This is the first installment of my story “The Carneeg” which is in progress!
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Destruction And Creation
“Free Energy For All” was the ubiquitous headline of the 21st century, when the physics genius Robert Bussardi finally succeeded in creating simple miniature fusion generators. His polywell fusion device changed the face of the world! It inspired world wide celebration other than in the oil rich Middle East and Pakistan. In Nilore, Pakistan, where radical Islamic physicists were determined to turn this freeworld blessing into its destruction, there was a particular burning resentment in the heart of Muhammad Al Zearbings. Zearbings was a physicist who had been working on the same research program at Pinstech University. Much of his research engineering was stolen from Bussardi’s team by an inside spy.
Everyone in the USA praised a small team of developers, who had walked in the deceased genius’ footprints, and created a device about the size and shape of a football, that could power a town for centuries. It was Dr Bussardi’s dream come true; unfortunately posthumously. He had died of cancer which was likely caused by our civilization’s many chemical miracles, such as plastics containing BPA.
Everything has its price of course. We knew that for every advancement in technology the environment could change. Every good thing could be turned into an equal or greater evil but such risks stimulated human creativity and could hardly be avoided. Small losses as a result of technological progress could hardly compare to the huge empowerment devices like this fusion football seemed to offer mankind! The simplicity of Dr Bussardi’s device made it a mass production hero. Copper power lines that had been ubiquitous in every developed country, vanished from the horizon in under a year. China mass produced a clone of this device and it quickly spread to the world.
In all the Western news media an age of prosperity was predicted and the long stretching worldwide recession quickly came to an end. Nearly everywhere fear and depression vanished as oil tankers were hauled into docks to be converted into around the world cruise ships. Everyone seemed thrilled and thankful, except in the Middle East where oil, overnight, seemed virtually valueless. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and even Venezuela met to discuss their dilemma as power slipped through their fingers like sand in a desert storm.
There was, however, the brilliant but mentally twisted nuclear scientist in Pakistan, Muhammad Al Zearbings, who could not conceive that Allah would take power from the grasp of his chosen people. Working feverishly with the help of A. Q. Kahan’s disciple, he had a plan. Zearbings could not conceive that this power source was designed to empower the debased followers of Christianity and Judaism. Zearbings was sure Allah planned their destruction, not empowerment. He was positive that somewhere within this powerful creation, was the end of opposition to Islam’s conquest of the Earth.
With mass production of the polywell device, every home in the world soon have a fusion generator. Every car would be powered by simply plugging its retrofitted engines into a garage wall outlet. In just 10 years, the Islamic iron grip on the world’s throat appeared to have changed to a handful of rust.
Super fast saucer shaped space ships were being launched to mine asteroids for precious metals and that took wealth from the Islamic controlled African nations. In contrast to Zearbings’ home in Pakistan, the people of the West believed they were again basking in the light of the Creator’s blessings of prosperity.
It was early in 2035 that Zearbings awoke to a miraculous day that he was sure spoke of Allah’s secret plan for the spread of Sharia and the Caliphate. That morning upon awakening, he forced himself upon his wife, Afreeda, and abused her which he knew made her feel sick. He told her this was to remind her of her duties as an obedient wife and that she was not to again use the excuse of being tired when he desired sex at bed time. He was sure she would remember her place for months to come, but he was certain he would find other reasons to dominate her which gave him great satisfaction. He recalled how his father, a qaazi (judge) in his home village, had meted out justice to those who violated community standards. He saw himself in this role too. Eventually, he imagined, he was sure Afreeda would get to like whatever he forced upon her, after all that was a women’s place.
Later that morning, in the city of Nilore, in Islamabad’s capital territory, at Pinstech research center, Zearbings had an accident. A flash of light, from the polywell device he was redesigning, burned a twenty foot wide hole through forty feet of concrete and rock in just under one hundredth of a second. What was an absolutely safe fusion device, according to Bussardi’s legendary company, was soon to become the basis of a thermonuclear device of unprecedented power. Sharing his discovery with a network of supposedly disbanded terrorists, was no problem for Zearbings. With funding from Iran, a mass production facility was speedily purchased in China and the “newly enhanced” devices were quickly sold worldwide at incredibly low prices. Unknown to the world’s buyers, a secret chip and trigger hidden in the electronics reported the devices location and allowed its detonation from any place in the world.
