragmented into smaller parts of the whole, such as electrons, protons etc. at one point, they will no longer possess the traits of objects. They will lack dimension, and therefore could not be measured at the time. However, another discovery displayed that electrons are capable of manifesting as either a particle or a wave, henceforth electrons can perform actions in wave form, which the particle would be unable to imitate and vice versa. This shape shifting ability is common to all groups of subatomic particles. Yet, one cannot be precisely certain, as they are always both. These are known as quanta. Above all, quanta are only perceived as being a particle when they are being observed by anyone. Therefore, experimental findings suggest that an electron, when unobserved, is at all times a wave. As a result, the thesis was constructed that subatomic particles, also referred to as the fabric of reality, are interconnected and function as an indivisible system. For instance, in the positronium atom, subsequently to the decay of the positron and the electron, no matter how large the distance between the photons may seem, the angle of polarization always appear identical.
Additionally, Bohm later on observed that the ocean of electrons seemed to shift their behaviour towards being a part of a greater interconnected whole. With the increased dissatisfaction in several prevailing outlooks on physics, Bohm postulated that electrons do exist in the absence of observers. Despite Einsteins growing interest in Bohms alternative version of quantum theory, Bohm was certain that subatomic regions require further exploration by the scientific community, thus he constructed the field quantum potential, in which he hypothesized that the subquantum level encompasses all of space.
Nevertheless, when Bohms and Pribrams theories were combined, the result that was created was often fiercely rejected by the old-fashioned approach of science, in frequency this was due to philosophical differences. At the time, it was widely believed that it was probable for any theory to be complete. Bohm openly protested against the statement, reinforcing that such a mind-set may spoil further expansion in the field, as its nature may be infinite. Also, according to his view, no singular cause and effect association is every truly separated from the universe as a whole, emphasising upon the significance of wholeness, instead of the common scientific perspective of necessitated fragmentation. This previous research slowly but surely allowed for the concealed hierarchies of order within the universe to gradually come into view for Bohm and Pribram, although not all scientists followed his pathway, a deeper degree of reality was patiently unfolding. Both had discovered a nonlocal universe, a nonlocal self, which assembled the facts, regarding the undivided nature of all, and that further separation of aspects may lead to the extinction of humanity.
The Holographic Universe And The Unconscious
Carl Jung reasoned that the symbols encountered in his clients dreams, visions, hallucinations and fantasies hold information that cannot be entirely explained by their biographical history, instead he speculated that they all originated from the same source, the collective unconscious. He called those images archetypes. No other hypothesis at the time, except for the holographic paradigm, presented an explanation, since all things in the universe are interconnected, although the appearance of separation appear as a part of physical reality, truth be told, there are no limitations or borders. Bohm consequently shared his allegiance to the thesis by stating that “Deep down the consciousness of mankind is one.”
Due to the implicate order, individuals appear to be slightly restricted in access beyond the personal unconscious, unless in a non-ordinary state of consciousness. In the 1960s, Montague Ullman performed various dream studies in order to determine whether human beings are capable of holding a conversation in a manner, which could not be explained by scientific research at the time, for instance, one individual is kept asleep in one room, and another is asked to pain an image. Even though the results were mainly inconclusive, there were slight traces of unconscious knowledge. Henceforth, he continued employing the technique of dream analysis during psychotherapy, he examined the relentlessness of dreams, as they attempted to convey significant lessons to the client, often appearing in different metaphors to trigger a form of self-realisation and personal development. He concluded that this monitoring process cannot merely be attempting to achieve the welfare of the individual, yet this may represent the concern shared for the survival and evolution of the species, which intents to generate a personal transformation. Subsequently, Ullman observed a cosmic feeling of oneness and loss of physical boundaries in a variety of his patients, for instance, psychotics, schizophrenics and more profound holographic thinking patterns in manic depressive clients. Also he emphasized that most human being possess an internal mechanism that serves to protect individuals from initiating too much contact with the implicate order than can be processed at any one time during dreams. However, Fred Alan Wolf shared the belief that all dreams are internal holograms, certain less vivid dreams appear as virtual images, yet when there is a conscious observer, the waves converge at the point of focus. Yet, he was also of the opinion that lucid dreams in actuality are travels to parallel universes, although one cannot be certain whether that includes all types of dreams, as there would be an infinite amount of other realities to be explored.
