1. What is Propertarianism?
“The Completion of the Scientific Method
and all that results from its application.”
Propertarianism consists of SEVEN related ideas:
1) A Methodology: The completion of the Scientific Method.
The completion of the scientific method is the core achievement of the work.
Completing the scientific method permits restatements of metaphysics, psychology, sociology, epistemology, ethics, politics, and group evolutionary strategy (the cooperation, competition, and conflict of civilizations), into a single commensurable discipline unifies all human knowledge – and oddly puts the law at the top of the knowledge hierarchy.
In retrospect, completion of the scientific method explains the reason for the rise of social pseudoscience from Marx, Boas, Freud, Cantor, Mises, Mainstream Economics, The Frankfurt School. It explains the recent Success in circumventing the Constitution; the libertarianism of Rothbard/Rand, and the Neoconservatism of Strauss. It explains the Postmodernists and the rise of postmodernism in the academy. And the Feminists, and the feminization of markets, the workplace, norms, educations, and institutions, and the infantilization of the population as a consequence.
2) The Natural Law of Human Cooperation
However we focus our application of the completed scientific method on Economics, Ethics, Law Politics, and Group Evolutionary Strategy, and we use demonstrated property in its totality as a unit of measure – in not only economic, but ethical, moral, legal, and political commensurability. So the word ‘propertarianism’ refers to the use of demonstrated interests, and the defense of those interests, as a unit of measure providing commensurability, and the test of reciprocity as truth or falsehood, good or bad, ethical or unethical, moral or immoral, and legal or illegal. And in fact, this is how all law is constructed today in one way or another, and to one degree or another.
So, the correct name for the work we call ‘propertarianism’ would be The Natural Law.
We just can’t use it because the term has been so loaded throughout history, on the one hand, and because it’s not an identifiable ‘brand’ on the other.
So the simple version is:
Laws of Nature = The Physical Sciences.
Natural Law = The Social Sciences.
Sorry but it’s a paradigm shift that we just have to pay the cost of learning.
3) The Reformation of our Law and our Constitution with Algorithmic Law
The Use of the Natural Law to Produce Strictly Constructed, Operationally Stated, Algorithmic, Natural Law Constitutions, and therefore Societies, Nations, and Civilizations, in Accordance with Natural Law.
The principle achievement of this law is to extend the warranty of due diligence from market goods and services, to all information placed into the commons: the market for information.
The result is a conversion of ‘free speech’ to ‘free truthful and reciprocal speech’, just as we have limited free commercial speech to free truthful commercial speech, and enforced an involuntary warranty of due diligence, and legal standing (the right to sue) those who violate that law.
4) A Political Order for Post Industrial Man:
Given that we are now in the post subsistence-agrarian era, we are wealthy enough to express our genetic differences, and as such are entering into political conflict between the ancient female herd reproductive strategy and civilizations, and the male pack reproductive strategy and civilizations.
It appears we can no longer compromise, and neither interest can be pursued without some sort of oppression or genocide. So we can no longer assume we will create a one-world-government and a uniformity among peoples, but instead, we must separate, prosper, and speciate according to our genetic interests, and our differences in moral intuition because of those interests.
As such the constitutions we recommend, are those that facilitate ‘letting a thousand nations bloom’ and returning to the speciation that we were in the process of achieving prior to both the anglo conquest of the world by sea, and the gradual transformation of our means of production from hunter-gathering and speciation, to agrarianism and unification.
The future is very different from that under which the majority of our history was written down.
5) The Method Applied: A Constitution for The Future:
The completion of the Jeffersonian Experiment with A new constitution of internally consistent, externally correspondent, fully reciprocal, sufficiently complete, strictly constructed law that can be defended from corruption by Pilpul and Critique (Legal Sophism and Pseudoscience).
Political Activists, particularly centrists, conservatives and libertarians will understand the law even if they cannot understand the technical aspects of the science and logic.
6) The Method Applied: Policies of Reform:
A set of policies written in that law that end Corporatism, Politicization, Propagandism, Lying in the Commons, Financialization, Parasitism, Procedural Genocide, and the war of the immoral top and envious bottom against the productive and moral middle.
The general audience will be most interested in these policies, if the constitution, the science, and the logic are overwhelming.
7) The Method’s Origin: An Explanation of Western Excellence:
The reason for the disproportionate contribution and success of the west in the ancient and modern worlds. And The history of the cycles of conflict between western(european) and eastern(asian) masculine civilizations against and central(semitic) feminine civilizations.
Universalism: Only europeans could invent The Laws of Nature and the Natural Laws – but EVERY people can use them to prosper. And to some degree, our future prosperity, is dependent upon doing so.
Ending Confusion: It is often challenging to understand which of these things we are discussing in at any given moment even if they are independent, because we use them in concert in most of our discussions. The reason is that we tend to be working on Counsel, because we already understand Methodology, Application, and Explanation.
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2. The Conflict of Our Age
The Secret of The Uniqueness of The West
Maneuver, Velocity, Adaptation
Sovereignty, Reciprocity, Truth, Duty, and Markets
THE WEST – ADAPTIVE VELOCITY
The secret to western civilization, besides being a small, relatively poor population on the edge of the bronze age, is that by the choice of voluntary militia, military tactics of maneuver requiring contractualism, and heroic sovereignty (ownership of gains), we necessitated natural law, and markets in everything. And as a consequence the west was not first, but in every era we were fastest. In other words, truth, promise(contract), natural law, and jury allow us to adapt faster than every other known method of human cooperation.
European Strategy is: Competitive Excellence (Success) by,
… the Continuous Production of Agency;
… through continuous invention, continuous adaptation, and continuous domestication, regardless of costs to the status, competence, dominance hierarchy – whether the self, family, or leadership;
… by the combination of:
Truth Regardless of Consequences to the Status, Competence, and Dominance Hierarchy – whether the self, family or leadership and;
Duty Regardless of Consequences to the self and family;
Sovereignty and Reciprocity including reciprocal insurance of sovereignty and reciprocity regardless of costs to the self and family;
… leaving the only possible rules of cooperation as:
The Rule of Law, The Law of Tort (property), the Independent Judiciary, and;
Markets (meritocracy) in every aspect of life: association, cooperation, reproduction, production, commons, polities, and war;
… resulting in:
Seeking and Finding of Pareto Optimums, in all markets;
The upward redistribution of reproduction defeating regression to the mean;
And the rapid transformation of men into the gods they imagined in the neolithic, bronze, iron, and steel ages.
|STRATEGY| Transcendence > Innovation > Heroism(Risk) > Sovereignty > Truth, Duty, Reciprocity > Natural Law > Markets in Everything > The Most Rapid Adaptation Possible > The best evolutionary strategy possible – if you have the demographics for it.
/MARKETS IN EVERYTHING/ Association > Cooperation > Production > Reproduction > Commons > Polities > Group Strategy
The North Sea People and Hanseatic Civilization
(MEDITERRANEAN:V3, AGEAN:V2, BLACK SEA:V1)
Putting the West in Western Civilization
On the North Sea Peoples
A Short Course in Sovereignty and Agency
The Consequences of Sovereignty
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PROPERTARIANISM PROVIDES THE RESTORATION
With Propertarianism (a name which may or may not be appropriate), we have restored and completed the re-enlightenment, and come as close as we can to restoring western civilization’s ancient uniqueness – expressed in roman ritual and mythical religion, stoic and epicurean philosophy, scientific technology, and empirical law, and reason for our extraordinary success in the ancient and modern worlds. As well as explained the causes and consequences of the dark ages, and the competing ‘counter-enlightenments’ throughout time, as a competition between truth producing eugenic evolution of the homogenous european west and eastern Han china, and falsehood producing dysgenic devolution of the heterogeneous tribal peoples in between.
I hope those ideas help you in distilling the program down substantially. THere are another dozen that are important but these are the most significant.
- The Heroic Civilization. For reasons we are unsure of, the west combined bronze horse and wheel, and in doing so transformed from egalitarian earth worshippers to hierarchical sun worshippers. From submissive to heroic.
- Sovereignty. But because of their military strategy – a strategy that required large personal investments and large personal risk – they chose sovereignty: the right of the individual to act as his own legislature in his family’s affairs, as the first ‘law, rule or principle’ of their society upon which all others were to depend.
- Markets in Everything. The only institutional solution to choosing the strategy of sovereignty is to resort to markets in everything: relationships, marriage, production, commons, adjudication of differences, and rule. And the only means of resolving conflicts between them is the natural, judge discovered common law. In other words the only solution to sovereignty is : the absence of discretion (choice). And the only solution to the absence of choice, is rule of natural, judge-discovered law.
