In mathematics, which consists the abstract representation and expression of all the situations and actions/reactions/feedback between them, there is a very interesting phenomenon which we call “the fern phenomenon”.
If we scrutinize a fern leaf, we will see that it is composed of several smaller leaves which are also like miniature of that same leaf they are composing. This is a phenomenon we encounter many times in nature, and consequently mathematics, i.e. that a group is comprised of subgroups which are identical or in essence similar to the group they are comprising.
And why is that of interest to us?
It is of interest to us and very much so, because society in all its groups from the smallest to the largest to its entirety is exactly like a Russian babushka: that is, the smallest subgroup of society is exactly the same but in a smaller scale with the largest group which is, actually, all of society.
And what does that mean?
This means that if we manage to learn the rules giving shape to these “babushkas” then we are fully able and in control to manage to understand and actualize the potential we have in all, without exception, the aspects of human society. We can achieve this by studying any of the “babushkas” but for certain, some “babushkas” are easier to perceive and study than others. It is to our interest, therefore, to pick the one which is the least threatening but in the same time the most possible to affect directly: a balance not always easy or possible to achieve.
But, how is it possible to have the above axiom of the fern phenomenon or the example I just gave with the babushkas when several parts of society, such as the family, school, science, politics, religion, professional/business policy, the economy, the state, the nation, seem so disjointed and dissimilar between them? In the end, how is it possible that little Bobby’s achievement in school affect or be affected by the general economic condition of the state?
The answer is very simple, just like all the trajectories and truths that permeate and shape every aspect of society (every “babushka”) are simple and theoretically fully understandable even though often traumatic: all aspects of society have this one common denominator: they are composed and maintained by humans. And now comes the time to state a very basic axiom:
Nothing in society is impersonal/faceless and everything is part of human behavior without anything eerie or mystical about it.
What does this mean?
This means that for everything happening around us, from why our grandmother is making us feel so bad with no apparent reason to the mysterious but continual increase of the prices every week, a person who has a name and surname and certain, obvious interest to make the environment have the particular effect we receive is fully responsible.
Given that psychology tells us that all, with no exception, the people act and react with the same basic principles of behavior and logic and aim at the same goals but through different means, we are led to the following very simple and joyous conclusion:
Society is composed from and works because of persons with personality and identity --> (therefore) Society is not faceless --> Society acts just like two individuals act between them.
Because within society there is friction and antagonism, there is no harmony or unanimity between different societal groups and aspects (“babushkas”) --> Since there is friction and antagonism, it means there is an effort for imposition and subjugation between the different societal groups and aspects --> There is effort of manipulation and control between the different societal groups and aspects.
Since society acts just like two individuals act between them AND there is effort of manipulation and control between the different societal groups and aspects IT MEANS THAT SOCIETY IS PERMEATED BY THE BASIC PRINCIPLE OF ANTAGONISM AND EFFORT FOR IMPOSITION AND SUBJUGATION THAT IS GOVERNING OUR INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS.
JUST LIKE BETWEEN PEOPLE, SO THERE EXISTS BETWEEN SOCIETAL GROUPS AND ASPECTS AN EFFORT TO CREATE FREE BONDSMEN AND THOSE WHO CONTROL THEM.
Yes, but why is that joyous? Shouldn’t it be threatening?
Of course not!
It mustn’t be threatening but joyous because we know the real value and strength that someone (person or group) who is targeted to be turned into a Free Bondsman has, and which strength and value the one (person or group) who is trying to convert him/her/them into Free Bondsmen is trying to steal fraudulently and slyly.
Why fraudulently and slyly?
Because the one who tries to control, manipulate and pander to the value and strength of others does not have (or believes he/she does not have) value or strength personally (both in the case of an individual and a group).
And what does Poker have to do with all of this?
A poker player NEVER COUNTS ON THE HAND HE/SHE WILL GET BUT ON WHAT HE/SHE WILL MAKE OTHERS BELIEVE WHAT HAND HE/SHE IS HOLDING.
Individuals and social groups who have understood as much, while they have a very weak hand, manage to win the pot with this horrible hand because they bluff so well that they make those holding a royal flush actually fold.
What is bluffing?
It is the control and imposition from one person to the other or from one group to the other.
What is the player who folds despite holding a royal flush BECAUSE HE BECOMES CONVINCED THAT HIS/HER ROYAL FLUSH WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BEAT THE MYSTERIOUS CARDS OF THE OPPONENT?
This player is a Free Bondsman.
What is the player who bluffs?
This player is also a Free Bondsman who will follow and fold under the next best bluffer. This player is a weak individual (or group) using rules that do not exist in the game to beat the strong ones who play the game as it should be played.
What is the player who trusts in his/her hand when he/she has objective evidence and knows how to read this evidence, keeping in mind the rules of the game and NOT whatever the opponent is trying to project?
This player is a Free Individual.
And how can we tell who is the bluffer and who isn’t?
This is something we will begin to examine in the next article.