Sunday August 21st 2016Tim
experienced within the words "That's just the way it
is." It's kind of like an Invisible Hand. Mostly those
who embrace an hegemony will first have to see a future
within it and you can call it motivation through a love
of god rather than attrition if you wish to because to
embrace anything a mind has to accept that much of the
thing embraced is "beyond understanding" rather than
"possibly wrong." In short it's faith that maintains an
hegemony, which might suggest to the wary that something
like Economics should never, ever be thought of as a
science. Physics, however, is a science just as long as
it contains within it's own "That's just the way it is"
an idea of flux, a future of change through discovery, a
fifth fundamental force can't simply be dismissed.
Science is an adventure for open, not closed minds, but
a person's career in science is probably as subject to
economics and politics as anything else might be.
I guess if I have a point to make it is that consciousness
and all its hereditaments both corporeal and incorporeal are
well adapted to maintaining a degree of stability within a
constantly changing environment. The thing about it is that
without our passion for stability, our emotional attachment
to it, living things, all living things, would not be. Which
in the end is the reason why we people make things and in
the process become emotionally dependant upon the things we
make, and "That's just the way it is." The question this
hegemony raises is the extent to which our species is
capable of existence outside of this force in our being. Of
the many answers, one answer is to search for stability
elsewhere, in other places and we've been doing that since
long before Zoroaster with his vision of a constitution.
We've had our Gods, some nasty some nice. We've tried to put
chivalry into killing each other with no great success.
We've looked at Love and produced a series of Holocausts.
Either way I'm glad the neo-liberal hegemony is almost run
its course, I was in my twenties when it again reared its
ugly head, hope I'm alive to see its funeral. Yes indeed,
Hope and Change.