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Rabbi Ba’al Shiva Reveals the Whore of Babylon.

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 Revelation 17 
New International Version

Babylon, the Prostitute on the Beast

1One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

3Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5The name written on her forehead was a mystery:

BABYLON THE GREAT

THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES

AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

6I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.

When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. 7Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. 8The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.

9“This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. 11The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.

12“The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. 14They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

15Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. 16The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. 18The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”

To quote my friend, Lon Milo Duquette, the bible was written by cabalists for cabalists and much of it wasn’t meant for common perusal.  The rabbinical science of PaRDeS was a means of concealing and revealing meaning.  In order to use it you have to be familiar with Qabbalah, and if you haven’t gained proficiency therein you will never be able to uncover the hidden meaning correctly.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardes_(Jewish_exegesis)

The seven angels with the seven bowl is a reference to the Jewish matrika shakti, the spirits that rule over the 7 planets and days of the week.  Sun day, Moon Day, Tyrs day, Thors day, freya’s day, and Saturn’s day.  It is also a reference to the 7 hills on which Rome was founded.  Prometheus was punished by having to roll a boulder over a hill for all eternity.  Where a planet is in its orbit is referred to as either Prometheus or Epimetheus.

Now we don’t know exactly when the Jews Helenized but I believe I can cast some light on that subject but let us consider the positions of Aristotle on the subject of money.

“The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else.”

“Yes the truth is that men’s ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate acts of injustice.” 

Aristotle felt that Merchants should be slaves, which is to say non citizens, and that they should never be allowed to rule or gain political office.  Furthermore he was mistrustful of Sailors/Merchants as purveyors of vice and disease.  Interestingly, it is maritime law that is responsible for going to war, not domestic law as it is imprudent for one group to declare war on another in a city state.  Maritime law determines going to battle based on an inequity of trade, or a deal gone south.   Compare that to the concept of:  “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters”.  Prostitution is a business, a prostituting of one self for money.

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“With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

Everybody enjoys the benefits of Capitalism, but don’t seem to understand that the rewards it offers are secondary to the fact that these huge corporations, multi-nationals are taking money out of your house/oikos/economy and investing it for their own benefit, not yours.  Which means that over time they will have all the money and all of the control and you will be their slaves.

Etymology[edit]

The English words “economy” and “economics” can be traced back to the Greek words οἰκονόμος (i.e. “one who manages a household”), a composite word derived from οἶκος(“house”) and νέμω (“manage; distribute”) by way of οἰκονομία (“household management”). ~wikipedia

Big business sells your labor and makes a profit off of it.  This is an up down relationship not a horizontal democratic relationship.  if you are selling your own products and services, small business, you are the equal to the customer.  If your services and products are being sold by a large corporation you are inferior to your boss and to the customer.  Your boss gets rewarded for making more money off of you, while giving you less reward.  Your boss benefits from illegal immigration because he can force you to compete with poor cultures that will work for less.  So not only do you support them because they can’t afford licensing and insurance, and they live 20 people to a house, working 2 or more full time jobs and sending 2/3s of their income back to their poor country so that their parents who had 20 children can live an easy life without working, but you also have to compete with them.  You are now the equal of a slave in your own country, TA-DAA!  CONGRATULATIONS!  YOU ARE SO LUCKY!  AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU INDUSTRIALIZED?

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If you examine the story of  Moses you see an inescapable parallel between the creation of the Chassidim by Rabbi Ba’al Shem Tov and Moses.  The Hebrew word Mizraim refers to Egypt but it also refers to the Nations, specifically big nations with large economies and love of money.

JESUS CHRIST, SUPERSTAR

Now notice Jesus didn’t say that money, was the root of all evil, but THE LOVE OF MONEY.  Who loves money?  Merchants.  Bankers.  Usurers.  Shylocks.

