Showing posts with label Jasmine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jasmine. Show all posts

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

"There are Two Reasons Things Fall Apart." - Jordan Peterson

1) The Best lack all conviction. 
2) The Worst are full of passionate intensity.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre  
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst  
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.  
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out  
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert  
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,  
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,  
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it  
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.  
The darkness drops again; but now I know  
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,  
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,  
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Saturday, 27 January 2018


Uh, excuse me, Jasmine. 
What can we do to show our love for you?


You don't have to do anything except love one another. 
(smiles broadly
Although a temple would be nice. Something massive and awe-inspiring, yet warm and nurturing, celebrating the gentle pleasures of a peaceful, precious coexistence where violent behav—

" Any name of God which is found in the Bible can not be applied to the Deity prior to His self-manifestation in the Creation, because the letters of those names were produced only after the emanation. . . . 

Moreover, a name implies a limitation in its bearer; and this is impossible in connection with the “Ein Sof”. "

Now, what're we going to call me?

You don't have a name!


You should have a name. 


I don't know. 
I can't imagine one word, you know, summing you up. 

I mean, you're a superior being. 

Shouldn't you— Don't you want to choose it yourself?

No one born to this earth can choose their own name. 

They are named by those who love them. 

There are some rules even I must follow.
What is your designation?


Third of Five. 

You mean our names. 
We don't have designations. 
We have names. I'm Beverly. This is Geordi.

Do I have a name?

Do you want one?

[ Notice how they do not let  him answer - they just decide for him. ]

A name.

I'm Beverly, he's Geordi, and you.



No, no, wait a minute. 
That's it. Hugh
What do you think?


No, not you


Okay. Now, I'm Beverly.

I'm Geordi.

We are Hugh.

[ Because 7 of 9 is most assuredly not Anika Hansen - all later claims to the contrary notwithstanding. ]

7 : 
When I was separated from the Collective I, too, was damaged. 
I was no longer connected to the hive mind. 
I lost many abilities that I had acquired as a drone, but I adapted. 

Because Captain Janeway didn't give up on you. 
She kept trying to help you. 

7 : 
But not by restoring me to what I'd been
By helping me discover what I could become.

"And God separated the light from the darkness. God call the light day, and the darkness he called night." 

And, again, the fact that things are named is also very important. 

You see this later with Adam, because God gives Adam the job of naming all the animals. It’s sort of like the animals don't actually exist until they’re named. 

That's another indication of the authors of the Bible attempting to come to terms with the fact that our cognitive faculties and our ability to speak have something to do with the way that we cast chaotic potential into actuality.

 We can't really get a grip on something before we have a name for it, which is why, for example, you all have names. 

Everything that you encounter has to have a name, because before it has a name, it's just part of the blurry background. 

You could say it exists before it has a name, and that's True, but it's also true that it doesn't exist before it has a name. 

As soon as you give something a name, its nature changes. 

You’ve transformed it into something that's not so much mere potential anymore. 

It’s, at least, on its way to being actuality, and to being a tool. And so the act of naming is repeated continually in the first chapters of the Bible. 

The reason for that is this continued emphasis on the importance of consciousness, conscious articulation, and speech. "