- HEAVEN AND HELL, ON EARTH -

 VERSION FRANCOPHONE

 

SUMMARY OF LEARNER      INTRO & VOCAB

  

Always keeping in mind that humanity must remain generously to the left in times of plenty, and a fistful to the right in times of massive dearth or threat.

 

PEACE MENTALITY:

Peace mythology

Peace tech > Weapon technology

WEAPON MENTALITY:

Weapon Mythology

Weapon tech > Peace technology

ABUNDANCE

And prosperity for all.

Decadence.

ABUNDANCE:

Universal abundance

or universal poverty.

Little wealth and much poverty

at the same time.

ACTION: Given half a chance,

people will act wisely.

Given half a chance,

people will do ill.

ADMIRATION

Respect.

ANARCHY equals freedom

Anarchy equals chaos.

AVARICE

Self-promotion.

BLESSING

Curse.

BROTHERHOOD:

We are all brothers and sisters

In the eyes of God.

I am not

my brother’s keeper.

BUILD bridges;

knock down walls (Berlin)

Blow up bridges (Mitrovica);

build walls (Baghdad)

BUSINESS

through cooperatives and utilities.

Business by corporations.

CAUSE & EFFECT:

Fear grows violence and untruth.

Lust causes excess,

which provokes Wrath.

CHILDREN

are small adults in terms of rights

and special in terms of needs.

Spare the rod and spoil the child.

Children are basically cheap labor.

COMMON SENSE

Dogma.

COMMONS

Tribal sharing and reverent conservation

Exhaustive exploitation by the few

COMPASSION

Selfishness.

CONSENSUS

Hierarchy.

CONTINUITY

Through personal responsibility.

Continuity

through institutions.

COOPERATION

Competition.

CORRECTION

Punishment.

CREATE

Protect.

CREATIVITY

Competition

CRIME PREVENTION: The provision of

jobs and good social services

prevents crime.

The best crime prevention

is swift and sure punishment.

DEMOCRACY:

Direct democracy is best.

Representative democracy

works best.

DEMOCRACY: For every person,

the same number of votes.

One million dollars, one vote.

DEVOTION

Fear.

DISTRIBUTION:

From each according to his talents,

to each according to his needs.

Maximum profit for the few

at the risk and expense of the many.

DO GOOD

Do gooder.

ECOLOGY

is paramount to survival.

Ecology is a fabrication.

ECONOMY: of abundant satisfaction

Economy of monetary penury

EMPATHY

Self-pity.

ENLIGHTENMENT

Realism.

ENLIGHTENMENT:

Self Discovery

Proper indoctrination.

EQUALITY for all

LIBERTY to dupe equality

EVOLUTION

by the effects of outside factors

By mutual struggle and

survival of the fittest.

FREE WILL

Conditioning.

FREEDOM is inherent.

Everyone is always free.

Freedom is earned. 

Heroes are free and cowards are slaves.

FUN: pure enjoyment & pleasure.  Timelessness and annihilation of ego.  Learning must be a fun game

to be most effective.

FUN: empty diversion, ridicule (to make fun of someone) & competition.  Fun, games and serious learning are absolutely incompatible.

FUTURE:

the future holds promise.

The future

is at best uncertain.

GAMES: the ultimate learning tool.

GAMES:  “You’re not serious, are you?”

GOOD & EVIL

Ours and theirs

Required and forbidden

Usual and unusual

(We have no idea)

GOOD & EVIL:

Love conquers Fear;

Fear leads to violence and untruth.

Wisdom conquers Ignorance

in the Chosen alone.

Ignorance induces Lust,

which leads to Excess and Wrath.

GOODNESS

Morality

GOVERNMENT:

Competent government

is best.

Slow, stupid government is best.

Efficient government

promotes tyranny.

GOVERNMENT

at the planetary level

ADMINISTRATIONS

at grass roots levels.

Governments

at Nation and State levels

in military competition for the most

limited number of privileges.

GOVERNMENT

redistributes wealth.

Government reconcentrates

wealth at the top.

GOVERNMENT:

Good government is fair.

By definition, government is inefficient and amoral.

GRACE through Charity.

Ritual.

GUILT: inner-directed, leads to humility, compassion for victims and identification with them, regret, repentance and desire to make amends.

“What I did was wrong.”

