originally posted by: Gryphon66
I find it unfortunate that you disagreed with so much that I have said, because I agree with almost everything you just did.
Why is disagreement unfortunate? I think it is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow by listening to a perspective that is essentially "foreign and
unknown." Of course, that is entirely dependent on at least one of us approaching it that way. It is also an opportunity for many other things, like
manipulation and distraction.
Regardless of how we personally feel about Ferguson, and the events leading up to it, we are very likely to agree many police officers are out of
control. It is easy to obfuscate the issue by psychologically linking police brutality with the bias and division that stem from events like
If a fundamental disagreement can be introduced (by the media or otherwise) the public is more likely to focus on that, allowing the status quo to
continue largely unimpeded.
So basically, I think we are at constant war with ourselves.
Do you feel it must be this way? Many are at war with themselves internally, so it stands to reason this will also happen externally. Some religions
simply call it "the nature of man," but it could also be "the nature of our cultural story." If it is the latter, it is something we could all start
writing consciously. If only we would choose to do so..
The first generation would have remnants from the old, unconscious cultural story, but that would dwindle over time. Technology itself opens up
opportunities to invent completely new economic and social frameworks.
However, I believe there is a good chance that the issue stems more from how we interact at a base level rather than the systems we design around
those interactions. I think we are at a point with our species that we are fully capable of making conscious choices about our cultural story. I think
we could even come up with something that is designed to adapt over time as we actively pursue a more advanced and conscious methods of
But we don't.
I have no doubt that "TPTB" actively discourage such cohesion, but when it comes down to it.. it is only because we play along.
We change the world every moment of every day. As a species, I think it's time we start becoming aware of that great responsibility.
30-11-2014 by Serdgiam because: (no reason given)