posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 03:18 PM
Originally posted by Cryptonomicon
reply to post by generik
However, it only stands "true" for you as long as you personally are content. Because if you were starving somewhere in Africa, or your parents
were killed by American troops in Pakistan, or homeless in America, then the trade off of uncertainty about who comes into power could only be a good
thing. It couldn't possibly get worse.
that is one of the pitfalls people fall into, anything would be better
than what we have currently.
i can't say i'm overly content about the way things are and seem to be going. it is possible to starve in north america, i know as i had to try to
live with ZERO income for an extended period of time. ok so i haven't had friends or family killed yet
(who knows how long that will last
here). but the thing is there is absolutely no guarante
that things will become better. in fact it is only a tiny chance it will for everyone.
a few people suffering under an unjust system now could
come off better. just like for example tribe a was in control and are a member of tribe
b who is basically a slave, through revolt at the unjust system, tribe b gets into power. what do you suppose happens? does tribe b treat everyone
fairly? well tribe c and tribe d may do a little bit better, but in all likelihood tribe a becomes the new slaves. nothing has really changed, just
who the elite and slaves are.
how if the system collapsed would you guarantee
that things would not get worse? that the wrong person/s would not become the new leaders? how
do you guarantee
that you would not be killed under the new regime as under the old? YOU CAN'T. that is part of the danger of falling into the
"things can't be worse"trap. i keep falling into that type of thinking, but you know what? the unthinkable happens and it DOES get worse, time and
time again. things can
get worse. you might be killed, everyone you know has been killed, guess what you are still alive, could get worse and
be dead. earning not even enough to survive? well you could have nothing at all. your country is corrupt and broke? laws are unfair and biased? still
better than the guy who gets into power killing anyone who looks at him wrong, and have to be maimed in order to receive food. no mater what things
can ALWAYS be worse. until you are dead and no longer caring anyway.