1.1 Some Basic Aspects of Humans Relations to Nature
Vishnu Ramakrishnan <naturermkscience <at> yahoo.com>
2010-08-03 05:02:11 GMT
1.1 Some Basic Aspects of Humans' Relations to Nature
(Vishnu Ramakrishnan is the co-founder of Indigenous School of
Thought. It is a people's social enterprise founded by eminent
revolutionaries and social workers aiming at upgrading indigenous
intellectual discourses to the level of international realm. It is
aiming at discussing, discoursing, upgrading, documenting and
publishing different streams of thought.)
What can be seen in nature are somewhat patterned motions, not random or unruly mix-ups. It is not possible
to understand or ascertain nature in its whole, because humans are one of the least constituents, and are
not equipped physically and intellectually for such a job. But in class societies when one small section
tries to dominate intellectually over the majority they demonstrate themselves as the monopolistic
representatives of overall understanding of nature. Hundreds of bourgeois intellectuals and
scientists are being produced by this ridiculous and shameful system. Most of the scientists belong to
such a fraudulent species that they never disclose the simple linkage and methodology derived out of
ordinary experience which guided them to reach the logical complexities of their contributions; they
deliberately keep this secret to dominate their intellectual superiority over ordinary people and the
existing intellectual substratum.
The substratum of a class society is normally associated to some sorts of generalized categories like
nationality, religion, race etc. The development of bourgeois intellectuals and intellectualism are
also related to these categories. Bourgeoisies are basically exploiters; unless they snatch they do
have nothing. Since they are in the job of snatching they are robbers, and it is not possible to develop any
sorts of intellectualism by themselves. They share the loot to feed certain sections and develop some
sorts of coole intellectuals and intellectualism. In this mess-up these cooles, and times even the
bourgeoisie themselves, pose as the monopolistic representatives of knowledge. This is being the
normal scene of all class societies. In these courses of development and conflict a set of understanding
emerges as a system of knowledge. In this context, bourgeoisie try to solve all the contradictions which
they encounter through this system of knowledge. It stays as an instrumental mechanism of bourgeois
intellectual production as far as bourgeoisie is able to feed these cooles.
Hitherto such developments of knowledge systems are the product of class societies. So, most of such
knowledge systems, class aspectsaspects of exploitation of both nature and humansare the basic
aspects. This makes the basic orientation of any class knowledge system as synthetic and misleading
regardless of its complexities.
Impacts and repercussions, and its interrelations are the basics of change. When humans intervene in
nature and change the natural aspects of impacts, repercussions, and its interrelations based on
synthetic mode of translationscounter posing nature against humans and vice versa, spirit and
religion, centre staging humans among natural constituents, speculative logical systems like
philosophy and physical science as knowledge of nature, etc. such innumerable areas based on blunt
logic, generalization and intellectual freeplay of theseit affects the natural developments of
cycles, and thus lives and surroundings.
As such it is not possible to develop an absolute knowledge system because both external and internal
environments are in constant cyclic motion state. So, as time moves on, knowledge systems and knowledge
will be qualitatively replaced.
In a class society, in such a changing scenario, the development of knowledge based on human's relation to
nature is absolutely prohibited; in spite of that the dynamic ride as a changing system through class
contradictions makes any knowledge system as relative, relative to the aspects of class exploitation.
So, western systems, like most of the other systems, are racial and class oriented. They are based on
synthetic hypotheses like generalization, logical freeplay, and absolute concepts.
