The language of compassion

This is why (see the quotation below) we have to use powerful images and simple compassionate language to educate the underclass and working class about the consequences of their inability to realize that they are not creating and expressing their own understanding of the world; about their inability to interpret intentions behind their own decisions, and about their inability to interpret and understand intentions behind corporate governments’ decisions.

 

Complex socio psychological concepts expressed through complex high level language can be understood by a small group of highly educated individuals who cannot change the world.

 

Nothing will change until we move the underclass and working class.

 

Nothing will change until the underclass and working class are informed about their ability to rise themselves out of poverty and until they are taught how to do so. This needs to be performed in a way they can understand and that does not devalue them. Not in a way that makes us feel educated and therefore above the system that controls us.

 

The pompous, self gratifying language of the educated elite is just that. A self celebratory construct that serves no purpose other than to assure the users of their superiority over their fellow human beings. It’s the language of the ego. Had the users been educated about their sense of empathy, humanity, and the basic operating principles of the physical world (sciences) they would not be afraid of it or other people and would not feel the need to control them, or, be better than them. It’s the langue of the past that must be put to rest, together with the ignorance it births, and perpetuates.

 

“A third of the country is illiterate (US). 42 million Americans cannot read. About 50 million Americans read at fourth or fifth grade level. There are people who are functionally literate but do not read anymore. And that has political and social consequences. We are shifting from a print based society to an image based society and that has terrifying consequences. We are a society utterly awash in lies. Skilfully manipulated images that make us confuse how we are made to feel with knowledge. Why do we fear universal healthcare. Because we speak and think in the idiom of popular culture which is linguistically at about sixth grade level and the refusal to disconnect from these images and study issues outside of the jargon or clichés that are handed to us by one side or the other has rendered us impotent. Those captive to images cast ballots based on how candidates make them feel. They vote for a slogan, a smile, perceived sincerity, and attractiveness along with the carefully crafted personal narrative of the candidate. It is style and story, not content and fact, that inform mass politics.”

Chris Hedges

I have come to realize that most people don’t like me and cannot withstand my presence because my very existence shatters their false illusions of reality. I question everything and seek no form of certainty in any way whatsoever. Not in material, political, scientific, religious, spiritual or any other ways.

I am always looking for new ways of perceiving, imagining and determining new and deeper sources of new and deeper truths. It is because of this drive that I have become convinced that truths about the universe cannot be expressed through any single system.

The universe is too big, too beautiful and too complex to be described with a single system or with a few simple systems like economy, politics and religion. The amount of knowledge that we have not acquired about the universe outweighs the amount of knowledge that we have acquired by an amount so incredible that our survival can be ensured only if we realize that we must create a new form of knowledge which acquires no permanent form and which does not attempt to present itself as a fixed historical construct (a fixed historical construct being any unchangeable political, cultural, religious or any other ideology meant to form foundations of societies, classes, groups, states, countries, etc. and then to perpetuate them).

Most people would be able to realize that the universe is too beautiful and too complex to be described by any individual system (or a small number of systems) if they could begin to feel the need to overcome prejudices, clichés, and thinking and behavior patterns engrained by the education system.

Unfortunately most people never get to feel the need to grow out of their patterns of thinking and behaving because they are never supplied with enough free time to begin to imagine the quantity and quality of what they are not able to imagine because of the nature of their mind that has been conditioned by our existing education systems.

We must begin to teach people that the entire education system should not be seen as some definitive tool with which to analyse the universe. Knowledge, theories and formulas are the starting point from which we must depart as soon as possible in order to discover all that they are not, and therefore all that they’re forcing us to miss.

Truth is always perceived as extremism

Truth is always perceived as an extreme clause because we have been conditioned to think that we are not intelligent enough to try to examine the world that surrounds us and determine its operating principles. Therefore, when its truths strike us and move us we are convinced we should ignore them, hence we reduce our sense of empathy, because they seem so extreme because they go against our unexamined assumptions, which have been spoon fed to us by the entities who define themselves as authorities.