I have heard cases of people (of all ages and genders) mindlessly following the instructions linked to these entirely ‘virtual’ games and getting into ‘real time’ trouble in the (existing) material world! This includes breaking into people’s homes, walking out into traffic or onto rail-tracks and ‘stepping-off’ bridges and other high platforms! This stupidity comes about as the instructions controlling these games stipulate that if the player follows the instruction in just the right way – then a ‘miraculous’ (computer generated) image will suddenly become visible on the digitalised screen! Players have been so absorbed in the game that when challenged by ‘real’ Police (often ‘armed’) – they carry-on playing – treating the Police as an unnecessary ‘interference’ in their quest to ‘catch them all’! Of course, I must avoid the allegation of being a ‘Luddite’ – but people should take better care of their Mental Health and strive to realise exactly what the Big Tech Companies are doing with your free-will! You are basically conforming to the norms of predatory capitalism by your conscious mind being put to sleep!
Alchemy: Phlogiston – A Retrospective! (10.4.2023)
I think the theory of ‘Phlogiston’ was a good first effort and is certainly more realistic than suggesting that a disembodied theistic entity is controlling everything ‘from afar’ just as an act of arbitrary will! This theory even covered the human-breath – which was ‘hot’ because ‘Phlogiston’ was being ‘breathed-out’! If not enough ‘Phlogiston’ was breathed-out – then the human body would literally ‘burn-up’ and a fever would develop! Of course, modern Chemistry has replaced Alchemy and has long since washed away virtually all of the original foundation that once formed the bulwark of human logic in the face of theological domination. It is now understood that when substances ‘burn’ – nothing is ‘given-up’ – but rather a chemical reaction is experienced. Combustion is a chemical reaction that rapidly combines various substances with oxygen – generating heat and light in the form of a flame as a useful by-product. Whereas the ‘inverted’ thinking of religiosity was inadvertently retained through the theory of ‘Phlogiston’ (i.e., ‘something is lost’) – the non-inverted reality regarding the correct scientific interpretation of combustion – is that ‘something is gained’! This demonstrates just how powerful outdated or outmoded systems of thought are – even if it is believed that certain approaches to understanding reality have been firmly rejected and left in the past.
Everyone Should Study Huey P Newton! (10.3.2023)
On the other hand, I think it is important that I do not deny my ‘Blackness’! I say this regardless of how many might think I ‘look’ – I am ‘Black’ end of story. Many would find the true story of my life surprising. We live in a Bourgeois (White) would of domination, injustice and oppression! Oneday, following a ‘Socialist’ Revolution – this situation will be over-turned and we will hold these ‘Criminals’ (who make our lives a daily misery) to account and ‘try’ them for their crimes! Until that day, correct-thinking (and oppressed) ‘Whites’ – all ‘Blacks’ and every Asian person – must ‘unite’ and gain strength from an unbreakable ‘Solidarity’ that cannot be broken! We must gather our strengths and use this strength positively – and not waste it colluding with the ‘White’ Bourgeoisie – or fighting the ‘White’ Bourgeoisie in an unproductive manner!
Russia: Capitalist Baby-Steps Toward ‘Bourgeois’ Freedom of Thought! (6.12.2022)
My view is that if an individual is ‘forced’ to accept an imposed point of view decreed by a government – then a country is ‘fascist’! This is exactly what developed capitalist countries do to their ordinary citizens! The US, UK and EU are prime examples, whilst many former Eastern European members of the USSR are now pursuing Neo-Nazi political pathways – all disguised as ‘Democracy’ and supported by the US! Modern Russia feels that it must ‘relate’ to its Soviet past (I can see this changing overtime) and so although inundated with fascistic modes of totalitarian thought itself (as can be seen through the illiberal attitudes as expressed by ‘Anton Korobkov-Zemlyansky’ and his student friend ‘Stepan Antropov’) – rejects ‘Hitler’ due to the mass-murder and destruction his regime inflicted upon the USSR (which included Russia)!
The lunacy (and anti-intellectualism) of modern Russia includes the bizarre conspiracy theory that the US is supporting Neo-Nazism in the Ukraine as a means to import homosexuality into Slavic lands (rather than simply projecting ‘hegemony’) and attempting to ‘corrupt’ the idea of Russian Manhood as defined through the fascist ideology of ‘Pan-Slavism’! So, there is nothing ‘suspicious’ about an older (male) lecturer coming to the rescue of a younger (male) student – with a large ‘Z’ painted on his chest…?
US is ‘Largest Spreader of Disinformation’! (27.9.2022)
The United States is “the largest spreader of disinformation”, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said, adding that the disinformation it has fabricated is being seen through and rejected by more and more people.
Wang made the remark on Monday at a daily news conference when a reporter sought his comments on a report issued by the Stanford Internet Observatory in August.
The observatory said it has found in a joint investigation “an interconnected web of accounts “on social media platforms that “used deceptive tactics to promote pro-Western narratives”.
China: History Classic (Shujing) and the Concept of ‘Time’! (22.9.2022)
Seldom does the West Treat non-Westerners with respect. Since 1945 and the rise of US dominance, this anti-intellectual approach has become far more prevalent, powerful and normalised! Racism is an ever threatening ogre lurking in the darkness – but in this short extract (in 1971) – Clae Williams ‘revitalises’ the ground breaking translation work of James Legge, who began the translation of the Chinese ‘Five Classic’ texts in the mid to late 1800s! Although both cultures (the West and East) are still learning about one another, Legge was able to ‘see beyond’ his own socio-economic and cultural conditioning, and ‘see into’ or profoundly ‘glimpse’ how the ancient Chinese people developed a distinct cultural view of the world! The following extract is an ‘Introduction’ written by the American ‘Clae Williams’ in 1969, his modernisation of the work of James Legge, with much of its content deriving from the ample notes left behind in the James Legge Library. The ‘Shujing’ (書經) or ‘Document Classic’ is often referred to in China as the ‘Book of History’ as the ‘Documents’ concerned are ‘Historical’ in nature recording Chinese history from around 2205 – 771 BCE. It is an interesting attempt by non-Chinese people to contextualise the Chinese cultural perception of the world!