Democrats vs. Republicans
I've been mulling over a question the last few days in thinking about democrats vs. republicans, and which ideal is really best for humankind. In order to do it, I went to the furthest extremes of the two ideals -- Socialism & Anarchy. Socialism being "working together" and Anarchy being "reliance on yourself".
I came to the conclusion that America may just have the best answer to the situation. That being... Just keep arguing about it, and let the back and forth transfer of power between these ideals make sure that we never reach either extreme. Socialism ruins production, and Anarchy makes for zero progress. Stay in the middle and you've got the most healthy balance available to humankind. One where we spend a lot of time fighting about each ideal, but at the same time we have medium strong individualism and medium strong community, and we therefore, at the present time, have progress (albeit slower than it could be) and production (as fast as the worlds ever seen). As it ebbs and flows I'm sure years down the road we'll have great progress and slower production. As long as we keep swinging back and forth, it seems we're doing the best we can.
Just my humble opinion, (I shouldn't ramble, but...) it leads to the opinion that we are way to divisive in this country but it may be a good thing. Here's to wishing that we could be a bit less divisive by recognizing we're not as far as apart as we think we are. ( Which would be possible without blowhards like the turds at Fox, and Clear Channel. ) Whoops there my division sneaking in.
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Is it "perverseness," the "death drive," or something else?
A disturbing interview given by a KGB defector in 1984 describes America of today and outlines four stages of mass brainwashing used by the KGB.
- Bezmenov described this process as "a great brainwashing" which has four basic stages.
- The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve.
- According to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educate one generation of students that is normally exposed to the ideology of its country.
It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
- Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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