Are You Game?

*re-blogging a comment*

The following is a comment received on  ~burning woman~  from Hyperion (Daniel) https://returnofdragons.wordpress.com/ as a reply to my post, “We Improve but we do not Progress” https://ixiocali.com/2020/03/15/we-improve-but-we-do-not-progress/

This isn’t saying that I agree with the basic premise here, but I’m saying it’s well worth considering. Is this our “Third Option” if we are to avoid a man-made “6th extinction? When I speak of “Third Option” I’m referring to the Abrahamic/Christian covenant (an apocalypse, then a new heaven and a new earth) as option #1 or inevitable scientific/technological progress as option #2. Option #3 is the individual self empowerment of all Earthians irremediably changing the nature of the species.  If option #1 is increasingly rejected and option #2 is encountering growing distrust, how do we achieve option #3? This WordPress blogger/contributor/writer dares put some thoughts down.

 Are You Game?
(from Hyperion)

I too am a student of history but I don’t subscribe to the thought we shouldn’t repeat history. We definitely should repeat history because the entire universe to include earth is based on cyclic events. For instance, the seasons of every year since the dawn of humans has repeated as well as night and day. The cyclic nature of humans also means that as we go forward in time we recycle our past. I will admit that these cycles don’t remain stationary but more like a wheel going down the road. Every time a specific spot on the wheel touches the road it is further down the path and a certain amount of time has transpired but it is the same wheel and it will stay in its original purpose until it is worn out and replaced by a new wheel.

What rarely changes is human nature and so, that human nature passed on to every generation will follow it’s nature tho the world has changed, the environment has changed, but human nature remains the same, we simply adapt to our living conditions whether that be environmental or technological or both.

We will go to war with new weapons and the same tactics used for 1000 years. It’s just my belief that progress and improvement of the species has not occurred because our nature has not changed.

I would argue we are so biologically polluted we are devolving instead of evolving. Go there to those helix coils and break the chains of no longer needed human traits of emotion, survival, companionship, and breeding. Break the need for self actualization and search for meaning in a meaningless existence. Burn out the desire for adventure, discovery, and growth of personal wealth by any means. It’s all possible. It could be done today. We have the means to turn ourselves into passive sheep where we can walk past hubris and suffering unaffected. We will feel no need to bind together. Life and death will occur without meaning or consequence. Our numbers will shrink until humans are a rarity on the planet and the earth can slowly heal itself of the horrendous scars and memory of our footprint on the planet. We can do this today or starting tomorrow at 8:00am at hundreds of labs across the world. We don’t now because that solution frightens even the most courageous heart. (That reminds me of Brave New World – comment by Sha’Tara.)

Without that courage to take control we are doomed in every imaginable way and in some ways unimaginable. If we look to the distant past at those species on the planet that five times were wiped out and what preceded (followed?) next, can we reasonably believe that a mass extinction, which is currently in full swing as I write this, isn’t going to affect the human population? Extinctions are historical cycles. Why do we think they won’t repeat even as the evidence shows it is happening now?

 The first thing that must change is how the human mind can not grasp reality that is pure and unadulterated. Our minds are drugs that make up the most far fetched realities and that Is what we believe is true and real. That is why we are doomed. That is why our only hope is to go to those helix coils and change them. We know how. If we do that we will change history and the next cycles will be far different. Are you game?

19 thoughts on “Are You Game?

  1. Hyperion

    Thank you, Sha’Tara for entertaining my thoughts. The one thing that could ultimately save the human species is the most unthinkable. We can all surmise where this all leads us. We no longer have what it takes to change course and so we stumble forward hoping to skip the hard parts up ahead.

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  2. rawgod

    Changing our DNA is a definite option, but what should we change it to? We can barely decide what to have for breakfast when we wake up each morning to give us energy to start our day, let alone decide what we want our descendents to look or feel like for a large part of eternity. And who is going to make those decisions? There is no way we humans would agree to choose one way only.
    And does that mean we would also be choosing to make changes in the DNA of other living beings, making cows grow bigger to supply more meat per being in order to feed the human race, or to breed mosquitoes that do not need human blood to procreate? Maybe we could change every living thing so that the only purpose they would serve would be service to human need?
    No, fucking around with DNA should be left to evolution in my opinion, and changing human nature should be done through ensuring every human child grows up in a healthy, loving, nurturing environment. Leaving the upbringing of children to the randomness of family is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, problem with human nature. EVERYONE wants to keep the nuclear family intact despite all evidence showing it is the worst thing we do as humans. Babies need love, I will not dispute that, but they do not need to be turned into duplicates of their parents. They need to be free to grow into healthy human beings.
    If you want to change human nature, change society from the moment of birth. Otherwise, human nature will NEVER change.

