If you like pop corn I hope you watch this talk because Pop Culture, which is the matrix we live in, is all about pop corn popping in the Media Frying Pan. And Trump throws a kernel into the pan every day to watch it pop, and he enjoys eating the pops, whether they a towards him or not. He enjoys his power to make Pops in Pop Culture. As President he can now make POPS with his Tweets every day, and his bowl is always full. As if were watching his youtube go viral, he is totally focused on how many pops his last kernel of corn got.
Ii go back to Vietnam and McNamara’s obsession with pops as a way to measure if we were winning or not. A Pop to McNamara is popping of VC, the body count. We would win the war if we could pop the VC faster then they could pop themselves. This didn’t work out so well, did it. The whole theory of Pops crashed.
I also talked about Wonder Woman again today. Wonder Woman is a metaphor for the Universal Heart that is our ground before we invest our identity in Pop Culture. (By Pop Culture I don’t mean just popular culture, I mean all culture, all culture is popular because we live in it like a fish in a fish bowl. We can’t see the bowl Culture because we wear Pop Glasses.
Wonder Woman is a metaphor for us before we were taken hostage by Pop Culture in adolescence. WW comes into the Culture of Division and war to restore the Heart and Unity, That which we always already are before we believed in the reality of Pop Culture…and the endless popping of What’s New.
Trump then is a metaphor for the God of War, Ares, that Wonder Woman came to kill. Culture disconnected from Heart is maintained by War and sacrifice. Young men go to war as a sacrifice to the God Freedom or Culture. They all get popped. The more young men get popped, the greater our culture. Vietnam was a hot frying pan of increasing popping, both sides throwing more corn into the kettle, each trying to out pop the other. WWI was another grand example of the Cultural Kettle of Popping. Millions were popped before it could stop, and it only stopped because America brought in more pops that Germany had. Germany was popped out.
But we get back to Trump as the President of Pop.
The value of Trump is that through him as the personification of Culture separated from the Universal Heart (the only thing that makes human life livable) we can see the projection of our own love of Pop…its logical conclusion. Trump is the shadow of ourselves thrown on the screen of history like a bedroom monster. Who is the super hero that will rescue us? Je Suis Wonder Woman. We are our own super hero…that we have to awaken from the trance of Pop Culture.
Connecting dots (pops) is the name of my game. Like Sherlock Holmes when he get stimulated by a case, The Game is On,…and Sherlock says, come on Watson, and he rushes out of the house. He never knows where the dots are going to lead him. He wants a surprise. He wants the wonder. He wants to break out of the Known. Just like in Space Odyssey, 2001, the astronaut had to leave the known world of the computer to encounter the Unknown. Computers and Culture can’t do that. Computers and Culture are closed systems that can only operate within the boundaries of the known. They just create new programs of the Known.
Of all of creation, only Man can break through the embryonic fluid of the Known and give birth to himself in the unknown. When you break through, you don’t know who you are because you have never existed before as this new world. Man is both the Unborn and the Born. When we forget that, we become enculturated into the womb of the known. We spend our lives looking for a crack in the egg, the way out.
What enables a mind to connect dots freely, seeing a hidden picture in one grasp, a picture no one else sees. This holistic picture is a Gestalt, the Whole that contains all the lesser whole, like the last Russian Nesting Doll. The adventure mind, the mind intent on finding the Heart or Mother of all world/gestaults keeps going through womb after womb, birth after birth, and with each birth breaking into new Gestalt or greater view of the world, like suddenly coming upon an overlook that see the whole mountain range.
One must follow the scent of the Heart Gestalt, that search for the mountain top from which you can view all of culture. Mountain climbers are living metaphor for this search for the Mother of all views. When you reach this Mother Gestalt there is no location of the viewer. The View is universal, a full 360 panorama. You are the center of the world that has no circumference and not single point. The Heart Gestalt is Universal. The Heart has no boundaries. The Heart is our ground of Being. All relationship connect with this ground because separate things cannot have the unity of relationship. Relationship is the One that is Two. The universal Heart is the One, the mind/brain is the unique two.
Some call this Heart God or Christ, but his is a problem when that name gets pulled into the division of Culture, because then you have my god and your god, the One is now Two. Unity and the Heart is Lost. It is better not to name the Heart. When you name, you divide.
The Heart Sutra of Zen takes you to Prajna, the mind that rests on no form, or nothing in Culture, which is form. Prajna goes beyond the last Russian doll. Like the space capsule free from the cultural booster rocket, you are free from the gravity of the mind and duality. We need culture only as a booster rocket, a heavy weight we are propelled to drop. It is the pain of culture, the contractions of the womb that awakens the drive to be born.
As we get older we get less and less entranced by Culture. We can’t keep up with the new movie stars and pop singers, and slang leaves us baffled. The young are the leading edge of new culture because they still believe it’s real. They have not yet seen enough of the Pop Culture to realize that all the pops are the same. As we get older we see the tape loop of culture, a never ending tape loop of What’s New.
However, instead of taking this as a clue to go beyond culture, those tired of culture become tired of life itself, and just settle back and wait to die. With the death of culture, nothing new is possible. Culture is painting by time and future. As we get older we have less future, and the attraction of Culture’s tomorrow weakens. We do not take this as a clue that leads us beyond time itself, which is beyond culture. Culture and Time are the same watch. Harold Lloyd hanging from the clock is man hanging from culture over the abyss of the unknown that is beyond culture and time.
Getting back to Wonder Woman, Culture as War, and the Universal Heart of Being from which we have been disconnected by culture that has substituted its womb for our ground of being, the womb of God. Why are women rising? Why was Hillary burn as a witch? What is the Woman’s Movement all about? Why is the Women’s Movement different than Movement Conservatism.
Well, Women’s Movement is the movement of the heart awakening, the awakening of Unity with Being, the. Universals One that is prior to culture. Culture is an abstract womb/world created by semantic language and thinking. This culture is the domain of the male who, not grounded by biology like the female, finds his identity in the tribe and in culture. But the female, grounded in creation itself, keeps one foot in the heart with the other foot in culture. When she stands on both feet, she stands for the unity of culture and the Heart of Being, which is compassion.
But men, when they lose their connection with the ground of their being, the Womb of God, shift their identity to Culture and division and War. The universe is a hostile place to culture that has cut its umbilical cord to Being and the Heart.
There are two contradictory movement happening in America right now. The Woman’s Movement that is a resurgence of the Heart, a reconnection to the ground of. Being, and Movement Conservatism which is a movement of political division under the guise of unity, a deception of culture that creates the double binding commandment of unifying and dividing with the same sword. Caught in the confusion of a self dividing culture, men are helpless.
It is women who must redirect culture and men back to the ground of the heart, to their natural identity where the heart and mind are the One that is Two.