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A Square Look At America's Trends In Leadership

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posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 06:01 PM
We are finally seeing the maturity of a entirely new generation of American leadership, and this presidency is a remarkable example of the nature of these people.

America has been given over to the corporations in a rather wholesale fashion. The educational system that produces our "elite" classes from which the leaders are drawn have converted to a business-only curriculum, making the pool of available and acceptable "leaders" almost entirely based in the corporate powers.

This is a great danger to our system of government. It puts WAY too much power in the hands of corporations, and makes their culture the de facto ruling authority. This is entirely ill-advised for any people to accept, just as you would not want a specific group or party running the entire government, but this is in fact what is occurring.

If everyone in government belongs or is strongly affiliated with a corporation, then it is the interests of the corporation and the marketplace in general that are going to be expressed. Do you understand?

Their creed is a narrow one, make money at all costs, manipulate the people to purchase and consume, and adjust the systems of government to better accommodate the functions of the market.

Gone are the philosophical considerations of state, it is all now a system of business. The functions of state are now subordinated to the needs of business. In this fashion we have overspecialized our leadership - They exist wholly within the corporate world and mindset.

I think it is reasonable to expect that the GOVERNMENT be a little more isolated from these very rich and powerful interests, and that our leadership come from a broader background and education. A healthy nation has many different aspects, and the best man to lead us is the one who understands all of the aspects of America. A businessman , by definition, is only conversant in the systems of money, and the methods of its acquisition. For that matter, so is the pirate and the thief.

We are a scientific people. Our progress and ultimately our very economy relied upon the robustness and good planning of our research and development.

The separation between men of science and the vulgar consumers of this culture is so vast and interminable that I know not how any scientific issue can be decided by the people at all. Most persons of this time are ambivalent towards the acquisition of knowledge; they assume all sciences are directed towards the making of money, and the increase of general luxury, which they laud as the most honorable pursuit.

The greatest of evils that has arisen in America is that this rude potion of the population has become the group most catered to, their values and desires are the only ones expressed by the nation in which we live, and our world is suffering because of this.

In every treatise of old where the business of the leaders and kings was recorded, it was considered customary for the king to assemble the wisest of his men at his court, and if the king was inclined to science, often the patronage of these arts generated the very same schools of knowledge that we maintain today, from which we have developed the more perfect sciences of modern man.

Today's leadership is a stranger to most scientific endeavor, as their ranks are drawn from the business classes exclusively, and their training and disposition is alien to all forms of intellectual endeavor. Their very souls are foreign to the pursuit of intellectual development, their vision is hampered by their relations to the rude masses, and they consider systems that benefit only the marketplace, or the goods that are brought to it.

This condition is intolerable for any people to maintain for long, it is a grave error to leave the leadership of such a grand nation to the makers of money, or the producers of goods, for their minds are unable to attain the whole purpose of civilization, or the enlightenment of the people. Truly, their dispositions resemble the vulgar and ignorant people they market to. This trend is only increasing, as our educational systems have specialized and channeled only the most "profitable" lessons to our new generations of "elites."

Enter President Bush, and his generation. They are all similar in that they have no understanding of science, as their backgrounds are all in the business of corporations, and the making of money, which has always been considered among the lower attainments of civilization. The merchant class was never the most glorious, and even ancient societies did not honor them with any great regard.

Yet in America, it is the merchant class that has become the most celebrated, for they have delivered the luxuries that the vulgar have desired, and created a vast fantasy for them to dwell in for the term of their lives. This terrible combination of power has destroyed the higher light from the people at large, and made it exceedingly difficult for the True Wisdom to flourish among the influential classes. This is truly a dangerous condition, because there remains no detached wise men to guide our people. The poor men who maintain this understanding are not able to govern, and they have no access to the government, because out government does not seek them. The people are then left to their own means, and it is demonstrated that the ruling classes have become very evil-minded towards the treatment of the vulgar masses. This is the concept of the "consumer culture" and all it entails.

It is a very cynical creed that the power establishment has created for itself. It uses the people for whatever they can produce, in exchange for a trivial lifestyle of useless material expansion, a dead end philosophy of service to a system where nothing is honored except the increase of money. Liberty fails in such a society, and no man defends her, the knowledge of the soul vanishes from the hearts of the people, and nothing remains except the lust of matter and the flesh, and men are reduced to little more than articulate beasts. This is by design, and by the natural consequence of ignorance among the ruling classes, which has utterly fled from the science of soul, and the pursuit of austerity, and it has rejected the knowledge of immortality in favor of this world.


[Edited on 10-10-2004 by Arkaleus]

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