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Today, I was thinking about a geological process called tectonic plate drift. For hundreds of millions of years, the continents we live on have been drifting or floating on top of the earth’s mantle. The mantle has plasticity and is a molten rock part of the earth’s interior. It churns by the force of gravity and by the heating up and cooling down of the molten rock.

 The result of this repetitive temperature variation in the mantle is that the surface of the earth undergoes continuous change in its continental positions and thus makes different continental formations over vast periods of time. Sometimes they are together as a whole and sometimes the continents fragment into many parts. The cycle goes on and on. 

This constant flux and instability then turned my thoughts to the very complex and dysfunctional social, environmental, and political situation we live in. On all levels, the United States is in crises mode as is the entire world.

On the social horizon, there are no sound logical solutions to the countless problems we face. That is so because the dramatic stage whereon we act out our lives was founded upon false ideas. The idea that some people are born to be slaves or that society is a mirror image of predator and prey relations in the wilds. That kind of illogical thinking inevitably makes more links in a long chain of destructive decisions and actions which warp the fabric of our social relations.   

The philosopher Plato understood the inevitable end of illogical thinking. He made it clear in his ‘Allegory of the Cave’ that those who reason on false premises or shadows on the wall are doomed to spiritual emptiness and ultimate social collapse. 

I understand both scientifically and spiritually what is driving the mass dysfunction which makes America a very sick society. Increased suicide rates, increased prescription drug addiction, and a decreasing human life span are all inconsistent with the myth of what America is suppose to stand for. 

I know that most human beings are driven by their organic unconscious biological instincts namely fear and sexuality. But in combination with those basic animal instincts there generally exists very poor logical thinking exercised most of the time by most people. That is precisely why events go awry. 

For example, why would a person who is obese and at risk for dozens of diseases and a premature death continue to consume a diet that will ultimately kill him or her? Why would they allow their children to do so? Knowing full well that what confronts them are but two alternatives: change or die.

I understand that some very intelligent people understand those unconscious biological drives. They have worked hard to master methods of unconscious population manipulation for the sole purposes of economically exploiting the environment, control of mass populations of people, and ruling over them politically. Despite the intelligence of the power elite they intentionally do wrong to others for monetary profit or simply for pleasure. That fact underscores to me what their core beliefs are.

Some intelligent people who are determined to benefit themselves at the expense of others believe in and practice scientific racism or social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is predicated on the fallacious premise that there is an absolute natural standard of fitness by means of which unfit human beings can be identified. From that premise, it is deduced that once the unfit are identified they can be eliminated effectively washing the gene pool clean and making it fit.

A glaring antithesis to their claim that there is an absolute standard of natural human fitness is their claim that evolutionary change is a law of organic nature. Their argument for evolutionary change is antithetical to their idea of an absolute standard of fitness because evolutionary change presupposes genetic and phenotypical maladjustment to a broader natural environment.  In short, evolutionary change means that a specie is in a constant a state of unfitness, and thus on the chopping block, and subject for natural elimination.  

This may seem a stretch, but for example, a pattern of lowered human I.Q. in a population could be a signal of human brain adaption in reverse. A cerebral reversal in humans to restore balance between the human species and nature at large.  Such a restoration of balance in the natural environment would save both  humans and nature from technological destruction.

Put another way, if we toxify the environment, in more or less the same proportion the environment toxifies our bodies. If we make nature at large infertile, then proportionately nature makes us infertile at large. We are at a disadvantage in that kind of action and reaction contest with nature because nature is bigger than us and because nature has masterfully eliminated trillions of species before us and yet continues to move along its course. I do not suggest that nature is personal; nature is very impersonal in its relation to us. It’s just the way it does business.

Though such beliefs and practices expressed in mythological form by people date back far into ancient human history long before Charles Darwin wrote his book which gave rise to the phrase: “Survival of the Fit.”, power elites down through the ages have practiced the survival of the fit ideology on the premise that human reason or rationality are necessarily to be driven by human unconscious instincts. The general acceptance of social Darwinism by most people today has made a wide pathway for the worst kind of people to ascend to the top of our social hierarchies where decisions affecting billions of people are made. The result is now a disaster.

