- Table of Contents
- Peaceful Non-cooperation
- Vantage Point from Asia
- Songs and Poems
- Recommended Web Sites
- Recommended Books
- In Others Words
- Israel's War on Civilization
- Realistic Dictionary
- Ebenezer Christian and the Three Christmas Spirits...
- September 11, 2001
- How Reality Works
- 2012 Elections
- Environmental and Sustainability Issues
- The Fox Fairy of Kanifay Island
Paradigmaclast deals mainly with how our concepts of reality impact our daily lives—and how we can enrich our lives by seeing beyond the matrix.
I coined the word paradigmaclast from the Greek words paradigma, meaning "pattern, matrix, or paradigm;" and klastes, meaning "to break." This is part of my attempt to "break the matrix."
In the movie The Matrix, the matrix is defined as "the wool that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you to the truth." The speaker's use of the passive voice should be instructive; it doesn't say just who is pulling the wool over our eyes. The guilty party can usually be found in the mirror. It's a combination of wishful thinking, habit, and intellectual inertia.
Plato once wrote, "Those who can see beyond the shadows and lies of their own culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the average person." Maybe not, but the attempt to do so is a worthy starting point.