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"The greatest advances of civilization,
whether in architecture or painting,
science and literature, industry or agriculture,
have never come from centralized government."
- Milton Friedman, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Riksbank Prize


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"Civilization"
!!! designed to stomp empathy out of individuals !!!


"A society that no longer recognizes that nature and human life have a sacred dimension, an intrinsic value beyond monetary value, commits collective suicide. Such societies cannibalize themselves until they die."
- Christopher Lynn Hedges



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The Empathic Civilization

For a civilization to function and remain viable the citizens must continually agree that the laws are just.

Citizens of any and all forms of govermnet must be given the ability to solicit for modification of laws so the law continues to remain just under changing circumstances.

A failure on the part of any faction of citizens to respect law, especially leaders, undermines the very foundations upon which the civilization has been built.

"The only way to maintain a government of laws, rather than one of men, is to punish lawbreaking, no matter who the lawbreaker is."- Eric Stockel

"There are no tribes beyond us, nothing indeed but waves and rocks, and the yet more terrible Romans, from whose oppression escape is vainly sought by obedience and submission. Robbers of the world, having by their universal plunder exhausted the land, they rifle the deep. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if he be poor, they lust for dominion; neither the east nor the west has been able to satisfy them. Alone among men they covet with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of Empire; they make a desert and call it peace." - Tacitus

"The Empire that emerged under Diocletian and Constantine was administered by a government that was larger, more complex, more highly organized, and that commandered larger and more powerful military forces. It taxed its citizens more heavily, conscripted their labor, and regulated their lives and their occupations. It was a coercive, omnipresent, all-powerful organization that subdued individual interests and levied all resources toward one overarching goal: THE SURVIVAL OF THE STATE." - Joseph A. Tainter

"The tribal lifestyle isn't precious because it's beautiful or lovable or because it's "close to nature." It isn't even precious because it's "the natural way for people to live." To me, this is gibberish. The tribal life is precious because it is tested out. For 3,000,000 years it worked for people. It worked for people the way nests work for birds, the way webs work for spiders, the way burrows work for moles. That doesn't make it lovable, it makes it viable." - David Sheen, The Great Remembering

"The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy." - Woodrow Wilson


"Anything human civilization has ever created,
from the pyramids to the space station,
rests ultimately upon a foundation of symbols."
- Charles Eisenstein


"So often we see ourselves as a lonely cultural pinnacle, superior beyond all comparison. But if recent excavations at Stonehenge offer anything, they put our era in perspective, reminding us of an unbroken lineage shared across continents and cultures. We are simply an extension of an ancient age, living now in the next lost civilization." - Craig Childs

"I was saddened and angered by the news that the Central Intelligence Agency chief believes the infamous practice of waterboarding can be justified under certain circumstances. This practice has been universally recognized by civilized nations and international law to be torture.

That top officials of our government are so out of step with civilized notions of humanity is extremely distressing.

Yes, the members of al-Qa`ida do constitute a threat to us. But have we thought about what we are losing by lowering ourselves to their level of barbarity?

The only victory that al-Qa`ida can ever win is to cause us to abandon our fundamental notions of human decency and liberty. If we, as a people, allow our leaders to compromise our values and humanity in the name of national security, then we not only share responsibility for the criminal actions they commit in our name, we forfeit our place among civilized nations." - Chris Apostal 02/08

"All of civilization is the struggle to rise above our base natural instincts - even what we are hard-wired to do. We can make ourselves better. If someone slaps you on the cheek, I think it is unnatural to turn the other cheek. The natural thing would be to punch him very hard in the mouth. But is that always the better or even the more effective thing to do?" - Mark Kurlansky

"We have surrendered rationality to those who call themselves judges and humanitarians and demonstrate it by spitting on the graves of the innocent victims of bestial predators." - Charles K. Sergis

"State-sanctioned killing is barbaric, cruel and should be highly unusual. We should join the civilized countries of the world in eliminating it." - Joy Buckley

"In the reduction of reality to number and name, in the program of owning and controlling the world, we have wrought a Tower of Babel, seeking with our finite tools to take the infinite by storm. To do this we have so specialized and separated, and so reduced and exhausted the world, that the coherency of the vast megamachine that makes possible our ascent to the heavens is threatened. Our tools of control are insufficient to manage the chaos we have unleashed. Our ascent, even the illusion of our ascent, slows to a standstill as the effort merely to hold everything together grows to consume all resources. Now, as the Tower totters under its own weight, now as each attempt to shore up its crumbling sections adds to the instability of the whole edifice, perhaps we can see more clearly, from amid the ruins of our civilization, what the collective purpose that we have yearned for might be." - Charles Eisenstein


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Bronze Age nomads spread grains along ‘Silk Road’

11,000-year-old grain shakes up beliefs on beginnings of agriculture

Study confirms ancient Chile settlement is 14,000 years old

The Inca Road System

Inca Road System - 40,000 Kilometer Long

Any Sufficiently Advanced Civilization is Indistinguishable from Nature


Definition of Civilization



a civilization is defined as:

Cultural or intellectual refinement; good taste.

A society in an advanced state of development.

The act or process of civilizing or reaching a civilized state.

The act of civilizing, or the state of being civilized; national culture; refinement.

Modern society with its conveniences: returned to civilization after camping in the mountains.

The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation or region or in a particular epoch.

An advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of record-keeping, including writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions.

Of or pertaining to Hallstatt, Austria, or the Hallstatt civilization: a prehistoric civilization of central Europe, variously dated at from 1000 to 1500 BC and usually associated with the Celtic or Alpine race. It was characterized by expert use of bronze, a knowledge of iron, possession of domestic animals, agriculture, and artistic skill, sentiment in manufacturing pottery, aethetic in ornaments, etc.

