by Bill Joslin
—“Our people are the most sacred thing we have left”—Adrienne Barbeau-Bot
The Immediate, The Temporal. : familial, family and kin. Kin is sacred.
The intermediate: The Intertemporal. Tribal. Those families which share norms, traditions and culture. Culture, traditions and norms are sacred.
The accumulated social and common capital generated by kin and tribe. The commons en toto . The property we create together over generations via shared norms, traditions and culture intended for our future kin. The commons are sacred.
Ancestor worship, hero (tribal archetypes) worship preserves the sacred across scale and time horizons.
The dissolution of “tribe” resulting from universalism of enlightenment values (values reified out from within their natural limits), segregated commons from tribal and kin ownership, resulting in rampant consumption of commons. This paving the way for globalism where economics are sacred at the cost of kin, tribe, commons.
Monotheism destroyed the operationally sacred in the name of universalism and the ideally sacred. This solidified the opportunity for parasitism of the commons, kin and tribe.
Our people truly, operationally, and biologically are the most sacred upon which all other value depends.
(CD: I can edit this for a little more analytic clarity but basically bill has done a great job of it, and I’m gonna run with the ‘my people are sacred’ as a religion message.)