This was an interesting talk because we are stepping beyond with media news concludes is the cause or absence of cause in the Las Vegas Shooting. Since there in no obvious cause to the shooters action, we need a bigger boat. The media is frustrated because they can’t fit him into the usual suspects, i.e. ISIS, father hatred, work frustration, racism, Trump, Obama, etc, so like the obelisk in Space Odyssey: 2001, this “obelisk” has no reference to the known world.
We also noted that the Obelisk in Space Odyssey was a metaphor or symbol in the movie for that trigger the activates the evolution of human consciousness. When we encounter an unknown, something that has no reference to the known, we either discount it, ignore it, miss perceive it, or we make the leap in consciousness to a greater reality map, one that includes the “obelisk.” Is the Las Vegas Shooter the Obelisk in our Space Odyssey?
Do we need a bigger boat to understand this Jaws rising up from the depths of the American Psyche as Death itself, as this horrible monster that is us. This is not a human problem, referencing the evil nature of man, so that Original Sin explains everything. This is an American problem that is unique to America. Just referencing to the idea of Evil does not expand consciousness.
We are all the Las Vegas Shooter, since we all participate in and create the American Culture of Violence in which the Shooter is the effect. Anger and its child violence grows in our frustration to find the cause of the violence. As always, when we can’t find the Usual Suspect, we look for the wrong suspects, blaming everyone and anything that comes into view. We even make political systems out of blame the wrong suspect, which perpetuate the anger at not being able to find the Real Suspect….because it is us.
Violence begins at home, right here on Facebook, if you want to look. Not in the other post but in our own, when we dig in out position and mount our machine guns at the other’s position. Right there in our Opinion Wars we have the root cause of the Las Vegas Shooter. We are participating in the America Field of Violence. Like an artist who creates the art and is then created by his art, we created the field and then the field creates us in an interactive dance of the creator and the created.
Lets keep kicking this can. The fundamental assumption that creates the Violence Field in our everyday lives and collective life is that culturally implanted Idea that we are the Created and that some external force causes us to move, whether that cause is in the external world or in our past traumas makes no difference. We believe we are the Determined. Mecahnistic science from Newton on believes that for anything to move an external force is necessary. So what is the external force that caused the Las Vegas Shooter? What created him? What caused him?
The Bigger Boat understanding and knowledge—the knowledge of Knowing not believing—is that we are each the creator/created, a player in a dynamic Unity. We simultaneously create and are being created by the world. Steve Jobs created the Apple World, and we participate in its creation while it creates us in unsuspected ways. Creativity is always a surprise because it is not completely caused by the known. Creativity is a mix of the known and the unknown, a discovery cocktail. Creativity is revelation.
Is the Las Vegas shooting creative? Or is it violence. It is creative violence. The shooter created the shooting as the biggest one yet, with the biggest body count, and without reference to the known narratives that explain through known categories the cause of the shooting. This LV Shooter leaped beyond the pale, beyond the known. We need a bigger boat to understand this Jaws rising up out of the American Unconscious.
The Las Vegan Shooting was a Field Effect. The tension of anger, outrage, and violent confrontation in the American Collective when reaching a saturation point but realize its pent up energy through the lightening strike of random violence. When a lighting bolt hits an object it appears to be random, but there is a build up of energy on the ground that attracts the build up in the field. BAM! The lightening bolt strikes to reales the energy on both sides.
But the Strike itself creates division and violence in the field as it struggle to align separate meanings to the Strike from the existing maps of reality. In our effort to find meaning, we lose meaning. We need a bigger boat. America, each one of us has to create out way out of the double-bind, this lose/lose pattern that keeps repeating itself, with each repetition getting more violent.
We are chasing our own tail. And caught in this feed back loop of a Collective Mind chasing itself, the energy increases like a hurricane over warmer waters. What are the warm waters? Perhaps it is the Media itself, for if you want to understand what the new conditions are in American Culture that has never existed before, it’s 24/7 commenting news, which is itself divided into two competing narrative. Everything the Media as a force field touches is divided. Just as everything Trump touches divided into two conflicting halves, into the dragon eating its own tail.