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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:44 pm

The question now arises:
Which cells are part of the brain in this emerging SuperOrganism?
Their power is not absolute, but directive.
They have a closer proximity to the neural networks carrying stimuli from external sources, via the sense organs, and internally, via the organs.

Their role is not that of a God, although it appears so to the lowly cells (particularly functioning as members of the anus) but of middle-man, intermediary.
They are, themselves, ignorant and weak. Their advantage is that they have more access to the data, the stimulations, that they carry, as part of their function.
Is there a central directing group of cells?
We'll leave that question unanswered.

Another question is:
Does the size of the SuperOrganism matter?

I would think so.
The complexity of the organism, and this also includes the SueprOrganism, makes its constituent parts slightly less important, depending on the size and complexity of the emerging unity.
A more complex SuperOrganism would require more efficient part, more docile, dumb, simplified, specialized, cells - otherwise it could never reach its level nor maintain itself there.

Therefore, the larger the SuperOrganism the more simplification/generalization it imposes upon its parts. they are more expendable because they are easily replaceable, their role being so simple and general, even in special roles, that it can integrate another.
The larger, more complex, a SuperOrganism becomes, all the more internal order it demands; all the more cohesiveness, efficiency resulting in synergy, and specialization, it requires, further diminishing the importance of any particular cell (organism),within it.
The organism (cell), within the SuperOrganism, is now forced to focus its (inter)actions, and even the, so called, free-thinkers, the "philosophical" ones - remnants of a previous state which has not been eradicated yet, retaining internal inefficiency - are diminished by educating, integrating, training, them to think in increasingly simplified ways.

The illusion of free-thought is maintained because it is fact. Data is available, openly, but how it is processed has already made the data non-threatening.
Once assimilation achieves a certain level of efficiency, of cohesive integration, the free-flow of stimuli is not very important, because the cells have no capacity to integrate it, on their own, in a way which would contradict their specialization.
The cell may still (re)act to hunger or cold, but it has no capacity to act outside the orders it is given from the brain-cells. Free-press, the internet, books, are all permissible, at this point, because none of the data, information, will be understood, or could be understood, in a manner outside the prescribed, the given, the educated and trained.
The cell can only think within the limits of its functions, its job, and anything else it leaves to other experts, other cells that tell it how to (re)act, and what to do.

Why is art and philosophy in such a bad state in our modern times, when information is accessible, on a level unprecedented in history, and we live in, seemingly, free systems?
Well, the above should give you a clue.

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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:59 pm

Another aspect of all of this is the role Nihilism takes so as to make the entire process easier to accomplish and, more importantly, to sustain.

Nihilism... is the cell, in the case of the SuperOrganism the individual organism, detached/detaching from the world outside the premises of its role within the skin, the boundaries, of its participation.
To increase efficiency one must not only eliminate all individual identifications, but also the sources that may trigger their re-emergence.
Keeping the individual organism, within the SueprOrganism, away from any environment that might inhibit its integration and specialized role, is not conducive to internal integrity.
Feminization is the type required, to achieve internal efficiency – and only after the SuperOrganism has reached a certain level of complexity – and Nihilism is how it maintains this internal ordering.
Disconnected from its previous, its historical, its natural role, the individual settles for whatever it can find.
The weaker ones find any alternative terrifying, because within these predictable, specialized, sheltered contexts they can, at least, find longevity; outside this "body" things become sketchy, less predictable, more threatening. Over time, dependence grows, due to specialization, making every single participant a defender of the status quo.
Only those few who have not been incarcerated (quarantined), eliminated, can persist... now under the label of cancerous cells – the autoimmune system kicks-in excluding them.

Of those, only the clever mask and pretend, and persist...waiting for the body to weaken.
The process repeats.

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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:07 pm

Now the final question:

Given that none of this is avoidable, which kind of SuperOrganism would you choose to participate within?

Keep in mind that social behaviour is an evolutionary outcrop of weakness... just like love is, as its necessary glue.
Also keep in mind that the weaker you are the more complexity you will seek to immerse yourself within, feeling less vulnerable and more invisible within it.
When it comes to humans, as a species, the choice is not between being a herd animal, a sheep, or a cow, with the solitary bear being the alternative... but between being a sheep and a wolf.
Both congregate in groups, but not of the same size, and because of this, not producing the same nature.
The weak, the feeble, the cowardly, will always seek refuge in multiplicity, and then deny it, wanting to seal the outer pores, close the skin, with the delusion of oneness.
Oneness is always a context, reflection the mind's integration within a particular meme.

