|The Tulpa Demon|
But what of the obvious, and not so obvious, inefficiencies and injustices of the collective will? When that person or idea that is offensive to current community standards is the very person or idea that community needs to progress, to adapt, to survive? That person or idea would be perceived as radical and assessed as a threat and eliminated. The Tulpa Demon would be dispatched, and Einstein, Madame Curie, Copernicus et al would be obliterated.
Similarly, many evil and destructive acts, which might not offend the sensibility of the collective, might actually be rewarded and the guilty praised. Bernie Madoff and O.J. Simpson come to mind as recent examples.
As Vonnegut said "We must be careful what we pretend to be."
Can we really call into existence horrible, vindictive demons without conscience that carry out the most depraved and callous wishes of our collective unconscious? The question is too ridiculous to answer. Pin It