Thursday, August 15, 2013

Eso’s Chronicles 205/ 5
Eating Soylent Greens (5)
© Eso A.B.
It is likely that most everyone believes (except soylent Monsanto and related folk) that the world is grossly overpopulated and human intelligence is in need of discovering ways to adapt to a situation of not only permanent crisis, but permanent and ongoing catastrophe.

Among the causes of this a state is overpopulation and substitution ipso facto of nature with ‘soylent’ nature. Not least among the catastrophic events, is the ‘individual rights’ issue pushed forward by the ‘democracy’ practiced by capitalist nations, which creates a decentered individual with no roots in any organic community. The ‘democratic’ individual is ideologically bonded by Money, which—besides all the other ‘rights’ creates “the right to enjoyment”, the one “human right” demanded be Marquis de Sade during the French Revolution, which right the Revolution denied him.

The Marquis, nevertheless, insisted on ‘enjoyment’, by insisting that he could do what we know as ‘sadistic’ things with everybody who came his way. This is not to say that being a sadist is to inflict sexual cruelty and degradation on others, but only that this is the result when you or I consider every body as subject of our will. It does not take long to perceive that the post-Revolution substitution for this freedom is the presumptions granted to Money.

When the philosophers (Voltaire among them) began to argue for the separation of religion and state, they effectively succeed in overthrowing God by making Him (or Her) an object of pietism, rather than a force integral to community making and maintaining. With the arrival of the French Revolution and the separation of Church and State becoming a reality, God ceased to be the benevolent Creator of all, Who according to old community myths, out of his benevolence was willing to Sacrifice Him-Herself for the sake of the community. The result was a bonding of the community in a common dream of peace and friendship. But when God was replaced by Money, society enabled the rise of the God of Wealth as a substitute for humankind’s Primal God.

Unfortunately, the God of Wealth or Money depended on accumulation. Buying candy for a penny does not make one wealthy. However, accumulation could not be done without the word being turned into a paradox: causing creators to become killers. First the killing was of animals for the sake of their skin, which were used either as clothing, sandals or leggings, then carpets and wall hangings; but it did not take long before it was realized that moths like pelts even more than humans, and the killing of animals was made compulsory. This is how those with the authority to issue orders were soon discovered to have the advantages that those with no authority also desired. The latter quickly transformed authority into power. Whereas formerly people had submitted to power willingly because they respected the authority behind it, henceforth power lost its power of persuasion unless it increased the pain that came with it.

The system of taxation may have begun in the Kingdom of Khazaria , when the Vikings began to force the slav kings to pay bounty for the subjects the Vikings took hostage. The slav kings then, in turn, began to demand from their subjects, mostly herders of reindeer, a certain number of pelts, which evolved into taxation.

Whereas in early sacred communities authority had been acquired by imitating God and becoming a martyr for the sake of the community, the rise of power exchanged martyrdom for the illusion of immortality. Whereas the earlier King held authority by taking an oath to self-sacrifice himself at a predetermined time, he later came to use this authority to empower an executive to do ‘the dirty work’. The executive, originally a herder of the animals, necessarily became the butcher and skinner.

In the early days, when the community was still sacred, no one ever  killed an animal without asking it forgiveness. No doubt, the transition from being a wholesale butcher of deer to becoming a killer of the herdsman Abel was no an easy step, because even the butcher is likely to have objected to serial butchery of his brother’s flock and then his noncompliant brother. The sacred community, too, likely objected. This is how the first laws came to be written: Thou shall not revenge your animals on Cain, because if you do, vengeance will be taken on you sevenfold (Gn 4:15). Here the word ‘sevenfold’ is used in the sense that the King of Power will kill the cousins of the sacred villagers to the seventh remove. This will result in slaughter and war. We live in such days today.

When religion was separated from the state, it was Cain who became ‘the red man’ (also Cadmus, etc.), who broke lose from the authority of the sacred King and replaced him. Henceforth, the King became the Banker, aka Cashier-In-Chief (in recent Western history his name is closely associated with that of Rothchilds, who may be distant descendants of Kazar tax collectors working for Vikings collecting bounty for hostages from early Slav kings. Unfortunately, the powerlessness of the sacred community was such that this system was soon adopted by every Mideastern King and then by every state in the world.)

To escape the curses of organic man, the tax collectors eventually declared themselves to be ‘different’ (or ‘chosen’), that is, immortal, but unable to separate their origin from that human beings (the brahmans tried), and knowing the vengeful nature of humans, they declared all humans immortal. Still, the priviledge of holding on to most of the Money they kept for themselves, which enabled them to declare themselves Gods of Money. Idealistic as the tax collectors were, they could not like God The Wondermaker, create Money without end and for all humans in equal amounts (until the creation of the Federal Reserve—a private bank—which did so through the mechanism of so-called QE or Quantitative Easing). Even so, they could create enough Money for a select few by desertifying the planet, and persuading the naïve descendants of the dumbed down sacred community that they would be compensated by a free trip to a colony on the moon.

Following such maneuvers in word and deed, they now wait for the day the religious call ‘Judgment Day’, by arming themselves to the teeth and accustoming themselves to eating laboratory grown meat, aka soylent (ahem ‘cultured’) meat, because all the farm workers who grew greens were soon be dead for lack of Money.

From here on soylent meat will not only be seen in our accustomed McD, but will come in as many flavors as you can think of: lamb, steak, pork, chicken, rabbit, fish, and not least, human.

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