Don’t look behind that Curtain!

The event of Modernity is represented by the plot culmination of The Wizard of Oz: The moment that the Feminine Mystique is comprehended in its reality: The all and power Oz, the great wizard that holds the good society together is a fraud. The myth of the evil witch is destroyed upon arrival but then there is another bad witch that pronounces the struggle and the good witch helps expose the sham, thereby ushers in post-modernity. We first find the hierarchical power structure, then individual truths and relativity itself actually go into the reestablishmeant of modernity as a unitive effort of a now common whole of pluralist truths in progress, just like The Emerald City was before with all the “guilds” and various sorts, sizes, colors and shapes of people, when Dorothy arrives, all the different people who were other wise living happily except for the shadow of the wicked witch(-es) who now appears Becuase Dorothy kills her sister when she arrives. Now that witch is gone, and everyone has their own truth (again), another specter will arise: the struggle-fantasy of the white man-woman oppression ends with the man remaining in the Fantasy Emerald City and the woman returning to her black-and-white world, of which the real figures of life were represented in the fantastic struggle.

Presently we are involved in the consolidation of a one world. This is to say, the overdetermining manner of consciousness is involved with its function of the reconciliation of difference. What such a function rejects, though, is the notice which brings to understanding that such difference and reconciliation was and is already already occurring at all times.

In reality, the current struggle always must remain paramount. The involvement with that activity is called justice.

The difference involved with the attempt to get justice for the group that is oppressed in a present condition of difference Always takes precedence over the past or historical situation. This is to say that what we learn from history informs the present struggle. Yet what we don’t learn from history, the lesson of history that should otherwise commandeer or correct the present situation for eternity, or for a kind of utopia, is that some group will always be oppressed. This is to say, in the overcoming or correction of a presented condition of oppression, another oppressive situation arises that needs to be corrected. The present situation towards justice always has to take place towards a limited ideal based in a utopian frame. The idea that there is no actual “utopia” is really a statement of empty set, because if we actually ever believed that that was true then there would be no reason to make any efforts whatsoever to address a present injustice.

The two situations that I present here exist at all times. While they may be ideological, and indeed we can find all sorts of ideological structures which will support various meanings of oppression and freedom, even that cognition itself exists within a utopian condition of oppression.

Hence the two routes. Hence the non-philosophical unilateral duality.

Due to the imperative of the present moment, which is characterized presently by an effort of reconciliation, this as opposed to “destruction” or “Deconstruction” — which is to say as a historical motion of consciousness — One is not allowed to speak of facts in a general sense, because the problem of difference has not been sufficiently reconciled into the One reality. For, if there indeed was a One Reality wherein everyone had sufficient recourse to a personal idea of freedom, happiness, or whatever sort of “good” conceptions and recourses of self in a world, then we could speak of facts, say, the “fact of the human being”, because then no one would have a recourse to an offense that the very idea of a “true fact” elicits by its very nature. This is the theological mandate of the current postmodern religious paradigm: I can only speak of “facts” under particular ethical headings.

So, in order to speak of truth and facts, As things in themselves that are actually facts and actually true things, a partition in reckoning must be erected.

There is a reason why most religions have an esoteric arm of the system of belief: Because the general real tenants of ethics and morality that the particular religious ideology pro pounds and supposes upon, understood intuitively by the congregants of that belief, do not allow a recourse to exposing the potential falsity of whatever theological structure: Ideology is mythologically self-referential (correlational). Indeed the congregants rely upon the cosmological maxim in order to go about their (our) daily lives. They (we) exist, in fact, in the absolute true world of either/or mentality, of essential choice despite what theoretical ideas might come out of them, because any theory I would come up with to describe how there may or may not be choice, whether it be evolutionarily, discursively, biologically, neurologically, socially, is a theory that is relying upon me/someone choosing to do things.

This fact of an ethically absolute true world thus does not contain all that exists, but neither does “another description” negate the “first world”; indeed other things can be known and talked about which do not answer to the “absolute true (first-ethical) world” that is the relative universe of subjective views and opinion. Much like the difference between quantum physics and classical physics, there is two absolutely true universes which do not reconcile to a further one knowledge in practice.

This is how it must be only now, but also never. As well as only in possibility.

The Reason of the Two Routes: Real Religion and Truth.

