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Disrupting Deception: Natural vs. Transcendental Progression

Disrupting Deception: Natural vs. Transcendental Progression

 The great counterfeiter adapts deception to every time and culture – Billy Graham

The great counterfeiter’s kryptonite is division through slander – James MacDonald

There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing or blessing a disaster – J. L. Seagull

  Sapiens: Spirit – Soul – Sentience

Genesis and genetics set forth the proposition that evolution and devolution derive from seeds; sapiens experiences of consequence involve one or both. However, moral momentum first gestates in the spirit, promulgates influence of the soul, and finally transforms conscious perspective and behavior. Both the nefarious and noble acts of men are: spirit-groomed, soul-sanctioned, and sentience-enabled. While we are infused by what we eat, we are only imbued by what we think and that with which we agree.

It is not unreasonable to be disconcerted by our failure to foresee the inconceivable in others. However, transcendental-progression – e.g. spirit-soul-sentience – telegraphs our personal inclination for the implausible. We are alerted by a sense of transformation as the seeds of potential impound our cognitive and kinetic energy to actualize their noble and nefarious destiny. Whether moon landings, mass shootings, cancer cures, financial fraud, good samaritism, terrorism, philanthropy, or maleficence under cloak of authority, each evidences transcendental-progression; timing remains the only unknown.

Deception: Unfaithful Allegiance – Fictitious Sufficiency

Deception exploits our predilection for psychological assessment of nefarious and noble acts. Whereas many believe the confluence of genetic and environmental triggers codify subconscious intent, deception requires a more amenable agency than transcendental- progression. Deception fully embraces natural-progression – e.g. genes-environment-sentience – that supports the illusion that the implausible and inconceivable can be predicted and controlled. Billions are being expended in search of a behavioral-genome having the potential to avert the next Boston, Paris, Brussels, Orlando, and Nice.

Despite a preponderance of experience and evidence to the contrary, many subscribe to the notion that natural-progression informed politics, economics, and social science can re-seed human inclination. Yet, human history confirms that privilege and disadvantage, intelligence and ineptness, affluence and poverty, aggression and complaisance, refinement and inelegance, cohabit both ascendant and subservient potential. Deception dismisses such powerful evidentiary continuity – supplanting light and accord with darkness and friction to wrest control of the human conscious.

Division: Disingenuous Relationship – encapsulated by – Fraudulent Purpose

Division is the first born of deception. It squanders no opportunity to divide: e.g. Jew and Gentile, Shia and Sunni, Hutu and Tutsi, Turk and Armenian, North and South, East and West, Red and Blue, Black and White, and Top from Bottom. Deception disavows coalescence in order to first kindle and then enrage division, no matter urgent protests and unassailable consensus. Division is a far more verbal than tactile proceeding; it burns from both ends of the tongue to inculcate destructive mischaracterizations.

Division is the mother’s milk of politics. It perpetrates a war of attrition predicated on salvos of improbable promises from principle-deficient political operatives. Their goals are: to obtain and retain constituent support while distracting attention from off-putting ideology, and to accumulate unmerited personal resources and power. Politics confirm that division is highly addictive for both operatives and constituents. No political constituency on the planet has managed to alleviate division-addiction for any sustained period. Division-addiction reveals politics as a two-division two-team blood sport – hustlers and the hustled versus hustlers and the hustled.

Division is the loyal mistress of economics. Artificial economic-division (American style) partitions the absolute value of wealth into multiple groups, defining those in the bottom groups as the poor, and those in the top groups as the rich. Such division is much more likely to deceive than to inform; e.g. the value of entitlements (food stamps, housing allowances, healthcare, childcare, et al) are excluded when assessing the quality of life available to those consigned to a bottom group – wherein many live on par or better than the global middle class. Division disparages economic differences without accounting for personal sacrifice, preference, or giftedness, and commutes personal prerogatives into human rights as it sees fit – absent probity or equity.

Supply-and-demand has long served as a reliable macro-economic barometer of stock market volatility and risk. Market apparatchiks and their math-quants have learned to exploit stock market volatility to abate proportionate investment risks. The staggering difference in presumptive wealth between those defined as rich and poor derives largely from the return on investment afforded these apparatchiks and their clients. Economic division is deception-infected; the shroud of inequity is cast over many more than the one tenth of one percent who actually garner such risk-redacted gains. However, economic-division is also self-seeking; the unaffected offer little sympathy when wild swings in market confidence sack the values of apparatchik stock portfolios.

