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Our Future History – How the Earth Made Peace,
Introduction – The Interfaith Movement and World Peace
Today, teachers around the world guide their students to define cultural defense mechanisms as one of the leading causes of many social illnesses, such a poverty, tyranny, and injustice that were prevalent in nearly every community when the Interfaith Movement convened to help world peace emerge.
The science of memetics was in its infancy in those days.
Few people understood what memes or memetic agents were, or how they really operated.
However, many people were already exploring the frontier of this emerging science, and a clearer picture emerged of how our evolution as a species, organically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively was a form of symbiotic, mutually enhancing parallel paths of evolution, each specific evolutionary path reinforcing the others.
Memetics emerged, in part, to describe how social systems become culturally extended across multiple generations, and could invade new populations foreign to their own cultural origins.
As we evolved as a species, we learned to transmit our collective wisdom from one generation to the next through the art of story-telling.
Because our stories were vital tools to impart wisdom to our children and peers, the forms of our stories must be carefully respected; no part or nuance should be left out or misrepresented if the entire cultural message was to be imparted correctly.
These stories are the origins of all of all peoples’ holiest scriptures.
The cultural contexts of our stories may differ, yet the lessons remain much the same once we set aside our cultural idiosyncrasies and expectations.
However, in order to ensure that the precise meaning and importance of these valuable lessons was not lost, each culture was required to adopt cultural defense postures whenever their cultures seemed under attack or invasion by foreign cultures.
Our holiest scriptures could not have been passed down to us intact without these valuable cultural defense mechanisms.
In the Information Age, the global environment of emerging world peace took on very different characteristics from the worlds in which our ancestors’ ancestors once lived. What once were healthy characteristics of our respective cultures, our cultural auto-immune defense mechanisms, became greater and greater liabilities, particularly as it became clearer and clearer that our ancestors must soon learn to achieve world peace.
Cultural defense mechanisms are reactive human operant conditioning systems buried deeply in most peoples’ non-consciousness, in conditioned subconscious and unconscious reactive behavior response algorithms.
Most people are unaware of being controlled by their reactive conditioning when they respond defensively to a perceived threat to anything they value.
If we were aware of our reactively conditioned responses taking charge of our actions our awareness might cause us to hesitate; in survival terms, hesitation may mean death.
The path to world peace established by our ancestors had to begin by addressing the question, how do we safely disarm our reactive cultural defense responses?
Prime analysis had shown that reactive conditioning was the underlying mechanism by which all cultural domination mechanisms maintained their holds on the minds of the people and either deliberately or inadvertently caused them much suffering as a consequence.
There were many culturally transmitted social entities that acquired life of their own as a consequence, their auto-immune defense responses came to be called Memetic Agents.
Today we call the parent memetic entities of memetic agents Memetic Agencies. All states, churches, universities, corporations, hospitals, military forces, etc… are examples of very large memetic agencies.
A smaller scale of memetic agencies are any schools, clinics, or workplaces where any group of people operate by an agreed upon set of instructions, including individual civic organizations or church congregations.
A more immediate scale of memetic agency includes families, friends, peer groups, and other small or loosely knit groups of people.
Memetic agents are culturally transmitted social instruction sets that define group recognition tactics, group limits such as territories or acceptable forms of social intercourse, and the expectations of members and the group regarding each other, individually and collectively.
Benign memetic agents inspire acts of tenderness, compassion, mercy, and respect, including perhaps all behaviors that might be considered to be virtuous.
Malign memetic agents inspire acts of defensive or aggressive statures that harm both the host and the host’s target or targets.
Many memetic agents were once extremely harmful.
Car advertising memetic agents are a good example of the many different levels of harm that were all created to sell a manufacturer’s particular brand or model of automobile.
There are several classes of damage that result from memetic agents designed to sell automobiles. These classes include: damage to the target audiences’ psyche, damage to a minority population’s psyche (two counts), damage to the environment (multiple counts and grades of severity).
In the case of damage to the target audiences’ psyche, the target population under study had a demographic favoring mostly white, middle-class males in the USA.
Their psyches were damaged because a common advertising technique was applied to their root beliefs about themselves. These commercials implied that their social status would suffer if they did not purchase the advertiser’s product.
In addition, the target population’s sexual or gender identity was challenged. It was implied that owning the advertised car was required for women to see them as potent and desirable.
Other challenges to their core identity structures may also have been applied.
With regard to minority groups damaged, one group was certainly women.
Women were portrayed in potentially degrading manners as marginalized sex objects who were expected to be spiritually shallow or materialistic. This was also an effective instruction for women to condition themselves to perceive themselves in this manner and to play along with the advertiser’s game by valuing their choices in men by how expensive or trendy their cars were.
Another damaged minority group were the poor.
Anyone poor man seeing the rich guys getting the girls because they could afford the fanciest cars was prone to condition themselves to envy, and to condition themselves to devalue themselves, including devaluing their people, and their heritage for having become financially disenfranchised, a condition which was then beyond their control to challenge or change in many circumstances.
There may be other minority group damages.
Environmental damages fell into local, regional, and global scale groups.
On the local level, cars pollute both the physical environment and people’s psychic wellbeing.
Aside from waste gas emissions, there are the noise and danger. Traffic noise upsets people. The threat of accidentally being mown down as a pedestrian is a very real possibility.
