Saturday, August 29, 2009

Evolving Utopia Part 1

Part 1: Obama's Principles

The recently past era of colonialism and enslavement of Africans by Euro-Americans warped perceptions and expectations in such a way that a dark complexion was commonly equated with an inherently inferior social position and expectations of limited intellectual capacity. That belief is no longer reasonable for most people. Barack Hussein Obama is not only comfortable with his status in the world, he is exceptional in his intellectual abilities and has an obvious charisma. That allows him to express publicly principles that seem hypocritical in other mouths.

The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal , all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.
Barack Hussein Obama Inaugural Address

Barack Hussein Obama, a person of color with an African father and a European-American mother, has been inaugurated as President of the United States of America and, simply by virtue of that event, has as much status as anyone on the globe. By that circumstance Barack Hussein Obama has already played a significant role in the social evolution of the human species. He has eliminated racism as an effective political philosophy and made certain the evolution of the human species to a global egalitarianism.

That is an unprecedented act at a critical time and it makes a radical change in world history that was, for many, an unintended consequence.

This does not mean that racism will be eliminated from the mindsets of every dominant elite (or would-be dominators) everywhere in the world, but racism will no longer be a functional political ideology that will be tacitly accepted by people of color. Unless the ideology of the governors is at least passively tolerated by the governed, no government can be stable. In our time, for instance, when the Soviet people no longer tolerated Marxism (probably because it created a new hereditary aristocracy based on party membership) the Soviet Union simply collapsed.

So racism has become obsolete as a political ideology. Any social structure that is stratified in terms of some physical characteristic of its participants can be regarded as a temporary aberration, a form of the ruling class mental disease traditionally represented by the phrase "power corrupts".

In addition Barack Hussein Obama reminds us that all of us are equal, not just the the people in the northern hemisphere and not even just people in the countries described as "Western Civilization".

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect.
For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

Barack Hussein Obama Inaugural Address

This not only reminds us that we are all equally human, but that one of the corollaries of that fact is that we are responsible for what we consume. His statement "nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect" is even more revolutionary than it seems on its face. If taken seriously it will radically change the path of social evolution of the human species.

It provides the historical context of the crisis we now experience.

More than that, President Obama does not just say these things because he wants to believe them. He wants us to believe them because they are consistent with science.

We are restoring science to its rightful place. Under my administration, the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over.... We will not just meet, but we will exceed the level achieved at the height of the space race through policies that invest in basic and applied research, create new incentives for private innovation, promote breakthroughs in energy and medicine, and improve education in math and science...
Barack Hussein Obama, Speech to National Science Foundation

What we will demonstrate in this book is that "math and science" is precisely the basis we need for evolving a civilization that will exhibit Barack Hussein Obama's principles.

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