The “New Age” of “Tit for Tat” in “Character Assassination” — 12/04/2014

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In the USA, from Ferguson, Missouri  “popular” riots, rejection of the  “preliminary” jury verdict, going through all the “alleged” “police assault and murder” cases, all over the country,  to the Bill Cosby “alleged” “sexual assaults”, maybe, there is a truth in the saying “the Truth Will Set You Free”, but, these days, you may have to swim in a “sea” of “you know what” to reach it……..;+)

One thing seems to emerge though, through the lines drawn…….

On the one hand, the “alleged” “abusive killers”police officers “offenders” are “white” against “black” males, and on the other hand, the “alleged””sexual assault offender” is a “black” male “cultural  icon” and the “alleged” victims are “mostlY” “white” females…….

Even though with Barak Obama as the US President, you would be excused to wonder how come something like that can happen under his watch, unless something is amiss and hidden, talk about a typical Martin Luther King (MLK) era  “racial””standoff” trying to “cloud” the “Rainbow”and “muddy the water” of “racial harmony”…….

What is happening is a reminder of “tit for tat” in “character assassination” tactics……..

“Character assassination is a deliberate and sustained process that aims to destroy the credibility and reputation of a person, institution, social group, or nation. Agents of character assassinations employ a mix of open and covert methods to achieve their goals, such as raising false accusations, planting and fostering rumours, and manipulating information.”

“Character assassination is an attempt to tarnish a person’s reputation. It may involve exaggeration, misleading half-truths, or manipulation of facts to present an untrue picture of the targeted person. It is a form of defamation and can be a form of ad hominem argument.”

“For living individuals targeted by character assassination attempts, this may result in being rejected by their communityfamily, or members of their living or work environment. Such acts are often difficult to reverse or rectify, and the process is likened to a literal assassination of a human life. The damage sustained can last a lifetime or, for historical figures, for many centuries after their death.”

“In practice, character assassination may involve doublespeak, spreading of rumoursinnuendo or deliberate misinformation on topics relating to the subject’s morals, integrity, and reputation. It may involve spinning information that is technically true, but that is presented in a misleading manner or is presented without the necessary context. For example, it might be said that a person refused to pay any income tax during a specific year, without saying that no tax was actually owed due to the person having no income that year, or that a person was sacked from a firm, even though he may have been made redundant through no fault of his own, rather than being terminated for cause.”

“Charging an opponent with character assassination may have political benefits. In the hearings for Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States, supporters claimed that both Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill were victims of character assassination.

“The International Society for the Study of Character Assassination (ISSCA) specializes in the academic study and research of how character attacks and assassinations have been executed in both history and during contemporary times.”

“The effect of a character assassination driven by an individual is not equal to that of a state-driven campaign. The state-sponsored destruction of reputations, fostered by political propaganda and cultural mechanisms, can have more far-reaching consequences. One of the earliest signs of a society’s compliance to loosening the reins on the perpetration of crimes (and even massacres) with total impunity is when a government favors or directly encourages a campaign aimed at destroying the dignity and reputation of its adversaries, and the public accepts its allegations without question. The mobilisation toward ruining the reputation of adversaries is the prelude to the mobilisation of violence in order to annihilate them. Official dehumanisation has always preceded the physical assault of the victims.”

Veritas vos liberabit (Latin) is a variant of Veritas liberabit vos (the truth shall set you free), verse 8:32 of the Gospel of JohnPilate has the philosopher‘s response in verse 18:38: “Quid est veritas?” (“What is truth?”).”……….

“The English variant “And Ye Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Make You Free” is carved in stone in the OHB (Original Headquarters Building) of the Central Intelligence Agency.”………….

Something to remember that is adding to the confusion and the need for more vigilance on anybody’s part is that, these “character assassination”, and “tit for tat”, unfortunately, are true for “any” “color” of the “Rainbow”, and, anyone can be their victim……..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit_for_tat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_assassination
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veritas_vos_liberabit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.

