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The Gad Fly ver. 1.2.1

The Philosopher

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7/20/2016

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Definition of Gad Fly

  • A fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or bot-fly.
  • An annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.

The Gad Fly of the Greek Democracy[i]

  • Plato refers to Socrates as the “gad fly” of the state (as the gad fly stings the horse into action, so Socrates stung various Athenians).

The Gad Fly of the Christian Church[ii]

A New Paradigm in Christian Thinkingis the gad fly of the Christian Church.  Christian Churches do not accept criticism, ever. The price of criticism in the Christian Church is excommunication.  Christian sees themselves as “birds of a feather” and a critical bird is not of their nest.  They must protect the income and salaries of the professional Christians, the minds of their youth and the minds of all of their members from the gad flies of the Christian Church. Professional Christians must preach to the choir, instructing them on the religion that they have chosen to put their faith.  The cost of not preaching to the choir is that the choir will vote with their feet and donations, resulting in a loss of income to the church and the professional Christians who probably have children – if Protestant – that they need to get through college and a mortgage to pay off.   If the professional Christians are Catholic, they will not meet with the approval of the hierarchy of the church and will be excommunicated.

Max Planck, the German nuclear physicist of the early twentieth century, stated, “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.[iii]

The same statement can be made of religion.  Acceptance of a new viewpoint of the existing data on religion can only take place when a younger generation becomes comfortable with these new views and those who are adamantly opposed to these new views die off.

Because of this self-protection of the minds of the youths, the church is destined to disappear for failure to keep up with our knowledge of the universe and the light it has shined on our knowledge and purpose of the visit to planet Earth of the Representative of the Creator of the Universe (RoCoU) two thousand years ago, and taught how the Homo sapiens who have evolved over the past thousands of centuries can get their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter met on this planet Earth and how to live in peace with each other and other nations.

An interesting side note is that Paleoanthropologist has found no link to the evolution of the Homo sapiens skull to that of the evolved Ancient Man, leaving open the creation of the Homo species by the “Creator of the Universe”.  Although ancient man and modern man have identical bone structure from the neck on down, their skulls and thus brains are much different, nor is there any evidence of a transitional development from the skull of Ancient Man to the skull (Brain) of the Homo Species. [iv]

The advances in our knowledge of the universe and the life creation process in the last one hundred years, mainly due to the Hubble Telescope and advances in life science, have put the Christian Church in a position where they need to update their theology from religious to pragmatic (cause and effect, science) or face extinction.  The church is clearly in a positon of “grow or die” and the church cannot possibly grow with the determination to maintain their existing course, a course established and handed down through the generations and centuries by people that did not understand the meaning, instructions from the RoCoU and implications of the events that had taken place in the very beginning of “The Way” or the Christian Church.  These events took place in a very religious society and that society, for the most part, saw and recorded these events through a religious lens (perspective).

Case Study I

The RoCoU that visited planet Earth two thousand years ago taught the audience that had gathered around Him how to get along with other people on a one-on-one basis and how nations could live in peace with one another on a nation-to-nation basis.[v]

  • For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” [vi] From the accepted Christian perspective, their judgments will be judged by a higher power at the end of the life of planet Earth. They do not see their judging others as something that has immediate consequences.  From the pragmatic perspective, the effect of judging others – be it one-on-one or nation-to-nation – will have immediate consequences.  All Homo sapiens on planet Earth are of equal authority; one does not have dominion over another. And as one Homo sapien judges another, so in turn are they judged by those they are judging in real time by the same measure they are using to judge!This holds true for one nation to judge another nation. As one nation judges another, so is that nation judged, by the measure they use to judge, by the nation they are judging.  As in the case where the USA is judging ISIS with “air strikes,” the USA is being judged by ISIS attacking soft target (civilian targets, airplanes, restaurants, public places, etc.) with bombing and assault weapons.  The USA has judged ISIS as “barbaric” and ISIS, in turn, has judged the USA as “barbaric”.  This ISIS War has made it impossible to tell the Barbarians from the Barbarians.

Wars of our past have been mislabeled.  We must remember that the President of the USA is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the USA.  The orders given by the President must be followed by the USA military forces.  The President does not issue illegal orders.  If the President  orders it, it is a legal order and must be obeyed by those in subornation to the Commander-in-Chief.  One can argue that they do not have to follow an illegal order, but they will probably be sent to the brig while the Supreme Court reviews their case. They will be removed from and replaced from duty and someone else will carry out the Commander-in-Chief’s order.

