Bifurcation of the Anarchical Mind
anarchy : from the Greek: un (no government) authority bifurcation - to split in two
For some five thousand years, protected from barbarians by its Great Wall, Chinese culture flourished by dividing the progression of social consciousness between birth and death, into a natural hierarchy of four, twenty one, year phases.
- 0 - 21 years – Student
- 21 – 42 years – Servant
- 42 - 63 years - Teacher
- 63 – 84 years – Sage
By educating each child to mature within an ordered system of government that gave each individual a clear sense of self in relation to the collective whole, it allowed the entire culture to mature peacefully and arrive at a collective sense of sageness.
And so it was for fifty dynasties, while the barbarians in Europe wore bearskin cloaks, ate with their fingers and got drunk on mead, the Chinese wore silk gowns, played chess, drank tea from porcelain and spooned rice delicately with chopsticks.
Chinese order was finally upset when barbarians from Europe, who had developed advanced technologies, breached the Wall and clouded the Chinese psyche with opium. Within one generation the simple formula of how to conscientiously administer a civilized society vanished from the world view.
So the trillion dollar question is:
Exactly how and why did the House of Mongol institute an harmonious social formula for administering a peaceful society, while the anarchical, warring House of Aryan did not?
The answer, I believe, lies in how the intuitive art of interpreting Chinese characters, as opposed to the technological analysis of alphabetic grammar, impacts on the left and right sides of the student brain.
The scholastic practice of prematurely indoctrinating the analytical half of the child mind with predigested text-book technology before it has a chance to balance both sides of the brain and learn how to draw reason from life experience has lead to an insidious pseudo-intellectual adoption of anarchical conviction.
The illusion of being made worldly knowledgeable via analysis alone, with in no further need of supervision has proved highly seductive to the teenage psyche.
This artificially induced presumption of wisdom, culled by children from written texts, has sub-consciously infected the adult rationales of every philosopher since the time of the early Greeks. Their pseudo-intellectual rationales on the analysis of human behavior; argued and contradicted among themselves over the centuries; have, in turn, influenced and revolutionized national governments across the planet for the past twenty five centuries.
In various forms of adaptation anarchical philosophical conclusions have formed the false foundation of all existing political ideologies, including; monarchies, theocracies; self-determination; independence; democracy; republicanism; capitalism; communism and socialism.
The net result of their immature presumptions has resulted in endless revolutions of thought, conflicting arguments and increasingly dangerous wars, leading to the present hubris of potential species annihilation via weapons of mass destruction – not to mention a polluted global environment.
In short. The collective psyche of mankind has been stalled in a teenage mode of immature rebellious thought and action since the time of Socrates. We drive fast cars. chase fast women, engage in adultery and promiscuity, divorce, child neglect, domestic violence. We gamble with our inheritance on stock exchanges, pollute our work place; run lotteries; play Russian roulette with nuclear guns, and tell the Father God to shove it.
Underlying our hubris and competitive bravado is an inherent sense of self doubt of the teens, which has manifested in idolization and the superficial worship of material success in both the social and spiritual spheres. For the teen, message is immaterial, image is everything. Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Krishna are all idolized as man-gods. Instead of listening to and obeying the social wisdom that defines love and respect for neighbor, revealed by the son of a humble carpenter, since his death over one hundred million pagans, witches, Jews, Muslims and native peoples have been murdered or enslaved in the name of Christ. Crusades, Inquisitions and Jihads have dogged every step of our way.