Monday, October 14, 2013

American Feudalism - 5

One of the most prevalent American products, in the domestic market at least, is revisionist history.

There are many products from that industry which seek to move the reality of what war does away from open view and put it into the fog of war.

The previous episodes of this series fully explain the societal realities that would stimulate an elite movement to erase those realities of the history of feudalism from the memory in our minds.

Further, since the or America has produced the greatest vacuum cleaners of historical memory ever devised, and then has put them into full production, not only should the revision of that history be expected, it should also be fully "studied."

Regular readers know that Dredd Blog is well aware of even the deepest nefarious MOMCOM schemings of the brain washing sort (A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA - 4).

Regular readers know that Dredd Blog has (and will continue to) put that brainwashing down on the "ink and paper" of the blogosphere sort.

Yes, regular readers know that Dredd Blog will continue to put it all down in blog posts one after the other.

So, for today, let's look at the efforts of a nefarious revisionist movement to erase the concept of American Feudalism from our minds.

And we will, in this series, also make an effort to explain the very simple reason "why?" we were thrown into the Maytag.

But first, for example's sake, let's explore and reflect upon another major subject matter area that also "had to be revised" inside "the Maytag" for about a decade.

That example of revisionism is the nomenclature of Darwinian biological evolution:
The modern evolutionary synthesis is a 20th-century union of ideas from several biological specialties which provides a widely accepted account of evolution. It is also referred to as the new synthesis, the modern synthesis, the evolutionary synthesis, millennium synthesis and the neo-Darwinian synthesis.

The synthesis, produced between 1936 and 1947, reflects the consensus about how evolution proceeds. The previous development of population genetics, between 1918 and 1932, was a stimulus, as it showed that Mendelian genetics was consistent with natural selection and gradual evolution. The synthesis is still, to a large extent, the current paradigm in evolutionary biology.
(Wikipedia, "Modern Evolutionary Synthesis"). That is one example of "Hey you guys, get your story straight and consistent!"

It was also an example of historical revisionism of massive proportions.

Leaving that example behind, the revision of the history of feudalism is also very interesting:
So many theories, revisions, and counterrevisions have been proposed to explain the term feudalism that it has become like Potter Stewart's definition of pornography: we may not know what it is, but we know it when we see it ... Feudalism ... was essentially the extreme privatization of the government functions of defense, administration, and justice. The mechanism for putting these functions into private hands and paying for them was the fief, usually an estate with dependent peasants to work it, granted to the holder, or vassal, by a lord, or seigneur, in return for military service.
(Feudalism, Reader's Companion to Military History, Houghton Mifflin, 11/12/04, from the Wayback Machine, emphasis added). We have heard the word "privatization of the government" (e.g. "privatization" of Social Security) before (see e.g. Wikipedia, "Privatization").

In the next post of this series we will continue the story of American Feudalism and the attempt to extinguish the knowledge of its essentials from American history (see e.g. Wikipedia, "Feudalism revisionism").

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

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