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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:26 pm

How do you see this split in the long term? Will it become a divergence of species?

For a memetic split to become genetic, a long period of isolation would need to occur. If space as a frontier is opened, it would happen.

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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:50 pm

If frontiers remain closed, as they are, then this will remain underground.
Pretences, lies, hypocrisy, will be necessary.

The split is already on its way.
It begins, as it always does, from the males.
Females need more coaxing...more seducing. Even the above average ones.
But females are not that important, because males can propagate despite female simplicity, as they have for a very long time, using their superior mind.
The rest will be excluded.
What dilution may occur will be reversed when females of a higher quality choose males closer to their level of appreciation.
The immediate meme will be supplanted, in some cases, by longer term mimetic awareness.
As always, what is superior, or different, will be preserved along masculine bloodlines.

If, and when, frontiers become accessible, then then split will surface, it will become more direct, resulting in spieciation along mimetic lines.

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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:38 pm

Compliance with moral norms: a partly heritable trait?

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Election poster from the 1930s for Sweden’s Social Democratic Party ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]). Is the welfare state more workable if the population is more predisposed to obey moral norms?
 

Do we differ genetically in our ability, or willingness, to comply with moral norms? Please note: I'm talking about compliance. The norms themselves can vary greatly from one historical period to another and from one society to another.

Apparently some people are more norm-compliant than others. This is the conclusion of a recent twin study from Sweden ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]). A total of 2,273 individuals from twin pairs were queried about the acceptability of four dishonest behaviors: claiming sick benefits while healthy (1.4% thought it totally or fairly acceptable), avoiding paying for public transit (2.8%), avoiding paying taxes (9.7%), and accepting bribes on the job (6.4%).

How heritable were the responses to the above questions? The heritabilities were as follows: 

Claiming sick benefits while healthy - 42.5%
Avoiding paying for public transit - 42.3%
Avoiding paying taxes - 26.3%
Accepting bribes on the job - 39.7%

Do these results indicate a specific predisposition to obey moral norms? Or is the genetic influence something more general, like religiosity or risk-taking, both of which are known to be partly heritable? To answer this question, the authors ran correlations with other factors:



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Significant correlations were exhibited for age (r=.10, p=.00), sex (r=.12, p=.00), religiosity (r=.06, p=.00), preferences for risk (r=-.09,p=.00) and fairness (r=-.10, p=.00), locus of control (r=-.03, p=.01), and charitable giving (r=.09, p=.00). However, these significant correlations were relatively weak, suggesting that our measure is not merely standing in for these demographic and psychological differences between individuals. There were no significant correlations with behavioral inhibition (r=-.00, p=.81) or volunteering (r=.01, p=.29).([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.])




The jury is still out, but it looks like compliance with moral norms has a specific heritable component.
 

Population differences

Does this heritable component vary from one population to another, just as it seems to vary from one individual to another? The authors have little to say, other than the following:




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Swedes seem to be better than most people at obeying moral norms. Only 1.4% think it acceptable to claim sick benefits while healthy! Maybe that's why they've been so successful at creating a welfare state. So few of them want to be free riders on the gravy train:




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Gunnar and Alva Myrdal were the intellectual parents of the Swedish welfare state. In the 1930s they came to believe that Sweden was the ideal candidate for a cradle-to-grave welfare state. First of all, the Swedish population was small and homogeneous, with high levels of trust in one another and the government. Because Sweden never had a feudal period and the government always allowed some sort of popular representation, the land-owning farmers got used to seeing authorities and the government more as part of their own people and society than as external enemies. Second, the civil service was efficient and free from corruption. Third, a Protestant work-ethic—and strong social pressures from family, friends and neighbors to conform to that ethic—meant that people would work hard, even as taxes rose and social assistance expanded. Finally, that work would be very productive, given Sweden´s well-educated population and strong export sector. ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.])




This is not how most of the world works. While studying in Russia, I noticed that the typical Russian feels a strong sense of moral responsibility toward immediate family and longstanding friends, more so than we in the West. Beyond that charmed circle, however, the general feeling seems to be distrust, wariness, or indifference. There was little of the spontaneous willingness to help strangers that I had taken for granted back home. People had the same sense of right and wrong, but this moral universe was strongly centered on their own families.

