Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Nature of Control

Control is a natural aspect of all societal species on earth. Representing itself through the need and will to be in the lead of others actions and destinations. Why as Man do we seek to control and lead others? Is it for self preservation, preservation of the species as a whole, or is it just an underlying nature of the society. Control is the leading factor in all aspects of the organization, and to really understand the nature of this one must look at its origins in human society and as well observe the role of control in nature.

Government, Religion, Education, Media, and many other aspects of human society were founded with the desire to control the thoughts and actions of others. For the last 2,000 years of what we understand of human development there has been those that seek to lead and control the actions and thoughts of others. This relationship has always caused conflict between the leaders and those followers wanting to gain the position of control. I argue that the ongoing struggle to gain control of the human race is at the heart of all the problems mankind has caused for humans and all living things on this earth.

The fight for freedom from control is a natural reaction to being enslaved. Thus throughout history mankind has been fighting those that seek to control and oppress them and others. The individuals who have fought the oppressors, claim to be fighting for freedom from oppression. Is the fight really about freedom from oppression or is it about who is in control of the oppression. Throughout history man has fought one form of control to install another form of control founded on different beliefs but with the same general outcome, (governance of society). In the end each individual man only has himself to blame for being controlled, for one's own actions and choices lead directly to the following outcomes.

Over time this fight for freedom from oppression has turned in to a battle for absolute freedom. However, there is an aspect to absolute freedom that many either knowingly or unknowingly fear. With absolute freedom comes absolute responsibility. Thus I hear many people talk about freedom and liberty, but many do not actually want the personal responsibility that comes with true and absolute freedom.

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Critically Thinking

Critical thinking is the only thing that separates man from the rest of the animals, yet most do not use this gift on a daily basis. Careful examination of the world and elements of nature is the only way in which humans can move forward. By questioning excepted facts and opinions man has discovered; the world is not flat, the earth rotates around the sun, the laws of gravity, humans did not magically appear on earth, and many other things. However these things were only discovered by a few intelligent radical individuals, because the majority of civilization was to ignorant to asks questions. It's seems that over relative time civilization would learn from the few to question all generally excepted principals, however facts change and people stay the same ignorant gullible sheep.
I bring this up to explain the basic human instinct of survival. The media has programed people to believe their survival depends on the system that controls their thoughts and actions. So to question the system would be to question survival, however survival of the human only requires four things; air, water, food, and shelter. Every other aspect of the world is put in place to distract the population from realizing who is controlling the things that you need for survival. I pose this question, if money becomes worthless (which actuality it is) how will you get water, food and shelter? Why would you depend on someone else to control your basic needs for survival? But then again don't question the system, or why a few are but in charge of controlling the survival of all.