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Should Human "Civilization" be Regarded as a Dark Age?
Civilization could be regarded as a Dark Age of human history, as depicted in the book Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior by Lee McIntyre -- brief excerpts:
"Famine, largely for political reasons."
"Tyranny...largely a result of cruelty and indifference."
"Congo's civil war."
"Genocide in Rwanda."
"Sudan's civil war."
"6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust."
"Korean "comfort women"."
"Rape of Nanking."
"School and workplace shootings."
"World Trade Center... demolished by terrorists."
"How can we be so cruel to one another? Why are such things allowed to happen?"
"Such atrocities continue largely because we tolerate them or because those of us who will not tolerate them do not know where to turn for answers. Can anything be done to stop such modern evils? What are the causal forces behind them?"
"Much of today's social scientific inquiry does not even seek to address the pressing social problems of our day."
"Aren't the evils we suffer at our own hands pretty much the same as those we have been inflicting on one another through the ages? Will we ever be able to make any progress? Should we simply give up?"
"Ignorance and indifference are the two biggest obstacles to changing our fate."
"We are currently ignorant of the true nature of the causal forces behind riots, depressions, strikes, and wars."
"We do not understand the nature of science and how it can be applied to the study of human affairs."
"We are also afraid of what we may find out about ourselves if we look too closely."
In Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior, Lee McIntyre writes: "How can we be so cruel to one another? Why are such things allowed to happen? [See Fecal Alchemy.] ...But the worst thing to realize is that such atrocities continue largely because we tolerate them or because those of us who will not tolerate them do not know where to turn for answers. Can anything be done to stop such modern evils? What are the causal forces behind them?"
For individuals to rise above our "Current Dark Age," it may be necessary to identify -- in addition to Bloom's "triad of human evil" (pecking order, memes, and superorganisms) -- more "Causal Forces." What if Bloom has only scratched the surface? The following books may identify more than Bloom has recognized:
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
The Psychology of War : Comprehending Its Mystique and Its Madness by Lawrence LeShan
The Most Dangerous Animal: Human Nature and the Origins of War by David Livingstone Smith
The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence by Carl Sagan
The Triune Brain in Evolution: Role in Paleocerebral Functions by P.D. MacLean
Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind by Gary Marcus
The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God by David J. Linden
Dinosaur Brains: Dealing with All Those Impossible People at Work by Albert J. Bernstein
Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence by Dale Peterson and Richard Wrangham
Man: The Fallen Ape by Branko Bokun
The Crazy Ape by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Maybe a "Network of Weavers of Freeorder" -- see The Explorers Foundation ("The Explorers Foundation exists to build a world fit for explorers and to fit ourselves to inhabit such a world.") -- to attempt to move humanity out of its "Current Dark Age" -- to take practical steps to "fashion a world where violence ceases to be" (Bloom).
The following are extracts from Bloom's The Lucifer Principle [with some comments added]:
...Daniel Goleman, paraphrasing Nietzsche, says, "Madness... is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups." [emphasis added] [This is a most important identification. Groups and superorganisms tend to be crazy... a little or a lot! See also Freud on Crowds.]
The ultimate evils are the mass murders that occur in revolutions and war, the large-scale savageries that arise when one agglomeration of humans tries to dominate another: the deeds of the social group.
...[H]ow we, without the slightest sense of what the long-term results of our miniscule actions may be, contribute to the social organism's ponderous and sometimes earth shattering deeds. ...[H]ow, in our preoccupations with sex, our sometimes suicidal commitment to ideas, religions, and trivial details of cultural style, we become the unconscious creators of the social organism's exploits.
...[H]umans are driven by many of the same instincts as our primate relatives.
Toward those beyond their tiny circle, they radiated only hatred. And they treated those they despised with remorseless brutality.
The reptile brain still sits inside our skull like the pit at the center of a peach. It is a vigorous participant in our mental affairs, pumping its primitive, instinctual orders to us at all hours of the day and night... The thinking human, no matter how exalted his sentiments, was still listening to the voices of a demanding reptile and a chattering ancient mammal. Both were speaking to him from the depths of his own skull.
