Now that we have overcome what seems to have been the worst of the pandemic, it may now also be a good time to begin making plans about how to start over.
I suggest coming over rather than moving over (remember, remember: Janis Joplin broke on through to the other side — so if you want to keep moving and going with the flow over here, then there’s little use in listening to whatever she might have said long ago now).
Dark side, light side, this side, that side, all said — getting inside the true meanings in life is a good plan for dealing with a bewitched world out there. Meaning is not some incantation or gobbledygook story, it’s a matter of finding alignment with natural forces.
Nature cannot be off limits. Neither is it a domain for some sort of hocus pocus mixed up confusion. Nature is what science is all about, natural laws are what we must aim for on every front.
We do not seek to affront natural order, but rather to embrace nature as the primary design principle. We must not work against it, for to be so foolish to think that we stand above it would be a laughable exercise of working towards our own peril. Either we evolve towards alignment, or we will be steamrolled and asphyxiated through fixation on believing industrialism, innovation and human ingenuity might be a viable alternative to much-larger-than-us evolutionary designs.
My timeline is limited, and in my own time horizon there are only but a few human languages within my scope of expectations. Future generations will either learn more new tricks, or they will almost certainly be forced into extinction. Extinction Rebellion is definitely an admirable concept, construct, goal, ideal or whatever.
Yet for the immediate tasks which must be solved urgently, we need a much more fundamental focus on how far humanity has gone astray from the underlying ideals of humanism towards a fetishist bondage and subordination to near-sighted capitalist short-term results driven profit-taking (“money to the bank”) mentality. What got us here is not only not going to get us there, it actually got us into this rotten mess of a situation in the first place. More of the same is not only not an answer, it is a sure-fire destination for doom, total destruction, and global terminal death.
We need to reverse out of this errant path. We must return to rational thought. We must behave in alignment with nature, we must not continue to follow any hare-brained attempts to rise above it.
My own part in this realignment is rather small — yet I do not doubt its effectivity. I strongly feel that natural language is a technology that has evolved in alignment with natural law, and that it will continue to evolve in this manner (see also “In What We Trust“). I am strongly aligned, simply because of my very strong conviction (which is also based on several decades of research).
To say “Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise” is of little consequence. Yet I implore you to think hard about what you yourself intend to do. And I hope you will help me to discover more about nature — please accept my invitation to start here.