That said :

Part of the Two Routes is a suggestion that we admit that there is no common humanity, but that there is a humanity that needs such an ideal. I think perhaps The psychologist who shall not be named is playing to this crowd. The goal, though, would be to develop a philosophical understanding that is aware of this role, the responsibility Philosophy has to the actual truth of what humanity is by what it does: People need religion. And so the responsible thing seems to be to give it to them, but also to recognize that the religious ideas of “partial reasonings” are in the service of compassion for the common good, and less “true” about what is actually occurring. Less a patronizing, and more a recognition and acknowledgement of the truth: most people simply do not wish to know, and to give them all the information sometimes just confuses people and makes life more difficult. I think it is possible The psychologist who shall not be named is doing this, trying to supply a meaningful world to those who don’t want to really know, but without the awareness that this is what he is doing. We need people, philosophers who are aware, not just in a power struggle for righteousness. I feel that philosophy needs to recognize and accept what it is able to do and be responsible for it, to actual people, and not just responsible to the idea Of transcendence it appears to denote.

 

this picture might be cool: let’s allow the truth to be what it is instead of being trapped by an eternal encompassing phenomenal religious correlation.

In order for this real awareness of what the human being is by what it does to be actualized, a partition in knowledge is needed.

Postmodern defines a state of existence. It does not indicate anymore another philosophical proposal, but instead shows us what we are up against as philosophy.

I argue we have a responsibility to become aware, and to thus move out of the centralized religious philosophical subjectivity, all the while recognizing that not everyone can or will. Our mode is help, and less imposition.

And I will reiterate: It is not necessary for people to have this larger philosophical understanding of truth. It is unnecessary to educate people as to the relativity of their religious belief. People do not function with a certain quality or quantity of mental health if they are forced to think of something that they are not able to think of; which is to say, to hold within one’s knowledge the idea of the truth of things that is not true is a different level of thinking that most people exhibit psychological symptoms of distress over because they are unable or simply do not prefer to think in this manner. And this is to pronounce ideology.

The liberal idea of education would say that we need to educate everyone to be philosophically liberal minded enough that whatever their religious belief is they have to be open minded enough to except someone else’s religious belief as possibly true also. I am saying, that the people who are religious, the people who need that kind of finitude that kind of servitude of their reality, should be allowed to have that identity as indeed a true and functioning world, with out fear or challenge that their belief is merely a ‘belief’.

Part of this realization, this responsibility that I’m talking about, not occur for those people. This is to say, that people do not get into battles and wars merely over their religious beliefs; on the contrary, on one hand people, people just fight because that’s what they do. People disagree and they fight and there’s nothing that we’re going to do to be able to prevent that, even while we may be able to prevent or mitigate particular instances of conflict occasionally and under certain conditions. But on the other hand, people get into battles with other religions because of this liberal idea that wants to place an umbrella over the rest of humanity and call it “education”. What is liberal philosophical ideal does is invalidate, it effectively invalidates every single other person’s belief by the simple assumption that there is a common humanity that needs to be raised to this great enlightenment ideal of being human.

I’m saying we need to change that approach. Think differently of how to affirm religious truth with out making it a relativity and thus needing of violent assertion over other religions. Think differently about what is actually occurring. How might we do that? Is the significant and challenging question. I suggest that one way might be to realize what the human being is as a universal object, find ways to work with that object, as indeed something that we then now know as true.

Philosophy, Colonialism and Partition.

Perhaps the title should have included “non-philosophy”. lol

This talk concerns the opening whereby philosophy is indicated to its method through the ending that supersedes its domain. Specifically, and in the context of Francois Laruelle’s “Christo-fiction“, that which supersedes any conventional appropriation is the quantum. In particular, there is no philosophical posture that is able to bring any feasible critique against its own effective omniscience, omnipotence and proposed as assumed omnipresence. The indictment is made unto its method, which is the argumentative method that is made by agents of transcendence. This alternate posture is thus outside of (conventional) philosophy’s purview, since its route is one of scientific verification over the conventional argumentative method. This alternative method is thus of allowing for a particular framework in which philosophical experiments are allowed, but it no longer includes the framework within its domain of critique.

But we are only at the very preliminary stages of this work; we are in the long game. This talk is an attempt to lay the theoretical groundwork (the breaking of ground has already occurred with the likes of Laruelle, Badiou, Zizek and Latour, to mention only the few still living), to describe some of the conditions by which such a foundation is needed and will be laid. It departs, albeit significantly, with the recurrence embedded in the conventional method’s approach, whereby human beings have access to resources that while arising from some ‘unknown’ source (immanence, transcendence, biology, neurology, evolution, creation, or whatever…), a source that is never found but at all times presents itself within the discourse that proposes to be ‘finding it’ through the conventional method of delegated agents (what I say are ‘agents of transcendence’), nevertheless still function effectively to supply a true reality, elements of which I call ‘True Objects’; the delegation process instigated by humans is at all times assumed to have the support of providence, regardless of what people might assert as the discursive conditions of such providence (such argumentative establishments are redundant).

