You Didn’t Vote for Tony Abbott

If you don’t live in Warringah, you didn’t vote for Tony Abbott.

He should know this most of all… so claims like, “It’s the people that hire, and frankly it’s the people that should fire,” are preposterous. Especially considering he says that in regards to leadership speculation. The people who choose the Prime Minister are your elected representatives, not you. So, it is in fact the elected Liberal members who get to fire, if they so choose.

But all of this misses the point… and that point is that he is just a figurehead and it’s the policy that has made this government particularly unpopular.

But then that also misses the point, because policy is being created by what is meant to be a representative of the community, as elected by you (and me), the people. And not one of those representatives can meaningfully represent their 40k – 100k constituents.

So really, the point is… Why aren’t our elected officials doing the job that REALLY needs doing and looking to all we have learned over the past 100 years so that we can reform this shambles of a democracy so that it actually makes some semblance of sense once more?

That’s job number one for legislators who hold the control over the documents through which government is executed.

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Remuneration Debacle

On Saturday January 3rd 2015, Fairfax publications in Melbourne and Sydney published this piece, entitled, Employers step up efforts to get rid of penalty rates.  According to the article, numerous industry groups are seeking a cut to wages via cutting ‘penalty rates’, which are rates at which one’s wage increases based on the time of day or type of day they are working on.

The employers argue that the penalty rates are a disincentive for them to open stores or roster on employees on certain days.

The commercial world that employers operate in is a vastly different one to the one in which the rates were first made and some of their justification can certainly be questioned, like why should people working on a Sunday be paid more than people working on a Saturday?  Both days are weekend days and the majority of people treat them in the same way.

Perhaps though, the importance of a person’s personal time is being diminished in the face of increased competition in a global market where trade can occur across our many Earthly borders but the rules by which businesses operate differ greatly from country to country.  There are constant calls to reduce penalty rates and make wages more ‘flexible’ (usually code for giving more power to the employer), often with big businesses complaining about it being difficult to compete with Asian countries.

This is a very real factor in global competitiveness for businesses.  However, suggesting that the only lever to pull is the wages lever and the only direction downward shows a total disregard for the realities of the people’s lives who are the employees of these businesses.

Earlier in 2014, Crikey published a piece entitled Hunting for the penalty rates evidence proves a tricky task which pointed out the kind of employees likely to be affected to changes to penalty rates.

The attempt to distinguish between “real wages” and penalty rates is a furphy: a worker who loses her penalty rates will be just as out of pocket as if she had her basic wage cut; her spending will be just as reduced; the impact on those businesses that benefit from her spending exactly the same. Cutting penalty rates will cut consumer spending; one business’ gain will be another’s loss by the same amount, unless income obtained from penalty rates has some magical property that we don’t know about. Moreover, the people dependent on penalty rates tend to be low-income earners, who save little and for whom even small reductions in income can have significant impacts on their standard of living.

The arguments made for removing penalty rates are often either complex to interpret from the data, because there are so many flow on effects, or they are made anecdotally, based on assumptions about human behaviour and consumption behaviour.
It seems that businesses are going for an obvious and easy solution to the problems of global competition and reduced costs of trade.  Rather than trying to compete on quality of product or on technological innovation, there are many who would rather compete on wages.  This is effectively competing on living standards.  If someone has less money because their penalty rates have been cut then they either work more or multiple jobs – potentially hindering opportunities in areas like family and social development, personal development and career/education development.  Or they have less money.  They consume less, they buy cheaper things and go out to fewer places.

Considering this suggestion in isolation, it seems another attempt to wedge a greater rift between the haves and have-nots.  Between those who can afford certain lifestyles and those who cannot.

People’s work is being valued less by other people who want to make more money from those same people.

What does that say about how these people see their employees?

Tightened Cognitive Screws

Bubbled spheres of abstract intangible thought existing somewhere between the inner and outer.

The great connection-maker works in over-drive trying to derive meaning from an exponential informational extrinsic-engine.

Bubbles spheres grow below the surface of the word, lying in the grounds of the ineffable.

Somewhere along the line, previously established networks inverted their emotional response.

The conscious singularity of the self finds no solace in the confusion of a neural ocean receiving an increasing supply of information from the extrinsic engine.

Twisted together, bundled and boggled.  Twisted together, every tether.

 

 

From here everything looks real. 

Over time, confidence seeps in to this perceptual playground. 