Darwin saw competition taking place at several levels, including that which occurs between individuals and that which occurs between gropus. When discussing ants, he acknowledged that evolution could easily induce individuals to sacrifice their self-interest to that of the larger social unit. In his later writings, he proposed that a similar process occurs among human beings.
...[P]redators almost invariably go for a herd animal that is acting differently from the rest.
Like the sponge cells and the slime mold amoebas, you and I are parts of a vast population whose pooled efforts move some larger creature on its path through life. Like the sponge cells, we cannot live in total separation from the human clump. We are components of a superorganism.
Remove the sponge cell from the sponge, prevent it from finding its way back to its brethern, and it dies.
There are innumerable causes for frustration in human life. But the inability to fulfill one's potential is way up there on the list... Frustration... breeds rage.
Leaders like Orville Faubus [governor of Arkansas from 1955 to 1967] and Fidel Castro have skillfully manipulated a few basic rules of human nature: that every tribe regards outsiders as fair game; that every society gives permission to hate; that each culture dresses the demon of its hatred in the garb of righteousness; and that the man who channels this hatred can rouse the suprorganism and lead it around by the nose.
Memes stretch their tendrils through the fabric of each human brain, driving us to coagulate in the cooperative masses of family, tribe, and nation. And memes -- working together in theories, worldviews, or cultures -- can make a superorganism very hungry.
If you can convince enough people of your worldview, no matter how wrong you are, you're right! The real significance of a meme is its power to pull together a superorganism.
Why are humans drawn to ideas like filings to a magnet? Why do memes have the power to create, elevate, pacify, and kill?
Control is extremely powerful stuf... Control, in humans and rats, energizes the mind. A lack of control can cripple mental powers.
This belief in magic is one clue to our need for memes. Religious and scientific schemes -- clusters of guesswork that sometimes seem like a madman's dreams -- offer the feeling of control, an indispensable fuel for the physiological powerhouses of life.
The memes of magic, medicine, medieval Christianity, and modern fundamentalism offer an illusion that duplicates the health-giving force that saved a rat in a cage from harm. They hold out the illusion of power over the shocks and pains of life. [Does this also apply to the memes of politics?]
Our cultures... are our collective fantasies about the worlds we cannot see [emphasis added]. They are tapestries of memes.
Humans grab at ideas [memes] because ideas knit them together in groups of people who agree with them. They provide the comfort of companionship and mutual aid. That's one way memes seduce humans into their power.
The pecking order can determine whether you live or die.
The struggle for position in a pecking order is not restricted to individuals. It also hits social groups... -- the pecking order of superoganisms.
A web of memes justifies the subjugation of those on the bottom, upholds the power of those on top... It sanctifies the pecking order.
Never be complacent about barbarians.
Stripped of their moral disguises, the slogans of freedom, peace, and justice are often weapons that those attempting to achieve hierarchical superiority use to stuff the rest of us into the lower ranks of the pecking order.
Freud on Crowds
In Carl Rogers on Personal Power, the author quotes from Sigmund Freud's Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego:
"A group is extraordinarily credulous and open to influence. It has no critical faculty... Anyone who wishes to produce an effect upon it needs no logical adjustment to his arguments; he must paint in the most forcible colors, he must exaggerate, and he must repeat the same thing again and again... It respects force and can only be slightly influenced by kindness, which it regards merely as a form of weakness... It wants to be ruled and oppressed, and to fear its masters... And finally, groups have never thirsted after truth. They demand illusions, and cannot do without them. They constantly give what is unreal precedence over what is real; they are almost as strongly influenced by what is untrue as by what is true. They have an evident tendency not to distinguish between the two... A group is an obedient herd, which could never live without a master. It has such a thirst for obedience that it submits instinctively to anyone who appoints himself as its master."
Fecal Alchemy (song)
Obama: You Must Understand Fecal Alchemy
Our next suggestion for President Obama is that he absolutely must learn to understand fecal alchemy in all its forms. Unlike the Irishman who tried the turn feces into gold, the most widely practiced form of fecal alchemy is to turn something of value into shit.
An example of this is the widespread mortgage fraud during the first decade of this century. Banksters effectively grouped worthless fraudulent mortgages together into derivatives (which were worth shit) and sold them to gullible investors. Crudely speaking, banksters performed fecal alchemy on valuable homes to turn them into worthless shit (derivatives).
