By Rei Tanotsuka, 30 July 2021.
“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” Chinua Achebe
Nobel prize economist/psychologist Daniel Kahneman studied the notion of satisfaction or happiness of the self, and essentially found two mind states. He named them the “experiencing self” and the “remembering self”.
To streamline his extensive work into a few sentences, it goes something like this: the brain works on a “peak/end rule” in HINDSIGHT, whereas PRESENT reality reflects a dulled sense of feeling. This form of mental inhibition happens especially so during stressful events so that we imprint a more pleasant future memory. This is why most people will claim they had a fantastic holiday, because they only remember the cocktails at the resort sun deck, but conveniently forget the badly cobbled streets which almost resulted in a club foot for a souvenir.
How severe are these two sides of the same self? Well, they run a correlation of 0.5, which is roughly the feeling between identical twins bearing witness to the same experience.
What has this got to do DNA?
Nothing, but it has everything to do with the West valourising their achievements by performing a bloody sacrifice on ours! They “kill” our achievements/discoveries which occurred long before theirs, and surreptitiously insert themselves as the primary authors. How do their consciences reconcile the purloining of another’s creative genius with their self aggrandizment? Read Kahneman’s “twin self” theory of selective memory!
It amazes me that everyone living in the “developed” countries, triumphantly praise Darwin, Crick and Watson for taking us out of the witch hunting, virgin sacrificing days of our forefathers, yet almost no one has heard of Fu Xi and Wen of Zhou. We eulogize Darwin, Crick and Watson’s discoveries as being one of the most beneficial in civilising humankind, forgetting to mention that the last witch trial occurred in America in 1878. Just incase you want to retort “Well, everyone was like that back then…”, here’s a little context.
China by 960 CE made the magnetic compass, became the first government in the world to issue a fully functional fiat system, and created the first JOINT-STOCK CORPORATION to offset the high costs needed to finance big projects.
While Britain was still knee deep in human turd, the Chinese were already wiping their anal sphincters in delicate tissue paper infused with the scent of a lovely floral bouquet! Perfumed loo paper. *Psst, you know how the West keeps telling itself it was the rats that were responsible for the plague? Turns out it was their own reluctance to practice basic hygiene, coupled with their enthusiasm to eat in propinquity to where they shat that probably caused the mass outbreak! Black Plague.
By the 1400s, China was already sailing around the world, saying “Ni hao” to the other inhabitants, concomitantly harbouring ZERO intentions to steal, enslave and kill them. How novel!
Oh, and the Indians? Well they were busy performing rhinoplasty some 2,500 years ago (Sushruta Samhita). Along with removing pesky cataracts and inventing a theorem for Pythagoras to one day steal, they had precious little time to persecute, lynch and immolate people who had the audacity to live a life not ordained by THE book!
The Old Europeans were a tad more honest…… this generation of Westerners? A cross between Pinocchio and a bong.
Two words. I Ching. This fundamental creation to explain nature’s phenomena by Emperor Fu Xi in 2852-2737 BC, forms the basis of computer science, DNA, Jung’s collective unconscious and Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory. The Chinese were just nonchalantly erased from this contribution to humanity because of the West’s proclivity to distort reality until they become the victors.
From now on, there’s going to be a fair amount of nerd speak, so close this page if details are not your forte!
The following information is taken from a MUST READ book: I Ching (Yi Jing) vs Quantum Mechanics, DNA/RNA, Darwinian Evolution, by Charles H Chen.
The most unfortunate thing about Westerners is their idiosyncratic need to selectively credit WHO gave them inspiration or clarification. They refute the rudimentary logic that if the person they sought advice from can concisely breakdown their “discovery”, and provide utility for their epiphany, it’s very likely that THEY DIDN’T DISCOVER IT! Someone else obviously beat them to it. The next time anybody tells you it was Western civilization that has contributed most to humanity, agree. Qualify your answer with “Yes, I certainly think thats possible! They would have definitely contributed the most to the greening of our world with the amount of shit that comes outta their gob!”. Now, back to Fu Xi…..
Here’s how he figured out life. Firstly, he saw everything as ONE, which he called TAIJI.
He then used two lines to denote Taiji – a solid line (yang) and a broken line (yin). Oneness turns into duality.
*illustrations taken from I Ching and the greatest oracle of them all, Google.
Yang and yin were perceived to have two sides, which could be paired. This gave rise to four configurations.