Therefore the Civil War as we know it was not our civil war – it was  Lincoln’s War.  The USA involvement in WWII was FDR’s and Truman’s War.  Harry Truman was President when the Korean War began in 1950, and Dwight Eisenhower was elected in 1952 and was President when the armistice was signed in 1953.  The Vietnam War was JFK’s initiative and LBJ’s Bombing War; Nixon pulled USA troops out of Vietnam. The Serbia vs. Bosnia, Kosovo, NATO was Clinton’s war.  The Persian Gulf War I with Iraq was G.H.W. Bush’s War.  The Iraq War was G.W. Bush’s War and the ISIS-ISIL War is Obama’s War.

As a professional troubleshooter for over forty years, I can equivalently state that, “A problem must be accurately described before action is taken to try and solve the problem; if not, a bigger problem will be the result.”  By placing the proper labels on our past wars, we should gain some insight as to the right problem to solve.

The Right Problem to Solve

  • Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.” [vii]

The term “workable compromise” was not coined until the twentieth century. Is it any wonder that our ancestors did not understand the meaning of the above instruction from the RoCoU during his visit to planet Earth two thousand years ago?  A workable Compromise is a solution to conflicts that work for all participants in the disagreement.  The first step in search of a workable compromise is to ask the conflicting subject, “What do you want?”  If one does not understand what the conflicting parties want, how can a resolution ever be found that works for the principle parties?

  • Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.[viii]

Here we have the workable compromise on a much larger scale.  In the case of USA vs. ISIS, the question was never asked, “What do you want?”  If we trace back the steps of the previous administrations, we should be able to predict what ISIS-ISIL wants.  The Sunni Muslims were in power in Iraq prior to G.W. Bush’s administration.  G.W. Bush’s War left the Sunni dispossessed from their homeland by the puppet Shiite Muslim administration installed by Bush. Iraq’s neighbor, Syria, was involved in its own civil war; The Sunni Muslims, now still armed with their weapons from the now defunct Iraq Red Army, seized the opportunity and developed their base of operation in Syria.  This new ISIL then made pronouncement on video, in a very barbaric way, for the USA to “Stay out of our fight.”  The Obama administration judged ISIL as “terrorists” and initiated air strikes against ISIS-ISIL as they threatened our allies in power in Iraq.

As described above in Case Study I, judging a nation as terrorist will result in the judging nation to be judged as terrorist by the judged nation.   As the USA conducted air strikes against “hard targets” (military targets) in an attempt to minimize collateral damage (civilian deaths), ISIS-ISIL, in retaliation, began bombing and assaulting soft targets (Civilian Targets).

Judging and the lack of ability to negotiate a workable compromise by the Obama administration has, and will continue to, cost the western civilization much cost in damage, dislocation of refugees and lives of civilians.  It is apparent that even a routine change in the administration by a newly elected administration will not end this conflict with ISIS-ISIL. A resignation or impeachment of the Chief Executive seems the proper road to pursue.  A newly elected administration would be in a position of trying to apologize for the actions of the previous administrations, and that never happens.

The Lens Used for the Viewing of the Facts

The lens one views the facts, events or evidence through determines the conclusions that the viewer will hold as the correct interpretation of the facts, events or evidence. The classic scenario is this: Two men who are walking in the woods come upon an immaculate garden, complete with trimmed hedges, flower garden arrangements, etc.   One man states, “There must be a caretaker for this place.” The other man states, “What a wonderful work of nature.”   The events that took place during the visit of the RoCoU two thousand years ago can be looked at through a religious lens or a pragmatic lens.

