I used to think humans were pretty cool… very open to and aggressive in pursuing truth. The educational system, ironically enough, taught me otherwise. Humans are closeminded, arrogant for no good reason (or for reason of being told by someone above them that something is true and therefore BY GOD (sometimes literally) its true! Have you ever tried teaching a teacher? Hell hath no fury like a teacher challenged by truth!
Very well. So I decided to look into this. Humans want to play the arrogant closeminded game? Well… lets see what that shit's all about. Enter The Barrier. I set up a wall around myself, the same wall (well, not quite the same wall, since they have seemingly no ability to take theirs away) that exists around other humans… firsthand examination.
I have to say… its pretty goddamned miserable. One thing in defense of it though: it does WORK. If you don't want the outside world coming in, the wall IS effective. That's what the wall is really all about… paranoia, arrogance, asceticism, LOOK AT ME I HAVE A BARRIER pathos. A castle with thick walls *does* make you wonder what treasures lie within.
You might ask what right I have in satirizing these human barriers, shouldn't humans be respected in them? Why is there a need to break down these barriers?
I could give the old argument "Death of God" and these barriers, as based on the God philosophy, no longer are supported by culture, but instead (in greater addition) I'll say that the barriers close you off from other humans, other truth, very VALUABLE other humans and other truth.
In turn, you might argue that WITHOUT barriers, humans have no ability to protect themselves, or no *special* ability.
THAT is in my estimation the real argument. Should humans have the right to protect their identity in artificial ways? My answer is no. Every aspect of human identity needs to be subject to destruction.
Now, the great irony, the REALLY great irony, is that things like constructing this Barrier have made me more arrogant and set up essentially a *real* barrier for myself. I mean… what other human has done this… set up a Barrier in order to TEST Barriers? A few, probably… I doubt I'm unique. But sure as hell not many. I'm pretty impressed by myself! So now, given what I'm able to do with my own identity and what I'm able to learn, what human with their petty ways of living, petty ways of examining truth, is on my level?
But even that in turn has its counter. Why set up "the level" in the first place? Nothing I've learned, nothing that has improved me as a human, has benefitted from my arrogance. While I enjoy my arrogance as a celebration of my past accomplishments, the future is wide open and requires continued examination. So I need to set aside my accomplishments in order to create more of them.
I feel kind of sorry for the silly humans with their outmoded ways of understanding human life who take pity or scorn on me for The Barrier. Not so sorry as to shut them out, however… ha! You are all subject to my examination just as I am subject to yours!