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PostSubject: Re: Words Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:57 am

The word has an emotional trigger.
Pop-Culture cultivates the imagery, sensation, emotions to be associated with specific words - Pavlovian psychological training.
Words no longer relate to reality, but refer to emotions, specific images, feelings....
It's all feminized.
Try discussing anything rationally with a feminine psychology?
Every words triggers feelings, secret meanings, insinuations...


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PostSubject: Re: Words Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:04 am

Language is a tool...a technique/technology.
A tool to deal with world - a weapon is also a tool.
A tool to manipulate world - a hammer and nails are tools.
A tool to harvest resources from world - a sickle is a tool.

Tools are artifacts. Humans create them. They have an aesthetic appeal - they are art.
Tools are the externalization of an esoteric abstraction....an idea materialized via a medium.
A hammer has a specific use. It can be used for specific tasks.
Words have specific utilities.

Tools can be used as toys.
When the work is done, a hammer can be sued as a toy.
It can be used to symbolize a motorcycle, or something more abstract like power.
in times of peace tools and weapons are converted to toys.
Same thing happen with words.
When the mind lives in sheltering safety words become toys.

A boy can use the tool broom, as a magical flying device....and justify intricate narratives to justify this.
does a boy fly on a broom made to sweep?
Only in his mind.
Words can also be used in this fantastic manner.
What happens when tools are only used as toys?
Floors get dirty, houses are not built, civilization reverts to dirt and jungle.
Children ought to play with toys...for a while. Improvising and converting tools into toys is creative and imaginative.
Mistaking the tool for a toy, or forgetting the tools original use, is a recipe for degeneration.
It is preferable to play than to oil....but if play is all you do, then you will suffer the consequences.

You can use words as metaphors, twisting them into fantastic narratives but if this game goes on for too long, and sheltering is taken for granted, then the child loses contact with reality.
But, what if the parent that loves the child was replaced by an impersonal system that wanted the child to remain child-like, not because it loved it, but because ti wanted to exploit its retarded state indefinitely?
The child would be content playing with its toys, protected from reality, constructing fantastic alternative realities where it is a hero, a god, a king... whatever.
a child, like that, would support the 'benevolent' sheltering that permitted it to remain a child, playing with its toys, manipulating words, converting tools into toys.



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PostSubject: Re: Words Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:51 pm

What does your use of language reveal, other than how you relate to reality?
What does a language, emerging from a particular population, evolved in a particular environment, with particular historical shared past, reveal about them?
Their attitude, their psychological reactions to the environment, and every events they experienced.

Use cryptic language and it isn't you revealing a hidden world, but you hiding from world, or you hiding world from yourself.

Orwell said as much using fantasy narratives.
Eliminate a word from a people's vocabulary and they have no way of conceptualizing the idea.
This has implications.
The way you define words exposes intent.
If you want to engage reality, see it for what it is, you use language to facilitate this objective.
If the objective is to escape world, by confusing yourself, by using rhetoric to hide within, then the language you use, and how you apply words will reveal your intent.
If your intent is to manipulate, to exploit, to impress, to construct a favourable image of yourself in the other's mind, then the language you use and how you apply words will expose your intent.
If you want to pretend that you are seeking 'truth' when, in fact, you want to evade it, then how you define words will reveal your intent.

The use of words is not arbitrary, nor subjective.
There's a basic triangulation, reflecting the use of judgment and the evaluation of other.
Dictionary, refer sot convention that facilitates communication and reflects a historical relationship with world; vocalization, application, writing, exposes the neurological conduit connecting this past with the present; projection into future, idealization, the intended objective, finalized the triad.
This can remain theoretical, as it often does in philosophy, or it can be applied, resulting in indisputable consequences of cost/benefit, that can either be mis-evaluated, or ignored, repeating the same errors, or they can be taken into account to adjust and repeat the process of triangulation.
This is the process of judging, and of evaluating the consequences in relation to the intended goal. This is called consciousness, and its gradual sophistication is called intelligence.

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