Hate to say it, but whoever has the money calls the shots.
Poor people or people living primitively don't have much money.
So they don't call the shots.
Poor people don't run this world, they just act as cheap labor.
There're rights too, but again, poor people tend to not understand their rights. Furthermore, greed for more money can cause governments to reduce the
rights of people in favor of industry.
There's also the prejudice that "civilized" people have for uncivilized people. This is especially true when they get mixed up because of
circumstances. The "civilized" people almost always win. The "civilized" people will blame crime and bad conditions and infestations on the
uncivilized and use it as an excuse to discriminate and inhibit the abiilty of the uncivilized to climb the economic ladder. Personally, I think it's
an instinct to keep poor people poor so cheap labor is available.
Ultimately, it's natural selection. People who refuse to modernize/change die off. Our world is increasingly gaining knowledge and technology. People
have to keep pace with it or...
...or they die off. This is true for poor people except when they're cheap labor.
Our world has physical laws of conservation. Issues of land and mineral resources and so on. These things push us all into a condition of scarcity and
competition and war and ... tough choices. Love won't solve this problem. Jesus won't either. Science can't eliminate conservation laws. I've thought
about this problem for a long time and the only thing I can think is that this universe is farming intelligence. I mean, it's farming. Even our own
body is farming energies that we consume and breath so that our consciousness can exist. Something in or outside our universe needs this universe to
farm. Without laws of conservation there'd be no way to farm something specific for later use.
I wish I had a positive outlook on it, but I'm neutral. Nature is both beautiful and ugly. I believe that we're as hopeless to change this universe as
ants are to read Shakespeare. But you know, there're about as many ant cells as there're human cells on earth. At least we're not alone. Life is
everywhere around us. This gauntlet called life at least gave us friends so we can suffer this ratrace together. And there're moments when I'm in awe
of the complexity of this universe. At least we have names, no? I can't imagine what a universe would be like that doesn't have these conservation
laws. I can't imagine having a name in that universe. Maybe there can never be a universe without them. Maybe there's just a vast collection of
universes and they all farm? In that case, make the best of it!
If person wants to believe they can change it, that's fine. Belief is an answer in some sense, since I don't think we can change the fundamental laws.
Belief is as old as the beginning of life. Sadly, belief can only trick those who believe but it can't trick people who do not. But it's better than
Intent of this post was to share some thoughts I've had over the past couple years about conservation laws and how limitations placed on us force us
to act in ignorance. Basically, I don't blame anybody specifically for what's happening to this Brazilian tribe. Sure, I could get angry at the land
owners or the government or international interests or who knows what's out there. But I think getting angry about it is to forget where this all
comes from. Naturally, I want to see people respected and for people not to fight or to steal or lie or deceive or whatever. But at the same time, if
we don't know the source of something, how can we hope to solve it? While I don't think we can eliminate conservation laws, I think that understand
that they play a pivotal role is important. For me, it removes some of the anger and hate I might feel towards others. It make me see everyone as
humans. It removes the mystery of evil and good and replaces it with something more tangible.
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