posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 10:22 AM
reply to post by WhereIsTheBatman
YOu know the irony? The catch to all this is that so few people actually USE that right. People are so shy and barren inside that even taking this
freedom away has little impact on things.
See, freedoms aren't removed until they've long been strained and underutilized.
Our humanity and diversity won't die with a thundering outburst, but with a whimper. And when it's a whimper, it's so easily ignored. And so the
masses can continue on without break.
Maybe we deserve it.
It's not the New World Order, it's the New World Machine. Always was.
We're in various stages of becoming machines. It's our destiny. One can better understand this by contemplating the vast gap between society and
individual. Without our libraries and teachers and the sum of history relayed to us as children, we would be lost and a king without his clothes. As
the rules pile up the demands on our brain to follow them will increase. With each new rule a piece of the individual dies. Rules are a pressure and
those who fall behind or slow will be swept away.
Will we become eusocial? It seems a strong possibility. The individual mind shrinks as our history grows. Our mind doesn't keep pace with the
complexity. The result is we're unable to do more than a few things, at best. This means that we specialize; laborer, builder, reproducer, farmer,
scientist, etc. The society becomes so great that following its rules is the dominant evolutionary pressure. So rather than go our own way on a whim,
we will increasingly follow society's rules instead.
A shard of hope inside me believes that you cannot kill our need for freedom. You can win a few battles, but the war is forever. We will always find
the cracks and freedom will somehow survive. The desire in us is instinctive. Perhaps nature shakes the boat every so often, intentionally. This makes
sense to me. You should never put all your eggs in one basket. Nature knows this. This knowledge is passed down to us in the form of those who (few or
many) struggle for the cause of freedom.
But there's every possibility we will still end up as a (comparatively) smart yet eusocial species.
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