Intangible, barely measurable things are shared between us all the time… Sowing our garden of cognitive context in order for our interpretations of THIS to line up with others’.

Expectations foster repetition…
Novelty bursts.

From here, everything seems surreal. 

Over time, bursts of radiance leave illuminated burns.

Context falls away and the lines fail to meet like they once did. 

Lightning fires burn through neural oceans…
Over time, their momentary brilliance fades and distorts.

All falls away.

Aside

Slumdreams

Please excuse this narrative mess as I try to piece the mutilated corpse of my dreamworld back together.

Helma and I were moving out of our old place. We’d found a place in a set of double-storey apartments. The apartments were not well painted on the outside, a flakey paint job that you expect to see in slums. And that seems a rather appropriate way to describe the location overall. There was a large warehouse at one end of the street, with a long set of apartments, all attached, running from it. It was later apparent that some of the apartments closest to the warehouse were being used as clandestine retail operations, selling fresh foods and nick-nacks. Moving in didn’t seem to be difficult, although the ever-morphing layout of the apartment manifested new difficulties as things progressed. The cats, Smokey, Sushi and Banjo were all there in the apartment, however, as anyone who has moved with cats before knows, it is rather important to keep the felines contained for an amount of time, so they don’t nut the crap out and run all the way in whatever direction their whiskers take them. Smokey got out and I began to chase her down the back of the apartments. I found her hidden somewhere, but as I was taking her back, I noticed Banjo had also escaped. After also retrieving Banjo and putting her back inside, I realised that what I thought was Smokey, wasn’t Smokey. There was a slightly confusing moment or two of what cat is what. Twilight began to settle in. It was around this time that the seemingly quiet neighbourhood came alive. I walked outside, and there was a line beginning to grow at the entrance to the warehouse, which I only just noticed had an odd symbol and name on it. The crowd was fairly odd too. A wide variety of ages, but many in their early to mid 20’s. The dress-style was absurd and hard to decipher any theme out of… lots of bright colours, animal costumes, psychedelic renditions of kids movie characters. I spoke to a passing group of people, who informed me that the warehouse is the best rave venue in town, and they were on their way to meet a man who would be selling them ecstasy for the evening. As I was trying to to walk back to my apartment, it seemed that my memory of physical locations was dead, as I walked backward and forward over a relatively small area, trying to remember which apartment was mine. When I found it, a menagerie of people were inside. And I was in my underwear for no good reason. Some of the people seemed recognisable, and importantly, undesirable. I didn’t want to be in there any more, and luckily I then realised it wasn’t actually my apartment, though Helma was in there. We went back to our apartment, but that too had shifted. There were around five new people in there. They seemed much nicer than the others, but rather unfamiliar. These were our house-mates. Or apartment-mates. The apartment had shifted again and seemed larger inside than it did before. It was also now rather decorated, with anarchically placed art and junk everywhere. Lighting displays in corridors, strange twig constructions along walls. The people were rather friendly, but wanted to get the serious business of house-mate-stuff out of the way. I was asked to please take everything Helma and I had brought and take it in to our room, so we could organise things properly. As we went into the room, I realised we only had single beds which was a pain. Except, then I realised that each seemingly single bed had another pushed up to it to make it double, which I then realised means there is enough room for four people in the room. I then remembered that I completely forgot to pack anything at all from the kitchen. In fact…. I had completely forgotten to pack a lot of things.

Dreams sometimes make me wonder if I’ve just lived that entire life, I was that person… never was me up until the moment I just awoke. That person’s entire consciousness just up and shifted dimensions, right across barriers I can barely fathom, landing in this body at this time, filling in the temporal gaps with chemistry and electricity.
Who was this person? Was it all just fragments of all that I am, firing in a particularly incoherent pattern, but still coherent enough to form some sort of narrative… Is it all just mashed-up memories from all parts of the mind’s memory, from that visceral memory we most often think of when asked to remember something, to all the other bits we take for granted, the memories that make up our ability to type, walk, talk… the memories that tell your mind what yellow is, why things are allowed to move as they do and so forth. There is a strange place just after awakening from such a dream, where the world seems lucid… different somehow. Things are out of place, but everything is as it should be.

