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  • in reply to: I’m gay – so what now?

    MartyR
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    Many thanks for the illuminating answers. It’s greatly appreciated.

    in reply to: I’m gay – so what now?

    MartyR
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    Thank you for your answer. I’m very comfortable with it. I think if I tried to repress it then I would suffer even worse than I have before. Therefore I cannot do that.

    in reply to: Jeremy goes too far

    MartyR
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    Thank you for your extensive answer. In response I would say that experience with denial suffering humans would be my motive for writing this post. I have never managed to communicate effectively with someone in denial by using direct and strong language – it immediately puts the defenses up and people shut down.

    There are a number of things you referred to which I should answer. Firstly I don’t believe there is any problem at all with Jeremy saying that he has found the answer. That is not an outlandish claim if you believe it and can support it. I didn’t refer to that at any point and I accept what you said in rebuttal about my reference to him as a saviour. I think that occurred to me when I started to read the section on Australia. The section on Australia itself is not logical. It is based on the interpretation of poetry and philosophy but not science. The writing on science is backed up by philosophy and I liked it and it made sense. There is no scientific evidence for the Australian part of the theory however. I’m not saying this because it may be true or not, just that it comes across as subjective and can easily open to criticism.

    I hope you realise that what I am presenting here is not a criticism of the theory, just of the presentation. I am experienced in debating and arguing and simply speak from my own experience of how to put arguments across.

    in reply to: Human Cooperation

    MartyR
    Participant

    I’ve just found this article on modern day cooperation and kindness. Worth a read to put a smile on your face:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/26/upside-kindest-thing-i-ever-saw

    in reply to: Refuting Left Wing politics

    MartyR
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    That’s an extremely good explanation, thank you. However, religion is also against egocentricity and selfishness so it is also dangerous isn’t it? Plus, and I insist, the original Marx texts emphasized the alienation of man from his inner self. Maybe it’s the bad interpretation of his followers that is to blame.

    in reply to: Refuting Left Wing politics

    MartyR
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    Reading through the analysis of politics in more depth now and I believe that Jeremy’s message on politics won’t get through because of the generalizations he makes.

    Firstly I don’t think you can say the left oppresses the search for knowledge. I understand completely what he says about dogma on the left, but you must take into account that Marx also emphasizes the search for knowledge. Marx’s mistake, as Jeremy rightly points out, was the imposition of dogma to achieve the left’s goals. However he also wrote about alienation from knowledge in great detail, and especially how capitalism causes that. So while his method wasn’t right, his insights were, and he also predicted a time without politics when man would be enlightened, creative and free. The right however, whilst it is true that they search for knowledge, they limit this search to an exclusive group and many of them are trapped in the psychological block of achieving power. You can see this is in politics of today, where they oppress scientific knowledge, such as climate change, because it oppresses their status. The science on the climate is exceptionally accurate now, yet Governments do not/can not do much about it while their hands are tied by those who hold considerable influence over them. Those I refer to are certainly not the left.

    I would also say that this links to religion. Religions are also searching for the same thing as everyone else but they impose dogmatic methods to do so. It is about suppression of the savage-instincts theory, which in my view is just as dangerous. There are many many messed-up religious people who suppress the necessary psychological stages people need to go through to achieve enlightenment. You only have to read “Dark Night Of The Soul” to understand this. Therefore religion can be grouped with both the left and right as being dangerous. It is ALL about the method of getting to enlightenment and if we follow Jeremy’s science to its logical conclusion, all three schools of thought mentioned in this post are equally at fault. Therefore it follows that an emphasis on one or the other being more to blame is counter-productive to spreading this message.

    in reply to: Polygamy or monogamy

    MartyR
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    I see no one has replied to this but interestingly I’ve just read an explanation of the theme in Freedom. I may have read or misunderstood this incorrectly but it seems the only explanation supporting monogamy as an argument is an interpretation of the biblical/philosophical texts?

    in reply to: "The refrigerator mother theory of autism"

    MartyR
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    Hi Jayden. Your post is of great interest to me. I am diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, which is now grouped with autism, but at the very light end of the scale. I am one of those who may come across as a little strange sometimes, but you wouldn’t guess I was autistic (I have been diagnosed after an extensive testing process).

    I’d heard about the “refrigerator mother” hypothesis and also heard it was completely discredited, although now I’m not 100% sure. My mother does love me immensely but I do know I was an unwanted baby and she didn’t feel that love for me until I was born. I also had a difficult birth. Obviously you can’t generalize from one case but all my life I have been extremely sensitive to social interaction and self-criticism. I have felt I didn’t understood it completely and felt frustrated and depressed by it. Now, I do feel more positive after reading the theory espoused by Jeremy although very protective of what my mother has achieved for me.

    in reply to: Refuting Left Wing politics

    MartyR
    Participant

    Lol, I feel the same. I can see now why you picked up on that but I would never consider Boris a denial-free thinker unfortunately.

    in reply to: Refuting Left Wing politics

    MartyR
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    I think the tone of Freedom leans more strongly towards refuting the left than the right and this is a mistake. I don’t agree that the left abandons the search for knowledge. This is a great over-generalisation. Also the right-wing brutality that Jeremy mentions is also oppressive as it refutes the individual search for knowledge unless they adhere to quite dogmatic rules.

    I think Jeremy should almost leave politics out of the equation full stop, as it generates resistance from readers of his work. He should instead start with explanations of dogma, which he correctly states as dangerous, and also the abuse of power in the search for knowledge. I think it will help people to then come to their own conclusions.

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