For those interested in world-changing ideas and concepts, I’ve recently launched Fenello Talk, an old-style email discussion list. Beginning today, I’ll be adding curated content from that list into a new category of my blog called “Talk on Fenello Talk.”
Here is the first entry, beginning with my response to Richard Moore’s post: “The story of my quest for understanding:”
On 11/13/2019 9:20 AM, Richard Moore wrote:
My theories of ‘the problem’ and ‘the solution’ have evolved by this process over the years … Eventually I reached the position that still dominates my thinking: the problem is hierarchy itself … We’ve lived under hierarchy ever since civilization began
On 11/14/2019 12:48 AM, Jay Fenello wrote:
By common definition, civilizations share 1) a hierarchical social structure, 2) a common belief system, and 3) a written language. That means that every civilization from the beginning of “time” has had some type of centralized authority, supported by beliefs as echoed in their written language.
Note that all three are related. If someone is able to capture the written language (through censorship or propaganda, for example), they can impact the common belief system, and impact the social order.
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