While Stanislav Grof was performing his LSD research, the phenomenon of transpersonal experiences, involving the collective unconscious became more tangible, he also supported the lack of distinction between the fragments and the whole, since his sessions were often filled with archetypal imagery and symbolism, as each small aspect of the experience is capable of representing a rather large amount of information. Each time Grof witnessed a non-ordinary state of consciousness, he believed the underlying holographic order was surfacing. Nonetheless, multiple personalities disorder often display a collection of smaller wholes due to mind-splitting traumatic experiences, although closely related to the dynamics of the original personality, in most cases they will be unable to retain their former character, but build upon a new foundation of all aspects of the self in one. Multiple personalities are frequently capable of altering all about themselves, scars, allergies, brain-wave patterns, wounds etc. which may vanish by the unconscious application of rapid cellular regeneration.
Throughout the last few decades, countless individuals, suffering from terminal cancer sought alternative treatment options due to the dim, short-lived predictions that they were provided with. In fact, the therapeutic use of imagery proved to in the least extend the amount of time that was the determined life-expectancy, whereas others benefited entirely from the daily techniques. For instance, the visualization generated in these cases yielded as much power and more than the external condition that was being combated against. The influence the images hold often trigger physical functions over time, however the very seed of the idea can often be traced back to the imagination itself, thus the intention would be forced to permeate through all subtle levels of the holographic order to eventually rise above them and become manifest within physical reality. However, since the nature of visualization can be rather specific, physiological and anatomical knowledge of the processes interfering with the balance of the whole should be investigated in fine detail. Yet, there is another factor to be considered in the progression towards full health, the attitude attached towards it. In frequency, individuals possessing an optimistic outlook upon their healing naturally stand a higher chance than those with a pessimistic view, it should be noted here that fear carries a very dense resonance, especially when repressed.
Nevertheless, methods of guided imagery can be applied in various aspects of society, for example, sports, martial arts, lucid dreaming, astral projection and so on, in order to improve the success rate and personal capabilities. As visualization operates on a subliminal level of the mind and the images in themselves are considered to be of a holographic nature, physical processes are activated on a deeper level of reality. In addition, another phenomenon that contributes to the holographic paradigm would be the placebo effect, in which actual medicine is often substituted by a saline solution or sugar pills. In 1950, several patients presented themselves with angina pectoris, instead of ordering customary surgery, all of them were opened up in the operating room and then swiftly closed back up again in order to produce an effective placebo effect, initially created by tricking the mind into the thought pattern of a successful procedure. A similar effect was produced during ancient healing rituals. Nevertheless, the behaviour exhibited by the physician and type of procedure to administer it can be vital in assessing its effectiveness, hence an injection has a higher rate of effectiveness than a pill, although the colour of the pill also proves significant in the mental process. Conclusively, the holograms surrounding our health protocols seem to be varied dependent upon the individual psyche.
The belief systems that are constructed by the individual regularly impress upon them, such as the beliefs, which are culturally imposed upon them by community naturally affects their actions, but the influence of ones philosophy far extends beyond that, it affects every aspect of the false self. For instance, optimism increases the strength of the immune system, happiness naturally improves ones state of health, also stress lowers the immune response. There are more severe examples, Jack Schwartz was held in a concentration camp, thus he was subject to an immense amount of cruelty and all forms of indecent assault, which caused him to develop the ability to control his own internal biological processes, allowing for him to take full responsibility of his own health. The holographic principles cannot be demonstrated, they already have been on numerous occasions in various countries, one can only attain true realization of them, once one has been able to gain insight into the truth of reality.
Numerous accounts of immunity to fire has been documented in association with the peak experience of religious faith, however it is suspected that the immunity in itself is caused by the phenomenon of psycho-kinesis. Grof suspected the law of physics may not be static after all, hence an individual would only be able to access the implicate order during an altered state of consciousness. Gordon Globus described it as the mind generating a physical reality out of the raw material (non-corporeal) of the implicate order, conversely many are of the opinion that there could be an infinite number of separate realities. In 1871, an african-american blacksmith was capable of withstanding steaming hot metal without the slightest remainder of burn marks. In the presence of a committee, he heated a shovel and held it against the bottom of his feet, additionally he also poured liquid lead onto his teeth, leaving it there until it eventually solidified without any sign of physical harm.
Around the 1980s, a soviet laboratory was able to discover neutrinos with mass. Although this may provide support towards Jahn and Dunne, it cannot be precisely proven that subatomic particles are manufactured unconsciously by the observer. Therefore, the possibility that human perception may not be based upon data received through the five senses. Through a variety of experimental evidence assembled during hypnotherapy sessions, it is entirely possible for a client to exchange his sense perception for that of another. Additionally, accounts of telepathy within a mental form of reality has also been experienced during the experiments. Both parties were able to communicate with each other by creating their own shared reality, henceforth a field effect is evident between them, a reality field binding them, as it may. Factually, one cannot be certain, whether one is constantly sensing or receiving information from reality fields, or whether each individual has their own, perhaps several.
