Chasing Dopamine.
(Personal note.)

Dean Gotcher

"Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity." Ecclesiastes 12:8

The child is not in love with the toy. He or she is in love with the dopamine the toy stimulates. Dopamine is not the name of a toy (or a girl or a boy) although it could be, it is a chemical our body naturally produces associate with pleasure. Dopamine is a "neurotransmitter" transmitting information between nerves. Its "emancipation" or "liberation" into a small space between two nerves (called a "synaptic gap") stimulates the nerve receiving it to convey the information the prior nerve has sent to tell the brain (via electrical impulse) that the original nerve ending (or rather its beginning), say on the surface of the skin has come across something associated with pleasure. In the brain there are many nerves called "neurons" that "liberate" or "emancipate" dopamine into the synaptic gaps between them, stimulating the brain with the sensation of pleasure, i.e., "Whatever that was I want more of it."

On the surface of our body and in our body are many different nerve receptors that inform us of pleasure, designed specifically for that purpose. The same is true for pain. The drug of choice though is dopamine, i.e., the sensation of pleasure. In fact all habitual drugs are associated with dopamine, stimulating it, imitating it, preventing its uptake, etc., in order to continue the sensation of pleasure.

When the child for the first time rubs up against a toy that stimulates the sensation of pleasure, say touch, he or she responds by turning to find, i.e., 'discover' the source of pleasure he or she has come across. Using the eyes to locate it, i.e., the source of pleasure, the child now associating pleasure with the object of vision. It is not enough to simply be aware of the object that stimulated pleasure, i.e., dopamine emancipation it is imperative to take control (ownership) of it in order to stimulate more pleasure, i.e., dopamine emancipation in the future.

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:16

This is key to understanding "human nature." Stimulus-response is only "of the world," with men, women, children "lusting" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' i.e., dopamine emancipation that the world, i.e., the current situation and/or people are stimulating, resenting or hating anyone, i.e., the father/Father who gets in the way, preventing, inhibiting, or blocking them from having access to the object(s) that stimulate(s) dopamine emancipation.

"... the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4

It is the father's/Father's authority, chastening the child for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning (after he has been told), insisting that he humble, deny, die to, control, discipline his "self," i.e., his "lusting" after dopamine emancipation in order (as in "old" world order) to do right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth that gets the child off the drug of dopamine. It is this conflict between being "detoxed" of the drug of dopamine by the father/Father and being "detoxed" of the father's/Father's authority by the world that you find your "self" and your children having to deal with daily. Those of the world want to "detox" you of the father's/Father's authority, negating the guilty conscience that the father's/Father's authority engenders for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning, i.e., for "lusting" after dopamine emancipation that the world stimulates so they can "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment,' i.e., dopamine emancipation that the world stimulates without having a guilty conscience, with impunity, i.e., with your approval (affirmation). It is the father/Father who wants to "detox" you of your "lusting" after dopamine emancipation so you will do right and not wrong according to his/His established commands, rules, facts, and truth. Discussion, i.e., having to suspend, as upon a cross your carnal desires, i.e., your "lust" for dopamine emancipation, i.e., your "self interests" of the 'moment that the world stimulates in order for you to do right and not wrong keeps the father's/Father's authority in place. Dialogue on the other hand is the "friend" of dopamine emancipation, i.e., "of the world." When it comes to determining or establishing right and wrong behavior dialogue, i.e., love for dopamine emancipation negates the father's/Father's authority. Dialogue is the language of 'choice' when it comes to the drug of 'choice' of the world, i.e., dopamine. It is not that God is against dopamine emancipation, he created it. It is that it can not come between Him and you for your soul sake.

"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Luke 16:13

If you love dopamine emancipation, making it the standard for life you have to hate the father/Father. If you love the father/Father you have to hate your "self" when you do wrong, disobey, sin, i.e., when you "lust" after dopamine emancipation against the father's/Father's will.

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15

"The heart is deceitful above all things [thinking pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will, i.e., having to set aside your carnal desires of the 'moment,' i.e., having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline your "self" in order (as in "old" world order) to do the father's/Father's will, i.e., in order to do right and not wrong according the father's/Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth], and desperately wicked [hating the father's/Father's authority that "gets in the way," i.e. that prevents, i.e., inhibits or blocks you from enjoying the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates]: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 You can not see your hate of restraint as being evil, i.e., "wicked" ("desperately wicked") because your love of pleasure ("self interest"), getting in the way, blinds you to it. In fact anger stimulates adrenalin which leads to dopamine emancipation (so if the parent will not let the child "have dopamine" he will get it by hating the parent). Like a drug, pleasure (dopamine emancipation), i.e., "self interest," i.e., "the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life," which the world stimulates blinds you to your hatred toward restraint, i.e., blinds you to your "wickedness" which is being expressed toward those who are preventing (or trying to prevent) you from having access to the drug, i.e., to pleasure (dopamine emancipation) when you are doing wrong, disobeying, sinning—making you not just wicked but "desperately wicked" in your effort to attain it, keep it, or get it back, dopamine emancipation that is.

