reply to post by purplemer
Obviously. There is no reason to do it if not to establish some sort of authority. That's what we want, isn't it? Control over the uncontrollable.
Why? Because we fear ourselves. We fear ourselves in others. Every person has some semblance of us inside of them, and that semblance of us in them is
going to want to attack us to prolong or extend or increase what they have, so they can continue living in comfort. We're afraid of that in them. So
we establish control. How do we establish control? Addiction and reverence - or addiction and fear.
We give them something they want until we convince them they can't live without it, then we exchange it for their cooperation. And when we have them
under that kind of control, we show them we're the good guys and those people out there are trying to take away everything they love. As long as they
help us help them, they will be safe from those demons. And by "we", I mean our leaders. That's what they do. That's why the lead. Because the leaders
before them see how good they are, see a little of themselves in them, and they explain how the game works. So those people who are going in inherit
the throne won't just take it from them by force.
"Play this game with me, and you will eventually have what I have. If you help me, because two are better than one...if you help me, if you have what
it takes, what's mine will someday be yours. But if you ever turn on me, I will take away everything you've ever had, and you'll wish you never heard
my name or saw my face."
That's the political disclaimer. Welcome to Tier 4 of the Chess Game of the Modern World. We are Tier 2, the middle class workers whose only place in
politics is to vote and spread gossip. Other than that, we keep the gears turning and the oil flowing. We're expendable. The higher up you go, the
better chances of being nonexpendable, but the harder they'll try to make you expendable. They have no room for weaklings, no room for dead weight of
any kind, no room for people that can't pull five times their own weight in cash, and they make sure you understand that. You have to be careful,
because it's a world of sharks up there. If you look tasty, or if you're in the way, and you don't have the brains or influence to protect yourself,
you're lunch meat. Eat or be eaten.
And it's all because we fear the us in the others around us. Because we know that the worst of us is in everyone else too, if they can find it. And
because we know it's so much easier to do what's wrong than what's right, and while we're doing what's right, someone who decides to choose the Dark
Side will crush us in their blazing ascent, because that's what the Tier 5 looks for. Tier 5 wants no mercy. No compassion. Only the fight to live:
eat or be eaten.
That's our legacy as Homo Sapiens. That's why I pray for evolution. Whatever higher powers there be, I pray that we evolve - before there's nothing
left to evolve, and we only become greater and more terrible monsters with every passing decade.
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