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My morning question.

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:21 am

I woke up this morning with this question on my mind ...

Is the menacing phase nearing completion?


menace ... verb

"threaten, especially in a malignant or hostile manner."

If true the next phase would logically be the "unwind" phase ... two images come to mind.

1) An elastic wound up real tight and suddenly released.

2) A balloon inflated to the maximum and suddenly released.

May not be a 'pretty' phase ... perhaps this phase has already started ... lots of stuff happening that point to such a reality.
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Re: My morning question.

Postby WendyDarling » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:23 am

tom wrote
lots of stuff happening that point to such a reality.


Stuff in regards to the menace?
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Re: My morning question.

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:54 am

WendyDarling wrote:tom wrote
lots of stuff happening that point to such a reality.


Stuff in regards to the menace?


If the "menace" is waning ... stuff in regard to the menace will wane as well ... if the phase I labelled "unwind" is starting ... stuff in regard to the "unwind" phase is starting ... perhaps we are in "liminal space" ... the "in between".
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Re: My morning question.

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:06 am

Wendy ... if I understand the main theme of your posts correctly ... using the balloon metaphor ... mankind is continuing to inflate the balloon ... at some point the balloon will burst/explode.

I'm suggesting the balloon is approaching bursting point ... if you take your fingers that are holding the air inside the balloon off suddenly the balloon will fly in an unusual pattern all over the room ... the "unwind".

Some may view US politics for the past year "unusual".
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Re: My morning question.

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:22 am

Wikipedia

How it Works

How it works[edit]
To launch a simple rocket, the untied opening of an inflated balloon is released. The elasticity of the balloon contracts the air out through the opening with sufficient force and the resulting pressure creates a thrust which propels the balloon forward as it deflates. It is usual for the balloon to be propelled somewhat uncontrollably (or fly in and unstable centre of mass, as well as turbulence that occur in the opening as the air escapes, causing it to flap rapidly and disperses air outwards in random direction.

Near the end of its deflation, the balloon may suddenly shoot quickly in the air shortly before it drops down, due to the rubber rapidly squeezes out the remaining air inside as it reaches the inclination to return to its uninflated size.
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Re: My morning question.

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:51 am

The menace is manifested in:

1) Out of control individual and sovereign debt.

2) Creation of false perpetual growth ... GDP

3) Perpetual war and hostility among nations.

4) Exploding technologies that are rapidly reshaping individual behaviour, thought patterns, relationships and so on.

5) Disintegrating sense of spirituality.
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Re: My morning question.

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:23 am

The "unwind" is manifested in:

1) Rapid and unpredictable changes in the politics, economics, social fabric and so on within a nation.

2) Rapid and unpredictable changes in geopolitics, geo-economics, geo-social and so on within the world.

3) (Insert here)

4) (Insert here)

5) (Insert here)
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Re: My morning question.

Postby Pandora » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:11 am

I woke up this morning and it was raining outside. Was it going to rain all day?

Yes... it was.
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Re: My morning question.

Postby pilgrim-seeker_tom » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:09 am

Pandora wrote:I woke up this morning and it was raining outside. Was it going to rain all day?

Yes... it was.


Pandora ... thanks for the post ... seems you belong to the philosopher's guild ... those philosophers who spend an enormous amount of energy and time examining ... ad infinitum ... such a small piece of the pie.
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Re: My morning question.

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:01 pm

The Pilgrim

BY JOHN BUNYAN
Who would true Valour see
Let him come hither;
One here will Constant be,
Come Wind, come Weather.
There's no Discouragement,
Shall make him once Relent,
His first avow'd Intent,
To be a Pilgrim.

Who so beset him round,
With dismal Storys,
Do but themselves Confound;
His Strength the more is.
No Lyon can him fright,
He'l with a Gyant Fight,
But he will have a right,
To be a Pilgrim.

Hobgoblin, nor foul Fiend,
Can daunt his Spirit:
He knows, he at the end,
Shall Life Inherit.
Then Fancies fly away,
He'l fear not what men say,
He'l labour Night and Day,
To be a Pilgrim.
SAPERE AUDE!


If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

Thomas Nagel


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