In sociology, the term is amoral familialism. Family is everything and society is nothing, or almost nothing. It was coined by American sociologist Edward Banfield:




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In 1958, Banfield, with the assistance of his wife, Laura, publishedThe Moral Basis of a Backward Society, in which they explained why a region in southern Italy was poor. The reason, they said, was not government neglect or poor education, but culture. People in this area were reluctant to cooperate outside of their families. This kind of "amoral familialism," as they called it, was the result of a high death rate, a defective system of owning land, and the absence of extended families. By contrast, in an equally forbidding part of southern Utah, the residents were engaged in a variety of associations, each busily involved in improving the life of the community. In southern Italy, people did not cooperate; in southern Utah, they scarcely did anything else. (Banfield, 2003, p. viii)


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Where did Western societies get this desire to treat family and non-family the same way? To some extent, it seems to be a longstanding trait. English historian Alan Macfarlane sees a tendency toward weaker kinship ties that goes back at least to the 13th century. Children had no automatic rights to the family property. Parents could leave their property to whomever they liked and disinherit their children if they so wished ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]).

Indeed, Macfarlane argues that "Weber's de-familization of society" was already well advanced in Anglo-Saxon times ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]). This picture of relatively weak kinship ties is consistent with the Western European marriage pattern. If we look at European societies west of a line running from Trieste to St. Petersburg, we find that certain cultural traits predominate:


- relatively late marriage for men and women
- many people who never marry
- neolocality (children leave the family household to form new households)
- high circulation of non-kin among different households (typically young people sent out as servants) (Hajnal, 1965; see also [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.])


Again, these characteristics go back at least to the 13th century and perhaps much farther back (Seccombe, 1992, p. 94).


Historians associate this model of society with the rise of the market economy. In other words, reciprocal kinship obligations were replaced with monetized economic obligations, and this process in turn led to a broader-based morality that applied to everyone equally. In reality, the arrow of causation seems to have been the reverse. Certain societies, notably those of northwestern Europe, were pre-adapted to the market economy and thus better able to exploit its possibilities when it began to take off in the late Middle Ages. The expansion of the market economy and, later, that of the welfare state were thus made possible by certain pre-existing cultural and possibly genetic characteristics, i.e., weaker kinship ties and a corresponding extension of morality from the familial level to the societal level.
 

References

Banfield, E.C. (2003). Political Influence, New Brunswick (N.J.): Transaction Pub.

Hajnal, John (1965). European marriage pattern in historical perspective. In D.V. Glass and D.E.C. Eversley. Population in History. Arnold, London. 

Loewen, P.J., C.T. Dawes, N. Mazar, M. Johannesson, P. Keollinger, and P.K.E. Magnusson. (2013). The heritability of moral standards for everyday dishonesty, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization93, 363-366.
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Macfarlane, A. (1992). On individualism, Proceedings of the British Academy82, 171-199.
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Macfarlane, A. (2012). The invention of the modern world. Chapter 8: Family, friendship and population, The Fortnightly Review, Spring-Summer serial
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Norberg, J. (2006). Swedish Models, June 1, The National Interest.
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Seccombe, W. (1992). A Millennium of Family Change. Feudalism to Capitalism in Northwestern Europe, London: Verso.


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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:46 pm

To understand the present western dis-ease we must refer to our biology books and study how mutations produced by the organism's processes can hijack these processes, turning them against the organism's ordering, slowly killing the organism.

With every new cellular division, or within memetic contexts, with every new emergence of the old, reaffirming it, the risk that something may go wrong increases.
A longer life increases the possibility that a cancerous mutation will arise.

Same applies to memes.

The Indo-Euroepan meme has been hijacked by a cancerous mutation which is now slowly killing it.
the cells being turned against the main body's organ hierarchies are ignorant of what they are doing. they may even think this is part of the organism increasing its internal order - perfection itself.

As with a genetic mutation, the dis-ease plaguing Indo-European culture (meme) is a product of the organism's own processes.
Parmenides was part of Hellenic tradition - the monist virus spreading as Platonism and then merging with an external virus to produce Christianity,  Plato and Socrates being intermediate stages of this illness, was part of Hellenic thinking, perhaps acquired from their contact with peoples around the Mediterranean basin and integrated into another school of thought, alongside their own polytheistic, nature loving, attitudes.

Hellenic success was essentially the reason this dis-ease spread so rapidly, first morphing into Democratic concessions.

Moderns living in the aftermath of this illness, confuse Hellenism with this single strand, that has now mutated into a full-blown tumor.
But, you see, they would not be aware of this, no more than a cell which has mutated into a cancerous cell would know that it is killing the body it was a part of, and it is killing it by contradicting ts organization.
In memetic terms it is contradicting the host culture's principles, and attitude and morals, and world-views - its ideals.    