There are two and maybe three writers that were able to record the events, of the visit to Earth by the RoCoU and the events that took place, without looking though there religious lens.  Mark, who wrote the book of Mark in the Book of Books, the Bible, was a young man on the perimeter of the core group who became the Apostles of the RoCoU. He found himself in Rome where much persecution was taking place of the “Christians” in Rome.  He took it upon himself to record for the purpose of history the events that had taken place during his life.  He was an eyewitness to some of the events and received reports from those who were part of the core group of the RoCoU.  The style of writing for an historian is to answer the questions, “who, what, where and when.”   Luke, who wrote the books of Luke (Luke I) and Acts of the Apostles (Luke II), was contracted to record the events that had and were taking place in this time period. [ix]  Luke wrote under the guidelines of a journalist, answering “who, what, where and when.”  Luke was an eyewitness to many of the events that took place, he interviewed others who were eyewitnesses of events and he was an embedded journalist with the Apostle Paul on his missionary journeys.  Matthew was a tax collector and a Jew who made an argument to Jews of the authentication of the RoCoU to the Jewish religion.  He sometimes included the “why” in his writings, as did John in the book of John.  This would make their writing styles, “who, what, where, when and why” a little more difficult to sort out the facts from their interpretation of the facts and events that took place during this visit of the RoCoU.  The Apostle Paul was highly educated in Jewish religion and history.  He viewed our relationship with the RoCoU through the lens of Jewish religion and history.  A close examination of the writing of Paul will disclose that his view of the RoCoU’s visit to planet Earth was religious and the RoCoU’s view of his visit to earth was pragmatic and the next step in the evolution of the Homo species on planet Earth.

 The Gad Fly of the Democracy of the USA

The present day gad fly of democracy in the USA is The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter, Retired.[x]  The Greeks invented democracy from scratch and it worked well for them for about 170 years.  The Greeks were on the peak of their Golden Age when they got tired of hearing their gad fly, Socrates, who was a critic of their society, in particular of the shortcomings and corruption in this democracy.  Socrates was one of the founders of western philosophy.  The Greek Senate charged Socrates with “corrupting the minds of the youth,” and they sentenced Socrates to death.  The death of Socrates was the beginning of the downfall of Greece, for they had lost their “guidepost.”

The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter, like Socrates has been excommunicated from his position at a national laboratory by management that took offense to his proposals that threated their power structure.  His teaching credentials were canceled in a local church for “corrupting the minds of the youth” and not teaching the church’s official view on the subject. He was excommunicated from a church where he was a member in good standing for twenty years for publishing “A New Paradigm in Christian Thinking” [xi] and corrupting the minds of their youth and any other person in their church with science and philosophy.  Thank God for civil laws that protects our citizens from physical harm.

Our President has not chosen to listen to this gad fly, when he suggested that a workable compromise be initiated to resolve the conflict of space, control and authority in Iraq between the three different sects of Muslims. This was proposed by the Vice President, and now the reining authority in Syria has been added to the mix; he chose to put together a coalition of nations to wipe ISIS-ISIL from planet Earth.  ISIS-ISIL has retaliated with attacks against this coalition of nations and the USA hitting soft targets.  We should expect this activity to continue. The best outcome, using the best military forces on the planet,  for a military victory, will be guerilla warfare with the soft targets continuing to be hit by these guerilla fighters.  The only solution to the ISIS-ISIL conflict is a workable compromise – a permanent home for the displaced Sunni Muslims from their Iraq home.

Lessons from History

In 480 B.C. the Persians were set upon wiping the Greeks off the Earth or enslaving them.  The Persians greatly outnumbered the Greeks.  The Persians were under autocratic the rule of Xerxes; the Greeks were under democratic rule (one for all and all for one).   The Persians overran the Greek Spartans (trained warriors) at the pass of Thermopylae [xii] and sacked Athens, which had been evacuated by the Greeks.

The Persians had large war ships (similar to that of the USA navy, bigger than their opponents).  The Greeks built small maneuverable war ships with a torpedo like Ram on the bow of the ship (A trireme).  The Greeks lured the Persian navy in to the Aegean Sea where there were many islands presenting a maneuverable issue for the Persians.  With their mobility (like ISIS-ISIL), the Greeks ran circles around the larger Persian ships and rammed the Persian ships with their torpedo like Rams at the front of their ships and sank the Persian Fleet. [xiii]

Beware USA your large arsenal of weapons is being out maneuvered by an adversary who is focused on mobility.

The USA Transition from a Republic to a Democracy

The USA was formed as a republic and has been in a long transition to a democracy in small steps. This change has come about by allowing more of the population to vote in elections and it changed the way our President was elected.  In the beginning, only land owners could vote in the elections.  These were the people who had an invested interest in the profitability of the nation, much like that of stockholders voting in a corporation. [xiv]  The vote has slowly been extended, for various reasons, to other segments of our society who do not have an investment or knowledge of producing a profitable nation (women, teens, those on government assistance).  We certainly have improved on the lifestyles of our citizens, as have the Greeks, but our national debt is rising above our ability to pay the interest, which could eventually result in foreclosure on our property (nation) by our creditors (like the two bailouts of the Greeks by the EU in recent history).

