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Originally posted by Senser
This is indeed the core issue of all the problems in the world.
Instead of thinking these questions you stated above, politicians only try to improve on totally outdated systems and beliefs that go way back. They are again and again coming up with new and improved versions of cures for a disease they themselves are keeping alive and propagating.
Are most politicians (and most citizens for that matter) too ignorant to see this simple fact, too occupied? too stupid? or too afraid??
Maybe all of them to some degree but i really think that the system is highjacked by people who want to keep the status quo and will use every trick in the book to keep the lid on the truth.
And of course most people fear change, so this is also why this mess is dragging on for so long.
If people would have been giving a glimpse how lovely and furfulling life can be in a harmonious society, they would never stand for this slavery that has been going on since the beginning of man.I am sure there are countless examples to show from this universe.
Originally posted by Inquisitive1
It's been my understanding (and I may be wrong) that societies where made gradually when humans discovered working together made everyone's survival that much easier to protect and uphold. They made tribes, which to me sounds like another way of saying "Early, Small societies". Without going down the line of history; This is what I think society's main purpose was.. At least at first.
Today It seems to me that the purpose has grown much larger, as the 'tribe's' population grew and technology improved. It usually takes care of the first main objectives of shelter, food, mating options, child rearing. but I think it has now taken on some new goals. Those seem to be 'Buy, Sell, Profit, Populate, Build, Destroy, Profit, Control, Win, Profit, War, Populate, Control, Lie, Profit, Win' Or something along those lines. It's my personal opinion of course, But I feel society has "lost it's way" so to speak. Today it's purposes are many, and hidden, and the reasoning obscure..
EDIT: I realized there was one word that could be used to explain what i think today's society's goal is: Dominate.. Take that as you will..
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Originally posted by christina-66
I always regarded society as the system that made us human – but that’s not strictly true – cos chimpanzees have ‘societies’. It is the development of a system that seeks to negate the requirements of ‘survival of the fittest’, to pull our recourses and to provide and care for the more vulnerable of our species.
It seems that the modern version of society wasn’t quite ready for the sweeping changes the technological revolution has brought us. We hadn’t ever really recovered from the shock of the industrial revolution. We stick with the same old modus operandi because ‘that’s the way it is’. More and more we’re going to be forced to ask questions such as the OP posted as events take over us.
When the web first came into being you could hear tptb panic as kids demonstrated greater knowledge and abilities than their highly paid ‘specialists’. People...actual people were talking to each other....globally !! (they must have been freaking) That’s more than a generation ago now. Now we hear them thinking ‘hmmm....how can we abuse this to our benefit?’ And they’re getting better at that.
We’re so used to cities – but I reckon they’re part of the problem. They were developed as centres of trade and their populations greatly increased for the labour required during the industrial revolution. That revolution has moved east – and our cities are a remnant of a bygone era.
With modern technologies – we can move back to smaller communities. Produce and consume locally where possible and get to know our neighbours again.
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Yes. I completely agree with you that society is currently used for ill reasons. It has lost its way, and we need to get back on track or just chuck the whole thing, hit the reset button and start over. Society, in my opinion, was originally about protection and also about making life easier, but it no longer does those things for the individual, which is why individuals signed on to the whole deal in the first place. Now, it is about society protecting itself and ensuring its survival. It has become a "beast", some great creature which was and is and will be. It is not human, but is an entriely different animal which seems to have turned on us. It no longer exists as a tool for the masses, but rather the masses are a tool for it. I can understand people signing on to society back in ancient times to protect them from bad people and huge armies, and even at the cost of being ruled by another tyrant, but this is certainly not necessary today. The whole world is much more enlightened and we have found our own ways of dealing with tyrants, so there really is no reason any longer for anyone in this world to put up with a society which does not serve the masses in a true and proper way. It is time for a change in which society becomes the tool of men once again, and not the other way around. Society should serve the purpose of sustaining its members (as many as possible) in the least intrusive way, and seek to simplify and enhance their lives in that same unintrusive way.
There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
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