Litmus Reductio, Three Things To Comprehend As Admission To Govern

Georges van Hoegaerden
Georges van Hoegaerden
Founder, Author, and Managing Director of methodEVA.

As I have written before, The United States has a love-hate relationship with freedom.

The love comes from benefitting from the chaos of a lack of structure, principles, and socioeconomic objectives of laissez-faire freedom, the hate comes from the lack of trust in the excellence derived from the same. The latter leaving people incapable, uninterested, or unwilling to take our society for a selfish ride in the dust, a pyrrhic victory promoting the defeat of morality.

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You must pass a test, as the prerequisite to getting a drivers-license, before you are allowed to drive a vehicle. You must pass a test before you can become a U.S. citizen. You must pass many a test before you are allowed to play sports. And yet, all you need to enter government and determine the destiny of your fellow citizens is to be popular. Go figure.

Since I have spoken to senators and their staff on the Hill in D.C., I know for a fact most are behind the eight-ball of reality.

The reality that not the solipsism of our consensus as human-beings defines human excellence but our understanding and conformance to nature’s principles does. This means the normalization of truth to which we currently hitch our economic religion is not only outdated but simply wrong.

The Human Game

The role of government is a serious one, for the government is supposed to establish the objectives, principles, and rules, embedded in the human theory to determine the regenerative excellence of humanity. Feel free to reread that sentence again, because the test below builds on that foundation.

The government must act like FIFA in defining the game of soccer by establishing the objectives, principles, and enforcing the rules of the game, with the gating exception our humanitarian game is not made up by man, but our best replica of nature’s game.


So, here is the short-form litmus test, with equally brief answers provided, I would apply to anyone wanting to enter any kind of government office:

What is entropy, and what is your response to it?

Entropy is the irreversible process by which everything in our universe devolves into a, thankfully slow, reduction of available energy. Forcing humanity to step up its game in terms of energy efficiency, wasting less energy, and resorting not to the fable of sustainable but renewable energy sources.

Define freedom, and why it is crucial.

Freedom is the ability to do what you want within the guardrails of our collective trust in beneficial outcomes. Hence, while we unleash freedom from its debilitating monisms it must be curtailed by paradoxical rules, just like in sports, building trust in our ever-expanding ingenuity and capacity to support our best defense against entropy.

Explain relativity, and how it impacts all of humanity.

Relativity is the theory Albert Einstein discovered 100-years ago that applies to (almost) everything in our universe, and therefore our planet. Relativity explains the innate dynamic, interdependent plurality of humanity plus the notion that no theory of absolutism can or will successfully encircle the world.

A deeper explanation of the congruence of the above critical success factors for humanity is described here, with a lesson of how (not what) to think here.

Towards A Trusted Human Theorem

Without a solid understanding of nature’s rules to which we are subjugated, any leadership role in government turns the applicant into the equivalent of a doggie day-care manager. The arbiter of right and wrong amongst many wild infractions not leading to better-behaved dogs.

I cannot stress enough the importance of the proper pedigree in government, for, in the words of Albert Einstein, the theory you are responsible for developing, determines what humanity can discover. A trust that should be earned not given.

Happy Fourth!

The sign of an intelligent nation is its willingness and ability to reinvent itself, upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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