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    Nihilism - Symptomatology

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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:36 am

    For the Nihilist his theories are meant for an ideal creature, existing in an ideal world and an ideal universe.
    His perspectives are applicable not in the real, but in the surreal, the supra-real, and not in the natural but in the realm of the super-natural.

    Once disappointed, and having awakened to his own naivete, if he ever does, the only other solution is the opposite.

    If not the ideal then nothing.
    Either/Or.
    If no absolute is possible then the nil is all he has.
    No gradation.
    Absolute 1 and 0.
    What can be worse, for him, than a hierarchy where he finds himself at the bottom?
    If all cannot find Utopia then all, we all, must be in Dystopia, or if not Paradise where he is also included, then all must be damned to hell.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:36 am

    For the nihilist math is not another language, using abstractions. the most abstract language of all is not to be doubted, mostly because it produces techniques and technologies it considers positive.
    Yet, he cannot define what one or nil are, nor point to a one or a nil.

    It has no ability to comprehend the relationship between an abstraction (noumenon) and the real (phenomenon), or how a static symbol can adequately represent a fluctuating world.
    All it knows is that experts, his replacement priests, use these symbols to produce magic.

    How science might be directed through funding, when dealing with the socially touchy subjects, is not to be taken into consideration.
    All it knows is that 1+1=2, always....when 1 is taken for granted.
    Binary brains exporting their dualism imitating organic processes.
    Self-referential logic, based on biological methods, replicating biological organs
    None of this registers. .


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:37 am

    On the lower end of the Nihilistic spectrum we have the absolutists, the either/or fundamentalists with their binary logic and their dualistic certainties.

    On the upper end we have the terminally sceptical, the unable to decide between either/or, preferring the continuous state of undecided procrastination.

    The first, being the more infantile, live in a black/white world and they conveniently have decided that the truth, as they define it, is on their side - the universe has them as the central theme.
    The second are eternally cynical so as to never take a stand.
    Everything has its positives and its negatives and they are reluctant to say which is more on the positive side and which is on the negative side.
    The concepts of positive/negative fitting conveniently to the previous group's good/evil, with humanity being the core, the balancing point for the entire cosmos.

    The first are fanatics, and they quickly fall back to reciting the code, as they have learned it.
    They identify with WE.
    They are always safe within the collective, the herd, the big SueprOrganic Other, the Divine Self.
    They accept responsibility through other.

    The second are hypocrites, sometimes on this side, then on the other, never actually saying anything directly, clearly, succinctly, indubitably.
    They are always on the side of ME, and being on that side, the easiest side to be on, they switch sides, they change their minds, they never expose themselves to the possibility of hurt, and ridicule, and shame.
    They are always safe inside themselves.
    They never accept responsibility for anything.
    They are always unseen, able to escape detection, nobody has or can ever know them, unable to hold onto ideals not pertaining to their ego.
    They consider themselves open-minded because they never decide, and are continuously open to suggestions, which they then de-construct to dismiss, in the event that things become too threatening.
    They find pride in being liked by everyone, simply by agreeing with whatever they say.
    This is clever, for them: to trick without detection, by telling the other exactly what he wants to hear.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:37 am

    The Nihilist exists in a reality that only exists as a hypothetical future world, or some hidden world, or a Utopian world populated by ideal humans and ideal creatures with psychologies and behaviors not of this world.

    It is the syndrome of Christianity, and Communism, two of the many offspring Nihilism gave birth to.
    The christian and communist fails, (is a sinner, has not been educated/trained sufficiently yet, is unenlightened, has not received the divine light) but the ideal is perfect, meant for perfect creatures constructing a perfect reality.

    Philosophy becomes a defense of this perfect Utopia against the evil forces of reality that disrupt its development.
    Instead of being the discipline that explores and describes the world as honestly and clearly as possible so that then THEN, a human can chart a course, philosophy has become a infantile exploration of the fantastic, the hypothetical, the "what if"and the hidden underneath this brutality this hated by them, world.
    As I noted before, the deal is that you will not disturb the delusions of the other and he will not disturb yours, enabling all to exist in their own personal reality.
    THIS is what is called subjectivity and why it is so popular among them. This is why perspectivism is a Holy Grail for them, and why an Objective world, other than the one authorized experts offer them, cleaned of anything that may be not politically-correct, and insulting, is attacked as a fabrication.