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Immigrants Alien Nation Alienation Leading to the Break-Up of Western Culture & Civilization — 11/30/2014

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Try to immigrate to any Non-Western country and try not to obey the local language and customs and your head will still be spinning from the speed at which you have been “ejected/rejected”, and this is the best case scenario, in the worst, you will be put to death……;+)

Now, come to most Western Culture & Civilization countries like  Australia, Canada, the EU, New Zealand, the USA and your head will be spinning too, but, this time, from the break-up, rejection and integration refusal of most non-western cultures & civilizations immigrants………;+)

You will be amazed at how many “Alien Nation” Non-Western Cultures & Civilizations populations have become expert at “picking and choosing” Western Culture & Civilization items that fit their “social alienation” and “integration refusal” from Western Culture & Civilization……..;+)

A very fitting analogy is the Somalia sea waters pirates mode of operation. The immigrants, like the Somalia pirates, use a succession of “mother ships”, the different sort of international asylum refugees camps sponsored by Western Culture & Civilization humanitarian efforts, to bring their individual “skiffs” into the “mother lode” of one of the Western Culture & Civilization countries, exploiting them to support the culture & civilization of their countries of origin, despite the fact that these are the very cultures & civilizations that are killing them……..;+)

Instead of “learning” and “integrating” their new host Western Culture & Civilization, they conspire to overthrow their host Western Culture & Civilization to install their own country of origin culture & civilization, capitalizing on marxist dialectic reasoning, to turn Western Culture & Civilization weaknesses into weapons against it and in their favor, even though they had to flee to survive their own country of origin culture & civilization……..;+)

“According to Karl Marx, alienation is the systemic result of living in a socially stratified society, because being a mechanistic part of a social class alienates a person from his and her humanity. The theoretic basis of alienation within the capitalist mode of production is that the worker invariably loses the ability to determine his or her life and destiny, when deprived of the right to think (conceive) of himself as the director of his actions; to determine the character of said actions; to define their relationship with other people; and to own the things and use the value of the goods and services, produced with their labour. Although the worker is an autonomous, self-realised human being, as an economic entity, he or she is directed to goals and diverted to activities that are dictated by the bourgeoisie, who own the means of production, in order to extract from the worker the maximum amount of surplus value, in the course of business competition among industrialists.”

“For Marx, human history cannot be fitted into any neat a priori schema. He explicitly rejects the idea of Hegel’s followers that history can be understood as “a person apart, a metaphysical subject of which real human individuals are but the bearers”.To interpret history as though previous social formations have somehow been aiming themselves toward the present state of affairs is “to misunderstand the historical movement by which the successive generations transformed the results acquired by the generations that preceded them”. Marx’s rejection of this sort of teleology was one reason for his enthusiastic (though not entirely uncritical) reception of Darwin’s theory of natural selection.

“For Marx, dialectics is not a formula for generating predetermined outcomes, but is a method for the empirical study of social processes in terms of interrelations, development, and transformation. In his introduction to the Penguin edition of Marx’s CapitalErnest Mandel writes, “When the dialectical method is applied to the study of economic problems, economic phenomena are not viewed separately from each other, by bits and pieces, but in their inner connection as an integrated totality, structured around, and by, a basic predominant mode of production.”

“Marx’s own writings are almost exclusively concerned with understanding human history in terms of systemic processes, based on modes of production (broadly speaking, the ways in which societies are organized to employ their technological powers to interact with their material surroundings). This is called historical materialism. More narrowly, within the framework of this general theory of history, most of Marx’s writing is devoted to an analysis of the specific structure and development of the capitalist economy.”

“For his part, Engels applies a “dialectical” approach to the natural world in general, arguing that contemporary science is increasingly recognizing the necessity of viewing natural processes in terms of interconnectedness, development, and transformation. Some scholars have doubted that Engels’ “dialectics of nature” is a legitimate extension of Marx’s approach to social processes. Other scholars have argued that despite Marx’s insistence that humans are natural beings in an evolving, mutual relationship with the rest of nature, Marx’s own writings pay inadequate attention to the ways in which human agency is constrained by such factors as biology, geography, and ecology.”

“Apart from their delusions, people with delusional disorder may continue to socialize and function in a normal manner and their behaviour does not generally seem odd or bizarre. However, the preoccupation with delusional ideas can be disruptive to their overall lives.”

