Capital as an extension of culture: the multi-cultural template
While the idea of Capital as a structure contradicts a perception of it as a culture, there is no denying that there are capital organizations that may have cultural aspects such as the financial community. If one allows for a cultural approach within the structural model, then, as a structure, capital exists above the cultural level as an organizing template. This may help describe the multi-culture of global capital. This in a sense explains how meta-religions that absorb local religions and convert them, may actually adapt to them and absorb more than then local people, but their cultural values and attributes as well. In these cases, meta-structure is not necessarily only about control, and shows the possibility of a give-and-take relationship between controlling structures and the local communities they absorb and control. In an extreme case of give and take, social rebellions that seek to set right the wrongs caused by exploitation ultimately improve controlling structures. Capital has no way to implement societal organization, it is only able to absorb it, and if it Capital is denied the basic components of organization that natural human society takes for granted. Because Capital has no way to implement society, it has to take it; capitalists cannot even clean their homes; they have to absorb house-help, usually at great expense. Natural human society contributes to Capital in significant ways making life live-able within the Capital structure despite its exploitative nature. But by changing Capital, natural society inadvertently improves Capital's abilities to exploit. And the goal of Capital is to finally exploit all the Earth's resources, and absorb its people as human capital with purely destructive results. Cataclysm is predicted by both Science and religion but usually in ways that attempt to describe it as a sadistic God's will, or a natural result of humanity. This shows how Capital can influence both morally-based religion, and the constructed knowledge of Science.
The vehicle for this influence is misinformation. Contemporary Capital's media-based machine advertises the multi-cultural as cultural unity, when it is really only a template that seeks to consolidate all of humanity into a single universal and uniform structure designed to achieve the same types of benefits Capital achieves with corporate consolidations such as mergers and acquisitions; Contemporary Capital seeks to raise its monopolistic tendency to the level of nations and regions to absorb all of humanity. But as with all mergers and acquisitions, there is a strong likelihood that attempted takeovers will be "hostile." Conflict is nearly guaranteed, and contemporary Capital's strategy once again reverts to the manipulation of information. It is far less likely to attempt to use religion as it has in the past, but implement the two Capital-friendly psychological schools of thought: behavioral and cognitive. Not to say that Humanism is used is well by Capital, it just wasn't conceived as a Capital tool. But we see Humanist psychologists lining up to help Capital by adapting concepts such as Action Research and non-violent communication as tools to trick humanity into conforming to the contemporary Capital's multi-cultural template.
Where is Government?
The component list is a comprehensively covers all of society, and within the document are structural components that link government to Capital. Certainly government shares structural design with Capital; government within it has capital institutions, and even purely socialized organizations such as unions do, and highly capitalized corporations operate in the bureaucratic mode. They can survive the expenses of bureaucratic inefficiency only because they are so large, and, of course, highly capitalized.
Capital and government, between them, own the largest share of wealth, perhaps as much as 90%, and they divide it equally between them, with only a tiny share going to families, individuals, and the few community groups that have survived the recent capital expansion that is globalism. Capital argues that by reducing or eliminating the government's share, and that by giving that share to Capital, families would get larger portions, and hence rationalizes the removal of government. And when they say "families" here, they don't specify which families: average or elite.
From the perspective of families, individuals, and community groups, it is obvious that natural humanity, as a vast entity, survives on only a tiny percentage of the global wealth, capital in the purely monetary sense, and since the average person only marginally benefits from the vast wealth held by the two big "sectors," doing away with Capital, and perhaps much of government as well, as they are described here would not only make resources more available to average people, a great deal of stress would be removed from both humanity and the environment. Eliminating the two big sectors might actually bring the environment to the point where the resources it gives to humanity are sustainable. Reducing or removing these two big sectors would also remove the easily predictable "end date," that Capital, the government, many scientists, and many religious leaders claim is either a natural conclusion of human growth, or a cataclysmic event that is sadistically divine.
Much of government was created in response to Capital by the Romans, to throttle capital growth so that capital families wouldn't consume the Roman state. Roman capital families responded to Julius Caesar's synergistic development of the Roman state by stabbing him to death in the government seat. The Romans also give us most of the Capital lexicon, and in our own age of social responsibility, social support is given largely to bureaucrats. And the ultimate bureaucracy, Communism, can be simply described as state Capital.
Capital and bureaucracies are so similar that they must share a psychological, and hence neurological, basis. But there is no bureaucratic culture as there is a distinct Capital culture, and I cannot think of any bureaucratic families in the sense that I think of Capital families. Perhaps bureaucracy is simply a band-aid for the damages of exploitation, which may explain why Communism has failed to create societies significantly different than Capital societies. For one thing, communists have not been shy to implement nearly-pure forms of Fascism--ancient Rome's system of government. This is why I say that communism, and with it socialism, is simply re-branded Capital, and strongly supports the unbiased idea of psychological commonalities between all these types of large control systems.
But Capital's hatred for government, which is probably based on bureaucracy's role in preventing Capital from destroying the state, and the fact that government may simply be outside of the scope of a discussion about Capital, keeps it off the list of Capital components. Still much of government is so similar and close to Capital as to be a part of it, such as the Federal Reserve, and all huge control structures are organized in nearly the same way as Capital is. And all huge structures are controlled by the same types of control-driven people who have never been shy about using destructive and immoral strategies to obtain the resources necessary to feed their structural machinery, or to consolidate their own power, no matter what the consequences. And despite international posturing by corporations large and small, newly globalized Capital is causing environmental, social, and labor situations to worsen at an exponential rate, which is exactly the rate of Capital growth.
Capitalization of the word Capital
Showing that Capital as a template, a culture, and an entity gives it the right to have its first letter capitalized--an odd use of words! I feel that the listed components of Capital are so distinct to be capitalized themselves, but how far do we go? Are communism and socialism similar enough to enjoy the same status? Or are they simply systematic processes rather than entities? Other integral components of this writing, such as Education, Medicine, and Immigration, are likewise examined.
There is much in the lexicon of language, far more that Capital wants to admit. All terms tend to be meaningful on many levels, and Capital tends to mean very much the same thing no matter where it is used, and the effects of Capital are nearly always exactly the same.
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