I am personally of the opinion that the Jewish reformation was to remove a mentality that had crept into the Jewish faith.  That of the Persians.  To this day Persians have an elitist, superior mentality.  Consider how the Greeks perceived the Persians who would adorn their hair with gold before they went into battle, they would braid their hair like women and they would put on eye make up like women.  To this day Muslims in Saudi Arabia and Egypt consider themselves too important to pick up their own filth,  it is not a sustainable society.  They bring slaves from Somalia to do it for them,

Abid (Arabic: عبد‎, plural Abeed عبيد or El Abeed العبيد)is a derogatory term meaning “slave” used mainly in Arab countries and is usually applied as an insult to Black people to invoke stereotypes. The name has been explained as being an allusion to the submission that Muslims owe to Allah. Meyer[attribution needed] dismisses this as “efforts by propagandists [to] explain the term away [that are] at the least, disingenuous”.[1] ~wikipedia.

And in Egypt it is the pigs and dogs on the street that eat the garbage that everybody is too important to take care of themselves.   The Kosher diet is very humble, very sustainable, very bland, it isn’t suitable for a people that consider themselves royalty and superior to others.

11They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?12Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” exodus 14:

24So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” exodus 15:

4The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat! 5We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. 6But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!” numbers 11:

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The economy is not coming back.  In order for there to be capitalism you need some kind of large surplus to exploit.  Something you have a lot of that you can give away at a small profit.  We don’t have anything like that anymore.  Furthermore you have to have the energy to do it.  We don’t have gas anymore in the same quantities.  Not everybody can afford to industrialize because they would need fossil fuels.  We are rapidly seeing that atomic energy is not all it is cracked up to be, and it is not a viable solution for future energy.  We need another source of energy and nothing is on the horizon.

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https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/philosophy-of-astrology/

http://jtsotojr13.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/personal-you-need-only-be-still-exodus-1413-

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secret/ http://finscribeofwisdom.blogspot.com/2013/07/daath-rabbi-baal-shiva-reveals.html

http://www.theopenscroll.com/pharmakeia.htm

WOMAN’S WORLD: Douchebag Nation (PART 2)

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thank you to Adam Wolfe comedy for this photoshop

This image was originally created to encourage women to do masculine jobs while men were off sacrificing themselves for the good of the country to protect American interests in a world that was falling into the hands of evil tyrannical powers.  Certain functions needed to continue in this country to support the economy and those men that were losing their lives and risking their lives.  It became, however, a corrupted symbol for women not needing men.

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As women continued to promote feminine “rights” to the exclusion of reason, and in opposition to equality and fairness, the female lobby with no self scrutiny and no internally critical voice strove not for equality but for dominance of femininity over masculinity and the subjugation of masculinity in spite of the contributions men had made.  This is a recurring pattern.  These lobbies never go away, they have no incentive to, they get money to continue promoting their cause.   Every month they send out a news letter celebrating their victories, never have you heard of one of these lobbies saying, “well guess what folks, we have accomplished our goals and we are now equal, so we are not accepting any more money and we are shutting our doors”.

Think back to the prohibition…

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One of the biggest influences in the prohibition was to monopolize pussy, women wanted control of men so that they could control the happiness of the man in a depressed economy where life was miserable, and those bitches on the left look really stingy, if you know what I mean, the  Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.  You have to understand how the woman edits her consideration set.

Women are only concerned about women and children, they are not concerned for men.  I am saying this because it comes from my theory on evolutionary psychology and neural myelination as it is passed on from generation to generation.  Millions of years of repeated patterns creating the male and female brains, and a touch of hormone rewires the brains to think differently from one another.

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Men and women are essentially the same but were compartmentalized by nature to be specialized in two different arenas that are mutually in opposition to one another.  Protection and nurturing.  Men do not feel that they are increased in value by being men, although for their own protection maybe they should.  Women on the other hand do feel that their value is increased by being a woman.  Men can survive longer in a state of nature right now.  Women in a state of nature will die almost immediately.  The reason that this neural myelination was passed on to us is because THAT IS HOW WE SURVIVED!!!  DEAD PEOPLE DON’T PASS ON NEURAL MYELINATION!!!!   In order to be tough men have to ignore their emotions, but women judging tacitly from analogy think their perspective is superior and judge masculinity and try to turn men into women.  She relies on him and yet she wants him to be like her.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/aurora-shooting-died-bullets-sweeties-article-1.1119395

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/node/497

The female mind only concerns itself with feminine subjects.  It doesn’t like thinking about ugliness and evil in the world.  The worst evil the woman knows about is her husband.  But because of a natural and innate arrogance she feels she is superior and tries to turn him into a woman.  She doesn’t want him thinking about manly things, doing manly things, or wanting manly things.  She tries to remove all incentives for him being a man.  He should be happy with what little she provides him in the way of reward and he should not look to indulge his masculine identity elsewhere.

This pattern repeats everywhere in our society and our history.  We the most feminine and feminized nation in the world still blame all of the bad on men and we do so tacitly, men and women.  Listen to people talking as I do being a linguistic philosopher, tally the number of times you hear this conversation… “that lady is insane a real, bitch.”  “Well, some man probably really screwed her over.”  I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard this.  If we deconstruct this for value we see that sympathy is for the woman, and she is not responsible for her own actions, or for the fact that she is not mentally or emotionally healthy, women are allowed to be crazy and self interested, damaged.  They are allowed to throw histrionic fits, and pursue their insane agendas.  The crazy person in the relationship is dominant, trust me, that is the definition of a tyrant. http://terminclature.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/cause-of-the-bad/

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https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/america-the-most-feminine-country-in-the-world/

The very word “civilization” comes from the word chevalier, the french word for knight, and we see that according to Proto-indo-european it moved over here, across continents and through time.  Men championing the whims of women.  Men the active cause women the passive cause.  And yet, in the most feminine country in the world women STILL do not take responsibility for anything.  Why should they when they can just complain about it and blame men until they fix it for you.

MARRIAGE, A WOMAN’S INSTITUTION

About 10 years ago I downloaded everything I could from I-tunes university and I would listen to it while I drive, because their is a shortage of intelligent conversation in the world which is why I have so many conversations with myself.  Anyway, back to my point, one of the pieces I downloaded was from a black, female, judge in Chicago giving a speech, she talked about the no-fault divorce and  how it was created to get women out of abusive relationships but it created this wind fall of divorce.  She blamed the loss of the American family on women, I thought this very poignant and it led me to look for answers in directions that are forbidden to society.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember her name or I would give her credit, but I thank her for her brilliant synopsis, and her moral courage in speaking out against a group few seem to have the courage to.http://articles.chicagotribune.com/keyword/no-fault-divorce/featured/4

Bill Hicks famously said, and I am paraphrasing because I can’t find the original quote, “the people in your society that you can’t criticize, they are in control.”  and from my perspective that is women.  They don’t criticize themselves and nobody else is allowed to.  They have victim status.  And you can’t say anything even constructively critical to them without being considered a bully.  Society reinforces this.

I am going to show you how this pattern repeats literally everywhere around us through something that recently happened to me.

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Now this is not a quote, I am using my philosophy and psychological technique to create the verbal equivalent or tautology of what she actually thinks based on her behavior.  This woman poses as a spiritualist and is in all point of fact a closeted man hater.  As such she tries to monopolize spiritual authority as a feminine realm.  Not being gainfully employed she coasts on the money provided her from her rich husband while at the same time, talking shit about men and her husband behind his back.  Wanting his support she also conceals the fact that she despises him.  Being in relationship with past trauma and not wanting to be emotionally and mentally healthy she holds onto her damage as a source of power.  She is a player in a grass roots spiritualist movement in orange county, that tries to marginalize masculine spiritual authority while at the same time increasing spiritual feminine authority.  http://spiritualcoop.wix.com/spiritualcoop

Humorously I wrote a piece on a blog about crediting your sources when you quote somebody or they teach you something you have never heard before.  I was in her group on facebook at the time and she started arguing against the necessity of quoting your sources and it being a form of spiritual theft.  It was ironic because a month earlier she had told my gf at the time that it was ok to use her stuff as long as she quoted her.  The difference between D. Marie and myself is that she is not an original content generator and I am.  I am an initiated shaktipat and jnani guru.  She can’t compete with my creative or spiritual content.  I knew that the people in her group were feminazis and that all they would do is plagiarize my ideas and take credit for them.

Here is another interesting tidbit.  One of D. Marie’s gurus is Jean Houston who at a meeting of  http://sistergiant.com/sistergiant/  gave a speech that basically said women need to be more concernful of men and treat them as equals.  She was complaining about the feminist spiritual movement.  Marie, who get’s some of her authority from being a disciple of Jean Houston basically entirely ignored this exhortation on her part…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SQhxMc9DmE

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https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/idiocracy-douchebag-nation-part-1/

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IDIOCRACY: Douchebag Nation (Part 1)

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How did we get here?  Well I would be lying if I said I haven’t seen it coming for a long time.  Over 10 years ago I wrote a theory called the Fundamentalist Drift.  It was about how normative processes in human decision making cause the release of the lowest common good, instead of the highest common good.

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”

This communist quote has a philosophical calculus that comes from the perspective of a 3rd person party that is a self appointed moral authority.  It creates a disparate impact in favor of being needy.  It makes of being needy a virtue.  That might be acceptable if the problem is situational instead of being caused by the person who is needy, but if the person cannot live within their means and consistently consumes more value than they create that kind of behavior cannot be rewarded by a society.

People being acquisitively mimetic as they are will copy behavior they see being rewarded, which means people will strategically adopt needyness.  Plus a counter incentive is created for the people creating value for society to continue doing so.

Rewarding Failure/Punishing Success has value for a person who is in relationship with their own authority, first of all they are spending someone else’s surplus as though they have earned it.  They are creating an unnatural world because, nature doesn’t reward failure or stupidity.  Lastly, they are using their mercy, charity, and generosity to socially climb in terms of reputation.  Who would do this?  Someone who wants to change the world, someone who is angry feeling thwarted by reality and wants to thwart reality back.  A parent that wants to indoctrinate children into their own authority.  The child fails but the parent rewards them anyway, this rewards the child for being a failure and emphasizes their need for the up down subservient  relationship with the parent as a superior.  A leader who wants people to do what they tell them to do and rewards them for listening, not for using their own judgment and doing the right thing.  They didn’t get the promotion because they earned it they got it because of the generosity of the social climbing, control freak boss that wants to increase and expand her own authority. http://terminclature.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/rewarding-failurepunishing-success/

When the kid that wins the race gets the same reward as the kid that loses it communicates to them that their is no incentive to win or try.  Furthermore, about these retarded parents that are trying to get the word “retard” banned, STOP PROJECTING YOUR SENSE OF SELF ONTO THE WORD, it doesn’t matter what you call it anything you call it is going to take on a negative connotation because it is undesirable.  All you are doing is making the world an unsafe place for personal expression.  If I use the word on a blog I am not calling your son retarded, stop leaping in front of the bullet to get hit!  and the rest of you morons, stop feeling bad for these sentimental idiots that are too stupid to detect their own horse shit! http://www.parents.com/blogs/to-the-max/2013/03/06/autism/5-things-people-dont-get-about-the-word-retard/

Appeal to emotion or argumentum ad passiones is a logical fallacy which uses the manipulation of the recipient’s emotions, rather than valid logic, to win an argument. The appeal to emotion fallacy uses emotions as the basis of an argument’s position without factual evidence that logically supports the major ideas endorsed by the elicitor of the argument. Also, this kind of thinking may be evident in one who lets emotions and/or other subjective considerations influence one’s reasoning process. This kind of appeal to emotion is a type of red herring and encompasses several logical fallacies, including:

~Wikipedia

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CONSUMER SOCIETY

Do you know what isn’t being sold in the above commercial?  Body Spray.  They are selling sex and conflating the sex with the product.  In order to have a consumer society you need stupid people that can be manipulated into making logical fallacies.  They are trying to get the consumer to associate sexyness with their product.  That is called the fundamental attribution error, thinking in terms of essences, the suffix “ness”, means essence of. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error

See a domesticated animal is also a stupid animal, just as a civilized person is a stupid person insofar as if you left them in a jungle they would die quickly.  They are not cunning, or resourceful, their ability to think for themselves has been removed from them.  Nature isn’t pleasant, it is always trying to kill you.  Society is the same, it just does so sneakily and pleasantly.

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Do you remember that seen in Demolition Man where Taco Bell is now the only restaurant?  It seems unbelievable but this is not a free market.  These corporations do financial battle with one another to take more money.  The way they do that is by decreasing the cost of the product, while increasing the perceived value.  It isn’t even food.  Taco Bell beef is only 35% beef.  We haven’t even started talking about indigestible pink slime.  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20029706-504083.html

It isn’t just that, you have to accept the fact that the corporations now own the government because they are citizens.  You do not have their resources, their money, their lawyers, their man hours, their man power, or their lobbyists, do you?  And now that 7 year debt forgiveness has been done away with which existed in Kosher law to maintain an equal democratic society, citizens are well on their way to becoming slaves, especially in an economy where you can’t be gainfully employed working a 40 hour job.

