How I Achieved Actual Freedom
May 05, 2008
GARDOL: (...) After getting Vineeto’s brief and unhelpful reply, I went back to the website. I spent so much time slogging through all the verbal quarrelling that I felt like I had gotten an addiction. I spent more and more time getting less and less reward. Then a shift occurred in my brain, in which I began to perceive the respondents on the list as more and more intelligent, while Richard appeared less and less so.
RICHARD: As that shift in Gardol’s brain enabled him to perceive, for instance, two respondents (one lying and the other misrepresenting) as brilliantly framing the heart of the academic epistemological matter – as well as enabling him to perceive Richard as being the culpable one in regards to spin – it is no wonder that he went on to, not only often perceive Richard as wilfully ignoring, or simply not seeing, the intent he could perceive in a respondent’s question, but to also perceive Richard as jettisoning questions and comments he perceived as being perceptive ... and, as well as that, to then perceive Richard as, not only accusing respondents of using the same tactics he perceived Richard as using, but to also perceive Richard as living in denial.
Here is a useful word:
RICHARD: As Gardol provides no textual evidence whatsoever for that (fantastical) allegation – and as it has been amply shown thus far that none of his other allegations have been even remotely true – there is no demonstrable reason at all to take his word for it that Richard would [quote] ‘react’ [endquote] to some word or phrase.
RICHARD: As Gardol provides no textual evidence whatsoever for those (fantastical) allegations – and as it has been amply shown thus far that not even a single one of his other allegations has even been remotely true – there is no demonstrable reason at all to take his word for it that Richard would [quote] ‘either wilfully ignore the intent or simply not see it’ [endquote].
RICHARD: As Gardol provides no textual evidence whatsoever for that (fantastical) allegation – and as it has been amply shown thus far that each and every one of his other allegations has been evidently untrue – there is no demonstrable reason at all to take his word for it that many [quote] ‘perceptive’ [endquote] questions and comments were [quote] ‘jettisoned’ [endquote] by Richard.
RICHARD: As Gardol provides no textual evidence whatsoever for that (fantastical) allegation – and as it has been amply shown thus far that none of his other allegations have been even remotely true – there is no demonstrable reason at all to take his word for it that Richard [quote] ‘accuses’ [endquote] his respondents of using the same tactics which Gardol (fantastically) alleges that Richard uses.
RICHARD: As Gardol provides no textual evidence whatsoever for his (fantastical) allegations – and as it has been amply shown thus far that not even a single one of his other allegations has even been remotely true – his follow-up query has no factual basis (in regards to its formulation) and is thus not worthy of an answer.
RICHARD: As Gardol provides no textual evidence whatsoever for that (fantastical) allegation – and as it has been amply shown thus far that each and every one of his other allegations has been evidently untrue – there is no demonstrable reason at all to take his word for it that, when it comes to communication with his fellow humans, Richard [quote] ‘just seems lost’ [endquote].
RICHARD: And here again is one of those not-so-subtle put-down tags which Gardol noticeably favours (in lieu of substance).
RICHARD: As Gardol provides no textual evidence whatsoever for that (fantastical) allegation – and as it has been amply shown thus far that none of his other allegations have even been remotely true – there is no demonstrable reason at all to take his word for it that Richard [quote] ‘can’t communicate’ [endquote] his discovery of an actual freedom from the human condition (aka his message).
RICHARD: As the word dude – from the Low German ‘dudenkop’ (stupid head) – generally refers to a tenderfoot, a raw inexperienced person, it is more likely that, via his gratuitous epithet, Gardol is probably wanting to convey that Richard is stupid, as in a fool, for going public with his discovery in the way he has.
Over a quarter of a century’s experience of communicating matters pertaining to consciousness studies has shown, repeatedly, that some peoples are so self-centred that it never occurs to them that the impression they form, from listening to or reading Richard’s words and writings, is not representative of that of each and ever other person (as is evidenced by those expressing appreciation of the value they obtain from that very listening or reading).
In other words: Gardol is oblivious to the fact that his impressions are not universal.
Feb 25 2009
Update (eleven months later: In the assumptions-he-made-about-me section of his comeback, on the 18th of January 2009, Gardol imparts the impression, albeit obliquely, that Richard’s assumption, in regards to what he was wanting to convey via that gratuitous epithet of his, was incorrect. Vis.:
Apart from the fact Richard never said he [quote] ‘travelled the world’ [endquote] – and overlooking that imagined mode of travel so superfluously appended – Gardol’s rejoinder adds no clarification towards what he wanted to convey, via that gratuitous epithet of his, yet its overall deprecating nature does add credence to the above probability. For here it is in its original online layout (also note the words ‘the poor goof’):
Regular dictionaries throw very little light on the matter but ‘urbandictionary.com’ does ... here are but two of the many entries (from Page 5 and Page 7):
May 05, 2008
RICHARD: Hmm ... and here is an (anonymised) example of Gardol demonstrating what that admonition of his actually means when put into practice:
As that retort brought the fledging conversation to an abrupt halt then that was the end of any communication (be it either the one way or two way kind) whatsoever.
Here is another (edited-for-emphasis) instance:
Gardol would be well advised never to take up residence in a glass house.
RICHARD: Possible translation: So it came to me that, because I’d rather stick to the real world, I’ll just make it look like I’d have to become less intelligent and less able to communicate in order to enter that actual world of Richards.
GARDOL: I don’t want to end up acting like Richard. Or Vineeto. Or Peter.
RICHARD: Possible translation: Because I’d rather stick to the real world I’ll just make out that Richard, Vineeto and Peter act in a way I don’t want to end up acting like.
GARDOL: And I don’t want to try to bootstrap myself into ‘virtual freedom’.
