Ethics and Truth
Daniel Natal, reader in philosophy and ethics, following current events : Interview with Harrison Smith on The American Journal
Natal cites writers who have observed control of populations. Monesque; 17th century. "When no external threat, men are encouraged to become efeminite." Women replace men from positions of power.
Waler Litman: ‘Public Opinion’ (1926) wrote about creating a pseudo reality. Neurophysiologically, fear becomes habitual and becomes a cult (Covid cult). The media proclamations throughout Covid times reinforced fear; coercing millions of people to take experimental vaccinations. Fear is invoked through films. 12 monkeys 1999 has biological weapons (remake from French film with nuclear weapons. 1962). [find bioweapon films]
Propaganda can’t work without censorship. Aristotle Book 5: "The tyrant has to censor and send spies out".
After the rise of middle class after the industrial revolution, the balance of power shifted from aristocrats to middle class. Now it’s reversed with big tech and big pharma corporatocracies having supreme control; sanctioned by governments, where governmental bodies often have CEOs of corporations, resulting in conflict of interest. Global collapse into a corporatocracy promoting equality of outcome. ‘End goal of democracy is equality’. Social justice groups ideas of equalisation is not possible: everyone cannot be equal in everything and competitiveness is necessary for healthy enterprise. Plato: Animals will be equalised with people. Too hard to bring everyone up to better level, so easier to push everyone down. (Bezos busted union efforts through ‘diversity’!)
H G Wells - (coined NWO) 1899 ‘Anticipations’
Daniel Natal - Ethics I
"In a world grown paralized by distractions and anneasthetized by entertainment, precious little thought is dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom. Ethics used to be foundational to our educational system but has since gone by the wayside. This video is an exploration of what morality is and why ethics is important"
Cisero - A liberal education ‘liber’ derived from latin is for a free man: teaching a man how to think. Most of what now counts for ethics is ‘Etiquette’ which is a collection of practices. Ethics, however, is a collection of principles. Etiquette has lists of does and don'ts. Ethics give mental models. Dalton (mental model of atom). Smith (mental model of economics). Darwin (mental model of Malthusian theme applied to nature as struggle for resources, biased with depopulation). Aristotle distinguishes between ethical behaviour and utilitarian behaviour. The end goal by any means is the focus of the utilitarian (malthusian ambitious) person, whereas an ethical person is concerned with the means, and gravitates towards the considerations of the process, as priority over the end goal.
We can apply this in modern times to many things: corporatism, political parties.
Utilitarian behaviour vs. Ethical Behaviour
Utilitarian behaviour does the more advantageous or profitable thing, rather than focusing on the means. Ethical behaviour focuses on how it is done.
Daniel Natal - Ethics III
"In this third part in the Ethics series, we cover the concept of Aristotle’s “telos,” or the purpose of a thing: Its end-goal. The telos of a knife is that it’s supposed to cut things. The telos of a refrigerator is that it’s mean to keep your food cold. Human beings have a telos, too. As do governments. What are they?"
Gabriel Marcel - Man against Mass Society (1950s). He warned about a government that forgot its purpose. "... the distinction between the true and the false, the good and the evil, the just and the unjust...". "What men need most in the present hour is a course of treatment according to the prescription of Plato."