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PostSubject: Government of Muses   Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:47 pm

A phrase from Pezer in another context turned on a light, produced this thought: I'll answer to a government of muses only.
Man will not be read yo be governed as a whole, except if its governers are worthy of the devotion of philosophers.

Since any form this sort of planning will take over time must include the most radical disagreements as well as many accidental absurdities, I will throw this out here as such; the worthy must govern, and the worthy are those who are loved by the most comprehensive valuing.

Perhaps a world ruled in name and formality, ritual and color by tempestuous beauties, and in accordance with their tastes and whims, organized by men of will and poetry. A few fixed laws; habeas corpus of course, thus no state sanctioned butchery of humans or elaborate prison systems. A necessity is animal (not horrendously human) treatment of animal foods - freedom of expression, but accountability for words. No muse would tolerate otherwise.


A seemingly radically different proposal;

Democracy is simply the workings of leverage in an age of letters. Democracy is about finding a commonly acceptable narrative. Tyranny is imposing a narrative whether it's acceptable or not; it changes its subjects in ways they may not want (nature is tyrannical) - Democracy is founded on the notion that subjects want to change, and will change one another in favorable ways, if they aren't hindered (culture is 'democratic').

A few months ago Pezer proposed a way to implement a new governing structure from available means without creating a bureaucracy - without revealing what I do not fully grasp, I can say that it operates by the ethics that vo would require, namely a fluidity that allows whole values to trump petty interests.

(petty interests is essentially mesh of broken up and scattered self-valuings - it is non-individual, it rears its eyeless head between tired and/or  lowly people)

 

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PostSubject: Re: Government of Muses   Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:49 pm

This is good, we should think these things down to their roots. To me this is what "deconstruction" means.

It often reveals unwelcome sub-concepts and the conditions of concepts -- values. Construction and deconstruction in tandem, dialectically and non-dialectically (not everything can or should be synthesized).

 

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PostSubject: Re: Government of Muses   Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:51 pm

Plato's idea of the philosopher kings is a nice idea philosophically (rationally) speaking. But the brutal reality is that in reality those kings end up being brutally sub-philosophical.

Democracy as a means to elevating kingship to philosophy. I like your perspective on how the US is all about gathering and harnessing the best ideas and best thinkers, this is needed.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Government of Muses   Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:26 pm

We are starting a paradigm, doing the final deconstruction.

But the reconstruction is immediate as this really is the final phase of the deconstruct; the naming of the new paradigm, its institutions.


The Institution of True Love

This how I baptized Jupiter in Libra.... the year that commences a few days from now.

All years (these years that I 'created'... haha) are institutions; being is time - 'beings' are 'times' - as you explicated recently.
This must in some fashion come to be sustained by human activities in physical constructs.

The philosophical Library is what we started with, as a axiomatic metaphor; a metaphor that becomes literal, and by pure significance initiates a paradigm of elevated self-valuing without any contact directly with the machinery of the old, essentially illiterate capitalist vortex.

 

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