The following wordplay may seem like four odd pairs of questionary statements unless one is familiar with most of The Third Place and The Work-Standard. The challenge here is to distinguish between the metaphysics of the two Factions within the Democratic-Republican Party, the “Democrats” and “Republicans” respectively, allowing us to discern the metaphysics of the “Bipartisans,” the Jeffersonian Faction, and those who will realign with the Federalist Party.
- EITHER Democrat OR Republican?
- BOTH Democrat AND Republican?
- Democrat AGAINST Republican?
- Republican AGAINST Democrat?
- Democrat FOR Republican?
- Republican FOR Democrat?
- NEITHER Democrat NOR Republican?
- NEITHER Republican NOR Democrat?
Prior to the Reign of Bretton Woods (1944-1973), an ideological overlap did in fact exist between the Madisonian Faction and the Monroean Faction, emerging in the days, weeks and months after December 7, 1941. In parliamentarian governance, it is not unusual to find Madisonians and Monroeans being “Democrats” and Madisonians and Monroeans being “Republicans,” the two Factions occupying the “US Congress of Parliaments.” Such an overlap is only possible if the Jeffersonians are in absolute control of the Democratic-Republican Party. This implies that there are fundamental Points of Agreement enabling all three Factions to pass specific policy issues for their Eternal President, “Franklin Delano Roosevelt,” to sign for the Eternal Secretary, “Thomas Jefferson,” to implement and execute as Federal Laws. Conversely, certain policy issues may be avoided or else counterproductive insofar as they represent the fundamental Points of Contention for the Democratic-Republican Party.
- EITHER Madisonian OR Monroean?
- BOTH Madisonian AND Monroean?
- Madisonian FOR Monroean?
- Madisonian AGAINST Monroean?
- Monroean FOR Madisonian?
- Madisonian AGAINST Monroean?
- NEITHER Madisonian NOR Monroean?
- NEITHER Monroean NOR Madisonian?
Desperate Congressmen and Senators with desperate policy issues to vote on can and will upend the overall integrity of the “Congress of Parliaments,” as the dozens of US National Emergencies since 1917 have shown. Its decision-making process is reflective of the Debt-Standard:
- Debt-Standard: “The Greatest Quantity of Kapital for the Least Quantity of Schuld.”
- Congress of Parliaments: “The Greatest Points of Agreement for the Least Points of Contention.”
One can learn a lot about a given nation based on how it transitions between Peacetime Mobilization and Wartime Mobilization. This is reflected in specific cultural norms, values, attitudes, motivations and beliefs held by its own armed forces. Despite being discernible in military life such as overall training and experience, proficiency with specific weapons and equipment, tactics and organization, they are nonetheless reflections of everyday civilian life. The Work-Standard can reveal a lot about why an Individual would want to be enlisted or be drafted.
- Reception to War Effort: EITHER “Quantity of Achievements” OR Quality of Achievements.
- Reception to Direct Order: EITHER Quality of Intentions OR “Quantity of Intentions.”
- Motivation for Enlistment: EITHER Arbeit OR “Schuld.”
- Motivation for Conscription: EITHER “Kapital” OR Geld.
- Relation to Superior: EITHER Intent OR “Incentive.”
- Relation to Subordinate: EITHER “Supply and Demand” OR Command and Obedience.
- Value-Judgements toward the Ordnance: EITHER Equipmentality OR “Commodity.”
- Value-Judgments toward the Enemy: EITHER “Mine-Self” OR They-Self.
Whether they are applicable to any given combat situation is irrelevant because these notions are external to the Individual and the military conflict that they are involved in. For the Democratic-Republican Party, “the greatest Quantity of Kapital for the least Quantity of Schuld” still reigns supreme, even in 1941-1945. The “Demobilization” of the US Armed Forces after 1945 suffered from the same problems as in Korea and Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Moreover, the more Kapital that the Congress of Parliaments is being generated for War Effort, the more Schuld that the Congress of Parliaments is also generating for the War Effort. The Democratic-Republican Party can be expected to implement an even combination of Welfare Capitalism and Workfare Socialism by means of Social-Democratic methodology:
High Taxation Rates (“Progressive Taxation”)
High Wealth Redistribution (“War Bonds”)
High Government Spending (“Military Contracting”)
Low Consumer Spending (“Rationing”)
Low Interest Rates (“Public Works”)
Low Quantity of Kapital (“Price Controls”)
High Quantity of Schuld (“Debt Ceiling”)
Low Trade Barriers (“Lend Lease”)
If anyone wanted to sabotage this War Effort, regardless of their Intent, how would they achieve that goal with Social-Democratic methods?
Low Taxation Rates (“Regressive Taxation”)
Low Wealth Redistribution (“Tax Cutting”)
Low Government Spending (“Civilian Contracting”)
High Consumer Spending (“Wealth Inequality”)
High Interest Rates (“Irrational Exuberance”)
High Quantity of Kapital (“Quantitative Easing”)
High Quantity of Schuld (“Deficit Spending”)
Low Trade Barriers (“Free Trade”)
For every “HIGH Point,” there is a “LOW Point” to be discerned as Points of Agreement and Points of Contention. In the Jeffersonian Market Economy, the American people are drilled into believing Theological Pastime like Gold is more ‘valuable’ to the Financial Markets insofar as they are “Commodities.” Specific Conceptions of Currency can mobilize any Nation into Action.
Kapital and Schuld are related to a specific Conception of Currency like “Commodity Currency,” “Representative Currency,” and “Fiat Currency” under the Incentives of Supply and Demand. There will always be not enough Kapital in existence, just as there will always be too much Schuld in existence, putting Market/Mixed Economies at a strategic disadvantage:
“If you are going to try to go to war, or to prepare for war, in [Jeffersonian America], you have got to let Business make [Schuld] out of [their Kapital] or Business won’t [Produce Schuld and the American people won’t Consume Kapital].”
As for Arbeit and Geld, I had found “Sociable Currency” to be the best term to properly refer to and designate the Work-Standard under the Intents of Command and Obedience. There will always be plenty of Arbeit to be done, just as there will always be plenty of Geld to be made, putting Planned/Command Economies at a strategic advantage:
“If you are going to try to go to war, or to prepare for war, in [Hamiltonian America], you have got to let Business make [Geld] out of [their Arbeit] or Business won’t [Generate Geld and the American people won’t Contribute Arbeit].”
Finally, I should mention that in 1941-1945, the Jeffersonian Market Economy began relying on “War Bonds” and “Ration Stamps” on top of the “US Dollar,” “LCFIs” (Liberal Capitalist Financial Instruments), and specific “Commodities.” The War Bond (aka “E-Series Government Bonds”) has its origins in the “A-Series Government Bonds” that the Democratic-Republican Party issued in 1935 as part of financing the New Deal and eventually the War Effort itself. This raises a number of questions: is it possible that Kapital and Schuld perhaps contributed to the need for Ration Stamps and E-Series Bonds, given how long it took for the US to recover from the effects of the Great Depression, not to mention the 1937 Recession