Comment on Governments
I try to avoid discussing political topics unless they directly impact the price levels of key asset groups such as stocks, commodities, and currencies, including cryptocurrencies, which I monitor daily. However, I sometimes can’t resist sharing my thoughts. Today is one of those days.
During the past week, three Boomers (two of whom happen to be in charge of thermonuclear weapons) and the head of a large resource-producing country delivered key speeches. I won’t name them to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings. Use your imagination, pls.
One of these Boomers, who previously demonstrated a strong presence of mind and character, is now showing obvious signs of physical decay, putting everyone, even their most loyal supporters, in a difficult position trying to justify their continued presence in power.
At the same time, separating this relic of the past era (as well as his supporting cohort) from the instruments of power they love to wield is an insurmountable task. This must raise a fundamental observation in most minds: the current, hyper-centralized governance system is no longer adequate for our technological civilization. Instead, it has fueled a strong desire to replace one relic with another.
The second Boomer’s public speech, addressed to a group of journalists, demonstrated a remarkable resolve in following a path that, although substantiated by reasonable assumptions, has already led to unimaginable suffering of countless innocent people, and surprisingly, no one can do anything about it. I am sure that the majority would argue with me that the overly centralized governance system is not one of the major causes of this.
The third Boomer, by chance does not possess a suitcase with a red button to press, but he is in charge of the economy, which has been in decline for almost two decades, despite this individual holding power all that time. However, his speech delivered in front of a large body of people’s representatives contained nothing but new empty promises to improve people’s lives.
It all raises the question: why still maintain such drastic centralization of power when its possessors cannot do much good for any of us during decades but can do almost unlimited harm to everyone within a few minutes?
Evidently (not to majority, of course), those systems were created to keep us under the control, like animals in a zoo, of few megalomaniacs. Sure, so-called “social scientists” would give you thousands of reason why the centralized system of governance is our “natural state”. Otherwise, without that control, we all get crazy and start exterminating each other. It’s a “human nature” they say.
That what we have heard from them for the past 200 years or so, yet it were governments which started to exterminate us in hundreds of millions using the latest advances in technologies — peoples by themselves are much less ambitiously bloodthirsty than governing us bureaucrats.
Not even the largest crowd of flesh-eating monsters, are able to do so much harm as one indistinguishable bureaucrat with a right button to push. After 20th centuries global wars it has become the indisputable fact. Still, peoples watch thrillers and vote to place new rulers on top to protect them from imaginary treats and to expose them to the very real and momentary extermination.
Obviously, not to the majority, of course, those systems were created to keep us under the control of a few megalomaniacs like animals in a zoo. Sure, so-called ‘hardliners’ and a bench of ‘social scientists’ would give you thousands of reasons why the centralized system of governance is our ‘natural state.’ Otherwise, without that control, we all get crazy and start exterminating each other. It’s ‘human nature’ they say.
That’s what we have heard from them for the past 200 years or so, yet it was governments that started to exterminate us in hundreds of millions using the latest advances in technology. People by themselves are much less ambitiously bloodthirsty than governing bureaucrats.
Not even the largest crowd of flesh-eating monsters is able to do so much harm as one indistinguishable bureaucrat with the right button to push. After the 20th century’s global wars, it has become an indisputable fact. Still, people watch thrillers and vote to place new rulers on top to protect themselves from imaginary threats and expose themselves to very real and momentary extermination.