Agape: In Search of Universal Love
from the novel, The Lodging for the Rose
Rolf. A. F. Witzsche

Story 21 - 'Empty' People
page 133

      With this said, I filled the cup up some more. I filled it three quarters full, from the bottle labeled, the Science of Dialog.

      "But there is still more to a human being than this," I said. I explained that the human being is an infinite being, with a capacity to develop further and further. It is in that, where we find our riches; not in money, but in ourselves; in our capacity to develop ourselves, and with it our world. In order to achieve this, we require a certain commitment to ourselves, individually, and on the universal platform as a nation and the world. We need to make this commitment on the platform of committing ourselves to certain understood and acknowledged fundamental principles, which are universal principles. I told them that we call the declaration of these principles, a constitution. Obviously, this has to be done with a scientific approach. It can't be done arbitrarily. The constitution has to reflect verifiable truth; universal principles that have proven their worth in the advance of civilization. The U.S. Federal Constitution is an example of this type, which sets up a foundation for the general welfare; common defense; freedom to develop; the pursuit of happiness. All of these have been recognized to greatly enrich human society as a whole.
      Another great constitution that was created, is the Treaty of Westphalia. This constitution contains the declared understanding and acknowledgement of the principle of universal love. It is an international constitution, that was established as a platform that brought to an end eighty years of devastating wars.
      Still another great constitution, further back in time, is the platform of a recognition of certain humanist principles and truths that became the foundation for the Golden Renaissance, which literally established the image of man in the image of God.
      With this said, I filled the glass to the brim from the bottle labeled: The Science of the Constitution.

      "But humanity is presently at war," I said, changing the tone. I pointed out that the imperial oligarchy of the world, the fondi, have launched an unending war against humanity to eradicate all the human elements that threaten their feudal empire. The fondi have done this after the Renaissance powers nearly eliminated their key empire, the empire of Venice. In a sense, this process of destruction of any notion of renaissance is still continuing. The ruling empire of today has to do this, to save its existence. A highly developed society will never allow itself to become slaves, or to act as slaves, in the service of an imperial oligarchy; or allow itself to be looted; nor allow anyone else to be looted. This built in humanist resolve was well demonstrated in 1510 when the League of Cambrai was formed by the Renaissance powers, to rid the the world of the looting empire of Venice.
      The same resolve was demonstrated to Winston Churchill of the British Empire, by President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt. Roosevelt made it clear that the same commitment would always be found whenever a highly developed Renaissance exists, of the type that he had established in the USA, that had touched the whole world. Out of the resources of the FDR renaissance, the USA had become literally the only global economic and military power on the planet. Roosevelt announced at this point that the British Empire would have to be dismantled. He pointed out that the society of humanity won't stand for colonialism any longer. It's existence was doomed by the unfolding humanist environment.
      Then came the baby boom generation. The very thought of a vast new generation being brought up on the platform of this powerful humanist renaissance, must have frightened the imperial oligarchy even more than it had been frightened in 1510. Thus, an effort was launched to destroy this new renaissance. And how was this done? It was done by depriving the coming generation of its substance; thereby creating a generation of 'empty' people.
      Towards this end the oligarchy, the fondi, dredged up from their mud pool all the counter-humanist philosophies and ideologies that they had established over the ages for similar purposes. Then they took the mud-grown stuff and gradually flooded the nations' education systems with it. The mud products consisted of irrational ideologies; ideologies without principle; ideologies that look fancy, but are hollow shells; empty structures that don't produce anything in terms of elevating society, while they take up space in consciousness. These ideologies and philosophies are of a type that can be likened to the Emperor's New Clothes of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale. Everyone exclaimed over the beauty of these new clothes, while in reality there was nothing there. It was said that these clothes could only be seen by someone intelligent enough to see them. Thus, everybody lied to themselves. I suggested to the students, that if one takes anyone of these mud-grown philosophies and ideologies, that everyone is supposed to believe in, and adds up everything they have ever accomplished for the good of humanity, the combined total would amount to zero.

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