A guy responding to his times, 174 years ago
I used to say, what is humanity trying to do? What is being accomplished? But this very question smacks of arrogance, as if humanity could DO anything. The ability of abstract thought doesn’t necessarily give us any greater agency does it? We are an inseparable part of the consciousness and wave state of the planet. We can barely escape the gravity well burning kerosene. We are a walking array of symbiotic organisms within a massive symbiotic system. We are an earth species that has experienced a massive injection of energy.
I used to think we needed better systems, systems to counteract greed and corruption. Self correcting systems, with the highest axioms of light; embedded compasses; enlightened math. We think we think, but actually we mostly just emerge. We lack the tools to organize in large systems; the man made tools of the abstract world, systems of hierarchy and governance, but also tools of shared consciousness. Our minds connect but not in rhythms, not like the ants. And they never will.
We are what we are, this is not by design. Our systems are as perfect as the squirrel nest or the termite mound. We are burdened with such great arrogance, to think we are masters of our own nature. The technology has only fed the hubris. Hacking away at genes, when we have no understanding of morphogenesis. The parker tricks of statistical math and artificial “intelligence”, when we have no understanding of fields of consciousness.
The life-force of the planet, the magics of the sun; against these we are at best surfing, at worst drowning. Earth is heaven, consciousness is hell. Bearing witness to the misery, incompetence and greed is our burden. Bearing witness to the beauty of creation, and perhaps love, is our salve.
Your blog is opening a new world to me -- my background is in literature, philosophy, true science, beneficent medicine and my interest in the spiritual perception and treatment in and of the world...New to me: global politics and economic policies. Just want to say thanks for the latter you are highlighting and analyzing so effectively...I’m starting to absorb and blend it in thanks to your clear iterations! Kudos and appreciation, oh man of many hats!
Thanks for sharing this digest. It makes me want to read the originals, too, so thanks for the inspiration to do that.
One comment on: "6) Centralization of means of communication and transport in the hands of the state. These were natural-monopolies at first. They are not now, but electrical generation is..."
Just wondering whether pushing everyone into electric vehicles when electrical generation is controlled (or at least highly regulated) by the State isn't just a way for the State to regain monopoly power over transportation?
Tongue in cheek:
My favorite Marx is Groucho (closely followed by Harpo and Chico)
The Japanese basic approach to life is to accomplish something constructive every day. I live by that motto and highly recommend it.
My second piece of unsolicited advice is about happiness. Happiness is something you decide on. You simply decide to be happy. Your happiness is not dependent on others or on events, even the worst events..
Good post sir. I'm checking into this public banking thing b/c of your mention of it.
Marx was not “smart” enough to trust in the one true God of heaven & earth. His own writings explain how demonic he had become in his thinking. Reject Marx & his philosophies - embrace Christ & His great love, mercy & truths no matter what your physical, emotional, financial situation is - Otherwise, you pay for your own sins with no hope. Romans 8:38,39, Romans 6:23