unified society

With Dimitri out of the way, the position of Kommissar in the echidna Dark Egg Legion branch was left vacant. The role has since been filled by an old friend of Lien-Da who now works alongside the Grandmaster to conquer Albion in the name of the Eggman Empire. The fight is personal for Gae-Na, who recently gave birth to her daughter Demi-Na and wants to raise her in a unified echidna society.

Kommissar Gae-Na is equipped with electric batons and an upgraded cybernetic eye with infrared capabilities. Look out for her and other returning members of the Knuckles cast in Endangered Species Part 2: In Captivity!

(Art by @crimda!)

The essential central concept of godbuilding is that rituals and symbolism are necessary to create a unified, healthy, stable society. In that regard, internet meme culture is extremely exciting, since it exists essentially as an expression of these impulses- meme culture is essentially a shared set of symbols and rituals (going by a very loose definition of the word “ritual” obviously).

But in contrast to other systems of symbolism and ritual, meme culture is dynamic- it has the unifying power of ritual without any traditionalist baggage, thus showing the potential for a symbolic/ritual foundation for an evolving society instead of a stagnant one. 

Furthermore, meme culture is relatively non-hierarchical and international- allowing potentially anyone in the world to become unified with the global zietgeist. So essentially, internet meme culture from the very start was the perfect symbolic/ritual system to act as the unifying cultural bedrock of global communism, since the dynamics of internet meme culture are extremely compatible with the values of communist ideology (namely anti-hierarchy, internationalism, and anti-traditionalism).

What is Sociology?

I get asked this question a lot, so i found a nice definition of it which goes beyond the simple: ‘the study of society’. 

Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Sociology’s subject matter is diverse, ranging from crime to religion, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from social stability to radical change in whole societies. Unifying the study of these diverse subjects of study is sociology’s purpose of understanding how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures.