About the Dialectic

The idea that the Dialectic is both a core (if synthetic) component of Western Civilization's capitalism, and (ironically) the cornerstone of Communist revolution, has gelled in the two years since the "discovery" was made. It was made in parallel with learning that Western psychology is likewise dialectical as it is either based on Socrates' (alternative) method (of synthesis) that is behavior and cognition; or Freud's extension of it that puts all to "the ego," a synthetic, disordered construct probably based on the neo-platonism that perverted Christianity early on.

Our natural "Western" strengths of openness and adaptivity (as different from Asian strengths of cohesion and contentiousness) cannot be found anywhere in the philosophical basis for Western psychology because Western psychology's underlying philosophy is synthetic. Western psychology is authoritarian because it is oligarchic and thus opposes democracy --the core, yet suppressed, value of Western (and aboriginal) society.

Dialectic: Occupy critical inquiry:
The initial inquiry into the Occupy movement (that exposed the leftist dialectic) resulted in a short, well-structure and -supported scholastic paper that was widely suppressed by usual outlets; I was extensively abused for having written it. Its suppressors thus became sources themselves as my anger for the chaos and cruelty in the World suddenly narrowly focused on a few: Socrates, Plato and their followers in academia!

As Western psychology is suddenly so important to the "cause," then so too should be neurology (which is "phenomic" and thus universal). This comes into play in a recent post where I inquire into the "anti-oligarchic" rebellion of the mafia-like anarchist Black Hand and discover that it was widespread and highly-effective. A FB "friend" who obviously has gang-type experience likes the writing but reacts to it in confusing ways: he naturally adapted a "primitive" moral defense position in his experiences, yet organizes them using the perverted language of the oligarchic, and cannot escape the chaos of the "streets."




Saturday, September 20, 2014

Better than meat (in numbers)


I say it funny, "I wouldn't do anything I would not ask someone else to do," so this is not a vegan attempt, but vegetarian in the traditional sense because what makes sense is a reduction in meat rather than the absolute expectation of abstinence that vegans demand.  So, I am not vegan. 
Three in ten people smoke, and smoking kills one in three, so 10% of people die from smoking.  But, smoking is not the biggest killer, heart disease is presumably from fast food-type meals.  It is hard to get emergency care sometimes as heart palpitations are given highest priority and heart-disease patients are so common.  Yet patients continue to treat bacon as a vegetable --and laugh about it.
This writing, so far, is not typical of me --I am usually obsessive about rock-solid supporting scientific material so as to create a dependable knowledge base, but, in this case, my personal experiences combined with common knowledge assure beneficial outcomes.  For the moment, bigger questions exist: for instance, "is meat somehow addictive through the "savoury" taste bud called umami?" Also unusual is my use of the Wikipedia, which I edit often, but do not trust.  In the end, I will feel compelled to construct pure, accurate underlying science, so you can probably hold your breath.
Sacrifice is linked to meat, as in animal and human such as in Mezzo-America.  Selling a beloved old car, for instance, to help with child expenses, would be a sacrifice in the sense that I constructed when reading Mumford's Technics and Civilization were humanity and domestic animals evolved together while constructing an empathic model for human evolution in the context of the anborignal/animist emotional relationship with Nature and its animals.  For aborginals, killing animals who live in the nearby woods and are thus something like pets or even friends is highly traumatic; extensive spirituality has been created as therapy to allow aboriginal families and tribes to survive.

A second sacrifice type emerges that I experienced in an urban church only recently after ten years of absorbing "country" religion (deliberately) in the aurl/oral tradition.  This sacrifice story was, of course, about Abraham, God, and Abraham's son Issac.  One might extend this to God's own son, Jesus on the cross!  The Issac story was presented in the context of "radical" obedience, which I instantly related to capital control.  Despite various rational and religious treatments, this is about human sacrifice apparently as an extension of animal sacrifice for a "higher-up," the Lord.  It is important to me that I never heard this story from either of my mentors, Pastor George Hart and Major Laverne Fudge, but from a higher-up in a church oligarchy.  Further, both Hart and Fudge are adamant that Christ "liberated" his band of Jews and Gentiles from a ridiculous rule-set found in the older section of the Bible.  This idea can be extended to the infamous human sacrifices of Europe's northern pagans, mass sacrifices being beneficial (and thus altered in definition) for those in control at the expense of the mass of normal, average people.  In terms of cattle, necessary muscle for farming is sacrificed for meat-joys.


A major social issue (for me that is delaying supportive-evidence construction) is the "logos," or logic, of meat.  This is to say that there appears to be a "cattle -> chattle -> capital" continuum that is evident everywhere from accounting to African tribal oligarchy.  What is disturbing (in this context) is the idea of "human capital" especially since which Western academic (Socratic) education is based on it (and probably Asian Confucianism as well).  This is to suggest that the "human object," as Ayn Randian objectivists (through Adam Smith) describe it, is, essentially, meat.  If so, vegetarianism (but not vegan-ism) is liberation from not just oppression, but some form of capital cannibalism that, as far as I can tell, is only described in one place: Cree culture.  (I favour vegetarian over vegan because I see vegans are absolute, and thus vulnerable to criticism as having a "personality disorder" not different from concrete thinking, which is said to lead to bigotry.  I simply want to make humanity more humane while extending each human's life ten to twenty years.  (Supporting links will follow soon.)

