homo animalis - 2014

proceed with inquiry.

humanimal theory, that is, the theory that is humanimal, is thin at one end, much, much larger in the middle, and thinner again at the other end.

humanimal theory is none. it is rather a process of de-anthropo-centralisation, a connectivity of senses, instincts, emotions, ideas and thoughts that are as personal and subjective as much as they are understood as part of a larger whole.

humanimal experiences words as restrictive and language as abstract. the discrepancies between inner dialogue, intention, verbalisation and perception are large, prone to misunderstandings and errors. humanimal reassesses that any form of definition will eventually work against itself.

humanimal reckons that there are various types of knowledge, but only one that can be put into words.

sound is humanimals preferred form of communication. sound is a means to activate primordial shared emotions otherwise stifled by civilised experience and restricted by social consensus. sound is alive, is energy, a conscience and a consciousness, a metaphysical instrument with therapeutic and purging qualities. sound taps into the essence of existence itself.

humanimal is not original in its verbal formulations. so much has been readymade. if humanimal takes it uses with respect. humanimal theory is also a process of recontextualization.

humanimalism is about balance. it’s a less that is a more. it shies from quantitative accumulation but endorses qualitative immersion. humanimal extols the liberating effects of self-discipline.

humanimal knows that even though the human animal is highly skilled and inventive, it is one of the youngest species on this planet and has yet to find its place. a clever virus would not destroy its host. humanimal would like to see the human species grow out of its infancy.

humanimal knows of the joys that rumination can bring and of the unsettlement it can cause. and that you can think any idea to death.

humanimal believes that there’s too much emphasis on intellect, on logic. humanimal recognises the imbalance of the hypertrophied human brain, formed by far too many moons of male dominance and one-sided stimulation, causing other senses to atrophy. intellect is material progress and moral degeneration going hand in hand. logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end of it.

humanimal knows a shift of balance towards the emotional is overdue. our emotional and empathic senses might not be completely shrivelled up. they deserve to be nurtured.

humanimal sees no superior or inferior beings, but individuals. it values proficiency and distinctiveness from which it can learn. humanimal subscribes to a socioecological mindset rather than to egotistical or anthropocentric ones.

humanimal opposes all dualistic tendencies, their roots as much as their results. life and living are far from black and white, as some would like to make us believe. organised religion as a main advocate of dualist conditioning is an evolutionary mistake. alas, mistakes happen so that we can move on.

but humanimal does not discriminate. it dislikes all fundamentalists equally, religious, scientific, academic, historic, intellectual, nationalist, anarchist, economic, ecologic, carnivorous, vegan or others, as they lead to the language of expulsion and exclusivity, of extremism and polarisation (of assumed superiority). truth is invented by liars.

humanimal regards the concept of nations or nationals as misguided. humanimal refutes nationality.

humanimal has noticed that dominant systems maintain themselves largely by remaining unexamined, by keeping the focus on “the other” (on minority groups) and ignoring the beliefs and behaviours of the dominant group.

humanimal is dumbfounded by the incessant “more! more! more!” of the wealthier populations and of most corporations and of all the lies, selfishness and utter disrespect that go with it. perpetual corporate and human greed and yearning for profit is a very short-term and one-sided way of being. and it’s digging earth’s grave.

humanimal sees that the richest societies on earth usually cause the greatest destruction and they are the ones who will be able to buy themselves out of troubles longer than all others. and even though “rich” is always a matter of context, it signals the necessity to be responsible.

humanimal is averse to the cynical intellectual, who often is too much of a critic to achieve much in life. cynicism stems from over-intellectualisation and is a smug creating of excuses that is paraded as a postmodernist relativism but only really signals helplessness and aids to justify inaction.

humanimal can show aggressive behaviour but very little hostility or intention to harm.

humanimal knows that reality often is a projected and brittle proposition, a collective belief, a brisk confidence in one’s own mind that works as a disguise.

humanimal acknowledges that rules and laws are patterns imposed on nature and on the nature of being. humanimal reckons that humanoid causation has fucked itself over so vehemently that it has lost the plot.

humanimal is estranged by the contrived and repressed forms of social conduct. civilisation’s reduction of the ontological and its conditioned societal constraints are a superficial dumbing down to lowest common denominators that avoid problem solving without enhancing understanding. humanimal is amazed at the somnambulistic states that the world’s educated populations live in.

humanimal feels that the need to contribute doesn’t translate into having faith. participating in cause and effect, bringing action and intention together - to maintain and reproduce the interconnected totality of beings which constitute the living world - is a social function, is being alive.