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      As a species I believe/observe that we’ve placed ourselves between the proverbial rock and hard place. When we entered (consciously or unconsciously) the path of civilization we inexorably declared war on our natural self and our environment. Our “human” nature changed then. We became unnatural predators, using our evolving “superiority” to plunder and rape anything and everything that had the potential to increase our power over, our self satisfaction, our pleasure. That “nature” has now reached its point of maximum entropy. This was inevitable, however long it would take. If technology and “science” hadn’t jumped to maximizing the power of modern civilization it would have taken much longer, but because of various scientific advances (I’m being sarcastic) homo sapiens numbers have increased dramatically and pointlessly in recent times putting great stress on available space and resources. Conclusion: end of this particular civilization. What will replace it is something most have no idea of and can’t even imagine, but from what I’ve “seen” it does take Earthians into, and beyond, even what you mention in your comment, Daniel.

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      1. Hyperion

        I love the passion here, Sha’Tara. Tho we can all strongly disagree or strongly agree or just illuminate our azimuth view of the same sphere, we get powerful opinion of how we all see the same problem – our ultimate decline as a result of our actions over the last 20 centuries. We can all definitely change ourselves as you have Sha’Tara. Septillion’s of words have been written on how to be a better human that ranges from mysticism to hard science and every possibility in between. Many have done it. Most have not. It has long been said that for an individual or population to change there has to be a motivating force. That force can be negative or positive, but it has to be there or we remain in our steady state trajectory whether positive or negative. There is a huge difference between changing DNA naturally or otherwise or changing our minds. Either way is a simple process, we only need to try, that’s it. Trying and getting hoped for results is another challenge that the weak of mind often fail. Our western society has convinced us that those that are weak minded are to be elevated in stature and worshiped in order to make them feel strong and accepted. That does make the individual feel accepted but it reinforces that weakness that keeps us from change and it breeds weakness of mind and body generationally. What social engineering never does is change our base nature which society deems evil. Lions cannot be made to emulate meerkats. Primates cannot be made to emulate ostriches and humans cannot be made to emulate bunny rabbits. We are born with a left over animal nature that is cruel, merciless, greedy like a lion that eats a warthog alive while the hapless warthog screams. We are scavengers, carrion eaters that take what we want without regard to the suffering we cause. This is our base nature and we learn to keep it hidden until some small emotional upset unleashes our fury and we will murder en masse in sustained campaigns to achieve some goal based on nothing that improves our lives and most often a false narrative but that is all we need to help us return to our nature stripped of the falsehood of society and public decorum. I offer the recent fights over toilet paper and the ransacking of grocery stores for toilet paper. That is laughable weak mindedness not based on any fact or real need. But, there you have it, the prime example of our true nature gone horribly wrong. I chose not to worry about toilet paper or anything else. I’m living a normal well adjusted life with a few added precautions since I’m an easy target for viruses and insane mothers raping and pillaging everything in sight so hubby and kids can let go of their fear of using the bathroom and having to use soap and water to clean themselves. Ah, but I digress and bloviate too profusely as always. Let me just say that I find your blog a great place for us all to examine and discuss this issue of humanity that affects us all. Don’t give up Sha’Tara. Your voice not only needs to be heard, understanding is required as well and that takes time.

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      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        Quote: ” Don’t give up Sha’Tara. Your voice not only needs to be heard, understanding is required as well and that takes time.” I find it interesting that you picked up on my (I think) unstated vacillation re: blogging lately. Seems I’m getting tired but maybe it’s the season. Spring and Fall are busy times for gardeners and landscapers and the calls just keep coming in. I’ll stick around thought, too much opportunity to share ideas here and for all its faults WP is certainly a cut above social media. Addressing the change idea, I think that “the motivating force” is here but severely occluded by status quo propaganda and the games it provides to hide reality.

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      3. Hyperion

        Yes, that work thing. It always interferes with my attempts at lounging around. I totally agree with the occlusion taking place. Honestly, I’ve never seen it like this in my lifetimes, but I’m not usually everywhere at once tho my mind usually is all over the place. The architect must have upgraded the program and left some Donkey Kong code in there somewhere.

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    2. Sha'Tara Post author

      Hi rawgod, nice to hear fro you again. I don’t want to repeat myself so can I direct you to reading my response to Hyperion? Further though, I don’t know how we could change society in order to change human nature. I see it as the other way around: I change my own nature, by choice, through self empowerment, and this changed nature in turn begins to process of changing society.

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      1. rawgod

        You havechangedyourself, I have changed myself, and others have done the same. But have any of us changedthe human race? Not in any effective meaning of that word.
        Changing society changes human nature. As small societies have grown into larger and larger societies, human nature too has changed, but not what most living beings would call for the better, because we are still using the same old methods to build our societies, namely, the basis is still the nuclear family.
        It seems no one but me really wants to look at that rock humanity stands for, at least I cannot find any others. Nuclear familes teach cjildren who they ought to be, how they ought to feel, what they ought to believe, and how to achieve what they ought to want to achieve. Human nature is not natural anymore. You like to call it programming, and in some ways that word is correct. But no one knows where that programming comes from, because there is no one in charge of it. Garbage in, garbage out. Garbage is what we put into our kids, and we wonder why we get garbage people out?
        I was just discussing this with someone today, why is marriage still a huge part of our societies. Marriage is as useless to human beings today as is the nuclear family. People are free to bond themselves to whomever they like, so why force them into getting married? Monogamy is a religious ritual, not natural to us. Yet everyone grows up wanting to get married. They say it’s to protect the children. Hell, more than half the children in this world are abused one way or another, and they grow up to abuse their own kids. Society not only allows this, they sanction it. They only shame those who take abuse too far, so we don’t get to hear about the “mild” abuses that affect the mental health of just about every adult person alive.
        Shit! People make me puke!

