THE KNAPWEED & the PINE WHITE (Neophasia menapia) [ click photo for next . . . ]
(Centaurea maculosa—one of the most notorious weeds of the West)
A weed is a species of movement
which FEEDS on CHAOS &
ROOTS in IMBALANCE.
The idea of "WAR ON WEEDS"
is itself a "weed"
RUNAWAY DECEPTION . . .
A runaway deception is a false, or negative, idea which is put into a
positive feedback loop, much like a microphone feeding back on itself
and wildly amplifying its own sound.
Runaway deceptions as ideas tend to be self-reinforcing. Once you have
the idea that, for instance, "all Arabs are terrorists," just the earthy, gut-
tural sound of their language, which few in the West feel any sympathy
for, let alone speak fluently or understand, is enough to trigger fear and
hate and violence. And when we approach the world with such fear and
hate and violence, the world will most likely answer us in kind, thereby
wrapping round itself and giving still more energy to the deception.
In this way, runaway deceptions also tend to be self-destructive. In
their extreme, fundamentalist form, the survival of the false idea of the
deception itself—that it should prevail—may very well become more
important than one’s own survival.
Runaway deception, indeed.
| see also the essay,
ON TWO DESTRUCTIVE EXCEPTIONS
TO NATURAL MOVEMENT |
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