Sunday, 29 December 2019

Keep Corbyn at the forefront!




I think Labour ought to vote to stick with JC, and not merely to to spite the Mefia.

"I think the media are leading the Labour membership along a merry grooming operation - it;'s none of their business, it is the business of the Labour Party Membership.

The opinions of people and organisations who have bullied Jeremy Corbyn in print and broadcast, over the past 4 years, on any of this are just more propaganda and bullying. There is something deeply wrong here.

Standing up to bullying.

Furthermore, and importantly, I think it would be standing up to the bullies and grooming gangsters to say NO!

"Jeremy is correct, honest and totally a worthy Prime Minister, and we will not let you lot bully him or us: we are retaining Jeremy as Leader."

The Bullies have always wanted Corbyn to go.

Are you so readily going to give them that satisfaction?"

Continuity. Matters.

Putting this in another way, I would describe the situation as the following:

If A is part of an extended family, and A spreads lies and misleading statements and slander about a cousin B in order to get the rest of the family to hate on that cousin B, that is an abusive psychological assault.

It is defined in Domestic Abuse law as a criminal offence.

Corbyn is the cousin B, the extended family is all of us, the Establishment, and their operatives are A.

The abusers are the microtargeters, the Mefia and others who push emotionally potent trigger material, lies, misleading statements etc towards studied and identified vulnerablities across specific demographics to exploit targetted groups across the population to 'sell' a political meme, product to ideology....

This is the easiest way to explain what is happening.

This is abuse, straight up. 

Deliberate emotional abuse.

Persistence, determination and community based work matter, deeply.

Jeremy Corbyns election to Leadership of Labour came as a shock to the British political status quo. That was never meant to happen. It did.

And lots of people joined and re-join Labour because they felt the possibility of an honesty in politics that might move matters towards a more peace oriented future.

The youth movement have transformed UK politics, supported by millions of elders - the vast majority of whom vehemently oppose all the UKS wars and humanitarian inteerventions, the generation of the Invasion of Iraq, privatisation of social care, Austerity etc...

They have thrown down a guantlet of honesty without stooping to dishonesty, deliberate triggering, or emotional manipulation, by designing policies informed by the people they will most affect.

The policy manifesto that Labour set out was adequately costed.

It was grounded on sound economics and a social duty of care, precisely because it was informed by the disabled, the vulnerable, the poor, the low income working poor, the families struggling with debt, the students struggling with debt, combat veterans, women in refuges, the issues on climate, environment and food safety and working conditions and rights.

The Tories had 'Get Brexit Done' and click bait policy headlines with no commitments, or costings, mere chaff in policy terms, and they had the micro-targeting of varied demographics with emotional triggering materials that exploit known and studied vulnerabilities, biases, prejudices and ignorances, in co-ordination with the sloganeering News Mefia smear campaigns such as targeting Corbyn as a Communist or Marxist or Anti-Semite or Terrorist Sympathiser.

These are all outright lies. Knowing misrepresentations designed to elict an emotive reaction that turns the target against Corbyn.

I have met random people across London, the so called liberal metropolis, who call Corbyn a 'Communist' in such hatred as they spit that word out. They had no evidence, just a printed opinion.

Hearts and Minds psychological operations - an entity created to disseminate material

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Statecraft

Cambridge Analytica, Lynton Crosby, The Institute for Statecraft, Facebook's refusal to police political 'advertisements' for misleading content, lies, etc... The way the News Mefia allowed liars to state their lies, without challenging them. The way talk radio allows people to repeat those lies, as if that formed a valid 'opinion'...

So we are all faced with well resourced organised global goading systems that have been quietly tested in elections across the global south,,,,

Leadership.

I think that Labour needs to move away from 'Leadership' invested in a person or an institutional singular role.

The people need spokespersons who have sat with them, talked, listened, heard the evidence, seen the evidence and who have designed policy that will meet those needs.

Take that to the Legislature. As a foundational dynamic.

Set up a spokesperson team, of able communicators, with superb critical thinking skills that can politely or robustly defuse attempts at manipulation, bullying, misleading as they happen and identify the behavioural tactic in real time. and then calmly proceed with the evidence based dialogue.

Defuse the attacks on a Leader, use them to bring the policy evidence to the fore.

Call out political bullying as a clinical practice protocol.

Let us state that Honesty is our ground upon which Justice will be built.

Sign the petitioon, link below, to register this position, if you agree with my take.

Honesty of the many, will tear down the Lies of the few.

That they can then join the many, and be at ease, finally among the family of humanity.

Or detained, humanely, where they can cause no further harm - we must have justice, rather than revenge, and I certainly do not want to cause harm anyone.

An Honest World is possible. You will need to be brave and determined, and acutley aware of how bullying really works.

https://www.change.org/p/labour-peers-vote-of-confidence-in-jeremy-corbyn

Kindest regards

Corneilius

"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.

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Don't You Dare Blame the Voters!


Emotions influence a huge part of our behaviour. 

Triggering other peoples emotions in order to exploit the other person is an assault, whether it is legally defined or not... if you do this in a relationship, it's abuse. 

If you do this socially, it is abuse.
 
Feelings carry information about how we are, our state of being.


 
It's about the quality of the lived experience. We call this qualitiative data. It cannot be 'measured', in can be observed, felt, recorded, described nonetheless. It is not something AI can relate to, ever.

Both our emotions and our feelings are also a beautiful intelligence, when they are integrated, at ease in the body of the person experiencing the emotion, the feeling, conveying qualitative information, that can be felt and empathised with, understood. A language without words. Sometimes sadness is not the dispair, or the loss, or the pain. It's more than these. Happiness too.

Vulnerability is part of our human evolutionary strength; our sensitivity is rooted in our intelligence, our brains imagining ability, that visual invention lab in the mind is the desing tool, and the task is to nurture love, and receive love as a social creature in a social context, with the materials to hand.

Emotions are rooted in our past experience and our present perceptions, they involve biological processes and body mind reactions that are also hormones, neural signal path-time, muscle tone, adrenaline levels, converted into extremely rapid, invisible and visible body mind changes which we ourselves do not really notice.

Until it's over, and we decide, yes, that is what I meant to do.

We know this is normal behaviour, fully conscious free will in total control is an illusion, the biology proves it.

We also know cultural or habituated behaviour is not genetically driven, culture is learned and we know that epigenetic reactions to trauma or epigenetic response to loving care can influence behaviour, down through generations.

Regular or chronic disruption to any body regulatory system habituates the person exposed, and this it alters behavioural dynamics incrementally, over time.

"repeat a lie often enough, with force, and it will be internalised as a truth."

Deliberatly triggering someone to elicit a reaction is a disruption generator.

Much of the disruption occurs below conscious control, in the autonomic systems, in the practiced habituations, in what we have learned accumulatively from repeated experience...one way or the other.

Therefore the target is to a very large degree defenceless if the targeter can refine the material with which the target is being triggered, without the target knowing this is happening.

Of course, wrap this in Marketing, and you are 'merely' doing business, growing the economy by selling products to a demographic, seeking the best hooks to maximise your potential capture rate... sounds inoccuous.

It's not.

Triggering other peoples emotions in order to exploit the other person is an assault. 

Period.

It is defined within Law covering Domestic Abuse, which is about relationships.

That is what is 'winning' the popularity contest the Corporate Media has made of Democratic Elections.

A population level case of psychological assault.

Political grooming gangs..... a previous piece.

If you want to know more about where this is coming from in greater detail, then this piece by Kitty Jones is superbly researched and will be of use.

https://politicsandinsights.org/2018/03/20/the-revelations-about-cambridge-analytica-indicate-clearly-that-western-governments-are-subverting-democracy/

"
The revelations about Cambridge Analytica indicate clearly that western governments are subverting democracy"

Don't you DARE blame the voters.

No.

Do not even mention the non voters... really.

They are innocent in all of this too.

And don't blame Corbyn either.

Cummings, he's accountable for all of this.

