|Philosophy Overcomes Tyranny
|| Bhagavad Gita
|| Philosophy Overcomes Propaganda
||New Civil War
|| Capitalism Destroys Minds
"Capitalism is like cancer. Once it enters a host country's economy, it will spread and devour labor, the environment, and any other impediment to the growth of profit. Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. However, the world cannot continue to get richer as the earth becomes poorer. Just as the only inevitability in life is death, the only inevitability about our capitalist way of life, is the death of our planet [and our civilization]."|
For those few Americans who haven't yet allowed themselves to become brain-dead sub-humans, it's startling to realize that capitalists have, after centuries of undermining and decimating the ideals of human civilization, completed the total destruction of human culture. This essay will show how capitalism has, indeed, totally destroyed human civilization, why most seeming-humans are incapable of seeing this destruction, and how we can overcome this devastation through building cooperative commonwealth communities.
There are a number of ways the ideals of civilization can be destroyed. To list just a few:
- By embodying partially and inadequately these ideals in the plutocratic U.S. Constitution that a capitalist cabal created through a conspiratorial Constitutional Convention in 1787
- Through destroying Constitutionally-guaranteed liberties such as habeas corpus, with the passage of the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
- By refusing to enforce federal and state laws as they apply to capitalists
- By replacing the genuine ideals and institutions of civilization with counterfeits
|| Demonic capitalists have destroyed the ideals of human civilization such as civility, harmony, peace, mutual aid, and justice because only in this way are they able to further their goals of world power, obscene wealth, and control over and destruction of the working class. Capitalists can only destroy because they have no genuine creative, innovative, or productive powers or capabilities.|
In the fifth century BCE, Plato revealed that capitalist tyrants always destroy human civilization and the working class.
|". . . Capitalism will be overcome by the destruction of civilization (rather than the malaise of civilization, to use Freud's terminology). . ."|
To undiscerning persons, this essay's assertion that capitalism has destroyed civilization will seem bizarre, because they "see" what appears to them to be the accouterments of civilization all about them. They don't realize that these are ersatz elements, fake entities made to appear as genuine. For example, the current U.S. federal government is made to appear as a representative democracy as established by the Constitution. In actuality, the American federal government is a fascist, imperialist, militarist plutocracy ruled by a capitalist cabal.
One of the reasons most people don't see that capitalists have destroyed civilization is that it has been a process of destruction by substitution--replacing:
- The genuine with the counterfeit
- The truth with lies
- Democracy with capitalist fascism
- Civilization with barbarism
- Genuine elections with one-party charades
- Intelligent journalism with fake news
- Constitutional rights with legalized corruption and murder
- Freedom with totalitarianism
"In a bitter irony, the evidence amply confirms that the chemical weapons are being used not by Syrian government forces but by the US supported Al Qaeda rebels.
"In a twisted logic whereby realities are turned upside down, the Syrian government is being accused of the atrocities committed by the US sponsored Al Qaeda affiliated rebels."
Michel Chossudovsky, "The U.S. is Channeling Chemical Weapons to Al Qaeda in Syria, Obama is a Liar and a Terrorist," Global Research, June 14, 2013
Counterfeit political, economic, and social systems have been substituted for older, partially-authentic systems, so that this new fake world appears to be intact and real. What occurred was no mere "paradigm shift" or new approach to politics; it's been a fundamental restructuring of human nature and human institutions. The ordinary world is currently populated almost entirely by sub-humans. The deranged cabal members who now rule the political-economic systems throughout the world delude themselves into believing that they can destroy people's minds and all elements of civilized behavior and still have a functioning civilization. Their indiscriminate destruction of mental and social capabilities has inevitably led to the breakdown of their world.1 The cabal represents the modern Faust, the black magician who for the price of his damned soul, believes he obtains a supreme ascendancy over a world that is in fact a devastated wasteland.
