Below is a summary of terms and lines of the battle underway.
The so-called “deep state” is merely the heart of planned society, aka civilization, aka The Polis.
Arcadia A region of ancient Greece in the Peloponnesus. Its relatively isolated inhabitants proverbiably lived a simple, pastoral life.
Polis The Greek term for a city-state -an area dominated by and administered from a central fortifiable town; a city.
Arcadia is a Greek word associated with rural, pastoral life: AKA, the country.
Polis is the Greek word for the Latin Civitas, or City. And from that word we get the words civilization and civilized.
Cosmopolitan is a combination of Cosmo (universal) and Polis (city). Thus Cosmopolitan means Universal-City. And it often refers to its culture and value system.
For many ages there has been an ongoing struggle between The Polis and Arcadia. Between organized (planned/engineered) society and organic (rural) society.
The tension between Arcadia (the country) and The Polis (the city) derives from the reality that Arcadia is organic and The Polis is contrived.
For The Polis, identity is constructed and articulated and seen as ideology and conceptualized as ‘idea’. It is planned. It is built.
For the Arcadian identity is unexamined and/or taken for granted.
Whereas The Polis is planned and reflective, Arcadia is not.
Arcadia has an observable form, but Arcadia itself does not observe it.
Arcadia has society, without having a society. It has politics without being political. It has religion without being religious. It has organization without being organized.
These attributes of Arcadia not only run contrary to The Polis, they run contrary to the fundamental presuppositions upon which The Polis is built.
As The Polis is engineered and artificial, and must constantly articulate the justifications for its own function, it must assert that outside of its construct chaos must reign.
That Arcadia functions, successfully and without chaos, century after century, is an existential threat to The Polis.
War of Words
Just look at the etymology of expressions and terms of division and dehumanization concocted or used by The Polis.
Pagan from late Latin paganus, meaning villager; rustic/noun use of adjective meaning “of the country, of a village,” from pagus “country people: province, rural district”.
Pagan simply means country people, or people not living in the city.
Country from Latin Contra, “opposite, against- contrary”.
So country means to oppose and be against. Against what? The Polis (the city) of course.
Pagan also means “district limited by markers” thus related to pangere “to fix, fasten,” from PIE root *pag -”to fix”.
A fixed place, in other words. Something rooted. As opposed to cosmopolitan, which implies either implicitly or explicitly, rootlessness.
As seen above, pagan, or country-people, is also synonymous with villager. And villagers live in country houses traditionally called villas.
Village is the source of the word villain, which is a bad or evil person. So Arcadia (country people) are not only “contrary” passively to The Polis, but are seen as actively a threat.
Following on the pagan-means-fixed definition above, consider the word ‘Province’ which is another designation for country and from which we get the word, provincial.
Provincial of or concerning the regions outside the capital city of country, especially when regarded as unsophisticated or narrow-minded
Again, country and country-people (Arcadians) are defined as unsophisticated (contrary) and narrow-minded (fixed).
Then there is the derogatory word, Heathen. It derives from the word Heath, which means uncultivated land. And, of course, from the word cultivate we get the word, culture.
The striking insinuation of this term, and its use by The Polis, is that wild and untamed forests, fields and meadows are not only unpleasant, but a threat.
Rural mean of the countryside. Thus rural means contrary and to be against; villainy.
Rustic means country person or peasant -of the country, rural; country-like, plain, simple, rough, coarse, awkward.
As we can see, if you do not live in, and partake of, The Polis (the city) you are coarse, awkward and unsophisticated. You are narrow-minded, rooted and fixed. You are a Pagan, a heathen and Villain. You are contrary.
to be continued...