 A person with delusional disorder may be high functioning in daily life, and this disorder bears no relation to one’s IQ. . According to German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, patients with delusional disorder remain coherent, sensible and reasonable. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM) defines six subtypes of the disorder characterized as erotomanic (believes that someone is in love with him or her), grandiose (believes that s/he is the greatest, strongest, fastest, richest, and/or most intelligent person ever), jealous (believes that the love partner is cheating on him/her), persecutory(delusions that the person or someone to whom the person is close is being malevolently treated in some way), somatic (believes that he/she has a disease or medical condition), and mixed, i.e., having features of more than one subtype. Delusions also occur as symptoms of many other mental disorders, especially the other psychotic disorders.””

“The DSM-IV, and psychologists, generally agree that personal beliefs should be evaluated with great respect to cultural and religious differences, since some cultures have widely accepted beliefs that may be considered delusional in other cultures.”

“Grandiose delusions (GD) or delusions of grandeur are principally a subtype of delusional disorder that occurs in patients suffering from a wide range of mental illnesses, including two-thirds of patients in manic state of bipolar disorder, half of those with schizophrenia and a substantial portion of those with substance abuse disorders. GDs are characterized by fantastical beliefs that one is famous, omnipotent, wealthy, or otherwise very powerful. The delusions are generally fantastic and typically have a supernaturalscience-fictional, or religious theme. There is a relative lack of research into GD, in comparison to persecutory delusions and auditory hallucinations. About 10% of healthy people experience grandiose thoughts but do not meet full criteria for a diagnosis of GD.”

Talk about “mixed””grandiose””delusional””disintegration”.of Western Culture & Civilization…..;+)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_alienation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marx%27s_theory_of_alienation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectical_materialism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delusional_disorder
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandiose_Delusion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Nation:_Common_Sense_About_America%27s_Immigration_Disaster
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VDARE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Nation_(film)

The (Not So) Slow Return to “Stateless Society”, The “Law of the Jungle”, the Old/New “Social Contract” from “ThanksGiving Black Friday” to “Homelessness Malediction” ;+) — 11/29/2014

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Confused by the “everyone for oneself” of “ThanksGiving”” Black Friday” shopping “orgy”, while others are preaching in MegaChurches for the “Homeless”, and, in the mean time, everyone else, from ISIL/ISIS, Boko Haram, Ukraine, Communist Maoist China, Communist Leninist/Stalinist North Korea/Russia/USSR/Viet Nam, Fundamentalist Islam Shia Iran and Fundamentalist Islam Sunni Turkey “got it”, a long time ago, and have been taking advantage of “it”since?

Welcome to a “vivid” reminder, if that was necessary, of the “eternal” “social contract” that “Over-Nature” “Cultures” and “Civilizations”, try and fail ,to remedy, the “Law of Real Nature”, not Walt Disney’s Hollywood’s, the “Law of the Jungle”……..;+)

“The law of the jungle” is an expression that means “every man for himself,” “anything goes,” “survival of the strongest,” “survival of the fittest,” “kill or be killed,” “dog eat dog” and “eat or be eaten,”. The Oxford English Dictionary, defines the Law of the Jungle as “the code of survival in jungle life, now usually with reference to the superiority of brute force or self-interest in the struggle for survival.” It is also known as jungle law or frontier justice.”

“The phrase was used in a poem by Rudyard Kipling to describe the obligations and behaviour of a wolf in a pack. However, this use of the term has been overtaken in popularity by the other interpretations above.”

“”NOW this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky,
And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die.

As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back;
For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

Wash daily from nose tip to tail tip; drink deeply, but never too deep;
And remember the night is for hunting and forget not the day is for sleep.

The jackal may follow the tiger, but, cub, when thy whiskers are grown,
Remember the wolf is a hunter—go forth and get food of thy own.

Keep peace with the lords of the jungle, the tiger, the panther, the bear;
And trouble not Hathi the Silent, and mock not the boar in his lair.

When pack meets with pack in the jungle, and neither will go from the trail,
Lie down till the leaders have spoken; it may be fair words shall prevail.

When ye fight with a wolf of the pack ye must fight him alone and afar,
Lest others take part in the quarrel and the pack is diminished by war.”

—Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)

“A stateless society is a society that is not governed by a state. In stateless societies, there is little concentration of authority; most positions of authority that do exist are very limited in power and are generally not permanently held positions; and social bodies that resolve disputes through predefined rules tend to be small. Stateless societies are highly variable in economic organization, and cultural practices.

“While stateless societies were the norm in human prehistory, few stateless societies exist today; almost the entire global population resides within the jurisdiction of sovereign states. In some regions nominal state authorities may be very weak and wield little or no actual power. Over the course of history most stateless peoples have been integrated into the state-based societies around them.

“Some political philosophies, particularly anarchism, regard the state as an unwelcome institution and consider stateless societies as an ideal.”

“Social Darwinism is a modern name given to various theories of society that emerged in the United States and Europe in the 1870s, and which sought to apply biological concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest to sociology and politics. Social Darwinists generally argue that the strong should see their wealth and power increase while the weak should see their wealth and power decrease. Different social Darwinists have different views about which groups of people are the strong and the weak, and they also hold different opinions about the precise mechanism that should be used to promote strength and punish weakness. Many such views stress competition between individuals in laissez-faire capitalism, while others motivated ideas of eugenicsracismimperialism,  fascismNazism and struggle between national or racial groups.

“The term social Darwinism gained widespread currency when used after 1944 by opponents of these earlier concepts. Today, because of the negative connotations of the theory of social Darwinism, especially after the atrocities of the Second World War, few people would describe themselves as social Darwinists and the term is generally seen as pejorative.

Creationists have often maintained that social Darwinism—leading to policies designed to make the weak perish—is a logical consequence of “Darwinism” (the theory of natural selection in biology). Biologists and historians have stated that this is a naturalistic fallacy, since the theory of natural selection is merely intended as a description of a biological phenomenon and should not be taken to imply that this phenomenon is good or that it ought to be used as a moral guide in human society. Social Darwinism owed more to Herbert Spencer‘s ideas, together with genetics and a Protestant Nonconformist tradition with roots in Hobbes and Malthus, than to Charles Darwin‘s research. While most scholars recognize some historical links between the popularisation of Darwin’s theory and forms of social Darwinism, they also maintain that social Darwinism is not a necessary consequence of the principles of biological evolution.

“Scholars debate the extent to which the various social Darwinist ideologies reflect Charles Darwin’s own views on human social and economic issues. His writings have passages that can be interpreted as opposing aggressive individualism, while other passages appear to promote it. Some scholars argue that Darwin’s view gradually changed and came to incorporate views from the leading social interpreters of his theory such as Spencer, but Spencer’s Lamarckian evolutionary ideas about society were published before Darwin first published his theory, and both promoted their own conceptions of moral values. Spencer supported laissez-faire capitalism on the basis of his Lamarckian belief that struggle for survival spurred self-improvement which could be inherited.”

“The development of modern morality is a process closely tied to the Sociocultural evolution of different peoples of humanity. Some evolutionary biologists, particularly sociobiologists, believe that morality is a product of evolutionary forces acting at an individual level and also at the group level through group selection (though to what degree this actually occurs is a controversial topic in evolutionary theory). Some sociobiologists contend that the set of behaviors that constitute morality evolved largely because they provided possible survival and/or reproductive benefits (i.e. increased evolutionary success). Humans consequently evolved “pro-social” emotions, such as feelings of empathy or guilt, in response to these moral behaviors. Conversely, it has been argued by other biologists that humans developed truly moral, altruistic instincts.

“On this understanding, moralities are sets of self-perpetuating and biologically-driven behaviors which encourage human cooperation. Biologists contend that all social animals, from ants to elephants, have modified their behaviors, by restraining immediate selfishness in order to improve their evolutionary fitness. Human morality, though sophisticated and complex relative to other animals, is essentially a natural phenomenon that evolved to restrict excessive individualism that could undermine a group’s cohesion and thereby reducing the individuals’ fitness. On this view, moral codes are ultimately founded on emotional instincts and intuitions that were selected for in the past because they aided survival and reproduction (inclusive fitness). Examples: the maternal bond is selected for because it improves the survival of offspring; the Westermarck effect, where close proximity during early years reduces mutual sexual attraction, underpins taboos against incest because it decreases the likelihood of genetically risky behaviour such as inbreeding.”

