Systematic Political Science


Anatomy of Allopoietic Nation-State Necrosis and the Autopoietic Reformation Option: Implicit Association Tests, Decision Theories, and Aesthetics 

Dallas F. Bell, Jr.

1. Anatomy of Allopoietic Nation-State Necrosis

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 Journal indicated 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 Freewill (NLF).  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 NLF.  

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 Reformation Option

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 Tests (IAT)

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 on behavior. 

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 considered good. 

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 the beautiful.

5. Aesthetics

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 are connected. 

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 with. 

6. Conclusion

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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