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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:33 am

The gene continuously adjusts itself to the environmental conditioning.
This adjustment is not voluntary, not willed, but a matter of survival - self-maintenance.
The world's (inter)activities, which we call environment, or Flux, forces the self-ordering emergent unity to adapt, because adjustment is an adaptation of the organism to the environmental circumstances.

This constant adjustment is what produces mutations - the driving force of evolution - and it is this adjustment, this constant self-sustaining reaction to the world which makes of the word "self" not a static thing, or an absolute phenomenon (Being), but a dynamic, shifting Becoming, where the concept of a core, a center is no more than a reference to its past/nature which its adjustments are continuations of.
To seek a core, a center, is to seek for an idea(l) that the mind believes is inside of it, and sometimes called spirit, and/or soul.
Identity, and this Know Thyself, is a reference to this falling away past/nature, which is constantly updating itself in relation to the present, the apparent.

It is in this continuous updating, adjusting, adapting, reaffirming self as a sum of past nurturing, where the cancerous genetic mutation arises, and in the context of mind, the memetic dis-ease of Nihilism takes root.
It is a fatigue, a waning of energies, brought about by a decrease in virility (physical or mental), and a desire to end the continuity with a final end.
This end may be imagines as a nil, an absolute chaos, of no-thingness, or as a one, an absolute order, of some-thingness.
This waning of energies could be the result of a long life, or due to unhindered reproduction passing on feeble genetic strains, which are then seduced by memes sheltering and flattering these unfit genetic strains.

Adaptation, as a (re)action to Flux, or to the incessant, ruthless, indifferent (inter)activity, is how the organism experiences stress.
The stress upon its self-organizing is constant, and is interpreted as need when the energies at its disposal decrease to a level where it must take willful action, and is rises to the level of suffering, pain, when unable to replenish its waning energies the organism begins deconstructing, losing cohesion and diminishing in order, under the effects of attrition, caused by this (inter)activity.
Pleasure is the gradual or sudden replenishment of said energies, experienced as relief, a momentary release from the experience of (inter)acting.

When the energies of the organism exceed its requirements it is in a state of well-being. Energies can be directed to growth, creative/procreative expansion.
This is the libidinal pressure which an also become stressful when the energies overwhelm the organism's capacity to contain them.
This is the other side of need/suffering: the byproduct of self-maintenance, producing superfluous energies to a degree the organism cannot control, or process.
It now needs to expel these energies.

As with the gene, so with the meme.
These social energies, a byproduct of successful self-maintenance, can become destructive to the SuperOrganism.
War, and exploration, is one way to expunge them, another is decadence, a form of SuperOrganic masturbation.
Unable to relieve its excess energies outwards, towards otherness, the SuperOrgansim (State, Nation, Tribe, society, Civilization) turns inward, finding relief in expelling these energies with Self.
The process is unproductive, and it slowly grows to become solipsistic, self-referential, detached from reality as the community becomes self-absorbed, experimenting with self, by one's self.

Everything from interpersonal relationships to art expresses this navel gazing, this self-gratifying release of libidinal energies with no pragmatic effect outside the SuperOrganic structure.
Philosophy reflects this attitude.
Subjectivity, hedonism with no goal other than pleasure itself, specialization resulting in institutionalized autism, language detaching the noumenon, it refers to, from the phenomenon it refers to, looping back to other noetic abstraction, are all symptoms of this state.



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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:11 pm

Translating gene to meme...


Organism <> SuperOrganism

Cell <> Individual/Person

Cell Type <> Job/Career

Sociopath <> Cancer

DNA <> Nihilism

Fertilization <> Education

Brain/Organs <> Institutions

Body <> Telos/God/Order

Reality/World <> Mind/Body

Personality/Psychology <> Politics/Identity

Faeces <> Pollution

Illness <> Ideology contrary to the socio-economic norms

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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:41 pm

A short, or not so short, synopsis...again....

Genes precedes memes, like body precedes mind, like life proceeds consciousness, like action preceded word.

