Exploring the Social Imagination

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Coincidence Theory in the Social Imagination!

We have often heard the media snicker at so-called "conspiracy theories".  In their opinion (being mindful media is controlled by the ruling elite) we should never trust theories that make connections between events in our world look intentionally designed and executed; even when they appear rational and to make sense.

Hollywood movies have been made ridiculing conspiracy theories as the result of deranged minds and paranoid personalities. After all, the idea that things happen in this world due to intention and collusion between influential and powerful people who have trillions of dollars riding on outcomes is just plain silly.....right?

But, the social imagination being all reality we can experience is wide reaching and when you have enough people wondering what is really going on, you have to quell that kind of imagination. So, we have been conditioned to become "Coincidence Theorists" instead. We have been programmed by the media and ruling class to succumb to the notion that conspiracies are few and far between because, after all, no one wants to be labeled a paranoid.

Being a "coincidence theorist"doesn't get the laughs and snickers that those "conspiracy theorists" get, not because there are no real conspiracies, but because the media and elite who depend on you sticking to your programming encourage coincidence theories. You will never get a giggle when tossing out silly coincidence theories. Not ever. We are supposed to believe and rigidly accept that most everything happens by pure coincidence - even when it defies mathematics and history.

A big part of this tendency to roll over and rather believe the far less likely coincidence rather than a conspiracy is that most people are emotionally incapable of dealing with a world where what they believe and see and accept is not at all real. Essentially it is a defensive reaction to protect one's sanity. We all seek security and reliability in our lives.

We desire the world we see to be real and not a smoke screen that hides a larger reality that is often inimical to our well being. We all want to believe that our leaders are sincere. We all want to believe that our money i real. We all want t believe that those in charge are concerned with our welfare.. it is hard to stay sane in a world where nothing can be trusted.

So we all play along and accept the programming that conspiracies never happen (except all throughout recorded history) in the present and are encouraged to come up with fantastical and mindless coincidence theories to explain things.

In God's Word, the Bible, there is exclaimed that we are dealing daily with high-level conspiracies that are aimed against us:  "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" ~ Ephesians 6:12.

Author ~ John T. Gallion, a PhD in his own right! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Follow up to 3 in One Post in 3 Parts ~ Results of Modern Deconstruction... A Return to Paganism

We have lived for some time in a post pagan society and for crescive dark reasons, the previous enlightened social imagination seems to be lured back to it. What are the signs? For one, the demand for fluid gender/sexual orientation. The attraction to the green agenda as in 'tree hugger' (symbolized in the Maypole ritual) and many other seemingly well intended nature first causes and including moon worship. Moon stages  were considered to be gateways to accessing the dark side that would open up for the right incantation.

Sacred groves of trees or a very large tree in Celtic culture were/was an important symbol and this is true for many cultures (one might even include the Tree of Knowledge in Christianity). Hence, in Germanic pagan practices we find the practice of the May Pole in Spring. The maypole was a fixed tall wooden pole erected as a part of various European folk festivals, around which a maypole dance would takes place.

Yet, the return to paganism stems from the misunderstanding of and lack of role expectations in our current social condition. Some may call our times transitory but what are we transitioning to? Are we transgressing by this idea to be fluid in our gender/sexual identity? Yes, in many pre-modern cultures, women could be 'stay at home moms' as well as warriors but even in most pagan societies, women warriors were few. There was a common acceptance of homosexuality in pagan societies and practice of it. Let us remind ourselves, that such people, men especially, were quite brutal engaged often in conflict, conquest, rape and pillaging.

One can argue there is no correlation there between such sexual orientation and brutish practices with a disregard for other people including their women and children but certainly worthy of observation that such as the case.  Who brought social enlightenment to these uncivilized groups? Priests that came in the name of Jesus Christ.

We are faced with a return to paganism. There is the agenda to lump together all faiths. There is the agenda to make heroes of homosexuals, there is the agenda to worship nature rather than its Creator. All for what?
That is a good and fair question. Without clear distinction of sexes/gender role expectation disappears. When a society no longer knows what to expect from an individual member of society (and such expectations begin at the moment of birth - Its a boy! or Its a girl!) then society risks chaos and destruction.

Why deconstruct if that is the end all? Yes, why? It is easy thus for the ruling depraved elites to retain their positions of power. How? The begin by making others think that they have been wronged, that they need to be liberated from social roles and expectations. When that happens the ruling elite steps in with their agenda.
They take what was sound advice and good practice (making babies in a heterosexual family) and make it into a joke, a thing of ridicule to be tossed out. They subtly create (via deconstruction of the past and its pure heroes) islands of individuals who begin to and or come to think they have a right to be islands of non nondescript form so that no one can hurt them anymore; and only the state can protect them. How truly harmful to mankind is that? Incredibly harmful!

