Amerika

The world as a dojo

knaveImagine a world that was more like a martial arts dojo, less like an amusement park and trash dump.

Personal integrity and earned respect would take the place of pretentious fantasy personalities empowered by equal rights. The novice multitudes in life would find themselves accountable to rather than the social equals of the fewer masters in life. If a novice is in error, a master or aspiring instructor steps in to set matters right.

If a mad pretender or charlatan with ulterior motives comes along, his claims are put to trial and the results made final. In this way, a defect inhabiting a human body is not further encouraged by our amusement park culture of tolerance, but instead stopped in its tracks so it does not spread its many forms of destruction in our world dojo.

Jesus master versus warrior marine

Notice the job of the novices is to learn, not to comment in their ignorance or to heckle in amusement for which the masters swiftly correct them, but to learn a lasting life lesson. The job of the stranger or rogue is to be found out by the masters; to be tested and honored if true, to be dismissed and removed in disgrace before the multitudes if false.

When we come into such a world as novices, the long established ground rules of what works across the ages are made known to all. Here are some possibilities.

The world we share is noone’s personal garbage can and lifelong entertainment center. Reverence for the planet dojo and earned respect among people resists the temporal attrition of civilization decay. By removing incentive and accountability, universal static rights and the resulting flaunted liberties causes social decay that further infects the culture and economy.

knightPeople without common ground, locked in inner conflict and lacking a center for determining direction, are unable to advance and are easier prey to predators without. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy. – Mao Zedong

Throwing objects like money, food, books, and bibles at problems, although politically popular on camera for novice viewing, does not create a lasting solution, but instead allows problems to grow so that more altruistic popularity has future opportunities. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Chinese proverb

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