Injustice – The Underlying Problem


Injustice – The Underlying Problem

WIP (war, injustice, and poverty) are at odds with civility. By definition, no civil society can be unjust. War and poverty are the fruits of injustice. Injustice is the underlying problem, the cause of WIP. Injustice causes WIP that causes WIP that causes WIP…

WIP needs to be eliminated, but education is largely a process of hiding from its effects. Education is protecting the bully on the playground instead of standing up to it. People are afraid of WIP, but they allow their institutions to be controlled by it.

Opportunity, once again by definition, cannot be equally distributed. If I am drowning, only the people at the scene have the opportunity to save me. If you discover a large gold nugget you have the opportunity to profit from your discovery.

Opportunities, by their nature, are not equally distributed. civility increases their abundance, and the benefits of that abundance is opportunely shared. Safety is increased as more people have opportunities to help others. Civility is the naturally existing opportunity to make individuals important, kind, and competent. Those are the traits that enhance the human environment for this, and future generations.

Life Span


Life Span

We think about newly discovered things with anticipation, or trepidation. They enter our belief system, and affect our individual, and our social behavior. There is one particular thing that people have known about for centuries that has a deleterious effect on human belief, and therefor behavior. Even though people know it, it is largely ignored. The thing that they are ignore-ant of is the human lifespan.

Shock is a typical reaction when we find someone who doesn’t know when, or where they were born, yet birthdays don’t denote the beginning of a person’s life. Much happened prior to their birthday that affected their life. Both their potential, and their destiny are precast by the time of, what we call, their birthday.

Prenatal care, and pre-generational care influence who they are. Children are born with burdens, potentials, and characteristics that will help, or harm them in whichever environment they emerge. On the day of birth each person is born innocent, but their entire life is at risk due to the relative inhabitability of the place and time they are born.

Where, and when the infant is born there is an environment. War or peace, feast or famine all have a bearing on how, when, or if a child’s life proceeds. The one thing that people can do to improve the life of every child born, is to improve the environment they are, or will be born into.

Individuals are born with two challenges to thrive in their own environment, and to improve it for others. Coral reefs are an example of environmental fragility. They are habitats that naturally support the abundance of nature. They can thrive or die, depending on human behavior. That is also true of children, They also thrive or die depending on human behavior. Are we so callous that we don’t care?

Human habitat is similar to coral reefs, WIP (war, injustice, and poverty) destroy the human habitat for this and coming generations. It is an unnecessary, intolerable burden placed on babies. WIP is child abuse plain and simple. Pretending that human life span begins at birth and ends at the grave pseudo-sanctifies egregious behavior, child abuse.

Obstruction of Justice


Obstruction of Justice

Obstruction of justice is seldom an individual act. Injustice happens for a multitude of reasons. Obstruction is common because it is often perceived as profitable. Leaders are sometimes elected or appointed because they create a climate conducive to injustice, and they try to create profit from it.

The cost of injustice is levied on many people of this generation, and the entirety of humanity for coming generations. People who fear poverty often can be easily convinced to side with injustice as a method of avoiding it’s sting.

Injustice is unjust no matter how many people choose it. Constitutions, generally speaking, are crafted to deny popular injustice because of its cost to society. That being said, when constitutions fail, it is the very thing that they were designed to prevent that causes them to fail, injustice.

The current POTUS stands accused of obstruction of justice. He bragged about being above the law before, and since he was elected. The people chose injustice as the law of the land. There was a document protecting them from that, The Constitution. The protection didn’t work. Even though the president was constitutionally unqualified to hold office, he was elected. Mental incompetency, foreign entanglements, and extraneous emoluments were all constitutional disqualifications that went unchallenged.

Elected officials, and governmental appointees colluded, and are colluding to avoid constitutional restraints. It is understandable that a person could be unbalanced, crooked, or treasonous. But, for that person to become and remain president requires the obstruction of justice by many politicians, and bureaucracies. A constitution is not the scribblings on simple pieces of paper that can be burned with a match. It is an indestructible societal protection, if it guides governmental activity. Failing that, it would cease to exist even if it were scribed in stone. Does the US have a constitution?

Emoluments

Emoluments

If extraneous emolument is unconstitutional, vetting it should be a prior requirement to candidacy. How can anyone serve, if they don’t qualify? Constitutionality is a requirement, not simply a lack of crime. The constitution can be violated through ignorance, apathy, or mental instability, in addition to criminal intent.

Constitutionality is purposeful action taken to avoid conflict. That is radically different than a lack of criminality. Constitutionality is more than the presumption of innocence. Popularity is not the qualifier. Constitutionality is.

Education for Bane or Benefit


Education for Bane or Benefit

There are three main parts of lessons that are taught by any system of education. Only one of which is intended, and tested. The other parts are important because they influence the economic harm, or the benefit ultimately produced by the intended lessons. Failing to recognize and study these unintended consequences of education, is as irresponsible as producing cars with no brakes, or airplanes with no landing gear.

Economically there is exactly a one-to-one relationship of people to habitat, one people, one habitat. Conflict between people damages the habitability of the environment they share. WIP (war, injustice, and poverty), as well as biological environmental damage are the unintended consequences of upsetting this balance. Education that is blind to economy is not educational. It is counter educational, learning how to stay stupid.