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" ~ Ephesians 6:12.

Though... "everything is permissible, not everything is beneficial" ~ 1 COR 10:23. Truly, "there is nothing new under the sun" ~ Ecclesiastes 1:9.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

3 in One Post Part 3 of the 3 Parts ~ Deconstructing Society

Deconstruction comes at a cost and those who are engaged in the deconstruction know it. However, they see their gain in as greater than the risk. What is deconstructing of society? It is framing media and education so that who or what was seen as the hero or defining event are no longer relevant for today's agenda and make it uncomfortable for those at the top to reach their goal which is to retain power and wealth and including their view on the world and even religion.

It starts out slowly but always gains momentum. In this way, we don't even see it coming. They say its not true and that we are conspiracy wak bags. But, it is happening on the hush. Television is the greatest tool next to other social media that is gaining. For those old enough to know that television was once a social media tool for good, a tool for all who understood and enjoyed freedom of speech. Sure, even in the 'old' days there was some background agenda coming online but not like today.
Babylon 5 ~
[Garibaldi tries to use his ISN fame to get past Sheridan's guard.]
Guard: [in a monotone] I don't watch TV. It's a cultural wasteland filled with inappropriate metaphors and an unrealistic portrayal of life created by the liberal media elite.
The deconstruction of society is to take out the old and ring in the new. That is the justification for those building a new world order. What's the point? For those confused... deconstruction is about dismantling what is for something better and we at the low end of the social status spectrum can only guess since what needs to be known is made known on a need to know basis. The way to do it is to adapt (a genre, style, or form) in a way that isolates familiar elements from their usual context in order to imply an ironic comment on the unspoken values of the original. The aim is to make the original appear as wrong or bad or even stupid as in unrealistic, harmful, distrustful and just plain non-progressvie. 

The intelligencia has their take on it. For them, it is about allowing individuals to create alternatives to imposed narratives that have been in their opinion around for too long. What most don't know is that they themselves use this as their leverage, their strategy. They have an agenda waiting in the wings and ready for the ideal situation when they stir up enough people to think that they are the creators of the new world order. And, when it does comes, everyone will think it was their idea, they were the noble revolutionaries. What the little people don't seem to remember (as the big people do) is that there is nothing new under the sun ~Ecclesiastes 1:9. And, though everything is permissible, not everything is beneficial ~ 1 COR 10:23.

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" ~ Ephesians 6:12.

3 in One Post ~ Part Two in the Social Imagination!

Corporate bean counters...

What does that mean for many of us? It can very well mean being made redundant. That means you are no longer needed. In the social imagination, that is not only cruel, but destructive for all. In a day and age where everyone counts we find ourselves under the scrutiny of bean counters. Not only on the corporate level either but in all walks of life. The rationale... its the numbers; they don't lie. Everyone is being evaluated not for what matters but for what counts. And, that kind of counting is based on elimination.

We this kind of  (a) counting prevalent in our society our culture. What a pity too. This kind of counting is the mechanism of deconstruction which will be elaborated on in the next of this three part post. Who counts and who doesn't. Who is with us and who is against us kind of mentality. The next question should be who is the 'us'? As if I have to tell you. The ruling elite who want and must retain their positions of power, who think that they alone know what is best for you and I and everybody else. Why? So that in the end, it all adds up to what they want, what they see as right for them, right for the business, right for politics, right for education, right for local communities etc. And, certainly, right as in good for profit.

Of course, there is reasonable argument. You weren't good enough. You couldn't handle it, you weren't entertaining enough, you couldn't cut it, you didn't make the grade. You refused to be a team player and so on. You put your own needs ahead of the firm, you let your personal life take priority and you know you shouldn't have done that... right?

Its all about the numbers. We gotta make a profit. What about all those stock holders and I am sure your grandma is one of them. Don't they count? Well... how to argue that just because you have a family to feed or you have to pay back your student loan. Make no mistake, this is not an anti-senior or obligatory retirement rant. It is only about bean counters and their jargon, their lingo, their agendas and their numbers that make you redundant... no longer needed.

What are we building up to? Only a society that has no ethical or moral foundation because the numbers count for everything and everybody. Worse yet, they wrap it nice and neat like a present and when they give it to you straight, they say its really all for the good. Not just for you but the whole wide corporate world.

3 in One Post in 3 Parts~The Social Imagination

Part one~

Today's kids, corporations, paganism, and the deconstructing of society all have my attention, stirring my 'social' imagination. So, why not write about all of it. Recently, a grandchild told me that her generation knows it all. Well, for grandparents that is not new news. What grandparent hasn't heard that... right? But, still I was taken aback. Why? Because, the justification was that her generation knows more as in are smarter because of technology. They are smarter and wiser. Really?

