Just imagine if 1% of the population of each town had the ability to control the weather. You’d hear all of the platitudes connected to environmental pseudo science, and others would be convinced that they were doing what was “right” for everyone. Those with the ability would create changes THEY believed were prudent and “for the good of all,” most likely, but they would still inflict the weather they chose on everyone else regardless of their motivation.
Of course there would be a tremendous overlap and many contradictions between those so able, and weather chaos would be automatic even if an individual’s sphere of influence was small. Outright war, with thunderbolts and personal sized tornadoes would probably be inevitable.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what is going on in our society, even though nobody has the power to control the weather. The same dystopia happens when people engage in any activity that tends to control other people and their property. Think not? Let’s look at it.
Instead of minding their own business, and working to advance their own health, wealth and happiness in voluntary cooperation with family and others, it seems just about everyone thinks everything can be done better with coercion, theft and prohibitions. That is done via politics and other forms of “official” control – with threats and acts of unbridled violence when people resist (and often when they don’t), whether in a small town, state capital or Washington D.C.
The root of all evil is not “money,” nor even the love of money. Evil is personified by the desire to control others. People will continue to amass power and influence long after they have more money than they could ever manage to use. Money is merely one of the tools. The greatest addictive drug in the world is the power to control others. And the greatest tragedy in the world is that so many people seem to believe that these power addicted slavers actually have some legitimate authority to control and destroy whatever they please, even if they don’t always believe it is “for their own good.” The only solution that seems to occur to most folks is to change the name of the person with the power!
Now, if we could just get people to start thinking and talking about this core problem, instead of which power mad clown they want to be the next “president” … there might be some hope for an end to such evil.
The Most Dangerous Superstition
By Larken Rose
“The root cause of most of society’s ills–the main source of man’s inhumanity to man–is neither malice nor negligence, but a mere superstition–an unquestioned assumption which has been accepted on faith by nearly everyone, of all ages, races, religions, education and income levels. If people were to recognize that one belief for what it is–an utterly irrational, self-contradictory, and horribly destructive myth–most of the violence, oppression and injustice in the world would cease. But that will happen only when people dare to honestly and objectively re-examine their belief systems.”
By what legitimate authority do these people control YOUR life and property, and why would you want them to control mine as well as yours?
Please read the book if you possibly can. Think about that authority and where it comes from, then share it with everyone possible. Until that evil superstition is eliminated, or at least challenged sufficiently, the power addicts will continue to dominate our society.