Stop Being a DNA Meat Puppet
In the alternative version of The Matrix, Thomas A. Anderson uses his hacking skills to get a better gig than the one he has at Meta Cortex.
Instead of using his hacking skills to find Morpheus — and eventually be able to jack in and out of the Matrix — he chooses to live an unconscious life as an Internet entrepreneur neurally connected to virtual reality along with billions of other humans.
According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …
“Sleeping people exist, but they’re not conscious.
“It’s not transcending to go anywhere, and it’s not sublimating to go from.
“When you live in the now, existence revolves around you.
“You’re the hub. ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me.’
“You’re going nowhere but the tip of your nose.
“The wonderful Whos and Hues are beyond the breath, but the What is not.”
Walter Lippmann (Public Opinion, 1922) wrote …
“We shall assume that what each man does is based not on direct and certain knowledge, but on pictures made by himself or given to him. If his atlas tells him that the world is flat he will not sail near what he believes to be the edge of our planet for fear of falling off. If his maps include a fountain of eternal youth, a Ponce de Leon will go in quest of it. If someone digs up yellow dirt that looks like gold, he will for a time act exactly as if he had found gold. The way in which the world is imagined determines at any particular moment what men will do. It does not determine what they will achieve. It determines their effort, their feelings, their hopes, not their accomplishments and results. The very men who most loudly proclaim their ‘materialism’ and their contempt for ‘ideologues,’ the Marxist communists, place their entire hope on what? On the formation by propaganda of a class-conscious group. But what is propaganda, if not the effort to alter the picture to which men respond, to substitute one pattern for another? What is class consciousness but a way of realizing the world? National consciousness but another way? And Professor [Franklin Henry] Giddings’ consciousness of kind, but a process of believing that we recognize among the multitude certain ones marked as our kind?”
According to the same source …
“The very fact that men theorize at all is proof that their pseudo-environments, their interior representations of the world, are a determining element in thought, feeling, and action. For if the connection between reality and human response were direct and immediate, rather than indirect and inferred, indecision and failure would be unknown, and (if each of us fitted as snugly into the world as the child in the womb), Mr. [George] Bernard Shaw would not have been able to say that except for the first nine months of its existence no human being manages its affairs as well as a plant.”
Re: What do you think of Donald Trump?
I haven’t Body Dowsed him yet, so all I know is the “image and likeness” I see on Facebook and read in the papers.