Imagination and Play
by morton_h, the blogger
Some years ago I was walking the Haute Randonnée Pyrénéenne, which is the High Route of the Pyrennees. It is a path that crosses the highest passes of the mountain chain from the Mediteranian to the Atlantic Ocean, more or less forming the border between France and Spain. Apart from having been used by the Basques for smuggling and guerilla warfare, it is one of the most magnificent places on Earth to walk.
When you walk this route you need to rest inbetween, and apart from the nature view itself the natural inhabitants of the mountains are equally facinating. One day I was observing two black alpine crows flying around. They are especially famous among birds for their flying skills. They fly in two-by-two syncronous formation, they prefer steep slopes and go close to the ground, they maneuvre up-and-down and sidewards effordlessly. And most of all, which stroke me that day, they seem to do it for no other reason than for the fun of it. They were simply playing and merely as a side-effect keeping up their skills needed for sustaining themselves.
A biologist and bird connesseur may argue, that they would be patrolling the territory for dead animals that could be eaten. But that does not exclude the obvious fact that they are playing and having the greatest of fun at the same time.
In this article I will argue, that playful productiveness is the most natural state in the world, and that it goes for human beings also. I will also argue, that human society has a huge problem, because it has abandonned play as the primary source of energy or rather: the primary access to the primary source.
Imagine and Play
This is not a song by John Lennon, although he played and imagined before he was killed.
A Working Class Hero Is Something To 'Be.
I am talking about play, playfulness and the power of play versus powerplay.
I am not talking about The Play as mentioned by Shakespeare (whoever he/she was) as The Theater, that human beings are lost in.
Neither am I talkin about The Great Game, that is more or less identical on a geopolitical level to the Play of Shakespeare on the personal level.
Notice that game also means the target of the predator, which is rather interesting.
What I am talking about, is the ability to play that has been been taken away from humanity. Without play, there is no freedom. Without play there is no health. Without thruth and play, there is neither freedom nor humanity nor health.
Truth is, that all we have ever learned to have and hold, we learned as children playing. We did not learn, because parents and school teachers forced us to learn. We did not learn, because is was printed in the curriculum. The curriculum may at its best prepare us for and support learning, but no more. We did not learn by a schedule or with a whip over the neck. The whippers and schedulers like to think so, but they are wrong. We may have had some habits and even skills programmed into us, so we are able to repeat and perform them on command. But we only truly learned what we loved to do by playing.
Let us take a moment of imagination
How would it be, if people got up in the morning and actually felt like doing a piece of creative and productive work because it was playfully rewarding and not just because it gave them enough money, so that they would barely survive? And I am not talking about the privileged work-a-holics who are so fortunate as to have a job, where they are allowed to play - and earn much more than for survival. I am asking: what if this was the serious ambition of a whole society? Just Imagine.
I hear someone argue, that human society would not exist, if everyone were allowed to play around like children. Society takes hard work, hard work takes discipline, discipline takes firm education where you are taught to postpone and even override your own needs for the sake of needs defined by society (meaning someone else).
But that somebody arguing in this standardized and commonly accepted and so called mature way is missing several points.
First of all this composite of arguments totally lacks the power of imagination. And this is not really a counter argument, just a direct an spontanious opinion.
Next, and here comes a real argument, it disregards the fact, that people who are in full control of their own business, who are acumulating skills learned by themselves for themselves and who are actually enjoying what they do every day, almost always work harder, better, longer and with better results that others. These people have plenty of self discipline, but the thing is, that they don't think about it as such, they just perform by passion, and why wouldn't they?
They may not be artists, but their attitude towards the work they do have some kind of artistic touch. They have not yet un-learned the natural playful creativity they were born with - that every human being is born with! - and therefore they seem do things slightly different than others. They often invent new ways of doing what they do, and I would argue that society would never have been able to achieve anything of value without these people. Therefore it is sad to see, that this fact is so disregarded.
The Play Killers
We have, as I promised to argue, a huge problem in the world today. One of many, that is, and they are all interwoven. But the problem I am talking about today is, that Industrialism and education/schooling and working moral in the industrial age - that is for 150 years - systematically and by intend removed the element of play from human beings in order to create a homo industrialis. Which by the way happens to be well suited as homo bellum (the war-human), should his master call for it. We are in fact talking about a master-slave relationship here, and we are talking about an update of Feudalism into the Age of Machines. A master does not need his slaves to be playful. He needs them to be an extension of the machine, a machine part, and machine parts are not playful, are they?
