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"Society exists for the benefit of its members
– not the members for the benefit of society."
Herbert Spencer

"Unhealthy social conformity is nothing other than self-sabotage." - Mike Bundrant

"We can in the foreseeable future, develop macroscopic assessments of our social order, predict our future and put social processes under control. I am reasonably convinced that social technology can be developed so that it would be possible to gain considerable control over many societal processes. American social science has been, in large measure, geared to the needs of the ruling elites of our social institutions. The literature of social accounting can be thus viewed as an ideology which justifies the emergence of a new ruling class that will provide "objective", "scientific" and non-ideological advice to the "rulers" of society." - Michael Springer 1970, Social Indicators, Social Reports and Social Accounts: Toward the Management of Society

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technological advances in communication create social isolation

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"When the habits of subconscious selection and substitution of thought-data (paralogisms) spread to the macrosocial level, a society tends to develop contempt for factual criticism and to humiliate anyone sounding the alarm."
Andrew M. Lobaczewski

"Man is born into society just as an ant is born into its ant-hill or a bee into its hive; man is born into society from the very moment that he takes his first step toward humanity, from the moment that he becomes a human being that is, a being possessing to a greater or lesser extent the power of thought and speech. Man does not choose society; on the contrary, he is the product of the latter, and he is just as inevitably subject to the natural laws governing his essential development as to all the other natural laws which he must obey." - Mikhail Bakunin

"People do not consciously and rationally choose the form of their society. Societies develop through processes of social evolution that are not under rational human control." - Theodore John Kaczynski

"It is a brutal fact that all human attempts to design society from the top down, as opposed to letting it grow organically, have been abject failures."- Charles Eisenstein

"Practice the whole range of activities Jesus used - honesty toward the real world, partiality for the "little ones," deep-seated mercy, faithfulness to the mystery of God - act on social reality and transform that social reality in the specific direction of the Kingdom of God. To follow the practice of Jesus with his spirit is an ethical demand of the historical Jesus himself."
- Jon Sobrino Jesus the Liberator

When a social culture takes on the practice of "self-deceit" the days of that social culture are numbered as were the days of the Mayans, Easter Islanders, Sumerians, Canaanites and all the other civilizations that rose only to embrace hubris and fall once again into salty dust.


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the term social is defined as:

intended for convivial activities

relating to communal living

living together in close aggregates

natural evolution of groups of people

symbiotic union through mutual intercourse

of or relating to human societies and their members

time spent marked by friendly companionable relations

union of allies; members of a confederacy or federation

of or relating to human society and its modes of organization

of, relating to, or involved with matters affecting human welfare

an informal social gathering, as of the members of a church congregation

a party of humans assembled to promote sociability and communal activity



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American society

"American society has lost its capacity to look past the ever present howls of single issue litmus tests, and it is not looking at thefundamental shared challenges that face us as humans and Americans regardless of our social status, politics, values or faith. Every one of us has abdicated the responsibility of leadership by letting earnest and sometimes contentious dialogue of substance give way to the shortsighted selfishness exhibited by our political leaders and the corporate media. Consensus on critical issues by opposite camps is a hallmark of a civilized society that can move forward while agreeing to disagree. We're not only not moving forward, we're regressing."- Nick Peters, 09/05

"My personal experience supports and confirms what I have since learned as a social scientist with a doctorate in the history of religions: Healing has always and everywhere in human history been practiced by religious experts. Life, death, illness and mystery are the province of both religion and science. In fact, one can demonstrate that the physician, a medical scientist, is also a religious expert. In our seriously misguided technological society, we divide knowing about ultimate things from religious practice, calling it "science," which is merely the generic word for knowledge. In our actual experience, religion and technology are intermixed. Attempts to seperate medical practice from spiritual life is not only lamentable, it is impractical. People seek consolation when they or their loved ones are ill, and they hope for miracles. I am not arguing that prayer heals all ills or that science is incomplete without rituals. I am arguing that the mystery of being human includes the necessity of religion - in one form or another. I don't argue this because I am a Christian but because I am an agnostic and a scientist with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge in any form that it takes." - Jean E. Rosenfeld 12/06

