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 This began as a response to a comment made on my Blog: Conservatism is Unnatural.
 It grew.

 People look back on the societies of the past with an amused superiority. They wonder how people could ever have been so silly. Without even a consideration of what it means to live in the present they have no doubt as to their perfection. What may be required is nearly a perfect opposite: A great loss of trust. It has to come from the final exhaustive admittance of how our horribly inept past has us contemplating a hopeless future.

This is the fourth essay from Brian Taylor's lowbrow explanation of the concepts facing the modern enlightened.  So far, using plain language, typical story-like reflections and humor he has explained not only that we have all been lied to for thousands of years and not only have we believed the lie but are only now discovering the lie is actually working against us.

    This latest installment hopes to prove that the edicts of conservatism are counter-productive in natural systems.

    It is recommended that you read the Assignee's Prerogative blog chronologically.

    Best Thoughts,
    Brian Taylor

Conservatism is Unnatural

This is the third installment explaining in plain language the promise and pitfalls of the new modern Enlightenment. In this essay the practical exemplification of the power of paradigm begins to illustrate the absurdity of counter-productive man. It is recommended that you read this blog in chronological order.

This essay is the second in the series concerning Assignee's Prerogative, the new Enlightenment's promise and shortcomings in an easy to understand empirical precis.

This essay hopes to illumine the masses to concepts, types, powers and dangers of Paradigm. It is recommended that this blog be read chronologically.
Putting Paradigm in it’s Place.
“The larger a society or confederacy, the greater the amalgamation of collusive factors - which is typical of every large organization - the more aggravated the moral and spiritual degeneration of the individual.”
                                -Carl Jung

“The absurd depends as much on man as it does on the world. For the moment it is all that links them together. It binds them one to the other as only hatred can weld two creatures together.” “The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world.”