Saturday, July 22, 2017
A definition of ‘communism’ begins from the premise that it ‘is the state of human being from the time human beings began until now.
By © E. A. Benjamins, 2017
EC 611 at http://esoschronicles.blogspot.com/
The Amazingly Slow Death of Communist Latvijans
By © E. Antons Benjamiņš, 2017
1 The Return of Communism*
*Communism is not as Encyclopedia Britannica has it, “...a political and economic doctrine that aims to replace private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control of at least the major means of production...”. Such an outdated definition comes of the American and British capitalist order of things. A definition of ‘communism’ begins from the premise that it is ‘the state of human being from the time human beings began until now.
The United States believes that it is the victor of what is called the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union, a state that believed it would result in a communist civilization (based on Marx’s concept of it as based on ‘workers’ needs), collapsed in 1991.
Though this author is from the environment of a capitalist state and the city, and is a victim of the Soviet State [(eight of his extended family were sent to the gulags, of who two (father and maternal grandfather) were executed, and another two died of disease and hunger (a cousin and godmother), and mother, siblings, and himself were abandoned to fate], he (in light of what followed the collapse), nevertheless, regrets the demise of the Soviets. As shocking as it may be for the neo-liberalist camp to hear, there are a number of justifications for such a perspective.
First is that the capitalist system had so corrupted the author’s extended family circle that some of its members (godmother and her heirs) determined to survive WW2 and its aftermath by denying material help to needy ‘other’ family members, thus, expressing preference for a form of cannibalism*. The second is that with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the pain of systems change to those who survived it, resulted in naught but futher pain and loss, when the renewed ‘free’ government turned out to be a promoter of a watered down form of ‘democracy’. The loss of the positive changes brought about by the Soviet system became a source of material and psychic nightmares commonly expressed among Latvijans by overconsumption of alcohol**. The third is that official history taught in school is but the cover that covers up the book writ by experience, and ever fails to reveal the undercurrents that contradict official history. The author’s blogs (including this book) represent his nosing about the realm of official lies taught by school books.
*Canibalism or eating of human flesh is a capitalist bugaboo that fosters revulsion against a natural tendency of Life to offer itself as sacrifice to its successor generations. Such ‘cannibalism’ is most clearly noticeable in springtime, when small birds rush out of the bush and trees and fly across a country road to protect their nests and fleglings from our monster Toyotas and BMWs driving by. One can also see it, when grandparents deny themselves in order to help their children raise their grandchildren.
**Alcoholism is a ‘silent’ and self-destructive form of protest against the rule of a ‘free’ government. The ‘free’ American government used alcohol to kill the spirit of the native American Indians. The ‘free’ Latvian government uses it to kill the spirit of the Latvian community it taxes and lives off.
The author’s thesis about the death and rebirth of Communism starts from an exclamation made by those who experience a catastrophy in which many people are killed. The pain of the event and loss is so great that many survivors are often heard exclaim: “I wish that I had died in their stead!” The author, too, has on occasion exclaimed this. It is out of such exclamations that is born the conviction that the original form of government was that of the Sacred King: He who must die in order to persuade the community to forgive large and small slights and hold the peace among its own.
Nevertheless, when the opportunity came, the Sacred King was overthrown by the executive king. As a consequence there began a thousand years of a ‘would-be Reich’ of capitalism. Capitalism destroys Nature (by substituting herders with hunters), the order of God, and substituted for it the rule of factories, cities, and ‘reason’. The substitution could be accomplished only through repression and extensive use of violence over countryside and all that is of Nature. The motto of Capitalism is not ‘Love one another!’, which is the motto of the people/loi living in wood and field, but ‘The cruelest survive!’ The “ ceremony of innocence” is faked without regrets.