Classically, alchemy is supposed to turn base metals like lead into precious metals like gold.
It's most important to understand that it's as if certain people have a magic wand that performs alchemy in reverse -- it turns something valuable into feces. That's why it's called fecal alchemy.
I urge you to read Frederic Bastiat on "The Seen and the Unseen" as well as the "Broken Window Fallacy." This will help you become more aware of the hidden fecal alchemy involved with what seems like "good deeds by government."
Although it's possible for some people in government to sometimes do good, many people in government seem to be fecal alchemists who wave their magic wands to turn good things into shit.
Mr. Obama, given your Irish roots, you might be related to our Irish fecal alchemist. And, considering the scandals you and your administration have created -- IRS, Benghazi, seizing Associated Press records, spying on Americans, acting in secret after you promised transparency, Fast & Furious (giving government guns to Mexican drug cartels), getting in bed with lobbyists and your rich Wall Street buddies, lying
about drone strikes killing civilians, Solyndra, etc. -- forgive me if I suspect that you yourself might be a bit of a fecal alchemist.
When a tornado turns 300 homes into rubble, it can be regarded as natural fecal alchemy. But when a wildfire on government land destroys 300 homes, it should be regarded as government fecal alchemy, because you didn't do enough to prevent fires on your land. I hope you don't burn down the White House next!
When government soldiers effectively murder hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians under the false pretext of "weapons of mass destruction," it can be regarded as fecal alchemy on a massive scale.
According to R.J. Rummel, DEMOCIDE = MURDER BY GOVERNMENT: "Just to give perspective on this incredible murder by government [262,000,000 from 1900 to 1999], if all these bodies were laid head to toe, with the average height being 5', then they would circle the earth ten times. Also, this democide murdered 6 times more people than died in combat in all the foreign and internal wars of the century."
If you add Rummel's number for the people who died in combat to his 262 million number, you get over 300 million!
"All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets." -- Voltaire
When governments effectively murder millions of people, it can be regarded as fecal alchemy on a grandiose scale.
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In the documentary the "war on drugs" is described as a "haulocaust in slow motion." Click Here for the full documentary. This is really a "war on people" -- a program to derail or even ruin people's lives.
More African Americans in the US are now in prison and on probation than were enslaved in 1850. We suggest that Mr. Obama does his best to release all African Americans unjustly jailed for "victimless crimes," which are really non-crimes.
Lincoln's "Emanciplation Proclamation" was really a political and military ploy to persuade African Americans to fight in the Civil War. The so-called "Emanciplation Proclamation" only referred to slaves in the Southern States (where Lincoln didn't have political power because they had seceded). The so-called "Emanciplation Proclamation" made no reference to slaves in the Northern States (where Lincoln did have political
If you're in a relationship with a government on the basis that the government has the right or authority to enforce the itms that follow, then you're in a master-slave relationship with the government:
Dictate what you may or may not do, eat, drink, grow, smoke, manufacture, build, possess, say, read, write, learn, teach, wear, drive, trade, distribute, use as money, etc.
Dictate where or how you may live, travel, work, etc.
Force you to register the births of your children and get "birth certificates" issued by the government
Force you to send your children to "government schools" for indoctrination, brainwashing, and mind destruction
Force your children to take psychiatric drugs
Force you to participate in "entity social security," compulsory "government health care," etc.
Force you to get and use an "SSN" ("social slave number?") issued by the government to identify, track, and control you
Force you to get a "licence" before you can do certain kinds of work
Forcibly take a portion of the fruits of your labor, and/or your other property
Force corporations to act as snitches (to send private information about you to the government) and thieves (to steal a portion of the fruits of your labor and hand it over to the government)
Force you to register for "military draft (conscription)"
Effectively claim that it owns your person and body, therefore attempted suicide and assisted suicide are crimes
Kidnap and lock you up according to whim when you've done no harm to anyone (so-called "victimless crimes")
Tell you that you may not secede or unsubscribe from their jurisdiction or coercive systems
5 Questionsfor Obama
Our next suggestion is for President Obama to answer 5 questions: