a brief introduction to institutional taxonomy
before i begin, may i apologise to readers of deLiberation for this tangled farrago of abstract nonsense, and may i lament publicly the (perhaps judicious) obscurity of its expression. it describes some researches i made in the theoretical section of the Akashic Record, prompted by the desire to find an answer to Richmond Edmondson’s justifiably outraged response to a paradigmatic example of US political skulduggery:
in a post on boldfacenews.com Ariadna Theokopoulos, commenting on the unwholesome influence of the powerful Jewish lobby on the two main political parties of the United States, noted that the US democratic party recently adopted two new articles of “faith”:
….more important is the amendment adopted into the Party plaform that proposed two additions, namely, to specify that “we affirm our faith and belief in God is central to the Democrat Party’s platform” and second declaring Jerusalem the indivisible capital of Israel.
Ms Theokopoulos continues:
The second addition, as well as the fact that the benediction of the Convention will be given by Rabbi David Wolpe of the Los Angeles Sinai Temple, seem to indicate that “the belief in God” referred to belongs to a single denomination.
the method of adopting this amendment seemed reminiscent of all those curious chads featured in a recent close-run US presidential election. Ms Theokopoulos quotes from a comment underneath the you-tube video she posted:
“With the entire world watching on live TV, the Democratic National Committed railroads its own delegates over God & Jerusalem. DNC asked for a late amendment to the platform. Ted Strickland read the amendment, lots of cheers.. then Antonio Villaraigosa asked for a vote, needing 2/3rds to affirm. And
he asked for Yeas.. and it was pretty loud. Then he asked for Nays and it was MUCH louder. He froze. Then we went.. umm.. maybe I need to read the amendment again. Asked people to vote again.. and at least 50% of the voters responded NAY. He turn turned to someone who ran onto the stage, said something about “we can’t do that”.. then asked them to vote again. Again, more then 50% (by volume) voted NAY.. and then he just turned and said, with 2/3′rds of the members voting AYE, the amendment passed. And the place boomed in boos.”
those boos are a hopeful sign – echoes, perhaps, of the cries of the sacred geese of Juno who alerted Rome in her hour of danger.
Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio, who introduced the amendment, was described by Richard Edmondson in a comment on Ms Theokopoulos’ post:
He calls himself “an ordained United Methodist Minister” while wholly abandoning the teachings of Jesus and siding with the most powerful lobby on the planet. Significantly, also, his motion calls for putting “God” into the platform but makes no mention of Jesus. I guess that would offend the Jews.
as i began to formulate a response to Mr Edmondson’s remark, my mind was invaded by a swarm of confused ideas. too many indeed to include in a reply to Mr Edmonson’s much pithier comment. that is my reason for taking the liberty of introducing this theme here. i hope readers of deLiberation, who know of my aspergers mental processes, will forgive me for reporting these ideas in essentially the same jumbled form as they first occurred to me.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us. Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
(Richard and Ariadna) i often wonder why we (the people) never cease to be surprised, and often outraged by the sight of hypocrites invoking the Holy Names to validate and sanction their lies and crimes in the eyes of their dupes, the sheeple?
the “established churches” no doubt provide a home for some genuine spirituality, likewise their congregations, and even the ranks of their functionaries, are not entirely bereft of people who aspire to humane intervention in society, performing charitable actions, defending values like social justice &c.
nevertheless, the phrase “established churches” has, to my ears, the same ring as that potent neologism “the mainstream media” – both phrases identify a dominant institution whose real agenda is far from the bogus image it successfully projects.
in the phylum institution one might say that established religion and the mainstream media belong to the same genus.
a third species of the same genus is “government”.
a fourth is “science”
a fifth is “education”
a sixth is “law”
a seventh is “politics”
an eigth is “banking”
all of these may, with equal justice, be called pseudo-institutions. (from the Greek ψευδώς = false)
there are genuine institutions, which are what you see on the label. these may be called wysiwyg institutions. (wysiwyg is a term familiar to software designers. it is an acronym formed from the initital letters of the words in the phrase what you see is what you get. it is pronounced like the nonsense phrase whizzy wig)
examples of wysiwyg institutions are mathematics, music, literature, organised crime, the armed forces, the prison service, showbiz and hypnosis. in present-day human societies there is a fairly clear dichotomy between what we may term the positive and the negative wysiwyg institutions, depending on whether their agendas and modus operandi tend to favour or inhibit the longer-term spiritual evolution of the human species.
the positive wysiwygs are characterised by a high degree of autonomy of their exponents, and the degree to which institutional prestige depends on real talent, rather than, as with the negative wysiwygs, subservience to authority and a willingness to do its bidding unquestioningly.
