The experience of the modern human female role in society is predominantly sadomasochistic. This is well recognised.
However, as a side effect of this sadomasochism, there appears a compensating strategy of OCD behaviors. The commonest observable OCD is the application of makeup and clothing as a means to intensify an image to give the (compensating)…
Human beings have long valued the application of group activities to better their survival, from hunting as a pack to bring down more powerful predators and quick-witted prey, to the community gathering activities for efficient harvesting of local flora.
This application of group activities includes a natural opportunity for inter-generational…
Human Beings are habituated to living in social networks.
These networks are of survival value in cooperation but also contain conflicted and hazardous elements due to natural social diversity.
In order to manage these conflicts and hazards the individual will develop labelling schemes for other social individuals to ascribe them levels of access to them within the network.
Thus family members tend to have greater hierarchical access than acquaintances, etc.
This network management style is a direct reflection of the developing child’s management of family members and the conflicts inherent within the family units to which it is exposed.
The first conflict in any child’s life is with the primary care giver as seen in the phenomenon of the ‘terrible twos’.
It is at this stage that the developing child gains value judgements around privacy and intimacy.
Where the child is exposed to larger, and extended family units, the demands for management of access are rapidly prioritised during development.
The method of labelling is based around trust and demonstrated by levels of exposure tolerance otherwise known as security. This security measurement is embedded in the idea of privacy.
Thus the family network is reconfigured into a hierarchy of privacy.
This hierarchy of privacy is further expanded to the wider social network as growth and expansion demand.
This is referred to as ‘well adjusted’ social development.
Effective functioning in a socially diverse environment requires that the hierarchy of privacy is respected by all members of that society.
Where the hierarchy is flouted then conflict will rapidly escalate, leading to ‘crime’ and ‘punishment’.
The labelling of people based on their trustworthiness is often habitual and subconscious.
As a result, mis-labelling can and does occur.
Such mis-labelling often produces great social conflict, and issues of exploitation and abuse.
It is not uncommon for mis-labelling to be fostered, nurtured, and encouraged, as a means of manipulation of the individual, as in corporate marketing, PR, and political rhetoric.
This behaviour is commonly seen in family dynamics with sibling rivalry, parental authoritarianism, and child exploitation (grooming).
The most common examples of such mis-labelling systems being applied in adulthood are Romance, Religion, and Tribalism.
A great deal of the modern issues in society are the result of inappropriate levels of trust, including both excessive trust and excessive mistrust.
As the individual becomes more autonomous and acquires the confidence of socialisation in the larger society, so these hierarchical values are tested both by cultural conventions and by burgeoning sexual development.
The value conflicts that arise are acted out in the wider society as part of the social development of adolescence.
Adolescence is characterised by a prioritised re-evaluation of privacy hierarchies, not just in the social sphere, but also the familial sphere.
This re-evaluation is a core adapatability of the species, allowing for cultural change and development, fostering group sustainability to a changeable environment.
Due to the advent of the internet, and in particular social networking like facebook, the issues around privacy hierarchies have become centre stage in the minds of the public.
This has produced a great deal of mis-labelling, obfuscation, and confusion, as many vested interests become exposed for their flouting of the hierarchies, and conspiracies to subvert trust for profit driven exploitation.
Most of the public are now aware, even if on a near subconscious level, that their children are being groomed by the mass media, and not fostered to a healthy development.
It is noticeable that the majority of debate around these issues revolves around government versus people vs corporate gain.
All of these debates are pointless distractions, as they tunnel the vision into the artifice of polarities that has no solution, only continuing conflict of polarised opinions.
The real solution lies in the development of better authentication for privacy labelling and the agreed reinforcement of authentication for the mutual benefit of society as a whole.
This can be easily achieved by the mass discussion of critical thinking, and the relativity of tiered trust within social networks.
The tiering of Trust management must become centre stage in debate, not the puerile arguments over trust vs non-trust.
It is long past time that the public debate grew up perhaps
May 17 marks each year since 2004 the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (“IDAHO”) around the world. In over 100 countries on all continents, activists and their allies are mobilizing.
1.5 billion people still live under regimes that deny the simple right to love. 45 million people, the size of the population of Spain, are considered criminals under these laws.
This year, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon will join the mobilizations for the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia with a statement for the International IDAHO Conference taking place in The Hague, in presence of HM the Queen of the Netherlands. Full list of events and suggestions for taking last minute action at www.dayagainsthomophobia.org
The mobilization for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia this year confirms that May 17 has become an annual landmark for the defense of Human Rights, as LGBT activists and their allies mark this date around the globe.
This mobilization includes:
17 African nations. In 14 of these countries homosexuality is legally punishable, with maximum prison sentences ranging from 3 months to 14 years.
Several Middle-Eastern countries, including Egypt, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine.
17 of 21 countries in South and Central America.
Several countries where there are more than 50 events planned around the day, including the UK, the US and Brazil.
Says Joel Bedos, Executive Director of the IDAHO Committee, the organisation promoting the Day worldwide : “the mobilization shows just how universal the fight for freedom and basic Human Rights is. Today, there are still 78 countries in which same-sex relationships are illegal.”
“Although the world has made progress in relative terms, the actual number of people concerned by these laws is almost the same as in 1950, and today there are still 1.5 billion people who live under direct risk of criminal sanctions for same-sex relations. If we agree with the consensual figure of 3% of any population having a predominant emotional and sexual attraction to someone of the same sex, then we are talking about 45 million people whose love is illegal. That’s the population of Spain!”
“And even if the decriminalization of homosexuality was to continue at the same pace it did since the 50’s, it still would be totally completed globally only in … 2040 !”
Around the world, hundreds of activists have unleashed their imagination to press their governments for change. This year, a special focus has been placed on staging ‘Rainbow Flashmobs’. In total, actions which connect with the “IDAHO Global Rainbow Flashmob” have been confirmed in 49 different countries. As part of this, multi-colour dance flashmobs will happen through the streets of Nairobi and Bangkok, a “rainbow bubble” action is scheduled in Japan, and street parades are happening in Jakarta, Havanna and Managua !
Hundreds of other events are reported.
Amongst these, a special video “The Riddle” was released yesterday (May 14) by the United Nations’ Commissioner for Human Rights to mark the Day. Still from the UN, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will deliver an address during a major Europe-wide conference organised by the Government of the Netherlands, in presence of HM the Queen and bringing together major stakeholders in European and Global politics.
Meanwhile Pop icon Mika will headline the giant concert organised for IDAHO in Paris, on May 21st.
On the other side of the Altantic, Washington D.C’s National Cathedral will be hosting an event which will bring key faith leaders together to discuss how progressive religious voices contribute to fighting homophobia. Similar events calling on the positive power of religions will happen in an additional 11 countries.
Says a Kenyan community activist, “The International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia creates an opportunity for all to celebrate the courage of the thousands of people who pursue the thought of Margaret Mead: Never doubt that a small group of committed and thoughtful citizens can change the world ! And day after day, this is what we do !”
I’m simply saying that there is a way to be sane. I’m saying that you can
get rid of all this insanity created by the past in you. Just by being a simple
witness of your thought processes.
It is simply sitting silently, witnessing the thoughts, passing before you.
Just witnessing, not interfering not even judging, because the moment you
judge you have lost the pure witness. The moment you say “this is good, this
is bad,” you have already jumped onto the thought process.
It takes a little time to create a gap between the witness and the mind. Once
the gap is there, you are in for a great suprise, that you are not the mind, that
you are the witness, A watcher.
And this process of watching is the very alchemy of real religion. Because as
you become more and more deeply rooted in witnessing, thoughts start
disappearing. You are, but the mind is utterly empty.
That’s the moment of enlightenment. That is the moment that you become for
the first time an unconditioned, sane, really free human being.
The media is all about entertainment … What the modern world seeks is a perpetual entertainment … And still it expects wisdom to be automatic … All work and no play makes jack a dull boy … But all play and no work makes jack a retard ;)