“The phenomenon of ‘reciprocity‘ in nature is seen by evolutionary biologists as one way to begin to understand human morality. Its function is typically to ensure a reliable supply of essential resources, especially for animals living in a habitat where food quantity or quality fluctuates unpredictably. For example, some vampire bats fail to feed on prey some nights while others manage to consume a surplus. Bats that did eat will then regurgitate part of their blood meal to save a conspecific from starvation. Since these animals live in close-knit groups over many years, an individual can count on other group members to return the favor on nights when it goes hungry (Wilkinson, 1984) Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce (2009) have argued that morality is a suite of behavioral capacities likely shared by all mammals living in complex social groups (e.g., wolves, coyotes, elephants, dolphins, rats, chimpanzees). They define morality as “a suite of interrelated other-regarding behaviors that cultivate and regulate complex interactions within social groups.” This suite of behaviors includes empathy, reciprocity, altruism, cooperation, and a sense of fairness. In related work, it has been convincingly demonstrated that chimpanzees show empathy for each other in a wide variety of contexts. They also possess the ability to engage in deception, and a level of social ‘politics’ prototypical of our own tendencies for gossip and reputation management.”

“Christopher Boehm (1982) has hypothesized that the incremental development of moral complexity throughout hominid evolution was due to the increasing need to avoid disputes and injuries in moving to open savanna and developing stone weapons. Other theories are that increasing complexity was simply a correlate of increasing group size and brain size, and in particular the development of theory of mindabilities. Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion suggested that our morality is a result of our biological evolutionary history and that the moral Zeitgeist helps describe how morality evolves from biological and cultural origins and evolves with time within a culture.”

“A British poll found that the most important moral points among young people were looking after ones family and putting others before yourself.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Law_of_the_Jungle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontier_justice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_West
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stateless_society
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle_Book
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_Jungle_Book
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_Jungle_Book
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Might_makes_right
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Darwinism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morality

“Hunger Games” Movies Cancellation/Postponement and the “Umbrella Revolution” — 11/21/2014

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They may not be your kind of entertainment or your choice of political expression, but, the symbolic “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” “Three Middle Fingers” salute in the  “Hunger Games” movies triggered a serie of events, from presentation postponement in China and cancellation in Thailand, in addition to students arrests in Thailand and additional focus on the “Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong, China, as they seem to have touched a “democracy” “popular aspiration””raw nerve” in Asia……..;+)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/11/20/why-are-china-and-thailand-scared-of-the-hunger-games/
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/thai-cinema-chain-pulls-latest-hunger-games-after-salute-arrests-n252506
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2840435/Protesters-flash-Hunger-Games-sign-Thai-PM.html
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/19/anti-coup-protesters-flash-hunger-games-sign-in-front-junta-leader-cum-prime/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libert%C3%A9,_%C3%A9galit%C3%A9,_fraternit%C3%A9
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Games
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Games_(film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392170/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951265/
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_hunger_games/
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_hunger_games_mockingjay_part_1/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_(TV_series)

Is a Billionaire/Millionaire Homeless Sleeping in the Street Time Tax Deductible? — 11/21/2014

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It could be called “From Wall Street to Main Street Gutter” and looks like a temporary research assignment in social work thesis studies about homelessness ……;+)

But, on second reading, it looks more like a Wall  Street “unemployable” trader reconversion capitalizing on, hopefully, one future NYT top readers list publications, at best, and tax deductions documentation for estimated daily “burn rate”, at least…….;+)

Welcome to the new US Billionaire/Millionaire gig………..;+)

Imagine Gingling Bell on the street corner as the only way to avoid freezing solid in this “artic freeze”weather wave………:+(

“The shocking reality is that nearly one in 30 children in America experiences homelessness every year, according to a recent study by the National Center for Family Homelessness.”
 