    Only an authorized expert is to be respected as a proxy between them and reality, not only telling them what they sense but what it means.
    And my authorized what is meant is that he has been vetted as offering the right kind of analysis.
    Many examples of scientists who have not repeated the shared myths and faced personal consequences are available to all.
    No man would risk his career, and his family's well-being by saying anything honest about the holy trinity of Modernity: homosexuality, women, and race.
    The first has been taken of the list of psychological dysfunctions where it stood for decades.
    In a few decades transsexuals, perhaps even pedophiles can hope for such generosity.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:38 am

    The Nihilist says nothing outside the norm.
    His ideas are common, simple, politically-correct, fashionable.
    His courage is the product of his simplicity.
    He can brag about speaking his mind openly because nothing he says diverts from the common, or contradicts the average.
    He is dull.
    Nothing is controversial about him.
    Even his rebelliousness is a pop-cultural imitation.
    He is a caricature, his personality retarded in a state of perpetual adolescence - forever young, naive, impressionable, seeking distractions, happiness, intimacy, a purpose, a way to be impressive to the many: marketable.

    His public face is his private face, because he is a simpleton.
    He has little depth to him.
    The private self suppressed, and left to atrophy, for so long that it has practically vanished, only expressing itself in subtle ways, in dreams, in sexual fantasies, fetishes, in his insatiable need to brag, to stand apart, to be appreciated.

    A brainwashed idiot has nothing to fear in a totalitarian regime.
    He has never had a thought contrary to the shared paradigm.
    A black sheep would accuse a wolf of cowardice because the wolf wears sheepskins hiding its true identity when among the white-wool sheep.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:38 am

    The dependence of the Nihilist, the Modern, upon the herd, is expressed in his definition of nihilism, as a world lacking, meaning, purpose universal morality and in his devastating emotional reaction to the discovery that the world is like that.
    With no God, no authority, to take away the burden of responsibility the Nihilist desperately seeks for a replacement otherness, a substitute absolute concept - from Judeo-Christian he "progresses" towards secular humanism.

    The goal is to avoid the natural selection that would impose a personal cost/risk to his every choice.

    Instead of "I think" he can only say "We think" or, ideally, "He thinks and I agree".

    In nature the individual makes choices, and perceives the world (subjective), and then faces the costs and the potential benefits in relation to an fluctuating world of possibilities (objective), but the Modern Nihilist wishes to have another make the choice, the decision, and then spread the cost and the benefits evenly amongst those nuder his domination.
    A sort of intellectual communism.
    It is why when God has been reduced to a childish fantasy the Modern replaces the good/evil dualism this symbol represented with a moral/immoral dichotomy, and then demands that an other justify and define both for him, having already taken for granted the absolute good/evil, moral/immoral either/or absolutes.
    In science the same concepts are represented by an even more abstract symbolism, a more vague language, mathematics.
    Here good/evil, moral/immoral, become 1/0, and the magician, holding the deciphering translating power, is no longer the priest, but the expert.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:39 am

    The Nihilist has inverted the relationship of symbol (word/number) and world.
    This inversion is the central defining characteristic of Nihilism, in all its forms.  
    It is an inversion of noumenon relating to phenomenon.
    The symbol, the word, having been detached from its reference to the apparent, can be used in whatever manner suits the Nihilists motive: his desire to detach from reality and exist within his mind.
    This is a movement away form the objective world, towards the subjective interpretation of world which, now, having been stripped of its original intent of representing a world independent from the interpreting mind, becomes a world in itself.
    The word, from symbol referring to an abstraction of world, is converted to the world, or it is debased as no more than a plaything to be used in whatever way the mind desires, since, the individual, is protected from its own errors in judgement, or the severity of the consequences of errors are decreased by the collective, within which the word/symbol acquires a new utility other than symbolizing an abstraction of world.

