The System will always need tweaking!
bi-na-ry sys-tem Noun 1. a system in which information can be expressed by combinations of the digits 0 and 1. 2. a system consisting of two parts.
Most of us picture our social hierarchy as being not unlike a Totem Pole. In a Totem Pole hierarchy there are different strata or levels. For example the chain of command in the Military or the various levels in a Corporate structure.
If you are on the uppermost tier of the Totem Pole you have a top down view. Yourself and your peers then all those below you, essentially two groups. In its binary form you see yourself ( the One) and everyone below you (the Zeros).
According to the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, in an Aristocratic Society you are either a Master or a Slave, a Ruler or the Ruled, a lion or a lamb. Indeed, a primitive but binary view of Human Society.
two primary types revealed themselves to me, and a radical distinction was brought to light. There is master-morality and slave-morality "
§ 258 "The essential thing, however, in a good and healthy aristocracy is that it should... accept with a good conscience the sacrifice of a legion of individuals, who, for its sake, must be suppressed and reduced to imperfect men, to slaves and instruments." --Nietzsche "Beyond Good and Evil."
"The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists; they're too damned greedy." - Herbert Hoover
The core belief of the Radical Aristocrats is that their greed makes them better than everyone else and entitles them to power. In truth most of them likely have skeletons in their closets. Even a child knows that cheating practically insures you will win.*
Balzac said that "behind every great fortune there is a great crime". Baseball legend, Leo Durocher agreed with Balzac by way of an opposite view, "Nice guys finish last."
"The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt." --Rene Descartes, 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637
To clarify my skepticism of major news outlets let me start by saying this. When you cant tell if a news story is true, doubt it. I believe it is far worst to unquestionably believe news that may be propaganda than it is to not believe news that may be the truth.
Propaganda is always created with deceptive and nefarious intentions. Hence, propaganda is inherently evil. While to doubt news that may be true can sometimes be dangerous, it is my fervent conviction that believing propaganda is, ultimately, always, ALWAYS, dangerous.
"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." -Socrates
Binary grouping can be useful in identifying alternate forms of propaganda. A good example is Rap music which appears to be Anti-Aristocratic with ample lyrics about drugs or even shooting cops. Doesnt that prove that the media is free from control? Well, no! Cops are not members of the Aristocracy, hence they are Zeros and as such are expendable and easily replaced.
Historically, gangsters have always been Fascist and vice versa. The Gangsta mentality is ideologically exactly what the Ones want Zeros to think and believe is right. The strong rule.
That is why we get so much propaganda about vigilantes and supermen (Nietzsche's Ubermensch). The media emphasizes heroic individual action and not heroic united action. Sure superheros sometimes work as a team but it is a team working to protect the Binary System and continued Aristocratic rule.
And drugs are just another form of bondage for the impoverished masses. A modern form of chains, if you will. It keeps the rage of the destitute directed against themselves and not the Ones. Drugs would be scarce if the Ones really didnt want them around.
Case in point. Our military invasion and occupation of the worlds largest producer of Opium and Heroin, Afghanistan, has resulted in an increase in the availability of the drugs here in the United States.
Dont our drones and satellites see everything there? How could the strongest military power on the planet not be able to find and destroy the poppy fields? They have certainly been able to keep pictures of the bloody horrors of that war away from home so why not the drugs?
Furthermore, let us consider this about any music lyrics. If an artist sang about uniting people, East coast, West coast, blacks, whites, working people and poor, etc against the powers that be, what would happen? We Zeros uniting against the Ones is the Ones worst nightmare. Any artistic threat to the authority of the Aristocrats would be met with a heavy hammer or buried in obscurity. Think Marley, Morrison, Lennon, Tupac, real rebels always seem to die young.
A simple rule is that if you are seeing something in the major media the Ruling Aristocrats probably want you to see it and if they dont you wont.
If ever we want to eliminate the Binary System the Ones have showed us the way. We simply unite and go on strike. Without Zeros there is no Binary System. That is why the Ones fear unity so much. Unified Civil Disobedience worked for Gandhi and Martin Luther King it can work today.
We Americans could exercise our Second Amendment Rights but Im sure the days when a well armed militia were equal to a well armed government are long gone.
The truth is people today are too complacent. We Zeros are kept just comfortable enough and most are unable to see the big picture for the small screen. Each day we Zeros have less control over our world and our future.
Additionally, I fear that Nietzsche just might be right. The Slave-Morality does dance in step with the Master-Morality.
While we Zeros can never hope to be a Superman, if we truly wanted to, we could all stand up and say, "I am Spartacus."
Posted June 17, 2016
© Carrozza 2016
* I do not mean the multitude of honest and hardworking businessmen and women in the world. The Ones I am referring to are those that by mercenary profiteering have, over time, accrued such wealth and power that they hold sway over world leaders and events and use that power to maturate their dominance.