- The Rapidity of Suppression of Parasitism. The by-product of this choice of sovereignty is the rapidity with which new methods of free riding, parasitism, predation, can be suppressed – by the first case adjudicated and recorded. And secondly, the ease of expanding risk taking when such rapidity and lack of discretion is visible. And third, the trust that evolves from the consistent suppression of corruption in the state, and free riding in the commons, and parasitism and fraud in commerce, and predation by any criminal means.
- Not First but Fastest. in summary, the choice of sovereignty allowed the west to advance FASTER than the rest by process of DISCOVERY faster than the rest. So the West was not first, it was fastest, except in the medieval world when (like now) we were defeated by the first great lie: mysticism.
- Class Structure. The west has always practiced tri-partism: the estates of the realm – in one way or another. Since our origins on the steppes of Ukraine and Russia. Priests, Warriors, Laborers. We have always used the class structure ‘honestly’.
- Testimonial Truth and Deflationism. The west has (uniquely) practiced deconflationism (specialization) in various forms – never mixing Law, religion, and festival – and resisting the church’s usurpation of our nature worship and related festivals. We have even had in some cases, different languages for our estates of the realm: Latin, French, and German.
- Polytheistic (And PolyArgumentative). And so the west has always practiced polytheism of sorts: martial sovereignty, commercial rule of law, craftsman’s technology, intellectual philosophy, commoner religion, and the mythology of nature and the hearth. And each has used different forms of communication and different methods of argument.
- No Single ‘Book’. o because of this tripartism, this unconflated set of competing yet compatible ideas produced a very complex unwritten social order never captured in a single book in a single language using a single argument. Possibly because it could not have been until now. We simply didn’t know how. It took us hundreds of years in the ancient world, and hundreds of years in the modern to discover how to complete our single language of truthful speech: that language we call ‘science’ – a language that evolved not from our priesthood, not from our intellectuals, but from our empirical, natural, common law.
- The Great Lies of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Our current century and the last, and part of the previous, were victims of the same strategy that Zoroaster, Jerusalem and Mecca used against us in the ancient world: the first great lie of supernatural mysticism. We have been fighting the second great lie of pseudoscience for over a century. We are now fighting the second version of the first lie: Islam, and Islam has replaced the pseudoscience of marxists: world communism with the fundamentalist, absolutist, mysticism of religion.
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HISTORICAL CONTEXT – PROPERTARIANISM IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS:
While the scientific re-enlightenemnt (British Empirical Enlightenment) restored much of the greco-roman enlightenment, that due to particular catastrophes that were a product of the european civil war (world wars to contain germany unwisely), the innovations of the calculus (relative change) we saw propagated to other fields in the combination of Darwinian(biology,sociology), Social Science (Spencer, Weber, Pareto, Durkheim) Mengerian (economics), Mathematics (Poincare, Hilbert, Bridgman), and Law( Hayek and the originalist/textualist/stcrict-constructionists) were truncated except for the newly emergent field of computer science ( Boole, Babbage, Turing ), and the physical sciences.
In other words, just as Abrahamism (zoroastrianism,judaism, christianity, islam) reversed the advances of the ancient world through immigration, writing, and supernatural fictionalism, Abrahamism in the form of Rousseau and the postmodernists in france, kant and the phenomenologists in germany, and the horde of pseudosciences in judaism (Boaz, Marx, Freud, Cantor, Mises, the Frankfurt School) and the protestant feminists in america, all used the economic and territorial mobility of the underclasses, and the new methods of media (‘counter-art’, advertising, propaganda, print, radio, television, and movies), to reverse the re-enlightenment.
The Answer to The Invention and Industrialization of Lying
Propertarianism is an answer to, refutation of, and solution to, the invention of lying: Cantor’s restoration of mathematical platonism, Marx’s pseudoscientific economics and sociology, Boaz’s pseudo-scientific anthropology and sociology, Freud’s pseudo-scientific psychology, the Frankfurt School’s pseudo-scientific aesthetics, and the French Catholic via Rousseau, and Postmoderns including Foucault, Baudrillard, Derrida, and an academy of followers propagating the (…..) . These thinkers constitute the main actors in the Counter-Enlightenment: the Second Abrahamic attack on Western Civilization.
- The first fictionalist attack was the west asian caucasian invention of scripture: authoritarian mystical religion as a successor to explanatory mythology.
- The first Abrahamic fictionalist attack was the fabrication of authoritarian mysticism with the promise of utopia after death by the professionalization of lying about scripture;
- The second Abrahamic Fictionalist attack is the pseudo-scientific (Ashkenazi), pseudo-rational (German), and literary, meaning pseudo-moral (French) attack on Western Civilization which promised the underclasses not only an escape from evolutionary and material constraints, but a utopia of consumption and a permanently expanding technology that would end all wants – using new mass media for the industrialization of lying.
Propertarianism’s purpose is to end all lying in all its elaborate forms within the informational commons: including the supernatural, pseudo-rational, the pseudo-mathematical, and the pseudoscientific.
1000 Words that Capture It All
The Cure for Propaganda (lying) and Western Civilization
The End of History Is Not Democracy but The Truthful Civilization
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The Central Argument
The Conflict of Civilizations Across Millennia
The Cycles of History As A Conflict Between Masculine Truth and Feminine Deceit:
Part I – The Beginning – Sovereignty, and The Counter Revolution against it. (Bronze Age – Black Sea)
- The Revolution: The choice of Sovereignty, and as a consequence Agency, Natural Law, Thang (Jury), Testimonial (Deflationary) Truth, and Markets in Everything (Meritocracy).
- The Counter-Revolution: The Eastern Development of Fictional Scriptural Religion in the Oral Tradition.
Part II – The Counter Revolution Against Reason and Sovereignty. (Iron Age – Aegean-Mediterranean)
- The Revolution: The choice of Sovereignty, Agency, Natural Law, Jury, Senate, Testimonial (Deflationary) Truth, Reason, and Markets in Everything.
- The Counter Revolution: The Eastern (Jewish, Byzantine, Muslim) Development of Fictional, Scriptural, Authoritarian Religion, conflated with Law, in the Written Tradition.
Part III – The Counter Enlightenment Against Science and Sovereignty. (Steel Age – North Sea-Atlantic)
- The Revolution: The choice of Sovereignty, Agency, Natural Law, Jury, Multi-House Government, Testimonial (Deflationary Truth), Reason, Rationalism, and Empiricism, and Markets in Everything.
- The Counter: Revolution: The Eastern (Jewish, French, Russian) Development of Fictional, Pseudoscientific, Authoritarian Religions.
The Anglos (Legal Empiricists / Locke-Smith-Hume-Jefferson), French (Literary Moralists / Rousseau) and The Germans (Literary Rationalists / Kant) had attempted to restate their group evolutionary strategy in modern terms.
So did the Cosmopolitan Universalist Jews ( Argumentative Fictionalists (pseudo-mythology[authoritarian religion] / pseudo-law/ pseudo-rationalism / pseudoscience / outright-lying)) advocating separatism, poly-ethicalism, fictional utopianism as a universal ‘moral’ strategy.
The Cosmopolitan Universalists (Jews) started producing pseudoscience as the enlightenment change rolled across Eastern Europe, (Boaz, Marx, Freud, Frankfurt) primarily as a reaction to the articulation of aristocratic thought in scientific terms (Darwin, Social Science, Spencer, Nietzsche, and the Romanticists.)
( FYI: Marxism: parasitism upon in-group private production. Libertarianism: parasitism upon in-group commons production. Neo-Conservatism: Parasitism upon other nations’ (out-group) private and commons production. )
While the Germans defended against the enlightenment by rational restatement of hierarchy, duty, and reason in a new literary fashion invented by Kant. The French, Jewish and Russian together attacked the Anglo Enlightenment: the restoration of sovereignty and the attack on Fictionalism which all those nations depended upon. They each responded with a new fictionalism: The French out of feminine idealism and preservation of authority, Jews out of separatism, fear and preservation of authority, and Russians out of opportunity for aggression, restoration of orthodox civilization, usurpation, and preservation of authority – and our Puritans (anglo separatist equivalent of the Jews), and our women (as always) were, frankly, “suckers” for it. Just as they were in the ancient world.