Value of a protein source to humans on a simple scale from 0 (low) to 1
Below this table is other nutrient material which has not been linked in such a way as to compare meat with other protein sources, but, presumably from common wisdom, vegetables and seafoods make better sources

  • This index gives value to foods in terms of their protein quality based on both their available amino acids and our ability of us to digest them
  • 1.00 is very high, and 0.50 is moderat


1.00
  • Soy protein
  • Egg white
  • Milk protein
    • casein
    • whey
    • etc
0.99
Mycoprotein
  • A synthetic protein created through the fermentation of a fungus, Fusarium venenatum.  Eggs and seasoning make it resemble meat; trade secrets often keep the process and ingredients secret.

big gap
0.92
Beef
0.91 - 0.75
Various raw legumes
  • Soy beans
  • Chick peas
  • Black Beans
0.75 - 0.70
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
0.59
  • Cereals
  • Whole wheat
  • other grain derivatives

From
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_Digestibility_Corrected_Amino_Acid_Score



Essential Amino Acids
Proteins that are absolutely necessary for our nutrition that cannot be synthesized from other proteins

Protein
Sources
Histidine (H)
  • eggs
  • legumes (pulse: pea, lentil, fava bean)
  • soy protein
  • sesame
  • cheese
  • peanuts
Isoleucine (I)
  • eggs
  • legumes (pulse: pea, lentil, fava bean)
  • soy protein
  • fish
  • soy protein (tofu)
  • meat
Leucine (L)
  • eggs
  • legumes (pulse: pea, lentil, fava bean)
  • soy protein (tofu)
  • sesame
  • fish
  • cheese
Lysine (K)
  • eggs
  • legumes (pulse: pea, lentil, fava bean)
  • soy protein (tofu)
  • cheese
  • fish
Methionine (M)
   and
Cysteine (C)
  • eggs
  • legumes (pulse: pea, lentil, fava bean)
  • soy protein (tofu)
  • sesame
  • fish
  • peanuts
  • mustard seeds
Phenylalanine (F)
   and
Tyrosine (Y)
  • eggs
  • legumes (pulse: pea, lentil, fava bean)
  • soy protein (tofu)
  • sesame
  • fish
  • peanuts
  • cheese
Threonine (T)
  • eggs
  • legumes (pulse: pea, lentil, fava bean)
  • soy protein
  • sesame
  • fish
Tryptophan (W)
  • eggs
  • legumes (pulse: pea, lentil, fava bean)
  • sesame
  • winged beans
  • chia seeds
Valine (V)
  • eggs
  • legumes (pulse: pea, lentil, fava bean)
  • soy protein (tofu)
  • sesame
  • cheese
  • meat



From
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_amino_acid




Other essential nutrients
Directly from Wikipedia: Essential_nutrients

Fatty acids

Essential fatty acids cannot be synthesized by humans, as humans lack the desaturase enzymes required for their production.

    α-Linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3), an omega-3 fatty acid
    Linoleic acid (LA, 18:2), an omega-6 fatty acid

α-Linolenic acid is not used by the body in its original form. It is converted by the body into the required long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6). EPA and DHA can also be consumed from a direct source by consuming fish, fish oil or algal oil (vegetarian source).

Linoleic acid is not used by the body in its original form either. It is converted by the body into the required long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids gamma-linolenic acid (GLA, 18:3), dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA, 20:3) and arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4).

Omega-9 fatty acids are not essential in humans, because humans generally possess all the enzymes required for their synthesis.


Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are sugar molecules and chains of sugar molecules. No individual carbohydrate is an essential nutrient in humans.[4] Glucose can be synthesized from amino acids and glycerol, which is obtained from fat metabolism, by de novo synthesis (called gluconeogenesis), but in insufficient quantities to maintain normal brain metabolism.[citation needed] However, the body can adapt to this state by producing ketones (a state called ketosis) to fuel the brain, which can only use glucose and ketones for fuel, unless carbohydrate stores are repleted.


Vitamins
  • A (beta-carotene)
  • B1 (thiamin)
  • B2 (riboflavin, vitamin G)
  • B3 (niacin, vitamin P, vitamin PP)
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, or pyridoxal)
  • B7 (biotin, vitamin H)
  • B9 (folic acid, folate, vitamin M)
  • B12 (cobalamin)
  • C (ascorbic acid)
  • D (ergocalciferol, or cholecalciferol)
  • E (tocopherol)
  • K (naphthoquinoids)

Dietary minerals
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Chloride (Cl−)
  • Chromium (Cr)[5]
  • Cobalt (Co) (as part of Vitamin B12)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Main article: Copper in health
  • Iodine (I)
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Molybdenum (Mo)
  • Phosphorus (P)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Selenium (Se)
  • Sodium (Na)
  • Zinc (Zn)
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