Most of what I talk about on here either comes from a priori logic and philosophy or experimentally based science. This article is pure conjecture, but my conjecture is rooted in logic and science. I’m purely speculating and theorizing, but if you share my views on electric cosmology and evidence based science, I think you will find it an interesting read none the less.
My thoughts on this came about by reading a recent article by William Norman Grigg (who I think should have a shelf full of Pulitzer prizes). Grigg rightfully points out that fear induces an addictive chemical reaction in the body. It’s possible for people to become addicted to being afraid.
“Fear is an incredibly strong emotion,” explains Dr. Michael Davis, a neuroscientist at Emory University. “If something scares us, the body immediately releases endorphins, dopamine and norepinephrine. Endorphins mitigate pain, dopamine and norepinephrine are performance enhancers…. [The] general scientific thinking is that the more fearful a certain sport makes you, the greater the release of these chemicals. The greater the release of these chemicals, the greater the addiction-like symptoms.”
At first glance, this might seem a bit absurd. I mean who wants to be afraid all the time? But I don’t think that’s the case. I think the people who seek out extreme sports to get their fear fix are at the extreme end of the addiction spectrum. It’s possible to be addicted to fear induced chemicals by simply sitting at your desk reading terrifying internet articles all day.
Addiction is not a simple choice. Most tobacco or heroin addicts don’t want to be addicted, they just find it extremely hard to quit because their bodies need the chemicals just to maintain a state of normalcy. If we consider a fear addiction to be the same “not wanting to, but can’t really help it” type of addiction pattern, some interesting analysis results.
Consider that fear addicted people will actively, yet subconsciously, seek out things to be afraid of. They will mentally conjurer up unlikely scenarios to terrify themselves, even if they know full well those scenarios are highly unlikely to ever transpire. They will dwell on those unlikely scenarios just to keep themselves in a state of fear, even if they consciously don’t want to be afraid. Is this starting to sound like our society today? The war on terror, the war on drugs, immigration, global warming, etc.. etc.. etc..
Most libertarians consider those things to be the result of cronyism and propaganda, which is indeed true. But that doesn’t explain why the public continually goes along with what they all subconsciously know to be bullshit. The public has been playing along with this madness since the first coercively funded “civilizations” (more like decivilizations) arose.
It is instructive to think about all forms of fear, not just the type that comes from extreme sports, as being nothing more than a chemical addiction, in exactly the same light as we consider any other drug addiction. The people who believe in “the war on terror” don’t want to believe it, they simply can’t help it. Consider that it may be a chemical addiction that prevents them from considering the more plausible alternatives.
Now consider who the most terrified and fear addicted individuals in society may be. The police are number one on my list. Consider this statement by former narcotics officer Barry Cooper, “When you ask a cop, why do you want to be a cop, or why are you working narcotics, their answer always is, ‘I want to help people and I don’t want drugs to get into the hands of the kids.’ That’s all bullcrap. They are out here doing this because of the adrenaline rush. They are actually drug addicts themselves.” Barry refers to the addictive chemical as adrenaline, but from Grigg’s article, we know the actual addictive chemical is similar to that produced by cocaine, only far more potent.
Police, and those of similar ilk, act like crazed mad men because they are crazed, in the same way a meth junkie is in a state of chemically induced madness. There is no legitimate difference between the two.
Now here is where I take a turn to the wildly speculative. My regular readers know that I’m a firm believer in plasma cosmology. According to this theory of cosmology, the solar system underwent a recent period of catastrophism, within the time frame of modern human memory. The planets underwent a period of instability as the solar system rearranged itself into a more electrically stable configuration. Now that might sound completely nuts at first glance, but I promise you, if you dig into this subject and ignore the propaganda against it, you’ll find an absolutely massive amount of evidence that supports this claim.
Plasma cosmology and human mythology go hand in hand. Comparative mythologists, working in conjunction with plasma physicists, have found abundant evidence to suggest the sky has changed. And that the outpouring of crazy rock art that took place during the neolithic period was a result of plasma instabilities observed in the skies above the Earth. Similar archetypal myths and symbolism are found the world over between cultures that had absolutely no physical interaction with each other. This is impossible unless all the cultures observed the same events in the sky.
One of the most common similar mythological stories that virtually all cultures share is the creation myth. Archetypal myths speak of a golden age, or a “Garden of Eden” period when things were perfect, followed by a cataclysm that threw the world into chaos and sin.
Consider that if this is all true, how does that relate to what we know about fear addiction? Is it possible that a catastrophic event that took place within human memory caused people to live in a state of total fear for a very long period of time? Is it possible that this massive amount of fear, caused by a catastrophic global event, made the entire world addicted to being in a state of fear? Is it possible that this state of perpetual fear, fueled by a global catastrophic event, is what led to the first large scale civilizations being formed? Is it possible that humanity is still in a state of addiction recovery?
I think this may very well be the case. I think it’s possible that a global catastrophe induced a state of perpetual fear throughout all of humanity, which led to the creation of the first nation states. Nation states are built on the perpetuation of fear. There is no reason to have a nation state if everyone were living in a state of fearlessness. The global fear addiction, created by a global catastrophe, led to the formation of nation states, as people sought to perpetuate their addiction, which has been passed down from generation to generation since the days of ancient Sumeria.
We know mothers can pass on addictions to their babies. New born babies born to opiate addicts can undergo severe withdraw. What if fear addiction is passed on through similar means, and perpetuated by the society the child grows up in? This sounds plausible to me. Granted it’s a far out theory that nation states are perpetuated by fear addiction, but it does make sense. Nation states are belief systems, they are not physical entities. No one can point to an object and say, “there is the state!”
There is only one way I know of to break a fear addiction, and that is through meditation. Blanking out the mind means ceasing to dwell on that which invokes a state of fear. Fear of economic collapse, fear of NSA spying, fear of war, fear of immigrants, fear of losing your job, fear of failure, fear fear fear fear…. Ask yourself how much of the self-talk you engage in on a daily basis revolves around some fear based perspective. I bet it is a lot.
Most people find meditation difficult. Now ask yourself why not thinking should be so difficult for most people? Why do most people have to practice the art of not thinking? Why do we need gurus to help us not to think? Why do we feel uncomfortable without negative reinforcing self-talk?
Virtually all of us are junkies.