Sometimes I wonder…
If there is no such thing as one true, static, sustainable for of government, and that includes anarchism or absence of government and that the reality is that humanity will always move between near anarchy to near totalitarian fascism and then back to near anarchy and so on, slowly passing each phase of government on the way there and back through various chaotic, violent spurts.
Perhaps we are, doomed if you will, into living in this cyclical political environment where society continues to functions while having to adapt to the ever changing form of rule, much like stock brokers and investors have to tough it out through the booms and busts of the market all while the overall general trend in the extreme long-run has always been progress. Much like the market, perhaps society is always progressing, just in different ways during different times and under different types of political rule. Perhaps some eras help us improve our farming and others help us improve our technology.
While some eras of this political cycle seem to be more violent and others, we have no choice but to experience them due to the very nature of some men, those who seek absolute power, and we are forced to wait for the action of others, those brave enough and wise enough to save the rest of society from eternal servitude.
Maybe this is the ying and yang of life; struggling between complete oppression and unbridled freedom, learning valuable lessons from the battle between the two.
- freemarketliberal said: Or maybe that’s all we know right now. In some possible reality we’re bound to be free.
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