Lynton Crosby, the Marketing Industry, Integrity Initiative, Blair, Johnson, Trump and their psponors - and all the liars and all those who allowed them to lie often enough that millions of people internalised 'Corbyn is a Communist', 'Corbyn is a Terrorist' or and even 'Corbyn protected pedophiles' (probably just a few thousand people on that one... enough to shift a seat from Labour to Conservative where there is a small difference between their votes - Kensington was taken by Cons, from Labour, with a 250 vote 'majority'. The previous election with went the other way, with a 150 vote 'majority' for Labour. The Tories did not need to gain more votes, they needed to trigger the right numbers of people with emotional content to vote reactively.

Up to the neck in organised institutional micro-targeting of trigger materials, lies and dirty tricks.

We are all exposed.

The Marketing Industry abusing psychology to sell alcohol, bleach, guns, crisps, chocolate, sex toys, and anything else that can be made and sold by exploiting people's studied vulnerabilities.

It's utterly corrupt, and the Powerful have jumped on the tool provided, and have exposed a trail that describes the manipulating behaviour in greater detail than they realised, they were so cock-sure and self-congratulatory.... blatantly, do not blame other voters, do not shout at each other.

Remember when Syria ('The Assad Regime is a caricature) was accused of using chemical weapons?  The UN didn't find any evidence, whatsoever. Their research show background traces of Chlorine. The Media reported presence of Chlorine. Lies, repeated often enough, become internalised. That's why they lie all the time.... habituation.

https://tareqhaddad.com/2019/12/14/lies-newsweek-and-control-of-the-media-narrative-first-hand-account/

"Nothing I read however, came close to the dishonesty and deception I experienced while at Newsweek. Previously, I believed that not enough journalists questioned the government narrative sufficiently. I believed they failed to examine the facts with close enough attention and had not connected the dots as a handful of others had done.
No. The problem is far worse than that."

You know where to look. It's not just Facebook.

Here's how to 'fix' facebook.

Unless they introduce a restriction on triggering materials, and specifically real time micro targeting of political advertisements and election 'materials' disguised as mutliple grass roots entities that are merely webpages, and fronts.

Leave. They cannot function without us.

A day of none wuse will cost them.

A week will hurt them.

A month will close them down.

It's not highly likely, it is a possibility.
~
#NOLOGON


Kindest regards

Corneilius

"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.

Friday, 13 December 2019

meh! - election blues. no caps.


December 13th, a Friday, a UK General election, a result. Meh!
  
A moment in time, which will pass.  They all do. That is why chronic suffering is so intolerable, because it does not pass, it fluctuates. We are not designed for that.
 

And so..

The work continues.

It is so disheartening that so much solid work by decent people is being undone by public lies and propaganda. for such low rent goals.

A 67.2% turn out.

2.8 million students in higher education, accruing debt, as they are offered zero hours contracts and must pay rent to service older generations private wealth .

A third of UK adults of all ages, classes, genders and demographics have no interest in voting, largely because they sense a deep corruption which repells them, the feel a distance that is an abyss, and so they veer away. They do their best to get by, and they do their best to deal with what ever hierarchical circumstances throw at them.

I did.

Those who believe the pretence that the media is a genuine democratic actor vote for the system, every time. They take pride in voting.

I did.

The voters may make the mistake of choosing Left or Right in the belief that that position brings change, progress and improvement for themselves, automatically,

I did that too.

I have done all of that. I remember what it was like to be socially conditioned to 'think' along provided lines, not realising I was mostly repeating what I had been told to learn.

"Corbyn is a Communist!" No evidence, just a belief.

Those who are dedicated to others do more than vote; they work with others, they devote time to organise ways to help others, and they always vote for more humane policies if those are on offer, and they seek always to end war, poverty, misogyny. and abuse of power. They don't always vote. They frequently lobby on behalf of those they support in their work, they become advocates. They give because the need is there.

There are so many of you. Angels.

Exhausted Environmentalists, Collapsing Care and Nursing Staff, Struggling Teachers,  Volunteers, Food Banks an expanding 'market',  the 135,000 British children and their parents in Temporary Accomodation, the 14 million adults out of 49 million, 1/3rd of the adult population in low or no income, the disabled, the traumatised, the broken and vulnerable who are already dealing with chronic stress, pushed to further and further stress, leading to lethal outcomes caused by DELIBERATE inadequate support coupled with authoritarian sanction regimes and public humiliation via 'entertainment' media.

The 13,000 children abandoned when Kids Company was closed down in 2015. The spike in knife crime and the surge in gang activity that followed had nothing to do with that, of course.

Good work destroyed by lies.

Julian Assange dying by official neglect in a Jail Cell, falsely imprisoned, in solitary 23 hours daily, for reporting the honest truth.

Tony Blair and all the MPs who voted to wage war in Iraq and Afghanistan, all walking free, all drawing State Pensions.  The Tax Payer is rewarding every MP who voted for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan with a hefty cash award, until they die.

And who thinks Jeremy Corbyn is a problem?

Trump was elected. Chosen. And marketed, heavily by political grooming gangs.

Johnson was elected. Chosen. And again, marketed, heavily by political grooming gangs manipulating vulnerable people...

"Get me Roger Stone."

Dirty Tricks.

Why does a population of millions submit to the manipulations of a few tens of thousands of people, loosely organised as a ruling minority?

What Power did The Bible and a few prelates who ordained the King or Queen exercise in the Middle Ages?

It's hardly surprising that Lord of the Rings resonates with an ancient futility.  It ends well, albeit with a warning. It could so easily get worse again. Written within a culture that was profoundly warlike, an Imperial Culture with a 'glorious' History, soaked in blood. Epic.

We know The Hobbit is a fantasy.

Justin Beiber is a fantasy.

Jeremy Corbyn 'the reslover of all our problems' is also a fantasy, a caricature that denies the collective responsibility. No such person exists.


 It is also an allegory, a dream, an approved folk myth.

The movie version  however, co-opts that fantasy to sell-on (Value Added) a particular Abrahamic Fantasy.

That Fantasy is that you can beat Violent Hierarchy by Good Violence.

Avatar.

No such thing. They are the same thing.

Violence is not a fire to be fought with, using violence. That is a way of maintaining the fire at it's most destructive. Again, clever co-opting of the caricature maintains the status quo.

They could not co-opt Corbyn, so they had to manipulate, lie, deceive and bluster fully, totally supported by the News Media Corporations, large and small, 24/7 and convince enough vulnerable people that Corbyn is a 'communist', or an 'anti-semite' without reference to policy on either side.....they devoted inordinate resources to the task.

88 percent Misleading vs 0 per cent Misleading.

Jeremy Corbyn is politically way, way, way ahead of the mainstream of the British Political Class who unfortunately pretend to not understand the nature of War at all.

The British Establishment and all the political parties are unwilling to bring Blair to account. They will not let that happen. They oppose it.

As in they do understand it, of course they see it, and they pretend not to.

They fully know the crime they have committed.

Palestine, The Amazon, 'Australian' Aboriginal peoples, Iraqy, Libya, Syria, Yemen.

He's no Hobbit.

He is one of many people, across our society, who sees what the structure is. And we are largely people with little material power, until we organise.......

The workers in steaming factories took on owners with troops, and gave us so much.

That is why he wants to rein the oligarchs in, why he wants to abolish poverty, because that is what it will take, in practical terms, for the human people as organised groups, to start to seek ways towards behaviour that heals the violence.

The harm caused is intolerable.

That is what drives Jeremy Corbyn.

Human Kindness and Common Sense as a policy advisor.

It is disheartening to look and see the kind of society this really is. 

He did that a long time ago.

Without understanding, it appears terrifying.

Understanding it is far, far more terrifying.

And yet, it is absolutely necessary, to look into this abyss because we really do need to understand, to know, forensically, what it is.

To be radical does not mean anything other than to go to the roots of any given problem, honestly, and to apply our native human intelligence to resolve the problem. A bodge job will not do.

Those who break things are not radical.

