Allopoietic Nation-State Necrosis and the Autopoietic Reformation Option:
Implicit Association Tests, Decision Theories, and Aesthetics
Dallas F. Bell, Jr.
1. Anatomy of Allopoietic
Governments and their officials
are guided by a theology that epistemologically calibrates what is considered
good and what is considered evil. In this sense all governments
are theocracies. Paulette Otis works with the United States Marine
Corps on cultural awareness. Her 2006 paper in the American Intelligence
that the U.S. intelligence community is beginning to understand the
significance of religion.
All theological beliefs can
be measured by compliance with or noncompliance with Natural Laws of
Those people having a T1 goal of compliance with all ten NLF and their
subsets form First World systems. People that have a T2 goal of
compliance with 5-9 NLF create Second World systems. Third World
systems are formed by those that have T3 goals of compliance with 0-4
The Periodic Table of Elements, Factors, and Variables
of Systematic Political Science maps the potential of T1, T2 and T3
systems of belief. The target of the eigenstate is where the position
level is 100 percent known and the momentum is parallel to the T propagation
direction. Potentially the T1 system can enable the efficient
collective achievement of all five common human needs. The T2
system may achieve the first need of survival while the T3 system can
not collectively achieve the basic survival level.
Historically, it can be observed
that at level 3 of a T1 system the majority or P1 of T beliefs shifts
to T2 and the P2 or near majority has T1 beliefs with the P3 having
T3 beliefs. In level 4 of the T1 system the P2 is T3 and the P3
is T1. The final level 5 has a P1 of T3, a P2 of T2 and a P3 of
T1. A T2 system shifts in level 2 from a P1 of T2 to T3, a P2
of T3 shifts to T2 and T1 remains the P3.
The shifting to noncompliance
of NLF is destructive and spells the death of the allopoietic nation-state.
The anatomy of necrosis begins with T2 and T3 beliefs. The laws
from individuals with those beliefs shape the autopoietic institutions
of family, church, business, and government. Ultimately, T3 laws and
behavior will prevail and all societies end either by a catastrophic
crisis (Jerem. 29:17-19) such as is believed concerning the Mayan civilization
and the region of Sodom--or--by revolution and war where another entity
gains control such as post World War II Japan and Germany--or--by
rational means from a voluntary acceptance by the P1 of T1 beliefs and
compliance with all 10 NLF. That reformation is recorded to have
occurred in ancient Israel and in the modern day U.S. Its aspect
of peaceful compliance with NLF warrants a closer look for people that
seek a rational option to necrosis/death.
2. The Autopoietic
Globally all Muslim, Buddhist,
Hindu, and Darwinist nation-states are in the last level. Their
condition of necrosis is evidenced by their murder of people with T1
beliefs. All the nation-states founded with T1 Judeo-Christian
beliefs are in the next to last level. This characterization is
documented by their enslavement of their citizenry with oppressive 50
percent tax rates and lawfully murdering unborn babies and the helpless.
The next level will join them to the rest of the dying world in murdering
people with T1 beliefs. Those attempts to stop T1 truth are as
futile as attempting to stop gravity by killing those that recognize
the reality of gravity. The rational option for the end of that
violent future is reformation by the P1 toward a T1 compliance with
all 10 NLF.
Post tenebras lux (Latin
for after darkness light) is the motto on the monument in Geneva, Switzerland,
for the reformation that occurred in the 1500's. Reformation
is often used to describe that historic shift in the T1 institution
of church toward more alignment with NLF. A result of that reformation
was the T1 nation-state called the United States of America. The
creation of the U.S. led to an autopoietic foreign policy to bring other societies into compliance
with NLF, notably post WWII Germany and Japan mentioned previously.
Since the U.S. shift of the P1 to T2 and the P2 to T3 many T1 attempts
have been defeated by the U.S. citizenry who have the same T2 and T3
beliefs of U.S. enemies such as in Vietnam and Iraq.
Reformation was described by Jonathan Edwards as revival. Revival meant that
people with T1 beliefs revived or reaffirmed their T1 beliefs.
Edwards listed four signs that a revival had taken place.(1 John 4)
First, there is an increase of esteem for Jesus. Second, Satan's
kingdom is attacked. Third, people love the scriptures more.
Fourth, people are led away from falsehood into truth. Some scholars
allude to this shift toward NLF in the U.S. as the Great Awakening.
Robert W. Fogel, a 1993 Nobel
Prize winner in economics, documents four great awakenings in the U.S.
William G. McLaughlin, a professor at Brown University, identified five
such awakenings. The first awakening led to the Puritan settlements
in the U.S. during the 1600's. The second was in the 1700's
headed by Jonathan Edwards which led to the successful war for independence
from England and the adoption of a constitution, the covenant
or contract between the people and the government, based on biblical
authority. The third led to the end of slavery in the 1800's.
The fourth oversaw voting rights for women in the early 1900's.
In the late 1900's a movement called the moral majority was pro-life
and sought tax reform.
