27 September 2008

Richard Dawkins on Eugenics

IN THE 1920s and 1930s, scientists from both the political left and right would not have found the idea of designer babies particularly dangerous - though of course they would not have used that phrase. Today, I suspect that the idea is too dangerous for comfortable discussion, and my conjecture is that Adolf Hitler is responsible for the change.

Nobody wants to be caught agreeing with that monster, even in a single particular. The spectre of Hitler has led some scientists to stray from "ought" to "is" and deny that breeding for human qualities is even possible. But if you can breed cattle for milk yield, horses for running speed, and dogs for herding skill, why on Earth should it be impossible to breed humans for mathematical, musical or athletic ability? Objections such as "these are not one-dimensional abilities" apply equally to cows, horses and dogs and never stopped anybody in practice.

I wonder whether, some 60 years after Hitler's death, we might at least venture to ask what the moral difference is between breeding for musical ability and forcing a child to take music lessons. Or why it is acceptable to train fast runners and high jumpers but not to breed them. I can think of some answers, and they are good ones, which would probably end up persuading me. But hasn't the time come when we should stop being frightened even to put the question?

- Richard Dawkins


23 September 2008

Art and Civilization as Rasa

To hear it told by today's bourgeoisie pseudo-intellectual "consumer of art" or liberal arts school graduate whose "career" consists of producing material for museums and galleries (art for arts sake--dead art--as opposed to art for the sake of culture, race, religion or even man--living art), one would come to think that the highest form of art is the most earnest exhibition of expression of oneself.

This near unanimous cultural meme is entirely modern. It disregards elements which represent and reflect primordial truths, formulaic comprehension through iconographic and symbological communication, or anything founded on or supported by tradition. As such it is entirely alien to meaningful or empowering connections to the natural and cosmic cycles which make up the physical and metaphysical worlds and is thus limited to novelty and commerce.

In such an environment the artist must posses the sort of prophetic genius which births religions, foresees the creation and perseverance of new races of humanity, perpetually sees Nature as theophany, etc. in order to produce anything of real or lasting value. Therefore this modern impulse towards the exhibition of individualism ultimately alienates and divorces one from the very qualities which formulated the substance and principals of their very being, the qualities the artist wishes to express, and leaves them trapped in an inferior world of eternal becoming, unto death.

Ananda Coomaraswamy puts it thus:
It has been well said that civilization is style. An immanent culture in this sense endows every individual with an outward grace, a typological perfection, such as only the rarest beings can achieve by their own effort, a kind of perfection which dose not belong to genius; whereas a democracy, which requires of every man to save his own "face" and soul, actually condemns each to an exhibition of his own irregularity and imperfection, and this implicit acceptance of formal imperfection only too easily passes over in to an exhibitionism which makes a virtue of vanity and is complacently described as self-expression.

An ethno-culture or race, in this point of view, honed and sculpted by generations of cultural and genetic aesthetic ascendency towards "typological perfection" through the traditional teachings descendant from the Fathers of ethnicity and founding prophets of religion, includes all individuals involved from the lowest to the highest caste in the most powerful and profound example of archetypical expression. This far transcends the "vain exhibitionism" of modern dead art, and in the light of such comparison reveals modern "art" as a truncated, spasmodic and schizophrenic parody of true art and, in fact, no art at all.

According to Coomaraswamy's rendition of the Sahitya Darpana:
Pure aesthetic experience is theirs in whom the knowledge of ideal beauty is innate; it is known intuitively, in the intelectual ecstasy without accompaniment of ideation, at the highest level of conscious being; born of one mother with the vision of God, its life is as it were a flash of blinding light of transmundane origin, impossible to analyze, and yet in the image of our very being.

(Quote: Ananda Coomaraswamy, The Transformation of Nature in Art, Dover Publications pp 36-37)


20 September 2008

Money = Debt

Though they don't initiate much thought themselves about the nature of their money, most Americans, if you were to put the question to them, would reply that minted money (created and circulated currency) is backed up somewhere by gold, silver or some other material of qualitative value. This 1:1 ratio of representation, however, is far, far from the case. In fact the vast majority of money in the modern world is represented and supported by debt itself.

