Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights — Page 3
This is mostly an episode about me, so you won't find much theory or practical advice in this one.
A member of our forum — Rasheed — shared this amazing YT channel which I wanted to share more broadly here with you.
This channel features candid interviews with some fringe and far-out people. This channel will challenge your paradigm of mankind. Warning: Radical openmindedness required.
Here's a sampling of the kind of gold you'll find on there:
So here's my challenge for you: Contemplate how you'd create a community that gets all of these people to co-exist together peacefully.
That's the real challenge of politics and government.
And if you really want to go deep, check out this Sociopath & Psychopath Masterclass video.
Much of the political turmoil we see today in the world can be simply explained as a battle between nationalism vs globalism. For thousands of years mankind has lived in communities separated from each other via geography, language, religion, race, culture, etc. But today, thanks to technology, each year, mankind is becoming more and more interconnected as one global community. This trend is inevitable and irreversible. But much of the world's population is running on the age-old nationalist operating system, thus resisting global integration. It's an matter of identity. Global integration requires relinquishing one's old, limited national identity — which feels threatening and uncomfortable for many people. So they invent all sorts of defense mechanisms to avoid it. These defense mechanisms include: judgment, blame, scapegoating, gaslighting, strawmanning, demonization, projection, denial, propaganda, lashing out, conspiracy theories, ridicule, righteous anger, violence, and fear.
I recommend you acquaint yourself with what the term "nationalism" means. It's good to have an explicit definition of it in your mind. It will explain a lot of what you will see going on around you during your lifetime.
Nationalism comes in many flavors and degrees. Read up on nationalism here:
Ever wonder what it'd be like to pick a homeless guy's brain?
Here's some perspective for ya:
There is an entire YouTube channel devoted to showcasing homeless people's stories and perspectives.
Check it out, if you dare: Invisible People
Some post-awakening music for your soul:
Additional deconstruction of libertarian notion of property rights and voluntary association:
P.S. Sorry for the bad lighting. New setup needs improvement.
This is a taste of what the mind of God feels like. It is pure, abstract, unstructured consciousness. Utterly impersonal and alien. Completely unlimited.
The above is how I imagine an alien hyper-mind might work. Completely beyond ordinary human thought or logic. It would be highly multi-dimensional, highly non-linear, beyond verbal thought or communication.
This is what I mean when I say Infinite Imagination or Unlimited Consciousness or Universal Mind. The Universe is capable of imaging absolutely anything it wants. It has no logical or physical restrictions. There is literally nothing which is impossible to for it to imagine. The power of unlimited creativity, unlimited intelligence, unlimited sentience.
This is the raw engine which created your human life. This is God. This is what you are when not limited to your human body/mind.
Some more if you like those:
One of the best shows HBO has ever released is the little-known House of Saddam. It's a 4-part mini-series about Saddam Hussein's rise to power. It's full of drama and insight into how brutal real-world politics are. Lots of great lessons there if you're trying to understand how societies develop. I highly recommend watching it. It's both education and seriously enjoyable. Perfectly cast and acted. Such an underrated show. Like Game of Thrones but without the dragons. It shows you how a society is governed at Spiral Dynamics stage Purple and Red.
If you want to go even more in-depth, I recommend you read the Saddam Hussein book found in my book list. It will give you an even deeper understanding of how and why stage Red rises out of stage Purple.