From Feudalism to Futility?
Historically, we have progressed, emerging from feudalism to realize the utility of self-determination, haven’t we?
Instead of pillaging and plundering, we now add supply to meet demand. It is an on-demand existence that expands the opportunity for success–but with the same amount of quantum risk, transformed into an Equivalent Coercive Value, which measures the symmetry across the transformation.
Instead of worrying about lions and tigers and bears, we now have the common risk of default.
Emerging from feudalism is the object of self-determination. Like Sinclair Lewis said, it’s a jungle out there, but now it’s the bulls and the bears, causing the risk to be avoided in the form of pricing it in the futures.
Inherent to the object of self-determination is the empirical verification of it, which is essentially the measurable angst.
Anxiety about the future is common to elite and non-elite alike. The feudalistic form provides protection for everybody. If you are worried about lions, tigers, bears, and marauding tribes looking to despoil wealth rather than create it, the social contract emerges with an immediate “sense” of legitimacy, measured on demand to exist the risk proportion, essentially measuring the level of angst that causes resistance to the object of self-determination in the name of common self-protection.
“We The People” retain the object of common self-protection but, like existentialists tell us, it’s the picture of The Scream!
Yielding self-determination to the equivalent coercive power of common authority, the more we consolidate the risk to protect us from it, the more menacing it actually becomes.
Is terrorism, for example, really an act of self-determination, or an object of the master mind, worried about the real, “natural identity” of elite power and authority that naturally emerges (measurably exists) with on-demand authority.