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      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        Sorry, late responding, again! I’ll comment on your marriage point: I concur. Marriage remains as an old tool of control of the patriarchy. Patriarchal systems, particularly organized religions and authoritative governments extol its virtues because it is still useful. Marriage is a leftover from the days of legalized slavery (outright ownership by males) of women and children. It’s bondage, pure and simple. There are much better ways available in which to raise children but never within a patriarchy: that has to go first and it’s not going gentle into that goodnight where it belongs.

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      3. rawgod

        The theme is, Only I know how to raise my child(ren). No one can love them like me.
        Some may be right, no one may be able to love them more, but love does not translate into proper upbringing. My father’s favourite line was, This is going to hurt me more than it does you. Yeah, sure. I never saw him bawling his eyes out from pain. I never saw him unable to sit down for days.
        But that is not my only reasoning. Parents do not own their children (nor the father own the wife). Everyone belongs only to themselves, and until we learn that, we will never progress as a species.
        But no one will listen. IT’S ALWAYS BEEN DONE THIS WAY. Really, though, it hasn’t.

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks George. This is what I like about blogging: we can do whatever we want with our blog! IMO, that comment by Daniel is more than a challenge, it is a wake-up call and I wanted to bring more attention to it.

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  3. Phil Huston

    All this absoluteness over what amounts to fleas on a large dog?
    I stood on a tree, hard as granite, big around as a train engine. 3.4 million years ago it was over two thousand years old. Wiped out in an instant by a volcano that blew 5 miles away. Surrounded now by excellent vineyards. Fires, pestilence, asteroids, stupidity. The rock will go on. Without us. We are a fart in a hurricane in the big picture Earth. I direct you to Dr. Seuss’ “Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose.” Mother Nature sneezes, we are gone, and never of such consequence that 3.4 million years won’t cover us with minerally silt and wonderful vineyards. Who knows, maybe even plastic will devolve into the next set of interloper’s “fossil” fuel.

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks for commenting, Phil but I just don’t see it that way. We exist “in time” and we are “here” and we have a capacity for thought projection and communication. I suppose we could ignore that part of our nature, go silent, or just howl at the moon, or bellow at each other, then go about grubbing for food. Some insist we were there once – I don’t buy that for a minute – but in any case we are no longer there. We are more than “mere” nature now and we have to deal with that soon, or we will exterminate ourselves. Nature will not do it, we will because some time ago we came to a crossroads and chose “civilization” as the way to go. Once we did that, we declared war on our natural environment and that war has only intensified since. We can continue and destroy ourselves or we can choose to correct ourselves from an erroneous choice. As Hyperion points out, that means changing our nature. He says DNA, I say volitional choice. Perhaps its both. In any case, no simple mindless “accident.” It will once again involve volition, choice, and the difficulty of adapting to harsh changes. IMO!

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      1. Phil Huston

        Pandemic – 1.3 million people are killed in cars every year. The data is there. We are strangling the planet and ourselves, the data is there. Have the majority op people changed their ways, modified their behaviors? No. Species arrogance. I agree. But the Italians called out the army to cart off the bodies because in the face of destruction arrogant people decided it was bullshit and went out to eat. Duh. As a species we’re doomed without an intervention on the order of a televised miracle and an edict coming down from “on high” wherever that is. Frankly, we’re Martians who never learned better.

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      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        I meant to respond, got busy. I meant to say, “Yup, that’s the size of it!” Maybe they’ll find a way to sneak deaths by car crashes into their Covid 19 statistics of fatalities. They’re shoving in almost everything else so far, except babies dying of malnutrition and famine and people killed in wars (which they don’t “recognize” in any case).

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      3. Phil Huston

        I saw a stat not long ago that smoking has killed more people than all the wars in the 20th Century. What sort of logic is that? War is okay, it kills fewer people than smoking?

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      4. Sha'Tara Post author

        Amazing, isn’t it? I mean in the sense of gross ignorance and stupidity. So, where’s the pandemic about wars? About the common flu? About the millions dying of famine? I guess we can say that “smoking” has had its politically correct intervention, but are smokers (and to follow the COVID 19 rules) and non-smokers quarantined? Are cigarettes legally banned? No. The game goes on. Hypocrisy rules. This is what gets me about this so sudden virus quarantine business. What’s the game, rich boys, huh? Why are you suddenly pretending to care and going along with losing billions in profits to play this virus game? What’s the end game? The best answer to that I found in an interview with David Icke, who unashamedly calls himself a professional conspiracy theorist. (https://londonreal.tv/the-truth-behind-the-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-lockdown-the-economic-crash-david-icke/) To see this video one has to subscribe to London Real. YouTube has already removed this video as “unsuitable” and of course, it reveals too much of what is going on/going down.

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