When folks claim that Humanity is a harmful species I remember this ... bully any species, and dysfunctional behavioural dynamics will present.
Institutional Bullying is a culture, an experientially learned behaviour set, with a reactionary tendency to justify behaviour, rationalise harms caused in order to avoid accountability and thus maintain status.
If a bully builds a social structure, that process will Institutionalise the bullying.
Kings to parents. Same dynamic. Different scale.
Thus internalisation and projection form a large part of the behaviour.
The adult projects (religion, ideology, unresolved feelings) onto the child, the child internalises that experience to 'fit in'...because they have no other choice, because their bodies and behaviour is developing all the time.. learning through direct enviornmental experience, wordlessly.
Do not conflate Capitalism with Trade.
Capitalism is about the concentrated power of Capital, aka Wealth, as a political hegemony, as a Ruling Ideology. Communism was the same thing, just a different season.
Concentrated Power, as we know it, is a bully dynamic.
Here's a thought experiment - take all the bullying out of Capitalism, what is left?
The same question works with Islam, Christianity, Judaism, NeoLiberalism, Socialism, Communism...
There is no 'British People' as a thing, only as an abstract.
The 'British People' is a bunch of individuals and families who happen to be living in Britain.
Some people will have internalised Britishness. They will have internalised The Flag, the Monarchy, British History.
They THINK they are part of the thing that does not exist - 'The British People', because it is an abstract, a concept posing as an adjective, a noun..
There are no Irish, no Welsh, no Scots, no American 'People' as a thing.
Think about it.
The Soveriegn State is not some immutable, inevitable law unto itself, that can be imposed on those who just happen to live there - it is an out-dated mechanism of conquest.
When the ordinary tax payer who funds government directs policy, then we will have the beginnings of a State of sovereigns..
Taking back control: from the perspective of the UK must mean indicting Tony Blair and all others who enabled the Invasion of Iraq; likewise in the USA. Everything else is ceding control to the bullies.
If you do not understand this, then that is that.
"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"
Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.