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Sunday, January 23, 2011

PsyOps in Politics. Military Methods Cross the Line

Psy Ops in Politics 

Deep Persuasion. 

[See also Psy Ops in Media]


Psychological Operations in Politics:  Election and persuasion now combines elements of  military sabotage models and commercial-psychological sales research
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How do groups with agendas prime the population pump so that people will absorb the Message. Priming the pump is needed, the positioning, the climate, so the people will welcome being persuaded of what you want, even if they are not aware what you are doing and how they are getting you on board.

For a rather dry but still spooky review of persuasion techniques, that will be expanded with other site references, see ://world-information.org/trd?trdid=M /; and Media role in effectuating the techniques. Look up Edward Bernays, referenced in the Introduction at ://world-information.org/trd/intro/; here at Bogomilia: Edward Bernays, Regiment the Public Mind



I.   How to Persuade - Priming the Population Pump to Be Persuaded


A. Methodology one group would like to see happen in order to be in the best Persuasion Position (BP)

1.  Develop shared myths

("MacBelieve"): a way of looking at the world.  Polarize with one set of myths; propagandize with another; and demonize with yet another.  Polarize, propagandize, demonize. The people who swallow are in your pocket. Where?

Acceptance of myths are vital to integrating and motivating people to maximize efficiency in the military and in a workforce. MacBelieve. That's a good name. Meme it. Make people's beliefs so uniform that any franchise non-food MacOutlet will serve the same thing, and equally non-nutritious and even harmful if over-indulged, is that so?  MacBelieve.

An in-group approach is helpful:  find one at this system of myths for lone-wolves and under-the-radar unaffiliated mercenary / domestic guerrilla folks, at  ://www.filedownloadfull.com/forums/f7/unconventional-combative-techniques-pdf-mf-rs-r3bel-814742/ and ://www.4shared.com/u/pAj8YLyC/Franke_Schein_-_The_LoneWolf_R.html/ Guerrillas.  Clearly, real guerrillas on the domestic scene would not affiliate with the NRA -- too stodgy, like a front for getting the training, then melting away.

Myths start early in life. See the Three Little Pigs at Psy Ops in Media. The Hidden Sell.  There, the early version in England, 19th century, the black pig, Blacky, is the youngest, the hero, and the handsomest.  Go read.  How did that change coming across the pond?


2.  Impose identical ways of life -- follow along closely here.

In the military, look how effective it is to build rapport among troops who are all living in the same way.  Their families in unit housing, the uniforms.  The same kind of pay for same kinds of work.

In the civil world, rapport by similar conditions is developed for the short term, by putting people in the same experiences, togetherness.  For the long term, reduce their opportunities to branch out independently by any number of means: for example, reduce funding that increases health or opportunity.  Presto -- people stuck where they are. Limiting mobility and spending possibilities molds a group. That makes it easier for those in charge to ensure that the group is maximally absorbing the group ideology about who belongs where. The Company Store.

Reduce the federal budget allocations that benefit working people. 
  • Look at the piechart of the federal budget at ://www.warresisters.org/pages/piechart.htm/.  Department of Defense 653 billion.  And on and on, with the usual openings for opponents of the analysis to dispute accounting. 
  • Bottom line: It shows the military getting 56% of the federal budget (this was 2009), and in 2011 there is not much talk of cutting back the military; and of that 56%, 18% is for past military obligations (is that retirements, or contracts entered into the, such as what?  contracts for current obligations would be in the "present military" segment of 36%, and that includes 200 billion for current Iraq and Afghanistan. 
  • That leaves 30% for all human resources, 11% for general government, and 5% for physical resources.
  • And those are open season for cuts for everything but the military's 56%.
And, in education, stress technical education and downplay the liberal arts. Liberal arts breed questioners, historians, people who use language to vet. Is that so? Not always. But a start of an idea about who is more conformist:  technicians, or arts.

"A technical workforce breeds conformity" see Tactical Realities, Cultural Intelligence and Social Control at world-information.org/trd?trdid=M/.

