To Condition Belief

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2003 12 20

Conditioning by the schools gets tweaked, adjusted, retuned to suit the changing agendas of a kleptocracy. One thing the current schools do is actually a readjustment to old old conditioning: actually, an almost “natural” condition: the belief that nothing needful happens in nature: all depends on man’s interference. We don’t trust the sun to “rise” without magic on our part. We don’t trust God to dispense justice on his own: we have to guide him. (Or rather we trust God to dispense justice only too well: we have to interfere to subvert justice to mercy: otherwise we know we don’t have a chance).)
Once upon a time you couldn’t talk to God except through a priest (trouble was: did the priest have God’s ear?) Today you can’t talk to the government except through a congressman (same trouble: does the congressman have the government’s ear? Is there a God? Is there a government? The existence of the priest doesn’t prove the existence of God. Neither does the existence of a congressman prove the existence of a government: certainly not of one that can hear.)

state interference

I’ll hope to make time to a better job with these important themes. Meantime, realize. Today’s schools are here not only to rehearse you in the belief that learning depends on schooling, on teachers; but to condition you to believe that everything vital depends on government interference: from prosperity to survival.
Governments are recent: six or so thousand year history. Modern man can be dated to 50,000 years, 80,000, 150,000 years … Man to a couple of million years … Humans have prospered (or not), mated (or not), developed culture, morality, art … perfectly well without supervision throughout that time: until recently: six thousand miserable years: while the impoverishment of the biosphere accelerates around us. I don’t know whether we have another decade to go before it all falls apart, or another century, or a bit longer; but another six thousand years? No way. And certainly not another 50,000, 80,000, 150,000, 2 million … Not unless we parasitize the whole universe: which I pray we fail to do.

School’s Purpose

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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