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The Last Messiah:
Using our power against ourselves?

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Holden:
That's amazing Mr.H! Maybe you should try to solve one of the problems mentioned in the video.
Here, check this out- I found it fascinating-Quest for ultimate nature of reality:
Only drawback of the video is that risque woman in it.

http://youtu.be/fcjc4U28Rt4

Holden:
Was Hegel a gort?

Arthur Schopenhauer:
Was Hegel a gort?   That clumsy and nauseating charlatan, that pernicious person, who completely disorganized and ruined the minds of a whole generation!   Hegel - a commonplace, inane, loathsome, repulsive and ignorant charlatan, who with unparalleled effrontery compiled a system of crazy nonsense that was trumpeted abroad as immortal wisdom by his mercenary followers.

The Hegelian philosophy of history is meaningless. Worse yet, it is cruel and coercive. What is a gort?   There is no definition out in gortville.  The gorts have not defined themselves?

Have we a definition?  Then I can tell you whether Hegel fits the description.  We can't just throw the word around pointing out misdemeanors.  The only place on this entire planet where we find any public record of "the gort" is at a URL address, http://xhentric.wordpress.com/scholar-warrior/gort-busters/what-is-a-gort/


What is a Gort? ( The Short Answer )

A gort is someone who believes that “That which is so, is so.”


What is a Gort? ( The Long Answer )

The generic term “gort” springs from the colloquialisms of the greater Baltimore area, where, when someone is perceived to be a sucker, he is considered a gort. Whether this term is still used there today is beyond my measure. However, a Baltimorian once recounted to me the story of a guy who bought a used car from a dealer, and, when it wouldn’t start, he helped the salesman push it off the lot. Brothers and sisters, that is a gort!

Essentially, a gort is someone who has missed the bottom line in human consciousness. There is a point beyond which one may not be using one’s brain to the full extent necessary to qualify for a membership card to the human race. The question is not who are these people, for I imagine we are all quite well acquainted with these folks in our own lives and in our society and even in the world generally. The question, rather, is how to define that point of demarcation where the dividing line between the human and the gort is distinct.

After much study and consideration, Gortbusters believe that that line begins with a conscious realization of dualism. Yes, that’s right…TWOness, the split, the crack, the break in the cosmic dam through which floods the reality of our ability to think. Experiencing consciousness means experiencing duality, that is, the truism that everything we know must be processed one way or the other. There is no up without down, no cold without hot, no man without woman, no left without right, no old without new, no power without virtue, no life without death, no reality without illusion. Every sword has two edges. Only when one is aware of this, may one proceed to the next consideration.

Of course, the next consideration is, “Well, who would NOT understand this?” The answer, of course, is the gort. The Great Bard, Shakespeare, captures the delicious irony of duality when he writes, “Nothing that is so, is so.” This is like the endless images of two mirrors facing each other, each playing off the reflection of the other. The gort does NOT understand this. In fact, to paraphrase Shakespeare, the gort believes, “That which is so, is so.” He believes that perception equals reality. Therein lies the danger.

Before going any further, it behooves us to clarify an issue regarding who is the most dangerous gort of all. Fortunately, this question is easily dispensed with. For you guys, just look in the mirror while shaving. The beady-eyed, snickering creature staring back at you is the most dangerous gort. Ladies, you may see her as you comb your hair and apply your lipstick. Yes, of course, the most dangerous gort of all is the small-minded, self-serving, illusion-embracing part of ourselves, which is dedicated to the status quo, frightened to death of change, and in denial regarding what price must be paid for fully human powers of perception.

As we rail and rant, sweat and cry, bleed and heal, let us never forget the first repsonsibility we have, which is to recognize the gort inside ourselves, and to insure that it will never take control of the human consciousness control panel in the brain’s command center. We owe this not only to ourselves, but to our families and to posterity itself. There IS a tradition of human awareness in the history and evolution of our species. Let us be part of it.

Is the term gort some sort of insult?

Absolutely not, and you will be hard pressed to find anyone on this site using it as an ad hominem attack. The difference between gort and non-gort, or gortbuster, is just a reference point. Gort is just a moniker – a short hand – for a million different kind of ways of living. It is merely a term to help create a sense of difference between the status quo and whatever change you might see fit.

Well, now, let's see, did Hegel believe that perception equals reality?  What has been the consequence of Hegel's principles?  With this one question you ask us, Holden, it's as though we are now hacking at the roots of a poisonous tree.   This term, gort,by the above definition, appears to merely be a term to help create a sense of difference between the status quo and whatever change you might see fit. 

Let me tell you, Hegel was an UPDHOLDER OF THE STATUS-QUO ...

Fabian practitioners developed Hegelian principles which they taught alongside Morgan bankers. One Hegelianism was that to push ideas efficiently, it was necessary to co-opt both the political left as well as the political right. They work with military precision to get control of the education of the children of the land, to program the masses.

