Friday, June 3, 2011

In Support of Humanism

In Support of Humanism: as opposed to the Posthuman utopia or the ultimate scientific dictatorship. Tired of being fed alleged "Satanic" propaganda by mainstream culture monsters like Lady Gaga? A Brave New World? Blasphemous, I think not! Plastic surgery, Reproductive technology, Genetic engineering, information technology, and anticipated future ones, such as molecular nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. Political Scientist, Francis Fukuyama identifies transhumanism as "a strange liberation movement" that wants "nothing less than to liberate the human race from its biological constraints." Personally, I am in favor of Spiritual Evolution as opposed to "Human Enhancement Technologies". If having emotions is considered a biological constraint, I'll opt for staying a spiritual being having a human experience that is in harmony with nature and the Love Supreme!

"The environmental movement has taught us humility and respect for the integrity of nonhuman nature. (i.e. plants, animals) We need a similar humility concerning our human nature. If we do not develop it soon, we may unwittingly invite the transhumanists to deface humanity with their genetic bulldozers and psychotropic shopping malls."

"The time will come when my pictures will be understood, they are destined for the 21st century." Emma Kunz 1892-1963 - Artist, Researcher, Healer

I was just pondering all this while looking at the Sacred Geometry of Emma Kunz. (see above) She created mandala-like grids which she used as instruments of healing. Emma Kunz lived during the turn of the century, when Industry reared it's ugly head. At 18, she began to use telepathy, prophecy and divination. I was thinking about how several generations later, modern artists of this genre like Fredrik Söderberg and Louise Despont, have the same spiritual thread running through their bodies of work. So how has "Human Enhancement Technology" really benefited the Collective Consciousness or the Environment anyway? Think about it...

Fredrik Söderberg

Louise Despont

"Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable."


Rose said...

Insightful and wise post. With on this~

Kane said...

What an eerily haunting poem. I have always wondered about time and space and what they mean for us as human beings that exist within them.

Let me ponder.


Tiffany D. Davidson said...

"Tired of being fed alleged "Satanic" propaganda by mainstream culture monsters like Lady Gaga?"


"Personally, I am in favor of Spiritual Evolution as opposed to "Human Enhancement Technologies"

Agreed ♥

Brianne said...

In your last quote could you not replace "time" with "ideas?" Engaged in an Idea we have no time or space, at least no constructs of them. Is that the point of the art? Plato believed the truth of any human engaged discipline (mathematics, science, art) is the same: Truth. Some call it Darma, some God, some Universal Consciousness, some Love. Tapped into it is what makes us Human? Great post. I love the art. Peace.