To understand reality, you’ll have to try on different reality tunnels. Method acting.
Try to convince yourself you’re a die-hard liberal for five minutes. Feel genuinely righteous about your beliefs.
Apply to any arbitrary box made for us.
Your brain will of course try to chime in and say, “that’s wrong, stop it, this is uncomfortable.”
Nothing to fear. It’s a meaningless label.
Adopt an Amish frame of mind for five minutes. Look at your phone and experience contempt, at how a beautiful world is being destroyed and robotized by the endless march of technology. About how a simpler life is blissful.
Maybe dreams are the shutting down and bypassing of the logical mind that would usually explode at the prospect of such a radically different reality than what it is used to.
Dreams often have entirely different laws of physics. Different paces of time experienced.
Maybe they are “just as real” — but so foreign that the rational mind rationalizes it as a hallucination.
When you include that the observed is inseparable from the observer, the argument is valid that dreams are reality — just a big hope in channels like I was talking about earlier, rather than a series of tiny hops experienced when the rational mind is ticking.
The Newtonian dynamics of our world is more self-preservation than anything. If we randomly switched to a reality where chairs were liquid, our minds would implode from the dissonance. It is the path of infinite action.
But it’s funny to consider.
You pouring coffee in the morning is magic.
The exertion of will the rack the next reality into the chamber.
Time is less of a march and more a switching of the channel.
All the channels are running at the same moment (the moment is all that is), but which are you watching?
In quantum physics, that’s the collapse of the wave function, driven by the observer (watcher).
Time is the result of the brain’s introspection. A quantum object seeking to model itself.
Time appears linear because the brain utilizes it’s current state to find the next logical state. One channel up or down. But people who have had near-death experiences will tell you that their entire world appeared immediately different. A bigger skip.
A semantic system solidifies a subject’s submission to it. It is by nature filled with arbitrary and meaningless “lingo” that gives the illusion of understanding, but shuts down the logic center of the brain.
It can be seen in law, finance, gender studies, etc.
It creates the illusion of an “in-crowd” and an “out-crowd”. Those who have been brainwashed to believe they “get” the meaningless nonsense of any semantic system are at war with those who “don’t get” the meaningless nonsense.
Finance folks get to be under the impression that non-finance folks don’t get the economy, an economy so far removed from the mutual trade of goods that the vast majority of it only exists on paper (semantics), and makes no sense.
How do you win? Find the will to be free, in its purest sense, no matter what your external circumstance. No matter what they can do to you. Even if they lock you up, as seemingly paradoxical as it sounds.
Then you win
Hope I never have to test this theory, but I intend to try. And by virtue of intending to try now, I am already free.
If you can smile with the barrel to your head, congratulations — you’ve won the game.
The fundamental division tactic upon which all others are based are the Cult of Reason and the Cult of Intuition/Emotion.
Splitting up two fundamental aspects of the human condition and convincing folks they have to pick one. Together, they are human. Separate, cults.
Mirroring the microcosmic continuation of gender warfare, the two cults are encouraged to lob sociocultural nukes at each other until both are thoroughly impotent puddles of mush with no hope of recombination and a return to humanity.
He who views himself as belonging to a sub-type of the Cult of a Reason will view others as incomparable idiots, incapable of thought.
He who views himself as in the Cult of Emotion will view others as uncaring monsters.
Reconciliation and effective alliance becomes impossible.
I’ve gone through it on my timeline and I should really make a pinned thread. But right now, go to events near you, have as many people as you want to your house, don’t wear a mask, buy locally, decrease consumption generally, reclaim dependencies on food, water, shelter, energy
If you feel hopeless, seriously, withdraw from the field. Spend the next month off of Twatter and reading Revolutionary War literature.
You have a deadline, and a bit of time, and there is no excuse for not trying to get your head right.
Because I can promise you that seeking to commiserate with folks online will give you no reprieve, but it may just spread the disease of nihilism to another soul.
At least become firm in your conviction that freedom should win, and recognize when your presence is not helping.
If you find the urge to write, “it’s over. We lost,” take a step back and ask yourself why you feel the need to post that. I can assure you it is for selfish reasons, and you need to be honest with yourself.
This is independent of politics. It’s ultimately our battle.