Freemasonic Philosophy and Socialism

Freemasonic Philosophy and Socialism

How The Philosophy Of Freemasonry Is Egalitarianism On Par With Socialism
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First off I would like to make it very clear that I am not a Freemason nor plan to become one. The ritual requirements to participate within the institutions simply takes more time than I am capable of providing; and honestly I am not a fan of ritualistic secrecy. But with that said, I have attempted to learn the philosophy of the organization and understand its system of operation; along with its deep history within social mechanisms of the United States since the early days of colonization on the American continent. From what I have learned through reading literature and listening to lectures upon the subject matter within esoteric knowledge of Freemason culture; it seems that there are critical areas of philosophical thinking that are emphasized as foundations of the "Great Work" that is each mason's life.

The "Great Work" being spoke of relates to the third person perspective of an individual's life that is attempted to be taught to initiates, in order to explain the importance of conscious interaction within society; knowing that your actions lay down roots for later consequences, and opportunities. This third person perspective is also extrapolated in the context of the great work of existence, the objective reality that transcends any individual subjective experience; culminating into reality as we know it outside ourselves. The "Great Architect" is the personification of deity, as well as a reflection of existence itself; which has sculpted reality into its present form, like an architect designs and builds projects. This metaphorical language is derived from the stonemasonry for which the philosophical tradition extended out of.

Scientific laws are extrapolated from the grand design of the "Great Architect", as mechanisms and parameters for which reality is able to take shape; and for which it can be altered and redesigned. They embrace a Pythagorean viewpoint of mathematics been a language of deity, of this Great Architect. As well as the conception of music being another form of creative expression that embodies the grand design laid forth by the Great Architect. Lastly, Freemasonry asserts that a scientific law of consciousness exists; and that this law is embedded in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition of the "Golden Rule". With the Golden Rule being the layout for a variation of self governance and collective governance that can provide the foundations for a global multicultural/multiethnic civilization and brotherhood/sisterhood of humanity that is a reflection of the mythological utopia of antiquity, the Atlantean civilization.

Contrary to popular belief and misconception, the fundamental basis of socialism and egalitarian ideas of that nature are almost verbatim expressed in Freemasonic tradition and culture. The idea and dream of Direct Democracy expressed in socialism but the golden rule in action; or as Eugene Debs, a socialist Illinois state senator, once said "Socialism is Christianity in action". Socialism since its inception has called for a world brotherhood/sisterhood of humanity that transcends nationality, ethnicity, religion, and other arbitrary systems of division. Socialism attributes scientific laws as guiding principles in coexistence with nature; and the distribution of resources that allow for a worker (common person) oriented control of the means of production. The concepts of Labor Unions could be attributed to the early lodges of Freemasonry who were collectives of skilled laborers and craftsmen of the age.

Lastly, the connection between freemasonry and socialism can be seen in the calls for revolutionary change. The philosophical foundation of calling for a world philosophical order that turns humanity into a brotherhood/sisterhood led by the wise is similar to the socialists call for worker revolution led by the workers themselves. Wise leaders, in relations to the Freemason philosophy of the "Great Work", implies the necessity of each individual to understand their context in the changing of the times when a new paradigm shifts. Thus the worker movement is directly an extension of this wise leadership in overcoming systems of exploitation and oppression of the antithetical attributes of human culture and civilization for which freemasonry has noted as being the path of spiritual self-destruction and philosophical blundering. The resurrection of civilization, therefore, is within the hands of the wise; and it is within each of us that the wisdom of leadership and self governance must go hand-in-hand in an effort towards building that world collective that can be designated "Humanity's Great Work". For in the end, the words of socialists and freemasons speak together as one when they exclaim: "Cooperation or Extinction", "Socialism or Barbarism"

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What Makes Someone More Attractive

The facial features that make people particularly attractive.

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It's sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that attracts us to someone. It might be their confidence, or their sense of humor, or you might just like the way they look. A lot of research over the years has gone into trying to work out what it is that makes us fancy each other. Results have varied, showing women may like the smell of men who have a particular kind of diet, and men may find women in groups more attractive. Some research has suggested we often go for people who share some of the same characteristics we do. Below are some facial traits that can make someone more attractive to us, according to science.

Studies such as this one published in the Journal of Comparative Psychology, and this one published in the Journal of Evolution & Human Behaviour, have shown that in experimental conditions, men and women both prefer faces that are more symmetrical. A study on identical twins found that the twin with a more symmetrical face was considered more attractive. Even macaque monkeys have been observed gazing longer at symmetrical faces than asymmetrical ones. One conclusion scientists have reached to explain this is that in evolutionary terms, we may consider a symmetrical face a result of good health.

Having a face that developed in a symmetrical way could show you have "good genes," because you developed more successfully in the face of environmental pressures when you were in the womb. However, in 2014, research from Brunel University in London compared facial symmetry of about 5,000 teenagers, and found there was no correlation between symmetry and overall health.

It's not an absolute rule, though. In fact, you can probably think of many celebrities you fancy who don't have symmetrical faces at all. Sometimes, like in the case of Milo Ventimiglia, a crooked smile is what adds to someone's charm. In fact, absolute symmetry can make people look pretty weird. When attractive celebrities' faces are made to look symmetrical, they don't look quite right.

