Threat of group extinction sparks coöperation

empathy graph

"The will we know is the will to live,

and to live is to desire,

and to desire is to suffer."

Arthur Schopenhauer

Chinese charater for suffering

"Society may be defined as a gathering of individuals for coöperative effort.

Without social coöperation man could not achieve the barest fraction of the ends and satisfactions that he has achieved with it." - Henry Hazlitt

Coöperation is the process of group working together for their mutual benefit, as opposed to working individually in competition for lone benefit.

Many animal and plant species coöperate both with other members of their own species and with members of other species engaging in symbiosis.

Devotion to the fiat-money credit-based economic system has enshrined all the disadvantages and none of the advantages of social coöperation.

Government is now based on dissent, in which delay is a common tactic.

Secrecy is regularly employed so failures seldom come to light.

Corruption is ubiquitous in societies permeated by immorality.

The corporate economic system institutionalizes immorality.

The myth: individuals, acting in their own self-interest as economic agents, engage in economic activities that bring them the greatest financial rewards thereby maximizing the well-being of society as a whole.

Past experience with bankers does not validate this view.

Congressmen defend the prevailing popular conception as morality while dismissing common moral values as irrelevant, so society descends.

An immoral economic system compels the moral decline of a culture.

Such declines are predictable, systemic and not accidental.

The lifestyle of corporatism reflects the ideological vacuum.

hard battle


Old Man

Loneliness a leading cause of depression

"No one is absolutly self-sufficient.

Survival depends upon mutual coöperation."


"Only when we learn to live from the heart and feel the suffering of others as if it were our own do we truly become compassionate." - Karen Armstrong

"There is a growing element of scorn on the part of the American public for those human beings caught in the web of misfortune, human suffering, dependency and deprivation." - Henry A. Giroux

In the Judaic-Christian-Islamic worldview separation from God, the Fall, is the source of all suffering.

The only way to get back to God, in this context, is to suffer and die like the moth drawn to the burning candle.

This intensly stressful culture creates a longing to be freed from its burdens.

The innate human ability to hide from the conscious thought stream the actual facts of material circumstances is a gift from God.

This innate ability allows us to confront a seemingly bleak situation that otherwise might entirely sap our will to live - like the fact we all die.

Neuroscience of Joyful Education

"In hedonistic societies people have a tendency to escape into ignorance or naive doctrines.

Some people even feel contempt for those suffering." - Andrew Lobaczewski

The mammal brain has several traits that cross over to all other mammals.

Every mammal reacts to sensory stimulation that 'distracts' the mammal.

People are conditioned to observe social mannerisms, culturally acceptable behavior and religious traditions of the social group to which they belong.

Appropriate emotional response to social group traditions must be taught to the individual and learned by the individual.

Individuals with emotional responses that are unacceptable to the social group will be ejected from the group.

Behavior that does not fit within proscribed boundaries defined by tradition of social group are condemned as breaches of acceptable behavior.

The consequence of this rejection is alienation and isolation.

Alienation leads to an increase in anti-social behavior.

The alienated individual, trapped in a cycle of rejection, experiences intense emotional suffering and "acts out."

The most simplest and effective method to relieve oneself of this intense emotional suffering is to build a fantasy within which to live.

"Everything will work out for the best".

It is in the best interest of the individual to adapt, to stifle unwanted and unacceptable emotions as the social group demands it.

Unfortunately this may cause a psychotic break in which SHIT HAPPENS !

shit happens

Searing emotional pain demands release and drives irrational acts.

To avoid emotional pain we build a walled fortress containing patterns of thought we believe we must retain for survival purposes.

As conditioning starts in infancy we remain unaware of the foundational basis of the fundamental patterns that drive our actions.

Temporary insanity is real and occurs when subconscious drivers, precepts and conceptual images become detrimental to our continued existence.

This is a real and inherent danger to every mind as new concepts, ideas, intuitions, and understanding contrary to the hyperreality built upon the shifting sands of blind faith dawn upon consciousness.

Thrust into a nightmare world of the inconceivable, an alien reordering of reality, psychotic individuals can be expected to commit irrational acts.

Spiritually corruption is the root cause all emotional suffering.

Natural Law requires those seeking redemption from spiritual c✡rrupti✡n to note, accept and work to correct their own mistakes in judgement basing their redeemed existence within the noumenon upon a solid foundation.

reason with Malcom X

Malcolm X - Interview At Berkeley (1963)

"Reason is in all human beings the same.

Reason is an expression of human nature.

Reason strengthens understanding when pursued jointly

with rational beings in cooperative social organizations."

Benedict de Spinoza

"Economic freedom is an essential requisite for political freedom.

Enabling people to coöperate with one another without coercion or central direction reduces the exercise of political power." – Milton Friedman

"Man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren.

It is vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only.