Tactical Realities. Good title. A reality show for the mind. This site provides the initial framework for the analysis here, the starting point.Go from there to the CIA Guerrilla Warfare manual. Online.

All of this is hard: not an easy read. And it is equally hard to keep from immediately pointing out with interruptive anecdotes the likely manifestations of all this (the effect of concentrating wealth and health in the the few, for example, means the rest of us have to live sustenance-only, eventually, making us easier to control, is that so, or too Orwellian?)

3. Establish rapport. 

 Rapport affects the will and the nervous system, both. Atmosphere directly affects the power of the suggestions going on. So get thee rapport. Is this why putting gays in the open, and blacks earlier on, was so feared?  The myths so painstakingly instilled about Mighty Whitey and Go Hetero (see submarine videos) were being challenged. What new myths could serve the same role, fast?

Little children going to NRA Adventure Camps.  Go to the website and see all the rapport just oozing. Bellwether Haiku: Nicens Baby Tuckoo goes to Adventure-Time Camp

4.  Set activity patterns

Everybody on the bus!  We got demonstrations to get to!  Everybody got your placards?  Rehearsed how to disrupt the town meeting?  Got your script?  And be sure to get the names of people on other buses so you can link up with them later. We are a community here.

News:  Then speed the outlets' output up.  Fox is now 24/7.

All together now.

Is this lock-step how the Orient musters such rah-rah for the factory? Ideas 1-4 here?  The activity regulation distracts people with the community-building so they don't notice what's happening to their human rights, if such are even recognized.  Productivity, people, productivity and in this direction only.

5. Issue Directives.

Two kinds of commands, one for the immediate do it now;  and the second to serve the long-term conditioning needs of the persuader.  Long-term conditioning: geared to "mold public opinions, assumptions and attitudes on a long-term and widespread basis."  Tactical Realities.  Meet the NRA. Is there rapport there or what?  Meet tax cuts for the top 2%. Force it. Get the minions used to it. 

6. Set up "Socio-Political 'Cause' Groups."

Another great name. Substitute the Koch bus people. Look at the networks of otherwise "lone wolves" and "revolution preparedness" groups.  Create the cause then act it out.  And all this works in the commercial sales as well as in the military area. (Who is this nomenclature genius?)  Look how groups within groups can grow, at Natural Pragmatism: Natural Resource Auxiliary NRA presents History of Guns NRA. 

Method:
a) claim a threat and repeat (factoids) (the pitch);
b) get your group to bond with each other so they can fight it (get their attention) (Adventure Camp and Youth Programs are a good start)
c) get concrete about the cause (it was only a threat before) after the bonding, so all that bonding will have somewhere to aim (build confidence that what you said was true);
d) name the cause in more detail and point it out (factoids) (stimulate desire and push the urgency;  then
e) guide the response (action - the purchase, getting on the bus). 

 7.  Handbook.
Be sure you all are using the same playbook, buzz words

You want people to support or adopt an idea, product, and you have a lot of symbols available (force to the MP and discipline degree are available in the military; civilly, no, not here, yet).

You want people to react, obey with minimal thought.  Go to Tactical Realities at ://www.tacticalreality.com. *

Why does this work?  Read the site for  discussion on how action impulses come from deep inside, and it takes deep persuasion to induce it.

Use language as an "instrument of the mind". Transfer the language into symbols that give rise to feelings and reflexes, not thought.

There is a "deliberate devaluation of thought" needed if people are to be part of the kind of social organization contemplated. "Subliminal psychodynamic activation."  Whew. All that on the bus, Mr. Koch and Mr. Koch?  The red hand.

Mere barely perceptible exposure to it later, in the conditioned person, will bring about an emotional response in the brain, and without the person being aware. So expose as many people in the country as possible to the rituals, the camaraderie, set the stage, teach the talk. So nice.