I guess that means this generation disregards who actually came up with the technology that in their opinion makes them so smart and wise. And, is that really being smart just because you can check information in Wikipedia? Certainly not wise. Are they smarter because they can text a friend, Tweet and Instagram simultaneously with incredible speed? Do they even realize that most of what they are learning, tweeting, instagramming about has been framed and shaped by elites running social media?

Of course, we all like having Wikipedia at our finger tips but for kids that have no solid foundation of history, science, philosophy, geography, mathematics etc... it is just dishwater information that they pass on to get a prize or recognition for. It has no depth of meaning in their social imagination and that scares me. For example, someone recently put up a youtube video of a 13 year old claiming to be a physicist with no higher education to back it up. He claims he came up with a way to harness energy that is all around and in the ground. Mmm sounds like Nicola Tesla's work and it is but the 13 yr old physicist never mentioned Tesla.

Is it necessary to mention Tesla? Yes, because he did it first and sadly we have yet to get with his genius. Would this matter if we did this time and well Tesla or not at least we finally came to our senses, right? Some might think so. But, then tell that to the many who struggle to patent their products and or innovations.

Locally, a nearby school district has though finally figured out that kids cannot be on the honor roll no matter how many A (s) they have in art, music, and sports. If we want to move forward as a society with a higher level of social imagination then we better teach these kids and not lead them on into thinking that they already know everything.

Who, is to blame? We are for having a deconstructed social imagination!

"You people really know everything don't you? And when you die, wisdom will die with you! Well, I know a few things myself...wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. But true wisdom and power are found in God; counsel and understanding are His. A wise man wouldn't answer that question (posed above) as the wise don't engage in empty chatter. You act as if you were the first person ever born. Do you have a monopoly on wisdom? What do you know that we don't what do you understand that we do not. Is God's comfort too little for you? Is His gentle word not enough? What has taken away your reason? What has weakened your vision?" ~ Job 12:1-15:12.

Was it ever totally and perfectly constructed? Yes, and out of pride we turned from it...

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Betrayal of Social Science!

Hard sciences have been grabbing the attention of the university, sociology languishing in the backwater. The hard sciences charting new courses in quantum physics... And, professors of social science struggling to keep their posts as lecturers of a valuable faculty.

What direction could they take to make themselves necessary teachers of a justifiable course? What they did was decide to go the route of being cultural revolutionaries. They took the role of being the an arm of cultural Marxism. It was quite easy to do in fact. After all, the Alinskytes and Marxists had infiltrated academia in the fifties and sixties and were thus able to influence the sociology departments to accept this new and necessary in their eyes direction for sociology which was social justice... something that they themselves felt deserving of in the face being made redundant by the hard sciences which were capitalizing the Ivy league.

They recreated sociology into a propaganda ministry for social justice warriors who really were not college material to begin with and the universities becoming more about business than education agreed to take on this new curriculum for those that could not make the grade in physics. They recreated sociology in the image of an ideology of the haves vs. the have nots (not just about have or not having money but brains as well) occurring throughout the US and western Europe and as we see today taking over as the thing everyone must study to graduate... since all are worthy of a college education. Changing from social theory toward social worker professors of such tripe no longer had to defend themselves as theorists or scientists. 

Sociology was and is a dead science. It is no longer a means to learn the social dynamics that govern group behavior and the foundation of group social imagination in a place over time and how that becomes social reality. Sociology is now only social dogma. It is a means to control and indoctrinate a whole new generation into thinking that they are oppressed. Get them to discover who their oppressors are and what to do about it. Universities are teaching militant cultural revolution. To call it sociology or social science is ridiculous.

It is not about legitimate social science which is to take an in-depth look at society through in the field qualitative research with the goal of understanding. With the goal to locate social pitfalls and better understand those social pitfalls. To discover what creates social cohesion among people and why and how they stay together whether right or wrong the aim is to understand. Today, it is rather than find fault in the behavior of certain groups (charted by the ruling elite) and slap labels on those who they say are the oppressed and who their oppressors are. 

We have lost and are losing so much by teaching 'cultural diversity'. Though it sounds like its on par with what has been said above, it is a disguise for social justice, conformity and falling in line. You will find professors demanding that you never say 'melting pot' and that everybody is different. But, they really don't want to recognize that people are different.  They are out to make everyone the same though they tout that they hate sameness. They like their kind of difference which is sameness with a capital S... a super label of gray soup.

They melting pot was something good. It allowed people to blend and mix at a grass roots level. They did not become the same as the gray soup of the Marxists. They made a soup yes but one of of variety; different kinds of 'veggies and spices' blending to make a rich stew.