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.”  ~Thomas Jefferson

https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/the-final-word-on-the-government-shutdown-fascist-america/ http://terminclature.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/rewarding-failurepunishing-success/ http://poesypluspolemics.com/2013/10/22/happenstance/

https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/deuchebag-nation-womans-world-part-2/

The Coming Dropout.

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Imagine everybody just turns off their computers, stops paying for their smart phones, stops paying for cable, and stops using social networking sites.  Since July 4th of 2012 my ability to predict events has gotten kinda crazy.  What I have been seeing in my minds eye is a kind of post-modernist movement, people getting fed up with all of these accouterments, luxuries that they can no longer afford, feeling like the system is just not about them anymore.  

According to Thomas Hobbes the right to rule is determined by whether the government makes your life better by existing.  Now our government has hinged itself, for better or for worse on capitalism, and there are no jobs and there is little money, and the government jobs make more money than the private sector, and many of us are working to keep the government funded so it can fine and punish us.  So, does the government have the right to rule?  

Where did the money go?  Well it was pilfered by such banks as all of them, but mainly Goldman Sachs.  Money was taken out of our economy and invested in China which began manipulating currency, buying our debt, stealing our patents and reverse engineering our products.  Corporations invested in China with our money not for our benefit but for their profit.  

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.  Plato

From the perspective of Plato and Aristotle Merchants were slaves and they should have no political influence.  

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies… The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” ~founding father Thomas Jefferson

“There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.” 
― Plato

http://excellentessaywritings.com/blog/aristotle-merchants-should-have-no-political-influence/

So if people just dropped out, stopped investing in relationships that don’t pay them back, stop paying attention to things that aren’t about themselves, keep their money in their economies, and invest in their relationships, we could rebuild over time but the economy is not coming back any time soon because corporations requires some manner of surplus to exploit.  

 http://finscribeofwisdom.blogspot.com/2013/05/as-structures-of-authority-fall-by.html

Rational Praxicism, or Ratiocracy/Logocracy, My Philosophy.

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So, how would I describe my philosophy?  It is impossible to sum up in one post, I have spent years studying this old philosophical relationship and the processes in it. Literally everything I say and do is based on this relationship which has been forgotten in this day and age.  Never heard of.  There is so much intellectual crap and prancing intellectual buggery floating around out there.  Even when people hear my philosophy and think to themselves, “That sounds good.”  They turn around and do the opposite, because they are using a normative bias, and haven’t learned to detect logical fallacies that they are making.  

The only way I can teach this relationship is as a type of guru with an ashram or philosopher with a gymnasium.  It has to be shown, it can’t be told, because people are terrible at detecting their own horse shit.  This is a type of relationship in which people only relate to others rationally and positively keeping their judgments to themselves.  Your resources do your will, you prehend your resources.  You have earned them they are yours.  I can’t take your resources and use them against your will.  Taxation without representation. 

Not only does a person focus on creating value for others in the community, they focus on doing so in a rational way.  The most rational person gets his way, the most rational argument wins.  Everyone in the community is a philosopher king and is working on increasing his understanding.  Nobody is above the law of reason, and everybody submits to it.  If it can’t be proven it can’t be argued.  This prevents the type of intellectual faggotry that adopts a philosophy and then is successful in spite of it, which means that you are dragging the philosophy along, you are not applying the philosophy, you are championing it and proselytizing it.  Your success should be directly related to your philosophy, your philosophy is your soul, and your sword and your word.  If you discover you are wrong your amend your philosophy and your behavior.  

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 
For other uses of the word Praxis, see Praxis (disambiguation).
So, I tried to do a kind of semantic clarification in which praxis—if not on the thither side of this divide—was perhaps somehow between the theoretical and the practical as they are generally understood, and particularly as they are understood in modern philosophy. Praxis as the manner in which we are engaged in the world and with others has its own insight or understanding prior to any explicit formulation of that understanding…Of course, it must be understood that praxis, as I understand it, is always entwined with communication.
 —Calvin O. Schrag[1]

Praxis is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied, or realised. “Praxis” may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas. This has been a recurrent topic in the field of philosophy, discussed in the writings of PlatoAristotleSt. AugustineImmanuel KantSøren KierkegaardKarl MarxMartin HeideggerHannah ArendtPaulo Freire,Ludwig von Mises, and many others. It has meaning in the political, educational, and spiritual realms.

It is also important to note that because of the nature of Moral Authority and its constant habit of usurping Sapiential Authority by making emotional appeals certain guards are created for preventing the passive aggressive take over of this pattern which eventually, universally, creates the degradation of all good systems.  Processes and patterns that aren’t logical and can’t be defended logically fly in the face of reason to repeatedly destroy all of the good that was created.  Everybody, man or woman must respect the authority of reason and if they can’t defend their position rationally with rational means they are not allowed to speak.  You don’t get to argue that one person or group must spend their resources on another person or group, this thwarts meritocracy.  If you want to be merciful and charitable you do so with your own resources and your fate and reputation are tied to those that you are helping and you are responsible for their actions.  If you want to own slaves, you are responsible for them and you don’t get to use your sentimental arguments to obfuscate or caste doubt or stumble reasonable discourse on its path.  In order to be a citizen you have to be equal to the task.  There is no freedom while their is ignorance.

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Everyone in the society has their personal responsibilities, what would be power if it were extracted from them in the form of a law or structure of authority to serve them.  This would then attract psychopaths which would use that authority as power.  The point is to have a democracy amongst philosopher kings, Warrior philosophers.  Only when you have equality amongst genii can you unleash the highest common good.  When you have the false forced equality of making an irresponsible, social climbing, acquisitive, idiot the equal of a philosopher king, you have sabotaged yourself and your way of life.  Psychopaths ruin all of the good by refusing to understand and participate.  Should a person not accept their responsibilities their power must be given back to them forcefully or they must not be allowed to benefit from the surplus of value created by this type of relationship.  The quality of life is created by the philosophy itself, and the immigrants to this philosophy who do not adopt it and apply it are there for no other reason but to benefit themselves without contributing value, more value than they consume.  

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https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/praxis-of-the-rational/

https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/?s=plato’s+cave

https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/a-priori-and-platos-philosophy/

The Final Word on the Government Shutdown, Fascist America

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It seems obvious to me that this is a trap set for Obama by the Republicans.  It reminds me of the scribes and the Pharisees trying to create a catch 22 for Jesus where no matter how he answered he would offend some structure of authority, whether it be the religious or political authority. 

 

“15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.”  Matt. 2

I want to be clear, I am not comparing Obama to Jesus, I am comparing the Republicans to the Pharisees.   They are saying that he could have prevented the shutdown, and he probably could have, but then they would have said that he wasn’t respecting the legislature and he was a tyrant and we have a tradition in the west for dealing with tyrants.  

“Et tu brute?”

On another note…

one of my favorite quotes about fascism is this:

“Fascism is when the businesses own the government, communism is when the government owns the businesses.” 

and I can’t for the life of me remember who said it.  While you might not consider it relevant I have this concept of hidden tautologies which are patterns that are essentially equivalent.  

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

Creeping normality refers to the way a major change can be accepted as the normal situation if it happens slowly, in unnoticed increments, when it would be regarded as objectionable if it took place in a single step or short period. Examples would be a change in job responsibilities or a change in a medical condition.

But that is not the only problem:

Federal employees earn higher average salaries than private-sector workers in more than eight out of 10 occupations, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data finds.

Accountants, nurses, chemists, surveyors, cooks, clerks and janitors are among the wide range of jobs that get paid more on average in the federal government than in the private sector.http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-03-04-federal-pay_N.htm

 

The reason that this is a problem is that our government currently is based on capitalism.  When you have government employees making more money than people in the private sector in equivalent positions what you have is an over class, that is being propped up by the underclass.  It is unsustainable and it is wrong.  It means that the people are working to pay for people in the same profession as themselves to make more money than themselves.  This is a perversion, a corruption.  It is unsustainable.  It means that the average American is now a second class citizen.  We are working for the government instead of the government working for us.  

http://finscribeofwisdom.blogspot.com/2013/05/as-structures-of-authority-fall-by.html

https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/hidden-tautology/

 

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