Build up some aspects of the idea you want to sell. Don't raise all the issues. Tools (see also propagandacritic.com):
  • repeat yourself
  • connection
  • composition.  Put an Obama face on a drooly bloody joker vampire construct.  Eeuuuwww.
Downplay other aspects of the idea. Tools (see also propagandacritic.com): 
  • omit references entirely, 
  • divert attention and/or 
  • confuse people about it (call a health care bill "job-killing" even though some jobs will fall away but perhaps more will arise in other areas other than insurance cubicles). 

Put them together and whaddaya got? Death panels. Job-killing health care bill.

B.  Further ways to dominate.  

Tactical Realities at ://www.tacticalreality.com goes on with discussions of memes, "memory construction" or "state-constructed memory". Mnemonics, but we knew that one.  Read about the role of visual representations of extremes. Mood-dependent memory. Have a fun time on the bus, and associate good times with the doctrine being wafted over you. Will you be a critical thinker, especially if those nice people did all those nice things for you? Didn't your mother teach you to be grateful? Can minds be influenced by the state, the content, of the ionosphere, micro and other waves?  Electromagnetic weaponry is the military side. Mind-modifications, mind-patterns, all routes to obedience. A good thing for a captured intelligence person, who needs to withstand efforts to extract information. Bad for a democracy if people want to retain their individuality, their individual capability to direct their own lifes, perceptions.


* Went to the site today, 3/2011.  It has been blocked.  Can't get into it.  Off bounds now.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

PsyOps in Media. The Hidden Sell.


 Psy Ops in Media

The Hidden Sell


Can you spot the agenda


[See also Psy Ops in Politics]


I.  The Hidden Sell in how we tell children's stories

The Three Little Pigs 



Here is The Three Little Pigs, as it was told in England from 1892 and 1902, see it at ://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0124.html/  This is from the second Piggy version given. It comes in turn from The Green Fairy Book by an Andrew Lang 1906, it says, and it was 7th Impression.

The piggies are:  

1.  Browny, the eldest, the messy pig; then 
2.  Whitey, the greedy pig; and 
3.  Blacky, the youngest and the best looking (and the hero).  

They do their respective houses, Blacky's stays standing; and the villain who comes to a bad end -- at the hands of Blacky the Hero -- is a Fox and not a Wolf at all.  

 Read this fair use portion of the heroism of Blacky, how he saved them all.  We have separated out the sentences:


" ***  As soon as he was sure that their wicked enemy was really dead, and could do them no further harm, Blacky started off to rescue Browny and Whitey.
As he approached the den he heard piteous grunts and squeals from his poor little brother and sister who lived in constant terror of the fox killing and eating them.
But when they saw Blacky appear at the entrance to the den, their joy knew no bounds.
He quickly found a sharp stone and cut the cords by which they were tied to a stake in the ground, and then all three started off together for Blacky's house, where they lived happily ever after.
And Browny quite gave up rolling in the mud, and Whitey ceased to be greedy, for they never forgot how nearly these faults had brought them to an untimely end."
 The End

And what do our little versions say?  Is Whitey greedy and the lost middle child?  Is Blacky the hero who kills the Fox and saves everyone, and is the handsomest?  The coveted youngest son position, like Joseph, even. Our own cultural PR. Sales. All of it.  

Mr. Disney? R U home?  

Consumer Protection? RU home? 

Is Originalism always what you want?  The Texas text curriculum is already altering its programs to conform to this verifiable Originalism. Cultural agenda shapes the story. Don't let on it even happened.




II.  The Hidden Sell in Mainstream Media

Mainstream News Interviews a New Speaker
This one happened to be Brian Williams, News Entity 

  There is an interview coming.  Here is the politician as I see him.




Guess. Yes. We are familiar with the hue.  There is news that he is the new Speaker indeed. On the news comes this, however. 

He is huge! With all the time afforded this interview, this job of Speaker is Really Big this year. That job was never treated so big before. And how appealing this one is made out to be.  What a nice shade.  Nothing odd about that.  Even tilting toward blue!  Maybe I can even identify with him.

