Archive for June, 2020

22
Jun
20

Death

Do not eat of the the tree of life and knowledge for the day you eat of it you shall know what it is to die.

In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

To know of the word is to know of death.

In the souls of men, and proportionately in those of all animals, they are inseparable, because excellence of soul implies great capacity for knowledge, which in exposing to men the unhappiness of humanity may be termed unhappiness itself. Similarly, a life of greater intensity involves a greater love of self, manifested in different ways. An increased desire for happiness is a consequence of this self-love and increased unhappiness, because of the impossibility of satisfying this desire, and as the unfortunate condition of humanity becomes realised. All this is decreed from the beginning of creation, and is unalterable by me.

 

22
Jun
20

Freedom

Freedom From Human rules, Collossians of all things:

16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. 19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God, the things that are God’s.

06
Jun
20

History

While traditionally socialism is a class based division, The German national socialist workers party promoted a fascistic, race based divison to garner votes and was neither of the traditional right (look after yourself) or of the left (state looks after you).

All political divisions, whether based on class or race etc. have a tendency to subsume philosophy into intolerance in order to achieved a populist “mandate” to enforce their particular doctrine through law, war or oppression.

The American president for example, and his political followers believe they have a enforceable mandate to rule. The American “left” believe this mandate should be theirs. In truth this great divide is a manufactured lie since the real power in a “market democracy” has always rested with the ability of capital to control the market through propaganda and the corruption of the political class. I.e. The fourth estate, the banks, the miners, the financiers, control the Australian democracy because they have the capital needed to create propaganda to swing large voting blocks. This is not new and at least there is almost always real freedom in a market democracy, you may not like any of the choices but you are free to make them.

Nb: The alternative is a “socialist democracy” where the corrupt political class is directly responsible for propaganda and capital and there is no choice.