Division maintains social science on retainer and first call. Principled social science seeks to better understand cause and effect, and in turn how to induce the beneficial and control the implausible. Deception-infected-division restricts the basis of social science to natural-progression, opening many paths by which to foment and justify group isolation and disruption. Social-division nourished by deception has achieved pandemic scale; no people, nation, or kingdom has evaded its pernicious disfigurement.

Disaster: People – Nations – Kingdoms

People

Morning: Of the eleven million people involuntarily extracted from West Africa, only two percent would be settled in the south of North America; many would endure well-documented atrocities at the hands of brutal masters. Today, direct descendants of this racial caste: comprise the 16th largest economy in the world; can boast of noted leaders of government and transnational business enterprise to numerous to mention; have achieved a level of formal education rivaled only by the majority national community; and are the most literate of all diasporas of color – so much from so little and so few.

Evening: Inexplicably, over the past thirty years a small cadre of young men from this remarkable community are irrefutably responsible for more than fifty percent of all domestic homicides. In 2015 this cadre would murder 6,000 members of their own community. Concurrently, many young members from this community would exercise their constitutional right to protest the use of lethal force by police in the deaths of 36 unarmed community members – never mind that at this rate of engagement Police would require over forty years to murder on par with this small cadre in one year alone.

Disaster: Regardless of the facts, deception enables politicians, journalist, and self-anointed spokespersons to dispossess this remarkable community of the pride, reputation, and self-confidence it’s accomplishments warrant. Further, agents-of-deception have cast this largely progressive and law abiding community as intractably dependent (entitlement addicted) and morally despicable (promiscuous and profane). This community largely rejects this deceptive script, yet some choose instead to audition.

Nations

Morning: Coalition, a first cousin of collaboration, has always been an essential element of human advancement. There are a number of well recognized coalitions – e.g. the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA), the European Union (EU), the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) – which ostensibly form larger trading blocks that are more competitive across global markets. There are also less formal constructs, e.g. alliances.

Evening: Generally where the more competitive, e.g. Maquiladoras, displace the lesser competitive, e.g. Trade Union – the impact is first and foremost personal. Forecasts of consumer savings provide coalitions political cover, yet many companies retain the lion’s share of increases in margin – as Boards of Directors expect, and Markets demand.

Disaster: No matter that efficiencies align and value accrues to all parties, deception lurks. China is exchanging infrastructure development in Africa for long-term access to natural resources. The EU constitution abetted cultural-division and ultimately defection (Brexit). NAFTA has pushed Americans both higher and lower in the middle class stack.

Kingdoms

Morning: While nations are but intellectual and geographic people progressions, kingdoms abide a different realm than do people or nations. Kingdoms operate only in accordance with transcendental (spirit-soul-conscious) not natural (genes-environment-conscious) progression. Science has confirmed that genes bare specific environmentally influenced instructions after which they enable specific biological construction – whereas spirit and soul cannot be confirmed or denied by scientific processes. Many of the intellectual elite insists that these progressions are complimentary like the double helix structure of DNA. Nevertheless after discovery of gene adaptation (regulate, replicate, and recombine), cogent consideration of spirit and soul was consummately disbarred.

Evening: Observation and reasoned exegesis pushed such epiphanies as the renaissance, reformation, scientific revolution, and enlightenment to challenge and better inform the next sure thing. No sequence of epiphanies has confirmed the capacity of natural progression to account for deception. No outcome employing repeatable scientific processes has demonstrated genetic adaption countervailing deception. It is rational to conclude that deception is the progeny of transcendental not natural progression.

Disaster: Judgment that rest upon the tenants of an immaterial progression portends catastrophe. Transcendental-progression is the only means by which that originating in spirit can be cross-examined, where after the soul adjudicates choice (not amino acids, proteins, and enzymes); all inspiration – light and darkness – arising in this realm have eternal consequences. While the influence of natural progression on psychological response is well established, it by no means accounts for the willing participation of hundreds of thousands in deception inspired misadventure. Yet many believe a genomic protocol capable of averting social (see below) catastrophes will be discovered:

                          45M killed by Moa Zedong                                            12M killed by Adolf Hitler

                          7M killed by Josef Stalin                                                5M killed by Hedeki Tojo

                          4.0M Syrians displaced (2011-2015)                           2.6M Afghani displaced (1979-2015)

                          2.4M Rwandans displaced (1994)                                1.4M Iraqis displaced (1991)

                          2,866 Islamic attacks (2015)                                         27,627 Islamic murders (2015)

                          11,774 worldwide attacks (2015)                                   28,328 worldwide deaths (2015)

                          Global Financial Collapse of 2008                               Dotcom Bubble of 2000

                          Junk Bond Crash of 1989                                               Stock Market Crash of 1987

A Time to Choose

Natural-progression can only exacerbate not disengage deception; darkness begets darkness. Only Transcendental-progression can ameliorate deception and its eternal consequences; light begets light. Each of us is required to choose and embrace but one of these points of reference.

