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Rules for Reliable Navigation

Sep 15, 2009

1) Accept that semantics are context dependent. With this in mind, two useful semantic divisions are: a) common human experiences; and, b) specific human experiences, ergo, at a personal level.

2) Crosscut all examinations, making use of unrelated and orthogonal entry points, applying the preferred investigation: "Who benefits?"

3) Research all objects of examination liberally. Accepting the contemporary prevalence of globalism, all people are subject in particular to inspection through the prism of the statist-capitalistic ethos. In attempting to reconcile the actions of any object, one must approach analysis of that object by asking themselves the same questions that the standard liberalized object itself would ask. Be careful to recognize that the rationalization process of the standard liberalized object does not necessarily imply conscious deliberation, but often instead represents the exercise of uncritical, irrational, preconscious, internalized presuppositions: "will this make me look good?"; "will this increase my status?"; "will this increase my wealth?"; "will this bring me more power?"

With perhaps minor variations to the points given above, examples of objects who must be investigated in this manner include: i) everyone I know, ii) myself, and iii) all other humans.

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