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Did you know that one of the most popular words on the internet is God?
Popular Myth #1: Governments care about me personally.
How much does any government organization care about you personally? Let’s start with courts and law enforcement. Unless you are suspected of having broken more than a very minor law (or have lost in a civil lawsuit), most court employees are not likely to take much initiative to interact with you. Maybe they will respond if you contact them and maybe not.
Of course, there are exceptions, like army recruiters may solicit applications from prospective candidates that interest them. They may even “solicit” candidates through court-ordered military drafts.
Or maybe you happen to live where they are planning to build a new highway. So, a group of armed mercenaries from the government give you the courtesy of coming to inform you that they will be taking your property from you at the time they dictate and at the price they dictate.
Maybe they deliver to you an urgent letter first to tell you when they will be coming to take possession of the real estate. Or, maybe they give no warning at all and simply bomb your village.
Of course, the precise patterns of government activity will vary depending on where someone lives. In many places, there is mandatory school attendance for all people of certain age groups. In some places, there is also mandatory participation in the military for all young adults of a certain age (or almost all). Of course, there are different forms of participation.
Your assignment will depend on things like your citizenship and other methods for discriminating between who will be trained as officers, infantry, and so on. For instance, health restrictions like poor vision may be used to exclude someone from pilot training.
Also, some assignments will be quite dangerous and uncomfortable while others will be quite safe and relaxed. The soldiers below may experience their assignment as rather like a long vacation or a very fun summer camp.
The picture below may remind you of some young women playing around on spring break. However, it is a photo of real soldiers with real weapons in real military barracks.
So, would a government ever intentionally direct an individual to take actions that might be dangerous for that individual? Would a government ever train an individual to take actions that might be intentionally dangerous to one or more “enemy targets?”
Some governments may categorize you personally as a very important asset, or a disposable resource, or a targeted enemy. In fact, even “your own government” may target you as a highly-attractive recruit for some form of government employment.
Because of the immense number of “human resources” that governments may attempt to organize to conduct campaigns of violence, public perceptions about that government may be very important to the recruiting process. Public perceptions can be influenced through programming the public with schools and mass media.
In fact, governments may not only regulate schools (such as to prohibit unapproved content), and not only directly fund schools, but may also actually operate schools. Further, governments may not only regulate media (such as to prohibit unapproved content), and not only directly fund media, but may also actually operate media.
What myths might governments promote about their own operations? What myths might governments promote about the operations of other “enemy” governments?
Of course, governments are not the only organizations that may be interested in promoting myths. Some people consider the indoctrination programs of certain religious groups to be promoting myths (which generally means any story used to influence the actions of groups of people, leading them to take actions that benefit the group that is publicizing the story). For instance, there is a very popular practice in some places of deceiving small children in order to promote obedience through stories designed to excite young children and confuse them, such as the myth of Santa Claus.
You better be good or you will not get a prize. Further, you better not be naughty or else Santa will know that, so he will give other good little kids all of his bribes and you will not get any rewards at all. You will get public humiliation instead. You may even produce the result of eternal damnation.
However, if you conform like you should, then you can look forward to dying proudly in our next military crusade. You can look forward to your heroic and patriotic death because then you will be rewarded with an eternity spent with dozens of attractive virgin sexual partners, which by the way should be your primary obsession in life- well, other than following orders.
Therefore, be VERY careful because Big Brother is watching you constantly. In fact, he is watching every single living creature at every moment. He is psychic and so he can tell instantly if your conscience is not as paranoid as it should be. Public displays of blind conformity are obviously the only solution.
The foundation of all courts systems and governing systems is organized violence. That is one of my “pet subjects.”
The ancient Hebrew prophet Noah promoted the idea of a future threat of apocalypse. Recent versions have been global warming, some kind of epidemic disease, nuclear annihilation, and so on.
What was Noah’s solution to the alleged threat of extermination by a morally-insulted God? Use systems of organized violence to regulate the efficiency of inequitable redistributions of wealth!
He called them court systems for the establishing of a new idea called justice, which means whatever the ruling judge dictated as the judgment that the mercenaries of the court system would enforce through organized violence. Noah also claimed that the Hebrews had authority over all of the rest of humanity because that was the only way to avoid another apocalypse.
