51-DEMOPOTENCY

 

Hopefully, my blog has so far succeeded in convincing readers that we live in the best of all possible worlds, that there will never be another world war, and that the final obstacle to globalization, the oil patch unrest, will soon become a figment of our collective memory. We have Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the greatest man who ever lived to thank for that. Yes, we are in safe hands and free to enjoy a great quality of life like at no other time in human history. This is true in spite of the fact that the Gorgon Sisters brandish the crop more than ever, in wanting to make us believe just the opposite in order to keep us in line. They have no choice, for during the time the dynasty of bankers in the City have had full control of world finance, that is from 1913 to today, world population went from 1 to almost 8 billion. And because the world of credit spawned a world of leisure, the Gorgon Sisters are solicited more than ever. It’s more proof that our world is financially controlled by Mayer’s dynasty. If we are persuaded that it’s indeed the case, we have to also believe that the City is prepared to defend its great creation with tooth and nail. I personally want everybody to believe that what is best for the dynasty of bankers in the City is what is best for us all, and if I succeed, we will all lead less stressful lives and feel less the need to be superficial.

We are unfortunately overwhelmed by societal empowerment, or demopotency, an illusion of power that evolved as jobs were created in early 20th century. That’s when we started putting money in our pockets and thus had access to credit for the very first time. Mayer Amschel Rothschild, a great family man who was born in a ghetto in Frankfurt, in 1744, where he lived all his life in complete anonymity, most certainly didn’t foresee this outcome. His main concern was empowering individuals by giving them access to credit and a decent life, not making them victims of demopotency. If we believed that his dynasty still stands by that belif, we would be more inclined to adopt the values that make us happy, what makes all living beings happy, that is creating an enduring family and earning a living using our natural talents. It has been said that if one does what he loves doing for a living, he will never work a day in his life. When we foraged for food and water around the clock, we had no time to think and things were simpler, but in a world where food and water are available in abundance, not to mention credit, we have to think about what makes us happy if we want to be happy. We must therefore stop thinking short term like we are genetically programmed to do.

Regardless, whether we believe in the existence of Mayer’s dynasty or not, we can’t deny that in the last 100 years, humans have been seriously empowered as a specie. Democracy, or the world of credit as I call it, is the greatest gift mankind ever received. This ultimate political system made credit available to the lowest rungs of society. Mayer and his banking dynasty gave mankind the means to know freedom, security, prosperity and leisure beyond belief. Unfortunately, we have stopped being self-empowered in the process, the root cause being that we live in a world of leisure for which we are not genetically programmed, a world that tears us away from family, fauna and flora.

Democracy, or access to credit, has turned out to be a double-edged sword. In the last hundred years, the fantastic demopotency that it provided mankind has almost completely supplanted autopotency. As we moved from the country to the city, we started disconnecting from the natural world and became intoxicated with demopotency to the point where we ignore our true nature. We want a bigger salary, a bigger house, bigger car, and more of everything instead of wanting what makes us happy. Our libido drives us and we are totally preoccupied by wanting others to see us as sexy, smart, important, young, rich, and beautiful beings, all the while harboring a poor self-image.

The world of credit as we know it today was created in 1810, in the City, but as far as we mere mortals are concerned, it only got going in early 20th century when electricity and the FED came along. When television followed, series like ‘Little house on the prairie’ portrayed what autopotency was all about. Bringing in a crop, raising healthy farm animals, feeding the family, and building a homestead for sheltering a family and welcoming friends and neighbours were fulfilling activities. Our ancestors worried at times, but it never constituted stress, that is, the permanent nebulous state of anxiety many of us experience today.

Demopotency actually started in 325 CE when the newly entrenched and official Roman state religion, the Christian religion, gained political control of the Western Roman Empire and invaded it like a hermit crab. Gradually, the Church’s anointed absolute kings of divine right ruled over Europe, forcing the Nicene Creed down everybody’s throat and committing mindboggling atrocities in the process. In spite of all that, common man was valorized for the first time. Christians were told they were created in the image of God and went to heaven if they obeyed the 10 Commandments. If they didn’t, they ended up in burning hell for eternity, it was up to them. Unfortunately, or more exactly, fortunately, because the Holy See and its Kings of Divine Right were so intolerant and nearsighted, they made two deadly enemies, the Jews and the Huguenots (French Protestants).

