'Realist' bias (intolerance) in Anarchistnews Editorial policy

‘Realist’ bias (intolerance) in the editorial policy of Anarchistnews.org

The following comment was deleted by thecollective from the thread 'Strengthening Our Politics, Commitment and Growth: BRRN 4th National Convention'

my guess as to ‘why’ it was deleted was that there is a ‘realist’ bias (and intolerance of 'pragmatic idealism') in the editorial thinking of Anarchistnew.org. ‘Realist’ is explained in the body of the below comment.

Since two thirds of my comments are deleted by thecollective (and half of my shortened resubmissions are also deleted) which are no longer than many others' comments, it seems as if the editors; i.e. 'thecollective', have a problem with my content. meanwhile, my comments are always intended to contribute to shared development of understanding as to how to bring about a Western society 'remake', not something that can be said of much that thecollective continues to publish, including comments by emile9000 etc. which are for no other purpose than adhominem attack and contain no views of their own.

Here is the deleted comment, as submitted, which tries to speak to a prevalent 'misunderstanding' that is endemic in Anarchistnews discussions:

clashing concepts of 'struggle' where east meets west

confusion reigns from the manner in which different people use the word 'struggle' with a different understanding of its meaning.
sir einzige tries to inject some common understanding but the division is as deep as the division between indigenous (relational) culture and Western (rationalist) culture.

relational experience based intuition (a); perceives 'struggle' as a situation-induced phenomenon, while reason (b); has one conceive of struggle as intention-driven action.

e.g.

(a) "getting through the freeway traffic was a real struggle"

(b) "i struggled to weave my way through the heavy freeway traffic".

if a team of scientists installed a paint marker beneath one's car to mark its trajectory on the pavement, and went back and reviewed the trajectory when the freeway was empty, they would ask the driver; is this tortuous trajectory capturing your struggle to weave your way through the traffic? i.e. were you in full charge of the vehicle and the author of all of these swerves and curves? the driver would probably say yes, but might hesitate on contemplating the word 'author', thinking of the dog that came from nowhere and darted across and also that it was not as if he was weaving through a bunch of static traffic cones'.

in a relational understanding, there is no 'being' and thus no 'personal, self-actualized authorship' as implied in the semantic construct "I struggled".
in the physical reality of our actual experience, all dynamic phenomena are 'situationally-relationally induced' as in an 'inhabitant-habitat nonduality' [Mach's principle]. 'struggle' cannot be reduced to the pole of personal intention-driven authorship, but Western noun-and-verb language fashions semantic constructs implying such inside-outward (genetic agency driven) dynamics on a routine basis.

'struggle' as an intention-driven activity leads to 'bottom up' authorship which is operationalized in a 'top-down' organizational fashion.

eg: -- "do you want to join the workers' struggle against corrupt and abusive corporate management? Yes? ... then pick up your placard over there, join the line of protesters standing on the sidestreet and wait for further instructions".

the scientists or 'rationalists' who gathered the data on the individual driver's trajectory use a simple being-based, dualist, thought-economical model that reduces dynamics to terms of 'what things-in-themselves do', ignoring inhabitant-habitat nondualism [Mach's principle].

rationalists aka 'realists' aka 'mainstream scientists' see no problem in the imputing of a being-based source to a relational dynamic as in the semantic constructs "the struggler struggles", "fire burns", "water washes", as if 'there is a 'being' there that is the authoring source of a PURELY RELATIONAL-SITUATIONAL nondual inhabitant-habitat dynamic;

"In brief, the Western mind cannot help but think that all reality has been done away with when all "being" (form, substance) has been negated; but the East has found that the removal of the immediate and overpowering face of reality is but a necessary condition for what is really real to appear' (van Bragt, `Introduction', in Nishitani, K. Religion and Nothingness)

Nishitani critiques the adequacy of being-based logocentric representations ; i.e. his emphasis on the non-presence of simple being-based identity and meaning enables nothingness, emptiness or sûnyatâ to become a critical issue in our search for non-illusory reality.

`Unless the thought and deeds of man one and all be located on such a field of emptiness, the sorts of problems that beset humanity have no chance of ever really being solved' – Nishitani

one of those "sort of problems" lies in understanding 'struggle' as something that brews up in, and froths out from, the interior of an independently-existing human being thing-in-itself who dualist science claims exists independently of the operating theatre he is included (contained) in.

as Poincare shows, 'realists' in Western society are people who MISTAKENLY believe that 'being-based 'genetic agency' [as in predicative logic] is 'real' in the sense of the 'physical reality of our actual experience'. It is not. There are no 'things-in-themselves' with their own jumpstart 'genetic agency' to sole-source authorship of development, actions and results, in the physical reality of our actual experience.

sauce or it didn't happen

He reveals that to ask a blind person to understand vision is as good as asking those who can see to understand a sense like magnetic fields or a whale echolocation, which is impossible. Edison goes on to list a few more things that a blind person finds difficult to understand. He says, "On a flat piece of paper, I don't understand how you could see a car. Sculpting makes a lot more sense to me because it's three-dimensional."
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/tommy-edison-blind-people-vision-yout...

These connections that appear to be unique in those with profound blindness suggest that the brain "rewires" itself in the absence of visual information to boost other senses
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170322143236.htm

People who are blind use parts of their brain that normally handle for vision to process language, as well as sounds – highlighting the brain’s extraordinary ability to requisition unused real estate for new functions. The finding builds on previous research showing that the parts of the brain responsible for vision can learn to process other kinds of information, including touch and sound, in people who are blind.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2147696-blind-people-repurpose-the-...

However, people who become blind later in life can perceive colours synaesthetically.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15460512

https://mosaicscience.com/story/-synaesthesia-blind-seeing-colours-synas...

i have a challenge for emile:

explain your ideas using solely your own words, and a vocabulary that could be understood by a reasonably literate 9th grader. try to do it as concisely as possible.

"dear emile -- i'm an illiterate 9th grader, explain to me ideas without using big words."

"and emile said" NOTHING YOU IDIOTS, EMILES DEAD, HES LOCKED IN MY BASEMENT HAHA

Emile hasn't replied here for several months, since @critic whupped his ass.

If he was here, I'm sure he'd tell you that he can't explain himself in 9-year-old friendly language because 9-year-old friendly language necessarily embeds realist assumptions.

He's a self-contradictory mess, but you can probably find plain-English accounts of "nondualism" or "advaita" from a simple Google search.

He is here still in the memory of all non-dualist influenced anarchists.,.

Anarchist politics are an oxymoron, but many recognize Stalinists and Anarchists as where anarchy meets politics. Forget about Realism, or any other "ism" you know. Forty years of studies have confirmed that the republican party is organized along the same lines as a flock of chickens. Other studies have confirmed that the neurons in your brain do the same and that the only reliable criteria for assessing anyone's career potential, is the amount of working memory they possess. In other words, the lights are on, but nobody's home explains modern day Babylon, where money and the gun do all the talking worth listening to. They organize like a flock of chickens, because that's the only way they can organize in the numbers they do. Without even reliable memories, "Everything is deja vue all over again!"

Destroy the system, and the chicken flock will simply reassert its pecking order differently. You have to be smarter than a chicken, and Stalinists have difficulty with that concept. However, I am working on the convoluted fuzzy logic and linguistic analysis required to prove to academics, according to their own standards, that they are full of shit, and teaching idiots to destroy the world. One in five Americans insists the sun revolves around the earth, because academics are doing most of the talking and nobody is listening.

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