this dichotomy between positive and negative wysiwygs may eventually shed further light on the evolution of institutions – however such advances in understanding await an epoch when we have acquired greater knowledge of the phylogenetic history and comparative anatomy of these curious creatures.
the study is an urgent requirement, as some of these institutions now threaten to dominate every aspect of our lives, in ways far from what we might choose were we free to do so. the current situation harks back to an era several hundred million years ago, when the land-mass of the earth was in many places dominated by un-naturally large and ugly reptiles, known as saurians.
the wysiwygian dichotomy is by no means absolute, as a considerable degree of institutional hybridization has occurred over time. moreover the positive wysiwygs , whose legitimate goal it to tellurize the positive currents of human social and creative evolution, are constantly subject to seduction, blackmail, extortion and infiltration by agents of the pseudo institutions and the negative wysiwygs.
although, as just explained, there is an inevitably fuzzy boundary between the two main branches of the genus wysiwyg, all genuine investigators have found it useful to use the term diabolic* to refer to the amalgamated class formed through a symbiotic-type relationship between the pseudo institutions and the negative wysiwygs. (parasitismus mutualis)
*the basis of this terminology is in certain passages of the gospel.
the institution of espionage is interesting in respect of the pseudo/wywsiwyg dichotomy, because it has a foot in both camps.
in connection with espionage it is worth mentioning another specialised genus – the crypto-institutions, whose main role, apart from espionage, will explained later. (from the Greek κρύπτω = i conceal)
espionage has a very easy mutual relationship with crypto institutions, whilst one of its minor functions is to infiltrate the positive wysiwygs wherever it can.
the nature of a postive wysiwyg give it an innate protection which ultimately is very powerful, since its basis lies in the nature of reality and the creative, sustaining godhead which is the absolute centre from which all ‘realities’ are emanations.
for example it would be difficult for most spies, however good was their tradecraft, to use the cover of posing as a highly creative mathematician or a poetic genius. the artistic positive institutions are more vulnerable, due to their resource-dependence on pseudo-institutions, together with that mental instability and narcissism which all too often is a burden of the creatively gifted in our somewhat deformed society. any writer, for example, naturally wishes to be published, and most are not averse to receiving awards or other forms of official recognition. the subversion of the arts by party-sponsored mediocrities and the mumbo-jumbo of pseudo-political ideology, was particularly noteworthy in the communistic societies of the 20th century.
the very ancient institution of espionage is a very special case, and may conveniently be labelled a gödelian institution (after Kurt Gödel** 1906-1978 - a mathematician who proved that no set of mathematical axioms is powerful enough to yield a valid demonstration of its own consistency – i.e. no system of mathematics can prove that is it not self-contradictory).
characteristics of institutions composing the diabolic ascendancy
the pseudo institution genus, within the context of its diabolic symbioses with negative wysiwygs, is the apex predator in the ecological system within which the institutions have evolved. this ecosystem is subsystem of a larger system known as the anthroposphere, which in turn is belongs to the still larger ecosystem sometimes called the terrestrial, or planetary, biosphere.
the pseudo institutions and the negative wysiwyg institutions. have several easily identifiable anatomical features which differentiate them from other institutions.
they are authoritarian in nature, and manifest as pyramidal power-structures.
they function through coercion.
they appropriate to themselves the right to be the arbiters of “reality” within their ordained sphere of influence. whilst token opposition is sustained for propaganda purposes, anyone who seriously questions or opposes the officially-sanctioned pseudo-reality will rapidly find themselves deprived of the means of publicly disseminating their ideas.
those in the top echelons of the pyramidal power structures form a self-serving elite which appropriates to itself many special privileges.
the great majority of members of a pseudo-institution, forming the base of the pyramid, are effectively duped by the powerfully-promoted false image which a pseudo-institution projects in order to mask its real aims and to ‘justify’ its existence and structure in the social order.
the principal motives of the power structures are to perpetuate the pseudo- institution, to maintain, adapt and elaborate its protective pseudo-ideology, and to consolidate or increase the degree of wider social power that it is allocated, not least, the perks and privileges of the upper echelon, which include various degrees of immunity from prosecution.
the members of the power-elite of a pseudo institution are nearly all unscrupulous, mendacious and hypocritical, because people with these characteristics are (a) better placed to rise up the greasy pole towards the top echelons (b) more useful in realizing the agenda of the institutions. it is generally suggested, though evidence needs to be carefully sifted, that amongst their number there is an unusually high incidence of psychopathy, sociopathy, and depraved, un-natural or excessive lusts. there is also an abnormally high frequency of people of Khazarian ancestry at the top level of many of the diabolic institutions. this is worth noting because for cultural-historical reasons the Khazarians and their talmudic allies have their own crypto-institution, which interpenetrates but is not identical with its freemasonic offspring. to compare and contrast contemporary Khazarian influence with that of the Jesuit order within the previous Roman Catholic ascendancy would be of interest, but would be too much of a digression in the context of this brief introductory survey.
