The future of the world will be decided by the conquering force of a political-economic ideology. [Neoliberalism] is a wishy-washy term which has found no ear [in the Third World]; nobody should be fighting and dying in the Soviet Union for Jeffersonianism, Trotskyism and Hitlerism!] The [post-1945 German-speaking world is still unconsciously] dominated by two sovereign ideas: the concept of a Reich and Germany’s mission of leadership in the world. These two ideas have given [the German-speaking world the most] powerful driving force for the dynamic execution of [its] world mission. The mystical element and the religious tradition embodied in the concept of the Reich sparks our political mission and is especially attractive within the Catholic world.
[T]his must be our program: be constantly on the alert, evaluate future developments correctly, and miss no opportunities. It is the duty of a vanquished nation to learn from its defeat, to work with unremitting courage and with ever-increasing determination and endurance, and be prepared for a great world political task.
[T]he world is longing today for the millennium. In the role of champion for peace, we would gain stature in world public opinion and create for ourselves an unshakable moral position. The propaganda against German ‘militarism’ would subside entirely, old charges would be forgotten and Europe would then be willing to follow German leadership. Such a policy can be pursued successfully, especially in view of the present attitude of the Vatican. [His Holiness] is a realist in politics and knows well enough that, in [a world with nuclear weapons], there is too much at stake for the Church and for Europe as a whole.
There are only several Third Place Posts left for me to finish. The Third Place: Total Educational Effort by Youth and for Youth is intended to serve as an immediate follow up to The Work-Standard: The Complete Socialist Monetary Policy Compendium on Socialist Economics, Finance, and Fintech Applications. Anyone who reads The Third Place is assumed to have already read The Work-Standard, otherwise everything described in The Third Place becomes unintelligible. Although The Third Place will include its own By Way of Introduction and its own Conclusion, the “Philosophical and Theoretical Origins Section” of The Work-Standard will also be included as part of the Appendices.
Everyone reading The Fourth Estate should mark “December 26” on their calendars as the 30th Anniversary of the Dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union collapsed thirty years ago on December 26, 1991. The Soviets and the Prussians were the two losers of the New Versailles Treaty on September 12, 1990, allowing the Empire of Liberty to remain unchallenged until the Coronavirus Pandemic changed everything, and wreaking havoc on the Empire of Liberty.
The Third Place explores the significance of the 1960s Counterculture and the three important “Places.” Like the Holy Trinity or the Third World Ideologies Diagram, there are three known Places in the school life of any generation of youths between the ages of 14 and 34 in the State of Total Mobilization. All three were identified in the Total Educational Effort (Pt. V of V). Tonight, I will be elaborating on the three Places or Positions in this Kitchen Update Post because, no matter what happens, my goal is to finish The Third Place before December 26.
- The First Place is the Family Household and Student Dormitory (“Personal Residence”). The First Place is analogous to the Third Estate due to the etymological origins of “Economy” for the two major Germanic languages of Europe, English and German.
In the English-speaking world, “Economy” is derived from the Ancient Greek word “Oἰκονομία” (Oikonomía), which roughly translates to the ‘Art of Managing a Household’. The term is related to the French “Économie” and the Italian “Economia,” French and Italian being European Romance languages. All three terms carry specific connotations to the “Distribution/Redistribution” and “Allocation/Reallocation” of any resources inside the Family Household. A good analogy for English speakers is the image of brothers and sisters taking turns on the PCs, gaming consoles, television sets and living spaces of their working-class family’s townhouse. The imagery is significant as this Author has not found any suitable terms within the German language to describe “Suburbia,” Suburbia being a British concept whose influence in the American Way of Life is a post-1945 phenomenon.