For example, it has become an established fact that human industries have released billions of tons of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere for over the last one hundred years. Those gases in the atmosphere are correlated with a 1-degree Celsius rise in global warming and extreme weather climate change over the last 100 years. Industries which polluted the atmosphere were allowed to operate despite the fact that it was reported by the Journal of Science in 1896 that the release of those gases caused by burning fossil fuels would cause a greenhouse effect thus making the earth surface temperature warmer. Why?

If we assume that intelligent people who owned those industries and politicians who legally sanctioned toxic industries knew how to do a basic scientific cost/benefit analysis or a risk analysis of the long term consequences of ‘the greenhouse effect’ on the global environment, that begs the question: why did they persist in doing what they knew would eventually cause a global crisis and death to billions of people in the future?

That answer is simple. Those intelligent psychopaths didn’t give a flying ducks quack about the future of billions of people nor the planet earth hundreds of years into the future after they are dead. They viewed only short term benefits and costs to them during their life time.

They rationally concluded that what happens to the planet and the animals on it after they are dead is irrelevant to what they wanted in their life time. They are attracted to money, fame, power, control, status, prestige, and all other possible pleasures in their life time or in the here and now. They figured that once they were dead that nothing on earth or for that matter in the universe could either benefit or cost them nor put them at risk of harm because they believed that at death they simply cease to exist. They were selfish. It’s that simple.

All intelligent psychopathic power elite, oligarchs, or tyrants operate on that same premise because they have no conscience nor the compassion or empathetic feelings associated with what we know to be human conscience. As a consequence, most people suffer politically from what is known as a kakistocracy. Kakistocracy means government controlled by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. Eventually, such people destroy other people along with themselves and are now working on the destruction of the world we have come to know as our home.

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I understand that the kind of economic exploitation we suffer overlaps all societies and exists within every class or caste level, ethnicity or race everywhere in the world and that it has existed throughout history. It simply underscores the fact that we have yet to find a way to vet psychopaths out of our economic and political systems or to prevent them from infiltrating into our political systems.

I understand the connection between humans’ biological instincts and social/economic slavery. Intelligent people who are also psychopathic know that they can enslave most people to do their will by addicting them to substances of all kinds ranging from food to drugs, material possessions and status, or false beliefs.  Or they can enslave most people by instilling in them fear of pain and or death.

Yet, people are at least minimally rational unless they are intellectually defective. So, most people are able to understand when they are being short changed and by whom as one would feel when he or she is cheated in a supermarket because they do not receive the correct change in exchange for a purchase.

But most people tacitly accept servitude to a power elite rather than choose to be free. In other words, they internalize subconsciously a self-image of being a slave and then through that internalized image interpret their social relations as inferior to the political and economic power elite. They then go about acting out accordingly. This is true everywhere despite the fact that cultures differ more or less throughout the world.

I started this talk with some thoughts I had on geographical continental drift. For me it indicates that no matter how powerful or large a thing may appear to be whether it be empires, nations, clans, tribes, and individuals, each and every one of them will come to its end and be destroyed.

If you are a scientist or scholar, then you know that that which begins in one form must end in another form according to the law of thermodynamics. If you are a follower of Jesus, then you know of the famous quote: “I am the Alpha and the Omega…the beginning and the end; the first and the last.” If you are a Muslim, then you know the verse in the Quran: “We are not to be frustrated in changing your forms and creating you again in forms that you know not.”.


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Origen Adamantius was an early Christian theologian.  He was born in 185 A.D. at Alexandria, Egypt. He died in 253 A.D. at the city of Tyre.   His magnum opus is entitled ‘First Principles’.  In it, he outlines a theory of human origin which supports my argument that the Christian theological definition of what a human being is has its roots in both Platonic and Aristotelian anthropological assumptions. That definition of the human soul’s origin is contrary to the Egyptian, Hebraic, and Islamic account of the human soul’s origin out of the ‘dust of the earth’.

