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Bush Meets Lauer

Watching this, and I am sure my opinion is marred by my own prejudice, I just get the sense that Bush is the mouthpiece for a cabal with their own agenda. That we, as a nation, are forced into this give and take with a desperate and brutal force, because rather than stepping back and analyzing a situation and gaining the perspective necessary to address much broader issues of cause and effect… we are merely reacting to a bad situation in a moment to moment sort of choreography where we are not calling the the shots, we are not leading the dance.

Meanwhile, the domain where long term and broad planning has been applied is not in the Oval Office, but somewhere out in the private sector amongst actors and industries not directly beholden to the American people, but rather pursuing their own agendas–agendas ultimately driven by a profit motive.

The other thing that strikes me, I just wonder whether this moment of Matt Lauer behaving somewhat like a journalist isn’t somehow responsible for his many stints on camera since dressed as a woman! That is the kind of psychology I think we are witnessing here. I mean, the mentioning of the safety of Matt Lauer’s family and the aggressive gesturing from Bush (1:501:55, 2:06, etc,)–at 2:06 Matt L actually seems to raise his arm in a subtle defensive mode–seems right out of a gangster film. It’s a sign of frustration at having to answer actual questions when working from a script rather than an originator of a policy talking through his own sense of justification.

This is scary stuff. This is people murdered and plunged into misery and perhaps generations of social instability… not to mention the loss of antiquities.

It may seem cold and inappropriate to weigh the loss of antiquities with the loss and misery of human life, but this is the thing… The loss of antiquities is a strike at the very character of a people, their sense of self and history… the justification of the narrative of their own identity. This is something atheists miss in their clumsy ham-fisted attack on the church. If you have the intent to subvert the indigenous societal power structure of authority… something you must first do to steal the resources of a society and reduce their populations to servitude… You must recreate and impose a narrative upon that society which confounds that societies sense of self. By hijacking a societies narrative, you can disrupt the internal dialogue of that society and feed the various factions to eachother through an ever increasing and ever debasing internal conflict.

This makes it easier to impose a power-structure and hierarchy from outside the society merely by feeding and guiding certain elements within it. This is how you plunge an entire society into servitude exposing it to violence, rape, theft and slavery. And something people forget about slavery, it upsets the entire playing field. When one society or set of actors manage to reduce people to servitude, it gives them power and benefit to enact, perpetuate and spread human misery for the purpose of their own benefit.

Whoever has dealings with such power-capabilities lends these power-capabilities legitimacy and at the same time robs themselves in equal measure of their own legitimacy. The thing spreads like a virus reducing everything to it’s level which only finds deeper darker depths till something renders a check on it–such controls do not exist within the structure of the power-capability which wields such power, either the young are fed to the old or the old are fed to the young. North Korea is a perfect example of this.

It is no coincidence that where oil economies dominate, where there is the influence of an external power-structure–that is, those entities bringing oil to western markets or those western markets themselves–internal authority is upset and oppressive regimes are created in that commerce with that external power-capability.

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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.