Aristotle Against Plato

Adapted from Gwynplaine as a Lord addressing the House of Lords in 1704. The title, which is the title of a chapter in the novel, refers to surviving alone in a blizzard but not surviving the politics that deformed him. Although THE MAN WHO LAUGHS is popularly presented for its love-is-blind theme, this is only a subplot. The novel’s major theme is the nature of Oligarchy, rule by corruption of the wealthy.

This is an excerpt from my adaptation of that major theme which can be found here:

00:00 The Turning of Names
06:15 Subscription Vs. Subordination
08:50 Universals Vs. Universities
10:20 These Things Vs. All Things
11:56 Money Vs. Academics
12:30 Three Greatest Passages Avoided of N. ETHICS

This is part of a series from the complete essay. For the aim of the essay, see The Beginning.

The conclusion of FIRST PHILOSOPHY is the same as THE PHYSICS since they are the same study: Substance is qualified by its contraries but substance has no contrary. This is only part of the complete essay titled Customer Agreement. For the context and aim of each part, please refer to The Beginning of this series.

There is no Natural Law or Laws of Nature. These are nonsensical terms introduced long after the wolves of Apollo went into hibernation. Principles pertain to nature, laws pertain to politics. The principles of things are first movers on their own, not by law.

This is part of a series from the complete essay. For the aim of the essay, see The Beginning.

Induction is art. Deduction is proof. Without art there is nothing to prove. This is the second presentation in the current essay titled Customer Agreement. It is the follow up to Terms of Service. Since these presentations are segments from the complete essay, viewing The Beginning will put them into context and reveal their aim.

[01:01 CORRECTION - In 1976 it was decided to revise but not until 1984 was 1st Edition published.]
This the follow up essay to Terms of Service. It will be in several parts. The aim is to reveal the falsity, or often overlooked facts, found in the traditional opinions of, or by, what is called Aristotle.

This is the outcome that academic professor’s produce: the belief that there is no proof, there is no substance, appearances are everything, and therefore their believers rule by deception. Their Ideal State demands it of them and their tenure is depending upon it.

Adapted by OCS from THE MAN WHO LAUGHS.
00:20 Aristotle - POLITICS, passages 1286b9, 1331b26,1253a30
02:15 Preface
02:45 Open-Air Eloquence
08:09 An Outsiders View of Men and Things
14:47 Gwynplaine Thinks Justice, Ursus Speaks Truth
28:47 Storms of Men are Worse Than Storms of Oceans

The Constitution for The People is in a box. Is its constituting of the people meant to lock them in also? Or, is this Universal secured in a box so its Particulars can be free?
(Next in this series coming soon and titled Customer Agreement.)

Adapted from Victor Hugo - THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
00:00 Preface
00:50 Open-Air Eloquence
06:15 An Outsider's View of Men and Things
12:28 Gwynplaine Thinks Justice, and Ursus Speaks Truth
26:00 Storms of Men are Worse than Storms of Oceans

Adapted from THE MAN WHO LAUGHS by Victor Hugo
00:51​ Preface
01:23 Open-Air Eloquence
06:26 An Outsider's View of Men and Things
12:19​ Gwynplaine Thinks Justice, and Ursus Speaks Truth
25:45​ Storms of Men are Worse than Storms of Oceans

00:00:00 NICOMACHEAN ETHICS (a passage as Introduction)
00:11:42 POLITICS I
00:48:42 NICOMACHEAN ETHICS ( Justice)
01:27:02 Aristotle Against Plato
02:14:50 The First Principle applied

Excerpted from Aristotle In One Take:

Hold the ship out beyond the surf and spray

Excerpted from Aristotle In One Take:

The emphasis is on Books 1 and 2 of Aristotle's POLITICS. It is presented without wading through the mire of conditions that no longer exist but at the same time not losing the context of their essence. Excerpted from Dragonfly Ladybug.

00:55 Buffalo
08:28 Indians
11:38 Tom and Milly
18:50 Legislators
22:00 Exterminators
25:18 The Last Great Stampede on Earth

My abbreviated adaptation of the Novel.
Cover thumbnail is titled Buffalo Storm found here:

01:48 Intro as POLITICS by Aristotle
Two different activities are equal to what?
25:02 Same query, another approach
33:32 Motion versus Action
36:50 Exchange versus Conquest
40:00 Education versus Indoctrination
44:32 Money versus Counterfeit
46:15 Robbery versus Theft
48:55 The First Principle
50:40 Can the deception of an infinite force in a finite magnitude be for the
common good?

The lesser degree of unity, freedom, is more desirable than the greater, compulsion.
(excerpted from Dragonfly Ladybug found here at 00:15:12 )

00:18 Theme
00:28 Elaboration
00:37 Conjunction
00:49 Resolution

00:00 Politics by Aristotle 1308b32
01:12 Politics by Aristotle 1279a12
01:29 Politics by Aristotle 1276a1
01:41 Politics by Aristotle 1273a36

Bryan on the free coinage of money and the encroachments of the rich. The money question is ALWAYS the paramount issue of the hour. The rest of the speech makes great points about National Sovereignty and intimates the beginnings of the global oligarchy which now has a stranglehold on civilization. The oft quoted ending (this is not the complete speech but only about one third) is erroneously interpreted as a stance against using gold to represent money. Bryan and his followers were not against this at all. They were against money being represented ONLY by gold. Of further note, they were not only for silver to ALSO represent money but were for it to be coined FREELY untethered from the oligarchical stranglehold.

Regardless of your partisan inclinations or lack of them, this was a public conversation that went on for decades back then. Now? Succumbed, dumbed, and numbed by generations of indoctrination, people seem not to have any sense as to how to connect their work to the symbol of what represents their work, nor care of what it bodes. The last 100 years clearly demonstrate that there is only one thing more dangerous to liberty than the counterfeiters reshaping of civilization in their own image; the academics, who by indoctrination rather than education, make it possible.

When corruption becomes practical excellence becomes obscure. Article 1, section 8, item 6 of the US Constitution gives congress the power to punish the counterfeiting of the Securities and Coin of the United States. It doesn't say that they have to but nevertheless the actuality of a potential is there. As to what that punishment ought to be we leave for another time. Let's just say it should be just. Since stealing is a bad habit then theft and robbery, even by law, cannot be for the common good.

In his lecture on Politics, Aristotle demonstrates that the only course of action to attain the common good, justice, this combining of freedom and excellence, this establishing of a perfect union, a circle not a triangle, this union of the rich and the poor, oligarchy and democracy constituted perfectly, is to remove the ability of making money out of being involved with the public offices. For what ought not to be is what is false.

How does this casting of a currency far and wide out into the economy then withdrawn back into the Treasury, how does this laundering of counterfeit become so well established and maintained as the status quo for so long? It happens by indoctrination. Indoctrination is a force against the intellect. What people do generally is a result of what they think and what people think generally is the result of what they are taught. The instructions of what to think versus the instructions of how to think are two different things. These are the contraries of indoctrination and education. The essence of indoctrination is deception. Deception hides fact, whereas, to the contrary, by education the fact reveals deception. The most prevalent kind of deception is the turning of names; to call what is what it is not and to say of that which is not that it is. This is a principle of Academics; literally of the doctrine introduced by Plato at the Academy. Therefore, those who are doing the indoctrinating are far more culpable then those who abide by the indoctrinating. Those who abide are deceived and may be genuinely amiss, taken. Likewise, those who claim to know what is best for the state of the union, that their course of action ought to be followed, and that indeed their course does appear to be closest to the correct course, then they should have their recommendations analysed as to whether or not it meets the merit of their claims and to determine the efficacy of its application.

Now of all of the popular schools of instruction the one that appears to be closest to the correct course of action, presuming that we agree with Aristotle that the correct course to the common good is to remove making money out of being involved with public offices, then that school might be the Austrian School of Economics. However, the primary element of their study, money, is not described truly. This is not entirely on them. The false supposition has been around since the Renaissance. The supposition is that money is regarded universally as an intermediate, a symbol, and not in the context of the activity being symbolized. So they say this universal is of 3 parts; commodity money, fiat money, and credit money. It is often the case that when a thing is qualified by a term and then this new combination of terms turns the description of the thing from what it is into what it is not, this is a good indication that our understanding of that thing ought to be re-examined. For example, there was not a clear understanding of action vs motion and now we have human-action, not a clear understanding of law vs principle and now we have natural-law, not a clear understanding of thinking vs whatever and now we have critical-thinking. This is a post Renaissance phenomena. There may have been a rebirth of the understanding of knowledge but apparently a lot of it got left behind.

Likewise, there is not a clear understanding of money and now we have commodity money, fiat money, credit money, debt money, helicopter money, out of thin air money, monopoly money, funny money, printed money, paper money, digital money. They call it anything and everything except what it actually is, the contrary of money. The reason is that corruption has become practical. Therefore, they are afraid to say the word counterfeit because it exists in the US Constitution. Their indoctrination persists to prevent the understanding of the first principle of money and how it relates to US Constitution 1.8.6.

The falsity is to say that 2 different sets of particulars belong to the same universal. This is not so. One activity is of exchange, justice, and freedom, and the other is of conquest, injustice and force. These are contraries represented by two different symbols, money and counterfeit. Of other combinations of terms such as honest money or commodity money, these are not contradictions but redundancies. The new term is superfluous. Commodity money is... [limited space, but the video picks up from here at 7:50]...

POSTERIOR ANALYTICS is the explanation of art. Art comes first. This is the application of art to the topic of money. Money is not defined as a medium of exchange and nothing else because counterfeit also intermediates. These are 2 different universals and therefore the intermediate cannot always be named money because at times it represents the activity contrary to money. Deception hides fact. What is Article 1, Section 8, item 6 of the US Constitution all about? The Coin and Securities of the US does not come from Banks or the Treasury. That's where it ends up. The counterfeiting is of the work done by the citizens and not the counterfeiting of the counterfeit.

00:00 Indoctrination
03:30 Contrary of Money
04:49 Stealing

This is an excerpt from Aristotle in One Take at

This translation is from 1885 by Benjamin Jowett and was the first work of Aristotle to be translated as part of the multi-decade project of the Oxford Translations which was completed in the 1950s. However, the first Greek to English translation of Politics was titled as A Treatise on Government translated by William Ellis in 1776. Thomas Jefferson owned a copy. The founders of the United States were familiar with Aristotle’s analysis of governments and learned well enough to create a superior Constitution.

The complete Audio Book of Aristotle's lecture can be find right here on Bitchute:

Money equalizes the exchange of disproportionate work. Counterfeit maintains the disproportion.


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