With respect to Revolution, an idea attributed to the French Revolution is that:
|"The Children of a Revolution are often sacrificed to feed the hunger of those whose taste for blood is hidden by the cowardice of those who want others to do their dirty work for them, and yet reap the rewards freed by those "Nobel Savages" who sacrificed their lives for a more nobler cause than mere personal greed."|
(Nobel Savage) in literature, is an idealized concept of uncivilized man, who symbolizes the innate goodness of one not exposed to the corrupting influences of civilization.
The glorification of the noble savage is a dominant theme in the Romantic writings of the 18th and 19th centuries, especially in the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. For example, Émile, ou, De l'education, 4 vol. (1762), is a long treatise on the corrupting influence of traditional education; the autobiographical Confessions (written 1765–70) reaffirms the basic tenet of man's innate goodness; and Dreams of a Solitary Walker (1776–78) contains descriptions of nature and man's natural response to it. The concept of the noble savage, however, can be traced to ancient Greece, where Homer, Pliny, and Xenophon idealized the Arcadians and other primitive groups, both real and imagined. Later Roman writers such as Horace, Virgil, and Ovid gave comparable treatment to the Scythians. From the 15th to the 19th centuries, the noble savage figured prominently in popular travel accounts and appeared occasionally in English plays such as John Dryden's Conquest of Granada (1672), in which the term noble savage was first used, and in Oroonoko (1696) by Thomas Southerne, based on Aphra Behn's novel about a dignified African prince enslaved in the British colony of Surinam.
François-René de Chateaubriand sentimentalized the North American Indian in Atala (1801), René (1802), and Les Natchez (1826), as did James Fenimore Cooper in the Leatherstocking Tales (1823–41), which feature the noble chief Chingachgook and his son Uncas. The three harpooners of the ship Pequod in Melville's Moby Dick (1851), Queequeg, Daggoo, and Tashtego, are other examples.
Source: ["Noble Savage." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.]
(Incidentally, the Romanian born Johnny Weissmuller (June 2, 1904 - January 20, 1984) of 'Tarzan" fame, is referred to as a "Nobel Savage" in an Encyclopedia Britannica article about him; and is used by a Tutor to describe Simon Bolivar (July 24, 1783 - Dec. 17, 1830), in the movie "The Liberator" played by Edgar Ramirez.)
On an expedition to Africa the English Lord and Lady (Greystoke)
died in Africa and their son was subsequently raised by apes. He later met "Jane" the daughter of an American scientist and reclaimed his English title sometime thereafter.
Simon Bolivar was born to a Venezuelan aristocrat of Spanish descent. The father died when the boy was three and his mother died six years later. An uncle administered his inheritance and provided him with tutors.
But history provides us with multiple examples of "nobel savages" such as The Buddha, Mohammed, Jesus, Moses, and many others both in and out of religio-philosophical orientations; even though historians have not been too kind to list many women amongst them... which is an embarrassing oversight since it is widely understood that behind every great man is at least one woman.
While the foregoing opening comment about the French Revolution can not be found in any textbook because it was coined during this moment's reverie when attempting to recall the idea referencing children and the French Revolution, the exact quote was later found and is offered to the reader for comparison. (Notice one reference says the author was a French Journalist and the next one says he's a Swiss writer...):
Jacques Mallet du Pan (1749 – 10 May 1800) was a French journalist, who took up
the Royalist cause during the French Revolution. He is known for coining the adage:|
In the familiar epigram of the Swiss writer Jacques Mallet du Pan, after the
(Source: ["Roman Catholicism." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.])
Philosophical discussions about Democracy are decidedly necessary because it is the shared philosophy amongst a group which produces ideas that may be expressed in protest, Revolution, or the desired changes to social practices. A shared philosophy is a consensus that is reached about a given idea (or groups of ideas), even though the idea(s) may be a mixture of unresolved variations akin to the cosmetic effects employed in the social vernacular of a given group who nonetheless find a common ground of independently defined characteristics. But, in order for us to develop a philosophy construing a prejudicial practice, it is of need for us to portray the rationale that we are using in order to indulge in such an action the first place; of which the realization of persistent social problems not being solved by the conventional practices of political ideology, is sufficiently able to fit the billing on the overall tally sheet. In simpler terms, because we are not being provided for a sustained release from problems which reoccur over time due to the structure of government practices we have, we must question those practices with the intent to alter, abolish or administrate them as needed to remove such practices from political office instead of treating them like the traditional suit of a monarch, dictator or Supreme Court Judge that elected person's are obliged to wear, yet the garments have no expiration date except for a death that is then filled by someone else to carry out their variations of the same nonsense.
More simply put, our current so-called Democratic practices are ideologies retained from a past in which a Monarchy, Dictator, Military Ruler or Supreme Judge (Legal or Religious) were positions of accepted authority that only a few may have openly questioned. Such an attitude prevails in the current structure of government by the presence of prejudices levied against the public whose ignorance thereof is widely spread. Yet they are prejudices which are commonly over-looked by those obtaining a political office as well. Hence, those who "fill" a position are those who put on a set of garments that were initially tailored in a distant past, but retain embellishments and regalia which both sustain and provoke a cultural ambiance of disenfranchisement which permeates multiple cultures throughout the world.
Most people are too close to (either/or) Communism, Democracy, Socialism or Religion to recognize the existence of such a prejudicial garment of government structuring; how they play a part in it, or how such continues to enslave them even if they do acquire some level of perceptual acuity as to its existence. Far too many have become institutionalized by the historically practiced prejudices of Democracy... like a criminal having spent a life-time behind bars, who: upon release, seeks a means of returning to the most familiar that could very well return them to darker corners of a person's personalized imprisonment. Many Participants of the present functions of Democracy have had their child-like appreciations of a greater promise of life... become imprisoned, shackled and beaten down to the point where the achievement of dreams requires a sojourn through one or another nightmare where any formula of morality might be skewed to the contours of a rationalization to fit a moment in time that they hope can be obscured or buried by increased distances therefrom.
Modern forms of oppression tend to be hard to recognize as such, because they are
justified by ostensibly objective and impartial branches of social science.
—French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault (1926–84).
Source: [Political Philosophy." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.]
For example, although the story of Moses and the Exodus is said to be woven from facts and fiction, and that he himself was little more than an obscure figure from Moab; is a tale that is at least metaphorically illustrative for the present context. As such, the idea that it took Moses 40 years to rid the ghosts of enslavement from the people he helped liberate from Egypt... such may be a similar course for humanity in removing the shackles of prejudice from the presently practiced formula of Democracy with its illusions of freedom and falsifications of equality. Unfortunately, there are those who would prefer to persuade others to protect the present prejudicial enslavements in which they have carved out a niche' for themselves at the expense of others, then to pursue what might seem to them to be an aimless walk in an unholy wilderness instead of the open air fresh breath of an Actual Democracy.
A political leader is also a social philosopher or they are little more than an office manager who works best in the guidelines of others without examination of the propriety thereof. Though there are many interested in Social concerns, not all of these are interested in Sociology as a hobby or profession. Nonetheless, most people appear to develop some type of social philosophy... however naive or elementary a discussion may appear to those whose own academic pursuits grilled them in tasks which they assert are exponentially more advanced than anything to be found on the internet... without taking into consideration that one must often- times write in a style intended for a specific or general audience that is outside a specific purview. Such a philosophy may have been developed in concert with one or more ideas that others in a specific (or generalized) social group espouse during some occasion, or be the ideas of someone an individual has encountered by way of a book, article in a magazine, news report, television documentary, or ideas strictly of their own design.
With respect to Sociology, there are numerous enclaves of social interest one might pursue and discuss at length about. However, most of them do not concern themselves with promoting the idea for altering the overall government by adding architectural rigging to ideas whose construction has been truncated by traditions. The present practices of Democracy are truncated versions of an Actual Democracy. Thus such a focus is not unheard of, it remains a rarity. If a reader is in doubt, try discussing it in order to discover for yourself how the topic becomes short-ended and replaced by some other topic. While some people can voice the opinion that they are a Revolutionist, many a revolution has been conducted by those who did not know what to do once the initial objective had been achieved. They quickly find themselves over-whelmed by having to run a government without a constructive program in mind to implement. While many may feel that they are being subjected to something that is wrong, they don't have a plan of action to fix the problems... they merely use the voicing of problems as a means to remove— but not replace the wrongs with something better.
While historical examples can be of value as encouragement for one's efforts, there is no typified textbook nor advanced University course from which such an intended discussion one may recite a chapter about... verbatim. To do so means that a book or article would have to been printed very shortly after (or during) an intended (successful) Revolution. Teaching a course on how to overthrow the present government is different than teaching a course about historical events of political Revolution. Teaching such a course would necessarily entail describing not only the items which are of a "Revolution-quality" (social circumstances to revolt about), but how and why a Revolution (violent or non-violent) is needed. It is unfortunate that the word "Revolution", when combined with either the word 'government', or 'political' (if not other social governing terms), is reflexively aligned with the ideas of violence and destruction.
Those advocating for purposeful and peaceful self-governing change must be diligent in their efforts to assert that the usage of violence is an expression of extreme measures that they seek to avoid, so that highly desired peaceful alternatives can be pointed out and attempted. If non are pointed out by an opposition when all conventional methods for reaching an accord have proved themselves to be fruitless; then it is the opposition that has an ulterior motive to assert itself via violent means. But Revolutions, as impulsive events, can be a very messy business. Students of Revolution know all to well that time and place of historically depicted Revolutionary events often only permit the use of generalities for comparison with present concerns. History is not so clear-cut in repeating itself via some cloning process. For a particular context, the discussion has to be made up just like the American Declaration was made up to fit the circumstances being then experienced by the prominent characters at the moment of occurrence... Accordingly, one should not be surprised if they encounter revisions to earlier ideas, that nonetheless remain focused on a central goal... even if its importance is not fully grasped by the Revolutionists themselves or if all auxiliary goals are achieved.
An illustration about Revolutionists and their lack of ability to function as viable leadership can be found in the following excerpt from pages 414 - 415, of the chapter "Beginnings of Third World Resistance— to 1914", from the book "Global Rift" by L.S. Stavarianos (1913 – March 23, 2004) ©1981
...During the following decade of bloody (Mexican) civil war, three principal groups emerged. In the South were the agrarian revolutionaries led by Emiliano Zapata... a colorful revolutionary figure...
...In the North was Francisco (Pancho) Villa, once a bandit and then a rebel chief with a Robin Hood reputation of taking from the hacendados and giving to the poor...
...The third revolutionary group consisted of the Constitutionalists. They were a coalition of two factions: the liberals, led by Venustiana Caranza; and the radicals, led by Alvarao Obregón...
...The limitations of the two men (Villa and Zapata) were strikingly manifested when they occupied Mexico City but did not know what to do with their valuable prize. They made no moves to dismantle the old administrative apparatus or to deal with the controlling economic interests, both foreign and domestic. Instead they vacillated, and finally they abandoned the capital and returned to their respective strong-holds. Villa's comment on departing revealed why the Mexican Revolution ended as it did— why, in fact, it was not a revolution at all: "This ranch is too big for us, it's better back home...."
Note: During the French Revolution, as previously noted, the initial Revolutionists became replaced, and even executed, by those who took over the actual running of the government. In effect, the initial leaders were the children who experienced a type of fratricide by their previous supporters who eventually sacrificed them in order to assume a position of authority.
There are a lot of creative and insightful people who may chance upon an idea that is revolutionary in scope, though the person themselves discounts it as a weird idea when they begin to compare it with the practiced ideas of the dominant social group. Even though an idea may mark the person as a genius and would continue to be fruitful with just a little bit of encouragement, the present society as a whole, as a social and educational practice, is not designed to identify and bring out the best in its citizens... the present democracy relies too heavily on serendipitous events. Whereas a Guaranteed Income practice would enable some such creative people to find a measure of encouragement by way of a financial incentive to assist those living on such fringes of society; present practices of Democracy effectively deny this supportive role to assist itself to become a better functioning society. Such fringe elements of talent and creativity could be productive if they were given some measure of assistance to pursue not only what is best for them, but what is best for all of us. Democracy must try to be kinder to itself by setting itself free to become the best it has the capacity to develop. Democracy, as is presently practiced, is extremely harsh and cruel to itself... like someone punishing themselves for some imagined wrong— or sin. In this respect, Democracy acts like another version of Medievalist Christianity that is practicing the belief of an Original Sin and we are all being flogged for it and expected to pay penance for... except for those who use their authoritative positions of providing themselves with an entitlement akin to a religious dispensation.
A prejudiced practice of Democracy as that which is now in effect, causes the whole of society to effect social standards of paying a penance by subjecting itself to a self-imposed prison-like atmosphere of institutionalism... Before the introduction of prison reform, measures which are far from over; prisons were a deplorable place of warehousing human beings, and described by several advocates of early prison reform— including Jeremy Bentham, (an 18th and 19th century philosophical radicalist)— who promoted the idea that a prison should be a place of both punishment and personal reform, to which the term "penitentiary" was applied. But reform on the inside of prisons must be commensurate with reform on the outside as well. A state of affairs exists in which ex-prisoners become all too keenly aware that internalized prison reform is only part of the problem because they are subjected to harsh and cruel conditions when they want to practice the measures of self-reform that their individualized penance taught them to observe and become a model prisoner to express their desire and capacity for adopting civil standards of conduct; but the society at large washes its hands for permitting them to fully integrate without being attached with socially debilitating stigmas.
All prisoners are political prisoners in the sense that their incarceration is based on the prevailing laws adopted by Legislatures who may have their views aligned with a particular religious or other philosophical belief. Problems in a prison system can thus be traced to problems in a political system as it affects a given culture that may be the combination of multiple ethnicities, that can make way for the production of conflicts by highlighting differences which may be identified as real or imagined disparities and can give rise to ambivalences. Such ambivalences are observations that may not be cognizantly attended with an acknowledged realization that a body of laws are the collected practice of a political philosophy that might well contain definable portions of religious beliefs. When laws of the past are viewed with a measure of supportive agreement, this then describes how little the mentality of humanity has changed over the stretch of time. It does not necessarily lend itself to the interpretation of a universally applicable law that stands the "test of time" to be used as an argument for continued usage, albeit adopted to the vagaries of a specific era. In other words, a primitive thinking creature that retains its primivity of perceptions... may conclude its manner of thinking is appropriate and should be sustained because its continued usage becomes its own precedent; when it might be best to view it as a rut (beneath a rock called Earth) that we've fallen into in our trek across the sands of time.
Again, a body of adopted laws is the expression of a political philosophy. Political philosophies gradually show themselves to be faulty... and those who pay witness to this realization though others are not perceptually enabled, may either find themselves stranded as an outsider seeking some acceptable measure of deference to practiced customs... or practice an expressed philosophy engaged in the search of a dialogue which can help others to ascertain their participation in the overall social folly.
The following illustration describes what some perceive to be a logical chain of events which, in reflection, are interpreted to be social circumstances which can be predictive of a person's eventual life's outcome. As such, because a person is subjected to recurring instances of being "behind bars", these early and lasting experiences act as a prophecy to the person being put in prison because they were socially trained to see no other life for themselves... and that they can do nothing else but become a victim of their own biography which produces a saga of missteps, misdeeds, and misaccomplishments for which their life story becomes a tale of self-defeat.
While the image on the left may represent a series of perceptions that were not necessarily organized in such a way by a particular reader in terms of having produced an illustration of the sequence in a working mental image, they nonetheless accept with some personalized validity of assumption that the series is a very real possibility for some people... and that everyone's life has a sequence of events that, if known, would be seen as a congruent made-to-order recipe of that which they ended up with, like the idea that a progressive education can lead to a person having a better income over the span of their life.
On the other hand, it is necessary to look at the same collection of event with most of the situations removed of their bars, attended with reasons for doing so. The image to the right is placed nearby in order to facilitate a quick comparison without having to scroll up and down.
1. Bassinets used in hospitals very often are large plastic or plexiglass containers.|
2. Play pens very often are of a "mesh" (chain-link) type, though many infants are placed on the floor, which may have prompted the term "rug rat".
3. The frequent lack of some barrier in windows has led to some children falling out of them. Parents are frequently sighted as being negligent.
4. The proverbial "White picket fence" has been substituted with cinder block walls, rock walls, plastic or chain-link fences or no fencing at all. (Iron fencing is expensive)
5. Metal fencing is sometimes seen around businesses... though older properties may have them as well.
6. It is not common to see a bank teller working behind bars, though some tellers or even retail businesses may have glass or plexiglass partitions due to operating in a high crime rate area.
7. While some jails and prisons do have bars, many have solid partitions. The once standard striped prison uniform has been replaced in some instances with solid colored jump suits or 'scrubs', as a means of highlighting what type of prisoner a person is. (i.e., High risk for escape, violent, cooperative/trustee, etc...) Stripes have been vertical and horizontal but not yet diagonal.
Advocating for Government Reform— for Setting Democracy free, is not an attempt to relieve Democracy of a debt to itself, but the attempt to relieve itself of that debt by expecting it to be paid for by a method whose cost allocations run counter- productive to its efforts of making a profit off its own labors. Nor is this call for a Cenocracy to be predicated on that which relief is to be achieved by a type of bankruptcy provision of social economic indulgences which turns the country's economic system into a rock, paper, scissors scenario of borrowing from Peter to pay Paul who owes money to Phillip due to a loan guarantee insured by Peter's ability to make money off of Peter by way of various shell games... or corporations. When an economic system runs on prospects based on the idealized valuations of valuations, the philosophical underpinnings of a country's economic system teeters on a self-defeating accumulation of board-game money being used as collateral for expectations that are tied to illusions and not practicality of inherent ability. It is delusional and highly irrational for a nation on economic policies formulated on derivatives based on historical performances, when such functions were derived from actual primitives but such primitives are now excluded from being able to mature into progressives. For example, if we look into the past and note that progress was made by the ingenuity of entrepreneurs who promoted basic elements, and yet this same equation is used as an applied algorithm for present expectations of future promise but such entrepreneurs are not permitted to exercise their efforts without support; we of the present are living in the economic reality of those who are deluding themselves.
Far too many citizens, most of whom have not been incarcerated, are treated as if they must live down some stigma... and thus maintain a pecking order that obstructs their efforts at becoming more productive. Indeed, many citizens feel as if there is a government, "society", or some cultural emphasis to keep people down... like many a black person has felt living in a predominant white society, and yet these same blacks are not sensitively aware of how many Native Americans, Hispanics and White peoples have thought this themselves. But the reality is not as black and white as some might want to suggest. Many, many people are deliberately interfered with by family members, neighbors, friends, co-workers, associates and acquaintances. And nor should we fail to describe how often those in professional or authoritative positions effect obstacles in the paths of others if for no other reason except that they can... or as in the following example, because someone doesn't perform a role (such as a student), that another thinks that a person should.
Here's an historical note about one person being subjected to the oppression of an authority figure intentionally keeping him down, before they were known to history:
After graduation in 1900, Einstein faced one of the greatest crises in his life. Because he studied advanced subjects on his own, he often cut classes; this earned him the animosity of some professors, especially Heinrich Weber. Unfortunately, Einstein asked Weber for a letter of recommendation. Einstein was subsequently turned down for every academic position that he applied to. He later wrote, I would have found [a job] long ago if Weber had not played a dishonest game with me...
Source: ["Einstein, Albert." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.]
Despite the preceding obstacle, Einstein (1879 - 1955) would have encountered another obstacle in getting his ideas reviewed by those who needed to examine them, if someone had not stepped in that enabled his ideas to be given the scrutiny they deserved. While it is difficult to ascertain what impact his absence (or much later arrival) from history would have had, we might speculate that his ideas may have eventually occurred to others, but that the development of the Atomic bomb may not have arisen until much later... with vastly different consequences. In the same Britannica article about Einstein:
At first Einstein's 1905 papers were ignored by the physics community. This began to change after he received the attention of just one physicist, perhaps the most influential physicist of his generation, Max Planck, the founder of the quantum theory.
Source: ["Einstein, Albert." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.]
All the back-stabbing and double-dealing taking place in business, government, religious and personal levels is particularly disheartening when one become's sensitively aware of the many occurrences... including amongst professionals themselves as well as in terms of gender biases, racial biases, age biases (i.e. voting), etc... Such instances include self-sabotage and those in which a loved one may set a person up for failure. It's as if the morality of Jesus has been put on a steroid level of ambivalence when he said: "Think not that I have come to bring peace, but division... Father against Son, Mother against Daughter..." (see Matthew 10:34). The role of Jesus was not in which he preached peace. He is not the Prince of Peace as so many like to claim... particularly when his antagonistic actions represented an impatience of those not accepting his views.
To say that he is (or was) a man of peace and yet he himself said otherwise, is the practice of schizophrenia, as defined by the word ambivalence (or simultaneously held conflicts, as denoted by the phrase "splitting of the mind" suggested by Eugene Bleuler). No doubt Jesus used ambivalence as an emotional tool to keep others mentally off-guard so as to prevent them from establishing a type of standardized cultural vernacular-of-assumed beliefs, that they could then use as a means of contouring his views to be aligned with the inclinations currently in vogue but had begun to change because, as it would seem, there was a developmental functionality occurring with the human brain. Nonetheless, this ambivalence exhibits itself when people recognize evil being practiced by one's government and yet motivate themselves to see only the good. Too many people see the present formulas of practiced Democracy as being a savior. Yet, none of the present forms of government are saviors... they are charlatans. The same goes for present religions and businesses.
Here's a poem about the presumed Peace role of Jesus:
Jesus is the Prince of Division
he is not the Prince of Peace
Matt. 10:34 takes on a revision,
in the minds of those who shouldn't preach.
And those that say they're believers
perpetuate the lie on and on
they have joined the church of deceivers,
though many know it is wrong.
Mohammed, Buddha and Jesus
are clouded windows of a long ago past
echoes of spirits that still deceive us;
graven images that the followers cast.
Like the shadows of voices long dead
many claim they hear heaven's call
because they nurture such things in their head,
refusing to grant a better future for all.
The world's religions in this time and place
no matter by whom or how they may find
it matters not which culture or what race,
all are Earth-born views of a Bicameral mind.
Image source: Jesus (Imagem de Cristo 1)
However, as so very often occurs, the notion of being "against" someone or something make occur in non-verbal or hidden ways... like someone with their foot in the door that you are trying to open (or close), yet you can neither see their foot nor them. You simply claim it to be some "unseen" force, or describe it in terms of the most predominant, but negative perception you have. A person may be totally unaware that someone is instigating another person or overall social circumstances that are counter-productive to efforts or any measure of someone's personal gain... because in keeping them down another may prosper... or have some company in their living hell. They don't want to be alone so they make it possible for another to remain with them, even if someone deserves to be someplace better. On the other hand, there are those who deliberately sacrifice themselves to a life of drudgery or hell just so another will not be alone, though they are capable of moving on. Thus, not only should Democracy be of a practice to help those who are being kept behind by them, that or those which may be unseen, but by themselves as well. While the feeling expressed in the sentiment has received mostly vague representations that do not enable accurate descriptive articulation, the feeling has an agreed upon acceptance amongst many people. The "They" reference is thus sometimes employed as a referent, describing an entity, though no single person may actually be named.
Setting Democracy Free is the practice of encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit of everyone to succeed in the sphere of personal aptitude where everyone's life is benefitted because of.
This "heavy atmosphere", like that witnessed in prison environments where many a prisoner feels and expresses the existence of— by having (frequently unrecognized) haunched shoulders, is quite real... and is not a carry-over from a child's bogey man, below the bed monster, monster in the closet or some other imaginative characterization of some more psychically rural primitive interpretation based on an inclination towards superstition-laced innuendoes. While the "haunched shoulders" behavior is recognized by many an observer, who may or may not have experienced it themselves; though is not typically identified as observable behavior in the general public, there none-the-less exists a wide-spread national repressiveness and may be terms a far-flung practice of social incarceration that is largely overlooked; and the mere mention of its existence may be met with denial and alternatively described as a misidentified personal projection brought about by feelings of social claustrophobia due to a meager financial means... or some other personalized travail in order to disregard or be dismissive of the idea that Democracy has created a wide-spread social imprisoning environment that some do not wish to recognize themselves as being part of.
At present far too many prefer to indulge in the persuasions of illusion which propagate the notions of a fully realized liberty, freedom, equality and justice... though they might on occasion consider some situations as being less than ideal. For example, while many people readily acknowledge that the American system of conducting political campaigns is a joke, akin to a miserable day at a Circus, and will voice the opinion that the system needs to be changed... no steps are taken to correct the nonsense. The media like the idiocy being played out because their institutions do not have an ingrained philosophy of dealing with a greater rationale. The collective consciousness of those in the News Media is being filtered through a sieve of nonsense and contributes to the perpetuation of a culture of ignorance because it has not yet learned how to make more money by pedaling non-biased insightfulness. It prefers war and fear-mongering because it prefers the dark corners of human perception so that can pretend to be the holder of the candle by which others might better see... and yet do not realize the darkness has an artificialized origin.
Yet, this social repressiveness, akin to that found in prisons, appears to exist in all human organizations that, unfortunately, would be labeled as "normal" behavior because it is so widespread, though this is not the attitude most of us would adopt in the face of a so-called "normal" disease epidemic. Present governing systems are being viewed as remedy for social ills instead of being seen as part of the disease as a host (carrier). Far too many diseases have been interpreted as being normal or the punishment of (a) god, before rationality sets in and something is done about it. Social ills are symptoms of a disease that is being defined as a cure, whose traditions are being held on to because of sentiments that are fearful of looking elsewhere. Usage of the present forms of government and religion are acts of licking one's wounds with a tongue that is swelled by poor nutrition... Such is the state of the presently practiced Democracy and its alternative brethren known by various names. Its present form is a virulent disease that is inaccurately being interpreted and defined. Unfortunately, in this Age of Irrationality, only a few have the presence of mind to appreciate its devastating effects on humanity. Such is the case for the presently practiced Communisms, Socialisms, Religions and Economic Theories. Such practices are just different types of witchcraft the people of today believe in.
While it is widely thought that the biography of one's early years does not foretell what shall inevitably be the course of one's later life, as is described in the accompanying image; the image takes on a new meaning if we describe it as a projection of that observed if one does not readily distinguish the bars. In other words, if the "bars" occur in another form or in multiple forms that are not conventionally labeled "bars", then the birth and life of an individual occurring in a prison become viewed as an individualized assumption instead of as a practiced reality that contributes to social disharmony, disillusionment and disenfranchisement. Not everything can be readily observed if the conventional social lens of discernment is blurred by a lack of light, low magnification, poor staining techniques, or the desire to look beyond the norm, etc., because it takes great courage to peer far along trails which may not be charted clearly, much less decide to take a step forward and speak of that which you observe.
It is like being subjected to an economic policy of perpetual indebtedness for which no relief is ever to be found. Religion and other philosophies have created so many burdens that all of Democracy is shackled as well. Democracy must be set free. If we are to have a religious designed ten Commandments, let us also have a list written by Democracy. Communism, Democracy and Socialism must cut the umbilical cord from Religion. Communism, Democracy and Socialism must be permitted to come unto themselves and develop into the individuals that they are... as siblings belonging to the same human family. The dysfunctionalities perpetrated by religion and its associated philosophies must be put to an end. The siblings must be permitted to stop their rivalries and pursue the greatest potential of their different personalities, without engaging in fratricide, matricide or partricide. Democracy must be set free so that the whole of the public is enabled to fully participate in the Checks and Balances provision as an equal partner in the business of legislative social reform by way of a collective consensus.