By the end of the show: I believe! I believe!  I vote for that guy. Compare the time spent on the last Speaker getting into office. Virtually none. No magazine cover, no breathless interviews.  Must be because this one is for me and I was mistaken in liking the other one. I got not just information about a new Speaker, but an interview dedicated to sell him.

Recap:  This Speaker, not the man I heard before he was Speaker, says he wants everybody to enjoy good education, stable neighborhoods, have jobs, nice food, be healthy (even if pallid), enjoy the American Dream.  That's what he said, right there on TV.  Education. He says that these are values that served him. He wants to bring back the America of his particular yesteryear, but with a catch.

We recall on our own from his record that he wants those things for his people, but not for aspiring ones who don't have a "neighborhood" or were not from his kind of "neighborhood."

Why are those views not investigated?  We suspect that somebody in the Big Department wants to sell us this Speaker. If you trust ol' Bri, you will trust the interview.  Foul ball. Needed:  Some basic rules of evidence to separate out the worthy belief from the unworthy, based on what is reliable. FN 2.  Rules of Evidence.  Excellent training for vetting what is worth believing, and what is a sell job.  Newscasts.  They present evidence.  People treat it as evidence, where the other side can present its counterevidence;  not as a sell job where one side is heard and click it off.  Hype on the screen.


III.  The Process of the hidden sell, and some remedies 

Control of facts presented is control of viewpoint. Explain that to viewers.


What to do when an off-camera control is in effect. How is a viewer to know? Is part of the persuasion keeping it smooth, the omissions not even creating a ripple. There may be a suspicion that media controls the color and tone of all we hear and see, that they may be just selling, not telling facts. But does that really get across.

Air time generates votes.  That gets across.  Reliability of facts and evidence:  not just for law school.  It belongs in every curriculum every age.

Why?  Because this is who we get after the election, after the interview. Here is the politician after the election:  what we got.



So what to do?

Make political speech like commercial speech:  Truth in advertising, truth in ingredients.

This hidden sell takes the form of Air Time dedicated to some issues, some people, not others.  It takes the form of the questioning:  are there Apple Pie Questions, or does the interviewer delve.  How to Sell a Politician.  Easy. Simple Psy Ops Takes Over the News just as psy ops takes over children's stories.  To serve agenda.


How to orient viewers to spin and hype in the news.  Our objective:
1. Treat political speech as sales speech. Require truth in labeling, ingredients, to protect the consumer.
2. Fund a robust public interest media for 24/7 factchecks, simultaneous; and
3. Add a persuasion techniques curriculum to every class in every year of school.

Here: News spin. Omission and slant turn news into commentary, persuasion. Consider the amount of airtime awarded to certain groups, certain issues; what free advertising is offered by repeating ads on "news".

When important things are being decided, Media plays a large role in what is discussed. They control what is put out there, and how it is said, what is omitted, downplayed, body-language of the rolling eyes. It is not enough just to change channels.  The channels are largely owned by people who seem to have the same interests:  big business.

So let's treat their media speech like business. It is sales.

In commercial speech, there are limits to "free speech" -- there are rules to protect the consumer.  Sellers must provide truth in labeling, contents, effects, side-effects, no misrepresentation.

Would that help counter the effect of special interest media controls the debate by
a) the topics it chooses to cover,
b) how it does it, and when, and
c) how much time and noise is given to it.  Because individuals and corporations with special interests control the debate in those ways, they can control the verdict. If they can keep information away from the jury, spin it enough, the jury draws conclusions without even realizing what is going on.

How to recalibrate Big Media controls of time, manner and spin when all can be bought:

Needed:  Robust financial support for public interest media, even a resurgent form of fairness doctrine, to better ensure full, objective information as part of political Free Speech:  
Ensure reliability in the debate function of free speech

Examine the Role of Evidence in a court setting; and its Protections in the interest of a well-informed jury coming to a verdict on life and rights, important matters.

Free speech does not control what the jury hears.  Reliability as determined by a judge as arbiter decides each time one side objects to what the other is offering into evidence. Examine the role of  "Free Speech" in a non-court, election setting. There are no Protections in the interest of a well-informed electorate coming to a decision on life and rights, important matters. Free speech allows almost anything to be said regardless of reliability.  Needed:  consumer protection in political speech.