Origen’s influence on the direction of Christian thought is substantive and we can see his ideas mirror Hesiod and are in turn mirrored in modern political policy. We can see that even more clearly upon our close examination of his fundamental assumptions about humanity’s origin and social justice.

The first assumption is of course that God exist as pure immaterial ‘thought thinking itself eternally.’[1]  For Origen, this is a given, so we need not dwell at length on it.

His second assumption is that ‘minds’ or ‘archetypes’ participated in ‘God thought’ or what Plato termed the ‘Vision of Beauty’.[2]

The third assumption follows from the second.  That assumption is that because of the soul’s lack of perfection due to its possession of an inherent antithesis to their participation in divine unity, degeneration was triggered which moved souls into a lower status of ‘being and not being’ synchronicity.[3]

According to Origen, some of those lower beings are human souls.  Regarding that he says: “God did not begin to create minds…before the ages [time in the past tense][4] minds were all pure…But there remained some souls who had not sinned so greatly as to become daemons, nor, on the other hand, so very lightly as to become angels.  God therefore made the present world and bound the soul to the body as a punishment.”[5]  We can see from the preceding quote that Origen’s theory is set within the Platonic theological paradigm as a sub-theory resting upon the same assumptions but adapted to Christian mythology.

We can find even more evidence of conformity to Platonic as well as Aristotelian anthropology in the work of Origen. He employs the metaphorical tool derived from Hesiod’s ‘Works and Days’ as used by Plato in the Republic, i.e., the ‘myth of the metals’ to justify not only natural variation among human beings but also to justify on grounds of divine ordination the differing values of human worth based upon ‘sins’ earned in the spirit world: “God, however, who then felt it just to arrange his creation according to merit, gathered the diversities of minds into the harmony of a single world, so as to furnish, as it were, out of these diverse vessels or souls or minds, one house, in which there must be not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and of earth, and some unto honor and some unto dishonor.”[6]

It follows then, that the definition of what a human being is for Origen is predicated upon human nature as a ‘soul’ and that the body is a consequence of spiritual failing: “…each has obtained his degree of dignity in proportion to his own merits…”[7] For Origen a human being is defined from the ‘in-side out’, but under natural conditions Origen finds a graded hierarchy determined by phenotypical differences marking off one person or group from another person or group as more or less approximating the Divinity of God.






[1] Aristotle, Metaphysics [After Physics]

[2] Plato, Symposium, translated by Benjamin Jowett, William Benton Publisher, 1952, [212]

[3] George Hegel’s theory of Being is similar to this because it too suggests an ‘antithesis’ to Being.

[4] Italics mine

[5] Origen, Origen on First Principles, being Kaetschau’s Text of the De Principiis Translated into English, together with an Introduction and Notes by G.W. Butterworth, LITT.D., Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Northumberland Avenue,  London, 1936  pp 67

[6] Ibid, pp. 134

[7] Ibid, pp. 71

Welcome to Earth Colony.Net- MYTH OF THE METALS, by Dr. Steven Nur Ahmed

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Hesiod’s ‘Works and Days’ (750 BCE) presents us with a mythological paradigm.  It is a poem which implies the theory that civilizations undergo a cycle of change (the Ages of Man).  As such it imputes certain assumptions about the origin of human beings, human differences, and their different moral worth.  In this chapter I will not trace its intellectual origin, though many scholars argue that it passes through the mythological figure Orpheus to the Greeks from ancient Egypt.  Plato says as much in his account of the myth in his work the ‘Republic’.[1]


