Evading the State is Good For You: Upland Natives, Valley Civilizations, Mitochondria, and Carbon Dioxide

What they found was that the mice with very specific defects of mitochondrial energy production experienced profound deleterious effects from the level of the cell all the way through to the entire organism. Their organs, their axes, and the entire mouse failed to adapt to the insult of restraint stress if the right defect in energy production was introduced. Some were more deleterious than others, but the overall point stands: if you can’t produce energy under stress, whether it’s psychological or physical materialist in its nature, you fail to adapt down to the level of your lived biology.

In my speculations, though this hasn’t been shown to be the case in humans yet, there is no reason to suspect that our own responses to psychological stress aren’t mitigated in the same or similar ways, and modern life in bureaucratic, systematic civilizations is one long constant stressor of domination that strips people of their autonomy. I think on a near societal scale we are experiencing learned helplessness from chronic psychological stress, and the people who have successfully evaded state control to self-determine their circumstances not only have a desire to do so, they also have real, material, physiological advantages, if the story I’ve woven together makes sense.

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universal acid

k’s teaching, how it works for me, as it plays out in my brain …

its the universal acid …

the first time i read dennett’s “Darwin’s Dangerous Idea” i pictured universal acid, as he described it, as being so corrosively powerful it ate up the entire universe clear back to the big bang, leaving nothing …

and thats what the teaching does to the entire structure/process of thought in my brain … it eats it up and leaves in its wake only the entire actual universe … as it is … without the mediation of perception …

it just takes the hint … of one miniscule drop of the teaching …

like an invisible sun, already there, which instantly incinerates the entire self, flesh and all and leaves nothing — an inferno of intensity which draws the essence of life out of the Earth … like the Sun of our solar system …

why sun worship is the original religion … and relates to the moon and stars in the night sky as the void out of which life emerges … consciousness, the substance of the universe …