Friday, November 23, 2012

#13.8 Peace Revolution Podcasts 56 thru 60

Episodes 56 through 60 – More history, real politik and current affairs thru the lens of the course.

2012-5-19: #56 Prussian Dreams and American Nightmares / How Power Corrupts, Internationally.

Almost 3 and a half hours long, this episode begins with a reading from Will Durant's Story of Civilization Volume 1, Our Oriental Heritage, covering the developments of paper and printing. Then Richard Grove and guests take off on a discussion of German idealist philosophy (irrational) and its developments into the present time. Brett Veinotte's review of the National Socialists in Germany is of a philosophical irrationalist movement without any real ideas or plans other than the assumption of power and authority by people who were basically occultists and mystics! This is core material of the course and is really vital information that everyone interested in (the or an) VEN needs to know.

2012-5-26: #57 How the Past Affects Our Future / Studying History… So It Doesn’t Repeat
Georg Hegel (1770-1831)
I suppose that to encompass such a large subject, one needs at least six hours of lecture time, and that's what this is. I understand that these podcasts are long and very often people listen to them in parts. This episode focuses on the life, work and enduring legacy of the German idealist philosopher, Georg Hegel (1770-1831). I note in passing that Beethoven was born later the same year and Hegel outlived him; they were contemporaries. The origins and developments of the Prussian state, including Hegel's contributions, are examined.
Then we have where all this has led to with Alex Jones' Interview of FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds (full spectrum dominance is emphasized) and then Mae Brussell from 1979. Brussell's remarks were quite frank and her chronology and view of history quite revealing, although she seems to be reading from some notes which have some trivial but obvious errors and she sometimes doesn't pronounce things correctly, something that perhaps bothers me more than it does others. When Brussell mentions spies or espionage networks, one must automatically assume vast sums of money (securities, gold, diamonds, opium, etc.) go along with it as none of this happens on nothing. I therefore at this point deliberately ask all those who have ever jeered another for “conspiracy theories” to go and look themselves in the mirror and congratulate themselves for becoming the unconscious dupes of the elites who played them like their snide violins. How else, you dupes, does anything get done unless someone with a strong interest pays for it? And of course they always do and always have. Just because very little of what Brussell said back in 1979 is new to me doesn't mean that it may not be new to most people out there. So it is with many things.

I also note here that these witnesses are each responsible for their own views and the limitations inherent of these views due to inadequate data – grammar; I noticed many places where I would not quite agree. But, given the emphasis of the course, we are each called upon to mine data from sources such as these, turning our own critical attention to events and to decide how best we understand things in light of new data.

In many ways, this episode attempts to cover the subject that has been brought up many times throughout this series and in particular in the previous episode; how power corrupts, and does so internationally. We would maintain from our perspective, associated somewhat with E. C. Riegel's ideas, that these corruptions are also the results of evading economies and responsibilities to scale by allowing limited liability and selective government protection to exist in law and then allowed to run wild, all of which was bought and paid for by the same interests. This corruption is not at all the same as free enterprise, therefore be it known that under Riegel's critique of the present system, these kinds of business arrangements would not ever be allowed in (the or an) VEN.


Brett Veinotte- The American Way (Video)

The Pentagon Papers, United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967:
A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense,

Georg Hegel-
The Phenomenology of Spirit
The Science of Logic (in 3 volumes)
Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences
Elements of the Philosophy of Right (1820)

We aren't by any means suggesting that one must read Hegel (nor for that matter any of the other books under Homework, only as personal time and interest for further study allows). This list of Hegel's four huge works is only given as a kind of footnote. However, the first and last works listed probably make up the most distinctive works of this highly influential philosopher.

2012-7-7: #58 The Mystery of Civil Obedience / How Your Free Will is the Tie that Binds

2012-7-15: #59 The Cult of Scientific Management / How the Ruling Class Forms the Collective

I was familiar with much of this material before this episode, Taylorism in particular, but it's good to see it reviewed.

2012-7-21: #60 The Invisible Empire of The New World Order / You Can Hear It, If You Listen


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