Wednesday, January 16, 2008


“Simply put, antimatter is a fundamental particle of regular matter with its electrical charge reversed. The common proton has an antimatter counterpart called the antiproton. It has the same mass but an opposite charge. The electron's counterpart is called a positron.”-Robert Britt, Senior Science Writer, Space.Com

I’ve often wondered if the Universe is full of appositions like matter and antimatter, light and darkness, and cultural apposition? What if the same principals of apposition applied to animals? I’d say to take a quick look, let's take the most obvious in the animal world, humans. We have basically two phenotypes and two cultural world views that appear to be in apposition. We have the quintessential “Northern” European phenotype and world view and the quintessential “West” African phenotype and world view. The obvious physical features of blond hair vs. black hair, thin noses and lips vs. thick noses and lips, melanin deficient skin vs. melanin enriched skin, etc. are surface appositions. But what about the obscure, the ones that goes against the dominate culture's essence? The ones they say don't exist because it would throw unwanted scrunity on them?

Here we have to look at cultural histories or behaviors to find the answers. Here we see that the Northern European culture has distaste for Nature because they try to control it via their techno-mechanical order by one example, creating things “artificial.” (Look in your kitchen cabinet or on television with programs like Nip/Tuck, mechanical dance moves, heavy metal, or European cultural greed). Then in apposition you have the African culture that historically was intone with nature through its rhythmic, synchronistic creations. (Look at African dance, song, dress, and pre-contact worldview)

So what does all this mean to me? First of all it tells me that we have a problem because neither culture understands its role in the universe. Second, it tells me that both of the cultures are necessary to satisfy, what I believe, is the Universe’s prime objective, and that is the quest for balance. However, one culture tries to control Nature, so there’s little hope of it coming to the realization or terms with its role in universal balance on it's own, and the other culture is so psychologically dominated and oppressed that it’s too busy trying to find ways of survival to realize its role in the balance scheme.

I truly believe that European culture essence is out of balance with its techno-material order. It has gone too long unchecked. I further believe that the African cultural essence, if it doesn’t realize its role in Universal balance, it may be too late to stop the other culture from totally destroying it and thereby themselves.

This brings me to my personal notes. This is why I despise White Supremacy and “Negrotism.” Neither serves the purpose for the advancement of our species. White Supremacy is a notion in cultural dominance and “Negrotism” is a notion in cultural submissiveness. Neither seeks balance.

If we are to become a viable species, we need to find our balance in the Universe. We need to learn to live with Nature (of which humans are an intricate part) as well as protect ourselves from Nature without trying to over ride it with an artificial technical material order. If so we will deter destructive wars and acts of unnecessary aggression, while focusing on our own survival as human beings. I think if we don’t realize that appositions need not destroy, but can amalgamate to create a “new universal harmony” and with the proper understanding or our role as matter and anti matter we will make it. Otherwise?

"When the matter and antimatter came into contact they annihilated, and only the residual amount of matter was left to form our current universe," Share says.

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