Fate is the question 2
Time for a verbatim reprint of this item
from a year ago.
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There is a predictable donnybrook about a T-shirt saying "Slavery gets shit done."
Why argue? It's a fact. Not ironic or contradictory or horrible. Just a fact.
Remove the vile anti-Natural-Law propaganda that NYC has been feeding us for 200 years.
Remove the words and leave the functions.
Natural Law recognizes two forms of work, and recognizes that each form has a place.
with permanent lifetime obligations on BOTH SIDES
, gets big shit done. Organized massive shit like pyramids and railroads and cars.
get small shit done. Specialized and personalized shit like plumbing and haircuts and art.
Around 1800, London and NYC capitalists developed a new setup that breaks both rules.
Debtism spawns big organizations WITHOUT permanent loyalty on either side. The boss can fire anyone for any reason, and the boss can work you to death and toss your carcass into the forge.
London and NYC propagandized this bad setup by stigmatizing the balanced system of ownership. You're supposed to work hard in the new system because you're "free". You have "God-given rights". You can start your own company any time you want. You can move up in the ranks.
Those claims are legalistically true but Naturally untrue. In Natural fact most people are not independent artisans. Most people are not leaders. The NYC system puts your focus on a goal that AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN. Everyone spends their energy in a futile pursuit of position instead of getting shit done.
Parkinson recognized the converse of the latter problem. A bureaucracy always tends toward the pursuit mode, but when SHIT IS ACTUALLY GETTING DONE, the jockeying for position is suppressed.
Men want to be useful. Men want to make things. When the making is gone, men will spend their energy seeking POSITION instead of ACCOMPLISHMENT.
And that's where we are now. Our goals are no longer aimed at making more life, more value, more beauty. We are solely focused on BEING instead of DOING. We tell youngsters that they can BE anything they want, including Gender #47 or God or Boss or an Artist or a President. These BE-promises are flatout lies. Everyone has a fixed set of skills and a fixed status. When you KNOW your position, when you KNOW your skills and your status, you can then focus on GETTING SHIT DONE, which is the GOD-ASSIGNED REASON FOR OUR EXISTENCE.
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UncommonDescent has been quoting linguist Neil Rude lately.
Rude is observing one side effect of this corrosive focus on BEING. He notes that 'ambitransitive' verbs are getting more common in English. I don't think the ambi-ness is the main point; it's the spread of INtransitive and middle voice. We're losing the basic relationship of subject-verb-object
that belongs in a DOING culture. We're replacing it by BEING forms, where the verb indicates a condition or action without an actor. Sharp-pointed example:
Transitive: I'm driving my car fast.
Middle voice: My car drives fast.
In languages with more verb inflections, this change shows up as a shift toward reflexive verbs, which have a form like My car drives itself fast.
The meaning is the same.
It's no coincidence that the Sorosian parts of the world, where the fraudulent goal of BEING is firmly established, have languages with caseless nouns, while the non-Sorosian areas have distinct noun cases. From Poland to Hungary to Turkey to Russia to China to Korea, the siren song of Soros gets little traction.
When the giver and receiver of action sound different to your ears and feel different to your tongue, it's harder to lose sight of PURPOSE.
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Labels: From rights to duties, Language update, Make or break