Everything is about ideology, for those who wish to care. Or it is not, for those who remain lazy enough to not care. And it seems, without much investigation, that even enlightened men without ideology are often overtaken by the proclivities of simple men with a strong command of ideology. One such ideology came to Africa and, indeed, many parts of the world from the caves of distant lands. Primitive troglodytes with the pomposity of intellectualism without substance caved their way into Africa by accident and forced civilized men to cave in to their wanton treachery.
To cut a long story short, it seems that too many economic issues of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have been left to cave-dwelling troglodytes possessing nothing but parochial ideologies so much so that to maintain the current fashion of indifference—even in the face of the threat to nature by cave economics, or caveonomics—is to remain apathetic to justice itself.
The monomania of caveonomics that confronts the world, the planet and in fact the universe today concerns the capitalist ideology of “value creation.” In its infancy, this idea seemed palatable to the simple man, logical even, and straightforward to grasp without the deeper, more telling concern for what the implications of its unrepentant, destructive meaning might unleash on our organic existence. For to create value presupposes that the caveman possesses an ability to create new things out of nothing. Even the seemingly innocent idea about adding value equally presupposes that the caveman and his brother, the “primitive accumulator,” can conjure additional value out of thin air.
Although when examined, nothing new is created. All that happens is the transfer of energy from one good to the next, from one item to the next and from one place to the next. Take for instance the making of sugar. On one hand, to the caveman, from whom most of the “primitive” ideas about nature stem, sugar production may as well be called sugar creation. Accordingly, these troglodytes have every reason to believe, even amidst their ignorance, that sugar is in fact a new “thing” conjured into existence. This analytical extraction of nature’s components for their insatiable appetites is the method they so hype as “value creation.”
In this crudeness, the caveman’s tools of analysis—reminiscent of the cave dwellers’ tools for hunting rats—leads him to insinuate that the more the sugar is wanted by those indifferent to comprehend its poison, the more value this sugar adorns. This reasoning, perhaps because it was stated in English, or French or Portuguese or some other caveman language escaped the astute attention of Maatocratic Civilizations.
However, times are changing. And the more we read about caveonomics, the more we unearth the nature, size and structure of the cave from which the troglodyte has emerged. So, to the Maatocratic Economist, who inherits his knowledge from the ancient portals of Africa’s 12,000 year old civilizational history, sugar is nothing but an extraction. Nothing new is created. Except that a component of sugar cane, or honey, or beet or any other organic good possessing sugar has been so dismantled from its original stable components and turned into a poison. Extraction, simply then, is itself a destruction, a wasting of energy since the resultant components of that destruction are of less use, if not exceedingly harmful, to the environment from whence the organic materials came.
Hence to speak of value creation in this instance is to annex the God of stupidity into one’s pantheon of unthinking Gods! The appropriate terminology for this wicked process is “value destruction.”
The clarity for assessing caveonomics in this light is also equally absent in current colonial thinking. One can spot the monomania with value creation around the colonial world today. Everywhere one looks, “primitive accumulators” or more simply, troglodytes, have caved and scavenged organic life to extract materials for their use and abuse. They call it “value creation” when it is in fact, by all logic, by all traditional wisdom, the surest example of destruction.
Look no further than the idea of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This idea represents the mythical, unnerving achievement of staunch new believers in the ideology of caveonomics. GMOs represent the brightest achievement of troglodytes. Consider that a farmer puts one seed of maize in the soil. He waters this seed for a period of time and watches his planted corn germinate, bloom and produce cobs, all of which grant him some 5,000 more seeds. To the human, the maatocrat, the farmer merely attempts to do what nature does on its own without much interference. This to him is not value creation, but an enabling of the organic chain of nature. Traditional life then attempts a balance with nature in this homeostatic regard to enable the dictates of nature along its cause.
But “primitive accumulators,” predisposed with the appetites of inhumanity, cannot think so. For how else can they claim their godly touch of genius; how else can they claim their patents to life and the living, if not claim to be able to create, from out of thin air, new goods, hitherto foreign to the very environment in which they must be consumed? To this end, the monomania of caveonomics would insist that producing 5,000 seeds from one is itself a method of “value creation,” and therefore this idea must be extended, scientifically, to the creation of new plants, new crops, new seeds, hitherto unknown, uncultivated, and unconsumed any place else.
This belief ensues naturally from the doctrine of “value creation” which now has an army of monsters busy at not the production of what nature does organically but rather busy at modifying, deleting and extracting what nature does not do. And why? For the simple reason that they can call themselves “value creators”—and more, to fulfill the dictates of their ideology. For all ideologies have an overarching goal, thus only judging them by their methods without judging them by their mission leaves us all at risk of missing the predominant point.
The “primitive accumulator” believes in “value creation” precisely because it is central to his claim to the good, it is central to his claim to the patent, and consequently it is central to his rise to accumulating wealth through his several “creations.” Therefore, the maize seed that has been traditionally planted for millennia can no longer serve his purposes. The genetically modified organism that he now specifies as FGT-345-T-Gene Maize, a GMO seed, is now his property, to be owned and distributed in place of the original maize seed.
Further, when the market refuses his “creation,” when the market disrespects his “patent,” for good reason, he does not go away. He buys the governments of the people with the wealth he has amassed through his earlier deceit of created value. Through the publications of his pseudo-scientists who are instructed to claim that GMO crops are more resistant to pesticides and have higher yields, the troglodyte makes more public friends, not more enemies. Of course, none of these claims has to make any sense, none has to be even logical, but insofar as the science performed at the various centers of education, is equally and so “magnanimously” funded by him, governments bend to his pressure and impose the Law of GMO crops on their citizens.
Still yet, when pressure comes to bear on his deceit, and when the curtains come down on his lies and when his cunning is exposed, he comes around to supply the original seed, the millennia-old, naturally-hewn one, calling it “Organic Seeds” and hence creating “value” from the midst of the pervasiveness of his own GMO seeds. He cannot lose. His game of “value creation” is tight—he always has a win-win situation under control. Even when that is not enough to fill his imaginary purses, he attempts by his “scientific” theory, using the same scientists his philanthropic foundation funds, to control our very existence, to rename our human activities.
In much the same way that his earlier creation sought to create his perception of “value” as a “GMO seed” and the more value as “organic seed,” of course, as one would expect, all of the “primitive accumulator’s” creations come to the consumer at a premium—whether it is maize, GMO maize or Organic maize; whether it is water, or pure water or distilled water; whether it is food, GMO food or Gluten-free food.
The trickery and the monomania of caveonomics then is stunning. But the cunning is only lost on those who are without their own ideologies in protecting what they must safeguard. The craft is lost on those who are lazy to appreciate the overwhelming, debilitating effects of caveonomics. For alas, without one’s own formidable ideology to protect what one must have, what one must survive on, how else can one suspect an ideology of “value destruction” when it is packaged and sold as “value creation?”