PROFESSIONALISM: THE BANE OF CIVILIZATION

PROFESSIONALISM: THE BANE OF CIVILIZATION

The carpenter desires timber, the physician disease.  ~ Rig Veda IX. 7.9 All professions are conspiracies against the laity. ~ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some training to know how to lie well.                                                           ~ SAMUEL BUTLER A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.                         ~ CASKIE STINNETT History’s most gruesome moment so far was made possible by the inner logic of civilization, which is, at bottom, division of labor. This division of labor, or specialization, works to dissolve moral accountability as it contributes to technical achievement in this case, to the efficient, industrialized murder of millions. ~ ZYGMUNT BAUMAN (Modernity and the Holocaust)     The easiest method to identify the leading trend of a particular culture or epoch  is to identify the most successful trend of that culture or epoch . In almost every modern event, we can trace a common syndrome, the working of a mechanical sort of knowledge as the fundamental behind all modern trends which can be eventually identified as PROFESSIONALISM. As the ‘mind’ behind every modern ‘success story’, the new pass word, professionalism, is the much sought after pre-occupation in almost all modern trends. Be it in arts or sciences, in sports or politics, in fundamental sciences or applied sciences, in philosophy or theology, professionalism by all means has emerged as the only route to get to the top. Today experts and professionals are the top notches who have emerged as the new idols and the common...
DEVOLUTION OF HUMANS AS PARASITES

DEVOLUTION OF HUMANS AS PARASITES

Why do some prominent thinkers conclude that modern humans are a “plague on the earth”? Walking the Earth as free living organisms since millions of years, humans have suddenly started to become just their opposite: PARASITES, since about the last couple of centuries. Thanks to massive MECHANIZATION and the resultant DEGENERATION, modern humans are becoming sort of termites or locusts like species (the change is such new and latest that it is nearly impossible to find a comparison) that  are out to consume this fragile planet and to render Mother Earth as dead waste. Today it almost seems that modern humanity is over running the planet. Here mechanization is the sole methodology of parasitism. The new development is breaking the attachment of humans and nature, and rendering humans  into a species similar to the singled-celled parasites. Here we can see a close connection between civilization and mechanization. The human race’s prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenseless against ourselves.                             ~ ARNOLD TOYNBEE I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back. ~ LEO TOLSTOY, in What Then Must We Do? We’re here to devour each other alive.                                     ~ HOBBES, in Calvin and Hobbes       We are brilliantly conceived living bio-technologies inhabiting a planetary spaceship of improbable beauty and diversity. We travel together since millions of years as passengers/crew on...
CORPORATE PRESIDENCY OF DEGENERATION

CORPORATE PRESIDENCY OF DEGENERATION

  Has ‘mafia-fication’ of human society become the only available option of the corporate-led world to sustain its leadership? Yes, the modern world is fast degenerating as the ‘gangdom’ of global corporations – a world where the degenerated and highly passive mankind is ruled by the underworld. It is a fact that the market economy can rule the world only by the help of mafias which on the other hand can ultimately lead to mafias literally taking over the regimes, one by one.   I have always thought it would be easier to redeem a man steeped in vice and crime than a greedy, narrow-minded, pitiless merchant.           ~ ALBERT CAMUS I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war.                                                         ~ ABRAHAM LINCOLN There was a time when corporations played a minor part in our business affairs, but now they play the chief part, and most men are the servants of corporations.              ~ WOODROW WILSON, the 28th US president. Today the masters of mankind are multinational corporations and financial institutions, but the lesson still applies and it helps explain why...
THE ERA OF MIDDLEMAN