Simultaneously, a meeting of ICE (the Islamic Caliphate In Exile) was hastily arranged by Muhammad Al Zearbings in Raqqa, Syria and plans were made for the conquest of the Christian world and all other kafir nations. It had to be a dramatic plan that would bring the world’s kafir leadership to their knees overnight! Zearbings had a plan that could utilize the current terrorist training camps to produce such an overnight conquest which he would be able to launch in under a year’s time. Knowing his genius, ICE backed him 100 percent as he had anticipated.
Al Zearbings would need 4 dedicated terrorists to begin his glorious plan but how would he accomplish this? Then he thought of an old contact, Al Anif Malik, who he knew trained terrorists. Al Anif was a very dangerous man by his judgement but this was what the mission required. He recalled smoking bowls of hashish with Al Anif in college, even though it was clearly haram (unlawful) by Islamic decree. Other students knew about this but no one would dare speak against Al Anif knowing his reputation for violence, cruelty and his families wealth and power.
Zearbings recalled that Al Anif, with his handsome face and dark muscular form, would easily entice young muslim women into “special” nighttime meetings. Al Anif would convince these women, who were also students, to sneak out and meet him, in the dark of night at service tents outside Pinstech, allegedly to experience hashish. Al Anif, would add what amounted to a date rape drug to the water in the bongs the ladies smoked from. He would later sodomize them when they were too drugged to resist. Though Zearbings had thought it humorous at the time and in fact participated, he had decided to distance himself from Al Anif shortly after Al Anif’s arranged marriage took place. Apparently only a few months after their marriage, Al Anif had cut his wife’s throat after she admitted to looking repeatedly at a single man who was their neighbor in hopes of finding someone who would treat her less cruelly. Al Zearbings had decided that playing with fire was more danger than he wanted at that point in his life; but, now that was precisely what he was looking for!
The evening after the ICE meeting, Al Zearbings called his old friend Al Anif Malik (known as The Cruel King) and said, “Salam Alaikum, my dear friend! I have great news.” Al Anif Malik responded, “Wa-Alaikum-Salaam, my dear friend!”
Al Zearbings continued, “With the blessings of Allah, I have conceived a plan for the final and rapid conquest of the Kafir nations and the establishment of our world Caliphate. I met with our friends at ICE and they are all in agreement with my plans. What my strategy will be is, however, dependent upon you and I know I can count on you. You will receive my thoughts tomorrow morning by personal courier, who will announce his presence with the password we used in college. Then, we will meet to discuss its implementation at the end of this week. May Allah be with you.”
Two days after the weekend meeting a newly inspired Al Anif Malik was making big plans and drooling at the thought of weeks of justifiable sexual exploitation of Greek women! From terrorist training camps dispersed over several nations in the Mideast, twenty of the finest jihad recruits were selected and flown to Izmir, Turkey to train. Izmir was close enough to Greece to supply the needed Christian women upon whom his jihadists would train to develop proper mental discipline. It was essential that they recognize the true inferiority of the kafir nation’s men, women and children and so be able to kill them without a second thought. Al Anif Malik was the most experienced man suited for this job. Al Anif had long ago learned how to pervert the words of the Holy Koran to his needs. He knew well how to stoke the fires of bigotry and hatred. He also knew how to coerce even the best of Imams to his purpose after all he had learned how to take loving passionate young Islamic Men and turn them into violent, heartless martyrs. With this power in his heart there was nothing that could stop him! Perverting the Holy Koran to his evil needs never cost him a moment of sleep.
Al Anif Malik, known to many as the “father of jihadist training,” planned to select from the twenty recruits, four very exceptional men who would each kill millions of Christians easily without a second thought as part of Zearbings’ plan. They had to be men who could be counted on 100 percent. They had to have no second thoughts ever! This he knew would require the repeated exercise of the most exquisite cruelty on a daily basis for months at a time. It would, however, be a cruelty transformed into the sword of Allah’s justice in their minds.
