The Logic of Death
Modern man, or post-modern man, today follows the logic of death and is left with only elusive power and paranoia. Thus despair works in a diabolically mysterious way to make man go beyond mere terror at the thought of death. It leads him to fascination and obsession with it. A fascination and obsession which makes him inflate death into a kind of omnipotence.
Thus philosophers like Michel Foucault suggested that the only way to beat death is to choose how one is to die, defining at the same time how one chooses to live, outside of any moral law, the notion of which, we are told, belonged to the "childhood" period of mankind; the technocracy flatters itself in our time, suggesting mankind has finally "come of age".
Nietzsche asserted that God (i.e., belief in God) is "dead" and there is no moral law, no commandments to inhibit the passions and will-to-power. There is only death and whatever pleasures one can grasp in the face of it. If there is a god then death is the only god for him, the force which laughs at and mocks all our dreams and accomplishments. Thus the only mysticism left is to accept death, accept that God is dead, and live the way the self wants to live! In so doing the self pays his respects to this god and cheats it at the same time. Foucault referred to it as "the will not to be governed". Precisely.
The growing obsession with suicide is a logical development of this idea. Foucault went to the San Francisco, 'gay' bathhouses and, according to biographer James Miller (1) , purposely contracted the AIDS virus and then did his best to pass it around. He chose how to live by choosing how to die; in so doing he paid his respects to (and cheated!) the new god of the New Age. He "lived on the edge" and said it was the only way to live authentically. And Foucault, after Sartre, was one of the most influential philosophers of the contemporary world. Like Sartre and Genet, Foucault placed "freedom", the unconditional "autonomy" of man at the epicenter of all authentic living and philosophy. And his philosophy has spread throughout all of western academia and especially into the Rock culture of "heavy metal" and "alternative" music...Cont.
--->Democracy: The warning of John Paul II...
How About a little Fire, Scarecrow!
Revisited: A licence to create human-pig embryos to 'study heart disease' [right! ---sh] has been issued by the fertility watchdog...This marks the third animal-human hybrid embryo licence to be issued by Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the first since the Commons voted in favour of this controversial research last month...Teams in Newcastle and London are already creating hybrids. The former have already created hybrids with cow eggs to study the basics of how the use of genes changes in early development [Yes?], the latter a range of species to generate stem cells from people with neurodegenerative disorders."
Note: Embryos. Surely we believe the government only and always looks out for our good and would never lie to us, children? Surely there will be only research for the very sick and no other tracks of research, new "species" curiosities? ...Read the Promethean rest
Isn't it interesting how much money goes into "research" to prolong and repair life, even as the globalists are pushing every means of population control and wars at every turn? What curious fellows they all are!
--->Amy Goodman: From Tuskegee to Guatemala Via Nuremberg. News broke last week that the U.S. government purposefully exposed hundreds of men in Guatemala to syphilis in ghoulish medical experiments conducted during the late 1940s. As soon as the story got out, President Barack Obama phoned President Alvaro Colom of Guatemala to apologize. Colom called the experiments “an incredible violation of human rights.” Colom also says his government is studying whether it can bring the case to an international court."
--->DN: Entrapment or Foiling Terror? FBI’s Reliance on Paid Informants Raises Questions about Validity of Terrorism Cases. Video report. Informant paid $200,000.00 plus expense. "Agent provocateurs" asserted by defenses. Casts shadow on many cases...
--->Food Stamp Recipients at Record 41.8 Million Americans in July, U.S. Says...
--->Desperate times. "Obama-Clinton ticket 'on the table,' Woodward says
--->Spill Panel Faults Obama Response Effort
--->Warm and Fuzzy in UK, Human waste used to power homes. (Only if the Queen and Harry use it...then again, if it spares us oil wars, Ok)
--->Saudi prince strangled servant at London hotel: court
--->Goldman Sachs predicts economic doom. One would think they ought to know...
--->Banks' $4 trillion debts are 'Achilles’ heel of the economic recovery', warns IMF
--->MarketWatch: The Fed is dead, maybe by 2012, twenty five years at most according to author of the Black Swan
--->Naomi Wolf: while having no theory herself, Naomi Wolf thinks questions about September 11, 2001 are fair game...
--->Removal of crosses leaves society empty of values, warns archbishop
--->Tory conference welcomes moves by foreign secretary to reaffirm UK sovereignty, curb EU powers
Note: At the bottom of each page click "Older Posts" in order to view previous recent posts. Reminder: Download what you find helpful while you can.