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In Lak’ech Ala K’in

Descartes and Neuroscience

Whatever I have accepted until now as most true has come to me through my senses. But occasionally I have found that they have deceived me, and it is unwise to trust completely those who have deceived us even once.” – Descartes First Meditation

The early 17th century philosopher and scientist Rene Descartes made this comment about the nature of reality, illuminating a mistrust in the sensory array that we all use to gather all the primary information about the external world.

Touch, Taste, Smell, Sound and Sight.

Before we knew about the properties of light and how refraction occurs, it would have been a strange thing to watch a stick immersed in to water, watching what seems like a conjurer’s trick, as the stick bends as it enters the water, but appears perfectly straight when it is removed once more.  However, things are not strange until you start to question them and ponder on why it happens, rather than just accept it.

There is good reason to mistrust the sensory array.  The above example is just one of many examples that we experience in every day life, that if we use only our senses, we will be fooled in to thinking all sorts of strange things happen in the world.  A mistrust in the sensory array allows us to begin questioning what is really happening ‘out there’ in reality.

“… Whether I am awake or asleep, two plus three makes five, and a square has only four sides. It seems impossible to suspect that such obvious truths might be false.” – Descartes

This rationalist approach to reality investigation relies on what is thought to be intrinsic knowledge – that which is free of sensory experience.  This is the approach Descartes takes, as opposed to the empiricist’s approach, who believes that all knowledge comes from sensory experience.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Rationalism vs. Empiricism

“I shall think that the sky, the air, the Earth, colours, shapes, sounds and all external things are merely dreams that the demon has contrived as traps for my judgment. I shall consider myself as having no hands or eyes, or flesh, or blood or senses, but as having falsely believed that I had all these things.” – Descartes

This method of thinking is not dissimilar to the more modern thought experiment which asks the question:  How can one know that one is not just a brain in a vat, being stimulated by a computer / other being to make it seem as though there is a reality occurring around us.

Modern neuroscience is essentially attempting to map the brain.  It aims to find what parts of the brain relate to what aspects of our consciousness, through finding the chemical and electrical signal chains.  Through neuroscience, we can start to understand that reality is not all it may seem to our consciousness.  The question of whether or not we are being tricked by a demon, or are a brain in a vat feels an irrelevant one to me, up until the point at which this truth is illuminated.  I consider it akin to believing in any metaphysical ‘other’, like a God or a place such as Heaven.  The more interesting question is to analyse how reality is processed by our brain, what reality actually is and how consciousness arises from these two things.

Descartes is right to question our senses.  One should never wholly trust their sensory data.  However, this is a difficult position to live day to day believing.  One must be aware that our senses constantly play tricks on us, but also realise that the senses are the primary source of our brain receiving information.  It seems a better idea to get to know how our senses work, how our brain works and how this relates to the reality we experience than to consider oneself at the constant whelm of a tricky demon.

How does our consciousness arise?  It seems that there are many answers to be found in researching how the brain works.

The stroke victim Gisela, in the above video offers an interesting insight in to how reality is processed by our brain.  It seems that our senses pick up a range of dynamic data from the external world, which is then processed by various different aspects of our brain.  Many aspects of sight are broken up in to different parts so the brain can properly process all the information quickly enough for us to feel like we are having a direct experience of what’s going on ‘out there’.
Like a super computer with many parrallel processes running at once, this divides up the huge task of data processing, allowing our brain to efficiently give us the data necessary to go about life.
Gisela, who suffered from a stroke which effected a very specific part of her brain has lost the ability to comprehend visual motion.  Although all of her other senses tell her that things are moving, Gisela experiences the world as series of frozen images.  She is still able to deduce that movement occurs, as the image she sees is eventually updated by a new one, allowing her to compare where something was and where it is now.  Using her other senses, she can also correlate her data and still process movement.

Our senses pick up huge amounts of specific data about the Universe that is before our bodies, sends the information to the brain which then descrambles the data, giving us the moment-to-moment experience of consciousness and allowing our bodies to be sustained.  What of the data that our brain considers useless though?  And what about that which our senses can not pick up, that which lies outside of the dynamic range of our sensory array?

Descartes relies on what he considers intrinsic data to question reality.  Data which seems to him to be free of the problems of the sensory array.  Where does this intrinsic knowledge come from?  If a human baby is born, and is kept in a place of total sensory deprivation for all of its life, what does this human know?  What does this human experience?

