Sunday Entry: How should an organization be structured? Aug 26, 2018 22:56:20 GMT
Post by Napoleoff (INTP) on Aug 26, 2018 22:56:20 GMT
Given the abysmal intellectual and spiritual state, caused to a great extent by poor intellectual and spiritual formation stemming in very large part from metaphysical disorientation (by turns deliberately-induced and accidentally-stumbled-into), of most people today I am strongly of the view that at this point the praxis of any organization should be aimed at rectifying as far as possible the general poverty of understanding and pathetic spiritual submissiveness which prevails among our people.
Confucius he say: “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.” From the Wade-Giles transcription of Confucius, Book 13, Chapter 3: “If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be conducted successfully.”
Another adage, attributed variously to Plato and the Hopi Indians, is “Those who tell the stories rule the world” (sometimes given in Plato’s case as “Those who tell the stories rule society.”)
The point of this pompous preamble is that epistemological/ontological confusion and a failure to prevent malefactors from gaining control of the world-narrative have resulted in what appears from our current vantage point to be unprecedented chaos in the minds of our people which has then spilled-over into frightening full-spectrum havoc in the material realm as well. Therefore, a dedicated effort must be made to get people to once again ‘call things by their proper name’ and to bring out an accurate narrative description of the world which serves to clarify our people’s understanding of what is going on instead of making it obscure to them. After they are armed with this understanding, it should be easier for them to (a) understand what truly serves their interests and (b) work out what actions they need to take towards the goal of furthering those interests. Essentially, we need to educate people, as many as possible, imposing our epistemology/ontology and our explanations (stories/narratives) onto a cultural, intellectual and spiritual landscape that sorely needs these things.
I contend that the structure of the organization should, considering what I have written above, be the one that can best serve the goal of enlightening and educating our people, providing an escape route from the mental prison assiduously constructed for them over the last few decades/centuries. Esoteric knowledge certainly has its place, but ultimately a well-constructed and truth-based exoteric narrative has got to be fashioned which can then be driven home through education, dialogue, conversation, repetition on as large a scale as possible and for a sustained time. This all amounts to is the need for organization structured around education, academic work, propaganda, storytelling, discussion and dialogue and everything else necessary to communicate to the masses whatever will steer them in a direction that is more in harmony with our vision of the world and steer them away from the maladaptive BS.
Having not given the subject of organizational structure any thought before this week, I am unable at this point to offer a detailed system of my own, but I will make some suggestions and I hope that in articulating what I think should be the telos (at least for the immediate-term and for the foreseeable future) and praxis of the organization I can provide a suggestive context for further ideas about HOW to structure an organization i.e. the way to work towards the goals I have laid out above. There have been many great ideas for organizational structure proposed in the past week by other members of the forum which could be effectively synthesised with the ideas I lay out here.
I will say that I am inclined towards the idea that we will have to do a deeper and meta-level investigation of organizational structures and that perhaps the method we will use to achieve our telos of educating people has not yet been properly articulated. Perhaps the unified theory of organization aarvoll speculated about is something that can really be created in the long-term.
One thought I have had about the organization is that it should be constantly moving forward and filling new niches and creating new avenues for its activity, A-B testing and using trial and error. It should be capable of expanding into and providing contextualized education about as many areas of life as possible and its areas of interest should always be increasing in number so there is something for everyone. Diversity of method in this case is a good thing, but it should be directed by and always defer to its telos. And I still think it should be hierarchical and right-wing. A tectonic change needs to take place in people’s minds and liberal thought as we know it today must be completely phased out over time.
The International Baccalaureate is one example of an international educational organization, in this case one whose aims we would disagree with, that we could certainly consider taking some cues from in terms of its structure and modus operandi:
However what I envision is even wider and larger than the International Baccalaureate, and would include things like culture, art, media and propaganda as well as basic education (mathematics, science, languages etc.) provided through a lens which will spiritually and intellectually strengthen people instead of undermining them, confusing them and setting them up to be preyed upon.
Anyway, let me know what you think or if you have anything to add.