Are we so accustomed to slant that nothing surprises us.  FN 1

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FN 1.  

Big Media. Since the demise of the Fairness Doctrine in the 1980's, how to ensure that a voting population has the information needed to make decisions in their interest.  No way.  Is it true, then, that big media is more interested in persuasion than "news".  Watch. Are they complicit in the persuasion activities of those who own the outlets, in what they choose to air, how they air it. Big MacBelief.  FN 2

Need some consumer protection here, or watch the kids fall in line with the nice adventure-camps with the bandwagon come on board songs, and with triggers for them already. Wars for the mind.  Technologies in the Wars for our Minds.  See Studying Wars: Wars for the Mind.  Get the skills early, so you can choose to be a mercenary at the earliest opportunity, see Persuasion industries include fostering the mercenaries among us.

Persuasion positioning and conditioning for the military: needed to make a soldier; not so needed on the outside, unless we are fostering a tribe of little guerrillas. How to re-adapt our soldiers after. That is difficult enough. How many do a lateral pirhouette into the guerilla, militia, mercenary (Blackwater types) ops because it is just too hard to adjust.

From Ochre Ogre (yes, another example of highly colored language, a snappy sound bite to go viral and persuade just by being heard), to a Wuv Me to the Real Thing and Whose Shade Gets Favored.  Three easy media steps to success. Which way to the bank?
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FN 2  Basic rules of evidence. Wisdom of.  Media and psy ops. 


1.  Evidence. Evidence is important.  It is what decides guilt or innocence, liability or not. Evidence in a courtroomThis is supposed to be heard in a reliable way before decisions are made.

Newcasts present evidence.  Every news cast is evidence before a jury. The people voting next time are the jury who will base their votes on what they see. Every talk show, every panel, every media presentation, every pulpy thing in the driveway, is an accumulation of evidence.

2.  The problem. In a democracy, democracy's "evidence" is a wild card controlled by big media and big media's owners.

The problem is that this vital evidence, however relied upon in weighty matters that are not merely entertainment until dinner and the kids come home, is not a controlled courtroom,

There is no judge appointed or voted in, when democracy's evidence is involved, with the objective responsibility to filter out
  • the speculative, 
  • hearsay, 
  • based on matters not in "evidence", 
  • leading the witness, 
  • all that.  
Big Media, where supposedly things are not being decided, but are only "opinion" is "free speech" -- untrammelled garbage, even,  depending on the mood of the garbagor.  No reliability controls.

Courts, where weighty things are indeed decided, are instead protected as to reliability:  free speech has to meet criteria before the jury, the deciders, are supposed to hear and consider it.

Tentative conclusion:  Trying to get truth on the media when profits and power are at stake is hopeless.  There is no leverage to get anyone to seek a common good. It just took time to get here.

Will or can Democracy survive where media decides, because it is owned by those who know persuasion techniques, and are highly motivated to use it;  it gives lots of air time and spin to a viewpoint they choose to give.  Big media falls in line.  Did they mean to?  How knowing is the rank and file of the ways the presentation shapes opinion, induces conformity.

Does big media in a democracy also have an obligation, despite the owners of the media and their corporate and own pocketbook and power of sway interests, to Inform even if it goes against the owners' interest. What is Big?  No easy answers, but public policy matters depend on addressing the issues. Why bother with the public when the private has the money?  Good question asked and answered.

Reality:  Media controls the presentation of evidence.  Verdict anticipation. Easy. Speaker coverage? Of all kinds, but only some get covered. Just ease back in your chairs, and let it all wash over.  Nice Bri will look out for you. And his bosses.