In the German-speaking world, “Ökonomie” also shares the same Ancient Greek origin, except it is often supplanted by another German word, “Wirtschaft.” “Wirtschaft” is more commonplace among German speakers because it translates into English as the ‘Art of Hosting a Household’ or ‘Art of Keeping a Household,’ the latter suggesting the presences of Housekeepers (“Maids and Butlers”) living and working inside the Family Household. Outside the Family Household, however, “Wirtschaft” serves as the German “getting-down-to-business word of choice” for describing any national economy on Earth. It is important for English speakers to realize that when a German speaker uses the word “Wirtschaft,” they are determined to know the national economy in service to the Totality. Anyone seeking to impose their personal political-economic ideology of choice on the National Economy must begin by applying it at the First Place, their own Family Household and/or Student Dormitory. Those who cannot comprehend this fact should forget about reaching the Second Place, never mind the Third Place itself.
- The Second Place is the Teaching Community and the Workshop/Museum (“School Campus”). The Second Place is synonymous with the Second Estate, implying the presences of authority figures in charge of the secondary school or university as the faculty and staff. I specifically described the national educational system as a “Teaching Community” in reference to Mary Perkins Ryan’s concept of an “Educating Community” from Are Parochial Schools the Answer? and We’re All in This Together.
The Educating Community in those two works is referred to as a “Total Educational Effort.” To English-speaking Americans, regardless of whether they are Roman Catholic, adhere to another religion or lack thereof, a “Total Educational Effort” is an odd choice of words. Given Ryan’s background, word choices, and whole passages related to economic and politics, the metaphysics in those two books are match neatly with those found in Ernst Jünger’s State of Total Mobilization from “Total Mobilization” and Figure of the Arbeiter from Der Arbeiter. After all, the concept of the Socialist Student Economy (SSE) in The Work-Standard was primarily derived from Ryan.
Jünger does not finally appear until Ryan begin using the Total Educational Effort to describe specific non-educational, irreligious organizations like “Political Parties,” “Military-Industrial Complex,” “National Economy,” “Central Government,” “Financial Sector,” “Waste Management,” “Emergency Services,” “Banking System,” and “People’s Communities.” These terms are being invoked by Ryan in her word choices in contexts related to the State of Total Mobilization, as if Ryan was addressing “a Student Body and their Student Government,” explaining the SSE’s significance as the Second Place and allowing its Student Government to convert the First Place into Workshops and/or Museums for the Third Place itself.
- The Third Place is the DUSC and the Germanic Shopping Citadel (“Town/City Square”). Together with the preceding descriptions of First and Second Places, the first things that immediately comes to mind regarding the Third Place is the 1960s Counterculture and the countless different youth groups who participated in it. There were in fact a few spillovers in the Soviet Union and among the Eastern Bloc countries, which often occurred among the State-sanctioned youth organizations affiliated with the WFDY (World Federation of Democratic Youth) and in particular the unofficial youth subcultures whose members probably participated in the events of 1989, 1990 and 1991.
It is odd for the 1960s Counterculture to be predominantly concentrated in the US and Western Bloc countries that all happened to be the same member-states of the “Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development” (OECD). This is significant because the OECD, as a major organization in the Empire of Liberty, has been notorious for introducing what can only be described as Totalitarian educational standards after the demise of the Counterculture. The timing coincides neatly with the Death of Bretton Woods, the emerging “Liberalization of Young Minds” through Globalization, and the “Trickle-Down Economics” of people like Ronald Reagan (US), Margaret Thatcher (UK), Francois Mitterrand (France), Helmut Kohl (West Germany), Yasuhiro Nakasone (Japan) throughout the 1980s and the Empire of Liberty’s Unipolarity by the 1990s.
The Work-Standard’s general premise, “‘the goal of monetary policy is to restructure the national economy,’” becomes more self-evident at the Third Place before ricocheting in the Second Place and First Place. The metaphysics behind concept of the Third Place, the term Viktor David Grünbaum chose to describe the Shopping Mall, resonates strongly with the Cold War-era political terminology from the late 20th century that are said to be “Neither Left nor Right nor Center”:
- “Third Way”
- “Third Camp”
- “Third Position”
- “Three Worlds Theory”
- “Three-Worlds Model”
- “Three-Sector Model”
- “Third Wave Experiment”
- “Third World”
- “Third Reich”
These historical facts are all significant because the State of Total Mobilization in the 20th century never ceased after “the End of World War II.” In post-1945 editions of Der Arbeiter, Jünger wrote a new preface, stating that the State of Total Mobilization had survived. It matters very little if we are talking about the “Official End of World War II (September 2, 1945)” or the “Unofficial End of World War II (September 12, 1990).” The State of Total Mobilization is also unconnected to the “Cold War,” which was essentially a continuation of World War II under a different title, thereby existing before and operating in full-scale defiance of the Death of Bretton Woods, Globalization, Deindustrialization, Neoliberalism, the EU/NATO and Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party, his Empire of Liberty, and his Cult of Personality among the OECD-Type Student Economies of the First World.
