Lu Mountain
a political social fiction novel in China by Rolf A. F. Witzsche
Volume 8 of the 12-volume series, The Lodging for the Rose

Page 53
Chapter 11 - Flood Tides of Love

      I suggested that if this underlying principle is understood, an economy functions well, because the focus will them be placed on what matters most, the development of the human intellect, such as society's scientific and technological development, the development of its skills, its health, and the development of efficient energy sources and processes that increase the effectiveness of human labor.

      Having said this, I picked up the glass again and the bottle that I labeled the Science of Physiology, or physical economy, and filled the glass to the half-full mark.

      I pointed out that there is another major area in which the human being stands miles apart from the animal world, and that's the domain of dialog. Animals are able to communicate with one another in a primitive sense, but only human beings are capable of linguistic dialog. We have developed languages, complex languages that give us the capacity to share our discoveries and to preserve them for future ages by which we individually, gain a certain immortality. Except this is only the smallest part of the linguistic dialog. We are also constantly in communication with ourselves. We call this thinking. When we face a paradox, we use our spoken language to evaluate the evidence. We speak to ourselves in our thoughts, as we search to discover the underlying principles. For this we need a language. A high-level language. In this communication with ourselves we begin to discern complex universal truths. We begin to resolve paradoxes. Without a complex language, our thoughts will be fettered. They will be limited to primitive perceptions. At this primitive level our dialogs become useless chattering and accomplish nothing. That is why Homer, for instance, who practically created the Greek language in 500 BC, with his epic poetry, is being recognized as the foundation for the Greek Classical Period that became one of the greatest periods of scientific achievement in human history. In like manner did Dante lay the foundation for the Golden Renaissance.

      With this said, I filled the cup up some more. I filled it three quarters full, from the bottle labeled the Science of Dialog.

      "But there is still more to a human being than this," I said. I explained that the human being is an infinite being with a capacity to develop further and further. It is in that, where we find our riches; not in money, but in ourselves; in our capacity to develop ourselves, and with it our world. In order to achieve this, we require a certain commitment to ourselves, individually, and on the universal platform as a nation and the world. We need to make this commitment on the platform of committing ourselves to certain understood and acknowledged fundamental principles, which are universal principles. I told them that we call the declaration of these principles, a constitution. Obviously, this has to be done with a scientific approach. It can't be done arbitrarily. The constitution has to reflect verifiable truth; universal principles that have proven their worth in the advance of civilization. The U.S. Federal Constitution is an example of this type, which sets up a foundation for the general welfare; common defense; freedom to develop; the pursuit of happiness. All of these have been recognized to greatly enrich human society as a whole.

      Another great constitution that was created, is the Treaty of Westphalia. This constitution contains the declared understanding and acknowledgement of the principle of universal love. It is an international constitution that was established as a platform that brought to an end eighty years of devastating wars.

      Still another great constitution, further back in time, is the platform of a recognition of certain humanist principles and truths that became the foundation for the Golden Renaissance. These recognized and understood truths literally established the image of man in the image of God.

      With this said, I filled the glass to the brim from the bottle labeled: The Science of the Constitution.

      "But humanity is presently at war," I said, changing the tone. I pointed out that the imperial oligarchy of the world, the fondi, have launched an unending war against humanity to eradicate all the human elements that threaten their feudal empire. The fondi have done this after the Renaissance powers nearly eliminated their key empire, the empire of Venice. In a sense, this process of destruction of any movement towards a new renaissance is still continuing. The ruling empire of today sees itself as having to do this in order to save its existence. A highly developed society will never allow itself to become slaves or to act as slaves in the service of an imperial oligarchy; or allow itself to be looted; nor allow anyone else to be looted. This built in humanist resolve was well demonstrated in 1510 when the League of Cambrai was formed by the Renaissance powers with one single goal, to rid the world of the looting empire of Venice. It was a noble movement. It should have worked. It didn't. The Pope prevented it. Nevertheless, the humanist idea continued on. It raised its head many times in history, even though it was beaten back repeatedly by the imperial forces.

      The strength of a people's resolve to free humanity from domination was well demonstrated to Winston Churchill of the British Empire, by President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt. Roosevelt made it clear that a commitment to defend human freedom would always be found whenever a highly developed Renaissance exists in society, of the type that he had helped to establish in the USA, that had touched the whole world and won its fight against fascism. Out of the resources of the Franklin Roosevelt inspired renaissance the USA had become the largest and literally the only globally significant economic and military power on the planet. Roosevelt announced at this point that the British Empire would have to be dismantled. He pointed out to Churchill that the society of humanity won't stand for colonialism any longer, that colonialism was doomed by the unfolding humanist environment. Unfortunately Roosevelt died at this point. With that, the fight for humanity came to a halt once more. In fact it was reversed. The imperials won again. But how did they do it?

      None of the students was aware of how this had been done, how the greatest humanist development of the 20th Century was defeated.

      It was done quietly, in the background. It was done through the baby boom generation. A large new generation was born. But would they be allowed to be educated as human beings? The very thought must have scared the imperial oligarchy to death. The entire imperial structure would be doomed if a vast new generation would be brought up on the platform of a powerful humanist renaissance like the one that Franklin Roosevelt had pioneered, who had threatened the empire in no uncertain terms. The thought of seeing a new generation growing up on this platform must have frightened the imperial oligarchy even more than it had been frightened in 1508 with its existence was threatened by the Renaissance powers. Thus, an effort was launched, especially in America, through the back door, to destroy this threat of a new renaissance at its very root.

      And how was this done?

      I didn't even wait for an answer. It was done by depriving the coming generation of the substance of its humanity, its education; thereby creating a generation of 'empty' people.

      Towards this end the oligarchy, the fondi, dredged up from their mud pool all the counter-humanist philosophies and ideologies that they had established over the ages for similar purposes. Then they took the mud-grown stuff and gradually flooded the nations' education systems with it. The mud products consisted of irrational ideologies; ideologies without principle; ideologies that look fancy, but are hollow shells; empty structures that don't produce anything in terms of elevating society while they take up space in consciousness. These ideologies and philosophies are of a type that can be likened to the Emperor's New Clothes of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale. Everyone exclaimed over the beauty of the new clothes that Emperor wore, while in reality there was nothing there. It was said that these clothes could only be seen by someone intelligent enough to see them. Thus, the people all lied to themselves, and the Emperor who walked around naked was hailed.

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