Notes related to the video:
there is an issue of certain “effects” being constructions of language.
why does an infant have no convictions or identity? Because they have not develops language and those effects are created through language.
Further, there is nothin especially unconscious about language. People may use the linguistic concept of “unconscious” as an excuse or defense, but there are levels of alertness and trance.
J R Fibonacci Hunn In the indoctrination rituals of a typical science classroom, students may be programmed with unexamined doctrines and dogmas about a particular group of Chemical compounds. The instructor rewards them for blindly memorizing and repeating the doctrine that cholesterol is dangerous or even poisonous.
If, 10 years later, someone asked the students whether it is true or false that cholesterol can kill someone, then the ones who are most ignorant of science may insist that the correct answer is true. They are operating like they are still in a science class and they are taking a true or false quiz.
J R Fibonacci Hunn If a student is asked why they are answering with the response of true, they are totally conscious of the fact that they have been programmed with a doctrine. They may not use those specific words, but they also know they have not personally conducted any research to study why billions of livers on the planet manufacture cholesterol. They have never formed a hypothesis or tested it. They have never conducted any experiments on the effects of poisoning the liver with Staton medications in order to interfere with the production of cholesterol. I have never conducted any experiments about the consumption of cholesterol by diet. They have probably never critically analyze any research for even read any research at all.
J R Fibonacci Hunn However, they are conscious of the fact that the source of their presumptions and statements about cholesterol are entirely based on rituals of memorization and unexamined repetition. They know that they have never conducted any experiments to verify or disprove their doctrines.
J R Fibonacci Hunn However, they are conscious in general. They just happen to be focusing on something other than what I might call science. They are operating from a presumptive hysteria about a demon called cholesterol that they worship as a foreign invader that possesses an organism and attacks.
J R Fibonacci Hunn Are they conscious in regard to the activity of their liver to manufacture cholesterol and then to convert that cholesterol into estrogen or bile or vitamin D? No, we are not intentionally influencing the liver’s function (unless perhaps suppressing it with statin medications).
but we are conscious of the words that we are using. We are conscious that we are labeling statin as medicine and cholesterol as poisonous (or whatever).