I figure that I'll try to get this onto "paper" and out of my head... (so it's going to be sloppy and haphazard... it's such a huge mesh of ideas that it's an ongoing process for me to learn more about different aspects and continually cross-reference, compare, analyze etc...
I've been thinking for awhile now about how ignorance, religion, power structures, law, socialist tendencies, true democracy etc... how they all fit together into todays society/societies.
for instance, what would happen if everyone actually knew as much as I'd like them to? if people stopped being religious idiots and were simply good people in a secular sense. would people be able to function without the "happiness in slavery" aspect of a controlled society? without having the police, laws, government etc? most people don't realize that we have a direct democracy... and that we have a lot of socialist tendencies in our government etc.
it makes me wonder when I see things like the Montana Freemen... and hear something in their manifesto that makes me say "hrm...".
although I think that the Ruby Ridge guy, and the Freemen were all a little off their rockers, they all did have some valid points as well. (and look where they are now)
it makes me wonder... is there anywhere on earth that you can go and be FREE? without having to pay taxes, follow someone elses rules and laws etc? what if you say "I just want to go live on this mountain and have nothing to do with you. I don't want to be a citizen, I don't want your federal ANYTHING. I want to grow my food, make a little money by selling and trading with my neighbors, and be left alone."
what do you think would happen to you?
what if everyone really dug into the foundations of our government... had the intellect to do it... if everyone stood up at the same time and said "our government is a corrupt shadow of what it was formed as and intended to be."
do you think we'd be able to do anything about it?
I think most people are happy being ignorant... happiness in slavery. they give up many rights and freedoms because it makes them feel safe. they have a keyhole view of what's really going on in this country and around the world, and they really don't care.
I just wonder sometimes which world is a better place REALLY...
our voting system... political parties... taxes and our governments usage of them...
I guess in the end it's a moot point... as statistically the vast majority of people just aren't smart enough to be able to really comprehend all that... and the vast majority are also simply apathetic. they generally get what they want and/or need. they like having structure and order in their lives... and while they might bitch from time to time, overall, they like it, want it and need it. it lets them feel safe.
I just wonder if the world, or more specifically this country at least, couldn't be a better place if we started back the way the founding fathers intended it again. re-evaluated all of this mess.
I think that ignorance and greed have simply destroyed this country. and in the same way I say that we deserved 9/11, we deserve the fate we're headed for. every great empire falls in the end.
IP law, copyright corruption, patent law, corporate law, etc.
the list goes on and on...
this country is fucked... and the most depressing thing to me is that statistically those of us with a real clue, are fucked, because we're just a small minority.
when the majority of people are fucking stupid... and the majority vote makes the rules...
yeah. it's fun living in a place where your life is controlled by people generally far less intelligent than you are. (which is, in case you forgot, 98% of the population in my case... actually I'd only include about 75% in there, just to be accurate. the other top 23% are at least generally intelligent, ranging up to my intelligence. have to remember the curve.)
it's a ceaseless stream of instances like "we just passed this STUPID FUCKING LAW to fuck up your life because we're too stupid to understand the ramifications." "but that's stupid for x, y and z!" "but we don't understand that, and there's more of us, so deal with it."
I love for instance laws from people who believe they have the (literal) god given right to impose THEIR biblical views on morality into other peoples private lives.
sodomy, adultery, oral sex, pornography, homosexuality...
in case you didn't know it, in most states, ANY sexual activity besides that of a husband and wife having sexual intercourse in the "missionary" position, is illegal.. EVEN IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN BEDROOM... and some even have laws beyond that.
your wife sucking your dick? ILLEGAL. doggy style? ILLEGAL. anal? REALLY ILLEGAL. threesome? ILLEGAL. (even though harems, polygamy and mistresses were all quite common in the bible, and homosexuality was common place and a social norm in biblical and post-biblical times. one of the many reasons leading to the burning of the libraries (temples etc) of Alexandria to destroy all this knowledge and enforce the word of the Christians etc...)
as my mother said "it's gods word, so we have the right to do what's best for those people... they don't know what's best for themselves."