On Friday, June 15, 2018 at 9:34:34 AM UTC-5, MarkA wrote:
Post by MarkA
You can't design such a complex system bottom-up.
I dunno. Given that we quite a bit of history to learn from,
i believe we could create quite a few impressive designs.
The real problem would be the implementation of said
"redesign", which would case a terrible amount of
Post by MarkA
evolution. Design a simple system. Modify it in the hope of
improving it (recognizing that changes will have unforeseen
consequences). Decide if the change solved more problems
than it created. Keep the change if it did; reject it if
it didn't. Repeat indefinitely.
Yes. But biological evolution is constrained by powerful
forces. A lame male could never defeat a healthy male in
mortal combat and thus earn the right to breed. And
mutations which do not benefit the organism who carry them
will be lost when the evolutionary branch they walk along
comes an abrupt end. These are the checks and balances which
prevent the forward trajection of evolution from wandering
astray. And these checks and balances cannot be bought or
sold. These forces are totally beyond the awareness (of
most), and the control (of all) of the organisms for which
they act upon.
But such is not the case with political power...
And although we'd like to believe that democracy gives the
people the power to choose their leaders, the reality is,
the game is rigged. And that is why i will not support *ANY*
political party because they exist for the sole purpose of
concentrating the flow of money.
And perhaps, initially, they began as nothing but
aggregations of like minded individuals who banded-together
in common cause (nothing wrong with that). However, the
problem manifested when these groups morphed from simple
aggregations of individuals into a whole new _species_. A
species which then became so large and powerful -- thanks to
an endless and exponential influx of money! -- they
marginalized the individual and transformed themselves to
the top of the food chain.
And nothing happens in politics now, that is not _first_
approved by the super predator parties. In the American
system, if a candidate is not a republican or a democrat,
well then, shit, the chances of winning an election hovers
very near to absolute zero.
So in order to restore democracy (if it _ever_ existed?), we
must cut off the flow of money that is feeding these super
predator parties. And after the fat cats realize they can no
longer profit on the back of our democracy -- a democracy of
the *PEOPLE* -- they will scurry back to the corporate pig
pens from whence they came. And then we round them up and
truck them off to the proverbial slaughter houses. And then
we will dine on swine.
All we have to do is stop feeding them.
That's the first step.
All else will naturally follow.
And though the pigs don't realize it yet, *WE THE PEOPLE*
are _all_ that stands between _them_ and the brutality of
this universe. These sleazy unqualified fucks are an
*ABOMINATION* of the natural order. And the universe is on
_our_ side in this fight, not theirs.
"The servants (truly do) have the power"
We want evolution, and we want it *NOW*!
Post by MarkA
We know, from biological evolution, which has been going on
for billions of years, that evolution won't produce an
ideal solution, but it should produce one that is "good
Yes, you are correct that we cannot create a Utopia.
Personally i believe it is impossible for a Utopia to exist
in this universe.
Though, certainly we can do better, yes?