Those who build, can chose to take a radical approach.

If they do so then they move from radical to rooted.

If propaganda and lies can inform so many people's decisions, especially when we can access accurate information at will, then we have to understand that, absolutely we have to know what this is, and then design a solution.

My opinion about any particular propaganda is irrelevent.

My theories, likewise. Those might be starting point towards a discourse on social conditioning such that adults readily believe easily debunked lies, and that this afflicts all of us.

What are the facts about conditioning : how from within the womb, and from infancy onwards, growing up within a bully hierarchy system that is extremely violent will alter emergent behaviour and body biology, and not in ways that promote human biological health, rather most often in ways that we know cause degeneration across all bio-social-psychological physiologies...

Living in a bully setting causes more disease, illness, unhealthiness than any other factor.

We MUST understand social conditioning within a bully social system accurately if we are to resolve it - it's harsh work, to understand conditioning, not least because it WILL bring up our own conditioning for healing, in the process, and that is not easy work for anyone.

There is no magic self-help tip on this one.

No drug to bring you relief.

No workshop to balance this.

God cannot resolve this one. 
Faith will not touch it. 
It's not the work of any Guru either. 
----  that said there are people studying this issue with serious dedication, whose insight is valuable and reliable ---

Here's my brief outline.

In essence it resolves around attachment: how the interaction between infant and caregiver influences the brains development, how ANY chronic stress introduced and maintained over the caregiver will undermine that child's brains development, and it will afflict their behavioural homeostasis negatively in ways that will persist for life. In this culture, this Society, and in any culture or family, this is a life sentence imposed through no fault of either parent or child - poverty, war, famine, social disruption, indoctrination, violent hierarchy - these are all events of the civilised, almost unknown in egalitarian cultures.

These characteristics of the civilised alter all childrens lives, ever after.
 
For me it is kinda obvious that it has to be stated clearly that there is huge variety in how people respond or react to circumstance and events, and there are patterns we can observe across populations, and we have to be very careful to understand that no individual is the pattern.

Stereotypes cause harm. Lies cause harm.

At the individual level there is so much detail that surrounds their behaviour, that the pattern will never fit without blocking other data.

The population level pattern is a rough guide, policy demands more depth at the application level, the delivery level.

And the corporate and religious news media business is deliberate in keeping that detail away from the population that consumes it.

Here are some of those themes.

Trauma informed care.

Intergenerational Trauma Behaviour Alterations.

Bullying in Politics.

Victors Histories that dehumanise the victimised, either as a noble sacrifice or as a neccessary execution of a Devil, the ultimate enemy, all wrapped in pomp and sentiment.

Bibles, Torahs and Qurans as grooming tools.

Anti-Semitism.

Racism.

These are all languages of disease.

Humanity is not a disease; this culture that is dominating so much of Humanity is.

The Hierarchically Violent Industrial Militarised Competing Power Culture.

It afflicts almost every living group on Earth.

It's a lot of people, yes - it is not all Humanity, by a long shot.

Two different things, and thus we must learn about our Humanity in order to confront the culture that indoctrinates, that tells children what to think with a sanction reward dynamic at play.

Bullying little children.

Boris and Donald. What happened to you?

What happened to me?

What happened to you?

What happens?

"The psychology of any given family, community or society is revealed and perpetuated in how that family, community or society relates to and treats the most vulnerable - the infants and toddlers, the children, the pregnant, the vulnerable. Change that and you alter everything."

It cannot be expressed any clearer than that.

A healthy human psychology does not punish children, period.

Trying not to punish those adults who harm us is never going to be easy, and I think it's less about forgiveness than it is about revenge, which is merely contining the cycles, and that it really ought to be about prevention into the future.

To that end I would reccomend 'Behave' by Robert Sapolsky

What current verifiable scientific clinical and practical understanding of the biology of behaviour tells us about our behaviour. Evidence over theory.

Behave: it's a superbly written book, easy, fluid, a rich river of information, with dips into detail where needed. A solid reference work, it consitently rewards dipping into. Amazing. Critically important information that changes almost everything.



I would also suggest you peruse the work of Allan Schore on human brain development from conception through to  birth, infancy, toddler, child, youth, adult and onwards amd the importance of attachment as a biological stimulus to healthy brain development..



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0sKY86Qmzo













Kindest regards

Corneilius

"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.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Profit and Deceit - stripping it down to the bare essentials.

Redefining profit is a useful thought experiment.



"Of the top 20 region-sectors ranked by environmental impacts, none would be profitable if environmental costs were fully integrated. Ponder that for a moment: None of the world’s top industrial sectors would be profitable if they were paying their full freight. Zero."

None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use.


source : https://grist.org/business-technology/none-of-the-worlds-top-industries-would-be-profitable-if-they-paid-for-the-natural-capital-they-use/

In this article the author lays out some of the evidence that the institutionalised system of 'externalised costs' and the lack of proper regulation of industry is what 'creates' profits, rather than the efforts of workers, designers, inventors or investors or even consumers or even market share.

Western Industrial Activity is fundamentally unprofitable.

All of it, as it is currently operating, is a deceit. A vast rip-off.

Profit.

I want to start to look at this by redefining profit by putting the concept of 'profit' or 'excess to immediate need' in context as a living organism, a biological entity.

The very fact that I am alive and that I inhabit an environment that generates everything I truly need to live well - water, food, materials for shelter is a profit. I individually profit from the action of organisms that process materials that that I utilise. If I nurture all those processes, then I add to the nutrient levels, and I fit into the process.

The profit from the vast collective nurture of a habitat is a habitat full of living organisms whose individual and collective behaviour and action nurtures more life.   The profit is the whole, and it includes every individual participating in it.

Evolution can be contextualised as the progression of that dynamic, by organisms that learn from their changing environment by studying it. This is what bacteria and viruses and many small single celled creatures do - they meet changes in the environment, and work out ways to deal with those changes to maintain living well.


Living well is creating more nutrients for living processes, building that nutrient richness, cycle upon cycle, minute by minute, day by day, year on year, across millions and millions of years.

The excess, the spare that is produced, the output,  the material alteration and composted waste of all these living creatures digestion, plus their bodies when they died, all of this feeding other life processes, building up richness of nutrients in the soil and habitat.

These people in the image are among the remaining traces of indigenous pre-industrial egalitarian peoples, our ancestors who walked across the lands, and found the best places to thrive in.

These cultures existed and thrived cross the globe, many different language groups, a diversity cultures, sustained for many tens of thousands of years (Australian Aboriginals have a continued sustained diversity culture that is 60,000 years old) across diverse language and cultural groups, in almost every habitable place on Earth.

We know that these cultures were very aware of their habitats, highly attuned to local dynamics and variations, gather from direct experience and observation of hundreds of generations.

We know that most practised an informal perma-cultural food plant tending, as well as hunting and foraging, most often around their living spaces, and along their track ways - these were cultures of nurturant behaviour.

They were everywhere, and they were long standing cultures even before the emergence of Civilisation Hierarchy Cultures.

Healthy human behaviour.

The point here is about relationships, it is about how they are distorted by bullying within a culture,  and it is about the ensuing trauma and chronic stress that causes. 

Who pays the costs, and who takes the profit?

Who pays the costs of violent hierarchy?

Bullying is not healthy.

Hierarchy of Power and Status is not healthy human behaviour.

The peoples, hundreds of millions, billions of people, (there have been a total of 1 billion plus Australian Aboriginal lives since they emerged in Australia 60,000 years ago)  like those in the image above, peoples that have probably never known poverty until others came to turn their forests and rivers and plains in to an income stream.

Abundance is the mandate across biology, thriving abundance rather than frequent scarcity.

Everything profits.

Every living organism adds nutrient to the whole system, and all parts are connected.

The psychological difference between the Egalitarian Indigenous and the Hierarchical Civilised is that bullying and deceit is built into the Civilised Industrialised culture, in order to extract wealth which is the base of Power.

A different kind of profit.

