Lark on Communitarianism

August 23, 2017 in Columnists, News by Slad

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By Lark in Texas

Below is a concise yet comprehensive listing of the various schools of thought [~isms] which help to define this one abstruse, multi-syllabic, seemingly innocuous sounding representative word–communitarianism–that, in turn… and when combined altogether… has been called an “all-encompassing school of thought”.

It is the basis for a globalized surveillance [or police] state ruled over much like a model, 21st century prison [or work camp]. The people themselves become unwitting dupes and/or useful idiots who voluntarily strive to keep this perpetual motion machine running.

Universally intelligible rule of law will have been displaced by a pseudo-scientific, tech-driven reflexive and/or administrative law… intended to effect a malleable policy… that then calls to mind this simple tripartite equation:

socialism = gangsterism = slavery

“The first step of the courageous individual is not to take part in the We. One word of truth outweighs the world.”

-An abridged quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_%28novel%29

We (novel) – Wikipedia

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Setting. We is set in the future. D-503, a spacecraft engineer, lives in the One State, an urban nation constructed almost entirely of glass, which assists mass …

We (the novel)

Communitarianism

a philosophy that emphasizes the connection between the individual and the community.

Although the community might be a family unit, communitarianism usually is understood in the wider, philosophical sense to be a collection of interactions among a community of people in a given place (geographical location), or among a community who share an interest or who share a history.

Communitarian philosophy is based upon the belief that a person’s social identity and personality are largely molded by community relationships, with a smaller degree of development being placed on individualism.

Utopianism

the views or habit of mind of a utopian.

impracticable schemes of political or social reform.

Altruism

unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness.

Kabbalism

a body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, often based on an esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures.

a secret doctrine resembling these teachings.

Talmudism 

the teachings of the collection of Jewish law and tradition called the Talmud.

the observance of and adherence to these teachings.

Nihilism

the belief that traditional morals, ideas, beliefs, etc., have no worth or value.

the belief that a society’s political and social institutions are so bad that they should be destroyed.

Synarchism

joint rule or harmonious rule by a secret elite.

Obscurantism

the practice of deliberately preventing the facts of some subject matter from becoming known.

the deliberate restriction of knowledge—opposition to the dissemination of knowledge.

deliberate obscurity—an abstruse style (as in literature and art) characterized by deliberate vagueness.

active oppositon to enlightenment and the consequent social reform.

anti-intellectualism.

Utilitarianism

the ethical doctrine that virtue is based on utility, and that conduct should be directed toward promoting the greatest happiness of the greatest number of persons.

Industrialism

a social system in which industry and factories are the basis of a country’s economy.

Progressivism

a philosophy based on the idea of progress, which asserts that advancement in science, technology, economic development, and social organization are vita in order to improve the human condition.

Neoconservatism

a political philosophy developed in the 1970s and 1980s that advocates the active use of government power in pursuit of conservative domestic and foreign policies.

Neoliberalism

the 20th century resurgence of 19th century ideas associated with laissez-faire economic liberalism.

extensive economic liberalization policies such as privatization, fiscal austerity, deregulation, free trade, and reductions in government spending implemented in order to enhance the role of the private sector in the economy.

Syndicalism

a type of economic system, a form of socialism, considered a replacement for capitalism.

It suggests that workers, industries, and organisations be systematized into confederations or syndicates.

It is “a system of economic organization in which industries are owned and managed by the workers”.

Its theory and practice is the advocacy of multiple cooperative productive units composed of specialists and representatives of workers in each field to negotiate and manage the economy.

Humanism

a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over acceptance of dogma or superstition.

The meaning of the term “humanism” has fluctuated according to the successive intellectual movements that have identified with it.

Transhumanism

an international and intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies in order to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.

Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as the ethics of using such technologies.

Scientism

a belief in the universal applicability of the scientific method and approach, and the view that empirical science constitutes the most authoritative worldview or the most valuable part of human learning—to the exclusion of other viewpoints.

Futilitarianism

the view that human endeavor is futile.

Darwinism

a theory of biological evolution developed by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and others, stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.

Malthusianism

a school of ideas derived from the political/economic thought of the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus, as laid out in his 1798 writings, “An Essay on the Principle of Population”, which describes how unchecked population growth is exponential, while the growth of the food supply is expected to be arithmetical.

Credentialism

a tendency to value formal qualifications, especially at the expense of competence and experience.

Careerism

pursuit of professional advancement as one’s chief or sole aim.

Note: Currently I’m debating whether to include polylogism and Discordianism to this list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polylogism

Polylogism – Wikipedia

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Polylogism is the belief that different groups of people reason in fundamentally different ways (coined from Greek poly=many + logos=logic). The term is attributed to …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordianism

Communitarianism connects directly to acquis communautaire, or “community law”–the EU’s model legal underpinning for one-world global governance today. It is the law which best describes the “climate change” all of us are experiencing in our daily lives.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acquis_communautaire

http://lawin.org/community-acquis/

See also:

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Fabian Society, COMMUNITARIANISM, and the New World Order