"The degree of civilization in a society is
revealed by entering its prisons."
"The greatest advances of
whether in architecture or painting,
literature, industry or agriculture,
have never come from
"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
"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
Empire that emerged
under Diocletian and
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.
A civilization is
defined as a social culture in an advanced state of material development marked
by arts and sciences, extensive record-keeping,
including writing, and complex political and social institutions.
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 goverment must have the ability to solicit for modification of laws so
the law continues to remain just under changing circumstances.
on the part of any faction of citizens to respect law, especially leaders,
undermines the very foundations upon which the civilization has been built and
results in a collapse of the civilization.
best preserved ancient written code
of law was carved in basalt around 1760 BC in Babylon.
Code of Hammurabi consisted of
282 laws in total.
The purpose of the
Code of Hammurabi was to allow
justice to prevail in the
land, to prevent the strong from
oppressing the weak and to further the welfare of the people.
earlier Code of Ur-Nammu (21st century BC), the Hittite laws (ca. 1300 BC), and
Mosaic Law (ca. ~ 1300 BC under
Moshe Rabbenu), all contain
statutes that bear a remakable resemblance to those in the
Code of Hammurabi and other law
codices from the same geographic area in the Levant.
interlocking interwoven systems of:
- most important attribute
specialization of labor in a
The collapse of any civilization is directly
related to multiple
factors but the overriding factor is the inability to
adjust to change.
"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
"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 civilized man
native, inhabitant, or denizen of a particular place
a resident of a
village, especially one
entitled to vote and enjoy other
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
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new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created 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.
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practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
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Way of Life - 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 Life are
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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
cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point of a gun.
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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