Intellect and morphology of humans have developed as part of food gathering and survival in response to
ever changing physical surroundings based on impact and repercussions and subsequent interrelated
changes of internal and external environments. It can be generally concluded that these developments
are part of a cyclic process, but still it is not possible to comprehend all the cycles responsible for such
developments, and most of the smaller cycles as well as larger ones are unknown. Humans could only able to
grasp certain cycles in between these larger and smaller cycles. The known basic functions of an organism
are survival, food gathering and consumption, and reproduction. Development of morphology is
hierarchically orderedmorphology of organelles to organism, and even more micro level to macro level
and its interrelations to natural environments, and vice versa. Based on the prevailing human
knowledge, external and internal factors are mutually depending on impact and repercussion, and its
interrelations on developmental process. But regarding humans, rather uniformity of their physical
development reveals that the whole process is part of a particular cyclic stage. Changes are cyclic in
nature, if these changethe development of humans inside this nature, both as individual and
speciesare cyclic process, and then it also has to undergo growth and decay stages. Therefore no static
stage is prevailing in human's physical developments. All the stages are the part of motion cycles,
neither the successor nor the predecessor stage repeats as such as in anywhere of the stages. The present
stage, like all other stages, is delicately interwoven with the external surroundings. If this is true,
then humans or any living things, as individual and species, the predecessor and successor generations
vary from the present generation. The variations can be either towards growth, or decay depends on the
stage of the cycle.
Every motion in this nature is cyclic, and no cycle repeats as such as again. There are larger cycles and
smaller cycles; smaller cycles are part of larger cycles, or hierarchically ordered. Motion decides the
assembly of an entity. If the nature of motion is cyclic, then the lifespananother motion of upper order
hierarchyis also cyclic. So, as such there is no absolute existence, as for as human's knowledge is
concerned, possible in this nature. Existence of an entity has innumerable relations to its
surroundings. No human mind or epistemological apparatus could be able to comprehend an entity in its
absolute relations, and this is applicable even for a dust particle or any least entity in this nature.
Human's relations to nature are related to his physical survival and food gathering. So, it is possible
for humans to develop certain methodological understandings to these activities. These are purely
physical developments, might have developed over his journey since his arrival in this nature due to
interactive relations between internal and external environments. When humans interfere in other
areas of nature, other than food gathering and survival, he uses copies of these methodologies. Except
this, humans could produce nothing in this nature. He could eat food, sex and survive; nothing more is
possible for him in his natural relations. This is the outright limitation of humans, he never will be able
to overcome this natural aspects. Once this understanding is grasped, instead of god or spirit, heaven,
or other absolute concepts which no way can exist in nature independently, it is possible to understand
one's own importance in nature surroundings and societies. Based on this `nature thought' no aspects of
speculation and mysticism hold valid.
Most of the war leaderships in America consist of diseased older people. They are waiting their coffin.
Along with them or before their demise they may force to `sacrifice' innumerable lives of young
generations who have not yet seen this world. Why this diseased and older people who already enjoyed the
`pleasure' of life takes the life of the young ones. It is known that, regardless of the presence or absence
of these old killers the world never will be the same again. Still, these killers want to stop the motion of
lives and nature by living in speculative and mystic reality. Little understanding on `nature thought'
will help these generations to reject these racist and supremacist thugs uncompromisingly. But the
academic education system molded out of lies infecting generations with fantasy. So the soldiers are in a
synthetic environment believing that they are fighting for their country or their race.
Race, nationality, religion, caste, etc. are generalized logical abstractions which are used to
organize loyal fighting forces in all areas for enslavement and exploitation of humans and `resources'
by bourgeoisie in modern class societies. Generalization abstraction removes interconnections of
entities from its physical surroundings and makes it as a logical object. This logical object is simple
ideas has no relation to natural existence. Therefore race, religion, caste, etc. are logical objects of
generalized abstractions which do not have any objective validity. How it is possible for a small group to
fight for a whole race or religion? But they pretended to be doing so and make manipulative demonstrations
in every area of social sphere. These arrangements, whatever may be the context, absolutely based on
deliberate manipulation of lies. Each and every area of intellectual, scientific and social spheres
these aspects are obviously visible.
How races are evolved in this nature is a difficult question. It is a deep relation between nature and
humans. There is no definite answer possible to this question. But speculative answers are possible.
Those answers are not absolute, they change when either the knowledge system or understanding of man
changes. Such speculative answers through conventional researchpaper cultureare not knowledge.
That is simple compilation of different logical aspects with no inter linkage to the surroundings.
