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@ K. 2004 07 17
I see patterns in my life, some of which I select for emphasis in my Chronology. The pattern most recently highlighted in that module goes:
In my childhood I revered my society.
In my youth I studied my society.
As a young adult I tried to teach my society.
This adult tried to reform society.
In my age I indict my society.
There I use my teacher’s diction and mix in a little reformist diction and, at the end, mix in a little legalese. My chronology also uses some of my childhood-fed theist diction: here I repeat the same pattern with that coloring:
In my childhood I believed we were saved.
As I studied my society I saw that we were damned.
As an adult I tried to save my society.
In my age I merely argue that we are damned.
I see no question but that we are damned: the question is: how much of it is by our own choice? (Are choices real or illusion?) (Or are they fractional? a tiny bit of free will mired in determination?)
The same pattern could be expressed in different vocaublaries:
In my youth I perceived human society as evolutionarily fit.
As I matured I noticed problems.
As an adult I see us as dedicated against accurate diagnoses: all our institutions ganging up against perception.
I just added another nice pattern to a society module or two:
Man was an opportunist feeder, an omnivore.
Man became a predator, initially symbiotic.
Man became a parasitic predator.
Man added man as another species to be a parasitic predator of.
Man became a pathogen: stupidly parasitic, not symbiotic at all.
And Nature (god, truth, destiny, biosphere sanity, biological suitability, existential viability …) doesn’t want us to stop:
Give the grab-ass drunk the whole bottle:
He’ll kill himself the sooner.