Monday, April 23, 2012

Welp (Tumblr)

I've forgot to tell Blog Followers that a majority of my activity in debating the issues surrounding mutualism and philosophy has been moved to my tumblr:

I guess it's easier for me because I get to respond directly to what I have a problem or thought about.

Plus, responding to anarcho-capitalists who've just had a cry-wank over the mutualist wikipedia page directly is just too much fun! Follow along, I haven't abandoned this blog though, I'm definitely going to make use of it.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Involuntarism of Existence.

No matter where I go in terms of trying to understand the universe, I always fall back on this: That life, (or the chemical process of our brain helping our material body interact with other material bodies) is a form of slavery.

My reasoning for this is based on 2 facts that I feel are apparent about our human consciousness.

  1. I did not ask to be Born.
  2. I cannot escape Death.
To elaborate: First point: One cannot consciously choose to be conscious, that would be impossible. Other conscious beings have made that choice for you, and even if you only experience it briefly, you did not ask for it.  There was no "Terms and Conditions" for you to accept, when you first encountered consciousness. We are Born, necessarily against our will.

Second point: Being Born means that you will Die. Death of human sense experience is a fact. The human brain, the thing which makes us experience what is called "consciousness", will end it's activity, as a fact of nature. You could make the claim that there is an "essence of life" that exists outside of the brain that lives on, but, as always when dealing with claims that are un-falsifiable, the burden of proof is on them.

The involuntary nature of Consciousness doesn't have to be a problem. It is a logical must that my consciousness is against the will of my consciousness. Human consciousness only becomes vulgar when you take point 2 into account, that I cannot escape the end of my consciousness. If I were able to choose existing consciously forever, or die when I see fit, then the involuntary nature of conscious existence wouldn't be a problem. However, I don't have that, and it turns existence into a state of in-voluntarism.

I can choose to live another day. I can abandon my life in the blink of an eye. If I choose to live, I have chosen to die in the future. If I choose to end my consciousness, then I have chosen to cut life short. Neither of these actions change the absurdity of a consciousness programmed to die. Whatever you choose, you choose death. I think it is a situation best comparable to Slavery.

Now, return to your regularly scheduled "existence" (whatever you think that means).