Xi looked at the heavens above, the ground below and everything in between, then reasoned that there must be three states. Each state must therefore have an effect on the yin yang balance. Voila, you get the eight primary trigrams.
Most would have stopped here and resigned themselves to a life of ass parking, marvelling at their own genius, but not Xi. No siree. He said “I know there’s more!”.
He continued to observe our quirky planet and noted eight fundamental elements:
*note: This discovery is 5000 years old, we must understand the underlying phenomenon of the natural objects used as symbolic elements. Thunder has a frequency range of 20-100hertz, it’s not the phenomenon of “thunder” that is the element that causes change, it’s the frequency of sounds that is important.
1. Heaven – Qian
2. Thunder – Fart, just kidding, Zhen.
3. Water – Kan.
4. Mountain – Gen.
5. Earth – Kun.
6. Wind – Xun.
7. Fire – Li.
8. Lake – Dui.
Next he proceeded to assign the names of each trigram to a fundamental element.
…….after this, Fu Xi did indeed do some ass parking. Oh, at this point you might be asking why only line depictions for such an important discovery? Well, writing as we know it, hadn’t yet evolved.
Here come the Literati – King Wen of Zhou!
Fast forward 2000 years, armed with the ability to read and write, King Wen of Zhou added his 2 cents to the I Ching. A contemplative soul, he meditated on Xi’s eight primary trigrams in juxtaposition to the ever changing world. He noticed that the passage of time brought about changes, altering the fate of existing things. He added ANOTHER 8 trigrams to Xi’s original to represent the interaction, so now the maximum number of permutations is 64.
Following in his father’s footsteps, the Duke of Zhou made further improvements by giving each line an interpretation. So there are 64 hexagrams, and each hexagram has 6 lines, totalling 384 base meanings. The 6 lines represent the main theme of the hexagram, HOWEVER as you use the I Ching as an oracle (by casting a coin or using yarrow stalks) the lines CHANGE, which means the actual number of factors in the reading would be greater than 384!
Not only that, the main hexagram could morph into ANOTHER themed hexagram via the changes from the casting. So? So, this means that the I Ching caters for all the complexities of our crazy world! Hold up, ain’t this DNA?
5000 years later, the Europeans FINALLY figure it out…..
The more I learn about history, the dumber the West appears to me. They are THE SLOWEST to catch on, yet when they do, we are supposed to give a year long encomium about their “discovery”……. which we found……. a millenium ago. It’s like almost 2,000 years AFTER the Karma Sutra was penned, the West goes to Bharat in all bragalicious glory, informing the Indians they’ve found a recreational use for the common asshole! I mean what can you do except pat them on the head and say “Good boy, you really are smart, now go take a bath and have a damn good lie down….”.
Yes, it took till the 1860s to produce one Swiss physiologist, Dr Friedrich Miescher to discover the DNA. It took another 100 years for Watson and Crick to articulate what the heck it was that Miescher had discovered. *By the way, Watson and Crick had to bulldoze Rosalind Franklin’s main contribution to the understanding of DNA inorder to perpetuate the myth of the White man/greatest hero in the world archetype.
You shouldn’t need me to relay how the double stranded helix works, but we all know that the codons (nucleotide triplet) consist of 3 chemicals eventhough DNA and RNA is a combination of 4. The trigram in the I Ching finds its equivalence in the codon of DNA and RNA, meaning that the maximum number of permutations is once again 64 – 4x4x4.
Funkier still, is that during the synthesis of amino acids, excepting methionine and tryptophan, all of the other amino acids can be encoded by 2-6 different codons. The 2 sets of 64 codons, aka the genetic code, make up everything, from ant to man.
Darwinian Evolution too?…..
Yes we are changing, not only our undergarments but our DNA/RNA chemical structures too through external stimuli. Darwin’s theories on cellular evolution has 3 outcomes:
1. Gene alteration is deleterious forcing extinction.
2. Gene alteration is beneficial, changing an organisms function and morphology for better adaptation.
3. Gene alteration has no effect.
Living organisms constantly encounter environmental changes, and hence continually undergo the above 3 processes. This is what the interpretation of the hexagrams in the I Ching are based on, invariable outcomes of an element due to external factors.
Computer Science too?…..
Most of us know the box that sits on our table which we spend hours gazing into, was invented by a Brit in the 1940s but if pressed to name WHO started the idea of information generating machines, we would quibble “Ah, that Euro….what’s his face, the binary guy…”. Yes, that’s right the first EUROPEAN binary guy was Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and he’s generally touted as the granddaddy of computer science.
