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For the sake of being as analytical as possible I want to break this down into a math problem.
A = man that knows how to fish,
B = Man that doesn’t know how to fish
F = the knowledge of how to procure fish.
Now the solution that creates the most value, based on my system of efficiency towards value, is B makes himself like A. B turns into A. Other possible permutations include. A keeps on giving B fish. This could be done happily or begrudgingly, A could be being forced by some external moral authority to continue giving fish to B. Or A could be using fish as some sort of currency to get something in return, perhaps a sense of dependency, or superiority, or moral high ground. The worst solution that creates the least value is if A makes himself like B.
B + F = A
A – F = B
Now there is a transition period as B makes himself or is made in the image of A. If A participates happily there is no problem, but if B participates begrudgingly and his survival depends on his learning how to fish, there are two options, A can leave him to die, or if that is not an option, force B to learn how to fish.
Seems pretty obvious and logical doesn’t it? But then when we turn around and replace A, B, and F with specific people and skills we see that all of the intellectual confusion set in, because we invite the judgments of the stupid majority.
Now I am not a heartless bastard as some would have you think or as you yourself might think. What I am is a rational person who will not be forced to do anything that will fail or that is irrational. I want you to try to keep your emotions from clouding your judgments if you can. I call the above picture a type of “emotional pornography”. Yes, there is a problem and bad stuff is happening in the world. My question is, “what is the best solution that creates the most value for the most people?”
You might ask yourself with people like Michael Jackson and Oprah Winfry wrapping their minds and millions around the problem why does it still persist? And this is the thing understanding the problem. If you are not willing to understand the problem and use your own resources to solve it you have no business using the chicken head fallacy or the chicken hawk fallacy and arguing for what other people should do with their resources to be a part of the problem.
First of all, what kind of people conceive children in circumstances like that? Exposing their children to that living situation? I don’t want to hear your intellectual faggotry on the subject, calm your tits and keep your emotional appeals to yourself. Part of the reason that throwing money and food at the problem doesn’t work is the same reason that throwing sugar into a bottle conditioned beer is ill advised, sugar awakens the yeasts which explode to life, and then you have a bigger problem, more of what you didn’t want in the first place. You are rewarding failure. What happened to the air dropped food that was sent to Africa? Men with guns picked it up and recruited young soldiers. They said, If you want to eat you are going to be a part of our gang and you are going to kill our enemies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_emotion
In my system, superficial aesthetic snap decisions are products of the female mind. Every individual has both a male mind and a female mind and one of them is dominant. Sentimentality, and emotional thinking prevents the wisest solutions that create the most value for the most people from being institutionalized. The Wise person says, “This is the wisest course of action.” and then the sentimental, uneducated, female mind which can be recognized by its emotional appeals and its attempt to expand and increase its own authority through mercy and charity speaks up and says, ” Do we really know that is the wisest solution? Somebody should do something right now! Look at them! They are suffering!” The female mind uses doubt, guilt, shame, and causes the hesitation to act on the wisest solution.
What is further fascinating is that the female mind in blocking the wise solution never finds out that it’s own solution is the inferior solution. A child bumps it’s head and the mother in relationship with her own authority, proving that she is the better parent, swoops down on the child, coddling it and communicating to it through her face and voice that something terrible has happened. The baby reacts not to the sensation analytically but responds to the mothers emotional data, and starts crying believing that something terrible has happened to itself. The same thing happens with the father there and the father says nothing and doesn’t react. The child looks around, thinks to itself, “that didn’t feel that good, I should probably not do that in the future.” and toddles off a little wiser for the experience. Until the mother can control her instinct she will continue to react preemptively and she will never realize that their is a better wiser solution.
All of these charities disgust me, parading their images of starving children and kicked puppies in front of everyone. It is emotional pornography. They want your money and they want to extend their influence and authority. There is no such thing as a 100% altruist. Everybody is doing what they are doing for their own benefit in one way or another. If they aren’t doing it because they love to do it then they are doing it for some other reason. They want to communicate to you that they are good people, trust them, they are harmless. I never trust people that attempt to appear harmless and good. I would be a fool to trust anybody that would tell me that they are harmless and good. Why would they tell me that in the first place? To manipulate me? To take advantage of me? I never tell people that I am harmless or good. If they ask me that then they are an idiot in the first place.
New International Version
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
I get frustrated with all of these fruity spiritualists that like to conflate pleasantness with spirituality and feminine judgments with wisdom. They always argue in favor of mercy and charity and they reward failure. If they had ever been on a spiritual path or taken a guru they would not be so full of themselves and their arrogant judgments.
Everywhere I go now somebody is asking for a donation or charity, when I buy pet food they ask if I want to donate, when I buy groceries and I use my card I have the option to donate, when I leave the store someone is there asking for my loose change. Not that this is relevant but America isn’t a first world country anymore. I think we should be worrying about taking care of ourselves, our families, our neighborhoods, and keeping our money in our economies.
You might be interested to know that Bhagwan Nityananda told people not to give homeless people handouts. They should be able to offer some service in exchange. This creates a pattern in the world that is undesirable. First of all it communicates to the beggar that they have nothing to offer. It rewards failure. You are not going to have less homelessness and less beggars you will have more. In a way they do have a product that you are buying, guilt. They portray themselves as pathetic and make a visual appeal to your sympathy and you feel pity, or guilt. But who the fuck are you to feel pity? You are in relationship with your own superiority, reveling in it, relishing it. And then you get the homeless charities that try to humiliate you in public if you don’t donate something every time.
Let me explain a little about myself, I was homeless, and I never begged, I never made a spectacle of myself or a nuisance of myself. It took me five years to get entirely off the street and I fought and clawed my way to just above the poverty line, living paycheck to paycheck. Even when I was living in Everett Washington in an abandoned sewer pipe that was never installed in the middle of winter, and freezing wind would blow through that thing and the fire didn’t keep me warm, every morning I walked the 5 miles into town to the cavalry church and for 5 dollars an hour I did landscape maintenance.
I once saw this guy begging and someone gave him a dollar and he said, “is that all you got?” with righteous indignation in his voice. That is where the term “choosy beggar” comes from.
A little more about myself, I am a guru, a Shaktipat guru, a Jnani guru. I was initiated by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. Nityananda is part of my spiritual lineage, Baba Muktananda was the guru of my guru and Nityananada was his guru. This American culture wants to think of itself as spiritual but it is doing so pretentiously, falsely, unconsciously, arrogantly.
I bet you think that Ghandi would give money to a beggar if he saw a homeless person don’t you? Well you are dead wrong. He wouldn’t, and if anybody tried to coerce him he would have protested loudly. Ghandi’s grandson Arun once tossed out a pencil on the way home from school because it was too small in his estimation. Ghandi made him go back and look for it for hours until he found it, and refused to buy him a new one. It was a lesson to be appreciative and efficient and humble. Not wasteful and flamboyant, and it was one single, tiny, little pencil.