The most common view of the world as it is now is basically one word – Madness. The madness is the endless wrong calls, the wrong decisions, the psychotic hatreds, the babble, the lies, the corruption, and the crime.
Defining the madnesses, however, is an interesting exercise. The logic of the madness is single minded – If a thing is good for anyone, or makes life easier for anyone, the madness is against it. If a thing does damage to people, in any way, the madness is all for it. If something or someone promotes disunity and hatred, the madness promotes it as an ideological immovable object. If it’s criminal, and causes loss, grief or injury, the madness supports crime in all forms.
The current madness, despite its high profile, is pretty average. It’s simply more visible than usual. History is full of the madness, including religion in to a form of oppression, personal wealth in to an excuse for mass poverty, etc. The madness has obstructed all forms of human progress, including medicine, sanitation, research, theories of all kinds, and so on. It’s a very consistent pattern, and always comes from the most insular depths of societies.
In the last 100 years, the madness has supported:
- Wars of all kinds, including the disastrous First World War, which predicated the geopolitics of the last century.
- Prohibition, which funded, and still funds, organized crime, arguably the greatest abuser of law in history.
- The return of slavery, now worldwide, affecting millions of people.
- Extremism of all kinds, including political polarization.
- Pollution and global warming, in the name of profits at the expense of human and environmental health.
- The politics of “deregulation”, which is basically an excuse to commit crimes of all kinds.
- Selective intrusions of government in to human rights of all kinds.
- Disenfranchisement of the public in all forms, including actual inputs in to government, which is now a charade at best.
- Low wages, despite any number of practical economic arguments to the contrary..
- Much higher costs of living, which have done incredible damage to the previously relatively affluent West.
- Absurdly high prices for pharmaceuticals at the expense of human health and safety. The ridiculous costs of “research” are a case in point. Researchers know how to cost their work. They don’t talk “billions” for developing a new antidepressant, for example.
- The corruption of religion, including hate crimes, arming fanatics, and the rest of the nauseating spectacle of religious hypocrisy on all levels.
- The psychotic level of public discourse, which prevents any rational discussion of anything.
- The disintegration of countless societies in the most literal form, to the point of total dysfunction.The Cultural Revolution was one of the worst examples.
- Routine hate speech and propaganda directed at everyone, to promote disunity.
- Routine failure to meet basic human needs. This can be anything from funding for education and health to creating obstacle courses to block access to basic needs.
Look familiar? The madness is anti-human in all possible forms. Nothing which benefits humanity is tolerated. There are countless examples of these things in various forms in history. The mentality, however, is constant. Enablers include politicians, clergy, and those who can be easily manipulated or coerced. The most likely candidates are those who are truly talentless in their fields. There’s a large population of the truly banal, those who want power over others, etc., too.
Most of humanity’s greatest achievements have had built-in opposition. If you explore the great successes of the last few hundred years, you’ll note that these successes were achieved despite obstruction at all levels. Even flight was considered impossible in the early 1900s. Travelling at more than 25mph was proven mathematically to be impossible
“Impossible” is the classic terminology of the madness. You’d think nothing was, or ever had been, possible, if you follow this word throughout history. This rather obscene, and useless, word is used endemically in all obstruction of new science, new economics, and any practical ideas which might improve the human condition.
The madness projects an image of almost obsessive conformity, respectability, and above all, social status. This is the magnet for mediocrity, the underachievers who can only thrive in power systems as office boys and girls. These people run concentration camps, gulags, paedophile rings, and mad directly or indirectly oppressive governments around the world. Their leaders are the stereotypical dictators, bullies from birth, and as predictable as they seem.
When the madness ends
When the madness ends, it will be the end of:
- Humanity’s long, pointless war against itself.
- Inequalities of all kinds
- Greed, now obsolete
- Obstruction to human progress and enlightenment
- Useless ideologies which have achieved nothing but destruction
- A hideously polluted, totally mismanaged environment
- All cultures of fear, intimidation and oppression
When the madness ends, the world will be unrecognizable:
- Sane societies, with no political parties and their corrupting influences and with proper representation of rights at all levels.
- No crime, obsolete in a world where material needs are always accessible.
- A healthy environment, with no pollution or other toxic disasters.
- No poverty, because people are entitled to all economic necessities.
- Free health care (easy)
- Free education (easy)
- Free housing (easy)
- Free speech (easy)
- Free food, healthy and without the non-food elements
- Freedom of belief, without corrupt organized religions (Luther was right; if you can read, you don’t need “interpreters”, let alone psychopaths. Americans, respect that First Amendment of yours. It’s your instant fix.)
- Aspirational societies where the future is a positive at all times
- Fresh air, that incredible super charger of mind and body
- Safe, sane social environments without the deranged nutcases
- Trustworthy information accessible at all times
- A credible, positive future
Worth a try? I think it is.