Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Persecution Society

Update: LOST
Blog by Erla Ósk Arnardóttir Lillendahl:

(English Translation: Gunnar Tómasson, Certified translator):

During the last twenty-four hours I have probably experienced the greatest humiliation to which I have ever been subjected. During these last twenty-four hours I have been handcuffed and chained, denied the chance to sleep, been without food and drink and been confined to a place without anyone knowing my whereabouts, imprisoned. Now I am beginning to try to understand all this, rest and review the events which began as innocently as possible.

First the mormon kid in Utah with his pregnant wife, then the icelandic arnar's daughter?


Better act like you know!!!!

Quoth Nana;
And for those who want to talk about the brutality of gangs coming in -"The Stranger returns what was given to them" Folks like to forget the brutal history of Latin America by the USA Military.
Cheikh Anta Diop posed the question, civilization or barbarism? I contend that this world based on the present trajectory of its dominant forces is on a collision course with barbarism. The reestablishment of Ma’at is required to bring this world back to civilization.
Bringing full circle something I posted a while ago about the Lucifer Effect, Person, Situation, or System? It is all of these persons/situations/systems - and the only way to defeat the establishment of full-on re-implementation of this very medieval strategy for harsh governance and centralized social organization is to be fully aware of its methods, history, and creeping re-instantiation. The Guardian carried a great article yesterday about the rising tide of top-down medieval barbarity now well underway;
How did our 12th-century forebears deal with all this insecurity and dramatic change? They invented a persecution society, one that systematically identified whole categories of people and then set about exterminating, subjugating or segregating them. Just as the origins of modern Europe and its global expansion can be tracked back to the momentous political and economic changes of the 12th century, so can its corollary, a state built to persecute minorities, which has intermittently characterised Europe's history ever since.
Medieval barbarity is a governance strategy.

Here's how it works from the bottom-up:

1. If an enemy knows that capture will lead to torture, then that enemy will be strongly motivated to fight to the death, and never surrender. This understanding will be reinforced if an occupying army brutalizes civilians and combatants, and will motivate more "enemies" to join the fight.

2. Torturing prisoners eliminates the humanity of the torturing agent. It makes the torturing agent utterly loyal to the government, and hardens them toward the civilian populace.

3. When the national government tortures, it opens the door to torture by local governance entities such as police and prisons. Local torture binds the local governance entity to the national governance entity, terrorizes the civilian populace and enhances governance in-group solidarity.

The powers that be have never used torture to get at truth.

Ask yourself, why exactly HAVE THEY and ARE THEY now unleashing these methods on a staggeringly large scale?