Machiavelli (1469 – 1527)

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The 2,000 Year War on Education (399 BCE to Today)
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Upon finishing this course, the next day, I sat down to revise and edit. 

I was going through it when I thought, “Huh. The Spanish Inquisition… I didn’t see the 12 Ethics pop up, so it never hit my radar.”

I decided to take a look “just to see” and this… I did not have to look far: 

According to Wikipedia, there are a number of hypothesis why the Spanish Inquisition took place. This one, stood out like a BEACON. 

 

Philosophical and religious reasons[edit]

The creation of the Spanish Inquisition was consistent with the most important political philosophers of the Florentine School, with whom the kings were known to have contact (GuicciardiniPico della MirandolaMachiavelli, Segni, Pitti, Nardi, Varchi, etc.) Both Guicciardini and Machiavelli defended the importance of centralization and unification to create a strong state capable of repelling foreign invasions, and also warned of the dangers of excessive social uniformity to the creativity and innovation of a nation. Machiavelli considered piety and morals desirable for the subjects but not so much for the ruler, who should use them as a way to unify its population. He also warned of the nefarious influence of a corrupt church in the creation of a selfish population and middle nobility, which had fragmented the peninsula and made it unable to resist either France or Aragon. German philosophers at the time were spreading the importance of a vassal sharing the religion of their lord.

The Inquisition may have just been the result of putting these ideas into practice. The use of religion as a unifying factor across a land that was allowed to stay diverse and maintain different laws in other respects, and the creation of the Inquisition to enforce laws across it, maintain said religious unity and control the local elites were consistent with most of those teachings.

This is where I stopped reading, and grabbed my copy of The Prince by Machiavelli so I could see, “straight from the horse’s mouth” what Machiavelli was actually saying. 

After, which, I continued reading the Wikipedia Article. 

Alternatively, the enforcement of Catholicism across the realm might indeed be the result of simple religious devotion by the monarchs. The recent scholarship on the expulsion of the Jews leans towards the belief of religious motivations being at the bottom of it.[39] But considering the reports on Ferdinand’s political persona, that is unlikely the only reason. Ferdinand was described, among others, by Machiavelli, as a man who didn’t know the meaning of piety, but who made political use of it and would have achieved little if he had really known it. He was Machiavelli’s main inspiration while writing The Prince.[40]

Machiavelli was fond of Scientific Method. Scientific Method IS the 12 Ethics. Machiavelli had The God Code. It is the only way you can find Scientific Method. 

There are two types of Scientific Method: The one that Scientists use, which is adequate, wastes time and resources because it misses many steps and does them out of order, but it does get the job done. And then there is the 12 Ethics’ Scientific Method, which is Reverse Engineering Intuition. 

The 12 Ethics Scientific Method has an additional 10 steps and includes a “Purification” of Bias prior to starting, which prevents Confirmed Bias from occurring. 

I just grabbed the book and read 3 chapters. YES!

100% Machiavelli had, very much the 12 Ethics. 

Now… “Machiavelli considered piety and morals desirable for the subjects but not so much for the ruler, who should use them as a way to unify its population.” This is not true. I just read this line, and Machiavelli said quite the opposite. 

I see this a lot and must explain. 

(See Video)

“The Inquisition may have just been the result of putting these ideas into practice.”

This would not surprise me. 

Those from the Informational System often misunderstand the writings, theories, and philosophies of the Educational System of Philosophers. Information spreads like disease, contaminating a culture like an invisible plague that incites fear and rots the soul. 

Education nurtures and grows, flourishes and prospers the individual. Alas, those in power within the Informational System work hard to secure and keep their unearned and “stolen power,” which requires the constant suppression of Education. 

I did not have to look far to find that Machiavelli too fell victim to the Informational System. It would not at all surprise me that the “Spanish Inquisition” was a cover up to hide their war against Machiavelli who threatened their Informational System with his Educational System. 

In the first decade of the sixteenth century, [Machiavelli] carried out several diplomatic missions, most notably to the papacy in Rome. Florence sent him to Pistoia to pacify the leaders of two opposing factions which had broken into riots in 1501 and 1502; when this failed, the leaders were banished from the city, a strategy which Machiavelli had favoured from the outset.[28] From 1502 to 1503, he witnessed the brutal reality of the state-building methods of Cesare Borgia (1475–1507) and his father, Pope Alexander VI, who were then engaged in the process of trying to bring a large part of central Italy under their possession.[29] The pretext of defending Church interests was used as a partial justification by the Borgias. Other excursions to the court of Louis XII and the Spanish court influenced his writings such as The Prince.

At the start of the 16th century, Machiavelli conceived of a militia for Florence, and he then began recruiting and creating it.[30] He distrusted mercenaries (a distrust that he explained in his official reports and then later in his theoretical works for their unpatriotic and uninvested nature in the war that makes their allegiance fickle and often unreliable when most needed),[31] and instead staffed his army with citizens, a policy that yielded some positive results. By February 1506 he was able to have four hundred farmers marching on parade, suited (including iron breastplates), and armed with lances and small firearms.[30] Under his command, Florentine citizen-soldiers conquered Pisa in 1509.[32]

Machiavelli’s success was short-lived. In August 1512, the Medici, backed by Pope Julius II, used Spanish troops to defeat the Florentines at Prato.[33] In the wake of the siege, Piero Soderini resigned as Florentine head of state and fled into exile. The experience would, like Machiavelli’s time in foreign courts and with the Borgia, heavily influence his political writings. The Florentine city-state and the republic were dissolved, with Machiavelli then being removed from office and banished from the city for a year.[34] In 1513, the Medici accused him of conspiracy against them and had him imprisoned.[35] Despite being subjected to torture[34] (“with the rope“, in which the prisoner is hanged from his bound wrists from the back, forcing the arms to bear the body’s weight and dislocating the shoulders), he denied involvement and was released after three weeks. – Wikipedia

I then read the first chapter of The Prince, in which Machiavelli talks about the Peace Offering (to obtain Equal Footing… 9th Ethic), and the line:

“offer to you a greater gift than that of enabling you to understand all the things that I have learnt at the cost of privation and danger in the course of many years,”

stood out like a beacon. As I said. Knowing of the 12 Ethics is dangerous. You cannot know this knowledge and do nothing. Knowing the 12 Ethics honorbinds you to uphold, preserve, and revive the knowledge therein, and to take action to Free The People.

It was Machiavelli’s actions that taught DaVinci that taking up arms would be unwise, which is the same conclusion I reached, and thus “The Genius Game” was started instead. 

Probably because “The Prince” was published, opening the door to Authors to write and publish their works… Hence “The Pen is mightier than the sword.” 

What is in the 12 Ethics? You may be asking, The ability and the Skills and the Training to Revers Engineer Wisdom, Ethical Knowledge from your own Intuition. No Teachers, Authority, Psychologists, or Healers required. Ever. 

100% of all Governments and “positions of power” are rendered useless with the 12 Ethics.

The 12 Ethics replace any and all need for Government. It makes you 100% resourceful. Money does not need to exist. This is how I have lived in New York City for 2 years without an income. 

The 12 Ethics are Freedom.

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