Jan Cox Talk 0441

Complexity and Power

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Jan Cox Talk #441  - Jan 6, 1989 - 1:26
  [Kyroot to :05.]
  [If the scheme for human progress began with its centerpiece as nature, then humans (family, tribe etc.), and finally the state with its institutions, what would be the next stage? The next center for human activity is human intelligence; individual, private enjoyment of internal intellect. ]
  [More on the problem of an Real Revolutionist in a position of authority needing to exact high standards from his underlings in City endeavors. The more complex must guide the less complex. Life is arranged in levels, tiers of complexity from the extremely simple to the extremely complex. The elements of the strata are in constant flux, acting like "upstairs slinky's" flip-flopping over one another as their complexity increases. The more complex are charged with the influence, the repositioning, the pushing and feeding of the simplistic, whereby the simple benefits. All growth/movement is toward greater complexity. All dreams for wealth, power or fame is the seeking of more complexity (by at least ceasing to be the current simpleton you are). Consciousness, driven toward complexity, cannot perceive of anything more complex than itself and thus imagines "god" beyond itself. ]
  [The supreme efficiency in exercise of power would seem to reside in an absolute monarch. Yet until a monarch dilutes his power by sharing it with the people in one form or another, there are acts they will not tolerate, conditions they will not suffer, no matter his absolute power. Monarchs must pay their mercenary armies and loot the village crops to eat, while democratic governments can utilize conscription and voluntary taxation of wealth. Internally, splintered/shared rule makes the populace suffer and sacrifice constantly since there is no absolute power to appeal to. Ambiguity, dilution of power in humans is Life's supreme efficiency. ]
  [Sound business advice in the City: don't present your boss with unspecific complaints and verbal abuse about the company; he has no choice but to fire you—you are fatally flawed in his eyes. Consider what the people do in the City: constant unspecific complaining (in the form of prayer to god, etc) about displeasure in their job, i.e., their life, yet they ask for help! Do not whine, complain and criticize; Life can't help those who do. [Diagram EC/Mc/C///S/MS/ES]