INTRO – DEFINITIONS
Do we error, dangerously, by modeling social/societal reality as interacting component Institutions/Organizations, such a Governments, Corporations, Agencies, Departments, Businesses, Universities, Armies, etc.?
For this essay, I will label them Formal Societal Systems (FSS). These can be defined in terms of their respective semfields – the various texts & documents that define, describe, or legitimize them. They are patterns in the archives of our semiotic structures (sems). There are roles in an FSS, that at any time may host a living human, who are expected to behave according to the FSS semfield. FSSs usually keep detailed records, with different degrees of security. Most employ sophisticated technologies seafing interaction between members-in-roles.
FSSs are not “real” in the sense that houses, cities, and a population of persons at a given “time & place” are “real”. However, many persons treat them as being “real” – assigning them attributes usually reserved for material objects (including machines). Corporation, governments, or any FSS can’t be perceived with human senses.
Also, represented by patterns in reports/semfields, are Conspiratorial-Gangs, or CGs. However, CGs are more “defined” by their living human person components and their interactions than an records or semfields. CGs are “conspiratorial” in that they don’t advertise themselves and may take steps to hide or deny their existence.
Others can know of CGs only from reports claiming to be about them. Those persons who are members of a CG (some named in the reports describing the CGs) personally experience their participation in a CG, in different ways. There may be internal texts as partial semfields about some “policies & procedures” for a CG, but much of how they organize and act are “informal” & “secret”, stored in memories. Investigative reporters may study actions of an “identified” CG, interview current and past members, and write books about that CG.
By “conspiratorial” I don’t imply groups meeting secretly, at a table, planning (conspiring). Basically, CGs intend to do things they don’t want others to know about. Planning a surprise birthday party is a “conspiratorial” behavior. All humans engage in “conspiratorial behavior with others” at some times in their lives.
A CG is analogous to a tribe within early humankind, but more fluid in membership. Members may have associations with other human groups. However, the primary environment of CGs are FSSs (Formal Societal Systems) and not the “natural” environments (trees and animals) of tribal humans.
CGs can organize with other CGs. I will label an “organization” of different CGs as a “Cabal”. My online dictionary refers to both gangs and cabals as small. Yet, our media uses “cabal” to label large associations of Mexican CGs. Let CCG stand for Cabals of Conspiratorial Gangs. The org pattern of a CCG will be a mix of systems and networks, which I label sysnets.
CGs can be conceived as parasites feeding off FSSs. CGs and CCGs can influence semfields of FSSs. A CG or CCG can have members distributed among different FSSs. Some CCGs may be hierarchical, with a “top” CG. Others may be more open, distributed networks of CGs.
Is Putin the Prime-Leader-of-Russia (an FSS) and also a member of a Global CCG (GCCG)? Who else are members of this GCCG? What are their goals, objectives & strategies? Are there many (more than one) GCCG? How might they interact? Might BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) be more a GCCG (with CCGs from other nations) and not an emergent global FSS (GFSS) – in opposition to the loose GFSS of the USA, EU, and other nations of the “West”.
Are we persons, caught in the battle turbulence of GCCGs, handicapped by our fixation on “fictional” FSSs, being diverted away from what is “really happening”?
The Media creates-a-picture of “public figures” “playing-the-game” of the USA (a holarchy of nested State, County, Local FSSs – each with their CCGs).
Are the actions of Trump&Company and the GOP performing proper roles within the USA (Constitutions) or part of a GCCG COUP on our FSS? The Media, owned and dictated by players in this game, strongly avoid any mention that we may be in process of a coup, or something bigger & worse.
Did the FSS-Russia hack the FSS-USA elections? Or, did CGs, part of a GCCG, embedded in Russia hack the elections?
******* IMPORTANT DISTINCTION *******
(1) The secrecy within parts of an FSS
may be authorized by the formal “state”.
(2) Conspiratorial Gangs may force
the FSS they infect,
to support their secrecy.
Probably, a mix of the two.
We may be witnessing
a massive shift from
(1) to (2)
a shift from
FSS to CCG,
SYSnet to sysNET
Partly seafed by
TIMES ARE FAR, FAR FROM NORMAL!
Yet, almost everyone behaves as if these UGLY TIMES will soon end and all will return to “normal”. We are paralyzed and blinded by the multiple tsunamis bearing down on us. OUR “institutions”, “rules of law”, “right mindedness”, “values” will all come together in the near future and “save us” – or so we believe, in desperation.
If, while on a trip, your vehicle is having difficulties, it would be important that you knew whether your vehicle was a car or a horse.
I propose that we explore whether our assessment of our Crisis-of-Crises and our options aren’t severely handicapped by erroneous assumptions about HUMANKIND (both human persons and human social/societal systems – and how they change)!
This includes the need to explore
whether the deep issues aren’t
without intrinsic moral or ethical value.
the mind/brains of humans
their tech infrastructure for communication and organization are
to “manage” our “accidental” (unintended)
The default mode of humankind organization
> CIVILIZATION <
was too successful in GROWTH.
Humankind has morphed into
a malignant cancer within GAIA;
a systemic outcome.
No individual human person
IS TO BLAME!
EACH HUMAN PERSON, lives within their inner wrld
which justifies their actions.
WE didn’t freely chose OUR inner wrlds.
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