Re: virus: A "Confession" about "The Sign"

Joe E. Dees (
Sun, 23 May 1999 16:39:37 -0500

From:   (Brett Robertson)
Date sent:      	Sun, 23 May 1999 15:45:32 -0500 (EST)
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Subject:        	virus: A "Confession" about "The Sign"
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> I experienced this understanding while practicing righteousness at a
> homeless shelter in CA.
> There seems to be a level of revelation (truth) after which people who
> have made certain (perhaps minor) mistakes find themselves convicted BY
> this truth to envision through the logic it suggests the necessary
> consequences of their action(s).
> There also seems to be an alternative "truth" which allows for salvation
> from these consequences.
> The first truth I cannot describe. It is "abc and 123"... that is, it
> is simply "the truth"; though, the level of denial needed to disaffirm
> this truth and institute the other may be mechanized (through force-
> industrialization/ sacrifice- social engineering) so that certain
> systems can be maintained by which the consequences are pushed aside...
> until such time that the force of truth causes these systems to
> collapse.
> The other "truth" is based on serial negation (two no's equal one yes).
> According to this "truth", SELF negation allows for circular- (non-self,
> and only thereby objective-) affirmation. This objective affirmation
> occurs through the verification of one's foundational assumption-- that
> is, it is an understanding which validates the "sign" of one's
> "domestication" (group inclusion).
> Such domestication allows one the ability to recognize this *sign* of
> domestication in others (there is an unstated understanding of a shared
> "Achilles heal" though this may be perceived by whatever outward signals
> those within a trusted group give to each other of being "in the know").
> Thus, the group gives tacit agreement to dis-affirm the necessary
> (self-condemning) truth for the symbolic one-- the one whose "true"
> nature is FOUNDED upon the paradox of mutual self-negation and group
> condonation.
> The "assent to the negative" suggested by the sign affirms the negative
> foundation FOR it-- and so, through the double negative, again ties-into
> the positive foundation by which this system operates. By their
> unstated willingness to disaffirming you, indirectly, the chosen group
> reveals their willingness to AFFIRM YOU IN THE NEGATIVE (and thereby
> establish a "truth" which is founded upon paradox and the affirmation of
> negativity).
> I saw this in operation as a group of guys (in the shelter), before
> going to sleep, began talking about the negative things they all shared
> (mostly sexual perversions). This talk seemed to have been established
> with the sole purpose of attaining from me a sign of my (supposed)
> "similar" perversions.
> Failing to secure from me a "dirty secret" which they could use to
> "blackmail" me (and so establish a basis for "trust" by which I must
> tacitly agree to condone their version of truth, thereby also agreeing
> not to reveal more of the truth which I righteously represented...)...
> failing to secure from me a sign of my domestication, a spiritual
> incident occurred whose significance I can't exactly convey.
> The air in the dorm became "heavy" with a palpable "evil". My
> imaginings of this evil became a waking dream in which a murderer stood
> over my bed with a knife... ready to kill me unless I made my *assent to
> the negative*. When I chose my own potential death over domestication,
> the following happened (and though I believed myself to be protected
> from the threats because of my *righteousness*-- that is, I was
> protected through my understanding of the spiritual implication of the
> matter-- the actual danger was frighteningly real, nonetheless).
> The physical roof of the dorm caved-in. An individual leapt up from his
> bed screaming and ran out the front of the building, mad. The police
> were called and the matter "settled"... still...
> Brett Lane Robertson
> Indiana, USA
> MindRecreation Metaphysical Assn.
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Get back on the meds, Brett; Post Haste!