|Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend Martin?|
We focused on how human parental dynamics are transferred to the nation's government.
If that is true, would we see the "child" emulating the "parent?"
The flash case that has had the media abuzz, the George Zimmerman v. Trayvon Martin case, will be offered in this post as one manifestation of this essence, and a case we can use to examine the phenomenon.
In several posts we covered the professional consensus concerning the psychological transference of the feelings, thoughts, concepts, and experiences we have, or had, with our human parents, into our notion of what government is:
... a common metaphor, shared by conservatives and liberals alike -- the Nation-as-Family metaphor, in which the nation is seen as a family, the government as a parent and the citizens as children ...(Security: Familyland, Fatherland, or Homeland?, emphasis added). Many fundamental emotional dynamics are involved in this configuration: fear, love, security, stability, life, and death.
Dredd Blog sees this subconscious parent mythology, after the smoke and mirrors have been stripped, as MOMCOM, an entity that is really not the angelic wife of Santa Claus (see as examples: The Virgin MOMCOM, In Loco Parentis & Parens Patriae - 2, and A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA).
The actions of George Zimmerman are like those of MOMCOM, sensing danger and suspicious people in places all around the world, then going thousands of miles away to invade weak nations that pose no real danger.
Of course MOMCOM then calls it self defense, as has been done for decade upon decade, as if mythology is in the genes:
(Myth Addiction Is Establishment's LSD - 3, quoting 1944 book). Since children emulate parents, George Zimmerman was merely doing what comes naturally:
The enemy aggressor is always pursuing a course of larceny, murder, rapine and barbarism. We are always moving forward with high mission, a destiny imposed by the Deity to regenerate our victims, while incidentally capturing their markets; to civilise savage and senile and paranoid peoples, while blundering accidentally into their oil wells.
Ground-Standing on the other side of the globe
The article "What Orwell Didn't Know" by Professor George Lakoff is in accord with this post:(The Toxic Bridge To Everywhere). When Zimmerman saw Martin, all of his sensory input went first through his amygdala, and was modified according to the fears and preconceptions which formed his response, like MOMCOM getting into invasion mode when "intelligence" is gathered by The Keystone Kops.
Probably 98 percent of your reasoning is unconscious - what your brain is doing behind the scenes. Reason is inherently emotional. You can't even choose a goal, much less form a plan and carry it out, without a sense that it will satisfy you, not disgust you.(What Orwell Didn't Know, see this also). The amygdala can become "propaganda central" since it gets a first look at all incoming sensory perception, that is, before the "conscious brain" gets a look at it:
Fear and anxiety will affect your plans and your actions. You act differently, and plan differently, out of hope and joy than out of fear and anxiety.
Department of Self-Defense
Thought is physical. Learning requires a physical brain change: Receptors for neurotransmitters change at the synapses, which changes neural circuitry. Since thinking is the activation of such circuitry, somewhat different thinking requires a somewhat different brain. Brains change as you use them-even unconsciously. It's as if your car changed as you drove it, say from a stick shift gradually to an automatic.
So some of the key interconnections of the amygdala — and these connections actually define what it does in a sense, at least with respect to fear — the amygdala gets sensory information directly from the various sensory systems that process the external world. So the visual system, the auditory system, olfactory, touch, pain, and so forth. All of these kind of come together, or converge, in the amygdala.(see video below). Regular readers know that this blog hypothesizes that the toxins of power hijack the process of normal pattern formation in the brain circuitry, so as to convert that pattern into a corrupt pattern.
Murdering to save "Amurka", it is not just for MOMCOM anymore, because we now have the Grand Ground-Standers In Chief (W and More W).