SHAME: focuses on humiliation; leads to self-pity, denial and evasion; shifts the blame to the victim or someone else; multiplies rage and follow-up malfeasance.

“I am a horrible person.”

HAPPINESS

for everyone.

The Chosen Few have the absolute right to pursue happiness.

HELL does not exist

Except for this one here

of our own making.

All but

the Chosen Few

are damned to hell.

HOPE

Fear.

HOW can we improve the community?

What’s in it for me and mine?

IDEALISTS

Bleeding hearts

IDEALS

Formulas and clichés.

IDEALS

Limitations and apprehensions.

IGNORANCE corrupts.

Power corrupts.

IMAGINATION, wonder and dreams

 

INCLUSION

Exclusiveness.

INFORMATION:

Broadcast it.

Hoard information,

broadcast dis/misinformation.

INSPIRATION

Fraud.

INSPIRATION

Memorization

INTUITION

Hallucination

JURY DUTY

is central to public spirit.

Jury duty is a trivial formality best left to people too stupid to avoid it.

JURY DUTY:

Randomly selected juries.

Total jury empowerment.

Jury nullification.

Juries are too irresponsible to come up with valid decisions unless they are carefully sorted by law school graduates and then thoroughly regulated by judges.

Actually, they should be eliminated and replaced by trained and certified specialists at law.

JUSTICE

Revenge.

JUSTICE is complex and unique to each case.

An eye for an eye

is pure justice.

JUSTICE versus tyranny

Law and order versus chaos

LAOCRACY

National Socialism (Nazi)

National Communism (Stalin, Mao)

National Capitalism (corporate)

National Fundamentalism (religious)

In short, Sociopathocracy

LAOCRACY

The rule of an Information

Commonwealth.

Fear the mob.

Democracy insulates us from the mob and allays its threat.

LEADERSHIP: by the very best tribal statespeople

By psychopaths and their sociopath slaves

LEADERSHIP is earned.

Rank hath its privileges.

LEADERSHIP: Society creates

the leadership it deserves by pressuring and molding its leaders, in the same way beehives produce queen bees as necessary.

The King is dead,

long live the King.

Superior leaders

‘pull’ the rest of society

forward.

LEARNING

is understanding how to think.

Teaching The Chosen to retain

the best values from the past.

LIBERAL

Conservative

LIBERTÉ, ÉGALITÉ, FRATERNITÉ :

The least constraint

The same justice

Care for the weak

ORDER, LOYALTY, SANCTITY/PURITY :

Respect authority

Obey superiors

Act saintly, shun filth

LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY:

 

Positive liberty - improved opportunities

(bussing, equal employment, choice)

 

Procedural fairness – an even playing field for all

 

Brother- & sisterhood of humanity

 

The two blocks above inspired by

Jonathan Haidt,  The Righteous Mind

L (qualified), E (say what?), F (ingrown):

 

Negative liberty - reduced obstacles

(the four freedoms, right to life)

 

Proportionality - more effort (read riches), more reward

 

(In-) family values - the closer the relation, the more deserving of reward

 

 

LOVE fearless and irreproachable.

Of self, or panicked control.

LOYALTY: One world.

Global Confederacy.

My country, right or wrong.

Patriotic nationalism.

MAGIC, miracle

Witchcraft, satanism.

MILITANCY (fresh air)

Rebellion (corrosive)

MISERY makes sin.

Sin produces well-deserved misery.

MORALITY equals the Golden Rule.

Possession is 9/10ths of the law.

MORALITY:

Everything in moderation,

almost nothing in excess.

Good and evil acts

are clearly defined and judged

by God.

MORALITY:

Tit for tat plus:

First do good,

then do what was last done to you,

with many exceptions

favoring good.

Genetic morality:

Do good to self and relatives.

Do ill to others.

Cheat whenever possible.

From Roy F. Baumeister’s Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty.

MORALITY:

“But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to evil.” – St. Luke 6-35, the Bible.

Tit for Tat

at all costs,

without regard for

unforeseen consequences.

MORALITY:

In moderation, wine, women and song.

Degeneracy.

MOTIVATION: Righteousness

Fear.

NATURE:

preserve it to ensure survival.

Nature is a free resource from which cash profit can be extracted.

Use it or lose it to someone more businesslike.

NEO-CORTEX (problem solving)

Limbic system (threat assessment)

NEW JERUSALEM

(For us to achieve)

Utopia 

(A place that cannot be).