Though Capitalism (and privatization) has been the dominant social force for over a thousand years, unbeknownst to Capitalism, it was undermined by the people of Nature (in spite of their seeming weakness)—the creatures the Elites of the capitalist system do not love, even if (as a matter of political correctness) they no longer despise them. Thus began a thousand years of Civil War between the loi and a cancerous offshoot known as ‘Government of and by Elites’. For over a thousand years the Elites have been winning the war. The winning tactic of the Elites was simple: they encouraged the unloved loi to over breed by oversexing them with cheap pornographic publications or personal example, by encouraging licentiousness, even as they increased the pleasure in sexual license by declaring it sinful and a moral transgression. In effect, moral transgression like alcoholism became a form of self-destructie resistance against Capitalist oppression. With their armories filled with swords and gunpowder the Elites then discredited gift giving, over-taxed the surplus population it had raised, and forced the loi to take flight from the countryside and seek refuge in the city—as if this were to their benefit.
After a thousand years of ever increasing taxation, taxes have depleted Nature to such an extent that Nature has begun to fight back: it refuses to give of itself anymore by having no more to give. Elite plans to build a Reich of perpetual Virtual Reality have begun to flash crash. Prophecies of saints (self-sacrificial kings once) are coming true: the realm of Nature is reasserting itself. The populations of cities, cancerous growths encouraged by capitalist surpluses, have no less egalitarianist expectations than the loi of the wood and field once had. This phenomenon (the presumption that communism in nature and the city results in a similar man-creature) is a feature of human nature that under certain conditions turns city dwellers into anarhists. Such anarchists are a paradox to Elitist expectations. When the Elites can no longer sustain cities, the cities (intellectually bankrupt in that they do not realize and cannot imagine what ails them) are turning against them. Neither piles of gold nor nuclear bomb proof bunkers will keep the Elites or their system safe. Capitalism, even when secured with a ton of gold and a computer filled to the ceiling with bitcoins or etheriums will not save.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
EC 610 at http://esoschronicles.blogspot.com/
The Great Grandson of God and City Monsterzs
By © E. Antons Benjamiņš, 2017
It has come to be that the atheist-controlled community of government has become the fake Godhead over the community of Nature. Likewise, government has made itself to become the People.
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Last week I had the displeasure of viewing a link that proves yet again that the mindset of urban humankind is focused on a Virtual and unsustainable reality. The sociologist (in the link) who is giving the talk on ‘religion’ clearly does not know anything about religion (and he is not the only such sociologist), yet sells his ideology as if he were an envoy sent from Gomorrah, as if death is the force that rules, and he is the one chosen to judge the past and laugh off fake news.
True, the Gomorrahn could point at my EC606/Addendum, push his finger at me, and say that only a self-serving maniac is mad enough to claim that God originates in the effort to form humankind’s early government, which was of Sacred Kings (because they sacrificed their lives for their communities), and call them Gods*.
*In Norse mythology God is known as Jod/Yod. This is because the consonant J may on occasion also be pronounced as G. This drift of consonants was partially stopped with the replacement of the spoken word by the written word. A similar misfortune befell the word ‘gans’/Yans (John, Jon, Huan), meaning herder. The name of the Latvijan Gans Festival was changed at a late date to ‘Jahnyi’, and today virtually no one can imagine that the Festival was ever called other, or that the fires lit in the evening were once lit to scare off wolves not to for kids to jump over.
I may respond by pointing out that those who wrote the Bible (Genesis 6) also were ‘mad’ enough to write that “the sons of God” married “the daughters of men”, and millions have read the words and have not been put off by them. In effect, when the Bible was written (most of it during the Middle and latter part of the Middle Ages) a good portion of humankind was in its heart of hearts still living in the wood and was not persuaded that government conducted “democratically” (by warriors and oligarchs) is anything but a sleight of hand guaranteed to fail. The ‘Johns’ or ‘gans’ who herded elks and wore elk or wolf skin mantles [in ancient Egypt they (2) wore leopard skins] to better impress their authority on their livestock. The kingdoms of old used to guarantee for themselves the existence of God by putting the life of their Kings in escrow. Today’s humankind (ensconced in the city and with tendrils of asphalt sucking up the lifeblood of the countryside) puts in place of an escrow a ‘tactical’ nuclear shell in the bore of a howitzer. The ‘canon’ (a word with a couple of meanings) is secularism’s guarantee that any Sacred King who attempts to rise from the ashes will be killed by those who guarantee us democracy*.
