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THE JULY MONARCHY (1830-48) AND THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE:

June 7, 2013

THE QUESTIONING (AND DISTRUST) OF THE INDUSTRIAL ERA HUMAN MIND AND VISION

INITIAL PREMISE AS INTERROGATION:

What causes some people to have great moral convictions, while others don’t?

ORANGE AND SOCIAL DECONSTRUCTION

That it would be necessary-paramount for survival itself-to deconstruct the human cultural psyche of the industrial era-to reboot human cultural psyche once a certain level of cultural, technical and material development and evolution have taken place, so that it can be recomposed, almost from scratch, but now within a certain advanced material-technical context;

That the necessary psychological evolution-and also degradation-that was needed, perhaps, to reach a superior technological level, is not really appropriate for living plentifully as human beings with and managing that technical capacity and power itself.

REBELLION OF THE MASSES (ORTEGA), MARX AND THE FALL OF THE LOUIS-PHILIPPISTS:

(OR WHY THE MORAL INDIGNATION OF THE EUROPEAN HISTORICAL LEFT NEVER MADE IT TO AMERICA)

-The capacitating of people strictly as consumers.

-The Country House (Lewis Mumford) as internalized, individual aspiration for all people.

-The hiding of class division behind a culture of excessive patriotism as nationalism.

But within the Country House model of universally internalized, individual aspiration there would exist higher and lower levels, which would have been determined also by different cultural spheres as societies.

But clearly the contemporary-post 1990s- consumer society spirit brings with it, ultimately, a much less sophisticated and more primary version of the Country House aspiration as the soul of the consumer.

NIEBUHR AND NATIONALISM

Issue raised in Moral Man and Immoral Society (1938): Nationalism is a force that undermines class awareness and struggle; the interests of all men-people-are perceived as bound together in opposition to threats posed by all enemies, both domestic and foreign.

This would explain the importance the American Dumbass has always had for Pentagon psychiatrists and social analysts as political engineers, at least since the 1940s, although a strictly American corporate Bilderberg would have understood this surely by the 1920s:

Nationalism as permanent social fervor inoculates the mind and social corpus against class struggle and what was considered subversive European leftist thought, and it homogenizes the deepest vital interests of all men (people).

THAT’S WHY:

-The Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag has remained in public schools.

-The National Anthem is sung at all sporting events.

-The US flag can be seen everywhere, as American fascist erotica deeply imbedded in the individual’s everyday existence.

(Etc.)

But Marx-before 1848-was just one of many thinkers-from all the countries of Europe embarked on a process of industrial-political consolidation as societies-who simply were seared from a moral standpoint by the indignation they felt at understanding that society was clearly divided into two groups where the existence of one group depended on the subjugation-the spiritual cannibalization-of the other.

And to a great degree, this moral indignation-as well as being common to all countries-was spread, also, across the entire social-political spectrum of these nations, for it was a moral issue-not just political or economic!

LACK OF BROADER VISION ON THE PART OF THE BILDERBERG

-Loss of moral/intellectual vigor

-Self-complacency

-Small-minded and ill-spirited

-The taking for granted of privilege

-Removed and unsympathetic

-Morally and socially detached

Ultimately, a lack of substance and consistency-and the cause, finally of its own decline and death (Spengler); but probably, also, the permanent satisfaction of its own needs as self-complacency: its supreme moral corruption as just plain irresponsibility.

Good thing I got a job with Orange!

Say cheese:

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(Image from The Guardian)

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