I'm sure many of you heard stories like these:
“Johnny wanted to be a scuba instructor. His parents told him that this was not a "career" and that in order for him to be "someone" in life he had to study a "serious" career at the University. Today Johnny is an accountant in a routine position in a 'serious' corporate machine as well as a frustrated dive instructor. "
“Samantha wanted to dedicate herself to caring for the forest regions squandered by corporations to make paper and feeding the huge corporate machine that consumes tons of paper per hour to deliver reports that nobody reads and that is not in the least useful. Her tutors told her that this was a waste of time because the corporations have a lot of power and that they would always be able to cut down the forests by making their employees (the congressmen) make “laws” so that they would be allowed to do so within the law. Today Samantha is a jobless architect who makes a living as a babysitter, as well as a frustrated forester.”
“Bob wanted to be a weightlifter and train to compete in the Olympics. His parents told him that weightlifting was not a "serious" profession and that, furthermore, he should study at the university, as a true man of good who wants to progress. Bob started a career in marketing, but he dropped out in the second year because he didn't like it. His parents told her to study law or engineering. He started both but lasted less than a year in each. Bob was destined not to be a true upright man who wants to progress. Today he works in a state office and obsessively waits for 05.00 pm to get out of that hell he has to go to every day. And he still thinks about the Olympics, but it's too late. "
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Disclaimer. When I speak of corporations, I mean both the corporations of capitalism (those on the right) and the socialist state bureaucratic machines (those on the left). There is no distinction between right and left when it comes to money and power.
In the previous installments, I started with a series of rules on which an idealistic metaverse in anarchy called TAR is built.
TAR is a planet of similar dimensions to Earth, but in which the habitable surface for human beings is made up of 10,000 islands of 10,000 km2 each, on each of which only 10,000 people can live.
We continue today with rule 6 referring to education.
RULE NR. 6- Education in TAR.
Education in TAR has the format of “Master-Disciple”.
There is no type of institution in TAR that provides “canned-by-corporations” education, for the precise reason that we are all different and we do not have any obligation to receive an educational standard. Standardization in education has to do with the concept of “mass production” that capitalism established 200 years ago and that suits both the right and the left, because in that way they forget about a problem, unifying education as it is done with the prepared broths, with the frozen hamburgers, and with the butter. Economies of scale are achieved and the profitability of the stockholders and the power of the bureaucrats increases. All graduates have the same degree and receive the same education. Colleges and universities are thought of as factories that produce engineers, accountants, and doctors, once they have approved the number of subjects that some bureaucrats on duty ruled that they were necessary to produce a professional. As soon as your use critical thinking to interpret this situation, we realize that this is ridiculous of enormous size.
In contrast, there are as many Masters in TAR as there are individuals, which means that half of the inhabitants of an island are Masters. There is no end to an individual's education, it is eternal. Therefore, the Master will be with his/her disciple until the death of one of the two. This in itself is a very big disruption for what is now known as "education" in the modern world.
But the deeper issue of the Master-Disciple relationship is that it takes the form of a symbiosis in which each depends on the other to continue growing. It is not necessary for the Master to be deeply versed in the branch of education chosen by his disciple and which responds to his/her natural talents, but, being the only valuable function of a Master his/her ability to teach an individual to think, he/she will be able to go learning the subject together with his/her disciple, researching together and formulating hypotheses and learning paths.
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Ultimately, it is the Master's relationship with his/her disciple and the latter's realization that counts, and not an absurd university degree that is sometimes obtained with financial favors and corruption.
TAR education has nothing to do with the transmission of knowledge written in books that supposed teachers have hundreds of students read to standardize the thinking that then serves the corporate machines they serve. In TAR, knowledge is built in pairs of Masters-Disciples, so that no one has to compete for places in schools, or for university degrees that are useless.
In the modern world, the right and the left were in charge of standardizing practically everything, in order to make the way of handling the herds easier. Large and medium-sized cities are conceived by capitalism and socialism as a great honeycomb of consumer units, perfectly structured to in turn build the factories necessary to arm the pernicious circle of consumption, namely:
- the home and its needs: a refrigerator, a washing machine, a TV, a set of armchairs.
- "university" careers, which constitute a phallus of status and a requirement to occupy a place in the machine.
- a financial system that consists of the "creation of money" by a corrupt organization called a "bank", that charges monthly fees to people through its tools (loans, credit cards, insurance, and the like), that are then lent to other corrupt people in a game in which only 1% of the world's population win, by deceiving the herd that lives their miserable lives by killing themselves to pay the 18 installments without interest. This aberration is possible thanks to the hallucination of the "big city with everything at your disposal." The "creation of money" implemented by the banks, is then endorsed by bags of corrupt superiors in level, which are called Central Banks and International Organizations. Everything is "legal" and oceans of corrupt lawyers are willing to let themselves be killed for defending this state of affairs.
- supermarkets, a paradigm of standardization for consumption. The funny thing is that capitalism laughs at communism because it says that, in the latter system, everyone consumes the same things ...