Each U.S. awakening had a different
specific emphasis which led to societal reform. Those reformations
to general T1 beliefs by individuals affected the institutions of family,
church, business, and government toward compliance with NLF. The
reformation option led to more efficient achievement of common needs
and freedom for all people in the society.
That reformation cycle is not
unique to the U.S. For example, ancient Israel was led out of
Egyptian slavery by Moses and Joshua. Saul became the King after
a period of judges. David and Solomon established the Israeli
kingdom. But Solomon's noncompliance with all NLF led to the
nation being divided geographically. Later leaders such as Josiah
(2 Kings 22:8-20), Ezra (Ezra
10:1-17), Nehemiah (Neh. 13:11-31), and Jehoshaphat
(2 Chron. 19:1-11) turned toward
compliance with NLF. It does not seem to matter if leaders govern
for short periods as in the U.S. (4 years) or for longer periods as
the case in Israel (as much as 40 years). Reformation must occur
or the nation-state dies.
3. Implicit Association
Quickly determining T beliefs
and especially reformation of many individuals may be difficult.
Without a behavioral history to map explicit self-report measures may
be used. This involves the individuals honestly and voluntarily
revealing inner beliefs. Motivation, bias, lack of introspection,
poor memory, etc. present questions of accuracy of that method. Implicit Association
Tests (IAT) are
designed to measure the strength of association between mental objects
in memory. This testing method attempts to find unconscious affects
IAT's require respondents
to rapidly sort items from four different categories into groups.
For example, a Christian IAT may first use the symbol of a cross against
others religious symbols to identify the Christian icon by the respondents.
Then words are associated and identified as good (e.g. joy) and bad
(e.g. anger). Next the good words are associated with the Christian
icon, cross, and bad words are associated with other religious icons.
The last step is reversed to associate bad words with the cross and
good words with other religious symbols. The end would include
a set of explicit multiple choice questions for the respondents to self-report
whether they believe they are sympathetic to Christianity or not.
Of course, the time allocated must be decreased for respondents with
higher problem solving abilities and time increased for those with lesser
than average abilities. A study of the strength of the associations
may indicate a correlation between beliefs and behavior.
Gottlob Frege said math is
reducible to logic and a symbol denotes a thing. Noam Chomsky,
a socialist, said that Frege's observation may not apply to semantics.
He pointed out that there is no relation between a word and an object.
Take the word 'dog' for example. The word 'dog' is just
a symbol and not related to the object 'dog' nor the dog's sound.
The letters d, o, and g are not innate to mean
dog in all languages. Any other symbol could be used. However,
the logic and order of symbols is innate--subject, verb, and object.
All things communicated in the symbols of words can be communicated
in math. Granted the tangible (i.e. geometry of triangles) are
more common than the intangible (i.e. love and justice). Like
the semantic ingredients of speech math must behave with the same thoughts,
if not the same syntax or order itself of subject, verb, and object.
Words have phonetic (Greek
phonetikos for sound with the voice) components for speaking.
Verbal communication does have innate sounds such as sobbing to express
pain, screaming to express fear, and laughter to express happiness.
Other innate subtleties of communication are voice inflection and gestures
such as smiles and frowns. For example, a husband asks his wife
what she thinks about breaking their plans for dinner so that he can
go to a ballgame with friends. The wife may say "go" implying
that it is okay for the husband to attend the ballgame--subject, verb,
and object. If the wife had a frown and angry inflection in her
voice she really did not agree with her verbal comment to "go".
If she had smiled her communication would have been more consistent
with the word "go."
Thomas Aquinas wrote that language regarding the
infinite T1 God communicating with finite man may be either univocally
(a word means the same thing whenever used), or equivocally (the same
word may have a different meaning in a different context), or analogically
(the same word use is intended to be used differently for comparison.)
The IAT must consider all the
mechanics of communication to be an accurate reflection of beliefs.
4. Decision Theories
Neil Smelser proposed that
there are six things necessary for the development of a social movement.
Smelser's value-added theory (strain theory) includes structural conduciveness,
structural strain, general belief, precipitating factors, mobilization
for action, and failure of social control. Beginning with the
Boston tea party over taxation, followed by a day of prayer and fasting,
Americans embarked on a war for independence.
Many of Smelser's items can
be seen in the birth of the U.S. His critics indicate that he
incorrectly views all strains on society as disruptive--functionalism.
The U.S. example demonstrates that reformation leads to a more efficient
and better functioning society. If that is valued it should be
Summum bonum (Latin
for highest good) describes the ultimate end which humans should pursue.
Utilitarianism identifies the highest good as happiness. Deontologism
identifies the highest good as virtue or duty. Good could be identified
when happiness and virtue are combined. Since people do not behave
in optimal ways (compliance with NLF) descriptive decision theory describes
what people actually do. Normative or prescriptive decision theory
identifies the best decision to take given the conditions and is the
model for the systematic political science periodic table. The
eigenstates of NLF compliance differs in reality to what could be.
