When Centralization Scales Beyond Our Control

During teacher training, back in the early 70s (I was a mature, 28, student) Ivan Illich was required reading, oddly enough and I was greatly impressed, but people like him, unfortunately, only ever influenced people who never stood a chance against the hierarchy, for such obvious reasons as “we” were never interested in control and power … did not have the sociopathic traits necessary to implement ‘alternatives’. Paradox eh and irresolvable.

EU: Ramshackle Empire

http://www.theautomaticearth.com/2015/02/when-centralization-scales-beyond-our-control/ by Nicole Fosse.

When Centralization Scales Beyond Our Control

Another brilliant post from Nicolle Fosse. And I like the black and white pictures of this blog. Centralisation is especially noticeable for people whose government has chosen to join the EU. We now find ourselves as unwilling accomplices to the ongoing blood-bath in Ukraine, with its overhanging threat of nuclear holocaust. The EU is also a supranational organisation that is becoming increasingly centralised. Sweden has had a policy of armed neutrality for the last 200 years. The bourgeois government of 2003- 2014 co-operated with the centralised US-led NATO to combat the Taliban in Afghanistan and to overthrow Gaddafi in Libya. Both were disasters. The UN is also a centralisation beyond our control. The US were unhappy about Kofi Annan being too neutral and made sure Ban Ki Moon, a more US-friendly Secretary-General replaced Annan. The IMF is another supranational organisation…

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OK "Know Thyself." Socrates. "To thine own self be true." Socrates. "The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates. That about sums me up, but of course is an ongoing attempt which I do not expect to fully realize, even if maybe such as Socrates and Jung did in their last moments.
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