Will there be some who don't like broccoli in it, or pasta in it or beef in it, or carrots in it, or corn in it, or rice in it, or shellfish in it? Of course, but that is true diversity. We can pick out the parts we don't like and eat what we do like. But, at least everyone has access to the same rich stew.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Social Imagination's Further Corruption ~ The failure to embrace that man was created in the image of the Creator!

 Issac Newton...

It wasn't Issac Newton that caused further corruption of the social imagination. Who was it? Before answering that, let's ask..."why further corruption"? Because, the first corruption already happened with Adam and Eve. The further corruption as some in the church say and had said happened with Copernicus but it was largely when Charles Darwin put forward and advocated man's view of life on earth as a kind of disjointed and incredible un-created natural progression which was deemed evolution.

You see, the first problem with that for our social imagination is that it is untrue information. It is corrupted information which is anti Creator as in an AI computer program that would think it was self generated or had evolved from an electrical big bang. 'Darwin advocated exactly that. By having such a view, man's view of life on earth became corrupted. Living in that view, using that information as true, we cannot ever imagine let alone know what we are in the flesh or will become. That applies to all other creatures. We can only make educated guesses as to what we were but even then there are many in the Darwinian school of thought that cannot agree. Essentially, robbed or our true identity.

Because of that corruption, we fail to grasp that we were created in the image of the Creator as were all creatures. We are not nor have we ever been evolving as Darwin so mistakenly arrived at. Why? In each of us and in every living thing, there is a complexity of design that is unimaginable to the human brain. But, most imaginable to the human mind as we were created in the image of the Creator.

The fact that the human mind can even discuss what the brain is doing ... is mind boggling to say the least. The brain cannot describe the mind though the mind can describe the brain and how it works. The brain can never know why it works or the way it does regarding the mind and its social reality and meaning; including imagination.

Through bad information, there came into our imagination a corruption which has been for some time now denying man of his ability to regain his divinely created identity. Because of that, we continue reject our Creator, to embrace and accept that we were created in the Creator's image.

There was a time before Darwin when men made leaps in their imagination because of their embracing the Creator. They recognized human attributes as aspects of the Creator's, Louis Pasteur for example and Issac Newton who saw a monotheistic God as the masterful creator whose existence could not be denied in the face of the grandeur of all creation.

They saw that man was different from all other animals even though all other animals have bits of those same attributes: including logic, memory, the desire to play and even the ability to become devoted or what we could call love for someone or something. But, they made no mistake, only man is a full complete image of the Creator.

Many argue that Nicholas Copernicus turned the church on its head and he was anti-Creator. That is far from the truth. Copernicus was raised a Catholic. There is reference to or documentation that he proclaimed to be anti-Creator. One could make the better argument that he actually did the church a favor by showing that man is not the center of the universe. His Creator is, not that Copernicus called God the sun but he showed that man was and is not the creator of reality nor a totality without his Creator who comes first and should be at the center of imagination.

If we only could regain what we have lost in our true imagination of the Creator we would better appreciate all other creations as they were created (not evolving), and the earth as it too was created.

Colossians 1: 15-17 ~ The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.… as Newton understood!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Self imposed slavery in the Social Imagination

Why do we of the Occident imagination self impose slavery? Is it our belief system? Is it our political or economic system that requires it? The answer is yes on both counts. In the Occident imagination, the underlying belief system has been to control and or manage the environment, the earth. Bad or good in this context does not matter.

Simply the belief to control or manage one way or another. So, the later question regarding both 'politics/economics' follow that same belief system. That is why, in politics, we put so much emphasis on the leader, the president who if fairy elected by the people will surely be best to manage everything else including the people. Otherwise, we would not be the least bit interested in whose running for president.

Yes, we are slaves to controlling and managing. We are self enslaved to many things because of that belief. The most obvious of this is mowing the grass. Laugh if you must but you know what I mean. We are out there once week...religiously, dedicated to mowing the grass. We are self enslaved to it. If we can't do it ourselves, we make sure someone else is doing it for us as we are too busy being enslaved doing something else... make 'earn' money, cleaning house, washing our body, washing our car, getting our hair done/cut, or nails done, face done, exercise done and the list goes on concerning our enslavement. And, worse yet, we teach this to our children.

When we 'getter done' we usually feel good about it. Whether it is mowing the grass or electing the right person to office or getting a deal on something in the mall. Is it because we enjoy our slavery? Likely it is. This is a fallen world and in such place we were cursed from early on to getting it done. And, though Jesus Christ was born and died for our freedom from the curse of sin and death we still go at it...self enslaving.

Only in Jesus Christ are we free indeed! John 8:36.