Value theories look at how
people negatively and positively value things or ascribe good.
Axiology (Greek for value) studies the notions of value in the fields
of ethics and aesthetics. Ethics, logic, and aesthetics form the
three normative sciences according to concepts in philosophy.
Aesthetics deals with the nature of beauty and with judgments concerning
Alexander G. Baumgarten coined
the term aesthetics (1835) to mean a science of how things are known
through the senses. Prior to that time David Hume called this
science the standards or judgments of taste. Judgments regarding
aesthetic value rely on discrimination at the sensory level. What
makes something beautiful, harmonious, humorous, or horrible to a person
is their choice. For example, a small girl falls into a river
and screams for help. Scenario one a man jumps in and pulls the
girl safely to shore. Scenario two a man stands on the shore and
laughs as the girl drowns. Most people would say that scenario
one is good and scenario two is evil. Jeremiah 31:33-34 says that God
made a covenant with man to put His law (NLF) in our hearts. Good
may be chosen but life comes from an acceptable relationship with the
Divine maker of human neurons and natural law--God (John 3:16).
When this occurs mankind can be saved from evil and the sting of death.
Human neurons behave as logic gates in computers under the control of
its theological program. Humans have been programmed to recognize
NLF truth, good and evil, and beauty. This is why seeing an eagle
fly is naturally more beautiful than seeing a dead bug, or seeing a
rainbow is naturally more beautiful than seeing an igneous rock.
Each person chooses the logic path of compliance or noncompliance to
follow. Whether the academic approach is biological or philosophical
aesthetics should be studied methodically and recognize that all sciences
Symmetry is order and order
is designed for efficiency and appreciation by intellect. In music
the notes aren't random but are orderly and efficient, and capable
of being enjoyed by intellects. Math and poetry are equally as
beautiful. Paul Erdö>s compared the beauty of numbers to
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Astronomers appreciate that the
moon is the perfect size and distance from the sun to study the sun's
surface during an eclipse. The sunrise and sunset, spring flowers,
fall leaves, and white winter snows all point to the Divine designer
of all NL.
Rejecting NLF and reformation
requires intentional hostility toward their symmetry and efficiency.
Neils Bohr and Salvador Dali described beauty as an illusion that arises
from projecting human feelings onto the world. It is no surprise
that Dali supported Hitler, was a pervert, and desired to be worshipped
as God. He engaged in warfare against NLF by referring to reality
as an illusion because reality was an abomination to his theology.
Rejecting NLF affects all perceptions of beauty such as sex between
a man and his wife versus perversion. Beauty for the wicked is
violating NLF. They hate the innocent and love death. They
lurk privily for the innocent (those without guilt from sin of violating
NLF) without cause.(Prov. 1:11)
During a reformation the shift
in what is considered beautiful and artistic toward the symmetry of
compliance with NLF is prevalent. Self-denigrating humor by individuals
with T1 values replaces scoffing by individuals that have T3 values.
That change is aligned with the purpose of government and art which
is to symmetrically reflect the Divine. Beauty is bounded in God
because we are commanded (I Chron. 16:29) to worship Him in the beauty
of holiness (compliance with NLF). If endeavors do not comply
with God's symmetry they will not be beautiful or artistic to those
with T1 beliefs.
High context groups or cultures
are explained by Edward T. Hall as having in-groups. This describes
the reality that those with the same T beliefs will have the same logic
and need less explanation when communicating. This is evident
in humor where an outside group will not translate the same thing as
humorous as the in-group. Some T1 groups may retreat when threatened
by the necrosis of T2 and T3 groups. Separatist's behavior like
the Mennonites, Amish, and Anabaptists is positive in that it attempts
to avoid violators of NLF.(Prov. 27:12) This is acceptable so long
as NLF, such as defending the lives of innocent neighbors, is complied
The anatomy of nation-state
necrosis indicates its inevitability. Reformation to compliance
with NLF is the rational and aesthetic option. This can be studied
with various decision theories. Implicit Association Tests may
be employed to determine T beliefs. The church reformation in
the 1500's began much earlier when John Wycliffe (c.1320-1384) translated the
Bible into English so everyone could read NLF for themselves.
Wycliffe violated the church leaders T3 oppression of the people.
Church leaders were using Augustine's teachings that only the elite
be allowed to translate biblical truth.
The responsibility of T1 believers,
especially in necrosis, is to comply with NLF and remember those in
bonds as bound with them.(Heb. 13:3) Believers are to be sober and
vigilant because their adversary the devil is as a roaring lion seeking
whom he may devour.(1 Peter 5:8) All things are to be done without
murmuring and disputing, being blameless and harmless in the midst of
a crooked and perverse nation among whom they should shine like lights
to the world.(Phil. 2:14-15) The Bible records men of understanding
and knowledge like Joseph, Samuel, and Daniel who prolonged the state
in a land of transgression from NLF.(Prov. 28:2) Believers should
aspire to that greatness in all they do or say.
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