We opened the museum during the fair yesterday. We had a few people wander through and I sold a book! Whoo hoo. At the end of the day, just as we were closing, we had a weird visit from this new guy out here. He showed up last fall and lives at the Merc. Everytime we go to the store he comes in. He's always lurking. He either listens to what we say or tries to engage us. He's spent the past year gathering information about EVERYONE who lives out here. The first time he came to our house he said he was visiting our puppy. This time he had five guys with him. They all looked like military or cops. They were NOT friendly but that could be because we have made it very clear every time we've been asked that we don't trust this guy AT ALL. They came across our driveway in a group and almost raced inside after "Georgia John" stopped on the porch and told us he'd been waiting to see what we had here "until the appropriate time." After a few minutes I asked where they were from. One of them said he'd just arrived from Oregon. I asked him if this was his first visit to Alaska. He said no, he comes every summer. So I asked if he was a firefighter. He paused and we stared at each other for a long moment, and he replied he used to be one but now he comes here "just for fun."
Right now the Kenny Lake Communitarian Church is holding services next door at the fairgrounds, and Georgia John is there helping (he helps everyone he can) . I'm playing Al Green as loud as I can so I don't have to hear Satan speak.
This just came in from Bobby. We are moving beyond the synthesis and it's been bizarre to see how communitariansm is already being replaced by something even better.... Thanks Bobby!!! I've got a lot of reading to do now...
The Dialectical Tetrad the "Third Organization of Society"
by Bobby Garner
I have just discovered a fourth phase of the dialectic beyond synthesis. It seems to me that to fit communitarianism into the big picture presented by British Israel and the Pilgrims Society, there must be something which follows it. We have thought of communitarianism as the synthesis and therefore the final stage. But is it really, or is it just the last stepping stone to the grand finally?
The book Social Disorganization (1936) says:The book explains:
The dialectical process consists of three stages:
(1) the thesis (any phenomenon at any stage of its development);
(2) the antithesis (its logical opposite or pragmatic contradiction);
(3) the synthesis (the new phenomenon which has emerged from the preceding period of disorganization).A given society may thus function in apparent calm and tranquillity for generations, only to suffer a sudden and apparently inexplicable collapse. Certain forces were present in the society beneath the surface which eventually led to its disorganization and the establishment of a new order. This new order will be drastically different from the society which it superseded, but it too will be a transitory phase. Eventually a third organization of society will appear which may continue for generations. Permanent social stability will, however, never be reached in the modern world. Social change never rests. The new synthesis becomes in its turn the basis for further social change.My question concerns the actual process as it develops in realtime.
The beginning of the New Age can be located in the 1980 publication of Marilyn Ferguson's book The Aquarian Conspiracy. This book redefined the counter-culture and portrayed its adherents as the nucleus of the New Age Movement. The Third Way, defined in this book as the consensus method of achieving a "higher truth", very nearly coincided with Newt Gingrich's introduction of his "Contract With America", and is consistent with Al Gore's "Reinventing Government". So we can see that the Third Way consensus is the method of problem resolution which has been functioning across the entire social spectrum since the early 1980's in an "establishment of a new order" which is "drastically different from the society which it superseded".
- First there is the "sudden and apparently inexplicable collapse" duringing a period of conflict, which we can easily associate with social disorganization. This was clearly stated as the purpose of the anti-establishment counter-culture which really had its roots in the "anti-conformist youth" movement defined by Jack Kerouac in 1948, as the Beat Generation and popularized by the 1955 movie "Rebels Without A Cause". Rock and Roll and Elvis Presley served to popularize and legitimize the rebellious spirit of the Beatnik culture.
- Secondly, we have "the establishment of a new order", a period of problem resolution. This is a new social order built upon a new spirituality, a necessary companion of the secular New World Order of global government as announced by President George H.W. Bush On September 11, 1990 to a joint session of Congress, 11 years before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
- Thirdly we are yet to realize the "third organization of society" which "may continue for generations". Or NOT!
Of those things which are "drastically different" and which established the "new order", we would have to place the end of the Cold War and the collapse of Communism at the top of the list. This was quickly followed by the Earth Summit at Rio in 1992 and the unanimous adoption of U.N. Agenda 21 sustainability. In the early 1990's sociologist Amitai Etzioni along with other American social scientists popularized the term Communitarianism which is hostile to the philosophies of liberalism and libertarianism, and in fact formalizes the philosophies of the Third Way as a new system of Law which has indeed supplanted constitutional law in every UN member nation, and by which Agenda 21 rules and regulations are implemented and enforced locally. This is not the "third organization of society", but rather the established "new order", the "drastically different" and "transitory phase" of the dialectic.
If the "establishment of a new order" were the synthesis as most of us have previously thought, then what are we going to call the "third organization of society"? This has puzzled me for a long time, but I may have found a more satisfactory analysis of the dialectic process. My recent research took me to a web page about "The Hegelians", which turns out to be a chapter of an online book. There I found "The Dialectical Spiral", which shows that "theses vs. antitheses" are not two distinct stages, but a process of conflict, followed by a period of conflict resolution, or problem solving, as the synthesis. It defines transendence as the final outcome which we can clearly identify with the "third organization of society":After dealing with the Theory of Alienation, it presents The Dialectic Tetrad which a Yahoo search doesn't find anywhere else:
The dialectic discourse can be visualized as an ascending spiral, where its first convolution reflects the conflict (theses vs. antitheses), the second convolution the conflict resolution (synthesis), and the third convolution its transcendence. This model assumes that by liberating ourselves from the irrational modes of thinking and reasoning encapsulated in the paleocortex, we will be able to learn how to ascend the dialectical staircase and build a better society with the liberty, justice, and prosperity for all. However, Hegel's principal contribution to philosophy is his concept of alienation that was elaborated by Karl Marx.The method of critical reasoning Marx preferred was the dialectic (from the Greek dialektike techne, the art of discussion). Dialectics is a philosophic form of debate. As described by Greek philosophers of antiquity and ubiquitous in writings of secular philosophers afterwards, the rational discourse aimed at conflict resolution subsumes theses, antitheses, synthesis, and transcendence. While most of the writings on the topics of preceding paragraphs is strong on the theses - antitheses phases of this ongoing controversy, it lacks on the synthesis and transcendence phases of the dialectic tetrad. The tertiary and quadrennial phases of this conundrum were formulated by the philosophers of the French Enlightenment and incorporated into the Constitution of the United States by our founding fathers, unequivocally affirming the freedom of expression and separation of secular and ecclesiastic powers, a sine qua non of rational discussion and rational conflict resolutions.Of course, this is dealing with philosophical debate as we see going on in academia, but Marx made the dialectic relevant to the social agenda and academia appears to control that as well.
The book is Ages of Enlightenment by David J. Krus, Ph.D. This book deals with several of our favorite topics from a perspective which I have not seen otherwise. I think you will find it very interesting and well worth the time. I'm sure the following item from Wikipedia is from the same David Krus, but with a different spelling.Looks like Wikipedia doesn't like David Cruse!
The classic theory of conflict resolution rests on the dialectic tetrad of thesis, antithesis, synthesis and transcendence. Within this framework, conflicts can be resolved, if the parties involved are using rational arguments. When one or both parties involved in a dispute do not use rational arguments, the conflict cannot be resolved by non-violent means. This was well known to our founding fathers when, to assure the freedom of expression, also mandated the separation of secular and ecclesiastic powers. I wrote this article with the intent to be an experimentum crucis on this point. David Cruise 11:41, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
So how can we understand the dialectical process as we see it unfolding?
I have documented the existence of the final transcendence, but lacked an all encompassing name for it, and was never able to visualize it within the context of thesis-antithesis-synthesis. I have always understood the book Social Disorganization as a college text with the real intent to teach the counter-culture how the dialect could be used in a practical way to destroy the Establishment along with the social order it depended on. The book was not concerned with the final outcome, but presented the false conclusion that it would be the synthesis. Thus, the "whole habitable world" (Rev. 12:9) has been and continues to be deceived to support it.
- We must view the thesis-antithesis as a period of social conflict associated with the Beat/counter-culture.
- The synthesis as a problem resolution period associated with the New Age/Communitarian/Third Way consensus.
- And finally the "third organization of society", the transcendence to where this is really going, a place lying beyond the limits of our experience where we have never gone before, the Brave New World of the New Aquarian Age, the The Great Transition to Technological Singularity, Humanism, Unitarianism, and Utopian ascension to godhood. Transcendent: 1 a: exceeding usual limits b: extending or lying beyond the limits of ordinary experience.
"But take heed to yourselves that your hearts not be loaded down with headaches, and drinking, and anxieties of life, and that day come suddenly upon you as a snare, for it will come in on all those sitting on the face of all the earth. ( Isa. 24:17) Then be watchful at every time, begging that you be counted worthy to escape all these things, the things being about to happen, and to stand before the Son of Man." - Luke 21:34-36, GLTAs a side note, The Hegelians page makes this statement which is relevant to our study of British Israel:"Marx critique of Judaism was summarized in his Zur Judenfrage, published in 1844 in the Deutsch-Franzosische Jarbucher. His arguments are based on the thesis that the core of Judaism is extreme partiality, instrumental in the accumulation of wealth. Marx observes that in North America, Jews exercise immense power and the domination of Judaism over the Christian world is fait accompli."Thus it appears that Marx perhaps wasn't fully aware of his own participation in a greater dialectic going on within the British Empire which involved the Bacon inspired* colonization of North America, and later British Israel wherein Communism vs. Christianity was a false debate to achieve Unitarianism.
* Ancient Mysteries and a Rosicrucian leader Sir Francis Bacon "was informed by his guiding spirits that the kingdom that would produce the coming "Masonic Messiah," (the "Masonic Christ" who will lead the world into a new era they called the "Ancient Order of the Ages") would be an English speaking nation but not Great Britain. Rather, it would be a great nation that would arise out of the New World colonies and Queen Elizabeth and her counsellors must perforce do everything in their power to bring this nation to birth." - The Global Strategic Shift From Empire To Community, Find 'Bacon' within page (Ctrl-F).
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