America and the Great Sheppard: 1620 to 1960 (Part 1 of 2)

AMERICA AND THE GREAT SHEPPARD: 1620 TO 1960 (PART 1 OF 2)

The Lord is My Sheppard…Psalms 23

By December 21, 1620, the Old World was fully aware that the New World was not located off the coast of China, but Cuba. Nevertheless the New World was far enough away that the trip required many arduous weeks on the open seas. In 1620 the New World was not yet bi-coastal or bi-sexual, had no Travelocity or Expedia specials, no Holiday Inn or Ritz Carleton suites, no Park Avenues or Sunset Strips, and no Red or Blue States. What it had was lots of new communicable diseases, low yield harvest seasons, and an infant mortality rate exceeded only by that on board Slave Ships crossing the Middle Passage. Contrary to contemporary folklore, New World settlers were far more often inspired by the potential for economic gain than religious conviction. These hearty settlers would soon realize they were no more capable of surviving New World challenges alone, than were sheep to find green pastures and still waters in the absence of their Sheppard.

Even with an attentive British Monarchy, manageable agrarian conditions, and a treasure-trove of soon to be discovered natural resources, what was needed for survival in the New World of 1620 was a Sheppard. Religious Pilgrims and Entrepreneurs alike realized their most valuable asset was trust in the Great Sheppard who’d crossed over with them, nestled in the posh cabin of His Word. These New World Sheep mixed their Faith and the Word, summoning the Great Sheppard. By his power and authority: all their wants were addressed absent re-supply pipelines, their security assured against a formidable indigenous foe, and they realized immunity to infections for which they bore no biological resistance. They experienced His presence in the disquiet valley, in the shadow of no place to retreat. They feasted on Word pudding and cups of more than enough.

Never did it occur to those who organized this sector of the New World into an America to disavow their dependence on the Great Sheppard. Its first President who proclaimed every man’s right to worship any Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience, also wrote, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible”. Founder class (high, low and in between) Americans, to numerous to mention, openly proclaimed their allegiance to the Great Sheppard. The Capital City of America itself was laid out architecturally in the sign of the Great Sheppard, as if it would be His forever. One beam of His Cross was formed by the Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial, and the other by the White House and Jefferson Memorial. The Washington Monument, whose capstone was engraved, “Praise be to God”, occupied its center. In that America, the Great Sheppard was welcome at home, work, school and play.

The Great Sheppard lovingly nurtured His unique Nation of Sheep drawn from many flocks by rod and staff. Throughout American history, to include the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Agricultural, Industrial, and Technological Revolutions, the Great Sheppard maintained an urgent relationship with His melting pot flock. During these epic eras, America’s economic and emotional vibrancy were unmatched in the annals of history. Americas embrace of the Great Sheppard was so fertile: school days began in solemn reflection on Him, its currency advertised trust in Him, its most revered anthem implored His blessings, elected officials considered their duties sacred before civil, and His Word led America from the emotional disfiguration of slavery. The New World and its Sheep of every ilk belonged to the Sheppard.

Since the Vietnam War, Sexual and Counter-Cultural Revolutions, circa 1960, America’s relationship with the Great Sheppard has become increasingly discordant and distant. His purpose is being supplanted by the power, passion and pleasure addictions of the Sheep, the True Vine is being pruned to accommodate New Age foliage, and spiritual illumination is being dulled by the air bush of enlightenment. In this America, Politics, Economics and Religion adroitly campaign to create a New New America. Yet, absent an abiding relationship with the Great Sheppard; Politics constitutes no more than a choice between a blindfold and earplugs, Economics is a pseudo science where borrowed hope is substituted for assets, and Religion is but loss of personal liberty at the hands of another. Will America have to reprise the winter of 1620 before it shuns its New Old World fascination and returns to the fold of the Great Sheppard?

Coming PART 2 OF 2, COUNTRY WITHOUT A SHEPPARD: 1960 TO 2010