Triadic Philosophy, infant though it is, senses that conscious thought is real and that it is the only arena within which a small band of freedom holds sway. And that small band of freedom is the capacity to choose among the values that make for progress or regression according to the ways that we think. Unless this is the case I would assume that the entire house of cards falls and that there can be little hope for humankind. Perhaps if language can be called metaphor, one might surmise that something like conscious surmising of signs might take place. . I myself think thought is conscious and that good (at least) is real. And that without the freedom to choose there is little or nothing that we can call freedom.