GravityPosted: February 22, 2011
The mass of truth weighs heavy on us now. All of us–the most impoverished to the most privileged, the least to the elite. The events across the globe in the last few weeks are the tremors; the tsunami approaches. No longer can Truth be hidden, and as humanity awakens from its long nap, the nightmare maybe what we see when we open our eyes. It is conviction now that motivates; the conviction that the Internet is evolution. The development of communication networks is natural selection, a force beyond the control of any one person or group. For a time, it went, almost, completely unnoticed, a wave as it pulls water out to sea–without much trepidation or angst.
Now, we look out and we see no water, but that is the best indication of the deluge at hand. The question of whether the dyke will hold has surely been answered. It is a premise upon which this blog will be based. It is not up for debate. Different opinions will be entertained, but fools will not be suffered. The current order is disintegrating. The current order is disintegrating. The only question is–when do the waters surge past the coastline?
The gravity of the ‘Net enlightenment will most definitely warp our intellectual space/time. Whether the outcome of this “big bang” is positive or negative depends on position, perspective. The position taken here, if a position must be taken, is that the evolutionary force sweeping humanity will neither be welcomed nor resisted, just accepted.
So the journey begins. A journey that hopefully will be shared. Armed with the conviction that the cultural mutation, known as the Internet, will provide the answers, this writer vows to search for the truth, even if there is NO PATH to it. Since every endeavor needs a launching point, this blog will begin with the American Revolution. While recognizing that humanity’s wounds are deeper and older than the Colonial American period, the first thesis proposed is that the American Rebellion created a vacuum that was filled with competing interests. One cultural force was libertarian, the Athens school. Another cultural force was authoritative, the Sparta school.
There is no interest in pursuing these matters in a linear progression, eschewing the naive assumption that the effects can be traced back to an initial cause. The approach used will be fractal. By noticing the pattern of the Athens/Sparta contrast in regards to the rejection of British authority in the American colonies, the aim of this project is to apply that pattern to different time frames and populations, listening to the historic echo reverberating back to the source.