Opposites and Complements: Asking What If

For this particular blog post, the dolphins will want to keep in mind this one basic tenet that we share — Our Beloved Plastaes created the light of nature, and its divine testimony forms the defining basis for BOTH the real and the ideal.  This means that it can have no real opposite.

In my continuing studies of language, I have begun to form a new theory, one which says that the sets of “opposites,” with which we remain quite familiar from our youth, may be largely — if not mostly — a kind of false and arbitrary “matchmaking effort” of paired polarities — like “Jesus versus the Devil.”   The like fictions of our mythologies seem to mirror those of our languages.  Perhaps the mythological counterparts to our bad-linguistic pairs “red versus green” (a false antithesis) yield what I have called “socio-cultural reflections.”

In other words, our pet false-pairs could produce our classic mythologies of “Loki versus Thor,” Superman versus Dark Seid, and god versus satan.  How many of these “opposites” actually would prove false upon closer investigation I do not yet know.  But it seems that we have created a hell of a lot of trouble for ourselves by creating “Heaven versus Hell” mythologies of opposition.  I have already challenged the “Good versus Evil” motif.   The very notion of the use of language in creating [supposed] “opposites” has become for me a land of reasonable suspicion [of the abuse of language], where one might locate the source of much of our cultural troubles.

The Greek, Homeric tradition — as well the later Hasmonean-Semitic (and LXX-Alexandrian) thought-worlds and their very Hellenistic language-games — could easily have provided a fertile, literary environment in which such “matchmaking abuses” could flourish.

If so, we will eventually want to ask after the remedy for such illicit antithesis and the troubling, unnecessary antagonism they bring to us, in our verbal “via negativa,” as well as their mythological and social consequences — as in social and economic “consequences and repercussions.”

Remember, the light of nature — the real and the ideal — has no real opposite.

This suggests that one of the ways in which we ought to proceed our continuing language study will invite us to study “paired antagonisms” as they appear in our earliest writing systems, and then to study their later appearance in the Greek (Hellenisitic) tongue — the tongue we seek to employ for the better purpose of speaking to one another in the one that is best shaped by the light of nature — ever.

More about this topic later.


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