Josephson and Globus both proposed that objective reality may be produced out of the collective memories of humanity, whereas there are other experiences, such as psycho-kinesis, levitation, and telepathy, which is entirely produced by the individuals willpower. Bohm shared the outlook that psycho-kinesis and telepathy may be the result of a resonance (of meaning) conveyed either from mind to mind or mind to object. As distance is of no significance, the phenomena will appear equally as powerful anywhere within the universe.
However, if the thesis of the reality field is accurate, as each individuals perception naturally differs from another, each being would possess their own reality-field, thus in the occurrence of PK or telepathy, both of the reality-fields either merge to form one or an entirely new one is created out of the conscious or unconscious intent of either one or both parties.
Sai Baba, for instance, a master in manifestation and bilocation, often portrays his significant abilities in crowds. He has been known to snap his finger and appear about 40 yards away instantaneously. Since the phenomenon of instant teleportation, except for lucid dreams, is considered to be against the law of physics, unless highly advanced technology is involved, the holographic theory, involving the reality-fields from which the universe is constructed, offers the explanation that the “laws of physics” only apply to our existence as we know it due to the fact that we believe them to, we expect them to…We are so deeply absorbed in our own programming that most of us do not choose to look beyond the horizon, out of the fear of falling over the edge. Yet, history can only repeat itself for so long, until extinction or evolution occurs.
Holographic Human Energy Field
The mind often prides itself upon its analytical ability, however the procedure of receiving the image, its processing in the temporal lobes, followed by the eventual arrival at the visual cortices could hardly be considered to be accurate. Therefore, the 50 percent of visual data perceived by our eyes and another 50 percent of information, originating from our perception of the phenomenal world, such as our expectations, wishes, dreams etc., form the reality that is known to us. As the universe in itself could be viewed as a frequency domain, converted into visual images by our own facilities, the brain has naturally began to edit certain aspects of reality out of the picture. For example, it is quite well known that children are more psychically attuned than adults and thus if trained in the matter respond at a swifter pace. This phenomenon can be explained by the idea of “breaking out the matrix”. Many medical professionals have dedicated their entire lives to the research of the illusion itself, it is merely instinctive to frown and reject any idea that may negatively influence their entire profession. Throughout the last few years, I have been studying various forms of surgery manuals, and their chemical counterparts. Then, I stumbled upon an article of a physician in India, who performed surgeries by the use of his ability to view auras. To my disappointment, further research concluded that this phenomenon was far and few between, although most of the professionals in India practice a form of ayurvedic medicine. Nevertheless, the phenomenon in itself does not stand alone. A large amount of medical professionals are beginning to realise the vast potential of reading the energy field, as it literally manifests all internal, psychological, mental, psychical and physiological processes of the individual. Although the aura is frequently perceived in different forms due to the individual nature of the psyche, there are common denominators, which allow for the subject to scientifically map it out further. In relation to the holographic universe, the human energy field displays that which is not yet manifest. The aura contains various layers of energy, each layer will be less dense than the previous. These layers also cover various multidimensional aspects., such as the etheric body, the astral body, the mental body and the emotional body, each one has its own techniques for multidimensional travel. Hence, one could form the inference that each individual in itself could be conceived as being an entire universe.. In fact, there are most likely enough inner realities in order to facilitate the theory. Biological frequency research evidently supports the holographic paradigm and has in its own right the ability to further the development of less harmful, frequency enhancing medical technology.
Since the energy field both influences the physical body and the brain, the true action of free will has come into question, yet what if what we see ourself to be is as illusionary as the world that surrounds us…What if the true decision made is not on a conscious levels but merely works its way up the levels? That would allow for the theory that our waking consciousness is limited and only unfolds its true potential in an altered state with the actual realizations of our capabilities.