as a counterbalance to the natural disloyalty of the unscrupulous, which would weaken the pseudo institution through centrifugal forces, two measures are necessary to ensure very rigorous preservation of pseudo institutional solidarity. the first is in part symbolic or theatrical – within a ritualistic context (secret for obvious reasons) a candidate for office must swear an oath of allegiance to the institution – such oaths abrogate and over-ride all other loyalties – e.g. loyalty to one’s country – and breaking of the oath is sanctioned with the threat of some dire punishment. at the very least oath-breakers, if discovered, will be excomunicated and all their privileges rescinded. to materialistic people this deprivation of privilege is already a dire punishment. secondly a candidate must have a shameful secret – some repulsive act or habit which is repugnant to human decency and morality, and which, if it were generally known, would be of devastating consequence to the lifestyle of the candidate (financial ruin, social disgrace, prosecution and imprisonment etc.). this secret must be validated by incontrovertible evidence – photographs, audio recordings, signed affidavits…which remain in the possession of the Guardians of the Inner Sanctum of the pseudo institution, and which constitute the ultimate sanction for controlling the actions and public speech of members of the institutional elites.
rather than have separate mechanisms to fulfil this crucial cohesive function within each individual diabolic institution, it has proved much more economical and effective to recruit the services of other specialised institutions.
these specialised institutions form a separate genus, which may be called crypto-institutions, of which freemasonry is the best-known example.
the functionality of the cypto-institutions is to permit, beneath a cloak of secrecy, acquaintance between, and a circulation and diffusion of ideas and agendas amongst, the power-elites of the various diabolic institutions.
there has naturally developed, through this diabolic symbiosis of negative wysiwigs and pseudo-institutions, a common agenda: to preserve, collectively, their dominant, controlling position in the sub-ecology. this facilitates fulfilment of the individual agendas of the separate diabolic agencies, which, as already pointed out, are principally defined by the greed and lust of their elites, and their creation, through wars and other means, of mass human sacrifices.
despite the inadequacy of the aforegoing analysis i feel i have said sufficient to share my obscure intuitions on a subject whose deeper outlines, for me at least, still remain shrouded in mystery
despite my lamentable ignorance, i hope this brief essay on institutional taxonomy will be of some interest. i would be happy to learn of any places where my argument is faulty, unclear, or simply mistaken. i would be equally contented if some revised version of my inadequate schema, might be corrected and elaborated, and expressed in more readily comprehensible language, as an educational tool which might assist our co-humans amongst the younger generation to more rapidly assimilate the basic principles of veridical sociology.
**Godel’s views on religion are of interest, yet not widely known. according to the redoubtable wikipedia:
Gödel was a convinced theist. He rejected the notion of others (e.g. his friend Albert Einstein) that God was impersonal.
He believed firmly in an afterlife, stating: Of course this supposes that there are many relationships which today’s science and received wisdom haven’t any inkling of. But I am convinced of the afterlife, independently of any theology. It is possible today to perceive, by pure reasoning that it is entirely consistent with known facts. If the world is rationally constructed and has meaning, then there must be such a thing as an afterlife.
In an unmailed answer to a questionnaire, Gödel described his religion as “baptized Lutheran (but not member of any religious congregation)”. My belief is theistic, not pantheistic, following Leibniz rather than Spinoza. He said about Islam: I like Islam: it is a consistent, or consequential, idea of religion and open-minded.
the following anecdote about Gödel’s application for US citizenship is rather better known that his views on religion, but is worthy of note, given his status as the principal logician of the twentieth century:
(also from Wikipedia)
On December 5, 1947, Einstein and Morgenstern accompanied Gödel to his U.S. citizenship exam, where they acted as witnesses. Gödel had confided in them that he had discovered an inconsistency in the U.S. Constitution, one that would allow the U.S. to become a dictatorship. Einstein and Morgenstern were concerned that their friend’s unpredictable behavior might jeopardize his chances. Fortunately, the judge turned out to be Phillip Forman. Forman knew Einstein and had administered the oath at Einstein’s own citizenship hearing. Everything went smoothly until Forman happened to ask Gödel if he thought a dictatorship like the Nazi regime could happen in the U.S. Gödel then started to explain his discovery to Forman. Forman understood what was going on, cut Gödel off, and moved the hearing on to other questions and a routine conclusion.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld