THE BENEVOLENT DICTATORS - 08.28.2021
August 28, 2021
Good Saturday morning. I'm author Richard V. Rupp, writing from Burbank, California. Welcome to Rupp's Notes/FBI Special Agent Hartman Series posts.
I've got the AC cranked up again. I'm beginning to think the concept of seasons is gone. Will there ever be another winter in Southern California? The only reason I know we are going into fall is that the football season is really cranking up. Getting ready to watch my first college game in a couple of hours – UCLA vs. Hawaii. Then will be switching back and forth between the Chargers and Rams preseason finale games.
I have to include my (Gemini) LA TIMES Horoscope for today – "The benefit to keeping communication short and to the point is both social and financial. You will be heard, understood, and paid." Really? Not sure I often comply with the first sentence, but I certainly like the second one.
Based on what I see, the "infrastructure legislation" should include some money to build a national water system. It would transmit some of the 6-inches of daily rain some parts of the country are receiving to areas where it hasn't rained in a long time, and water is being rationed. As a nation, we have plenty of water. It needs to be spread around instead of creating havoc and running into the ocean.
Do rules have to be written down? Yes, if you are playing baseball or want to complete playing a board game. Maybe the baseball rules are getting a bit too complicated. ESPN says that many MLB players/coaches/analysts know little about the more in-depth rules of this national pastime. But, if you are running the Bowman Colony, maybe written laws are not needed.
This is from the UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, CONSTITUTION RESOURCE CENTER – "Constitutions don't have to be written documents. Native nations in North America governed themselves successfully for generations without written constitutions. Their constitutions were oral, embedded in their cultures and in the teachings of the natural and spirit worlds. These rules and laws were learned from parents, grandparents, and others."
Here's what SKYWARD has to say on the subject –
The San Francisco clique's second Bowman Colony developmental meeting in California's Napa Valley at the French Laundry Restaurant has just started. The greetings are over, and the Bowman Twins begin the session by announcing, "it's governing structure time."
Jokingly Norman indicates, "My brother and I have appointed ourselves as the benevolent dictators of the Colony."
"Actually, we will be called the Governors," said Chris.
"That sounds only fair, seeing as you guys came up with the idea and used your money to develop it," replied Jeff.
And, the rest of you are part of the Colonies Senior Advisory Counsel," continued Norman.
Chris adds, "While our colonist selection process may be imperfect, it establishes the foundation for an intellectual society based on science and logic."
The Twins are in full swing as they trade sentences. "Here on Earth, there is a printed law for just about every circumstance. More often than not, they were politically motivated to protect one tribe of society from others. There are even laws for private matters between people."
"We propose that the Colony have no written laws, but rather logically developed customs and rules that are learned and passed down. The learning process will start with town halls, where ideas are exchanged. Everything is to be solved logically. If some donnée or assumption is not known, then the Governors and Senior Advisory Counsel assist in arriving at a logical conclusion."
"Yes, occasionally feathers will get ruffled. But, my guess is that the feathers will settle on the floor with the people we have selected and shortly be forgotten. But, we must keep our scientists looking skyward at new frontiers. Should our Colony become static, like Earth, all bets are off for its survival. The Colony needs to be a team that works together."
"Our customs and rules will be like scientific axioms. They will be based on empirical reasoning, so they don't need to change much. But, we will allow them to be challenged based on what is seen or has developed."
"I will admit part of the reason we don't need written laws is that the master computer will control a lot of things people do, like the ability to open or close a door, the air temperature, lighting. It's kind of like the "parking meter maid" here on Earth. Except it's there staring at you all the time."
Gavin stands and raises his glass of wine. "We may be constructing a fairy tale, but it's one I want to be a character in. I am convinced we can't change the culture that has evolved here on Earth. The melting pot concept has led to tribal chaos that I don't foresee ending well. Our fairy tale may be the salvation of humanity. And, I'm ready to go to the castle on the moon."
Elon asks Gavin, "How are the talks with the President going?"
"Very well. He and his staff see our fairy tale as a solution to his battle with China."
The above dialog is based on my research on millennials, including the fact that they generally believe that absolute standards of right and wrong apply to everyone.
By the way, if you ever get a chance to go to the French Laundry, do so. You will spend a small fortune, but it is worth it. It's like a fairy tale evening.
It's time to settle in on the couch and watch some football.
Richard V. Rupp, Author
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