Domesticated Man (Compliant Man) living under a spell or a veil of ‘dreamt up’ illusions, ideas, imaginations (simulations and myths). In a dreamlike and half-awake state of mind. Making and conjuring-up, randomly unstructured inner formations within a ‘state of denial’ about reality (only a small % of humankind is able to properly structure and order thought). "The multitude of men and women choose the less adventurous way of the comparatively unconscious civic and tribal routines". The ‘Myth and Dream’ Chapter, ‘The Hero With A Thousand Faces’ by Joseph Cambell. Notions of spirituality, the existence and the reality in the ‘feeling’ of living with a higher being or life force. This is a ‘long and lost’ past history, belonging to the "Pre-Enlightenment" ‘Era of Time’. Ref, within – ‘The Citadel of Self’. (‘86%’ of Americans believe in the existence of an internal/external God).
Resulting in the present emergence of the multitude of varied ideologies and adapted from a past that was in an (mostly – barbaric and primitive) "Anthropological Anomic Era". I.E. What was once thought to be real without, now is regarded by most as utter nonsense, has had to and on the overwhelming evidence turned within. (‘Inside the mind’, when it all was once and all did think, but a very few: very real and personal to them on the outside. The facts strongly denied, such as the "Modern Enlightenment"). It is his or her, belief in, faith in, religions, leaders, and celebrity worship http://www.999today.com/peopleandsociety/news/story/3456.html ; the trivia, and the crass fascination, with the (unimportance) propaganda and spin of a populist, sensationalist, media guided, (Western) Culture. Making, dogma, tenets, laws and rules; easily guided by momentary emotional ups, downs and bigotry; existing in an ’emotion of the moment’. Within the inherent, increasingly domesticated, credulous and gullible evolving humankind. Mass humankind being very easy prey for being led or made into forms of easily manipulated political fodder. Having a strength conviction in some ‘absolute certainty’ of existence (emphatic ideology or conviction of religious belief, has to be both; cosmically ‘right’ personally for an individual or the group) even still and now quite extraordinarily in some ‘outlandish’, ‘outdated’ and unswayable personal, ‘religious-ideological Revelation’. School Ethos’s conjured magically to instill virtuousness by myth and deception, aimed at the captive and vulnerable children for them to believe, and to thus ‘feel better’ in themselves, "That in which all has been made purposely, magically, most specifically, for us and created by a Divine Creator or some particular source of great overwhelming supernatural power (Pantheistic) an invisible creative energy life source! Ref, Erich Fromm, ‘The Proper (scientific) Structuralis(z)ed Picture of the World’ – "for our children is missing". Msn – quote of the day, "Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life." http://encarta.msn.com/refedlist_210044496_3/Imagination_Imagination_and_fiction_make_up_more_than_.html#tcsel
The Fat Controller
Discrimination : bigotry, hatred : evangelists, ‘missionaries’ of whatever creed/ideology : the fat ‘cultivator’ (equivalent) vs the lean ‘hunter’ (equivalent). Ref, House of Commons. Parliament. UK. The Hunting Debate and The Ban On Hunting 700hrs (Ref, Germany – Adolph Hitler and the ban) – Iraq 40hrs, if that? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/7055708.stm It will come as no surprise that Ms Anne Widdecombe MP was more ardent than ever using the opportunity to publicize her idea of licensing "monitors". As everyone is aware, hunt "monitors" is often code for animal rights activists and extremists who have been intimidating the hunting community for years. We know one who served a jail term for Grievous Bodily Harm against a policeman and another with a conviction for grave robbing. Unsurprisingly, Ms Widdecombe’s calls to license such people were not met with the welcome she had hoped, with presenter John Humphrys referring to the Hunting Act as a "dog’s breakfast". Listen again here and select "0730 – The hunting season starts today. Are illegal hunts being monitored?" Ref, the UK Government and its cross-party supporters (latest) obsession with spin-doctoring under the name of ‘social cohesion’ and the ‘restrictive’ legislation that works flat out in reverse.
Hunting Act goes to European Court of Human Rights: Whilst the case was rejected by the Law Lords, their judgments were certainly no vindication of the Hunting Act. Lord Bingham said that the ten hunting claimants: "include very many people imbued (unlike many of their urban critics) with a deep knowledge and love of the countryside and the natural world, who would shrink from any act of what they saw as cruelty." Lord Brown found that: "there is a case for saying that the ban will increase the suffering of foxes generally" and made an interesting comparison saying that: "I simply cannot regard the ethical objection of the majority as a sufficient basis for holding the ban to be "necessary". Most would regard adultery as unethical (and often causing suffering too). But could an intolerant majority therefore ban it and then argue that this was "necessary in a democratic society"? Surely not." 73% of people wanted a ban on hunting with dogs and 83% of people do not want Church or Faith Schools. http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page13968.asp BBC Southwest recently screened an expose showing deer suffering on the League Against Cruel Sports’ (LACS) "sanctuary" on Baronsdown on Exmoor. The original footage was given to the Countryside Alliance after members became increasingly concerned after seeing a stag stabbed to death on LACS’ land. View on YouTube http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vbgDclFnxdI An influential anti-hunting lobby group donated almost £50,000 to the Labour Party during the general election – only weeks before Tony Blair announced he would proceed with a vote to ban hunting.
Darwin Evolution and Human Psychology. The Domestication of Humans. (Behaviourism or Behaviorism)
Ref, dogs and cats, horses and cattle, so on…Watch them on TV: the celebs or royalty, the politicians, the lawmaker so on… wagging tails and floppy ears. From our ape ancestors, to walking upright, and later our human domestication, reproductive (sexual) Darwinian selection – so on… the hunter chose his mate. The more domesticated cultivator and herder, by much greater ritual, and maybe, some, mutual consent i.e., love that is dependant on a culture. Democratically culturally advanced (western) leaders chosen for their human equivalents of floppy ears, soppy faces, and wagging tails. All, leading to the population declines and ageing population, of the above societies. Comparison : population figures of most Islamic/Muslim countries (Iran) Asia with those of the "native" population figures for Europe and North America. Government allowed/unplanned ‘over immigration’ being disaster for the ‘aspirations’ of a "native" population by the way of cheap labour, the undermining of a hard fought social advance or hard fought social justice gained over centuries by the "native" lower paid worker and in their rights, resulting in, overstretch of the countries resources; leading us to the present state of continuing and greatly ‘enhanced’ social dysfunction. The ‘aspirations’ of an incoming immigrant population, being obviously, so very much higher than that of the (UK) "native one"!
Doug Stahope, Go Home – Controversial American stand-up Doug Stanhope delivers hard-hitting, thought-provoking comedy looking at immigration in Britain. Why, he asks, would anyone in their right mind want to move here?
The male domination of women by physical strength (rape, forced marriage, and cultural subjugation, abhorrent to myself) may be Humankinds only strategy to its survival as a species or survival within a culture that supports this form of subjugation. There is also the understandable objection of some highly educated women to undertake and endure the pain, (any) health consequences involved with childbirth, and in the time or expensively lengthy process in the rearing of a family. We are therefore, or seem to be in; a (relatively) untried modern un-noticed human psychological epoch of, "Humankinds Era of Domestication"!
Protection for (our) Children.
Obviously, with the least amount of ‘nationalism’, we must protect our (advanced and free) society from the privation of some of those societies (ethnic minorities) coming from the East who have made our/this country their home, but have brought a culture of (continuing) privation and tyranny with them, and to protect ourselves i.e., from those wishing to further their own particular tyranny or usurpations, sometimes by deadly force onto all of us. Toleration, or strong discernment (a balance) against bigotry (mostly, amongst the leaders) in the abhorrent make up of some regimes (fewer) and most of the religions: East or Western, one’s!
Ref, "The West has the ordeal of desire. The East has the ordeal of privation" Saul Bellow.
Clash of Worlds. TV BBC 2.
Sun 18 Nov, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 60mins
The story of the extraordinary tensions and mutual misunderstandings, wars and reconciliations that have haunted two cultures, Christian and Muslim, during Imperial Britain’s rise and fall. And how the centuries-old conflict between Islam and a Christian West can help us understand the causes of terrorist acts in the 21st century.
The final programme of the series looks at the politically-charged history of Palestine and how decisions made by the British rulers of Palestine 90 years ago, when they supported the idea of a nation state for Jews in Palestine, are held to blame for intensifying a conflict that continues to this day.
In December 1917 the British General Edmund Allenby entered Jerusalem with TE Lawrence, the guerrilla leader of an Arab army, by his side. More than 800 years after they were evicted from Palestine during the Crusades, the British again ruled over the Holy Land.
From the deserts of southern Jordan, through the West Bank and Israel, this film traces the roots of the Palestine Issue and the competing nationalist demands that the British faced. On one hand the Balfour Declaration in 1917 promised a homeland for Jews. On the other, children in schools in the West Bank and militants fighting the Israeli army today remember British rule over Palestine as a simple betrayal of the Arab cause. [AD,S]
Ref, British Religion and Power. Disasters. (Proof of cultural-religious or sectarian bias, and departmental (leader) indoctrination guiding British Foreign Policy)
(Disaster of British Foreign Policy. Jewish – Zionism. The Christian Crusaders – Balfour, Sykes-Picot Agreement, Blair and Bush). Esp, Sykes at his Family Seat (Estate in Lancashire) and dressing up in ancient Crusader armour etc., and the (attempted) gag on the press to not combine Crusading with Arab subjugation.
The Secret Faith of Blair. Ref, Notes. "Carl Sagan and the madness of our political leaders".
"If Blair had been able to relate this vision to his policies, we would have had more constructive social policy at home and principled policies abroad."
Mr Blair’s ex-spokesman Alastair Campbell famously warned reporters: "We don’t do God."
He acknowledged to the programme that his former boss "does do God in quite a big way", but that both men feared the public would be wary.