Thursday, June 5, 2014

All natural systems protect the few. All unnatural systems end up with oppression.

All natural systems protect the few. All unnatural systems end up with oppression. The wealthy, privileged, people have always been with us just as the poor have always been with us. Most societies create practices that help the unfortunate. Even primitive tribes do that. The hungry, the sick, the handicapped all need to be supported by a civilized culture. In ancient Israel it was forbidden to harvest the corners of your field. The corners were left for the man who had no field. The lazy should be exiled. The lazy hurt everybody. The problem with governments "helping" people is that those who are helped become enslaved and lazy. That is the history of socialism. Here in America it results in corrupt politics. This is the premise the liberals support. 

Citizens "A" "B" and "C" vote that property belonging to citizen "D" be confiscated by the government and given to Citizen "E" or maybe even a non-citizen. That is fundamentally wrong! Anyone who cannot see the violation of morality in that scenario has a corrupt soul. 

Also,” A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

George Bernard Shaw. 

So liberals steal from some citizens to buy votes from other citizens. This behavior is just plain evil!
When the privileged begin to oppress the general population, rather than nurture them as good Lords of the Manor should, revolution happens. That is also a natural pattern for thousands of years. So intelligent, creative, hard working people always rise to the the top. But there are responsibilities that come along with being privileged; what was once called "the white mans burden". If those responsibilities are ignored the privileged find themselves on the wrong end of a rope. The privileged must work for social justice if for no other reason than their own well being.

This is not just a modern problem! The same dynamics were present in large systems thousands of years ago. Bureaucratic inertia was as much a cause for the fall of the Roman Empire as barbarians at the gates. The ancient Jews had a solution to the problem that has escaped the attention of leaders of modern government systems.

"This fiftieth year is sacred—it is a time of freedom and of celebration, when everyone will receive back their original property, and slaves will return home to their families. " Leviticus 25:10

Every fifty years all debts were cancelled, all slaves were freed, and all land was returned to the ancestral owners. There were several other provisions associated with the Year of Jubilee. This religious tradition was a way for an entire culture to be reset, or “rebooted,” in order to wipe out the accumulated bureaucratic inertia. We modern people can “defrag” our computers, but we have not yet learned how to “defrag” our federal government.

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