reply to post by tothetenthpower
Alright, let me see if I can take a stab at this. I have a feeling we're both just going to get frustrated, but I'll give it one go.
You're correct that there a a few people who are trampling over the rest, but if not them, ten others. We wipe out a dictator, and instill another.
There's no shortage of people who would love to be the next dictator.
You see, you can't think of this "objectively" and so shallow. It's so much deeper than that.
Why do these people have this drive to dominate, and why are they so successful
I read a book earlier this year which talked about a good chunk of this. It was called, "Saharasia". I rarely read whole books any more. Attention
span is nil, I'm all over the place integrating tidbits, but every once in a while a great read captivates me, and I can't put it down until it's
This was one of them. This guy dedicated a good chunk of his life to solving some deep mysteries of our species. Were we always violent? If not, when
did it come about? Why? Why are we still so violent, etc, etc...
What he found was that there was practically no evidence of humanity being violent towards each other before the desertification of the SaharAsia
region about 11-13k years ago. Our culture was Matriachal, and there was little to no oppression of each other. We weren't divided. We had little to
no rape, or major aggressions from group to group. We were at peace, because nature provided plenty for everyone.
It wasn't until the climate changed that they "psychos" were given the correct set of circumstances to take control. The whole point of this spiel is
that the climate and/or technological progression has made it so this is not needed to have Patriachal cultures, and ensuing warring societies and
dictatorial politics. Yet they remain.
This stuff goes down to what is spiritual, and assumed of our nature. It goes down to what we perceive to be reality, and who we believe about
ourselves, and our role in shaping the world. It goes down to our collective internal values, our culture. Politics is just the outermost layer of
So just as you can sit comfortably while children die all over the world and claim that it's not because of YOUR lifestyle, so too can the elite claim
that they can ride out on their yachts, build mansions on every continent, and support whatever policies they see fit, because it's not THEIR
lifestyle. . . you see we're collectively in this poo-storm, yet pass the buck around.
My poo stinks, and so does yours. We fling ours at the elite's arrogance, and they fling it at the unwittingly ignorant. Just creates a poo-storm is
At what point does someone become "elite". I'm pretty sure the first-world is viewed as "elite" compared to people in the third world. Isn't Canada
where you reside, and part of the first-world
You realize how many people in this world blame the first world "elite" for their problems?? Yes we blame these higher elite for the problems. It's
all a bunch of rubbish. It's ideas that are out of whack. False assumptions of our nature.
Yea, it's politics, and it's logistics, but nah.. .. not really. Those are just copouts. It's a way for you to project your fears for not being able
to handle the truth. That we're all playing our part in this insanity we call "civilization".
You try to handle this "logistically" and the insanity will continue on.
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