Due to personal health reasons, I will be taking a break from the Blog both today and tomorrow until further notice. I cannot continue working on the Blog until I take care of an upcoming appointment today. In the meantime, I am going to share a copy of a recent comment on another Blog:
To begin, I must apologize for being unable to contact you again sooner. I have not been feeling well over the past several days. It is due to the apparent adverse effects of my medication, which I found out to have worsened in quality as a consequence of the Pandemic. Between dealing with shortages, longer wait times and price increases, I thought subpar medication was the least of my concerns, but of all the things to be imported by the US, my medication happens to be one of them. The consequence of this issue is a growing lack of productivity on my part to continue working on my Blog and providing relevant information related to your own research.
Since I am going to address this matter for the next day or so, I need to inform you about the latest topic on my Blog, which is also related to the ARPLAN Blog. There is now a growing body of evidence for me to argue that what we know today as Socialism is in final analysis the logical successor of “Cameralism.” Cameralism emerged in the German Reich in the 16th century and rose to prominence between the 17th and 18th centuries as a “‘science’” or “‘sciences’” related to government. The Cameralists saw both economy and finance as political functions of the State and its “centralized federal government.” This is an ideology that Liberal Capitalists do not want people like us to know because the Cameralists were not university professors or intellectual theorists. Rather, they were civil servants and statesmen who knew how to govern, having penned various how-to manuals on the techniques of political statecraft and economic governance.
Practical, hands-on applications of Cameralism, as I found out, will realize the various trappings of Socialism such as Council Democracy, Planned/Command Economy, State control over finance and trade, and the establishment of a National Intranet. Prussia in particular was a prominent proponent of Cameralism, refining further Cameralist techniques of administration and governance to provide the metaphysical groundwork for specific Socialisms by the 19th and 20th centuries. I am talking about Prussian Socialism and National Bolshevism, Pan-Germanic Socialism and Italian Fascism, Sovietism, Maoism, and the various Eastern Bloc Socialisms. Kita Ikki’s “Shogunate Socialism,” this ‘Japanese National Socialism’ from “Nihon kaizô hôan taikô” (“Fundamental Principles for the Reorganization of Japan”), was another. And then there is my “Hamiltonian Federalist Socialism,” which can also be traced back to Cameralism vis-à-vis Prussia. An argument can be made that those Socialisms are the successors of Cameralism.
Where their similarities with Cameralism end, besides the obvious cultural, historical, social, organizational, traditional and national differences, are a whole slew of questions that began in the 20th century and have become more relevant in the 21st century. I have been able to summarize everything in several aphorisms:
Is Revolution “the means by which one enters the modern world?”
Is building the Future and preserving the Past both one and the same?
Is Tradition without Innovation, like Innovation without Tradition, meaningless?
Will we achieve a proper balance of power between Technology and Nature?
Will the peoples of every nation in the world reinvigorate their national essences?
Will Neoliberalism’s “State of Natural Rights” be truly supplanted by the Socialisms’ “State of Total Mobilization?”
I can keep going, but the correlations are there for me to investigate and evaluate the potentiality regarding their implications. My hope is to eventually share additional findings on my Blog, in addition to presenting a “different world of the future” that began in the 20th century and continues to remain relevant in this day and age.
That is, assuming I am in good health.
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