The Need for Disorder

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth

Genesis 11:1-9 (KJV)

The story of the tower of Babel is rather short, but it is well known. Not long after the floods of Noah, people were very organized in their actions. “let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar” is symbolic of a society where everyone is the same, individualism is replaced by conformity as stones are replaced by bricks. God saw this uniformity, and that people were trying to build a tower to create a way to heaven on their own (a laughable effort). In response, God confounded all the languages and destroyed the uniformity, but enabled the people to become unique in their own families. In his wisdom, he created disorder out of order to create a more stable society, albeit less advanced.

Today, we are increasingly becoming one people. Cars are becoming standardized, communication is improving, and local languages are dying out. Everything from music, to political beliefs, are falling into standardized camps. If you tell me your belief on abortion, I have a fairly good guess on your belief of gun rights, or state pensions.

The question you may ask is “So what?” So people, the way we do things, and our society as a whole may be broken into these uniform blocks, or “bricks”. As in the days of Nimrod, when we were as one people, it made us more susceptible to instability. Any biologist will tell you that monocultures in an ecosystem invite problems with disease, wildfires, and the like. We as a people are not that different. Class warfare, fascism, communism, or whatever you call it, crushes new ways of thinking, new ideas, and freedom in general.

Figure 1 – The order that created chaos in Europe when it crashed like a house of cards.

Like a house of cards, the higher orders of organization, the greater the likelihood, and the greater the potential for chaos when it all crumbles. Those who dream of world domination, dream of a living hell on Earth for everyone. With no recourse to resolve conflict, mere mortals would be subjected to the whim of the tyrannical leaders that would surely rise to the top. Unless the leader is some all-knowing being with a perfect set of morals, we are better to have leadership broken into as small of pieces as possible. There, those who are closest to the situation at hand are in the position of authority, and have a closer relationship to those we lead.

Natural systems thrive on disorder. Weather is a system where warm air rises, creating clouds, which cool the surface, cycling the system and bringing in necessary water from elsewhere. Life thrives best when it is warm, cool, dry and wet in cyclical periods. Governance works best under a limited system with checks and balances from a legislature, judiciary, executive, and the people as a whole. Needs and wishes of various groups are balanced by others in a systematic way. Economic systems work well when the economic forces set prices, and create supply and demand, as new ideas are formed and outside factors influence the market. Each of these system have set system of physical laws which cannot be usurped. Sure, we can push those forces with intervention, (such as having a house plant, or create a socialist system) but those systems need to be regulated on a continual basis, or you will have a detrimental outcome. The further the control is away from the source, the less informed decisions are made.

How We Can Keep Authority Local

In principal, authority should be governed on the smallest unit available. If that smaller unit is unable or unwilling to govern itself, that authority is delegated to the next level up.

The smallest unit is the individual. A person is endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. Among these rights are life, liberty, the ownership of property, and the pursuit of happiness. Along with these rights, God gives us responsibility to help secure those rights among our neighbor. We cannot morally kill, enslave, steal, or coerce others. When we do so, we are neglecting our responsibility, and delegating that authority to the next higher level.

It should be noted, that a man cannot morally give authority to a government that he does not possess himself. If it is immoral for me to steal from my neighbor for my personal gain, then it would also be immoral for me to vote in a government that would do the dirty work for me (i.e. Socialism). We may morally put forth systems like fire protection, which creates a mutual benefit for all, but not systems that only benefit individuals.  –

If we are in a family, and the matter can be handled at that level (ex. a 10 year old kid who punches his brother) then it should be handled there. Dad tells Johnny to stand in the corner. If dad neglects his responsibility to govern, and calls the cops or child protective services, he may be giving up the right to authority over that child. If the state usurps the parental authority by installing surveillance cameras and sidestepping the parent, the state is behaving in an immoral manner, and should be overthrown.

We will not have the power to overthrow a government, but we can be the candle set up on a hill. If we have the courage, through our influence, we can affect the minds of people around us. Unlike the war in Ukraine recently, the globalists in the United States are being stopped before real acts of violence have occurred. Quick action to destroy unlawful usurpations of power is necessary in order to stop real conflict as order is created. Anarchy is not the answer, because a total lack of government can lead to mob rule.

Have the courage to be this guy, except before the firestorm.

This is a movement of individuals, stand up in the way that suits you. If that means blogging in a convincing way, homeschooling your kids, running for the local city council, excelling in the moral order in your sphere of influence, volunteering at a local community program, or just talking to your friend and family, do it. Find the cause you believe in, and become involved. Maintain that individualism, maintain your freedom.

Author: Jim Johnson

As a man in his early 40's, I grew up on a dairy farm in an irreligious home. Disgusted with the choice of women out there, I looked into religion to find a worthwhile mate. At 23, I joined the LDS (Mormon) faith, married, became a civil engineer, and now have six children. My favorite things are puppies, long walks on the beach, and the color blue (not really).