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Politik und Weltgeschehen

 

Inhaltsverzeichnis (verbergen)

  1. 1. Fünf Verfassungen – Platon
  2. 2. Gesellschaftliche Klassen – Sokrates
  3. 3. Wortlaut der US-amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitserklärung
  4. 4. Integrale Politik – Ken Wilber
  5. 5. Sechs Säulen der Ethik – Jonathan Haidt
  6. 6. Demokratiemessung 2011 – Liste von 20 führenden vollständig demokratischen Nationen
  7. 7. Zitate zum Thema Politik und Weltgeschehen / Politics and world affairs
    1. 7.1 Zitate von D. Hawkins
    2. 7.2 Quotes by D. Hawkins
    3. 7.3 Quotes by D. Hawkins – War and spirituality / Krieg und Spiritualität
    4. 7.4 Zitate von anderen Quellen
    5. 7.5 Quotes by various other sources
    6. 7.6 Quotes by Noam Chomsky
    7. 7.7 Quotes by Robert W. Fuller
  8. 8. Englische Texte – English section on Politics
    1. 8.1 Six pillars of morality – Jonathan Haidt
    2. 8.2 Comparative neuropolitics stress / brain study results – conservatives and liberals
    3. 8.3 Features of the conservative mindset – Russell Kirk
    4. 8.4 Politics of poverty and violence – Pride-guilt-shame culture of socio-economic status in the United States
    5. 8.5 Five constitutions – Platon
    6. 8.6 Three classes of society – Socrates
    7. 8.7 Models of leadership, value creation and democracy – Richard Barrett
    8. 8.8 Evolution of consciousness, values, leadership, and group culture – Richard Barrett
    9. 8.9 Individual, human, organisational, and societal stages of development – Richard Barrett
    10. 8.10 Fairness study on altruism, empathy and ethics of animals
    11. 8.11 Historical cycle of civilizations (Tytler cycle) – rise and decline of empires
  9. 9. BW-Werte: Politik / Politics
    1. 9.1 LoC calibrations (engl.): Politics
  10. 10. Index: Politik / Politics – Bücher von D. Hawkins
    1. 10.1 Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins
  11. 11. Links zum Thema Politik und Weltgeschehen / Politics and world affairs
    1. 11.1 Literatur
    2. 11.2 Literature (engl.)
    3. 11.3 Externe Weblinks
    4. 11.4 External web links (engl.)
    5. 11.5 Audio und Videolinks
    6. 11.6 Audio and video links (engl.)
    7. 11.7 Audio and video links (engl.) – Richard Barrett
    8. 11.8 Audio and video links (engl.) – 14. Dalai Lama
    9. 11.9 Audio and video links (engl.) – Jonathan Haidt
    10. 11.10 Audio and video links (engl.) – Andrew Harvey
    11. 11.11 Audio and video links (engl.) – Ken Wilber
    12. 11.12 Interne Links

 

 

Europäisches Parlament in Straßburg, Frankreich

 

 

 

"Dominationsmacht" benötigt eine Gegenkraft, um existieren zu können. "Wirkmacht" ist einfach und
wirkt all-eins im Universum.

Dr. David R. Hawkins, Quelle unbekannt

 

 

KultCult

 


 

Fünf Verfassungen – Platon

In Kapitel 9 des Werks Politeia beschreibt der altgriechische Philosoph und Begründer der abendländischen Philosophie Platon [BW 485] (427-347 v. Chr.) fünf Verfassungen in der Reihenfolge ihres Niedergangs:

  1. Aristokratie,
  2. Timokratie,
  3. Oligarchie,
  4. Demokratie und
  5. Tyrannei.

 

Quelle: ► Platon [BW 485] (427-347 v. Chr.) vorchristlicher altgriechischer Philosoph, Begründer
der abendländischen Philosophie, Politeia ["Der Staat"], berühmter Dialog, ~370 v. Chr.

Gesellschaftliche Klassen – Sokrates

Der griechische Philosoph Sokrates benannte drei gesellschaftliche Klassen innerhalb einer Demokratie:

  1. die Drohnen (die unbeschäftigten Führer)
  2. die Reichen (Bienenkönigin)
  3. die Arbeiterklasse (Arbeiterbienen)

Die Drohnen / Führer stehlen von den Reichen, behalten riesige Summen des Reichtums für sich ein und verteilen den Rest an die Armen.
Die Reichen können sich nicht verteidigen, da man sie wegen Veruntreuung gegenüber dem Staat anklagen würde.
Die Masse, sofern sie unter falschen moralischen Glaubensüberzeugungen und einer unzureichenden Ausbildung gehalten wird, wählt einen Führer und eröffnet damit die Gelegenheit für Tyrannei.

 

Source: ► Blog article To Bee or Not to Bee, What is to Be?, presented by
Discovering An Adventure Called Life, Hossca Harrison, 6. September 2011
Siehe auch: ► Sokrates

Wortlaut der US-amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitserklärung

Wir halten diese Wahrheiten für selbstverständlich, dass alle Menschen gleich geschaffen worden sind;
sie von ihrem Schöpfer mit bestimmten unveräußerlichen Rechten ausgestattet sind, dass
zu denen Leben, Freiheit und Streben nach Glück gehören
;
dass zur Sicherung dieser Rechte Regierungen unter den Menschen eingesetzt sind,
die ihre rechtmäßige Gewalt von der Zustimmung der Regierten herleiten;
dass, wenn immer eine Regierungsform diesen Zwecken verderblich wird, es das Recht des Volkes ist,
sie zu ändern oder abzuschaffen und eine neue Regierung einzusetzen

und diese auf solchen Grundlagen aufzubauen und ihre Gewalten in solcher Form zu organisieren,
wie es ihm zur Gewährleistung seiner Sicherheit und seines Glücks geboten scheint.

Quelle: ► Unabhängigkeitserklärung der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, 4. Juli 1776

Integrale Politik – Ken Wilber


Der anstehende Paradigmenwechsel auf politischer Ebene ist ein Sprung vom Nationalstaat zur Weltregierung.


Globale Bewusstseinsschichten
StufeGesellschaftBewusstseinsstrukturPathologie
"Wir" gegen "Sie"
%-Verteilung1. Tier
1.Jäger und SammlerArchaisch (grau) 0%Getrennt
2.StammeskulturMagisch (lila)Gute Geister vs.
böse Geister
3%Getrennt
3.Feudalistischer NationalstaatMythisch (rot)
Mythisch (blau)
Raubtiere vs. Beutetiere
Heilige vs. Sünder
55%Getrennt
4.NationalstaatNational (orange)
National (grün)
Sieger vs. Verlierer
"Sensitive" vs. "Insensitive"
40%
20-25% in den
Vereinigten Staaten
von Amerika
Getrennt
StufeGesellschaftBewusstseinsstrukturPathologie%-Verteilung2. Tier
5.WeltregierungIntegral (gelb) 1% (Weltweit)
2% (im Westen)
8% (2030)
Integriert
6.?Übersinnlich (türkis) N/aIntegriert
7.?Feinstofflich N/aIntegriert
8.?Kausal N/aIntegriert
9.?Nichtdual N/aIntegriert
Quelle (engl.): ► Interview mit Ken Wilber (*1949) US-amerikanischer mystischer Philosoph, Vordenker des 3. Jahrtausends,
transpersonaler Bewusstseinsforscher, Entwickler der Integralen Theorie, Autor,
präsentiert von Shambala com, Teil III, ohne Datumsangabe
Siehe auch: ► Ken Wilber und ► Politik
See also: ► Passage from force driven controlling egoselfpower dwelling Self

 

Nach Wilber können 25% der Bevölkerung (Grünes Mem) die Integrale Politik verstehen,
jedoch nur 2% (Gelb/Türkises Mem) können sie vertreten und betreiben.
"Cognitively about 25% of the population will understand [integral politics] and often feel attracted to it."
Hinweis: Es genügten 50.000 Menschen, um die beginnende Neuzeit, die Europäische Renaissance, im 15. (Quattrocento) und 16. Jahrhundert (Cinquecento) voranzubringen.
Quelle (engl.): ► Videopodiumsdiskussion mit Ken Wilber (*1949) US-amerikanischer mystischer Philosoph,
Vordenker des 3. Jahrtausends, transpersonaler Bewusstseinsforscher, Entwickler der Integralen Theorie, Autor,
Interpreting the Singularity, YouTube Film, Minute 10:49, 12:29 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 13. Februar 2008

Sechs Säulen der Ethik – Jonathan Haidt

Der Amerikaner Jonathan Haidt war assoziierter Professor für Positive Psychologie an der Universität von Virginia. 2001 hat er den Templeton-Preis für Positive Psychologie erhalten, 2004 wurde er mit dem Virginia "Outstanding Faculty Award" ausgezeichnet.
Der Autor des Buchs The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom [Die Glückshypothese: Zeitgemäße Wahrheit angesichts althergebrachter Weisheit] ist ein weltlich gesinnter Atheist, der altem Wissen großen Respekt entgegen bringt.

 

Sechs Säulen von Moral und Ethik
Jonathan Haidt und Craig Joseph
Ergebnisse einer Fragebogen-Umfrage an 23.000 US-Amerikanern
SäuleFokusMoralische-ethische Werte
und ihre Gegenspieler
BeschreibungInteresse
Politische Ausrichtung – US Partei
1.GemeinschaftFürsorgeBeeinträchtigungMitmenschen schätzen und beschützen70% InteresseLiberaleKonservative
2.GemeinschaftFairness/Proportionalität/GegenseitigkeitBetrügenGerechtigkeit entsprechend der allgemeinen Regeln walten lassen30% InteresseLiberaleKonservative
3.GemeinschaftFreiheitUnterdrückungZwangs-/Gewaltherrschaft/Rankismus verabscheuen LiberaleKonservative
4.FamilieEigengruppenfavorisierung/
Gefolgschaft
Umsturz
Zur eigenen Gruppe, Familie, Nation haltenStammes-/
Sippenbewusstsein
N/AKonservative
5.FamilieAutorität/RespektVerratTraditionen einhalten, rechtmäßiger Autorität gehorchen N/AKonservative
6.ReligionReinheit/Heiligkeit/
Unverletzlichkeit
Herabwürdigung/Erniedrigung
Widerliche Dingen, Essen, Handlungen verabscheuen N/AKonservative

 

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Religiös-konservative Menschen sind glücklichere Menschen.

Es spielt keine Rolle, wer im Weißen Haus regiert. Konservative, religiöse Menschen sind glücklicher. Konservative sind in dichtere, verbindlichere Strukturen eingebunden. Videopräsentation und Diskussion über die Fünf Säulen der Moral von Prof. Jonathan Haidt (*1963) US-amerikanischer Professor für Sozial-, Kultur- Moralpsychologie und ethisches Führungswissen, New York University Stern School of Business, Autor, Morality: 2012 (engl.), Konferenz veranstaltet von dem US-amerikanischen Magazin New Yorker, Gastgeber Henry Finder, 7. Mai 2007

 

Referenz (engl.) bezüglich Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D. (*1963) US-amerikanischer Professor für Sozial-, Kultur-, Moralpsychologie und ethisches Führungswissen, New York University Stern School of Business
► Video TV-Interview Jonathan Haidt Explains Our Contentious Culture, präsentiert von der TV Show Moyers & Company, Gastgeber Bill Moyers (*1934) US-amerikanischer politischer Kommentator, Journalist, YouTube Film, 47:09 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt von TheEthanwashere, 13. Juni 2012
Folgebuch: J. Haidt, The Righteous Mind. Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, Vintage, 2012
Referenz: de.Wikipedia-Eintrag Moral Foundations Theory
See also : ► Six pillars of morality – Jonathan Haidt

Demokratiemessung 2011 – Liste von 20 führenden vollständig demokratischen Nationen

Demokratieindex 2011
RangLandPunkteWahlprozess und PluralismusFunktionsweise der Regierung Politische TeilhabePolitische KulturBürgerrechte
1.Norwegen9,8010,009,6410,009,3810,00
2.Island9,6510,009,648,8910,009,71
3.Dänemark9,5210,009,648,899,389,71
4.Schweden9,509,589,648,899,3810,00
5.Neuseeland9,2610,009,298,898,1310,00
6.Australien9,2210,008,937,789,3810,00
7.Schweiz9,099,589,297,789,389,41
8.Kanada9,089,589,297,788,7510,00
9.Finnland9,0610,009,647,228,759,71
10.Niederlande8,999,588,938,898,139,41
11.Luxemburg8,8810,009,296,678,759,71
12.Irland8,569,587,867,228,7510,00
13.Österreich8,499,587,867,788,139,12
14.Deutschland8,349,588,216,678,139,12
15.Malta8,289,178,215,568,759,71
16.Tschechien8,199,587,146,678,139,41
17.Uruguay8,1710,008,934,447,5010,00
18.Vereinigtes Königreich8,169,587,866,118,139,12
19.Vereinigte Staaten8,119,177,507,228,138,53
20.Costa Rica8,109,588,216,116,889,71
See also: ► Democracy index rankings of nations in 2011

Zitate zum Thema Politik und Weltgeschehen / Politics and world affairs

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

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Krieg

 

  • Der Kommunismus in der UdSSR fiel ohne einen Schuss in sich zusammen. Er wurde nicht "besiegt" durch einen "Krieg gegen das Böse", sondern gerade durch das Auftauchen des Gegenteils davon. Evolution ergibt sich nicht dadurch, dass man das Negative unterdrückt, sondern indem man das Positive wählt und hochhält. Das wurde auch durch die friedliche Annäherung von Nord- und Südkorea demonstriert. Das All-sehende Auge, Kapitel 5, S. 126, 2005

 

  • Beispielsweise stellt ein Schlachtfeld in einem Krieg für Seelen die Möglichkeit zur Verfügung, die Grenze von 200, d.h. von Angst zu Mut, zu überschreiten im Angesicht des wirklich körperlichen Todes für ein höheres Prinzip. Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. ?, 2006

 

  • Wie bei einem trojanischen Pferd werden die Pforten des Krieges durch Rechtfertigungen und Überzeugungen von politischen Naivität geöffnet, welche dann die darunter liegenden "satanischen" Energien von Tod und Zerstörung freisetzen. Die Vermeidung von Krieg hängt daher von der frühzeitigen Entdeckung seiner ideologischen Vorläufer ab, indem man die in diesen Ideologien enthaltenen falschen Prämissen, nämlich die aus dem Gleichgewicht gebrachte Verzerrung von Daten und Nichtbeachtung von Kontext, offenlegt. FU Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 123, 2006

Quotes by D. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • Regardless what branch of inquiry one starts from – philosophy, political theory, theology – all avenues of investigation eventually converge at a common meeting point: the quest for an organized understanding of the nature of pure consciousness. […] If we can understand even one simple thing in depth, we will have greatly expanded our capacity for comprehending the nature of the universe and life itself. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, Foreword, S. 25, Veritas Publishing, 1st edition 1995

 

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Expediency, force, persuasion:

Zweckmäßigkeit Berechnung

  • Politicians, operating out of expediency, rule by force after gaining their position through the force of persuasion. [...]
    Statesmen represent true power, ruling by inspiration, teaching by example, and standing for self-evident principle. Statesmen invoke the nobility that resides within all men and unifies them through what can best be termed the heart.
    Although the intellect is easily fooled, the heart recognizes the truth.
    Where the intellect is limited, the heart is unlimited; where the intellect is intrigued by the temporary, the heart is only concerned with the permanent. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 10 Power in Politics, S. 154, Hay House, February 2002

 

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Statesmen vs. politicians

Footnote10, pg. 306: "Stewardship [LoC 415] as a primary leadership role has received considerable emphasis in recent sociopolitical dialogue."

  • True statesmen [LoC 415/430] serve the people; politicians [LoC 180/190] exploit people to serve their own ambitions. Statesmen sacrifice themselves to serve others; politicians sacrifice others to serve themselves. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 10 Power in Politics, S. 154, Hay House, February 2002

 

  • Democracy is eventually being acknowledged universally as the superior form of government. Around the globe, there's a rising call for Freedom. Many nations with a heritage of repression are learning the lessons necessary for the establishment of liberty. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 10 Power in Politics, S. 156, Hay House, February 2002

 

  • The power of the United States, or any other democracy, arises from the principles upon which it was founded. Principles that calibrate as high as 700 affect mankind over great courses of time. Thus we can find the basis of power by examining such documents the U.S. Constitution [LoC 710/720], the Bill of Rights [LoC 640], and the Declaration of Independence [LoC 705]. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 10 Power in Politics, S. 156, Hay House, February 2002

 

  • If we calibrate the relative power of each line of these documents, we find the highest attractor pattern of all, out of which the power of the entire United States government emanates, in the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." (Calibrated at 700.) Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 10 Power in Politics, S. 156-157, Hay House, February 2002

 

 

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Failing to differentiate principle from expediency

 

  • Learning the difference between principles and their imitators requires experience and educated judgment. The exercise of such discretion is necessary for moral survival in the modern world in general, but it is imperative in those grayest of areas […]: the political arena and the marketplace of daily commerce. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 10 Power in Politics, S. 159, Hay House, February 2002

 

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"Pockets of totalitarianism" in the US government thwart democracy by compromising its principles.

Power vs. Force, pg. 158

  • "Americanism" is used as a justification by white supremacy groups (calibrated at 150) and lynch mobs, just as warmongering throughout history has been conducted in the name of "God". The misinterpretation of liberty as licence tells us that many people don't know the difference between freedom and Freedom. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 10 Power in Politics, S. 159, Hay House, February 2002

 

 

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Contrasting pairs of emotions, feeling states, and attitudes on the issue of politics In alphabetical order

Positive (strong) response (above 200)Negative (weak) response (below 200)

  1. AuthoritativeDogmatic
  2. ConcilliatoryInflexible
  3. ConstructiveDestructive
  4. ContendingCompeting
  5. DefendingAttacking
  6. DemocraticDictatorial
  7. DiplomaticDeceptive
  8. Equalitarian [dignitarian] – Elitist
  9. EqualSuperior
  10. FreeRegulated
  11. PatrioticNationalistic
  12. PeacefulBelligerent
  13. LeadingCoercing
  14. LiberatingRestricting
  15. PowerfulForceful
  16. NoblePompous
  17. PriviledgedEntitled
  18. TractableContrary
Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 9 Power Patterns in Human Attitudes, S. 146-147, Hay House, February 2002

 

  • Each office requires a specific minimum level of awareness in order to be effective; in general, an government official who falls below 200 won't solve problems but will create them. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 24 Resolution, S. 286, Hay House, February 2002

 

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History

 

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Keeping one’s own counsel vs. conflictuous social reforms

  • Spiritual views are not very popular in society in general. It is not necessary to impose one’s views on others. Proselytizing is best done by example rather than by coercion and lapel grabbing. We influence others by what we are rather than by what we say or have. To express views that are contrary to public opinion may be sociologically praiseworthy, but to do so leads to conflict and enmeshment in the arguments and discord in the world. The pursuit of ‘causes’ is the role of the social and political reformer, which is an activity different from that of the seeker of enlightenment. […] Embroilment in the issues of society is a luxury which the seeker of spiritual enlightenment needs to forego. […] We change the world not by what we say or do but as a consequence of what we have become. Thus, every spiritual aspirant serves the world. The Eye of the I. From Which Nothing Is Hidden, S. 68-69, 2001

 

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Social predicament: list of 'unsolvable' social problems

Hawkins shared the same erroneous view/meme on "overpopulation" as propagated by the power elite. The core ideas underlying China's one-child policy derived from the notorious 1974 Club of Rome study.
"If human society does not reduce the size of its footprint, the ecological systems that underpin its well-being will collapse." Jorgen Randers, co-author of The Limits to Growth, C.o.R., 1972

  • What appear on the surface of society seem to be multitudinous problems, but by use of critical factor analysis (see Power versus Force), they often have a common root. For example, we can make up a list of 'unsolvable' social problems, all of which are deemed to stem from different 'causes' in the world, such as poverty; crowded highways; massive immigration; rising gasoline and power consumption; environmental destruction; overwhelmed government agencies; progressive elimination of rain forests; excessive CO2 production; high taxation; crowded inner cities where crime and poverty prevail; smog and air pollution; global warming; overcrowded landfills; overcrowded courts, jails and prisons; overcrowded emergency rooms and overwhelming medical costs; overwhelming Social Security costs; a postal service overwhelmed by deficits; lack of dump sites; dwindling wildlife and natural resources; threatened extinction of species; pollution of the ocean; excessive case loads for all areas of welfare and human services; overwhelmed child protective services; rising costs of welfare and social services; long waits for service from all agencies; long lines at supermarkets; traffic jams; escalating police costs; overcrowded schools; teacher shortages; nursing shortages; rising noise-pollution levels; invasion of privacy on every level; shortages of raw material; shortages of dump space for toxic materials; overtaxed energy sources; pollution of streams, lakes, and rivers; the AIDS epidemic; and starving nations and continents.
    Merely listing all these supposedly diverse problems brings the awareness that they all stem from the same single basis – the very simple and obvious-to-see but unnoticed fact of overpopulation. Thus, we see the paradox that sending financial aid to a country results in a spurt in the birth rate and a worsening of the basic poverty level (e.g., Haiti). The already apparent burdens to society of overpopulation call into question the wisdom of unregulated immigration policies that, although they are opposed by seventy percent of the American public; are favored by eighty percent of the elitist policy makers (Arizona Republic, 2002).
    During the last centuries, the consciousness level of the world's human population stood at 190. A this level, overpopulation was held in control by the inevitable consequences of the negativity that ensued. For example, major world wars wiped out whole generations, and great epidemics wiped out twenty-five percent of populations. (Chairman Mao's social experiment alone killed more people by starvation than World War 1, and genocide killed millions more.) In the Roman era, the average life span was forty years.
    In contrast, very recently, the consciousness level of mankind jumped from a negative 190 to a positive 207. Although hot spots remain, the civilized world is no longer in the mood for mass extermination. The Cold War ended, hot wars became localized, and the nations of Europe deescalated and stopped their nationalistic rampaging.
    At this new level of consciousness, the mass destruction that had held the population in check became mitigated and the world population soared, as did average life spans. The most populous country in the world, China, was then forced into taking serious steps. As world population doubles and then doubles again, the time period between each doubling becomes progressively shorter. This is common to any closed-in biologic population, whether they are fruit flies, rabbits, or people. In a safer society where mass exterminations are eliminated, each generation exacerbates the proliferation. The ensuing population automatically needs more territory, more food, and more services, and metropolitan sprawl begets suburban sprawl, which means the end of more habitat in a natural environment. I. Reality and Subjectivity, chapter 4 "Ego and Society", S. 57-59, 2003

 

 

 

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Featherbedding unions at 190

  • While many unions calibrate in the 200s, indicating integrity of purpose and function, 78% fall below 200 for reasons unclear, except perhaps their compromising for the sake of self-interest, e.g. featherbedding at 190. […] [S]elf-interest and leverage for gain are considered to be part and parcel of the game. […] In fact, union demands historically have driven some industries nearly out of business. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 133, 2005

 

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Average duration of inherently weak democracies: 200-300 years

  • The American populace will have to decide whether to side with wisdom or sophomoric absurdity and fulfill Socrates' dire prediction that democracies eventually fall due to giving equal voice and votes to the nonintegrous and ignorant segment of the population (cal. 465). Historians point out that the average duration of a democracy is thus only usually two-to-three hundred years before the self-centered voters deplete the country of its own resources and political erudition. This weakness of democracy is why Socrates recommended the oligarchic form of government. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 10 America, S. 147, 2005

 

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Downsides of the Far Right and the Far Left

  • [E]xtremists calibrate below 200, the level of truth and integrity.
    ➤ The Far Right tends to become fascist (fascist ideology calibrates at 125),
    ➤ the Far Left moves into the sophistry of thinly disguised Marxism (Marx calibrated at 130, communism at 160) and its distortion of reality (i.e., perpetrator/victim model).
    Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 10 "America", S. 149-150, 2005

 

  • Democracy (actually a constitutional republic) calibrates higher than any other prevalent form of government (at 410); however, it does not guarantee perfection but only a relatively high level of integrity, intention, and accountability. Truth vs Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 10 America, S. 161, 2005

 

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Uncritical praise of elitist US American philanthropists in pursuit of the NWO agenda

TV video interview with Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, An Exclusive Hour with Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, presented by US American TV station PBS, interview show Charlie Rose, host Charlie Rose, YouTube film, 56:41 minutes duration, posted 26. June 2006 and 31. October 2013

  • Similar creativity and ingenuity are exemplified by the legendary life of Andrew Carnegie (cal. LoC 490) (1835-1919) […]. He built the steel industry and then established the tradition of philanthropy. He even tried to stop World War I by offering the Kaiser a huge fortune to not go to war, but sadly unsuccessful. Both Franklin and Carnegie demonstrated the potentiality of the essence of America. […]
    An unrecognized, enormous benefit that arises from capitalism is the emergence of a typically American institution, that of the great philanthropists who then return to the populace the immeasurable benefits of the great museums, parks, art galleries, colleges, universities, planetariums, research laboratories, and music halls. Carnegie's legacy was the establishment of great libraries all over the country, where every citizen has free access to the world's information that is now being transferred to the World Wide Web. The great philanthropic foundations are legendary (Rockefeller, Gates, Carnegie, Ford, Mellon, et al.) and pour billions of dollars back into society. Truth vs Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 10 America, S. 164-165, 2005

Note: "True compassion ... comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring."  
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 4. April 1967.


 

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US America

  • America is not only a land of opportunity but also […] a flexible self-correcting society based on a sense on balance and fairness in which the injustices and inequities call forth corrective and sympathetic responses. […]
    Curiosity arises as to why America represents such an enormous confluence of so many remarkable qualities – material, psychological, and inspirational. Creative genius birthed the majority of the great industries and inventions that support the economy today. The most productive society in history emerged and spawned a free, self-correcting society on top of a govermental foundation of the highest possible calibration. Truth vs Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 10 America, S. 168, 2005

 

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Social clashes between the nonintegrous vs. the integrous

''Political attacks on individuals calibrating from 335-455+

  • The primary targets of contentious political attack calibrate well above 200 (from 355, on up to Infinity; the average is 455). Thus the conflict is not really political but represents the social clash of collective levels below 200 with those above 200; i.e. between the emotionality of the lower mind and the logic and reason that represents the higher mind. It also reflects the hostility of the less evolved mind toward erudition itself. The underlying fantasy is that by attack, the playing field can be leveled, which is transparently fallacious since the impact of truth and integrity stems from its nonlinear source, which is immune. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 213, 2005

 

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Political ranting

  • Life itself is the ultimate context and power whereby evolution unfolds "unfairly", for like a cork in the sea, excellence automatically rises to the top. […] The smartest octopus gets to be the biggest, and the fastest runner wins the race. Political ranting about the real laws of life is emotional, childish and hardly constitutes justification for attempts to overthrow reality (which is immune anyway). Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 12 Problematic Issues, S. 216, 2005

 

  • Whereas the average American naively assumes that "free speech" is the bulwark of civil freedom, the opposite is just as true – it is also the most serious threat to liberty (e.g. Adolf Hitler proclaimed that the purpose of the Third Reich was to "make a better world." Karl Marx exhorted the populace "to loose their chains," etc.) Thus, it is not "free speech" itself that is the vaunted savior of freedom but the purpose for which it is put to use, e.g. the two-edged sword. While it can be a bastion of liberty, it can also be the arena of the slippery slope of nonintegrity and the disasters that ensue from falsehood. Note that wisdom calibrates much higher than free speech. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 226, 2005

 

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"Hate the Leader Syndrome"

  • Those who fear and hate authority project it onto others via ethnic, religious, or political symbols. The basis of leader hatred is simply jealousy and envy of authority figures, facilitated by the projected dualistic perceptual distortion of perpetrator/victim (the classic Marxist pitfall). In addition, narcissism results in guilt and self-hatred that is then projected onto the country and the president. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 305, 2005

 

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Level of knowledge of politicians (cal. 180) in U.S. and worldwide

  • LoC 200 – Foreign policy and tax policy
    LoC 190 – Job creation and employment issues
    LoC 180 – Health policy, medical issues, pricing of oil and commodities
    LoC 165 – Outsourcing

 

  • The sources of valuable information for politicians [LoC 180/190] need to come from advisory committees and experts external to the politicial process itself. Politicians are swayed mostly by current public opinion and propagandized positionalities rather than hard, verifiable facts or truth. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 316, 2005

 

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Wise statesmen (cal. 415/430) balancing immature politicians (cal. 180)

  • It is suggested that the countries add to their governmental structure an "oligarchic" level (free of politics) equal to or at least strongly advisory to the Cabinet level [of the presidency].
    Oligarchy [LoC 415] (a term from the pinnacle of ancient Greece) means the confluence of wise, seasoned, experienced, brilliant, accomplished, integrous, balanced, proven, gracious, sagacious, educated, good-will statesmen (cal. 430) rather than politicians (cal. 180). It means mentor, advisor, mature, objective, well-rounded, well-spoken, successsful, top level, self-fulfilled, and beyond the desire for gain, whether personal, political, or financial. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 319, 2005

 

 

  • No commercial operation that operates at the level of incompetence that characterizes the entire governmental departments could ever survive. It is likely that private enterprise can outperform [incompetent] governments in about every department at much lower cost. (This statement calibrates at 450.) Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 321, 2005

 

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political rhethoric – thriving on scandals

 

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US meritocracy

 

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Book recommendation:

Bryan Caplan, The Myth of the Rational Voter. Why Democrats Choose Bad Policies, Princeton University Press, 16. April 2007

 


 

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Reorganization of the current money system based on values

For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6, 10 (NT) (New Living Translation, 2007)

  • Anytime there’s a shift of consciousness from one level to another, there’s a disruption. […] What’s happening with our economy is a reorganization based on values other than just making money. The economy is really based on greed: every product is an effort to make money [LoC 200]. And making money doesn’t infer anything having to do with responsibility. [LoC 475] […] As citizens, we’re asking, "Should these companies reveal [LoC 425] what they know?" So there's disorganization based on a current lack of clarity about values. […]
    […] Integrity is the current headline – people testifying about the integrity of a company, its executives and whether their compensation is within expectations of financial integrity – and the fact that some are well outside the expected norms is causing a great upset in the media: excessive compensation for executives who not only didn't do a good job but did a bad job. […]
    We have instant reporting […] So as an executive is testifying in Washington, the country is listening. We’re far more involved in world affairs that once were abstract. And the fact that [some corruption] involves taxpayer money and people’s personal investments, as in the case of Bernie Madoff, that makes it very personal. Accountability and personal responsibility [LoC 475] are becoming quite primary. Interview with David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., presented by US magazine Holistic Networker, Gina Mazza, 17. June 2009

 

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Media

The media is controlled by power barons

  • We are constantly being tempted and provoked. The media plays a large part in the human experience now, almost dominant. What people think or believe is dependent upon what they just saw or heard in the media. […] Our minds are being constantly programmed. The media have great power. Those who control the media are the real power barons of today's world because they're controlling what people think is true. Interview with David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., presented by US magazine Holistic Networker, Gina Mazza, 17. June 2009

 

  • Wickedness knows that within the unconscious of everyone is the unsuspecting innocence of the child. There is a rerun on TV about Hitler, and you watch thousands and thousands of people shouting, "Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!" as he invokes the name of God to justify genocide, concentration camps and the extermination of whole peoples and cultures. And the people are cheering Adolf Hitler. […] So the politicians – the evil ones – take advantage of this intrinsic innocence and the juvenile nature of the average person's mind. Interview with Dr. David R. Hawkins, Healing and Recovery, presented by health magazine Unified Health!, Matt Laughlin, Vol 5, issue 14, S. 21, winter 2009

 

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Removing the term "Creator" from the U.S. Constitution and the Pledge of Allegiance

Exposing Hawkins' indoctrinated nationalism
Note: Criticism of the Pledge of Allegiance

  • Why is the United States so powerful?
    It's the foremost nation in the world. It's the most evolved society that has ever been on the globe. […] If you calibrate the United States Constitution [LoC 710/720] it is the highest of any country in the world. It's carefully crafted. It came about as a result of thousands of years of research on the subject [of democracy]. [...] It's extremely complex in its development.
    The Constitution guarantees the freedom of everyone. It says, the equality of the citizens is a derivative of the Divinity of their Creator. By the virtue of the Divinity of creation we are all equal.
    Therefore, equality is guaranteed by spiritual Reality. That we are all created equal by God, that is a very powerful statement. […]
    The Constitution by being spiritual in orientation guarantees two things: the freedom of religion and freedom from religion. That's quite an accomplishment and extremely brilliant. Audio interview with David R. Hawkins, Radio Interview, presented by US web radio station Contact Talk Radio, host Cameron Steele and Lucie Minetti, aired 13. May 2003, YouTube film, minute 19:02, 41:15 minutes duration, aired 13. May 2003, posted by LftUP 24. März 2011

 

 

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Intellectual sophistication, an antidote for unconscious programming

Capitalism vs. social justice doctrin as taught by Havard Business School

 

  • With enormous power Gandhi [LoC 760] stood there and faced of the (prideful) British Empire [LoC 190]. Without firing one shot he defeated the British Empire and took it apart and brought the end of colonialism. Selfrule became the dominant political system in the world today. Audio series containing seminar snippets The Highest Level of Enlightenment, 6 CD set, Nightingale-Conant, United Kingdom, January 2003, 2004

 

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Future prospect

Teams of truthtellers will publicize their calibrations of public personalities/events/interviews.

  • What would a politician do when he is on television when he thinks that know that everybody is out there on TV land checking him out with kinesiology? […] We are gonna have a team of truthtellers checking every politian and reporting in some kind of a periodical about the percentage of truth in every public interview.
    Now you can do something about world peace. Unless you confront falsity [via truth calibrations] it continues on. It [falsity] does'nt disappear until you call it for what it is. Audio lecture and Q&A by David R. Hawkins, How to Instantly Tell Truth from Falsehood About Anything, part 5 of 6, presented by Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Shiftinaction.com, 17. September 2003, YouTube film, minute 31:33, 46:00 minutes duration, posted 27. March 2011

 

 

  • Politics is based on rhetoric. [...] It [Politics] has got nothing to do with truth. [...] You don't get elected by telling the truth. You get elected by swaying the audience. That worked in ancient Rome, it works in Washington DC right now. [...] The basic rule of politics has been to persuade. Politics is based on the persuasiveness of the speaker, the persuasiveness of the message and the vulnerability of the audience. Audio interview with David Hawkins, What IS Consciousness Anyway?, teleseminar 148, part 2 of 2 (Q&A), presented by Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), host James O'Dea, Irish US American president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), faculty member of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, co-director of The Social Healing Project, educator, activist, speaker, author, minute 27:34+, 56:18 minutes duration, 11. June 2008, reissued video David R. Hawkins – June 11th 2008, YouTube film, 1:37:47 duration, posted 25. March 2011

 

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Note:

Capitalism [LoC 340] is paternalistic.
Each one gets what they've worked for.

Socialism [LoC 305] is maternalistic.
Benefits are equally shared.

  • The archetypes are a powerful field of consciousness. [...] The archetype of the feminine and the archetype of the masculine can not be denied. [...] Our society reflects that.
    The maternal is socialistic. Each one benefits equally. The mother doesn't decide which one of her children to love more than the others. She loves them all equally. That's the matriarchy. Whereas the patriarchy is the masculine principle. You get what you've worked for. So capitalism [LoC 340] is paternalistic. And socialism [LoC 305] is maternalistic. Audio interview with David Hawkins, What IS Consciousness Anyway?, teleseminar 148, part 2 of 2 (Q&A), presented by Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), host James O'Dea, Irish US American president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), faculty member of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, co-director of The Social Healing Project, educator, activist, speaker, author, minute 33:30-35:07, 56:18 minutes duration, 11. June 2008, reissued video David R. Hawkins – June 11th 2008, YouTube film, minute 1:16:50, 1:37:47 duration, posted 25. March 2011

 

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US policies and programs

  • One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results. We all know a famous road that is paved with good intentions. The people who go around talking for their soft heart, I share their – I admire them for the softness of their heart. But unfortunately it very often extends to their head as well. Because the facts are that programs that are labeled for the poor and for the needy have effects exactly the opposite of those that their well intentioned sponsors intended them to have. Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

 

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Politizisation of God

  • When you are seeking enlightenment you have to forgo the luxury of constantly commenting on life, [...] the wronging and righting of the mind, trying to decide whether God is a liberal or a conservative. […]
    We asked, "Is God a liberal?" We calibrated, "No, He is not."
    The Buddha said, "Wisdom is the Middle Way."
    Sedona Seminar Enlightenment, lecture 4, Poco Diablo Resort, DVD 1 of 3, minute 8:52 and 15:52, August 2003

 

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US Constitution

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See also:

The affirmation that the source of these rights is a Creator and not a civil authority is an essential element of America’s founding documents, either explicitly, as in the Declaration of Independence, or implicitly as in the Constitution [LoC 710/720]. It is also passed on through America’s cultural and civic expressions, practices, and policy. […] The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution both reflect the core American belief in the sovereignty of the people to choose their own form of government, as well as the conviction that the source of our rights is greater than that chosen government. […] The universe craves an absolute authority as Creator and Judge as a basis and source of law in order both to explain and to govern physical phenomena and social dynamics. In The Supreme Court of the United States, No. 02-1624, Elk Grove Unified School District, Petitioners, December 2003

  • The Constitution of the United States calibrates in the 700s. It says: By virtue of the divinity of our origin that is the source of our equality. And out of that equality we acknowledge God as our source. And out of acknowledging God as our source therefore we establish no religion. Because of the powerful truth of spirituality the state shall establish no religion. And in enforcing the spiritual truth it guarantees the freedom of religion, because the government shall neither prohibit nor establish a religion. [...] because the government's source is spiritual truth it keeps its hands off all religions. Sedona Seminar Karma and the Afterlife, DVD 3 of 3, minute 26:28+, October 2002

 

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Leader bashing

 

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Effects:

Moral relativism erodes democracy.

  • Socrates said: "Eventually Democracy will fail." Democracy will fail because you give equal power to fallacy as you do to truth. […] This is what I think is the downside of Western society is that you have given equal power to falsehood. The power that should go to truth, believability and credence etc. you have now given to falsehood. If you give falsehood equal value and the slogan is 'Fair and balanced' […] Fair and balanced […] is that I should be able to just do and say anything I want. That's called libertarianism and anarchy. Anarchy then is what's taken over the communication system. […]
    I don't think that the government can actually allow freedom of the press to continue in the present vein. Why? Because the internet has now become the backbone of international economy. […] So if you allow that what is false to take over and dominate the internet then you are going to destroy one of the most important components to modern commerce and trade and economic survival which is being run by the internet. [...] They can just say anything they want. You can make up any figures you want. […] We don't allow that freedom of choice to be in certain areas of our life but we allow it in areas that are more important. And that is our spiritual convictions and alignment [...] Prescott Seminar Spirituality: Reason and Faith, 3 DVD set, 26. January 2008

 

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US politics

  • Elections are actually good for America because it allows people to hate without feeling guilty about it once every four years. [Paraphrased joke] Sedona Seminar Practical Spirituality, 3 DVD set, 25. October 2008

 

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Economy

  • One of the main problems with the economy is that people in the 400s gave loans to people below 200 and they expected to be paid back, but the nature of consciousness levels below 200 is to be unreliable. Sedona Seminar Practical Spirituality, 3 DVD set, 25. October 2008

 

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See also:

The consciousness level of the Western cilivilzation was calibrated at 199 in April 2007. Since the fifties western civilizations have receded. Sedona Seminar Relativism vs. Reality, 14. April 2007

  • We are NOT seeing the fall and decline of Western civilization. (Calibrated as true.) We are only seeing a bump. Sedona Seminar Practical Spirituality, 3 DVD set, 25. October 2008

 

  • The real worry about the current economic situation is survival and safety. You might have to eat more "peanut butter sandwiches" instead of "caviar sandwiches" for a while, but that isn't really a big deal, is it? [Paraphrased.] Sedona Seminar Practical Spirituality, 3 DVD set, 25. October 2008

 

  • US America [LoC 421] has the freedom to "be" whatever they want but not to "do" whatever they want. [Most people don't understand that difference.] Prescott Seminar Freedom. Morality and Ethics, 3 DVD set, 8. November 2008

 

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On the outcome of the presidential election 2008 in the United States

  • Barack Obama is president-elect. He is a representative of the heart winning out. It was the signal of the beginning of a good era despite of the current economic crisis. Prescott Seminar Freedom. Morality and Ethics, 3 DVD set, 8. November 2008

 

  • Obama has a very difficult role. He is faced with the Roosevelt [FDR] phenomenon. He feels he is answerable to divinity and is to fulfill his role to the best of his ability and to be accountable for honesty and integrity. Prescott Seminar What is the World?, 3 DVD set, 28. February 2009

Quotes by D. Hawkins – War and spirituality / Krieg und Spiritualität

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

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Force

  • "Force" requires counter force to exist. Source unknown

 

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Power

  • "Power" simply is and stands alone in the universe. Source unknown

 

 

  • From history, as well as consciousness calibration, we see that passivity (cal. LoC 145) encourages aggression and thus weakness and not moral superiority. Historically, passivity has resulted in the death of tens of millions of innocent citizens for which the pacifists [LoC 185] bear moral and karmic responsibility.
    [...] passivity not only did not work but actually triggered war (e.g. World War II). Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 323, 2005

 

  • [...] after the protests and peace parades are over, in the end, the true situation and its serious problems have to be handled by the doers, the 'hard headed' but ethical, practical realists (cal. LoC 465), who are then subjected to politicized attack, no matter what actions are required. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 323, 2005

 

  • With limited options, the truly spiritual option thus appears to be a forced compromise with the wishful ideal. [LoC 485] [LoC 510, when love of comrades and country is added] Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 324, 2005

 

  • War has thus been paradoxically the very avenue to sudden major spiritual advancement and therefore a great karmic opportunity. […]
    People i.e. soldiers who function as required, forgive, and surrender their personal will to God in a war, in a disaster or a calamitous confrontation may even come close to enlightenment. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 324, 2005

 


 

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Terrorism

  • It's a very primitive society [Islamic extremism] – luciferic inversion. What we are up against is a very, very, very severe ideological difference.
    9/11 and things like that are just the popout of it. No, the problem is much deeper, more serious, more profound, more pervasive, more dangerous than people know. Audio series Truth vs. Falsehood. The Art of Spiritual Discernment, CD 3 of 6, Intentions are based on the highest good, track  6, Nightingale-Conant, United Kingdom, 2006

 

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Man slaughter – United Nations

  • The behavior of the Japanese in the slaughter of Chonking when the military officership and discipline broke down and the troops were let loose they quickly reverted to ravage, pillaging, slaughtering 30.000 innocent people [children and women], looting, and stealing, and burning.
    What the world aligns through UN and various other cooperate efforts is to try to keep avoid some madman's testosterone from going crazy and killing us all. Because all the horrific rulers of history from Genghis Khan [Mongol Empire] on down you'll find that they are all run by almost a psychotic level of egomania. [...] It's hard for a normal person to even imagine that such a degree of egocentricity exists. That's why politicians routinely misdiagnose their opponents. Sedona Seminar Integration of Spirituality and Personal Life, Poco Diablo Resort, DVD 2 of 3, minute 22-24, February 2003

Zitate von anderen Quellen

Persönliche Bekenntnisse

  • Ich schreibe meinen Namen unter kein Gesetz, welches eine Belastung des Arbeiters enthält. Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) konservativer deutscher Staatsmann, Ministerpräsident von Preußen (1862-1890), Bundeskanzler des Norddeutschen Bundes (1867-1871), erster Reichskanzler des Deutschen Reiches (1871-1890), dessen Gründung er maßgeblich vorangetrieben hat

 

Geständnis der beabsichtigten Missrepräsentation

  • Wir beschließen etwas,
    ➢ stellen das dann in den Raum und
    ➢ warten einige Zeit ab, ob was passiert.
    ➢ Wenn es dann kein großes Geschrei gibt und keine Aufstände, weil die meisten gar nicht begreifen, was da beschlossen wurde,
    ➢ dann machen wir weiter – Schritt für Schritt, bis es kein Zurück mehr gibt. Jean-Claude Juncker (*1954) luxemburgischer christlich-sozialer Politiker, Finanzminister (1989-2009), Premierminister (1995-2013), Vorsitzender der Euro-Gruppe (2005-2013), Präsident der Europäischen Kommission (*2014), Mitglied des NWO-orientierten Kommittees der 300, präsentiert von dem deutschen Nachrichtenmagazin Der Spiegel, S. 136, Ausgabe 52, 27. Dezember 1999

 

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NWO-Agenda: IQ-reduziertes orientalisches Europa

Globalisierung mittels Rassenvermischung sowie kultureller und religiöser Gleichschaltung
Mehr Zitate hier: Elitefaschismus und Rassemischung
Merkel. Zionistische Jüdin. Mitglied des B’nai-B’rith-Ordens, präsentiert von wahrheitfuerdeutschland.de, 25. Oktober 2015

  • Wir erstreben ein orientalisches Europa mit einer eurasisch-negroiden Mischrasse der Zukunft. Diese zukünftige Mischrasse wird äußerlich der altägyptischen Rasse ähnlich sein. Führer werden die Juden sein als neuer Adel von Geistes Gnaden. Richard Nikolaus Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894-1972) österreichisch-japanisch-tschechisch-französischer Politiker, Gründer der Paneuropa-Union, Graf bis 1919, Mitglied der der Geheimloge und jüdischen Organisation B'nai B'rith [Bnai Brith] (*1843), zitiert 1923; Buch Praktischer Idealismus ['Practical Idealism'], S. 20, 23, 50, 1925
    • Das Endziel ist die Gleichschaltung aller Länder der Erde, sie soll durch die Vermischung der Rassen herbeigeführt werden, mit dem Ziel einer hellbraunen Rasse in Europa. Hierfür sollen in Europa jährlich 1,5 Millionen Einwanderer aus der Dritten Welt aufgenommen werden. Das Ergebnis ist eine Bevölkerung mit einem durchschnittlichen IQ von 90, zu dumm etwas zu begreifen, doch intelligent genug um zu arbeiten. Thomas P. M. Barnett (*1962) US-amerikanischer Leiter des Forschungsprojekt über globale Militärstrategien, Sozialtechniker, Globalisierungsfanatiker, zitiert in: Artikel Der nicht mehr ganz so geheime Globalisierungsplan der USA, präsentiert von Non Profit News, 4. Februar 2015

 

Geständnis und Warnung

  • Nie wird so viel gelogen wie nach einer Jagd, im Krieg und vor Wahlen. Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) konservativer deutscher Staatsmann, Ministerpräsident von Preußen (1862-1890), Bundeskanzler des Norddeutschen Bundes (1867-1871), erster Reichskanzler des Deutschen Reiches (1871-1890), dessen Gründung er maßgeblich vorangetrieben hat

 

Geständnis – Politisch-zionistischer Betrug

  • Wenn ich ein arabischer Führer wäre, würde ich nie einen Vertrag mit Israel unterschreiben. Es ist normal; wir haben ihr Land genommen. Es ist wahr, dass es uns von Gott versprochen wurde, aber wie sollte sie das interessieren? Unser Gott ist nicht ihr Gott. Es gab Anti-Semiten, die Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, aber war es ihre Schuld? Sie sehen nur eine Sache: Wir kamen und haben ihr Land gestohlen. Warum sollten sie das akzeptieren? David Ben-Gurion [David Grün, Vater der Nation] (1886-1973) polnisch-israelischer Hauptgründer des Staats Israel, erster israelischer Ministerpräsident (1948-1963), Mitgründer der sozialdemokratischen Arbeitspartei Israels, mündliche Aussage im Gespräch mit Nahum Goldmann, zitiert in: Nahum Goldmann, The Jewish Paradox [Le Paradoxe Juif], S.121, 1978

 

Empfehlungen

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Problematische Ungleichheit und Spaltung der Rangstufen

Siehe Gleichheit

  • Wollt ihr dem Staat Bestand verleihen, dann
    ➢ nähert die äußeren Rangstufen einander so weit wie möglich an.
    Duldet weder übermäßig Reiche noch Bettler.
    Diese beiden ihrem Wesen nach nicht voneinander zu trennenden Stände sind für das Gemeinwohl gleichermaßen verhängnisvoll. Aus dem einen gehen die Förderer der Tyrannei, aus dem anderen die Tyrannen hervor. Sie verschachern untereinander die öffentliche Freiheit, der eine kauft, der andere verkauft sie. Jean-Jacques Rousseau [BW 465] (1712-1778) Schweiz-französischer Aufklärer, Wegbereiter der Französischen Revolution, Kulturphilosoph, Pädagoge, Naturforscher, Schriftsteller, Vom Gesellschaftsvertrag oder Prinzipien des Staatsrechtes, 1762

 

  • Die Politik hat nicht zu rächen, was geschehen ist, sondern zu sorgen, dass es nicht wieder geschehe. Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) konservativer deutscher Staatsmann, Ministerpräsident von Preußen (1862-1890), Bundeskanzler des Norddeutschen Bundes (1867-1871), erster Reichskanzler des Deutschen Reiches (1871-1890), dessen Gründung er maßgeblich vorangetrieben hat

 

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Aufruf und Versprechen

  • Wir wollen mehr Demokratie wagen! Willy Brandt (1913-1992) deutscher sozialdemokratischer Politiker, Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin, vierter Bundeskanzler der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1969-1974), Mitglied des Komitees der 300, Hochgradfreimaurer

 

  • Ich propagiere, nicht alle Angelegenheiten in einem exklusiven Rat zu entscheiden, vielmehr das Gremium zu öffnen und zu einem wie auch immer zu strukturierenden großen Forum zu machen. Jeder Weisenrat, so attraktiv er auch sein möge, hat zugleich etwas Undemokratisches. Ich glaube aber, dass demokratische Entwicklung eine ganz entscheidende Option und Notwendigkeit ist. Und da sind wir, historisch gesehen, insgesamt auf einem guten Weg, auch wenn es immer wieder Rückschläge gibt. Interview mit Dr. Walter Spielmann, österreichischer Germanist, Geschichtswissenschaftler, Leiter der Robert-Jungk-Bibliothek für Zukunftsfragen, Salzburg, Moderator von Zukunftswerkstätten, Mitherausgeber der Zeitschrift pro ZUKUNFT, präsentiert von Magazin KursKontakte, Nr. 130, S. 17. Januar 2004

 

Politikverdrossenheit

 

70+ Jahre US-Besatzung in Deutschland

  • Deutschland ist ein besetztes Land. Und es wird auch so bleiben. Nicht verizierte Aussage von Barack Obama (*1961) 44. US-amerikanischer Präsident, Rede vor amerikanischen Soldaten, US-Luftwaffenstützpunkt Ramstein, 5. Juni 2009
    • Wir in Deutschland sind seit dem 8. Mai 1945 zu keinem Zeitpunkt mehr voll souverän gewesen. Rede über Gewaltenteilung und Völkerrecht von Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble (*1942) ( ) deutscher CDU-Politker, Finanzminister der BRD, Banker-Treffen, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, 18. November 2011; Schäuble – Deutschland seit 1945 nicht souverän, YouTube Film, 1:54 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 31. Januar 2013

 

Populationsplan

  • Der Mensch der fernen Zukunft wird Mischling sein. [...] Die eurasisch-negroide Zukunftsrasse,  äußerlich der altägyptischen ähnlich, wird die Vielfalt der Völker [...] ersetzen. Richard Nikolaus Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894-1972) österreichisch-japanisch-tschechisch-französischer Politiker, Gründer der Paneuropa-Union, Graf bis 1919, Mitglied der der Geheimloge und jüdischen Organisation B'nai B'rith [Bnai Brith] (*1843), Praktischer Idealismus ['Practical Idealism'], 1925
  • Bürgerlicher Ungehorsam ist das angeborene Recht jeden Buergers. Gibt er es auf, hoert er auf ein Mensch zu sein. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [BW 760] (1869-1948) indischer hinduistischer Weiser, spiritueller Führer der indischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung, Menschenrechtsanwalt, gewaltloser Widerstandskämpfer zur Durchsetzung politischer Ziele, humanistischer Weiser, asketischer Morallehrer, Pazifist, Publizist, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Demokratie ist die schlechteste aller Regierungsformen – abgesehen von all den anderen Formen, die von Zeit zu Zeit ausprobiert worden sind. Winston Churchill [BW 510, Einfluss BW 500] (1874-1965) britischer Premierminister des United Kingdom während des Zweiten Weltkriegs (1940-1945) und (1951-1955), rassistischer Kriegsverbrecher, PARLIAMENT BILL, 11. November 1947

 

  • Der Mensch wird sicherlich von Zeit zu Zeit über die Wahrheit stolpern, aber sich meist schnell wieder aufraffen und weitermachen wie gehabt. Winston Churchill [BW 510, Einfluss BW 500] (1874-1965) britischer Premierminister des United Kingdom während des Zweiten Weltkriegs (1940-1945) und (1951-1955), rassistischer Kriegsverbrecher, zitiert in: Stanley Baldwin (1867-1947) britischer konservativer Politiker, Richard M. Langworth, Herausgeber, Churchill by Himself, S. 322, PublicAffairs, 2008

 

 

  • Die Demokratie beruht auf drei wesentlichen Säulen:
    1. Die Freiheit der Rede,
    2. die Freiheit der Gedanken und
    3. die Klugheit, beide nicht zu gebrauchen.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] [Werk BW 465] (1835-1910) US-amerikanischer Humorist, Freimaurer, Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Demokratie ist nichts anderes als das Niederknüppeln des Volkes durch das Volk für das Volk. Oscar Wilde [Werk BW 440] (1854-1900) irischer Dramatiker, Dichter, Romanschriftsteller

 

  • Demokratie ist ein Verfahren, das garantiert, dass wir nicht besser regiert werden, als wir es verdienen. George Bernard Shaw [Werk BW 400] (1856-1950) irischer Politiker, Pazifist, Satiriker, Dramatiker, Nobelpreisträger in Literatur, 1925

 

  • Hege nie Zweifel daran, dass eine kleine Gruppe aufmerksamer und engagierter Bürger die Welt verändern können. Tatsächlich sind es die einzigen, welche es überhaupt je getan haben. Zugeschrieben Margaret Mead (1901-1978) US-amerikanische Kulturanthropologin, Soziologin, Biologin, Ethnologin, Referentin, Schriftstellerin, zitiert in: Frank G. Sommers, Tana Dineen, Curing Nuclear Madness, S. 158, Methuen, 1984

 

Universalhistorische gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen

  • ♥ Den sektoralen Wandel von der Agrar- über die Industrie- zur Wissensgesellschaft
  • ♥ Die Globalisierung der Raumgebundenheit
  • ♥ Die Individualisierung und gleichzeitig die Universalisierung kultureller Identität
  • ♥ Die Ablösung kultureller Integration durch soziale Integration auf der Grundlage von Bildung
  • ♥ Die Emanzipation aus der territorial gebundenen politischen und bürgerlichen Gesellschaft
in die globale (Zivil-)Gesellschaft
Dr. Christoph Zöpel (*1943) deutscher Politiker (SPD), Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, Philosoph, Jurist, Politik mit 9 Milliarden Menschen in Einer Weltgesellschaft. Eine Orientierung in Worten und Zahlen, Vorwärtsbuch, S. 245, 635 S., Berlin, 20082

 

  • Moderner Elitismus muss(te) sich demokratisch verschlüsseln. Peter Sloterdijk (*1947) deutscher Professor für Philosophie, Universität Karlsruhe, Fernsehmoderator, Kulturwissenschaftler, Essayist, Kritik der zynischen Vernunft, 2 Bände, S. 46, Suhrkamp Verlag, 17. Auflage Januar 1983

 

  • Wir leben in einer Nation, in der
➢ die Ärzte die Gesundheit zerstören,
➢ die Anwälte die Gerechtigkeit,
➢ die Universitäten das Wissen,
➢ die Regierungen die Freiheit,
➢ die Presse die Information,
➢ die Religion die Moral und
➢ unsere Banken die Wirtschaft.
Chris Hedges (*1956) US-amerikanischer Kriegsberichterstatter, spezialisiert auf US-amerikanische und Nahostpolitik, Pulitzerpreisträger, Journalist, Autor

 

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Hinweis:

Paul Lersch, Demokratie im Ausnahmezustand – Die verhüllte Freiheitsstatue
Die schockierende These des italienischen Philosophen Giorgio Agamben lautet: Die Demokratie ist im "Niedergang" begriffen. Zwischen Demokratie und Totalitarismus besteht "innerste Solidarität". Nazismus und Faschismus bleiben "bedrohlich aktuell".

  • In allen westlichen Demokratien wird die Erklärung des Ausnahmezustands ersetzt durch eine beispiellose Ausweitung des Sicherheitsparadigmas als normale Technik des Regierens.
    (Der "Patriot Act", nach  in Kraft gesetzt, erlaubt dem Generalbundesanwalt der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, jeden 'in Gewahrsam zu nehmen', der in Verdacht gerät, die nationale Sicherheit zu gefährden. Immerhin gilt für ihn die Strafprozessordnung. Bushs 'military order' aber macht die Gefangenen in Guantánamo zu 'juristisch nicht benennbaren Wesen'. Sie haben, wie die Juden im KZ, 'jede rechtliche Identität verloren'.) Kernaussage von Giorgio Agamben (*1942) italienischer Politikphilosoph, Dozent, Universität Verona, Essayist

 

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Kapitalismus im Übergang – die Grenzen des kapitalistischen Systems

Siehe Paradigmenwechsel

  • Alle Systeme haben begrenzte Lebensdauern. [...] Wenn man nun das kapitalistische System als ein besonderes historisches soziales System betrachtet, dann kann man ersehen, dass es gewisse Ereignisse gegeben hat, die es zu einem Punkt gebracht haben, an dem es nun weit vom Gleichgewicht entfernt ist. Der Kapitalismus ist ein System, das die endlose Anhäufung von Kapital anstrebt. [...] Im Bestreben, Kapital zu akkumulieren, müssen Firmen gegründet werden, die Profit erzielen und damit Kapital anhäufen. Betrachtet man die Kosten des Kapitalisten, dann gibt es drei wesentliche Kostenfaktoren:
    1. die Personalkosten [...],
    2. die Kosten für den Input an Material / Ressourcen und Energie, usw. [...]
    3. die Besteuerung in all ihren Formen – eine Erscheinung, die im gesamten System die Norm ist.
Wenn man nun die Geschichte dieser drei Faktoren: Personal, Input und Steuer historisch betrachtet, dann zeigt sich, dass die Kosten dafür in den letzten 500 Jahren beständig anstiegen. Gleichzeitig bemerkt man, dass es eine Grenze dafür gibt, wie stark die Preise steigen können. Diese Grenze ist die Bereitwilligkeit der Menschen, Güter zu kaufen.
Es gibt also in den letzten 500 Jahren ein Ansteigen der Kosten bis zum Erreichen von [...] Asymptoten.
Kommt das System an die Spitze, beginnt das System zu 'schwingen' und es entstehen enorme Verschiebungen. Dies ist eine 'chaotische' Situation und dort befinden wir uns gerade. Videointerview mit Immanuel Wallerstein (*1930) US-amerikanischer Sozialwissenschaftler, Sozialhistoriker, Yale University, Mitbegründer der Weltsystem-Theorie, Präsident der International Sociological Association (1994-1998), Autor, präsentiert von Kontext TV, Weltsozialforum in Dakar, Die Grenzen des Kapitalismus sind erreicht , YouTube Film, 8:03 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 3. Juli 2011

 

  • Die Demokratie setzt die Vernunft des Volkes voraus, die sie erst hervorbringen soll. Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) deutsch-Schweizer Psychiater, interkultureller Philosoph, Vertreter der Existenzphilosophie

 

  • Die Gefahren der Überbevölkerung und die Wachstumsideologie werden von einer wachsenden Zahl vernünftiger und verantwortlicher Menschen richtig eingeschätzt. Gegen die Verwüstung des Lebensraums werden allenthalben Maßnahmen ergriffen, die zwar bei weitem nicht ausreichen, aber die Hoffnung erwecken, es bald zu werden. Prof. Dr. Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989) österreichischer Professor für Psychologie, Zoologe, Tierpsychologe, Hauptvertreter der klassischen vergleichenden Verhaltensforschung (Ethologie), Nobelpreisträger für Physiologie oder Medizin, 1973, Die acht Todsünden der zivilisierten Menschheit, Serie Piper, München, Vorwort, 1. Auflage 1973, 29. Auflage 2002, 34. Auflage 2009

 

  • Demokratie – Unsere Ansichten gehen als Freunde auseinander. Ernst Jandl (1925-2000) österreichischer konkreter Dichter, Schriftsteller

 

  • Wenn sich die Europäische Union [BW 205] bei der EU um Aufnahme bewürbe, würde sie als undemokratisch abgewiesen werden. Jacques Schuster, deutsch-jüdischer Kolumnist, Die Welt, S. 8, 15. Juni 2004

 

  • Demokratie lebt vom Streit, von der Diskussion um den richtigen Weg. Deshalb gehört zu ihr der Respekt vor der Meinung des anderen. Richard von Weizsäcker (1920-2015) deutscher CDU-Politiker, sechster Bundespräsident der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1984-1994), Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Durch Ruhe und Ordnung kann die Demokratie ebenso gefährdet werden wie durch Unruhe und Unordnung. Hildegard Hamm-Brücher (1921-2016) deutsche Politikerin (ehemals FDP), Staatsministerin im Auswärtigen Amt (1976-1982), Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Wer Visionen hat muss zum Arzt. Helmut Schmidt (1918-2015) deutscher sozialdemokratischer Politiker, fünfter Bundeskanzler der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1974-1982), Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Ein Leben in Freiheit ist nicht leicht, und die Demokratie ist nicht vollkommen. John F. Kennedy [BW 430] (1961-1963) politisch ermordeter 35. US-Präsident (1917-1963)

 

  • Wir brauchen keine Opposition. Wir sind schon Demokraten. Franz Josef Strauß (1915-1988) deutsch-bayrischer Politiker, CSU-Vorsitzender, bayerischer Ministerpräsident

 

  • Weitaus die meisten Politiker halten es nicht für ihre Sache, an Bewusstseinsveränderungen mitzuwirken; sie werden aber immer da sein, wo die Mehrheit ist. Erhard Eppler (*1926) deutscher Politiker ehemals der SPD, Bundesminister für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit (1968-1974)

 

  • Eine Demokratie ist ein Machtbrechungssystem. Moritz Leuenberger (*1946) Schweizer Rechtsanwalt, Politiker (SP) Bundespräsident, Schweizer Bundesrat SP (2001-2006)

 

  • Armut ist politisch gewollt. Michaela Hofmann, stellvertretende Sprecherin der nationalen Armutskonferenz (nak), 18. Dezember 2012

 

 

  • Das deutsche Volk hat keine große Praxis in Demokratie, wie Sebastian Haffner sagte. In der Weimarer Republik waren nur 30 Prozent für die Demokratie. Über 60 Prozent haben der Monarchie nachgetrauert. Dann kam Hitler. Dass nach 1945 plötzlich ein urdemokratisches Volk entstanden sein soll, das kann nicht sein. Wir sind erst ein halbes Jahrhundert unterwegs und kapieren immer noch nicht, welche Möglichkeiten unsere Verfassung bietet. Interview mit Dieter Hildebrandt (1927-2013) deutscher Kabarettist, Schauspieler, Buchautor, präsentiert von der deutschen Tageszeitung Süddeutsche Zeitung, Martin Zips, 17. Mai 2003

 

  • Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Demokratie und allem anderen? Alles andere ist leichter. Dieter Hildebrandt (1927-2013) deutscher Kabarettist, Schauspieler, Buchautor

 

  • Viele Menschen fliehen in die Diktatur, weil es guter Nerven bedarf, die Demokratie zu ertragen. Hans Habe (1911-1977) österreichisch-jüdischer Journalist, Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor

 

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1981-1985: Oshos Bewegung/Kult erwies sich als Diktatur

unter der Interrimsführung von Sheela Silverman-Birnstiel (*1949).

  • Demokratie ist nicht das höchste Ziel. Sie ist besser als diktatorische Regimes, sie ist besser als Monarchien, doch sie ist nicht das Ende der Reise – weil Demokratie im Wesentlichen eine Regierung der Menschen von den Menschen für die Menschen bedeutet, doch die Menschen sind idiotisch. Also kann man sagen: eine Regierung der Idioten von den Idioten für die Idioten. Demokratie kann nicht die höchste Möglichkeit sein, die der Mensch anstrebt. Sie ist gut im Vergleich zu anderen ausprobierten Formen des Regierens, doch nicht etwas dauerhaft Erfolgreiches. Osho [Bhagwan Sree Rajneesh] [BW 570⇒180⇒90] (1931-1990) indischer Philosophieprofessor, umstrittener Guru, Begründer der NeoSannyas-Bewegung, From Bondage to Freedom. Answers to the Seekers of the Path, Rebel Publishing House, 1st edition 1991

 

  • Am deutschen Wesen wird die Welt genesen. Emanuel Geibel (1815-1884) deutschnationaler Lyriker, 1861

 

  • Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika werden noch den mörderischsten Tyrannen unterstützen, solange er ihr Spiel spielt, und sich alle Mühe geben, Demokratien in der Dritten Welt zu stürzen, wenn diese von ihrer Dienstleisterfunktion abweichen. Noam Chomsky [BW 185] (*1928) US-amerikanischer Professor für Linguistik, Kognitionswissenschaftler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sozialer Aktivist, Autor, Sprache und Politik, Kapitel 6, 'Die Schwachen erben nichts', S. 136, Philo Verlag, 1999, 2. Auflage 2000

Quotes by various other sources

Personal avowals

  • When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, aphorism

 

 

  • It is true, as I have already stated, that I have been influenced by Marxist thought. But this is also true of many of the leaders of the new independent States. Such widely different persons as Gandhi, Nehru, Nkrumah, and Nasser all acknowledge this fact. We all accept the need for some form of socialism to enable our people to catch up with the advanced countries of this world and to overcome their legacy of extreme poverty. But this does not mean we are Marxists. Nelson Mandela [Influence LoC 505] (1918-2013) leading South African anti-apartheid activist, prisoner for 27 years during apartheid, first black president of South Africa (1994-1999), statement from the dock at the opening of the defence case in the Rivonia Trial, Pretoria Supreme Court, 20. April 1964

 

  • I represent a party which does not yet exist: the party Revolution-Civilization. This party will make the twentieth century. There will issue from it
    1. first the United States of Europe,
    2. then the United States of the World.
Victor Hugo [Work LoC 455] (1802-1885) French statesman, human rights activist, exponent of the Romantic movement in France, visual artist, playwright, poet, essayist, novelist, Oeuvres complètes. Océan. Tas de Pierres, A. Michel, Paris, 1942

 

  • I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have:
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) US American Baptist minister, activist, leader of the African American civil rights movement, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Acceptance Speech, Oslo, Norway, 10. December 1964

 

  • As for me, I am deeply a democrat; this is why I am in no way a socialist. Democracy and socialism cannot go together. You can't have it both ways [...]. Socialism is a new form of slavery. Alexis de Tocqueville [Work LoC 455] (1805-1859) French historian, political thinker, publicist, author, Notes for a Speech on Socialism, 1848

 

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One party corporate system in United States politics

  • In the United States, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population. Noam Chomsky [LoC 135-185] (*1928) US American professor emeritus of linguistics, philosopher, cognitive scientist, social activist, author, The NS Interview: Noam Chomsky, presented by British political and cultural magazine New Statesman, Alyssa McDonald, 13. September 2010

 

  • If I were the president, I could stop terrorist attacks against the United States in a few days. Permanently. I would first apologize – very publicly and very sincerely – to all the widows and the orphans, the impoverished and the tortured, and all the many millions of other victims of American imperialism. I would then announce that America's global interventions – including the awful bombings – have come to an end. And I would inform Israel that it is no longer the 51st state of the union but – oddly enough – a foreign country. I would then reduce the military budget by at least 90% and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims and repair the damage from the many American bombings and invasions. There would be more than enough money. Do you know what one year of the US military budget is equal to? One year. It's equal to more than $20,000 per hour for every hour since Jesus Christ was born. That's what I'd do on my first three days in the White House. On the fourth day, I'd be assassinated. Talk delivered by William Blum (*1933) Jewish-American historian, critic of United States foreign policy, former State Department computer related employee (mid-1960s-1967), opposed to the Vietnam War, journalist, author, War against terrorism or expansion of the American Empire?, sponsored by University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 16. October 2002

 

  • I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.' I think I'd like them to remember me by saying, 'She opened government to everyone.' Statement by Ann Richards (1933-2006) US American politician, 45th governor of Texas (1991-1995), shortly before leaving office, January 1995

 

  • On election day ... I don't vote. Two reasons.
    1. First of all it's meaningless; this country was bought and sold a long time ago. The shit they shovel around every 4 years *pfff* doesn't mean a fucking thing.
    2. Secondly, I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain. People like to twist that around – they say, 'If you don't vote, you have no right to complain', but where's the logic in that?
If you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people into office who screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You caused the problem; you voted them in; you have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote, who in fact did not even leave the house on election day, am in no way responsible for what these people have done and have every right to complain about the mess you created that I had nothing to do with. Video presentation by George Carlin (1937-2008) controversial US American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor, author, George Carlin – Why I Don't Vote, "Back In Town", YouTube film, 1996, 3:23 minutes duration, posted 12. March 2010

 

  • I think that politics is the devil's instrument. Politics kill. Politics is dirty. Politics is corrupt. I mean, everybody knows that. Interview with Bob Dylan [Work LoC 500] (*1941) US American singer-songwriter, painter, poet, lyricist, Nobel laureate in literature, 2016, Interview: Bob Dylan, presented by the US American biweekly magazine on popular culture Rolling Stone, Kurt Loder, S. 17, 21. June 1984, cited in: Talkin' Devil With Bob Dylan, presented by English daily newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Bert Cartwright, issue 49, summer 1994

 

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Psychopathological political torture – issued and defended by VP Dick Cheney

  • [T]orture was what the al-Qaeda terrorists did to 3,000 Americans on 9/11. There is no comparison between that and what we did with respect to enhanced interrogation. [...] It worked. It worked now. For 13 years we've avoided another mass casualty attack against the United States. [...] I'd do it again in a minute. Dick Cheney (*1941) US American businessman, Republican politician, 46th US vice president (2001-2009), Meet the Press Transcript – December 14, 2014, presented by US American TV station MSNBC, program Meet the Press, 14. December 2014

 

Confession of deliberate political misrepresentation of EU countries

 

Confessional of Zionist national fraud – Israel

  • If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. David Ben-Gurion [David Grün, Father of the Nation] (1886-1973) Polish born primary founder of the state of Israel, first Israeli prime minister (1948-1953, 1955-1963), alleged verbatim quote cited in: Nahum Goldmann, adversary of Ben-Gurion, The Jewish Paradox [Le Paradoxe Juif], S.121, 1978

 

  • We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population. David Ben-Gurion [David Grün, Father of the Nation] (1886-1973) Polish born primary founder of the state of Israel, first Israeli prime minister (1948-1953, 1955-1963), May 1948, mentioned to the General Staff, cited in: Michael Ben-Zohar, From Ben-Gurion. A Biography, Delacorte, New York, 1978

 

Appeal

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Magna Carta, Bill of Rights, Habeas Corpus

White supremacist imperialist speech

  • Here are the title deeds of freedom which should lie in every cottage home [...] we must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence. Winston Churchill [LoC 510, influence LoC 500] (1874-1965) British prime minister of the United Kingdom during the 2nd World War (1940-1945) and (1951-1955), racist war criminal, speech at Fulton, Missouri, 5. March 1946

 

Recommendations / Caveats'

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Two laws of politics [derived from the Watergate scandal]

  • The first law of politics: No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine. William Blum (*1933) Jewish-American historian, critic of United States foreign policy, former State Department computer related employee (mid-1960s-1967), opposed to the Vietnam War, journalist, author, Rogue State. A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, Common Courage Press, 2000, third edition 2006
    The second law of politics: Don't believe anything until it's been officially denied. Discussion of US foreign policy with William Blum (*1933) Jewish-American historian, critic of United States foreign policy, former State Department computer related employee (mid-1960s-1967), opposed to the Vietnam War, journalist, author, The Other Side: Interview With Historian Bill Blum, presented by The Other Side, hosted by Golden Rock Films, recorded 26. June 2006, YouTube film, minute 36:16 38:10 minutes duration, posted 6. February 2014

 

Political statements

  • I heartily accept the motto, – "That government is best which governs least;" and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe, – "That government is best which governs not at all;" and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) US American historian, philosopher, leading transcendentalist, naturalist, abolitionist, surveyor, tax resister, development critic, poet, author, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays, Dover Publications, 20. May 1993

 

Disclosure

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Shadow elite plotting the New World Order

Rumor says that Coningsby is based on the figure Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836).

  • The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. Benjamin Disraeli [LoC 405] (1804-1881) British prime minister, conservative statesman, parliamentarian, Zionist Rothshield agent, instigator of two world wars, literary, character Sidonia cited in: novel Coningsby, the New Generation, book 4, chapter 15, 1844

 

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"The real owners"

  • The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. You have owners.
    ⚑ They own you.
    ⚑ They own everything.
    ⚑ They own all the important land.
    ⚑ They own and control the corporations.
    ⚑ They've long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls.
    ⚑ They've got the judges in their back pockets.
    ⚑ And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear.
♦ They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking.
♦ [They want] [o]bedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept [their worsening situation]. Audio presentation by George Carlin (1937-2008) controversial US American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor, author, George Carlin's Illuminati Speech, excerpted from The American Dream program, (Transcript), YouTube film, minute 0:30, 3:14 minutes duration, 17. January 2012

 

70+ years of US occupation in Germany

  • Germany is an occupied country and it will stay that way. Not verified statement by Barack Obama (*1961) 44th US president, addressing US American soldiers, Ramstein Air Base, 5. June 2009
    • At no time since 8tn May 1945 have we in Germany been fully sovereign. For this reason, the attempt to create through European unification a new kind of governance for the 21st century gives us better signposts into the future than we would have by relapsing into regulation by the classical national states of past centuries. Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble (*1942) German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), federal minister of finance of Germany since 2009, banker meeting assuring the Rothschild's empire, Alte Oper, Frankfurt a.M., 18. November 2011; Video presentation Schäuble – Deutschland seit 1945 nicht souverän, YouTube film, 1:54 minutes duration, posted 31. January 2013

 

Future outlook

  • A day will come when there will be no battlefields, but markets opening to commerce and minds opening to ideas. A day will come when the bullets and bombs are replaced by votes, by universal suffrage, by the venerable arbitration of a great supreme senate which will be to Europe what Parliament is to England, the Diet3 to Germany, and the Legislative Assembly to France.
    A day will come when a cannon will be a museum-piece, as instruments of torture are today. And we will be amazed to think that these things once existed!4
    A day will come when we shall see those two immense groups, the United States of America and the United States of Europe, facing one another, stretching out their hands across the sea, exchanging their products, their arts, their works of genius, clearing up the globe, making deserts fruitful, ameliorating creation under the eyes of the Creator, and joining together, to reap the well-being of all, these two infinite forces,
    1. the fraternity of men
    2. and the power of God.
Victor Hugo [Work LoC 455] (1802-1885) French statesman, human rights activist, exponent of the Romantic movement in France, visual artist, playwright, poet, essayist, novelist, opening address, Peace Congress, Paris, 21. August 1849; cited in: Actes et paroles. Avant l'exil, 1875

 

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Dystopian NWO agenda

  • The man of the future will be of mixed race. Today's races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian-Negroid race of the future, similar in its appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals. [...]
    Instead of destroying European Jewry, Europe, against its own will, refined and educated this people into a future leader-nation through this artificial selection process. No wonder that this people, that escaped Ghetto-Prison, developed into a spiritual nobility of Europe. Therefore a gracious Providence provided Europe with a new race of nobility by the Grace of Spirit. This happened at the moment when Europe's feudal aristocracy became dilapidated, and thanks to Jewish emancipation.   Richard Nikolaus Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894-1972) Austrian-Japanese-Czechoslovak-French politician, philosopher, pioneer of European integration, founding president of the Paneuropean Union, member of the secret lodge and Jewish organization B'nai B'rith [Bnai Brith] (*1843), Practical Idealism [Praktischer Idealismus], pp. 20, 23, 50, 1923, 1925

 

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Note:

Finance theorist Ludwig von Mises (supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation) also participated in Coudenhove-Kalergi's Pan-European Movement. Later von Mises disciples Arthur Burns and Milton Friedman spread his ideas through a network of secret 'conservative' think tanks, led by the Mont Pelerin Society.

  • At the beginning of 1924, we received a call from Baron Louis de Rothschild; one of his friends, Max Warburg from Hamburg, had read my book and wanted to get to know us.
    To my great surprise, Warburg spontaneously offered us 60,000 gold marks, to tide the movement over for its first three years [...]
    Max Warburg, who was one of the most distinguished and wisest men that I have ever come into contact with, had a principle of financing these movements.
    He remained sincerely interested in Pan-Europe for his entire life.
    Max Warburg arranged his 1925 trip to the United States to introduce me to Paul Warburg and financier Bernard Baruch.
    Richard Nikolaus Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894-1972) Austrian-Japanese-Czechoslovak-French politician, philosopher, pioneer of European integration, founding president of the Paneuropean Union, member of the secret lodge and Jewish organization B'nai B'rith [Bnai Brith] (*1843), Crusade for Pan-Europe. Autobiography of a man and a movement, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1st edition 1943

 

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Castro's prophecy come true

  • The United States will come to talk to us when they have a black president and the world has a Latin American Pope. Fidel Castro [LoC 445⇒180] (1926-2016) Spanish-born revolutionary and politician, prime minister of Cuba (1959-1976), president of Cuba (1976-2008), speaking to the international press, 1973

 

Recommendations

  • So let us begin anew – remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
    Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. John F. Kennedy [Presidency LoC 430] (1917-1963) assassinated 35th US American president (1961-1963), Inaugural Address, MP3, 20. January 1961

 

Conclusion

  • Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana (1863-1952) Spanish US American philosopher, literature critic, poet, essayist, novelist, The Life of Reason, chapter "Reason in Common Sense", volume 1, 1905

 

  • Our modern lifestyle is not a political creation. Before 1700, everybody was poor as hell. Life was short and brutish. It wasn't because we didn’t have good politicians; we had some really good politicians. But then we started inventing — electricity, steam engines, microprocessors, understanding genetics and medicine and things like that. Yes, stability and education are important — I'm not taking anything away from that — but innovation is the real driver of progress. Bill Gates (*1955) US American multibillionaire, co-founder and owner of the company Microsoft, philanthropist, eugenicist, presented by the US American biweekly magazine on popular culture Rolling Stone, 13. March 2014

 

Insights

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Civic courage

  • It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) US American justice minister, Democratic New York State senator, civil rights activist, younger brother of the 35th US president John F. Kennedy, Day of Affirmation Speech, N.U.S.A.S. University of Cape Town, South Africa, 6. June 1966

 

  • The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy. Thomas Sowell [LoC 480] (*1930) US American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, senior fellow of The Hoover Institution, Big Lies in Politics, Townhall.com, 22. May 2012

 

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Purpose of politics – controlling by smokescreening and fearmongering

  • The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and hence clamorous to be led to safety – by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) US American critic of American life and culture, satirist, journalist, magazine editor, essayist, author, In Defense of Women, 1918

 

  • A democratic civilisation will save itself only if it makes the language of image into a stimulus for critical reflection – not an invitation to hypnosis. Umberto Eco (1932-2016) Italian media scientist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic, medievalist novelist, cited in: Manuel Alvarado, author, Edward Buscombe, author, Richard Collins, editor, The Screen Education Reader. Cinema, Television, Culture. Communications and Culture, chapter 31 "Can Television Teach?", S. 12, 1979, Columbia University Press, Februar 1993

 

  • In my country we don't have Democrats and Republicans. We have Remocrats and Depublicans. [...]
    We are heading to the endpoints without any institutional guidance as to where we should stop. What we have the most is an abolition of context. There are no agreed upon social norms. […] Changes Changes become autocatalytic. Change is feeding itself [autocatalyticly]. […] Logic is no longer the dominant organizing premise to society. Video lecture by Watts Wacker, US American futurist, speaker, author, Watts Wacker – World Renowned Futurist, presented by speakersspotlight, YouTube film, 7:16 minutes duration, posted 29. August 2009

 

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Roman Empire and Western civilization; status 1948

Materialistic capitalist society

  • It is true that the materialistic society, the so-called culture that has evolved under the tender mercies of capitalism, has produced what seems to be the ultimate limit of this worldliness. And nowhere, except perhaps in the analogous society of pagan Rome, has there ever been such a flowering of cheap and petty and disgusting lusts and vanities as in the world of capitalism, where there is no evil that is not fostered and encouraged for the sake of making money. We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and to create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in order to cater to them with the products of our factories and printing presses and movie studios and all the rest. Thomas Merton [LoC 515/520] (1915-1968) Anglo-American Catholic Trappist monk, mystic student of comparative religion, social activist, poet, writer, autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain, Harcourt Brace, 11. October 1948
  • The greater the institution, the greater the chances of abuse. Democracy is a great institution and therefore it is liable to be greatly abused. The remedy therefore is not avoidance of democracy, but reduction of the possibility of abuse, to a minimum. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, presented by Indian newspaper Young India, 7. May 1931

 

  • The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, presented by Indian newspaper Young India, 1. December 1927

 

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See also:

Margaret Mead's quote below

  • A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, aphorism

 

  • His [man's] politics and society are a series of adventures and experiments among various possibilities of autocracy, monarchism, military aristocracy, mercantile oligarchy, open or veiled plutocracy, pseudo-democracy of various kinds, bourgeois or proletarian, individualistic or collectivist or bureaucratic, socialism awaiting him, anarchism looming beyond it; and all these correspond to some truth of his social being, some need of his complex social nature, some instinct or force in it which demands that form for its effectuation. Mankind works out these difficulties under the stress of the spirit within it by throwing out a constant variation of types, types of character and temperament, types of practical activity, aesthetic creation, polity, society, ethical order, intellectual system, which vary from the pure to the mixed, from the simple harmony to the complex; each and all of these are so many experiments of individual and collective self-formation in the light of a progressive and increasing knowledge. That knowledge is governed by a number of conflicting ideas and ideals around which these experiments group themselves: each of them is gradually pushed as far as possible in its purity and again mixed and combined as much as possible with others so that there may be a more complex form and an enriched action. Each type has to be broken in turn to yield place to new types and each combination has to give way to the possibility of a new combination. Through it all there is growing an accumulating stock of self-experience and self-actualisation of which the ordinary man accepts some current formulation conventionally as if it were an absolute law and truth, – often enough he even thinks it to be that, – but which the more developed human being seeks always either to break or to enlarge and make more profound or subtle in order to increase or make room for an increase of human capacity, perfectibility, happiness. Sri Aurobindo [Aurobindo Ghose] [LoC 605] (1872-1950) Indian British Hindu freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru, poet, mystic, The Human Cycle, Ideal of Human Unity, War and Self Determination, S. 118, Lotus Press, 2nd edition 1. January 1970

 

  • The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency. Pope John Paul II [LoC 570] (1920-2005) Polish theologian, 264th head of the Catholic Church (1978-2005), beatification in 2011, Centesimus Annus, 1991

 

  • Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. H.H. 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso [LoC 570] (*1935) Tibetan monk, leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism, Peace Nobel Prize laureate, Nobel Lecture'', 11. December 1989

 

  • The real struggle is not
    ➤ between East and West,
    ➤ or capitalism and communism,
    but between education and propaganda. Martin Buber [LoC 530] (1878-1965) Austrian-born Jewish religious researcher and philosopher, cited in: Aubrey Hodes, Hebrew translator, author on Israeli politics, Encounter with Martin Buber, S. 135, Allen Lane, London, revised edition 1972

 

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Socialism

  • Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill [LoC 510, influence LoC 500] (1874-1965) British prime minister of the United Kingdom during the 2nd World War (1940-1945) and (1951-1955), racist war criminal, cited in: Adrian Krieg, The New American Newspeak Dictionary, S. 96, 2005

 

  • Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Winston Churchill [LoC 510, influence LoC 500] (1874-1965) British prime minister of the United Kingdom during the 2nd World War (1940-1945) and (1951-1955), racist war criminal, Hansard,  PARLIAMENT BILL, 11. November 1947

 

  • Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev [Political influence LoC 500] (*1931) Russian general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-1991), last head of state of the USSR due to Glasnost policy Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 1990, cited in Daily Telegraph, 16. June 1992

 

  • The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labour. [...] I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. Article by Albert Einstein  [LoC 499] (1879-1955) German-born US American theoretical physicist, developer of the theory of general relativity, Nobel laureate in physics, 1921, Why Socialism?, presented by the US American independent socialist magazine Monthly Review No. 1, May 1949, reprinted 1. May 2009

 

  • Legislators make the citizens good by forming habits in them, and this is the wish of every legislator, and those who do not effect it miss their mark, and it is in this that a good constitution differs from a bad one. Aristotle [LoC 498] (384-322 BC) classical Greek pre-Christian philosopher, physician, scientist, misogynist, Nicomachean Ethics, book II, 1566

 

  • The Venetian method of statecraft is based on Aristotle5 – the deepest Aristotelian tradition in the West. Long before the era of Albertus Magnus (1193-1280) and St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Venice had established itself as the chief center for the translation and teaching of Aristotle's works. […]
    Petrarch6 scored Aristotelian scholastic philosophy as "a prostitute who delights to worry about vain questions of words." Real philosophy, with the clear purpose of advancing morality, he said, is to be found in St. Augustine. All that Aristotle is capable of doing is providing a delphic description of what the external attributes of morality might look like. To the authority of Aristotle, Petrarch counterposed the Platonism of the New Testament, saying that Christ, not Aristotle, was for him the decisive guide. Address by Webste Tarpley (*1946) US American historian, economist, political analyst, critic of U.S. foreign and domestic policy, journalist, lecturer, conspiracy author, The Venetian Conspiracy. Venice's War Against Western Civilization. How the Dead Souls of Venice Corrupted Science, ICLC Conference, near Wiesbaden, Germany, Easter Sunday, 1981, published in Campaigner, September 1981

 

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Buddha as a representative of "Integral politics"

  • [T]alking about Buddha's [political] orientation. In one of the variables Buddha [LoC 1000] was a staunch republican and in another variable he was a staunch democrat. minute 00:40
    Gautama Buddha was the ultimate republican in a sense because 100% of what happens to you is YOUR karma. minute 2:22
    Gautama Buddha extended rights even to the untouchables. [...] Buddha made everybody equal. That was a social revolution. You don't go f..cking with a caste system. minute 5:35
    Conservatives tend to put the cause of suffering on the interiors and liberals put the cause in the exterior. minute 2:56
    Time Magazine calls this now the interiorists and exteriorists. minute 2:08
Video presentation by Ken Wilber [LoC 490] (*1949) US American transpersonal philosopher, consciousness researcher, thought leader of the 3rd millennium, founder of Integral Theory, author, Integral Politics, YouTube film, 17:46 minutes duration, posted 28. March 2007

 

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Integral Politics

  • But now global systems and integral meshworks are evolving out of corporate states and value communities. These interdependent systems require governance capable of integrating (not dominating) nations and communities over the entire spiral of interior and exterior development. What the world needs now is the first genuinely second-tier [ie, integral, holistic] form of political philosophy and governance. I believe, of course, that it will be an all-quadrant, all-level political theory and practice, deeply integral in its structures and patterns. This will in no way replace the US Constitution (or that of any other nation), but will simply situate it in global meshworks that facilitate mutual unfolding and enhancement – an integral and holonic politics.
    The question remains: exactly how will this be conceived, understood, embraced and practiced? What precise details, what actual specifics, where and how and when? This is the great and exhilirating call of global politics at the millenium. We are awaiting the new global Founding Fathers and Mothers who will frame an integral system of governance that will call us to our more encompassing future, that will act as a gentle pacer of transformation for the entire spiral of human development, honoring each and every wave as it unfolds, yet kindly inviting each and all to even greater depth. Ken Wilber [LoC 490] (*1949) US American transpersonal philosopher, consciousness researcher, thought leader of the 3rd millennium, developer of Integral Theory, A Theory of Everything. An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality, chapter Integral Governance, S. 90, Shambhala, 1st edited edition 16. October 2001

 

  • [U]ntil political power and philosophy entirely coincide, [...] cities will have no rest from evils, [...] nor, I think, will the human race. Plato [LoC 485] (427-347 BC) Ancient Greek pre-Christian philosopher, founder of the occidental philosophy, The Republic, 473c-d, 360 BC

 

  • Good men are unwilling to rule, either for money's sake or for honour. [...] So they must be forced to consent under threat of penalty. [...] The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself. That is the fear, I believe, that makes decent people accept power.
    • [Colloquial rephrased version] Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
    • [Colloquial rephrased version] The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
Plato [LoC 485] (427-347 BC) Ancient Greek pre-Christian philosopher, founder of the occidental philosophy, The Republic, book 1, 347 BC

 

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Self-disciplined people vs. governmental intervention

  • That government is best which governs least, because its people discipline themselves. Thomas Jefferson [US Founding Father] (1743-1826) third US president (1801-1809), principal author of the Declaration of Independence [LoC 700/705], 4. July 1776, cited in: Edward Peterson, History of Rhode Island, S. 41, John S. Taylor, New York, 1853
    also attributed to Thomas Paine [US Founding Father] (1737-1809) British US American Enlightenment philosopher, intellectual, inventor, atheist, radical, revolutionary, pamphleteer, author

 

 

  • In politics what matters is not what the facts are – what matters is what people believe. Because people vote on the basis of what they believe and not on the basis of what the facts are. Video TV interview with Thomas Sowell [LoC 480] (*1930) US American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, senior fellow of The Hoover Institution, Thomas Sowell on the Housing Boom and Bust, presented by Hoover Institution TV, Peter Robinson, YouTube film, minute 19:46, 34:12 minutes duration, posted 2. July 2009

 

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Resolving the conflict between capitalism and socialism

  • A society that aims at nonegalitarian socialism serves basic human needs by securing the right to a decent livelihood for all. Private-property capitalism, not state capitalism, is the effective means for producing enough consumable wealth and providing a decent standard of living to satisfy all reasonable wants of its members. Editor Mortimer Adler [Work LoC 468] (1902-2001) US American philosopher of the left-brained, mysogynistic Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions, educator, author, Great Ideas Today, 1963, 1975, 1990

 

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Civil disobedience

  • Civil disobedience: Passive (i.e. nonviolent) resistance to state power, usually involving mass defiance of unpopular laws or passive noncooperation with the authorities. Such methods can cause considerable difficulties for the state, which may be reluctant to use force against nonviolent protestors for fear of inflaming the situation or alienating world opinion. Civil disobedience was first developed as a concerted strategy by Gandhi, who pioneered his techniques of satyagraha first in South Africa and then in British India. Similar methods were subsequently adopted by supporters of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the 1950s, by Martin Luther King Jr. and the US civil rights movement of the 1960s, and by large crowds demanding reform in Czechoslovakia and other countries in the weeks before the collapse of communism in 1989. History suggests that such techniques are most likely to succeed when the regime is relatively liberal, when its authority is already crumbling, or when peaceful protests are backed by the implicit threat of mass violence should their demands not be met. The Macmillan Encyclopedia, 2001

 

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Democracy needs a significant upgrade.

  • We are all disengaged with democracy. […] What about the levels of consciousness about leaders? Talk about focus on self-esteem, status. Where are the values of the common good in our political leaders? They are not there! They are serving their interests. They are the new elites. We got rid of kings and queens and then we got politicians. Democracy needs to change significantly. Video presentation by Richard Barrett, FRSA valuescentre.com (*1945) British social commentator, speaker, author on the evolution of leadership and human values in business and society, A Compass for Navigating Cultural Transformations, Building Capacity for Sustainable Transformations conference, sponsored by Italian Asterys s.r.l., Rome, 7. June 2012, YouTube film, minute 43:24, 48:33 minutes duration, posted 29. October 2012

 

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Promise to obedience

  • If, then, the nation simply promises to obey, it dissolves itself by that act and loses its character as a people; the moment there is a master, there is no longer a sovereign, and forthwith the body politic is destroyed. Jean Jacques Rousseau [LoC 465] (1712-1778) major Swiss French philosopher influencing the French Revolution, composer of 18th-century Romanticism, writer, The Social Contract [Du contrat social ou Principes du droit politique], 1762

 

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Subcultures undermining public opinion – Propaganda

  • It is therefore important, if the general will is to be properly ascertained, that there should be no partial society within the state, and that each citizen should decide according to his own opinion. When one of the associations is big enough to triumph over all the others the outcome is no longer the sum total of small differences, but a single difference, then there is no longer any general will, and the opinion that prevails is only a particular opinion. Jean Jacques Rousseau [LoC 465] (1712-1778) major Swiss French philosopher influencing the French Revolution, composer of 18th-century Romanticism, writer, The Social Contract [Du contrat social ou Principes du droit politique], 1762

 

 

 

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Political lies

  • People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war and before an election. Otto of Bismarck (1815-1898) conservative German statesman, minister president of Prussia (1862-1890), chancellor of the North German Confederation (1867-1871), first chancellor architect and creator of the German Empire (1871-1890), unsourced

 

  • Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. Speech by Clement Attlee (1883-1967) British politician, prime minister of the United Kingdom (1945-1951), leader of the Labour Party (1935-1955), Oxford, England, 14. June 1957

 

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Audio clip:

What Did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Say About War Costs?, YouTube film, 1:36 minutes duration, posted 16. January 2012

  • A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) US American Baptist minister, activist, leader of the African American civil rights movement, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 1964, Riverside Church, New York City, 4. April 1967

 

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Cult of ignorance

  • There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Russian-born US American professor of biochemistry, Boston University, author of popular science and science fiction books, cited in: column presented by American weekly news magazine Newsweek, 21. January 1980

 

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Crossroads between patriarchy and democracy:

 

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Liberating impact of feminism:

Feminist/masculinist movements are liberating democracy from patriarchy.

 

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Errors of modern economy

The misguided, unnatural approach toward its systemic self, the planet, and humanity of Western economy is justified with four shortsighted scientific publications by biologist Charles Darwin and physicist Rudolf Clausius.

  • You cannot have a healthy global economy at the expense of local economies. [...] If any level is missing something, is not healthy, the whole of the system will be unhealthy, just as it would be in your body.
    Capitalism tends to sacrifice community to individual interests while communism tended to sacrifice individual interests to community. That's why it fell apart first. Neither is a sustainable system. It only works when we have healthy living economies that ensure selfinterest at all levels of holarchy.
    Crisis has always been opportunity for nature. In fact, nature doesn't do our either-ors. It's either this way or that way. Nature is both-and. It's competitive AND it's cooperative. It's profoundly conservative when things are working well and gets radically creative when they don't work. [...]
    Nature has been doing economics [resources, production, distribution, consumption, recycling] for billions of years and may have something to teach us about it. Unfortunately, our economic theory is based more on a kind of Darwinian psychology of selfinterest only in the form of selfishness. My gain at your expense, win-loose economics. We need to get over that and integrate the two sides of competition and cooperation keeping the creativity, even keeping friendly competition as long as it isn't hostile. We cannot separate ecology [interest of group, bigger whole] from economy [selfinterest] because they are both about how you run the household. What we really need now is ecosophy […] wisdom economics. Video key note presentation by Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D., Greek-American post-Darwinian creationist evolutionary biologist, pastist/futurist, promoter of anthropomorphism over mechanomorphism, business consultant, former UN consultant, sponsored by Ethical Fashion Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2010, YouTube film, Nature's ecosophy part 1, minute 13:45, 14:44 minutes, Nature's ecosophy, part 2, minute 0:00, 13:05 minutes duration, posted 7. June 2011

 

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Eco-social market economy in Norway

Social democracy

  • Norway […] was relatively untouched by the 2008 financial meltdown that rocked the world, because Norway doesn’t allow individual and corporate greed to be the dominating force in their economy. Banks and other financial institutions, for example, are highly regulated and income taxes are high enough to generate the revenue that provides for the basic needs of everyone, such as health care and education. […]
    Norway’s abundant North Sea oil reserves, for example, are owned by the country as a whole and not private corporations, and the income generated is distributed across the entire population. There is a name for this kind of economic system. It’s called ‘democratic socialism’. Allan G. Johnson, Ph.D., US American sociologist, public speaker, novelist, writer on social inequality, If Not Capitalism, What?, 26. September 2012

 

  • If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this:
    1. you must first enable the government to control the governed;
    2. and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
James Madison ['Father of the Constitution' US 'Founding Father'] (1751-1836) US American chief architect and author of the United States Bill of Rights [LoC 640], fourth US president (1809-1817), The Federalist No. 51. The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments, presented by Independent Journal, Wednesday, 6. February 1788

 

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Three powers: legislative ♦ executive ♦ judiciary

 

 

  • [He] who wins by injustice may dominate the present day, but history will always judge him to be a shameful loser. Kim Dae-jung ['Nelson Mandela of Asia'] (1925-2009) South Korean president (1998-2003), Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 2000

 

  • Patriotism is a form of piety which exist partly through the limitation of the imagination, and that limitation may be expressed by savants as well as by saints. Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) US American professor of theology, Union Theological Seminary, ethicist, public intellectual, commentator on politics and public affairs, Moral Man and Immoral Society. A Study in Ethics and Politics, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932, S. 66, Westminster John Knox Press, 2002, 2nd edition 18. January 2013

 

  • Our best hope, both of a tolerable political harmony and of an inner peace, rests upon our ability to observe the limits of human freedom even while we responsibly exploit its creative possibilities. Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) US American professor of theology, Union Theological Seminary, ethicist, public intellectual, commentator on politics and public affairs, The Structure of Nations and Empires, 1959

 

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See also:

Gandhi's quote above

  • Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. Attributed to Margaret Mead (1901-1978) US American cultural anthropologist, sociologist, biologist, lecturer, popular writer, cited in: Frank G. Sommers, Tana Dineen, Curing Nuclear Madness, S. 158, Methuen, 1984

 

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Disease of modern democracies

  • All modern democracies have a disease, which is that the democratic process tends to be captured by well-organized groups that are not representative of the general public. […] China is never going to be a global model. Our current Western system is really broken in some fundamental ways, but the Chinese system is not going to work either. It is a deeply unfair and immoral system where everything can be taken away from anyone in a split second. Liberal democracy still really is the only game in town worldwide, in spite of all of its shortcomings. […] Liberal democracy still really is the only game in town worldwide, in spite of all of its shortcomings. Interview with Francis Fukuyama (*1952) US American political scientist, author of The End of History, Where Is the Uprising from the Left?, presented by the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel, 2. February 2012

 

  • Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. Attributed to George Bernard Shaw [Work LoC 400] (1856-1950) Irish politician, pacifist, satirist, dramatist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1925

 

  • Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. George Bernard Shaw [Work LoC 400] (1856-1950) Irish politician, pacifist, satirist, dramatist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1925, source unknown

 

  • Every nation gets the government it deserves. Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821) Savoyard lawyer, diplomat, philosopher, writer, Lettres et Opuscules, Letter 76, on the topic of Russia's new constitutional laws, 27 August 1811

 

  • People deserve the government they get. Henry Ford [LoC 380] (1863-1947) US American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company, financier of Hitler's Nazi Germany, source unknown

 

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Women vs. competitive domination politics

Cooperative fraternity vs. patriarchy

  • I do think that women could make politics irrelevant by some kind of spontaneous cooperative action, the like of which we have never seen, which is so far from people’s ideas of state structure and viable social structure that it seems to them like total anarchy but what it really represents is very subtle forms of inter-relation which does not follow a hierachical pattern which is fundamentally patriachal. The opposite to patriarchy is not matriarchy but fraternity. I think it is women who are going to have to break the spiral of power and find the trick of cooperation. Germaine Greer (*1939) Australian academic, leading feminist, journalist, author, The Female Eunuch, 1970

 

  • We have to grasp, as Marx and Adam Smith did, that
    ➤ corporations are not concerned with the common good.
    ➤ They exploit, pollute, impoverish, repress, kill, and lie to make money.
    ➤ They throw poor people out of homes,
    ➤ let the uninsured die,
    ➤ wage useless wars for profit,
    ➤ poison and pollute the ecosystem,
    ➤ slash social assistance programs,
    ➤ gut public education,
    ➤ trash the global economy,
    ➤ plunder the U.S. Treasury and
    ➤ crush all popular movements that seek justice for working men and women.
They worship money and power.
Chris Hedges (*1956) US American journalist, war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies, author, Pulitzer Prize laureate, 2002, Death of the Liberal Class, 2010, Nation Books, 1st Trade Paper edition 29. November 2011

 

  • Democracy is not a spectator sport. Brian Joel Bergquist (1958-1998) US American spokesman of human rights and civil rights, aphorism, source unknown

 

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Age-old dichotomy between realists vs. idealists / enneagram #8 vs. enneagram #1 / cholerics vs. melancholics

  • Politics need to be imbued with new definitions. Sir Samuel Brittan is one of the United Kingdom's foremost political economists. In the Hinton Lecture of 19997, he makes the point that perhaps the time has come to question the old dichotomy between "realists" and "idealists." Clearly, both are "wrong" and "right" simultaneously. Realists are impressed by Thomas Hobbes's description of the world as a dark place and, indeed, they are often "right."
    Undoubtedly, people "seeking Rousseau, are finding Hobbes," as Ralf Dahrendorf coins it. Realists feel superior to frivolous "idealists," who naively dream of a better world. However, "idealists" might be "right" when they call for goals more ambitious than mere survival. They may be justified when they accuse Hobbesian realists of merely covering up their jaded supremacy and lack of willingness to share. Evelin Gerda Lindner, Ph.D., M.D. humiliationstudies.org (*1954) German physician, psychologist, transdisciplinary scholar in social sciences and humanities, human dignity researcher, founding president of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS), Emotion and Conflict. How Human Rights Can Dignify Emotion and Help Us Wage Good Conflict, chapter 9 How We Can Dignify Our Emotions and Conflicts, S. 146, Praeger Publishers, 2009

 

  • They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. That is too much, even for a joke. [...] Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder. [...] And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926) US American union leader, founding member of the International Labor Union, Anti-War Speech, Canton, Ohio, delivered 16. June 1918

 

  • Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim. George Santayana (1863-1952) Spanish US American philosopher, literature critic, poet, essayist, novelist, The Life of Reason, chapter "Reason in Common Sense", volume 1, 1905
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Disenchantment with politics

Can democracy survive?

  
  • Democracy is the best form of government. Democracy is the only game in town.
    The problem is [when] people start to believe that it is not a game worth playing. What went right is also what went wrong. Ivan Krastev, Bulgarian chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, permanent fellow, IWM Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna, founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, member of the advisory board of the ERSTE Foundation, Can democracy exist without trust?, presented by TED GLOBAL 2012, minute 2:50, 14:05 minutes duration, filmed June 2012, posted August 2012

 

  • Paradoxically enough, the release of initiative and enterprise made possible by popular self-government ultimately generates disintegrating forces from within. Again and again after freedom has brought opportunity and some degree of plenty,
    the competent become selfish, luxury-loving and complacent,
    the incompetent and the unfortunate grow envious and covetous,
    and all three groups turn aside from the hard road of freedom to worship the Golden Calf of economic security.
    Speech by Henning Webb Prentis, Jr., US American president of the Armstrong Cork Company, Industrial Management in a Republic, 250th meeting of the National Conference Board, Waldorf Astoria, New York, 18. March 1943

 

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Greed, the shadow of democracy

  • A democracy cannot survive as a permanent form of government. It can last only until its citizens discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority (who vote) will vote for those candidates promising the greatest benefits from the public purse, with the result that a democracy will always collapse from loose fiscal policies, always followed by a dictatorship. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (1800-1859) British historian, Whig politician, poet, letter addressed to a US American friend, 23. May 1857

 

  • Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man. Yes? Well socialism is exactly the reverse. Anonymous Czechoslovakian joke, 1960s

 

  • The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson. Franklin D. Roosevelt [Influence LoC 499] (1882-1945) 32nd US president during World War II (1933-1945), 32nd degree Freemason, war criminal, Letter to Col. Edward Mandell House, 21. November 1933; quoted in F.D.R.: His Personal Letters, 1928-1945, S. 373, edited by Elliott Roosevelt, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1950

 

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Luring a peace-loving people into a set-up world war

  • First, by an impressive expression of the public will and without regard to partisanship, we are committed to all-inclusive national defense.
    Second, by an impressive expression of the public will and without regard to partisanship, we are committed to full support of all those resolute peoples, everywhere, who are resisting aggression and are thereby keeping war away from our Hemisphere. Franklin D. Roosevelt [Influence LoC 499] (1882-1945) 32nd US president during World War II (1933-1945), 32nd degree Freemason, war criminal, Our Documents: Franklin Roosevelt's Annual Address to Congress – The "Four Freedoms, 6. January 1941

 

  • Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. Speech by George Washington [Influence LoC 455] (1732-1799) US American dominant military and political leader (1775-1799), presiding co-author of the constitution in 1787, first US president (1789-1797), 7. January 1790, published in the Boston Independent Chronicle, 14. January 1790

 

  • The American mind at its best is both liberal and conservative. Dwight D. Eisenhower [Influence LoC 480/455] (1890-1969) 34th US president (1953-1961), five-star general in the United States Army, war criminal, source unknown

 

  • Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy. Dwight D. Eisenhower [Influence LoC 480/455] (1890-1969) 34th US president (1953-1961), five-star general in the United States Army, war criminal, source unknown

 

  • A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight D. Eisenhower [Influence LoC 480/455] (1890-1969) 34th US president (1953-1961), five-star general in the United States Army, war criminal, Inaugural Address, 20. January 1953

 

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Patriotism

  • Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th US president (1901-1909), unsourced, 1918

 

  • Government of the people and by the people sets a single standard for all who hold power:
    ➤ you must maintain your power through consent, not coercion;
    ➤ you must respect the rights of minorities, and participate with a spirit of tolerance and compromise;
    ➤ you must place the interests of your people and the legitimate workings of the political process above your party.
    Without these ingredients, elections alone do not make true democracy. Barack Obama (*1961) 44th US president, President Obama Addresses Muslim World in Cairo, presented by the American daily newspaper The Washington Post, Thursday, 4. June 2009

 

  • There is something behind the throne greater than the King himself. William Pitt The Elder (1708-1778) English first Earl of Chatham, speech addressed to the House of Lords, London, 2. March 1770

 

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In 1776 social and moral philosopher and pioneer in political economic theory Smith presented his book:

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations [LoC 440] which initiated classical economics.

 

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Republican Party covering the looting military-industrial complex

  • Every GOP administration since 1952 has let the Military-industrial complex loot the Treasury and plunge the nation into debt on the excuse of a wartime economic emergency.
    Richard Nixon comes quickly to mind,
    ➤ along with Ronald Reagan and his ridiculous 'trickle-down' theory of U.S. economic policy.
    If the Rich get Richer, the theory goes, before long their pots will overflow and somehow 'trickle down' to the poor, who would rather eat scraps off the Bush family plates than eat nothing at all. Republicans have never approved of democracy, and they never will. It goes back to preindustrial America, when only white male property owners could vote. Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) US American Gonzo journalist, author, Ugly, tasteless, terrifying and wild... Count me in, presented by the centre-left British online newspaper The Independent, 28. October 2004

 

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Cult of government

  • It's funny to hear statists repeating the authoritarian mythology that says that the reason there have been ruling classes over most of the world throughout most of history is because "we" decided to get together to form a "government" to protect us. Really? Exactly when were YOU consulted about that plan? I don't recall the town meeting where "WE" all said, "Yeah, let's have a ruling class!" And it didn't happen when the Constitution was being ratified either. A tiny handful of people pretended to give THEMSELVES the right to rule, without the consent or knowledge of most of the people. That's how every "country" came into being. And yet the true believers in the cult of "government" continue to pretend that it was some consensual idea and agreement among the general population. Larken Rose, US American liberty activist, tax protester, voluntary/anarchist speaker and author, Facebook entry, 26. December 2014

 

  • The "trickle-down" theory: The principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals. Attributed to William Blum (*1933) Jewish-American historian, critic of United States foreign policy, former State Department computer related employee (mid-1960s-1967), opposed to the Vietnam War, journalist, author, Jewish-American critic of United States foreign policy, former State Department employee, opposed to the Vietnam War, journalist, author, source unknown

 

  • Between 1945 and 2005 the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, and to crush more than 30 populist-nationalist movements struggling against intolerable regimes. In the process, the U.S. caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair. William Blum (*1933) Jewish-American historian, critic of United States foreign policy, former State Department computer related employee (mid-1960s-1967), opposed to the Vietnam War, journalist, author, Rogue State. A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, S. 1-2, Common Courage Press, 2000, third edition 2006

 

  • There have also been cases where the United States, while (perhaps) not interfering in the election process, was, however, involved in overthrowing a democratically-elected government, such as in
    ➤ Iran 1953,
    ➤ Guatemala 1954,
    ➤ the Congo 1960,
    ➤ Ecuador 1961,
    ➤ Bolivia 1964,
    ➤ Greece 1967,
    ➤ and Fiji 1987. William Blum (*1933) Jewish-American historian, critic of United States foreign policy, former State Department computer related employee (mid-1960s-1967), opposed to the Vietnam War, journalist, author, Rogue State. A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, S. 286, Common Courage Press, 2000, third edition 2006

 

 

  • A nationalized planned economy needs democracy, as the human body needs oxygen. Statement by Leon Trotsky [LoC 205] (1879-1940) Russian Marxist, intellectual, revolutionary, founder of the Politburo in the early Soviet Union, people's commissar for foreign affairs, leader of the Red Army, 1936, cited in: Dr. David Hawkins (1927-2012), unpublished essay The Informed Vision. Essays On Learning And Human Nature, S. 25, 2002

 

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Futility of voting

  • If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. Emma Goldman (1869-1940) US American anarchist, political activist, speaker, writer, source unknown

 

  • Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power. Attributed to Benito Mussolini ['Il Duce'] [Fallen ⇒LoC 50] (1883-1945) Italian key figure in the creation of fascism, leader of the National Fascist Party, 40th prime minister of Italy (1922-1943)

 

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Definitions of fascism

Benito Mussolini: "The marriage of corporations and government"
Henry Wallace: Capturing both politics and the market to keep common people in eternal subjection
Susan Sontag: ''Institutionalized violence"
Matthew Fox: An always patriarchal and anti-women commitment to obedience

  • American fascists […] claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective […] is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection. Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965) 33rd US American vice president (1941-1945), secretary of agriculture (1933-1940), secretary of commerce (1945-1946), Russell Lord, editor, Democracy Reborn, S. 259, Reynal & Hitchcock, 1st edition, New York, 1944, cited in: article Selected Works of Henry A. Wallace. The Danger of American Fascism, presented by the US American daily newspaper The New York Times, 9. April 1944

 

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Political pragmatism ⇔ political philosophy

  • At long intervals in human history it may occasionally happen that the practical politician and the political philosopher are one. The more intimate the union, the greater his political difficulties. Such a man does not labor to satisfy the demands that are obvious to every philistine; he reaches out toward ends that are comprehensible only to the few. Therefore his life is torn between hatred and love. The protest of the present generation, which does not understand him, wrestles with the recognition of posterity, for whom he also works. Adolf Hitler ['Führer and Reichskanzler'] [LoC 430⇒40] (1889-1945) Austrian-German fascist leader of the Nazi Party during the Third Reich (1933-1945), written in the Landsberg prison, Bavaria, 1924

 

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Corporate imperialism ⇔ democracy

  • Never before has a populist democracy [U.S.A.] attained international supremacy. But the pursuit of power is not a goal that commands popular passion, except in conditions of a sudden threat or challenge to the public's sense of domestic well-being. The economic self-denial (that is, defense spending) and the human sacrifice (casualties, even among professional soldiers) required in the effort are uncongenial to democratic instincts. Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization. Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017) Polish US American political scientist, geostrategist, US national security advisor (1977-1981), founder and trustee of the Trilateral Commisson, grey eminence of global strategy, The Grand Chessboard. American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives, S. 35, Basic Books, 18. September 1998

 

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Three imperatives of imperial geostrategy

  • Two basic steps are thus required:
    1. first, to identify the geostrategically dynamic Eurasian states that have the power to cause a potentially important shift in the international distribution of power and to decipher the central external goals of their respective political elites and the likely consequences of their seeking to attain them; [...]
    2. second, to formulate specific U.S. policies to offset, co-opt, and/or control the above. [...]
To put it in a terminology that harkens back to the more brutal age of ancient empires, the three grand imperatives of imperial geostrategy are
  1. to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals,
  2. to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and
  3. to keep the barbarians from coming together.
Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017) Polish US American political scientist, geostrategist, US national security advisor (1977-1981), founder and trustee of the Trilateral Commisson, grey eminence of global strategy, The Grand Chessboard. American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives, S. 40, Basic Books, 18. September 1998

 

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Analyzing 1,779 answers to survey questions regarding a range of federal government policies since the 1980's, Gilens/Page that the United States of America is dominated by a rich and powerful elite.

  • Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. […]
    A proposed policy change with low support among economically elite Americans (one-out-of-five in favour) is adopted only about 18% of the time, while a proposed change with high support (four-out-of-five in favour) is adopted about 45% of the time. […]
    When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organised interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it. […]
    Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organisations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America's claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened. Martin Gilens, Ph.D., US American professor of politics, Princeton University, Benjamin I. Page, Ph.D., US American professor of politics, Northwestern University, cited in: Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy, presented by British BBC News, Echo Chambers, 17. April 2014
    Alternative Source: Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, presented by Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, published by American Political Science Association, Vol. 12/No. 3, S. 564-581, September 2014

 

  • It ["unlimited money in politics" in the United States] violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it's just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or being elected president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. Senators and congress members. So, now we've just seen a subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect, and sometimes get, favors for themselves after the election is over. [...] At the present time the incumbents, Democrats and Republicans, look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves. Somebody that is already in Congress has a great deal more to sell. TV interview with Jimmy Carter (*1924) US American politician, 39th US president (1977-1981), member of The Elders, since 2007, President Jimmy Carter: The United States is an Oligarchy, YouTube film excerpt, 1:27 minutes duration, presented by TV station RT America, TH Program, The Big Picture, host Thom Hartmann thomhartmann.com (*1951) US American former psychotherapist and entrepreneur, radio host of Air America, journalist, progressive political commentator, author, posted 28. July 2015
    Carter was asked of his opinion of the 2010 Citizens United decision and the 2014 McCutcheon decision, both decisions by the five Republican judges on the U.S. Supreme Court. These two historic decisions enabled unlimited secret money (including foreign money) to pour into U.S. political and judicial campaigns.


 

Literary quotes, song lyrics

  • Democracy don't rule the world,
    You'd better get that in your head;
    This world is ruled by violence,
    But I guess that's better left unsaid.
    Bob Dylan [Work LoC 500] (*1941) US American singer-songwriter, painter, poet, lyricist, Nobel laureate in literature, 2016, aphorism

Quotes by Noam Chomsky

Excerpted from:
Noam Chomsky (*1928) US American professor emeritus of linguistics, philosopher, cognitive scientist, social activist, author, Hopes and Prospects, Haymarket Books, 1st edition 1. June 2010

 

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Predatory capitalism

  • A basic principal of modern state capitalism is that costs and risks are socialized to the extent possible, while profit is privatized. S. 114

 

  • [T]he Maxim of Thucydides: The strong do as they wish, and the weak suffer as they must. S. 16

 

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The Idea of America

  • Expansion is the pathway to security – security, not for the population, but for corporate interests; seizing land and resources from others is done out of benevolence, "responding to the pleas of the miserable natives to be rescued from their bitter pagan fate." S. 21, 27

 

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The Founding Principle of Corporate Law

See also: Citizens United

  • Corporations are granted the rights of persons under the law, with rights far beyond those of human beings; directors are legally obligated to pursue only material self-interest, and to act in ways that would be regarded as pathological by real persons; limited liability allows corporations to commit serious crimes while the shareholder remain largely immune; in truth, corporations are state-created private tyrannies, unaccountable private concentrations of power. S. 30-31, 33

 

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American Exceptionalism

  • The U.S. is unlike other great powers, because it has a transcendent purpose; hence, the U.S. has as solemn duty to maintain its international primacy for the benefit of the world. S. 39-41
    [H]igh-level planners and foreign policy advisers determined that in the new global system the United States should hold unquestioned power while ensuring the limitation of any exercise of sovereignty by states that might interfere with its global designs. S. 54

 

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The Real Ideals

  • [P]olicy conforms to expressed ideals only if it also conforms to [economic] interests S. 46-47
    [I[t is the very nobility of our ideals that leads us to violate them regularly (the U.S. has consistently acted in violation of its ideals of freedom and democracy, yet people assume its leaders are committed to these ideals). S. 39-41
    [D]emocracy is promoted by the U.S. government if, and only if, it conforms to strategic and economic interests; in fact, where U.S. influence was least, progress toward democracy was greatest, and vice versa. S. 45
    [T]he U.S. regularly overthrows democracies often installing or supporting brutal tyrannies: Iran, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, a long list of others. S. 46

 

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Tacit Assumption of International Affairs

  • We own the world, so what does it matter what other people think? They are unpeople. S.133

 

  • Public Relations: The task of PR is to create uninformed consumers who will make irrational choices, thus undermining markets as they are conceptualized in economic theory, but benefiting the masters of the economy; it also undermines democracy by creating uninformed voters who make irrational choices between the two factions of the business party. S. 210

 

Excerpted from:
Noam Chomsky (*1928) US American professor emeritus of linguistics, philosopher, cognitive scientist, social activist. Andre Vltchek (*1963) US American philosopher, filmmaker, photographer, investigative journalist, playwright, novelist, On Western Terrorism. From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare, Pluto Press, 12. September 2013

 

  • Between 50 and 55 million people have died around the world as a result of Western colonialism and neo-colonialism since the end of World War II. This relatively short period has arguably seen the greatest number of massacres in human history. Most of them were performed in the name of lofty slogans such as freedom and democracy. A handful of European nations and those governed mainly by citizens of European descent have been advancing Western interests – the interests of the people who "matter" – against those of the great majority of humanity. The slaughter of millions has been accepted and seen as inevitable and even justifiable. And the great majority of the Western public appears to be frighteningly badly informed. […]
    Along with the 55 million or so people killed as the direct result of wars initiated by the West, pro-Western military coups and other conflicts, hundreds of millions have died indirectly, in absolute misery, and silently. Such global arrangements are rarely challenged in the West, and even in the conquered world it is often accepted without any opposition. Has the world gone mad?

Quotes by Robert W. Fuller

  • Rankism is universal. It [...] is defined as abuse of the power inherent in rank, and it is human nature to abuse power – so long as we can get away with it. [...] Racism and the other isms are types of predation, [...] not written in our genes. [...] Rankism’s victims are likely to turn into perpetrators as soon as they can get away with it – to even the score, so to speak. This is why rooting out rankism is difficult.
    We learn; we evolve; we change. We will overcome rankism […] because dignitarian workplaces, schools, and societies are more productive and creative, more powerful and successful than are rankist workplaces, schools, and societies. Interview with Robert W. Fuller, Ph.D. robertworksfuller.com (*1936) US American professor of physics, college president, dignity and rankism researcher, lecturer, author, Dignity's Apostle, presented by Intrepid Liberal Journal, blogspot by Robert Ellmann, 20. May 2006

 

  • No nation has yet built a dignitarian society. Doing so is democracy’s next step. Some Scandinavian societies seem to be moving in that direction. The bottom line of a dignitarian society is that everyone’s dignity is afforded equal protection. People can still hold unequal ranks, but in those ranks, dignity is equal from top to bottom. At a minimum, this means that regardless of rank, everyone is paid a living wage, has access to good health care and education. […] Even prisoners are treated with dignity, as they serve their terms. It is very hard for people who have grown up with libertarian values to get this distinction, but getting it is the next step for democracy. […] The guarantee in a dignitarian society is to dignity, not to a particular role or rank. Interview with Robert W. Fuller, Ph.D. robertworksfuller.com (*1936) US American professor of physics, college president, dignity and rankism researcher, lecturer, author, Dignity's Apostle, presented by Intrepid Liberal Journal, blogspot by Robert Ellmann, 20. May 2006

 

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Dignitarian politics

  • [G]ood governance means honoring legitimate rank, but abjuring rankism – abuse of the power inherent in rank. Dignitarian governance – be it academic, corporate, or civic – rests on precisely that distinction. Rankism, not rank, is the source of indignity, so by barring rankism, dignity is secured. Though many subspecies of rankism – corruption, cronyism, favoritism, predatory lending, insider trading – are unlawful, these laws are nowhere consistently enforced. […] "One person-one vote" style democracy may have been up to the tasks of governance in an agrarian age, perhaps even in an industrial age, but it is no match for the intricacies and perils of hi-tech, knowledge-based societies.
    Dignitarian governance offers an alternative to traditional democracy by providing accountability through layers of governing bodies comprised of a fine-tuned mix of professionals and representatives chosen by those who have a stake in the decisions of those bodies.
    Democratic governance took time to develop, and so will dignitarian governance. But we must try because the only way to create and maintain the global harmony that will protect us from self-destruction is to create forms of self-governance that ensure dignity for everyone. Robert W. Fuller, Ph.D. robertworksfuller.com (*1936) US American professor of physics, college president, dignity and rankism researcher, lecturer, author, Something America and China Could Do Together, presented by the US American liberal-oriented online newspaper The Huffington Post, 29. April 2013

Englische Texte – English section on Politics

Six pillars of morality – Jonathan Haidt

The former associate professor of Positive Psychology at University of Virginia Jonathan Haidt was the winner of the
Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology in 2001 and the winner of the Virginia "Outstanding Faculty Award" in 2004.
Building on the work of cultural anthropologist Richard Shweder, the results of a survey via a questionnaire
completed by 23.000 Americans
were published in his book The Happiness Hypothesis.
Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
, Perseus Books, 1st edition 31. October 2005
Six foundations of ethics and morality
Jonathan Haidt and Craig Joseph
PillarFocusEthical values
and their antagonists
LegendPolitical orientations/tendencies /
US parties
1.CommunityCareHarmCherishing and protecting others70% interestLiberalsConservatives
2.CommunityFairness
Proportionality
Reciprocity
CheatingRendering justice according to shared rules30% interestLiberalsConservatives
3.CommunityLibertyOppressionLoathing of Rankismus/tyranny LiberalsConservatives
4.FamilyLoyalty
Ingroup
SubversionStanding with your group, family, nationTribal psychologyN/AConservatives
5.FamilyAuthority
Respect
BetrayalObeying tradition and legitimate authority N/AConservatives
6.ReligionPurity
Sanctity
Inviolability
Humiliation
Degradation
Abhorrence for disgusting things, foods, actions N/AConservatives

 

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Religious conservatives are happier.

  • "It doesn't matter who is in the White House. Conservative, religious people are happier. Conservatives participate in denser, more binding structures." Video presentation by Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D. (*1963) US American professor of social, cultural and moral psychology and ethical leadership, New York University Stern School of Business, author, Morality: 2012, location 2012: Stories from the Near Future conference, sponsored by the New Yorker, Newyorker.com, host Henry Finder, posted 7. May 2007   Discussing the five (six) foundations of morality

 

References featuring Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D. (*1963) US American professor of social, cultural and moral psychology and ethical leadership, New York University Stern School of Business, author
Video TV interview Jonathan Haidt Explains Our Contentious Culture, presented by US American TV show Moyers & Company, host Bill Moyers (*1934) US American political commentator, journalist, YouTube film, 47:09 minutes duration, posted by TheEthanwashere 13. June 2012
Followup book: The Righteous Mind. Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, Vintage, 2012
Reference: en.Wikipedia entry Moral Foundations Theory
Siehe auch: ► Sechs Säulen der Ethik – Jonathan Haidt

Comparative neuropolitics stress / brain study results – conservatives and liberals

In 2011 cognitive neuroscientist Ryota Kanai performed MRI scans on
the brains of 90 British male and female students at University College London.
The results of his brain study were published in the scientific journal Current Biology, issue 21(8), S. 677-680, 2011.

 

Differences in the brains of conservatives and liberals
Focus
Reaction
Brain statusConservatives
Republicans
Liberals
Democrats
FearAmygdala8
Memory of (anxiety-based) emotions
Larger in size
Increased amount of gray matter
Normal in size
Normal amount of gray matter
Threat-fearExposure to stress*
Threatening images
Greater skin conductance response
Greater sympathetic nervous system response
Lesser skin conductance response
Lesser sympathetic nervous system response
FrightExposure to stress*
Unexpected noise
Stronger startle reflex
As measured by strength of eyeblink
Less strong startle reflex
As measured by strength of eyeblink
Uncertainty
Handling conflicting information
Anterior cingulate cortex9 (ACC)
Monitoring uncertainty
(Stress*)
Normal in size
(Normal amount of gray matter)
Larger in size
(Increased amount of gray matter)
Accuracy of perception
Dealing with conflicting situations
Activity rate in the brain circuits
(Stress*)
2.2 times higher4.9 times higher
Moral behavior
Oxytocin is a key ingredient to moral development.10
Oxytocin (hormone) levelLess oxytocinMore oxytocin
Including Independents
Note: Conservative (authoritarian) personalities tend to block distracting information i.e. tend to be in denial.
* Stress Brain scan studies show decreased activity in different parts of the frontal lobes when exposed to different forms of stress. Mental and physical activities (meditation, unfocussing, focussing, intense cognitive work, exercise) that increase frontal brain activity decrease stress. Continued stress shrinks the size of the frontal lobe.
Source: Brain study on stress conducted by JL Hanson, MK Chung, BB Avants, KD Rudolph, EA Shirtcliff, JC Gee, RJ Davidson, SD Pollak, department of psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, Structural variations in prefrontal cortex mediate the relationship between early childhood stress and spatial working memory, presented by the weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal The Journal of Neuroscience, issue 32(23), S. 7917-7925, 6. June 2012

 

Written sources:
Article Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain, presented by US American daily newspaper Los Angeles Times, Denise Gellene, 10. September 2007
Book Paul Zak, Ph.D. (*1962) US American professor of (neuro)economics and neurology, mathematician, oxytocin researcher, Claremont Graduate University, The Center for Neuroeconomics Studies (CNS), Southern California, author, The Moral Molecule. The Source of Love and Prosperity, Dutton Adult, 10. May 2012
Article New Studies Show Liberals and Conservatives Have Different Brain Structures. Psychiatrist Gail Saltz explains why it's so hard for the two groups to get along., presented by AlterNet, Alexandra Rosenmann, 6. June 2016
Audio interview: ► Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Failed War on Drugs, drug decriminalization, and addiction, last third of MP3 audio, presented by US American broadcasting station Citizen Radio, aired 2. November 2012
Video source: ► Presentation by Gail Saltz, US American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, television commentator, columnist, author, Liberal vs. Conservative: A Neuroscientific Analysis with Gail Saltz, presented by the web portal Big Think, Reference, YouTube film, 14:24 minutes duration, posted 29. May 2016
Reference: en.Wikipedia entry Biology and political orientation
See also: ► Politics and ► Violence and ► Neuro science and ► Culture

Features of the conservative mindset – Russell Kirk

  1. Belief in an enduring moral order made for man – Moral truths are permanent.
  2. Adherence to custom, convention, and continuity
  3. Ackwnowledging the principle of prescription
  4. Guidance by their principle of prudence
  5. Ackwnowledging the principle of variety / complexity
  6. Ackwnowledging the principle of imperfectability
  7. Acknowledging the close linkage of freedom and property
  8. Support of voluntary community – avoidance of involuntary collectivism
  9. Prudent restraining of power and human passions
  10. Recognition of and reconciliation with the permanence and change in vigorous societies
Referenced by Russell Kirk (1918-1994) influencial US American political theorist on 20th century Anglo-American conservatism, historian, moralist, social critic, literary critic, fiction author, Ten Conservative Principles, adapted from The Politics of Prudence, ISI Books, 1993

 

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Adjective conservative

  • Being neither a religion nor an ideology, the body of opinion termed conservatism possesses no Holy Writ and no Das Kapital to provide dogmata. So far as it is possible to determine what conservatives believe, the first principles of the conservative persuasion are derived from what leading conservative writers and public men have professed during the past two centuries. [...] Perhaps it would be well, most of the time, to use this word "conservative" as an adjective chiefly. For there exists no Model Conservative, and conservatism is the negation of ideology: it is a state of mind, a type of character, a way of looking at the civil social order. Russell Kirk (1918-1994) influencial US American political theorist on 20th century Anglo-American conservatism, historian, moralist, social critic, literary critic, fiction author, Ten Conservative Principles, adapted from The Politics of Prudence, ISI Books, 1993

 

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True equality vs. healthy inequal diversity and unhealthy inequality

  • Conservatives pay attention to the principle of variety. They feel affection for the proliferating intricacy of long-established social institutions and modes of life, as distinguished from the narrowing uniformity and deadening egalitarianism of radical systems. For the preservation of a healthy diversity in any civilization, there must survive orders and classes, differences in material condition, and many sorts of inequality. The only true forms of equality are
    ► equality at the Last Judgment and
    ► equality before a just court of law;
all other attempts at levelling must lead, at best, to social stagnation.
Society requires honest and able leadership;
and if natural and institutional differences are destroyed, presently some tyrant or host of squalid oligarchs will create new forms of inequality.
Russell Kirk (1918-1994) influencial US American political theorist on 20th century Anglo-American conservatism, historian, moralist, social critic, literary critic, fiction author, Ten Conservative Principles, adapted from The Politics of Prudence, ISI Books, 1993

Politics of poverty and violence – Pride-guilt-shame culture of socio-economic status in the United States

Violence expert and psychiatrist James Gilligan, M.D., Ph.D. screened 107 years of US American rulership given the two party system consisting of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.
To his own surprise he discovered that the Republican periods had consistently added to poverty and violence in the United States whereas the periods ruled by Democratic president consistently lowered the unemployment and homicide rates. His book Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others, published in 2011, sheds light on his findings.

 

The political process of the two party system in the U.S.
Consistent trend within a time period of 107 years (1900-2007)

Based on data from the nonpartisan National Center for Health Statistics of the US Public Health Service
Presidential reignTime period
1900-2007
Systemic trend
Wealth-poverty in U.S.
Systemic trend
Homicide rate in U.S.
11
Republicans 59 years of U.S. politicsIncrease in:
unemployment rate
Rise to VDR 51
The most vulnerable and
emotionally illiterate "snapped."
Democrats48 years of U.S. politicsDecrease in:
unemployment rate
Reduction to VDR to 44

 

"According to the most objective and reliable data that we have concerning prosperity and public safety, the Republican party is the party of poverty and violent death." S. 69
"Republican voters were far more likely than Democratic ones to see the use of violence as both an effective and an acceptable means of resolving social problems and conflicts." S. 126
Source: ► James Gilligan, M.D., Ph.D., US American psychiatrist, violence expert, author, Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others, Polity, 1st edition 2. August 2011
Two U.S. party systemIdeological characteristicsAltitude – meme
Republicans► Adhere to a culture of shame
► Believes in superior and inferior people
► Is more closely wired/programmed to a shame-pride based moral frame
► Associates (inter)dependence with dishonour and shame
► Accepting violent retaliations to loss of masculine strength
♦◊♦ Absolutism / fundamentalism
SD12: Blue/Orange/Red meme
Democrats► Subscribe to a culture of guilt
► Espouses equality and compassion
► Favors non-violent solutions.
♦◊♦ Postmodernism
SD: Green/Orange meme
See also:
Gewalt – Violence
Shame ethics ↔ guilt ethics – James Gilligan
Income and status gap in 23 of the rich developed countries worldwide – Wilkinson und Pickett
Rankism, humiliation and indignity ⇔ 'Dignity for all, always' – Robert W. Fuller
► Red-Blue-Orange-Green altitudes: Spiral Dynamics map – Clare Graves, Don Beck and Chris Cowan (1996-2006)

 

  • The degree to which a person experiences feelings of shame depends on two variables:
    1. the way other people are treating him (with admiration and respect, or with contempt and disdain),
    2. and the degree to which he himself already feels proud or ashamed. […]
The more a person is shamed by others, from childhood by parents or peers who ridicule or reject him, the more he is likely to feel chronically shamed, and hypersensitive to feelings and experiences of being shamed, sometimes to the point of feeling that others are treating him with contempt or disdain even when they are not. For such people, and they are the rule among the violent, even a minor sign of real or imagined disrespect can trigger a homicidal reaction. James Gilligan, M.D., Ph.D., US American psychiatrist, violence expert, author, Preventing Violence (Prospects for Tomorrow), S. 35, Thames & Hudson, July 2001

 

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Lack of respect and self-respect drives violence.

  • The purpose of violence is to force respect from other people. The less self-respect people feel, the more they are dependent on respect from others; for without a certain minimal amount of respect, from others of the self, the self begins to feel dead inside, numb and empty. […]
    When people lack self-respect, and feel they are incapable of eliciting respect from others in the form of admiration for their achievements or their personalities, they may see no way to get respect except in the form of fear, an ersatz, substitute for admiration; and violence does elicit fear, as it is intended to.
    James Gilligan, M.D., Ph.D., US American psychiatrist, violence expert, author, Preventing Violence (Prospects for Tomorrow), S. 36, Thames & Hudson, July 2001

 

  • Violence is a language of the inarticulate. James Hollis, Ph.D. (*1940) US American licensed Jungian psychoanalyst, director of the Jung Center, author, source unknown

Five constitutions – Platon

The Greek philosopher Plato [LoC 485] reported on his dialogue with his colleague Socrates [LoC 540] naming five constitutions in the order he thinks they will deteriorate:

  1. Aristocracy,
  2. Timocracy,
  3. Oligarchy,
  4. Democracy and
  5. Tyranny.

 

The truth being that the excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction; and this is the case not only in the seasons and in vegetable and animal life, but above all in forms of government.
[…] The excess of liberty, whether in States or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
Yes, the natural order.
And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme form of liberty?

 

Source: ► Plato [LoC 485] (427-347 BC) Ancient Greek pre-Christian philosopher, founder of the occidental philosophy, The Republic, chapter VIII, S. 564 and 565, 360 BC

Three classes of society – Socrates

Socrates saw democracy consisting of three social classes:

  1. Drones (the unemployed leaders, immensely rich people)
  2. Rich people (well-to-do middle class)
  3. Working class (below and above 200).
    • The drones (leaders) steal from the rich, keep large amounts of valuables to themselves and distribute the rest to the poor.
    • The rich cannot defend themselves as they would be accused of disloyalty to the state.
    • The masses when kept by false moral beliefs and improper education choose a leader thereby opening an opportunity for tyranny.

 

Source: ► Article What is Justice?, presented by Ondix.com
See also: ► Sokrates – Socrates

Models of leadership, value creation and democracy – Richard Barrett

Seven states of consciousness to create a high-trust liberal/electorial democracy
From freedom to trust, from I to We – Evolutionary stages of 20 mapped democratic nations
The sequence of values that determine the quality of democracy are as follows:
StageLoC
Hawkins
FocusLegendThemeLegendSpiral Dynamics
Color level
1.
Stage 1
Below 200
Deficiency
Survival
Personal Mastery
Internal stabilityFreedomFreedom from survival needs
Freedom of expression and fear
Survival
Basic needs

Beige meme
2.
Stage 1
Below 200
Deficiency
Relationship
Personal Mastery
External equilibriumEqualityGender, racial, and income equality are the key to building trust.Family/Tribe
Ingroup think

Purple meme
3.
Stage 1
Below 200
Deficiency
Self-esteem
Personal Mastery
Balancing outer powerAccountabilityPractice of "responsible freedom"
Personal responsibility of leaders is eminent. Two party politics is a stifling blame game.
Power / Red meme
Authority / Blue meme
Status / Orange meme
4.
Stage 2
200 threshold
echoed in
500 threshold
Internal cohesion
Transformation
Flow
Turning point
► Common good
Fairness
Moral integrity
Basis of justice and positive value consciousness
Reduction of elitism
Moral integrity of leaders is the new platform for justice.
Relativistic personalistic pluralistic multiplistic-complex communitarian egalitarian
Green meme
5.
Stage 2
Above 200
Growth
Internal cohesion
Field flow
External stabilityOpenness
Defenselessness
Full spectrum leadership
Shared vision and shared values.
Leaders disclose themselves and their motivations to the public, encouraging a participatory multilog among all stakeholders.
Integral sensing
Teal meme
6.
Stage 3
Above 200
425

Growth
External cohesion
Making a difference
Field flow
Internal equilibriumTransparencyDocumented operation availed to public scrutinyIntegral sensing
Teal meme
7.
Stage 3
Above 200
250+

Growth
External cohesion
Service
Field flow
Expressing ubiquitous powerTRUSTExtended to a trustworthy leadership team Coherence / Holonic mode
Turquoise meme

 

Ladder of Democracy
⇒ 1. Independence/Freedom ⇒ 2. Equality ⇒ 3. Accountability
⇒ 4. Fairness/Moral integrity
⇒ 5. Openness ⇒ 6. Transparency ⇒ 7. TRUST

 

See also: ► Spiral Dynamics Consciousness model  – according to Ken Wilber's terminology / color scheme

 

Correspondences
Chakra level
Lower octave
Body – Linear world
Higher octave
Soul – Nonlinear realm
1. ∞ 7.Independence/FreedomIndividuationTrustInterdependence
2. ∞ 6.EqualityTransparency
3. ∞ 5.AccountabilityOpenness
4.∞4.FairnessMoral integrity

 

  • We've got an old leadership paradigm in place which comes from self-esteem consciousness. It's all about self-interest (ego/status) of the individual. We want people operating out of higher level of consciousness. We need openness, we don't need this hiding behind closed doors. Minute 32:25[*]

 

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Shift from I to we

  • We need a new leadership paradigm – it is a shift from I to we, from being best in the world to being best for the world. We need higher thinking people [leaders]. Minute 34:56[*]

 

  • The leaders you get represent the average level of consciousness of the nation. You get the leaders you deserve, basically. […] What we can do is eliviate poverty, minimize inequality, so the masses can individuate and self-actualize. That's really about the evolution of human consciousness. And if we do that in a nation we will gradually get better and better leaders.
    People always elect those people [i.e. leaders] who represent their average level of consciousness. What we need to do is to lift the average level of consciousness in the nation.
    We do that by minimizing inequality, by helping people grow and develop and getting to being able to meet their deficiency needs. That's what we see in the [relatively homogeneous] Scandinavian or Nordic countries. Guess what, they've have got coalition governments. People make informed decisions now.
    Minute 36:20[*]

 

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Leadership requirements in the new era of Integrity:

  • It's OK [for elected leaders] to have a shadow past. It's not OK to have a shadow present. […] Our leaders need to be more accountable for their own growth and .... ////////////
    If in the now you are living these indiscretions and you've have been elected by people that's not OK (with me).
    Minute 43:36[*]

 

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Authentic leadership induces cultural change.

  • If I'm committing as a leader I need to commit to my own leadership improvement. […] Cultural transformation begins with the personal transformation of the leaders because the culture of the organisation is a reflection of their leadership consciousness. […] Our leaders need to be more accountable for their own personal growth and development. Minute 46:15[*]

 

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Four pillars of Conscious Capitalism

  • [Paraphrased.] Four pillars of Conscious Capitalism
    1. Higher purpose of making money
    2. Equal consideration to all stake holders (employees, customers, shareholders, local community, society)
    3. Conscious leadership
    4. Conscious culture
Rajendra S. Sisodia, Ph.D., Indian US American professor of marketing, Bentley University, co-founder and chairman of the Conscious Capitalism Institute, founding member of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Jagdish N. Sheth, Ph.D. (*1938) Burmese-US American Charles H. Kellstadt professor of marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, David B. Wolfe, US American customer behavior expert, author, Firms of Endearment. How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose, Pearson Prentice Hall, 1st edition 10. February 2007

 

Video sources featuring with Richard Barrett, FRSA valuescentre.com (*1945) British social commentator, speaker, author on the evolution of leadership and human values in business and society
► [*]Video interview Love, Fear and the Destiny of Nations – The Future of Western Civilisation No. 23 (MP3), presented by Dr. Nicholoas Beecroft, British consultant psychiatrist, YouTube film, 1:27:17 duration, posted 11. April 2012
► Vimeo video interview Measuring Conscious Cultures and Conscious Leadership, presented by 4th Annual International Conference on Conscious Capitalism; Conscious Capitalism: Building a Flourishing Business on Love and Care, Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 22.-23. May 2012, 31:55 minutes duration, posted 22. June 2012
♦◊♦ Ken Wilber's AQAL model: Leaders need to walk the talk, live authentically. When the values of the leaders change their behavior changes alike which restructures the value system of the organisation and subsequently the behaviors of the whole organisation. Minute 25:21
♦◊♦ High cultural entropy in organisations/nations (41+%) ensues in very low engagement. When they are bigger than 51% fallouts of organisations/governments are imminent. (See Iceland, France, United States)
♦◊♦ 6. September 2008Iceland had 54% entropy due to issues of leadership (government). 2 weeks later the banks in Iceland went bancrupt. Re-elections voted out the existing government. Former Icelandic prime minister Geir Haarde was put on trial of charges of negligence over the 2008 financial crisis in March 2012. Minute 21:29
♦◊♦ November 2009Latvia had cultural entropy of 52%. A few months later government changed.13 Minute 29:33
♦◊♦ 1. May 2012France had the highest percentage of cultural entropy of all 15 assessed nations. President Sarkozy lost the elections on May 15, 2012. People are leaving France. Minute 30:00
♦◊♦ Staggering rates of cultural entropy were found in the United States year after year: 52% (2009), 54% (2010), 56% (2011). The most severe issue of conflict is the growing social inequality gap.14 Minute 31:34
► Video presentation Barrett Seven Levels and CTT Intro, presented by valuescentre, YouTube film, 7:10 minutes duration, posted 28. June 2012
► Video interview Forum on Organizational Culture – Building High Performance Values-Driven Organizations, sponsored by Integra and The Todd Thomas Institute for Values-Based Leadership, 3. November 2009, Toronto, YouTube film, 54:07 minutes duration, 2009

 

Literature by Richard Barrett, FRSA valuescentre.com (*1945) British social commentator, speaker, author on the evolution of leadership and human values in business and society
Love, Fear and the Destiny of Nations. The Impact of the Evolution of Human Consciousness on World Affairs, Fulfilling Books, 4. May 2012
Based on the Barrett Model, developed from Abraham Maslow's (1908-1970) Hierarchy of needs model, 1998
Liberating the Corporate Soul. Building a Visionary Organization, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1st edition 5. November 1998
Note: Three mantras displayed
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Turning points: 1987-2012-2026

Leap from self-interest to altruism at the threshold of integrity

  • Life in its beginning is selfish. The core of that life energy is survival. In order to survive it has to get. The core of the ego is to get because it doesn’t have a source of energy within itself. The quality of the ego is primarily self-interest, up to consciousness level 200. At 200 there is a major change from selfishness to altruism. Interview with Dr. David R. Hawkins, Power vs. Force, presented by US magazine In Light Times, Kathryn M. Brinkley, November 2004

 

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Around four fifths of humanity are unable to live by the standard of integrity.

  • It is very immature to expect others to live up to one’s own standards or ideals. Let us not overlook that
    • the majority of people have no reason other than to ‘take what they can get’. Seventy-eight percent of the people on the planet calibrate below the level of Integrity at 200.
    • They are not committed to spiritual truth [LoC 500], which to them is fiction or idealistic nonsense.
Fairness, consideration, honesty, and ethics do not prevail at consciousness levels below 200. When they do, it is the exception rather than the rule.

 

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Evolutionary stages of moral development

  1. At the lowest levels of the evolution of consciousness, right versus wrong is equated primarily at the animal level of gain versus loss.
  2. At another level, the motive becomes fear of negative consequences, including guilt.
  3. As consciousness progresses, the motives for behavior include social approval, self-acceptance, and self-esteem.
  4. This then merges into the level at 200 of integrity and moral responsibility [LoC 200+-275-290-475].
As this occurs, we speak of character formation and self-respect. Dr. David R. Hawkins, I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 208, 2003

 

 

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Shoulding, expectations, and projections don't work.

  • It is unrealistic as well as eventually injurious to believe that other people "should" adopt and live by one's own personal standards, morals, and code of conduct as well as interpretation of reality. Projected moralism is always expressed as "should" and often leads to resentment, hatred, grudges, or even retaliatory vengeance – and, of course, war (such as the naïve American view that all other nations "should" be democracies). One can, by choice, reject the temptation to habitual judgementalism. The result is a great inner peace. Dr. David R. Hawkins, Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. 85, Reflection of June 6th, January 2011

Evolution of consciousness, values, leadership, and group culture – Richard Barrett

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Leadership creates culture.

 

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Barrett Models –––– Inspired by Abraham Maslow's [LoC 475] Hierarchy of Needs, 1998

 

Seven stages of evolution of consciousness, values and leadership
༺༻Seven levels of consciousnessFalse belief༺༻Leadership type
1.SurvivalI don't have enough.1.Crisis director
2.RelationshipBonding / Belonging to
in relationships
I am not loved enough.2.Relationship manager
3.Self-esteemI am not enough.3.FacilitatorInfluencer
4.Transformation
Courage
Individuation
Allowing one's soul to
emerge in the world
Internal cohesion4.ManagerOrganizer
5.Finding meaningInternal cohesion5.IntegratorInspirer
6.Finding beauty
Making a difference
in the world
Alignment
with the natural order
External cohesion6.MentorPartner
7.ServiceExternal cohesion7.Wisdom leaderVisionary
Source: ► Richard Barrett, FRSA valuescentre.com (*1945) British social commentator, speaker, author on the evolution of leadership and human values in business and society
Barrett Models –––– Inspired by Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, 1998

 

Five values of evolution of consciousness taking form
༺༻Value of evolutionEvolving consciousness[*]Evolving creation[*]
1.AdaptabilityBecoming viable and independent
within one's framework of existence
Atoms ⇒ molecules ⇒ cells
2.Continuous learning Group structures ⇒ organisms ⇒ creature (Homo sapiens)
3.Ability to bondBonding with other viable and independent entitiesIndividuals ⇒ nations ⇒ global cooperative
4.Ability to cooperateGroup structures cooperate
with each other to form
a higher group entity
 
5.Ability to be at ease with uncertainty  
[*] Source: ► Video interview with Richard Barrett, FRSA valuescentre.com (*1945) British social commentator, speaker, author on the evolution of leadership and human values in business and society, Love, Fear and the Destiny of Nations – The Future of Western Civilisation No. 23 (MP3), presented by Dr. Nicholoas Beecroft, British consultant psychiatrist, YouTube film, minute 11:11, 1:27:17 duration, posted 11. April 2012

Individual, human, organisational, and societal stages of development – Richard Barrett

Corresponding evolutionary stages of human development
StageIndividual
consciousness
Human
consciousness
Organisational
consciousness
Societal
consciousness
1.SurvivingSurvivalFinancial stability
Control, corruption, greed, caution, short-term focus
Bands
2.ConformingSafetyBelonging
Manipulation, blame, internal competition, empire building
Tribes
3.DifferentiatingPower (domination)High performance
Bureaucracy, complacency, silo-mentality, hierarchy
States
4.IndividuatingRighteousnessContinuous renewal and learningNations
5.SelfactualizingEconomic growthBuilding corporate communityCohesive nations
6.IntegratingDemocracyStrategic alliances and partnershipsRegional groupings
7.ServingHuman wellbeingService to humanity and the planetGlobal grouping
Sources featuring Richard Barrett, FRSA valuescentre.com (*1945) British social commentator, speaker, author on the evolution of leadership and human values in business and society
► Video presentation The Evoluotion of Consciousness: Next Steps, 2012 BVC International Conference, part 1 of 2, presented by Barrett Values Centre, YouTube film, minute 5:29, 20:21 and 28:23 and 36:13 minutes duration, posted 17. December 2012
► Video presentation A Compass for Navigating Cultural Transformations, Building Capacity for Sustainable Transformations conference, sponsored by Italian Asterys s.r.l., Rome, 7. June 2012, YouTube film, minute 31:41, 48:33 minutes duration, posted 29. October

Fairness study on altruism, empathy and ethics of animals

Empathy is expressed via two channels:

a) the body channel – the ability to understand and share the feelings of another and comfort another
b) the cognitive channel – the ability to take the perspective of another, to recontextualize.

 

Primatologist Frans de Waal performed a "Fairness study" on benign, self-aware animals. He and his colleague Sarah Brosnan tested the sense of altruism and morality with chimpanzees (apes) [LoC 305], dogs and birds [~LoC 240], and elephants [LoC 210].
Note on the mirror self-recognition: Next to humans do great apes, dogs, elephants, European magpies (birds), individual owls, bottlenose dolphins, orcas, have the ability to recognize themselves in the mirror.

 

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Reward division – Inequity aversion

When two capuchin monkeys – coopeative by nature and considered as the most intelligent New World monkeys – each received a cucumber treat, they performed the requested task in the lab many times in a row. If one of them was rewarded with higher valued grapes and the other one merely with cucumber – the latter felt cheated and soon started to protest by either refusing to further comply or to eat the cucumber.
Monkeys will accept and eat a piece of cucumber whenever they receive it, but not when they witness their partner getting a better deal. This reaction known as "inequity aversion" refutes the theory of profit-maximizing under all circumstances made by economy theorists who claim that greedy humans would invariably take whatever they can get.

 

Sources featuring Frans de Waal, Ph.D. (*1948) Dutch US American Candler professor of psychology and primate behavior, director of the Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, biologist, ethologist, speaker, author
► Q&A with Frans de Waal Answers Your Primate Questions, presented by Freakonomics, 7. May 2008
► Video presentation Moral behavior in animals, presented by TEDx Talks Peachtree, minute 13:11, 16:52 minutes duration, filmed November 2011, posted April 2012

 

  • What is morality based on? These are the two factors that always come out:
    1. One is reciprocity, […] a sense of fairness,
    2. and the other one is empathy and compassion.
Video presentation by Frans de Waal, Ph.D. (*1948) Dutch US American Candler professor of psychology and primate behavior, director of the Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, biologist, ethologist, speaker, author, Moral behavior in animals, presented by TEDx Talks Peachtree, minute 3:10, 16:52 minutes duration, filmed November 2011, posted April 2012

Historical cycle of civilizations (Tytler cycle) – rise and decline of empires

Historian W. Edwards Deming and statistician Walter A. Shewhart along with other colleagues have noted that

► from the beginning of history
► the average duration of the world's civilizations has been about 200 years
► followed by a period of transitioning time of 50 years.

The gestation cycle of a human being takes 260 [20x13] days.

Note: A period of 20x13 days or years coincides with the cycles presented in the Mayan calendar.

 

In his 1976 essay The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival15 British commanding general during World War I, scholar, author John Bagot Glubb (1897-1986) observed the life cycle of empires. They last for about 250 years covering the span of rougly 10 generations. Empires develop during six consecutive phases:
1. Pioneers 2. Conquests 3. Commerce 4. Affluence 5. Intellect 6. Decadence (bread and circus: undisciplined, overextended military complex, conspicuous display of wealth, massive disparity between rich and poor, desire to live of a bloated state, debasement of currency, obsession with sex).

 

Glubb concluced:

  1. We do not learn from history because our studies are brief and prejudiced.
  2. In a surprising manner, 250 years emerges as the average length of national greatness.
  3. This average has not varied for 3,000 years [lasting over ten generations].
  4. The stages of the rise and fall of great nations seem to be [these ages]: Pioneers (outburst) ⇔ ConquestsCommerceAffluenceIntellectDecadence.
  5. Decadence is marked by: Defensiveness · Pessimism · Materialism · Frivolity · Influx of foreigners · Welfare State · Weakening of religion.
  6. Decadence is due to: Too long a period of wealth and power · Selfishness · Love of money · The loss of a sense of duty.
  7. The life histories of great states are amazingly similar, and are due to internal factors.
  8. Their falls are diverse, because they are largely the result of external causes.
  9. History should be taught as the history of the human race, though of course with emphasis on the history of the student's own country.

 

NationDates of rise and fallDuration in years
1.Assyria859-612 BC247
2.Persia (Cyrus and his descendants)538-330 BC208
3.Greece (Alexander and his successors)331-100 BC231
4.Roman Republic260-27 BC233
5.Roman Empire27 BC-180 AD207
6.Arab Empire634-880246
7.Mameluke Empire1250-1517267
8.Ottoman Empire1320-1570250
9.Spain1500-1750250
10.Romanov Russia1682-1916234
11.Britain1700-1950250
12.United States of America1776-202416248

 

Civilizations progress through sequential evolutionary cycles lasting roundabout 250 years.

Reference: en.Wikipedia entry Pluto (planet)
See also:  Pluto in Capricorn – Rise and fall of empires – Structural transformation within cycle of 248 years

 

"Great nations rise and fall. The people go
**   From bondage to spiritual truth (faith),
**
  From spiritual truth / faith to great courage,
**
  From courage to liberty,
**
  From liberty to abundance,
**
  From abundance to selfishness,
**
  From selfishness to complacency,
**
  From complacency to apathy,
**
  From apathy to dependence,
**
  From dependence back to bondage once more."
Source: ► Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747-1813) Scottish historian
also attributed to Lord Thomas MacCauley, letter to an American friend, 23. May 1857
also attributed to Henning Webb Prentis, Jr., President of the Armstrong Cork Company, 1943 and 1946
first mentioned in Article Why Democracies Fail, presented by Daily Oklahoman, pg. 12A, 9. December 1951
Further reference: ► Article The Truth About Tytler, presented by Loren Collins, undated

 

Inherently weak democracies will last for 200-300 years on average.

Every few hundred years throughout Western history, a sharp transformation has occurred. In a matter of decades, society altogether rearranges itself – its world view, its basic values, its social and political structures, its arts, its key institutions. Fifty years later a new world exists. And the people born into that world cannot even imagine the world in which their grandparents lived and into which their own parents were born.
Peter Drucker (1909-2005) US American management consultant, self-described "social ecologist", educator, writer, The New Society of Organizations, presented by the bimonthly management magazine Harvard Business Review (HBR), published by Harvard Business Publishing, September-October issue 1992

The American populace will have to decide whether to side with wisdom or sophomoric absurdity and fulfill Socrates' dire prediction that democracies eventually fall due to giving equal voice and votes to the nonintegrous and ignorant segment of the population (cal. 465). Historians point out that the average duration of a democracy is thus only usually two-to-three hundred years before the self-centered voters deplete the country of its own resources and political erudition.
Dr. David R. Hawkins, Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 10 America, S. 147, 2005

We now live in a nation where
doctors destroy health,
➤ lawyers destroy justice,
➤ universities destroy knowledge,
➤ governments destroy freedom,
➤ the press destroys information,
religion destroys morals, and
➤ our banks destroy the economy.

Chris Hedges (*1956) US American journalist, war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies, author, Pulitzer Prize laureate, The World as it is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, recited in: Video presentation "Calling All Rebels"Chris Hedges Berkely CA talk in 2010 at KPFA fundraiser first 20min only, presented by KPFA, Pacifica Community Radio Lecture/Fundraiser, Berkeley, California 2010, YouTube film, minute 12:11, 31:10 minutes duration, posted 12. April 2012

 

See also:
Historical cycle of civilizations (Tytler cycle) – rise and decline of empires
Pluto in Capricorn – Rise and fall of empires – Structural transformation
Income and status gap in 23 of the rich developed countries worldwide – Wilkinson und Pickett (2011)

BW-Werte: Politik / Politics

Quellen: Weitgehend entnommen aus Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 91, 254, 255 und 263 u.a., Stand ~2004

 

  • BW 460 – Amt des US-amerikanischen Präsidenten17 Gefallen s.u.
  • BW 450 – Amt des US-amerikanischen Präsidenten (Durchschnittlicher Bewusstseinswert) 
  • BW 450 – Oligarchie18
  • BW 415/430 – Weise Staatsmänner und Staatsfrauen19
  • BW 410 – Demokratie / Republik 20
  • BW 355 – Liberalismus in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika [Traditional Liberals]21
  • BW 340 – Kapitalismus (Philosophie)22
  • BW 315 – Republikanische Partei in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika23 Gefallen s.u.
  • BW 310 – Demokratische Partei in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika24 Gefallen s.u.
  • BW 305 – Sozialismus25
  • BW 225 – Freie Rede im "traditionellen US Amerika"26

  • BW 190 – Freiheit der Meinungsäußerung und -verbreitung in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika27
  • BW 190 – Freie Rede in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika28
  • BW 190Konservatismus
  • BW 190 – Unterentwickelte beeinflussbare Politikern
  • BW 180 – Wissensumfang von unterentwickelten Politikern29
  • BW 160Kommunismus30
  • BW 145 – Lautstarke politische Hassreden von prominenten Altpolitikern31
  • BW 135 – Dialektischer Materialismus (problematische Philosophie)
    Entwickelt von Karl Marx, der überzeugt war, dass im Außen eine "objektive Realität" vorhanden ist; die Hegelsche Dialektik wurde umgedreht (Kopf-Füße).
  • BW 135 – Diktatur (problematisches politisches System)
  • BW 135-195 – Extreme Linke32
  • BW 135-195 – Extreme Rechte33
  • BW 80 – Radikale extrem Linke34
  • BW 80 – Radikale extrem Rechte35

  • BW 275 – Amt des US-amerikanischen Präsidenten[Stand Nov 2010]36 Gefallen s.o.
  • BW 255 – Tea-Party-Bewegung US-amerikanische populistische Protestbewegung mit rechtslibertären Zügen [Stand Nov 2010]37
  • BW 210 – Republikanische Partei in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika38
  • BW 200 – Demokratische Partei in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika39

Persönlicher Bewusstseinswert – Intention – Fähigkeit essentiell beizutragen

  • BW 500 – Starke Intention zugunsten des allgemeinen Wohls vor dem 2. Weltkrieg von Arthur Neville Chamberlain (1849-1940) britischer Politiker der Conservative Party, Premierminister des Vereinigten Königreichs (1937-1940)40

  • BW 185Arthur Neville Chamberlain (1849-1940) britischer Premierminister des Vereinigten Königreichs (1937-1940)41
  • BW 140Schwache Fähigkeit während des 2. Weltkriegs (1939-1940), den Verlauf der Weltgeschichte zu beeinflussen42 von Arthur Neville Chamberlain (1849-1940) britischer Premierminister des Vereinigten Königreichs (1937-1940)
    Chamberlains schwacher BW-Wert verhinderte, dass der britische Premier seine wohlwollende Intention in die Tat umzusetzen vermochte.

LoC calibrations (engl.): Politics

Sources: Truth vs. Falsehood, pg. 209, 210, 254, 255, 263, 316 – Status ~2004; Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, S. 160, 161 – Status ~2007 and others

 

Politics in general, partially in the United States

  • LoC 720 – United States Constitution43
  • LoC 500 – Benevolent sovereign44
  • LoC 500s – Patriotism (in the United States) [Status 2004]45
  • LoC 470 – Rationalism (Philosophers/philosophy) [Status 2004]46
  • LoC 465 – "Hard headed" practical, ethical realist, subjected to politcized attacks no matter what actions are required47
  • LoC 450 – Oligarchy (Political system) [Status 2007]48
  • LoC 445 – Transcendentalism (Philosophers/philosophy) [Status 2004]49
  • LoC 415/430 – Wise statesmen and stateswomen50
  • LoC 415 – Oligarchy (council of mature elder statesmen) (Political system)[Status 2004]51
  • LoC 410 – Democracy / Republic (Political system)[Status 2004]52
  • LoC 405 – Conservatism (Philosophers/philosophies) [Status 2004]53
  • LoC 400 – Economy by Alan Greenspan (*1926) US American economist, Chairman of the US Federal Reserve (1987-2006) (Philosopher/philosophy)5455
  • LoC 400 – Economy by Milton Friedman (1926-2006) (Philosopher/philosophy)56
  • LoC 400 – Objectivism (Philosophers/philosophy) [Status 2004]57
  • LoC 399 – Iroguois Nation (Political system) [Status 2004]58
  • LoC 395 – Neoconservatism (Philosophers/philosophy) [Status 2004]59
  • LoC 380 – Logical positivism (Philosophers/philosophy) [Status 2004]60
  • LoC 355 – Domestic Partnership Law (US Politics) [Status 2004]61
  • LoC 355 – Traditional Liberal (Philosophers/philosophy) [Status 2004]62
  • LoC 345 – Coalition (Political system) [Status 2004]63
  • LoC 340 – New Deal issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt [LoC 499] (1882-1945)
  • LoC 340 – Capitalism (Philosophers/philosophy) 64
  • LoC 305 – Laissez-faire (Philosophers/philosophies) [Status 2004]65
  • LoC 305 – Nationalism (in the United States) [Status 2004]66
  • LoC 305 – Socialism (Political system)67
  • LoC 265 – Gay Marriage Law (US Politics) [Status 2004]68
  • LoC 240 – Utilitarianism (Philosophers/philosophy) [Status 2004]69
  • LoC 230 – Automobile industry in the United States [Status November 2010]*
  • LoC 210 – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) African-American civil rights organization in the United States, since 1909 [Status November 2010]*70
  • LoC 206 – CMS (Medicare/Medicaid) ~17. December 200471
  • LoC 205 – Christian Fundamentalist (Philosophers/philosphies) [Status 2004]72
  • LoC 200 – US economy [Status November 2010]*73
  • LoC 200 – Monarchy (Political system)74
  • LoC 200 – Tribal System (Political system)75
  • LoC 200 – Foreign policy and tax policy (in regard to the knowledge level of politicians (cal. 180) in U.S. and worldwide)76
  • LoC 145-200 – Feudal System (Political system) [Status 2004]77
  • LoC 195 – Politically-based lawsuits by environmental activists [Status 2004]78
  • LoC 190Conservatism (political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports, at the most minimal and gradual change in society)
  • LoC 190Wall Street Financial District, Manhattan, NYC [Status November 2010]*79
  • LoC 190 – Immature influencable politicians
  • LoC 190Job creation and employment issues (in regard to the knowledge level of politicians (cal. 180) in U.S. and worldwide)80
  • LoC 185Xenophobia
  • LoC 185Feminist politics (Sexism)
  • LoC 185 – Playing "the racial card"81
  • LoC 185Pacifism
  • LoC 180Libertarianism
  • LoC 180Nationalism
  • LoC 180 – Knowledge level of immature politicians82
  • LoC 180Harvard Law School (Curriculum is invaded by political ideation such as the Marxist concept of "social justice")[Status November 2010]*83
  • LoC 180Health policy, medical issues, pricing of oil and commodities (in regard to the knowledge level of politicians (cal. 180) in U.S. and worldwide)84
  • LoC 180 – Political protest art85
  • LoC 175Theocracy (Political system) [Status 2004]86
  • LoC 165-210 – Pop sociology87
  • LoC 165 – Outsourcing (in regard to the knowledge level of politicians (cal. 180) in U.S. and worldwide)88
  • LoC 165 – Political extremists89
  • LoC 160Communism (Political system) [Status 2004]90
  • LoC 160Toritelli Principle (US Politics) [Status 2004]91
  • LoC 150 – White supremacy92
  • LoC 145-200 – Feudal system (Political system) [Status 2004]93
  • LoC 135Dictatorship (Political system) [Status 2004]94
  • LoC 125Fascism (Political system) [Status 2004]95

 

Politics in the United States of America

  • LoC 460 – Office of the US presidency [Status 2004]96
  • LoC 460 – High Integrity / Conservative political position97 / News commentation [Status 2004]98
  • LoC 455 – The Presidential cabinet is analogous to the oligarchic council. (The current United States cabinet calibrates at 455.) [Status November 2007]99
  • LoC 415 – Conservative political position at US election 2004100
  • LoC 405 – Republican political position at US election 2004101
  • LoC 375 – Moderate political position at US election 2004102
  • LoC 350-455 – Conservative political position / News commentation [Status 2004]103
  • LoC 325 – Democrats political position at US election 2004104
  • LoC 315 – Republican Party (US Politics) [Status 2004]105
  • LoC 310 [Fallen from 460, 2004] – The O'Reilly Factor, hosted by political commentator Bill O'Reilly, Fow News TV station [Status November 2010]*106
  • LoC 310 – Democratic Party (US Politics) [Status 2004]107
  • LoC 310 – Conservative Party (US Politics) [Status 2004]108
  • LoC 300 – Ultraconservative political position / News commentation [Status 2004]109
  • LoC 295 – Libertarian Party (US Politics) [Status 2004]110
  • LoC 275 – Office of the US presidency [Status November 2010]*111
  • LoC 265 – Socialist Party (US Politics) [Status 2004]112
  • LoC 265 – Tea Party Movement [Status November 2010]113
  • LoC 260-350 – Moderate political position / News commentation [Status 2004]114
  • LoC 255 – Liberal political position at US election 2004115
  • LoC 245-255 – Evangelical Right (moral majority) (US Politics) [Status 2004]116
  • LoC 200-390 – Moderates (US Politics) [Status 2004]117
  • LoC 200-260 – Neutral political position / News commentation [Status 2004]118
  • LoC 210 – Republican Party in the United States [Status November 2010]*119
    "Well, you better vote Republican then." [dito] – "Dont' tell them [other people] how to vote."120
  • LoC 200 – Democratic Party in the United States [Status November 2010]*121
  • LoC 185 – Far Left Liberals (US Politics) [Status 2004]122
  • LoC 180-200 – Liberal political position / News commentation [Status 2004]123
  • LoC 180-200 – Liberals (US Politics) [Status 2004]124
  • LoC 180 – Green Party (US Politics) [Status 2004]125
  • LoC 175 – Radical Conservative political position / News commentation [Status 2004]126
  • LoC 170-190 – Leftist political position / News commentation [Status 2004]127
  • LoC 150 – Ultraconservatism Attitudes/opinions favoring established ideas, conditions, or institutions (Problematic positionality) [Status 2004]128
  • LoC 135-145 – Far Right Conservative (US Politics) [Status 2004]129
  • LoC 135-145 – Far Left political position / News commentation [Status 2004]130
  • LoC 135 – Radical Left political position / News commentation [Status 2004]131

 

Source [*] Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

Political players during World War II
Personal level of consciousness – Intention – Ability to contribute essentially

  • LoC 510 –  Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British prime minister of the United Kingdom during the 2nd World War (1940-1945) and (1951-1955)
  • LoC 500 – Strong ability to influence the course of world history during the 2nd World War
  • LoC 500 – Strong intention for the good of all before the 2nd  World War of Arthur Neville Chamberlain (1849-1940) British premier minister of the United Kingdom (1937-1940)132

  • LoC 185Arthur Neville Chamberlain (1849-1940) British premier minister of the United Kingdom (1937-1940)133
  • LoC 140Weak ability to influence the course of world history during the 2nd World War (1939-1940)134 of Arthur Neville Chamberlain (1849-1940) British premier minister of the United Kingdom  
    Chamberlain's weak level of consciousness denied that the British premier could manifest his good intentions for the good of all.

Index: Politik / Politics – Bücher von D. Hawkins

Englische Werke

Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins

(↓)

Benefit of an oligarchical council of independent versed wise statesmen and stateswomen


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Democracy usurped by moral relativism:

[Demokratie und moralischer Relativismus] – Anarchy has taken over the communication system, i.e. the Internet

 

Links zum Thema Politik und Weltgeschehen / Politics and world affairs

Literatur

Drei Schwerpunkte einer Weltdemokratie, einer "utopischen Utopie", eines "universalen Universalismus" (S. 247):
1. Auseinandersetzung mit der Wirkungsmächtigkeit nationaler Traditionen;
2. die globalen Wirklichkeiten für die Existenz der Menschheit, welche die Schaffung einer Weltgesellschaft erfordern;
3. die Maxime, universale Menschenrechte durchzusetzen.

Literature (engl.)

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) ♦◊♦ Dialectic of consciousness
Henri Bergson (1859-1941) ♦◊♦ Intuition, unmediated knowledge
James Mark Baldwin (1861-1934) ♦◊♦ Development psychology and genetic logic
Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) ♦◊♦ Philosophy as mediator between science and religion
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) ♦◊♦ Evolutionary thresholds, physiosphere, biosphere, noosphere
Jean Gebser (1905-1973) ♦◊♦ Coined the term "integral consciousness"
Clare W. Graves (1914-1986) ♦◊♦ Bio-psycho-social developmental stages
Jürgen Habermas (*1929) ♦◊♦ German founder of integral philosophy
Ken Wilber (*1949) ♦◊♦ US American framer of integral philosophy, "big picture"
Steve McIntosh (*1960)  ♦◊♦ Need to distinguish, not blend, science, philosophy, spirituality

Intelligent examination of power: rise of China, trailed by India and US American decline

Political orientations (left-right voting) arise from three clusters of measurable personality traits i.e. opposing attitudes toward (1) tribalism: ethnocentricity vs. ethnophilia, (2) human nature: competitiveness vs. cooperation, (fundamentalist) religiosity vs. secularism, (3) tolerance of inequality: rankism, sexism, racism, classism.

Externe Weblinks


Linklose Artikel

  • Interview mit Steve McIntosh stevemcintosh.com (*1960) US-amerikanischer Rechtsanwalt, Unternehmer, Gründer und Präsident von Now & Zen, Inc., Aktivist, Autor des Integralen Geistesguts, Das Zeitalter der integralen Politik, präsentiert von dem deutschen Magazin Was ist Erleuchtung?, Carter Phipps, US-amerikanischer Redaktionsleiter des aufgelösten Magazins WIE / EnlightenNext, Journalist, Autor zum Thema evolutionäre Spiritualität, Ausgabe 26, ~2007/2008

External web links (engl.)


Veritas Publishing Company/C.E.O. Mrs. Susan J. Hawkins donated $ 750 to the Republican National Committee on 26. September 2005

Political study by , US American professor of politics and sociology, Princeton University, Benjamin I. Page, Ph.D., US American political scientist, Northwestern University concludes that the United States is an oligarchy more than a democracy.


Audio und Videolinks

Audio and video links (engl.)

Featuring on Obama's presidential run in 2008

Featuring 'democratic socialism'

Rescuing free markets

Calling for the impeachment of US president George W. Bush and VP Dick Cheney for starting a "war of aggression" against Iraq and the American public. The "warmongering" US government, congress, and mass media stand for mis-information.

  • Video presentation by George Lakoff, US American professor of cognitive linguistics, UC Berkeley, co-founder of the think tank Rockridge Institute, The Brain and Its Politics, sponsored by University of Oregon, Humanity Center, Eugene, Oregon, 2. May 2008, YouTube film, 1 hour 51:12 minutes duration, posted 14. July 2010

Human reason – instead of being conscious and logical – takes place to 98% below the level of consciousness. It is more interesting and complex than was once believed.

Featuring philanthropy in the United States as practiced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Audio and video links (engl.) – Richard Barrett

Audio and video links (engl.) – 14. Dalai Lama

Audio and video links (engl.) – Jonathan Haidt

Haidt asks: "Can't we all disagree more constructively?"

Audio and video links (engl.) – Andrew Harvey

Audio and video links (engl.) – Ken Wilber

 

Interne Links

Wiki-Ebene

Englisch Wiki

 

 

1 Adam Smith [LoC 455] (1723-1790) Scottish US American social and moral philosopher, pioneer of classical political economic theory, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations [LoC 440], Initiating classical economics, 1776

2 Der Sprung vom Nationalstaat zur Weltregierung (2. Tier), Ken Wilber über Weltentwicklung bis 2030

3 Federal Convention (German Confederation)
Diet [German: Deutscher Bundestag, federal parliament of Germany since 1949

4 Swords to ploughshares, cited in: Isaiah 2:3-5, Joel 3:10, Micah 4:3 (OT)

5 Aristotle (384-322 BC) classical Greek pre-Christian philosopher, physician, scientist, misogynist

6 Petrarch [Francesco Petrarca; 'Father of Humanism'] (1304-1374) Italian scholar, one of the earliest humanists, poet

7 Hinton Lecture by Sir Samuel Brittan (*1933), An Ethical Foreign Policy?, Harvard School of Public Health, 24. November 1999

8 Function of the amygdala brain region in anxiety and fear: Video presentation by Paul Whalen, Ph.D., US American physiological psychologist, associate professor of the department of psychological and brain sciences (DBIC), Dartmouth College, The Uncertainty of it All: Brain Lessons for Anxious Times, presented by TedTalks TEDxDartmouth, 17. April 2010, YouTube film, 20:00 minutes duration, posted 27. April 2010

9 Video presentation by Russell Barkley, Ph.D., US American clinical psychologist, ADHD Emotional Regulation, YouTube film, 6:04 minutes duration, posted 15. June 2011
An underdeveloped anterior cingulate cortex in the brain of an ADHD patient results in poor emotional regulation of conflictuous social interaction.

10 Reference to professor Paul Zak's primary research thesis

11 VDR = Yearly Violent Death Rates i.e. murders and suicides per 100,000 citizens

12 Deleted English Wikipedia entry

13 Video interview with Phil Clothier, British CEO of Barrett Values Centre, National Assessments and Banking and Latvia, YouTube film, 5:31 minutes duration, posted by BarrettValuesCentre 7. January 2010
Process and results of the Latvian National Values Assessment resulting in a Latvia 2030 development plan

14 Video presentation US National Values Assessment 2010, YouTube film, 7:47 minutes duration, posted by BarrettValuesCentre 28. June 2010

15 Essay The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, PDF, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1976-1977

16 The return of Pluto in the chart of United States of America is during the years 2018-2024.

17 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 91 und 144, 2005

18 Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, S. 160, 2008

19 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 319, 2005

20 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

21 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 255, 2005

22 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

23 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

24 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

25 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

26 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 265, 2005

27 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 226, 2005

28 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 226, 2005

29 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 316, 2005

30 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 148, 263, 2005

31 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 226, 2005

32 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 210, 2005

33 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 210, 2005

34 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 210, 2005

35 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 210, 2005

36 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

37 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

38 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

39 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

40 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 289, 2005

41 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 287, 2005

42 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 289, 2005

43 Audio interview with David R. Hawkins, Radio Interview, presented by US web radio station Contact Talk Radio, host Cameron Steele and Lucie Minetti, aired 13. May 2003, YouTube film, minute 19:02, 41:15 minutes duration, aired 13. May 2003, posted by LftUP 24. März 2011

44 Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, S. 160, 2008

45 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 145, 2005

46 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

47 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 323, 2005

48 Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, S. 160, 2008

49 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 255, 2005

50 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 319, 2005

51 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

52 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005 / Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, S. 160, 2008

53 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

54 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

55 Daniel Kahnemann, Ph.D. (*1934) Israeli-American professor of psychology, Princeton, founder of behavioral economics, Nobel laureate in economic sciences, 2002, How Greenspan's Framework Went Awry, YouTube film, 3:03 minutes duration, posted 23. February 2009

56 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

57 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

58 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

59 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

60 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

61 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

62 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 255, 2005

63 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

64 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

65 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

66 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 145, 2005

67 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

68 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

69 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 255, 2005

70 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, minute 23:02, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

71 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 150, 2005

72 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 254, 2005

73 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, minute 23:11, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

74 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

75 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

76 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 316, 2005

77 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

78 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 153, 2005

79 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, minute 23:07, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

80 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 316, 2005

81 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 174, 2005

82 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 316, 2005

83 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, minute 21:08, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

84 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 316, 2005

85 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 104, 2005

86 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

87 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 210, 2005

88 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 316, 2005

89 Truth vs Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 10 America, S. 169, 2005

90 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 148, 263, 2005

91 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

92 Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 10 Power in Politics, S. 159, 287, Hay House, February 2002

93 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

94 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 263, 2005

95 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 150, 263, 2005

96 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 91 and 144, 2005

97 Six pillars of morality – Jonathan Haidt and Craig Joseph

98 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 120, 2005

99 Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, S. 161, 2008

100 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 115, 2005

101 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 115, 2005

102 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 115, 2005

103 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 120, 2005

104 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 115, 2005

105 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

106 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, minute 17:40, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

107 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

108 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

109 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 120, 2005

110 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

111 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, minute 23:15, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

112 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

113 Audio presentation Celebrate Your Life Conference, sponsored by Mishka Productions, Phoenix, Arizona, 7. November 2010 – The Quest for Spiritual Truth (2010), YouTube film, minute 22:52, 1:31:05 duration, posted 23. October 2011

114 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 120, 2005

115 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 115, 2005

116 Truth vs. Falsehood, S. 149, 2005

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