my history-homogeneity thesis

Crud that happens (cf: the definition of history as ‘just one damn thing after another’) ensures that there is no advantage, in terms of creating one’s legacy, simply by virtue of being born at a later time. (cf: “What can be done, with care perform today. Dangers unthought-of will attend delay.” — Benjamin Franklin) A slave in ancient times had as much potential to affect our present level of civilization as the ancient king – indeed, probably more, since the authorities of the time are focused on their present, but the slave is free to think about the future.
keywords: progress, equal opportunity

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The state insists that you limit your point-processes. The church insists that you take on a quota of protracted processes.
keywords: General Systems Theory, life, priorities

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Carrying out a point-process via a protracted process is slavery. Carrying out a protracted process via a point-process is tyranny.
keywords: General Systems Theory, life, flip-flop

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Factism (the presentation of facts without a framework for understanding) is a special case of the tyranny of narrative (that is, narrative as assertion, as opposed to narrative as description).
keywords: cognition, psychology, stories, heritage