In the above video, the neuroanatomist, Jill Taylor describes her conscious experience of having a stroke.  Jill’s description, which becomes quite emotional, seems to show that our brain is like a filter for reality.  And it is possible to turn that filter off or at least lower it, giving someone a disturbing and mystical seeming experience.

We trust our senses as humans, because it keeps the human form continuing, but the experiences that underpin imagination, religion and philosophy seem to elude to there being more than just being a human.

Is consciousness a physical process which only relates to our brain?  Or is it a fundamental law of nature, that our brain filters to give our human form the experience of being a unique individual for the time that the human form is sustained?

Descartes uses something quite unique that allows us to comprehend his idea.  Descartes communicates with us.
Touch, taste, sight, sound, smell.  We experience the world through these.  However, we humans have developed the ability to extend beyond the limitations of our individual experience, and through the most sophisticated communication techniques ever observed in the natural world, we are able to share our ideas and thoughts with each other, thus essentially extending our minds to eachother.  We are all mirrors of humanity, reflecting the culmination of all that has come before us to the now moment.

As our communication techniques become faster, better and more sensory engaging, we are able to communicate more and more sophisticated concepts to each other in increasingly more efficient ways.  Many people often separate human creations from natural creations.  There seems to be a tendency to think of our creations as unnatural, compared to those things which arise outside of human interference.  Is it not better to understand ourselves as natural, and our creations as the natural evolution of humans toward what may culminate in to a new life form?  Like the millions of cells that come together to create our body, is it not possible that through increasingly sophisticated communication techniques, all of humanity are like cells, coming together to create a new, grander life form?

The Mayan saying, “In Lak’ech Ala K’in” roughly translates to, “I am another you and you are another me”.  This ancient saying reflects a wisdom that is perhaps being re-realised today, through scientific investigation and new philosophical insight.  As individuals, it is difficult to truly trust our sensory array, but perhaps we are forgetting that we are not in fact JUST individuals.  We are a collective.  We would never know what questioning ones senses means if we did not have the ability to communicate with each other.

Perhaps I am dreaming all of you and everything that exists… and perhaps I am being fooled by a trickster demon… and perhaps I am living in a simulation… but if this is so – then the force that is behind this deception is a very powerful force indeed… and perhaps I will eventually reach the territory that this force resides in and have to re-define all that I know.  But until then, I will believe what may eventually be illuminated as delusion, and attempt to work together with the human race toward what ever is next.

In Lak’ech Ala K’in

Neural Loops and Culture-Control

I’m curious – if you have an answer, thought or would care to ponder on this, please post. 
I try to pay particular attention to the memories I think of at certain times, and why that neural connection happens to happen then.  Most of the time, I am not thinking actively about memories.  There are some that recur over and over in my mind – perhaps important ones, pleasurable ones or memories that my mind decides require immediate attention.  This means the past is a forever shifting and changing neural connection in my mind – depending on what is happening in the now (ie. The sensory input of the time), and what is being consciously accessed at the time (and probably unconsciously accessed too).  A particularly interesting episode of ABC RN’s ‘All In The Mind’ spoke of a trend in the early ‘90’s of people ‘accessing’ repressed memories.  At this time, droves of people started reporting repressed sexual exploitation scenarios… usually involving someone close to them – such as a parent or guardian.  Because of the research of the time, people started to be tried for these newly found (or remembered?) memories.  However, one parent accused of sexually exploiting their child took to this memory war, saying that no such thing had happened.  After a while of campaigning, new research emerged showing that many psychologists involved with this repressed-memory recovery had been priming the patients toward repressed sexual experiences, driving them to believe they had uncovered a memory that did no in fact exist. 

I am less and less confident in my own grasp on what exactly is going on… not because I feel incapable of living every day life, but because it is very easy to see the flaws and limits of the human brain’s data-processing capacity.

 

I have also noticed that it is easy to ‘play’ with this memory-priming, fake repression facet.  Physical objects, places and people tend to be triggers for activating a memory that one may not have come across for a while.  Perhaps the particular sensory path of that thing/place/person is where the memory lies – and it can only be activated when you activate that path with appropriate sensory data (any neuroscientists out there care to clean up my mumbo jumbo?  DO I have any neuroscientist friends??  Lol)…
But, when you do uncover this path, it is also being experienced alongside the momentary sensory input, and is all being processed by your NOW mind.  (ie. Your mind right now… at this very poinT!)… so you have the power to affect this memory.  You can attach anything you like to it – and if you BELIEVE it enough, then you can make it seem real (I recommend keeping your wits about you… this is a practice-game… so you can try and learn to keep your wits about you and keep critical at all times, even of your own assured-self!). 