The fundamental intellectual and moral values on which Western Civilization was founded are now being systematically perverted into their opposite:
|Fundamental Human Values
||Perversion or Inversion
||Reason, Intellectual Autonomy, Self-Awareness
||Cunning, Mind-Control, Deliberate Ignorance
||Egomania, License, Greed
||Altruism, Social Cohesion
||Rule of Law, Justice
||Rule of Corrupt Officials
||Programming, Training, Conditioning
||Fascism, Imperialism, Globalization
||Prepared Military, National Defense
||Pre-emptive Unending War, Militarism
||Information as Basis of Commonwealth
||Misinformation, Propaganda, Brainwashing
|The World of Unreality Created by Capitalists and Their Lackeys
How Capitalist Cabals Have Substituted the Genuine with the Counterfeit and Reality with Delusion
1789: U. S. Constitution created through a cabal conspiracy
||1963: Capitalist cabal murders President John F. Kennedy
2000: Cabal seizes presidency, conniving with Supreme Court
A plutocracy is created with the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights
A fake democracy is created|
Capitalist cabal selects both candidates for President
Totalitarian dictatorship substituted for fake democracy and masked as true democracy
Delusively believes that the U.S. Constitution created a true representative democracy
Delusively believes that America is ruled by the consent of the people
Mindlessly accepts dictatorship (Patriot Act, NDAA, endless war)
Public education only partially teaches about reality, primarily trains in myths
Cabal substitutes education with training and brainwashing
Training, masking as education, privatized for corporate profit
Classical music epitomized by Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Anti-music initiated by Elvis Presley and rock and roll
Anti-music epitomized by hip-hop and rap
Only partially able to reason and understand
Believes counterfeit to be genuine and delusion to be reality
Content with counterfeit and delusion; has no desire to understand or learn
|"We were already in our twilight phase when Ronald Reagan, with all the insight of an ostrich, declared it to be 'morning in America'; twenty-odd years later, under the 'boy emperor' George W. Bush (as Chalmers Johnson refers to him), we have entered the Dark Ages in earnest, pursuing a short-sighted path that can only accelerate our decline. For what we are now seeing are the obvious characteristics of the West after the fall of Rome: the triumph of religion over reason, the atrophy of education and critical thinking, the integration of religion, the state, and the apparatus of torture--a troika that was for Voltaire the central horror of the pre-Enlightenment world; and the political and economic marginalization of our culture."|
Capitalists have constructed a fake reality of looting and unprosecuted crime.|
Capitalist propaganda and corruption have driven people insane.
The American people now embrace unreality.
|"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."|
The term "civilization" can only accurately be applied to humans and human cultures, since it refers to a prototype or Form of human behavior. Civilization is an ideal to which persons and cultures aspire.
Persons can be described as civilized to the degree that they fulfill the characteristics of:
- Engaging in humane civility
- Practicing moral self-discipline
- Appreciating beauty in all its manifestations
- Developing an autonomous self which is able to think and act on its own initiative
- Seeing through the current social myths and diversions
- Acting to improve the human condition
- Understanding the necessity of life-long self-improvement
"A man, or a society, is civilized if truth, beauty, adventure, art, peace are the dominant qualities, and if these five qualities are exhibited in all phases of experience."
A. H. Johnson. Whitehead's Philosophy of Civilization
A human culture can be described as civilized if it contains a significant number of civilized humans. As such, there have been very few civilized societies, but quite a number of civilized individuals. Historically, certain persons or groups have been called "civilized" to set them apart from barbarians, savages, and primitive peoples. Using the criteria we've set forth, we can say that only these groups have been civilized:
- Fifth-century (BCE) Athens (Socrates, Diotima, Plato, Aristotle, Xenephon)
- First through second century (CE) esoteric gnostic Christian groups (Jesus, Paul, Clement of Alexandria, Marcion, Valentinus, Origen)
- Third through fifth century (CE) Neo-Platonic groups (Ammonius Saccus, Plotinus, Iamblichus, Plutarch, Theon, Origen, Porphyry, Theodorus of Asine, Syrianus, Hypatia, Proclus, John Philoponus, Damascius, Olympiodorus of Thebes, Erennius, Simplicius, Boethius)
- Fourteenth through seventeenth century (CE) Renaissance groups (Ficino, Gemistus Pletho, Cosimo de' Medici, Pico Della Mirandola, Giordano Bruno, Paracelsus, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Thomas More, Nicholas Cusanus, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, Erasmus)
- Eighteenth-century (CE) Enlightenment groups (Denis Diderot, Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, George Mason, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schiller, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George Frideric Handel, Ludwig van Beethoven)
- Twenty-first century (CE) conceptual and realized prototypes:
"We create a civilized world by giving precedence to rational persuasion over force."
