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What is culture? “There are chiefly four axiomatic qualities of distinctions which distinguish matured, normal men and women, from the sophists and empiricists in general and the Martinists most emphatically. This can be summarized as a series of four interdependent but respectively distinct theses, as I do, as follows, now. First, a normal representative of the human species is distinguished from the beasts, by the capacity to distinguish objects of thought which correspond to the existence of experimentally valid universal physical principles, principles which exist beyond the reach of sense-perception as such, but whose existence is susceptible of conclusive experimental proof. The discovery and proof of these principles, first as hypotheses, and then as experimental proof of principle, is achieved through the human mind's unique capacity to recognize the footprint of anomalies in the ordering of perceived events. The term "cognition" is properly restricted to references to the process of discovery and proof of the principles which solve the relevant anomalous paradoxes. In the mathematical physics of Gauss, Abel, Dirichlet, Wilhelm Weber, and Riemann, this defines the physical reality reflected as the complex domain.
The mastery of that acquired view of the physical reality corresponding to the complex domain, has been the keystone for the educational selfdevelopment of the youth movement which I have sponsored. “Second, in many cases, man is able to apply these efficient, universal, but non-perceptible principles to the universe around us; that, to the effect of increasing the relative potential population-density of the human species, or of the particular culture which benefits from that practice. This distinguishes the human species categorically, ecologically, from all other living species. This is the basis for my original definition of corresponding principles of a science of physical economy, a practice of physical economy which I have defined as Riemannian in essential form. Third, the sustainable progress of society depends upon the transmission of these discovered principles, both "horizontally" and "forward, " through induced replication of the relevant cognitive experience of replicatable individual discovery by individuals. This process of combined transmission and creation of ongoing new such discoveries, of both physical science and Classical modes of artistic composition, is the proper referent for the term "culture. " Fourth, the preceding three principles situate the mortal human individual in such a way, that the mortal existence of each is implicitly immortal, not
as merely a living creature, but, rather, also as a cognitive being, whose existence is a contributing feature of the continuity of the culture, and of the human species in general. The images of the greatest known scientific discoverers, Classical artists, heroes, and statesmen of history, exemplify the sense of cognitive immortality potentially available to each of us. “They who realize this in their outlook and practice, live in a simultaneity of eternity, within which they are immortal presences living with us today. The true interest of the human individual, the only real wellspring of true morality, is to dwell among those companions forever, even after we were formally deceased, to prize, above all other things, that principle of agape, as uttered by Plato's Socrates and the Apostle Paul's I Corinthians 13. The true nature of man, and the principle of agape so defined, are inseparable notions. ” Lyndon La. Rouche, Religion and National Security: The Danger from Terrorist cults, Fidelio Spring/Summer 2004.
1815 Vienna Congress: The Romantic Era has begun Madame de Stael Emmanuel Kant Geisteswissenchaft vs. Naturwissenchaft
What were the kings and oligarchs afraid of? 13 colonies had beaten up a World Empire! “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ”
The Artist “The dignity of Man into your hands is given, Protector be! It sinks with you! With you it is arisen!“ Schiller in Central Park, New York
Romantic vs. Classical…
She Walks In Beauty by Lord Byron (1788 -1824) She walks in beauty, like the Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow'd to that tender Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less, Had half impair'd the nameless grace Which waves in every raven tress, Or softly lightens o'er her face; Where thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, The smiles that win, the tints that glow, But tell of days in goodness spent, A mind at peace with all below, A heart whose love is innocent!
The Old Dream Comes Again To Me by Heinrich Heine (1799 -1856) The old dream comes again to me: With May-night stars above, We two sat under the linden-tree And swore eternal love. Again and again we plighted troth, We chattered, and laughed, and kissed; To make me well remember my oath You gave me a bite on the wrist. O darling with the eyes serene, And with the teeth so white! The vows were proper to the scene, Superfluous was the bite.