We know how to persuade:

Build up some aspects of the idea you want to sell. Don't raise all the issues. Tools (see also propagandacritic.com):
  • repeat yourself
  • connection
  • composition.  Put an Obama face on a drooly bloody joker vampire construct.  Eeuuuwww.
Downplay other aspects of the idea. Tools (see also propagandacritic.com): 
  • omit references entirely, 
  • divert attention and/or 
  • confuse people about it (call a health care bill "job-killing" even though some jobs will fall away but perhaps more will arise in other areas other than insurance cubicles)

1.  Evidence.  This is supposed to be heard in a reliable way before decisions are made.

Every news cast is evidence before a jury. The people voting next time are the jury who will base their votes on what they see. Every talk show, every panel, every media presentation, every pulpy thing in the driveway, is an accumulation of evidence.

2.  The problem. In a democracy, democracy's "evidence" is a wild card controlled by big media and big media's owners.

The problem is that this vital evidence, however relied upon in weighty matters that are not merely entertainment until dinner and the kids come home, is not a controlled courtroom,

There is no judge appointed or voted in, when democracy's evidence is involved, with the objective responsibility to filter out
  • the speculative, 
  • hearsay, 
  • based on matters not in "evidence", 
  • leading the witness, 
  • all that.  
Big Media, where supposedly things are not being decided, but are only "opinion" is "free speech" -- untrammelled garbage, even,  depending on the mood of the garbagor.  No reliability controls.

Courts, where weighty things are indeed decided, are instead protected as to reliability:  free speech has to meet criteria before the jury, the deciders, are supposed to hear and consider it.


Psy Ops.  Further ways to dominate.  

Tacticalreality.com. See this at Psy Ops in Politics. Democracy's Pitfall, shown here because the site is now blocked and it was interesting. 

Tactical Reality - go to the site.  This continues how persuasion is effectuated.  Memes, "memory construction" or "state-constructed memory". Mnemonics, but we knew that one.  Read about the role of visual representations of extremes. Mood-dependent memory. Have a fun time on the bus, and associate good times with the doctrine being wafted over you. Will you be a critical thinker, especially if those nice people did all those nice things for you? Didn't your mother teach you to be grateful? Can minds be influenced by the state, the content, of the ionosphere, micro and other waves?  Electromagnetic weaponry is the military side. Mind-modifications, mind-patterns, all routes to obedience. A good thing for a captured intelligence person, who needs to withstand efforts to extract information. Bad for a democracy if people want to retain their individuality, their individual capability to direct their own lives, perceptions.

Update.  Tried going to the site 3/2011.  It has been disabled.  Can't get on it any more.  Are you surprised? 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Reconciliation through Zoroaster. Tolerance. Common Ground for All Religions. Zarathustra Today. A Key After All?

Reconciliation through Old Zoroaster
Go Back in History, old Religious Ideas.

Did earlier wise people have some ans;wers.

Religious Tolerance. Ancient Zarathrustra (Zoroaster) Model.
Global Department, Axial Age

 East-West Reconciliation:
 One Vehicle:  History's Prior Wisdom, that Predates Christian and Much Other. 
Resources of Iran, Persia, Back Then.

What Spake Zarathustra?  
Why were his texts destroyed by the Institutions? 
See ://www.accessnewage.com/articles/mystic/avest.htm

Is Zarathustra Still Speaking? 

Can Anybody Listen any more?
See extracts at ://www.sacred-texts.com/zor/toz/toz05.htm

Allo?  Allo?  
The cosmic cell phone.


