not to ignore tom, but I have different fish to fry today.....
I was thinking about this last night.. how are we to understand
our modern political and social world?
Upon what do we build our modern world and I got to thinking......
the political and social system we have should mirror our lives....
in other words, we should have a political system that reflect who we are
and we should have a social system that reflects who we are....
and who are we?
we are life and think about the story of life......
what is the progress of life?
life however it began, began small, one cell which turned into two cells
and then 4 and then 8 cells... life is the creation of order...random individual
cells unite and grow... this thing called life began small, individually and
then organized itself into larger and more complex systems....
millions of years pass before life becomes something larger then
a small clump of cells....with each generation, life becomes something that
is slightly larger and more organized.....life is about taking disorder and
creating order....from the beginning of the very small and disorganized to
the larger and more organized... with each step, life grew and became more
efficient and more organized....billions of years pass and life becomes swimming
creatures and then land animals and then dinosaurs, with each step,
life is becoming larger and more organized and more efficient......
one thing to note is at times, we have what are called extinction events in which
life becomes more disorderly and less efficient, less organized....but life is
resilient and recovers and becomes more efficient and more organized until
the next extinction event and the cycle occurs all over again....
now let us follow the human story.... we think about how human began and
we see that the human being story follows, mirrors the story of life.....
we don't how hominids got their start... but we can believe that they
started small, a few maybe or maybe even just one, we cannot know
how the story of the hominids began....but we closely follow the story
of life.. with each generation, we slowly grew larger and more efficient
and more organized...this task from animal to human took millions of years
and we had speed bumps along the way... at times, the human story came very
close to ending...these extinction events almost wiped out human beings....
(don't think of these extinction events like the meteor that wiped out the
dinosaur, think of them like events like the fall of Rome, whereas we went
from a very organized and efficient organization like Rome, to the middle
ages which wasn't organized or efficient or larger...we went from
order to increased disordered and that is the best way to think of our
extinction events, going from order to disordered and the Renaissance
began our return to order from disorder)
now like life, we went from a few to some to many to millions...
the trip we took as humans is the same trip as life took.....
we followed the template of life in becoming human beings....
the key factor is this idea that we went from a few isolated hominids
to the family, this increase in order help hominids to survive......
the key to survival of humans is the exact same key life used to survive
and that is becoming more organized, more a collective of atoms, a collective
of human beings... they are one and the same...at each stage, life and human
beings grew and became more organized and more efficient....the human being
story is one of greater and greater collectivization... just like life....
we went from one? to a few to many to millions, just like life and at each
step we become more organized and more efficient and more in number.....
we humans have a shared history, one where we grew larger and more
efficient and more organized.....just like life....the human story is one
where at each step of the way, we organized into larger and larger groups....
the family, to small groups, to larger groups and after hundred of thousands of
years, small villages and then larger cities and then the city/state... at each increase
in population, we found we had to organized ourselves more and more efficiently
to better be able to handle the greater increase of human beings....and at each
step, we became more and more collectivized....we have grown in size and number
in the groups we belong to....so to contrast and compare, the republican idea
of civilization of being small groups or individuals doesn't match with
the record of life or of the human story....the conservative yearns for
a human story of small villages and individuals whereas the story of human beings
is one of increase collection of human being all growing from disorder to order...
think of the wild west of America gradually becoming civilized... from disorder to order.....
with each step in the increased population, the system must grow and increase
and adapt to each person who moved into the west... the wild west no longer
exists because it can't.. the increase in population made the wild west become
organized, from disorder to order.. the story of life and the story of the human being....
the conservative champion the individual and the small family but the fact is,
that story is past history....just as life grew beyond the small and few, human
beings grew into larger and larger organizations and we must grow into large
systems and organizations because of our numbers.... we cannot keep
our organization or system going on 16 or 17 century governmental
principles, those idea's were made for a smaller number of people
and worked for a smaller number of people.....
the future must be one of socialism and communism because
of the numbers of people who exist.....
and because the story of human beings is one of going from
the one to a few to many to billions and at each stage, we
must become more efficient and more organized.....
to remain organized, we cannot waste energy on the individual
trying to gain wealth, our energy must be focused on
the group, the collective, the society.....the idea of rugged
individualism no longer can exist because we are too large for it....
the myth of the one man controlling his destiny no longer exists
because we are and always have been a collection of beings who
to survive, must unite and combine our resources and energies....
this is the path of life and this is the past of the human being....
we exist together or fail alone.....this is the great truth of human
existence, we exist together and in a organized groups that
grow larger and larger as we grow in numbers.....
our social and political systems must reflect who we are and
we are a social, a collective species.... we exist together because
that is how we have been since the beginning of time...
all for one and one for all... that is the true human saying...
because it reflects the history of the human being....
we shall have a global world organization that is in charge
of everything and that is as certain as the sun will rise tomorrow
because as we grow in numbers, we must increase in organization
and efficiency in order to maintain our current efficiency...
we must always use energy to maintain our current level of
organization because the name of the game is to increase order...
failure to increase order means we become more disordered..
order to disorder or disordered to order is the only thing
that matters in existence.....or said another way....
we have a system and that system takes energy and the larger
the system, the more energy it takes to maintain that system,
so no system can remain the same, it either grows and becomes
more ordered or it becomes smaller and becomes disordered.....
this a lot to take in and explains many, many things about human existence
that didn't make sense before, but the bottom line is simple,
in order to survive as human beings, we must increase our energy
and we must increase in our level of order or we shall have disorder
and this increase of disorder is what destroyed civilizations like Rome....
this overall idea explains why we cannot resort to the GOP idea of
smaller is better because smaller increases the amount of disorder
in human existence because the number of human shall increase and
with every increase, we must use greater amount of energy to just
maintain the current level of order in society..... we cannot allow
the government to drown in the bathtub as suggested by some
because that will increase the disorder in society to such a point,
that we shall shortly have an extinction event for America and
become just as disordered as Rome and fall...... we have only one
way out and that is to increase our energy and increase our level
of order or we fall as a society.......
all of this explains why the democrats have the answer for the future
and the GOP doesn't.... because we can only survive by the idea's that
increase our order and the only party that does that is the democratic party....
"Those who sacrifice liberty for security
wind up with neither."
The RNC has announced that's its changing the Republican emblem from
an elephant to an condom because it more clearly reflects the party's political
stance: a condom stands for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation,
protects a bunch of pricks, and gives one a sense of security while screwing others.