What I will do in this chapter is demonstrate that Hesiod’s theory of civil change was adapted by Plato.  Now, because Plato adapted Hesiod’s theory of civil change and because Greek philosophical influence had spread throughout the Mediterranean world and Asia Minor after Hesiod’s death (750 BCE) Greek mythology had taken firm root.  There is strong evidence to support the claim that Hesiod’s myth had influence on the person who wrote the ‘Book of Daniel’ in the Torah or Old Testament.[2]  All three sources had a direct influence on early medieval and enlightenment assumptions underlying race ideology in the Western world as well on the founders of the United States and eventually on the ideologues and apologists for the institution of slavery.[3]


Hesiod admits his account to be a ‘tale’. This parallels Plato’s dialogue in the ‘Republic’ exactly, for both men admit that their account is a ‘lie’. However, taken together with his description of the ‘farmer’s cycle’ it may be inferred that Hesoid aimed to either affirm or posit that human history is cyclic in nature.  He explains the cycle of change by establishing that differences in ‘genos’ or ‘race hegemony’ is determinative of civil quality and therefore, that the historical hegemony of each ‘genos’ or race corresponds to a different human epoch or ‘Age of Man’.


He first describes the ‘golden genos or race’. In his account they had divine characteristics and lived a life of cultural refinement and ease.  This race of men did not die; rather they became disembodied or transfigured to become guardian spirits.


Next, he describes the ‘silver’ genos’ or race who were qualitatively less noble than the ‘golden’ race: ‘it was like the Golden genos neither in body nor in spirit”[4].  A major indicator of their inferiority was their life span which was significantly less than their predecessors.


Next, there was generated the ‘bronze’ genos or race.  They were mortal and ‘in no way equal to the silver age…’  However, this race was physically far stronger than any other race. They were said to be ‘terrible and strong’.[5]


Next, there was a race of ‘demigods’.  They were nobler than their predecessors because they were ‘hero-men’.  Hesiod states that this race is the race before ‘our own’ race (the Greeks).


Lastly, he describes the ‘Iron’ genos or race.  This race for Hesiod is morally corrupt by nature and is damned.  It never ceases from ‘labor and sorrow by day.’[6]


Except for the demigods, each metal corresponds to a specific moral worth.  Upon close inspection, central to Hesiod’s cycle is a description of social degeneration from the golden to the iron age with one anomalous intervening period ruled by the hero-men or demigods.  We see an analogous description of civil degeneration after Hesiod in the book of Daniel, circa 700 B.C.E, wherein the writer describes the same moral scale of worth for the metals from gold to iron and clay.[7] I claim that both Hesiod’s myth and the dream of Nebuchadnessar by the writher Daniel originate from the same source text or that the writer of Daniel was influenced by Hesiod’s poem.


Later, in the writings of Plato, Johann Blumenbach, Joseph Count de Gobineau, et al we shall see the use of the ‘myth of the metals’ to establish a ‘theory of status quo’ with race mixing as the single determinate in the degeneration of civilization from what for Hesiod is the ‘golden’ genos to Hitler’s ‘Aryan’ or white race to the ‘Iron’ genos or what Gobineau would call the ‘black’ race.  Note well the many other characteristics in Hesiod’s myth of the metals because they will become attributed to specific racial types by color in the time of the enlightenment philosophers, and eugenicists. They will ultimately  influence states’ legislation throughout the United States.



[1]  Plato, the Republic, adapted from The Dialogues of Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett, William Benton, Publisher, 1952, [403]: “In the succeeding generation rulers will be appointed who have lost the guardian power of testing the metal of your different races, which like Hesiod’s are of gold and silver and brass and iron. And so iron will be mingled with silver, and brass with gold, and hence there will arise dissimilarity and inequality and irregularity, which always and in all places are causes of hatred and war.”  Note the near exact point made in the book of Daniel 2:31 to 2:44.

[2] The Jews were taken into captivity by several Babylonian Kings between 597 BCE to 582 BCE.

[3] Edmund Ruffin, The Political Economy of Slavery, 1853; James Henry Hammond, The Mudsill Speech, 1858

[4] Hesiod, Works and Days, 11.121-139

[5] Ibid, 11.140-155

[6] Ibid, 11.170-201

[7] Book of Daniel, 2:31 to 2:45


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Chapter 11


Fundamental to Plato’s theory of knowledge is the premise that nature does not manifest truth to human senses through ‘appearances.’ So, building upon his theory of knowledge Plato argues that political science turns appearances to useful art. That premise turns on one of Plato’s greatest questions: ‘How do we get them to believe?’  For Plato, all of the extrinsic characteristics of government are illusory and thus turn on deceit. The ‘useful lie’ which is propagandized in myriad forms by politicians cannot be exposed to the masses as a lie. The masses must ‘believe’ or at least have the ‘opinion’ that what they are told is actually bone fide. Therefore, the existence of cohesive secret societies or networks who do know that the truth promoted is a lie and are bound not to tell the ‘truth’ that it is a lie are necessarily at the core of the successful operation of a political state and the implementation of its policies.

For example, in 1910 a secret cartel of bankers met to establish the Federal Reserve Bank and the 26th amendment. Both Acts of Congress were promoted by a U.S. Senator who belonged to that secret cartel.[1]  Under President Woodrow Wilson who was vetted by the secret cartel, both the Internal Revenue Service Act and the Income Tax Amendment were signed into law in 1913.  The American people did not know that it was the result of a secret society of bankers:  the Meyer Rothschild family, J.P. Morgan, and John D. Rockefeller.  The American people did not know that their attorneys and representatives would be placed on Presidential cabinets throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. That is just one example of what Plato meant by ‘secret brotherhoods and political clubs’.  The American people did not know and generally don’t know today that those financial interests control all aspects of the United States government.

Plato does not name a specific ‘secret brotherhood’ or ‘political club’ he merely argues that they are necessary so that upper castes plutocratic families and owners of financial institutions can coordinate all agencies of government to promote their economic and caste, i.e. race interests.[2]  It is they who would be the guardians of the state.[3]  Despite the fact that he does not name old established secret brotherhoods, there are some existing secret societies in our own society which fit the form described by Plato. Usually, the influence these groups have is ignored by institutional scholars because it is the money from their secret societies which finance scholars in educational centers. No doubt many scholars belong to one or another of such groups or want to advance in their academic careers.  The absence of scholarly treatment of the confluence of secret societies and our government preempts a full understanding of the political process in our society. Two other examples of secret societies are the Society of Freemasons and the ‘Skull and Bones’ establishment which were incorporated circa 1832.  We shall examine Freemasonry to illustrate Plato’s theory.

Freemasonry is an old and established secret society with modern roots in Scotland and France. It was common throughout the colonies by the time the colonists rebelled against the East Indian Company of England and its major share holder, the king of England.  In fact, the many lodges which existed in the colonies were given their charters by the grand lodge of England presided over by King George the IV.  Their land grants were also conveyed to them by the King of England.  Presidents such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt just to name a few were practicing Freemasons. Most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Congressional representatives who ratified the Constitution were Freemasons, too.

In the colonies, aside from their cosmological beliefs the Masons had a political purpose. Their purpose was to establish a secular form of government immune from political tyranny and the controls of religious dogma and religious leadership. To achieve such a purpose they borrowed a constitutional formula from Aristotle and fused it with the political theories of John Locke and Charles Montesquieu. With it all they devised a constitution which divided power among three branches of federal government and separated it and its functions from state governmental powers.[4] Their fraternity would be the opposite complement of the new constitution; it would not be open nor would it be democratic in nature. Its counter-act to schismatic religious affiliation by individuals would be to impose an allegiance upon their individual members to universal brotherhood by their promotion of what they considered to be the true and ancient natural religion, race identity, and secularism.

They considered themselves a ‘secret society’ dating back thousands of years. They did not and do not allow females and ‘blacks’ entry into their society.[5] They did not allow Catholics to become ‘brothers’. There society was not a ‘religious’ one, but rather it was based upon naturalism and deism with an orientation to sun worship. Therefore, except for Catholics, one’s religious affiliation did not matter though most of the members were Protestant. They made entry into their group by males dependent upon another Freemason ‘vouching’ for an initiate’s entry and an oath from the initiate that the secrets he learned from the brotherhood would not be made known publicly.

The secrets involved their rituals and the sign codes with which they used to communicate to one another secretly in public.  Most of their symbols are Nubian-Egyptian, e.g., the Obelisk, one of which is called today the Washington Monument, the builder’s plummet and square, the eye of Horus as depicted on the one dollar bill above the pyramid, the colors red, white, and blue which are the color patterns on the columns of great temple in Karnak, the sacred lake of Karnak in Egypt which is replicated by the Reflecting Pool in Washington D.C. In fact, the city of Washington D.C. is laid out in such a way that its streets geometrically describe Masonic symbols and numerology.

Our concern here is not with Masonic beliefs but rather with what Plato hypothesizes in the Republic and how Freemasons applied his theory to concentrate power in their organization. He hypothesized that secret brotherhoods and political clubs are necessary for the furtherance of the status quo. His quest was to find a political solution to what Hesiod described in Works and Days as the inevitable cycle of cultural decay or change. For him a well managed state will need two governments. One will be the ‘apparent’ government. That he argues is the government for and by the people, the demos.  But keep in mind Plato’s theory of knowledge, for here the government which ‘appears’ is no more true than what appears naturally to the senses. On the contrary, it is the hidden government which is actually the power which drives social mechanisms.

The intent of the founders was to insure by virtue of their hidden power that neither religious zealots elected as congressional representatives or mob rule would evaporate their new state and their growing economic empire.  By the careful appointment of their own members in key positions throughout federal, state, and local institutions they proceeded on the theory that they would be able to control government without cessation. For them, governmental power was exclusive and was centered in the Grand Lodge. Their network would be the hidden capstone of the social hierarchy. Their members would filter down throughout society according to graded degrees providing their leadership with the political control they needed in every part of the new state.

Understanding the nature and function of dual government as posited by Plato is important for another reason. It allows us to understand how the Ku Klux Klan originated and by whom.  Further, we can know what the Ku Klux Klan aimed at doing when it was founded circa 1867 and how it gained immense political, police, and judicial power by the mid 1920s.[6]  It, too, is a secret society and was originally established by Freemasons in the southern states. A famous early twentieth century race historian named Walter L. Fleming states regarding the relation between Freemasonry and the Ku Klux Klan: “General Albert Pike, who stood high in the Masonic order, was a chief judicial officer of the Klan.”[7] Albert Pike was an ex-confederate general who not only became the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite for the southern states from 1859 to 1891 but formulated the rituals and costumes of the original Ku Klux Klan.  It was Pike’s vision which both the novel ‘The Clansmen’ and the film ‘Birth of a Nation’ captured in print and on screen in 1915.[8]  His statue stands in WashingtonD.C. to this very day.

Pike makes clear what the aim of the Ku Klux Klan was to be when he wrote in his newspaper: “…We would unite every white man in the South, who is opposed to negro suffrage, into one great Order of Southern Brotherhood, with an organization complete, active, vigorous, in which a few should execute the concentrated will of all, and whose very existence should be concealed from all but its members.”[9] Here the Ku Klux Klan aimed to enlist men who were ex-confederate soldiers and sympathizers in the already existing society of Freemasons to exert secret political and police power through terror over liberal democrats and ex-slaves in the south.  This is exactly what Plato admonishes in his Republic when he claims that there is nothing more important than to guard the purity of race.  So, we may infer that at the nucleus of the political strategy of both Freemasonry and the Ku Klux Klan is the Platonic recipe for dual government aimed at the preservation of an elite race.












[1] Senator Nelson Aldrige

[2] Aristotle calls this kind of group ‘boule’ in his ‘Politics’ and he, too, suggests a role similar to that Plato describes.

