Friday, April 14, 2017

heather marsh - destruction of society & nation states

my dear readers, i would like to present heather marsh and her great socio-critical GeorgieBC's Blog to you today. i've subscribed to it long time ago and do read her articles with pleasure. well, not all of them because they are sometimes quite long, but from time to time :-). does someone still remember her blog about Worl War III reposted here in 2014?

source: wikipedia

find here two articles i liked a lot recently:
  • The destruction of society ~ [cite] The erasure of value from women’s work was necessary for the enslavement of women. The enslavement of women was necessary for outside ownership of their bodies, the factories producing the labour force.[cite] ... [cite] trade economy ... The division of men and women was the most important class division ... women in medieval Europe as they were the keepers of medicinal knowledge and the medical practitioners ... Between the twelfth and the seventeenth centuries, the witch hunt which raged over Europe and the Americas killed untold numbers of women and indigenous healers who practiced medicine or had medical knowledge at the same time that the institution of all male professional medicine was being established ... Traveling healers were replaced by traveling priests and professional doctors ..... The Inquisition was not, as it is depicted today, an attack against men of science, it was an attack for and by men of science. [cite]
pictures from easter march for peace, medieval arts in munich
  • There are no nation states ~ tribal land ... [cite] Tribal loyalty to their own land and people is the biggest obstacle to those who would exploit that land. The primary enemy of corporations everywhere is indigenous people. People with land and strong tribal bonds do not need money which is just an artificial, dissociated form of societal approval. Tribes already have their own source of approval in each other and that approval is contingent on them staying with their tribe and fighting for their land. There are still battles fought all over the world to sever or weaken any ties people still hold to their own land and their own nations, to somehow force or trick them into leaving their land and then destroy any chance they ever have of returning. 
To remove power from families and nations and install a state governance system of law and corporate dependency, communities around the world were dismantled. Besides efforts to move, murder, terrorize or starve out indigenous communities, there has been a great deal of social destruction caused by state institutions such as schools and churches. [cite] ... [cite]The task of the trade economy has been not only to break the bonds between the humans in each society but also to uproot the society itself from any connection to its surroundings. .... While nations can be transplanted or migrate to other territories, nations which are pulled from their ecosystems and made to live as landless workers in the trade economy immediately begin to dissociate from each other as they begin to rely on state or corporate institutions to meet their needs. Once people no longer have land, they are at the mercy of the trade economy and they have no choice but to use currency as a dissociated form of approval. ....  Nations are people, states are corporations. Nations create Us, states create the Other. [cite]
more coming soon or never :-)


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