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Athens versus Jerusalem

June 26, 2017 8:42 am
The instinctive mind is the organic mind. Ego-less. Schopenhauer, using the example of a stranger who spontaneously dives into an icy river to save another drowning person without a single thought to himself (his ego) - he called this heroic act an experience of "oneness of mind": the loftiest human state of mind - a connectedness of self to all lifeforms.
June 26, 2017 8:10 am

Thanks MguitarF.

I don't think we need to read the bible further to discern that there are many rogue interpretations of it, especially that of the christian zionism: a most gruesome form of non-christian Jerusalmetism.

June 25, 2017 7:03 am

Jesus was an Athenian who preached his vision of a humanistic world.  Boggles the mind therefore that so many practicing Christians in the West are Jerusalemites.

Certainly looks like the insidious Jerusalem Kool Aid has the effect of compelling one into actions and thoughts that are contrary and diametrically opposed to one's stated beliefs.

It's as if the Jerusalem brew is a strange mind-altering substance that literally turns everything in one's mind upside down and paints it black and white.  No other perceptional options, realms or colors are available. 

A windowless room with walls painted black and white and furniture dangling upside-down from the ceiling.  That's the unhinged world that Western Christian Jerusalemites live in.

Oh Jesus!

 

June 25, 2017 12:50 pm

You're absolutely right about this one, Gilad - and you certainly demonstrate it plenty in your book, delving especially into nook and nuance of disgraceful lefty behaviorism.

But one needn't have even read your book to have seen with their own eyes the absolutely lunatic narcissism, the hostility and irrational behavior of the so-called progressives and liberals - reaching astonishing lows especially since the time period of the Clinton and Trump presidential horse race.  Indeed their Jerusalemite colors are now hideously glaring.

Here, I want the reader to be mindful that one doesn't automatically become a 'right winger' just because one criticizes the left.  And Vice versa.  Remember, the Athenian idea is to soberly assess and align with where the truth lays, not where left or right tempests spin, blow and shriek.  The Athenian idea is to first get your diagnosis right, and this is only possible through the instrument of intellectual truth.  You must describe what you experience as is: no more and no less.  It is self-defeating to add bias to your thinking process: smudging your reading glasses with your own greasy fingerprints is nothing short of negligent folly.  Athenianism is neither left nor right - it is a transcendence of the dualistic world view.  It is a purveyor of ideas that unite humanity, not divide them.  The truth, as an organic, intellectual and emotional principle, is what unites a diverse Athenian world.

If you see a truth, speak it, even if it makes you tremble.

June 25, 2017 11:29 am
And many stellar Athenians haven't been "self-hating jews" - Socrates and Mahatma Ghandi, come to mind. I just had to say this so as to tweek the slight unintended imbalance in your statement and make sure that nothing whiffs of chosenism around here ;-)
June 25, 2017 11:31 am

Yet neither side's bullet changed minds and hearts.  The ideologies of both sides remain intact, entrenched.

Adding here too that there is a symbolic and ideological distinction between the aggressor's bullet and the resistor's.

June 25, 2017 6:26 am

It is behaviorism that determines/reveals if an individual or an entity is a Jerusalemite or an Athenian.  Evidently, you don't have to be religious to be a Jerusalemite.  An individual or an institution can be atheistic/secular and simultaneously be a Jerusalemite.  Take for instance Bill Mahr and the CIA, respectively: godless, yet pure Jerusalemites.

It's important to view the world through the Athens versus Jerusalem lens.  This elevates one's view of the forest.  This vantage point makes it much easier to see and separate truth from propaganda.  It bypasses the incessant double-sided brainwash and enables clear, singular, independent thinking.  It provides realistic assessment therefore better judgement and saner, humanistic solutions.

Viewing the world through the Athens versus Jerusalem lens is the very way to create a paradigm shift in humanity's socio-political consciousness.

Try it. 

June 25, 2017 5:11 am

It is ideas and not bullets that quintessentially change the world.