The first part of James 4:4 reads "Ye adulterers and adulteresses." As a child playing with a broomstick pretending (imagining) it is a horse, emancipating dopamine from the experience without the responsibility and risk of riding and taking care of a real horse so a man or a woman can "lust" after another person, "riding" their spouse, imagining they are the other person, betraying their covenant, i.e., their trust "To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part," including for the husband, "Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?" and for the wife, "Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep him, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?" with "forsaking all other" meaning not even letting the children, friends, business, etc., i.e., "lust" for dopamine emancipation, which includes the approval of others come between them. See the issue "A Better Life."

"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." Matthew 5:27, 28

"To enjoy the present reconciles us to the actual." (Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right') In other words, according to Karl Marx and his followers it is "lust," i.e., dopamine emancipation that "reconciles you to" "the world," i.e., to what is "actual." This requires the negation of the father's/Father's authority in order for "self," i.e., "lust," i.e., your "self interestto become "actual," i.e., for you to become "self-actualized." 

Just because a million plus people do a wrong does not make a wrong right. Just because a million "ministers" say remarrying after divorce is right does not make it right. All the world wants to do is chase dopamine, wanting you to join in, justifying its (and your) "lusts," i.e., sins.

"And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15

"And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:17

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15

"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." Matthew 12:50

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 7:21

"But godliness with contentment is great gain." I Timothy 6:6

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3, 4

Facilitators of 'change,' i.e., psychologists, i.e., behavioral "scientists," i.e., "group psychotherapists," i.e., Marxists (Transformational Marxists)—all being the same in method or formula—are using the dialoguing of opinions to a consensus (affirmation) process, i.e., dialectic 'reasoning' ('reasoning' from/through the students "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., from/through their "lust" for pleasure and their hate of restraint, in the "light" of their desire for group approval, i.e., affirmation and fear of group rejection) in the "group grade," "safe zone/space/place," "Don't be negative, be positive," soviet style, brainwashing (washing the father's/Father's authority from the children's thoughts and actions, i.e., "theory and practice," negating their having a guilty conscience, which the father's/father's authority engenders, for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process—called "the negation of negation" since the father's/Father's authority and the guilty conscience, being negative to the child's carnal nature, is negated in dialogue—in dialogue, opinion, and the consensus process there is no father's/Father's authority), inductive 'reasoning' ('reasoning' from/through the students "feelings," i.e., their natural inclination to "lust" after the carnal pleasures of the 'moment'—dopamine emancipation—which the world stimulates, i.e., their "self interest," i.e., their "sense experience," selecting "appropriate information"—excluding, ignoring, or resisting, i.e., rejecting any "inappropriate" information, i.e., established command, rule, fact, or truth that gets in the way of their desired outcome, i.e., pleasure—in determining right from wrong behavior), "Bloom's Taxonomy," "affective domain," French Revolution (Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité) classroom "environment" in order (as in "new" world order) to 'liberate' children from parental authority, i.e., from the father's/Father's authority system (the Patriarchal Paradigm)—seducing, deceiving, and manipulating them as chickens, rats, and dogs, i.e., treating them as natural resource ("human resource") in order to convert them into 'liberals,' socialists, globalists, so they, 'justifying' their "self" before one another, can do wrong, disobey, sin, i.e., "lust" with impunity.

"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken." Jeremiah 6:16, 17

Home schooling material, co-ops, conferences, etc., are joining in the same praxis, fulfilling Immanuel Kant's as well as Georg Hegel's, Karl Marx's, and Sigmund Freud's agenda of using the pattern or method of Genesis 3:1-6, i.e., "self" 'justification,' i.e., dialectic (dialogue) 'reasoning," i.e., 'reasoning' from/through your "feelings," i.e., your carnal desires of the 'moment' which are being stimulated by the world (including your desire for approval from others, with them affirming your carnal nature) in order to negate Hebrews 12:5-11, i.e., the father's/Father's authority, i.e., having to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline your "self" in order to do the father's/Father's will, negating Romans 7:14-25, i.e., your having a guilty conscience when you do wrong, disobey, sin, thereby negating your having to repent before the father/Father for your doing wrong, disobedience, sins—which is the real agenda.

"And for this cause [because men, as "children of disobedience," 'justify' their "self," i.e., 'justify' their love of "self" and the world, i.e., their love of the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' (dopamine emancipation) which the world stimulates over and therefore against the Father's authority] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie [that pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the Father's will]: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth [in the Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ], but had pleasure in unrighteousness [in their "self" and the pleasures of the 'moment,' which the world stimulates]." 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2020