Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ur-politics, a calendar that engenders peace

One rhyming grid I'd use first is in E. T. Hall's 'Silent Language'. Can we rhyme, thusly, the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, with Buddha's 8-Fold Path, for example.  Many more examples abound.

The ur of the ur:  "The history of the human race is written on a single theme: How does love become stronger than death? The composition is recomposed in each generation by those whose love overcomes murdering or dying. So history becomes a great song, Augustine's Carmen Humanum. As often as the lines rhyme, love has once again become stronger than death. This rhyming, this connecting, is men's function on earth. But that this is our function we have only known since the birth of Christ." - Sociology II, p. 759

Charles Howard Hartman Hi, Sarah! It's almost a year later now. I'm now thinking, still, that an ur-political set of actions is a key type of work for us. We are the 'long-thinkers'! What might this be like, an ur-political action? It would be an action that sets the stage, defines paramaters. An example would be a schedule, for an individual or smaller group. 'Show me a man's schedule, and I'll tell you who he is': Rosenstock-Huessy. One could also say; 'Show me a society's calendars, and I'll tell you who she is.' How would this work? Well, at the present time we have expressions of some previous social orders in our calendars. Community calendars, tribal. Work and Marketing schedules/calendars are from empires. Ecclesiastical calendars, Israel. Educational schedules and calendars are Greek. (Sports season derive from Greek, I'd say). But these centers are not holding as well as they might. Can we, using another ERHian concept (and Aristotle's 4 causes, part of them) do a reverse-engineering of a peaceful (center-holding) calendar that would ENGENDER the result we want, rather than reacting to calamities brought upon us by making a calendar. A big change was tribal social order, thus community calendar. A big change was settlement into empires, thus business calendars. ... What we ur-politicians might do, then, is put forth a calendar that would hold the center, that would engender peace. Where would we start? Luke 4. Jesus' first statement. 'Jubilee' is fulfilled in their ears. I take off from that to identify The Word Incarnate with The Word Inscripturate, using Jordan's 49-book Bible, and then I rhyme other things with it to fulfill an Imperative of Comprehensive Beauty. Someday, an eBook, but for now, this is the closest. A joyous PhiladelphisBmoY! (PhiladelphisYMMM!) to you.

1 comment:

  1. 'Scientists' --word coined 1834 --are self-trapped in the last 1000 years, unless they become more comprehensive. 'Scientists' do have efficient cause and material cause, but they don't have first cause, or final cause. You could say that they are missing the alpha and the omega! Aristotle: The first cause of a building is the blueprint, the efficient cause is the workers, the material cause is the bricks, and wood, etc., and the final cause is the purpose to which the building is put. Comprehensive beauty is our imperative now.