    The word (noumenon) no longer determined by world (phenomenon), but the world determined by the word.
    As such purely human constructs like morality, meaning, one, God, 1/0 are taken as the starting point, to which the world, the apparent must adhere.    
    And because the word comes first its place in the causal chain can be chosen at will, just as one chooses where in a sentence to place a word changing the meaning of what is being expressed.

    The magical relationship of Nihilist and the words he uses manifests in the belief that if he repeats a sentence long enough, and if others begin to believe him, that this constitutes the realization of what the sentence is symbolizing, or that if he dismisses a phenomenon using only words, that the phenomenon ceases to apply to him, or ceases to exist.
    If he is exposed as a hypocrite he will quickly denounce all words as meaningless, and equally disconnected from the world.
    Again, if the absolute one, positive, is not to be attained the Nihilist prefers a uniformity of nil, so as to escape the personal implications.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:40 am

    Because the modern's subjectivity is determined and sustained by the collective subjective, his only source of identification, of self-evaluation, is this collective otherness, we call humanity.
    With no objective world to draw inspiration from, his only alternatives are what is most common, what the majority concerns itself with – the lowest-common-denominator.
    This is most often sex, in our Modern secular times when God has been abandoned as dead.
    Sex and the means to accentuate, increase its potency, and its recurrence.
    The more sophisticated Modern Nihilist will filter out the vulgarity of the physical act and reduce the identifier to that of pleasure – hedonism.
    Hedonism including all forms of self-gratification, free from all objective standards; pleasure idealized, abstracted into a noetic artifice.
    To convince as many as possible of what is true for the subjective mind, is fundamental to reaffirm his "reality".
    Quantity to substitute for the absence of substance, of quality.
    The fewer reference points to reality the Modern’s opinions have, the more it strives to compensate by convincing as many others as possible of their validity.
    With no objective standard outside all human subjectivity to base his evaluations upon all he is left with is this inter-subjective, interdependent solipsism.
    It is why he is always civil, polite, flattering, willing to consider the absurd seriously, able to continuously offer the benefit of the doubt, forever occupying itself with the infantile, always emoting, forever indulging in the trivial, and the mundane.

    Caught between a refusal of the objective world that would shatter his delusions and a dependence upon others, towards whom he harbours a secret resentment, his only option is for the one that costs him the smallest degree of anxiety, and threatens his untested ego the least.
    Seducing as many other humans to his cause, or being included within theirs, is of the utmost importance to the Modern.
    Words being grooming externalized, tools of seduction, makes words his artistic focus.
    Manipulating words, to create the right effect in other, is the greatest source of pride, for him.
    Words that calm, that offer hope, that cultivate positive feelings towards him, as the source of these word; words that comfort, include, trigger emotional responses, are the filaments of his spider's web; the fibres of his comfortable quilt.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:40 am

    The loss of God is a seminal point in a Modern’s psyche.
    As traumatic as the loss of a parent is to a child, before it has had time to mature.
    Maintained in a constant state of adolescence the Modern experiences the “death of god” as a traumatic event in his awakening to reality, if he ever reaches that stage of psychological development at all.
    The natural progression from Judeo-Christianity towards secular humanism is a progression from God, as the mitigating will between Modern man and reality, the chaotic, uncertain, world of (inter)activity, towards the adolescent stage of clueless rebelliousness, cynicism, experimentation, careless abandonment, rejection of all external sources of determining power, which would include nature, as the sum of all nurturing, the endless search for identity, which settles on the convenient fashionable identity as self-creation.
    Without a Creator God, the modern makes of himself his own Creator.

    The loss of Divine protection, of man’s previous universal importance, is compensated for in different ways.
    The magical power of words, once used in prayer to influence the chaotic unknown, is replaced with the magical power of numbers.
    In both cases the utility remains that of mystical intervention upon reality.
    Words/Symbols used not as tools but as incantations, offering an entry into the secret world of universal consciousness.
    God is replaced by the concept Universe, and given no less a willful existence – numbers become insights into this God’s mind.
    Numerical chants.