Meme is an outcrop, an extension of the gene, and like gene it can be passed-on to another not of the same genetic heritage and in the process the gene, representing a past/nature, is diluted.
To be passed on, like when gene fertilizes another, the two must share a shared language, a shared genetic/memetic communication, which makes integration, combination, possible.
Just as particular genetic types, genetic potentials, evolve within an environment over hundreds, thousands, of years, in a process we call natural selection, so do the memes come out of the particular conditioning the gene receives in these same environmental circumstances, over hundreds, thousands of years.  
We can say that particular behaviours, activities, are conditioned into a physical form, within particular environmental conditions, and the same is true for memes and particular ways of thinking and understanding, relating.
These behaviours, activities, potentials, are part of the physical conditioning, and the same goes for the thinking, knowing understanding, evaluating patterns, shaping objectives, ambitions, ideals.
These actions, ways of behaving, and thinking, can be imitated, learned by others not of that environment, but it will be of a second-nature to them - it will exceed, perhaps the average, in comparison to the natural born one, but not the exceptional, since this is about potentials not absolutes.
For the one learning the behaviour, the way of thinking, the method will be less natural, and it will reflect his past/nature imprecisely.
Coming less naturally to him he will be more clumsy, less graceful with it, and he will revert to his innate behaving, thinking as soon as he loses control.

The land evolves particular types of plants, and animals, and it also develops, in time, particular types of humans, and ways these types of humans think and engage their environment.
Each environment evolves particular philosophies, traditions....memes.  
A mix-breed will be a type with no particular sense of past/nature.
Lost in the world he will be seeking something deeper than the depth going as far back as the point where his blood was mixed with that of another type. His identity will go only so far back as the point where it forks into two divergent bloodlines - the more different these blood lines are the more confused and fragmented the individual will be.
He may adopt either bloodline, as he can wilfully adopt the past/nature he wishes to identify with, but it will come to him fragmented, not fully realized, not fully innate - it will feel fragmented, like his phenotype - two, or more, paths to the past/nature, diverting and culminating in the apex he represents as presence.
Multiple options will make him less loyal to the particular one, opting to be included, or excluded, as it suits him.
With no singular path backwards, towards self, he will feel lost, as if he does not belong anywhere, looking outwards, towards the beyond, the future, for the singular, the one he cannot find looking back.
He cannot completely embody this past, and so he feels free to choose to be whatever he prefers - forced to accept nothing, he surrenders to fashion and to his whims, his immediate pleasures, and his primal tastes.

Meme is not simply some ideology that emerges out of nothing. It is a way of thinking of life, engaging world, which springs out of the genes that evolved within a particular environment, and within a specific space/time.
Those of a culture with no connection to the earth, to past/nature, will wander upon human artifices, making a home here, then there, inventing ways to feel at home, to be at home, and to collect to them individuals not of their kind, thinking of them as their kind.
With no shared genetic past/nature they will replace this absence with a superficial memetic foundation, a current, modern noetic idea(l), floating on the tides of time.
Trees with no deep roots are taken by the floods and winds.
They will identify with those that are, like them, floating on the waves, on the shifting tides, with no depth, no connection to earth, no phenomenal foundations - they will commune with those who, like them, identify with noetic fabrications created out of emotional and hedonistic sensations.  
All that identifies man with his past, to his species, will become a fashion choice - sex, race, everything, including appearance, and beauty.
Words will be detached and converted to playthings - creative devices expressing personal taste - symbols of an identity they lack, of a substance they are missing.  
Like I said, when there is no depth to one's sense of self, one's identity, he will look upwards, towards the noetic spaces, above the restricting earth, to cast himself adrift upon, and root himself in the winds.
Such is the psychology of the Nihilistic mind-set, first emerging out of those who, wanting to escape their squalor and depravity, (re)thought themselves, using words, out of the circumstances of their earthly existence, and inverted the world to where sky was earth and earth was sky.
They invented themselves using symbols, words, memes - spermatozoa with no ovum, swimming in the womb's abyss.
Those with a similar inheritance, or in these modern times of dilution, will share this attitude, this psychology, and will consider all else too authoritarian, too restricting, too solid for their tastes.

Gender is an extension of sexual roles - the idealistic application of instinctual behaviours, the noetic context of phenomena.
Subjective is an interpretation of objective.
Gene is translated into meme, and as genes are evolved potentials of populations (inter)acting within specific environments, the morals, principles, ideals, the meme, emerging from them, is specific to their bloodlines.
If these populations dominate this meme can be transferred into another bloodline - one population impregnating another with its morals, principles, ethos, ideals.
What is born out of this mixing is a hybrid, not fully of one, or the other population - a median between one and the other inherited potentials.
Hybrids will tend to converge towards the median between the two - this is called dysgenics.

