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The Ontology of Corporatism in Oceania

The austerity of the 21st Century Western World as a Geopolitical Power Bloc is no mere product of ‘happenstance’; rather it is to be ‘understood’ as a disease which it is to be hoped is not to be terminal; form of Ecocide.

At root of the ontology of the austere environment which the Western World has come to represent is a philosophy which contains within it a determinism – and which represents an abrogation of potentiality in the singularity of the embrace which is as a denial. The ‘opportunity cost’ of Empiricism has come in the Western World to circumscribe so much already in the relatively short period which our concept of ‘history’ delineates; it is as if even before consideration of the arbitrary imposition of a Venn Diagram so much of that potentially within the circle has been destroyed; and this before even what is outside the circle is contemplated in the attempt at transcendence?

Oceania is at war; it has always been at war, such the paraphrase of Orwell, and war is no more than a mere criminal enterprise in which the spoils have come, under necessity, to be distributed to a ‘select few’ as a profit, which serves accordingly as an incentive.

Smedley Butler as a truly great American phrased it better in his essay ‘War is a Racket’.

That so much of truth has come to be beyond the subjects of Oceania in the 21st Century is a tragedy reflected not only in the sufferance of Man, but that of all life on this wondrous creation which is called ‘Planet Earth’?

This small article strives for the metapolitical as a sub species of the metaphysical, and by virtue of the hard, cruel fact that it is framed within language, such striving may be condemned to failure.

For our very language is part of the adoption of Empiricism is it not?

It is as that which leads us up the garden path thru which we are ‘harvested’, or as a prison of our own making and which we see as a gift to be handed down to our progeny in some parallel of institutionalization whereby the concept of ‘trustee’ is so limiting as a quintessence of the original abrogation? (For we all have our own version of ‘nepotism’ do we not?) Empiricism proceeds to comprehension pragmatic thru the interpretation of the particular in terms of the general; pragmatic because of the spawning of technology which permits the control and manipulation of nature as progress from the red in tooth and claw to the red of ‘mind’ -that which Thoreau put better in:

But lo! men have become the tools of their tools.?

For the majority of people in the Western World, who live in an environment of a potential plenty, life is experienced indeed as some boot smashing down on their face, as Orwell predicted. Work harder, if allowed the opportunity indeed, work longer, for less, and pay the debts, exist as a pattern in someone else’s head, such the homogenization, such the correlation, such the reduction of the particular and unique to no more than another composite of generalities, such the atomization, such the subjugation to a unified line of Corporatist propagation becoming increasingly cynical in the abstraction as to the requisite concentration by way of ‘transfer of resources’?

For the majority of people in the Western World Capitalism has become a nightmare of subsistence; as some animal in the acronym ‘CAFO’ as abbreviates ‘Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation’, and Democracy has come to mean an occasional vote as has come to mean ‘meet the new boss, just the same as the old boss’ in as much as lies and illusion have come to serve the pragmatism which Corporatism represents as an abomination.

Because one cannot have ‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ or ‘liberte, egalite, fraternite’ in an environment of the polarized accumulation of resources; the distribution of material resources determines the political form in as much as the concentrated accumulation of Capital is an expropriation of power. Criminals do not declare themselves, they resort to subterfuge; they utilize the proceeds of their criminality to protect themselves. They do not store the proceeds of their criminality underneath beds, rather they corrupt in attempt to consolidate and further degenerate as to the demand of ‘more!’ such the ontology.

The Western World as a geopolitical concept, after Orwell referable to as ‘Oceania’, has become a crime scene in which the majority are victims and such the extent of the criminality as they would know it not? The fabrication of society as an aspect of technological determinism entails a classification as a division which, at a pragmatic level, denies equality at the level of distribution of resources; it supersedes the morality entailed in the concept of politics as moral economics as much as it, to echo of Thoreau’s insight, reduces man to mere tool in the mechanic formulation of Empiricism – indeed as much as the very concept of nuclear family destroys ‘brotherhood’ as a political concept demanded by Democracy?

The tragedy is that people can be bombarded by Corporatist media as propaganda in the 21st Century and never encounter such concepts?

There is a congruence in the proposition by Voltaire that

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize

and that of Pynchon:

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers ?

The ontology of Corporatism reflects an abrogation, which perchance the lyrics of Lehrer intimate sublimely:

Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That’s not my department, says Wernher von Braun

Such fractionation of the person is of the essence of Corporatism, in as much as the accumulation of wealth regardless of the austerity necessarily entails becoming a mere tool in the mechanics of pragmatism which has, alas, become the defining characteristic of the Capitalism of Oceania which would at the same time propagate ‘itself’ as Democratic?

Because once the rocket of wealth goes up, sense of Gini Coefficient, there is a care for the perpetuation, at a nepotistic level reflecting a schizoid pathology – and which exists as a damnation for the majority – because there is, at the end of the day only so much to go around such the ‘friction of the finitude’?

And so to Satanism as an aspect of morality as concerns ‘moral economics’, such the oxymoron as reiterates ‘Capitalist Democracy’?

The fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil is Empirical as the Western World in the 21st Century has come to demonstrate that Empiricism is inherently evil?

‘Money’ is a concept born of Empiricism; as much as it is a technology it a belief?

When Satan whispered in the ear of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, resultant in the remarkable statement:

Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws

– Then a train of events set in event reflective of the love of money as has usurped any concept of Democracy in the Western World?

Because the permit to control and issue the money of a nation as an expression of private interests is a taxation without representation; it is the origin of austerity and so accordant the most criminal form of degeneration known to ‘man’?

The history of the Western World is littered with the ramifications of the prostitution of Humanity which the ‘love’ of money by a small minority represents, and this as to the intimation of a mere whisper in the ear by a third party, such the ‘metapolitics’?

Do not hold your breath for any such questions forthcoming from Corporatist mainstream media?

Not holding the criminal proceeds under a bed, such the pragmatism, demands a certain ontology which is as resultant in where we are now in the Western World and has been extended recently to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and numerous other parts of the world as would remain unmentioned, such the subterfuge as exists at a Geopolitical level?

The ontology so it goes being:

Get control of the issue of currency.

Buy up the Corporations.

Buy up the Politicians.

Destroy Democracy.

Degenerate to Concentration Camp.

Ecocide!

The damned ontology is one of illusion over truth, hate over love, greed over need, the ephemeral over the eternal, thanatos over eros, denial over acceptance – name any ‘good’ and think of the antonym.

Stephen Martin can be reached at: stephenmarti@yahoo.com

 

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