Later, another Hebrew warlord/ruler named Moses ordered the slaughter of the Midianites by the Levites. After enough slaughters by the priest-soldiers (tax collectors/mobsters), the masses started to “wise up” and give ritual tithes or taxes to purchase the “protection” of the Levite warrior-priests. That is the foundation of the great April 15th tax day ritual.
Here is an example from Exodus 32:
Moses Breaks the Tablets
…27He said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Every man of you put his sword upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbor.’” 28So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day.29Then Moses said, “Dedicate yourselves today to the LORD– for every man has been against his son and against his brother– in order that He may bestow a blessing upon you today.”
Another example of the organized violence of the ancient Hebrews is in
1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.”
3 So Moses said to the people, “Arm some of your men to go to war against the Midianites and to carry out the LORD’s vengeance on them. 4 Send into battle a thousand men from each of the tribes of Israel.” 5 So twelve thousand men armed for battle, a thousand from each tribe, were supplied from the clans of Israel.6 Moses sent them into battle, a thousand from each tribe, along with Phinehas son of Eleazar, the priest, who took with him articles from the sanctuary and the trumpets for signaling.
7 They fought against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and killed every man. 8 Among their victims were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba—the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. 9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder. 10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps. 11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals, 12 and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho.
13 Moses, Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the community went to meet them outside the camp. 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army—the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds—who returned from the battle.
15 “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. 16 “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and were the means of turning the Israelites away from the LORD in what happened at Peor, so that a plague struck the LORD’s people. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
Because of their military superiority, the ancient Hebrews thrived on the productivity of those that they ruled through intimidation. The twist with their massive system of extortion was that it was not really too useful to the Levites to get a bunch of huge donations of sheep and wheat and so on all at once. So, a huge innovation was the creation of tokens that were acceptable to the gangsters for paying off the tax debts invented out of thin air. Those tokens were the first money or currency.
So, the Levities would monopolize access to some rare mineral like gold and then tell their slaves / taxpayers that the slaves needed to BUY some gold coins from the Levites in order to pay taxes. The Levites set the exchange rate (how many useful sheep or how much useful wheat was required to obtain a shiny little trinket of gold from the Levites).
Since the Levites had lots of gold but had no use for it, they created demand for it by requiring the masses to PURCHASE gold in order to pay taxes. So, maybe they spent $1000 dollars of resources to mine the gold that they forced the masses to buy for $100,000 worth of something actually useful, like wheat or salt or sheep.
In the last century or so, diamonds have been the big profit-maker for the modern-day Levites. They may spend $10 to obtain a stone that eventually they sell for $1,000 or more.
There is another kind of bravery though. It may actually be far more bold than initiating a proposal.
What about the bravery of interrupting an ongoing momentum? What about the bravery of withdrawing from an existing agreement or pattern? What about intentionally taking an action (or not taking a certain action) that will predictably result in the experience of grief or fear for someone else?
Even just declining a proposal can involve tremendous bravery. One who is experiencing insecurity (fear) may even feel terrified of disappointing someone by rejecting a proposal. There may be a terror about pssible future anger and punishment or simply the withdrawing of rewards and support. There may be paranoia.
Below is a list of 3 of the most complex forms of fear. These are very distinct from simple fears like the being startled by an unexpected loud noise. These are chronic fears which correspond to chronic muscular tensions as well as neuro-muscular rigidity.
However, shame does not actually control our actions. For instance, even if someone is ashamed of doing some action, they can still continue to do that action.
So, can we hide disappointment about something at the same time as we admit our attraction to whatever possible outcome that was disappointed? Shame (or shyness) is the fear of the experience of strong atttraction.
One pattern of human activity is the habitual rejecting of other people as well as any “disturbing” ideas such as “my familiar presumptions might be slightly imprecise or even grossly inaccurate.” By practicing various forms of rejection, one may reduce their social network, concentrating it all the way down to zero (at least temporarily), producing total seclusion or isolation or withdrawal.
This limits the possible distraction of other people and their interests and influence. The temporary recluse can focus on ideas and language at their own pace unintrrupted- such as reading quietly in private.
Rather than being bombarded by the messages of things like the mainstream media, one can withdraw slightly or totally. Rather than having one’s most superficial desires and attraction constantly stimulated by commercials, religious indoctrination, and other social programming like public schools, one’s deeper attractions may be welcomed.
We may give these deep attractions special labels like “my inspiration” or “my personal mission.” Generally speaking, though, they are still experiences of attraction rather than repulsion or caution, right?
