ok, so we have a basic understanding of the situation...
we have systems which require resources to maintain those
systems in a state of order.... as the systems gets older as in
biological systems, they require more resources to maintain their
order and at some point, no matter how many resources we use,
we cannot prevent the disorder from conquering the order....
as everything is on a sliding line between order and disorder
we need resources to maintain the order, we must think in terms
of resources we need to maintain our systems.........
everything in the universe exist on this scale or line between order
and disorder and everything uses resources to maintain order..
it must mean at some level, order is important....
that everything single thing in the universe tries to maintain
and increase order which means that the goal of the universe is order...
now we don't use "goal" in a "my goal is to win the race" goal
but in terms of the basic theme of the universe is order and
disorder.... it is inherent in the universe, a part of the universe....
that exists regardless of whether we approve or disapprove or even
notice or care... the basic elements of the universe is order vs disorder
and everything in the universe is at some point along the line of order
so we can follow the universe and think in terms of order and disorder
in our systems... what systems do we have beside biological systems?
we have political systems which have the same requirements as any
biological system which is to maintain order, the political system needs
resources to maintain itself.....and those resources are time, money, effort,
energy, just like any biological system.... all systems must have resources to
exists, to maintain order, and political systems are no different.....
as systems age they need more resources to maintain their order...
think of a car, as the car ages, it needs to more resources to keep working,
you need to replace the tires and then the spark plugs and then changing the oil,
otherwise the system, the car, will begin to fail, to go from order to disorder and then
if enough disorder enters the system, the car will die and no longer work.... so it is
with any system and biological and otherwise....
think of a human being who needs more resources as we age to maintain our
order, our ability to function.......
so we have political systems....ours is known as democracy.....
we must use resources to maintain order in a democracy and
as a democracy ages, it needs more resources to maintain its basic
order or like a car, it will begin to fail.......we have the energy and
resources to maintain the political system known as democracy...
the question becomes, do we want to?
now we come to a tricky part of systems...
for example, a man and a women, you can use any two people
for this example, decide to become a couple, to become a system...
and like any system, it takes resources to maintain this system..
(I have been married for over 20 years and it does take resources to
maintain the system known as marriage, energy, time, effort, money
are all resources needed to maintain this system of marriage)
now perhaps, at some point, one person or another might come
to a decision point, where they aren't sure if the use of resources isn't
worth the effort to keep the current system alive... the relationship,
the system, may not be worth the energy to keep the system/relationship
alive.....and at that point, the person needs to make a decision as to whether
to keep the relationship alive....... this decision is what I call a "value judgment"
is the relationship/system worth keeping alive given the resources expended to
keep the relationship/system alive......and we all know, sometimes, the answer
is to kill the relationship/system given the fact that one side or another,
has decided the relationship/system isn't worth the effort, time, money,
the resources to keep it alive.... this value judgement is made all the time
on all sorts of systems.... do we pull the plug on this old man because he
is brain dead and cannot survive without the machines? or do we buy a new
car because it is draining our resources? we make value judgements all the time....
the system that we know as our car is no longer worth the resources we are
using to keep it moving, to keep it in order? so we buy another car and get rid
of our car..... we replace one system with another system that uses less resources...
we make a value judgement that we can replace one system that isn't worth
the resources with another system that uses less resources and thus is worth it.....
once again the idea here is a system that we need to keep in order in order
to use that system.....in the past we have used value judgements to decide
if a system be it political or economic or social, is worth the resources
maintain....so we have in the United States, decided against the political system
of monarchy and we have decided against dictatorships as a system... we have
used value judgements to decide on which political system we are using......
our question now is simple..... is democracy worth the resources needed
to maintain its order, worth it?
or is our economic system worth the resources needed to maintain order, worth
it? I have answer both of these questions... I believe democracy is worth
the resources needed to maintain it and capitalism, our economic system,
is not worth the effort, the resources, to maintain its order.....
I have made a value judgment on our political system and a value
judgement on our economic system......
as the primary goal of every system in the universe to maintain the order
of that system, but and this is important... the systems in question don't
make value judgements about their own existence....all they do is attempt
to maintain order in which to prevent disorder... there is no judgement
as to whether keeping that system is "good" or "bad"... no moral judgements
are made as to the value of the system....how are we to judge systems?
systems that operate blindly make no judgements as to their value if they
are "good" or "bad".... they simply are.....we have no standards in which to judge
them......systems just are and they are on that sliding line between order
and disorder....... this makes the universe a neutral place....there is no good
and evil, just order and disorder......with disorder being avoided by
all systems and we should understand that..... all systems attempt to do
is maintain their systems by the consumption of resources.... in other words,
systems attempt to maintain order and avoid disorder and we should do the same.....
but we can make value judgements unlike any other aspects of systems.....
unlike any other system, we can make a judgement about the value of
a system, even if we don't have a standard in which to do so....
the only standard I can see is this, is this system worth the amount
of resources we put into it to maintain its order?
much to think about.....
"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.