I.  THE SUMMARY


Open proposal for tolerance reconciliation: To Iran, and the Vatican, as perhaps spokespersons for modern religious constructs East, West, Mid-East, perhaps not.
  • The gist: Go behind your respective Founders' institutional spokespersons, and find this common ground for coexistence:  in a Persian area predecessor centuries before the Christian Era, or the Muslim; see debates as to his life span and era, see ://www.livius.org/za-zn/zarathustra/zarathustra.htm/; and long maligned because he did not espouse a religious regimentation, institution, exclusions and inclusions to be enforced by Force. 
Is this the idea:  As humans, you must choose between good and evil. And you must behave well as to each other. Does that mean that your choice is no-one else's business so long as no other breathing person is harmed, that you bear your own consequences, so butt out, as the sages might say? Perhaps. Peruse: ://www.sacred-texts.com/zor/toz/toz05.htm/  Extracts of The Teachings of Zoroaster, thoughts.
  • Ancient religious tolerance. 
  • It may well have been Zoroaster, or Zarathustra, many centuries BC, Persia, that area, who had wiser and deeper knowledge of the human-universe condition, than those who followed their later particular Founders of Other and Now Mainstream Religious sytems.
  • See Cyrus the Great 600-529 BC, of Persia, a humane conqueror, 
    • Achievements - Cyrus the Great as a leader
      • established peace and 
      • did away with forced labor; 
      • supported the release of Jews in Babylon so they could establish their homeland and rebuild the destroyed Temple; 
      • allowed local gods to be worshipped, and 
      • supported other captives in their desire to return, 
    • yet he was ultimately killed in battle by the Queen of opposing forces whose son he had himself killed, see ://www.cyrusthegreat.net/; 
    • understood by evidence at religious places (see site) to be Zoroastrian; perhaps;  and highly esteemed in all the many references to him in The Book;
  • Intolerable idea in Zoroastrianism  letting others live and minding one's own other governmental stability business. Self-determination, see perhaps a line to Athena in the somewhat later Greek systems, reduced by the Romans to her mere "virginity" and the manipulations of meanings of that at Parthenon, Athena, Partheneia, Parthia.
  • Nonetheless, those later followers of other Founders destroyed Zoroaster's texts and customs through the years, as threatening to their status because Zoroaster did not foster institutions and formal ritual practices that excluded others.  Is that so?  Job preservation?  Fear of loss of influence?  Lust of sway?
Where now? To find a path to religious tolerance now, millennia later, look back to the maligned Zoroaster; and Cyrus who embodied wise leadership in that same train of thought.  What spake Zarathustra.  Do you know?  We, West and East, burned his texts. Can we know?
  • Ask Zarathustra, the non-prophet who could not compete with "prophets" and who had no claim to one singular pipeline to divinity.No miracle worker. Why did his ancient wisdom so frighten each institution that followed, that each vowed to destroy him but could not.  Is that so?  Shall we look homeward, to our mutual past?  
  • For an interest, see ://www.zoroaster.com/ It starts, unfortunately, with a Muslim series of texts on which the persecution of the Zarathustrans was based, apparently. We in the West could find as many in The Book that also supported those crusaders as groups or individuals through the centuries who seek to root out their view of "evildoers."  Move on to the philosophy.
  • Irony:  Zarathustra may have been killed in Afghanistan, for invading nomads, see ://www.livius.org/za-zn/zarathustra/zarathustra.htm/, do humans never learn.
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II. THE MAIN EVENT

To Iran: The closest we find to the home territory of Persia, Cyrus the Great, esteemed in The Book; and Zarathustra:
  • Respect and honor to your history through Cyrus the Great, and the associations of your peoples at various times with the path of Zarathustra, named in The Book multiple times with great admiration, even as sanctified. 
To the Vatican, not representative of all Christians, but perhaps useful here as the longest historical- reach spokesperson for West, Europe et ilk, perhaps not:
  • Respect and honor to your history through and preceding the establishment of the canon, before which time there was a hope of tolerance for non-dogmatic beliefs, different from the cannonades:
Each of you should be equally offended.

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III. THE WHEREAS'S

WHEREAS,

No progress has been made in human co-existence relations since Zoroaster, many centuries BC, Persia et ilk, a/k/a Zarathustra; and his Path fostering not institutions or regimentation but mutual respect and honor in dealings, see the "chieftainship of good thoughts" etc. offered herein as a rough summary,  at ://www.zoroaster.com/; and

WHEREAS,

Common ground of esteem may be found by looking back, before the Founders of the major religions. Look to the interpretation that we understand was placed by Cyrus the Great in the Zoroastrian pathways to a life of honor and responsibility, productivity and joy for all as that may be interpreted by the culture, but a)  none dependent by institution, b) none trod upon because of ascribed status and history of being intentionally trod upon by Big Feet; and c) equivalence of genders, see the dependency and trod upon sections herein.


