2011-02-19

fig-leafers and web 0.1

2.18: relig/fig-leafers/the web 0.1 of sociology:
. in the context of sociology or religion,
web 0.1 is the policy of information hiding:
anything that shouldn't be doable
shouldn't be mentionable (webbable) either;
. that strategy does have a valid psychological impact:
it is a constant reminder that some acts are so bad
you can't even think about them!
-- and it even has no side-affects,
if your dogs don't talk much anyway .

. it's meant to complement a traditional
representative form of gov':
one that lets elders do all the policy negotiations;
this is efficient because elders are
less tempted by the mere mention of unmentionables;
. it also enhances political security
by practicing the principle of least privilege:
ie, give subordinates only those powers that are
absolutely essential to doing their assigned function .

. web 0.1 is the real frontline
in the liberal vs conservative debate;
when they argue about biblical interpretation issues
(eg, creationism vs evolution):
it is about defending the fundamentalist's right to
practice the principle of least privilege .
[2.19:
. the term "(fig-leafer) is referring to the
Genesis story (3:7):
"( Then the eyes of both of them were opened,
and they realized that they were naked.
So they sewed fig leaves together
to make themselves loincloths. )
. "(fig-leafing) has previously described the idea
that worshipping privacy rights
is the original sin that spawns all others;
ie, we could insure proper childcare by
insisting on non-private (communal) parenting;
but we'd lose all our church members!
instead we lose many children
to devils both secret and bold .
. as the Great Rabbi noted (Luke 18:16-17):
without spending our whole life guided
-- starting from early childhood --
we cannot enter the Kingdom of God at all!
. he then mentions that no men are good; (Luke 18:19)
so, why are we maximizing our trust of them?
because, privacy -- our fig leaf --
is the root of all evil .
(life's not all bad;
as some of the bible's prophets remind us,
the devil and god are really the same
(it just depends on
which end of the holy gun you're on!);
for instance, all the hurts that men cause
will only insure that men also devlope
the war technology that will secure our
eternal survival in this physical universe
-- where new stars are being born eternally:
all we have to do is travel to empty space,
and by the time we get there
we'll have a fresh solar system waiting for us!
then our robots can charge up,
and grow some living brains
on a computer's stimulation matrix
allowing us to live inside a
dream synthesizer .)

. web 0.1 can actually be seen as
a variation of fig-leafing;
because, both privacy rights and unmentionables
are relying on information hiding
in order to secure domains of authority;
and, coincidentally, they are both
instruments of a religious military machine
whose economics are too overwhelmed with
out-breeding the enemy
to properly fund a careful debriefing
of what's been going on here,
and why it has to keep going on that way .
. privacy and information supression
are both part of an authoritarian hierarching
that will minimize authority conflicts,
and maximize group cohesion .

. the term "(occult) (hidden) is used by fig-leafers
ironicaly, to identify those who reveal the hidden .
(we usually think of occults as doing evil secretly;
but they are given that name by secret-keepers
for devilishly not keeping things secret!)
. for instance, prayer is an acceptable way
to interact with the supernatural;
other ways are secret (forbidden and unmentionable),
and therefore the domain of "(occults).

. the practice of denying women education
has sometimes been seen as fig-leafing;
but I'm betting it's really a combination of
30% protecting girls from unwed pregnancy,
and 70% an exciting atmosphere of sexual slavery .
. as an aside,
it's often assumed that islamic polygamy
is really about sexually enslaving women;
in fact, polygamy was the idea of the Prophet's wife
seen as a way to get the crude masses
to care for widows
-- the many widows made by perpetual wars
(so you might say it's more about enslaving
militant christians).]