Punk: Philosophy & Practice

The New Punk Manifesto

Written by Anand Madhu Last Updated (21 December 2014)
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Happiness is relevant to everyone, so this short introduction to happiness may be the best thing to write here in the front page.

Happiness is of 3 types, Dopaminic, Norepic, and Serotoninic, felt when these neurotransmitters go about their task cycles.

Of these Norepic happiness, which is, increasingly, relatively rare -- is a qualitative (high-quality) form of "happiness" (also described as "elation" or "euphoria").

Dopaminic happiness is a "buzz", a form of pleasure or "happiness", of a quantitative (low-quality) type.

 

The Dopaminic and Norepic forms of happiness are phenomenologically dissimilar (though biochemically similar, one may guess).

 

To summarize, humans have 2 main kinds of processes, the Dopaminic and the Norepic; each is associated with experience of its own type of good feeling. 

 

The Norepic type of happiness is associated with the Norepic/axonal mechanism...

This type of happiness is greatly decreased in the depressed man.

How to experience it?

Since Axons transmit orders to muscles, Norepic mechanism is activated in every muscle executive process. Thus blinking your eyelid[1], looking here and there (darting eyes) and absorbing the vision for brief moments, even swinging your fingers to and fro, pushing your toes up and down, moving any muscle, being the lord of your body -- are all activities that push Norepi down task cycles, causing one to experience Norepic happiness. But the best way to experience a lot of "elation" is to think using one's nonlinearly associative part of the Frontal Executive Network, about which we'll see. Thus when your body's parts are functioning non-reactively, via Norepic orders, you get the feeling of self-worth or sense of tangible existence, "the feeling that you're in motion, a sudden sense" of (Chi) energy (though Droog is no lover of post-punk or New Order; besides, Joy Division was punk, not post-punk; here's the proof!).

 

In a healthy brain, levels of both forms of happiness should be high, though, typically, "Neo-Neurotypical" brains lack the Norepic form of happiness, are overdependent on the Dopaminic form of happiness. This imbalance is associated with quantitative psychological processes that lead inevitably to depression and dementia, and Norepi-deficiency psychosomatic processes (neurocontrol failure: diabetes, cancer etc.)

 

How to identify Norepic happiness?

Norepic mechanisms are present in Fungiform papillae[2]; thus absorbingly tasting food is an easy way of getting to experience what exactly Norepic happiness[3] feels like.

But, apart from being a valuable advice for how to eat -- that is useful merely as an experiment to help one know what Norepic happiness is.

Merely tasting well -- gives a minimal amount of Norepic happiness -- it is merely an introduction to Norepic happiness -- and one can experience, one must experience, a lot more Norepic task-cycles/happiness to feel good about himself, and to be productive, interactive with the world.

The best way to experience a flush of Norepic happiness is to use the NLT-area, the nonlinear thinking area.

If you want to do that -- spend time with nonlinear writings, such as those found in this website! It'll take you to extremes of Norepic conceptualization.

It'll be practice for your NLT-area, the path to Gnosis (assuming you ain't a Gnostic already. If you are a Gnostic, comfortable with nonlinear thinking, you'll still find much stimulating stuff to read here. Though only very few humans are Gnostics)



[1] (rapid) blinking of the eyelids -- uses Norepi (involves a Norepic task cycle), we can surely say, since Ptosis of the eyelid is linked to Norepi deficiency

[2] see link

[3] This experiment is easily done with sweet juice, which we normally merely gulp down quickly. But for this experiment, go slow. Let the layers of juice impress upon the surface of your tongue, layer by layer, whereby it sticks to the tongue for around half a second or so and, after activating the taste buds (experienced as a fresh layer of taste), is replaced by the subsequent layer of juice. Taste buds are only present in the Norepic fungiform papillae, not in the Dopaminergic filiform papillae -- for those in whom the former is absent, this experimental method of experiencing Norepic happiness might not work.

 

 


1) Natural inter-human variations:

If the reader thinks of it, he will find it easy to regard as true the following statement: Due to natural variations in the time taken for the evolution of logical faculty in differently evolving humans in different regions – there are some people in whom the logical faculty became more developed – the "hyper-logicians" ("logicians", in short, or, roughly, "pΨs") – and others in whom logical faculty became lesser developed. But of course, in the latter types of humans, over-developed are other skills – some social and meta-communicative skills (more recently, the syllogical faculty – see chapter 21, paper 2) – a set of skills called ""RQ", which use, or maybe "exploit" – the monoconditional signalling property of dopamine – making up for this lack of logical faculty[1]. An important subset of these people are the "syllogicians" aka, roughly, "pΦs".