"I'm at a complete loss to see how any society that considers itself to be evolved and civilized can entertain the thought of any sort of torture of another human being. Yet the discussions in the American Capitol are not that inhumanity is wrong because it demeans and lowers us to a status below animalism, but because it might cause the same vicious behavior to be used upon our own. What manner of people are we to argue that the savage misdeeds perpetrated by others justify the same sort of treatment by us? Even if we were unaware that information obtained by hideous means is generally false and are sure that unspeakable actions have been and are being taken by others, our own moral, ethical, civilized beliefs should preclude vengeful acts that mirror those who would destroy us. Otherwise we lose all claim to having developed more than the thinnest veneer that, when scratched, returns us to the stage of the first man who walked upon a dangerous Earth millenniums ago." - Eleanor Jackson 10/06

"Modern corporations have targeted children of all ages with the most ambitious social stimulus response campaign in American history. Children have been taught the logic of the invisible hand of the market - that everything is for sale, corporations are your friend, and things can be valued more than people. Societal taboos that seperated childhood development and the market have been forgotten. The child's consciousness has been put up for sale in schools, in the home, and in the community."- Jamie Court



"The social whole, whose value is assumed to be greater than that of its component parts, is not an organism in the sense that a hive or a termitary may be thought of as an organism. It is merely an organization, a piece of social machinery. There can be no value except in relation to life and awareness. An organization is neither conscious nor alive. Its value is instrumental and derivative. It is not good in itself; it is good only to the extent that it promotes the good of the individuals who are the parts of the collective whole. To give organizations precedence over persons is to subordinate ends to means. What happens when ends are subordinated to means was clearly demonstrated by Hitler and Stalin." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

"One's worth relative to others appears to be more important to the individual than their absolute worth. The cultural standard for being "well off" has thus become greater today than ever. The race to think up, beyond one's needs and means, has become a national obsession. The societal perspective encouraged by the corporation is for the individual to look up, not down. In this way, many individuals fail to see the actual distribution of wealth in society." - Jamie Court


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"American society is a society in which individuals have learned to prize social skills that permit them, like actors, to assume whatever role the occasion demands and to "perform" their lives rather than just live them." - Neil Gabler

Those inclined toward showmanship have tended to be able to entertain their way through life. The ability to awe your audience gives you a position of reverence.

Nicolas Evreinoff, a pioneering theorist in the interplay between reality and imagination, believed theatricality was an "instinct" and called it fundamental to human life.

Johan Huizinga in Homo Ludens suggested play, an instinct to entertain as well as be entertained, was one of the essentials of human existence.

Americans attempt to transcend social distinctions by adopting the guise of the social status that they which to attain.

The ability to decieve, entertain or entrance was deemed so important in the 19th century that elocution become an obligatory subject in the curriculum of American education.





The Delsarte Speaker (1896) taught students how specific gestures corresponded to specific emotions - what later generations would call 'body language'.

By the end of the 19th century almost every American was familiar with the Delsarte System and knew that hands clasped to the breast signaled mother's compassion, a hand clapped to one's forehead remorse, an arm extended with open palm repulsion, both arms extended, one pointing up and one pointing down, patriotism.

These gestures were presented by the actors in the early silent movies.



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"In our disenchanted world,
violence has become the decisive means for politics.

Society must be understood objectively, a procedure that entails refusing to jump to evaluative conclusions.

An important contribution of the social scientist is to alert us to inconvenient facts and the unintended consequences of human action.

Humankind may be constructing its own iron cage.

Ironically and tragically, our own presumed success and progress may trap us."

Maximilian Weber




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social cohesion

Only one type of social cohesion ever has or ever will occur. That social cohesion occurs when individuals are at liberty to cooperate with other individuals each on his or her own terms on a level playing field with internal umpires.


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"In social sciences, the conventional terminology eliminates critical standards and puts ethics on ice." - Andrew M. Lobaczewski


Human "civilization" has lasted for a very short period of time.

Observing the Natural Order of Baboons stationed in the Baobab Tree humans emulated the baboons social structure (or perhaps it just came naturally). In any case the baboons on the lower branches of the tree grew tired of being shat upon.

So, striking out on their own, the other baboons left the Baobab tree with the biggest baboon sitting all by himself in the top of the tree. The other baboons, cooperating, thrived and they soon realized that they did not need a Supreme Leader sitting in the top of the tree fertilizing them to thrive.



social physics is just a social construct

social physics

John Locke, Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill shared the belief that there are "natural laws" governing society, and that these might be uncovered by systematic enquiry, just as Isaac Newton described the laws that direct heavenly bodies.

In the 17th century Thomas Hobbes "physics of society" argued that the best society is a benevolent monarchy.