The Life Span of a Democracy

The average lifespan for a democracy is about 170 years, as established by the Greeks.  In the Greek democracy, leaders were chosen by a lottery, thus minimizing payoffs and corruption in the government.  Serving as a leader was considered a duty of citizenship.  Ballots could be cast to remove a government leader from office and they would be exiled for ten years from their society. In the Greek democracy, only about 20 percent of the population could vote. [xv]   The Greeks now have more people on the government payroll than people paying taxes to support the government. Is this direction the USA wants to continue to pursue?

The Code of Conduct to Live Long in this Land

There is a “code of conduct” that was intended to provide for the continued success of a nation living long in the land that had been giving to them.  Unfortunately, these were given to a very religious people and they did not understand the economic implications of these Ten Codes of Conduct.  Unfortunately, these Ten Codes of Conduct are still seen as religious by almost our entire society, religious and secular alike.  When one sets aside their religious lens, the pragmatic lens shows that the economics of these Ten Codes of Conduct can be realized.  The original Codes of Conduct were given in an ancient language; therefore, the proper perspective is to look at them through the eyes of a parent giving instruction to their children so that they might live long in the land the parent was giving them to raise their generations.

  1. You will not listen to anyone but your father for guidance.
  2. You will not form addictions that will prevent you from making your own decisions.
  3. You will not use my name as an authority to cause trouble or discomfort for any other person on this planet Earth.
  4. You will take a day off, after every six days of work, and remember who gave you this land and enjoy your time with family and friends, and you will allow your employees time off to enjoy their family and friends, and you will not mow your lawn on this day and interrupt the peace of your neighbors.
  5. Remember what your mother and father taught you, and hand down those teaching to your children and grandchildren, that you might live long in this land I have given you.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not steal.
  8. You shall not give false witness against your neighbor.
  9. You shall not seek an intimate relationship with your neighbor’s wife.
  10. You shall not scheme to gain possession of your neighbor’s property.
  11. You will not build a big mansion type house in your neighbor’s back yard.
  12. You shall keep the walk-ways, of your communities, free of “F oxtails” that injure our pets. [xvi]

QED

 

 

[i] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socrates

[ii] http://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/

[iii] Max Plank, http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/max_planck.html/

[iv] NOVA: Dawn of Humanity DVD, http://www.shoppbs.org/home/index.jsp/

[v] Jesus on judging, negotiating

[vi] Matthew 7:2, The Bible

[vii] Matthew 5:25, The Bible

[viii] Luke 14:31-32, The Bible

[ix] Luke 1:1-4, The Bible

[x] http://thephilosopheronpolitics.worpress.com/

[xi] http://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/

[xii] http://www.ancient.eu/thermopylae/

[xiii] National Geographic The Greeks DVD, 2016, http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/weaponswar/p/blpwtherm.htm/

[xiv] https://thephilosopheronpolitics.wordpress.com/tag/voting/  TBC

[xv] PBS, “The Greeks”, 2016

[xvi] http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/foxtail-grass-and-your-dog/

We Got Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Right here in the USA, it Starts with “SCS” and that Stands for Social Class Structure Ver. 1.1.2
September 3, 2014

The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter, Retired
https://thephilosopheronpolitics.wordpress.com/tag/social-class

Introduction

This post is about finding harmony in your own personal social class. Developing close relationships outside of your own social class can result in disharmony, which is not something one would want to live with on a daily basis.

There seems to have developed five “Social Class Structures” within our national boundaries: “No College Education,” “First Generation College Educated,” and “Second-Third Generation College Educated,” “In God’s Kingdom,” and “Out of God’s Kingdom.” The effects of these five class structures on our nation are profound. When looking for a life partner, our soulmate, it’s important to find a partner that is in the same social class as you for the following reasons: both parties grew up and were raised in similar situation and those experiences will be in common to both parties; both parties’ parents are of the same social class thus can relate to their in-laws as well; mixing social classes is going to cause some friction in a partnership somewhere along the path of life, which is a situation no partnership should have to address. To meet someone in your own social class, you will need to place yourself in an environment where others of your social class gather. This could be as simple as choosing the right college or attending functions that your social class attends.

There are two blogs on the web that are of interest to anyone interested in national issues: https://thephilosopheronpolitics.wordpress.com/ and http://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/ . They both will be referenced in this post.