The Great Catastrophe
Just as Byzantium overextended herself and lost to the Turks. Just as Persia and Byzantium overextended themselves and lost to Arabs. Just as Rome overextended herself in Europe and lost to Byzantium; Just as Athens overextended herself in Sicily, and lost to Sparta; Just as the Bronze Age civilizations overextended themselves in the eastern mediterranean and lost to the barbarians. Just as all civilizations overextended themselves, Britain, in an effort to preserve the balance of powers from which she profited, constrained Germany, leaving America as her heir.
Just as Athenian democratic greed prematurely ended the first industrial revolution (the Antikithera device only one step removed from Babbage’s mechanical computer), leaving pragmatic Rome to rule with Athenian and Carthaginian invention – the British, French, and American democratic (commercial) greed ended the second (this time German) scientific revolution, leaving pragmatic America to rule with German and British inventions.
The European civil war to contain Germany was a catastrophe for the West in that it both truncated the completion of the Enlightenment (scientific revolution), whose second phase, and our rescue from eastern mysticism, was in progress in Germany (and from which 19th and 20th century America was the chief beneficiary – not originator.)
It cast doubt upon the Western (aristocratic) order just as the thirty years war had cast doubt upon the prior (religious) order. Thereby reversing our prior gains against supernatural utopianism and the restoration of aristocratic (rule of law) rule, and replacing that supernatural utopianism with economic and political utopianism: pseudoscience.
Postwar Jews immigrating to the United States used their pseudoscience (see “Pilpul”) and attacked and took over the academy and media just as they had used the pulpit in the ancient era, and the printing press in the prior era, to spread their second great lie of pseudoscience in every field of human social order.
Women freed from labor under the industrial revolution used these arguments to reform slavery, seek the vote, and then using the vote, to claim men were their enemies and oppressors rather than their domesticators in a great compromise between the reproductive strategies of women (numbers) – their genes, and those of men (the tribe) – their genes.
Once the slaves had been freed, the women also demanded equal representation, and within one generation after obtaining it used ‘the great lies’ of the cosmopolitans to undermine the western order further by creating a century of pseudoscience.
They used this pseudoscience to pursue the destruction of the church, the destruction of the family, and the conquest of academy, state and media by women’s interests (r-selection), because women dispose of more of the earned income than do men in all these areas.
Women are great consumers and it is profitable to serve them – even when they are spending down five thousand years of accumulated cultural and genetic capital. Women were sold Christianity. Women were sold Cosmopolitanism. Therefore the industrialization of lying found ready consumers. In marketing and advertising, in media and entertainment, and in democratic politics. The insatiable desire of women to consume, preen, signal, nest, care, and redistribute regardless of long term consequences, provided ready ground for the utopian ideology of endless resources provided by endless growth and the end of constraint.
We don’t use the Truth to convince you. You are immoral, dishonest, dysgenic and lack the agency to use the Truth. We use the Truth to convince ourselves, who are moral, honest, eugenic, and possess of agency, that it is right, just and moral, to separate from you – and if not, then conquer, kill, enslave, en-serf, and subjugate you in self defense – not only defense of ourselves, but of all we have made, and the future of mankind yet unmade.
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Understand the Enemy’s Way of War
The Female (Semitic) Way of War is not the Male (European and East Asian) Way of War
1. GENETICS: The Female Way of War(Undermining, reputation, normative, cultural, traditional, institutional, destruction)
2. OLD WORLD: Abrahamism(Sophisms of false Promise, Pilpul and Critique)
3. MODERN WORLD: Marxism (Pseudoscience) -> Postmodernism (Pseudorationalism/Sophism) -> Feminism (Denialism).
The Laws of Nature, and the Natural Law, and the Organized application of science, law, and violence to force correspondence with those lose, in order to complete the transformation of man in to the immortal gods mastering nature that he imagined.
LAW OF WAR: You must fight wars on your terms, not the enemy’s but you must defeat the enemy on his terms not yours.
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The Failure of Western Thinkers
Western thinkers (for a variety of reasons) in the 20th century were unable to defeat this pseudoscientific utopian fiction, just as Western thinkers had been unable to defeat the previous age’s supernatural utopian fiction in the ancient world.
As Poincare (mathematics) and Friedrich Hayek (economics and law) warned us, the twentieth century would be, and was, regressive in social science, economics, and politics – and it will be remembered as an age of mysticism (actually an age of fictionalism). Even though our progress in Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, and Information Technology — all products of the truncated German Scientific Revolution – combined with the continued sale of the conquered American continent, combined with the inheritance of the British Empire, combined with the new (now necessary) invention of fiat (stock) money, gave 19th and 20th century America a vast economic boom, which allowed the USA to drag recidivist civilizations (those that adopted the new Jewish Fictionalisms under world communism, socialism, social democracy, and Keynesian non-operational Economics) out of ignorance, poverty, starvation, disease and tyranny.
Why? Because democracy in the ancient and modern world was nothing but a lie by which the middle class could take over the government from the aristocracy – and then over-extend growth until the polity developed economic, political, social, and genetic fragility. Our Western habit. One the Chinese did not practice. (If you must expand to grow productivity you are not in fact productive and innovative, but consumptive.)
But neither the Western Aristocracy, nor its bourgeoise caste could speak the truth: that man, like plant and other animal, had been domesticated for fun and profit by the imposition of meritocracy by shrinking the reproduction of the lower classes, – and that the differences in the rate of development of civilizations is the result of the shrinking of the underclasses, making possible the progress of the civilization in every possible field of endeavor: linguistic, informational, economic, normative, social, cultural, political, and institutional.
The lesson: In the absence of profit through conquest, the most eugenic civilization will always emerge as the most advanced civilization. And this uncomfortable truth is incompatible with unearned (universal) enfranchisement that justifies bourgeoise takeover of government from the aristocracy.
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What Must Be Done?
( The Second Reformation Against Parasitism and Deceit. )
So armed with this knowledge, how do we reverse the century of propaganda, lies, and pseudoscience of the alliance between the Jews, women and minorities, and return the west its lost confidence, and restore the civilization’s strategy of truth+commons?
We extend the warranty of due diligence against fraud that we require in products in the market, and services in the market, to cover information in the market, and we restore liability to all participants in a chain of production. We eliminate the economic subsidy for ‘entertainment’ we call copyright. We eliminate financial profiting from the sale of shares of the polity (Fiat Money, or for ordinary people, ‘dollars’ in the form of electronic money), preserving all of the appreciation and interest for the polity (treasury). And we grant universal standing (class action) to defense of the market for information. Eventually, we create separate houses of government for separate classes. And we eliminate representatives and change to direct per-resolution, democracy. This will raise the cost of the various fictionalisms (pseudo-myths/religion, pseudo-rationalisms, pseudo-science, and outright deceit) and eliminate its profitability such that we end the industrialization of lying made possible by mass media.
This solution is an incremental advancement upon classical multi-house government in which each class negotiates with other classes for the production of commons, while suppressing the consistent deception (lying) that has been made possible by the industrialization of information distribution (media).
By stating in rational and scientific terms the reason for the West’s rapid success in the ancient and modern periods, despite its many disadvantages. Then using this knowledge to defeat this great utopian pseudoscientific lie, even though we failed in the 20th century, and even though we failed in the ancient world against utopian supernaturalism.
Our ambition is to require truthful speech in economics, politics, and law, the way we require truthful speech in contract, in the market for goods, and in the market for services. There is no reason that one cannot warranty his speech against the great utopian lies if he is to publish it (sell it, distribute it) in the market for information we call ‘the media’.
The West practiced Agency, Sovereignty, Testimony in Deflationary Truth, Natural Law of Cooperation, Markets in Everything, and Aristocratic Egalitarianism (a form of eugenics at scale), and the Militia – and profited from the incremental domestication of the animal man lacking agency, in to the human that possesses it. But this strategy was never written down, only handed down
I’m writing it down. Forever. Truth was enough to create the West, and Truth is enough to restore the west.
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The Solution: Truth Is Enough
The central idea is the completion of the scientific method, and its application to the entire spectrum of human knowledge. Although understanding the full scope of what that means isn’t at all obvious from that statement.
The completion of the scientific method is contained in Propertarianism’s Testimonial Truth (Epistemology). Acquisitionism (Psychology), Propertarianism (sociology), and Natural Law (Ethics, Politics, and Group Competitive Strategy).
The rest of the work consists of application of that scientific method to the scope of human knowledge: “Here is the completed scientific method. If we apply the completed scientific method to the full scope of human knowledge, organized by combining categories of philosophy and social science into a single hierarchy, the result is all of these ideas.”
The consequence of completing such a reformation of the scope of human knowledge, is our ability to explain not only all of human behavior, but to compare all human civilizations and explain why each excelled (The West), developed (China), fell into stasis (India), or regressed (Islam, Australian aboriginals, and possibly central africans), were conquered (far too many), or Collapsed (Mesoamericans).
This reformation is on the same scale of the previous generations of the scientific method: aristotelian reason and stoic psychology of the late ancient world, anglo empiricism of the early modern era, anglo-germanic science of the 19th and 20th centuries, and brings the social soft-sciences from pseudoscientific into the hard sciences. But, given human defense of malinvestment in falsehoods, I suspect these arguments will take as long to propagate through our civlization as did those previous reformations of human knowledge.
Whether you consider Propertarianism the Completed Scientific Method, Natural Law (social science), or the codification of the strategy of western civilization, depends upon your interest: intellectual (method), institutional (natural law), or anthropological (the reasons for western rapidity of progress in the ancient and modern worlds.)
My original purpose was only to provide a scientific language for describing the group competitive and evolutionary strategy of western civlization. The result is the completion of the scientific method, an explanation for the success of the west, a reformation of human knowledge, and a Constitution of Natural Law by which any and all may live.
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The Solution to “Lying” in The Informational Commons
The west, for historical reasons, both genetic, environmental, economic, and cultural, developed deflationary truth and truth-telling producing trust and rapid adaptability to change, that like their military tactics allowed smaller and poorer numbers to defeat larger and wealthier numbers by maneuver.
Using truth, meritocratic egalitarianism (class equality), sovereignty, common law, and jury, the west produced a market order of governance – and by consequence ‘markets in everything’ that continued the strategy of constant adaptation.
And that just as wealth made possible by empires made migration of undomesticated underclasses mobile in the early bronze age, and in the ancient iron age, that colonialism and industrialization made underclasses mobile in the modern age.
But, while violence has decreased, we have merely translated the visible predation of violence for the less visible predation of pervasive fraud.
So, while we can never know that something is true or perfect, we can however, very systematically, perform all known due diligence against falsehood and deceit as rigorously as we perform mathematics.
Testimonialism expands the scientific method to provide a means of performing sufficient due diligence that one can warranty that his speech is not false.
By using Testimonialism we can extend the demand for due diligence we require in products and services to that of public speech (especially for money, and especially regarding politics), and we can reverse the industrialization of lying that has been made possible by our failure to regulate the industrialization of information and opinion that we call financialization, pseudoscience, pseudo-rationalism, pseudo-historicism (supernaturalism), propaganda, and in particular, marxism, socialism, postmodernism, and political correctness and outright lying in public.
In other words, we can impose warranty of due diligence upon everyone for public, published (amplified, distributed) speech. And we can end, in this era the industrialization of lying.
And with that single innovation we can reform and restore western civilization and save ourselves from a second dark age by the second abrahamic conquest of western civilization.
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What Concepts Will We Introduce?
1 – The completion of the innovation of the calculus, of competition, of evolution, of markets by applying it to truth, resulting in the completion of the scientific method.
2 – The merger of science, philosophy, morality, and law into a single consistent science of decidability.
3 – The Age of Operations and Algorithms to replace the age of correlation alone – and all that it entails.
|| Myth and Analogy > Reason and Justification > Rationalism and Consistency > Empiricism and Correspondence > Algorithm and Existence.
4 – The Universal, Discipline Independent, Language of Truthful Speech
“Science is a universal language of truthful speech; reciprocity is a universal ethic; nationalism is an extension of the family and the universal social order. The only meaningful differences between the races, subraces, and tribes, is the size of our underclasses, our degree of neoteny, and our degree of sexual dimorphism. And we can all transcend into the gods we imagine if we practice truth, reciprocity, nationalism, and a gentle reduction of the size of our underclasses“
5 – The extension of rule of law to the requirement for involuntary warranty of truthful speech in matters of the commons. And the application of that requirement to constitution, law, government, politics, education, commerce, and media.
6 – A re-interpretation of history as a competition between eugenic and dysgenic strategies and incentives of peoples with different levels of genetic domestication.
Terminology is the most difficult part of Propertarianism. Once you understand the epistemology you will also understand why we use the terms we do, the sentence structures we do, and the wordiness we do. Here is some help with those terms.
- On The Use and Meaning Of “-ism’s”.
- The Meaning of Fictionalism
- Significant Definitions
- The Glossary
- The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Philosophy: Significant Topics
While propertarianism serves as an anti-philosophy system of thought, we rely upon the traditional hierarchy of categories:
Metaphysics:…………….Vitruvianism: Man is the measure of all things man (cog. sci.)
Psychology: ……………..Acquisitionism: Man acquires and defends.
Ethics and Morality:…..Propertarianism. (Reciprocity) The Ethics of Non Imposition, production, and investment.
Epistemology: ………….Testimonialism. The competition between imaginary associations and existential measurements in all dimensions of actionable reality.
Law: ………………………..Algorithmic Natural Law. The Natural Law of Reciprocity. Strictly constructed from the test of reciprocity.
Sociology: ………………..Compatibilism: Intertemporal division of perception, cognition, knowledge, labor, and advocacy wherein we combine information and calculate compatible means to the achievement of different ends through voluntary conflict, competition, cooperation, and boycott.
Politics: ……………………Markets in Everything. (Which I call “Market Fascism” with tongue in cheek.)
Strategy:………………… Agency: Maximization of agency through Transcendence, Sovereignty, and Heroism
Spirituality:………………Transcendence: Masculine Stoicism, Feminine Epicureanism, Ritual Familialism, Feast Naturalism,…….Festival Nationalism.
Aesthetics:……………….,Truth(Testimonial), Excellence(Density), Goodness(Morality[‘the commons’]) and Beauty(Bounty).
Constitution …………….A Second American Constitution
Revolution………………..The Course and Conduct of a Revolution
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Man is the measure of all things to man. Meaning that man’s categories of cognition are determined by his brain structure and his brain structure is evolved and organized for humans to act at human scale.
Our first resource is time. our development of action, sentience, intelligence, cooperation, division of labor, writing, narrative, numbers, money, accounting, reason, law and science serves to produce increasing returns on time. When we increase our numbers in physical space we decrease opportunity costs (time). When we increase incremental suppression of parasitism and free riding, we decrease transaction costs (time). trades, money, savings, store time – time to trade with others.
All behavior is reducible to the incentive to acquire interests. we can enumerate those categories of interests we seek to acquire. we remember those things we have invested in as costs, and defend those costs. (our complex interests some of which are our possessions )
We provide a list of categories that explain the sum total of what people seek to acquire an ‘interest’ in.
A Short Course in Acquisitionism (psychology)
We increase the precision of the term ‘true’ by asking whether a question is decidable, presumptively good as a general rule, personally preferable, useful, possible, undecidable, or unknowable.
|Decidability| decidable < presumptively good as a general rule < personally preferable < useful < possible <undecidable, < or unknowable
A Very Short Course in Decidability
We reorganize the constitution of language into
- The Grammatical Capacity of the human mind to produce a serialized stream of symbols.
- The Dimensions of reality that man can include in his set of semantic references.
- The Necessary Grammar (Rules of continuous disambiguation, calculation, and transaction ) for each set of Dimensions.
- The Variations in Ordinary Language (Languages)
- The Vocabulary (Semantics) within that Dimensional Grammar
- The Phonetics of that ordinary vocabulary
- Morphology of the vocabulary
- The Pragmatics (rules within the variations of ordinary language.
- The Variations in Ordinary Language (Languages)
- The Necessary Grammar (Rules of continuous disambiguation, calculation, and transaction ) for each set of Dimensions.
- The Dimensions of reality that man can include in his set of semantic references.
These dimensions include the grammars of:
|GRAMMARS| Identity, Logic, Mathematics, Accounting, Algorithms, Recipes Processes and Protocols, science proper(operational), Law, Testimony, description, ordinary language, storytelling, fiction, fictionalisms: The Sophisms, Magic and Pseudoscience, Supernaturalism and Occult.
a PDF of the Gramamars (It’s a Poster. You’ll need to zoom-in to read it.)
THE FICTIONALISMS AND DECEITS
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OPERATIONALISM AND OPERATIONAL LANGUAGE
( … operationalism …. )
Operationalism means speaking in operations or actions, like a recipe or a computer program. Science is operational because a proper, non-pseudoscientific, science paper is basically like a recipe. “Set up this experiment in this way and conduct it just so and you should observe these results.” If someone follows the recipe and observes different results, the conclusion will have to be revisited.
People frequently do NOT speak operationally. They speak in metaphors, analogies, meanings, or existence claims, instead of actions and operations. When you do not speak operationally it is easy to engage in error, bias, wishful thinking, suggestion, conflation, fraud, or deception.
Consider the phrase “I love you.” There is a lot of moral and emotional content in that short but highly meaningful utterance and I’d wager most people who use it, most times, aren’t thinking about all of that or its many weighty and subtle implications. “I love you” is frequently not an honest statement, either for reasons of willful duplicity or out of simple ignorance. But if we break it down in operational terms we can gain a more precise understanding of its meaning and benefit from employing it more correctly and conscientiously.
I think that “love” (noun) refers to the condition in which one’s happiness depends on another’s.
Therefore “to love” (verb) must mean to act in a manner consistent with this condition prevailing.
So we can put “I love you” in operational terms and say that it means “I promise that if you test the hypothesis that my happiness depends on your own against my actions, you will not find it untrue”.
ECONOMIC LANGUAGE AND ANALYSIS
We make use of language from math, logic, computer science, accounting, finance, economics, law, and physical sciences.
Economic language like darwinian logic that gave birth to it, is a profound innovation in human thought, that replaces justification (excuse making) with competition (survival).
So we make use of each layer of logic, but the greatest difference for those not trained in economics or the philosophy of science is this continuously recursive equilibration and disequilibration: calculation by the competition between hypothesis and falsification.
TESTIMONY (TESTIMONIAL TRUTH):
Testimonial Truth refers to existentially possible truth, which comes in the form of operationally described testimony, it differs from platonic idealized truth. Testimonialism refers to the set of criticisms that we have to apply if we intend to warrant due diligence to the truthfulness of our testimony. List of criticisms necessary for due diligence:
- Naming Consistency – Non-conflation of identities.
- Internal Consistency – Logical descriptions of theories.
- External Consistency – Empirical observations of theories.
- Existential Consistency – Operational definitions of concepts.
- Scope Consistency – Parsimonious and Fully accounted.
- Moral Consistency – Objectively Moral.
- By applying some of those criticisms to a hypothesis, one gets a theory, once it gets exhaustively tested, one gets either a Fact (observation), Law(explanation), or Recipe (process).
- By operationally describing theories (sequences of physical actions + instruments + measurements), one can achieve testability and repeatability while, at the same time, imposing a prohibitive burden on speech that contains error, biases, wishful thinking, loading, suggestion and deceit. Instruments used in operational descriptions include physical, logical and institutional instruments; where sensors, IQ tests and property serve as examples of each.
- By continued testing of the theories, one eventually finds the limits of a theory (where we “falsified” it), this protects us from using a theory in an invalid scope (where it fails or lacks precision), in matters of cooperation one must add the full accountability of costs upon demonstrated property in order to avoid selection bias.
In addition to testimony by those criticisms, one may issue less reliable warranties of sympathy (understanding of a conceptual relationship), honesty (intuition free of deceits), rationality (subjected to internal consistency), empiricism (subjected to external consistency), and scientific testing (expensive continued testing, but not testimonial).
Humans evolved to negotiate. Negotiate given three options: avoidance, conflict, or cooperation. We did not evolve to speak truthfully, but pragmatically.
However, we can learn to speak truthfully just as we can learn to read using symbols, write using symbols, grammar, and vocabulary, do arithmetic and mathematics answer logical questions, and write computer software.
The reason being, that just as there are only so many existential dimensions to the universe (point, line, space, geometry, change (time/space)), there there are only so many actionable dimensions to the universe (categorical, logical, empirical, operational, rational, moral, and scope-completeness).
Just as we can use different levels of mathematics to test our theories (count, arithmetic, accounting, ratios (‘math’), geometry and trigonometry, calculus, and algebraic geometry), we can we can test each of those actionable dimensions of reality.
Just as it is very difficult for a statement of constant relations in mathematics to be false if it meets all the necessary dimensional criteria, it is very difficult for a statement of truth in ordinary language to be false if it meets all the necessary dimensions of criteria.
As such, while it is almost impossible to know if we speak truth proper – meaning, the most informationally parsimonious description possible – we can however warranty we have done all available due diligence against ignorance, error, bias, wishful thinking, deception and lies. (WARRANTY OF DUE DILIGENCE)
So while it does take some practice to meet these criteria, the only novel dimension is the ‘operational’, which requires a very limited grammar.
But if we use this grammar it is literally almost impossible to err, just as it is nearly impossible to write a program that will run and not err.
Just as it is nearly impossible to construct certain proofs and still err.
To a significant degree it is possible to construct a language, vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of truthful speech: Testimonialism.
A Short Course in Testimonial Truth
The Due Diligence Necessary for A Warranty of Truthfulness
THE COMPETITION BETWEEN VIA-POSITIVA, VIA-NEGATIVA
VIA-POSITIVA MORAL JUSTIFICATION, VIA POSITIVA LEGAL JUSTIFICATION, AND VIA-NEGATIVA TESTIMONIALISM
TRANSFORMATION OF APRIORISM TO SCIENTIFIC TERMS
MAN IS RATIONAL AND AMORAL – NOT MORAL OR IMMORAL
Man is rational. He engages in predation when it suits him, parasitism when it is possible, cooperation when it is preferable, and flight when it is necessary.
Man is not good or bad, he is rational in his choice of cooperation, parasitism, or predation. We must provide him the incentive to choose cooperation. We must not pretend he does not need the incentive.
Thankfully, through organizing our efforts into myth, ritual, habit, norm, and law, we can raise the cost of predation and parasitism high enough so that man chooses cooperation or flight more often than parasitism or predation.
Our deprivation of his opportunity for parasitism and predation do not change the nature of man – because man is rational. We simply eliminate those less able to cooperate and produce, and provide disincentives to those that remain, thereby creating an imbalance of incentives and proclivity for cooperation and production.
TERNARY LOGIC OF COOPERATION
In propertarianism, we don’t start with morality. We start with needing an incentive not to engage in parasitism and predation which for the strong is the preferable state of affairs. The only incentive possible is reciprocity because of the long term gains of scale. Everyone else starts with the presumption that cooperation at any cost is a good. We start with the presumption that only reciprocity is a good. We are right and they are parasites.
SYSTEMS vs THE RIDER AND THE ELEPHANT
System G (genes),
System 0 (property),
System 1 (intuition/search/continuous recursion),
System 2 (steering, reason, calculation, computing)
The ‘puppeteer’ (returns search results constantly)
The mind handles exceptions (or disparate choices)
Negotiation (morality) is an exception handler.
I disagree with Chomsky, and I am fairly sure that Jeff Hawkins, and Kahnemann and his references, are correct: we just constantly search and re-search memory, and we pre-load any sequence of actions that have high value and then we become aware of the predicted outcome, and we choose to accept the proposition of our search, or we reject it, or we weigh it (research it, and reason with it).
I like the “Systems” metaphors because they’re abstract. It is easier to understand the “Elephant and Rider” metaphor. And the ‘puppeteer’ metaphor is probably attributing too much agency to our intuition when it is just an acquisition machine.
We act on behalf of our genes. The conscious mind (system 2: reasoning search) rides on the elephant of intuition (system 1: intuitionistic search), which is informed by our desire to acquire, inventory, and defend, which is biased by our reproductive strategy, which is biased by our genes.
MAN IS A VICTIM OF HIS GENETIC BIASES
We intuit that people – we and others – have agency. That the rider dominates the elephant. That is very hard to demonstrate, when it appears the opposite.
Developing Agency depends on the biological ability to do so, the market demand to do so, and the discipline to do so. So the elephant is a very simple machine, and the rider (consciousness) but a tool with which the elephant identifies opportunities, negotiates cooperation and executes conflict.
In other words all we think and do as JUSTIFYING the commands of the elephant. And that very, very few of us are fully human and able to transcend the elephant. And that propertarianism is a means, like stoicism, like mathematics, of transcending the elephant – or rather COMPLETING THE TRANSCENDENCE OF MAN.
All learning is continuous recursion. Epistemology and neurology are the same subject.
THE CONSPIRACY OF THE ELEPHANTS
There is no conspiracy among peoples with genetic and cultural homogeneity, any more than there is a conspiracy between women against men, or predators against prey, or competent against incompetent.
We demonstrate differing degrees of neoteny, different moral intuitions, differing brain distributions, different endorphin distributions, and different morphology distributions for ancestral reasons.
