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    There is always dichotomy.   Representatives of authority will frequently omit the fact there is dichotomy, when it suits them.   For instance both the right and the left wing, of any country, for this is a global phenomenon whether they are called Republicans and Democrats or something else, use the same logic to discount the logic of their adversaries -when it suits them.   They both operate the same and criticize each other in the same ways.   Socrates is famous for advocating the idea that logic is flawed.   When it comes to the narrative of authorities this is especially true.

     Institutions despise criticism that doesn't fall into the dichotomous nuances they are prepared for, the flawed logic which appeals to the attention of the majority.   In order to make enhanced observations for questioning or criticizing institutions one has to question the generality of actuality and then boil it down and focus in.       

    There are a wide variety of institutions in the world, but when you boil it down, there are just three types of institutions in the world; religious, government and corporate.   The United States is an institution.   However it was, at least partially founded on preventing the collectivism of these types of institutions.   Note the system of checks and balances within government and the notion of the separation of church and state, as well as the former notion of separation of corporate and state.  

     All institutions are oligarchical, authoritative and they all, when you boil it down, simply promote and prohibit.   All institutions simply promote and prohibit, that's it.   The variances of what they promote and prohibit is colorful, but boil it down and that's all, all institutions do.   The logic for their reason varies far and wide and yet, no matter the reasoning, that's all institutions do in the end, promote and prohibit.

    When institutions are allowed to interlink together, it is normally at the cost of individuals.   Oligarchical collectivism is the phrase coined by Orwell in 1984 used to express the interlinking of institutions, which the U.S.A. formerly, expressly sought to prevent.   

    What institutions promote and prohibit, when we boil it down, through what I call the philosophy of the duality of polarity, is either in the direction of institutionalization or individuation.   All institutions either promote or prohibit actuality which is for or against institutions and individuals.   The world is controlled by institutional policies which are negative or positive and through the philosophy of the duality of polarity a fair understanding of boiled down generalities is specified.   This is a world of the promotion of institutionalization and prohibition of individuation.

    As I was writing and exploring the idea of the philosophy of the duality of polarity, as the Occupy Wall Street Movement transformed and then began fading because of what some said was lacking of cohesive declaration I asked myself what is the simplest and yet most powerful dichotomy.   I asked myself what is the starkest pro-institutional situation?   And conversely what is the starkest anti-individual situation?   Further which of these systems are, no matter the diversity of the world's authorities, global?   This is where to make a stand, I thought, this is where to declare.       

    The most pro-institutional situation on the planet is one which only benefits authorities and was invented to kill mass amounts of people.   The promotion of nuclear experimentation has destroyed numerous portions of the earth, through intentional detonation and accidental consequences.   Nuclear experimentation benefits the oligarchical status quo and costs the health and wellbeing of all individuals and all life for that matter.   Nuclear experimentation is pro-institutional, beyond that, it is anti-life.   Nuclear experimentation builds the military industrial complex and the energy oligarchy of extraction, refinement and hazardous ignition of materials so endlessly deadly the process could only be compared to opening Pandora itself.   Nuclear experimentation is pro-institutional, otherwise it is death.

Some nuclear experimentation facts: http://www.brookings.edu/about/projects/archive/nucweapons/50


    The most anti-individual situation on the planet is one which inhibits individual rights to farm a plant used by ancient peoples to make everything from bridges to medicines.   The prohibition of marijuana and hemp is the most anti-individual global situation on the planet.   Not only are people made criminal through laws based on the intoxicating effects of marijuana, but the agricultural potential of hemp cultivation to make everything from clothing to buildings is eliminated, as well as its medicinal powers.   There is no other global situation more anti-individual than prohibition of marijuana and hemp cultivation.  

Marijuana and hemp facts:        



    Why promote and prohibit such anti-individual and pro-institutional situations globally?   If I had Occupy to start all over again I would make my declaration based on the transformation of these global status quos.   I would declare prohibition of nuclear experimentation and the oligarchical energy war mechanizations.   I would declare promotion of marijuana and hemp cultivation and the power of localized, agricultural potentials.   The global status quo that is the promotion of nuclear experimentation and the prohibition of marijuana and hemp cultivation is terrorism.   The opposite, the promotion of marijuana and hemp cultivation and prohibition of nuclear experimentation, would be a start to terraism.



About Ethan Indigo Smith:

Activist, author and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith was born on a farm in Maine and lived in Manhattan for a number of years before migrating west to Mendocino, California. Guided by a keen sense of integrity and humanity, Ethan's work is both deeply connected and extremely insightful, blending philosophy, politics, activism, spirituality, meditation and a unique sense of humor.

The events of September 11, 2001 inspired him to write his first book, The Complete Patriot's Guide to Oligarchical Collectivism, an insightful exploration of history, philosophy and contemporary politics. His more recent publications include:

  • Tibetan Fusion a book of simple meditative practices and movements that can help you access and balance your energy
  • The Little Green Book of Revolution an inspirational book based on ideas of peaceful revolution, historical activism and caring for the Earth like Native Americans
  • The Matrix of Four, The Philosophy of the Duality of Polarity on the subject of the development of individual consciousness
  • 108 Steps to Be in The Zone a set of 108 meditative practices and steps toward self discovery and individual betterment, including techniques to develop balance, transmute sexual energy and better the self
  • and the controversial book, Terra-ist Letters, a work that humorously contrasts the very serious issues of global nuclear experimentation promotion and global marijuana prohibition

For more information, visit Ethan on Facebook and check out Ethan's author page on Amazon.

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