If debt didn't exist neither would the American economy. Paying off the national debt would leave the US with its theoretical reserves, which would be roughly 1% the current product because banks are allowed to create money from loan interest which already works on a 9:1 reserve ratio. And don't forget that reported from the latest audit of the US Bullion Depository at Fort Knocks, as of 1981 only 21 percent of the gold bars were audited, [*] so even the integrity of those reserves is questionable.

Our currency is out of our hands, controlled by bankers who pick and choose when to tighten funds and call in loans. They make it all up as they go. Their scheme is supported by the ignorance of those whom they take advantage of, which is everybody else. Playing a part of that game is to relinquish one's own power and survivability to the whims of an arrogant plutocracy.

I don't have the answers yet but I'm on the track to them and have some theories which will be shared in time. Until then I implore one to become aware of the constituents of their existence, spiritual, economical, physical or otherwise, and understand the Logos of these qualities so as to gain power and control over them and become the first mover of their own life.


13 September 2008

The Prostituted Nature

The dangers brought about by man's domination over nature are too well known to need elucidation. Nature has become desacralized for modern man, although this process itself has been carried to its logical conclusion only in the case of a small minority. Moreover, nature has come to be regarded as something to be used and enjoyed to the fullest extent possible. Rather than being like a married woman from whom a man benefits but also towards whom he is responsible, for modern man nature has become like a prostitute--to be benefited from without any sense of obligation and responsibility toward her. The difficulty is that the condition of prostituted nature is becoming such as to make any further enjoyment of it impossible. And, in fact, that is why many have begun to worry about its condition.

Seyyed Hossein Nasir, Man and Nature: The Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man, KAZI Publications pp 18

The analogy is apt. Modern man has stripped his world view of its metaphysical dimensions and thus the immutable and eternal realities of Form and principle are veiled whilst material and sensorial realities, the products of the temporal realm of the state of becoming, are worshiped as reality in its entirety. This cultural ignorance of ontological consideration prevents the inherent impulse of people to live in balance with cosmic and natural cycles whilst propounding a legacy of decadence and consumption without regard for consequences.

What remains of a "natural world" within modern civilization is in fact domesticated and unnatural, its only import being banal entertainment and the satiation and suppression of natural inclinations towards human involvement with immutable qualitative cycles. Meanwhile virgin nature becomes increasingly exploited for its endowments and destroyed to the extent that the survival of man itself is threatened.

Nature when viewed as a divine expression of formulaic perfection, the absolute manifestation of archetypical quality, reveals the cosmos as theophany. From this point of view the prostituting of nature is seen as a blaspheme against the connection of man to cosmic cycles and the Eternal as such. The proponents of such prostitution are enemies of the ascent of man to the Absolute and are thus among the highest order of infidel.

(Illustration by Boris Pelcer: http://www.borispelcer.com/thesis.html)


07 September 2008

Stop Breeding: A Note to the Moronic

About a century ago man decided to begin the process of total detachment from the natural processes of cosmic order and sacred tradition. Ever sense he has grown in number, physical and mental illness, body mass and overall destructive vileness (environmental, social, spiritual, governmental or otherwise), whilst losing entirely any sense of meaning in existence beyond the amount of things one owns and the amount of nifty stuff these things can do.

When the quantitative or material realities are regarded higher than the qualitative or metaphysical ones, such as is reflected in the prevalent modern world view, the result is an increase in number and a decrease in quality. In the realm of human reproduction this means there is a growing number of stupid people and a shrinking number of capable ones. The result? Recourses, environmental and intellectual, are depleted, strained and ultimately gobbled up by a massive swarm of idiotic Untermenschen. This is obviously a stupid thing to support. So don't.
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Fortunately, the numbers will eventually run their course and the stupid will simply be killed off by their own retarded institutions:

But, if they're determined to fall so triumphantly, why not help by pushing them faster when climbing over them?

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