Alex Thomson – An Infernal Convergence At AV 9.1, the speakers exposed the course of the plans which broke surface in the 1970’s, to sell off all public assets and to replace common-law representative democracy with the corporatist and third-sector stitch-up of “participational democracy”. In his contribution, building on his AV9 talk on the history of cabals and cartels, Alex Thomson will outline his understanding of how we reached this nadir and how not one but two major streams of élitists are responsible. Inspired loosely by the philosophies of Aristotle and of Plato respectively, these two persuasions of purloining bloodline élitists and their technocratic hangers-on have been wrestling over the juicy prize of Britain and our diaspora for at least three centuries. (In a nutshell, the Aristotelians justify their rule by reference to religious notions and the Platonists do so by promising prosperity.) Or this From Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
The more I look at the unfolding Jamboree the more I am Convinced that Knowingly or not both Bojo and Jezzer are Stalking horses for the Establishments preferred Democratic Show Ponies, The Likes of Ummana, Hunt and David Milliband. Always bearing in mind the Puppet Master Sedwill.
Regarding Green Fascism, this article is very good, Beware thought crime ahead.
“A beastly ambition, which the gods grant thee t’ attain to! If thou wert the lion, the fox would beguile thee; if thou wert the lamb, the fox would eat three: if thou wert the fox, the lion would suspect thee, when peradventure thou wert accused by the ass: if thou wert the ass, thy dullness would torment thee, and still thou livedst but as a breakfast to the wolf: if thou wert the wolf, thy greediness would afflict thee, and oft thou shouldst hazard thy life for thy dinner: wert thou the unicorn, pride and wrath would confound thee and make thine own self the conquest of thy fury: wert thou a bear, thou wouldst be killed by the horse: wert thou a horse, thou wouldst be seized by the leopard: wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to the lion and the spots of thy kindred were jurors on thy life: all thy safety were remotion and thy defence absence. What beast couldst thou be, that were not subject to a beast? and what a beast art thou already, that seest not thy loss in transformation!” ― William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens
“The passion for freedom dieth not.” “ legend has it that after the bloody battle of Thermopylae, the victor Xerxes prepared to spread a purple cloak over the body of his vanquished enemy Leonidas, out of admiration for his valour. But as he was about to lower the cloak, a strange voice out of nowhere called out: “No. Take that cloak from me. I will accept no favour from the Persians.” And Xerxes knew that it was Leonidas, speaking to him from the other world. And he called out into space: “But thou art dead, Leonidas. Why hate the Persians even in death?” And, according to the legend, back came the stirring reply: “The passion for freedom dieth not.” Al Smith’s passion for freedom did not die with him. It is ours to nurture today. May we all be true to that great legacy.”
“ Roy Madron the author of Gaian Democracies and whose new book I have done some proofreading on and can not wait to read when published ( ‘Super-SmartDemocracies: Dissolving Neoliberalism, Managerialism and Elitism’. ) calls the new kind of democracy super competent here is his Article on
Look at the attached engraving and consider this on paradigm shifts.
I venture the Timonists do not see the paradigm shift, they believe the people are stupid. The cynics of the left, however, do believe the People intelligent enough to become angry. Participative Democracy in Cynical with hope for change the Competing elites model is Timonist which believes that things are as they are. Graeber is very good on this dichotomy with Parmenides and Heraclitus (https://web.archive.org/web/20051013071527/http://www.commoner.org.uk/10graeber.pdf P.19
They belong, one might say, to the Heraclitean tradition, which in Western thought has always been somewhat marginal. Western philosophy, after all, really begins with the quarrel between Heraclitus and Parmenides; a quarrel that Parmenides won ), Brush up your Diogenes of Sinope he is one of my favourites. (got the tee shirt)
Now put your Lamp away finding an honest media outlet likely to give any kind of Left, its blessing, remember the engraving “Cynics saw what people could be and were angered by what they had become; Timonists felt humans were hopelessly stupid & uncaring by nature and so saw no hope for change.”
Comment on Slog with links added,
I apologise for this being rather long, The Alex Thomson serves as a very good introduction to the Two opposing Schools of Greek Philosophy but of course, there are Pre Socratic Traditions and all the other Eastern, and Pagan Traditions which complicate the Emergent reality of Our modern world. Heuristics is a study of the emergence and the big lies of modern science revolve around taking fixed points in models ignoring the essential heuristics embedded in any material object. Thank you for your indulgence. Rog