Thursday, October 1, 2009

On Patriarchal Governance

Here is Thomas Jefferson on the Native American model of governance:

“There is an error into which most of the speculators on government have fallen, and which the well-known state of society of our Indians ought, before now, to have corrected. In their hypothesis of the origin of government, they suppose it to have commenced in the patriarchal or monarchical form.”

Here is the Obama song by the Harvard-educated woman who also wrote the book ‘I Am Barack Obama’.

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm mmm mm Barack Hussein Obama (repeat multiple times)

The key to understanding modern sociology is to consider the importance of metal to the evolution and development of men. As Thomas Jefferson explains in this remarkable letter, gunpowder knocked bodily strength from the top of the Natural Aristocracy of Men pyramid, replacing bodily strength with:

1. Virtue; and
2. Talents

Thousands of years before the advent of missile death by gunpowder, metals reduced to a lesser extent the importance of bodily strength in some, but not all societies.

The reason Native Americans hypothesized a patriarchal or monarchical form of government is because bodily strength remained #1 in the absence of metal or gunpowder. Jefferson seemingly did not consider this in his analysis.

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