Danger is in plain view but the mind is trained not to notice. Danger itself doesn’t exactly hide. Looking at the world through the prism of fantasy yields danger unrecognizable. Seen through the prism of fantasy, danger appears to be a friend. The notion that government is your friend or even benevolent is comforting but it is only a fantasy. Entertaining that fantasy is comforting but it may also cost you everything you own or even your life.
Natural law tells us that power corrupts. Fantasy tells us that powerful people are our friends. Power comes about as groups form. Some groups are so small there is no leadership. Leadership evolves as groups become large. It is natural law that because leaders have power they are more corrupt than the average person who belongs to the group. A little power corrupts a little. Much power corrupts a lot. History shows this is true. Today, most people in power seem o.k. Evidence shows that 40 or fifty years ago leadership was terribly corrupt during that time period. With the passage of time, upon looking back after they are all dead, it will be clear that leadership today is corrupt beyond what most can fathom.
Where power is concerned whether it be government, organized crime or religion there are consistent parallels. Leadership is made up of individuals with very unlikely distributions of personality characteristics. In politics and religion leaders have personality characteristics common among sociopaths. They have similar personalities in organized crime but those may be more pronounced in the willingness to use violence.
Government, organized crime and religion have reeked havoc on populations over the ages. Until modern times, religion and government were seldom separated. Some of the worst cases of war and destruction over the years have been in the name of religion. During times of unusual stress, government, crime and religion work together. During WWII the mobs in New York joined forces with the U.S. government monitoring the docks for NAZI infiltration. They did a great job. Numerous religious leaders in NAZI Germany were instrumental in working with that rogue government. The goals of these organizations are similar.
In all cases, leaders have made it to the top in the game of dominance and subservience and are living out that reward.
Where does this leave the average citizen? In a democratic system, on a collective bases, citizens have the power to control what their leaders do but they submit to them instead.
Today, Americans are under the false belief that there are conservative leaders who are trying to reduce the size of government. There are no such people. That is only a fantasy. Liberals believe, that their favorite leaders are tirelessly trying do do things like redistribute income fairly and help people live peacefully together. That is fantasy also.
The truth is that, to the leaders, ordinary citizens are seen as a resource, there to be herded and fleeced. It turns out that that is exactly what they are. It doesn’t have to be that way but the propensity to engage in comforting thoughts as a way of avoiding the reality of living in a system of dominance and subservience is too tempting.
The situation is so severe that governments, crime organizations and corrupt religious entities are just having a field day. The United State government is used by folks who control it like it was a business enterprise. All legislation is for profit. American citizens are letting parasites draw the lifeblood out of the economy. Like any parasites, the ones feeding off the American public will eventually kill the host.
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