Ramifications of 'blind' TD E/I-minimization in the News
k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net%remove%
Fri Apr 11 01:09:13 EST 2003
With respect to the call for "action", action that 'moves toward' Humanity is no less "action" than action which 'moves away from' Humanity.
But there is a significant difference. The former acts to lift Humanity up in understanding and co-operation with respect to that whisn't, yet, but which can be, whie the latter beats Humanity down, in an effort to 'conserve' what 'is'.
The former derives in the innate 'longing' that's right in =all= Human nervous systems, the latter derives in the innate 'longing' that's right in a relatively-small subset of Human nervous systems, and in experience that exists =solely= within the relatively-small subset of Human nervous systems in question.
The former is no less Action than is the latter.
It's 'just' that the Actions occur in opposite directions.
There is a need for "action" - but action that lifts Humanity up, not action that does 'just' the opposite.
K. P. Collins
"KP-PC" <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net%remove%> wrote in message news:8h6la.20379$cO3.1582870 at bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
"Emotional Torrent Greets G.I. Arrival in Central Baghdad", By JOHN F. BURNS
"Zone of randomness" [ZoR; AoK, Ap4]
"In Iraq Towns, Allegiances Shift Quickly to Winning Side", By CHARLIE LeDUFF
"Inversion" [AoK, Ap4].
Both the ZoR stuff and the inversion, presently, remain only =temporary=.
Over the longer-term, population-wide TD E/I i Iraq [and other Arab populations] will remain relatively-high, and the direction in which population-wide TD E/I-minimization will exit the ZoR will be determined by the TD E/I(up\down)-generating experience that ensues.
The situation =demands Reason= that maintains things within the relatively-small TD E/I(up) range that the mechanism of curiosity recognizes as being inoccuously-useful, while maintaining a consistent overall directionality.
The Behavioral inversion is only temporary because all of the formerly-developed biological mass acquired over the courses of long individuals' experiences is still in-there [in folks' nervous systems].
There will be no work-'cheap' solutions - the behavioral inversion will dissipate if commensurate work is not done to assure its directionality [as, for instance, in the Marshal Plan on Europe's behalf after WWII].
There's also a 'sinister' side to the inversion that corresponds to 'retribution' stuff with respect to Iraqi torture tactics - if I were on the spot, this part of the inversion would get my attention real-fast, in the midst of addressing the whole population-wide dynamics as above.
Choices have been made, the needs inherent in them demand the performance of work - there are no 'short-cuts' - no 'magic'-wand that can be waved to 'poof!' physically-real biological mass outta-there.
It's not a 'done-deal' - necessary work remains - assertion of Reason is the paramount necessity. Fail with that, and it's going to be a 'forty-miles-of-bad-road' circumstance.
[All of this stuff has also been in AoK all along, which is why there was a "better way" than resort to war.]
K. P. Collins
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