"You do not become a 'dissident' just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society. ... The dissident does not operate in the realm of genuine power at all. The dissident is not seeking power. The dissident has no desire for office and does not gather votes. The dissident does not attempt to charm the public. The dissident offers nothing and promises nothing. The dissident can offer, if anything, only his or her own skin -- and the dissident offers it solely because the dissident has no other way of affirming the truth he or she stands for. The dissident's actions simply articulate his or her dignity as a citizen, regardless of the cost." - Vaclav Havel


six requirements of civilzation

For any group to start a civilization, six attributes are required.
These attributes are 6 interlocking interwoven systems of:


pyramid of global consumer culture

law
trade
writing
taxation
government
- most important attribute -
specialization of labor in a caste system


say social contract one more time i politely decline the social contract



The the best preserved ancient written code of law was carved in basalt around 1760 BC in Babylon. The Code of Hammurabi consisted of 282 laws in total. The purpose of the Code of Hammurabi was to cause justice to prevail in the land, to prevent the strong from oppressing the weak and to further the welfare of the people.

The earlier Code of Ur-Nammu (21st century BC), the Hittite laws (ca. 1300 BC), and Mosaic Law (ca. ~ 1300 BC under Moses), all contain statutes that bear resemblance to those in the Code of Hammurabi and other law codices from the same geographic area in the Levant.


"The degree of civilization in a society is revealed by entering its prisons."
- Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky


The Collapse of Complex Civilizations


Civilizations that fail to honor the pact between state and citizen of providing safe haven perish:

Harappan civilization of Indus Valley, Egyptian civilization of the Nile Valley, the Shang dynasty, the Zhou dynasty of the Yellow River valley, the Tang dynasty of China, the Yuan dynasty of China, the Qing dynasty of China, the Han dynasty of China, the Tubo Kingdom of Tibet, the Yuan Dynasty of Tibet, the Qing Dynasty of Tibet, the Mayan civilization, the Inca civilization, the Aztec civilization, the Cherokee Nation, the Hallstatt civilization, the Roman Empire, the Byzantium Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Spanish Empire, the French Empire, the British Empire, the Third Reich, the Japanese Empire, the United Soviet Socialist Republic, United States of America ...


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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

"The _civilized man_, is he whom experience and sociality have enabled to draw from nature the means of his own happiness, because he has learned to oppose resistance to those impulses he receives from exterior beings, when experience has taught him they would be destructive to his welfare. " - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach

a citizen is defined as:

a civilian

a native, inhabitant, or denizen of a particular place

a resident of a city or village, especially one entitled to vote and enjoy other privileges there

an individual owing loyalty to and entitled by birth or naturalization to the protection of a state

citizens are required to obey onerous laws - even ill conceived, unjust and brutal laws



civil

Applying to ordinary citizens.

Of or in a condition of social order.

Of, relating to, or befitting a citizen or citizens.

Of or in accordance with organized society; civilized.

Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to government.

Divisions of time legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life.

Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not barbarous.

Sufficiently observing or befitting accepted social usages; not rude.

Of or relating to citizens and their interrelations with one another or with the state.

Relating to rights and remedies sought by action or suit distinct from criminal proceedings.

Of ordinary citizens or ordinary community life as distinguished from the military or the ecclesiastical.

Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous; complaisant; affable.

Relating to the rights of private individuals and legal proceedings concerning these rights as distinguished from criminal, military, or international regulations or proceedings.


golden keys of civility

Respect Others: See the actual individual by acknowledging his or her validity. Respect for the whole person entails listening to others' opinions, and sharing their feelings, time and physical space. At the core of "respect others" is the "Golden Rule," do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Accept Reality: The glass is always full - "half-full" of water and "half-full" of air. Those who accept reality live longer and happier lives. A positive attitude is an emotional contagion easily spread.

Pay Attention: The root of "attention" is "to attend to." That means that every act of acknowledgement or kindness begins with "attending to" the other person. In other words, to be at our best in our human encounters, get off of auto pilot and pay attention.

Stay Keenly Aware: Our culture makes self-gratification a must-do, reducing the moral energy we have for others. Self-centered behaviors can put altruism in the back seat. There are opportunities to make a difference in every encounter.

Speak Honestly: Words of honesty can inspire others, lift their spirits, and "reconcile them to the pain life."

Accept Others: George Bernard Shaw, in his play "Pygmalion," speaks of "having the same manner for all human souls - in short, behaving as if you were in heaven … where one soul is as good as another." The crux of accepting others is to welcome all with the same enthusiasm that we experience within the feeling of belonging.

Say Thank You: Such a simple deed, the acknowledging of an act of service or kindness by saying "thank you."

Rediscover Silence: In an age when background noises are constant, some fear we are becoming accustomed to noise. Is that a problem? Noise can take us away from ourselves; silence can be the bridge to our innermost thoughts and tranquility. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Let us be silent - so we may hear the whisper of the gods."

Listen: Instead of focusing on what we want to say and our own needs, good listening requires that our attention go to others. Demonstrate that we value others opinons.

Keep Balanced: Nonassertive behavior is a health risk. Bulling behavior is a health risk. Use a scale to balance to find that happy medium where you express your needs without intruding on others' needs and do it in a calm and kindly way.


civil unrest

U.S. Military Prepares for Global Unrest Amid Climate Fears

Meet The “Minerva Research Initiative”
– The Pentagon’s Preparation For “Mass Civil Breakdown”

Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown

Pentagon Admits They Are Preparing For Mass Civil Breakdown

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