In as much as it may be a sunny day, and the pleasure expected by such good fortune can go awry, we expect a good outcome. Violent weather however can suggest a threat of calamity, harsh winds heavy rain a falling tree can spell doom. In fact how many of us have seen a falling tree in harsh weather? Likely very few given the fact that urban living really doesn’t include very many old standing tree’s, which would be the most vulnerable in such weather. The notions of pleasure and doom that we attach to weather are aeon’s old and less applicable today, yet they survive. We truly seem to know very little when it comes to the information that feeds our intuitions, where it comes from and how it’s composed.
Having read the piece submitted by Cyclotron Majesty, I immediately realized the thickness of context and that many reading it would struggle with the sense of it, much more than they desired. I myself enjoyed the piece but I also happen to enjoy arcane literature, with a bit of a fixation. This is the kind of stuff that deconstructs the psyche and can inform you of the structure of your intuition. The introduction to this can be very challenging and confusing simply because we are not invested in thinking about what we are thinking about and why. For the most part the information we deal with is stratified and prioritized from autonomic reflex to conscious response. Much like the description provided by the Merovingian in the Matrix, there is a cause and effect that takes place in which he himself states “I drank too much wine and therefore must have a piss”.
Cause and effect is a basic tenet of critical thinking and leads to contemplating dualities such as, in and out, on and off, positive and negative, masculine and feminine. However there is a different kind of dualism that is active and influencing that we tend not to think about which is parallelism. To give an example of this, consider the relevance of two different things made similar artificially. Imagine you’re sitting in a classroom, studying a subject and the bell rings for you to go to your next class. The duration of that class will usually be something around 40 – 60 minutes. You do this 5 or 6 times a day. You do this so frequently for so long that you become unaware of your response to the regimented structure of time. Now you’re at home, you flip on your TV and sit to watch. The shows you are watching are structured in one hour slots, which is the best way to hold your attention and make you available to advertisers. This is particularly effective because you have been trained for years to adhere to one hour of attention and loyalty. But of course we are unaware that we are being trained to consume in the context of materialism, we thought that we were getting a much needed education.
Because so much of what we know or believe we know is encrypted in a form of parallelism, we don’t question the value of the insight that is reflex consciousness. We are even less likely to understand how we are being directed, since touching on this kind of process can leave a person feeling somewhat barren of self-awareness. It suggests we are a simple response mechanism, unaware of the constructs of consciousness. Language itself is a parallelism in that a comparison is commonly used to come close to what we mean but cannot put into words as a direct experience. We borrow characteristics and reassemble them in hopes of making our point. Much like the illustration of a woman, some will see a young woman and some will see a hag! For those interested, which may be few, I have given a link to some lighter reading on the issue by Alan Watts and his book titled “THE BOOK On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are”. It’s a comfortable read and thought provoking.
As described in Cyclotron’s piece (mat)erialism is an expression of the feminine, as a hedge against chaos it is the insurance policy of choice. To consider that (mat)erialism, what you own, forms a caste or stratified social significance or hierarchy of social standing and influence, challenges the notion of a subjecting or what we commonly understand as oppressing patriarchy. Since each level of prosperity, or social influence or materialism oppresses the level below it, we are actually oppressed by a feminine construct of material privilege organized within a patriarchy. What feminism seeks to achieve is not the destruction of a patriarchy and its hierarchy but the control and ownership of the patriarchy to mete out its own purposes. It is not that a patriarchy is evil, but more so that it is incredibly effective. It is the structure, force and expression of a patriarchy that feminism attempts to own. You cannot destroy patriarchy, but through the use and application of parallelism you can redefine it, usurp it and own it.
In considering materialism, it does speak to the latent “boogey man” of the feminine. Which I believe is worth being aware of. It’s not hard to look around and see that much of what we do today is based on fear and we as a society are just begging to be protected. The war on terrorism has to be the biggest hoax ever but remains as excellent cover for bureaucratic corruption. Many policies of feminist governance are based on “boogey man” perceptions. Pre-emptive laws such as zero tolerance and primary aggressor policies are fear based “boogey man” policies. These are not policies based on egalitarian principles of equality these laws are designed specifically to serve a privileged group. In fact these laws that also include additional powers of search, seizure and arrest can only be implemented in the presence of female vulnerability. Without the presence of a woman, there is no primary aggressor, equally in a school of boys there is no zero tolerance. Governance in and of itself is designed to preempt vulnerability. The masculine however is an unrestrained “potential” that exploits vulnerability.
It is with this kind of parallelism that familiar lines we are comfortable to follow slowly take us into unexpected and for many unwanted territory. As we designate feminism the religion of victimization and oppression, we justify a level of governance with the ability to remove all of our rights as an autonomous and individual citizen. We unleash a state sanctioned violence on our citizens and particularly our male citizens that overwhelm the very nature of their personal securities. Evidence be dammed is the answer to probable cause. Accusation to support probable cause is now leveled by the state they need only produce a woman and her presence to justify the accusation on her behalf.
To those who see the puppeteer’s hand animating the puppets gestures, they are aware that the puppet is feminism. To many self-proclaimed feminist women it is becoming apparent that their cause has been hijacked. Some suggest that it is now directed by much more radical individuals. It may escape their desire to see more clearly that feminism has always been the puppet of larger masculine forces. That without the presence of fear based ideologies these masculine forces lacked the ability to justify a solution that would lead to such encroaching governance. These men have used feminism as a state imposed religion. They have assigned original sin to the male as the de facto perpetrator making feminism a takeout religion that will be delivered right to your home. You must become a born again man and once you integrate feminism into your deified worship you can replace the “m” in man with an “f” and become a feminist fan.
What strikes me as interesting is the number of government ministries required to weave our civilization together and justify our tithing and taxation. The Greeks may well have expressed the same kind of ministerial governance in the number of Gods and temples available. Literature suggests that there was no direct taxation of the people, but rather a system that required payments to the temple. In parallel terms, why do we choose a single method of governance, why do we give government a monopoly on taxation, power and corruption? It seems to me that government would be most effective on a local level, why do we give the federal government any power at all beyond national security. What’s wrong with a city state like Athens or Sparta or Detroit?