THE ERA OF MIDDLEMAN

  “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell” ~ CONFUCIUS,  the great Chinese sage, who lived between 501 and 427 BC.     The Homo sapiens, who were inhabiting this planet for millions of years, as man and woman or, as male and female,  suddenly began to develop a third category called the middleman since the beginning of what we call the modern age. While living independently as his own leader – as the ‘crown’ of all Nature’s creations – for millions of years, it is only in late modern civilization that man has come to be led by somebody inferior to him, namely, the MIDDLEMEN or the market force. Among the millions of species it is only modern humans (almost 99%)  who live by SELLING their service or the products of their labour.   Human society, by and large, was superior or what we may term as pristine/natural up to as late as the start of the 18th century, say, till the onset of Industrial Revolution. Till then, trade and professionalism were only some sort of minor or fringe group phenomena, solely confined to certain remote pockets of the globe. Such concepts and practices were considered much inferior in a world predominantly ruled by priests, kings, warriors and the people.       Today the business of every modern man is business; and his global leader, namely, America, did not look back ever since the 1924 American President, Calvin Coolidge, declared: “The business of America is business.” Today there is a long hierarchy of middlemen – businessmen – as wholesaler and retailer at every stage. In...
POPE FRANCIS AND THE LAST GLOBAL REVOLUTION

POPE FRANCIS AND THE LAST GLOBAL REVOLUTION

  WIDELY ACCLAMED AS THE LAYMAN’S POPE, POPE FRANCIS IS PLANNING A PEOPLES’ REVOLUTION, ON A GLOBAL LEVEL   Today, a People’s Revolution seems to come from the top, through religion. Pope Francis is a rare revolutionary and an everyman at the same time. The new Pope is a force for positive change within the Roman Catholic Church. He represents a major change in direction for the church. By revitalizing and breathing new life into over 1.5 billion strong institution, like the Catholic Church, the new Pope is actually revitalizing and breathing new life into the whole mankind of the ‘global village’. This particular facet of his characteristics has been the focus of my  study/Pope-Francis: the-Layman’s-Pope/ in page 342 to 347 in  my book LIFE ON MELTDOWN published in Kerala–India in March 2014. As a first major step towards righting many wrongs in the Church, the pontiff has shown all the indication that celibacy of the clergy may be the foremost obstacle for bringing some inevitable positive changes in the Church, and therefore in the world. He may certainly believe that married priesthood would right many wrongs. This aspect has already been extensively studied in chapter 13:rape-of-mind: role-of-organized-religions-in-the-degeneration-of-spiritual-faculties/ in my book LIFE ON MELTDOWN published in Kerala–India in March 2014 Degeneration of spirituality and the loss of values in human society are closely linked to the degeneration of human mind which is the result of institutionalized onslaught of human mind and its freedom in modern age. And the organized religions have the paramount role on this massive and institutionalized subjugation of human mind and its freedom. How this mortal disintegration has...
SYNTHETIC FREE RADICAL AND PREMATURE DEGENERATION

SYNTHETIC FREE RADICAL AND PREMATURE DEGENERATION

HOW THE SUDDEN GENERATION AND MULTIPLICATION OF SYNTHETIC FREE RADICALS CORRUPT THE NATURE’S ‘CODE-BOOK’, LEADING TO MASSIVE SPREAD OF PREMATURE DEGENERATION OF  EVERY LIFE FORM AND ORGANIC MATTER  ON PLANET EARTH   The cellular machinery that copies DNA sometimes makes mistakes. These mistakes, called mutation, alter the sequence of a gene. Nowadays, these mistakes occur always, and is identified as genetic pollution. If genetic pollution causes problems, we can’t “clean” that pollution. Genetic pollution endures. This explains the explosion of diseases and their genetic connection. Speedy appearance of identical diseases — degeneration diseases — across species, on a global level, is the hallmark of industrial civilization. DNA structure in evolution is marred by erratic, and often, toxic FREE RADICALS formation thereby, due to massive mutations, altering evolution as devolution. The widespread genetic contamination of the biosphere, especially of most life forms, through massive pollution and the use of GMOs will be the dark legacy of our modern civilization. Thus, continuous explosions of mutagenic chemicals – synthetic free radicals — have been occurring since Industrial Revolution. Discussed in this chapter is about the free radicals that cause massive biological pre-mature degeneration, by the widespread tampering of Nature’s genetic code, in modern age.         Is it possible for us to live till 120 years of age? According to Bible, Adam, although historically not proved, lived up to 930 years. This skepticism towards the long life span of Genesis is understandable. However, today many molecular biologists believe that human body has the normal potential to live up to 120. Every typical species in its natural pristine environment lives seven times past...