So  let us move now,  from the forest and it's practical sharing ethic, to the urban civilisation and as we traverse, we remember to look again at what is profit, and what is theft.

Where is profit taken where harms caused remain unresolved?

Where is the thriving centre of the whole?

Welfare of all constituents is the primary defining characteristic in measuring  a true profit.

How the lived experience really is.

I suggest we re-define profit as being the totality outcome of any activity, set as all human activity is, in the shared commons. From raw extraction to production, consumption and disposal.

So what would be considered 'profit' in terms of urban civilisation infrastructure?


The profit from a national rail system is easy, cheap transport for the public which reduces the need for private cars. Plus the jobs it provides if the workers are respected, well paid and integrated into the management of the system as a social service. If it is efficient and allows people to stay connected, and people are happy using it, that too is the profit. It recycles all materials, runs on solar and other non extractive power generation systems so that it mitigates it's infrastructure costs over time.

The profit from a National Health System is healthy community and healed people, providing support where ill health occurs, with illness rates decreasing as healing skills and prevention advice advance, feeding into education and regulation systems to do more to prevent avoidable disease.

The profit in social care is the kindness of the care itself, the dignity and good humour of those who are vulnerable, to be safe, to feel cared for.  That being the case suggests the cost of appropriate training and the proper salary payment for service workers as a vocation should be prioritised, rather than management executive pay and shareholder dividend and 'market access'.

The profit from Nationalised Water is clean water, clean rivers, clean beaches, healthy wetlands.

No amount of money can replace or overprice the value of these human bio-logical social profits.

 Austerity is considered 'good for the Economy' but not without becoming psychopathic, and numbed out.

Anytime that profit is taken out of the NHS whilst people remain unhealthy and unable to access the best care that is theft.

Anytime whilst so many families are too poor to afford Organic Clean Whole food.

Anywhere there is toxicity that is not dealt with, from extraction through production and into usage and final disposal -

All that financial profit as dividend is theft, it is abuse, it is cruelty and criminal in nature and intent..

'The Profit' generated by any industry or business that causes pollution or harm, in any form, at any stage of production, use or disposal of product, is a deceit. Not all costs have been covered by the producer or consumer - others, all innocents. pay the price.



Remember that.


Polluting costs are paid, in the end, with our own degenerative disease and painful deaths, by our children's deformities and insecurities, their future environment set on a precipice through a systemic abuse of power, which leads to a  degraded, disrupted environment, a toxic habitat.

GDP is Deceit.

GDP is the bribe we pay for accepting that Bullies Rule.

"covering the symptoms, rather than curing or preventing the illness."

Strategic policy.

Not unique to any singled out State or Corporate power centre, rather States are an expression of Empire Logic or the Culture of Hierarchical Violence as normal.

Competing Powers is a culture, rather than The Human Condition... it's a sickness, a structured social pathology, an institutionalised bully logic.

Stupidity posing as clever is never intelligent.

Landing a human on the moon whilst bombing peasants in Vietnam is not a sign of progress or technological brilliance.

"The Profit generated by any industry or business that causes pollution or harm, in any form, at any stage of production, use or disposal of product, is a deceit. Not all costs have been covered by the producer or consumer - others, all innocents. pay the price."

War, Poverty, Racism, Misogyny, Power Disparity, Pollution.

These problems are all part of the Institutionalised Bully Culture behaviour dynamic.

Every hierarchy of violence and power is a Bully Culture.

Bully Culture is neither healthy nor natural - it is an unresolved traumatised psychology that has become institutionalised.

Bullies can only rule by violence or manipulation, never by genuine informed consent or choice.

How do healthy cultures become unhealthy cultures?

What happens to a culture to turn it from egalitarian co-operative to hierarchically violent?






Kindest regards

Corneilius

"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.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Remembering : All War is Child Abuse.

all war is child abuse


a poem for 1919 - 2019




It is also a song.


I try to 'remember' aware that I am placed within an historical context, a point between what has happened and what will happen, in the present, the place of happening, which is here and now.

I am aware I am here because so many organisms have lived, nurtured and died.

We are all here as a result of the evolution of  living systems.
 

And in this time, Remembrance Sunday in particular, I turn towards every ancestor ever murdered in warfare, every family bombed out of their home, every child shot in the back in flight, the terror, the pain, the loss, the grief, the disgust, the shame, the guilt, the denial, the survival, the hatred and so much else that has distorted human lives down through the wounded generations across the Earths lived in spaces, everywhere, for all time, the remembered and the forgotten.

All of that vast lived experience of terror, pain, shock, disgust.

It's a lot of peoples lives totally fucked up beyond all recognition.

It's real. It is not abstract.

I allow myself to begin to imagine the terror, the feeling, the sense of going through all of that, and I am already shattered, momentarily.  This is terrifying, when I really allow it in. It is also huge - an immense sadness, grief and dismay beyond all comprehension.

I am glad that I am only imagining, that for me this is a kind of mental and emotional thought feeling experiment.

I imagine that then multiplied million upon million fold, ordinary folk caught up in the wars of the powerful, as in WWI and WWII, the wars of colonial conquest, of indigenous annihilation.

The survivors PTSD interwoven with trying to make ends meet as a  slave, an indentured worker, a beggar, a low wage worker-labourer, a shopkeeper, a cobbler, a doctor, whatever.

I think about how that trauma and poverty 'informed' or conditioned all those lives of the centuries of warfare, and in relation to my own immediate ancestors in Ireland during the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s

Traumatised parents doing their best, yet passing on the woundedness, the loss, the behavioural dynamics on unresolved trauma.

I try to see through to the ripples of effect and affect. I try to see how all of that ripples through to today, how it afflicts the present, from 100 years ago and more, millennia of war fare.

15,000 years of Civilisation  and Warfare.

And the thing is this - go back 30,000 years or 60,000 years and we see very, very little evidence of any Monumental Institutional Culture, now evidence of any Hierarchy of Violence Culture.

Kings, Palaces, Pyramids all unknown.

We know that outside the areas of 'civilisation' the vast majority of sustained cultures were egalitarian cultures built for conflict resolution, de-escalation of aggression, carrying on trade.

We know that nomadic, migratory, pastoral, horticultural, fisher-hunter-gatherers in the large part maintained healthy attachment bonding between mother and child - social cultures where nurture is highly valued, more valued than power.

War is a culture, rather than a sequence of discrete events innate to human nature.

WWI cannot be studied within it's start and finish timelines and be understood.

It was another ripple in the culture of competing militarised industrialised states - the rights and wrongs of WWI are a gaslighting exercise. The issue is the culture of warfare as a political utility, which itself emerges from hierarchy of violence culture - God the wrathful, who loves you, The Murderous State that will punish you, the dominant all powerful parent.

Ending the warfare culture is the work of all honest, free adults.

Human Welfare is our business here, not Warfare. 

There was no sacrifice, nothing was won, the bland lies of polished brass, marching to order, wreaths and ceremony are in truth a private memorial attended by  some few loyal Survivors, co-opted by the Chiefs of Staff and their political masters for political advantage.

Let me clarify.

The people who lived through the combat and destruction have a fraternal duty and a human  need to remember, to bear witness to what happened, to grieve, to cry, to stand in stoic grace and to somehow integrate their experience, and be held, lovingly.

They also need full support to deal with their wounds, they deserve help in every possible way no questions asked. They rarely receive this because to acknowledge these wounds fully would be to expose the mythos of war as a sham.

And most of all they need the civilians to ensure that the politicians never, ever send future generations to go to war off shore.

I wear both poppies,  and none.

I cannot dismiss the survivors of warfare on any side, their wounds are real, and they are victimised by those who urge warfare, by those who glorify warfare in order to condition others to habituate to warfare.

"Peace is more than the absence of War." - Arandhuti Roy

War is only possible if a culture permits child abuse.

It requires an organisational effort to prepare children for the eventuality of  war.

Indoctrination is pretty central to the successful prosecution of warfare,and enforcement of conquest, and ought be understood as a grooming behaviour that has been institutionalised, weaponized and deployed, in effect if not always on concert.

