old German poem comes to mid. It speaks of the four
great winds -- the North Wind, the East Wind, the
South Wind, and the West Wind -- who in conversation
are plotting as to where they should meet for their
next spectacular dance. "Let's meet at the
canyon," says the North Wind, "Oh yes, let's
meet at the great bridge there," says another.
"Ah, and let's meet there at the midnight hour
when the last train is crossing," says the third
says the fourth wind, " what a wonderful dance
this will be, a whirl-dance of fire, mingled with
shrieking voices and breaking steel."
as they had conspired, so it was done. As the
poem ends, the first question is repeated. "Where
will we meet again?"
poet speaks of a bridge that has stood rock solid for
ages and has weathered many storms, but not all of
them coming together from all directions. He speaks,
as if he was speaking of today's age, where we are
increasingly threatened with the relentless force that
combines all that is inhuman. And so, we in this age,
if we care to survive the storm, find ourselves
challenged to heal our world of this threatening and
increasingly unfolding nightmare.
as in the poem, there are four horrific forces coming
together which are poised to destroy all life, love,
and civilization. Sure,
we can halt the four violent winds in their track, but
to accomplish this, and to protect our world, we first
need to heal ourselves. And this we can do, because as
the poet vaguely points out in the poem, the obvious
fact is that the destructive four winds that challenge
civilization are after all, but "winds." Thus,
the poet defines the nature of empire, as but a threat
of puffed up boisterous winds. He bids us to realize
that the power of empire is but a ruse, because
mankind, having stood its ground for countless
millennia, is ultimately not easily blown off its
foundation. There is a power in man that can command
the winds, and cause them to cease.
never been a producer and creator of anything, for the welfare of mankind, but
has stood against it as a rapist and destroyer. And so in shame, empire hides
behind its many faces that it created to conceal its real nature. It hides
behind mysticism, imposed fear, poverty, impotence, religiosity, and so on,
which altogether corrupt the face of mankind into smallness, hopelessness, and
example of the kind of destructive mysticism that empire utilizes, is found in
the apocalyptic movement that prophesies, and even hails, the end of
civilization, and in some cases the end of the world, conjured up by prophesies
that it reads into religious texts, or mysticism interwoven with the wildest
fiction that claims even science as a basis, though it is totally devoid of it.
On this level of perversion, which creates a vast sea of indifference in
society, we find again four topics before us. However, there exists a fine line
that divides the fabric of civilization. Some call it the moral line. It sets
the 'sewer' of empire - the immoral world - apart from the human world that is
increasingly defined by upwards reaching scientific development. The four topics
must be seen as transitional, divided into a level above that leads away from
tragedy to truth, and a level below that leads deeper into tragedy and
emptiness. The example below is related to every topic right across the moral
domain and covers the fundamental question of, Entropy
Sense of The Nation
Research in the political world operation
the ultimate healing of the world, of the evils of empire, lays still far in the
distance, a trend towards healing has begun. The policy of empire, "In Lies
We Trust," is wearing thin. Example:
A light is shining through. Indifference
is loosing ground. Nevertheless, a long climb out of empire -- the mental sewer
-- lies before us, even while the movement towards a new renaissance in the
world is getting stronger.
this promise mankind holds itself true to its profound nature, a new futures
unfolds, powered by the unfolding Principle of Universal Love and Universal
Humanity that enables civilization and evermore uplift our life, our love. In
ancient times the generic term "man" was read as "mind."
This synonysm sets us apart with a 'sex' that no other species has developed,
that puts us at the leading edge, the native sphere of science. There a pioneer
stated, "Woman is the highest term for man." Is the pioneer hinting
that there is a spirit in mankind that impels us to go beyond the leading edge
of perception - on the wings of science?
how we become truly human, or as Friedrich Schiller had put it,
"sublime," or as some ancient cultures had defined it,
and universal is what we see reflected in the Universe, and also in us, in
mankind, for us all being a part of the Universe. Here we find our resource in
every respect. The German poet Friedrich Schiller appears to have referred to
this higher-order that reflects evermore of the absolute, when he spoke of the
cultures have referred to the absolute, as the divine. The modern scientist
might call the absolute the fundamental: that which IS; that to which we are
bound: the infinite that we begin to take hold of to some degree, and begin to
understand and make our own, which thereby becomes increasingly finite to us,
even as we become increasingly infinite ourselves.
are four higher-order qualities of the Universe, without which the Universe and
us would not exist. The Universe is a marvelous place, from the tiniest speck to
infinity, but none of it really exists in the small and isolated from the whole.
Even the tiniest atom is a miracle of interacting forces governed by a complex
array of harmonizing principles, without which nothing would exist. Not a single
aspect of the Universe would exist if as little as a one principle would be
counteracting and not harmonize. The, atoms would disintegrate. In fact they
would have never existed. Would one be justified then to call the harmonizing
Spirit, by which the Universe exists, Love? Here the human dimension of
Anti-Entropy is no longer an open question. Axioms of entropy fall by the
wayside, as will be reflected in such 'comon-sense' projects as building
intercontinental floating bridges, automated indoor agriculture, and regulating
the clime on Earth to avoid future ice ages.
( see: The
Ice Age Allowed - we can block it )
is Love? No one can quantify it. Poets, artists, and musicians aim to define it.
But will there ever be a final definition possible? We only know for certain
that if it was to vanish from the human landscape, civilization would collapse
and mankind with it, just as the Universe would collapse without its harmonizing
Spirit that might be called Love.
can gain some sense of the indefinable, and bring it down to Earth, by looking
at four of its main constituent dimensions with a few example.
Beyond the Apollo space program - Why is NASA's assigned mission 3 sizes too
Is mankind, the Universe's gift to itself? Is life, a powered function on a
Is the standard of economic principle - as expressed in the Universe -
expressed in a 100,000-fold gain?
When science is doomed to fail, as with nuclear-fusion power, it opens a
higher-order power, the power that powers the galaxies, that gives us the
universal sense, the four great concepts: Spirit, Life, Principle, Mind, are as
One, unfolding laterally, side by side as it were, so that none is greater while
each defines the whole and the whole defines each one in return.
And this in
a nutshell also defines the absolute of our humanity. It defines us as one
lateral whole, standing side by side, each with its boundless individuality,
reflecting the Universe that is One..