However, Libneiz could fathom no pragmatic use for his discovery until the I Ching was put under his nose by the Jesuit missionaries who had traversed the Middle Kingdom. Unlike Joachim Bouvet (Libneiz’s Jesuit penpal on all matters I Ching), who wanted to use the I Ching as evincing Christian universal “truths”, Libneiz saw that the binary order of both image (trigrams and hexagrams) and number could be used to generate knowledge. Libneiz was smart enough not to hold prejudice against a profound piece of logic just because the Chinese had already conceived of it first, unlike Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, the quintessential Eurocentric asshole who dismissed I Ching as Eastern mysticism and advised one – “not let the form beguile us into putting the Oriental elements on a par with our own, or even preferring them to our own.”. You see why Westerners are always proven wrong in the long run? Everyday we use machines based on the binary system, a logic the ORIENTALS DISCOVERED FIRST!
Jordan Peterson’s hero Carl Jung synchronised his theory with the I Ching too….
JP is the arcana of nouveau masculinity – a brooding, beguiling magnet for the endangered lost souls of Millennial and Gen Z boys. JP in short, is the modern day incarnation of a messiah, where his 12 rules for life today, rival the 10 commandants of yesteryear.
Yes he cries, he criticizes, he likes lobster analogies (what?), and he absolutely refuses to credit the Asian roots of the “Western” ideas he propagates. As we all marvel at gems like these:
“The better ambitions have to do with the development of character and ability, rather than status and power. Status you can lose. You carry character with you wherever you go, and it allows you to prevail against adversity.” JP
“It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order. If you’re going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons.” JP
We surreptitiously forget that his Western predecessors poached their ideas from people like this:
“A man should say, I am not concerned that I have no place, I am concerned how I may fit myself for one. I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.”. Confucius.
“Tsze-lu, following the Master, happened to fall behind, when he met an old man, carrying across his shoulder on a staff a basket for weeds. Tsze-lu said to him, “Have you seen my master, sir?” The old man replied, “Your four limbs are unaccustomed to toil; you cannot distinguish the five kinds of grain:-who is your master?” With this, he planted his staff in the ground, and proceeded to weed.” Confucius.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Peterson for his ability to puncture the shadows latent in us by forcing a confrontation, unfortunately he hasn’t been able to do that with his own lineage.
“In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition-, religion- and even nation-centred cultures, partly to decrease the danger of group conflict. But we are increasingly falling prey to the desperation of meaninglessness, and that is no improvement at all.”……….Is this actually true, or COULD IT BE that information is now democratized (via the net) and ALL THE COLOURED MINIONS IN OUR WORLD ARE NOW ABLE TO FINALLY TELL OUR STORIES?
This trait of lunacy carried by Westerners is going to take another good century to fix! WHY do they think, when we excavate ancient artifacts, or back date the position of constellations to show that our ancient texts recorded information WAY OLDER than what Western scholars would want us to believe, are we INFRINGING on THEIR self esteem? Hold up, we didn’t put them in a racial hierarchical headlock and tell them they were worthless pieces of shit for a few centuries! It was the other way around.
The bottom of the barrel thinkers which pass for intellectuals in the West these days, are not only cherry pickers in the orchard of imperial lies, they are downright unscrupulous, denying the very evidence laid bare by their mentors who OPENLY ATTEST to using ideas from the East!
JP waxes lyrical about Jung, and even the most ill read would have heard of “synchronicity”, the idea that there are no coincidences in life.
Jung asserts that “The science of I Ching is based not on the causality principle but on one which – hitherto unnamed because not familiar to us – I have tentatively called the synchronistic principle.”
Here we see Jung state with utmost frankness that this idea DID NOT EXIST IN THE WEST! This is why I cringe when I watch Peterson argue that it was the West who came up with the innovative thoughts that propelled our world from bleak cave dwellers, to high tea connoisseurs living in sky scrapers! He is just flagrantly DISHONEST!
Dear Reader, if you learned nothing new from this post, at least walk away with a better sense of reality. EVERY NOMINAL IDEA of liberty, depth or spiritual elevation you currently harbour, is 100% derived from our Asian or African ancestors. Once you tear off the veil of brute Western strength, you’ll find almost NOTHING about their achievements that didn’t infact, come from us first.