Friday, December 30, 2005


there are many ways of describing chaos. entropy, disorganisation, bureaucracy, hostility, war. however you describe it, it still represents the same thing. an inability for things to go well.
we want things to go right in our lives. we are optimistic about outcomes and we set our sail in the morning toward the far shores of success.
what happens?
we succeed for the most part, but we notice that the more people conspire to organise, administrate and predict and control, the more things become chaotic.
all of the wars are started by organisations, all the strikes, all the unrest, all the poverty, decline and bancrupcy.
all in the name of organisation, administration and control.
why is this true?
i think it`s because all the inspiration, creativity and positive will is a function of one person`s vision, seperate from that of another person`s will and the more that groups of people try to reproduce the single-mindedness of the individual then the chaos emerges.
we have all played the game where we sit in a circle and whisper a sentence in the next person`s ear.
as the whisper goes around the circle each person adds a little something to the meaning of the words as they see fit. this editing, deleting and adding process results in the words emerging out the other end of the chain transformed and totally different from the original.
the bigger the circle of people in the chain the more distorted the message becomes.
this is in a game situation where there is little pressure to do anything but whisper in the next person`s ear.
imagine if there is a situation where the chain is the same but the pressure of a business environment is critical or in a battle or in a conflict situation such as a strike at a car plant.
what kind of distortion, editing, deleting and adding to messages goes on in these environments?
the larger administrations and bureaucracies get the more these distortions of messages become.
what is the answer.
smaller groups and simpler message packets is one answer. letting the pressure off is another.
we live in a society where we want to get it right and we also want to catch the next guy being wrong. this is a highly profitable arrangement for industries such as the judicial system, where they win when someone else loses. the those best suited to working in this kind of industry are those feel good when others feel bad.
where does internal structure come from?
a psychological theorist in the sixties said that people have a voice in thier heads that basically says that we are "useless little shits". this internal voice makes us want to make others feel worse than we do so that the voice wont bother us so much.......until the next time.
i think the desire for "spiritual enlightenment" is a desire to shut the voice off.
you can shut the voice off by telling it to shut the fuck up.
or you can go looking for victims.

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