posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:53 AM
a reply to: TheLaughingGod
I think of it in simpler terms; An armed Police force, striving (generally) to uphold societal values, ensure laws are observed and ultimately to
stave off anarchistic chaos is and in one form or another always has been battling those that oppose such order and clarity of purpose...the opponents
are also armed.
Both sides use the same defences and offensive tools.
The innocent bystanders, usually the ones caught up in and at the sharp end of those tools, do not have access to them in the same way the Police and
Crooks do, and so are powerless against those that brandish them.
This could be thought of as analogous to possessing the knowledge and the possible uses and applications of that knowledge.
Each 'side' can reach a stalemate of sorts, an equilibrium preventing the scales from tipping too far in either direction.
Knowledge, even potentially dangerous knowledge enables the same thing...stalemate. Like armaments, knowledge can be used for both positive and
negative ends. As each 'faction' is aware each has the knowledge, there will be balance a zero-net departure from the middle ground, which is really
the same as the Police using knowledge of advance weaponry to maintain order, and crooks using the same for their negative ends.
One thing that is absolutely clear...the ignorant, the uninformed, the unknowing are easy prey and can be easily and callously manipulated, coerced
and controlled by those that possess superior knowledge and understanding..always have been and always will be.
The way to reach balance, equilibrium for Humanity as a whole, is to prevent ignorance and be mindful and vigilant of the directions knowing could
take our species, both positive and negative and plan and act accordingly.