Why The NSA’s Stored Data Is Already Obsolete
Empires rise on the dominant language that has helped propel them to prominence. The Greeks used Greek. The Romans used Latin. Spain used Spanish. If there is a canonical language for the world today it is, thanks in part to the success of the British Empire, English. When the thirteen colonies beat England in the American Revolution and War of 1812, then eclipsed the British Navy and essentially took over the policing of the empire Britain had created the English language’s dominance was guaranteed….for a while.
Great Britain had its canonical authors with William Shakespeare at the top of the list, but a uniquely American list had emerged on this side of the Atlantic. Among that list's leading gatekeepers is Yale’s Harold Bloom. Bloom wrote in The Western Canon: “We are destroying all intellectual and aesthetic standards in the humanities and social sciences in the name of social justice. Our institutions show bad faith in this: no quota are imposed upon brain surgeons or mathematicians.”
That should be taken to mean that a quota system regarding the admission of students into the humanities and social science programs. Those programs still make up the educational core that protects and defends the nation's prevailing myth. Science and mathematics are culture neutral. The humanities are not. With the advent of the rise of applied sociology a very sophisticated and subtly propagandized image of the national myth can inform, transform and mesmerize the masses. From the printed page to the silver screen to the high definition television panel we see the evolution of applied sociology in the manipulation of mass media that even in time of starvation and death, Joseph Goebbels believed in the mimicking Hollywood with a German language retelling of the British story of the Titanic that would seal the split hull of the sinking Nazi battleship.
If Thompson was correct we would expect that our most cherished beliefs have been a sham. Had he figured it out and taken a Plath-like exit? The center core of the power elites inner circle will tell us through simple observation. In the wake of Hunter S. Thompson's epiphany they will have circled the wagons even more tightly around the prevailing myth.
Yale's Harold Bloom will have endorsed a new university where the cocoon can be carefully reconstructed. Not among Connecticut Yankees, but in the South where the first chief legal council to the KKK, Albert Pike, built the first temple of a movement that bifurcated the Free Masonry of George Washington and his friends and led it in a new direction that not even Nathan Bedford Forrest wished to follow. Pike's movement had come from the homeland of the mother tongue where Germanic tribes blended with the Viking into the roots of the Norman dialects. That Southern city would also be the eastern terminus of a Transcontinental Railroad that William Tecumseh Sherman had destroyed in order to guarantee that the Order's order flowed through the Cushing's and Russell's bank accounts like oil flowing through Cushing, Oklahoma. Bloom's new project would likely be led with someone with connections to Blackwood's Magazine, the Edinburgh publication in the highlands of the Anglophile heartland and for which Pike had been a leading writer. The new Ralston University for which Bloom is a founding patron and where Stephen J. Blackwood is the new president in Savannah, Georgia fits the bill nicely.
"Impossible," some will say. Bloom's family is Orthodox Jewish. Yes. Askenazi Jewish. Likened to the Joseph tradition rather than to the Moses tradition. The first builds pyramids the later dismantles them in favor of a legal system of justice, equality and freedom. Had Cushing, Jefferson Davis and Judah P. Benjamin followed the Moses tradition along which George Washington was walking when he freed his slaves in 1799 there would have been no America Civil War and the world would be a much different place. Utopia? No, but better and the language we use to describe what it is we are would not be as cryptographic.