Sunday, September 28, 2014

Everything Goes in Cycles

"Know the active, the masculine, yet keep to the feminine, the passive" - Tao Te Ching

"Who knows when this cycle will end?” - Tao Te Ching

It's fascinating to watch how things go in cycles. I see things as a cybernetic feedback system, where A affects B, then B affects A. It's why I've had my doubts about about linear cause-and-effect for years. That's just a small part of the whole story.

I've also been struck for years how masculine/feminine applies to everything, with the active being defined as masculine and the passive defined as the feminine. There is movement and rest in everything - and those thing go in a cycle. Sometimes a small cycle, sometimes a big cycle, sometimes a gigantic cycle (God spends six days creating everything and rests on the seventh - a story, which I have to admit, has always cracked me up).

There is the fact God as always been considered masculine but but Mary is feminine. Even in Protestantism there are female many female saints. For that matter, think of the first "split" into male and female - Adam and Eve. And when human male and female come together, there is creation - babies.

Men by nature are the active, the creative - the discovers, the inventors. It's why we have civilization. Women have been the the nurturing, the passive, the receptive. It's why we have a place to rest. Motion and rest. Put them together in balance and you have creation and growth, rest and relaxation.

The feminine is about nurturing and support, rest leading to regeneration - it's why women give birth, or why sleep (rest) is about regeneration leading to activity during the day.

Of course, things have for now gone haywire. For now, but not in the future. Cycles, remember? But as for now, things are out of balance.

The Manosphere is a reaction to feminism. That much is obvious. A (the feminine) affects B (the masculine) and B reacts and then begins to affect A.

Many of the ideas in the Manosphere have gone way too far - thinking Evo-Pysch is a real science, using it to justify the ideas of women being loveless hypergamous whores, dubious, dangerous and narcissistic ideas about "Alpha/Beta," "chicks dig the Dark Triad," women as "plates," etc. Those who spout such ideas are fools, no matter how well they write. Imagine where those ideas lead.

It's clear the younger believers in such things were raised with weak/nonexistent fathers and clueless mothers, whether single or not. Those raised in more stable families - with some exceptions - don't believe in these things and in fact see them as adolescent cluelessness.

The whole things bears a resemblance to a pendulum - swings too far one way, then another. Too much motion and not enough rest. No too active fighting and not enough response and reflection.

It'll never last, of course. It never does. Grow, collapse...then regeneration. Imagine the life of plants and apply them to humans. Everything in a cycle. That's what I learned as a 12-year-old introvert wandering the woods every season in the year.

“All human things are a circle.” -Inscription upon the temple at Athens

"Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls. It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world."- the Kinks, "Lola"

"Everywhere is freaks and hairies/Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity" - Ten Years After, "I'd Love to Change the World"

6 comments:

Ras Al Ghul said...

When a pendulum swings far one way, it swings just as far in the other direction as a result.

In order for the manosphere's swing of the pendulum to "go to far" it would have to be as pervasive and extensive as feminism at its peak.

Since it is not, it will have to go to "where all those ideas lead" and it hasn't yet. It will go to where female human nature is at least as vilified as the masculine has been.

It is inevitable.

The Burka and the Brothel will be the only choices

The Anti-Gnostic said...

My father told me he thinks humanity just keeps repeating the first 11 chapters of Genesis, over and over.

Bob Wallace said...

Your father was a smart man.

ray said...

It's not a repeat of Genesis, it's stasis in Genesis. Human beings are O-U-T. It shows too.


Except now, the page is turning to Exodus. For some.


God hasn't lifted the Edenic curses, neither upon humans or the Earth.


Right about the alpha/beta guys resulting from fatherless an antimasculine generations.



These are young men searching thru the ruins. Lost and pretending not to be. Naturally they invent their own lingo and cluster into packs and play cocksure. But some are open to learning, and some of the sites include worthwhile articles. Cheers.

Feather Blade said...

The Burka and the Brothel will be the only choices

Which means that Margaret Atwood would be proven right. Nobody wants that.

Bob Wallace said...

I sure don't. Margaret Atwood, yech.