    The loss of God also represents the loss of the go-between man and natural injustices; between man and the “cruel” indifference of reality.
    To compensate, the Modern makes all injustice a product of social factors.
    Despite the absence of a God the Modern insists on retaining a direct influence over himself, and the immutable, determining past.
    For the Modern all unfair natural divergences are no more than by-products of society.
    This is why rejection of the past/nature is the necessary path towards his salvation.
    He retains the ability to correct these injustices, and return all to its uniform state, which is presupposed as the natural human condition.
    Naturally occurring “injustice”, divergence, is correctable when it is reduced to a consequence of society, or human meddling.
    Man has fallen into sin, as it were, and must find his way back to the divine path towards godliness – this is enlightenment for the Modern: the continuing eradication of all disparity, suffering, injustice, unfairness, which he himself created, presumably.
    Everything from race to sex are placed upon the injustices of human social conventions, and in a remarkable ironic twist, the Modern imposes a social negation of what he has presupposed as being social constructs. He regains self-control, the ability to intervene upon nature by making it all a social construct, which he can then correct, heal.  
    The social activist is a kind of holy man – a monk.
    His mission is to return humanity back to its original sacred place: a state of uniform parity where divergence is but a dream, an illusion, and all is One = the Divine mind, in the Judeo-Christian paradigm.
    The image of a Modern’s Utopia is no different than the image of a Christian Paradise.

    Humanity becomes a stand-in for God.
    Uniformity is the same as saying absolute order – the leveling of possibilities to a singular absolutely certain probability.
    Loss of God’s order is replaced by a human one, where all humans find their place within this Divine concept of “humanity”.
    Everything that stands in the way of this absolute harmony is the evil Satanic.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:41 am

    The relationship the modern mind has to language is the decisive factor of his subsequent Nihilism; his disconnect from reality, the world, and his alienation from himself, his past, his nature is only possible through his application of language.
    For the Modern language is not a reference to reality, it is not a tool, an artistic form representing the world.
    For the Modern language is simply a way of connecting to an other Modern - a subjective to subjective merging to construct a shared Subjective within which both can find comfort.
    This is why quantities of subjectivities are a form of strengthening of the shared Subjective, the inter-subjective, or communal memetic, "real".
    All inclusion, governed by the rules of reciprocity (Golden Rule = you do not disturb my delusion and I shall do the same for you), is the herd psychology finding shelter, in the multiplicity which can then exclude the world.

    Connecting the noumenon to the phenomenon has been replaced with the need to connect the noumenon with an other noumenon.
    Representing the world is transformed into representing, presenting, self to otherness.
    The art of depiction, representation, is transformed into seducing, selling self, impressing.
    Engaging, connecting, to the world using the medium of metaphor, words, art, is transformed into an obsession with connecting self with other.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:41 am

    Social conventions, civility, morality, education, are all meant to preserve the sense of parity.
    The confusion between knowing and understanding, and the easy access to data, and to narratives explaining their meaning, maintains the illusion of uniform potentials.
    The Modern parrots information, most of the time unable to explain them, or offering a learned explanation, and believes he is part of a uniform humanity, having achieved the potential of an idealized, theoretical, human.
    A shared knowledge base, interpreted by the experts who step in to conveniently translate any data which may prove socially disruptive, in socially acceptable ways, by covering up the essence of nature and diversity, also demands a common pool of acceptable ambitions.
    The utility of the data is funnelled through socially acceptable applications.
    What is not marketable to the masses is useless.

    Civility and conventional modes of behaving is also meant to preserve the illusion of parity by restricting application of understanding to within what is called acceptable limits.
    A shared behavioural standard harmonizes the superior with the inferior, since behaviour can be imitated, just as data can be regurgitated.
    Training animals to behave human-like is no different than training/educating a Modern to limit his actions, his thinking his language use, his ambitions to within parameters that will include all as potential trainees.
    Behavioural standards do more than inhibit the exposure of weakens to its own inferiority, it preserves and cultivates the illusion of genetic parity.
    One is expected to treat the other with dignity, respect, no matter how absurd he might be.
    One is also expected to contain his thinking, acting to within limits that will not hurt, insult, make someone else uncomfortable.
    The weaker one begins to believe that this respect is due to his own qualities, and not because of this imposition of behavioural limits, which also include political-correctness.
    In time the weaker ones demand to be taken seriously, to be heard, to be respected, and treated with dignity, believing he deserves this – the sense of entitlement.  
    Having never experienced the viciousness of being exposed as a fool, as a weakling, as psychologically stunted, the Modern is captivated by arrogance founded on social conventions.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:42 am