Civilization Has Been Repeatedly Destroyed by Tryanny
When we say that capitalists have destroyed civilization we refer in general to perpetrators of the dog-eat-dog ideology from the beginning of the capitalist economic system--an owner, looting class and an oppressed worker class--from the dawn of human history. But in specific current terms we refer to the group that in the early decades of the twentieth century formed themselves into an international capitalist cabal through which they have seized control of the economic, political, and social systems of power in the United States and throughout the world. This criminal gang has systematically substituted its own ideology of greed and egomania for the ideals of civilized human behavior.
The ideals of civilization were similarly destroyed in the Dark Ages (fifth through fifteenth centuries CE) of European history by the tyrannous ideology of Roman Catholicism. As in the current destruction of the ideals of civilization by capitalism, the Roman Catholic church substituted for the Form of human civilization its own demonic archetype:
Throughout the centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has destroyed the minds and lives of its "supplicants," and in 2013, with the election of the first Jesuit Pope, the devastation of human life will be increased and broadened.
- Humans as in essence depraved sinners
- Humans requiring a controlling religious hierarchy
- Human life as necessarily requiring unquestioning faith in Roman Catholic dogma
We need to understand the truth about Feudalism and
the Dark Ages.|
The capitalist "religion" of greed and egomania is similar to the Roman Catholic religion of tyranny and torture.
Capitalism as a religion means that we are currently under the domination of the capitalist theocratic state.
|"Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized."||". . . The philosophy of the day represents the conclusions of men, who . . . are still rudimentary in respect of the spiritual consciousness, and fall short, therefore, of their spiritual and true manhood--the manhood which belongs to the highest plane. Being to such extent not human but subhuman, and ignorant of the meaning and potentialities of man, they confound form with substance, and mistake the exterior and phenomenal part of man for man himself, and imagine accordingly that to gratify this part is necessarily to benefit the man, no matter how subversive of the real humanity the practices to which they have recourse. Out of this condition of spiritual darkness the Gnosis lifts man, and, giving him the supreme desideratum--which it is the object of all divine revelation to supply--a definition of himself, demonstrates to him, with scientific certainty, the supremacy of the moral law, and the impossibility either of getting good by doing evil, or of escaping the penalty of the latter. The attempt to get good by evil doing only puts him back, making his fate worse."|
Capitalists are brilliantly depicted as Henry Potter in "It's A Wonderful Life" and the untransformed Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Capitalism is a
murderous economic system. A recent example of insanity practiced by a billionaire capitalist is Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldmann Sachs, ranting against workers' right to retirement. Blankfein was exposed by
Bernie Sanders |
Sub-human capitalist spokesman Henry Kissinger is fomenting nuclear armageddon in 2013.
All capitalist-created exposés are merely brainwashing scams.
|"The extremity of all evil in this life consists, according to the ancients, in not perceiving the present evil and how much human nature stands in need of amelioration; and this is a part of the two-fold ignorance which Plato execrates, which being ignorant that it is ignorant has no desire to emerge, but may be compared to a body all over indurated by disease, which, being no longer tormented with pain, is neither anxious to be cured."|
Among others, three truly abominable features of the current capitalist destruction of the ideals of civilization stand out:
- Capitalists have so debased the minds of most Americans--and people worldwide--that they're unable to see the counterfeit reality, therefore have no awareness of the need for the restitution of the ideals of civilized human behavior, and have no capability for reform or rebuilding.
- Degraded humans do not recognize past and current genius and brilliance, valuing degenerate persons, objects, and institutions.
If you think that it's impossible for political-economic-religious leaders to so control the minds of common people that these persons value, recognize, even select degenerate individuals over outstanding, excellent individuals, you might want to consider this account.
