Why I am not a Conservative

Posted in Politics on April 6, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

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The short version- the conservative movement is packed with people who are guilty of being stereotypically conservative.  In other words, they are conservative because it is easier for them to think of themselves that way than to actually challenge their own worldview with any kind of new point of view.  Below, I try to explain how even after challenging ones own world-view with pretty much every new idea that comes down the pike, the basic ideas advocated by Conservatives are still right.

But because one had the stones to actually put ones own dearly held (convenient!) convictions to the test, the Challenge only strengthens those convictions, tempers them.  So why am I not a conservative?  Essentially because “conservative ideals” lack the razor sharp hard edge that comes from thrusting them into the white-hot forge of intellectual honesty and real spiritual will.

Conservatism is, ideally, the method of progress by which what has worked is embraced, and what hasn’t worked is replaced by new ways of doing things which do work.   These “new ways”  having long and slow periods of development based on time-tested standards of success, to eventually emerge as a “new good idea”.

Unfortunately, most conservatives reject outright anything that is new and seek instead to further dependence on what is old by any means nescessary.  This action is not taken intentionally, but rather is the result of habit.

This is the Ruling principle of Conservationism; not to Lead by exemplary action and values, but to rule by facilitating a dependency on former actions and values.  Whether a Conservative seeks to Rule or to Lead depends entirely on whether he seeks to facilitate dependency or independence.  To Rule is to facilitate dependency on the Ruler.  To Lead is to facilitate the independence of others by being so powerful an example of Independence ones self that others choose willingly and enthusiastically to follow.

New ways of thinking, new perspectives, new schools of analysis arise naturally from the organism that is civilization.  The Next Age exists in a fetal state within the Current Age until it is ready to be born on its own.  In this way, The World constantly renews its self.  It is in this late fetal state than any new substantial principle is in its most formative stage, its very existence only now becoming known to exterior influences.

It is in this stage that new principles are aborted outright by Conservatives.  At this point the Anti-Conservatives seize upon the new principle (dead on arrival), name it, give its name meaning, and essentially adopt it to their fold and adapt it to their cause.  Then Conservatives wave their fingers at the walking corpse and say, “Oh my god, a zombie, re-kill it now!”.

Anti-Conservatism is simply the opposite of Conservatism:  as Conservatism accepts outright and without critical analysis, the established norms and fundamental principles of established society; Anti-Conservatism rejects outright and without critical analysis, the same established norms and fundamental principles of established society.  The only true progressives in this world are Individuals who are independent either Conservatism or Anti-Conservatism.

So I am neither Conservative or Anti-Conservative but am instead an Individual, and as a self-aware individual am a critical analyst of the deepest skepticism and most extreme intellectual conscience.

Conservatism and “Liberalism” in America have initiated so little original thought or analysis in the past many decades that each deserves the “pop” prefix.   Pop as in “popular”, without real substance, a demonstration of appearances rather than an initiation of ideals into action.  Pop is linear, one-sided, top-down, shallow and dystopian, and ultimately nihilist because it really is only a form of entertainment that serves to distract us from the actual problems of the day.

So I am no more a “Conservative” than I am a fan of pop-rock.  Though I may find myself humming a catchy toon or bit of lyric from either pop-conservatism or pop-rock, I could never see either as anything to really take too seriously.  Pop-Conservatism being the “bubble-gum rock” of middle aged psyches, it serves only as a distracting form of wish-fulfillment fantasy.

Most of you aren’t worth your Fathers or your Grandfathers and you fucking know it.   They had balls bigger than your perception of the entire universe.   Do something about that.  Grow a pair.


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Why we want a Unification of Quantum Theory and General Relativity part1

Posted in Philosophy, Politics on April 6, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

Sometimes it shocks me that people either do not know or do not care about this stuff.

Human existence is and always will be the system that results from exchange between multiple individuals.  The exchange is anything and everything:  goods, services, a touch, a smile, words, ideas, a kick in the mouth, a knife in the throat, sexual intercourse- everything.

There are trillions of these exchanges that occur between billions of people on a day to day basis.  Each individual exchange affects in some way each other individual exchange, and from a number of exchanges arises a pattern.  From a number of patterns arise a system.  From a number of systems arise civilization.

The Systems are themselves, and like the exchanges and individuals, they defy uniform definition.  In this sense, these systems are natural and organic.  Our attempts to understand and design technologies which utilize these systems result in their quantification as specific Institutions:  religion, economy, society, language, culture, state.  The pre-quantified  nature of these systems is what we, as individual humans, are given as basic material from which to forge our own distinct identities and develop our own motives and being.

