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Hello. What you are going to read is a chain of articles that I have conceived over the last five years. These are thoughts and ideas that have evolved out of the interactions that I had with men of science, religion, business and philosophy. Each article is an attempt to capture a single idea. You may feel left wanting at the end of some of these writings; you may realize that I was not able to reach a decision in these cases. These are open manifestos of my thinking. I hope they may set you on some new paths.
Much of the foundation of this philosophy matches Ayn Rand's writings & speeches defining Objectivism (along with concepts of existentialism, Transactional Analysis, and other philosophical systems). Ayn Rand [1905-1982] states clearly and repeatedly "Reason, the faculty that identifies and integrates the material provided by the senses, is man's basic tool of survival." She also said "A rational man is guided by his thinking – by a process of Reason – not by his feelings and desires." For Ayn Rand, Reason is an absolute, by which she means that one cannot value Reason part of the time – you either hold Reason as a Value or you do not. You cannot be honorable six days a week and a miscreant on the seventh, as you cannot be married or 'in a committed relationship' part time, nor ethical when it suits you. To believe that Reason is subject to anything other than material reality it abject fallacy. Webster's simplest definition of Reason is "the intellectual faculty", plus it gives "the process of drawing conclusions or inferences from facts or premises". But the operative definition of Reason is not so simple as it might be because of the dis-education spread by the Culture-Structure to replace Reason with anti-Reason. Reason is NOT 'received information', such as the bigot's premise that the dark races are inferior to his own, nor any such dogma. Bigotry is not based on Reason, but on deep psycho- logical fear. Quoting the authoritative people in any matter is a too-common substitute for Reason. Reason is NOT 'reasons', which are instead essentially justifications or excuses. George Bush spoke many 'reasons' for invading the sovereign country of Iraq. As is now well known & well-documented, those 'reasons' had no basis in material reality. Reason is NOT 'faith': the two cannot occupy the same space. Since religionists cannot tolerate the physical evidences of geological history, they must armor themselves
which cancels all chance of survival. A cannot sometimes be A and sometimes B or C. Ayn Rand said. Reason is NOT 'reasonable'. and (b) rigorously defended. and for ignorance has an absolute cost: non-awareness eliminates Reason. consciousness is a prerequisite. That U.) Thus the failure of the Wobblies. (And the looter-leaders survive from the efforts of the rabble. and each such intellectual distinction or definition only has power if that distinction is (a) accurate. The resistance of those who still deny global warming – proven again & again by photographic and statistical evidence – damages the chances for survival of the rest of us. and left uncorrected will send the Ship of State to the bottom of the sea. Reason IS based on volitional attention. A can only be A. A cannot be B – ever. While this may seem to be innocuous. Reason IS based on awareness. The unconscious individual or community or society cannot 'identify and integrate' the world. which is not based in Reason because it is disproved by literally tons of evidence – "material provided by the senses". for recreational oblivion. Deniers of the looming economic holocaust hold onto their beliefs at the expense of awareness. Such demands are 'reasonable' merely because the leaders of the rabble have established agreement that wanting is equal to deserving.with anti-Reason tactics such as the invention of the oxymoron 'creation science'. Whether Constitutional rule expires sooner or later is moot: the terrible results are predictable and preventable and yet unavoidable – unless countered with Reason. currency contains the phrase 'In God We Trust' is a weakness that permits all sorts of mischief. Ayn Rand hammered away on the subject for years.S. . who barely exist today. as this idea is the weapon of the Looter – as vilified by Ayn Rand time & again: a bunch of looters talk a bunch of unconscious sheep into believing that the sheep deserve the same benefits as productive workers. and thus is self-condemned to non-survival. and the sheep loudly propose the 'reasonableness' of their demand for survival without effort. as well as the failures of the Soviet Union and other socialist regimes – and soon the bursting of the Oligarchy's greed-pumped bubble. Reason is neither religion nor belief. Reason IS based on rigorous use of intellectual skills. this and other breaches of the Constitution are akin to a worm-hole or rust-spot on the Ship of State: the leak [loss of integrity] is very real. "Reason is a faculty that man has to exercise by choice. and that this establishes their rights to unearned value. and thus deny survival to you and to me." The incessant desire for hedonistic 'fun'. Ignorance is bliss – and deadly in the extreme.