[3] C. Wright Mill, The Power Elite, Oxford University Press, 1956, p.251

[4] Aristotle in Twenty-Three Volumes XXI, Politics, Book IV, section 11-12, with an English Translation by H. Rackham, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1932 On the three elements of government he states: “…one is what is to be the body that deliberates about common interests [legislature], second the one connected with the magistracies [executive], that is, what there are to be and what matters they are to control, and what is to be the method of their election, and a third is, what is to be the judiciary.” Brackets mine.

[5] However, some African Americans formed the ‘Boule’: Sigma, Pi, Phi fraternity in1911 to serve the powerful plutocratic secret societies.

[6] For example, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

[7] Walter L. Fleming, Ku Klux Klan: Its Origin, Growth and Disbandment, Neale Publishing Company, 1905

[8] Birth of a Nation by D.W. Griffith; Thomas Dixon, The Clansmen, New York Doubleday, Page and Company, 1905

[9] Albert Pike, Editorial, Memphis, Tennessee, Daily Appeal, April 16, 1868


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Chapter 10

A cosmological worldview governed by duality and proportionate justice is inevitably reflected in social relations between all governments and their citizens.  Since that theory of nature allows for no absolutes, i.e., truth.  It follows that lying is unavoidable, and thus necessary for the preservation of the State. In fact, it is the belief that the ‘lie’ in state-craft is absolute. Most of what the citizens know of the state is cosmetic or appearance or image; it is propaganda.  Plato emphasizes this again and again. The State operates on premises quite different than those which it promotes to the masses. In order for the plutocratic caste to accomplish the ends of government, Plato posits the importance of lying and secrecy which is a privilege solely possessed by their castes.[1]  One can never get to the truth in government because government is the lie that ‘government is necessary’. By deduction it follows that Plato’s reasoning leads to this conclusion.  Freedom is impossible in relation to government.  For freedom and government are mutually exclusive.  For that reason the State or Government is always idling on high anxiety; its enemies are everyone everywhere who impulsively struggle for wiggle room out of their bondage to the lie, to the State.

Again, and for our purposes, we trace his emphasis on the necessity for State duplicity to his basic theory of the division of existence into the three basic phases of 1) pure being, 2) becoming, and 3) non-being or nothing.  Now, corresponding to those three aspects of being is Plato’s epistemology, i.e., what is it that a citizen can know?  There are again three possibilities.  One can know the truth through pure being; one may have an opinion which is more or less truth mixed with more or less falsity through becoming and perishing; and, one can have an illusory kind of knowledge, i.e., one can be ignorant and thus know nothing.[2]

The kind of knowledge associated with each aspect of being follows necessarily as a result of his theory of degeneration from pure being.  The human form by virtue of its admixture with physicality or matter can only know some truth which is unavoidably mixed with untruth, i.e., opinion.[3]  So, for Plato the controlling principle of government must be deceit because it is the controlling principle of material being, i.e., the mixture of some truth and some falsity.  The premise is simple. Some truth and some falsity equal falsity. For him this rule of duplicity is manifest in the depths of human nature as a dialectical struggle between ego and instinct.  But that struggle is analogous to the point just made above and we are left here with this fact: some ego and some instinct equal instinct. Revolt of the masses therefore is inevitable. For the plutocrats, that means they must 1) repress, i.e., become increasingly totalitarian over the masses or 2) they must flee for their lives or 3) they must die.

We shall see in later chapters how the Platonic theory of deceit became an effective tool in the use of ‘treaties’ (lying) to set the stage for the alienation, suppression, and repression of Native Americans, the Hawaiian people, and finally the American people.












[1] Ibid, Book III, [382],[389] [414-416]

[2] Ibid, Book VII Allegory of the Cave [514-517], [532] also see Book VI, Plato uses an analogy: the good is to the soul what the sun is to the eye.[508][509] Lastly, for a full dialectical discussion see Book V {475-480]

[3] Ibid, Book VI, [508]: “…but when turned towards the twilight of becoming and perishing, then she [the soul] has opinion only, and goes blinking about, and is first of one opinion and then of another, and seems to have no intelligence?” [Italics mine]