It is exactly a year since the nomasons.net website landed; it so happens that today Grand Wizard and Omalone1 order their 99+ milestone… we’ve appreciated your readership…
Earlier I referred to Gurdjieff who advised students and theorists alike, to comprehend his complete body of work prior to attempting to reference it. Likewise, Manly P Hall implored ill-informed people to avoid experimenting with affairs they were not ready to deal with: ‘we would have much less trouble if our psychologists refrained from speaking for the first five years, for most of them are preaching with no more foundation for their eloquence than two weeks’ study with someone no better informed than themselves.’ Sadly, with ignorant people, they operate as the Crowd that Plato warned against when he wrote: “If you were ill, and wanted advice on your health, you would go to an expert – the doctor. In other words, you would want to consult someone who had been specially trained to do the job. The last thing you would do is assemble a crowd, and ask them to vote on the correct remedy.”
‘If a sufficient number of people who wanted to stop war really did gather together’ Gurdjieff said, ‘they would first of all begin by making war upon those who disagreed with them. And it is still more certain that they would make war on people who also want to stop wars but in another way. And so they would fight. Men are what they are and they cannot be different.’ Although this might sound slightly mystical and abstract, I would urge you to substitute the word “whites” with the word “men”, for, eternally intent on maintaining domination (i.e. the power-equation of white over non-white), it is impossible to reform the innately criminal. In order to maintain white supremacy, they must participate in it, which means perpetuating it, through practicing it, and this includes failing to (effectively) challenge it. Sadly, there is only room for one group at the top meaning that all “desirable” attributes are reserved for whites, whilst all “dirty” traits are “bestowed” upon non-whites, or in the case of “blacks”, conferred.
Joy Lawson and Donna Ford are the only black ladies I am aware of who examine the nature of giftedness amongst non-white peoples, and yet, who are they but two females qualified/authorised by whites to do what they do? Either way, if they themselves have adopted the white framework for processing data in interpreting the world, it makes little difference if they do encounter gifted “non-whites” as, as is typical, the chances are they would also read this person as “threatening”, and accordingly, “pathologise” them. Again, it is a “failure” born out of that “trigger-happy” mentality; that “quick-fire” attitude which operates based on a principle of supreme entitlement where “might” is “white” is “right.” As Debono remarked: “a myth is a fixed way of looking at the world which cannot be destroyed because, looked at through the myth, all evidence supports the myth”, and yet, even before that, THE myth which creates the conflict and tension lies in the assumptions of communicating… for some 99+ posts I have tried to share with you many ideas and paradigms. I am not sure if, with these conversations, I have been effective, but who is?