So, although someone can learn to speak Greek, the spermatozoa of the Hellenic meme, he can never fully embody the thinking - it will always be alien to him/her on a certain level, and although someone can deny Jewishness in himself, he will tend towards it in behaviour and thinking.
I'm using Jew and Hellene as the two extreme memes in conflict within what we call Modernity:

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As I've said before, Jewishness started as a tribal identifier but spread, via Christianity - when it adapted - into the body of Indo-European, pagan, traditions as any virus would.
It is a way of thinking.
A meme attempting to become a gene - the reverse course compared to how memes are born out of genes.
This inversion reflects its thinking methods, and the way in engages world.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] of this memetic dis-ease, this noetic virus infecting modern European man, indicate the manner in which it infects, spreads, and seduces - instead of words representing actions, actions represent words.
Study Value Ontology, and Christianity, and Islam, and Marxism, and many other nihilistic manifestations of this same dis-ease.
Examples of [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] as opposed to Bottom<>Up thinking.
With Top<>Down nihilistic thinking you begin with the desirable, absolute, usually re-presented with a word that has positive emotional vibes associated with it, and then you justify, reason, backwards, trying to explain the world with this already given conclusion in mind.  


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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:33 pm

Visualize techniques/technologies as onion-like memetic skins covering a central genetic core, or as atmosphere encompassing a planet.

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The center of the onion and/or the planet’s core would be a regression towards the past/nature.
The planet’s subterranean levels would be the evolutionary stages of man, reaching the surface which would symbolize present-day man, modern man.

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Up to this point we are describing the genetic essence of the species human.
The memetic structure begins from there, as a projection/extension of the genetic, creating an atmospheric/memetic covering.


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The atmosphere, like the onion, has multiple levels, or skins, each representing the various stages of memetic development, with their own techniques/technologies, as further sophistications of the previous ones.
One layer of technique/technology resting upon another, constructing the atmosphere (meme). The meme is pushing down on the planet’s surface forcing it to level down, if not for the convulsions coming from inside, and the disturbances coming from outside, if and when they get through.

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Meme is an extension/expansion of a planetary body – enveloping it with a magnetic field representing the gene/meme field of influence.
The strength of the gene (planet mass, rotation speed) produces its gravitational pull, determining the depth and density of the memetic sphere (atmospheric), which in turn produces the magnetic field of repulsion/attraction.  
The meme is a shield, against world, wrapping around the gene, and pressurizing it – repressing it, or expanding its time/space effect.
Each layer of technology is a further extension of the shield, or an expansion of the gene in space/time.
If and when this field of protection/deflection becomes strong enough, or thick enough, to protect the planet from meteors, or external forces/radiation, disturbing its inner workings, surface dwellers (superficial moderns) can construct their utopia’s, feeling safe within the multiple onion layers of shielding.
Slowly the planet’s inner core cools, stopping any disturbances from erupting on the surface. Atmospheric pressure, along with the planet’s mass contributes to its surface heat/coolness.  
In time these surface dwellers might forget about what lies outside the atmosphere or under the surface crust, or beyond the magnetic field, manufacturing a technological artificiality that is no longer directed towards reinforcing the shielding but can turn inwards to manipulate the planet’s surface, increasingly digging deeper into the earth to alter how it appears on the surface (genetic manipulation).
Atmosphere and magnetic field create a cocoon within which the planet can manipulate itself (masturbate).
Language is part of the techniques/technologies atmospheric effect.    


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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:53 pm

Gene = memory/experience manifesting as presence, as appearance.
Need/Suffering = genetic congruity of patterns engaging (inter)activity (Flux)

Meme = memory (tradition, knowledge/understanding) manifesting as symbol/language (aesthetics).
Culture/Civilization = memetic congruity engaging (inter)activity (Flux)

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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:25 pm

Nihilistic memes invert realistic memes, as nihilistic spirituality invert pagan spirituality.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] = Forgetfulness, mysticism, detachment from reality, contradiction of empiricism, sensual awareness, inversion of causality (linear time) - introversion necessitating a protective shield of institution, or hypocrisy where ideals are contradicted by actions, justified by the primary motive of survival.
Inversion itself, is a method or remaining alive, by going insane - defensive coping mechanism.
Flux is disengaged.
All is noetic = subjective, perspective, malleable to taste/preference, will, with a simple change in attitude.

Nihilistic meme is political (religion being a form of husbandry, social control - commandments restricting behavior, rule of law - divine decree), as it maintains internal social cohesion and harmony, by leveling all down to the lowest-common-denominator, usually an emotion, like love; dumbing all down, castrating and lobotomizing them - mental fragmentation (schizophrenia, compartmentalization).
Reducing all down to subjective individuals, detached from world.
Inebriating all with religion (opiate of the masses), entertainment (eternal distraction with mindless infantilisme) narcotics (chemical pleasure), hedonism (ephemeral detachment from existence's need/suffering) and mind-numbing ideology (romanticism, positivism, utopianism, humanism, Marxism, Abrahamism etc.).