It seems that thoughts run in what many people describe as ‘loops’.  I suppose this is somewhat how memory works – a signal passes through the appropriate neuro-circuitry over and over and over, probably at ridiculously fast speeds to ensure it is imprinted.  If it is not important enough, then I suppose the signal eventually fades as other signals take priority – but sometimes people are quite aware of this ‘loop’ in memory – some describe feeling ‘stuck’ in a moment, or feeling like they are stuck in a thought or a game-world or something else rigidly structured. 

It feels to me that paranoid delusions, grandiose thoughts and anxiety all come from an over-bearing sense of the thought-loop.  Over and over and around and around it goes – it is not the loop that is the problem, as it seems to be that this always happens, but rather the inability to drop an unimportant loop or add new things to create new loops (let’s call this addition of new loops a spiral, as the thought becomes three dimensional, rather than two dimensional).

Recently I noticed an experience while playing Mario Party on the Nintendo 64 – A game I have probably not played for around 10 years.  While playing it, one scene sent a shiver down my spine.  If you know the game, it is a scene in one of the levels where you speak to a Shyguy, who forces a lottery upon you, and if a flower pops up with a Toad on it, then you are free to go.  For whatever reason, from this point forward, this whole game took on a dark tone – it felt like I had had a nightmare about it.. but a hellishly real nightmare about it – and most certainly an ineffable nightmare about it.  Because I couldn’t and can’t put my finger on what made it so frightening. 

 

I have had two thoughts about this – is it possible that I have, in fact had a nightmare involving this game, whereby other memory paths more appropriate to horrible thoughts were activated at the same time as this thought, thus instilling a correlation between the game and this nightmare?  Or, is it possible that at that point, my mind just decided to take a hellish bend and play some kind of devil’s déjà vu on me?

 

This is just one example of something that has intrigued me of late.  Reminiscing is that act of more than one source actively discussing memories to correlate data. 

 

Culture is the sum of all reminisced data.  Society runs on culture, like an operating system.  And each brain is a processor in the whole – alongside all the information holding devices we have devised (language and communication being the biggest of these).  As far as I can gather, the individual as we know it needs to be redefined, because it seems to me that we are perpetuating an idea of the infinite individual.  And this infinity has caused calculating problems for the individual, thus leading on to greater problems for the machine as a whole.  There is no human individual as we know it, without other human individuals that have primed the individual with data – as well as the locations and objects – we have communication, we have the act of correlating data with eachother.  Surely, this is the premise of the scientific method – to correlate sensory data with another in a fashion that can be repeated by another, should they so choose?  

 

But, there’s something that perhaps the reaches of science have not yet stumbled. 

Every idea – every thought, every word… everything uttered has power – and the more people that share it, the more power it accumulates.  Through this, the machine may be directed or manipulated – Think here of God – the question of God… what is God?  What is this concept?  Through this unknown and undefinable concept, every single mind has the ability to fathom exactly what they think it is – but, our animal nature also ensures our tribal understanding of social connection, so link the two and you can create hierarchies through which to disseminate a universal policing type force.  A concept that can control people’s actions (to an extent) and allow for a social hierarchy that exists outside of the individual’s lifespan. 

 

It seems to me that the entirety of the idea of God links back to the loops, links back to the way memory works and reality is perceived.  The concept here is one which aims to prime memories toward one or another, and thus aims to control the understanding of reality at any one moment (depending on whose God we’re talking about here, mind you). 

 

The importance of the human individual is key to the current orthodox philosophy of human object-connection and interaction – ie. Our economic world.  This has grown up alongside the concept the tribal God concept.  It seems that our precursor tribes generally act in imperial ways – take land, take resources, grow their influence, grow their overall Earth manipulative capacity – thus allowing for greater and greater levels of control over the Earth and all it holds, allowing for longer lifespans, greater material wealth and further exploration.  The imperialist seems to work on a mindset that there is always more for the taking.

Like our short lived memory-loops, so too does the world seem to be on a loop from the perspective of the individual brain.  It replenishes itself and thus we may take again. 

 

I’ve diverged.