Bravely accepting attraction
So what do I actually enjoy? What do I find notable, interesting, intriguing, facsinating, and so on?
What is so appealing to me that I would risk experiencing rejection? Also, what is so terrifying to me that I would risk failure, disappointment, shame? What is so attractive to me that, even without any huge social encouragement, I would be open to learning more about it- or even motivated enough to set aside time or money to cultivate familiarity and clarity with that subject?
Regarding which subjects am I most willing to clearly present direct proposals? In other cases, am I willing to at least hint at my interests, such as to vaguely invite a conversation about particular future possibilities?
Occasionally, a few of my interests may develop in to fascinations with magnetism and motivation and then momentum. Later, I may choose to interrupt a particular momentum… or even all of them.
This composition has been designed to clarify what may have been confusing or ambiguous. Tangled, overlapping ideas may have been untangled so as to be distinct: each one from the others. We can be grateful for all of the patterns of life, including the possbily-challenging experiences like fear, grief, shame, paranoia, guilt, withdrawal, bravery, attraction, repulsion, respect, rejection, and acceptance.
I used to be annoyed by all the people who seem to insist that the diagnostic label of cancer refers to something that is hard or expensive to cure. Either they are calmly interested in science and “cures” or they are not really focused on that issue and instead are satisfied with some comment from a perceived authority, like on a TV show or the author of a popular book or whatever. If a few MDs indicate that they lack an awareness of an inexpensive cure and that is satisifying to someone in regard to their level of interest in understanding health and physiology, then perhaps they are not very motivated. Are they as motivated as those who attribute their recoveries from cancer to “alternative” approaches which they sought out and studied and used?
Eventually, after immense resistance from certain institutions, the idea of the earth revolving around the sun became popular. Likewise, after immense resistance from certain institutions, the idea that there is a living demon called scurvy that possesses organisms and causes unfavorable effects was eventually discarded and science prevailed. Institutions changed their former errors and began to promote the idea that there is a compound called vitamin C that when abundant promotes lots of bodily processes.
An oath-sworn priesthood of ignorant physicians, who have been trained and protected through government-regulated programs, for a long time promoted the model of worshiping a demon called scurvy. Many attacked those who questioned them. Eventually, even those same physicians either died or reformed their religious superstitions about scurvy to conform to science.
Institutions tend to promote ideas that promote the interests of the institution itself. Governments are one such type of institution.
Next, let’s say that humanity as a species last 29.4 million more years or only 28.2 million more years. Why should I be concerned?
Or, let’s say that humanity as a species last 29.4 more seconds or only 28.2 more seconds. Again, why should I be concerned?
When people focus on promoting their own quality of life, including in groups and networks, that produces certain results. When people focus on anything other than promoting their own quality of life, that can extend in to what I call idealism.
“Idealists” tend to get riled up over not just opposing views, but even over an “insulting” lack of sufficient enthusiasm for their ideals. Ask a Tea Party enthusiast or a Vegan about “traitors” who used to agree with them but now express reduced enthusiasm to “the great cause.”
An idealist’s quality of life tends to be quite restricted- lots of paranoia and guilt, like “I need to save the planet by 7:54 PM tonight or else I will go to hell when I die where I will experience eternal damnation and agony and misery.” Their lives are filled with agonizing and paranoia.
When you were 2 years old, you did not say that humanity needed saving from evil or from naivete. You did not argue about what is important in this world.
Maybe you were much more relaxed than lately. What if all of a sudden you totally relaxed?
Could that influence your health, your circulation, your respiration, your alertness? Maybe I think what humanity really needs is to find a cure for scurvy. Just another $925 million more and I am sure that we can find the demon of scurvy somewhere. We can worship that demon and then fight it with lots of expensive therapies and drugs and surgeries to remove the scurvy from the organism.
Or, we could realize that scurvy is not a tangible living entity. It is just a label for an effect. Ignorant people who are not attentive and mindful in their use of langauge may religiously worship the diagnostic label as if it is not just a mere unit of language, but as if it was a demon that possessing organisms and kills them and steals their vitamin C. Maybe that is something for you to think about.