Memes emerge out of genetics engaging world: genes projected as ideals, guiding principles, standard for evaluating self, world.
Nihilistic memes take the reverse route. They begin with the self-comforting, self-evident, absolute idea(l), as a given, a truth, and then attempt to root themselves in soil, ground themselves on the earth - become genetic.
Social eugenics, accusing all contradiction to it of being social engineering or social constructs - inverting facts (nihilistic duplicity).  
Nihilism cannot survive without hypocrisy, hyperbole and lies. This produces paradoxes, linguistic conundrums, requiring word-games, spin-doctoring, brain-washing, dumbing-down, to deal with them.
Everything is made innocent, benevolent, except that which exposes it, so as to hide its own insidious sickness.
In politics the lie produces the paradox of power based on weakness - the "meek shall inherit the earth", the "chosen by god to suffer", attain the height of earthly pleasures breaking the covenant - hedonism.
Judaism splits into 3 types:


Orthodox = spiritual
Zionism =  Political
Secular = Social
 

In Christianity Protestantism corresponds to Jewish Zionism.
In islam shia splinters from sunni.
Jewish secularism producing Marxism, and then humanism, attempts to assimilate the other two Abrahamic religions into one-ness.
Marxism failed, and humanism is failing, using Democracy as its identifier, leading to globalism - Americanism = Protestant and Judaism united (read Heisman's Suicide Note)...other variants splinter off, attempting to become the replacement of Abrahamism - its secular form (secular nihilism).
Like with Christianity pagan spirituality is assimilated, selectively, to make them viral - less discriminating and demanding than their Abrahamic foundations (cosmopolitanism).
Mother Judaism fertilized to give birth to a new offspring - something more fit to survive in a Modern world.
Mohammed, and Jesus become apostles for the coming "true" Messiah, the great redeemer = unifier of man.
The flock shall be gather, sins (past transgressions) forgiven - all will be loved, appreciated, and live forever as ideal, as humanity.  
God reborn as Humanity.
Democracy god's collective decree - his commandments - rule of his law.
A new priesthood, calling itself "philosophers", "scientists"...experts.
Education = communally sanctioned priesthood = absolute is out there, waiting of them to channel his grace, to discover him, to read god's mind.
Alexandrian Age = all is knowable, all is order...all is code.
God speaks in signs - revelation.
God's multiple names includes absolute order, 1/0.       

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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:07 am

Gene - Meme Correspondence

Gene's highest manifestation = organism
Meme's = State (embryo = tribe)


Gene = cell
Meme = individual organism


Gene = organs, (inter)acting producing personality
Meme = institutions, (inter)acting producing political system


Gene = blood
Meme = money/data (representation/abstraction of resources)


Gene = brain
Meme = government



Gene = will
Meme = king/leader


Gene = neural pulse
Meme = language (word/symbol)


Gene = nervous system
Meme = education institutions, data processing institution


Gene = memory
Meme = tradition/education/precedent


Gene = motive, objective
Meme = idea(l), principles


Gene = behavior
Meme = morality


Gene = virus/parasite (disease)
Meme = nihilism

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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:15 am

Cost/Benefit is not a binding contract, not a rational choice.
In conjunction with the path-of-least-resistance, it describes how life differs from pattern (inter)action: blind (unconscious) patterns (inter)acting and their relationship directed along paths-of-least-resistance - a fluctuating/dynamic relating of attraction/repulsion, not requiring will, or discrimination (evaluation, choice), nor a motive.

In its original primal emergence cost/benefit simply describes the accumulation of previous (inter)activities, leading to a burdening, akin to genetic memory (later memetic memory - knowledge).
Negative accumulations prevent continuance, positive ones accentuate it - simple natural selection at work.
An organism motivated by need/suffering, directed itself towards patterns participating in its own congruity - no self-awareness required.
Lifeless (inter)activity of patterns now evolves into attraction/repulsion dynamics focusing the organism's aggregate energies - this focus is Will.
The stronger the attraction the stronger the focus.
Need rising in time increases the motive, the movement.
When one need was gratified, when one pattern replenished, invigorated, another took its place, and the organism refocused its energies, altered direction - motive as a simple mechanism of attraction/repulsion.

