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Why are Civil Guerrilla Wars extremely cruel?

When hopelessness becomes widely and deeply spread in some segments an explosion or implosion in the society needs to happen.

This can be seen in “The lack of hope triggers social cathartic conflicts”: http://www.theoryofevolution.net/blog/the-lack-of-hope-triggers-social-cathartic-conflicts/

This explosion or implosion happens making all the members feel guilty because of their incapacity to find solutions to integrate their fellows.

As guilt is a feeling that cannot be borne, it is transformed into an extreme anxiety first, and then into hate at the end, in order to allow individuals to adapt.

Guerrilla wars are fundamentalist wars

Guerrilla wars require a high level of hate in order to legitimate the killing of fellows. External wars happen in order to obtain a booty, whatever the kind. But booties are illegitimate in civil wars. Therefore “hate” is needed to legitimate booties in civil guerrilla wars. But, on the other hand, hate also makes them extremely irrational.

This situation drives naturally to addictive behaviour.

Addictions are a natural response to an uncertain environment in which a person feels hopeless, impotent and without identity.

When these conditions are given, individuals enter the shelter of addictions.

Addictions help to deal with these self-destructive feeling in a paradoxical way. While the individual is installed in the parallel world s/he feels fulfilled, but, after returning to the real world, s/he feels worse than before and the need for addictive stimuli rises.

On the one hand, the rebels need to build a parallel reality based on their utopia. On the other hand, the establishment enters into a parallel reality to solve a conflict they cannot deal with in a rational way.

Fundamentalism is an addiction with many benefits

  1. It creates a real world to live in which appears to be the parallel world one is seeking.
  2. It creates social bonds among the members of the group sharing the same belief.
  3. It generates or empowers the development of a micro-cosmos in which addicts feel free of addictions and the self-destruction is deviated towards “the rest of the world”.

Considering the level of self-destruction or destruction, four segments can be characterized:

  1. Pleasure addictions: providing instants of extreme pleasure.
  2. Rational/spiritual addictions: providing the sensation of absolute empowerment.
  3. Suicidal addictions: providing the power of “dancing” beyond human limits.
  4. Terrorist addictions: providing the power of feeling God.

Conclusions

Stagnated hopelessness fosters guerrilla wars in extremely individualistic countries that lack institutionalization and therefore cannot have a conservative/liberal alternation.

The level of institutionalization can be measured in the separation between the Government and the State of a country and the “social sanction” for illegal behavior of individuals.

In highly institutionalized countries hopelessness drives towards a marginal violent behavior that works as a catharsis until the alternation conservatism/liberalism provides a solution.

Legitimacy is all what matters to overcome the wounds of civil wars.

Peter Belohlavek

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Innovation blindness: the trigger for stagnation

An innovative solution is the consequence of a creative personal action to overcome scarcity in a given context in an environment that has the expectation, trust and credibility that a new solution will be found.

All innovations imply change, but not all changes are innovations in the sense it was described. Innovations require the existence of a structural change of how a scarce element is being managed.

Inventions and discoveries are innovations only when they modify the management of scarcity. Inventions and discoveries only exist if the innovation can be apprehended.

The use of an innovation is a condition for its existence. Until this happens it is perceived as an expression of the inventor’s or discoverer’s ego.

A necessary condition to apprehend an innovation’s functionality is its operational recreation. This recreation requires a high level of adaptation to the environment in order to be able to “introject” the functions of the innovation.

Innovation blindness is an unconscious response of individuals who do not perceive the proposed change, when the conditions to make use of it are not given.

The functionality of innovation blindness is the avoidance of energy consumption to introduce a new task in an individual’s brain.

In order to avoid the innovation, the necessary fallacies are built. Thus those who do not have the necessary knowledge to apprehend a new reality are “blind” and those who do not have it but think they do, are blind and deaf.

The consequence of innovation blindness is that individuals cannot see an innovation and cannot hear about it.

Peter Belohlavek

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Unicist Ontology of Biological Entities

The unicist ontology of a “biological entity” defines its structure and functionality in an environment.

The genotype defines the genetic structure of the entity that rules its evolution and generates the phenotype of the being.  The objective of the genotype is to ensure the permanence of species, it reproduction and production.

The phenotype defines the morphologic, behavioral and materialistic characteristics of the entity. It defines the functional characteristics, the functional power of the entity and the functional assurance.

Functionality defines the effectiveness of the phenotype measured as the consequence of the adaptation of the biological entity to the environment. Functionality is measured in the capacity of adapting and growing on the one hand, and surviving, on the other hand.

The understanding of the ontology of “biological entities” helps to follow the laws of nature when dealing with genetic engineering processes and use it to apprehend the nature of beings with “artificial life” such as institutions.

Peter Belohlavek

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