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Originally posted by heyo
I've often thought that people, including myself, are paranoid.
Don't judge, too harshly, at first....
Then, you look at the fruits of this apparently newfound utopia that our first world leaders tell us exists. and the multinational corporations, which, coincidently, seem to be warned about by many great men throughout history.
I read what you just wrote as a basic acknowledgement that "Greed Is Bad"...because you referred to 'first world leaders'. Again, that is just part of the discussion I wish to promote....
It is the destruction of evidence of our past.
I certainly hope that is not the case, not as bad as you claim. However, an old proverb does say, that "History is written by the Victors". This should NOT be ever allowed to happen....I see the attempt to 'erase' the Holocaust, for instance, as an example of this evilness....
It is the reasoning behind decisions. A reasoning that, many times, leads to unforseen laws, actions, and states of mind.
Sometimes, when unjust 'laws' and legal decisions are observed, and agreed to be unjust and illegal....then certain actions are warranted for redress. However, in the past, this was usually accomplished by violence. I think that there are other ways....
This, however, is changing due to the information age, as money is no longer necessary to attain the greatest power: knowledge.
That is an excellent point. Perhaps one reason for my starting this discussion. However, remember: The "Information Age" originally started with the Guttenberg Printing Press...you, of course, are referring to the "Age" of the Internet. Man...all "information" is potentially double-edged...which leads us back to paranoia....it is a delicate path, without trust.
Never before have we as a species had such a palette of information available to us. We are beating a new path, as a species.
'palette of information'!!!! Couldn't have been that colorful, if I'd written it!!! Thanks!!!!