All war is child abuse, child abuse is war.

The vast resources deflected away from nurturing happy healthy families, safe communities and thus functionally sound societies deprives every child of those societies, and is a form of indirect child abuse.

The training of youngsters to become combat troops, to become something that they can have no experience of; the deliberate, methodical organised killing of warfare, and it's disorganisation in the field.

They have to break the youngster and rebuild, re-condition and in effect brain wash that youngster as part of a group going through the same abusive training that it's their togetherness that matters, so they all push through, as a habit, as an emotional reaction.

This is typically done between age 16 and 22 whilst the frontal cortex of the brain is still developing, whilst the young persons brain is still vulnerable to adverse environmental influence.

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"probably the most important fact about genetics and culture is the delayed maturation of the frontal cortex—the genetic programming for the young frontal cortex to be freer from genes than other brain regions, to be sculpted instead by environment, to sop up cultural norms.

To hark back to a theme from the first pages of this book, it doesn’t take a particularly fancy brain to learn how to motorically, say, throw a punch.

But it takes a fancy, environmentally malleable frontal cortex to learn culture-specific rules about when it’s okay to throw punches.”


Robert M. Sapolsky, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst




Talking to children about Heaven and Hell is terrorism, if you can see it honestly, for what it is, without judgement, as a anti-biological cultural behaviour pattern.

To insert into the child's mind the existential fear of his or her own 'soul', or 'self' based on a fable through reward/sanction behaviour modification dynamics that internalise the external values into the child so that the child believes those values to be his or her own.

Terror, fear and Hope.

Look at it that way and then the behaviour can be addressed.

It's again the pattern of intruding into the child's psyche.

Colonialism.

"We do not need to shape our children, rather we need to respond to who they are."

The fear the child will not choose the Religion or System on their own is great, and is a reflection of the insecurity of all dogma, all doctrine, all religious zeal and practice.

Same thing, different appearance.

Healthy people do not go to war.

And so it goes..

The culture routinely, and understandably, ignores the meaning of the harms caused - we avoid the intensity and intimacy of each act of violence, each death moment is masked out.

They lost their lives is uttered rather than they were murdered for political power.

Yet each thing like that existed, and they continue to exist, and there is no balance, no resolution to that death. We cannot claw back the life that has been utterly destroyed.

Thus the historians and school masters utter numbers, statistics, miles gained or lost, and they  speak of generals, and heroes, and the villages in between are invisible - the deaths are less than notable.

Just numbers. Just numb.

And so the war habituated people will quote such information in repetition, having 'learned' the official narrative, euphemism to mask the immensity of individual suffering, repeated in unspeakable intensity, by the millions, re-presented as historical sentiment  via caricature that brings tears to the eyes, the emotions of national sacrifice so carefully tended.

That's a big ask to feel into that immense well of pain, grief, desperation, it's so much easier to take the heroic stance.

But we need to feel into that to really understand why in a fully embodied sense we must cease our states engaging in warfare.

Hence my latest release* - All War is Child Abuse.

*See and hear above!

My argument is simple.

The indoctrination that is central to the prosecution of War is child abuse.

Organised, Institutional invasive psychological grooming to exploit that child-adult for violent political activism - that's what soldiers are.

They are the tactical violent utility of the ruling class.

They wage war for political masters.

The waste of materials and wealth and human time, from extraction industries, to weapons makers, then the destruction wrought by warfare consumables 'market' - all of it is global child abuse.

I get that many millions of folk have lived experience of this in ways i do not, in ways I would never want to experience and that I am not 'expert' here...

I am looking at all the elements and I find nothing that exists that balances the harms experienced.

Nothing.

Nothing in war that I would 'endure' to serve Humanity. Nothing I would ask any other to bear to 'save' Humanity...

It's bullshit to claim there is glory, goodness, heroism, sacrifice in war - those are all after the fact rationalisations or pre-fight fantasies.

The exploitation of the hyper-adrenalenised traumatised wounded survivors trying to make sense of it all.

Nobody wins war.


As I understand it 'losses' in war are in fact the numbers of people murdered by a system of power, be they troop or civilian, adult or child, volunteer or conscript.

Murders, not losses.

Losses to the organising agencies, whose concern with numbers of troops is rather obvious.

To go after troops who murdered people in Iraq and to avoid going after the men who organised and funded and prosecuted an invasion and war against another state?

That is an appalling act of deliberate hypocrisy, because that failure to indict known War Criminals is part of what enables War Makers to get away with it. They never go to jail.

Colonialism and Conquest.

I find it  appalling that the majority of Europeans cannot 'see' what Colonialism really costed, and still costs,

How can they not understand that a cruel dynamic generated the wealth and status we Europeans now stand on, which we were born into,

I find it appalling that we British are not strong enough to arrest our White European Christian War Criminals.

Blair is free and that indicts the entire Western European polity, straight up.

Bush is free, and that indicts the entire Industrial World. Straight up.

I say this - We remember and we must prevent or it is just nostalgia and cover-up, which is very, very stinky evil.

Go on, then, televise and broadcast the old men of 'yesterdays wars' tearing up, the young men in fresh uniform, the disabled veterans, the bugle, the wind, the seriousness of the moment, the standing, lots of standing.

But if they go to war tomorrow, if we allow our Government to go to war, if we permit venal men and women to fund covert warfare, to supply active combatants in illegal Wars, in effect spreading violence, then it's just a load of political grooming gangsterism.

Just for the show.

It's not a good show.

Remember that as you go.

Remembrance.


Kindest regards

Corneilius

"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.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Institutionalised Racism: an origins story - Education matters.

Racism is an invention. That's the first thing I would like my  readers to understand about Racism.

Racism is not a personal flaw. It is much, much more than that. That's the second aspect  my readers ought to understand. It's easy to caricature the racist, to be dismissive. That misses the point.

Racism is a cultural artefact. 

Racism is a device, Racism is a tool. Racism is a weapon, designed to break asunder the potential of human solidarity across the group of people, all workers, oppressed in different manner, by the same hierarchically violent rulers.

Racists are being utilised. Their bodies and minds are instrumentalised by others, who wield much more power than any ordinary person ever can. The rage of the ordinary Racist is lateral violence, and it does not resolve their problems, it only exacerbates them.

Racism is not a natural phenomenon.


"The working population in late-17th Century Virginia was quite diverse, including white indentured servants, black and Native American slaves, and free whites who had completed their term of service. Outnumbered, plantation owners grew increasingly fearful of threats to their political control. In particular, there was the danger of a cooperative insurrection among the various working demogrpahics.

The solution was to divide and conquer. Through new laws passed by the Virginia assembly, plantation owners consciously encouraged racial hatred between blacks and poor whites."
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2017/08/15/when-white-supremacy-came-to-virginia/

A superb historical exploration can be found in the two books The Invention of The White Race by Theodore W Allen.

"When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no “white” people there. Nor, according to colonial records, would there be for another sixty years. In this seminal two-volume work, The Invention of the White Race, Theodore W. Allen tells the story of how America’s ruling classes created the category of the “white race” as a means of social control. Since that early invention, white privileges have enforced the myth of racial superiority, and that fact has been central to maintaining ruling-class domination over ordinary working people of all colors throughout American history.
Volume I draws lessons from Irish history, comparing British rule in Ireland with the “white” oppression of Native Americans and African Americans. Allen details how Irish immigrants fleeing persecution learned to spread racial oppression in their adoptive country as part of white America.
Since publication in the mid-nineties, The Invention of the White Race has become indispensable in debates on the origins of racial oppression in America. In this updated edition, scholar Jeffrey B. Perry provides a new introduction, a short biography of the author and a study guide."

Here is a useful website to use as a resource.
Healthy Behaviour.

Healthy human behaviour, on the other hand, is a social, psychological, emotional and material biological reality.