Was Hegel a gort?    Since our time era, Hegel, that charlatan, is still regarded as “the most influential intellectual thinker in modern history” – what a scandal!  From deep within the bowels of the earth, I see that Hegel's principles have been important wherever strict social control has been an issue.

“Ambitious states couldn’t let a single child escape,” said Hegel!

Pompous bastard.

Existentialism itself began as a revolt against Hegel.  Even in your time-era - NOW - the ghost of Hegel dominates the hallways, institutions, syllabi, instructional practices, and journals of Euro-American philosophy. 

An African Phenomenologist, Olufemi Taiwo, has written, "... Given that the 'West' presents itself as the embodiment and inventor of the 'universal', we must protest even more loudly that its universal is so peculiar and that its global is so local. That is, the West, in constructing the universal, instead of truly embracing all that there is, or at least what of it can be so embraced, has merely puffed itself up and invited the rest of humanity, or the educated segment of it, to be complicit in this historical swindle."

So Hegel has had something to do with (mandatory public education) and the masses thinking that that which is so, is so, when the fact is that nothing that is so, is so.
 
If Hegel was not a gort himself, he certainly promoted the farming and manufacturing  of gorts ... the mass-transformation of human energy into the gort-hive mind.

Holden:
Why the math videos, if we are bothered about nothing? You asked me that, I have been asking that to myself.
Well, its a little difficult to explain, I'd give it a try- I often imagine myself as a concentration camp inmate like Trachtenberg,a Russian Jew who narrowly escaped dying in one of the camps.Let me tell you his story to explain what I mean.
Part-1-
He was shipped in a cattle car to a concentration camp-one noted for its brutality. The slightest variance from the rules resulted in outrageous forms of punishment. Daily the ranks of the prison were decimated by the ruthlessly random selection of victims for the ovens.

To keep his sanity, Trachtenberg moved into a world of his own-a world of logic and order. While his body daily grew more emaciated, and all about him was pestilence, death, and destruction, his mind refused to accept defeat and followed paths of numbers that, at his bidding, performed miraculous feats.

He did not have books, paper, pen, or pencil. But his mind was equal to the challenge. Mathematics, he believed, was the key to precise thinking. In happier times, he had found it an excellent recreational outlet. In a world gone mad, the calm logic of numbers were like old friends. His mind, arranging and rearranging, found new ways of manipulating them.

He visualized gigantic numbers to be added and he set himself the task of totaling them. And since no one can remember thousands of numbers, he invented a fool-proof method that would make it possible for even a child to add thousands of numbers together without making a mistake-without, in fact, ever adding higher than eleven.

During his long years in the living hell of the concentration camp, every spare moment was spent on his simplified system of mathematics, devising shortcuts for everything from multiplication to algebra. The corruption and misery, the cries from clammy cells and torture chambers, the stench of ovens, the atrocities, and the constant threat of death, faded as he doggedly computed mathematical combinations-reckoning rules, proving and proving again, then starting over again to make the system even simpler.

The hardships acted as a spur to his genius. Lacking paper, he scribbled his theories on bits of wrapping paper, old envelopes, the back of carefully saved German worksheets. Because even these bits of paper were at a premium he worked everything in his head, putting down only the finished theories.

Think of me as Tratchenberg & the world as a big concentration camp.
Part-2
As A YOUNG SCAMP in my wild years, nothing had so grieved me as having been born at a time which obviously erected its Halls of Fame only to shopkeepers and government officials. The waves of historic events seemed to have grown so smooth that the future really seemed to belong only to the 'peaceful contest of nations'; in other words, a cozy mutual swindling match with the exclusion of violent methods of defense. The various nations began to be more and more like private citizens who cut the ground from under one another's feet, stealing each other's customers and orders, trying in every way to get ahead of one another, and staging this whole act amid a hue and cry as loud as it is harmless. This development seemed not only to endure but was expected in time (as was universally recommended) to remodel the whole world into one big department store in whose vestibules the busts of the shrewdest profiteers and the most lamblike administrative officials would be garnered for all eternity. The English could supply the merchants, the Germans the administrative officials, and the Jews no doubt would have to sacrifice themselves to being the owners, since by their own admission they never make any money, but always 'pay,' and, besides, speak the most languages.
 Why couldn't I have been born a hundred years earlier? Say at the time of the Wars of Liberation when a man, even without a 'business,' was really worth something?!


I could say the same thing about math -math has been turned into a mechanical,materialistic,spiritless discipline.No, to me math is not just something engineers use,but the doorway to Lovecraft's old ones.Also,unlike Trachtenberg's math,which wears a smiley face,mine wears Cthulhu's mask & yet I prefer it to saccharine fiction as it may be bitter,yet it’s the truth.

Oh,today I punched  these words into the search engine –Mathematics,bitter,truth,life,hate(all together).What did I find-lo & behold- Xhentric (blog).THIS IS NOT A COINCIDENCE.

(What I’ve written, did it make any sense to you? I am not sure it did to me :P) I'd  miss you Mr H.

http://youtu.be/kX2ErA9E3hk

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