NURTURE

Nature red in tooth and claw.

OPEN-MINDED

To new people, ideas, places

CLOSED-MINDED

In favor of comforting familiarity

PAST: the past was barbarous.

The past held a Golden Age.

PEACE is necessary for human survival

Peace is impossible.

PEACE

is the ultimate destination

of civilization.

War

is the ultimate summons

of civilization.

PEOPLE

are innately good.

Due to Original Sin,

man is innately evil.

PEOPLE

have equal, inalienable rights.

Some people

(especially my people)

are naturally superior.

Most of the remainder are inferior.

Some people, (my people)

are meant to lead, while the rest

are meant to serve.

PEOPLE: The people rule.

The people are children.

PERSUASION

Force.

POLITICIANS:

We should have no politicians,

but recruit trained mediators

and motivated public facilitators,

the way we recruit jury members.

The best politicians are

the most corrupt frauds;

they are the most

predictable and malleable.

POLITICS

and morality are inseparable.

Politics is amoral,

morality is apolitical.

POLITICS:

Information politics

Politics of ignorance, 

misinformation and disinformation

POLITICS:

Improvement through Satyagraha.

All politics

are corrupt & fraudulent.

PRESENT: the present is scandalous.

The present keeps getting worse.

PROGRESS through massive,

collective improvement.

If any, only by preserving the

best elements of the past.

PROGRESSIVE

Reactionary.

PROMOTION by merit.

Promotion by birth.

RACE

is a cosmetic artifact.

Race is the ultimate mark

of superiority/inferiority.

RACES

are interchangeable.

Superior races stay pure.

Inferior races become mongrelized.

REACTIONARIES

Leadership.

REALITY:

Meditation and dreams

can be just as powerful as ‘reality’.

Hard work in real time

is everything.

REGULATION to restrict the potentially disruptive.

Laissez-faire to benefit the powerful.

RELIGION: Celebration

Sacrifice the Other.

RELIGION:

Political morality.

Self-perfection and

personal salvation.

RELIGION:

Sacred Awe and Grace.

RELIGION:

Ceremony and Hierarchy.

RELIGION: self-sacrifice.

Sacrifice the Other.

RELIGIOUS TEXTS

offer parables and examples.

Contain every historic and societal

truth we need.

RIGHTEOUSNESS

and, through it, power.

Might makes right.

RIGHTS and responsibilities.

Privileges and penalties.

RULE by plurality.

Rule by a self-defined elite.

RULE from the bottom up.

Rule from the top down.

SADISM by a very small minority

Universal shadism

SALVATION through

good works.

Salvation through

personal purity and ritual cleansing.

SALVATION

by reincarnating into Jesus’ Life,
after one’s death.

Salvation by obeying perfectly our incoherent religious instruction on this Earth (and no one else’s).

SCIENCE

Curiosity, wonder and awe

Confirmation of prior wisdom,

Source of profit and power,

Proof of cultural superiority

SELFISHNESS

Is likely to be harmful

Unless well regulated and self-aware.

Regulated only by

the “unseen hand”:

the best regulator because unreal.

SEX: most sex is good.

Sex is wrong except to multiply.

SOCIAL ORDER through

self-discipline and personal responsibility.

Through clearly defined

hierarchies and

the application of force.

STEWARDSHIP:

We are caretakers of a world

we do not own.

What’s mine is mine.

Property rights

produce civilization.

SUPERNATURE

Superstition.

STAGNATION

Stability

TOTALITARIAN

Realist.

TRIAL AND ERROR

Precedent.

WAR is evil,

peace is good.

Praise the Lord

And pass the ammunition.

WAR:

Life would be better

without war.

Life would be

stagnant/decadent/boring

without war.

WAR:

“War is hell.” W.T. Sherman.

R.E. Lee:

“It is well that war is so terrible—

we would grow too fond of it.”

WEALTH

comes in two forms:

earned and unearned.

Wealth is good.

WEALTH:

Personal wealth is an accident.

Personal wealth

is deserved.

WEALTH:

Everyone owns everything

as a birthright.

(Almost) everyone but me

should own less than I.

WHAT

can I do to improve the World?

WHAT

can I get away with?

WORK:

Do what you’re best at.

Contribute to abundance.

Do what I tell you to do.

Work or starve.

THE WORST: Injustice

Filth

 

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