    Emotion is how a Modern gauges his effect, his utility, his value within the community of like-minded - the herd.
    Emotion is what he manipulates and tries to trigger, with every word he uses - words evoking imagery, or feelings, emotions, that have not yet been rationalized.

    Emotion is what he builds upon, and always returns to when faced with conflict, or a world indifferent to his emotions.
    Emotion is his greatest tool, his biggest weapon, and his greatest vulnerability.
    Every resistance to his emoting is judged on emotional grounds, explored for emotional weakness to exploit.
    Emotional effect is how he determines his own successes and failures.  

    Emotion is where the noetic refers back to, as if it were some phenomenon out there, independent from human brains.
    Emotion is how he is made malleable, and how he remains a manimal.

    Emotion stimulated by sensations; sensational, impressive, primal triggering mechanisms.
    His arguments are always emotive, just as his motives.  
    He declares himself complex, enlightened, yet he can be summed up when the directing emotion is discovered.


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    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:43 am

    There are two, general, types of Modern:

    1- The one so simpleminded that he becomes ensconced within linguistic abstractions.
    Literally understanding the words being used, and unable to think outside the dualistic premises inherent in human linguistics, as a reflection of human thinking.
    The words, symbols, metaphors, acquired a literal substance, which immediately results in paradoxes, when this simple mind is forced to come into contact with the real world.

    2- The other is the one whom, after detaching the word, referring to the abstraction, from the real world (noumenon detached from phenomenon), returns it back, but this time within human environments.
    The noumenon detached, and instead of reattaching it to the phenomenon, the Modern reattaches it to the shared Subjectivity, which is the Meme.
    A noumenon reconnected to a shared noumenon, or an abstraction attached to a shared, communal, abstraction.
    If this shared abstraction has no reference outside their shared minds, then it indicated a shared solipsism, the Nihilistic meme.
    In this case the modern is certain that it is dealing with the real world, when it has simply replaced its own subjectivity with a shared subjectivity.


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    Re: Nihilism - Symptomatology

    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:49 am

    Nihilism is the inversion of reality. The noumena are not representations of the phenomena, but are more real than the phenomena, who are now considered pale representations in comparison to the noumenon.
    Everything is inverted in a nihilist's mind.
    Hierarchies, causality....because the mind is not limited by natural order and so can fabricate any abstraction, limited only by its creativity.

    This is reflected in its application of language.


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    Re: Nihilism - Symptomatology

    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:59 am

    Nihilism is not a single ideology, but a psychological disposition that can manifest in a variety of ideologies, and dogmas and spiritual attitudes.
    It is anti-real.
    And its detachment allows it to construct any hypothesis using language, that helps it cope with the world.


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    Re: Nihilism - Symptomatology

    Post by Satyr on Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:58 am

    Conventional definition:
    On-Line Dioctioanry wrote:ni·hil·ism
    ˈnīəˌlizəm,ˈnēəˌlizəm/Submit
    noun
    the rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless.
    synonyms: skepticism, negativity, cynicism, pessimism; More
    PHILOSOPHY
    extreme skepticism maintaining that nothing in the world has a real existence.
    historical
    the doctrine of an extreme Russian revolutionary party c. 1900, which found nothing to approve of in the established social order.

    Wikipedia wrote:Nihilism (/ˈnaɪ.ɪlɪzəm/ or /ˈniːɪlɪzəm/; from the Latin nihil, nothing) is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.[1] Moral nihilists assert that there is no inherent morality, and that accepted moral values are abstractly contrived. Nihilism may also take epistemological, ontological, or metaphysical forms, meaning respectively that, in some aspect, knowledge is not possible, or reality does not actually exist.

