06/28/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MW

[Progressive institutions insist on a litany of obligations, expressing what the citizen ought to be. Their demands backed by the sword of the sovereign.

Progressive institutions compete with the family, tribe and religion. They want to be responsible for you (not to you).

They work through words: legal codes, deceptive labels, surveillance, indoctrination, mandatory education, rewriting history, agenda setting, ridicule and ostracism.]

06/25/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MT

[… that obligations3H(2 for the intersecting nested forms, corresponds to:

Mirror of the world3H(my heart2

In the intersection, my heart2 is the single actuality of my choice2V and ‘something’ contextualized by the mirror of the world2H.

Words3H(2H, excuses3H(2H and resentments3H(2H correspond to the latter actuality.

They still cry out, “I am not responsible.”

But how irresponsible is that?

In my heart, I know that the values that I have been choosing1V no longer represent the desires inherent in me1H.

In our heart, I know the truth that I cannot accept:

My resentments are co-opposed to bondage.]

06/12/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MK

[How does this resonate with Schoonenberg’s claim that we have the freedom to serve God or Satan?

Freedom goes with both the potential of the person1a plus an actuality, the something contextualized by the thought experiment2a.

The thought experiment3a reflects illumination by social elites (or, in general, the Zeitgeist).]

06/5/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MF

[In the above examples, what do I desire?

I want to get along.

Therefore, the elites must never be satisfied with me.

They will always be morally superior in order to force me to pretend to desire things that I would never would desire on my own.

I desire to be left alone.

What I do to accomplish that desire validates the values that valorize elite moral superiority.]

06/4/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 ME

[How did we get this way?

It started with the first singularity.

Humans adopted a new way of talking, speech alone talk, leaving behind the referential world of hand speech talk.

Speech alone talk allows us to create purely symbolic orders3a, specialized languages3a, thought experiments3a and mirrors of the world3a, whose unintended consequences (lawessential) can be ignored, and therefore must be ignored, by the elites who benefit from the ‘something2a’ that emerges and situates the possibilities inherent in me1a.]

05/29/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 MA

Summary of text [comment] page 83

[Just as the regular first-century Jews selected the ‘something2a’ that empowered the Pharisees, many twentieth century Americans vote for ‘something2a’ that denies other people’s rights and properties.

By pretending to be a victim, we get free stuff.

We vote for Progressive representatives to scam easily intimidated common folk (who strive to build wealth).

The very rich folk, however, have different options.

They hire lobbyists.

How character building is that?]

05/21/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LV

[How is this possible?

Americans are ‘free’. However, voters have consistently chosen ‘somethings2a’ that have empowered the Central Government (State and City governments no longer rule independent of the Center).

Or have they?

Their votes against the aggressive (infra)sovereign party go to the the other party.

This other party takes the passive common folk stance of meeting ritual demands in order to avoid accusations by the (infra)sovereign party.

Big Government Liberalism wins either way.

How crazy is that?]

05/18/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LU

[Here is a funny twist.

The elites in one political party openly represent the (infra)sovereign religion of Big Government Liberalism.

The elites in the other political party say that they do not belong to the religion, but behave as is if they do.

The same co-opposition of words3a(2a and bondage2a(1a) that marked Judaism at the time of Jesus also marks the Public Cult of Progressivism today.

05/17/18

Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 LT

[Turn on Progressive TV to see a parade similar to the Second Temple.

The elites of Big government Liberalism demand ritual purity. They demand that the average citizen give up “his” stuff. They say that the average citizen does not get along. They have buckets of nasty labels for the deplorables.

They say that the average citizen is intolerant unless “he” conforms to the multitudinous ritual decrees of the Progressive state, universities and various other sovereign-loving affiliations.]