What has happened to the State of Total Mobilization, as Orson Welles pointed in Future Shock, is that it presided over the emergence of a Third Mode of Production after the First and Second Modes of Production, Production for Profit and Production for Utility respectively. Production for Profit and Production for Utility are of course the two concepts described in the Economic Calculation Problem of Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich von Hayek was overwhelmingly fixated on Production for Profit/Utility. Von Mises and von Hayek both saw the First and Second Modes of Production as operating on Dual-Purpose Technologies comparable to an Automatic Shift Transmission found in conventional automobiles. Anyone professing opposition to Neoliberalism will unknowingly become the unwitting and unwilling Last Men forewarned by Vladimir Lenin in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Also Sprach Lenin (Thus Spoke Lenin).
Anyone who knows how the Work-Standard operates should realize that, as a Dual-Purpose Technology, is a Manual Shift Transmission befitting of Lenin’s On the Question of Dialectics from Philosophical Notebooks. With obvious exceptions of the 1960s Counterculture, WFDY, the Eastern Bloc, and the Soviet Union, there are three other entities any Student Government would need to have a Manual Shift Transmission for their own Total Educational Effort.
- The Third Place, otherwise known as the “Shopping Mall” or Shopping Citadel, was originally intended by to be a place for politically-organized youths to socialize, congregate and spread their ideas. The Third Place was never meant to become a depressing place for shopaholics and consumerists, which was the Liberal Capitalists had done to it.
- Everybody with an Ideology on Third World Diagram, courtesy of Holy Trinity.
- And the Third Reich, which is of course that Secret Germany which was operated inside of the NSDAP’s own SSE “Greater Germanic Communal Student Economy” (GDGSW).
All kinds of people were operating inside the GDGSW:
- Solomon Perel and any other Jewish Youths hiding as “German Youths.”
- Karl Otto Paetel and the National Bolsheviks
- Edelweiss Pirates
- White Rose Society
- Anti-Hitlerist Catholic and Protestant Youth Groups
- Young Conservatives
- National Revolutionaries
- Fascist Youths from the Austrian half of the German-speaking world
- Communist Youths from the Prussian half of the German-speaking world
- Some LGBTs, Soyboys and Crossdressers who may or may not have been helping each other masquerade as the opposite gender
- Dissident university professors like Martin Heidegger
- Anybody helping the Red Orchestra or July 20 Plotters like Ernst Jünger
“Future historians will one day reveal the great vision with which [the Secret Germany had] created with confident determination those measures which subsequently smashed the united front of the enemy and made Germany again a much-desired partner in a new politico-strategic alliance. And all this was accomplished at the time when German leaders had to go through the severe crisis of the oncoming defeat. By no means did the [GDGSW] skid into [1945 in] an irrational manner as so many blockheads and ignoramuses often tell us. The various phases and consequences of the so-called ‘collapse’ were thoroughly studied and planned by the most capable experts. Nothing occurred by chance; everything was carefully planned.
It was [always] difficult for the German press to deal delicately with the events of July 20, 1944. The less these events are discussed, the better it will be for Germany’s future. A split among the German people on this question would prove disastrous. There are many angles which obviously cannot as yet be discussed openly. There were thousands who had reason, or were even ordered to protect themselves by camouflaging as [Pan-Germanic Socialists, especially those inside of the GDGSW]. Persons who were at that time reported as having been shot [were] still among the living [after 1945].”