Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Mad Species

Andrew D Atkin


















Modern humanity can be described as a normal developmental reaction to an abnormal environment. The environment begins with the womb and the reaction begins with epigenetics. Later the reaction becomes trauma-imprinting and later still it becomes what we call socialisation. The problem is we have become so normalised to our abnormality, so mad to our madness, that we can't see it for what it is.

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The biblical idea is that Adam and Eve were forced out of Eden because they got clever from eating apples. Putting aside the bible story, I believe the human story is kind of similar:

Our intelligence has made us mad as a species, because our intelligence has allowed us to achieve long-term survival in a seriously neurotic state. Basically, it has empowered us to survive in spite of ourselves. Other animals cannot do this. Other animals, once neurotic and deprived, abandon their offspring (they do not attach) and leave them for dead: a ruthless but totally effective way of stopping the intergenerational spread of neurosis in its tracks.

For humans, our neurosis has become a potent survival strategy in that it allows us (emotionally) to exercise "inhumanity" by dominating and exterminating our own kind, of whom we must compete with for available resources. And brutal competition is indeed inevitable - why?

Because the norm for our species has obviously been no contraception, so active population control has never been a realistic (or common) option. In turn, it becomes only a matter of time until a population expands out to the point where there are too many people and not enough resources, over a given accessible geographical area. From here, passive population control must set in - and that means wars and/or famines. You can either watch your children starve, or you can go to war with your neighboring tribes so as to claim their hunting/farming grounds. I would assume that wars are the norm.

The brutalities associated with war in turn leads to neurosis. Neurosis is the psychological event of going numb to conditions that are emotionally overwhelming. [See my Understanding Mental Sickness]. Serious neurosis, once established, spreads inter-generationally as damaged parents create damaged children, because they are emotionally incapable of responding to their children as they otherwise need to, to avoid the development of their children's neurosis.

However, due to the human intellect, and the development of stabilising cultures, we respond to our children adequately enough so that they can still survive. No matter how emotionally damaged we are, we obviously can (and do) still know what needs to be done to ensure the physical survival of our offspring. Alas, this is a short-term blessing but a long-term curse. The result is an embedded neurosis that goes on, and on.

So why do neurotic human tribes dominate non-neurotic tribes? The best answer is that neurotic humans tend to be far better equipped for ruthless domination. They sooner celebrate war than feel its horror. So, in turn, the more mild and "humane" tribes become exterminated by their competitors, or progressively become the same as their competitors. There is no way out of this. In the end, the competitive strength of inhumanity will win out and dominate as a normal mode of operation.

How could it be otherwise when you cannot actively balance population to resources? It is only in this modern age that we can realistically choose to have less children.

A model case:

Several hundred years ago New Zealand was populated by immigrating Polynesians. The New Zealand islands were a tremendous bounty for the original settlers. However, as time went on and their populations grew, they came to the point where there were too many people as a ratio to the available resources. The result? The New Zealand Maori rapidly developed into a waring culture, engaging in all the typical waring activities, from cannibalism to living in fortified communities.

Curiously, there were other people living in New Zealand at that time called the Moriori. They had in fact engaged in active population control by castrating much of their male population. These people refused to go to war. They are now an extinct people, literally eaten by the waring Maori.

Other examples:

Vikings. Same story; the Vikings were originally forced out of Scandinavia due to relative over-population, and then migrated to and survived by pillaging northern Europe. Desperation ruined them, and in their madness they went on to ruin others.

And maybe the most famous example of the rampaging growth of social cancer, is with fundamentalist Islam. Here is a good video on that: https://youtu.be/t_Qpy0mXg8Y

Today:

Peace for most of us in the western world feels like the norm. Most of us have not known any different, other than the somewhat controlled, non-threatening and, to us, essentially abstract battles that we hear about on our TV's. But this of course will prove very temporary if we do not accept the eventual need for active population control. Luckily we now have this option, and it is from this basis that, over time, we can finally develop away from our otherwise normal neurosis.

Towards a permanent Golden Age:

You can see why the author considers contraception to be mans greatest invention, ever. It can and will empower us to permanently balance population to resources, and without the famines and blood-baths.

However, to create and maintain a permanent "golden age" we require probably two things: certainly internationally applicable laws that, when and as necessary, dictate how many children people can have; and also some degree of negative eugenics. The latter is obviously a very sensitive imposition in terms of social acceptance, but the fact remains that if we are to undermine natural eugenics (which is basically nature leaving its less fit members to die of their own shortcomings) via the enforcement of universal prosperity, then we may in turn need to impose some human-focused negative eugenics to substitute, so as to ensure the long-term genetic health of our species.

I believe that the world is ready to accept population control, as required, but the imposition of eugenics will obviously be a tougher nut to crack.

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A final note: One thing that everyone should realise is that what we know of human nature today and from recorded history is not human nature by default. It is human nature after it has cocooned itself into neurotic repression. We have every reason to have much more faith in the potential of our species than what we are accustomed to assume of ourselves today. It is only a matter of confronting the true "root of all evil", and that is Deprivation.