In Lak’ech Ala K’in

Australian Politics

I am writing this mostly for my own university review process:

 

Liberalism:
Emphasises the importance of the individual and their value, with the ability for the individual to decide how they live their life through individual freedom.  The state exercises coercive power over a geographical area (territory).  Liberals believe that the state is necessary to preserve order and protect individual rights, but are wary of the state’s potential for power abuse threatening individual rights and liberties.

There are many examples of states imposing on people’s individual rights and freedoms and an individual’s right to do (x) thing is often core to many debates.  Some examples are:  Reproductive freedoms, euthansia, substance use and sexual rights.  But, many others are argued including, seatbelts, helmets, speed limits, right to free speech, right to free association, right to free belief.

Democracy:
Democracy is a separate concept to liberalism.  Democracy is a type of governance which allows the people to rule themselves – ie. rule by the many/the people.  Representative democracy has taken precedence in the modern age, allowing a hierarchy for democratic governance, due mostly to logistical issues.

Representative democracy is controversial in some circles, as it appears to water down the people’s ability to self-govern.  Democracy can also threaten the rights and freedoms of the individual through the “tyranny of the majority”, lynch crowd mentality etc. people who are in minority groups are often suceptible to discrimination and often the need for safety is used to remove or potentially remove individual rights and liberties.
A Liberal Democracy aims to create safeguards in order to circumvent these problems.

Liberal Democracy:
In Australia, we have a representative democracy with regular and competitive elections and universal adult (18) suffrage, liberal democracies vary in many ways though.  There are protections on democratic rights, such as freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, although in Australia this is mostly by convention, rather than legislation.  Political pluralism is also a necessary facet, as this allows for a wide range of views to be expressed and discussed, rather than legislating one particular paradigm or another.
Government is limited in certain ways, such as its requirement to rule by law, meaning it has to adhere to a process rather than someone’s idea of how to use their political powers.  Governments are also required to follow a constitutional framework, which outlines the powers and processes of government.  Power should be fragmented and dispersed to disallow power to grow in one place or another.  A strong civil society is another element, as it ensures the government does not pervade in to all walks of life.

Different liberal democracies put these concepts in to place in different ways.

The British (Westminster) system uses the concept of responsible government to limit executive power.  Responsible government has been eroded by strong, disciplined partisan politics.  Responsible government is a concept which operates mostly through convention.
The US system does not have this conventional concept of reponsible government, with government power dispersed and limited instead.
Australia has a blend between the two above described forms of government.  Australia has a formal constitution, but we are heavily dependent on constitutional conventions; Commonwealth dominance over the states, but dispersed power through federalism; Government dominance over the House of Represenatives but a strong Senate (through different voting methods); Prime ministerial dominance but regular elections with a variety of parties.

Political parties are a crucial part of our system, but the vote share of the major parties has fallen, as has identification with the parties.  The party system is strongly shaped by the electoral system.  First Past The Post tends to mean a two-major-party system will arise.  Preferential is less likely to allow this to happen.

The media has changed the nature of politics as technologies have emerged, especially with the rise of the 24 hour news cycle.  This has led to the rise of what has been deemed the “PR state”.

Some suggest that changes in the media have led to a watering down of some ideologies in political parties, leader-focussed campaigns (personality driven) and a weakening of party identification.

 

Thank you Nick, that’s ok Nick.

In Lak’ech Ala K’in

The Loom

The creature that exists below the surface of the water.  Living and dying in the vast wetness, never knows the feelings of the landfolk. 
The creature with few cells working together has very limited sensory experience.
The tree that stands for hundreds of years comprehends a very different world from that of the catepillar, eating its leaves. 
Every uttered piece of communicatory data weaves interconnected worlds. 

Looking backward from this very moment – every single thing in the Universe has interweaved to create what you experience now.

The human who knew the world was flat, who knew beyond the forest lurked monsters and mayhems comprehended a much different world from the one you do now. 

The comprehension you have now also knows a horizon.  The surface of the water, the conglomeration of cells, the lifespan and force of the tree, all the communicated data in one place, the falling of the fourth dimensional barrier and this moment.  The horizon is a place of infinite possibility, as all horizons tend to seem before we reach them.

What lies beyond?  What lies outside the dark, further than the light? 

Consciousness everywhere… I address you.  Don’t be afraid of the bubble’s boundaries.  Don’t let the bubble crush you.  End the dichotomic split of ideal, the controlling memetic subrhythm, pulsing through the fourth dimension for some human based time now…


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