3.a.10 – Is homeland a value?

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March 14, 2010 — Riccardo Sabellotti - Giacinto Sabellotti

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Is homeland a value?

Often, instead of the word “community” other terms are used like societies, communities, nation, country, state; this seems reasonable since, as we said, many of the old functions once performed by tribal communities are now conducted by the community, identifiable with a national state. Our homeland can therefore look like a magnified evolution of the tribes, but history teaches us that things are not so; the present nations are mainly the evolution of ancient farming societies based on slavery, which were not just simple extensions of the ancient tribe, but a combination of dominated and dominant populations. Our society is born as an aggregate of different and enemy tribes and not as development of a single homogeneous village, which explains some unusual phenomena such as the division into social classes, the wars for private interests or for the interests of a small minority, limited political weight of the majority of the of population, even in countries defined as democratic, and the popular revolutions; in ancient empires, like the Persian or Roman, these phenomena were already present and apparently due to the existence of a dominant population that had the economic and political power; wars were fought then for its interests also to the detriment of the remaining population, a population dominated, without political weight, sometimes divided into free men and slaves who, having the opportunity, organized revolts and uprisings to regain power.
In an ancient village, rivalries could lead to internal division in two separate villages and a fratricidal war to force reunification would have no sense; in a western state instead each division is seen as an act of insubordination against the central power and that must be repressed with violence, just as it happened against a rebellious Roman province. The analogy of such conduct is certainly not a coincidence.
At this point it should be noted that dominant human populations tend to establish with dominated populations a relation of man – livestock type; in our society a phenomenon typical of stock is indeed repeated: the sheep, for instance, are social animals whose ancestors lived in herds dominated by a leader who was the guide and that somehow represented the herd unity and then its identity; today the shepherd replaces the head of the herd, which he guides and, if necessary, protects from predators, and the sheep follow him like it’s in their nature. This certainly facilitates much the work of the shepherds, who obviously do not hesitate then to slaughter lambs at Easter or even the entire flock if convenient. This phenomenon is useful for all types of farming of social animals, including humans themselves.
Following the principle of the relation man – livestock, the great empires of antiquity, as well as the monarchies, have replaced the role of natural tribal village and we, social animals, according to our nature have followed and have entrusted our lives to a society that was not ours, but that of the dominant population; the emperor or the king represents the unity and identity of each nation as any herd leader or shepherd; the village and its territory have been replaced by the nation and homeland. In the name of the kings, for their interests or those of the aristocrats who supported them, innumerable privileges, discrimination, injustice and wars were accepted; as for farming, the population was fed and protected to be exploited with work or taxes or to be physically sacrificed in battle.
These new political structures have also brought considerable economic and political benefits; the big trade, industry and consequently the modern technology probably would not have developed without them, nor the current democratic freedom that is a consequence of industrial development. However, we have to admit that behind all this, there is a deception: the national states that emerged in the West after the Middle Ages are the evolution of a dominant village and not of ours; in dominant villages, the serf have essentially remained in slavery conditions, animals bred to meet the needs of dominant, educated to serve their homeland as if it were his own.
A series of attempts to change this situation in Europe were made from French revolution onward, trying to remove the power to the class of nobles for the benefit of the people, but these attempts were in fact driven by a particular emerging class, the bourgeoisie, who had special needs for change and innovation and that finally became the new ruling class.
This change of regime, with the introduction of democratic rights, brought benefits also to the dominated population, both of economic and social type, like individual freedom, freedom of association, of starting a business and the legal protections for the individual against the state; these are indisputable advantages for the dominated population, but the society structure remained similar to the previous one and with it also the mindset and the condition of dominated population, absolutely not capable of ruling itself after centuries of servitude; the formation of the new ruling classes was thus favored.
In ancient monarchies, the political and economic power was maintained both with an adequate misleading propaganda based on false values such as national unity (unity of the territories of the monarch), homeland (land of the fathers now owned by others), false legitimation (the monarch ruled by the will of God, by divine right), false information (poor  people are destined to remain so, it’s always been so, it is a lower race that can never compete for culture and value with the noble), and by force through the army, the police, the arbitrary segregation, the torture and the death penalty.
In modern nations of western type, thanks to the above mentioned democratic rights, the use of force has been reduced or abandoned, but this has prompted the ruling class to increasing the use of deceit to maintain power. This activity has been facilitated by the development of new tools such as newspapers, television and high psychology studies on persuasion.
A confirmation that in substance little has changed from the past is given by the state propaganda for war purposes: in the past, if the aristocracy had expansionistic aims toward a bordering region, statements were spread like: “They are a threat, we must attack first. “;” We need to bring the civilization to savages “or” We must bring the true faith among the pagans “; today often on all mass media we can hear: “They are a threat: a preventive war is appropriate ” (the evidence of these threats then resulted to be false or threats were due to provocations); “We must bring our economy in poor regions” (where under the western domination, poverty continues to grow), “We must bring the democracy in these countries civilly backwards” (after that the dictatorship in that country was supported and financed by us for decades).
If the current western governments circumvented so outrageously, and brazenly, their own people is clear that governments cannot be democratic, i.e. governments which respect the people and their will, and it is equally clear that people are still guided and sacrificed as livestock. It follows that the process of democratization, started by the revolutionaries of the eighteenth century, is not concluded and that their task must be continued by present generations; it is thanks to the efforts of these heroes of the past that today we have the great advantage of not having to resort to violence, with all the risks that it would involve, as the ruling class mainly governs with deceit and then the battlefield has shifted from barricades on the streets to counter information blog on the Internet.
As we know, evolution may be positive or negative, but never returns back and thus, to protect our lives and our prosperity, we must move forward: we cannot renounce to industrial economy and cooperation of millions of people in the present society; small villages can no longer play the political role of a time and then today we need a truly national homeland.
Now we know that the homeland and the nation were always false values, serious types of psychological pollution which have damaged the individual life, the family life and the life of the whole population; this situation will endure until we create a truly democratic nations that places at the first place the protection and the interests of its citizens. The homeland has never been and still is not a true value, but must be regarded as an important value for the future, an objective to be achieved without further delay.

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