He will be more likely to prevail if he can interest their self-love in his favor, and show them that it is for their own advantage." - Adam Smith

Humans are unique among species in their division of labor.

The ability to coöperate did not evolve gradually during prehistory.

Mankind has undergone a pacifist revolution over the last 10 millennium.

10,000 years ago, the blink of an eye, humans hunted in family bands, were suspicious of strangers and fought only when unable to flee.

They were only cautiously beginning to accept the rudiments of trade.

Once people adopt a farm lifestyle they can no longer flee strangers.

Globally people were forced to develop the institutions that now sustain coöperation between strangers - trade agreements, markets and law.

Humans could do so because of two psychological mechanisms:

Firstly, a capacity for rational calculation of the costs and benefits;

Secondly, empathetic tendency for reciprocity, which involves a willingness to repay kindness with kindness and betrayal with wrath.

"Caring for neighbors is essentially caring for our future." - Tenzin Gyatso

In hunter-gatherer and early agricultural societies archeological evidence suggest that ⅓ of deaths may have been because of violence.

The worldwide average rate of violent death now is a little over 1% of all deaths, certainly as low as it has ever been.

Human coöperation is a double-edged sword.

The deadliest violence is perpetrated not by individuals but by groups - gangs, armies, terrorist networks like NATO.

Not only is coöperation the foundation of social trust, it informs successful acts of aggression between groups - coöperative genocide and eugenics.

Like chimpanzees, though with more lethal refinement, human beings harness altruism, solidarity and skills of rational reflection in pursuit of war.

To work in high finance morality must be checked at the door.

Information technology coupled with networked industrial capital dramatically increase efficiency at making war.

Control of an inordinate amount of resources allows confiscation of the fruits of wage labor through a few strokes on a keyboard increasing tyranny over the lives of others while commissioning horrendous acts of greed.

"A wealthy man has as much chance of reaching heaven as a camel has in passing through the eye of a needle."- Jesus the Tannaim

empathy vs sympathy

"The ability to derive pleasure from seeing pleasure, involves the liability to derive pain from seeing pain.

Sympathy prevents its possessor from inflicting pain, that he may avoid pain himself, and tempts him to give happiness that he may have happiness.

It is the aim of that work to show that the proper regulation of our conduct to one another, is secured by means of a faculty whose function it is to excite in each being the emotions displayed by surrounding ones - a faculty which awakens a like state of sentiment, or, as he terms it, "a fellow feeling with the passions of others" - the faculty, in short, which we commonly call sympathy.

As illustrations of the mode in which this agent acts, Adam Smith quotes:

"Persons of delicate fibres, and weak constitution of body, complain that in looking on the sores and ulcers which are exposed by beggars in the streets, they are apt to feel an itching or uneasy sensation in the corresponding part of their own bodies."

"Men of most robust make observe, that in looking upon sore eyes they often feel a very sensible soreness in their own."

"Our joy for the deliverance of those heroes of tragedy or romance who interest us, is as sincere as grief for their distress, and feeling for their misery, is not more real than that for their happiness."

"We blush for the impudence and rudeness of another, though he himself appears to have no sense of impropriety in his behavior."

Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments

sacredness of tears

We have all experienced the uncomfortable feeling of shame produced by the blunders and confusion of a nervous speaker; and at some time or other been put into a horrible tremor on seeing another at the edge of a precipice.

We find ourselves unable to avoid joining in the merriment of our friends.

Sympathy must be considered as a sort of substitution by which we are put into the place of another man, and affected as he is affected.

Adam Smith perceived the sentiment of justice as a sympathetic affection of the instinct of personal rights - a sort of reflex function.

Here lies the explanation of those qualms of conscience, as we call them, felt by men who have committed dishonest actions.

Through this instrumentality we receive satisfaction through retribution.

This faculty originates the indignation narratives of oppression excite causing gnashing of teeth when we read of the slave-dealer's barbarities.

Those who have the strongest sense of their own rights, will have the strongest sense of the rights of their neighbors.

The first illustration that suggests itself is afforded by the Society of Friends.

Amongst lunatic asylums, the York Retreat was the first in which a non-coercive treatment of the insane was adopted.

We find that those who have not a strong sense of what is just to themselves, are likewise deficient in a sense of what is just to their fellow men.

The tyrant is nothing but a slave turned inside out.

That "emancipated slaves exceed all other owners (of slaves) in cruelty and oppression," is a truth established on numerous authorities.

Sympathy and instinct of rights do not always co-exist in equal strength.

If devoid of sympathy, it is possible for a man who has a sufficient impulse to assert his own claims, to show no corresponding respect for claims of others.

Our sentiment of justice is really due to a sympathetic excitement of impulse.

Only by the sympathetic excitement of a desire to behave equitably to others; when empathy is absent such a desire is impossible." - Herbert Spencer 1851

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