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Response to Taverner (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 02:04 PM

53. When you assume something will happen that can add to the probability that it will happen.

Because all of the billions of little choices one makes that might add up to a change in direction are pre-determined by one's assumptions about them. Options are not perceived. Creativity does not happen. Solutions are not discovered.

Ask yourself are you validly perceiving what is likely to happen (without your assumptions about it) or are you perceiving what is likely to happen BECAUSE of your assumptions about it.

Personally, I consider the likely difference between those two general sets of conditions to be, for the most part, a matter of will/motive/desire.

If one cannot entertain options one is not free. Fundamentally, what frees one to discover options is the WILL to do so.

Your assumptions/biases about the future of the USA are, thus, fundamentally the product of your will/motives/desires.

This is why I am very quickly falling out of love with what calls itself "the Left". It's no freer than anyone else is. Like other oppressors it refuses to accept that freedom is necessary to live a real life and freedom is not limited to rebellion/negation/no; it also an EQUAL ability to unite/affirm/yes. This is also what keeps what calls itself "the Left" on the outside, where it bitches about its own choices in all matters as proof of why it is oppressed. It's a circular culture of victim-hood and learned helplessness, pretty much like the one it claims to be resisting. Nothing NEW going on here.

Will figures much more essentially in that thing that makes that EQUALITY between yes and no possible than what calls itself "the Left" wants people to believe. Will holds one at the crossroads between the known and the un-known. The REASON that fact is important is because that place is where our future generations NEED to be in order to discover REAL lives that solve THEIR own problems instead of being just another iteration of all of the sacrifices that make new generations "prove" to previous generations that we are right about our own BIASES/self-fulfilling-prophecies and that includes those about the dissolution of the USA into competing states/regions or its continued development as one common wealth with justice for ALL.

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