Covenant House, an organization that helps homeless youth, is holding its fourth annual Sleep OutExecutive Edition in New York City, where they invite more than 200 executives to actually sleep on the street for a night to raise money — and awareness. The motto is “We sleep out so others don’t have to.” “

“In February 1990, Covenant House founder and President Father Ritter was forced to step down in the wake of allegations of sexual and financial misconduct, beginning with the accusations of Kevin Kite. Soon after, more accusations surfaced, as four more men came forward claiming to have been sexually involved with Father Ritter. Manhattan District Attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau, began looking into possible financial improprieties or the use of false documentation by Covenant House officials. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced that it was ending its investigation of Father Ritter’s alleged financial misconduct and would not file criminal charges, on the day after his resignation.

“Covenant House’s board of directors immediately commissioned an independent investigation conducted by private investigative firm Kroll Associates, and one of the top law firms in the country, Cravath, Swaine & Moore. After a five-month investigation, 150 interviews, and the poring over of thousands of pages of documents, their report noted that on the subject of sexual misconduct, “none of the allegations, when viewed individually, can be proved beyond any question.” Nonetheless, the report confirmed, the “cumulative” evidence against Father Ritter was “extensive.”

“Their report also cited a number of minor financial irregularities, but added that fundraising was professionally and efficiently managed. Sister Mary Rose McGeady, then associate director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Brooklyn, became President of Covenant House, instituting both financial and program-related reforms.”

Is it that, in this economy, even homeless money attracts all kinds of “hedge funds” operators?????……;+)

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102205777
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covenant_House
http://www.covenanthouse.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedge_fund

You Cannot Solve Global Issues Just by Throwing Money at Them, From Ebola Fight in Africa to the New Globalization, Most People Confuse Quantity and Quality — 11/20/2014

For Your Entertainment (FYE), now that everyone realizes that you cannot catch up on lack of adequate methods and procedures that are the results of long cultural and civilizational evolution……;+)

Some people call the attitude of recognizing the issue of “quality” not just “quantity”  in the developing world incapacity to “autonomy””emancipation” and “ability to make and enforce their own decisions”,”patronizing”;
but, interestingly, they come right back to prevent  children or adults handicapped to be declared “competent”……

Unfortunately, for them and for the world, a lot of developing countries are “culturally and civilizationally” “incompetent”, regarding the “New World/Western World” “necessary methods and procedures knowledge and ability”, and, despite all the efforts, monetary, educational and otherwise, thrown at them, do not show signs that they will be “competent”, anytime soon……..

“Competence concerns the mental capacity of an individual to participate in legal proceedings or transactions, and the mental condition a person must have to be responsible for his or her decisions or acts. Competence is an attribute that is decision specific. Depending on various factors which typically revolve around mental function integrity, an individual may or may not be competent to make a particular medical decision, a particular contractual agreement, to execute an effective deed to real property, or to execute a will having certain terms. Depending on the state, a guardian or conservator may be appointed by a court for a person who satisfies the state’s tests for general incompetence, and the guardian or conservator exercises the incompetent’s rights for the incompetent. Defendants who do not possess sufficient “competence” are usually excluded from criminal prosecution, while witnesses found not to possess requisite competence cannot testify. The English equivalent is fitness to plead.”

“Generally, a person has the capacity or competence to make the decision to enter into a contract if the person has the ability to understand and appreciate, to the extent relevant, all of the following: (a) The rights, duties, and responsibilities created by, or affected by the decision. (b) The probable consequences for the decisionmaker and, where appropriate, the persons affected by the decision. (c) The significant risks, benefits, and reasonable alternatives involved in the decision.”

“Competency was used to determine whether individual Native Americans could use land that was allotted to them from the General Allotment Act (GAA) also known as the Dawes Act. The practice was used after in 1906 with the passing of the Burk Act, also known as the forced patenting act. This Act further amended the GAA to give the Secretary of the Interior the power to issue allotees a patent in fee simple to people classified ‘competent and capable.’ The criteria for this determination is unclear but meant that allotees deemed ‘competent’ by the Secretary of the Interior would have their land taken out of trust status, subject to taxation, and could be sold by the allottee.
The Act of June 25, 1910 further amends the GAA to give the Secretary of the Interior the power to sell the land of deceased allotees or issue patent and fee to legal heirs. This decision is based on a determination made by the Secretary of Interior whether the legal heirs are ‘competent’ or ‘incompetent’ to manage their own affairs.”

