Going Autistic – Words Are Poison
|August 20, 2012||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul, Neanderthal Pride|
Words. Are we meant to use them? Or are they in fact a key component of modern neurosis?
It’s such a basic question that maybe you’ve never stopped to consider it. The inner monologue, the constant gabbling, the ultra-high volume stream of reading – words are as pervasive as the air we breathe.
But the fact is, for most of our evolutionary history, we did not have words.
Or, if you prefer a Creationist pre-history, still the original words must have been very different than today’s, both in volume and quality.
Below is a conversation with Tex about words, and how they relate to the Neanderthal mind.
It’s by now an established law of my face reading practice that the big fat lobe in the lower back of the Neanderthal head when viewed in profile means that individual is motivated primarily by concepts and his close relationships.
We both know that Neanderthals are always noodling on and on about their abstract ideas. Yet the Basque language is a CONCRETE language! So how could the original Thals noodle if they didn’t have words to think in? How could the generate such words in tiny tribes?
I think by and large either they didn’t have them or they invented ideosyncratic ones with very personalized and organic meanings. Whereas today we import our abstract words from society, pre-loaded with all kinds of toxic crap that poisons the ego.
In other words, the modern abstract alphabet soup is like crack cocaine for Neanderthals – they spin and spin their engines on it and wind up exhausted and unable to operate.
So what if instead we told Neanderthals to go AUTISTIC in their inner monologue – to only think concrete words or abstract words they’d invented themselves. Would they suddenly become far more confident and socially facile? I haven’t tested this, but it does stand to reason! What do you think? Such an interesting little brain hack that would be.
I call the Neanderthal back lobe the “insular Platonist”. But in a pre-wordy environment, that Platonism would be expressed as originally intended: visually, in daydreams and visions.
Holy cow, Koanic, you wouldn’t believe it but this is the exact same idea I have had on this subject!
I would bet you ANYTHING that one of the accidental virtues that Homo Sapiens produced was his LACK of innovation in language! Once standardized, this made regimentation of large scale Homo Sapiens tribes much easier because they were all so poor at articulating ideas, particularly evolving a language to describe abstract concepts! So they simply accepted established standards for words and speech and went centuries or even millennia without much innovation in language of any kind! Two tribes would be using the same word for “spear” even if they were separated for a hundred years! Sapiens is a lazy creature intellectually and finds it much easier to learn language as a fixed quantity from a young age and then never add anything to it or require any additional words to express his ideas – because he never had any!!
By contrast, Neanderthals were hyper-articulate creatures who were constantly evolving regional dialects that may have made communication even with neighboring tribes difficult! Once again, Homo Sapiens has the advantage through his LACK of individual quality, not any particular thing he did better!
I would bet that two Neanderthal tribes separated by a few kilometers would discover within a few years that their local dialects and vocabularies had so specialized that it made trade and communication difficult! The Neanderthals, wildly artistic and creative, so enjoyed playing games with words and experimenting with new sounds and vocalizations that they developed their own local jargon, phrases and spiritual dialectic that rapidly became so original that you’d have trouble understanding it if you did not grow up inside that tribe!
You can see this today in nearly every single one of their descendants! They have not changed in the least. Look at Vault-Co … “Kwanstainian,” “Edjamafacashun,” etc. I am well on my way to requiring my own dictionary to visit the site! I have seen this phenomenon so many times I can’t tell you in the children of Esau. It is nigh universal. It comes from early mastery of language and a desire to do compositions, as maestros love to do with music sometimes once they have conquered the standard scales.
To really understand evolutionary competition, you have to understand how sometimes individual quality can work against you when there are group dynamics involved. Neanderthals as individuals could not stand against the Sapiens zombie hordes for this very reason. Unbelievable – but I think it is true.
Exactly, and I know that G—, who you’ve corresponded with, has actually invented a significant amount of his own personal language, and this is a common feature of high IQ uber Thals. I imagine that a homegrown language, either individually or from your closest friends, would be far more uplifting as an inner monologue stream than imported words from a toxic culture. I think this is a major key to unlocking Thal souls for social performance.
Oh and i think this is why Thals have such a hard time with stuff like criticism – someone is using meaning loaded value words in a way that makes your brain hurt. Your close tribe would never do that to you. Then we go off and try to make sense of it all for hours and days afterwards. Really quite painful.
One of the reasons I have had to break out new words of my own is that Sapiens has twisted other words to use them as a weapon in order to push his agenda. For example, continuing to call the country “America” clearly is a ploy to retain old loyalty and allegiances to that nation when it existed. It’s an insult to the country I was born in to continue to use this word as a slur to command patriotic feelings towards a country that no longer exists. “Amerikwa” is a million times more appropriate for the country that is now there. Regular Sapiens is trapped by his simple assumption of meanings being attached to things where no longer relevant and I feel the need to bust out of these conventions by modifying his toxic (good word you chose there) semantics.
Aha, I thought you were just doing that to be insulting. That’s why an MT would do it. But that makes a great deal of sense. I will henceforth adopt it in all my communications, internal and external, with relish.
This has led me to replace my old (l:sockets) koan with this:
Autistic monologue (l: sockets)