It’s been a long slog this year, first begun with a draft to treat of Personal Value in all its Causal insinuations upon the Perceptive Orientation of both the Rational and Instinctual Agency, from root worm to the ashen phoenix egg, stripping then clothing again the necessitating grounds of every moment of Existential Integrity (EI). Alas, not even a fifth run at that first draft has left this free thinker with other than profound pause, forgiving friends and willing acquaintances bidding clarity upon the assertion of such facts laid out here at Cultural Criticism (CC) to date.
As more questions are raised than discerning answers given (still upholding the lengthy piece on Personal Value, running past 8000 words, five times rebroached and entrenched in the Argument and but a quarter through the whole), we have discovered the shifting enigmas of Valence Value (VV) that torque Perspective this way and that, as to Agency Orientation (AO); while behind our two unruly steeds (Objective/Subjective Paradigms) high-stepping to rush-on, remains me to steer upon the Sun.
Among the many interesting blog Reading at WordPress, those best I had occasion to glance are forwarded here to those interested in CC, with some commentary. Half of time worthily invested being in the Company of those engaged with Ontology and Epistemology, and the reliably witty and insightful, sometimes bemused pondering that occur within and between the spheres of rational and instinctual cognition, whose many drivers of importance (scholars, analysts, theoriticians) sometimes bear overly on finer points of Agency, mistaking sometimes the Sentiment for Thought, or Ideality for the Necessitating Will. We observe here that not all stands to Reason, not all bends to Instinct; while together they run the Caduceus of Time that Messages the Gods themselves as where to Stand for Healing, the Way Through, and Oracular License to Speak for the Higher, timeless Wisdom.
Well then, Come…let US Reason together.
One fine voice suggested a certain Content Demonstration for our CC, while we mentioned (historically) how Voice was confined too much by the legislative inoculations of this time’s Ideational Iconography (standards of civil or scholarly discourse), such as were witnessed at the Huffington Post (see Censorship at HP here), invoking a sanitized “vanilla nice” for the equation of responsible civil society, knocking out from the multiplicity of Voice Orientations to Speech among Rhetoric for Comedy, Tragedy or Farce to wholly nullify the practice of truly meaningful and deep Social Communication; except for Farce, which seems so much to rule the day in this ‘civil’ society standard, falsely applied everywhere and hypocritical from heal to head.
Cowards like nothing better than to find excuse for accusing their opponents of not being ‘civil’, promoting War against their opponents all the while in their own right, while sanctioning standards of the lowest common denominator outright to justify their own vulgar and insistent ideology. Religion, Politics, Class, Race, Wealth…all symptoms of social structure bent for Division, and the undermining of Universal Welfare for all Species, to whom this Earth belongs. THIS is the Status Quo, whose end is cultural self-immolation for mankind.
So, we at Cultural Criticism devised an ideational mechanism of Content Demonstration outside of WordPress: an Historical Analytic on the landscape of three years time (developing most this last year in absence of contributions here), tying into the Event Stream (ES) those Personal Value Orientations set against proven Institutional Value Orientations, in open conflict with the State of Power ranging across the West and World, such as the Daily News’ Geist demonstrates (as once suggested for an interest in the Practice of Cultural Criticism):
Keeping in mind that the Personal Value System lays adjacent to the Humane of Welfare Evaluations, exactly through those several degrees of VV integration and the Cognition of Agency deployed for Empire, whether defensively or offensively attending distinct and mostly disparate Telic. Careful readers will have already browsed the “Models of Agency” here, and so will have little less than understanding of what divergence of Systems lends to our Analytic that proceeds.
It is here that we link-up with the Practical Application of Agent Orientation as to the driving forces of man’s social milieu (enculturation) and dialogue among contending parties (of interest). As it’s only sensible that one can only treat of the most familiar and ‘natural’ to their dispositions that fits most sturdily the ideational and affective value frames once or ever adopted, rehearsed, and clarified for spontaneous and authentic reflection, projection, assertion and reformation of the adjacent confluence of Event Stream, via pursuant Agency, we must take Example from the Historical Record to Speak upon the available and going Evidence. We are relying here upon the Applied Concept of Agency Integrity (AI), fleshed-out in the upcoming “Personal Value” ethic, as the architectural scaffolding and spirit of our Differentiation Analysis that proceeds; that is, distinguishing the Humane from Inhumane Value Systems mankind owns spontaneously or invents for nefarious ends. The moral import of this Analysis bodes Destiny to the human Species, as well as to the General Welfare of the Globe, universally speaking.
Having reduced the Evidence of Intelligence to a Humane and Inhumane Disposition (Values Orientation), and this to the Fundamental Causes of Value (Interest), we meanwhile are spinning-out this Voice as to Justice, Judgment, Interest and Rationalization (Obverse and Reverse Value in a dual directional momentum), to eventually see a clear Point of Departure from the Event Stream (such as the Example, Below) of contending forces, thus enabling Perspective to reaffirm less clever Standing against the tides of many ill-fortunes our history asserts and confirms.
Once the careful and intrigued reader passes these bounds and returns upon the Publication of our Trilogy: “The Odyssey of Heart,” and grasps the meaningful Trope of the “Golden Child,” “Dragon Hero” and “Birth of the Sojourner” contained therein (book 1/3 released on Amazon in Last Printing as of December 15, 2014), comparing the Personal Value Orientation with the Institutional Value Orientation provided in what is already offered and still follows, THEN we may conduct the next offering: “Personal Value” for our impatient Friends at WordPress.
As with all History, we pursue what follows from the most recent Moment, backwards till we arrive at “The Sprite of Fairhaven,” first Published in 1999 at Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshal, MN., but coinciding with the First Release Book: “Birth of the Sojourner” November 11, 2011.
Till then, Adieu.