posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 02:15 PM
Here are the theories I've seen presented:
1. We are inherently flawed (usually a position arrived at through religion or a pessimistic selective view of a short period of time we call written
history), therefore any system we create is flawed.
2. Design, thriving, corruption, decline, revolution are stages inseparable from human civilization.
3. We could achieve a better system but "they" won't allow it.
4. I don't want to be a victim of climate, or commit to back-breaking labor if I go back to farming like we once did so I'll put up with this
proven failure of a system because it's the best we got.
5. Subconsciously, I love our culture, it's poor food quality, cheap entertainment, gadgets and toys, failed economy/government, exploitative
nature, whatever...because the prison is "comfortable".
I've been on these teams at different times in my life so I remember the logic it took to arrive there.
My current view is this:
If you ask a grossly huge portion of humanity, 1 by 1, in private, what they want deep down they will probably answer: Food, Shelter, Love, and
Leisure Time (for meditation, entertainment, design, fun, etc). Yet somehow, we go against our hearts, and continue to sign up for this week's
version of division fetishism. We probably do so out of fear, vengeance, and lastly...ignorance.
Denying ignorance in my life meant to terminate my allegiance to any of the above stalemate teams and searching for, if possible, a way to cut to the
core of everything and sidestep the distractions.
Ways are being developed and improved to achieve all of the things we all want deep down, sustainably and simultaneously.
The reason why a system which both provides for our basic needs through as much local interaction as possible AND facilitates leisure because of it's
advanced models that emulate natural ecosystems will work better than anything we've ever tried before is because it doesn't commit the 2 sins that
existed way before theocracies, socialism, Abrahamic religion-states, monarchies, blah blah.
Sin 1: Suppression of the human being and all of it's ingenuity through hard, time-consuming labor in a battle against nature.
Sin 2: Non-local exchange of energy/information (massive government), inherently inefficient and vulnerable to collapse/corruption.
The template for efficient, productive, abundant systems is there. You just have to learn how to decipher it from the seemingly chaotic, intimidating
facade of nature.