We all participate in the unconscious persistence of genetic, class, cultural, mythological, and institutional strategies. We can enumerate the properties of different group strategies, right down to the grammar of the speech and the methods of arguments, and the distributions of cognitive biases people and peoples use (which is one of the research programs what I work on).
All of these properties and in group differences are both measurable at the individual and observable at the collective. One does not blame a dog for dragging it’s backside on the carpet. It’s a dog. One simply teaches the dog not to do so. One does not blame women for feminine cognitive biases and life preferences – they were an evolutionary necessity. One does not blame a competing group for pursuing it’s genetic interest at others expense – one simply creates norms, traditions, laws, institutions, and knowledge to prevent murder, violence, theft, fraud, fraud by omission, free riding, socialization of losses, privatization of commons, conspiracy, rent seeking, producing pseudoscience, pseudo-rationalism, propaganda, systemic lying, advocating or practicing moral and ethical irreciprocity, attempts at conversion, at institutional erosion, asymmetric reproduction, invasion, conquest, war, and genocide in either short term or long term means.
Either a group can defend itself against destructive, parasitic and predatory competitors or it can’t. Groups compete. They compete by the means available to them. And groups learn to exploit every possible niche, from the most high trust, innovative, and productive, to the most low trust, parasitic, and destructive. But we cannot blame others for their immorality (free riding, parasitism and predation). We can only seek to defend ourselves against the immoral. There are no conspiracies. All our talk is just smoke and negotiation and deception on behalf of our genes. We are under the illusion that the rider drives the elephant, but the rider (our consciousness) is just a passenger on the elephant of our genes. Genes don’t conspire. They can’t.
THE ILLUSION OF CONTROL
Speech provides the illusion that the rider controls the elephant, when in fact, there are very, very, few of us whose elephants correspond to reality, and as a consequence so do our riders. There is a reason that the animals do not argue rationally – because they lack agency, and because they lack agency, they are not in fact humans
We can empathize with intent and therefore cooperate. We can remember, so we can exchange cooperation over time, as well as forgo cooperation if it’s irreciprocal. Cooperation is so much more productive than individual action that it is an un-substitutable good. So preservation of incentive to cooperate requires profitable(productive) reciprocity.
That which we have borne costs to obtain an interest without imposing costs on the interests of others does not violate reciprocity. All non-criminal/criminal, unethical/ethical, and moral/immoral behavior can be reduced to statements of reciprocity.
We reduce most questions to “at this moment, what is a person attempting to acquire?” And then “how reciprocal(moral) or ir-reciprocal(immoral) is his action?
NON IMPOSITION AGAINST DEMONSTRATED PROPERTY (“PROPERTY IN TOTO”)
Propertarian ethics proposes the question of the rationality of cooperation and answers that human agents consider cooperation as a rational choice (instead of parasitism and predation) only if it does not impose costs upon that which they consider their property.
Humans, as with other organisms, need to acquire resources in order to survive and reproduce, this requirement led to the development of an instinct to acquire and inventory many types of capital (physical, monetary, territorial, normative, genetic, etc.).
Humans intuit that capital upon which they have invested, without imposing costs upon their groups, as their property, and retaliate to any attempt of imposing costs to that which they consider their property, this constitutes their demonstrated property. We can divide those into the following types of property:
- Self-Property – Body, Time, Actions, Memory, Concepts, Status, etc.
- Personal Property – Houses, Cars, “Things”, etc.
- Kinship Property – Mates, Children, Family, Friends, etc.
- Cooperative Property – Organizational and Knowledge ties.
- Shareholder Property – Recorded and Quantified shares. Citizenship.
- Common Property – Territorial and capital interests, Artificial Property.
- Informal Institutional Property – Manners, Ethics, Morals, Myths, Rituals.
- Formal Institutional Property – Religion, Government, Laws.
(Full list at : https://propertarianism.com/2015/07/27/property-rights-and-obligations/)
One can also state the principle of non-imposition as the requirement that all transactions have the following properties:
- Symmetry of knowledge,
- Without externalities of the same (previous) criteria.
The principle of non-imposition in combination with demonstrated property allows a polity to construct law in a way that eliminates the need of discretionary interpretation, that means it provides decidability for all questions of law and contract.
Humans evolved most of its emotions as reactions to change in their inventory of property, but they vary in their perception of what constitutes property, with different classes of humans prioritizing different moral intuitions.
A SHORT COURSE IN PROPERTARIAN MORALITY
A SHORT COURSE IN PROPERTARIAN REASONING
LAW: ALGORITHMIC NATURAL LAW.
NATURAL LAW AND COMMON LAW
There is only one law of universal morality, and that is the law of reciprocity. It is possible to construct all laws as derivations of this one law of reciprocity, using the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of testimonial speech, producing strictly constructed original intent and textualism. If all law is written as such it is closed to interpretation on one hand, and false, dishonest, immoral, insufficient, and incomplete laws can be identified and sunset by competitive argument.
This ends judicial activism and circumvention of the law on one hand, and limits the construction of legislation (contracts of the commons) to that which does not violate reciprocity.
Conversely, it is possible for judges to discover new applications of the natural law of reciprocity – whether they start from the history of judgements (common law) or they start from pre-calculated judgements (canon law), or a combination of the two (common law of judgements on top of canon law).
And for this reason, innovations in free riding, parasitism, and predation can be eradicated and added to the legal canon as soon as the first case is adjudicated.
Moreover, the legislation can be falsified and removed, court findings can be falsified and removed.
A Short Course in Natural Law
INCREMENTAL SUPPRESSION OF PARASITISM
In order to cooperate and expand cooperation, humans require incremental suppression of impositions of cost upon their demonstrated property as relationships move from local to global and become anonymous.
At first humans organize in order to partially suppress imposition of costs (criminal), namely violence, this results in innovations on parasitism that moves to theft and fraud (ethical), as those get suppressed, we have private property, but parasitism evolves towards deception and organized forms of parasitism (moral and conspiratorial).
As such one can judge the moral state of a polity by comparison with the list of all forms of free-riding and those which they actually suppress by their law.
By near total suppression of imposed costs and the absolute nuclear family, we force individuals into market cooperation instead of parasitism (which limits parasitism even within the family), this results in a highly eugenic (meritocratic) civilization which suppresses lower class reproduction.
In order to create incentives for the lower classes to abide by rule of law, they’re compensated with dividends obtained in exchange for forgone opportunities of parasitism and for the policing of the commons.
The Evolution of Suppression via Common Law
THE INFORMATIONAL COMMONS:
Humans defend commons into which they have invested resources, that follows from the definition of demonstrated property, as such, we can consider information as a commons and prohibit the “pollution” of that commons as we do with other commons such as rivers.
As such, a requirement of truthful speech (testimonialism) forms a new kind of warranty, just like warranties given to the quality of goods and services, we must now warrant any information we use in public discourse about matters of commons. This does not mean that we must prohibit conflationary and inspirational discourse in private, for pedagogical, aesthetic and hypothetical (meaningful) purposes.
Testimonialism stands as a warranty in matters of law (and contract), where the discovery of law must pass through all of the criticisms, for this reason we have both empiricism (as in the common law) and operationalism (strict construction).
While we protect the life, and property, the contract of marriage, the physical commons (land, water, air, infrastructure), our institutional commons (govts, laws, even traditions), and even fine arts and monuments; and while we protect the market of products and the market for services, one thing we do not protect is the market for information. We can extend the demand for due diligence that we require in the markets for goods and services to the market for information. But that requires a test of truthful speech: a warranty of due diligence.
Once we can test for due diligence in truthful speech, we can counter-act the media revolution’s industrialization of lying (academy, state, and media-advertising), by extending the demand for warranty of due diligence in products and services to a demand for warranty of due diligence in public speech, and grant universal standing to all citizens in defense of the ‘informational commons’.
This means that anyone will be able to sue anyone for speech that fails the tests of due diligence. While this will not need to apply to private speech, it means that business, finance, media, academy, and state can no longer use the power of mass communications to lie and deceive the people. (This may sound strange until you have some experience with it, but it works.
Now, if you have some idea of the difference in mankind caused by the scientific revolution in the physical sciences, you might be able to imagine the vast improvement in our lives by the scientific revolution in the social and information sciences.
Imagine if no organization could use media to lie to you. Imagine how consumer protections would evolve. Imagine how politicians and professors would have to speak to us.
We cannot know what is true, but we can know what is false.
And that is enough.
