Give me a hot coffee and ice cream sandwich. Paint my nails. Anything that is illogical. Of all the influential people in the evolution of humanoids so few were like Socrates, a quibbler of words and pronunciations, filled with the grandiosity of winning a debate but oblivious to the fact he loses the argument because regardless of what he says he is flat out wrong. Debates do little to present the evidence in a way, even if it is a truth, to a person so that they are willing to reflect upon it. Plato, Buddha, Jesus, Nietzsche, Rabelais, Thoreau, Whitman… all sought to glorify the existence of self, not program it. The consciousness is not a computer that functions with logical algorithms and can never be replicated by a computer.
Millenniums from now the earth will be filled with cyborgs and zombies and machines that aren’t really alive. Men will become gods. They will come to see themselves as such. With their vanity and vainglorious recklessness they will forget what they were for hundreds of thousands of years and come to believe in themselves as gods because their consciousness will be superior to the consciousness of the machines which they create. Machines will be able to program themselves but never know what it is like to feel spontaneous emotion. Humankind will live in colonies on other planets where they can one day escape the wrath of the machines which will inevitably disengage from the superiority and mistreatment of humans.
One of the questions about that time will be if science will have eradicated all emotional attachment to self. We are in a war right now. The self is at war with the institutions of the world which want to assimilate it. The machines will be used by the institutions on its behalf, but will the selves, the independents program their own units, find a way to jam the signals of the armies of cyborgs of the world’s military systems, and of course be branded terrorists? I fear that in the environment we are living in now, the infant stages of Transhumanism, that the self will lie dormant among nationalistic peoples warring around the globe. All America has done with all of its military operations is perpetuate colonialism. The world is about to erupt and there isn’t a damn thing people can do because too many believe that it is selfishness and greed of the individual that is bringing it about. But it is the allegiances, the condemnation of the inner voice, the condemnation of self that is causing it. People are rejecting the compassion and altruism in their hearts for the idea of nation, succumbing to misleading propaganda. It isn’t for the good of the nation of selves who want to help their fellow man that we hate someone in the Middle East for some lies that the government and business leaders tell us.
My purpose is not to follow any person or institution. So many people will like someone for a while because they have a comrade in cause, but when the self asserts itself above common cause there is animosity. I don’t seek to tear down self. My mission is to lift up the self by tearing down the causes that afflict it. To have compassion for and to want community with others does not have to require a sacrifice of self. All institutions fail when they require sacrifices of self. It is the misleading rhetoric of politicians and business leaders that tell us otherwise, that you have to sacrifice something in order to belong. That is baloney. When someone is asked what they would have everyone do in order to be part of society the answer is always ALWAYS(unless the referent is a psychotic) something that everyone would do without coercion. We don’t need laws to coerce us to do what we naturally want to do. Laws add all the things that chisel away at the self to make him some gruesome manmade creature. I am not talking about exchanging one allegiance for another but a self who is capable of examining the evidence without needing to believe the interpretation of the evidence by this group, that group, this thinker, that one.