From a very early age as children, humans are under attack from The Machine, and most children coming to their puberty - probable before that - have suppressed their ability to play and are only able to simulate play in a way that entertainment industry has developed as a substitute, a simulacre. Real play enhances our energy, fake play drains and exploits our energy and wastes our time. Real play is never a waste of time.
It was all developed in the industrial age and for industrial purpose. When the weekend arrived - and remember it was not until the 60'ies, that Saturday became part of the weekend - the energy of the worker was so drained, that he was unable to be creative. And need we to say: in any way protest against the conditions to which he was condemned. A huge industry grew up on just delivering a valium'ish relief of pain and help to forget a whole week of frustration. The school system in the industrial age was accordingly designed to mimick for the slave labour of the parents of the school children, and a branch of the entertainment industry especially took care of the pain and frustration of children. Which it still does and more that ever. We just have to say social media (Facebook) and smart phones, two sets of disigner-drugs. Thing is: they don't keep out of working day and school hours any longer. They have crept in and have become ever present. They are preparing homo industrialis for the arise of the transhuman-being.
It can definitely be argued, that the moral conditioning of the homo industrialis is a produckt of Protestant England spreading from the core of the British Empire to the rest of the World. The Protestant, Puritan mindset did not even regard humans as beings with a soul. One of the most clearly outspoken religious ideologues was John Calvin, whose original Jewish name was Cauin og Cohen (admitted by B'nai B'rith). Let us see in reverse order, what this infamous organisation has to say about him:
'We are the Fathers of all Revolutions, even of those which sometimes happen to turn against us. We are the supreme Masters of Peace and War. We can boast of being the Creators of the Reformation! Calvin was one of our children; he was of Jewish descent, and was entrusted by Jewish authority and encouraged with Jewish finance to draft his scheme in the reformation (which was to convince Christians, that it was alright to charge usury and other damnable heresies which are in violation of God’s Laws).'
Calvin was speaking from Geneva, Switzerland, but became a leading figure beside Luther in forming the whole protestant movement, or should we say -revolution, in England without which industrialism is unthinkable. The Catholic project was already a war on Nature, thus a war on human nature seen as sinful and in opposition to God (whoever that was) and should thus be faught or at least strictly controlled. Protestants were not protesting to this project, on the contrary. They enhanced the model and perfected it for the world to come.
Max Weber: The Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism
In Protestant countries we see more developed capitalism than in Catholic. We still see the conflict in Europe between mainly protestant, wealthy North, and Catholic not-so-wealthy South inside the EU. The whole set of affairs with ECB, IMF and Deutsche Bundesbank versus Greece is just that. And Italy, Spain, Portugal and soon to come France are more or less bancrupt.
It may em a paradox, that Puritanism, that would be expected to seek removal of human attention to the material world, on the contrary created the very attitude that Capitalism, Materialism and Consumerism were made of.
In order that a manner of life well adapted to the peculiarities of the capitalism... could come to dominate others, it had to originate somewhere, and not in isolated individuals alone, but as away of life common to the whole groups of man.
Calvin - the protestant rabbi
Since Protestantism had removed the Catholic assurance of salvation by mere devotion to the sacraments and the authorities of the hierarcy, Protestants began looking for other signs that they were saved. And lo-and-behold: Worldly success became one measure of salvation. But, and here is the Puritan element: it was considered sinful to spend all the money earned on worldly things and luxory. Charity and donations were in early Puritanism not considered praiseworthy, for the poor were according to the new spiritual-material hybrid philosophy not succesful, meaning blessed by God. They had no problems, though, with a rich merchant donating fortunes of money to the Church, and apart from the strict Calvinist groups, churches of great magnificence with treasures equal to the Catholic churches of the Middle Ages and Rennaissance were built. The merchant was blessed already by his succes, but doubble blessed for his pious gifts to the church. In return he was given a monumental commemoration inside the church - after his death of course.
Also investment among Protestant proto-capitalists was considered non-sinful, since it was not spending the hard-earned money on luxury.
The strong belief in heavenly rewards afterlife in still intact in the age of Protestantism. The industrial slave can now look forward to post-mortem salvation while labouring in sweat and dirt for his survival. The Machine almost became a devine thing, and certain elements of semi-masochism developed.
So did the Protestants know what they prepared for? Of course not! This is not the way, human history works, and this is one of the slight misconceptions of conspiratorial thinking. It is true, though, that there dwells a well informed group of people operating through the ages, whose time span is radically different from other people, and that recognizes both the longevity and the methods of suppressing human nature. In earlier articles I have named them 'The Shepheards', since they were a class of people operating in the Middle East in pre-antiquity who realized, that human beings could be hearded the same way as domestic animals, and who developed methods necessary to do just that. So if you think, I am Jew-bashing while mentioning Calvin/Cohen as one of the descendants of these people, you may be wrong. Jews as we know them today have very much themselves been domestic animals under the auspices of the descendants of The Shepheards.
I will not name-names of where these Shepheard dweel today due to the complex and dubious nature of the subject. But I can't help noticing, that Calvin performed and spoke in a cross field of Catholic, Jewish and Protestant ideologies, and that one of the main sponsors of first Luther and then Calvin were the Venetian networks of bankers and financiers, that later created the 30 Year War extinguishing half of the population of Europe on purpose! That being strangely similar to the World Wars of the 20th century also done by design and on purpose, but of course denied in the 20th century's history books for children and adults as coincidense by 'coincidence theorists'. Neither can I help noticing, that the organs/institutions of Counter Reformation, the Jesuits and the Spanish Inquisition (the socalled Illuminati), have close ties to what B'nai B'rith calls The Fathers of All Revolutions. Today we see them in cloaks of Fabian Socialists, Culture Marxists and Zionist Nihilists performing their poisonous and highly manipulative agenda of political correctness by means of shame-guilt-and-fear.
Enough of name-naming. I just point out, that there is a deeper level of observation and intervention that most conspiratorialists have not identified. The Shepheards are not concerned with ideologies apart from these being instrumental to their observations and interventions. This is the reason for the confusion among those, who try to analyze the phenomenon. They get all confused in pointing fingers in one particular direction, but do not realize, that the virus, the cancer is all over and dwelling in every imaginable organ, institution, lodge and organization of our societies. It has - and let us thereby return to the main subject - killed all play-grounds of human societies and turned them into mental and physical abbatoirs.
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY!
The Dull Boy
You know this quote, of course. If in doubt for a second, let me remind you of The Shining, novel by Stephen King, movie by Stanley Kubrick featuring Jack Nicholson becomming a psycho-killer in a strange, isolated and artificial environment.
There are many layers to this movie (eg. see Jay Weidner), but I focus here-and-now on the clean cut statement of 'all work and no play'. The absense of play and all-prevalence of work is an extremely damaging force to any human being. So whether Jack in The Shining is a genuine psychopath or just a sociopath is not the question. By-the-way define the '-paths: a psychopath has been brain damaged in the two first years of his life and cannot therefore be cured by normal means. A sociopath has been damaged later than that, and has still some intact layers of curable, sane mentality. 1000-$-question is then: can the 'paths be created. Answer: absolutely! and they are being created constantly by the Shepheards ruling this world. One perfidious method is pedophilia, and it is not a coincidence, that an extensive network among the British establishment is being reveiled these days. Next answer: can a real psychopath be cured! No way! Bad news since psychopaths rule the world.
So Jack is a dull boy in the absence of play. Or so he says while writing this one sentence a thousand times, so something else of course i going on here. This makes him attempt murdering his wife and his son and actually murdering the former chef of the hotel kitchen, who recognized the mental gifts of his son (the shining) and the sick behaviour of Jack. The Shining is a strange argument for the all-prevalence of work and it's damaging effects, since Jack is in no way over-burdened with work, on the contrary. He is simply isolated and bored to death in the strangest place on earth, as caretaker of an empty hotel during the winter in the mountains, whereby his sociopathic/psychopathic entity (whatever) comes fourth. He could in fact have written 'No work and no fun ... He was not equipped with a healthy ability to play, so destructive boredom and imagination poverty took over. We here disregard all the Stephen King'ish and Kubrick'ish occult issues.
What I am saying here is, that the absence of play creates a sick mental condition for human beings. You will probably not end up as a psycho-killer as Jack, but you will be mentally aputated or damaged for certain!
Another crow story. An observer of crows told by Joshua Klein on Ted Talks. Crows are very intelligent animals, and they learn from each other. A crow in Tokyo once found out, that by dropping a peanut at a traffic light for pedestrians the nut would be run over by a car thus doing the hard work of cracking the nut. All it had to do then, was to wait for the green light and pick up the cracked nut. Shortly after, all the crows within five kilometres in the area of Tokyo had learned the trick. A useful trick learned by simple play.