The war against human deprivation will be the war to end all wars.

3 comments:

  1. Actually, Adam and Eve were forced out of Eden due to disobeying god’s command, a command that symbolized His right to decide what was right or wrong. Therefore, the name of the tree was the tree of knowledge of good and evil. They had come to know both once they disobeyed.

    It is my opinion that the rejection of God and being cast out of the garden caused a deep primal injury resulting in major trauma. The bible uses “sin” the way we might use the words trauma or unfulfilled need. Sin is the forces or cravings within us that overwhelm our conscious brain and choices. Our primal pain constantly subverts our function and behavior. So much for Bible lessons and interpretation.

    My belief is that once our inner primal forces got out of control, they corrupted our thinking abilities, which are ever susceptible to the primal self deep below. Janov says the brain bosses the primal forces while yet saying the primal forces are always the biggest strongest. He has contradictions he has yet to resolve. No worry because I will be resolving them for him in time. Till then, he has a problem unsolved.

    So we pose a great danger to earth and living things since our primal instincts have access to very powerful thinking abilities that other animals are not endowed with. It makes us far more dangerous, for thinking can unleash so much power.

    God’s plan is to bring the primal forces back into balance and control, and to relieve them of their pent up power. He can do it. Janov can not for Janov can not get rid of the opposition that continually blocks and obstructs primal theory and therapy from advancing.

    Janov speaks of great cures and ambitions for PT but continually ignores this monstrous obstacle of political orthodox resistance that keeps PT obscure and unknown so that there is not enough fan base to grow it in volume enough so that more people might have access to treatment. As well, not all can gain full healing so that not all have the same hope, though none really knows which they are.

    Over-population benefits who?

    Let me suggest this. When the black plague struck Europe, in the aftermath, wages went way up because of a shortage of labor. As well, many wealthy had to go back to work. It was good times for labor but bad for administrators and profiteers. Population grow and large numbers have always benefited the rich and employers of the world, who like an over abundance of labor supply, just as we like an over abundance of goods in supply to drive down prices for us.

    The rich use over population, encouraged by them at all times, to dive labor costs down to almost nothing. With lots of cheap labor, they can take over the world with expendable soldiers, another form of labor and business enterprise. Once they have secured total world conquest and control, they will then turn loose the viruses and man made disasters and engineered food shortages to drop the population from 6.5 billion to maybe 0.5 billion. I am talking about killing on a mass scale of 6 billion people, an atrocity almost beyond comprehension. Wonderful guys, huh?

    So do not think the NWO does not like population. They promote it. But they do plan on reducing it very fast at the right time and in a very mean way. But rest assured, god has not turned His back on this affair. He has a few loose ends to prove and then the party will be over.

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  2. Hi Apollo,

    It'll take me some time to get back to all your comments, but I'll start from here:

    1. "Janov says the brain bosses the primal forces while yet saying the primal forces are always the biggest strongest."

    Each brain bosses each other on a given level. The neurotic need is derivative of repressed pain, and that is the "perverted id" that the higher-level brain responds to ("serves").
    But the frontal cortex automatically works to keep the unconscious feeling (the *real* feeling) repressed. I know Janov understands this. Maybe he is not clear enough?

    Here is my own attempt at clarity:

    http://andrewatkin.blogspot.com/2009/06/understanding-mental-sickness.html

    2. "Let me suggest this. When the black plague struck Europe, in the aftermath, wages went way up because of a shortage of labor. As well, many wealthy had to go back to work. It was good times for labor but bad for administrators and profiteers. Population grow and large numbers have always benefited the rich and employers of the world, who like an over abundance of labor supply, just as we like an over abundance of goods in supply to drive down prices for us."

    Very true. It's the capital Versus labour game. With a relative saturation of capital it becomes a "working man's paradise". I write about this also:

    http://andrewatkin.blogspot.com/2009/06/immigration_18.html

    3. Apollo: Why do you believe in God? You can answer this at the following link if you wish:

    http://andrewatkin.blogspot.com/2009/06/religion-and-spirituality.html

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  3. "Janov says the brain (intellect) bosses the primal forces (feeling centres) while yet saying the primal forces are always the biggest strongest."

    Janov doesn't say that. Without quoting him, I will say that we use defensive thoughts to stop primal forces from connecting to consciousness. Primal forces bully the intellect. The intellect desperately tries to defend by conjuring up false beliefs such as "God loves me" or "I am going to be rich and happy" etc. Our thoughts cannot bully the primal forces. The primal forces never change; they are never updated while we remain neurotic. Our neurotic thoughts change from one lie to the next, ensuring that the painful truth (our history) never gets through.

    We have truthful thoughts too, but our truthful thoughts are relevant only to the present -- they never connect to the repressed feelings from the past. When we develop a truthful thought that contradicts one of our defensive false beliefs, we quickly think of a new idea -- one that stops our feelings from rising.

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