By Daniel Fritschler:
The reason we question the dogmas, be it hobby or some other idealistic reason, maybe even more now than ever is because even the mere mention of heresy or the government not being forthcoming has become known as “conspiracy theorists” or nutjob. At one point in history being curious or having a HEALTHY interest in what the local groups around you, such as government or religious groups, are doing you would be called a heretic. Now they have it so nicely set up that even before you see things not adding up you are already considered crazy by the programmed masses.
“Of course the government or a religious group would be MORE right than all those conspiracy nuts because BY DEFAULT to question discrepancies or clear evidence of misconduct makes you evil and just plain nutty, duh?”
You are such a theorists you know that. Not like what the government tells you which is always in your best interest because they are here to babysit and be your mommy and daddy, so listen up. You make sure now to accept everything you hear at all times OR RISK the opportunity to become a NUT for questioning anything. You don’t want to be a nut in front of your family and peers do you? Be afraid be very afraid and guilty and shameful if you question a damn thing that the masses eat up like a stoned pothead eats a gallon of ice cream in the middle of the night. Just look straight forward please and follow the person in front of you and never ever be one of those EVIL conspiracy nuts who question WHAT THEY ARE TOLD. LISTEN TO YOUR MAMA AND DADA or the United States government and the religion of choice on all counts……or else burn in HELL you heathens.
First, I disclose that I am not especially interested in the issue of global warming itself and I do not know why the average individual would be… except of course for the massive amounts of publicity that someonre must want to give this issue. I am interested in logic and intelligent conversation though, so….
Clearly, the issue of global warming has been promoted by certain interests as a justification for certain political proposals (new regulatory powers, new taxes, etc). Clearly, most people have not seen much actual data on variations in global temperature (or temperature variations on other planets during the same time periods). Clearly, most people have no “real” comprehension of the variety of factors that influence global temperature, such as variations in solar activity. Clearly, many people who are generally intelligent are aware of the idea of a series of massive fluctuations in global temperature called “ice ages.”
So, why then is there so little actual scientific information presented about “global warming?” Why is there so little interest in the actual data? Why don’t people care about the data? Why don’t they look it up? Why isn’t it very well-publicized… if the issue is so important to so many people?
If some theory of global warming advanced an agenda that I favored, then I could imagine championing it without regard to it’s accuracy. The same applies to ridiculous quackery like “cholesterol causes illness.” That is a very profitable theory, but obviously inaccurate to anyone who studies the issue.
Correlation is not causation. Cholesterol levels rising is a bodily response mechanism to balance pre-existing imbalances. It only takes a few people with rising cholesterol level plus decreasing sypmtoms to completely dispell the confusions promoted by mainstream “science.”
Further, by reducing cholesterol production (through statin medications, for instance), that cripples the immune system, inhibiting the production of a long list of hormones. There is nothing quite so ridiculous as the promotional claims of mainstream charlatans. They need to repeat their myths with great frequency in order to prevent an outbreak of critical thinking and intelligence.
You must learn our ways you must learn our words you must learn to say what we say to rehearse
You must learn our looks you must learn our tones you must fit our mold You must be our clone
You must learn to please us not just to appease us to earn more than our mercy… our sponsorhip and patronage
you must learn our values you must learn our anthems you must learn our questions you must learn our answers
You are a loyalist you are a hero you are a patriot a savior in training
We’ll teach you how to fit in then teach you how to rebel we’ll teach you how to protest and teach you what offends you
We’ll teach you what to think of we’ll teach you what to ignore we’ll teach you what to presume we’ll teach you what to kill for
We’ll name your enemies then name your leaders we trained your whole company so we give the orders
we rule your actions we aim your weapons we pull your triggers for we draw your borders
You are a loyalist you are a hero you are a patriot a savior in training
Now, imagine all the people that need your help
Imagine all the glory you will reveal
Imagine God is praying you will win
Imagine that your guilt will be forgiven
1) idealism of an external source of MY PERSONAL salvation in the future (my mommy’s protection, Santa rewarding me for being obedient, Jesus loving me, passing a test, getting a car, making the team, finishing school, getting the perfect girl / guy, getting a job, getting married, getting a house, winning the court case, moving to the new location, selling the house, finding the right medical protocol or specialist, winning the lottery, defeating the competition, getting the right pair of shoes)
2) idealism of an external source of “OUR” COLLECTIVE salvation in the future (my favorite politician winning the election and rescuing humanity from economics, everyone becoming a vegan so that the aliens from outer space realize that we are a very mature species and let us live, some nerdy scientist finding a cure for incurable scurvy… not that I would give it a chance anyway because I do not want people to think I was naive enough to believe that medicine could ever advance… a new technological innovation permanently ending all environmental dangers or concerns, NASA landing a man on Mars, my favorite musician announcing that they will be coing on tour to my town in the near future: YES! EVERYONE WILL SOON BE JUST FINE SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THIS!)
