Article of Faith

In turn, nothing is more obnoxious and toxic than a public figure such as Ursula Von Der Leyen who insists that the West is a monolith and puts on the appearance that everyone thinks the exact same way in the West. Moreover, nothing is more authoritarian and totalitarian than the demand for uniformity of thought, and yet, that is exactly what the demand is nowadays from the likes of Von Der Leyen and other “Western Unity” propagandists and shills. As we mentioned before, if human nature itself is a unity and inseparability of opposites and a set of paradoxes, then where does the expectation that the West be a monolith or the demand that everyone think uniformly and in the exact same way come from? 

Also knowing how and why the system failed takes a lot of knowledge and a kind of “generalized intelligence” that is hard to come by. But in the United States, no one knows more about the dynamics and essence of human nature and about how the system operates than the legendary Noam Chomsky. As mentioned before, Chomsky is among the top eight most cited authors in the Western world, alongside Plato, Aristotle, Marx, Lenin, Shakespeare, Freud, and of course, the Bible. And as Chomsky argued regarding human nature, the question of human nature basically comes down to the very basic “neural networks” and “mental schematism” and “innate organizing mechanisms” of a human being which in turn enable a human being to acquire the knowledge which develops their own individual answer to the most basic intellectual question which exists, namely, the question pertaining to the meaning of life. 

As Chomsky argued: “Can we explain in biological terms, ultimately in physical terms, these properties of both acquiring knowledge in the first place and making use of it in the second? I really see no reason to believe that we can; that is, it’s an article of faith on the part of scientists that since science has explained many other things it will also explain this.” 

Chomsky also highlighted the conundrum which is most evident nowadays in political and social life, namely, the conundrum stemming from the inability of the establishment to justify its power and control over others, hence the credibility and legitimacy crisis of our day and age. And this conundrum is one component or a single reflection of the overall concept and idea of “anarchism” which Chomsky has advanced through his thought system. As Chomsky wrote, anarchism “reflects the intuitive understanding that democracy is severely limited when the industrial system is controlled by any form of autocratic elite, whether of owners, managers and technocrats, a ‘vanguard’ party, or a state bureaucracy.” Chomsky added: “Under these conditions of authoritarian domination the classical libertarian ideals developed further by Marx and Bakunin and all true revolutionaries cannot be realized; man will not be free to develop his own potentialities to their fullest, and the producer will remain ‘a fragment of a human being,’ degraded, a tool in the productive process directed from above.” 

Chomsky also wrote: “The problem of ‘freeing man from the curse of economic exploitation and political and social enslavement’ remains the problem of our time.” Hence, what we consider to be ‘anarchism’ is actually a mixed method and doctrine and “revolutionary practice” which renders a kind of “libertarian socialism” that addresses the basic impulse towards notions and ideas of ‘freedom’ and ‘justice’ that will always captivate and preoccupy international society one way or another. 

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