Moods are the theorems of emotional systems, but also constitute the chemical milieu in which new logic is elaborated.
Moods can be addressed, they have to addressed (although traditional scholarship does not consider their nature, which is different, and more basic than that of ideas).
Racism is a mood. Anti-Semitism is a mood. Anti-Judaism is a mood. Religious fanaticism around a superstition is a mood. The fanatical Catholicism of the Middle Ages was a mood. Irrationalism is a mood. Nationalism is a mood. Feeling that nature can be exploited relentlessly is a mood. Sexism is a mood. That the “Free Market” can think for all and any, is a mood too. Conservativism is a mood, so is progressivism (I have to introduce neologism; neologizing is itself a mood, mathematical research an example!)
If nationalism is a mood, so can be… anti-nationalism. And that, in turn, pushed to extremes, can bring a backlash (remember Henry Ford’s book “The International Jew”, which impelled a new mood, which, in turn, fed mightily Adolf Hitler and the hyper nationalism he jumped on).
The Plutocratic Press Hates “Populism”:
The Economist had a “lead article” this week “Playing With Fear” with Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, and Victor Orban on the cover. The drawings represented them with ugly folds of fat hanging from their swollen faces, below their arrogant, hostile gazes.
This was a strange mix: Orban is the solidly elected Prime Minister of Hungary, in power since 2010. When he decided to protect Hungary’s borders, a few months ago, much less than the USA or Britain does, his popularity jumped up (to around 50% approval), but media such as The Economist lambasted him.
Marine Le Pen, a lawyer, head and founder of France’s modern National Front, and an elected European MP, is the major female politician in Europe (and Marine Le Pen is not to the right of Margaret Thatcher: so why does The Economist hates her so? Because the National Front is hostile to the international plutocratic world order? With Marine Le Pen in power, no more “austerity”?).
In the elections of December 13, 2015, the National Front, opposed by all and everybody, gained 300 elected representatives in the regions of France.
Anti-Nationalism, Or The Mood Of Hating The Natives Until Their Self-Genocide:
Some claim that anybody which prefers the natives over the aliens is bad, and smacks of an inferior moral sort. This is a curious mood. One would think that the fear of aliens (“xenophobia”) is not necessarily bad when confronting an invasion by an alien, inimical mood, and strangers harboring it.
Imagine that North America had been ruled by Native governments and they had welcomed aliens there. Say Europeans, bringing an entire civilization and religion to rule and marginalize the Natives. What mood would justify this? A suicidal mood?
The argument can be made that nationalism is an absolute evil. Nationalism is a mood that led to tragedy. In Europe, that argument has merit, considering the Twentieth Century. And those who built Europe rode the mood that nationalism was evil, to the hilt.
However, a central, global government such as that of the European Union, can work against the interest of the European People.
Watch the European Union as it is, carefully: who profits from it most? Most European nations’ citizens are so destitute, that they cannot even reproduce enough to insure the perennity of the local population, the Natives.
The European environment has become so toxic that Europeans cannot afford children, and, or, do not see a future for their children.
Craftily, the powers that be import new populations which can fit in the mold which they prepared better.
Since the crisis of 2008, the USA’s central bank created ten times more money for the economy than the European Central Bank did. Why? Because the constitution of the ECB cares only about the value of money, not the value of the economy. There again, a few profit, and the Natives are invited to unemployment.
There was a dramatic case of a central government working against the interest of the population: the Roman State of the Late Empire. Obsessed by the mood of not taxing the hyper rich, and by the mood of imposing a Christian apocalypse, the central government made treaties with a succession of invaders, and that led to the near complete collapse of central governance, invasions, collapse of economy, law, society, demography.
What is alien is not necessarily superior, and should not be systematically welcome over the interest of the Natives. Actually the United Nations Charter recognizes explicitly the primacy of the Natives over invasive aliens.
So who profits with the mood that aliens are always to be preferred to natives? Well, those who want to exploit, steal, disposes, spoil the natives, and make them powerless, obviously. Thus international, global plutocracy, master of media everywhere, is the one which props the mood that aliens are most sacred and natives most spoiled and morally dubious, especially when they feel they should improve their condition. OK, enough of these sad songs, as Ludwig Van said:
Optimistic Change Of Mood On Climate:
Optimism on the CO2 crisis is justified because:
1) The accord was adopted unanimously. Laurent Fabius, president of the Conference, said he had the accord in front of him, asked, solemnly, in the last-minute, whether any of the 195 delegates, and other in the assistance of thousands, had any objection. He said he heard none. Then he said the accord was accepted.
So exit the mood of CO2 denialism, forever. First UNIVERSAL change of mood.
Second UNIVERSAL change of mood: it’s agreed that one should stick as much as possible to 1.5 degree Centigrade. Thus the crisis is officially worse than even scientists said a few weeks ago. (This will allow scientists to dare tell the truth much more.)
Third, the climate accord is an important step ahead in world government, because of the gravity of the matter and the unanimous embrace of a giant, philosophical embrace of progress and altruism (countries such as Russia, Canada, profit from the CO2 crisis, long term, so they were most reasonable).
Now lots of work has to be done. And the mood of anger has to be called to bear as needed if things don’t move. For example the USA tried to sabotage the accord at the last moment. Everybody bent over backwards to please the world’s richest country, as the USA used it’s usual blackmail, exactly the same as in the 1990s, under Clinton. But the French were ready: they had a significant ally, China. Second Germany can’t get away with coal craziness, and should present a plan out of that immediately. And so on.
Next year the COP 22 is in Morocco, which has Africa’s greatest wind farm, and the world’s greatest solar farm… And works in close collaboration with France and Spain…
The regional elections in France demonstrated a significant advance of the National Front. However, it was blunted by a superb coalition of all plutocratic powers and its obsequious servants: all the media including The Economist, to all the politicians, from the European Parliament, to the French “right” and the French “left” conspired to brandish the National Front as treacherous, the bane of civilization.
But what is a civilization sick enough, that it cannot even reproduce itself?
A contradiction in adjecto: something that will disappear. Merkel, leader of Germany, in her despair, accepted more than a million refugees in 2015, because Germany’s population, once 83 millions is now only 79. And what did the wonderful socialists who lead France do? Reduce financial support to families with many children. It is as if they were scared that there are too many French citizens.The same syndrome is all over Europe, so the population of the Natives in many countries is collapsing.
The mood in Europe is going to get much uglier, because only this will allow to move in the right directions, and those are antagonistic to what people have been conditioned to believe by the powers that be.