From the book....The Manufacture and sale of St. Einstein
This seems to be a tribal trope...
Did we not witness something similar on ILP recently when one of the chosen tried to reinvent Abrahamism by altering some of the terminology and selling it as a "revolutionary ontology"?
When symbols/words are detached from their anchoring in sensually experienced existence they can be manipulated and used to exploit the minds of desperate degenerates.
Metaphysics disconnected from physics, from physis....from empiricism.
Such a Magian metaphysics finds new harbours in the minds of the needy and lost.
Plagiarism only requires what is necessary in magic tricks....sleight of tongue talents, and a willing and primed audience...oh and shamelessness.
Deception begins with self-deception, if it wishes to outperform other charlatans.
Appropriate corrupt and pretend - exploit the lost and the desperate, the needy, the ones dominated by desire.
Magi/preachers since the beginning of shamans who originally built their reputation on hocus pocus and the power of impressions.
But the originals, at least, had to base their magic formulas on their understanding of nature, whereas as time went by modern pseudo-shamans had to only base it on their understanding of human nature, and most failed at it, only managing to seduce/bribe/coerce the lowest of the low.
But these were more numerous and so quantity became synonymous with quality, and one can overwhelm a noble warrior with a thousand ignoble degenerates. See recent event, how nobility of intent, aristocracy of spirit is quelled and quenched and how those who can never be that mock it.
Simpletons are simple enough to know - like one can know an ape or a dog more than it can ever knw itself (know thyself
), and most fail at this simple task - so it is always the most simple, or those made simple by their inability to control their primal, simple, needs/desires.
Denial is how they cope and how they remain as they are - trapped in a solipsistic recurrence.
Eternal return, no?
They cannot escape their ego's defensiveness, or they choose not to - cowardice or stupidity? That is the question.