Imagine the Sphinx (or a frog?) next to the pyramids sitting in a reflecting pool of water.... In short, my blogs are a series of thought clusters on the origins of the state, religion, mythology, and their significance today. A major theme is reflected by the story *blogs 8,9) of Prince and Princess Goldenlocks;. http://jesusthebogomil.blogspot.com From time to time, some of the blogs may be edited and revised. PS I remain convinced that humankind must (and will) return to the wood to survive.
A chorus is a group of singers or speakers, which the
longer the group exists becomes ever more like that of a single body or a community.
This was something well known by my forebears who reconstructed
the war torn social fabric of what was once known as Livonia. Indeed, their restitution and
healing was so successful that out of their effort, there emerged in the course
of time two separate countries: Estonia
Today, however, the two states are falling apart and
crumbling, and no one seems to be able to put Humpty Dumpty together again. Why?
What has changed? The 18th and 19th centuries were after
all still horse and buggy days, whereas today we live not only in the machine
age, but the machine rules almost over everything, and is being superseded by
the electron and talk goes of a coming age of quantum computers.
The answer is a simple one: Today the states are so
centralized and powerful that they cannot envisage ‘running’ a country any
other than from the top or from the top down as we say.
If so, did not the Herrnhuters (my forebears) do
something wrong? Well, yes, they did. They passed their power and authority to
the Lutherans, a ‘reformed’ branch of globalizing Catholic theology. Because
they did not believe in violent opposition, but were willing to submit like
lambs. The latter according to the teaching of Matthew 10:16 http://biblehub.com/matthew/10-16.htm
: “Behold, I send you out as
sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves….” When
the Lutheran clergy pressed the Herrnhuters to vacate their places for the
orthodox church, the Herrnhuters withdrew. Of course, some did act shrewdly. My
grandfather was one of them. He withdrew from teaching and went into
newspapering and hit it big. By way of England,
America, and then Russia, they brought to Latvia the
penny newspaper concept, which necessarily made the newspaper the vehicle of
But such individual successes did not manage to keep
the values of my grandfather’s predecessors intact. In a few words, the old
values argued that there should not stand some other between man, woman and
God. An absolute and non-thinking dogma of non-violence retreated meekly when
it should have found ways to repell the orthodox attacks. Unfortunately, the
means were not discovered.
Yet such means of non=violence exist, as I have argued
some hundred blogs or more in the past, where I translate ‘non-violence’ to
really carry the meaning of ‘not-violence’. What distinguishes the two words is
that ‘not-violence’ defines violence as non-violence against others, but
reserves it for itself as a tool of self-sacrifice on behalf of one’s own.
Indeed, one Latvian historian, Kaspars Klavins has argued in his book
“apSTĀVĒŠANA” that the descendants of Latvian Herrnhuters were noted for their
ability to sacrifice themselves for their fellows, when they participated in
rebellions against their German overlords.
The concept of not-violence was removed from the
values of the Catholic Christian Church, probably due to pressures from secular
rulers, just as same had forced some early EasternChristians to reject community practices when
coming face to face with taxation.This resulted
in power and authority passing to secular parties, who then founded a separate
Western tax supporting Church.
Examples of not-violent Gods begin with the Christian
God Jesus (and/or John Basil) and reach far far back in time, among the latter
which is the Aztec God Nanahuatzin (see previous blog), who due to his
self-sacrifice not only came from the ranks of the humblest of gods to become
the Sun Itself. In any case, while the doctrine of not-violence existed
implicitly in the Herrnhuter teachings, they failed to remember the act of
their founders (John and/or Jesus) as they died in a fire pit or on the cross.
The Catholic and Globalist teachings against violence
are a matter of dogma today, and are reflected in most Western liberal
countries rejecting the death sentence. Given that the elites and government
leaders today do not sacrifice themselves, but have been effectively removed
from the ranks of common soldiers who must die on orders of their orders, I
concur with reservations. That reservation states that it is the leadership
that must exercise obligatory self-sacrifice if humankind is to achieve for
non-violence a place in the Sun.
My reversal of government imposed values follows
ancient theology found in many myths, where it is not only the King who dies,
but also where God sacrifices Himself, when he rejects his own prayer by responding
to it with an autodictat: "My Father,
if it is possible, let this cup pass me by. Nevertheless, let it be as you, not
I, would have it."
I live near the Latvian-Estonian border--on the Latvian side. I am 78 years old. If I had my way, I would let the land go fallow and see it regrow with forests. As for cities, I would not be sorry to see the sea wash over most of them. I fancy myself a story teller. My preconception, so to speak, is to reach for a not-violent world. The reader will find me focused on the latter in most of my blogs.