Re: [steiner] think piece: Is the Internet good or bad for the Consciousness Soul?
- Robert Mason wrote:
Dear Robert et al,
Each and every point you've brought up below is important, but I, myself, cannot take part in discussions involving those such as Gennady Bondarev due to my adherence to Steiner as my source. In spite of the occasional errors in translations, I at least feel on "sure ground," so to say, with Steiner. Thank you for introducing possible varying viewpoint(s).
I ran across a blog by Michael A. Hoffman, who
was discussing the publication and promotion of
his new book:
<http://revisionistr eview.blogspot. com/2008/ 07/war-of- ideas-and- promotion- of-judaism. html>
For those who don't recognize the name, Hoffman
is one of the deeper of non-Anthro thinkers and
writers about the occult-political power
structure. I think he coined the term
*cryptocracy* . Unhappily, in the past year or
two censorship on the public Internet computers
that I use has been tightened, and so I can't
get to his website. But this blog isn't on his
site, and it slipped through.
In the course of discussing his new publication
he does bring forth some interesting and
provocative ideas about the Internet and its
relation to the consciousness and practical
will of the public. Anthros may recall how
Steiner taught that the Consciousness Soul in
its outer, socio-political aspect arises
instinctively in the English-speaking peoples.
Of course, he said that almost a century ago,
and we are now forced to ask how and why there
so little of the Consciousness Soul culture
manifesting in present socio-political
formations, why the "sheople" are in such
abject thrall to the "elite". I have brought
some Anthroposophical musings by Gennady
Bondarev on this question; basically his answer
is that people (the world over) are under the
very effective influence of the "black magic"
of political occultisms of the Luciferic,
Ahrimanic, and Asuric kinds. We might also
consider, as have plenty of non-Anthro
observers, the soul-deadening power of mass
inoculations, fluoride poisoning, the
"deliberate dumbing down" by the "educational"
system, television, etc., etc. -- to which we
can now add the increasingly sophisticated
electro-psychotroni c onslaught. (About this
last item, see here for one of the more
tech-savvy and less far-out accounts:
<http://www.bugsweep s.com/info/ electronic_ harassment. html>)