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1,298 hits 2.3 (3 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 2 mos ago by Schizotypal

Is the human race too distracted and divided to ever cooperate?
The two-party system/paradigm which keeps its citizens divided and distracted while the powers that be commit atrocities.


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2 months ago - Wednesday 1/31/18 - 7:24:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sadly, I think so. Generally speaking, people are too set in their ways. However, that doesn't mean we can't try.
2 months ago - Wednesday 1/31/18 - 8:04:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think we're capable of great things. we went from flying heavier than air aircraft to flying to the moon in only 66 years. but sadly, we still have nazism/white supremacy as a thing in 2018, and we were supposed to be past that a long time ago.
2 months ago - Thursday 2/1/18 - 8:57:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, I was expecting this to be a yes/no question. I think the division is the distraction.
1 month ago - Sunday 2/25/18 - 12:36:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
I picked distracted, if only because there are so many people that don't vote.
6 days ago - Friday 4/13/18 - 4:39:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
People are divided by so many barriers.Its a maze which has no outlet unless we see the uniqueness of others with respect. Diversity is always good for a specie to survive. It is accepting it which is difficult.
6 days ago - Saturday 4/14/18 - 2:50:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think humanity wants to cooperate and have peace. I think our species is (generally) territorial and enjoys wars and conflicts. The peaceful humans are more of the outliers.
6 days ago - Saturday 4/14/18 - 3:10:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 4/14/18 - 2:50:20 AM mousepelled wrote:
I don't think humanity wants to cooperate and have peace. I think our species is (generally) territorial and enjoys wars and conflicers.


okay i am sleepy and i'm going to talk about wacky stugg
...stuff

but:

the basic concept that humans are attached to that drives that crap = hierarchy.
and that's rooted in our nature, related to our biology (we need to eat, we need resources to eat, etc).

Post-scarcity would help but I imagine our predisposition to hierarchy would haunt us even in that state.

To destroy hierarchy and truly have peace, we might have to stop being biological beings and actually redesign ourselves. And how could we force humanity into that? It might take a violent struggle.

or maybe it'd be a slow moving transition over some number of years
step by step, progressing toward that point.
6 days ago - Saturday 4/14/18 - 3:10:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
but it's possible
6 days ago - Saturday 4/14/18 - 4:01:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
don't think we'll escape the hierarchical thinking for maybe...thousands or millions of years, if human-type beings survive.
but it might be interesting topic to write about and explore in a thought experiment.

idk, I just see the people breeding now and I don't think very many of them want anything to change or even have the imagination to wish for something more egalitarian/beneficial/meant to actually improve quality of life.
I don't have faith in the common man.
6 days ago - Saturday 4/14/18 - 4:04:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
which is not to say that parents don't want a good/better life for their children. I think they do.
I just don't think they want BIG CHANGE (which we need). I think most humans long for Things as They Are, but Slightly Better and stop there.



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