Fundamentally such questions cannot be answered. Some factors of surroundings like climatic
conditions, physical situation, food habit, etc. might have influenced the formation of races, one can
talk generally. However, the external situations and its interrelations to humans, out of which these
races being brought out, cannot be ascertained, because, humans do not have any such capability to do such
Racism is a part of the system of exploitation. Racism does not mean share of loot for all the members of the
race. Exploitation normally works as a system. Any system of exploitation creates conflicts with nature
and society, because it is fundamentally antinature in content. Religion, racial thought,
nationality, caste, etc. are the identity concepts being used by the exploiters to organize one section
against other for the purpose maintaining the setup of exploitation of both nature and humans. The system
of exploitation will not be able to withstand without these identity concepts. The concepts of racism in a
systematic formdefinitely with variation due to circumstantial impactshave been integrating
into western exploitation system since its emergence as a concept of social system. It is not a linear
process, definitely there are deviations to different sides, and eventually it is consolidating in the
form of white racism due to the limitations of the circumstances the system of exploitation is facing.
Probably this is the last stage of their survival; either social upheavals or civilizational wars
between the oppressed and oppressor bring down all the logical system in this world through a long process
of revolution. Positively that will put end to all wars and exploitation systems. Definitely it would be
coordinated attempts extending to generations through complex social and natural understandings.
Take some prominent war criminals like Bush, Obama, Sarkzoy and Putin. These people are responsible for
killing thousands and thousands of people. These criminals are not intellectuals, they are basically
politicians. What politics is? A class society can exist only based on lies, because it has to exploit
fellow humans and nature surroundings. The exploiter classes never admit that they are exploiting.
Therefore they have to depend on lies. State is a social instrumental mechanism of exploitation.
Politics is related to state and power. Therefore politics means lies. These people, how skillfully they
are maneuvering election campaigns with full of lies! If they kill few thousands of people that cannot be
considered based on their knowledge or understandings, but on their skill in lies. These people are
nothing more than a piece of meat, no human feelings in the least corner of their mind. Then, consider the
soldiers who are fighting the war, say, Americans. Will they get second life in this earth? No, life is only
once. They are filled with identity concepts like race, religion, nationally, etc. simply to make them
ready to kill others. In the course this developments they also get killed. Will these identity concepts
or any physical realities stay as such as in this world? The answer is no
Then what is the meaning of the
life of these soldiers; if they agree or not they are the victims of activities of these ruthless lairs.
Other than war can't they find any other way to fill their stomach? How could we able to enrich fellow
humans? Is it possible to do with in the capitalism? It demands a pound of flesh of fellow humans. Is it
possible to do with in any religion? It still demands the same, a glass of blood. It is possible neither with
racism nor with casteism too. All these are degraded aspects of human's attitudes. Fellow humans are
natural surroundings where lives are being enriched. Enrichment of fellow humans is possible not by
conquest, exploitation or enslavement but through knowledge synthesis based on life experiences.
Hegemony, the most antinature aspects of class-knowledge system has no role over here. So, it is the time
for resurrection, resurrection against all antinature aspects of social life. Bourgeois democracy
represents only the bourgeoisies, the oppressor classes, it never represents the exploited.
Founders of the School are:
Sr. Cecily Plathottam SCJM
Dr R Sugathan
The Aims of the School are:
Upgrade the thought areas of the oppressed to international realm.
Create civilizational aspects of egalitarianism.
Place human content in social life.
Derive and develop nature-science as the science of development of
Derive and develop a comprehensive and systematic outlook of
egalitarian societies based on heterogeneity and harmony with nature.
Derive methodological outlook to analyze the existing class-knowledge
systems and thought areas.
Develop a systematic education system for the oppressed classes in
The basic subjects under the purview of the school are:
Logical vs. Phenomenological Interpretation
Marxist vs. Relativistic Interpretation
Thought: Formal Assembly vs. Evolution in Social Practice
Importance of Methodological Analysis of the Existing Class Knowledge
State: Nation-state vs. Racial-state
Logic vs. Phenomenology
Nature-Science vs. Physical-Science
"[C]apital comes dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
--Marx, Capital, Vol. 1, Chapter 31