People tend to like faces that are distinctly average, or those that resemble others in the general population.I n 1878, a paper in Nature first noted that a bunch of faces blended together was considered more attractive than those on their own. One study, published in the journal Human Nature, argued it could be because average faces represent a more diverse set of genes, which is often a genetic advantage in fighting off illnesses and parasites.

A study in 2012, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, found that women prefer men who look older. The more financially independent women became, the more they said they liked older guys, according to the study. One explanation for what researchers have coined the "George Clooney Effect" could be that women are only fertile from puberty to menopause, while men can father a child until much later. Women may get a better offer by waiting until the man has more status and resources due to being older.

Some people love a bushy beard, whereas others go for clean-shaven men. A study in 2013 recruited 177 men and 351 women to look at pictures of men who had no facial hair, light stubble, heavy stubble, or a full beard. The results showed that women thought the most attractive beard length is heavy stubble or about 10 days of growth. Heavy beards, light stubble, and clean shaven were all equally less attractive than heavy stubble.

Facial scars can also make a man more attractive to a woman. One study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, found that men could be considered more attractive if they had a facial scar, whereas this wasn't found for women. Researchers took photos of 24 male and 24 female students and manipulated them to look like they had scars on their faces. Then, another 200 students were asked to rate how attractive the photos were, and whether they thought the person would be good for a short or long-term relationship. Men with scars were rated as more attractive for short-term relationships than men without scars. There was no difference in how attractive women were with or without scars.

According to one study, published in Current Biology, genetics might not have much to do with it. The researchers found that the types of faces we fancy are influenced more by our personal experiences in life than anything else. The study found that identical twins had different ideas of who they thought was attractive, suggesting a genetic predisposition wasn't a factor. Overall, genetics explained just a fifth of the variation in people's preferences. The authors concluded that these results could explain how models and celebrities can make money from their good looks, while friends constantly disagree about who is to their taste.

A study from 2016 found that rather than men having a preference for certain features like lips or eyes, they went for more of an overall look. The researchers recruited 169 men in France and showed them two sets of random women's faces. They were asked to rate them on a scale of zero to 20 in terms of attractiveness. Results showed that overall, the faces the men found most attractive were "sparsely coded" — that means the ones that were symmetrical, plainer, and had no distinguishing features.

Some research suggests that we tend to find people who look like our opposite-sex parent attractive. According to research from St Andrews, we are attracted to the features that our parents had when we were born, possibly because we see them as our first caregiver and associate positive feelings with their features. In one study from 2002, researchers asked participants to rate how attractive faces of different ages were. "We found that women born to 'old' parents (over 30) were less impressed by youth, and more attracted to age cues in male faces than women with 'young' parents (under 30)," the authors wrote. "For men, preferences for female faces were influenced by their mother's age and not their father's age, but only for long-term relationships." Also, in a follow-up study, a sample of 697 men and women showed people were more likely to have romantic partners who had the same eye and hair color as their opposite-sex parents.

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If You Voted to Take My Rights Away This Election, Block Me

I am an American just as you but I do not have time to be friends with Republicans.

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You might find this harsh but…

I don't want to be friends with anyone who voted Republican this election.

What about friendship despite the odds? What about coexistence and tolerance? Why does it matter?

If you cannot support my rights as a woman, or my rights as a person of color, or my rights as a human being, I do not want to be your friend. If you do not support trans rights, reproductive rights, and #BlackLivesMatter, I do not want to be your friend. If you do not want to support Native Americans and indigenous peoples, if you do not want to support asylum seekers, if you do not want to support immigration, I do not want to be your friend.

I owe you nothing.

I know that this seems harsh, but if you sided with Donald Trump in the previous election, voted for Brian Kemp -a literal criminal- I do not owe you a single ounce of my energy.

Brian Kemp? A criminal, you say?

Voter suppression is an illegal act. Destroying ballots is an illegal act. Not sending power cords and broken machines to polling locations? Probably should be illegal.

This is not just because of a party difference, but I genuinely believe that we were cut from different cloths, raised differently, and have a different worldview.

I do not want to spend my time arguing with you. I do not want to spend my time telling you why I deserve rights. I do not want to spend time telling you why my brown brothers and sisters deserve rights. I do not want to tell you why my sisters of all shapes and sizes and colors should have bodily autonomy and the right to live freely. These things should be inherent.

I have spent so much time in my short life telling people that I deserve to be treated as any other human person that I am burned out. It is not my responsibility for me to make you "woke". Read some literature. Get woke.

I could care less if you voted Libertarian or Green Party or Democratic. I do not have it in me to argue with you on that, because you are entitled to vote however you choose -but the moment your party and your vote steps on my rights, I am not here to play nice.

My civil rights are not yours to take.

This midterm election is so important for many reasons. I did not wake up at 5:30 today with an alarm, rather, my body woke me up and let me know that today is a day of history.

So I extend my congratulations to all the new-elects. Many women of color today made history. I cannot wait to hear the results in Georgia, my home, and hopefully soon, the home of the first African American female governor of Georgia.

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