These two persecuted groups managed to join forces in Amsterdam in 1602 before moving to the City, in London, in 1688, where they established the world’s first democracy. However, it was a limited democracy in that only English merchants and privileged citizens voted and had access to credit. It was only when Nathan Mayer Rothschild took over the Bank of England in 1815 that access to credit started being available to ordinary citizens. In early 20th century, with electric power being made available to all and Mayer’s dynasty having created the FED, the consumer world went into high gear. Since then, world population went from 1 to almost 8 billion. Today, just about everybody earns a salary which means having access to credit. Paradoxically, the more people have the wherewithal to do what makes them happy, the more stressed they become.

Like Christianity, Democracy has always been romanticized, and most of us don’t know how they were created in 325 CE and 1689 CE respectively, and that’s part of our problem. If we accept the fact that intelligence is a consequence of our breaking the time barrier, and that the more we are able to connect with the past in order to learn from it and make for a better future, the more intelligent we are, we must conclude that we are going backwards. Most of us live in the present and let our minds drift into historical amnesia, forever demanding to be fed more demopotency junk by the Gorgon Sisters via our smartphones. Instead of trying to understand how Christianity and Democracy were created and what our real values are, we whirl around brightly lit smartphones just like moths around light bulbs, forever risking getting our wings singed.

Autopotency has to do with doing what fulfills, whereas demopotency has to do with doing what shows. While basic human values are those of all living things and are fulfilling, societal values are moral in nature and are simply meant to make the group function. The secret would be to learn to live with the smartphone while identifying and giving top priority to our basic human values. We’re not genetically programmed for a world of comfort and leisure, and since we still march to the beat of ‘survival of the fittest’, we always want more, bigger, better and so on, while neglecting the essentials of a happy life. Family life, flora and fauna are taken for granted, and we fail to give priority to our natural talents, and hence to live by them.

When we were little burrowing animals, around 65 million years ago, we were constantly wary of the dangers in and around our burrow and in the sky above. We grabbed any food at hand and reproduced using the wham-bam thank you ma’am method. We were constantly on the alert and permanently stressed. Today, we feel threatened by the real or perceived threats of the whole world, we grab junk food on the go, and we use the wham-bam thank you ma’am approach to sex more than ever. Are we going backwards?

All living beings on earth are beautiful and fulfilled when they are in a nurturing or creative mode, so that’s what we should strive for if we want to free ourselves from stress. Creating a solid and lasting family group and using our true talents in order to earn a living, should definitely be our main aspirations. In the last 100 years, the City bankers have created an environment that allows us to easily do just that, yet our primal instincts make us do the exact opposite, the too many divorces that produce hordes of emotionally crippled children and the ongoing battle for higher paying jobs being sufficient proof.

The 20th century has afforded us great freedoms and comforts, but that’s turned out not to be such a good thing because it’s not in sync with our genetic makeup. In the last centuries, we may have learned to eat and drink properly and dispose of our body waste, but we haven’t learned to reproduce properly because it’s deemed to be a lowly animal thing that we, as intelligent beings, find quite vulgar and demeaning unless we’re sexually aroused. We can’t escape the fact that we are 100% animal of the ape family and that we must answer to our ANS or we don’t survive. It’s to our advantage to accept those facts, for only then will we start dealing properly with our libido. Because we now live in a world of leisure, our libido drives us more than ever, yet instead of teaching our kids how their libido will soon force them to make babies and preparing them to face up to their responsibilities when they become teens, we, as well as society at large, pussyfoot around the subject at best. If the teen is aware that his libido is a ‘natural selection’ tool meant to force him to make babies and if he is aware what that involves from A to Z, he’ll be more apt to behave responsibly, and who knows, maybe choose autopotency as exemplified by a Charles Ingalls over demopotency typified by a Donald Trump.

There is a trick on how to wean ourselves from demopotency. First, we must accept that R&D (research and development) started being financed in a systematic way when the Huguenots and the Sephardim created the Bank of England in 1694 and that the financing of R&D became international when Mayer Amschel Rothschild and his son Nathan took over the Bank of England in 1810. Since then, every major project in the world must be financed, thus okayed, by that dynasty in order to be realized. That dynasty gave birth to democracy as we know it today, and if we believe that, we are half-way there. The hard part for us is to believe that we are the benefiters not the initiators of that wondrous credit system. Every time we take a shower, turn on the lights or use our GPS we should thank that dynasty. The bankers in the City are the ones who decide to finance a Hubble or a Panama Canal, all we do is pay to use it. We of course pay taxes and user fees when using the Channel Tunnel, the Internet or our smartphone, but we should be very happy to do so. The secret to becoming serene and enjoying this great world of credit is to believe what has just been said. If we can muster enough humility in the process, we can reclaim our autopotency status. ‘Think positive’ should be replaced by ‘think talent’, no matter how modest our talents are.