The Illusion of Time And Space
As past, present and future do not appear to be static and non-linear. As evidenced by numerous accounts of cooperation between clairvoyants and archaeologists, events of the past are quite easily accessible by the means of retrocognition. In consequence, precognition or premonitions do not seem to be merely a figment of the imagination, in fact, several cases that were documented in detail throughout history, such as the sinking of the Titanic, the bombing of the twin towers and the burning of the Hindenburg, clearly convey that these kinds of visions can be a life or death matter. Henceforth, future occurrences may not be as random as previously thought. Although this almost threatens the concept of free will, in many records there is evidence of various routes that one may be able to traverse. Knowing the unfolding of an event, does not merely allow for knowing that which is going to happen, but it also provides a higher degree of choice. To acknowledge what one has seen as the truth, or to question ones own vision, thus ultimately choice has a tendency to remain, yet mostly in order not to disturb the divine play and pre-marked pathways that one may have created before reincarnation. These assumptions are naturally in favour of the holographic universe theory, however there are still further implications to be considered. The effect, which the holographic paradigm, applies to the nature of time and space would be considered as illusionary, yet as infinite and immortal, as everything within existence. If one were to truly accept the concept of reincarnation, travelling through infinity one life at a time until one reaches the ultimate evolution that no longer requires that which we perceive to be “physical form”, the implications exhibited around the globe would financially cripple more than merely the economy. Although mysticism is deeply integrated in most ancient scriptures that remained unaltered during the centuries, the ones used by mainstream religions have been edited to ensure Christianitys firm grasp over society for decades. Hence, spirituality and religion have distanced themselves.
Nonetheless, if the concept of time is in itself an illusion, space, being deeply rooted into time, also becomes an illusion in the holographic paradigm. Therefore, the space time contiuum is non-local in essence, which allows for the thesis that as everything is one, everything occurs at once, everywhere, throughout the whole of time. Out of body experiences and near death experiences clearly support this hypothesis by presenting hundreds of cases with similar statements, describing a timeless, formless, infinite realm constructed by thoughts, hopes, expectations and desires. The Tibetan Book of the dead also reinforces this conclusion, however in a more controlled manner, since it contains in depth descriptions of the visions and experiences through which the individual is guided. However, due to the nature of the buddhist practice, the document would be memorized, thus the expectation of a pre-created path could take shape after the point of death. Incorporating the multi-verse theory, including time and space being of human construct, within the holomovement, nothing can truly be physical or static.
Spirit And The Holographic Paradigm
In view of the holographic paradigm, my personal opinion may not entirely reflect Talbot’s perspective, however it very closely mirrors the ideas brought forth by David Bohm and Karl Pribram. Ancient doctrines, proceeding Christianity, often describe the soul as being of non-physical origin. For example, certain eastern traditions reinforce the belief of reincarnation, especially in transgender cases, as these have a tendency of leading to the accumulation of high spiritual wisdom. The knowledge that the body given may not suit the expectations is a harsh and necessary truth for them, yet it simultaneously strengthens the fact that “You are not your body. You are not your mind. You are not your emotions.”, which often intentionally creates a degree of detachment towards the material realm, especially in a community, in which spiritual advancement is held in the highest regard.
In my personal opinion, the soul is immortal, every-changing. In actuality, I doubt that there is much that remains on a conscious level from one reincarnation to the other, however the essence remains throughout infinity and eternity. In an interview, regarding the 2012 galactic alignment, the Princess of Japan discussed the subject of her views on reincarnation intently, she stated that the part that remains is the unconditional love of our being. However, at the very depth of the psyche, all past lifetimes would still be remembered. Painful memories would be manifest as an unconscious desire or nag during the next physical life, until it has been healed or until one has transcended the physical nature of the universe. It is rumoured that all knowledge is stored in a non-corporeal library, known as the Akashic records, there are also several techniques, with which one can begin to learn how to access them at will.
Since the spirit would not have any definite form, one may view it as becoming something like a interference pattern after death, its nature would be boundless, and in itself it would be capable of tapping into the entire frequency domain that it is connected to, thus realizing its infinite oneness, whilst still being able to perceive itself as a separate unit of consciousness. Truth be told, the holographic paradigm has adapted a rather spiritual approach towards the concept of matter and consciousness…As both can never be severed, but both perceive themselves to be separate, an internal conflict can easily be pre-predicted. Souls within the holomovement would naturally strive for the pathway towards the realization of the illusion, yet one has to consider the determined manner with which humans avoid suffering. The denial most human beings exhibit when confronted with a fact so utterly painful that it could destroy, what they consider to be, their identity. What they fail to acknowledge consciously is that each loss represents a gain, even if one is unable to recognize it at that point in time. Evolution and suffering often occur hand in hand with one another, as one gives birth to the other. However, technically the cessation of suffering in a holographic paradigm can only constitute the rising in frequency, which is fairly documented in various Vedic and Buddhist scriptures, yet those concepts eventually gives rise to a formless existence.