[1] Of course, there is the "nature vs. nurture" idea i.e. logical faculty can be raised by practice even in such people – but nurture was and is rare.

In the context of history, we can neglect it.

 

2) The History of Mankind:

 

2.1) The Yin and Yang:

A good chunk of humanity's history, and in any case its most central parts, can be thus summarized: PΨs trying, by persuasion or war, to modify civilization into an absolutely logical (by which we mean "objectively" logical) character, and pΦs counter-trying, by persuasion or war, to modify civilization into a syllogical or tribal-friendly (by which we mean subjectively logical) character.

 

2.2) The clash:

The clash, that is, the dichotomy implicit in this Yin vs. Yang phenomena, is the underlying source of nearly all major, "irresolvable" political differences, fighting, and instability in society; and we can say that the extremists of both camps are wrong. Anyhow, this clash gives to history a somewhat Hegelian characteristic, in the sense that Hegel said that there is thesis and then contending antithesis, in the historical progression, though, as there are 2 (contending) factions in mankind, such Hegelian progression is only natural.

 

2.3) Of course, the right type of civilization would take into account the variations between all types of people, and thus be truly objectively logical.

That is, a civilization that respects neurodiversity...

 

 

 

The Case for Neurodiversity: This website is concerned with the most central and fundamental realities which define mankind and its culture, and it is therefore related to the Greek γνῶσις (Gnosis), a noun which meant, to Plato, a body of higher knowledge absent in most men. The most fundamental detail that determines and defines all other details in society, is the distribution of brain types across humanity. It is a poorly understood matter, and the “new thesis” accessible on the left contains some ground-breaking new insights on this subject. The mental differences between humans (and the resulting need for a neurodiversity-based civilization) are usually ignored by establishment educationists, psychologists, and other academics. But mentally, humans are as diverse as the lemurs of Madagascar, which had started out as one species, but diversified into many physically dissimilar subtypes. Though, in the case of men, even if the species is the same as such, and the physical differences are trivial, the mental differences are profound. Remarkably the most important of these mental differences have no significant relationships with the politicized or apparent “differences” among men i.e. race, gender, ancestral origin, color, nationality etc. And the mainstream view that one of the mental types is "right" or "normal" or "ideal", and the other types are "diseased", is partially wrong, and partially an inversion of the truth. Finding some of these exotic truths have opened the doors to finding other critical truths. From our crow's nest, the great socio-economic problems of mankind become easy to solve. The solution involves flipping over architecture on its head, as we’ll see. Hopefully the reader can join me in that project! Hopefully he can sustain himself here until he gets to know the gist of what is conveyed!

Of course, reading this website and its offerings may not be as easy as, for example, eating. But readers are assumed uninformed. Verbosity shifting focus from reality into words, as seen in most analytic (popular or academic) traditions, is avoided. Though "merely logical" non-fiction may initially look hard to one whose right-brain is out of practice due to lack of exercise – if the reader is of that type -- if he persists, he will soon see a major increase in his insight and conceptual ability. Logical writings, as opposed to fiction / fiction-type (axiom-based) analytic frameworks, are thus direct components of Gnosis.
 



 

 

Updates

Latest Update: I've released the third edition of what can be called my most important book:

 

Lordship of the Fifth Column

Sabotage in the Nazi Party: infiltration atop the hierarchy

 

Find the book here


 

 

Punk Music Beautiful Words

 

Well, the above picture's author got it wrong too, but it's ok; the world's best things are never easily explained. For true punk (the "Sid Vicious" brand of punk) is not so much about music at all; it's about how the people, particularly the bright-minded youth, push an international sub-culture which aims to forward a philosophy of equality and justice... This they do by comic music (to draw the crowds) as well as action and thinking (to educate the crowds); this website expedites the thinking part.


 

In particular, we want something, a fundamental change in civilization... we want to make civilization functional for all human beings (or indeed animals), whatever their brain type (which determines their political leaning).

Generally, this website contains stuff like:

 

GENERAL GUIDELINE:

Don't mind a rigorous* study of theoretical neuroscience here and now? Read the below ppt (and the links within it).

Do mind it? Skip the presentation and read on...

 

* (yet intellectually rewarding...)