3) Realizing ETERNITY: basically, if the savior already died for your sins, then the whole show is already over. This is the bonus round. Have fun.
perception of contrast
coma / senility / unconsciousness / insensitivity / “spiritual death”
Contrasts are part of life, like perceiving the contrasts of relative brightness and relative darkness. Contrasts can be measured with the precision of a toddler, such as “either light or dark.”
There are only two labels available to someone with a vocabulary limited to only these two words: either light or dark. At that very early level of linguistic development and neurological advancement, there may be no intermediary labels or distinctions- nothing in between. If I am learning a foreign language (one that is new to me), then the very minimal precision of such either/or “baby talk” may be as much as I know.
However (in contrast to either/or extremes), the same contrasting experiences / perceptions can be measured and then linguistically categorized with great precision. Examples would be “60 watts” or “2,143.637 lumens,” using multi-digit numeric units for measuring the brightness of a visible light in lumens or wattage. Another way to measure brightness which is convenient and popular is to put brightness in “terms” of a familiar point of reference, like relative to the full moon or the noonday sun or a single candle- in multiples or fractions of the familiar unit.
Imagine some people arguing over which is the best way to measure length: centimeters or inches or miles 0r light-years. Or maybe other people argue passionately over which unit is the best for measuring weight: kilograms or pounds or ounces or tons.
To review, the basic two types of contrasts are duality (two isolated extremes of an either/or pair) and non-duality (any form of categorization more precise than the most simple distinctions of dualism). In regard to certain subjects, the minimal precision of duality fits: “Doctor, am I pregnant or aren’t I?” In regard to other subjects, varying degrees of precision may be relevant: “look, I do not need to know your height in millimeters, so just round it up to the nearest centimeter and feel free to give me a rough estimate.”
Note that the “so-called” non-duality of the field of study called Advaita could be defined as a total rejection of all linguistic systems of duality. However, of course, that either/or rejection would be just another example of duality. That would be the extreme of irony (and, if practiced sincerely… as in without mindfulness or awareness, that would be the extreme of hypocrisy and nihilism and arrogance and… nonsense).
So, if labeling a total rejection of all contrasts or variations, we could use the term non-duality or perhaps a term like senile or non-linguistic. Further, non-duality could also refer to any labeling system that is more precise than a simple either/or categorization.
So, non-duality could be a label for the extreme of inclusiveness, such as including all either/or linguistic contrasts as well as recognizing the potential value (functionality, utility) of any other system of categorization besides either/or extremes, such as quantified one-dimensional measurements (like length… as in height) or multi-dimensional measurements (such as the 3 distinct dimensions of height, weight, age/time). For instance, after a baby is born, another person could chart the changes in their height and weight over time (months, years, etc).
Wow, this has been boring so far, huh? So now let’s have some fun!
Consider this either/or polarity:
fun OR fear
A common practice is to identify a certain range of reality as “bad” and then reject all of that as “negativity,” such as the “negative” idea that fear “should not be.” We could call that perspective “guilt” or “idiocy,” but I do not really care how you label it or whether you do. Rejecting fear because it is too frightening… is fear!
What if you “expanded your consciousness” to relax from socially programmed reactions that are passionately, mindlessly sincere? What if you renounced your conditioned emotional reactions for or against certain phenomenon in a blind religion of either/or exclusion? In other words, what if you stopped being an arrogant hypocrite? What if you stopped rejecting fear? What if you opened yourself to experiencing both fear and… courage?
Are you mature enough to conceive of the extremes of fun and fear not just as isolated islands, but as ends of a spectrum? Have you ever enjoyed a thrilling movie (even a horror movie)? Can’t moderate amounts of fear be fun? Have you ever enjoyed a roller coaster? Have you ever laughed after a little kid scared you on purpose?
Would you enjoy a merry-go-round today, though? Really little kids might be terrified of a merry-go-round as far too scary, while older kids may be bored with something so safe and predictable and so they want to ride a ferris wheel (or take a real horse-back ride), but yet they are still scared of the big roller coaster that they will later enjoy greatly.