The Back Story

The information for this post is from an analysis of this philosopher’s family of origin and his experience with different social class structures in his personal adventure through life.

Who is this philosopher and Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter behind these two earth-shaking blogs, and where did those troubleshooting skills come from? In short, his parents; his father was a graduate of the University of Chicago and his mother a graduate of a girl’s college in Milwaukee when less than three percent of the women in this county had even seen a college campus. His mother had received an award from her high school for reading every book in the school library; she never went to bed without reading a book. Are these skills passed down through our DNA? Take a look at public figures like politicians, actors, musicians and singers. Proverbs that have been around for centuries: “Like father, like son;” “The chips don’t fall too far from the stump;” “Generals are not made, they are born.” – General George Patton. These indicate there is a transfer of skills from one generation to the next.

In the early 1940s, it was considered more important for a male to go to college than it was for females. Females went to college to marry a college man. This philosopher had five older sisters and two older brothers. Three sisters were in out-of-state college at the time of his birth and lost their college funding due to the financial strain of the new addition to the family. However, they all were in college long enough to marry college men. The other two sisters did not receive the opportunity to go to college from the family and married below their social middle class standing, resulting in a mismatch of social class and in unpleasant and unsuccessful relationships, which included physical and verbal abuse. This philosopher has experienced these same phenomena of marrying below his social class with unsuccessful results.

This philosopher’s father served in World War I as a veterinarian; his oldest brother served in World War II and another brother on the U.S.S. Enterprise as a radio operator and the latter went to college on the G.I. Bill. When his father died in his last semester in high school, his older sister, now influential in family affairs, decided he was not smart enough to go to college, despite his science teacher’s lobbying for him to study physics. His good grades in math and science did not hold up against the other subjects. His then oldest nearest sister stated, “You were lucky to graduate from high school; you will never make it in college.” He received an offer to go west and work in a saw mill in Oregon; this was the only offer on the table from his family. All of these social middle class children from his family of origin should have been sent off to college so they could meet a partner in the same social class in which they were raised. It is very difficult to meet someone in your middle class in a country saturated with lower working class citizens.

College Almost a Prerequisite

The situation is changing as we send more and more of our children to college. It now becomes important to send the kids to a college where they can meet a partner in their same social class. First generation college students should go to first generation colleges and second and third generation college students should go to colleges that promote this class of student.

Visualization Skills, Inherited or Developed

The military draft was still in effect when this philosopher graduated from high school and this philosopher ended up supporting the war effort in the South Pacific as a jet engine mechanic in the United States Air Force. At 22 years of age, he had earned the reputation as the “Top Gun Jet Engine Troubleshooter” on the flight line of this Material Air Transport Command that sent in helicopters and caskets into Vietnam. The helicopters were left in Vietnam and the caskets were filled with the fallen and were sent back to their families in the states. About 50,000 of the fallen from the Vietnam War were sent back to the states for their families to bury. Where did this visualization skill that made him the “Top Gun Jet Engine Troubleshooter” come from? Why was he the only one who had this skill? This visualization skill had to be passed down from his veterinarian father. Or were they developed by listening to the Sunday night stories on the radio?

Gunsmoke was a lot better on the radio than on television and in books. These listening and reading activities were a lot better at developing visualization skills than all the television and computer games combined. See https://thephilosopheronpolitics.wordpress.com/tag/visulization/

Having completed his military service with an honorable discharge, he followed his older brother’s example and attended an engineering technical school on the G.I. Bill. He majored in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Metallurgy and Physics, graduating in the top ten percent of his class. He received an offer from the then Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), one of two weapons labs managed by the University of California. LLNL then became the top national lab, extending its capabilities into energy, antiterrorist, biomedical, transportation and many more areas of expertise.

At LLNL, this philosopher, again, gained the reputation as the “Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter”, solving national crises issues on major government projects related to physics and engineering under the Departments of Energy and Defense, again by using the visualization skills he inherited from his father and/or developed through training.

A Philosopher, Developed or Inherited Skill

After about 10 years of service to UC, a co-worker, who was highly educated (PhD), with people skills, observed that this not-yet philosopher’s skill package was just like Plato’s and Aristotle’s and I should consider reading their works. I thought at the time that these two giant philosophers would be way above my ability to understand them. But after another decade, I acted on this suggestion and studied philosophy. Was this no-yet philosopher already a philosopher before ever reading a book on philosophy? Yes, this is probably the case. Was it an inherited skill? Yes, this is probably the case.

