Friday, November 12, 2010

The Unthinkable Facility Revisited

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, The Sacramento Bee reports about the PLANS (People for Legal and Non-Sectarian Schools) lawsuit against the Sacramento City Unified School District because of Waldorf schools -- a course they've been pursuing for 13 years through a movement they launched in the Bay area more than 20 years ago.

Judge tosses out suit over Waldorf method in 2 Sacramento schools

This news item has created some not unexpected ripples in the hole, where they depart from their customary self-confident arrogance of assumed superiority and descend into incomprehension and extreme venom -- like a predator in the wild about to be eaten by a bigger one -- which they take out on their nearest target, namely Frank Thomas Smith, who posted the news. When they don't like the message, they attack the messenger. They even assault his magazine, Southern Cross Review.

In case you've forgotten where the Hole is, also known as the Abyss, the Unthinkable Facility, and the Unplumbable Toilet (the WC, intended to indicate the forum of the Waldorf Critics), see my previous blog on that subject under the title Anthroposophy and Race.Se also my blog from September 2009,  titled The Abominable Abyss (descriptive illustrations included, not for the overly sensitive).

The thing is, those holefolks hate life. They hate freedom. They hate creativity and literature and poetry and paintings. The hate the human spark of divinity. They hate spirit. They love caricature, iconoclasm, sarcasm, hostility, intellectual masturbation and endless ping-pong and so on, and they lament that too few anthroposophists are attracted to their sour, hostile, and poisonous company.

Take their never-ending discussion about demon children as a classic example. (Rudolf Steiner suggested that some children are not really human but demons incarnated in human form.) Are children born that way, or do they become demonic? Rudolf Steiner is not the only person to suggest that some of them are born that way. Check out John Steinbeck. In East of Eden, he describes Cathy, who may be summed up as a freak who killed both her parents, killed her close friend Fay, attempted to kill Adam her husband, and attempted to kill Mr. Edwards.  She had no sense of good, no conscience or guilt.

John Steinbeck writes:
"I believe there are monsters born in the world to human parents. Some you can see, misshapen and horrible, with huge heads or tiny bodies; some are born with no arms, no legs, some with three arms, some with tails or mouths in odd places. They are accidents and no one's fault, as used to be thought. Once they were considered the visible punishment for concealed sins.

"And just as there are physical monsters, can there not be mental or psychic monsters born? The face and body may be perfect, but if a twisted gene or a malformed egg can produce physical monsters, may not the same process produce a malformed soul?

"Monsters are variations from the accepted normal to a greater or a less degree. As a child may be born without an arm, so one may be born without kindness or the potential of conscience. A man who loses his arms in an accident has a great struggle to adjust himself to the lack, but one born without arms suffers only from people who find him strange. Having never had arms, he cannot miss them. Sometimes when we are little we imagine how it would be to have wings, but there is no reason to suppose it is the same feeling birds have. No, to a monster the norm must seem monstrous, since everyone is normal to himself. To the inner monster it must be even more obscure, since he has no visible thing to compare with others. To a man born without conscience, a soul-stricken man must seem ridiculous. To a criminal, honesty is foolish. You must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and that to a monster the norm is monstrous.
"It is my belief that Cathy Ames was born with the tendencies, or lack of them, which drove and forced her all of her life. Some balance wheel was misweighed, some gear out of ratio. She was not like other people, never was from birth. And just as a cripple may learn to utilize his lack so that he becomes more effective in a limited field than the uncrippled, so did Cathy, using her difference, make a painful and bewildering stir in her world.

"There was a time when a girl like Cathy would have been called possessed by the devil. She would have been exorcised to cast out the evil spirit, and if after many trials that did not work, she would have been burned as a witch for the good of the community. The one thing that may not be forgiven a witch is her ability to distress people, to make them restless and uneasy and even envious."
Notice that Steinbeck is giving the holefolks and all other atheists a convenient way out here by excluding and actually opposing all spiritual considerations like demons, reincarnation, higher cosmic beings and other non-corporeal life-forms. Instead, he seeks to define the phenomenon with Freudian concepts, which would have been right down the hole dwellers' alley if they hadn't been so philosophically confused and dysfunctional because of their hatred, fear and loathing.

