The following 4 “SEEMingly” innocuous naming practices of human experts contain principles applicable to how ones mind enters inhumanity turmoil: (1) Egg-plants obtain their name because of their formal resemblance to the egg; peanuts, because they are contained in a pod—as are peas; (2) Lamps originally were torches, and when a wick-burning vessel was employed as a substitute for the torch-lamp, the old name was retained. Similarly, what came to be called an “electric lamp” is because the electric apparatus gives light, as did the oil-lamp, or its predecessor the original torch-lamp; (3) a whale, despite being regarded as a fish, is actually a warm-blooded animal, suckling its young—thus being more like a seal than a fish. Yet, its outer appearance is like that of a fish and by it living in water, adds to the misleading impression of a whale being a fish; (4) a guinea-pig who is no pig at all–its name being given merely because its general shape resembles that of a pig. These are microcosms of how ancient things originated but then underwent pretzel type changes. Gullible people are taken advantage of by their deliberate Misinterpreter leaders who present life-shaping and life-changing information as if there has been absolutely no change since the beginning of its history. One tiny aspect is that of “Pseudepigraphia” (writings falsely attributed to biblical characters or times). Even profound things taught by the teacher were not usually written down by the teacher but instead by students often attributing to the teacher things never said by the teacher. Authors were not allowed to put their names on their works–but only attribute it to guessed at original sources or to the spirit imparted to one. Pseudepigrapha was not considered dishonest back then, as it would be today. Unfortunately, identifying historical landmarks were not preserved. For example, the name of the Sage who originated a maxim might be replaced each time the story was told a century or more later–and neither was the story written. Similar to recorded stories, oral stories were dramatically presented simply to make a point and not to be taken literally. Points were numerically listed for easy remembrance and elaboration. Almost all philosophical life-shaping and life-changing words originating in African Tradition have undergone a process similar to whale/pig naming examples.
Such is seen in African Tradition’s Unconditional Love (representing the Cosmic Force’s inner nature) vs. Europeans’ “Love” as an emotion; Deduction (based upon the Spiritual Elements), and Dignity (an in-born inherent Worthiness). Today, those with immaturity mindset Themes of similar Ignorance of Gullibility persisting into adulthood, not only fail to think beyond Non-Rationality but eagerly accept daily showers of Unrealities presented by their own “like-kind” group. When people are taught not to think and do not allow themselves to be who they really are, then they become profoundly insecure and addicted to the Crowd. As almost “robots,” they take orders from the Crowd who, in turn, “takes orders” from “higher authorities.” For example, they are told to willfully misinterpret selected “likeness” perceptions of their group as the standard for perceiving “unlikeness” in all others. Put the other way, if they did not follow orders to recognize the existence of the “opposite” Qualities in “them” as “unlikeness”—and thus bad—they would not recognize themselves as “Us” vs. “Them.
By contrast, if the “Us” considered all people to be human beings, they would not have their attention called to “unlikeness” in “Them”—and would not think of it at all because of seeing the entire tennis racket rather than a “string”. By dwelling in a lifestyle of undeserved privilege means they do not need to think of privilege at all. But when they go with the Crowd and say: “all of ‘Us’ have belief and faith” in being told to see “them” as opposites, then to think of these false “opposites” as real is only from being socialized to see differences. “Belief” means leaf, an old term for “Wish”. To back that up with “Faith” means, in one sense, to have a state of openness or trust. Beliefs of the “Us” result from how they have improperly used their senses, mental activities in thinking, and brains in accepting what the Crowd says and the limitations or the ridiculousness of the instruments, authorities, or evidence their leaders claim as proof. The belief significance varies with where the presented thing is positioned on ones Philosophy of Life priority insecurity list. Hence, one must cling (strongly wish) to presented Wrongs, like not recognizing the existence of those “unlike” them. jabaileymd.com