Cost/Benefit analysis emerges as a product of higher awareness, when an organism could project, in space/time, probabilities, estimating costs versus benefits - predicting outcome.
Path-of-least-Resistance, still applies.

It is not until the emergence of self-consciousness, that an organism can choose the path-of-more-resistance, to outperform its competitors - a lucid, act of will founded on lucid judgment.
From this, the development of increasingly higher cognitive levels, increases objectivity - the organism perceiving self, and world, from a noetically detached perspective - theory.  
It is only at this point, and after habituation has decreases the effects of Bicameral confusion, and fear (increasing self-trust), that a mind can contemplate itself and existence, unemotionally, finding what in life produces superior and what condemns life to inferiority without taking its own interest into account.
Only then does philosophy reach its apex. Philosophy unconcerned about cost/benefit, but only lucidity/clarity/awareness - friend of wisdom.
Before that, and with decline, due to Nihilistic infection, what is called philosophy is really sociology, politics, psychology: an organism studying its place within society, and figuring out a meth a path towards higher rewards, status, pleasures.  
What moderns call "world" is, for them, code for "humanity".
Words either become literal, or metaphorical, to mask their emotional, self-serving, sources.

By reconnecting words with reality, we break free of this accumulated burden, centuries of lies, and human decay.
We return our feet to the soil, the ground, not to stay there...but to clean ourselves, heal ourselves from a dis-ease.
Re-Turning...
Re-Calling not form memory but what has been buried and still lies in front of us, though we remain blind due to the cloud our anxieties, nurtured and directed by words, cast before us, like Mayan shrouds.
We re-member what has bee fragmented.
We re-call, that which has been silenced, to come forth, and appear again, from behind the codes, the lies, the bullshyte.
We call back to consciousness what has always been in front of us - we being in its midst, surrounded by walls of code, matrices of symbols.
We call back our trust, in ourselves, in our own senses, in our judgments.


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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:47 pm

From a shared genetic line, establishing a potential hierarchy of organs (psychology), and relating to an external hierarchy fluctuating patterns, the standard of selection, emerges a way of relating this genetic, inherited disposition (code) with an ongoing, (inter)action of patterns.
The outcome is culture, which then evolved into a civilization.
Culture being the esoteric to exoteric civilization - personality/character, or the ideal relating to the real.

Culture, ideal, manifests in relation to world, the real, as morality, tradition, behavioral and thinking standards, standard of evaluation good from bad, sexual norms, spirituality, how one engages reality.


Subjective - relating to Objective.
For Nihilists both or one (either/or) is absolute.
For realists, neither is absolute.

Christianity places the absolute outside of self = God
Humanists, New Agers, place it inside = Self
self as God - "I say so"..."Might is Right"  
Might measures by quantity - quantity of followers, giving the leader authority - might
Quantity of voters = might
Quantity of believers = priest, Might of representation of the absolute.

Words/Symbols as conduits from one mind to another.
Inter-Subjective

Realists use "Right is Might" = empiricism, pragmatism, science, philosophy
He who sees world, as it is, has potential power over those that do not.
Words/Symbols, as connectors to phenomena.

Aristocracy = acknowledgment and appreciation of the highest.
Moderns cannot separate this from ego.
The highest is an imposition upon their ego.
They can only appreciate what benefits self - hedonism.


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PostSubject: Re: GENE <> MEME Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:18 am

As meme detaches from gene, the ideal separates from the real, within the discreet condition of sheltering, memes begin to organize in relation to each other.
Reality excluded, rendered a non-factor, frees the mind to exclusively relate to other minds, as friend or foe, not as sexual being, but as thinking being, reproducing its thoughts by fertilizing other minds.

Tribes within the "tribe" of State.
Institutions provide the noetic external walls, within which abstractions can replicate - a barrier excluding phenomena, not of human making, creating a noetic "safe-space" within which organisms can relate abstractly, theoretically, symbolically.

Anxiety/Fear being the mother of all [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - organism awakening to an unknown world - is replaced with the social glue of "lust/love", the primal method of organic inter-connectivity.
Conflict replaced by competition, over "love".
He who is "loved" by the most, creates a network of inter-subjectivity, with an inner and outer core - intimates/friends/lovers, and acquaintances/resources/targets.


Nihilism being the extreme detachment from the real, rejection of all that cannot be engages noetically, using words/symbols.
Nature is redefined as a source of communicating ideals - a living organism itself.
Words/Symbols become tools/weapons.
There is no world outside, so what remains are minds communicating using codes.



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