Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jail

Societies claim a purpose when they argue to establish an institution by budgeting it. The purpose of jail is to restrain the murderer, the rapist, the reckless sociopath. Republics say they want citizens to be free, but they want Genghis … Continue reading

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University

Institutions: The substance erodes, the pretense remains. Humans are posers: predators, sneaking up: the hunter pretends to be a bush; the con man pretends to be an investment opportunity; the suitor pretends to be loving, loyal, honorable; the suited pretends … Continue reading

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Municipal Light

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Order / Institutions / 2006 09 06 Municipal Light Gregory Bateson taught that misinformation can delay, perhaps cancel, learning. If you left your glasses somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Government a Symptom

Government is a symptom of overpopulation. Watch out for the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, but pk says further that government then causes additional overpopulation. It’s only slightly a chicken and egg problem. First there’s population, then there’s overpopulation. … Continue reading

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Buffer Rigor

The public, lazy, far from bright, or honest, allows its institutions to buffer it from rigor, from intelligence, from honesty. Thus religion, science, government will all be riddled by fraud: and the rest of the biosphere can rest easy, knowing … Continue reading

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Institutional Climate

Contemporary kleptocracies compel their young to attend school. The claimed purpose is to promote “education”; but tests show the obvious: adults read poorly, few of the young read at all. I’ve been shouting real reasons for compulsory attendance for institutional … Continue reading

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Trust

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Order / Institutions / 2008 05 31 Trust Mother’s Milk Father’s Food Gifts Institutions’ Magical Gifts Trustworthy Sort of Trustworthy Un-Trustworthy The infant is born hungry. As … Continue reading

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Monopolize Records

Whatever the initial purpose of an institution that institution will begin keeping records, then will want to monopolize the record keeping. Mohawk records of their ancestral territories are not likely to be vividly displayed in the Library of Congress. The … Continue reading

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Political Complements

My pkTools bog just posted a Bucky Fuller point knocked off the web when Knatz.com was destroyed. Bucky Fuller used to say that you can never do just one of anything: there will always be a complement, often invisible. His … Continue reading

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Team Work

I’ve met individuals who understand what I say about lots of things, including what I say about institutions. But I have never succeeded in getting two let alone three of those individuals together so that we’d form a three-person-minimum core: … Continue reading

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