PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Navigating manifestations
 
Comments: 13
Article views: 2293
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Navigating manifestations's badges.
 

Are we an incestuous society?

20 April 2013, 09:47

An incestuous society - where incest is the norm - is conceivable even today. Two out of many attainable eventualities:

1. "The Lot State of affairs" - A plague or some other pure catastrophe decimate the population of planet Earth. Folks remain alive only in remote clusters, co-habiting solely with their closest kin. Absolutely incestuous procreation is preferable to virtuous extermination. Incest becomes normative. Incest is as entrenched a taboo as cannibalism. But, it is better to eat the flesh of your dead soccer crew mates than perish high up on the Andes (a harrowing tale of survival recounted in the eBook and eponymous movie, "Alive").

2. The Egyptian Situation - Assets grow to be so scarce that family models scramble to maintain them exclusively inside the clan. Exogamy - marrying outdoors the clan - quantities to a unilateral switch of scarce sources to outsiders and strangers. Incest turns into an economic imperative.

An incestuous society can be either utopian or dystopian; depending on the reader's standpoint - however that it's doable is doubtless. The incestuous marriages among members of the royal households of Europe have been intended to protect the familial property and expand the clan's territory. They have been normative, not aberrant. Marrying an outsider was thought of abhorrent.

Where two consenting and fully informed citizens are involved, making laws with a primary-degree blood citizen is like making laws with oneself. Let us liken this to a government of a country. It is a Narcissistic act and like all acts Narcissistic, it entails the objectification of the partner. The lawmaker Narcissist over-values and then devalues his law abiding citizen. He's devoid of empathy (cannot see the other's point of view or put himself in her footwear). It is from society that the citizen learns that one thing is horribly flawed, that he ought to feel guilty, and that the offending government is a faulty position model. As a direct outcome, the formation of the citizen's Superego is stunted and it stays childish, superb, sadistic, perfectionist, demanding and punishing. The citizen's Ego, then again, is probably going to get replaced by a False Ego version, whose job it is to endure the social penalties of the hideous act i.e. exclusion from global norms of governance.

To sum up: society's reactions in the case of lawmakers are pathogenic and are most probably to supply a Narcissistic or a Borderline citizen. Dysempathic, exploitative, emotionally labile, immature, and in everlasting seek for Narcissistic Supply - the citizen becomes a replica of his incestuous and socially-castigated government.

It appears, subsequently, that the lawmaker taboo was and is aimed toward one factor particularly: to protect the country and its correct functioning. Law-making is greater than a mere manifestation of a given government disorder. It harks again to the very nature of the country. It's carefully entangled with its features and with its contribution to the event of the citizen inside it.

The government is an efficient venue for the transmission of amassed property in addition to information - both horizontally (amongst citizens) and vertically (down the generations). The method of socialization largely relies on these governmental mechanisms, making the government a very powerful agent of socialization by far. The government is a mechanism for the allocation of cultural and materials wealth. Worldly items are handed on from one technology to the next by succession, inheritance and residence. Cultural material is handed down via the preservation act. It is the mandate of the government to extend each by accumulating property and by ‘marrying’ outside the government (exogamy).

Clearly, law-making prevents both. It preserves a limited cultural pool and makes a rise of material possessions through 'intermarriage’ all but impossible.

The government's roles are not merely materialistic, though.

One of the fundamental businesses of the government is to show to its citizen’s self-management, self-regulation and wholesome adaptation. Citizens share government and assets and cultures share the origin's emotions and attention. Equally, the government educates its younger citizens to grasp their drives and to postpone the self-gratification which attaches to performing upon them. This efficacy is undermined by law-making. It is nearly unimaginable to keep up self-discipline and hierarchy in an incestuous government where some citizens assume cultural roles not usually theirs. Engagement is an expression of energy - emotional and physical. The government members involved in self-preservation give up power and assume it out of the regular stream patterns which have made the government the formidable apparatus that it is.

These new power politics weaken the government, both internally and externally. Internally, emotive reactions (such as the jealousy of other cultures of the country) and clashing authorities and responsibilities are more likely to undo the fragile unit. Externally, the government is vulnerable to ostracism and more official forms of intervention and dismantling.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
13 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Thulane Che Trosky
The PWD and the billions

The Minister of Public Works in the National Assembly tabled a report that the Department which he manages, cannot account for an approximate R 35.9 billion. Read more...

3 comments 185 views
Submitted by
Adv Sphamandla Blose
Our heritage, our culture

Celebrating the importance of the Heritage month, Xhosa traditional clothing is one of the most recognised attire that symbolises the rich culture which brings its own vibrancy to our diversity. Read more...

12 comments 513 views
Submitted by
Vulcan Trekkie
What makes you African? Tackling ...

So what makes you African? Is it the colour of your skin? Is it the continent you where born on? Is it your culture, your language or something else? Read more...

28 comments 476 views
Submitted by
Kalos eidos
Obama's UN Speech. How can we bel...

His speech smacked of a New World Order bent, without resorting to the term outright, he used words and phrases like unity, collective, an interconnected world; enforce international norms and so on.  Read more...

35 comments 1113 views
Submitted by
luckyluke
Blind loyalty

What is it that Zuma has that instils the blind loyalty we witness from his most senior appointees in his Cabinet? Read more...

13 comments 367 views
Submitted by
Angela Ford
People just don't care anymore

I was on the train. As it started pulling away, it suddenly came to a stop again. We weren't sure why but a couple of minutes later, we heard that someone was "under the train".  Read more...

24 comments 3701 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

20% off Afrikaans books, music and DVDs. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Hot gaming titles – available for pre-order!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, Far Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto 5 and more. Pre-order now!

Get a free eBook

Buy 3 eBooks and get the cheapest FREE. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.