It is a real and natural phenomenon, a fundamental continuum. Every species presents with health behavioural dynamics that support the individual and the collective, that tend to tie into nurturing their habitat rather than toxifying  or undermining their habitat. One could say that healthy behaviour is mandated for all species.

We humans are social creatures, a social species. Healthy behaviour is very much part of our 'nature'. Healthy behaviour is a real baseline for humans to thrive.

Sadly, unhealthy behaviour is also real.

What we rarely see is bullying as part of any thriving social species - whilst we do see it in stressed primates, in parts of Africa, we tend to see it less among primates in Bhutan, or the deeper parts of the Amazon, where their populations are not so stressed.

Both dynamics - healthy and unhealthy - have causation at their root. Both are learned. The healthier the situation of the society, then the healthier the general behavioural dynamic will be of those who form that society. Behaviour has roots, there are reasons and there causes for behaviour.

Family, community and society matter hugely in terms of the environment they set for learning how to be fully human.

Healthy behaviour is learned.

From the womb, and from the mothers arms, from the actions of early carers onward, behaviour is learned by example, by feed back, by mirroring .We learn how to walk, how to talk, how regulate our emotions, how respond to others through seeing and experiencing others doing those things. That is what mirror neurons are about.

We learn how to connect, how to resolve conflict, how to meet our needs through direct experience of being connected, through having our needs met, through developing the skills to meet our own needs over time, and through meeting the needs of those around us to what ever degree we can. Our basic setting is one of trust, and the egalitarian mode of social organisation is our most ancient, and that setting is the one we are most perfectly evolved for - our sensitivity, our warmth, our loving all speak to this.

We are learning all the time. We learn how to live. We are born vulnerable, inexperienced yet exquisitely sensitive and therefore we must learn how to live, we must learn how to be and we need to do that learning in safety, within a loving environment, where we are protected and nurtured until we are resilient enough to cope with what the natural world presents, as co-operating, connected human beings. Children want to be helpful to those who treat them with respect and love. Children have an innate desire to contribute, in response to the love they are showered with, and to do that they have to learn how to live, how to co-operate, how to master themselves and the skills they need to thrive.

Hierarchies of Violence are inventions, they are cultural structures, born of traumatised societal, social and individual behaviours that remain unresolved, unhealed. The healthy group of humans is loving, attentive, creative, intelligent, curious and they co-operate because they value each other.

There is no Racist gene code. There is no empathy gene either. There is no kindness gene. There is no 'Warrior Gene' and we know that there is no genetically determined propensity for violence. There is no biological a priori bully disposition. All of these behaviours are learned

Genes and behaviour.

“The brain is heavily influenced by genes. But from birth through young adulthood, the part of the human brain that most defines us (frontal cortex) is less a product of the genes with which you started life than of what life has thrown at you. Because it is the least constrained by genes and most sculpted by experience. This must be so, to be the supremely complex social species that we are. Ironically, it seems that the genetic program of human brain development has evolved to, as much as possible, free the frontal cortex from genes.”

― Robert M. Sapolsky, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

There are no genetic components to Hierarchy of power.  Socio-economic status is cultural rather than genetic.  There is no genetic component for the propensity towards creating and using artificial power disparities. All of this is learned.

Much of it is taught, for that is the nature of a violent culture - the children of that kind of culture will be taught that violence can be rationalised, that some are entitled to utilise violence to maintain their status and position, and they will be habituated to that rationale as part of their education, formal and informal.

All people - you, me, Donald J Trump, Harold Shipman, Boris Johnson, Martin Luther King, Hitler, Mao, your mother, your father, your siblings, your friends and lovers were, and are born, ready to learn to be decent. But we need the experience of decent parents, we all need a decent family and a decent society, and a healthy culture  within which to learn and develop those qualities.

Most of us live decently as we can, given whatever circumstances we are born into, circumstances not of our making. Even within a bully culture, bullies are not the majority. That is an amazing fact. Consider what this means, that even within the bully cultures, the majority of people are not bullies. That speaks to something in our 'nature' that leans towards the pro-social qualities. It speaks to our sensitivity as a form of balance making.

Trump and Johnson cannot be held responsible for their parents, or for the society into which they were born. Their responsibility emerges later in life, as they become adults, to some degree aware of their actions, observant of the consequences, and dealing with or denying their roles in outcomes of their behaviour, adverse or benign.

Bullying.

Bullying is quite obviously not a healthy behavioural dynamic, it clearly undermines the social aspect of our nature as a species. Bullying is a profoundly un-cooperative, disruptive, stress inducing behaviour. It is not a useful behaviour for a thriving family, community or society.

This is revealed by the fact that bullies must use force or guile or deceit to maintain their ability to exercise power in their 'interests' at whatever level of social influence they operate within, be they the school bully or the King, the Prime Minster, the President, the Policeman, the Priest, the abusive dominating family member, the abusive spouse or partner must manipulate the other partner to maintain the 'relationship'.

Racism is bullying.

Racism is bullying, with a false logic rationalisation to prop it up. Misogyny is bullying, with a false logic rationalisation to prop it up.

Bullying behaviour is more common place within cultures of hierarchy and violence. The trickle down effect of abuse of power afflicts the entire society. This is easy to understand. Think of a family where one of the parents is a bully, and how that might affect the behaviour of the other members of the family.

Guile, Deceit and Racism.

Racism was invented as a tool of social control and conquest - it was specifically designed at an exact time and place, as a legalised tool with which to divide various oppressed groups, It was invented and institutionalised within the American Colonial system, and it was also utilised to enable expansion by violent conquest into the pre-existing cultures of Native 'America', to underpin and underwrite the Christianisation of their natural ranges and land tenures as a good thing.




Racism is all invention, artifice, falsehood. It does not come naturally, at all. In spite of various pseudo-scientific claims to the contrary.

The many explanations for othering founded on 'survival' and competition and in group/out group as an evolutionary development of the human species are, in my view, the psychological projections of the bully culture.

Rationalise cruelty.

Make it seem normal. Habituate by exposure.

We humans are self organising social beings as a species,  and our health/disease profile suggests no adaptive biological mechanisms exist to adapt to chronic trauma, to war fare, to socio-economic status, bullying or poverty.

We become sickened, diseased and unwell under all those stressors: very, very ill indeed. Our bodies are not designed to be so stressed, and though they are resilient, and we can and do survive severe abuse, we do not thrive under such conditions.

The bully system must teach it's children that its lies are truths, and it must mask the truth at every turn.

And a very large part of the problem of Racism and xenophobia lies within various forms of social conditioning: all of that which influences what adults say and do in their relations with each other and with children, formally and informally. How the bully family relates to and treats the children, what the bully culture does to children to prepare them for the world they are to participate in: it is the same dynamic, scaled up.

If the bully culture taught an honest history, it would cease to be a bully society. If our Education systems told the truth about the effects of power upon the lives of the ordinary folk, the oppressed, the poor, the civilians caught in the cross fire of history, then the establishment would not be able to recruit willing participants, it would not be able to convince the grass roots emerging generations of youth to carry on the system. It must teach lies and it must habituate each generation to those lies.

In these days, the internet has posed the power centers a serious problem - a generation of youth who can self educate, who are curious, interested, smart are learning the truth, independently of the education systems.  There is a push back by the 'alt-right' movement in reaction to that.

Honesty undermines oppression.

What honestly happened, and what honestly happens, transparency rather than interpretation, is how to make sense of history. Education needs to be honest to be a genuine education - if it is dishonest in any way, it becomes indoctrination. The liar wants the target to think a certain way, the lie is telling the target what to think.

Evidence always speaks for itself, and evidence puts opinion in it's place.

Nobody wins any war, precisely because warfare is a culture: a cultural process activated by human agency, all wars occur within the dynamic of competing (militarised industrialised states) power groups as a cultural continuum.

Looking at who started the 100 Years War, or WWI, or WWII, or The Iraq War or who 'won' those wars is a futile exercise, because the cultural dynamic, the continuum that each of those wars exists within can be traced back to ancient Greece, and further back. European cultures, and others, have been engaging in war as a socio-economic and political tool for thousands of years. They still do.

