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PostSubject: Mega-Metropolis Mega-Metropolis EmptyFri Jul 12, 2019 8:23 am

The world is slowly becoming a mega-metropolis – New World Order is the ordering of an urban environment spanning the entire globe.
Absence of accessible frontiers produce it – only recently has mankind ventured into space; that final-frontier still remains inaccessible to the average human.
Americanism is the attempt of one lifestyle, one relationship with reality – a counter-culture - to establish itself as a world-wide monopoly.
A totalitarianism reinterpreting 'freedom' to make it innocuous - a simple choice of marketed products that incorporates man's free-will into a system of supply and demand.

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PostSubject: Re: Mega-Metropolis Mega-Metropolis EmptyFri Jul 12, 2019 8:44 am


Such a planet-wide urban environment will produce its own climate, its own species, its own psychology... and its own diseases. Nihilism is such a mental disease, emerging through the gradual increase of self-awareness, exposing the individual to juxtapositions that make it feel insecure and vulnerable before others. Nihilism, as it is conventionally defined, is the usurping of the experienced world by human fabrications, e.g., 'god' as the Abrahamic/Magian defines the concept; purpose, reflected in the human question 'why?'; meaning, projecting an infantile need for external guidance from an external authority; universal morality, expressing fear that demands rules to limit 'negative’ possibilities.
In such man-made environments symbols/words acquire an effect, they do not possess in nature – where they are impotent they magically become potent in the mind of those sharing the same semiotic references.
Everywhere man looks his awareness is dominated by human signs & symbols, sending him information – inundating him with data. He begins to believe the entire cosmos is structured similarly. He is no longer the source of the data, but the universe is the source sending him information – Gods word.
Signs/Words no longer mediating between organic abstractions and the apparent, but synthesizing consciousness into a singularity – words referring to more words.
Children of the Book, by the Book, for the Book – a cursory definition of Modern Religion – Magian/Abrahamic, contrasting with ancient spirituality.
The range of magical effect of symbols/words limited by literacy – logos; common language. This is being established as we speak as part of the New World Order – assimilating all languages within a shared semiotics.
Doesn't matter what language you speak, you can immediately recognize brand names, reacting to urban-lingo (slang, Ebonics, internet slang) in the exact same way.
A cosmopolitan semiotics for a mega-metropolitan lifestyle. A world-Wide culture to end all cultures; reducing them to references to be sampled at will; words reapplied to produce a reaction, to trigger emotions, imagery, and sensations – hyperbole is effective. Nonsensical phrases become highly effective triggers, allowing individuals to project into their ambiguity their own private (subjective) fantasies.
Nature is no, longer the limit, the authority semiotics must discipline itself to, but nature is now forced to discipline itself to human semiotics. As long as they are never tested within natural environments, the contradictions will have no predictable outcome.
Everything is fluid in the Mega-Metropolis. The only Rule is to not stand in the way or disturb the neighbour’s dream-world; his/her own private reality.
Everything is ordered in the Mega-Metropolis; everything has a purpose and a reason a human can relate to – a function. Institutionalization of consciousness.
Freedom is dictated from above – manufacturing wants to direct needs/desires.
If not from a central institution, then by a collective imposing fashion trends, expressed through statistics, interpreted by institutionally sanctioned ‘experts’, differentiating acceptable and unacceptable ideas; forming a world consciousness in accordance with the world-wide metropolitan system.

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PostSubject: Re: Mega-Metropolis Mega-Metropolis EmptyFri Jul 12, 2019 8:48 am

What would the Messiah be in such a setting?
What form would salvation take?

To return to the good-graces of the one-god is a return to collective appreciation.
Popularity, measured monetarily, is god's appreciation of the individual. The individuals mortality preserved indefinitely in collective memory.
Notable individuals will be preserved as idols and icons, worshipped by the collective as god-like entities, representatives of the one-god - the divine - preserved forever through semiotics.
In Books....in text....as logos.
An eternal source of inspiration for the children of the Book, by the Book, for the Book.

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PostSubject: Re: Mega-Metropolis Mega-Metropolis EmptyFri Jul 12, 2019 8:52 am

Planet Earth is the boundary within which an alternate human reality can be manufactured within a cosmic reality.
Protected by atmosphere man can use semiotics to fabricate his own ideal world.

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PostSubject: Re: Mega-Metropolis Mega-Metropolis EmptyFri Jul 12, 2019 10:15 am

Urbanization is Institutionalization.
Regimentation of lifestyles corresponds to a regimentation of thinking styles.

Those who need the abstraction to stand in the way, as a protective shield, will be attracted to its utility as symbol/word that refer to a matrix of other symbols/words none of which refer to anything outside minds - ideological self-referentiality - an ideological web encasing the mind in a noetic Gordian Knot, that spins round and round, going nowhere.
An ideological cocoon; a theoretical womb within which ideals can be gestated and be birthed as more idealogical constructs with no external referent.
All such enclosures - veritas - are a cesspool within which disease, viruses and parasites flourish.

There is no openness to the cosmos - no aletheia to be uncovered, discovered.

An enclosure reflected in the inmates conciousness - deferring to external authorities that stand as godly absolute entities.
All is controlled, parcelled, monitored.
Magian one-god has become a warden; priests are the guards; masses of followers are the inmates.....insane asylums have a similar structure.

Urban legend represent spontaneous mythologies erupting within these contained environments, fermenting psychosis.
Among the insane, insanity is a reasonable state of existence.



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PostSubject: Re: Mega-Metropolis Mega-Metropolis EmptyFri Jul 12, 2019 10:18 am

Current identity crisis can be analysed through the prism of Metropolitan lifestyles, detaching the individual - his/her conciousness - from natural order.
An environment of artificial constructs can only produce a consciousness dominated by them, and market forces - supply-demand, market values. The lingo is shaped by environmental circumstances.
Truth is measured by popularity - how much it sells.
Quality is measured by how many it seduced - how appealing it becomes to the majority, or to a target consumer.

Semiotics shift to accommodate this change.

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PostSubject: Re: Mega-Metropolis Mega-Metropolis EmptyFri Jul 12, 2019 12:57 pm

Nature exposes the mind to multiplicity, beyond his control.
Monotheism is a product of urbanization and the mind's immersion in human constructs, representing human abstractions.

Art and technology are the externalization of man's knowledge and understanding - his ideas/ideals.
As man intervenes upon natural order he usurps it with his won constructs....eventually enveloping masses in artificiality.
Those born and raised within human memes, man-made environments.

All is ordered, because all is ordered by man; all is anthropomorphic, because all reflects man back to himself; all is semiotic, because man immerses himself in his own symbols.
Words are 'magical because they affect minds trained to react to them in particular ways.
Though they are impotent outside populations of literate men, they become potent within these populating - able to affect them emotionally, and psychologically.

Such memes have a range of effect equal to the populating who are literate in that particular language - triggered by the same words. The same emotions and imagery associated with the same sequence of symbols.
This is basic marketing.

It's why I said that in Nihilistic ideology world is substituted by mankind.
Humanity is world; world is humanity.
All is inter-subjective. There is no objective standard implies there is no world outside human contrivances, i.e., beyond the metropolitan field of linguistic effect.
All is a social construct, implies the same.

World as metropolis; metropolis as world.
Planetary Urbanization.
Nature becomes a park, a zoo, some controlled area imitating wilderness, but made to accommodate humans in their brief excursions into selected nature - field-trips and vacations; camping trips, hunting and fishing trips; picnics and hiking trips etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Mega-Metropolis Mega-Metropolis EmptyFri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 pm

Once the ball of degeneracy takes-off the events are like snowballing - accelerated and accumulating.
There's no natural order to limit, or to slow it down.

women's lib, Homosexuality, Transsexualism....next?
Paedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia....there are no limits to degeneracy when it has unleashed its desperation.
A 'victim becomes vicious, when he is released from his bonds.
Hell knows no fury....
Resentment seeking vengeance for its own condition.
Weakness needs someone to blame for its existential predicament - if into God then man, and his nature-based systems.
Genetic feasibleness needs some excuse, some other to accuse for its state of being.
It needs a consciousness or some other imposing authority - faceless or with a face - a name to blame and to unload its rage agaisnt its own existence.
If not God then humanity; if not God's will then universal will; if not god's order, then universal order - absolutely.
It needs something external to hold accountable. Something reasonable; something intentional; something wilful.

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