Politics As Usual
- is it -
? Cooperation or Exploitation?

Abuse Of Power

Rigging the System


Nothing is permanent.
Cogitor saying/Dune

The Social Contract Between Government And People Is Unraveling

Unlike the theory of social evolutionism, which views the evolution of society and human history as progressing in some new, unique direction(s), sociological cycle theory argues that events and stages of society and history are generally repeating themselves in cycles. (source)

There is a certain malevolence about the formation of social orders, a profound struggle, with despotism on one end and slavery on the other.” – Tlaloc/Dune

It has all happened before. Many times. It is all happening again. 

"Every three or four generations, humanity consumes itself with the fang and claw of fascism and collectivism. Every three or four generations, we eat our own". This is that time.

"It ought to be obvious that we are well into Strauss & Howe’s Fourth Turning, the generational climax of a grand political cycle tending towards darkness and ruin (and eventually the birth of a new cycle)." (see here)

Is the recurring cycle one between collectivist and individualist cultures?

"Broadly defined, individualism emphasizes personal freedom and achievement. Individualist culture therefore awards social status to personal accomplishments such as important discoveries, innovations, great artistic or humanitarian achievements and all actions that make an individual stand out. Collectivism, in contrast emphasizes embeddedness of individuals in a larger group. It encourages conformity and discourages individuals from dissenting and standing out. Platteau (2000) for example illustrates collective culture in the context of African development. Specifically, he documents that productive individuals are seen with suspicion and are coaxed into sharing their surplus with the community. Collective punishments exist to penalize the rich.

...Generalized morality means that individuals support a set of social norms that are valid for all citizens in a given society, without excluding any particular group of people. Generalized morality is based implicitly on the notion that all humans have equal rights and duties and share a set of universal values. Limited morality in contrast views given norms of morality valid only within a given group such as the extended family, the clan or the tribe. When interacting with people outside one’s extended family, these social norms do not apply and opportunistic and amoral behavior is considered morally acceptable and justified."(source)

Identity politics has people identify with a group - a 'collective'. Their loyalty attaches to their group and can treat people not so identified differently, adversarially - even immorally. History is filled with examples. Often divisions form between the 'rich' and the 'poor'; management and labor; capitalists and socialists; 'makers' and 'takers'; etc. Stages of social degeneration have been identified.

Self-reliance and individualism made America great in the first place. By going back to the foundation of personal responsibility, we can quickly rebuild the trust we have in our peers. ...When we see on a personal level that someone is competent, self-motivated, and productive, we can build trusted partnerships. Voluntary partnerships. Partnerships where we are not enslaved to the other party, where we are free to take our business elsewhere if they do something to lose our trust. (source)

I think it is utopian nonsense to think that, if we change the system, we’ll be freed of the problems that come from our own human nature in all of our enterprises under any system.

However, whichever kind of economy you have, society will swing to the polar opposite if that economy becomes hopelessly corrupt. (source)


Caring can't be legislated. Nor can effort be decreed. Authoritarian government can't create a better life by decree. Nor will taking from some to give to others incentivise wealth creation. The 'Broken Window Theory' is fact. Rewarding corrupt actions only encourages further corruption.

According to the Second Law of Thermodynamics: a system progresses in the direction of increasing disorder, or entropy, of the system. The status quo is degrading and under stress. A 'New Normal" seems to be forming. Politics As Usual may well become Unusual and even dangerous. If political consensus can not be regained conflict may result. Social stresses often lead to increased authoritarian government action.

"giants must fall. When the communities of America rebuild, it will be the thousands of small activities that matter" (see here)

Get ready for the Great Reset.

Liberty will again become politically relevant once there is little left to plunder.  

 

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"I see the liberty of the individual ... as the necessary condition for the flowering of all the other goods that mankind cherishes: moral virtue, civilization, the arts and sciences, economic prosperity. Out of liberty, then, stem the glories of civilized life.” Murray Rothbard

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