RICHARD: Just for the record, then, the following exchange contains one of the better (unsolicited) descriptions of what Gardol does not want to even try to bring about:
GARDOL: At that point I became actually free of my addiction to the AF website.
RICHARD: But, then again, perhaps not ... for this is what Gardol had to say a week or so later (in his addendum further on):
GARDOL: I achieved actual freedom from the seductive siren call of Richard’s tease.
RICHARD: The following is what some dictionaries have to say about that word:
As there is no way that all or any of those descriptions even remotely portrays what Richard is doing, in presenting to his fellow human being, gratis, his reports/ descriptions/ explanations of both a virtual and actual freedom from the human condition, then all Gardol became free from (be it actually or not is beside the point) is what he saw as and/or took to be the seductive siren call of a tease.
GARDOL: If you follow this simple recipe, You too can achieve actual Freedom from the La Brea Tar Pits of the Actual Freedom Website.
RICHARD: But, then again, perhaps not (going by what Gardol had to say a week or so later in his addendum further on).
GARDOL: 1) Read the Commonly Raised Objections.
RICHARD: There is, of course, much more to what is on offer on The Actual Freedom trust website than just the bits which many and various peoples objected to ... much, much more.
GARDOL: 2) Read the dialogue with Jayahn.
RICHARD: Ha ... the fact that he remained convinced, right through to the end, that an actual freedom from the human condition was the same as/no different to spiritual enlightenment/ mystical awakenment (aka ‘the perennial philosophy’) has obviously passed right over Gardol’s head. Vis.:
GARDOL: 3) Read the comments by Irene (Devika).
RICHARD: There are, of course, two sets of comments by her ... one written in emails on the website, as Irene, whilst spiritually free and the other written as articles in Richard’s Journal, as Devika, whilst virtually free. The following is an example of what she wrote when spiritually free:
That was written in October 1998 ... yet this is how she had described it in November 1996 when virtually free:
As the central event of that era – her virtual freedom – is so grossly misrepresented a scant two years later as to be indistinguishable from an outright lie it does not take a genius to suss out just which set of comments it was that Gardol included in his simple recipe to achieve whatever it may or may not be that he has, or perhaps has not, achieved.
GARDOL: 4) Don’t waste your money on the overpriced and mostly useless ‘Journals’.
RICHARD: Hmm ... what that means then is that, in order to achieve whatever it may or may not be that Gardol has, or perhaps has not, achieved all anyone needs to do is just read (a) the bits of the website which many and various peoples objected to ... and (b) the myopic words of a person steadfastly convinced that actualism and spiritualism were the same thing ... and (c) the indistinguishable-from-outright-lies comments of an (at the time) massively deluded person.
Here is a useful word:
GARDOL: Yeah, a cheap trick, I know. But I had to do it. I wanted to post a warning sign somewhere near the quagmire of the AF website. I used the title ‘How I achieved actual freedom’ as both a tease and a meme.
RICHARD: As Gardol voluntarily admits that his cheap trick is a tease (and it definitely is in accord with the various dictionary definitions further above anyway) it could not be more obvious that what Richard is doing, in presenting to his fellow human being, gratis, his reports/ descriptions/ explanations of both a virtual and actual freedom from the human condition, is not a tease (let alone the seductive siren call of one).
Here is a useful word:
RICHARD: As a goof is, according to the Oxford Dictionary, a slang term for ‘a person who is always making stupid blunders’ then what Gardol is wanting to convey, with the word poor as an adjective in this context, is that Richard is a well-meaning but pitiable blunderer (more on this a little further below).
RICHARD: As that judgement is, in effect, nothing but a rehash of what Gardol opined a little further above then, presumably, a rehash of the response given there is about all this version requires ... to wit: over twenty-five year’s experience of communicating these kind of matters has repetitiously demonstrated that some persons are so self-centric that they are oblivious to the fact that the feeling they have, about Richard’s words and writings, does not represent that of all and any other peoples (as is affirmed by those attesting to the benefit they gain from those very words and writings).
In other words: Gardol is ignorant of the fact that his feeling is not collectively embraced.
GARDOL: Why doesn’t he?
RICHARD: As Gardol’s feeling-fed impression (that a well-meaning but pitiable blunderer has little ability to communicate effectively in his chosen medium) is not what is actually the case then his follow-up query, being but the maunderings of a self-centred conviction, is a non-sequitur.
RICHARD: The problem with truisms is that they are so often trite.
Be that as it may ... as the topic of Richard’s ability (or supposed lack thereof) in discerning another’s point of view has already been canvassed to full effect, on The Actual Freedom Trust mailing list (and thus freely available in the archives), suffice is it to say here that he has far more ability in (accurately) determining the other’s viewpoint than he did all those years ago when his comprehension was vitiated by imaginative intuitions taking precedence over what was actually the case.
As has been amply demonstrated by Gardol all throughout his 18,679-word diatribe.
RICHARD: And maybe Richard is possessed by a one-eyed one-horned flying purple people-eater.
GARDOL: I wanted to recommend the movie ‘Adams’ Apples’, not because I consider it a great movie, but because one of the characters reminds me so much of Richard.
RICHARD: Just by way of a timely reminder here is what Gardol meretriciously trumpeted (before deliberatively waiting over a week just to post that pathematic sentence):
Here is a useful term:
GARDOL: He goes through his day blithely happy, no matter what occurs, and keeps up this happiness by living behind a wall of denial. He acts as a leader to this group of misfits, but his happiness comes from a combination of denial and brain tumour. Anyway, it makes me wonder.
RICHARD: And that, folks, is a classic example of imaginative intuitions taking precedence over accurately discerning what is actually the case.
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