The questions, now, are:

  1. If the US Secretary of the Interior can find Native Americans, living in the most advanced country in the world, the USA, “incompetent”, and make decisions for them, how do we let people in Low Developing Countries (LDCs), that are and ever will be for the foreseeable future, less “competent” than the Native Americans, make decisions that have consequences on the life or death of the all world?
  2. If, some countries are “incompetent”, how do we assure the well being and security of theit population?
  3. Are we prepared to accept that, most, “incompetent” countries will, never, be “competent”, and assume responsibility for their well being and security?
  4. If not, are we prepared to assume the logical conclusion to “let the incompetent countries be” and stop the “knee jerk reaction” of trying to salvage what, unfortunately is “unsalvageable”?
  5. Are we prepared to adjust and shift the global data collection from just “quantity” evaluation and recognize the prmary value of “quality” evaluation, defying Political Correctness(PC)?
  6. Are we prepared to work from real data and shift globally from “tatemae” and “honne” to a WYSIWYG recognition behavior even though it may not be Politically Correct (PC)?
  7. Are we prepared to recognize evolution, heredity, culture and civilization, as the major factors they are in the “survival” of the human and other species to moderate the “conservationism” attitude prevalent in Islam, Communism , Middle Eastern Religions and most Low Developing Countries (LDCs), today, preventing their positive evolution to survival and progress to reach the hypothetical “Omega Point”?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/world/africa/ebola-response-in-liberia-is-hampered-by-infighting-.html?_r=0
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102196939
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competence_(law)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competency_evaluation_(law)
http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=242
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Le Francais Converti a l’Islam “Coupeur de Cabeche” d’ISIL/ISIS Reconnu,The ISIL/ISIS French Muslim Convert Beheader Recognized — 11/18/2014

For Your Entertainment (FYE)

Like the Islamic invasion of Europe in the Middle Age, the words “coupeur de cabeche”, “beheader” in French,  is coming from the Muslim Moorish Occupied Spain spanish language, “cazador de cabezas “…….

The ISIL/ISIS beheadings throw us back into the thick of successful counter-insurrection in the Maghreb in the 1960s, the Algiers Casbah battle, General Massu and the French Special Operations Forces(SOFs) 10e DP Airborne Units who “cleaned up” the Casbah only with knives and respnding “tit for tat” to the insurrection who slaughtered French soldiers by cutting their throats and their genitals, putting the genitals in the corpse mouth and turning the corpse in prayer toward Mecca, the Holy base of Islam.

General Massu units did the same, with one exception, they turned the corpses toward the Vatican and Rome, like the Crusaders use to do before them…….

One thing though, these “uncivilized” actions really put a damper on the insurrection who thought twice before attacking French units again……..

There is something to be said about “psychological operations” and the tactics of “the carrot and the stick”…….

Unfortunately, for now, ISIL/ISIS knows the West better than the West knows itself and ISIL/ISIS.

They use it to their advantage by conducting very “emotional” beheadings videos campaigns…….

However, the rapes, the tortures and the genocidal mass graves are “off cameras”, but, are very effective as a “stick” tactic with the targeted local populations in the Middle East and Africa……

The weakest point of the West and its strongest point, at the same time, is its skittish sensitivity toward mayhem, unless it is in Hollywood movies……

Unfortunately, to win against such adversaries as ISIL/ISIS and other Islamic or Communist terrorists, will require “Special Operations Forces(SOFs)” “boots on the ground” supported by adequate “technicals” and using appropriate “no holds barred” tactics to win decisively…….

“”Tit for tat” is an English saying meaning “equivalent retaliation“. It is also a highly effective strategy in game theory for the iterated prisoner’s dilemma. The strategy was first introduced by Anatol Rapoport in Robert Axelrod‘s two tournaments, held around 1980. Notably, it was (on both occasions) both the simplest strategy and the most successful in direct competition.

“An agent using this strategy will first cooperate, then subsequently replicate an opponent’s previous action. If the opponent previously was cooperative, the agent is cooperative. If not, the agent is not. This is similar to superrationality and reciprocal altruism in biology.”

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