    The term is sometimes used in association with anomie to explain the general mood of despair at a perceived pointlessness of existence that one may develop upon realising there are no necessary norms, rules, or laws.[2] Movements such as futurism and deconstruction,[3] among others, have been identified by commentators[4] as "nihilistic".

    Nihilism has also been described as conspicuous in or constitutive of certain historical periods: for example, Jean Baudrillard and others have called postmodernity a nihilistic epoch;[5] and some religious theologians and figures of religious authority have asserted that postmodernity[6] and many aspects of modernity[3] represent a rejection of theism, and that such rejection of theistic doctrine entails nihilism.

    Morality can be defined by connecting it to behaviours that can be observed in many species.
    The basics of moral behaviour can be traced to genetics. How these morph in human environments, is the subject of memes, and how genes become memes and how memes can, when nihilistic, contradict genetics.
    Morality can be something other than a Divine command or a human fabrication. It can be an evolved behaviour facilitating heterosexual reproduction and then social unities, or cooperative survival strategies, necessitating tolerance of an alien other, and reciprocity.

    Aside from that, nihilism seems to be an evaluation of existence that lacks human abstractions.
    a universe without universal morality, without meaning, without purpose, without god...without certainties, preexisting the emergence of man.

    Meaning, like morality, can be understood by connecting it to world...as can god.....but when words are detached from reality and then demanded as belonging to reality, then we are discussing psychosis, or psychology, not existence.


    Let's take the concept represented by the word 'god' as our example that reveals the pattern.
    In ancient times, man used the word to refer to his own dead ancestors, who had been alive, real, interactive He prayed to them for support, in essence seeking strength and guidance in their shared genes - shared memories.
    Then it became a representations of natural forces, like earthquakes, volcanoes, winds, rivers, storms, lightning, gravity...etc.
    Again....these gods could be experienced, they were empirical.

    Then the overturning occurred...when god was detached from world and became a noumenon, an idea.
    Cleansed of its earthly connections it was purified - this is called Divine.
    Whenever you hear 'divine' being used by a degenerate nihilist, a modern, he means this detachment and conversion to idea(l).

    This can be done with any word....like 'human', or 'male' or 'value' or, 'love'.
    its best representation is the pure abstraction of one/nil.
    Now the connection can be witnessed...the relationship of the abstractions 1/0 and words that are detached from world and are converted to pure abstractions that an refer to anything, everything and nothing.
    In Marxism 'god' is converted to 'humanity' or State.
    In the mind these conversions are easy, because there is no natural order limiting how you can use symbols/words...the only criterion is pleasure...hope, power...how many you can seduce suing this detached application.
    Nihilism is a noetic virus that remains abstract and can only manifest outwardly as symbols/words, infecting mind and converting them to agencies - zombies.

    'God' went from referring to real phenomena, to referring to ideas in the brain - theories, abstractions. Now it can mean anything, everything, nothing. there's no limit to its application other than inherited creativity - imagination/fantasy.
    It becomes political...a way of manipulating, and/or exploiting masses of minds.
    It ceases being philosophical, relating to world, and becomes psychological, relating to man and how he reacts to world.


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    Re: Nihilism - Symptomatology

    Post by Satyr on Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:24 am



    Being stuck in the reflection of yourself reflecting what you are not.
    Idols/Icons are such reflecting surfaces, that can be fabricated to reflect a distorted, often hyper-real, image.

    This is how a child overcomes his father to become a man, or a student surpasses his teacher.
    Knowledge becomes understanding, and no longer needs the source of knowledge because it now can understand the world directly.



    Any psychologist will tell you to beware of the one who declares himself something 'positive'.
    He is the opposite.
    You never follow someone who tells you he is a leader. You are before a moron when you hear him call himself wise or a genius. A weakling is the first to call himself strong.