These systems, pre- or post quantification do not determine our being, they only exist as the substance from which that individual being can be molded by the free-will of the individual.  The Individual is, in essence, the unique, self-defined manifestation of the System as a whole.  This self-definition is not as simple as “choosing a worldview”, but is  rather the combination of the consequences of every choice that individual has ever made.   It is the result of a lifetime of decisions.

The Individual being a component of the overall network of exchanges between all individuals, he is subject to that network.  He has no choice but to be subject to it, however the exact nature of this subjectivity is determined by him alone:  No individual has power over whether or not he is affected by forces beyond his control, the power that the individual DOES have is in determining exactly in what way he is affected by forces beyond his control.  We are, after-all, pre-determined to be self-determined.

There you have the breakdown from top to bottom of the big and small of human existence.  To me this is truth.  Economic and social truth.  However, because we live in the era of empirical materialism, there has to be some hard-core scientific kernel at the core of any “truth” for that truth to manifest its self in/as the rest of society.

The unification of quantum theory and general relativity would provide us with the kernel of the “truth” I describe above.  How?  Because the unification would explain in materially concrete (scientific) terms the ‘truth’ I described above.

Alan Keyes is simply amazing

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

American Nationalism Summarized

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized on April 3, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

Summary of what American Nationalism means:

I.  That the Bill of Rights defines/limits the powers of the State, that the Bill of Rights does NOT define/limit the rights of individual American Citizens.

II.  That ONLY individual American Citizens sovereignty is protected, and that this sovereignty and its State protections are NOT extended to any entity that is not an individual American Citizen. They are not extended to

  1. Any individual in times of war or peace who is not an American Citizen.
  2. Any corporation.
  3. Any ethnic, religious, social, philosophical, sexual, or other group

III.  That all actions taken by any branch of the American Government are to be taken in the service, and on the behalf of, the individual American Citizen.

What this all means in very practical terms for International Corporations:

  1. Business Corporations wishing to take advantage of the pro-business American legal system, and basing its self on American land must conduct its self in a way that does not interfere with the ambition of the American Citizen to pursue happiness as he freely defines it.  A company basing its self in America must have a total global workforce of no less than 80%  American Citizens and likewise the American Corporations total global business-to-business trade must be composed of at least 80% American Corporations.
  2. A National or International Service, Retail or Manufacturing corporation with more than 10% National market share can only expand into geographic regions which are either non-served or under-served by locally owned business providing the same service.  Example- an International Big-Box retail Giant like Wal-Mart could not expand into an area that is already adequately served by a locally owned retail store or chain.

What this all means in terms of National Security and Immigration:

  1. All persons wishing to become American Citizens must pass a rigorous series of tests which will confirm their personal loyalty to the People of the United States, an ability to speak English, a knowledge of American history and culture.
  2. Border Security will be oriented around the principle that all non-legal attempts to enter the geographic borders of the Nation are attempts against the Sovereignty of the United States of America.
  3. Any non-American Citizen within a locality from which hostile action against an American Citizen (including soldiers etc) is initiated will be considered an enemy of the United States of America and will be subject to whatever measures Military or Police authorities decide will best protect The United States of America and all of its citizens from further hostile actions.

What this all means in terms of Domestic Policy:

  1. Each individual citizen being its own Sovereign, all laws prohibiting the possession of any currently illegal substance, drug, material, firearm or object, will be immediately repealed.
  2. All current Federal Taxes will be repealed and permanently nullified by Constitutional Amendment, to be replaced by a National Sales Tax of 35% on all non-food, non-fuel, and non-shelter items and services.  EVERYONE, regardless of their income, will be required to pay.
  3. All Natural Resources not currently privately owned will be open to exploration and development by American Citizens and Corporations.

More later…….

This is reality

Posted in news, Politics on April 3, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

This is Congressman Hank Johnson stating, with absolute sincerity, that he fears the ISLAND OF GUAM will tip over if it receives 8,000 Marines and their families.  He appears totally stoned out of his mind, “..uh the environment and stuff, concerns you know” but this is obviously what the guy really thinks and believes his concerns are entirely valid.

This is reality

Posted in news, Politics on April 3, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

This is congressman Phil Hare saying he doesn’t know or care if the Constitution provides Congress with the power to force people to buy Healthcare.   Citing the Declaration of Independence he says “…well I believe it says something about life liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, when he is told that is the Declaration of Independence and NOT the Constitution he says, “…whatever, its the same thing”.   Apparently Mr. Hare thinks that any old document gives Congress its legislative powers, and doesn’t realize that those powers are derived solely from the Constitution.  Hare obviously knows less about the Constitution, his duties as Congressmen, and the nature of the office its self, than do most of his constituency.