Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tribalism and Modern Feudalism

How to Navigate Something so Animalistic with Grace

There is one thing that drives people and that is tribalism, when a person meets another the first things they notice are gender and complection of skin. Or what I call “F*ck or Fight”; it is where the Id says, "do I breed with this, or does it want to take my stuff and thus need to be killed?"  As a result of this turbulent world people by default have learned to clique together, it is why we have countries, ethnicities, and surnames. Tribalism is also what tears countries apart, Yugoslavia and the Russian Communist Empire for example. Basically WTSHTF people look to their tribes for stability and protection. If you bullied a child in school you may have had to face the wrath of their older sibling later. Tribalism, it holds us together, keeps us apart, and is ingrained into our social DNA to ensure survival.



In short, Feudalism was, and is a form of society that arises after  empires fall, it is where an individual swore an oath of allegiance to the people above them for goods, land, and protection, and the people below swore an allegiance to the individual for a smaller cut of the same, they were also bonded to their peers, kith, and kindred.

Tribalism and feudalism is basically western society in its most primitive form, where people form cliques for self-protection, and etcetera, it does not need a state or government to survive, and will most likely be the form of control to emerge after the fall of our empire.

Whether we want to believe it or not we practice this today, we enter into an agreement with our employers to provide a service in return for pay, and protection form calamity. We are bonded to our kith and kin and when we get a job it is not about what we know, but who we know. The problem with ridged feudalism is that it sets up a cast system whereby someone bonded to an individual will usually have their descendants bonded to that person’s descendants, as a result it becomes a type of serfdom. There will always be a high, middle, and low in society, after every revolution the system reestablishes itself; we pulled down the kings and now uplift the celebrities. Just look around; the people in charge today in your local community had their grandparents in charge generations ago.

We the people need to realize that we are sovereign, we pull the strings in our own destiny, for everything that makes us happy and everything thing that brings us sadness is a result of our own doing. That we are only in this society because we choose to be, at any moment in time we can simply opt out and stop playing by their rules.

It is hard, and possibly not even desirable to break free, but one can become aware, use this knowledge to their advantage, and to the advantage of their progeny. 

Personal Chivalry in a Modern Feudalistic Society

Personal chivalry is a concept where sovereign individuals, who accept responsibility for their own destiny, bind themselves to other sovereign individuals through ties of friendship, acquaintance, and like-mindedness.
They answer to an internal code of chivalry taught to them by their culture, and practiced it out of choice. They realize that no man, government, corporation, or any other bodies of people are their rulers. They are here playing by the rules because they chose to be, as a result they are their own masters.

This is an idea held my many but rarely documented or defined due to that feudalism by its very nature has no need for bureaucracy, and thus record keeping. In my judgment several things should be done by an individual to insure the preservation of modern feudalism or personal chivalry in their lives and the lives of their progeny.

It is easy enough to read some books, paint a coat of arms on a wooden shield, and buy some medieval period films (who doesn’t like Brave Heart). But this is not much more than a person who dresses the part for a medieval fair or a mountain-man rendezvous. These concepts must be internalized and thus ingrained in a family’s subculture in order for them to persevere.

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