I’ll have a shot at understanding that. My take on that is he is testing the masses, and at the same time working out his own pathology via his art - don’t we all in some way? If that is not the case, he might really hate women. But I don’t think he hates women either. From where I am standing he’s terrified of them, and at the same time trying to forgive them all for being women. But I’m just making this stuff up as I go along! It’s coming from somewhere in my mixed up predictions of how the world works. We could just all be in someone else’s ‘Matrix’ then it wouldn’t matter what any of us think. We’d just be pieces to be manipulated for the players fun and egos [that’s kind of the description of the God that I grew up with - one that would test one of his most faithful participants to kill his own offspring, and then at the last minute say “hah just kidding, was testing to see whether your attached to the kid or the master of the game! Now that I know you are devoted to helping me play the game we can continue”].
The paradox, the fascinating irony of what I grew up with is that I never let go of my spirit, and then I discovered that maybe consciousness is not in me but I’m in it! So the spirit may not be mine but I’m connected to it… So now I have a respect [sometimes grudging] for all life forms and even seemingly inanimate life forms.
With that drastically new shift in world view there’s a lot less fear. I can’t pretend I have no fear. I’m still a reactionary animal at times [haha OK daily]. I teach this stuff in a professional context [quite a massive responsibility ‘cause even if I tow the party line, it’s still a ‘my value is the right value kind of process’] to other people in an effort to at the very least minimise their pain, and at best assist in releasing them to sense the freedom of connection, oneness. They are the closest words for my experience of the consciousness that seems to be beyond my limited perception.
I think we all matter - even if it’s simply like bio-diversity, you make the world more interesting and so do I, and we might even contribute to each other’s survival in some complicated or basic way. If we are not important unique pieces in a very interesting cosmic puzzle then we might just be programmable robots in someone else’s game.
Even if I never find out what: the big picture, the real story, the provable scientific factors are. I’ll choose to believe I matter for some amazing reason. It feels better, and I seem to be more creative with that world view - it creates a lot more fun [and I'm with Epicurus remember http://comingunstuck.com/8/category/epicurus/1.html]. My interpretation of what I was taught as a child is that I mattered for someone else’s purpose. Now I believe that I matter because I’m a dynamic part of a creative universe. If there is a creator in charge of the creation, it’d be awesome if they stood up. I have a lot of questions if they are willing to converse?!
I reckon 'they' might be able to answer 'Slim Shady's' circular questions too...
Duck tucks his head in for an existential nap