Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Government of the Government

The government of the government is supposed to be the U.S. Constitution.

Many are of the opinion that the toxins of power have put a cloud upon the government.

To these observers the U.S. Government, which was framed to be a servant of the people, has become less recognizable than it once was in that role:
I'll take it all and keep right on moving -- one little ant doing his little bit among six billion other ants, because one day, you son's of bitches who talk peace and deliver war, who talk health and deliver illness, who talk good and do bad -- some day, mother f--ckers there will be peace on this planet -- real peace -- because time, real time, is on the side of evolution.
(Huffington Post). This frustration is one of the results of the failure of western educational systems.

The promulgation of the belief that biological evolution had its apex in Social Darwinism is the root cause.

"Too big to fail" is another way of saying "survival of the biggest", which is a distortion of "survival of the fittest".

Biological evolution at most is a beginning of a process, but it is sold like a product as the end of a process.

The tenets of Ecocosmology point out that memetic evolution takes over where biological evolution ends, and defines the meaning of "fit to survive".

Those tenets also point out what really governs the governments.

The next post of this series is here.


  1. Unfortunately for us (but fortunately for planet earth), it seems likely evolution will have only succeeded when it selects homo sapiens out of the equation. Only question left in my mind is whether or not it could happen within the lifetime of some of those living today.

    I think we're all witnessing the demise of the "first world" already, but it's probable that the final death throws could take awhile, absent something dramatic from the Military Financial Oil Complex, which is always a possibility as well.

    I think that the richest of the rich will probably embrace mass population elimination, at least at first, as they would simply view that as capitalism's final selection process at work (hey, we won, they lost; we live, they die). Unfortunately, that beast will be hard to put back in the cage once it's freed, and let's face it, the only thing the super rich were particularly good at was setting up and manipulating a man made financial system that has no objective basis in reality, to consolidate and steal wealth produced by others.

  2. Anonymous,

    Excellent comment.

    There is a rub in wondering why biological evolution would evolve homo sapiens if it now has to unevolve them.

    Dollo's Law is in the way to some degree.

    So this link might be useful.

  3. Sorry, but I really liked this user comment, which I've lifted off:

    I think it pretty much speaks for itself.

    Le Debacle said...
    Climate change has replaced Global Thermonuclear War as the chosen vehicle for a MAD (mutually assured destruction) existence. Capitalism IS economic warfare, by its very nature, so cooperation on anything is a moot point if there's no profit to be made by suicidal Corporations that'll continue to erode the very governmental institutions at whose troughs they fatten themselves.

    The shockingly thorough job that the Miltonian madness has done in discrediting anything but the profit motif in any endeavor undertaken by anyone on the entire globe, has left a world bereft of anything but unapologetic, all-consuming greed to drive it. If that means the only place to drive it is over a cliff, which the Markets already proved in 2008, then that is in fact where they will take us.

    Only now, as the governments' actions to date have shown, it's the confiscated taxes of the citizenry's that they will use as fuel for the continuation of Thelma and Louise economics. This time there'll be no Central Bank backstop, as it's already been deployed, only instead of to change things, to rev them back up to an even more cataclysmic, suicidal pact that we've all bought into. Copenhagen? ... nothing more than a cynical Smirk du Soleil.

  4. Anonymous (11:53),

    I can't tell if you are also the other Anonymous commenting on this thread.

    Let me make your link live for those readers who want to go there to read it.

  5. Granted, I'm no expert on evolution, but species that have evolved thus far are being eliminated every day (not coincidentally, many because of our actions), so I don't see that our elimination would be especially "tragic" or out of the ordinary in the grand scale of things. We are also the only species that exercises an active, conscious role in our own evolution as well, and from what I've seen so far, that appears to be a mixed blessing at best. Can any species that works so hard at killing its own members AND its host environment for non-life threatening reasons really be that evolved?

    Hey, great blog by the way. I'm now a committed daily reader.

  6. Dredd,

    No, that wasn't me, but thanks for updating the link anyway. I stumbled on that site, but it looks like one that might bear following for awhile. I'll get a name when I get around to it. Call me "disaffected" for now. Thanks.

  7. Dredd:

    too big to fail is indeed a bogus premise

  8. Anonymous (12:04),

    "Granted, I'm no expert on evolution, but species that have evolved thus far are being eliminated every day (not coincidentally, many because of our actions), so I don't see that our elimination would be especially "tragic" or out of the ordinary in the grand scale of things."

    Oh it is certain and without any doubt whatsoever that the human species, and all species in the habitable zone of this solar system are scheduled to become extinct when our star goes all rogue and mavericky on us.

    I agree that elimination is not a function of "tragic" or out of the ordinary, it is a function of the fundamental nature of the cosmos.

    Only those species fit to survive will survive.

    In our current condition we simply will not survive.

    Those of us who "just dropped in to see what condition my condition is in" and realize memetic evolution must take place, and who scream or sing or say it to the rest of us may help us get out of this condition.

  9. Byron,

    I agree.

    I guess we know that it was Mr. Big who came up with the "too big to fail" doctrine.

  10. Anonymous (12:08, a.k.a. "disaffected"),

    "No, that wasn't me, but thanks for updating the link anyway."

    No problem. Good link.