"Historically, society evolves in cycles from one
governed by imagination,
custom to one governed by rational understanding and that, in turn,
declines into a society
governed by imagination." - Giambattista Vico
Culture may be defined as: thought patterns and
socially transmitted behavior
formed by aesthetic and
'civilization' at a particular stage
of intellectual and artistic
attitudes and behavior that
characterize the functioning of a group
culture honored the value of hard work, integrity, courage and
'character' - a function of
individual moral fiber.
American culture evolved with
coming of the Eastern European Jews.
Modern American antiCulture
correctness, appearance of
wealth, and transhumanism
Embedded deep within the
American psyche is technological utopianism.
progresses"problems" will be "solved" by new technological breakthroughs like
"Many fresh college graduates
knowledge of reality is remarkably limited.
The notion of learning
from a tight knit
family community is just part of what has passed from American culture." -
Frederick J. Parrella
Cultural conditioning is the social process in which authority
figures such as parents, professors, politicians, religious leaders, peers, and
the media define cultural values, beliefs and ethical systems.
conditioning can easily short circuit critical thinking.
The best cure
for cultural conditioning is immersion in an alien culture.
Keep in mind
that the manner in which behavior is approved or disapproved is directly
related to taboo within the culture.
Anything outside expectations is
interpreted as strange, absurd, or a threat.
Ethnocentricity perceives current
mannerisms as "the correct
"No person can develop without being influenced
by other people and their personalities,
or by the values imbued by his
civilization and his moral and religious traditions."
An irony of modern life is
that, in spite of spectacular increases in
material abundance and
centuries of technological progress, hunter-gatherers, people who have lived
with almost no material possessions, have enjoyed lives in many ways as
satisfying and rewarding as lives led in the industrial North.
Neoclassical economic theory
contains more than a set of beliefs about human nature.
It is also
an ideology justifying the
existing economic organization,
resource use, and
"Young people in particular want to believe they
freely chose their intentions and decisions; at the same time, however, an
experienced psychological analyst can track the causative conditions of these
choices without much difficulty.
Much of this conditioning is hidden
within our childhood; the memories may be receding into the distance, but we
carry the results of our early experiences around with us throughout our
lives." - Andrew M.
Culture can be categorized as
Macrosystems, Localities, Organizations, Microsystems, Individuals or Global,
National, Regional, Local, Family.
Edgar Schein divides culture
into three categories.
Artifacts - appearances; espoused values:
conscious philosophy; assumptions and actual values: subconscious
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is presented for educational purposes only.
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 this web site by the author. Violent acts against
individuals due to their religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate
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 gun.
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
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