In East of Eden, as Cathy's character evolves, Steinbeck changes his description from a monster to an animal. "Her head jerked up and her sharp teeth fastened on his hand across the back and up into the palm near the little finger... her jaw was set and her head twisted and turned, mangling his hand the way a terrier worries a sack". Cathy's sharp teeth fastened into a man's hand who was only trying to help. Cathy's sharp teeth sunk into the man's flesh like a dog's canines would have. She tore away at the skin and twisted and turned her head to resemble a dog. "Do you think I want to be human? Look at those pictures! I'd rather be an animal than a human," said Cathy. Cathy admits she would rather be an animal than a human. The physical features of Cathy are that of a human but the mental state of her resembles an animal. Although, Cathy seems to down grade and be paradoxical about herself because humans are much smarter than dogs, but she says she is smarter than any normal human. She knows how to manipulate any individual without trying. "Uncontrolled hatred shone in Kate's eyes. She screamed, a long and shrill animal screech"

This is John Steinbeck talking, one of America's most highly recognized authors and also Bob Dylan's favorite btw. I know it's hard to take it when your own child is a demon, just like it was for Cal Trask to discover that his mother was one, and that he himself was, literally, a son of a bitch. But he took it like a man and accepted the consequences, unlike the holefolks who hate truth and attack the messenger when they don't like the message.

The Unthinkable Facility is a blessing, though, because it gives those demon children a refuge to flee to when they grow up ;)

Taliban Christian fundies in the Hole struggle with astronomy

The curious thing about the hole dwellers is their bewilderment concerning geocentric and heliocentric astronomy. The apparent reason for this confusion is that the holefolks are Taliban fundamentaslists, and they have a lot in common with their Christian counterparts. One thing that struck me many, many years ago was the inherent absurdity in modern Christian theology as this is thought out and preached in all those churches in the West, Christian TV and what have you. Christian theology is completely divorced from all reality, floating in some kind of no man's land.

All this Bible teaching and Biblicism, the Bible being a book of absolute authority on all matters of existential importance -- these ideas are based upon texts that were written under the sway of Ptolemaic geocentric astronomy and astrology with constant references to it. And those theologians who put their blind fundamentalist faith in that stuff are completely unconscious of the fact that they themselves perceive the universe according to the Copernican heliocentric model.

They read Bible verses whose meanings have been altered beyond recognition by the tooth of time and the constant evolution of language, which not only changes from century to century but even from decade to decade. And all the Aristotelian Christian theology that was developed in the Middle Ages was likewise under the strong influence of Ptolemy with regard to the heavens that surround and influence us.

But in addition to the fact that these theologians are lost in space like astronauts without being aware of it and thus totally divorced from the old texts they promote, they're living in an electric world from dawn to dusk without thinking about that either -- gadgets, TVs automobiles, cell phones, computers -- and like Rudolf Steiner once said, when electricity penetrated people's everyday lives, even a century ago when it was basically limited to electric tramcars in the cities, this electricity would get into their system and literally drive the Spirit out of their blood, out of their ideas and make them hostile to spirituality. That's why not only natural science but also modern Christianity is so hostile to the Spirit, especially to spiritual science.

So it's easy to see how the Rapture was invented, the best-selling "Left Behind" series and all that -- they believe it's from the Bible when it's in fact from Star Trek, "Beam me onboard Scotty!" And they think like astronauts because of Copernicus; Star Trek just brought them one step further into the Rapture. But just like they refuse to acknowledge their electric lives and the discrepancy between their Copernican astronaut existence and the Ptolemaic Bible verses they keep memorizing and swearing to, they're also totally unaware of the influence of TV series on their religious beliefs -- not only Star Trek, but also soap operas, you know sticky day soaps where even police bullets are made from soap bars.

So they're making the Gospel into a soap-operatic melodrama, just like the holefolks are writing tear-jerking soap operas in the Abyss, about their life-and-death traumas in the captive claws of wicked anthroposophists, Waldorf teachers, and even Steiner himself.

We all know how natural science emerged from the theological thinking of the Middle Ages. And that's how it is with the hole dwellers; they see themselves as science-oriented atheist but they're in reality Middle Age fundamentalists lost in a Copernican universe with not only a geocentric solar system in their heads but also a flat earth. In the Unthinkable Facility, it is commonly believed that the world is flat, because that's how it looks down there, and they also believe that their Unplumbable Toilet is the center of the world, of the universe.