Bullets are used merely to enforce, by force, faulty ideologies, or ideologies under threat.

We all know that bullets don't change beliefs, they merely suppress them momentarily.

It was not American bullets that brought down the Soviet Union, it was the Russian people and their leaders' ideology that hit a wall and therefore a self-instigated review of their ideology was in order.  It was the Russians themselves who changed their own minds through trial and error.

This is Athenianism.

We can't say the same for Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen or Syria.  These suffering countries, regardless of what one might think of their ideology, are under ruinous and lethal Jerusalemite attacks: attacks that are clearly not transforming ideologies but entrenching and weaponizing them.

June 24, 2017 8:17 am

Jesus was an Athenian and Hillary Clinton is a Jerusalemite.

There's no subtle difference between them at all.

Instead of next time voting between left and right, please consider voting for 'Athenian' candidates.

People like Ron Paul and Ralph Nader are Athenians.

June 24, 2017 9:25 am

Your book is better than my review :-)

Thank you for taking the time to write Being In Time.  It is essential reading, in my humble opinion.

June 24, 2017 8:12 am

Jesus was an Athenian promoting his brand of humanism.  That's why Jerusalemites killed him.  He did not fit their idea of a messiah.

Taboos And Booze For The Masses

June 21, 2017 6:39 pm

Israel's Dirty Little Secret

How it drives US policies exploiting a spineless Congress and White House - Philip Giraldi/Unz Review

“I’ve never seen a president – I don’t care who he is – stand up to them [the Israelis]. It just boggles your mind. They always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I got to the point where I wasn’t writing anything down. If the American people understood what a grip those people have got on our government, they would rise up in arms. Our citizens don’t have any idea what goes on” -  Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/israels-dirty-little-secret/

June 25, 2017 5:09 am
I think you answered your own Putin question in your last paragraph. And just to be clear: Putin is 'civil' with Netanyahu, as indeed he is with all world leaders, but I don't think for a second that Putin considers Netanyahu a 'friend' the way, for instance, Trump does. Realpolitik is what's at play here between israel and Russia - and this game Putin must play right as one million Russian jews (most of them converts) are dual israelis citizens with roots and relatives still living in Russia. Putin, who has a PHd in international law, tends to 'time' his battles with high considerations for the law and for 'safety', and I don't think it serves Russia to open the holocaust file while israel still exists - the backlash would be immense and probably create (by jews) an economic devastation on Russian society. But israel's days are numbered imho so I have no doubt that the general and self-imposed censorship on the holocaust by the world is a permanent thing. The truth always come out in the end.
June 23, 2017 4:55 am

Thank you for your kind words and comment, intertwiningserpents.

A few months ago, I saw this youtube video where Rothschild (the one who recently died) says that his family money paid for the creation of israel.  No need to further express how I feel about the Rothschilds, except to say they need to all be arrested for using their money to steal Historic Palestine and for enslaving global citizens and governments through their wicked practice of usury.  Yes, they need to be in prison and their money given to their victims who number in the millions around the world.

As to Putin, well, I think he's by far smarter than most American politicians combined; and I support his sound ME policy and his general world view.  I wrote about Putin's personality here:  Putin Plays Russian Roulette.

But, as with all politicians, I reserve my final judgement once they've retired from politics.  My (healthy) cynicism does not allow me to give politicians a gold medal of honor while they're still in office - politicians being a changeable animal and all, you never know if they'll wake up tomorrow and start working against their own promises.  But with Putin, so far so good.

Bedtime Story For Gilad

June 24, 2017 7:48 am

Your fondness for pajamas - life spent in pajamas - hilarious - and I totally relate!  I spend most of my days in pajamas too, I kid you not :-).  Living a semi-reclusive life in the countryside, I now hardly see the point in wearing anything else but pajamas.  It's my reaction to having lived in image-obsessed Los Angeles for 18 years (I now live in a Levantian village in south Lebanon).

Great that you visited Plato's, Arthur.

Oh, and I am a she/her/sister :-)