Design 2 Status-orientation Color-code

There is a general dislike for uniforms and formality because we have experienced a lot of estrangement and warfare of individuals and groups with it. After the worldwars thus a pacifistic movement found its way into existence, a general abhorrence against general drafting and such. The uniformed was vehemently fought in demonstrations and illegal occupations. The question though is what, if we want to abolish the uniformed, then would be the alternative for the impersonal gray, green and blue outfits. One could also say:

"...a society without a clear concept of formal (liberating) order is on the way of selfdestruction." (T.O.R. 2 m).

Thus seen is anarchy not directly an attractive alternative. Therefore the thoughts went out to an intermediate form between the impersonal uniformed and the personal taste-dependent fashionable clothing in the informal casual sphere. Problem of the general uniform is that it does not discriminate between the kind of person that is in it. And that contributes to and is a symptom of the destructive estrangement and extremities of right-wing fanaticism e.g.. Thus one could express e.g. the identity of age and vocation (social background) and that way (partly) ban the depersonalization and estrangement of formal groupclothing. That way one can have representation and still an identifiable persona that can be recognized qua age , social background or vocation and a certain degree of commitment or development (wisdom, experience). By being able to identify as such one will then be freed from the pretense of power or the monopoly of a uniformed organization. One will then have a greater feel for the relative in performing ones duties and more clarity to civilians the way they also would like to belong to nothing at all. The danger of a purely material class-division, the way one sees it e.g. in the indian cast-system, can be precluded by distinguishing to the last mentioned experience. The degree in which someone does or does not live materially motivated, the transcendence or rising above,that ultimately determines the anxiety one feels for and with such a thing, escapes though (by and by) material standards and is thus difficult to express in formal characteristics. The underlying designs is therefore best seen as a kind of professional clothing for formal functions as known of governmental institutions as the police, the army, the fire brigade and other forms of control and management-service, in the sphere of being l;iberated from material duties. Obedience of such a form of representation to decisions made by a democratic government stays of course a preliminary condition as assuredly the government has in part been derived from that order of liberation.

People though with a warm heart for identifying themselves with the Order of Time or with a practical need for a formal form of representation of the interests of The Order of Time are free to express themselves to their professional orientation and civil status in the form of the below indicated colorcode for e.g. their clothing. The characteristic of authority is in this not anymore an exclusive right of the government. A company, or a religion or a conviction the way it is defended here, is also in need of its company- or formal outfit so that an individual or a free organization may also give the right example, that with things like this a different course can be followed. All organization at this point is ultimately bound to the local rule of the police and other official measures as long as politics didn't join in themselves. The idea is that from the right set of human values never serious offenses can come about, not even a dictature of christian fundamentalism of social imposition and fear, that is not founded on a form of selfrealization as it is meant in the filognosy right here.

The proposition is to have the color black as the formal identification for the dress of the intellect (including the priests). The color dark-red is recognized as the color of the official professions (government /military). Gray is the color for the people in trade, while laborers have the color beige as their identity of clothing. Personal status, independent of the professional orientation, can be expressed by means of the color of the shirt: green for the celibate available for marriage (celibate/student), white for the people married, blue for the people withdrawing from marital commitment and orange for the status of detachment. Neckties have been replaced by a small band (or collar) in the color of the professional orientation to give expression to the identification with The Order of Time. From this band also decorations can be hung showing the degree of commitment: aspirant, recognized and prolonged service resp. wearing no star, a silver star and a gold star in accord with the logo of The Order of Time. Thus 48 possible representations are conceived.

This concept is thus, again, not directly meant as a replacement of uniform clothing, but as a intermediate that eventually makes the uniformed function better and even is able to push it back partly. After all it is not possible to have more and more police in the streets and less and less people who still dare to do 'it'. Factually it is only a colorcode and not so much a uniform design of clothing, with which each fashiondesigner may improvise (no claims of patent here), to answer to the need of people to belong to something and identify themselves. Compare also the picture below with the picture of the filognostic guide of general human appearances as divided in formal/informal and liberated/non-liberated appearance. Thus the schedule below refers to the formal appearance of the libertated person.

(see further: The Game of Order


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