Humans, as a species, are supposedly on top of the Ladder of Life in terms of survival. But, as we see from History, Humans are killing, and even worse, Cheating each other, to the point that the Human Species, as a Species, may become extinct.
This may happen at any time if Nuclear War erupts for any reason. It may also occur if the Climate changes dramatically and suddenly. However, these types of dramatic changes in the behavior of the human race are of a very low probability, albeit, they are definitely possible.
POLITICIANS OF THE WORLD
The highest probability of a Human Disaster lies in the realm of social behavior. Humans can destroy each other, unwittingly, by simply choosing a form of economic behavior that leads to Chaos in the realm of Production and Distribution of goods and services.
If we somehow stop producing food for the world’s consumption, or interfere with the Pricing of food, so that it is unavailable, that could easily lead to mass starvation. It is amazing that this behavior actually occurred in the 1930′s during the Great Depression.
People died of starvation in the United States of America during the 1930′s, while farmers buried pigs and farm produce in order to raise prices! Although the American Government does not want this information to be known, Russian researchers have compiled sufficient information to indicate that seven million Americans “disappeared” during this period of time!
Here is an excerpt from Pravda, the leading Russian news paper:
According to the US statistics, the US lost not less than 8 million 553 thousand people from 1931 to 1940. Afterwards, population growth indices change twice instantly exactly between 1930-1931: the indices drop and stay on the same level for ten years. There can no explanation to this phenomenon found in the extensive text of the report by the US Department of Commerce “Statistical Abstract of the United States”, the author wrote.
PEOPLE LEFT THE U.S.?
It is unknown, at this time, whether people emigrated from the U.S., or disappeared for other reasons.
Here is another excerpt:
Analyzing the period of the Great Depression in the USA, the author notes a remarkable similarity with events taking place in the USSR during the 1930′s. He even introduced a new term for the USA – defarming – an analogue to dispossession of wealthy farmers in the Soviet Union. Few people know about five million American farmers (about a million families) whom banks ousted from them lands because of debts. The US government did not provide them with land, work, social aid, pension – nothing, the article says.
Every sixth American farmer was affected by famine. People were forced to leave their homes and go to nowhere without any money and any property. They found themselves in the middle of nowhere enveloped in massive unemployment, famine and gangsterism.
ECONOMIC DISORDER IS DEADLY
I bring these facts up because they illustrate the danger inherent in social mis-management. You do not need a Nuclear War to kill people. You can starve them to death by destroying their economic system.
If your heart does not beat regularly because your brain and nervous system is malfunctioning because there is Cocaine or Heroin in your bloodstream, you may easily die. Governments, run by crooked politicians, are the equivalent of Cocaine or Heroin!
THE ROOT CAUSE IS GOVERNMENT
Cancer is caused by uncontrollable cells that want their own way. War and Economic Chaos is caused by corrupt Politicians who want and get their own way.
Corrupt Politicians are the underlying cause of social disaster. They are like a drunk father attacking his family for his own pleasure! Corrupt politicians need to be destroyed or eliminated.
FROM PLATO TO BERTRAND RUSSELL
Philosophers, throughout history, have known that politicians are the source of social disorder and social destruction.
Plato, unquestionably, the World’s Greatest Philosopher, wrote an entire treatise on the choosing and education of what he called “Philosopher Kings” or the “Chief Politician” of that era – almost three thousand years ago.
The Treatise is called “The Republic”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Republic_(Plato) ) This book has been the source of most of the Western World’s political theory since it was first made known to the public circa 300BC.
What this means is that serious thinkers have been concerned with the role of “politicians” from the beginning of time.
Humans are social animals. We procreate in a family situation, where the parents support and govern their children until the children can leave the family and start their own family. Human society derives its structure from the Family Model.
In the family, in most societies, the father is the ruler because of his greater strength and his greater mobility. The mother, due to the fact that she must bear and help her children to survive and grow, maintains a secondary position.
From the family, humans move to the Tribe and then the City. This is simply a change in numbers. However, since there are more than one Father, a Ruler or Politician must be chosen.
Almost always, this was the strongest male in the group. We see the same pattern amongst all mammals in the wilderness. Frequently, the males, when young, will fight each other in play, preparing themselves for the day when they fight each other seriously, to become the ruler of their group. Humans, not only must be strong physically, but they must be strong mentally as well.
There are two types of Mental Strength:
1. A leader who Comprehends reality, can lead and assist his group by avoiding dangerous situations and entering into advantageous relationships.
2. A leader who can Deceive others, can make himself and his family rich and powerful by making his group weaker. There have been very few leaders who have had the talent necessary to comprehend reality; but, the majority of leaders have made their own lives pleasant by deceiving the general public and reaping the benefits of such deception.
The deception has occurred so frequently throughout history that the public coined a term of this type of behavior in their leaders: Corruption.
This post will be continued tomorrow.