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The Rape of the Standing Rock Sioux "Water Protectors"

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The occurrences at Standing Rock are a kind of "watershed" or turning point of history. Lethal force is being directed at non-violent/peaceful protesters who are protecting their rightful land, their water supply, and their health. I think the significance of these events is underestimated -- so let me provide an estimation more in proportion to its significance.

We are at a crisis, which is to say, a turning point. As we slide into what appears to be a Trump Administration, we are in the midst of a confrontation of two great cultural forces:

  1. predatory, totalitarian power: the fascist "Capitalist:Government Complex" warned of by President Eisenhower as, "The Military:Industrial Complex"
  2. prey: just, sustainable democracy
The "predatory totalitarian power" participants are the police at Standing Rock and the economic interests whom they serve. The "predatory totalitarian power" participants are the .1% who own as much of the country as the lower 90% (numbers according to Bernie Sanders), who use every legality to sequester (acquire and hide) wealth in what amounts to "diabetes of the economy", who control the conventional mass-communications news media. They are a sickness of world culture, which includes economics and communication.

Historically, predatory totalitarian interests employ all means, moral and immoral, to obtain their end goals, which are the total control of the minds and resources of the general population for their own outdated power interests. They connive. They speak one way and act another. They lie. Watch for that. Wake up and observe the developments.

The "sustainable democracy" participants are the Sioux "Water Protectors, whom the police have been assaulting -- and also participants in the "political revolution" being fostered by Bernie Sanders, Wikileaks, Anonymous, other political progressives, and those of the "99% who are intelligent enough to recognize going on and to take effective measures to remove control from the hands of totalitarian power" interests.

The police are in the wrong on three counts.
  1. Control of the land in question belongs to the Sioux, by treaty.
  2. The pipeline is an extension of obsolescent and ecologically dangerous fossil fuel technology that endangers the purity of the water supply and the biosphere.
  3. The police are engaging in unjustifiable, inhumane, I would say, "humanoid" behavior.
The Sioux "Water Protectors", on the other hand, are in the right on all three counts.

The conflict is between the predatory interests of profit, which the police serve, and the Preamble to the Constitution and the U.S. Constitution, itself, which support the rights of the Sioux Water Protectors to viable life and human health.

The police exhibit the signs of deficiencies of morality and of intelligence. So do the mass media, and so do those who make up the U.S. Government and remain silent. They apparently lack the intelligence or courage to question their own actions and to disobey orders. "I vas only following orderss," was the excuse given by Adolf Eichmann at Nuremberg, at the Nazi war crime trial, at which he was convicted and given the death sentence. The police are also following orders and feel that they are in the right because they are following orders, and not questioning or refusing the orders of their authorities.

The situation we are hearing about and seeing constitutes the rape of the Sioux tribe "Water Protectors".

And in that situation do we slide into a Presidential administration marked by the same deficiencies of morality and of intelligence. Where are the Presidential statements condemning the actions of the police? Where are the National Guard, who might be sent to surround and protect the Sioux "Water Protectors"? Where are the cries of political progressives who are in a position to mobilize public opinion and voices of the populace?

This is a turning point and it may turn either of two ways:
  1. toward redress of wrongs perpetrated and failures to act by the U.S. Government and totalitarian Capitalist interests
  2. toward a trend of more of the same wrong behavior
Which way it turns depends largely upon the American populace. If we don't turn upon the wrongdoers and our own Governmental "authorities" with a mighty, concerted, sustained roar that exceeds the impact of rubber bullets, water cannon, tear gas, and concussion grenades, it seems to me that the trend in the wrong direction may continue. What do you think?

The American People will get what they deserve. Consider the events at Standing Rock to be precedent-setting actions. If we let them get away with it, if we don't act now to set boundaries as to what is acceptable behavior, if we fail to reform the attitudes toward government authority and profit-seeking behavior, economically and politically. some very unpleasant, sustained lessons may follow during the next Presidential Administration and beyond. I say, "may". You know what I mean.


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Spiral Dynamics: The Structure of the Blue (Amber) Stage

The "amber-stage" type is always under the thumb of authority -- and also wants to be the thumb of authority. Being the chronic adolescent, (s)he seeks to escape being under the thumb of authority by taking the position of that authority with others. Thus, (s)he becomes an oppressive influence over others equivalent to the oppressive influence over him or her.

Because that type of person cherishes the position of being in authority over others, he or she also clings to the values of the authority that hangs over him or her, from which he or she derives justification for acting like an authority. He or she cherishes authority because of two things:

  1. His or her own spirit has been involuntarily shaped or even crushed by external authority.
  2. He or she has an inherent need for his/her spirit to feel full and whole.

Since his ("his", for the sake of brevity, includes "her") authority derives from external authority and not from his or her own sense of wholesomeness, discerning intelligence or fitness (or rather, because that sense of wholesomeness or fitness is distorted by external authority), his authority is inauthentic. He is a pipsqueak wearing the garb of authority. He is not a true authority, but an authoritarian -- one who consumes authority the way a vegetarian consumes vegetables.

The ersatz/phony authority, the puffed up, self-important facade of authority exercised by the "amber-stage" authoritarian is partial but really unsatisfactory compensation for the involuntary crushing of spirit he or she experiences. Thus, he endlessly seeks more power.

Thus, as Thomas Hanna wrote in his charged work, The End of Tyranny, the authoritarians are "the great unweaned of the world". They perpetually suck the teat of authority above them and derive their authority from that "teat of authority".

We see them as fundamentalist religious leaders and fundamentalists of all types, political herd-followers, bureaucrats and government operatives, law enforcement and military personnel; corporate executives and managers, and "political Conservatives". All have in common two things:


  1. They place limits on thinking for themselves or exercising original intelligence and confine their thinking to the "herd" thinking of their peer group and its authorities, while looking for approval from their superiors. 
  2. Their sense of self-worth depends on telling people what to do and what not to do.


Religious fundamentalists are particularly interesting in this regard. They don't exercise their intelligence about the teachings of The Bible or other religious texts, but rather, follow the interpretations of those texts given to them by their religious authorities as to what those texts say, what they mean and what is important to pay attention to. They consider that kind of conformity, "religious values" or "family values", and consider themselves, "children of God" -- and then seek to bully others to conform to their views.

More than that, because their spirit has been repressed and they want to feel on top of things, they oppose and oppress all those who do exercise discerning intelligence, "critical thinking", original intelligence, and progressive values, repressing them as they, themselves, have been repressed, sometimes calling them, "enemy", or "liberal".

The "amber" authoritarian is taught and trained by his superior authorities that his intelligence is untrustworthy and unworthy ("... rely not upon your own understanding ...), that he is intelligent and worthy only if he reinforces the views of those who think for him. He imagines it is so -- because he has been trained to imagine it is so -- and he believes it. Thus, he diminishes his own intelligence while assuming the greater intelligence of his authorities, who, themselves, practice diminishing their own intelligence. Thus, the chain of stupidity goes -- authoritarians all the way up and authoritarians all the way down the chain of command. "Chain" is an appropriate word.

Such "amber-stage" authoritarians are, "the great unweaned of the world", perpetually adolescent. The applicable term is, "arrested development".

The pursuit of "the almighty dollar", "The American Dream", by those already wealthy is a case in point. They were taught by their Daddy that wealth brings status and power and that to pursue wealth (sometimes by whatever means -- moral or amoral) is itself an honorable occupation. To place that pursuit as First Priority is properly the concern of young adults starting out, poor immigrants, and the poverty-stricken; those already economically stable should be concentrating on developing their unique gifts and abilities, their contributions to society, with increasing their wealth being a secondary resultant of their personal developmental efforts.

The problem is that such individuals don't know they are in a state of arrested development. They know nothing different. In their state of arrested development, they impose themselves upon the world by force, legal or violent.

What do you do about someone in authority who exists in a state of oblivious arrested development, who believes that he is mature and competent? What do you do about it, in yourself?

Can you recognize it, in yourself? How?


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Failing to Recognize, and/or Tolerating Bullshit

What the U.S. election was about was recognizing and tolerating bullshit. Both sides failed to recognize or tolerated bullshit -- the bullshit of their own side.

The American public has revealed how stupid and/or conditioned it is. Both sides are weenie, spineless authoritarians (the opposite of authentic, legitimately authoritative, competent authorities), trained to fail to recognize bullshit or to tolerate, condone it, 
and even enforce it (the way authoritarians do, excused because their authorities excuse it).

Hillary's supporters failed to recognize or did tolerate her bullshit: her alliance with Wall Street, her unethical complicity with the unethical behavior of the Democratic Party and the mass media sabotaging Bernie Sanders' campaign, her malfeasance as Secretary of State, and her unwise ideas about warfare.

Donald's supporters failed to recognize and tolerated his counterproductive reactionaryism, his abuse of Capitalism (by stiffing his vendors and claiming it was justified by legalities), his bigotry, and his incendiary speech when what the crises of these times demand is integrity and cooperation.

Neither side deserves the respect of the other until they admit their mistakes and repudiate their previous choices.This election, like the Brexit election, should be dumped and both political parties involved reprimanded and repudiated for the two bullshit options they offered the American Public.

Very often, the people who speak, supposedly as a neutral third party, of "healing and reconciliation" of the two sides are of equally dulled intelligence, equally prone to fail to recognize bullshit and equally prone to tolerate it. "Healing and reconciliation" with any integrity is impossible until the errors of both sides are acknowledged by themselves and to each other -- and they take action to nullify this stupid election and start, again.

Anyone who has observed the content of email spam has observed the predominance of so much bullshit, in it. It's the same strategy as employed by the political parties: profit from bullshit. They know how stupid the American public has become and they see the potential for profit, in it. So, the problem goes far beyond the election and the political parties; it's endemic to American culture.

And the rest of the world knows it.

Two clips from the film, Network.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuBe93FMiJc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS4aiA17YsM

You might view the entire film.
Full film: ($2.99)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDzr4BaNU-A