COVID 19 – Obedience Training for Renitent Citizens

In one of my earlier articles, I have argued that collectivism (socialism/communism) needs globalism and global governance, because it cannot successfully compete with free-market capitalism. While capitalist market economy and the associated free and open democratic society are based on self-motivated, productive, and greedy individuals pursuing their happiness and accepting inequity as the inevitable downside of individual liberty, collectivist models focus on government as the source of everything, a centralized planned command economy with safety and equity as the core values, and accept the loss of liberty and freedom – except, of course, for the ruling elite, which always exempts itself form its own rules and restrictions.

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How I became a citizen of the land of the free and the home of the brave – oh boy!

n 1973, I worked as a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Botanical Museum. My host, Professor Richard Evans Schultes, occasionally invited me to dine with him in the teachers’ dining room, where on one occasion I sat next to Professor Kenneth Galbraith’s table and a cross-table conversation developed between Schultes, a conservative, and Galbraith, a liberal. What I got to hear from Galbraith was pure neo-Marxist ideology and should have been a warning for me and a harbinger of things to come.

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A Brief History of Slavery

When we talk about slavery, we mostly mean the enslavement of Africans in America between approximately 1500 (arrival of first African slaves in North America) and 1865 (13th Amendment) – a period of approximately 365 years. However, slavery is one of mankind’s oldest institutions and America was a latecomer to it. Since our history is regrettably one of domination and subjugation it is probably safe to assume that slavery goes back into Neolithic times, when one group would raid the habitation of another group, kill most, and make the survivors slaves.

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Who is a Native?

The word ‘native’ is derived from the Latin verb ‘nati’ = ‘to be born’. ‘nati’ is a semi-deponence, i.e. a verb that exists only in the passive voice. Makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, being born is the most passive act you ever perform in your life. A ‘native’ to a certain place would seem to be a person who was born in that certain place. Accordingly, if you were born in e.g. Columbia NC you can call yourself a native of that town. But the common use of the term goes beyond this narrow meaning. American Indians call themselves “Native Americans” or “indigenous” and the non-European Australians are called “aborigines” with the connotation that they, i.e. their predecessors, ancestors, forefathers were all born in America or Australia or at least on the American or Australian continents. . .

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Santa Claus and Culture War

Since religion is so deeply engrained in our culture and society and since our nation was partly founded on the quest for religious freedom, it is difficult for the enemies of religion to attack it frontally and direct. But attack it they must because they are mostly Marxist atheist materialists who believe that religion is “opium for the people” and that theirs is the only true worldview. And because they realize that religion is the main road block on the road to their totally just utopian society: Communism. Hence, they attack religion indirectly using mainly two tactics: they try to remove religion from public life and they try to profane and secularize religion, currently mainly the Christian religion. . .

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The Rational Roots of the Irrational

It seems that the cognitive and intellectual tools that humans have at their disposal to understand and manipulate reality around them are fairly adequate within a medium range of things, tasks, and problems – hardly surprising, since they are probably adaptations to life on planet earth. These tools are mainly the capability to reason logically, to understand and apply the causal nexus, and to use practical concepts of time and space. . . It also seems that these same tools become pretty useless when we leave the middle range of earth reality and venture into the macro-cosmos . . .

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The Birth Defect of Collectivism

Many ideologies consider the “group” (the collective) more important than the individual. The class, society, the state, the people, the tribe etc. constitute a superior value. “You are nothing. Your nation is everything” was a NAZI motto. The Fascist motto was “You are nothing. The State is everything.” Today’s dominant collectivist ideology is Socialism. . .

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