Establishment of Government Authority

February 4, 2006

We have remarked before upon the manner in which Young Soul countries establish and maintain their authority, but we would wish to enlarge upon it.

There are usually two ways in which Young Soulism manifests itself in terms of national behavior, one might be called the "Rah-rah! Go team! We are all in it together approach" and the other is the creation of the figure of a powerful enemy against which only the government may preserve you.

By creating an external, dread, the government has a means of constantly supporting and refreshing fear and then to appear to be the bastion of protection from the very thing it creates. In "rah-rah" instances, expansionism tends to be inclusive. In "exterior enemy" instances, expansionism intends to be along the lines of conquest and subjugation. Those Young Soul governments who "opt" for the "rah-rah" approach tend to be more responsive to social needs and less responsive to "pressure groups". Of course in fear-based governments the opposite is true. In countries with elected governments there can be abrupt changes from "rah-rah" to "fear" and back again as the position of the populace shifts, however "rah-rah" can succumb to "fear" far more quickly than "fear" can turn to "rah-rah".

In a Young Soul world and a Young Soul country these various political governmental parameters tend to play out in all levels of governmental influence from the school board to national offices, and of course given the motto of the Young Soul, "do it my way", great emphasis is put upon a united front, whichever front that may be. In fear-based governmental arrangements, fiefdoms develop rapidly and are maintained exclusionarily [sic]. In "rah-rah" governments, interaction is more readily obtained and the authority can be shared.

We mention these governmental patterns because we are aware that certain crucial pressures are building up not only within this country but several other Young Soul countries. Of course there are astrological implications in all of this, but there are also organizational dynamics that have developed over time. Any fear-based government that feels itself entrenched, is apt to lash out rather than seek cohesion, and this can be internal as well as external. It can also lead to levels of alienation that make the workings of government far more difficult due to the pressure of political inertia, which we have discussed before. This kind of dynamic is of course not new, and it has played out in many ways over the centuries, but we would think that one of the perils of instantaneous or near instantaneous communication has been to bring all such events to the forefront and to contribute to social indignation as an automatic response to perceived indifference and failures.

While many instances of crisis have been met with both "rah-rah" and "fear" responses, generally speaking those arising from "rah-rah" will tend to be more easily "perpetuated" than those arising from fear which from necessity need to create other crises in order to maintain the fear level. Of course "rah-rah" and "fear" have their own algorithms and fractals which can be modified by external events as well as internal ones, but to be aware of the increasing narrow focus of "fear" and the more expansive view of the "rah-rah" could be useful in assessing the current complications of governmental dynamics both in this country and many others around the world.

Let us recommend, should you choose to do so, not only assessing the various dynamics of administrations in this country, but in other, especially western European countries where similar sorts of functions have occurred and are occurring. Every government of course has its own understand as to its place in societal dynamics, those that most readily accommodate the societal parameters will tend to be more enduring than those that do not, even if those parameters appear arbitrary and harsh, however we would have to say that demanding rapid cultural adaptation for what is a temporary societal malfunction can end up being more disruptive than finding a way in which to shift the emphasis toward a more "rah-rah" participation than fear-based "burrowing".

Communication can make the most significant difference in societal perceptions, which is why many fear-based institutions tend to control what can be communicated and to whom. At one time, that proved a viable means of enforcement, but despite stated intentions and efforts very few governments anywhere on the earth are capable now of totally limiting communications in any significant way. Although this may lead to many short-term difficulties, communication in and of itself is redefining the conduct of society, and this in turn is likely to redefine the manner and function of governments, both "rah-rah" and fear-based. Over time we would think that the communications will tend to become integrated into societal patterns and governments will accommodate this integration or collapse, however that point has not been reached and it presupposes no major global catastrophic event. But assuming that the two to three generations needed to achieve that balance can progress relatively unimpeded, then that societal modification is likely to enter the cultural fabric and become intrinsic to the conduct of meaningful government, no matter which base it may operate from.

Communication paradigms are notoriously illusory and as a result their algorithms and fractals are largely undefined, but within the next sixty years assuming there are no major catastrophes, those fractal patterns may begin to emerge and become recognized as well as developed sufficiently for an algorithmic "description." Governments inevitably respond to the forces of pragmatism, the more they resist, the greater and more destructive their collapse, those willing to embrace pragmatism, not only address the "issues at hand" they move towards a more comprehensive vision of function and evolution and, through that, "justify" their own existence.

Of course Mature Soul governments work along different lines as do Old Soul and Baby Soul ones for that matter, but since the most prominent governments at this point tend to be in Young Soul countries, understanding the algorithmic implications of the "rah-rah" and fear-based dynamics can be insightful should you choose to assess them.