"It was the custom at the Jewish festival-time for the Roman governor Pilate to release any prisoner whom the people chose. And it happened that at this time the Romans had a notorious Jewish prisoner named Barabbas. So when the Jewish mob assembled to make the usual request, Pilate asked them, 'Which one do you want me to set free, Barabbas or Jesus called the Messiah?' For Pilate knew very well that Jesus had been handed over to him through sheer malice. . . But the Jewish chief priests and elders persuaded the mob to ask for Barabbas and demand Jesus' execution. Then the governor spoke to them, 'Which of these two are you asking me to release?' 'Barabbas!' they cried.
3. Degraded humans are totally incapable of recognizing or valuing past or current outstanding persons, objects, concepts, or institutions. Sub-humans can only recognize or value what their capitalist rulers tell them are entities worth observing and appreciating. In this way, truly outstanding, transformative persons, objects, concepts, and institutions go unrecognized, unable to improve the present decaying, murderous pseudo-culture.
In this totally ruined American culture we live in, you can be sure that those entities (persons, objects, institutions, processes) deemed "Best" are, in fact, the very worst. For example, in the first week of June, 2013, the New York Times fiction Best-Seller was Dan Brown's novel Inferno. Dan Brown became a "best-selling author" in 2009 with his non-literary mish-mash of secret-society nonsense titled The Da Vinci Code, which was later made into an abominable movie.
In the same week, the non-fiction "best-seller" was Eleven Rings, by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty--a ghost-written autobiography of the coach who led the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers to multiple NBA championships. You can imagine what a literary tour-de-force this book was!
This phenomenon of the worst being touted as the outstanding is clearly seen in Turner Classic Movies' presentation of The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011), a 15-episode documentary directed and narrated by Mark Cousins, adapted from his 2004 book The Story of Film chronicling more than 100 years of world film history. Cousins presents the worst films and film directors, e.g. Pulp Fiction (1994) and director Quentin Tarantino as the best. Unfortunately, most Hollywood producers, writers, directors, and actors have been taken in by such lies and misrepresentations, so 99% of what Hollywood now produces is non-movies extolling murderers and thugs.
The Only Solution to Our Problems
The only hope there is, therefore, is for the few people worldwide who have retained the ability to understand what's really going on to create small groups and communities that will become the basis of a new commonwealth culture.
Such destruction of cultures and civilizations has occurred before, and the ultimate victory is always won by progressive and positive persons and forces. Sooner or later, humankind re-awakens to its spiritual heritage--preserved by Perennialist sages 3 during the twilight periods of cultural decline, such as we are now experiencing.
Building on the immortal wisdom of savants such as those depicted above, a small group of knowledgeable persons is currently working to institute cooperative commonwealth communities. Their long-range strategy is to create successful small cooperative communities and gradually leaven the larger society, helping to raise the intellectual and spiritual level of people worldwide. As persons gain intellectual acuity, they can be included in cooperative communities which the cognoscenti create, spreading these new political-economic configurations over the entire world.
"The idea of an integrated economic system co-ordinating the efforts of all for the common welfare, which is the basis of the modern state, is as old as philosophy. As a theory it dates back to Plato at least, and nobody knows how much further, for it is a conception of the most natural and obvious order. Not, however, until popular government had been made possible by the diffusion of intelligence was the world ripe for the realization of such a form of society. Until that time the idea, like the soul waiting for a fit incarnation, must remain without social embodiment. Selfish rulers thought of the masses only as instruments for their own aggrandizement, and if they had interested themselves in a more exact organization of industry it would only have been with a view of making that organization the means of a more complete tyranny. Not till the masses themselves became competent to rule was a serious agitation possible or desirable for an economic organization on a co-operative basis." Edward Bellamy, Equality
1 The deranged, insane world of capitalism is only one of two worlds; the other is a new world inhabited by supra-humans.
2 Berman is able to see that America has entered a Dark Age, but admits he has no solution to the problem it presents. Chris Hedges, in his book Empire of Illusion, perpetuates his ongoing self-advertising by trivializing our cultural demise with popular descriptions of "world wrestling," and pornography. In her book Dark Age Ahead it's clear that Jane Jacobs isn't intelligent enough to see that America has already entered our Dark Age. She feels she can merely describe how dark ages occur, thus assisting Americans to avoid a slightly possible Dark Age ahead.
3 See the author's book The Perennial Tradition
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