This alternative route, in its beginnings, is involved with the effort thereby of verification. Currently, seeing that the conventional philosophical method works to obscure facts, we are involved with creating an opening whereby the facts may be noted, upon which such a scientific method may be laid. The only way forward in the effort, it appears, is through the enactment of a partition.

 (I just noticed that it cut off about the last six minutes of the talk. Sorry). 

Philosophy, Colonialism and Partition.

The first Webcast of the Philosophical Hack

Two Routes, for another term…

I am finding, as I am reading “Christo Fiction”, that  so far Laruelle touches upon all the same ideas that I do, yet using different terms than I do. And actually I think the terms I used are much more simple into the point; I do not need a large dictionary in order to discern for people to understand what I’m saying.

For example, L uses ‘vectoriellity’ and ‘vector’; I too have used this term in describing the situation. and I like how he says “the quarter turn”, because it really sets in relief how philosophy always wants to subtract, to deconstruct, to pull apart and divide, as Laurel says, to lay everything within the context of a prior decision. The idea of a quarter turn I think is a good illustration.

The point is though I think that his should be taken more as a discourse to be verified, and where  it is argued against thereby might be a good indicator of a different order, a different orientation upon the object as I say, indeed a different vector of meaning is being placed upon a discourse that is ultimately foreign to that appropriation.

As i say the first order must be that of verifying, of placing a description of the matter at hand out for others to see so that others may verify that indeed what is being addressed is the same object. The view that sees such discourse as an argument or a promotion of a set of beliefs should be seen in its proper context, which is in Ls case and my case, a different vector than what is being evidenced with us, and consistent with L, without having to reduce his discourse to some sort of self aggrandization: for indeed the self aggrandizing is in the approach by the real identity. So when we begin to understand what he means by a unilateral duality, we have to also apply the very meaning to the situation that is being apprehended. The question: how is it possible that I know what Lorelle is saying? Do I make an argument for the reason why I know? Do I deny that he’s talking about a fact of the matter ? or do I confirm that indeed he’s talking about the same object that I understand?

Of course, Terrence (Blake, at Agent Swarm)  has a point, and it is a good point, a valid point, but it is a real point, the point that is made through the appropriation of Ls discourse as an argument or a proposal. So it is indeed that this real valid point does not address the matter at hand in the same vector as concerning L work and indeed my work. We consider such discussions of course, but in the last instance we should see that there is no overcoming what I am calling real faith, there is no convincing one through any sort of discourse that they should be converted to this understanding. This situation of complete discrepancy in meaning that cannot be bridged there by any sort of ‘banking theory’ of education is what I call a partition.

The question has got to be, what does it mean that at least me if not many other authors have come upon the same situation that L seems to be talking about? But more, how is it possible that people can disagree about it? What are they disagreeing about? Do not we already have an understanding of the object they seem to be referring to? And what is it that makes me want to refer to what is not the object, which is to say the supposed discourse about this object, to thereforesay that they are incorrect about the object ? In these moments , am I not merely referring to discourse as an object that is segregate or otherwise essentially separate from my appropriation of it in the same move that I am understanding of its meaning? 

But I think the more significant question is how did I know what L was referring to before I even encountered any of his texts? Which is to say how is it possible that I came/come accross Ls books as a sort of first grade book on the subject that he addresses? How is it possible? With no prior education upon even who L is or was. Without any primer from any other philosophers or considerate material; how is it possible that L reads so simply. 

And I don’t think I’m alone in this. 

I think it’s more that people refuse to believe that a sort of ‘innate intelligence'(if you will) is going on within themselves. And this is the say that they have faith in the potential involved in redundancy to alleviate its condition from itself. 

I for one do not think that is possible, and therefore call this impossibility, The bare fact of existence, a partition.
Below: from “Christo Fiction”, by Francois Laruelle. 

In a manner of speaking, I sm asking for verification of the results of the experiment. The experiment is not Ls nor my writing. The writings are the results, that are asking for verification from those who have gone through the experiment.
I am vger.”