Al Anif Malik knew from much past experience how to accomplish this. He had the new training procedure and facilities operable within two weeks time. It was easy to teach a jihadist to think of a Christian or Jew as nothing more than an animal like a chicken. It was then easy to cut through their necks with a knife, for public TV, with no remorse and, in fact, great pride. After all, the Christians, Jews and other non-believers were kafir, far lower in spirituality than a chicken!
Each of his four future heroes would have to be able to kill millions with no second thoughts, this was a slightly bigger challenge than usual. To do this he had, kidnapped over two hundred exceptionally sexy beautiful Christian women from Greece for his men to practice upon. Izmir was close enough to Greece to provide as much a supply as they needed. The Greek islands of Sporades and Cyclades were in easy reach as was the mainland.
In the first evening the twenty students met with Al Anif Malik in a large tent centrally placed in the hastily renovated camp. An attractive brown eyed twenty four year old female Greek college student had been tied fully naked to a sturdy bed center stage. She had tape across her mouth to keep her silent, as terror was evident in her feverously darting large eyes.
Al Anif Malik explained that tonight he would teach his recruits how to attain true purity in Allah’s eyes by learning how to accept their coming blessings of the seventy two virgins. In addition, they would learn the purification of the kafir by slow death and extended pain (his own interpretation of the prophet’s teaching). To reinforce his distortions of the prophet’s teachings he had cleverly selected quotes from the Koran. In addition, to reinforce the truth of his teachings, there were planned daily lessons from his experienced and cooperative “Imams.” His Imams were very cooperative since their families had been visited by Anif’s colleagues as a motivator for their cooperation. Al Anif also knew every verse of the Koran by heart and how to pervert it to his most violent needs.
With a look of fiery commitment on his face and a deep baritone voice, Al Anif, while waving the Koran in his right hand, nearly shouted to his recruits, “Islam teaches that Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Koran 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war.” Rape of the kafir is therefore your right and your blessing as we are at war with all of the infidels!
Al Anif continued, “On a daily basis, for your training, each of you will take turns selecting one woman and then the twenty of you will repeatedly rape her for one day and take any satisfaction from her that you desire. Then to punish her for the wickedness of seduction and kafir being, you will suspend her naked by a body harness tied to a rafter in a barn like structure for purification by the methods defined in my coming quote from the Koran. Tonight we will practice on this kafir Christian woman behind me and then every day for the next twelve months you will repeat this process until I can judge which four of you, due to your fervent excellence, will be chosen to bring the Caliphate to the Earth! This is an honor never before offered any man on Earth! We now have the means to establish the Caliphate overnight with the blessing of your actions! Four of you will be Allah’s honored army of peace!”
To his speech there was thunderous replies in the unified shouting of “Allah Akbar” from his twenty gifted students!
Al Anif then proceeded to untape the woman’s mouth, so she could scream, and with great enthusiasm raped her, in front of all his men. He then requested each in turn do the same in any manner they chose. Three hours later, he again asked his recruits to be seated.
Al Anif addressed them again and said, “Allah promises punishment of the kafir in the next life,“In the Koran, Al-Maeda Verse No:33, it states The only reward for those who war against Allah and His messengers and strive to commit mischief on the earth is that they will be slain or crucified, have their alternate hands and feet cut off, or be banished from the land. This will be their disgrace in this world, and a great torment shall be theirs in the next except those who repent before you overpower them. This is your divine responsibility. So we know that Allah is forgiving and merciful.”
Furthermore In the next life, the Koran (22:19-22) promises – “These twain (the believers and the disbelievers) are two opponents who contend concerning their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, garments of fire will be cut out for them; boiling fluid will be poured down on their heads. Whereby that which is in their bellies, and their skins too, will be melted; And for them are hooked rods of iron. Whenever, in their anguish, they would go forth from thence they are driven back therein and (it is said unto them): Taste the doom of burning.”
“You will ask no questions of the training process but know in your hearts that it is Allah’s inspiration to all of us. The text of the Koran defines what you must become expert at doing, for in the next life you will be Allah’s servant even more than now! Remember the kafir people, with their scanty dress and impure actions seek to seduce and corrupt our nation and they deny Allah! Their immodesty is clearly an affront to Allah. To purify them, you will now and every other day, after a day’s rape, perform that which I will teach you by demonstration.”
