September 1, 2012
Deny Unto Denial
Reality is oppressive because it forcibly demonstrates facts instead
of yielding to our wishes.
People hate it
because it doesn't let anyone
off the hook when they're wrong. How does one easily explain they didn't
understand reality or undertake much consideration of their assumptions
and goals because they were swayed to hastily conform to trendy beliefs?
Undisciplined humans are
and have cleverly invented
many ways out of having to accept reality. We can create fictional worlds
and talk about the "way things should be", arguing in favor of these
imaginary relations while casting blame on people stuck in reality.
Come join us in make believe land!
- Everyone is equal in ability. Everyone is born healthy, smart,
beautiful, tall, and talented. You are only less than that because
of secret conspiracies against you by greedy successful people
intent on keeping you down. This will be remedied by
and reward in heaven.
- Quality is not important or worth studying because we should consider
all possibilities instead of merely selecting what is known to be best.
What we call knowledge is just opinion, and perhaps there are many true
opinions held by underdogs we can champion. The modern and disposable
lacks substance but is new and appeals to more people than
- Ideas, structures, and policies that sound good but don't work would
actually be the best ever, but are being undermined by secret conspiracies
and naysayers who point out they are incoherent, baseless, and irrational.
This can be remedied by educational indoctrination, witch-hunts,
censorship of critical analysis, revenge against people expressing
unpopular viewpoints, getting people fired from their jobs, and
promoting the new viewpoint as youthful, positive, and trendy. If enough
people profess belief, they will become true and binding.
- History tells us something, which we will only selectively accept,
but we shouldn't believe in patterns because our slight rearrangement
of the same thing combined with our good intentions will surely produce
an entirely different outcome. We are comfortable discarding history,
including the structures and relationships that provided the best results.
We are likely to get even better results by trying something untested with
no basis for expecting positive outcomes, except that we hope to get them
because of magic, hope, and love.
- Everyone has to change to accommodate what we want, even if there
is no reason and at least a modest loss is guaranteed for them. We are
creating progress by making things worse and increasingly dysfunctional,
eroding the core of civilization for the benefit of having our beliefs
dominate everyone's lives. They must tolerate what we impose upon them.
You will thank us one day because we wrecked everything that was once
good and gave you shambles for not speaking out or resisting.
- What happens in the real world is not important because we are interested
in higher goals, such as the unreal world, imaginary world, and promised
world. We know we are right, though mere mortals will never be able to
see or know it, but we are sure because we are doing the work of the sacred
and holy, which is also why we should not be questioned. Those who question
are blasphemers and ignorant savages needing more education and obedience.
- Nature and the lessons of history need to be tampered with, but you cannot
judge what we do because we are special people exempt from criticism.
We need no evidence, theory, data, or analysis, and should be praised
as generous geniuses despite the harm of our actions.
These are a good starting point for justifying irrational actions
against your fellow citizens who are too simple and uneducated to
understand why their societies should be wrecked for the sake of
maintaining delusions and illogical beliefs.
Next: The Devil May Not Care
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.
-Rainer Maria Rilke