Brief Introduction to Big Body Thinking
“Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse.” - Sophocles
"We live in the age of corporate organisms. Though no formal announcements have been issued it's becoming harder to ignore that they have wrested control of the earth from Homo sapiens and supplanted us as the planet's dominant species. It is they - the multinationals, government bureaucracies, religious hierarchies, military bodies, et al. - not individual humans, that generate our era's character - its patterns of wealth & poverty, its technological progress & ecological peril, its entertainment & political agenda. They have, in short, taken over, and nowhere more so than in Japan. " From "E Pluribus Yamato - The Culture of Corporate Being", Whole Earth Review, Winter 1990
Big Body thinking is a form of metamedicine that applies germ theory insights to the direst diseases of our Earth and body politic. But instead of just focusing on microscopic pathogens, it also looks for disease agents that are very, very large.
Malignant is as Malignant Does
The Big (corporate) Bodies it discovers are far larger than any individual, act like tumors in the biosphere, and draw their life force from attentional energy that they parasitize from our minds. They are the mega-organizations that have emerged amongst us with primitive growth-obsessed agendas and no heart or soul at all.
Big Body thinkers maintain that these huge hierarchical entities are true living systems and the primary agents devastating the planet, paralyzing our evolution, and killing democracy. Until we identify and deal with them as a dangerous new class of being, we will exhaust ourselves fighting their myriad symptoms and never cure their plagues.
As befits a metamedical view, Big Body diagnoses also offer prescriptions and remedies. Like most tumors, these social neoplasms can be melted back to harmless scale with the right kinds of therapy. The therapies of choice:a) immediately strengthen the body politics' activist immune system,
b) expose Big Bodies as a dangerously pathological new life form,
c) shrink them back to human scale with all legal & political means available, and
d) dejuvenalize and liberate their terminally incorporated inhabitants.