the flip side....

as promised, I am writing about the overcoming of nihilism
that has been promoted by our current values and by Sammy
and Humanize…

I see the future as being a possible brighter future… and Sammy
and Human, being Chicken little, see the ‘‘sky is falling, the sky is falling?’’
and blame such idiotic things as race and the color of one’s skin as being
the cause of the sky falling… nah, they are symptoms of the illness, not
the cause…they can’t, as many people can’t, see the difference
between cause and effect…

and the answer is, as always, blowing in the wind, the answer
to our current nihilism lies in the overcoming the values of today…

our current nihilism lies within the values we hold dear today…
in holding to the values of the trinkets of existence as the primary
values we hold to today… values like money, fame, titles, power,
and material possessions…they are so ingrained into us, that we
can’t even see beyond them… outside of them, those trinkets,
they are as natural as breathing in our modern world…
and they are the nihilism of today… for they lead us nowhere…
money can only begat money and fame can only begat fame
and material possessions can only begat more material possessions…
those values lead us nowhere… there is nothing outside of, or beyond
those values… those negative values are endemic to the modern world…
and Sammy’s and Human values of hate and despair cannot lead us to
anything but hatred and nihilism…negative values that have no meaning or
point… negative values that are nihilistic values…

and how do we overcome these nihilistic/negative values?

first of all, by seeing them for what they are, nihilistic values…
that offer us nothing… the path to overcoming always follows
the Socratic Maxims… to know thyself and the understanding
that ‘‘the unexamined life isn’t worth living’’
a reexamination of values where we no longer think that our values
are worth something… we overcome by knowing that all our values
need some sort of justification to exist…

how do I justify private vices like hatred, and racism to some final end?

public good can only come from private good, not from private vices as
assumed to by Sammy and Human and by capitalism and dictatorships
and monarchies…you want a good society, you have to have good people
doing good things… that is the path to finding something other than
nihilism…

and good people are found holding good values… love, peace, hope,
charity, honor, among the many positive values we can hold to that
will overcome nihilism…you cannot create a good society/state from
people holding to values like hate, racism, violence…to name a few negative
values nihilistic people hold to…

the connection between people and the state/civilization is the values they
hold to… good values leads to a good state, bad/nihilistic values lead to
bad state/civilizations…

and how do we know what values are good and what values are nihilistic?
by the benefit they offer to people… love brings people together,
hate drives them apart… diversity brings people together,
prejudice drives them apart… good values brings people together
nihilistic values drive people apart… that is how we know…
and recall, that human beings are social creatures, we cannot survive
without others… we just can’t… and so, we need to have a state/society
for us to meet our basic primary needs of food, water, health care,
love, esteem, safety/security… that is the entire point of having
a society/state… for us to meet our bodily and psychological needs…
and to keep that state/society alive, we must have positive values…
the two are connected… a state/society needs values to be a state/society
and the state/societies that succeed, last longer are states/society that
have positive values… look at societies/states that lasted the longest,
and those societies/states had positive values… The Roman empire
had values that kept them going for centuries… it is the values that
make an empire, that make a society, that make a state…
and Sammy and Human, are promoting values that are negative,
nihilistic… and thus promoting the death of our society/of our state…

the overcoming of values really means overcoming the negative values
for positive values…

so, do you have negative values or do you have positive values?

Kropotkin

at one point in time, tribes and tribalism actually worked…
they made sense in that time period… but we have long
outgrown tribalism…

right/left/ American/Jewish/white/race/ color/sex or sexual orientation/
one from Mississippi, (spelled that from memory) or Russia…
it is just another tribe for us to join… but we have outgrown
tribes… we just haven’t heard the news yet…
tribes are dead, and we have killed them… (sounds familiar)

it is time for a new paradigm… one which acknowledges the past tribes,
but understands that it is time…time for us to become, not tribes, but
human beings… to engage with each other, not as fellow tribes or different and
tribes, but overcoming tribes into human beings…

that is the future… not tribalism, but diversity that accepts each tribe member,
but is aware that the future requires us to become one, or die as separate
tribes… and that is why Sammy is arguing for tribes, not human beings…
and that is with a capital T… we argue for diversity, which is to
say, we have overcome our need for tribes, for they no longer serve
a/our purpose… they divide us, not unite us… and the key to our continued
existence is not to divide… but to unite us… and the only path there is
by eliminating tribalism… and soon, even being human will not be enough…
for the final, as of now, goal is to become human and then after that…
we will unite, not divide over the next step which is becoming
one…uniting… to overcome even tribes…

Kropotkin