WHEREAS,

The Vatican now calls for religious tolerance, see ://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2011/01/201111165010674598.html; and condemns abuses toward Christians, ://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=132545133/.  Ironically, the gallery notes that the Vatican through the centuries hardly has a stellar record in that regard, then or now: yet

WHEREAS,

It may be argued that the Founders of main religions anywhere foster some form of human-hood despite the positions of the later dogmatists, interpreters and position-takers;

WHEREAS,

Rreligious fervors on all sides, seeking to elevate one's own particular Founder, have led to death and destruction, East and West, thus fingers point to none in particular, because on all sides equally violate the humanness of others,  therefore no side is targeted; see, e.g., ://www.stanford.edu/group/wais/Individuals/NietzscheandZoroaster.htm/;  and

WHEREAS,

The earliest models of actual rulers fostering human co-existence and dignity for all peoples lies in Iran itself, with its Cyrus the Great, and

WHEREAS,

It is convincingly arguable that Cyrus the Great was a Zoroastrian; and that Cyrus' principles in leadership are worth emulating in principle;
  • We already have global principles for co-existence that predate the major competitors in the religious arena,
  • The principles of non-prophet but Wise Zoroaster, a/k/a Zarathustra, Iran, Persia et ilk, and preceding the founders of The Book, or close to it; shall be established as a religious neutral for the standard for human endeavor and criminality on all four corners of the globular glob globe. Note that this requires that all peoples suspend all claims to supremacy and right to eradicate others who do not follow their own particular precepts.  Ergo, West suspends claims to supremacy of JC, PBUH;  Jews suspend claim to supremacy of M, PBUH; and East and Mid E suspends claims to supremacy of the P. PBUH.
  •  Bad acts on all sides have led to unjust unjudicated supremacy activities in different areas, in terms of good faith disagreements on how to interpret texts.
  • The institutionally invested persons of religions subsequently set forth caused the works of the Wise Zarathustra to be destroyed in purges and book-burnings, in the interest of said professional demagogues and religious profiteers (read "lust of sway") north east south and west; including materials in institutional libraries not open to the public; each such institutionalized religion now claims supremacy, having concealed or destroyed everybody else's point of view for comparison to what they propose/force.
IV.  THE THEREFORE'S

THEREFORE,

It is Globally Recommended;

1.  That the United Nations shall support with all tools at its command, including propaganda and funding, the principles of Zoroaster, Zarathustra, as set forth and promulgated as the standard.  All countries' and their religions and political acts as individuals acting in an official capacity, and as nations, shall be measured as culpable or not according to What Spake Zarathustra; and

2.  Human, religious, gender, status and all other rights shall be deemed just or not according to basic principles of truthfulness, benevolence toward others, good thought, good act, good deed, see ://www.sacred-texts.com/grim/magus/ma254.htm

3. Global seminars shall be sponsored by every nation for every age group as to such principles, and such shall be independent of any established or wannabe institution of religious nature.

4.  TV media ratings shows on magic or ersatz prophecy shall not qualify for an understanding of Zarasthustra.  No appeals shall be taken to this ruling.

5. The Axial Age, the formation of main religions in a particular era, shall be required as a pass-fail course for any matriculation anywhere beyond High School or its equivalent. See ://www.thenagain.info/webchron/world/Axial.html/; ://www.religioustolerance.org/axialage.htm; ://www.usislam.org/54axial.htm
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This Reconciliation Ground for Human Survival is sponsored by the ad hoc Committee for Everyday People Who Just Want to Live (AEPWJWTL; also known as Aep' Wuh - Ju' Wattle).  Eep wuh ju watl. Zarathrustra downplayed?  Why? Is he a key.

Search for the Axial Age, a period in ancient history when religions in various distant places reformed and grew with similar principles, without apparent contact -- a Great Meme. But not all agree, see http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Axial_Age