So imagine just for fun that there is not just an either/or extreme of fun OR fear. Imagine that SOMETIMES they MIGHT go together. (Sometimes they might not though.)
fun TO fear (a scale / full spectrum / gradient)
Now, let’s talk briefly about a few different forms of fear:
(flight vs fight)
We could think of these healthy stress responses as two isolated extremes. That is very imprecise, though. First, there are LOTS of sub-categories of fleeing. Second, a few behaviors involve elements of both withdrawal and aggression (such as “passive aggression”).
Here are some subcategories related to fleeing:
(freeze, hide, back up slowly, race away, distract, mislead, fake, pretend, deceive, confuse, delay, divert, provoke, mock, vilify some alleged threat, then divide your opponents & incite them to quarrel, waiting for possible opportunities to either flee or attack, etc)
Here are some subcategories related to fighting:
(brawl, bomb, condemn, ridicule, sue, slander, harass, scare, poison, drug, cripple physically, cripple emotionally, cripple financially, demoralize, shame, indoctrinate, devastate, promote despair, promote risky behavior, promote imprudence and financial ruin, promote anxiety and paranoia about false threats, false enemies, hysteria, possession by invented medical demons such as “scurvy” – while dismissing the label “vitamin C deficiency” as quackery, promoting false security or falsehood-based insecurity or delusional expectations, etc)
Exploring fear could be fun. Exploring how patterns of fear can be programmed could also be fun. So, you better be good, or else Santa is going to tell Jesus and then you will be punished with eternal damnation for not being enough of a terrified, obedient perfectionist.
Derpity Flerp replies:
You know… is it the system that is broken or [maybe it could be a little of that as well as this next thing, too] the common man or woman who is broken? As if they really wanted peace… would they be fighting for it? Would they be fighting for the “rich man’s gold” if peace was the desire? Laughable at best…and if white man can’t jump they can’t really assess the actual issues clearly either.
Herpity Derp adds:
“Or, Woody, maybe that is the first sign of how the system is working perfectly. The unrestricted WILL of the majority may be the fundamental enemy of all systems of governing, right? My wife and I were talking just yesterday about how either of the two of us has more political power than any of our 4 young children, even when they combine forces to try to manipulate the two parents in to taking them to Disneyland every weekend”
So, yes to Derpity Flerp, and what if the system functions to “break” the commoners (like taming a horse is called “breaking” it)? BREAK their WILL!
Also, I am very empathetic to the plight of those who are the most unfortunate, such as Woody, who has no interest in public perception of him (and no demons of guilt leading to him saying idealistic and trivia things about “peace and justice”). He reminds me so much of me about 21 years ago. Maybe with time, he will mature….
Anyway, I love to comment on things, don’t you, too, Derpity (and Woody)? I love to show my opinions and receive standing ovations for my performance of my role as smarty-pants with a smarty-ass inside. I am such a smarty!
So, on that note, most people are “mindless” in regard to the use of the word justice. If 4 people can use it to reference 4 specific outcomes that are not only distinct but totally contradictory, then maybe none of them are using it very well.
“Justice” is the pronouncement (dictation) of the ruler (the one who can issue legally-binding judgments enforced by the imperialist system of court-ordered coercion and conquest). Justice is always violent. Justice is always forced redistribution from one group to another.
When Woody used “peace” to refer to “the absence of disruptive military conflict,” that is fine by itself. However, to say “peace and justice” like he did establishes him as a retard and a communist (who often say retarded things like that).
Justice is the systematic redistribution of wealth through the disruption of domestic tranquility through the use of organized violence (especially against civilian non-combatants) to intimidate the masses in to paying taxes patriotically by April 15th. Anyone with half a brain can assess the simple reality of the issues, right? (Alas, poor Woody probably would jump up and down very high in response to this very frightening sequence of totallyinfuriating plain statements of fact.)
“What the common people want is the absence of organized violence and the presence of organized violence.” Right. They want Woody to display an absence of organized violence when they come to take away all of that retard’s huge hoarded concentrations of wealth (by force).
Pay your taxes, bitch. We promise to clean up the environment real good if you personally give us $70 million within the next week (by the tax deadline). Better get to work though because you are still a few million bucks short and we don’t want to have to cut off a horse’s head and stick in the bed next to you.