Submitted by ‘Jim in MN’,
The hallmark of human nature is adaptability. Faced with a changing environment, the human spirit and its social manifestations change in response. But once the human endeavor itself creates the environment, how can such adaptation be a simple exercise in instinct? Simply put, it cannot. For better or for worse, the subjective element must dictate the outcome. This subjective element is often called judgment. But under today’s circumstances, a better term might be ‘taste’. The question then becomes: do the powerful have good taste? The fate of the rest of us hangs on the answer, as the fate of the slave rests upon the master’s whim.
Consider the global financial crisis. The unfettered power and unrestrained corruption that is the hallmark of today’s society has been allowed to play out with predictable results. There is no need to document the disaster that has befallen the people around the world, saddled with debt, stuck with stagnant wages if they can find work at all, and subject to worsening standards of living, with civil liberties eroding so quickly that only the authorities seem to know what is left on any given day (and they’re not telling).
Throughout all of this, the global elites have displayed consistently worsening signs of decadence, psychopathic tendencies, and overall detachment from reality. And who can blame them? There has been no tap on the shoulder, no knock on the door, no raid on the office to indicate that anything is seriously wrong. The destruction of a generation’s potential, the removal of trillions from the rest of the population has not been punished. It has been handsomely, indeed shamelessly, rewarded.
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Really good article…