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THE UNIQUENESS OF THE GRAMMARS
by Bill Joslin
(new, important idea)
The development of various grammars of disambiguation defines the uniqueness of the west.
A culture of martial raiders requires explicit technologies for maintain peaceful coexistence among dangerous people, as well as requires truthful reporting of battle situations for raiding to be successful.
This leads to social value on truth – truthful reporting (reliability) and honest interactions to prevent in-group conflict (honesty). The result being the innovation of OATH (proto-contract) and competency (meritocracy). This I see as the initial step (or early) step toward disambiguation. Disambiguation of reporting on intention and ability.
Incremental stages of growth for European peoples can be seen as the progress of disambiguation.
Common law : Disambiguation of accountability and disambiguation of reciprocal consequences (punishment fit the crime)
Contract: Disambiguation of terms of agreement and limits to commitment (Trade)
Institutionalization of Law : Disambiguation of the application of power over a polis i.e. rule (isolation of discretionary rule)
Science: disambiguation of external causal relations
(Propertarianism – disambiguation of human action and human conflict)
Disambiguation provides a commensurable measure in evaluating “western identity” for what belongs or doesn’t belong, or what needs to be corrected and how.
So when Abrahamists conflate religion and western civilization (christianity, Jewish contribution, secular islam), or Aesthetics (spiritualists) propose that aesthetics undergirds civilization, or linguists propose language as the means to calculate power and distribution (GA) etc… all while stating they are “for the west”, I get confused and a bit uppity.
Introduction of ambiguity is not what we do – its what we’ve been taught by those who’d see us gone or enslaved.