On a more insidious level, the luxury environments typically present in each car usually contrast strongly with the immediate external environments of the vehicles.
A sense of isolation from the world ensures the driver’s pleasurable experience is enhanced at a net cost to the both the social and physical environments. This isolation enhancement helps alienate the driver from other drivers and from pedestrians who become psychologically projected outside of the drivers’ perceived comfort zones.
This alienation mechanism makes cars more attractive to their drivers at a high social and cognitive cost.
Mechanisms of self-alienation were once commonplace; they tended to reinforce one another.
By subjecting drivers to daily self-alienation routines auto manufacturers and their advertisers were socially conditioning drivers to become more isolated from one another on many parallel or analogous internal levels, wherever other self-alienating cognitive routines were already present and operating.
The roots of new self-alienating complexes emerged and developed in response to the general reinforcement of self-alienating routines as well.
Environmental damage on a regional scale included traffic fatalities, traffic congestion, concentrated exhausts (smog), and road rage, as well as damage to habitats and wildlife.
Environmental damage on a global scale was contributing to the rapid saturation of our oceans with carbon monoxide which was also saturating our oceanic biosphere’s food-chains.
A side effect of oceanic carbon saturation and agricultural run-off nitrates was the increasing acidification of our oceans which was expected to directly lead to the extinction of 90% of the oceanic biosphere triggering a failure of the atmospheric oceanic carbon cycle.
Had we not been able to prevent this pending catastrophe by creating world peace, the failure of the carbon cycle would have lead to the extinction of nearly all terrestrial creatures.
We humans might have made ourselves extinct then.
Fortunately, we were able to decode the most offensive cognitive defense mechanisms and learn both their neuro-organic and logical structures, as well as their bio-physiological and conditioned-behavior responses.
Simple meditation exercises proved effective to disrupt the reactive responses of our old cultural defense mechanisms in order to excite the emergence of higher functioning cognitive structures that more successfully mediated their root reactive conditioning responses.
Such higher cognitive functions evolved into Umbrella cognitive agents.
Umbrella cognitive agencies and their dependent agents were able to identify reactive root cognitive protocols belonging to different memetic agents that were analogous to their own, mediated, reactive root protocol agents.
Our evolving umbrella agencies learned to adapt themselves to mediate each newly identified malign reactive root protocol they encountered.
These advancements in cognitive evolution are part of the development of what may commonly be considered to be human higher consciousness or enlightened self-awareness.
Rather than individually retrain every potentially hostile memetic agent hosted by each human, each human could learn an adaptive cognitive overlay, an umbrella agency, to help them mediate their self-destructive programming and reactive conditioning, regardless of the cultural source of the malign memes holding each person hostage to themselves.
Today, each person is trained to understand how their minds work, as well as how their emotions work, and how to keep their hearts and minds in balance. Our ancestors often lacked effective training in these skills.
These skills make each person more independent, more responsible, more actively engaged in living their lives to the highest of their individual human potentials.
These skills may be taught in context to any cultural paradigm or social infrastructure.
Some paradigms and infrastructures may be more difficult than others to successfully communicate these skills within; however, all people are capable of learning these skills regardless of resistance from their social or cultural environments or the social conditioning of their memetic agencies and agents.
The key to opening every cultural and social infrastructure to these ideas is that these ideas already exist in every one of them. It is simply that how they are understood and discussed may often have very precise, often seemingly exclusive, nomenclature or other culturally dependent iconic-linguistic cognitive elements socially programmed into their hosted memetic agencies and their memetic agencies’ dependent memetic agents that communicate and compete poorly outside their native hosts’ habitats.
What made this emerging memetic science functionally applicable was that all cultures and social institutions have evolved parallel forms of memetic agencies and their dependent memetic agents.
Parallel agents compete culturally.
Parallel agents appear to differ in surface appearance, their skins, the specific details of how they are coded or culturally expressed, however, parallel agents always share virtually identical common purposes.
An example of such a parallel agent is the Abrahamic instruction ‘thou shalt not kill.’
This instruction appears in most, if not all religions in some form or other.
Each different expression of this rule parallels the same basic instruction in every other religion subscribing to this law. It seems likely that every individual religion of every person, including atheists and agnostics, embraces this precept in its own manner.
As humans we all share the same spiritual condition, regardless of our privileges or afflictions.
Our knowledge of how we have learned to successfully adapt to our spiritual condition is a treasured matter of record preserved in all of the holy scriptures of every civilization and in the hearts and minds of each civilizations’ faithful people.
It is our shared spiritual condition which becomes the key to unlocking our unity, our collective identity as a race of beings occupying planet Earth.
Our diversity ensures we can maintain the cultural messages of spiritual truth we are most familiar with, messages we trust above all others in a crisis.
Our diversity assures us that we all speak a common language of the heart when we examine our holy scriptures for their parallel entities in other cultures and do not allow ourselves to be distracted by the different-ness of the forms whereby our holy scriptures present our own higher spiritual realities to us.
The diversity we treasure today unites us, but not long ago, our precious diversity divided us.
We were only able to change this balance by learning to mediate our reactive cognitive social conditioning with higher level cognitive functions.
Our ancestors’ evolving enlightenment helped them learn to disarm their cultural defense mechanisms to enable them to create world peace.
We, our ancestors’ children, are the prosperous branch of their hard work to nurture the human tree of life to help it to grow more sturdy and enduring.
To be continued...
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