Racism is a tool, a utility, a war strategy.

So let us look at how and why Racism was invented, and how it was promoted.

Indentured servitude appeared in Virginia by 1620. Initially a device used to transport European workers to the New World, over time servitude dwindled as black slavery grew in importance in the British colonies.




"The Jacobean playwright Thomas Middleton invented the concept of ‘white people’ on 29 October 1613, the date that his play The Triumphs of Truth was first performed. 

The phrase was first uttered by the character of an African king who looks out upon an English audience and declares:

 ‘I see amazement set upon the faces/Of these white people, wond’rings and strange gazes.’

As far as I, and others, have been able to tell, Middleton’s play is the earliest printed example of a European author referring to fellow Europeans as ‘white people’.
 

A year later, the English commoner John Rolfe of Jamestown in Virginia took as his bride an Algonquin princess named Matoaka, whom we call Pocahontas.

The literary critic Christopher Hodgkins reports that King James I was ‘at first perturbed when he learned of the marriage’.

But this was not out of fear of miscegenation: James’s reluctance, Hodgkins explained, was because ‘Rolfe, a commoner, had without his sovereign’s permission wed the daughter of a foreign prince.’ King James was not worried about the pollution of Rolfe’s line; he was worried about the pollution of Matoaka’s.!


Both examples might seem surprising to contemporary readers, but they serve to prove the historian Nell Irvin Painter’s reminder in The History of White People (2010) that ‘race is an idea, not a fact’.

Source :https://aeon.co/ideas/how-white-people-were-invented-by-a-playwright-in-1613

From this we can see that the rulers of one culture were prepared to acknowledge the rulers of another culture as equally elite, superior to the common person over whom they ruled.

That said, both groups in this example misread the other as equivalents, when they were certainly not equivalent - King James was an absolute Ruler, whose position was ordained by God, the Algonquin culture had no such custom. Theirs was a federated deliberative democracy, and their leaders were spokespersons, rather than absolute rulers. The community governed itself.

So there we have the earliest recorded references to Whiteness as a distinction. Before that distinctions were made, but more by religion or culture or language than by skin tone.

Skin-colour Racism was institutionalised in the the 13 Colonies of North America, during the latter 1600s, as a political and economic utility, designed to undermine solidarity across oppressed groups within the Colonial dynamic. 

A 'Brexit-style' campaign of deliberate political grooming.

"The Virginians legislated a new class of people into existence: the whites. They gave the whites certain rights, and took other rights from blacks. White, as a language of race, appears in Virginia around the 1680s, and seems to first appear in Virginia law in 1691. And thus whiteness, and to a degree as well blackness, was born in the mind of America."

source :


https://medium.com/message/how-white-people-got-made-6eeb076ade42 - How White People got Made

and

"
Smith's conclusion is supported by a more recent study of servants in seventeenth-century Maryland, where it was found that the first batches of servants became landowners and politically active in the colony, but by the second half of the century more than half the servants, even after ten years of freedom, remained landless.

Servants became tenants, providing cheap labor for the large planters both during and after their servitude.


It seems quite clear that class lines hardened through the colonial period; the distinction between rich and poor became sharper.

By 1700 there were fifty rich families in Virginia, with wealth equivalent to 50,000 pounds (a huge sum those days), who lived off the labor of black slaves and white servants, owned the plantations, sat on the governor's council, served as local magistrates.

In Maryland, the settlers were ruled by a proprietor whose right of total control over the colony had been granted by the English King. Between 1650 and 1689 there were five revolts against the proprietor."


https://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/zinncolorline.html  - The People's History of the United States, chapter 2 and 3.

-- so there you have it, Racism invented by a class of Northern European Christian Rulers as a means to divide the population over which they held power, in order to dilute the numbers of potential alliances among that group that might unite and rebel.


Racism as a defence of the establishment.

"The first recorded slave revolt in the United States happened in Gloucester, Virginia, in 1663, an event involving white indentured servants as well as black slaves. In 1672, there were reports of fugitive slaves forming groups to harass plantation owners."

Those over whom they had power included black and white free people, men and women who were landowners, small business people, farmers, merchants, artisans and labourers, slaves and the native peoples.

This was a time when the owners of the plantations, and urban land owners, the wealthy and influential people operated as a divinely appointed ruling class. The system was ordained by God.


"If this seems like a crazy way for people to behave, it’s important to think about what was believed about the natural order of things back in the 1600s.

Nowadays, we don’t really think about class as a thing that often, and certainly not a natural thing.

But when the concepts of white and black people were conceived, the idea of class was literally believed to be handed down from God.

Aristocracy flowed from the divine right of kings, and by their blood or elevation. The poor were poor because God so wished it.

Keeping peasants in line and using them to their fullest was what the aristocracy was for, and the tactics that accomplished this were considered wise stewardship. Sometimes that meant concessions, and sometimes divide and conquer, but as long as you didn’t have peasant rebellions, you were doing a good job.

This view of the world, never universal but powerful and prevalent, held on in one form or another for a very long time. It infected the views of British, Spanish, Dutch, and French imperial masters all over.

The powerful were those God had chosen, and those in their power were chosen by God to be of use. While fainter, this idea is so strong it still leaks into the modern era in places like the atheological ideas of Prosperity Christianity. In the frame of mind of aristocracy and a divinely ordained ruling class, such a plan to reorder people and make them pliant was understood to be a move of genius blessed by god and king, if it worked.

This plan worked, in fact it worked so well it became the blueprint for the next few centuries of colonization, revised and spread all over the world, even beyond the conception of white and black."

The Ruling class were a network of families and organisations, they were the institutionalized power of the colonies, in the sense of occupying and dominating Governance systems, as overlords of the economic and cultural organisation of life in the colonies. Each family that had risen to wealth and power over time, and in time the men that had inherited it formed a power center, they all knew each other, they intermarried around the edges of their family alliances. And those alliances were critical to the emergence of an elite who felt entitled to rule.

They were a devout, white Anglo Saxon protestant elite.

Their position was proof of Gods favour, God's World Order. The GWO.


They saw themselves as a series of co-operating dynasties, building a potential political and economic Empire, even then.  Manifest Destiny.

They had a problem. They were outnumbered. They could not trust in God alone to protect their interests.

They had troops, British regiments, loyal to the Crown, protecting them. They were a British Colony, they paid taxes to the British Crown, which was at least 12 weeks sailing round trip away. Getting more troops was difficult, and a lengthy process.


The American Revolution was still a century away in the future.

They did not have enough well equipped, well trained professional and loyal troops to cover their expanding territories.

Never enough, it would seem.

The owner class were outnumbered by slaves, indentured workers,convicts, free labourer, farmers, small land owners and other assorted working folk by a factor of many, many times and then there were the locals, the Native peoples. In terms of a numbers game, the owners were a vulnerable minority.

The Minority Rules 

The Colonial economy was based on taking land by force or scam, by importing labour to develop that land, using indentured workers and convicts, and then slaves, to do all the backbreaking work, so that cash crops could be planted and processed, and sent to Europe. Tobacco, Cotton, Sugar and others. It was backbreaking work, the living conditions were harsh and therefore the attrition rate of the workforce was high.

For that reason the Owners had to have a steady supply of indentured workers, who worked for a set number of years to pay off their sea fare and lodgings, or convicts who worked to pay off sentences and fines for petty offences, for periods of  5, 10, 15  years as labourers and some few as skilled workers.

17th Century 'interns'.

They needed compliant, cheap labour for everything from plantation work to building roads, infrastructure, housing, extracting raw materials, processing those into product, trading commodities, and of course, the potential of the workforce as consumers, as indentured workers earned their freedom, and gain plots of land to become a compliant lower middle class.

Some land owners had been taking on bonded labourers from West Africa, as well as Irish Slaves and English convicts, and English and European indentured skilled workers. Many of those black people, while they were badly treated, and lived effectively as slaves for the duration of their bond time, managed to survive their bonded time, and were freed and became homesteaders, labourers and artisans.