*A quote from Mao Tse-Tung (Little Red Book, p309): “In the sphere of theory, destroy the roots of ultrademocracy. First, it should be pointed out that the danger of ultrademocracy lies in the fact that it damages even completely wrecks the Party organization and even weakens or completely undermines the Party’s fighting capacity, rendering the Party incapable of fulfilling its fighting tasks and thereby causing the defeat of the revolusion. Next, it should be pointed out that the source of ultra-democracy consists in the petty bourgeoisie’s individualistic aversion to discipline....” It should also be pointed out that while Mao Tse-Tung erred (following Marx, Lenin and Stalin) by calling for a revolution on behalf of the ‘workers’ instead of the people of the countryside, the bourgeoisie is of the cities where the plague of Virtuality rules. In Mao’s imagination the Party stood for the authority of a King. One of the lessons of so-called Industrial Revolution is that it is a particularly viscious intrusion of fake reality into the Real. Fortunately, it is but a temporary intrusion; unfortunately, it will end with many millions dead.
Today the the state of terror that is necessary to maintain Virtual reality, is not limited to the Sacred King. By our day terror has been spread (‘democratically’) throughout society. Terror (of death) no longer grips only the heart of a King, but nests a sinister presence in the heart of everyone who lives in our time.
However, globalization of fear is a phenomenon not limited to the 21st century. In the 20th century philosopher Walter Benjamin described our time as being in a ‘state of emergency’. Such a time likely began when humankind was first divided into to two groups: the armed elites and disarmed commoners; and the elites wrote for themselves a new ‘catholic’ religion, and began to tax the commoners. Not surprisingly, the Catholics of neo-Christian fame ‘saved us’ and sent the gullible commoners Jesus to empathize with*. Neo-Christianity asked of Christians nothing more than to “feel good”—as the Cross mounted on helicopters whirls and drops them money from Pope Draghi in the sky.
*The book of Revelations mentions the number 144,000 , which is a numer no one quite knows the meaning of. Why is this? Most likely because the 144,000 are forgotten kings and Gods who gave their lives to their communities. John 15:13: “Greater love hath no man than this, than a man lay down his life for his community.” While most New Testament ‘translations’ substitute ‘community’ with the word ‘friends’, the difference in meaning is clear and suggests that ‘friend’ is a fake word willfully inserted.
What this author is adding to the equasion is that the real victims are less the workers (though they are indeed victims), but the people or what I call force de gens* [not force de loi (law)]. The word ‘loi’ may have once meant ‘people’—as the word Leute means in German to this day and lude in English (still in use in the 19th century)—who once upon a time lived off the economy of their own labor—the people of the wood, river bank, lake or sea shore, and field.
*Gens—a French word meaning people, but like the same word in Latvian, re: gans, meaning herder. In Latvian, too, ‘Jānis’ is no longer a name that means people, but denotes a mythic figure who returns home every Midsummer. This change in meaning of the word probably came about because in its prehistoric use the word had a sacral meaning, which Catholic Christian clergy could not tolerate. Thus, in the long ago the words the English sang on their Midsummer festival were: “Summer is icumen in, lude (not loude) sing all sing (not cookoo)”. Uhja = Luhja = lihgo in Latvian. Summer is icumen in,/ lude sing alle uhja! It is likely that in Old Latvian the word ‘uhja’ meant song. Today the word is but an exclamation, generally used in response to someone swearing, re: “Uhya, uhya!”; meaning (sarcastically) “That is some song you are singing!”
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