"Emotional Physics": A Poetic Analysis of the "System of Domination"
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of a 24/7 onslaught of carefully manufactured propaganda. It’s depressing how well it works!
But as the pressure is mounting, and the insanity is thickening (please see this historically unbelievable “vaccine = freedom” post from El Gato Malo), it is good to remember that we are just one of many generations living inside a Machine. The task handed to us is ours. We rest on the shoulders of many good ancestors who are breathing support into our courage. We are not the first ones to deal with this. We are not here to suffer or be victims. We are not here to be molded by the cruel or the clueless. We are here to remind the world that life is about love. We are here to use our strength to heal. It is not our path to be disconnected zombies under a yoke, we are legitimate people. While we cannot know if we’ll see the impact of our courage immediately, we hope that we’ll see it the soonest. And without a doubt, there will be future generations sitting on our shoulders, building on our choices. We are legitimate people.
This story was inspired by a conversation with Steven Newcomb, a brilliant intellectual and a friend, whose key area of research is the Doctrine of Domination.
I think Steve’s linguistic framework is perfect to describe and analyze our entire civilization, including the Great Reset. The word “domination” is more precise that any ism I know. And if I were to come up with a perfect “ism,” I would probably call it “dominism” because that’s what it is. A Machine dominating free human beings and morphing them into mechanical functions.
Dominism. Our entire civilization.
By “our entire civilization,” I mean a collection of cultures that developed in different parts of the world in the past few thousand years (post “pagan” or “indigenous,” or on top of them in case of invasion). This phase we are in, the phase of human history colored by domination as a, ehm, dominant principle, is actually a dot on the trajectory of the overall human history. It’s strange to think about it this way but it’s true. We have been around perhaps for millions of years—but in the immediate, we know what we know—and the principle of mechanizing feels “normal” to us except when it goes up a notch and turns against us.
Now, let me address an important point that often comes up in conversations about “indigenous cultures”. Yes, it is fair to ask, “But weren’t there wars and conflicts in those indigenous cultures?” Of course, there were—and human beings have always been human beings, carrying the entire spectrum of everything that exists. And everything that exists today was born out of something that existed in an indigenous culture since at some point, everybody lived this way. That initial jump toward the “expert” culture and the Machine and the abstract written language is a mystery. However, I believe the following to be true: In older (“indigenous”) cultures, the general assumption was that each human being came to this world with an innate and unique relationship to the spiritual mystery. That relationship was not considered generic, it could not be defined for the person by an “expert,” one had to figure it out from the inside, with some procedural guidance from elders. And therefore, each person was important to the community. Each person’s relationship to the community was like body organs’ relationship to the body—each organ is needed.
Thus, to my senses, the key distinction is that in older cultures, each human being was expected to have a direct relationship with life’s mystery, it could not be outsourced. And each person was obliged to put in the work to figure it out. (Today, however, the Machine is happy to have people roam around like headless chicken with zero idea who they are and why they are here. The Machine loves to eat disconnected people—and in fact, in is very invested in keeping people distracted.)
Now, let me introduce the concept of “emotional physics”—and describe “dominism” in metaphorical terms.
Emotional physics and metaphors.
Imagine individuals as particles with an innate electrical charge. The particle is alive and vibrates uniquely, responding both to the internal electricity that it gets from within (from the bigger universe) and to the electricity around it. Together with other particles, it forms a collective which is more than just a sum of its parts, meaning, yes, it is a collaboration of the different particles comprising it—but it is also an entity of its own, an entity that has a personality and a soul, perhaps completely mysterious and not directly visible to the particles living their particle life and doing their particle thing. The collective of particles has a communal electrical field and a direction in which it cumulatively vibrates.
This collective is living and “vibrating” inside a bigger universe. The universe is not inanimate or mechanical but from the particle perspective, the composition of the universe is impossible to understand, and the particles can only get tiny glimpses of understanding, and the most useful kind of understanding comes from embracing the subjective and mysterious nature of the universe and its aliveness, and remembering that love is the driving force of all.
In a way, everything is “real” in a sense that everything exists somewhere somehow. But not all things are “natural,” “natural” meaning consistent with the governing laws of nature, which translates to also being consistent with the bigger universe.
With that, the bigger universe is not about punishment or senseless molding, it is about an experience of love, and the way the particles are designed to love is unique and interesting. The particles love under the condition of free will, meaning the particles are allowed to mess up, and if there are messes, they need to be cleaned up. But the point of a choice is being able to choose wise or stupid. Choosing stupid does not change the laws of nature but one can choose to go against them and see what happens.
The bigger universe is not inanimate and mechanical, either, it’s just more complex than our understanding can manage—and in earnest, we can only interact with it in mysterious ways because we are tiny beautiful particles with limited senses and infinite love. Limited sense and infinite love.
Thus, if you are a particle from our metaphor, being resonant with the collective electrical field and the collective vibration is what makes you experience a sense of “normalcy.” With that, if the collective of particles is, in turn, resonant with “natural laws,” meaning the bigger universe, then a particle vibrating in alignment with the collective is also vibrating in alignment with the bigger universe, and it feels like happiness. In general, the feeling of happiness is a word used to describe being connected to internal electricity and being in alignment with the bigger universe. It is achieved mysteriously, through courage.
However, if the collective electric field has been taken out of whack by adventurous particles who have decided to invent their own laws of nature, then the individual particles are left with two imperfect choices. One choice is to chase the sensation of “normalcy,” which in this case requires distoring their natural electric field and misaligning it from the bigger universe in order to be resonant with the collective vibration. (This is how a particle becomes fully dependent on being “fed” by the collective electrical field.) The other choice is to continue vibrating from the inside and staying connected to the bigger universe, at the price of sticking out like a sore thumb in a distorted collective. And from there, either forming or joining a new collective—or dancing the difficult dance of trying to bring the existing collective to harmony.
Back to Earth.
…which is why our brains go a very long way explaining to ourselves in an intellectual way why the current state of public affairs is either “good” or at the very least “inevitable.” It’s to mask the scary bulldozer.
Human existence, and the difference between domination and not domination
Every human being is born with an in-built desire to express what’s inside and to imprint on the world one’s unique energy (“an electrical charge”).
In those terms, it is easy to describe the difference between freedom and domination (self-evident but I like the metaphor).
NOT domination = a situation in which one is generally free to imprint one’s own authentic message onto the world.
Domination = a situation in which one is forced to suppress one’s own message and imprint somebody else’s.
And then we have the difference between crude domination and refined domination. In the crude version, the bullying is obvious. It’s physical slavery, imprisonment, and direct violence. In the refined version, it’s more like debt, mortgage, keeping up with the Jones etc. There is some wiggling room for the people in a system known as “Western democracy.” It is still domination but the leash is long and velvety—and it can often feel great.
Back to 2021.
In that context, what’s been happening in the past eighteen months is a mode shift from refined domination to crude domination—and a shortening of the leash.
The bad thing about it is that it is very oppressive and horrible. The good thing about it is that we now see the leash very well—and I posit that as time passes, more and more people will see the leash and object. I think it’s inevitable.
On my end, I am not going to be burned again. One time is enough. I am not going to forget who I am again. There is no use in that. I feel in my place because love is not a victim of this world, it is the fabric of life. No more bending over to bulllies. Enough.