posted on Mar, 15 2007 @ 10:57 AM
Even under Communism the rulers tended to be superiorly educated, even more well connected, and generally a couple of I.Q points ahead of your average
man on the street.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the same is also true in most good tribal systems, which means (as we are tribal animals) it’s a feature of human
society that should be here for oh; at least the next ten, or twenty thousand years. Probably longer as I see no evolutionary incentive for it to
Frankly its practical that not only should the smartest, political interested, and well connected people should rise to the top of society, but also
that they should rule it. Of course they have an advantages and that’s why it happens. It’s not a bad thing as long as we remain a democracy and
therefore the focus of these wealthy well connected people is the greater right, the attention of the man of the street.
There are problems with our democracy but they come from within the system of government. For example it tolerates people like Rupert Murdoch
controlling 174 news titles, plus 200 sky channels worldwide. It fails under (Labour or Conservative) to give very many referendums, like America it
is dependant on private donations to run it’s political institutions and this creates acres more room for political corruption than it does
economic, too many idiots are encouraged (at taxpayers expense) to vote; which means they can be bought of with shallow arguments like “the reason
why we don’t have state funding for political parties is because it saves the average person a couple of pence a year, which with 60 million people
is way less than a pound each”
Ultimately no people are equal because they are all individual.
It started when God allowed some people to born in poverty and no brains, brains but poverty, and wealth with brains. Then even within these groups
you have huge ranges, not least what positive mental features one defines as “brains”.
Give a few people a million pounds each to strangers and see what they do with it. Some will spend it on booze and drugs, others will put it in
property or the stock market, some would buy themselves a lifetime of power in the form of Peerages. Who knows perhaps the favours they get back in
return will be worth more even more than investing it on the stock market? Well we'll see if there's any justice, or not.