Bertrand Russell “I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology… Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called “education”. Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part… It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment. ” The Impact of Science on Society
H. G. Wells, The Fabian Society and The World State “Our propaganda is one of permeating – we urge our members to join the Liberal and Radical Associations in their district, or, if they preferred it, the Conservative Associations – we permeated the party organization and pulled all the strings we could lay our hands on with the upmost adroitness and energy, and we succeeded so well that in 1888 we gained the solid advantage of a Progressive majority full of ideas that would never have come into their heads had not the Fabians put them there. ” Bernard Shaw
Ascona, Monte Verita: The Oligarch’s Summer house
Von Laban’s Modern Dance Feast of the Sun (Sonnenfest), held on August 18 th, 1917: While bombs are falling on Europe… Oligarchs, Freemasons, Anthroposophs, Theosophs, Hippies and Anarchists are dancing "the sole hope is that, after this purge (. . . ) instead of our artificial civilisation's idols, there would once again surface positive instincts"
Theodor Reuss, Madame Blavatsky and Aleister Crowley “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ”
Dada “When I discovered readymades I thought to discourage aesthetics. In neo-dada they have taken my ready-mades and found aesthetic beauty in them. I threw the bottle-rack and the urinal into their faces as a challenge and now they admire them for their aesthetic beauty. ” Marcel Duchamp
“Every product of disgust that is capable of becoming a negation of the family is Dada; protest with the fist of one’s whole being in destructive action: Dada Acquaintance with all the means hitherto rejected by the sexual prudishness of easy compromise and good manners: Dada Abolition of logic, dance of those who are incapable of creation: Dada Every hierarchy and social equation established for values by our valets: Dada Every object, all objects, feelings and obscurities, every apparition and the precise shock of parallel lines, are means for the battle of: Dada The abolition of archaeology: Dada The abolition of prophets: Dada The abolition of the future: Dada The absolute and indisputable belief in every god that is an immediate product of spontaneity: Dada, dada; - the roar of contorted pains, the interweaving of contraries and of all contradictions, freaks and irrelevancies: LIFE”
Surrealism “The simplest Surrealist act consists of dashing down into the street, pistol in hand, and firing blindly, as fast as you can pull the trigger, into the crowd. ” Second Surrealist Manifesto
Automatism and vitality!!! “The dissolution of Western Classical culture is a phenomenon that can be understood only against the background of a social evolution which can end only in the total collapse of society thousands of years old and its replacement by a system whose laws are based on the immediate demands of human vitality…” - COBRA
Futurism “We intend to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and fearlessness… Except in struggle, there is no more beauty. No work without an aggressive character can be a masterpiece. Poetry must be conceived as a violent attack on unknown forces, to reduce and prostrate them before man. We stand on the last promontories of the centuries!. . . Why should we look back, when what we want is to break down the mysterious doors of the Impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent speed. We will glorify war – the world’s only hygiene – militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of freedom bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman. We will destroy the museums, libraries, academies of every kind, will fight moralism, feminism, every opportunistic or utilitarian cowardice. ” Manifesto of the Futurism
After war traumatism or “Trumanism”
Liberalism, Political Correctness and other fakeries… I. S. R. and the Frankfurt School & the C. C. F. Theodor Adorno: “It is not that schizophrenia is directly expressed therein; but the music imprints upon itself an attitude similar to that of the mentally ill. The individual brings about his own disintegration… He imagines the fulfillment of the promise through magic, but nonetheless within the realm of immediate actuality… Its concern is to dominate schizophrenic traits through the aesthetic consciousness. In so doing, it would hope to vindicate insanity as true health. ” in the Philosophy of Modern Music
Walter Benjamin: “It is wrong to start with the reasonable, hypothesizing mind as the basis of the development of civilization; this is an unfortunate legacy of Socrates. ” “Truth is the death of intention. ” Hannah Arendt: The first to introduce Walter Benjamin’s “ideas” in the United States Georg Lukacs: "Who will save us from Western civilization? " 1. Undermine the Judeo-Christian heritage 2. "abolition of culture" (Aufhebung der Kultur)
Tavistock Institute Samuel Beckett, Jung and The Merlin Group Congress for Cultural Freedom Honorary Chairman: Bertrand Russell John Dewey Benedetto Croce Karl Jaspers Jacques Maritain
The Baby boomers nightmare 1968 1963 1968
"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution. “ Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961
May 1968: A New Situation “…this explosion was provoked by a few groups in revolt against modern society, against consumer society, against technological society, whether communist in the east or capitalist in the west – groups, moreover, which do not know what they would put in its place, but which delight in negation. ” - De Gaulle, June 1968
For only can a great and noble cause Arouse humanity's profoundest nature. In smaller spheres, the mind of man contracts; But with a nobler purpose, grows the greater. And as this century is gravely ending, And even what is real to fable turns, When we behold huge forces locked in battle And our portentous goal is hov'ring near, And war is waged for man's most noble causes, For domination and for liberty-So now, let art attempt to soar yet higher Upon the shadow-stage; indeed, she must, Lest she be put to shame by life's own drama. Friedrich Schiller