In the 19th century when the French philosopher Auguste Comte coined the term "social physics".

These early efforts were motivated by a sincere wish to make the world a better place, they displayed a deterministic tendency that subjugated or denied the role of free will.

Statistical physicists are now bringing formidable theoretical tools and computational techniques to bear on social events with the clear understanding that each individual as a free agent.

Statistical social physics embraces the idea that we are at liberty to make choices.

Statistical regularities still emerge from groups of individuals who are free to choose - within proscribed limits.

The truth is we often have a very limited range of the choices.

In principle we can run the lawn mower anywhere that there is level ground without vegetation large enough to stop the blades. And if we wanted to we could pick the lawn mower up and use it as a hedge trimmer (assuming we had the physical strength) but of course we don't. Left to our own devices we tend to do what everybody else is doing.

We are far more predictable than we assume.

Social physics reveals that our freedom is constrained by laws, conventions, traditions and the effects of interactions with fellow citizens.

Traffic flow is a good illustration of these principles in action. Interactions between individuals arise here primarily because they all aim to avoid collisions. This makes us responsive to what the vehicle ahead does.

Traffic appears to display abrupt switches in flow that bear a close similarity to "phase transitions" in physics.

Such transitions - ice melting, for example - demonstrate that in systems of many interacting components, things often stay unchanged until some influence reaches a certain threshold that suddenly flips the system into a new mode of behavior.

It appears the best modeling system for understanding macro social phenomena is physics. Biology remains applicable at the quantum level.

Social physics brushes away romantic illusions about a free society. The statistics of democratic elections, for instance, indicate that they are not simply determined by the sum of independent choices among the electorate.

Instead, they show a mathematical pattern that physicists recognize as the signature of systems of strongly interacting components, which is to say that choices are not independent but highly interdependent.

Choices are influenced by many social elements and physicists have found that strongly interacting systems like this are prone to "avalanches," so that even tiny influences may engender big effects.



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social stigma

Social stigma is severe social disapproval of personal characteristics or beliefs that appear outside of social cultural norms.

Social stigma often leads to marginalization. Words in parenthesis ( ) are examples.

Social stigmas can be physical (leprosy, anorexia nervosa, obesity, scars or tattoos) or mental disabilities (mongolism), disorders or illnesses (acne), as well as illegitimacy, skin color or membership with a specific nationality, religion (Pentecostal) or lack of religion (atheist) or they may harken to fictional characters such as Vampires or Werewolves.

A social stigma may be created by proclaiming oneself to be of a certain ethnicity (mixed or minority), religion (Heaven's Gate), ideology (neo-conservatism/neo- liberalism, corporatist, communist, socialist), political party (Nazism, Zionism) in any of a myriad of geopolitical and corresponding sociopolitical contexts in various parts of the world.

What is excepted in one social culture may be seen as totally aberrant in another social culture.

The perception or attribution, rightly or wrongly, of criminality in all social cultures carries a strong social stigma. Since criminals (illegal drug users, thieves, pedophiles) refuse to abide by the rules of conduct of the social culture it is easy to understand the social stigma branding.

Individuals that are perceived to have poor "manners" or "strange" behavior are many times stigmatized as criminals even though no criminal intent or actions have been committed.

Tribal stigmas are traits of an ethnicity, nation, or religion that is deemed to constitute a deviation from what is perceived to be the prevailing normative ethnicity, nationality or religion or all three. Although the specific social categories that become stigmatized can vary across time and place, the three basic forms of stigma (physical deformity, unacceptable personal behavioral traits, and tribal outgroup status) are found in most cultures and time periods.

It is most likely the tendency to stigmatize has evolutionary roots.

Individuals that are perceived to function poorly in the group environment are seen as uncooperative and therefore untrustworthy. Cooperation is the trademark of successful social groupings.

Of special note here it must be pointed out that individuals who perceive a disjunction of the social culture from actual real conditions and speak out may be stigmatize even though they have a valid, if unpopular, point of view.



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melting pot

The melting pot is a metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous. Through Alchemy the different elements "melt together" as in the crucible creating an amalgamated harmonious alloy. A homogeneous society becomes more heterogeneous through the influx of foreign elements with different cultural background which creates cultural disharmony within the previous culture. The melting-together metaphor was in use by the 1780s. The exact term "melting pot" came into general usage in the US after it was used as a metaphor describing a fusion of nationalities, cultures and ethnicities in the 1908 play of the same name.

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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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