Yet another crow story (don't remember where I heard it) told by a enthusiastic observer of crows. He saw a crow sitting with other crows on a branch of a tree. Suddently the crow rolls over hanging onto the branch with its head upside down. And the next day it repeats the stunt. Now why on earth would a crow do this except for the shere creative enjoyment of experiencing the world and its own head upside down?
Last crow story of today - also told by Joshua Klein, but a colleague of mine had the same experience. Don't mess with crows because they will remember your face forever and they will attack you whenever you get near their territory. They simply remember your face and whole statue. Researchers of their behaviour have to wear wigs and sun glasses when doing their research.
Writing this I am reminded of the movie The Crow - City Of Angels featuring Brandon Lee, the son of Bruce Lee - who like his father was murdered by the masters of Hollywood, that you probable have identified but are not allowed to mention. Some years ago it was freely available on YouTube, but the masters of Hollywood - that you are not allowed to mention, who now own Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia and most of the digital and written media of the Western World - have now removed it. No coincidence here. The movie directly adresses the perverse, raping-stealing-murdering culture of a mafioso structure infected with occult, satanic rituals running the world. Just as the masters of Hollywood. Therefore Bruce and Brandon and a whole lot of people, that did not like Hollywood and the entertainment industy and its masters, had to die.
Including John Lennon - A Working Class Hero Is Something To 'Be.
So why would an entity like Hollywood and the whole entertainment industry (run by the same masters) be parasiting on creative people? And I don't disregard the involvement of the CIA in the industry, on the contrary.
Listen to the Porkins Policy Review and its 7 extensive episodes on the subject of The CIA and Hollywood.
Having understood, that Hollywood is synonymous with the Power Play of the hidden masters, the Great Game and The Theatre in post-shakesperean and post-roman terms, the Colosseum 2.0, we may begin to understand why this 'creative' industry keeps us permanently un-creative and in a state of paralysis of playfulness. The 'holly wood' is in fact the stick of the Druids putting a spell onto you. But while the druidic culture of our long forgotten past was enhancing and securing deep knowledge of the people, the later masters, the Shepheards, were parasiting on the same knowledge turning beneficial magic into destructive magic (magic: the operating system of human reality).
1800-Industrialism, 1500-protestantism, revolutions since The French and in particular every single 'ism' of the the past 150 years serves this operating system of destructive magic.
See blogpost: Ideology Sucks
The Power of Play
Here comes the recipe of fighting back - and ultimately destroying - the operating system, the Great Game of the predatory Shepheards ruling the Age Of Pisces now striving to occupy the Age Of Aquarius - which they will not succede in. That is of course - beside allowing them to destroy themselves while watching and performing their own part of the Paradigm Shift with the means available to anyone who recogizes true human potentials - a recipe for working with the forces of true history (not told history = His Story).
What the Powers-That-Shouldn't-Be fear most of all is the reinvention of the human Power Of Play, the power to imagine/visualize and thereby create - a force that do not venerate the destructive force of organized re-creation (copy-pasting). If you are familiar with Gnostic knowledge, your may call it Sophian wisdom fighting the Archonic Forces. If you are into Steiner's terminology or the universe of the Danish highly over-looked equivalent, Martinus, you will have similar terms for this. Persian Zoroastrians also have similar terms for this. And if you consult a nowaday analyst with no connection to the above mentioned, eg. John Rappoport, you will find exactly the same recommended measure against the Empire: Imagination, Creativity, Visualization.
It is the very force striking back on Empire Striking Back.
It is the counter-reformation on counter-reformations.
It is over-all, potentially over-whelming human potentiality over-riding the present over-whelming potency of human beings.
It is the power of creativity defeating the power of destructivity.
It is the opposite of the bored, predictable machine-brain - however smart it may be - that the Play Killers themselves have.
It's that simple and yet blurred and incomprihensible to us.
Imagine and play
What Lennon imagined, I don't know. He probably turned into a Yoko-Ono-and-Me-My-Narcissistic-Self because of the attacks from MI6/MI5 that The Beatles were exposed to - and the whole scam with the killing of Paul McCartney and the replacing him with a trans-figure 'Faul McCarthey' (very well documented and explicedly mentioned by all surviving members of the group).
But Lennon did imagine, which is why A Working Class Hero Is Something To 'Be.
By the way: have the observant listener noticed the striking simillarity between Saulus and Sct. Paul in the Christian mythology and the creation within the Beatles-mythology? This is exactly the way ideologists of all times and ages perform.
Realizing, then, that imagining and playing are regarded as highly subversive attitudes by The Powers That Be, this is EXACTLY what we should persuing.
Follow-Up - The Power Of Play