MARKETS IN EVERYTHING:
Once we rely on natural law for the resolution of differences, then our only means of cooperation is in markets – markets in everything. Including association, cooperation, reproduction, production of goods, services and information, production of commons, production of polities, and production of group evolutionary strategies.
SOCIOLOGY : COMPATIBILISM
INTERTEMPORAL DIVISION OF PERCEPTION :
Intertemporal Division of Perception, Cognition, Knowledge, Labor, and Advocacy
Humans form a division of perception in that progressives and libertarians have specialist moral intuitions suited to their roles in the community, whereas conservatives give equal weight to the six moral dimensions of (care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, purity). These differences on moral intuitions suit individuals to different roles in a polity:
- “Conservatives” – Voluntary Organization of Cooperation.
- “Libertarians” – Voluntary Organization of Production.
- “Progressives” – Voluntary Organization of Reproduction.
Humans form a division of cognition in that we can classify people with different levels of ability, from those that learn by repetition, to those that learn by imitation, to those that learn by instruction, to those that learn by reading, to those that can model machines,to those that can synthesize ideas, to those that can model abstractions.
Humans form a division of knowledge with each containing local information about their inventories of property and specialist knowledge upon which others depend. As we depend more upon the memories and actions of third parties, trust becomes necessary for complex information networks to evolve between humans.
Humans form multiple divisions of labor, a reproductive division of labor between the genders in the production of new generations and a productive division of labor in the production of goods and services, as well as the production of commons.
Humans form a division of advocacy where conservatives advocate total constraint on consumption (saving), libertarians advocate meritocratic constraint on consumption (production), and progressives advocate consumption (nurture).
THE THREE COERCIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Each of the three classes, into which humans divide, specialize in one of the following three coercive technologies:
- Moral Coercive Power – The use of “words and signals” in order to influence people to behave in a way by the threat of imposition of social costs (opportunity costs).
- Economic Coercive Power – The use of “money and assets” in order to compel people to behave in a way by the promise of material rewards (good and services).
- Physical Coercive Power – The use of “armies and weapons” in order to coerce people to behave in a way under the threat of physical violence (physical costs).
By combined use of the three weapons, a group can coerce quite effectively, the government can use all those weapons to keep control of its subjects, with most people being controlled by propaganda and lies (moral coercion), others being bought with a position in the bureaucracy (economic coercion) and the rest of the malcontents being suppressed by police force (physical coercion).
Intertemporal Division of Reproductive Perception Knowledge Labor and Advocacy: The difference between the feminine (short term), libertarian (medium term) and conservative (long term) moral biases constitutes an intertemporal division of perception, cognition, knowledge, labor, and advocacy.
The way we ‘calculate’ what is ‘good’ is through voluntary exchanges: cooperation. So the fact that we have different biases provides necessary and advantageous specializations, and our principal problem then is providing ‘markets’ by which we can cooperate and ‘calculate’ group needs through constant exchanges.
By choice of individual sovereignty, we limit ourselves to natural law. By the choice of natural law we limit ourselves to markets in everything. By limiting ourselves to markets in everything we produce markets for association, cooperation, mating and reproduction, production commerce and trade, the production of commons (government), and the production of polities (Armies and Territories and Rule).
VERTICAL CLASSES (ABILITY):
Instead of one class hierarchy there are three. Societies are dominated by some arrangement of these three methods of coercion (Military and law, finance and commerce, priesthood and public intellectuals). Each fights for power, with the core of the population shifting under who best serves them, while at the same time protecting them from outside competition.
Within those classes we see genetic, social, and economic classes. Genetic roughly reflecting reproductive desirability. Social roughly reflecting manners, norms, and education, and economic/political reflecting achievements.
HORIZONTAL CLASSES (VALUE):
For all intents and purposes, with wide individual variation, physical attractiveness (which yes, is a universal), fitness, IQ, and personality, serve as a rough indicator of class.
For all intents and purposes, intelligence serves as a personality trait – and perhaps the dominant personality trait.
For all intents and purposes, personality and physique require exercise in order to produce individual fitness. (This being the primary failure of the 20th century – personality training. )
A SHORT COURSE IN GROUP ORGANIZATION (SOCIOLOGY)
POLITICS: PRODUCTION OF COMMONS
IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE MILITIA:
TRANSACTION COST EVOLUTION OF GOVERNMENT
At first humans had to deal with small communities where the threat of ostracism almost equals a death threat, but as those groups grew in distance of relationships, so did the incentives to impose costs upon others in favor of oneself and of one’s family.
The growth of transaction costs led to a demand for an authority in order to provide dispute resolution, from this, people formed governments as a way to suppress local transaction costs and replace it with a global cost (taxation).
The opportunities for rational cooperation created by government resulted in great wealth, a lot of which went into the hands of government. Ideally, suppression of the centralized costs (bureaucratic and political parasitism) would follow, while retaining suppression of the local costs and the commons built under this suppression (particularly, the property definitions themselves).
In reality, a class warfare for the control of government went on, which led to democracy, that in practice results in redistribution of the rents to the lower classes (the majority) in a winner takes all contest. From this point on, dysgenia and demand for authority follow.
P.S.: To any propertarian that reads this, I know about other topics such as the axiomatic vs theoretical knowledge issue, group evolutionary strategies, family structures, the failure of the enlightenment, the great lies, heroism, personality (autistic vs solipsistic and other issues), demonstrated intelligence, and so on, but I do not feel confident enough on those issues to even try writing about them yet.
The Transaction Cost Theory of Government
STRICT CONSTRUCTION OF LAW AND MARKET GOVERNMENT
Propertarian law evolves by incremental suppression of new forms of parasitism, where the judge discovered common law provides the least time lapse between the invention of parasitism and the construction of law prohibiting it.
Strictly constructed law follows from the first principle of non-imposition of costs against demonstrated property, we can use this method of construction to specify contracts, as long as the later (contract) does not infringe upon the former (law).
One can think of strict construction as the programming of law and of contracts, where those may refer to other documents, use libraries of operational definitions, define actionable clauses and conditions upon which the involved parties execute those clauses.
MARKET GOVERNMENT IS PERFECT GOVERNMENT
Market Government refers to the Voluntary Organization of Commons by trade between houses of government, where this trade takes place only when all houses of government agree with the terms. Each of the three classes into which humans divide form a house of market government.
Commons refer to material goods and services as well as norms of behavior to which people must comply, in contrast with private goods, humans want to preserve commons, not to consume them, in case of consumption, humans lack incentives to invest in them.
(List of commons: https://propertarianism.com/2016/06/17/institutional-commons-list/)
There is no reason for monopoly (majoritarianism) in the production of commons: once all legislation must satisfy the natural law of reciprocity, written testimonially, and therefore truthfully, we can construct trades between the interests (classes), and all ‘legislation’ can ascend as long as it survives the tests of natural law of reciprocity that is constructed testimonially. Likewise we can agree upon norms without imposing norms. So we can ascend agreements without ascending disagreements. As such we can change from monopoly allocation of proceeds of the commons (profits/taxes) to equidistributed allocation of proceeds (everyone votes their share of the pot), or progressive allocation of proceeds (everyone votes their contribution to the pot), and eliminate representatives.
This makes it extremely difficult to engage in corruption since the possibility of lobbying a politician is eliminated, and the cost of lobbying the population is prohibitive, plus the requirement for truthful speech and strict construction places heavy burdens political proposals.
Ending monopoly means that people can produce the commons they choose to fund rather than produce those commons that they don’t choose to fund.
This eliminates the ability of politicians to subvert the population as has been done during the 20th century.
Meanwhile it makes it almost impossible for groups of citizens to circumvent the natural law.
– Majority rule is a sufficient means of decision making for small homogenous groups who must select priorities to achieve using limited resources. Majority rule is insufficient means of decision making for large heterogeneous groups with conflicting preferences. In heterogeneous groups monopoly rule by majority rule, is merely a vehicle for justifying thefts. Homogenous groups may need to select priorities among desirable ends, but because heterogeneous groups have incompatible ends, heterogeneous groups need means of cooperation on means despite incompatible ends: agreements by which difference can be mitigated through mutually beneficial exchanges. As such the purpose of government is the construction of commons by creating a market for the contractual production of commons.
– Moral, and therefore non-parasitic, agreements between parties that are productive, fully informed, voluntary, and warrantied need no assent (approval) from third parties. Instead, all such agreements need only refrain from externalities: the imposition of costs on the property-en-toto of third parties. As such, in any market for the production of commons, assent is not necessary for the construction of exhanges between classes with differing interests. Instead such contracts must only survive criticism: adjudication. As such anyone can sue to invalidate a contract. But no one’s approval is necessary for such contracts. As such the construction of commons requires not ascent. Instead, the prevention of a contract requires dissent that survives adjudication.
