"It was the task of industrial society to destroy
that "community" implies - self-sufficiency, mutual aid, morality in the
marketplace, stubborn tradition, regulation by custom, organic knowledge
instead of mechanistic science - had to be steadily and systematically
disrupted and displaced.
All of the practices that kept the individual
from being a consumer had
to be done away with so that the cogs and wheels of an unfettered machine
called "the economy" could operate
without interference, influenced
merely by invisible hands." - Kirkpatrick Sale
Natural selection pushes in the
direction of true selflessness.
emergence of reciprocity
humans learned to trade favors
without being cheated.
A favor-giver learns to avoid
blatant cheaters while learning to
prefer generous reciprocators.
A competition arises in which each actor
wants to appear to be the most generous reciprocator.
At this time a
reputation for fairness and generosity becomes an asset.
effective way to seem generous and fair, under harsh scrutiny, is to be
generous and fair.
As potential beneficiaries inflate their reputations
the favor-giver must develop ever-more-sensitive radar to distinguish the
genuinely generous partners from the hypocrites.
In the long run a reputation can be
secured only by a commitment to be generous and fair.
Some agents evolve to be genuinely
high-minded and self-sacrificing -
they are moral not because
of what it brings them but because that's the type of people they have
Not one of you is a believer until he loves
for his brother what he loves for himself.
No one of you is a believer until he desires
for his brother that which he desires for himself.
And if thine eyes be turned towards justice,
choose thou for thy neighbor that which thou choosest for thyself.
This is the sum of
do naught to others which if
done to thee would cause thee pain.
Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do
Compare oneself to others in such terms as,
just as I am, so are they, just as they are, so am I .
An it harm none, do what thou wilt.
"Is there a single word
which can be a guide to conduct throughout one's life?"
"It is shu - reciprocity: Do not do to others what
you do not want them to do to you."
This is the sum of duty:
do naught unto
others which would cause you pain if done to you.
As thou deemest thyself, so deem others.
Humankind has not woven the web of
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do
Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.
The heart of the person
before you is a mirror.
See there your own form.
traditional religion of Nigeria)
One going to take a pointed stick to poke a baby
should first try it on himself to feel the pain.
The law imprinted on the
hearts of all men
is to care
for the members of society as
If you haven't the will to gladden someone's
then at least beware
lest you hurt someone's heart,
for on our path, no sin exists but this.
Regard your neighbor's gain as your own
and regard your neighbor's loss as your own loss.
We affirm and promote respect for the
web of all existence of which we are a part.
Do for one who may do for you,
that you may
cause him thus to do.
Do not return evil to your adversary;
with kindness the one who does evil
maintain justice for your enemy, be friendly to your enemy.
the need for mutual respect and the kinship of all humanity.
What is hateful to you, do not to your
That is the entire Law;
all the rest is commentary.
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This website defines a
new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based
on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the
spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The
Truth of the Way of the Lumière Infinie are spelled out in detail on
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religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."
This web site
in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the
violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels
desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already
controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global
industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse
of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of
global ecosystems. Civilization is based on coöperation. Coöperation
does not occur at the point of a
American social mores and values have declined precipitously
over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and
more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general
through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been
preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media psychological
operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the
destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt
international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and
coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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