Philosophical Observations 17
Power has the unfortunate habit of concentrating.
Stupidity has the unfortunate habit of appearing when you least expect.
Intention is an echo of a previous intent.
The enemy of love is not hate it is apathy.
You are not required to do anything extraordinary, just do your job the best you can and don't worry about it too much. These words are fine for the mediocre but for those that live passionate lives, it feels like a cop out. It is a sign that the procedures are in need of some refinement and that clarification is needed as to just what the results should be.
When assessing the degree of danger from any source we must dig deeply because agendas are often so deep that they are difficult to spot. The greatest danger to the average American will probably be an organized system with resources so vast that it boggles the mind. There will be an incessant narrative of perceived danger in every direction except the organizers themselves, because they will paint themselves as the heroes. The consolidation of power requires stealth. The hidden hand is always moving the pieces.
The range of acceptable behaviors of the citizenry is being constrained by a small, elite class that are in the process of concentrating power. As the power increases, liberty fades.
The universe is made of information. There is an organizational principle or process at work in the cosmos. Information has energy and in terms of it's potential. Meaning, value and novelty play a role. Matter is the medium of expression and the energy is stated as mass times the speed of light squared. For information the value or the energy is measured as a truth value over all possible applications of expression. The higher the truth value the more it applies.
Those that live in the shadows have so deceived themselves that they will not recognize the truth when they see it.
The idea that knowledge is power must include the energy contained in truth over application, and novelty over value.
Novelty emerges from the foundation of understanding.