||[Apr. 28th, 2012|06:36 pm]
Fourth Friday last night, always good to see friends and catch up. today was R&R (rest and relaxation) did some shopping and now cooking fajitas for dinner. Tomorrow is a cookout with zie's family.
On the leather side, been dealing with some community drama which along with Master's Retreat made me look into seeing if Vetting could be brought back and how to police our community (or really collective conscience)
[kuh-myoo-ni-tee] Show IPA
noun, plural com·mu·ni·ties.
a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.
a locality inhabited by such a group.
a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists (usually preceded by the ): the business community; the community of scholars.
a group of associated nations sharing common interests or a common heritage: the community of Western Europe.
Ecclesiastical . a group of men or women leading a common life according to a rule
The term collective consciousness refers to the condition of the subject within the whole of society, and how any given individual comes to view herself as a part of any given group. The term has specifically been used by social theorists/psychoanalysts like Durkheim, Althusser, and Jung to explicate how an autonomous individual comes to identify with a larger group/structure. Definitively, “collective” means “[f]ormed by [a] collection of individual persons or things; constituting a collection; gathered into one; taken as a whole; aggregate, collected” (OED). Likewise, “consciousness,” (a term which is slightly more complex to define with the entirety of its implications) signifies “Joint or mutual knowledge,” “Internal knowledge or conviction; knowledge as to which one has the testimony within oneself; esp. of one's own innocence, guilt, deficiencies,” and “The state or fact of being mentally conscious or aware of anything” (OED). By combining the two terms, we can surmise that the phrase collective consciousness implies an internal knowing known by all, or a consciousness shared by a plurality of persons. The easiest way to think of the phrase (even with its extremely loaded historical content) is to regard it as being an idea or proclivity that we all share, whoever specifically “we” might entail
(taken from http://csmt.uchicago.edu/glossary2004/collectiveconsciousness.htm )
feel we once again need education on D/s relationships, basic safety and knowledge on dealing and living with STDs. We use to have a pretty good submissive support group that is no more.
Well, That's stuff in my brain for now.
Have a great weekend