Once freed, those indentured or bonded workers were most often given a plot of land, some tools, feed, seed, basic shelter, some cash and let at it.

These suffering people had to go through quite a lot of pretty dreadful abuse, to eventually end up with land, and a chance for a better life - the American dream. They were, of course, very tough people.  Hardened, seasoned, robust.

They were most often given land on the edges of 'civilisation', and the buffer zone they created between native tenure and the European establishment became a regular friction point. Tension between the Native peoples and the new homesteaders was a constant theme.

That attrition rate for cheap labour was the impetus to start institutionalised slavery as a replacement source of cheap labour. Slavery was an answer to a cheap labour shortage. Freeing indentured workers to be a buffer was an answer to the tension at the fringes.

We are all in this together, sometimes.

The first case of African slaves in the Colonies is recorded as happening in 1619. They were booty from an English pirate attack on a Portuguese slaver. Though they were enslaved by the Portuguese, in the Colonies they were sold on as indentured workers, and in time became free men.

Spain and Portugal had been operating slavery in their colonies since the 1400s. Their first targets were the indigenous peoples they conquered, and when those peoples were destroyed they sought slaves from Africa, for their colonies in the Caribbean, in South and Central America, and in Mexico. Slavery was an old practice in Spain, dating back to Roman times.

Slavery was not indigenous to the American colonies.

As colonial Capitalism expanded, slavery expanded with it.

There were frequent incidents when the the native folk and the indentured worked together or worked around each other, respectfully.

At different times it was in their best interests, in many cases to work together, to co-operate, to trade, to be civil in their approach to one another.

There are quite a few documented incidents, where groups of the oppressed labourers ran away together, and either ran away as far as they could go into native lands, and sought to hunker down, and get by, to integrate to a degree, and some succeeded for a while.

Sometimes they resisted, they rioted, they organised armed rebellions and tore the owners homes apart and held sway for short few weeks, until a military response could be mustered by the ruling elite to quell the disturbance.

Bacon's rebellion is a famous example of how the different oppressed groups - in this case landless ex-indentured labourers and slaves banded together, albeit lead by a landowner, to target the owning, ruling class.

The owners, bankers, industrialists, urban affluent working class and the troops, and others, clerks, doctors, lawyers, farmers etc were outnumbered, by slaves, indentured workers and free labourers and they obviously felt those were dreadful odds.

They felt that vulnerability keenly.

They did not trust the British Crown, so far away, to be able to secure their position.

And so they devised a plan.

A political grooming exercise that would play out over decades, and into centuries.

Racism was a Capitalist solution to the twin problems of cheap labour, and a restive labour force.

The owners, naturally enough engaged with the compliant churches they funded, (remember the colonies were deeply religious, and they believed status was ordained by God, and in that civic spirit, they set up new media, they had printed pamphlets, broadsheets, news papers and sent agent provocateurs to stir the story among the people, and as the brew started to ferment, the media portrayal of African and Native American was steadily becoming more dehumanised.

A familiar pattern, we note.

The starting point was the Biblical narrative of The Tribe of Ham. 

They used the Bible as a reference point for a righteous basis for Racism.

The Native peoples were Heathens, beyond redemption, whereas the Africans were descended from the 12 tribes of Israel, and could therefore be Christianized, and this was promoted as a way of saving their souls, as an act of mercy.

In other words, slavery was a way to save their souls. Very clever.

The Native people's were categorised as Heathen, Pagan, hardly human and that meant they were already condemned to Hell.

Murdering them could be religiously rationalised, seen as a 'kindness'.

Putting them out of their misery.

Taking their lands and making the land Christian and 'fruitful' was God's work,

"When Virginia decreed in 1667 that converted slaves could be kept in bondage, not because they were actual heathens but because they had heathen ancestry, the justification for black servitude was thus changed from religious status to something approaching race.

Beginning in the late seventeenth century laws were also passed in English North America forbidding marriage between whites and blacks and discriminating against the mixed offspring of informal liaisons.

Without clearly saying so, such laws implied that blacks were unalterably alien and inferior. "


Source :
http://www.pbs.org/race/000_About/002_04-background-02-01.htm

It is worth noting that we know much of this because, in the spirit of civic democracy, the oligarchy funded the Free Press, the News Papers of the time.  They operated legislative assemblies, and therefore they made laws, and recorded proceedings, and they kept records of births, deaths, marriages, land ownership, slave ownership, fines, criminal cases, executions and so forth. A bureaucracy of control.

From the pulpit, and on the media of the times, we find caricatures, grooming, fake news.  We find that the tactics we are so familiar with in the 21st Century are old hat.


A deliberate propaganda campaign over decades to entrench racial superiority as a normal Christian thought form, leading to the legal definitions of black and white race.

And in this manner a racial hierarchy was being normalised, socialised, habituated.

White ex-convicts were invited into the new club of reformed, hard working land working Christians.

Indentured workers were promoted.

Artisans, and urban working class were invited.

They were no longer just above the lowest of the low.

Convicts themselves, even in goal, were still above African people and the Native peoples.

Two new 'inferior' dehumanised societal enemies, sanctioned by the Bible, promoted through the media. A clash between The Civilised and The Barbarian.
 

Thus the Native peoples of The Americas, were recast as existential to threats the newly liberated, newly defined White People, God;s people, ordinary folk who, having earned their freedom by enduring years of hardship, were now working and living the American Dream, intent upon improving their own socio-economic positions.

And the politicians, the corrupt churches and the media kept it up, and it became 'common knowledge' that 'Heathens' and 'Africans' were un-human, un-Christ-like, unGodly, dangerous and uncivilised, and deserved to be extirpated or enslaved to work.

Enslavement was even touted as a mercy, if they could convert them to Christianity, in what ever idiom was locally prevalent that was compliant.

God makes an invisible whip.

And that is the true story of the origins of Racism in the USA, and across the Industrialised Earth.

When folks understand that, it all looks very different.

Honesty in History would be a superb preventative..

The claims of an evolutionary basis for racism is false.

Healthy human beings notice difference, and are ready to explore it to see what it is before making any judgement, and the healthy human does not bully anyone.

Casting different groups of people is a socio-behavioural dynamic of Hierarchically Violent Cultures.

Sadly, the fact that they can still play this game so well, that so many fall for it, through wide ranging socially mediated factors, rather than solely a matter of personal flaws, it is not good news.

However more and more people are working it out, and seeking ways to not play that game.

It's not good. Nobody is happy.

Just ensuring that state schooling taught an honest history would reduce further expansion of racist ideology.

It is that easy...

However, an honest history would lead, inevitably, rapidly to multiple, posthumous and living indictments for War Crimes, Slavery, Conquest and Corruption in practically every Judiciary extant - if the sordid nature of the bully domain be revealed as it really is, and understood then it will be reduced to a pathetic fetish that cannot cause any actual harm, and becomes them an object of public remorse.

Baggage we have let go of, but cannot until we unpack it.

Three years of honesty in history, for one key group - secondary schools.

Honesty in Universities, and in Government - evidence above opinion or belief, when making decisions that have an effect on the commons, as a matter of duty of care would help deal with Racism.

Democratic schooling where children assume responsibilities for the site, their resources, the content and the implementation of their own education collectively,  retaining autonomy and responsibility and with support from adults as mentors, - we know this works for the children who get this kind of education.

They are never satisfied with merely voting - democracy is a collective exercise, voting is a tiny part, which of itself alone does never confer democratic power, merely the illusion of agreeing.

The resolution of Racism has many elements, and the more radical response is to look to a  much deeper analysis than integrating all peoples into the industrial militarised hierarchy of violence culture as an example of equality and equity.

Racism was an evil solution to a requirement for cheap labour.

Racism is not a personal flaw. It is much, much mote than that.

We must also end the concept of cheap labour, and all that it stands for.


Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be calmly honest, responsive to the evidence we find, and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is made easier, though no less difficult.