Did I just say that the hole dwellers are Taliban fundies? How can that be when they're atheists? Let me explain. They hate not only art and literature and love and freedom and so on -- they hate America too, and they support terrorists and pedophile child abusers. (I'll get back to the latter.) Here's what they say on the intro page to their unimaginable forum:
 "All posts must be about Waldorf education or its foundation, Anthroposophy. Do not post non-Waldorf jokes, heart-rending appeals about the Taliban, etc."
In other words, the holefolks are using their Unthinkable Facility to collect contributions to the Taliban, and probably to Al Qaida too, and Osama bin Laden. It's because they hate love and freedom, they hate apple pie and the girl next door. Bin Laden said they'll show their Western enemies that they love death more than their opponents love life. That's the Hole in a nutshell, and they admit it openly on their forum page!

Critical thinkers have tried to tell them it ain't necessarily so, but they're too deep in denial, which is why they hate freedom and art and literature and America. They hate Christmas because they think Steiner invented it. Same with Easter and the other holidays. They hate the cross and the flag and the White House and even Congress. They say they want to stand up for the Constitution in court, but they hate the Constitution too, and the Founding Fathers as well. They're unamerican and should have been locked up in chains and shackles and pants down at Guantanamo Bay with daily waterboarding.

There was a time a few years ago when the Christian fundamentalists were part of PLANS, or part of the hole at any rate, based upon the notion that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, but the vehement anti-religious hardcore atheism in the Abyss seems to have chased the holy rollers away. What a shame, because the place has been no fun without them. And what a misunderstanding, because they're two sides of the same coin. The holefolks hate America and want to attack its freedom, and the fundies hate the rest of the world and want it bombed. Fear and loathing.

(For the record: I always avoid posting links to the Unthinkable Facility, and it's extremely rare that I mention this mythological place by its proper name because of superstition (bad luck), libel law suits and so on. Someone once compared it to Siberia because "everybody knows where it is, but nobody wants to go there." If you want to go there, do your own research and follow the odor.)

Holefolks supporting child abduction and pedophelia

"Davy" writes in a recent Abyss-post:
"Anthro bumpf will say that Steiner "left" The Theosophical Society to in order to found Anthroposophy. Some of us who look behind the veil a little know that what happened was that Steiner tried to take over the Theosophical Society, clashed with Annie Besant, and got himself booted."
In the same message, "Davy" concludes:
"Seems to me that AB made an immeasurably greater contribution to social development than her rival RS and this not setting aside later accusations to come her way."
"Theosophy or Anthroposophy? If I had to, I know where I'd have taken my chance."
 Incidentally, I've never seen or heard the word "bumpf" before and it's not in the dictionary, so I figured it was coined by Davy or a typo of his for buff (=a devotee or well-informed student of some activity or subject), but someone suggested consulting Urban Dictionary, which  tells us:

Useless printed instuctions and manuals.
Originated in England during World War II when English soldiers were overwelmed with unnecessary printed materials and used them as they would toilet tissue or "bum fodder".
Of course, it's Toiletese, I should have thought of that. It's the language they use in the the WC (the Unplumbable Toilet). 

Anyway, it's good for Davy that he wasn't around a century ago with a young son, because Charles Leadbeater had an insatiable appetite for adolescent boys.

 There were scandals resulting in Leadbeater's suspension from his work with youngsters, but Annie Besant always backed him and brought him back to the fold with full authority. And then it so happened that Charles Leadbeater -- one of our Stephens (Clarke?) called him quite appropriately Charles the Perv -- got involved with a beautiful and talented little Indian boy, namely Jiddu Krishnamurti, and in order to keep him as bedmate he suggested to Annie Besant that they should abduct him and present him to the world as a saviour and the very reincarnation of Jesus Christ as a countermeasure against Rudolf Steiner's Christian teachings.

This was done, and as the years went by, Krishnamurti's parents made innumerable attempts through legal measures to get their child back, in vain. And Annie Besant was as culpable in this atrocious injustice and child abuse as any.


It's easy to get the impression that the holefolks are sincerely concerned about child abuse and that they wish to rescue children from such, but that's obviously only a smokescreen. They're trying very hard to present anthroposophists as child abusers with not much substance, and if it suits their ideological hate-agenda, they're more than willing to defend any child abuser who has ever opposed anthroposophy, because the enemy of my enemy is my friend even if he or she is a serial killer or a pedophile.

How does the notorious resident "academic historian" in the Abyss usually sign off? "Yours for history"!

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