The Cultural Influence on Social Intistutions

Friday, July 18, 2014: 4:00 PM
Room: 512
Oral Presentation
Joachim K.H.W. SCHMIDT , Empirical Sociology and Architecture of Society, SoReGa EV, Berlin, Germany
The Cultural Influence on Social Institutions

Joachim K.H.W. Schmidt, Berlin/FRG

 Social institutions are culturally predetermined, the going concerns of people express beliefs in way of reality-perception. Cultures are different round the globe. Diversity of cultures contains a gigantic richness of human resources. Cultures actualize in human relations via common actions, and/or communication. Every culture has developed an own language for its communication. Western languages, especially Anglo-American languages, have presently become globally dominant, including Western civilizing culture which they embody. - The powerfulness of Western languages is subject to Greek ideology, its assumed fictional identity of thought and being, first expressed by Parmenides 2500 years ago. Greek ideology circles around an absolutely perfect and analogously conceived spatial Being, a fictive replication of an ideal world excluding change by Time and Movement. Greek ideology gets manifest in fictive positions: its operational base. All Western languages share the COPULA as constitutive element, expressing that everything will be defined either as this or that, e.g. either Greek or barbarian, or e.g. Nazis defined Jews as non-human and sent them into the gas chamber, or e.g.  formerly Christians victimized heretics on auto-da-fé, and presently victimization of humans labeled terrorists by obamacare, using areal drones as killing machines. And we should not forget the multiple bio-, culture-, and genocides committed by Western people under the influence of Greek ideology.- As can be not overlooked by everyone, Western analogous civilization and culture is decaying with dramatic speed, getting its deathblow by digitalization of Western societies, and consequentially all central institutions have to be redesigned, adapted to starting digital life of Western populations in the Third Millenium. My paper will create awareness of the problems to be faced in near future: A job for sociotechnicians.