Why Am I Here? <3
(a Preliminary Introductory Manifesto)
by Neonn Felicity
My motivation for requesting
some of your precious Time & Attention
can be summarized by
(a regrettably diluted Meme):
"the Evolution of Consciousness."
But already the simple mention of this phrase
conjures up a slew of Obscurantist Propaganda,
& therefore, threatens to turn away readers
who are weary of New Age charlatans & Pseudoscience,
or who have simply become Jaded
by the Resilience of Fear-based Consciousness
over the past 50 years,
& the Correspondingly Sluggish Pace
of the onset of the Age of Aquarius
since our first Psychedelic Renaissance..
It is Overwhelming to Conceptualize
the Aggregate Disillusionment
of the Utopian Imagination since the sixties.
The Awareness that Industrial Capitalism is Detrimental
to the Well-Being
& even very Survival,
of our Entire Species,
& most of our Brothers & Sisters
in the entire Ecosystem
has been Mainstream for half a Century;
All of the most Toxic Effects of that System
have only been Exacerbated since then;
so people seem to have given up
on Serious Civilizational Transformation.
Ever since the Establishment Decapitated
the snowballing Movements
for Civil Rights & Free Speech
(& against Imperial Warfare)
by Eliminating JFK & MLK & Malcolm,
& so many other Charismatic Utopian Leaders
(either by Martyrdom or simply Defamation),
"The Age of Aquarius" has become shorthand
for Naively Idealistic & Passive Optimism
about the Cosmic Nature of this Shift,
leading people to Believe
that this New Golden Age,
(an Era of Pervasive Universal Love
& Peace & Compassion & Harmony)
(a). a Miraculous sudden impulse of Solar Energy,
which will Magically save us like the Rapture;
or (b). a Foolish Assumption of (a)
which serves only to Pacify
Potential Improvers of the Human Condition.
But in Truth,
this Shift has been Occurring,
albeit Painfully Slowly,
in the Realm of Culture steadily ever since.
It has indeed become Cliche
(again, due to Deliberate
Counter-Revolutionary Obscurantist Propaganda)
to frame this Transformation of Global Civilization
as a matter of Enlightening Individual Consciousness,
but there really is No Other Way.
This New Cybernetic Paradigm
is Inherently Hyper-Democratic;
i.e., a Primary Message of the Medium
of the Internet
is Radical Decentralization of Power & Access.
So, the Exponentially Accelerating advance of Technology
is Morally Agnostic
(as well as Inevitable);
it is the Consequences of Human Behavior
which are Extended & Expanded & Enhanced
by Increasingly Powerful Technology.
Therefore, the Social Evolutionary Trajectory
we are Progressing along
(driven by the unstoppable onward march of Time)
is Determined by
the Choices & Actions of People;
while the Impact of Each Individual Choice & Action
is Growing by Orders of Magnitude
along with the Power of the Technology.
& Human Behavior is Determined
by Evolved Features & Dynamics
of our Biology (the Hardware--i.e., "Nature")
& our Culture (the Software--i.e., "Nurture").
Biological Evolution occurs Relatively Slowly,
Innovating Blindly by Imperfectly Reiterating
Whole Organisms Generationally;
while Cultural Evolution occurs much more Quickly,
because Memes are Pure Patternment,
while Genes are Physically Instantiated.
the Greatest Opportunity we have
to Evolve Consciousness
(to keep Pace with the Technological Quickening)
is Our Capacity to Share Our Stories
Directly with each other,
Cut Big Brother Out of the Loop;
i.e., to Use the Internet
to Disassociate Publicity from Patronage,
to Emancipate Popularity from Corporate Sponsorship;
to Gradually Rescue "Popular Culture"
from the Dystopian Wasteland
of Glamorous Garbage
currently Rotting the Minds
of the Masses of Humanity.
(a Mind is a Terrible thing to Waste!)
"The Minister of Information
Loses his Fucking Job
in this Apocalypse!"
the Obsolete "Greed-is-Good" Narrative
simply by Saturating the Airwaves,
Producing the Anti-Social & Superficial
Values & Prejudices
Dominating our Civic & Cultural Discourse
(like Christian Iconography
during the Analog European Renaissance).
"He who Pays the Piper Picks the Tune."
this little pocket of Cyberspace
where your Mind is currently Located
Reading this Introduction
will be my Attempt
to Open Source my Information Diet,
to Share the Bliss of Felicity
I've discovered along my Journey.
i.e., Think of this website as a Virtual
Museum of the Future
(Museums Exhibit Culture),
Library of the Past
(Libraries Catalog Culture),
& University of Now.
(Universities Teach Culture). <3
Education doesn't have to suck.
School is Obsolete.
& this is just the Beginning! xD
I have millions of pencil-written words on this Paradigm Shift
from these past few years,
Commenting on thousands of Contemplative Media Gems
I've painstakingly plucked out of the Noisy Chaos of Cyberia.
So if you like Thinking about Important stuff,
Bookmark this Page! :] <3
because in the weeks & months & years ahead,
I will be Working full-time
to Curate an Epic Treasure Trove
of immanently accessible Ecstatic Illumination
via Linguistic & Aesthetic
Cultural Masterpieces. *.*
Good Food is Medicine,
& Bad Food is Poison;
so the same goes for Media.
Media is to the Mind
what Food is to the Body;
We are (Ontologically Constituted by)
what we Eat.
It's Time to Stop Consuming Garbage.
Quality Really Does Matter.
love infinite change