Man created money, government, and religion. These come from our minds, our imaginations inspired by what may or may not be divine influence and our self-decided needs. They were meant to invoke and satisfy our desire and need for fairness, kindness, and motivation, to prevent the overwhelming sadness that the knowledge of the brevity and [...]
The whole is less than the sum of its parts. We’ve got the guns, but our days are numbered.
The worst of humanity require the anonymity of belonging to a large group of like-minded others. In most any type of group, once our individuality can be masked, the true nature of man shouts its ignorances into the sea of muted but understood collective voice. Riots, rallies, religions, the raucous and witless “repartee”; if you want to know what people are in the sunken hells of their being, how we yearn deep in our sickened rage to be, watch how we behave in these collections, what atrocities of which we are capable, and how confidently validated we feel in our opinions. The huddled and herded masses, less human than the pack animals before us, trudge along, million footed and led by the empty mouthed.
Hypothetically, imagine that you are wrong about everything, and that those who disagree with you are correct. In your estimation, what would be the worst-case scenario in this particular reality? For a moment, imagine that scenario is actually possible. If everyone could do this for every anger inciting personal opinion, we wouldn’t be where we [...]
Concerning the entirety of human existence, unified ignorance has a distinct advantage of strength over independent free thought. Philosophy, enlightenment, and reason will enjoy a minor renaissance every now and then, but indomitable mass stupidity will always prevail. This is what we are.
The collective consciousness, in many ways, changes at a faster rate than the individual minds of the masses. As a group, humanity is naturally more openly accepting of itself than any one person can be. Individuals are intrinsically only given one perspective by which to view all of humanity. This is why progress can only [...]