– Division of houses by cognitive labor — (undone)
– (summary: dissent and adjudication not assent and confirmation)
A Short Course in Market Government (“Perfect Government”, “Markets in Everything”, and sarcastically: “Market Fascism”)
NOT CAPITALISM VS SOCIALISM – BUT RULE OF LAW VS RULE BY DISCRETION(undone)
FASCISM (intolerant state capitalist nationalism) WON THE BATTLE OF THE 20th CENTURY
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VARIABLE GOVERNMENT: Fascism – Liberalism – Social Democracy…
COMPETITION: GROUP EVOLUTIONARY STRATEGY
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN TRUTH, ARGUMENT, AND NARRATIVE METHOD – (each uses its own)
CIRCUMPOLAR CIVILIZATION (division of trust / truth)
Race and Group differences are attributable almost entirely to the local ability to engage in Neotonic reproduction thereby reducing the depth of physical maturity and effectively preserving youthfulness – and therefore aggression and impulsivity PLUS the ability to cull the lower classes. Europeans aggressively culled the lower classes for almost 1000 years, as did the Chinese and Japanese, both through manorialism and aggressive hanging. Between Neotonic reproduction and culling of the underclasses some groups are ‘more evolved’ than others. However, this means that almost all groups can ‘domesticate their populations and develop advanced societies if they are able to use policy to reduce underclass rates of reproduction below the replacement level.
Genetic Reservoir: because we can adapt very rapidly by reproductive selection for different environments, different political hierarchies, and different gender traits, humans can adapt to nearly any circumstance within a few generations by modifying little more than status associated with particular traits. So our current gene pools provide a deep reservoir of reproductive adaptability.
THE EXCEPTIONAL RETURNS ON ETHNOCENTRIC COOPERATION
Ethenocentricity and homogenous polities under rule of law by natural law and market government will provide the optimum returns for any and every people. There is no comparison whatsoever. The only problem is reversing asymmetric reproduction between the classes which forces us into continuous devolution by regression to the mean.
TRANSCENDENCE (EVOLUTION) REQUIRES COMPETITION (CALCULATIONS)
A Short Course in The Western (aristocratic) Group Evolutionary Strategy
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A Short Course in Group Evolutionary Strategy (cooperation/competition/war)
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THE FESTIVALS, RELIGION, AND EDUCATION
We restate religion as the demand for mindfulness, and then analyze how the different civilizations have used different methods and different ‘religions’ to provide that mindfulness – with emphasis on the external and long term consequences of the means of providing ‘opiates to the masses’.
Our conclusion is that a more modern version of Stoicism, Reformed Education, Reformed ‘Worship’ consisting of Ancestors and Heroes, Nature and the Universe, and the development of agency to produce the Transcendence of Man into the gods we imagine will serve the function optimally.
Religion was, and remains, the ‘hard problem’ of social science simply because it functions by precognitive training and is understood pre-cognitively (felt) rather than thought. And as such it is difficult for us to discuss with any degree of reason, despite the fact that it is as understandable as the need for math, money, maps, and law.
Everything You Need to Understand About Religion in Less Than 1500 Words.
Religion is a Poor Substitute for the Hunt – But A Necessary One.
The Strategies of the Abrahamic Monotheistic Religions
Truth is The Most Intolerant Religion of All
What is The Basis of Civilization?
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Revolution and Reformation
DE-DISCRETIONISM (restoration of rule of law/courts)
( undone )
(power via the state)
DE-PROPAGADISM (copyright / testimony)
Propaganda is intentionally defective product, produced for the purpose of obtaining power, delivered with intent to persuade by deception, using rhetorical devices including: conflation, loading, framing, overloading, obscurantism, straw-men, outright lying, and dependent upon repetition as a means of creating confirmatory “evidence”, to produce an intuitive rather than rational response.
The traditional, consensus argument has been that we are all smart enough to dismiss propaganda, to learn to distrust arguments, but history says that this isn’t true. Instead, we seek to confirm our moral biases. Not only because it is in our reproductive interest, because those biases reflect our reproductive interests, but because we have invested so heavily in our biases that the cost of training our intuition – intuition that we rely upon to decrease the burden of reasoning – is simply too high. In the kaleidic universe, without prejudices (biases) decisions are not decidable. We MUST rely upon intuition – we have no other choice.
The various pseudoscientific and rationalist movements, from Marxist ‘scientific socialism’, to Freudian Psychology, to Keynesian economics, the Anthropology of Franz Boas, to the outright fabrications of the Frankfurt School, to the postmodern philosophers, to American Feminism, to today’s political correctness – all relied, and continue to rely upon, deception by the use of conflation, loading, framing, overloading, obscurantism, straw man, outright lying and cumulate in the use of Critique: confirmation based straw men as vehicles for criticism of opposing propositions, heaping of undue praise, piling-on of opponents with false arguments, and repeated chanting of falsehoods through the media.
These groups all make use of constant repetition of false statements consisting of various uses of conflation, loading, framing, obscurantism, straw men, and Marxist ‘Critique’ to stimulate our intuitions, and generate confirmation bias, via normative awareness, rather than rational persuasion by truthful means.
In other words, its a very complex and innovative form of deception using suggestion, in order to confirm our moral cognitive biases, rather than education and persuasion by reason. It is an organized, intentional, systematic war against truth, reason, and science and morality for the purpose of establishing control of our thoughts, actions, and resources, and to justify theft from us, consumption of our historic commons.
We call this war by various names: the counter-enlightenment, the postmodern movement, socialism, Marxist critique, pseudoscience. But these names give neutral moral judgment on what is an objectively immoral activity: deception for the purpose of control, theft, and virtual servitude. The truthful, rational, scientific name for these movements is ‘deception’.
The Media (undone)
The Academy (undone)
The Arts (undone)
Advertising and Marketing (undone)
Definancialization of the Financial System. There is no reason we pay interest on consumer loans (and every reason we pay it on business and industrial loans).
By nationalizing Mastercard, and issuing one every LEGAL AND FULLY INTEGRATED citizen, we can distribute liquidity (increase the money supply) by direct redistribution to the citizenry (in which case our homes would all be paid for because of the last recession), and consumer loans can be provided directly from the treasury.
Furthermore, by professionalizing ‘banking’ (basically requiring series 7 for issuing loans via the treasury, and licensing as we do CPA’s), we can eliminate consumer interest, and cut payment periods in half or to one third. Additionally we make universities carry the zero interest loans on behalf of any student, and to obtain payment as a payroll deduction over a period of no more than ten years.
This combination will mean that after about 15 years, the first time home owner will own his home free and clear, and the universities will no longer be able to offer junk degrees. I won’t go into the various extraordinary (wonderful) other consequences but this will restore the american people’s way of life and destroy the predatory financial, academic, and government sectors. There will be no other way to profit than the Silicon Valley (monarchy) model of investment in research, development, and industry.
Financialism will be destroyed forever.
DE-DISINTERMEDIATION OF LEGAL STANDING
(restoration of universal standing in matters of the commons) (undone)
DE-INDIVIDUALISM-CORPORATIZATION AND RE-FAMILIALISM
( undone )
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A New Constitution
A New Constitution of Natural Law
A constitution of natural law that completes the anglo law tradition and the Jeffersonian/Adams experiment by providing means of constructing and preserving natural law and market government.
The Second American Constitution (Many Parts)
The Course and Conduct of A Revolution
To Restore the Constitution
AND IF NECESSARY, A REVOLUTION BY A MINORITY OF MEN:
We will save strategy and tactics for when events demand them.
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THE PROPERTARIAN PROGRAM
The Law of Nature
The Natural Law of Sovereign Men
De Lege Naturae : The Law of Nature
De Arte Testimonii : The Science of Testimony
De Philosophia Aristocratiae : The Philosophy of Aristocracy
De Scriptura Nobilitatis : The Scripture of Nobility
De Professione Regum: The Art of Kings
Viridis Bibliis Homines Europeii : The Green European Bible
The Talmud to deceive
The Bible to enslave
The Koran to conquer
The Manifesto to steal
The General-Theory to impoverish
The Critique to exterminate
The Truth to make us free
The Law to keep us free
“The White Law”
The Natural Law of Sentient Life
Propertarianism Is to Natural Law
As Physics Is to The Laws of Nature
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