Normal comprehension is normative thought. It’s a virtual reality at best.
Is it fair to say that the phrase “truth is relative” has become pretty viral? How often do we hear the phrase “truth is relative”? It’s become a rule of modern society, and it’s the basis of current social engineering. They want you to accept this view.
If you accept the concept that truth is relative into your memetic make-up, you become subject to open cognitive grafting. This gives free permission to sway your perception any way that is desirable or expedient for anyone but you personally.
Maybe a better phrase would be “perception of truth is relative”? Well, that subtle change of phrase changes the meaning entirely. Point of view or point of personal perception is relative to the observer, so that is just literally true.
So truth is relative to our own personal beliefs? No. With the concept that truth is relative, your personal beliefs become porous, permeable clay, and subject to outside manipulation quite freely. My point for saying this is simple. Truth exists independent of memetic influence.
On the internet, they deliberately engineer their statements and post with the knowledge of how they will affect your behaviour. No exclamation marks or three exclamation marks, eight words and not seven or nine, or any title written as a question. These principles are so sound the government trains it’s interrogators in the use of them. They push the persons buttons and rather easily get all the answers they want.
There are ways to control your relationship to memetics and not have it control you. The first and easiest perhaps is controlling the behaviour of your attention. Figuring out for yourself what is worthy of your attention. What has your attention has your belief. Belief is open attention. Second is re-prioritizing your experience.
So you can learn to filter things? You can learn to build your own filters, yes, just most people don’t.
My mantra is “always consider the source.” That is a tricky mantra. It can lead you to buying into other sources more than your own.
The filters are what make some commercials more annoying than others? As I said earlier, it has nothing to do with making you like anything. If they annoy you, they can still “sell” you ideas.
Dismissed memetics. They don’t go away. That energy is taken up by a portion of your unconscious mind they sometimes call the shadow. So the more you say “I am not!” and “I will never!”, the more you have bought into those ideas anyway. The same source that social engineering uses to control you, you can use to control yourself.
I guess some use of memetics is moral, like a sign getting people to stop from walking in front of a bus, but is it moral to use it for commercial gain? As moral as using sexual attraction to influence behaviour.
Is that moral? It raises the question of what morality is. I guess you measure it against the truthfulness of the statement being used to influence behaviour. It’s “honesty.”
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.