The New World Order - the Race of Life
Political systems are much easier to understand if they are reduced to their most fundamental elements. These are best illustrated in the context of what they imply for our chances in the race of life in which we are all engaged, like it or not.
In this approach, no one cares who wins the race because everyone is treated identically (in theory). The losers get the same rewards as the winners, hence there's no incentive for any of the best runners to put in any effort. Everyone shuffles along, dragging their feet and yawning. There's no glory, no hard work, no talent, no innovation, no progress. If you allow the lazy, the inept and the unimaginative to have the same rewards as the energetic, clever, meritorious and creative then you have guaranteed a lazy, inept, unprogressive society - and that's exactly what the Soviet Union delivered. And that's why it collapsed.
This race is all about how much capital you have, and that is overwhelmingly determined by how much capital your parents have given you. In the capitalist race of life, the privileged elite with capital and connections are allowed to start the race with an enormous and uncatchable head start over everyone else. Their success is certain. No one outside the elite has any realistic chance in life. The underclass actually begin behind the starting line and are sure to finish last. Democracy - a system that ought to be about ensuring that everyone starts from the same position - has been commandeered by capitalism and is nothing but the curtain the elite draw over themselves to hide what they're really doing. Democracy, when tied to capitalism, is not the power of the people but government of the people by the elite for the elite. Privilege, elitism, inequality, capitalism and democracy all go together. In the race of life governed by these rules, your race is over before you are even born. Your chances are dictated by how someone else fared - your parents - in the race before yours. Who in their right mind would take part in a race determined by someone else's efforts rather than their own, a race decided before they even set foot on the track?
This is the race run by gangsters and gangster regimes (such as many of those in Africa) that are explicitly based on bribery, corruption, criminality and violence. The crooks and the mobsters are sure to win. They'll intimidate, injure and kill the other runners if necessary.
Your success in the race is dictated by how well brainwashed you are, how much you go along with the commandments, rules and regulations of the dominant religion. Heretics have no chance in this race. No one is free to run their own race. The race's rulebook is a Bible, a Torah or a Koran, and the stewards of the race are bearded fanatics who'll burn anyone who strays off the "right" track. If you are born under the dark star of Islam, for example, your whole life will run along train tracks of relentless prayer, memorizing the Koran, obeying every rule in the Koran, eating halal food, avoiding everything haram (forbidden), obeying the community elders. There is no possibility of being an individual capable of expressing yourself in your own way.
No race, no rules, no reason. A catastrophic free-for-all that, understandably, has never been tried anywhere on earth in any significant way.
Everyone starts from the same position. Equal opportunity is a defining pillar of meritocracy - no one can be allowed a privileged or underprivileged starting position. The winners of the race will be strictly the most meritorious: the faster runners, hardest workers, the most imaginative, most creative, and most talented.
The only race that any rational person would participate in is one where he has the same chance as everyone else. Why would you take part in a race you can't possibly win because it's rigged against you? If you continue to play along once you realise the race is fixed then you're a coward and a slave and you deserve to be treated like #.
The only acceptable winners in the race of life, the only winners no one can complain about, are those who are undeniably the best, the hardest working and most gifted. Everyone can complain about a winner who was picked before the race even began. The Queen of the UK is the head of state for no other reason than the identity of her father, the monarch who preceded her. Not a single thing about her is relevant other than that. She is the supreme symbol of the anti-meritocratic world where your life is decided by factors that have nothing at all to do with your own efforts.
The people of the UK are a slave people, mindlessly taking part in a race where the whole thing was decided hundreds of years ago. The UK is one of the most nauseating examples of a regime of absolute privilege where elite dynastic families have maintained an iron grip over the nation.
Everyone in the world who celebrates the forthcoming wedding of the "Prince of Wales" will thereby be showing their contempt for meritocracy and equal opportunities. All pro-monarchists are enemies of the People.
Originally posted by notofdahsheeple
reply to post by johnsequitur1221
The Truth is dangerous, especially before it time.