As he spoke two men behind him had placed the now conscious young woman in a torso harness of chains and hoisted her by a pulley to be suspended in the air above where the bed had been. Again her eyes were filled with terror and her face stretched in an expression of anticipated suffering. On her left was a vat of smoking waxy substance and a large ladle like object carved out of wood. On her right was a barrel of icy water and another ladle.
Each trainee was given a razor sharp scimitar like the one now held by Al Anif and asked to stand, and copy to the best of their creativity whatever Al Anif would soon perform. They were also told to be as careful as possible not to kill the woman as suffering was essential to her purification and to their service to Allah. Al Anif then laughed and explained how a carefully guided swing of the scimitar could remove any part of a body, no matter how strong the bone might be, and how hot wax could quickly seal the spot a limb had once occupied. He looked out upon the audience and asked, “Is there any question of what we will do next to honor Allah?” A young man raised his hand and asked, “Mudarris, what shall we do with the icy water?” Al Anif replied, use it to keep her conscious so that the suffering may be prolonged!” Al Anif then walked up to the suspended women and swung his scimitar toward the toes of her left foot.
An hour later as he again regrouped his students in his tent’s teaching room, Al Anif explained that this would be a routine each day as he said, “During this holy activity, you are tasked with reciting mentally or verbally, at all times, Allah is great, Allah has created suffering for purification before death for even the most vile of humanity! If the woman dies, you will then select another and continue. In this manner, one day will be a day of pleasure for you and the next one of purification for her. Every day until I choose you as fit for the ultimate service to the coming Caliphate, you will repeat this holy training task, with enthusiasm, and become expert at it.”
In Just six months Al Anif had his four heroes. At a meeting with Zearbings, each bringer of the Caliphate was presented with a new micro version of the Bussardi fusion generator. Each device was now reduced to what appeared to be a one and one half inch football, plated with gold, designed to be worn about the neck as a necklace. Each was also given a soft red ball, which illuminated with a nearly blinding red light upon compression. They were told that once compressed by hand to the point of illumination (which took a very strong grip), its release would trigger the thermonuclear weapon at their neck and destroy an entire city in less than a second. They were to travel to New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris to await further instructions. They clearly understood that they would be killing millions of kafir people in the name of Allah and they clearly had no hesitation, knowing what this would mean for their dream of the Caliphate!
Suitable flights, hotels and passport papers had been arranged for them and they were to be ready for their role in the birth of the Caliphate, in just one week. They would keep in touch with Al Anif Malik by a micro receiver worn in the ear much like a hearing aid.
The required commands would be received at the appropriate time.
Google “geniuses” are telling us that we are 12 years away from an A.I. that is more “intelligent” than human beings. What does this mean? Are they right? In common use, people define the word intelligence with many different expectations despite how dictionaries try to expound upon its classical definition. Intelligence is a word invented by academics to explain a predictable phenomena that can be graduated like a fever thermometer. Its most succinct definition reads as follows “the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.” I like that definition as it is easy to utilize. However, defining I.Q. in this way fails our unconscious expectations of its application being performed judiciously. So it fails us seriously when that it does not encompass creativity and other facets of applying knowledge such as doing so in a way that does not create collateral damage. Consider as an example the wonders of pharmaceuticals that stop one disease and create two or three new issues…. you know what I mean, you see the commercials. We all wonder if this is intelligence. At least some times it seems to be so when an antibiotic works and saves your life. Of course if a fluoroquinolone and your tendons tear from its use crippling you, you are not quite as pleased.
People born with higher I.Q.s do learn faster, in some cases much faster. They can often apply what they learn quickly and even effectively. If we create and A.I. that can learn and apply what it has learned quickly and effectively will that mean in is smarter than a human? Of course we now have to define “smart.” I chose smart, for fun, and because that grasps the popular meaning of intelligence that is more generalized.
Actually I am skeptical that we will have a “true” A.I. anytime soon, at least the type that Isaac Asimov wrote about and endeared his readers to. Isaac’s robots were “smart” and very humanoid. Isaac’s A.I.s duplicated humanity and is some ways outshined us. They were not only Artificial Intelligences but they were conscious and supremely ethical as required by Asimov’s 3 laws of robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
But lets get back to consciousness and try to define it. What is consciousness? We see it often defined as “the state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings.” I prefer to think of it as being aware that I am regardless of whatever surroundings I may find myself in. This harkens back to the famously debated statement, “I think, therefore I am.” Here, thought is used as a proof of one’s existence and perhaps mindfulness. Proving to oneself that you exist is also consciousness as I see it. Can we create consciousness or is that “God given” only via a soul as some think?
We already have the ability to create sensory apparatus and motorized limbs that can closely duplicate many human physical endowments. What is appears to be lacking is the intellectual gifts that make a physical being animate itself. When we have the possibly soon to come capacity of creating nearly infinite memory with a holographic compression tool and a possible subatomic substrate, we will be one step in the direction of creating the Asimov like A.I. However, nearly endless memory is not enough. Human memory is prodigious and likely soon matched but it will not create self cognizance.
Perhaps what we now need is to add problem solving. As we grow from childhood to maturity our ability to solve problems grows with our experience. We come into this world programmed with the rudimentary skills to do this and we add to it with age and experience. This can be programmed. What is left now to create a Asimov like A.I. may be consciousness?
When I say “I think therefore I am” it implies that I have a reason to think and this may be consciousness. However if you mix memory with problem solving skills (a definition of intelligence) it is not likely to get up and fix your car without commands to do so. It is not self commanding, so to speak. What makes us self motivating? At first blush this is quite simple, human need. A piece of metal and crystal with computer form has no clear needs; humans do. But what if it had? Would it become conscious? We frail humans have many needs. Some of the more obvious are: food (fuel), shelter (pain avoidance), companionship and emotional gratification. Would giving this to a computer create consciousness? We could do this!
A computer could have pain sensors helping it avoid damage. Our cars already do in the form of crash detectors. Our cars also know when they are low on fuel, their food. Our A.I. with these skills might now avoid rain, walking into deep water and running out of fuel. It will to some extent be self activating but not conscious. What if we programmed it with a need to have companionship and to see the benefits of working in teams with beings like itself? It could be programmed to “instinctively” form robot tribes to protect itself from the pain of destruction by competitive A.I.s who might take its fuel and shelter if these needs were in short supply. It would likely now be more self activated but still not conscious. What now if we add emotional needs? It is quite possible to program an inner pain when other A.I.s out perform it in group activities such as searching for fuel etc. We could even program in some “boasting” into
A.I.s that would create “jealousy” in other A.I.s. We could in fact, create “pride feelings” in those who achieve more. We could program in competitiveness too, perhaps as a desire to soar with the eagles. However it is not likely to lead to self awareness. What is still missing? How about death?
We could design in an inevitable death in which the CPU-Mind simply degrades and stops functioning as a process of memory overloading or randomness inherently created by the repetitive use of its subatomic substrate. In other words it wears out at the subatomic level by being overwhelmed from its self created complexity. If you don’t like this cause, we can come up with another one more suitable however the bottom line is it dies. How will this affect possible consciousness? The A.I. might begin to seek solutions to this issue, it could be self activating all the time. Is that consciousness? How about if we make it possible for the A.I. to have sex with an opposite sex A.I. to reproduce itself. Could we also create in its mind a sense of family and the special value of family? Consider that we know trees do this! Why not A.I.s? We could even make it possible that each A.I. inherit certain A.I. characteristics from a parent A.I., like genetics. Successful A.I. lives could modify genes so that those inheriting them would be more likely to succeed at survival and reproduction. Would this now endow the A.I. with human consciousness like behavior? I suspect we are getting close. The sexual behavior could also be sensually and emotionally rewarding so as to be a positive motivating experience as it can be for humans. It could also be only occasionally productive by programming. The desire for sex would also end with the climax so that the A.I. would not be stuck in a pleasure seeking loop. We could put this all under the control of a chemical charging system that creates urgency as charge builds in a system much like hormones. It might even be connected to the cycles of the moon and the timing created by the rhythm of the Schumann Resonance. In this way the “need” to attempt reproduction (sex) would not be a constant. The A.I. could be programmed to recognize its “child” as its link to immortality and a strength added to its tribe, since death is inevitable.
