Perhaps this Miner for Truth and Delusion has been on an electronics theory binge too long. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but an ElectroPolitical Unified Theory is having birth pangs in my mind. All the voices are talking about it.
Let’s begin with the basics. An Indian sees an Eagle over a Rock. Gotcha, taught you Ohms Law while you weren’t looking.
The Rock is Resistance AKA Impedance. As the alias implies, it impedes every fucking thing. Mr. Impedance, “We ain’t never done it that way before. I don’t like it! I don’t like it one damn bit.” Y’all know him. He’s mostly neutral. It don’t matter what the change is, Mr Impedance don’t want nuttin to do with it, no fucking way!
Electromagnetic theory is, and I theorize also ElectroPolitical Unified Theory, a troika. Mr. R has co conspirators. Sounding more plausible all the time.
Meet Mr. L, AKA Inductance. Mr. L’s goal is to Impede any change at all. He’s only happy when nothing is changing, nothing. Mr. R is happy with a fixed level of Impedance. But, the more you try to change things, the stronger Mr. L kicks and screams. Those thousands of volts sparking the plugs in your car? That’s Mr. L screaming because you took his 12 volts away from him. For realz.
If you’re not also seeing ElectroPolitical Unified Theory implications, bless your heart.
The Universe must balance. And of course the third member of the troika ensures that balance is possible. Mr. C AKA Capacitance loves change and tries to Impede stagnation. The faster shit be changing, the happier Mr. C is.
Now you realize why nothing is being done. Mr. C and Mr. L are in a tug of war between change and stagnation. Mr. R don’t care what the rest are fighting about. He Impedes on general principle.
What does actually get done is due to parasites. Nothing is ideal. There’s some cross breeding going on. Mr. L has a little of Mr.C and Mister R inside. Under the right change frequencies, he will let a change slip by. Mr C will decide things are changing to damn fast. Even Mr. R will lean one way or another.
The possibilities of a stable and functional system exist. It works in the Electro part. Why not Political?
Feedback! Electronics work because there is negative feedback, a governor, on the system. Who among my musician friends love that positive feedback squeal from a mic pointed badly. No one.
Yet our political and economic systems are designed to be Win -Win. Positive feedback. Even when it appears to be working, a butterfly fart can drive it into unstable oscillations.