which is traded for sheep hood at great peril. . Reason does not tolerate dishonesty. Reason does not honor greed as a value over pride in productivity: greed requires no Reason. which is that our viewpoint is close enough to the Truth that it empowers us in our daily living. and then suddenly it did exist. Rights exist because they are required for survival. this entire Universe did not exist. Inside Reason. The COSMOLOGICAL VIEWPOINT The Universe was created some billions of years ago – with no actual witnesses. or subjugation. the winner-take-all goal of the Priests of War. planet Earth exists as a blue ball. what can we all agree on? The Flat Earth Society even works to convince the rest of us that the first paragraph cannot be true. Before the Big Bang. which event occurs 365 times during one circuit around Sun. Reason does not create pollution – that is the job of anti-survival looters. Each individual is born with an intact sense of Self-hood. violence. all figures used by scientists are estimates – and that event is called the 'Big Bang'.** ** ** ** Reason does not promote ignorance – that is anti-Reason's job. while productivity – creation of value – is the defining result of Reason. ~&~ The Universe exists. We can only examine existence from various viewpoints and hope to arrive at some useful attitude or viewpoint that allows us to lead our lives with some sort of integrity in our relationship to Reality. and anti-Reason has led Mankind to the brink of extinction. spinning on its axis once each day. How safe do you feel today? Reason is necessary for survival. theft. and can be measured to be expanding. which we call a year. Orbiting 93 million miles from a yellow star we named Sun. and only anti-Reason looters offer the false bargain of trading individual rights for the non-reality of 'safety' or 'security' as obedient & mindless sheep. Reason does not foment factionalism. Mankind exists and therefore has the right to existence. But beyond that.
They say that the Universe could not have created itself. . so the problem is moot. of proponents being shown as charlatans. If you want me to believe in unicorns. and the Universe will begin contracting. all sorts of stories about how and when and why. The fourth is error rate. If you want me to believe in angels or hobgoblins. then you will have to bring me one. God cannot. as purveyors of fantasy. then or now. for to examine it would be to run the risk of exposure. in which case the theory is probably true. but there is no measure for or against. Lots of people say that God. you will have to capture one and show it to the world. But what can we do about it anyway? And you and I won't be around. But their logic fails. does exist. The LEGAL VIEWPOINT If the existence of God were tested in an objective court. which is rather scary. by whichever name. if it can be measured and thus proven false. the case would be thrown out for lack of empirical evidence. is 'testability'.) The myth of God/Supreme Being is so much a part of the Culture-Structure. The existence of the Universe. thus 'proving' that a Creator existed before the Universe. for example. The No-God Universe is consistent with Science. because if this Creator could exist before the Big Bang. Quasars and gamma rays can be measured. The two first Daubert factors are whether the evidence is generally accepted and whether the evidence has been tested by peer review. wherein a claim or theory is testable if it can be falsified. So there is no way to make a legalistic decision for the existence of God. that the question is never examined. The third factor. The Religionists are certain that an entity called God made the Universe in six days. But no such 'falsification' opposite can be constructed for the existence of God. does not in any way prove or even support – nor even disprove – the existence of a Creator. that is. which we will visit here. (And those silly angel-ridden TV drama programs do not count. then the Universe (in some unknown form) also could have existed before the Big Bang. with all observable and theoretical phenomena.Hawking and other cosmologists predict that the expansion will eventually stop. in every part of the world. The matter is hearsay only. The Daubert Rule is used in law to decide the validity of evidence presented in court. maybe on the back of a giant turtle.
Like over-populated lemmings. to seek the guidance of one's Self – much less guidance from Silence. If you do attempt any such contemplation. you will be pushed aside or trampled by the mindless mob behind you. therefore the No-God Universe theory is probably true. Hearsay does not count. ~&~ Virtually nothing that most people do is from Free Choice. never stopping to Reason. the No-God Universe. or reincarnation as a cockroach – which can only be prevented by subservience. and their False Mind is terrified of Reality. The Culture-Structure has pre-programmed you all since birth to be a mindless cog in the machinery of Consumerism. then the No-God Universe theory would be deemed false – which is NOT the case. they can only react. Ayn Rand said repeatedly that Reason is Mankind's only tool for survival. The EXISTENTIAL VIEWPOINT: Bring me a unicorn or an angel. Rand described the Priests of Religion – the 'witch doctors' – as groups within all cultures who have one thing in common: they propose a terrible fate will occur – eternal damnation in a fiery hell. to bind them to Anti-Reason. collapsed into a false merger with Survival. I still expect that a few zealous readers – will waste their time and mine. Mankind inhabits one blue and watery globe. This False Purpose is to keep you running the proverbial treadmill.The reverse premise. God does not exist. Bring me some evidence of God. the Rat Race. and I will do likewise. the societies of Planet Earth charge toward the precipice. The Universe is Existential. Your primary desires are Materialistic or Hedonistic. and I will re-examine my position. The purpose of the God-myth is to enslave the populace. A plethora (love that word!) of False Meaning is crammed into every subservient individual. And as . to Choose. by complete obedience to their God and no other. falsifiable a la Daubert: if evidence for a God/Supreme being were presented. These zealots cannot respond with Reason. Mankind must use Reason – something that the species has not yet begun to learn. Belief in none of the Gods promoted by the Religionists has produced any empirical evidence – none! Mankind is here. which is the supreme False Purpose of each and every local segment of the Culture-Structure. the Culture-Structure of Mankind is not. and that in order to survive. so don't even write the angry pro-God email to me. and a few will demonstrate their erudition by calling me an idiot. so that they are ineffective in all that they do. is however.
