Thursday, July 30, 2015

Angel or Ape?

This is way too simple, of course, because for one thing I don't fit neatly into it anywhere. But it's a good jumping-off point for discussion. I've always been on the risen ape side, but I think the fallen angel thinking has merit as well. As for the end points of both, I find myself in sympathy with four of the five. Only the progressive view seems completely at odds with reality.  As for the graphic, I know it's messy. If you can point out or send me a better copy, I'll replace it.

5 comments:

  1. It appears to omit the non-partisan republican form of government. (No connection with "republic" nor "constitutional republic.")
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    REPUBLICAN FORM - that form of government wherein the people directly exercise sovereignty, and are served -not ruled- by government (and its subject citizens). The sovereign people retain possession of all their endowed and inalienable rights, powers, and liberties, and no democratic majority can vote them away. The servant government exercises power to secure rights, and only by special delegation via consent, may it govern. Though not perfect, it is the best form, securing the maximum liberty and freedom to its sovereign people.
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    "What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's CONSENT. I say this is the leading principle, the sheet-anchor of American republicanism. Our Declaration of Independence says: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
    - - - Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Peoria, Illinois (1854)

    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Abraham_lincoln
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  2. The rising beast certainly had evidence in its favor.

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  3. Well there goes my self-perceived unique thinking. That chart just pegged me Separatist.

    I'd argue that the republic form Jet mentions falls into that category. It's all about recognizing we have different needs and fully accepting that what doesn't work falls apart. But again, we are looking at simplifications.

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  4. Well. I like the Separaist concept, but pretty much know I'd go for the Athens approach.

    So there goes my self-perceived idea that I was sane.

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  5. Your missing the one between Utopia and Heaven, know as "Heaven on Earth". Earth is not bad, only society is bad. Believes in a similar system to Thebes social construct to build Heaven on earth...

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