The three things shared in a classroom are the curriculum, the respect, and the response. Each person is an individual. No one will leave understanding the curriculum exactly as it was taught. Each person will ultimately apply it with their understanding, for the benefit of humanity, or the bane of humanity. How it will be applied, for benefit or bane, is influenced by how they are treated, and what they receive for a grade.

Grading creates sycophants. Bureaucracy loves sycophants, but sycophants tend not to treat people beneath them with respect. People who are not treated with respect are poorly compensated, and they angrily fight progress. Force tends to be the primary motivational strategy of sycophants. Eliminating WIP requires a system of education that doesn’t mass produce them.

Real Education


Real Education

How does a person become educated? Educational institutions try to produce educated people. That goal increases a propensity for economic instability. Learning is empowering, but power is not naturally beneficial. Harm is easier to produce than benefit.

If education is to be educational, two things must happen. The first is that it must not produce harm. The second is that it must produce benefit. People around the world claim to be educated while they are totally ignorant of the qualifications that naturally exist in nature. Doing harm is more than immoral. It is stupid. Attending school, and learning things is not educational if the things that are learned either cause harm, or fail to produce benefit. The purpose of education is to learn how to economically succeed.

Learning is superstitiously thought of as adding knowledge, something that can be measured like distance, or counted like marbles. No units have been established because becoming educated changes no facts. Learning is just a methodology to use facts for betterment.

Education is not an amount. It is a direction. The question is not, How can I learn more? It is, How can learning take me the right direction, away from harm, toward benefit? Learning more doesn’t help. Just like walking more won’t get a person out off the woods if they walk in circles.

In what direction does education lie? What is the right direction? We share one environment. The purpose of education is to avoid harming the environment, and to benefit it. Education is a three dimensional compass, that is also affected by time. Learning is how we gather enough facts to increase its accuracy. What is learned over time is survivability and desirability. Education as a natural phenomenon available to people that can point the way to a longer happier life for humanity. Our habitat is the best place in the universe to live, but we can learn how to make it much better. Making our habitat better is the natural purpose of education.

There is a real life report card that we can use to measure education. WIP (War, Injustice, and Poverty) is a failing grade. We can use Mother Nature’s school house to avoid harm (WIP). Educationally there are no heroes, and no zeros, just one people, under god, learning humanity.

Truth to Power

Truth to Power

“Speaking truth to power,” triggers a release of potential violence on society that is stored by bureaucracy. The fuel of bureaucratic power is injustice, and the light of truth drains the fuel, degrading bureaucratic ability to do harm. Truth is ecological.

I have noticed that the WIP (war, injustice, and poverty) that plagues the world is not diminishing. It is being used as fuel to bureaucratically divide humanity. “Survival of the fittest,” is not individually applicable. It is a social truth. People have the ability to increase the survivability, and the desirability of human existence. WIP is an indication of failure on both fronts.

Education is not an amount. It is a direction, toward the elimination of WIP. Bureaucratic education has no compass. It can’t get there because it doesn’t know where there is. “Truth to power,” is how to teach it.

Man Made Dilemma


Man Made Dilemma

From days of antiquity until now, humankind has tried to educate itself. It has done so with a goal that trivialized humanity. Humankind can communicate around the globe, and cooperate across space, but it is incapable of caring for itself. It is like a dysfunctional family. Why? The answer is the dilemma it created for itself. Like a dysfunctional family it creates conflict that it cannot deescalate because it doesn’t know how.

It was once believed, and still is, that people had to compete with each other to make a good life for themselves, and others like them. That competition made people feel unsafe, unworthy, and angry. The conflict degrades the environment, and the degradation continues across generational lines. WIP, (war, injustice, and poverty) is the obscene fruit of human conflict. The exploitation of vulnerable people creates conflicts that erode the environment to the point that it is hostile to humanity. Repeating and escalating the mistakes of history is neither a good idea, nor is it necessary.

There is the necessity for a course of study that learns, and teaches how to solve the problems that institutionally exist. A methodology to teach the human family how to avoid unkindness and incompetence. The course is economics, not the politically hijacked version, but one with the goal of preventing WIP. One that adds value to humanity by adding value to each human life. One course that focuses on eliminating environmental harm while maximizing humanitarian benefit.

Economic Governance


Economic Governance

The word government has a political meaning that doesn’t necessarily correspond with the economic meaning. Politically a government can serve one person, some people, or all people. Economically, government can only serve all people. That is because there is only one habitat for humanity, Earth. Protecting it is economic. Fighting over it is not.

The word politic means wise. The history of politics shows politicians to superstitiously exploit people for divisive power, simultaneously superstitiously ignoring economic reality. Economy is a direction, away from harm, and toward benefit. Only economic governance is politic.

The Final Frontier


The Final Frontier

Being born, Is it a natural phenomenon, a supernatural phenomenon, or something else? The genetics follow nature’s laws, but being born a human being only occurs after the effects of centuries of civilized, and uncivilized behavior. Infant life is shaped, or destroyed consciously, and unconsciously by the behavior of generations of people prior to the baby’s birthday.

A birthplace is a nest that was shaped by all preceding generations, and it is a nest that needs the protection of this one. As a people, we need to become more competent nest builders. “Of those who have much, much is expected.” Punishing people for their inherited environment causes the nest to degenerate. It is our task to become better nest builders because being born is the only opportunity to improve humanity. Birth is the final frontier.