We should also create an intellectual skill allowing an A.I. the ability to “put itself in another A.I.’s shoes.” This could be the beginning of compassion and sensitivity. This ability to feel another’s pain, especially at death would add an appreciation for life and perhaps an urgency to live it well. With this programmed, an A.I. might one day say, “let he who has not sinned cast the first water!”
Would we now have consciousness? It is beginning to me to look like the A.I. will behave in a conscious fashion. Would it now begin to wonder if it will have an existence after “death?” We could of course program an electromagnetic transport for an archive of its experience to a cosmic archive. From this archive we might even pass its experience to a subsequent generation of its family, though placing it at a lower subconscious level of mental access to increase its likelihood of survival after “birth” or to create new born prodigies.
I think at this point the A.I. will be like Asimov’s. Will it be conscious? I am not sure but it makes me wonder if we are too!
Here is a humorous, but not deeply thought out cartoon strip (on YouTube) that its creator believes proves there is no God. To me however it proves that its author, who appears creative, has no great intelligence spent on this project of disproving God. This cartoon assumes the logic that infinities have limits that are “kind of far off.” You
blow up one God and his or her infinity and that God finds itself in the next layer above, where a greater God reigns. This is “silly” but the author feels it disproves God’s existence, since God cannot just come from nowhere (well at least so the author thinks). The cartoon is arguing that if God created us, who created God? The author feels that there is no ultimate God who Created God and so the concept of God is illogical. This is the limited and curious nature of human logic when trying to understand the infinite. It is, to me, an illogical and silly argument. Spinoza did not worry about this and perhaps rightfully so, but being human, I am not sure as I am limited by my knowledge. On the other hand, I can derive a lot from what I do know and doing so offers interesting possible explanations..
Entrainment and Affects our Psychobiology. This means that our minds basic resonance, was likely established by our interaction with the Earth’s very sky high electromagnetic discharge layer; our brain functions are electromagnetically connected to the Earth! Sun cycles, seasons, affect human sleep cycles, our basic physiology and mind. The moon’s gravitational wave probably affects human mood as it does the tide of the ocean (though still debated, most of us see its proof on the day of a full moon). The biome of the Earth (if Monsanto doesn’t poison it) is the basis of our life generating ability to eat food from the Earth. In fact there are more Earth Bacteria than genetic cells in our bodies! So, our brains are connected to the Sky electromagnetically and our bodies are connected to the ground of Earth biologically. WE are connected to the Earth in ways we may never have imagined! Our skin is not the boundary of our bodies as we like to think. There is LOTS more to this.
Keep your focus and priority on what you love, for if it is taken for granted… it will diminish or disappear. ~ WOW ~
Here below is a great discussion of the question so well ignited by Dostoevsky’s comment, “Without God, everything is permitted.”
At first glance, this statement may not make sense. Everything is permitted? Can’t there be a morality without an infinite God?
If you are a person or analytical mind, you will likely enjoy this thought provoking though brief discussion as it begins below. ……………………
Perhaps some of the confusion is due to a murky definition of morality we owe to moral relativism. Moral relativism maintains that there is no objective standard of right and wrong existing separate and independent from humanity. The creation of moral principles stems only from within a person, not as a distinct, detached reality. Each
person is the source and definer of his or her subjective ethical code, and each has equal power and authority to define morality the way he or she sees fit. Read more below…………
Years back, I married a lady who ate nearly twice as much as me and stayed slender and beautiful. I, on the other hand, had to watch my diet, run many miles more than her and still I was never what you would call slender. What really made the difference?
Many years later, the truth of this mystery began to grow in the fertile soil of my mind, the truth about dirt! Sadly, this also clearly portrayed the ignorance of science, the church I had so long prayed at.