The Healing Power of Music

After 29 years in this troubleshooting activity, I was present during an industrial incident involving toxic fumes. This exposure resulted in a loss of my visualization skills and short-term memory function. This resulted in this philosopher leaving the workplace on a disability and retirement and a decade of therapy. This philosopher had set aside his banjo and guitar during this decade of therapy, until an incident involving an Arizona politician who took an assassin’s bullet to the head. She was receiving music therapy from a guitarist and making progress. This philosopher followed her lead and again began playing his banjo and guitar, and he started regaining what he had lost, his mental visualization skills and his short-term memory function.

Thus I decided to continue applying his troubleshooting skills to National Crises Issues, hence the two blogs on politics and religion. I focused on religion because religion was one of the main issues that caused the destruction of my own family of four plus the dog in addition to the mixed social class, middle and working classes. A social class is our main national enemy, and is now, in these 20th and 21st centuries, killing our citizens and this social class is extremely religious. Our nation and other nations, certainly have, out of good intentions, added so much onto the original objectives of the Messenger (the Savior), that visited this planet 2,000 years ago, that the emphasis is now more on the Messenger than on the message of the Messenger. How can this “killing of our citizens” situation be addressed when there is so much disparity in our belief systems? See:
https://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/tag/conclusion/
https://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/tag/baptism/

Class Structure

Social Class structure is really based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what you can do for yourself; ask what you can do for your country.” This was easy for JFK to say; he was brought up in a family at the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and JFK’s whole family was concerned about “Country,” because all their basic needs in life were already fulfilled (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow’s_hierarchy_of_needs). This Philosopher has noticed that first generation college students seem still concerned about meeting their own needs rather than that of the country. It’s hard to change how we were brought up by our parents. Were they concerned about meeting their everyday needs or were their everyday needs already met? If one is still concerned about meeting their everyday needs, their focus is going to be on themselves. If their everyday needs are already met, they can focus on the country.

    Meeting Life’s Needs – Not Just Physical, but Spiritual

How is it determined that someone’s everyday needs have been met? At this point this Philosopher thinks it best to refer to the blog: https://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/tag/conclusion/ as one’s everyday needs can be met by connecting with our Father in Heaven who will supply all our everyday needs. There are two additional class structures in the world in addition to upper class, middle class and working class which correlate with college education. These are those under the Kingdom of God and those outside the Kingdom of God. Thus it is not just a financial requirement to have our everyday needs met, but by one’s own belief system.
What is the result of a marriage between middle and working classes? Or partnering within God’s Kingdom with outside God’s Kingdom? One is concerned about them and the other is concerned about “country” or “world.” The checkbook is going to be an issue of concern as each will be supporting a different cause. This economic conflict could easily affect all of their interpersonal relations. This applies also to first generation college graduates and second or third generation college graduates, as their value systems will be different.

We Got Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Right here in the USA, it Starts with SCS and that Stands for Social Class Structure Ver. 1.1.0

    September 3, 2014 

      The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter, Retired

      This post is about finding harmony in your own personal social class.  Developing close relationships outside of your own social class can result in disharmony, not something one would want to live with on a daily basis.  

      There seems to have developed five “Social Class Structures” within our national boundaries: “No College Education”, “First Generation College Educated”, and “Second-Third etc. Generation College Educated”, “In Gods Kingdom”, “Out of Gods Kingdom”.  The effects on our nation of these five “Class Structures” are profound.  When looking for a life partner “Sole mate” its important to find a partner that is in the same social class as you for the following reasons: Both parties grew up and were raised in similar situation and those experiences will be in common to both parties; both parties parents are of the same social class thus can relate to their in-laws as well; mixing social classes is going to cause some friction in a partnership somewhere along the path of life, a situation no partnership should have to address.  To meet someone in your own social class you will need to place yourself in an environment where others of your social class gather.  This could be as simple as choosing the “right college” or attending functions that your social class attends. 

      There are two Blogs, on the Web, are of interest to anyone interested in national issues: https://thephilosopheronpolitics.wordpress.com/   and http://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/ .  They both will be referenced in this Post. 

      The information for this post is from an analysis of this Philosophers family of origin and his experience with different Social Class structures in his personal adventure through life.  

