We know very little about truth and reality. We know we are alive and we know we will eventually die. But, no one knows what life is. No one knows what death is. We know we are conscious but we don’t know what consciousness is. Is life itself consciousness or is consciousness independent of life and present in or around living things? No one can answer these questions, not a soul. Life is often said to be a gift and a privilege but is that so? Clearly it is not a choice. It may be a wonderful thing but as far as we can tell no one or anything ever volunteered to be alive.
What about truth? The term truth is used constantly but but there is very little that can be authoritatively deemed as true. We can’t help but notice an ongoing process in the world. Basically all animals including humans either kill and consume other animals in order to survive. or they they die. Out of this comes system based on of dominance and subservience. Survival is only possible if humans as a species come out ahead in this game of dominance and subservience.
Does being part of that seem appealing? Human beings would rather explain it all in a different light or simply not think about these basic questions. Add to all of that an eternal blanket uncertainty about everything else we have in our lives. We are born into this system and it is the way that it is whether we like it or not or even choose not to think about it.
This is reality and lifetimes are spent running from these, questions or pretending there are no questions. The escape from reality begins early. People run from reality and create a distance from it but eventually reality catches them. Reality eventually imposes itself on every human being. The alternative is to stop running and turn around and stare reality in the face.
Some unhappiness always occurs once that decision is made. The whole of reality is not something we can grasp. We can accurately observe the system of dominance and subservience that governs our existence. Nature provides a gift of immediate accurate discernment but it is only available to the small number of people who view the world without having the handicap of looking through the prism of fantasy. When the mind is fantasy free the real reason for the occurrence of various events and behaviors becomes perfectly clear.
It becomes very clear that in politics and life in the aggregate in general, that self interest is the only relevant incentive of each and all who are involved. Citizens fantasize that their elected leaders are tirelessly working on their behalf because citizens are special. Of, course this is not true. Elected leaders are in office in order to get the most out of the job for themselves as is possible. Nature does not provide an incentive to serve so it is foolish to assume that it is present. Really awful conditions develop because citizens get this backwards.
The truth is a hard sell. Fantasy Free Economics gains readers one at a time. Major search engines simply do not list blogs which disagree with their political agenda. As long as folks share the link to this blog and others speaking out against the grain, the truth will at least trickle into the public consciousness.
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