Thinking back however, the seeds of truth were born in my first years philosophy class when Professor Posposel asked what boundaries were? I raised my hand and when acknowledged said, “They were an illusion painted for the choice and convenience of the human mind that help us cross the street with safety. Boundaries help us repeat things over and over with reasonably good expectations of the same result. In this manner we can delegate life’s many repetitive tasks to a lower level of our mind and get on with the fun part of ignoring this illusion while recreating the world in our own image!” ….. to not bore those of you who are not of philosophically bent, I will skip the whole long discussion this engendered.
In other words, as it came to diet we use boundaries to choose certain foods as healthy and amounts of exercise as necessary. However, there is minimal truth in describing these boundaries. As I see it, it is just a convenience that somewhat fits our time in history and location on Earth. At another time in history, on another land mass, this truth would be different. After all is it not apparent that those living in Alaska eating fish and whale fat, live and eat quite differently than those in Japan and yet both may be quite healthy?
The answer lies, I believe, in the dissolution of boundaries! It is realizing that we as human bodies are simply a catalyst that organizes the dirt and bacteria of the Earth into something we call ourselves (by creating again a convenient illusion of boundaries). In so doing each of us on this Earth can be seen as quiet different as we are made of and for the bacteria and dirt of the time and place we live in! Let me be sure you are following me. First you are NOT separate from the Earth in most senses, certainly not cellularly. There are 10 times more bacteria cells in your body than what we might call our body cells (those formed by embryogenisis). These “bacteria cells” are really found in the Earth’s soil, if it is not poisoned by Monsanto’s pesticide or other chemical monstrosities. So, what is “you?” In essence the sperm and egg that began forming “you” really formed a mobile food seeking catalyst that would allow bacterial cells from the Earth to grow on and within it. Our job is to find food to feed the bacterial cells in our gut and to be mobile enough to transport them to better food sources than they might otherwise have access to! We are a catalyst to their growth.
We picture the soil of the Earth as a nutrient media in which plants can grow. If we are organic or biodynamic farmers, we picture the soil of the Earth as a nutrient media in which insects of all types (such as worms) can grow and enrich the soil for plants. If we are scientists we also picture the soil as a place that microscopic bacteria grow on decay and living plant roots, helping them to grow too! Isn’t it amazing how boundaries change with each persons “education?”
Here lies the challenge of “civilization” and why we are dying like flies from so many new and miserable diseases. Too many boundaries! Disconnected from the Earth by concrete, steel, asphalt and disinfectants, we are something designed to fail and die, just as your light bulb will go out when you unplug it! Put sterile, dead, manufactured, processed foods into your body and you and your fellow bacteria will die.
Have you not read that children are suffering from lifelong allergies because they grew up in sterile homes with HEPA vacuum wielding fanatics who scrubbed dents in the granite counters scouring for traces of anything that looked like peanut butter? Are we not dying from C Difficile that has invaded our “overly clean” hospitals where antibiotics are distributed like M&M’s by well intentioned grandmothers? Have the factory farmed chickens stuffed with antibiotics not laid the seeds of your death in their eggs filled with salmonella?
You say, “see it is the bacteria that are making us ill! We do need boundaries! Give me a clorox wipe for the shopping cart, quick!” NO! It is the destruction of the natural bacteria that keep us healthy that has allowed the more dangerous ones to proliferate! It is the imbalance created by “modern civilization’ and myopic scientists. It is the creation of boundaries that are unnatural and imaginary.
The Earth IS ALIVE! We are just an organ of its bodily functions. We will likely find that the Solar System is alive and that the Earth is just an organ of its large body. It likely goes on and on and I won’t terrify you by imagining there might be a God at the end of this trail.
Let’s keep it simple, we don’t need more sterilization, we need more dirt. We need to live as the American Indian’s tried to teach us, in harmony with the rest and most of our bodies, that which is the soil of the Earth. Or if you are more spiritual then most, consider that we are all one and one with God for we are surely one with the Earth. And, when we return to that notion and dissolve the imaginary boundaries that we have painted to separate us one from another and each from the Earth, disease shall vanish, all natural diets will feed all natural denizens of the Earth with equally good results and most importantly, I can eat as much as my wife and not have to run so darned many miles!