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    Re: Nihilism - Symptomatology

    Post by Satyr on Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:59 am

    Nihilism = memetic parasite corrupting mind by detaching it from reality, using symbols/words as mirrors.
    World is bypassed, towards text, or symbols/language, connecting mind to an other mind, or minds....a collective belief.
    Humanity becomes world, because only humans have logos, and nihilism is impotent outside minds that can understand language, or that can be triggered by symbols.
    It is a linguistically transmitted virus.
    Nihilism is everything that takes the sensual, the experienced, and ignores it, or inverts it, using language...noumena.
    Theory replaces pragmatism. Ideology usurps empiricism.

    Classic example of an infected mind is one that no longer trusts it own senses.
    A simple animal does, but not this Modern zombie.
    It sees but believes it is an illusion; that what it sees is superficial.
    It trusts authorities that tell it how to interpret what it sees.  
    Often it is a mind that has lost confidence in its own judgments because it has made countless mistakes based on its inability to make sense of what it perceives.
    It relinquishes control of its judgment to an otherness, trying to compensate for its genetic inferiority by submitting to a proxy.


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    Once a specific symbol/word has been disconnected from natural order, indifferent and independent of human ideals, it can be used to validate any theory, and construct any self-serving ideology.
    It is no longer limited by world, but only by human ingenuity and creativity, serving human frailty, and cowardice.

    Criteria are no longer empirical, but psychological.

    A theory's validity no longer judged by its ability to predict independent from man processes, but by how well it can manipulate and exploit humans.

    Humanity is now World.


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    Post by Satyr on Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:43 pm

    There is no such thing as non-existing.
    This is a product of a mind abstracting existence as a whole, and then inventing, or imagining its negative.
    One/Nil
    There is only existing, and existing is dynamic, and multiplicity.
    There is no 'outside' existence to then make existence a one.
    There is only existence....dynamic and multiplicity.

    Nihilism confuses the abstraction for the real....and nihilism inverts the experienced, not literally, because it is impotent outside the mind....but it negates it noetically...and then symbolizes this 'esoteric' negation using symbols and words.
    To speak of non-existence, or of the inverse of the experienced dynamic multiplicity, is to discuss nonsense.
    Simpletons have been discussing nonsense for a long time.


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    Post by Satyr on Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:48 am

    Nihilism places itself in a noetic above or outside.
    It begins from a theoretical point outside space/time. This is a reflection of the brain's containment within the skull, which is like a womb, and feeds the brain through an umbilical cord , the nervous system and, though the neck, connecting to the body and the other organs - stomach, heart, lungs.

    If we understand how psychology is a product of organ hierarchies, then this fact alone explains why more cerebral species, and individuals, would be affected by this organic synthesis.
    We ought to include to this man's upright mobility, placing the head, along with the brain, above the body, and the sexual organs...and the stras and sky above the head.
    This plays an important role in what has developed as the psychology of Nihilism that then goes on to construct ideologies in accordance to this psychology's relationship, reaction, to world.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:12 am

    Rejection of the other, or of the world can take two forms:

    One, on the grounds that it is too much, and the second on the grounds that it is not enough.
    Both are convinced they deserve more, or other, or less, but never this.
    Both negate the world as it is, as it is experienced.
    The first reducing it in complexity, all the way down to dualism, denying its own senses, and the other exaggerating it by projecting it as a secret occult depth, not trusting its own senses.

    The first deflates, the second inflates.
    Both reject the world as it is, entirely, or selectively.

    This is where pure nihilism disagrees with positive nihilism.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:16 am

    Nihilist Priest
    Nihilist teacher does not liberate the child from the text, but makes it all the more dependent on it.
    A narcissist makes himself the conduit between child and text, whereas a less narcissistic priest gradually extricates himself from between dictionary and scripture, weening the child away form his constant guidance, as to how to redefine text to accord the experienced world with the dogma, and to train it to find this guidance directly from the sacred scripture.
    Text becomes the memory of many mentors, inventing clever ways to redefine and integrate the perceived, experienced world, with the sacred manual.

    Most recent innovation added to the disconnection of symbols/words from world the gradual disconnection from conventional meanings described in the text called dictionary.
    Process is once more inverted.
    once, when symbol/words do not connect mind to world, or noumenon to phenomenon, but noumenon to another noumenon, and now the dictionary not determining the meaning of the symbol/word to be imposed on the sacred text, but the sacred text imposing on the dictionary its redefinition.

