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Commentary On Rob Kall's Book 'Bottom Up'

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This is a limited commentary on Rob Kall's book 'Bottom Up'. Kall says the behavioral characteristics of Bottom Up in humans was normal for most of the 300,000 years of self aware human existence and these traits include interdependence, empathy, cooperation, connection, caring and sharing and localization.


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Kall says these positive manifestations of human expression became somehow subjugated to 'Top Down' about 10,000 years ago because of the influence of surplus provided by domestication of animals and agriculture. I think this a silly and naive conclusion.

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What I want to show here is how extraordinarily anomalous Top Down behavior is, how destructive, how contrary to what our scientists see as an expanding, positive and creative universe. If Top Down repression of the universal norms were in play this beautiful, blue/green, vibrant planet with mutually interconnected ecosystems ever expanding in the normal positive bottom up flow common to an expanding universe could never have come into existence.

I ask, here, what catastrophic negative intervention flipped four billion years of expansive, creative manifestation on its head. This is not the effects of animal husbandry. If this is known it is kept secret. We must do the best we can using our own discernment to evaluate our reality and the cause of this existentially critical reversal which has shifted expansive, positive and creative to contracting, negative and destructive--our planet is dying!

We do not know our history but can 'see' that the primary causes of climate change are the extractive industries and energy companies. I do not concede greed alone to be causative of the destruction of the life force of this planet including the offspring of the greedy.

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As of this moment I think the best starting point to gain understanding of our collective circumstances lies in linguist Zederia Sitchin's translations of the Sumerian tablets which are the only history we have of all of our self aware existence. These translations show in good detail that ET moved into the Mesopotamian Valley and set up shop. There they manipulated and mixed the DNA of hominids with their own DNA to create self aware beings (us) as a work force to help them mine the resources of this planet for removal to theirs. Try to keep an open mind--it is a certitude that there are self aware beings in this galaxy with greater capacity than our own so get over it.

The movie Avatar modeled this theme though in that story line the pillagers were defeated, rounded up and sent back to their failed planet. So, whatever the greater truth, I believe we can never meaningfully institute Bottom Up reality until we recognize the existence of those in power who prevent Bottom Up. Therefore we must 'see', isolate, round up those human surrogates of our rulers who defend and promote to our collective deaths the extraction of resources from our planet. If we focus on this, this one thing and stop it or try you will see the violence of hell fire rained down upon us. You will learn who and what runs our lives and how little we matter. Dire? Of course, still we must do this.

 

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In my book I offer many, many ways to emancipate and optimize the bottom-upness within us all.

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Rob, I am buying the book. Probably Amazon Kindle. Question......Does the "bottom-up" definition reflect or suggest the below "standard" one:

bottom-up approach is the piecing together of systems to give rise to more complex systems, thus making the original systems sub-systems of the emergent system.

or something completely different?

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Sitchin is not the only researcher who has discovered evidence of the Anunnaki 'gods' who headquartered in the Middle East and genetically engineered modern humans to work the gold mines in southern Africa. There are remains of literally 100s of 1000s of these mines all over modern South Africa and Zimbabwe. Graham Hancock is one among many others who are exploring the "true" history of our planet and our species; which is very different from the "official" history that describes a linear evolution of geology and genetics and ignores all the evidence of planetary geologic catastrophes and ET involvement in human development. Immanuel Velikovsky's research - presented in books like Worlds in Collision (1950) and Earth in Upheaval (1955) - combines geological, archaeological and astronomical evidence with written histories from ancient civilizations to show there was a planetary catastrophe about 3700 years ago, and another about 2700 years ago. But modern "authorities" dismiss these written histories as mythological, and make up their own histories that are contradicted by all the evidence, but which are nevertheless taught in all the schools as "the facts". Today, because of the internet and the instant availability of dozens of well-researched books, the true histories are coming to light; and the "authorities" are redoubling their long-running campaign to discredit the tellers of the true evidence-based histories as purveyors of conspiracy theories and fake news; while presenting their own fake histories as "the facts".

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dERRYL, WELL WRITTEN,


mY FAMILY AN i WERE LIVING IN tUCSON WHEN VELIKOVSKY DIED at

Palomar Observatory. A GREAT thinker/researcher.


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Yes ROb KAll: You do indicate many, many examples of Bottom UP and ways to express them and I do like your book. Still, your response avoids the focus of my commentary which is that Top Down will ever repress meaningful bottom up expression and will continue to do so until we acknowledge this presence and force and evil and do our best to identify who and what it is and isolate those who represent this and remove them from power. Top Down/Bottom UP is not just us milling around as misguided souls--we are carefully and mindfully being misguided--or so I think... Don Scotten

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David Hurmanutz: Thank you so much for not leaving me hanging out there alone with ET references. Your comment help validate the greater truth that we do not know our history and knowing that we do not know is important. Regards: Don SCotten

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Bravo, Don.

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Don, Are you ignoring or disbelieving the KJV Bible as a historical compendium mans history and destiny?

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Lee: Probably, since I am not sure what that bible asserts and who or what it is sourced to. If it has any connection to the Christian bible and its psychopathic deity with his hellish torture chamber then definitely. Don Scotten

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King James Version Bible, yes Christian. The Bible who translation was directly from the original Hebrew writings to English, bypassing the Latin translation, 1600 era. Same info, just considered to be more authentic in detail.

Yes, you certainly are free to disbelieve, even while being irreverent and/or argumentative. We all believe in something. I'll stick with God.

One advantage for you would be knowledge of you history and as an added incentive, your long term future. The eternal one.

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Don, you sound like a smart guy and you're a fine writer, but I think you have failed to present a coherent premise here, or to support it well with argument and reference.

Reading your article does not give me any good reasons to dismiss the achievement of agricultural surplus as the starting point for top-down parasitism of the strictly human variety. Or to effectively abandon many salient and instructive findings in archaeology and anthropology in favor of uncited references to extra terrestrials in Sumerian prehistory.

If you assert that another author has made a silly and naive speculation, I think it is your job as reviewer to support your counter assertion and argue for your view. Even if a simple dismissal was merited, the sudden glide into the "Aliens are doing it" theme needs a lot of work. Remember most of us are going to find your premise outlandish, man.

I encourage you to work this up as a standalone article (not a review) and provide some serious support for your thesis. If I see it, I will read it with care, and investigate what you present. You're a good writer, as I said, and I'd like to see that more clearly demonstrated.

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Alan: Well said friend. However, what underlies the ET references is the comprehensive Top Down repression of these things including and especially throughout higher education. Or so I think though I could not prove it to your satisfaction. Within a smaller frame I did note that 300,000 thousand years of Bottom Up human expression with cooperation, caring and sharing as mostly expressive of this would not and,I think, could not be reversed by the introduction of surplus. Decent humans do not suddenly become indecent because of opportunity hence silly and naive. Don Scotten

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Lee: You are a good Christian in that you threaten me with your little psychopathic God's torture chamber. Further, I note that your God told Abraham to murder his own child just to prove he was adequately afraid of that little God. That was bad but worse was Abraham being so cowardly he agreed to do so. I assure you if I actually believed this nonsense I would still tell that weird God to do his own murdering. Good luck with your wings sprouting out of your shoulder blades. Don Scotten

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