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Interpretation of American Globalism

An Interpretation of American Globalism

This brings to mind the old social studies lesson about African tribalism… How the most an extended tribe based upon a familial kind of interconnection–that is, relationships knitted together based upon direct recognition of one another–could only extend to about 500. This is the maximum, so the theory goes, that individuals could be acquainted with one another in any kind of direct recognition of one another ;beyond that, there would be strain put on ones ability to feel kinship with all the members of the tribe and you get internal discord.

This is one of the breakdowns in human cultural evolution of extended civilization which religion directly addresses. Religion provides the foundation for recognizable kinship and a basis for understanding which extends beyond a single persons ability to actually know and recognize members of a community beyond this direct acquaintance number of 500 people.

This is also why, religions, to remain pertinent to their mission, must incorporate an inherent regard for members of different faith groups on the terms of those differing faith groups. There are, as with most legitimate doctrinal religious mores, other reasons for the same established value or values–in which the observance of one aspect creates the danger of diminishing the importance of other aspects, which is why to speak of such things in brevity is dangerous and why such issues require a more meditative (or prayer-like) approach. Such issues require a next-step brand of cognitive awareness; rather than a bullet-point explication a more topographical understanding–the kind of cognitive apprehension which would explain the incites of say a Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi or Dr Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

Without this cultural innovation, or evolutionary stage, and something we see almost trapped in amber in the rendering of US bases across the world, we revert to more archaic forms of societal order. In a word, militarism. That is, the presence or threat of power to keep order. A strategy for societal order which inevitably means slavery.

Whenever you have the amassing of power with its attendant hierarchical structure… you will always have those within that hierarchical order who abuse their position, leveraging their place and title to amass personal power–or more likely, having amassed personal power, leveraged this to seize their position thus setting the tone of their conduct a priori. Suppressing the rights of those beneath them in that hierarchy to steal what would be their just due–the use of threat in this relationship renders this the accomplishment of slavery.

Unfortunately, the alternative without another organizational doctrine, results in a chaos and strife which reduces the societies ability to support the population numbers we now enjoy… In other words, a correction results in whatever form–war, famine, disease–to bring the populations back down to a manageable number; determined by whatever organizational structure is put in place to take up the job of societal management, or governance. The simpler the system, the greater the misery, strife and diminution of population and control over ones own fate–the greater the debasement of humanity. This system of order, because it does not obtain by slow negotiation of the various representatives of the various communities, WILL result in that system of organizational structure being one of devolved cultural resource. That is, a more ancient pattern; which means, based upon power; a greater consolidation, and more oppressive kind, of authority.

This is why revolutions are a failure from the get-go and evolution is the preferred route to change. Anything else… ensures the debasement of culture, ensures slavery…

Hands all over / Soundgarden

Don’t touch me
Hands all over the eastern border
You know what I think we’re falling
From composure
Hands all over western culture
Ruffling feathers and turning eagles into vultures
Into vultures

Got my arms around baby brother
Put your hands away
Your gonna kill your mother, gonna kill your mother
Kill your mother
And I love her, yeah
I love her

Hands all over the coastal waters
The crew men thank her
Then lay down their oily blanket
Hands all over the inland forest
In a striking motion trees fall down like dying soldiers
Yeah like dying soldiers

Got my arms around baby brother
Put your hands away
Your gonna kill your mother, gonna kill your mother
Kill your mother
And I love her, yeah
I love her
I love her

Hands all over the peasants daughter
She’s our bride she’ll never make it out alive
Hands all over words I utter
Change them into things you want to
Like balls of clay
Put your hands away

Yeah, put your hands away
Put your hands away
Gonna kill your mother
Gonna kill your mother
Gonna kill your mother
And I love her
I love her
I love her
I love her
And she loves me, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Written by Christopher J. Cornell, Kim A. Thayil • Copyright © BMG Rights Management

Fox News Angry Harvard Students Know Stuff

Fox News Angry Harvard Students Know Stuff

There is a a little mantra I like to keep in mind when trying to make sense of societies and power structures: ” the entropy of mixing is equal to the entropy of expansion.”

Power structures breed psychological patterns. Those who attain eminence within a power structure do so by tapping into the strain of strategy/ideology/psychology of that particular hierarchy set by the character/manner in which the power at the center around which that hierarchy has formed. Lewis Mumford speaks of such patterns in his books on mega-technics.

So when a third world economy is exposed to first world economics, such as thru narco and petroleum industries, it lays over a primitive societal power-structure the imperatives of a mega-power-structure. Suddenly, the old authorities and cultural norms are swept aside and communities are rent open… old ties within that community are like the pull of weak gravitation exposed to much greater gravitational pulls from a great distance… The result is that people have less effect, no matter what they do, to effect their own fate and at the same time they see everything they value being devalued by this distant unconcerned power. This gives rise to great frustration. The indigenous authorities lose that authority because of their powerlessness to effect any kind of protections against such forces and new authorities give rise to a worship of old power strategies. These power strategies demand greater obedience than the distant pull concerned with whatever industry or commodity is at issue and has much more intimate a presence. So brutality at home emerges to fend off power from afar…

Once that brutality establishes a new center of power it is faced with the limits of it’s own character. It has made of itself a hammer, but now all the nails have been set. Such primitive authorities do not have in them the ability to cultivate a society or administer beyond that required to make war and brutality. So in order to maintain itself in power, it must seek out a justification for its talents and skills. When these skills are no longer needed at home… export them–like the Council at Claremont.

It is the economies, the demands and ignorant grasping of the west which creates these third world cesspools which fester and burst their banks. One thing we could do right now to begin moving in the right direction is to raise the federal; tax on gas to bring the cost per gallon to ~$3.30, so say ~$1.40 increase–pegged at a ~$1.40. And use that money to repair and upgrade infrastructure and develop a plan for an extensive rail system with an 80 to 100 year plan to devolve communities and increase population densities while returning vast swaths of lands to their natural state with the development of an aggressive preservation industry funded federally and set up like a Keynesian economic control to counter unemployment, underemployment and corporate malfeasance. Also, to use as a an economic tool to balance a capital to salaries and wages equation. And to this end, establishing a system of lodges to stitch together patron communities from across the society which will engage in training, journaling, educating, building and tending the lodge and surrounding lands. these places will serve as vacation spots as well as youth and adult development centers with the aforementioned mission. In this way, we will establish a culture of stewardship and control of our own destiny through the cultivation of land, lodge and ability. This is the route to establishing that which has been lost with the establishment of a secular society, removing the influence of the church, with equality as it’s goal, lowering the whole instead of raising the lowly… that is, a loss of a sense of dignity and the rise of arrogance.

“The entropy of mixing is equal to the entropy of expansion.” The ancient patterns of slavery and power are a default when the reason and dignity of man are given short shrift. It is not enough to kill the Jihadi with the knife in one hand and the severed head in the other… we must create a culture and character capable of meeting him with a vision capable of dispelling the horror he creates. “We must cultivate our gardens…” And with our own two hands.