The charges against our culture's typical national hero ("one who served in the military") for allegedly harboring demented assassination plots against "the enemies of duh people" so far are met with crickets in the right wing arena.
It is their opinion, it would seem, that concrete is the best brain component (The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17).
This is all true according to the prescient observations of an astute observer who was fully woke:
"It is forbidden to kill therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."(Voltaire). This is not all that Voltaire had to say:
"Voltaire was a versatile and prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma and the ... institutions of his day."(Wikipedia). The gist of it is that he struggled against the despotic minority of his day, noting in his own words that you would not find them in the ghettos, rather, you would find them in the White House, the Congress, the Judiciary, the Military, the Police Forces, the Money Media, and other harbors of power (About Toxins Of Power).
In the previous posts of this series it was pointed out that "the tyranny of a despotic minority" is one of the dynamics that brought down twenty-six previous civilizations (How To Identify The Despotic Minority).
II. Denial Is Not Intellect
The minority in this sense is a number that is smaller than the number associated with the majority.
There are many such numbers, because there are many minorities, but the despotic minority is identified by its cruelty ("tyranny"), and its chosen location within the society it is bringing down.
By "chosen location" I mean the locations identified above: "the White House, the Congress, the Judiciary, the Military, the Police Forces, the Money Media, and other harbors of power".
I say that because the despotic minority is a minority that has surreptitiously learned how to wiggle and slime into positions of power to the point of being able to wield more power than the majority.
For a recent example, have you noticed the metamorphosis that is taking place in the U.S. Senate and the White House?
It is the devolution into the despotic minority.
The source of that disintegration has been detected by modern cognitive science:
"Beyond such internal mechanisms of variation, environment-driven plasticity lends yet another layer of complexity to the brain. The brain is capable of remarkable remodeling in response to experience. Signals originating from the environment can cause both widespread and localized adaptations. At the level of individual cells, structure and function are continually changing with the environment in a dance of lifelong brain plasticity, and some experiences, such as stress or physical exercise, affect the growth, survival, and fate of newborn neurons in neurogenic regions of the brain.(Etiology of Social Dementia - 18). The denial of science by the despotic minority is not intellect, it is just plain denial caused by an overdose of the toxins of power.
Traditionally, cells are defined by the tissue to which they belong as well as their particular functional role or morphology. This classification represents a developmental trajectory that begins early in embryogenesis and is hardwired into each cell. But other differences among cells are more subtle. Multi-dimensional analyses of gene expression and other metrics have revealed remarkable heterogeneity among cells of the same traditional “type.” Cells exist in different degrees of maturation, activation,plasticity, and morphology. Once we begin to consider all of the subtle cell-to-cell variations, it becomes clear that the number of cell types is much greater than ever imagined. In fact, it may be more appropriate to place some cells along a continuum rather than into categories at all.
Brain cells in particular may be as unique as the people to which they belong. This genetic, molecular, and morphological diversity of the brain leads to functional variation that is likely necessary for the higher-order cognitive processes that are unique to humans. Such mosaicism may have a dark side, however. Although neuronal diversification is normal, it is possible that there is an optimal extent of diversity for brain function and that anything outside those bounds—too low or too high—may be pathological. For example, if neurons fail to function optimally in their particular role or environment, deficits could arise. Similarly, if neurons diversify and become too specialized to a given role, they may lose the plasticity required to change and function normally within a larger circuit. As researchers continue to probe the enormous complexity of the brain at the single-cell level, they will likely begin to uncover the answers to these questions—as well as those we haven’t even thought to ask yet."
III. Some Other Effects
The two main existential threats to current civilization were discussed in the text of yesterday's post and a video presented in that post (Despotic Minority Does Time Travel - 2).
The despotic minority operatives (C Level Info, ) attempt to cover up those threats while the majority tries to reveal the threats (Time to Panic, The Real Culprit Behind Trump's Border Emergency? Climate Change).
Meanwhile "welfare" and "socialism" are words that have been poisoned by the despotic minority as it degenerates further and further into the abyss of cruelty.
This is something that is antithetical to the direction our founders struggled to go in:
"The Declaration of Independence, setting forth the fundamental objections of the American colonies to English rule, included the statement that the British King 'had refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good' and, in recognition of this primary obligation of the state, the Continental Congress incorporated into the Articles of Confederation two sections containing the words 'general welfare'"(Fordham Law Review, emphasis added). You know that "welfare" has been made dirty by corporate media presstitutes, and so has "socialism" which until that took place meant the same thing as "the public good":
"... provide for the common defense and general Welfare" - Article I, Section 8, U.S. Constitution(emphasis added). The despotic minority is composed of elements of "the 1%" who hide down in the "0.1%" area of the 1% and who do not care about anything but their welfare (The Homeland: Big Brother Plutonomy - 7).
General Welfare: "The concern of the government for the health, peace, morality, and safety of its citizens." - The Free Legal Dictionary
"The grant of power to 'provide . . . for the general welfare' raises a two-fold question: how may Congress provide for 'the general welfare' and what is 'the general welfare' that it is authorized to promote? The first half of this question was answered by Thomas Jefferson in his opinion on the Bank as follows: '[T]he laying of taxes is the power, and the general welfare the purpose for which the power is to be exercised. They [Congress] are not to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please; but only to pay the debts or provide for the welfare of the Union. In like manner, they are not to do anything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose.'” - Justia, Spending For the General Welfare
IV. Closing Comments
It is a sad but also a dangerous time when the majority is being "handled" by the despots who are "only" a minority ... but wield more power than the majority.
The recent loss by the despotic minority of the House of Representatives is an example of resistance.
That resistance must spread to the senate and administration if the decline is to be thwarted and a return to the freedoms required is to take place.
But even that is not enough.
It must thereafter be vigorously perpetuated more so than ever before.
The previous post in this series is here.