What has to take place is giving up Meaning itself. and it is as simple as speaking that brings Meaning into existence. The existential act of choosing 'No Meaning' is the eye of the needle thru which you – all Mankind – must go. refusing to marry and-or propagate. . so where the hell is it?? The good news and the bad news is that no such Official Meaning of Life exists. the rat race – that drives society becomes visibly meaning-LESS! The good news is that Meaning. you're still a rat. can only be created by the Individual. but Life is not easy. But notice the pressure from the Culture-Structure to lend credence to 'benefits' of you committing to their False Meanings: if you had no inherent Power. The quest for the Official Meaning of Life is a distraction. then nothing is created. one at a time. then why has the Culture-Structure not located it? Folks have been pretending to look for the Official Meaning of Life since Mankind first walked upright. Bad news for the Oligarchy when this knowledge becomes widespread. Meaning exists only because you say so: If you parrot some inherited False Meaning.Lily Tomlin has pointed out: "The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win. going along with the Culture-Structure? You have no Self. Life is empty of real Meaning while you agree to and settle for the False Meaning that the Culture-Structure is built on. now and forever. Refusing to pay taxes. no Choice. how easy is your life now. then why would they brainwash you to do their bidding? ONLY an Individual can create Meaning. All this False Meaning that you inherited was made up. If some Official Meaning actually existed. each and every. Besides. for that is merely kneejerk resistance. All of it. because all the meaningless crap – the treadmill. and no Satisfaction in life. You play the game by refusing to play the game: switching to 'not that' is not any different. All Meaning." The first requirement of becoming a Free Individual is setting aside ALL of the (False) Meaning that was forced upon you by the Culture-Structure. so that you and all Mankind have no access to Power. like Wealth. refusing to participate in the marketplace or the election process – these are negative actions and such re-action merely gives the same power away as blindly obeying the dictates of the Culture-Structure. of the CultureStructure and for the Culture-Structure. The Universe provides no a priori inherent Meaning for Life. Not easy. nor standing as an Individual against the (False) Meaning machine that is the Culture-Structure. This is not to say that you should reject all such meaning.
and then inventing freely: creating bright and shiny new Meaning. the Individual Self can invent Created Meaning – Freely-Chosen Meaning and Purpose. as Warmth. as it should be: Family as Bond. What you create from there has no baggage. as Communication. All you had to do in return was to surrender your Power. status. . Standing in Empowerment. nobody can take it away from you. fathers & sons & daughters are this way. From there.. nobody can take it away – no way. grudges persist. halt the surrender of the Self. The other good news is that once you invent yourself as a Free Individual. One way to clarify this process is to choose freely to create Empowerment. All that is necessary to recover your Power as an Individual is to Stand AS an Individual from this time forth. as Contribution – down the generations past & present. fame.. But if you once surrendered it. the concept comes with a ton of baggage – mothers are such a way. things don't work. for example: the inherited False Meaning of 'family' has no Power. the Meaning that you create will not be False. The Individual can then throw off the shackles of False Meaning by the mere existential Act of Will of saying so. Take 'family'. security – none of which have or will produce a satisfying Life. In point of fact. relatives are like this or that. you can create Family. But the freely chosen Meaning of Family is fresh and clean when invented from NoMeaning. So even if what you create seems to appear the same as before. as Laughter.The other good news is that you surrendered your natural right to create Meaning by parroting all those empty False Meanings of the Culture-Structure – money. What the Culture-Structure provides as Family is a messy soap opera – surf across the cable channels and the news – or some pseudo-deal like "Father Knows Best" which is delivered in the context 'not real'. The only reason that you lost it was because the Culture-Structure cheated you by offering their False Meaning in its place. no how! Your Self-hood cannot be taken away. you will be in an entirely different ballgame. and you will retain all the inherent Power that you can possibly need. the Culture-Structure is designed so that you all surrender Meaning & Power: Stop giving it away. While you create and maintain Freely-Chosen Meaning and Purpose. What is required to create Meaning is giving up all the inherited False Meaning and stand in existential Nothing. which cannot be taken away. but they can never take it from you. all you have to do to regain your Power is to say "No more!” You all have no idea how to create Meaning. They can kill you for it. 'fun'. or 'No Meaning'.
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