- Cinemas, theaters, cultural spaces that only respond to the businesses raised by the corporation or middle-man that designs the show, leaving for the artists only peanuts of their earnings.
- Mass sports are the new circus with which the flock is entertained, and that has as much to do with sport as a sheep with a corkscrew.
Many call this "development", especially the middle classes, who were sold (and bought gladly) the idea of the "American dream", which states that anyone in the world can earn millions with their entrepreneurship and in this way "live an exceptional life" with mansions, cars, private jets, and yachts. In practice, this never happens, but the current savage capitalist system could never have been built if there had not been a middle class enslaved and willing to slavery.
Far away are the true artists, athletes, artisans, leisure innovators, workers with love for what they do.
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In TAR there is no money. There is no "scientific research" that a capitalist corporation called, for instance, a pharma laboratory takes advantage of, to seize power through its investments and subsequent "patents." There is no greed. There is no corruption because there is nothing to corrupt with. There is only solidarity work and infinite leisure time.
Capitalism needs large concentrations of crowded sheep in order to achieve the desired stockholder’s return, which results in 1% of the world's population has the same amount of money as the rest. Socialism needs big cities to be able to standardize surveillance and control strange and disruptive thoughts.
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Small communities like TAR value their fundamental pillars more: the elderly and the teachers.
The elderly were idolized in ancient times, because they were able to reason wisely, without the hormonal pressures of youth. In small communities like TAR, they don't have to wait for trashy politicians to pay them miserable pensions, because everything they need is available to them without the obligation to work.
The experience that they can bring to the community is enormous to resolve issues of any kind, and they constitute a fundamental resource in its development and sustainability.
Teachers have pitiful salaries in the capitalist system because the machine is not interested in people learning. The machine designs "college courses" of "professionals" that it can use to insert into its gears. The machine is not interested in people’s knowledge but in some useful skills to power the system without anything changing. In doing so, people live the same year 80 or 90 times.
Athletes and some artists are paid fabulous sums because the "God Market" chose them to move crowds, and so, these crowds can be used to sell unbeatable products for their comfort, like carrot cutters, microwave ovens, life insurance, and the like, while teachers have starvation salaries and budgets, precisely so that people cannot realize that they are being depleted by an infernal machine.
In TAR, education is done one by one, Master to Disciple, no one has a salary or dependency relationship, and everyone has absolute and free availability to everything they need for life, the result is 100% literacy and total profitability of each individual’s capabilities, on which the teacher works in his/her education.
In TAR, no student will have to compete to occupy a position in a machine that pays him/her a salary. Everyone will be able to take advantage of his/her knowledge to enjoy nature and his/her life, without Ferraris or yachts, nor the permanent stress of making ends meet with the card pays and thus stay in the self-destructive race in which they are from birth.
It should also not be forgotten that large cities are the ideal vehicle for the spread of diseases, as was amply demonstrated in the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. In a community of 10,000 people, the chances of diseases and infections are very low, in addition to having almost completely eliminated the psychic component of diseases, the fear of getting sick that weakens the body and lowers its defenses, paving the way for diseases that were unknown before the industrial revolution.
I seem to hear many laughing and saying that it seems that in TAR the evil has disappeared. Evil does not go away. The good is one of the sides of the coin. The other is evil. One does not exist without the other. The struggle between the two forces justifies the existence of each one. All systems, whether created by man or nature, balance good and evil. When there is a very strong imbalance created by a system, the universe, the continent of systems, seeks a return to stability, without notifying anyone, without asking anyone's permission. TAR is nothing other than a system of social organization, it is not, nor does it pretend to be a system that eliminates evil, because if it pretends to be, it would be acting against the continent universe, and pretending to be a superior being in which it does not believe.
The discourse and practices of the young anarchist collectives that proliferate today are incredibly similar to each other. Notably, this is true in the ecosystems created by cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (DeFi), and the incredible metaverse of NFTs that gives artists and creatives of any discipline the enormous possibility of eliminating the cancer of the intermediaries that keep most of their creations. What predominates in the new generations is the will to create relational spaces free from impositions and the values that come from the existing social system. It is about living from TODAY in anarchy, and not expecting a remote revolution that will not happen for centuries. It is about not establishing a relationship, not even a conflictive one, with the enemy. We do know who the enemy is. It is not about setting the banks on fire or protesting against politicians, simply ignoring them and letting them disappear under their own weight.
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To educate is to liberate. It is to eliminate the blindness with which we are born that makes it difficult for us to think, due to the enormous amount of stimuli we receive. The concept of massification and standardization present in the education of the societies that we know is useful to the machine of the power of both extremes. We must eliminate that cancer, at least, from our environment, and let the base changes that are coming from the hand of blockchain technology flow, in the sense of transmitting the fundamental concepts of anarchy and life in small communities, like those that are formed in Discord, Telegram or Twitter. TAR's concept of "island" is based on these spontaneous orders, commonly called "social networks".
(To be continued)
As usual, none of the things written in this post are financial advice and are not intended to replace personal research.
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