    These inversions do not come naturally to the child. The priest acts like a surgical guide, inverting the child's normal processes.
    First thing to teach the child is to lose all confidence in his senses.
    What it sees is not the truth, but an 'illusion' or the reverse of what is. A lesson the child will grow to appreciate when it slowly begins to perceive how it compares to others, and to the world at large.
    This lesson in inversion will be considered a saving wisdom, protecting the maturing child from far worse revelations, sacrificing no less than integrity and consciousness.

    The child feels that it does not have to grow-up, and likes it.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:19 am

    Age of Nihilism = surrealism, supernatural.
    Imagination freed, detached, from natural order = fantasy.
    The fantastic.

    Age of absurdity, of Abrahamism reinvented, repackaged and resold.

    Decadence softens, atrophies, degrades what was once strong, healthy, powerful - it de-generates the generated.
    Memetic dys-gentics, corrupting genetics.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:20 am

    Meaning of Meaning
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    Living in an age of Nihilism means we live in an age of institutionalized autism, of feminization, of idiot savants, and of literate illiterates, or educated ignoramuses.
    Moderns know a lot, but understand little. They have a fluency based on two-hundred, or so, words, and of those with a bigger vocabulary few actually understand the words they are using. They know the dictionary definition, but they cannot connect the term to a real world phenomenon. Instead the symbols/words hover in a state of limbo awaiting some charlatan to connect them to their own abstractions.
    As such the very meaning of the concept ‘nihilism’ has been converted to its antithesis: defining a world void of manmade concepts, such as ‘god’, ‘whole’, ‘one’, ‘morality’ taken as universal absolutes, in other words understood as a world lacking what the mind has constructed, abstracted and considers literally, rather than as representation. This world, lacking their fabrications they call ‘negative’.
    Moderns not only live in the delusion inside their own had, but they refuse to exit them. They prefer the words to remain meaningless, because then concepts like ‘sex’ and ‘morality’ and ‘race’ can be dismissed as social constructs.
    If this is how ‘nihilism’ has been used and abused, then what of the meaning of the word ‘meaning’ itself.
    Moderns use the word but they do not really understand what it means.
    All they know is the dictionary definition, and this is what they consider its meaning.
    But what does meaning really mean, if we wish to connect the linguistic convention, facilitating communication, found in dictionaries, and connect it to a real world, real life, utility?
    To begin let us sample the meaning of the term, in the Greek, bringing us back to a shared tradition which Anglo-Saxon English fails to fully connect with.
    The equivalent of meaning, in Greek, would be {Νόημα}, comprised of two words: νοώ, or νους, and νήμα = thread.
    Rooted in the word νέομαι = to turn, re-turn, as when you weave thread together.
    Therefore, meaning means to turn, weave, in the mind, or to return, the thought to the world.
    To place in mind and then return to world. To weave, in mind, the world.
    Meaning refers to the relationship of observed patterns (phenomena), as interested by a mind (noumenon). What we mean, by meaning, is our own understanding of how the different phenomena we experience relate to one another, as we’ve interested their relationships in our mind.
    To say something is ‘meaningless’ is to accuse it of lacking all cohesive relationship.
    These relationships may refer to external phenomena or may be entirely in our head, because in our head the relationships are more easily connected, whereas in reality they may refuse to abide by the observing mind’s will.
    Now we add a new word: nonsense.
    Nonsense refers to meaning that lacks all sensual references. It lack sensuality, it is non-sense.
    When a meaning ‘makes sense’, it has an internal relationship corresponding to an external one. The esoteric abstractions is in harmony with an observable external relationship between phenomena, or patterns interacting.
    It is possible for a nonsensical relationship to be constructed din the mind, and in fact most Moderns live within these constructs – they live in a nonsensical world of their own making that has no reference outside their own minds.
    They may have given their constructs meaning, by abiding by a dictionary definition, but instead of referencing a world outside their brains, they have established noetic relationships inside their head, where the real world cannot contradict them.
    They live in a world full of meaning, but of no sense – a nonsensical world, or a world of meaningful nonsense.


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