humanimal treasures the way the skilful and the unaware connect. it dares say that a kind of collective subconscious exists, a primal binding sense, a connectivity of aliveness, but has disliked any definition about it so far.

humanimal appreciates the purity of intent.

humanimal is amused by all the things that humans do in order to escape themselves. humanimal suggests “weltwahrnehmung” rather than “weltanschauung”.

humanimal reckons that we can become resistant to undesirable social influence by maintaining a sense of decorum and dignity by being willing to be held accountable for our actions.

humanimal knows that too many rules subsequently lead to a lack of responsibility - and vice versa. it should be obvious that things worthwhile require effort.

humanimal feels that, where affluence is the rule, the chief threat is the loss of desire. it knows that a hedonistic culture concerned as much with the avoidance of pain & difficulty as with the pursuit of pleasure, is fearful. fear is a great tool for stopping people to step out of line.

humanimal believes that concepts such as autonomy, detachment, understanding, mindfulness, transcendence, acceptance of difficulty and awareness of mortality are significant yet humanimal will be on its guard against those that use these words liberally.

humanimal believes that cooperation is better than competition. and that one shouldn’t wait for things to happen.

humanimal’s enemy is waste.

humanimal would like to encourage the global north to “change the dream of the modern world”, from one of accumulation and consumption to one that honours and sustains life.

humanimal knows there is enough food for every being on this planet if distributed properly. it encourages investigation into paths and processes of one’s alimentary choices and habits and a sensible and prudent appliance of these insights.

humanimal reckons that people take their peace for granted only because they fail to understand what sustains it.

humanimal figures that justice itself does not exist objectively but that it’s necessary to speak out and act in its defence. there could be no private redemption in objectivity. the only justice there is, is the justice one takes.

humanimal feels that being a bystander to suffering is not an option.

humanimal dislikes the people who wreak starvation and disease, build systems based on exploitation, create destruction, fear and hate and then use them as tools to keep others in place. but it’s not sure if those that feign ignorance or powerlessness towards all that aren’t worse.

humanimal is a bit sad to note that thought and philosophy often are a changing pattern of great liberating ideas that inevitably turn into suffocating straitjackets.

humanimal experiences the mind as one’s closest ally and also as one’s worst enemy.

humanimal has learned that the historical archives cannot be trusted. even though they must be acknowledged they are only ever one part of a story at best. often they’re the result of ideological fabrication or a sum of errors repeated until they become received truth.

humanimal knows that the lust for power is rooted in weakness and wonders about humans who subordinate themselves to paid positions of employment or administered, authorative, uniformed or professional social roles, wear masks and show off power to the point of abuse, hiding behind rules, paragraphs and self-imposed roles.

humanimal reckons that there are too many assholes on this planet. and not enough suicides.

humanimal observes that one’s ‘inner child’ is a curiosity, an awake conscious entity eager and excited to explore and to learn about life, something that many humans easily give up. people don’t grow up, they just learn how to act in public. in other words: most adults are atrophied children whose fire has long since been extinguished.

humanimal knows full well that we’re good at creating problems where there shouldn’t be any. and that most of our problems are self-inflicted.

humanimal also knows that things are hardly as easy as they seem and that we shouldn’t act as if they were. we often are too quick to judge.

although humanimal likes to think that every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority, it knows it isn’t that simple - ideally authority would be a responsibillity taken seriously, a guidance. many beings need guidance, but the honest and loving exception confirms the rule.

humanimal endorses offensive and inappropriate behaviour that is sometimes necessary and often healthy in order to break down unnatural restrictions or inhibitions.

humanimal knows that throughout history there have been plenty of great thinkers and artists who sometimes had dubious opinions. which is why humanimal will not be tempted to indulge in idolatry. humanimal often doubts itself too.

humanimal figures that once we have overcome the erroneous religious and material phases and have grown into empathic creatures with social and environmental senses as primary and inherent functions, we can start living dignifiedly.

humanimal may adopt costumes and sounds of animals to enhance the humanimal mindset. semiotics make humanimal smile. all rites may be reversed. nature doesn’t need us.

humanimal believes that the animals of the world exist for their own reasons, that they were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites, or women for men.

humanimal figures that since each being has just the one life and since we all share the same planet that it’s about time we learned to get along.

humanimal theory is never complete because it’s alive. humanimal concludes that the despair of our culture and civilisation should be defeated by acts of total honesty.

humanimal is intrigued by principles of things, being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time and space, yet is sceptical of all theories that stem thereof, therefore also of the humanimal theory (that is none) and so should you.

humanimal reckons that most dimensions are yet to be explored.

proceed with inquiry.