      Who is this Philosopher and Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter behind these two earth shaking Blogs” and where did those “Troubleshooting Skills” Come from?  In short his Parents; his Father was a graduate of the University of Chicago and his mother a graduate of a girl’s college in Milwaukee when less than three percent of the women in this county had even seen a college campus. His mother had received an award from her high school for reading every book in the school library; she never went to bed without reading a book. Are these skills passed down through our DNA?  Take a look at public figures like politicians, actors, musicians and singers. Proverbs that have been around for centuries: “Like Father like Son”, “The Chips don’t Fall far from the Stump” “Generals are not made, they are born” General George Patton, indicate there is a transfer of skills from one generation to the next. 

       In the early forties, it was considered more important for a “Male” to go to college than “Females”.  Females went to college to marry a “College Man”.  This philosopher had five older sisters, and two older brothers, three sisters were in out-of-state college at the time of his birth and lost their college funding due to the financial strain of the new addition to the family, however,  they all were in college long enough to marry PhD’s.  The other two sisters did not receive a “College Offer” from the family and married below their Social Middle Class standing resulting in a mismatch of “Social Class” resulting in not too pleasant or successful relationships, this Philosopher has experienced these same phenomena of marrying below his “Social Class” with unsuccessful results.  

      This Philosopher’s Father served in WWI as a Veterinarian, his oldest brother in WWII, and older brother on the USS Enterprise as a Radio Operator and went to college on the GI Bill.  When his Father died in his last semester in high school, his older sister, now influential in family affairs, decided he was not smart enough to go to college, despite his science teacher’s lobbying for him to study Physics, good grades in math and science did not hold up against the other subjects.  His then oldest nearest sister stated “You were lucky to graduate from high school; you will never make it in college”.  He received an offer to go west and work in a saw mill in Oregon; this was the only offer on the table from his “Family”.   All of these “Social Middle Class” children, from his family of origin, should have been sent off to college so they could meet a partner in the same social class in which they were raised.  It is very difficult to meet someone in your Middle Class in a country saturated with Lower Class citizens. 

      This situation is changing as we send more and more of our children to college.  It now becomes important to send the kids to a college where they can meet a partner in their same social class; First Generation College Students to First generation colleges and second and third etc. generation college students to colleges that promote this class of student.  

       “The Draft” was still in effect when this Philosopher graduated from high school and this Philosopher ended up supporting the war effort in the South Pacific as a “Jet Engine Mechanic” in the USAF.  At twenty-two years of age he had earned the reputation as “The Top Gun Jet Engine Troubleshooter”, on the Flight Line of this Material Air Transport Command, that sent in helicopters and caskets into Vietnam, the helicopters were left in Vietnam and the caskets were filled with the “The Fallen” and we sent then back to their families in the states about fifty-thousands of “The Fallen” from the Vietnam war.  Where did this “Visualization Skill” that made him “The Top gun Jet Engine Troubleshooter” come from, why was he the only one who had this skill? This “Visualization Skill” had to be passed down from his Veterinarian Father. 

       Having completed his military service with an “Honorable Discharge” he followed his older brother’s example and attended an Engineering Technical School in and studied “Mechanical Engineering Technology, Metallurgy and Physics, supported by the GI Bill.  Graduating in the top ten percent of his class he received an offer from the then Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) one of two Weapons Labs managed by The University of California. LLNL then became the Top National Lab extending its capabilities into Energy, Antiterrorist, Biomedical, Transportation and many more areas of expertise. 

       

      At LLNL this philosopher, again, gained the reputation as “The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter” solving National Crises issues on major government projects related to Physics and Engineering under the Departments of Energy and Defense again by using the “Visualization Skill” he inherited from his father.

       After about ten years of service to UC one of his highly educated (PhD’s), with people skills, observed that this Not-Yet Philosopher’s skill package was just like Plato and Aristotle’s and should consider reading their works.  He thought at the time that these two giant Philosophers would be way above his ability to understand them.  But after another decade he acted on this suggestion and studied Philosophy.  Was this Not-Yet Philosopher already a Philosopher before ever reading a book on Philosophy, probably so, an inherited skill, probably so.

       After twenty-nine years in this activity there was an “Industrial Incident” involving “Toxic Fumes”.  This exposure resulted in a loss of his “Visualization Skills” and “Short-Term Memory Function”.   This resulted in this Philosopher leaving the workplace on a disability and retirement and a decade of therapy.   This Philosopher had set aside his banjo and guitar during this decade of therapy, until an incident involving an Arizona politician who took an assassins bullet to the head.   She was receiving “Music Therapy” from a guitar and making progress.  This Philosopher followed her lead and again began playing his banjo and guitar, and he started regaining what he had lost, his “Mental Visualization Skills” and his “Short-Term Memory Function”.   

