First things first... Sexuality or any preconceived notions in this area had no role, and no gender was assumed in the course of writing this article. I, personally assign this to sequential rather than gender specificity so shove your Marxist patriarchy where it might do some good… in your piehole.
Ok, secondly… as to deconstruction; A Conservative Dialectic is a response from a “conservative” point of view that also plays on the word. This in the manner that cutting loose with both barrels might not seem conservative at all. Bear in mind, as with the Leftist Dialectic, their “Narrative,” I am free, also to presume facts, not in evidence and respond, in like manner, with this undertaking to prevent a suicidal march off a social cliff.
Other articles in this and the Dialectic of Desire series can be found here
The Dialectic of Desire: Faith in Atheism
A Conservative Dialectic
The Adams Vs. the Eves – Part One: Sovereign Assumption
And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
— Genesis 3:9
Adam: revolutionary, the first of his kind.
Adam, Thoughtful and respecting, is thankful for what he is blessed with and yet, with the whole of Earth, its dominion granted, Adam yearns for more. He is still in need of one more small and final thing. The first request asked of God? Companionship with commonality; someone like him to share with, all that he has. God’s compliance will grant Adam freedom from an ache never before felt; he will then be happy and satisfied… fulfilled and complete.
Adam has yet to even contemplate that one ought to be careful about that for which one prays. Adam speaks directly to God now, the necessity of prayer will come later with his sovereignty and freedom.
Adam is introduced to Eve…
Desire is a new and strange discomfort as well. It will come to be the driving force behind most of humanity’s multitudes. One that will need to be understood for what it is and handled in the manner of adults, constrained when needed, if not simply ignored.
This, unfortunately, will prove to be difficult as the word “no” enters the human condition.
Eve: a radical departure from Adam’s norm, the first of her kind.
Eve is special. She is exactly what was missing from Adam’s World, and he couldn’t be happier. Adam, has it all now that he has Eve to enjoy it with. They have everything they can imagine and lack virtually nothing… because there are things to be had that are yet to be known.
Do we desire what we know cannot be?
That’s a stupid question; this is what we desire most. That answer is even stupider but well within our range on this scale. With an entire planet waiting to suit your every physical need and the God of the Universe seeing to, personally and directly, your fulfilled and complete human experience – your being… for what more could you possibly ask for?
Question asked and answered: more.
Nobody knows what it is, but everyone, anywhere, always wants more, and if he or she have plenty? What is wanted beyond more?
Most, followed by all. That’s desire, the all-too-human motivator– the mover that does the shaking. For good or for evil, desire initiates action.
Nobody could possibly know for sure what kind of psychology would manifest under a setting like this. One, many consider, nothing more than a fairytale. Some consider it far worse, malicious even; a lie used to control ignorant masses. Truth’s relationship to reality, belief, control and to sovereignty, and how this affects America’s future, is the crux of this series.
Anyway, try to imagine what kind of emotions or thoughts would be initiated under conditions like these.
“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer”
Dedication found in Rules for Radicals
— Saul Alinsky, leftist radical and author
You are Adam
You have the Earth at your disposal. You’ve asked God for more and He, lovingly and graciously, has honored your request. You are clueless as to the particulars, and why, but you know and respect your place in His presence. You are the king of your own world, but that means nothing. You are grateful for this blessing: life, innocent and untouched by the evil which still lies beyond your thinking. You are unprepared for what you will face and filled with uncertainty, but your inklings will be passed in hoping for the best. Others will follow your lead and fail just as you; although, some will try to know the stones you stumbled over.
Your life and strange experience with the Creator bears the feeling of importance. You will make sure those who follow know of the one who left, in making Man sovereign and alone in a sea of his own kind. You will look back in your mirror and reflect on this, on what is, and remember what was lost for the rest of your days. Eve’s mirror will be broken, and she will see only what she has not, that which is held by others.
They will also hear of the other one. The one she told you about, without arms, who offers what cannot be held and takes what is… You are Adam, the first and prone to the errors of our way.
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”
–Henry David Thoreau
You are Eve
You are blessed with purpose and strangely this troubles you. This knowledge of who you are and why, will be held by no other human being. You are unique. What you want is to be special. Unique will also prove to be inadequate for those who follow after you and your way… They will also desire something very special.
You didn’t ask for this. Nobody has bothered to inquire as to your feelings on this, what is beyond your control.
As of this moment, that “nobody” would entail two:
Adam – same as you but different, and
God – nothing at all like you and kinda scary.
Nonetheless, the fact is nobody has asked you. You don’t know why, but this burns. The harder you try to put it out of your mind, the louder this silly injustice clanks around off the inside of your skull. Certainly, no one else (there is no one else) is forced to endure what you do, and this is fast approaching unacceptable.
You don’t know what it is that you want. What you desire is more, and you’ll accept nothing less. You are entitled and want only what you deserve, what you are owed, and what is fair. That will make you happy. Happy being, what is wanted, but not yet grasped.
There is something else you are focused on that just grinds your gears. You have open access to everything there is and are totally free from need… but for one tree.
We are not to eat of it.
Adam acts completely uninterested when you mention it. He needs to be reminded which tree, every time before he knows what you’re talking about.
And this bothers you to no end.
You want change
You’re not sure what… anything would be better than this. This sentiment will be felt by so many it will become cliché. You are in paradise, and you can’t stand it any longer. This will also be felt later, by others like you. A real paradise would include the fruit of the tree.
Just what is it with this tree?
It appears no different than any of the thousands of others that surround it, but no longer interest you. They can be yours, but you don’t want them.
God has Adam, Adam has everything, and you have nothing. Not that you know it, but you don’t even have clothes. This is unacceptable. You have been thinking on this, and something tells you that you too, can be special just like Adam, and also… just like God. What you want more than anything is to be special.
Special like your tree.
No, not special Eve… what we want is more. We didn’t agree to any of this, and we deserve something for being here. We’re no different from Adam. Why was he made happy instead of us?
It’s just a tree, and we’re more important than it, or its rule.
“The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life”
— Wayne Dyer, psychologist
It is done
You were wrong, but unaware of what that meant. Your ego made your decision, but the act falls on you to take the forbidden bite. As you do, powerful feelings flood your body. This is the assumption of control, and people will know of this sensation as arrogance. You are aware… of yourself, your action, of pride and now, your nakedness. You now bear responsibility and will soon know the consequence. You have progressed your humanity to a new place, and all will share, equally, in what you have brought.
Hurry now, Eve…
Go and get Adam, for soon comes your separation. Bring him to the tree and show him, so he will know too. He will be confused and frightened at first, but you’ll know what to say. Adam will do whatever you ask…
this you know.
Your disobedience and assumption of control; bring you free will and sovereignty.
Your freedom to do as you will; comes with your separation from God.
And now you’ll be on your way, as you have willed, and there will be no return.
Next – The Adams Vs. the Eves: Part Two
On the Eve of Destruction – In A Gadda Da Vida