The non-local properties displayed by consciousness, space and time could only be genuinely explained by theory that all is one. This thesis would affect the concept of the soul, since the personal unconscious would cease to exist at that depth and only the collective unconscious would prevail, fragmented into variant parts of the whole. Although the fragmentation and singular evolution of each aspect of reality would gradually allow for the evolution of the whole to occur, the natural development of the fragments may represent the internal progression of the whole. As microcosm is macrocosm, the soul would not be bound by physicality and may be able to incarnate into Universes within the subatomic particle range, which may be scientifically too small for human beings to perceive at the present time.
In fact, the theory of the absolute may even be reversible. If we are but minor aspects of the absolutes dream, unconscious or perhaps essence, there may be the possibility that each individual possesses their own internal universe, which in turn would also be part of the whole. Like an unending chain of realities within the implicate order. As within infinity, nothing is impossible.
Since there cannot be a clear distinction between the external, physical reality and the inner, psychological and spiritual processes, one is merely a representation for the other and vice versa. It has been repeatedly documented that until a lesson is learnt in the physical existence, events will be continuously manifested in order for that lesson to be successfully mastered. Within certain realms of offender differentiation, it is commonly believed that the victim of a crime is often selected on an unconscious level of thought. Yet, the lesson faced does not necessarily involve physical violence, often it incorporates unwholesome character traits, as one can observe in the Adhidharma, a Buddhist manual towards wholesomeness. These include attitudes such as anxiety, distrust, laziness, anger, envy etc., basically all negative that derives from the nature of craving.
In my professional opinion, I believe that certain past lives hold a greater amount of influence over the individual than others, for instance, a life of an economical criminal. The habitual pattern of thoughts and deeds would require very much willpower to overcome, henceforth most souls eventually find themselves in a never-ending cyclical existence, which they have grown tired of within time. Approximately 25 percent of American citizens spend most of their life in incarceration, constantly in and out of prison since teenage years, continuously worrying about their own sense of freedom without the power to change their future decisions and often without suitable education nor knowledge of middle-class ethical conduct. In addition, loss and violence can also determine further unconscious behaviour or thought patterns. Several individuals that have undergone torture procedures in variant countries, at times display an unconscious anxiety, however due to the military training, I have often witnessed it appearing more as a form of paranoia, stemming from anxiety. In one particular case study, a young man presented himself to me, he was very socially oriented, charming, seemingly detached. It became known that he had experienced exceedingly physical punishment from both parental figures and frequently from peers during the first 21 years of his life, which on several occasions nearly cost him his life. Conversely, it was discovered that his last life was spent during the First World War as a soldier. Although he was one of the few that survived the ordeal, he recollected being in a very dark place mentally after returning and attempting to carry on with his life. He had begun a job as a tram ticket collector and for the time being he was moving on. However, one day, a group of feminists had boarded the tram that he was on, he approached the first female and enquired whether she could show him her ticket. She openly stated that she did not have a ticket, and began an argument. At first, he asked her to leave, yet the behaviour of both parties was escalating. Subsequently, he lifted himself up and kicked her off the tram by the back-door. He had no intention of her falling underneath the tram following behind his, she had died on impact. Afterwards, the conductor went home, he hung himself hours after, unable to live with the fact that he had murdered a female. It was later confirmed that his mother in this life had been the female boarding the tram, refusing to pay her ticket. When considering his childhood, the physical punishment may have been a way of overcompensating for any unconscious resentment that she may still harbour, although both had officially forgiven themselves and were able to discuss the experience within a relaxed atmosphere. Therefore, the individual unconscious of the soul may require a specific length of time to mend any existent negative resonances within the frequency patterns. Thus the soul, although contained inside the holomovement, can still suffer an immense amount of heartache because of the nature of the illusion, and for most, to describe the whole of existence as an illusion, often results in rather negative feedback due to the amount of attachment and value human beings place upon the phenomenal world. The design of the holographic universe would naturally encompass the most effective methods of triggering an evolution within the created illusionary mechanisms, unfortunately that may in actuality be the reason of all suffering, as the cause in itself is craving. However, as the truth unfolds, and the appearance of fragmentation ceases to exist, the soul of universe begins to gradually surface from the deepest depths of reality.
In reference to Sojourn The evolution of the soul, in comparison to the holographic paradigm, for the soul to be able to mature enough in order to be able to handle the truth about the reality that they inhabit wisely requires thousands of lifetimes. To become an old soul, understanding the illusion, but not allowing it to shatter that static peace within.