       Thus he decided to continue applying his “Troubleshooting Skills” to National Crises Issues, hence the two Blogs on Politics and Religion. ‘Religion”, because “Religion” was one of the main issue that caused the destruction of his own family of four plus the dog in addition to the mixed Social Class, Middle and working class and our main enemy that is killing our citizens is very religious. Certainly we have, out of good intentions, added so much onto the original objective of the messenger, that visited this planet two thousand years ago, that the emphasis is now more on the messenger than on the message of the messenger. 

       CLASS STRUCTURE is really based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.   John F. Kennedy said “Ask not what you can do for yourself; ask what you can do for your country”   This was easy for JFK to say, he was brought up in a family at the top on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, JFK’s whole family was concerned about “Country”, because all their basic needs in life were already fulfilled (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow’s_hierarchy_of_needs) .   This Philosopher has noticed that “First Generation College Graduates” seem still concerned about meeting their own needs rather than that of the “Country”.   It’s hard to change how we were brought up by our parents, were they concerned about meeting their “Everyday Needs” or were their “Everyday Needs” already met?   If one is still concerned about meeting their “Everyday Needs” their focus is going to be on themselves.  If their “Everyday Needs” are already met, they can focus on the “Country”. 

      How is it determined that someone’s “Everyday Needs” have been met?   At this point this Philosopher think it best to refer to the Blog: http://anewparadigminchristianthinking.wordpress.com/ as one’s “Everyday Needs” can be met by connecting with our “Father in Heaven” who will supply all our “Everyday Needs”.  There are two additional class structures in the world in addition to Upper Class, Middle Class and Working Class which correlate with college education: these are those under “The Kingdom of God” and those outside “The Kingdom of God”.   Thus it is not just a financial requirement to have our “Everyday Needs” met, but by one’s own belief system. 

      What is the result of a marriage between Middle and Working classes?  One is concerned about “Them” and the other is concerned about “Country” or “World”.   The checkbook is going to be an issue of concern as each will be supporting a different “Cause”.     This economic conflict could easily affect all of their “Interpersonal Relations”.  This applies also to first generation college graduates and second or third generation college graduates as their value systems will be different. 

We’ve got Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Right here in the USA, it starts with “V” and that stands for “Visualization”

The Top Gun National Crises Troubleshooter, Retired

May 15, 2013

I was identified as a troubleshooter when I was twenty-two years old serving in the USAF in the south Pacific as a Flight-Line Jet Engine Mechanic.  I seemed to have the ability to visualize the processes that were involved in a system and visualize a solution.  Later in life I used the same skills as a troubleshooter for the Energy and Defense Departments.  It has always intrigued me why I had these skills and others did not.   An inheritance form my father was my conclusion as my father was a doctor of Veterinarian Medicine and my mother was well educated as well.  This theory gave validity of “Skills” being inherited from our parents, a phenomenon easily observed in celebrity actors and vocalist.

But, lately I recalled my early childhood experience of every Sunday evening listing to stories, laid-out in front of the floor model radio, listening to “Gun Smoke” and “Johnny Dollar Insurance Investigator” and more.  As we listened to these stories we “Visualized” the story our minds had created and I think this is where this “Visualization Skill” was developed.  Was it developed in many others?  Probably, but not many made it to the forefront of technology.  I can recall some of my classmates at about the second grade level talk about watching “Zorro” on the television this would be about 1952.  Our family did not have a television until I was in high school so I had more “Visualization” training than some classmates.  I recall conversations with others who grew up in this generation saying that “Gun Smoke” on the radio was much better than “Gun Smoke” on the television.  The “Visualizations” we created in our own minds was better than what Hollywood had produced. 

I now believe it was this early training in “Visualization” that enabled me to “Visualize” the processes of systems in the high-tech world. 

The conclusion of this insight must be obvious: Let’s get back to reading our children stories from books and re-empower the radio stories for our children and loose the television, video movies, video games and U-tube and any source of distraction that gets in the way of “Visualization” training of our children, we will end up with a much empowered adults capable of “visualization”, now, an almost “Lost Generation” of “Visualization” specialist.