Nerds get doctorates in world history
And then get a speciality
So they end up not really understanding
What the whole shebang is all about
Hegel tried to understand history
And ended up being trashed for it
So let’s you and I give it a shot
Let’s try to understand these questions:
What’s the whole thing all about?
Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys?
What role does spirit play?
(or should we side with many modern thinkers
and just deny that the phenomenon of spirit
or at best
Spirit is just a conglamoration of fairyland delusions
of a childish mind)
Just a cursory look at history
Seems like there are two main themes:
Man’s desire to steal
That is, take the produce of others
Man’s desire for maximum power
That is, take control over other people
But how can men get other people’s goods
And take control over the people?
but women support their men
attacking and robbing other tribes
and then they use the stolen goods
and tell their slaves what to do
they even marry these terrible men
who support their children)
It’s simple how man can steal and control:
Attack the “enemies” and take what he wants
Then kill all opponents
Rape the women
And take slaves
It all started from the Homo sapien
Killing off the Neanderthal Man
And continued with:
King David, Alexander, and Caesar
Rome, Mohammed, Isabelle, Ferdinand, and Napoleon,
The British Kingdom, the Colonists
Germany and fascism
Russia and communism,
Mao and the “East is red”
and now ISIS.
The aggressor will continue to steal and control
Until he is stopped
And, usually, he can be only stopped by force
Of course, whoever tries to stop him
Is often labeled as “fascist” and “evil”
They should just turn the other cheek
And let themselves be robbed and controlled
One aspect of the theme of power
is that many people want to be a big shot
important, historical, superior, the top of the heap
historically women didn’t want to be the alpha person
but just marry him, and get the benefits
but now women want to be the star of stars
the pope, the king of kings, Napoleon, Putin, Rockefeller
just as much as men do
Then there is the problem of corruption
And absolute power corrupts absolutely
Currently 90% of the countries are totally corrupt
(that is, government officials stealing money from citizens)
And the other 10%
for example, Canada, Australia, Finland, the U.S.
Have their corruption
but it is minuscule compared to the others
So, what’s is the reason for all this
And what can be done about it?
The basic cause of all this phenomenon is simple:
Man is sinful
He bit the apple
or, in other words
he evolved from animals
and still has an animal within
Sure, we can point out the toothpick
In the other’s eye
And ignore the log in our own eye
(Which the progressive cons
The black cons
And the feminist cons
Are genius for)
or we can deny man’s evil
and rave about his goodness
Our existential situation
is dark to say the least
but we have an out
Christmas is coming
and Jesus introduced the concept
of forgiveness into world history
So we can all be forgiven
And be innocent and free
As long as we forgive everyone else
(like the bastard who screwed me yesterday)
Now that we are innocent and free
what can we do
about our sad state of affairs?
just put in our two cents
Stop eating dead animals
Vote for people supporting world government
of some sort
Accept a career where you are helping others
And making a better world
(as opposed to a career
where you and your family
can consume as much
goods and services as possible)
practice austerity and investment
Work on ideas that are good for all groups
in the long run
Perhaps you can even ask God
as you understand Him
What He would like you to do
Perhaps you can’t stop World War III
Or the destruction of the planet
with global warming
or depletion of non-renewable resources
But you can look in the mirror
“Well I did my part.”
Davina Johns says
Beautifully written piece. I know that humanity and the history of humanity has its darkest moment but I like that you mentioned what we can do individually, what we can take as part of making a better world.
You’re brilliant! That is, you agree with me. Tx for your feedback!
Davina Johns says
Thanks RG for your response. Looking forward to more challenging and life-awakening articles.
Dubey Daniels says
I just don’t get how people can’t eat any meat. Wheres the protein? Do enjoy your article R.G.
Rachel Moss says
I think it’s possible to have a no-meat eating lifestyle. I believe there’s still protein you can get from vegetables, fruits, nuts. Or on the other hand, maybe you can still eat but you have to make it portion controlled.
You hit the nail on the head. I don’t even have to respond to comments. I can just let the wisdom from our readers flow.
You are right. If anyone is worried that they don’t get enought protein and other nutrients from plant based foods, they can just have a serving of fish once a week (i.e. Portion control). And you can get all the nutrients you want from plant based foods. However you have to research food and think about what you eat.
There is however the B12 problem, with B12 only coming from animal based foods. You can just pop a B12 pill once a day (they say keep it under your tongue until dissolved for best results) or, again, have a serving of animal based foods once or twice a week. (This won’t kill you, just slightly raise the probability of getting western disorders.)
Tx, for helping out our readers!
Rachel Moss says
You’re right RG. I think it would be especially hard now that holidays are coming and a lot of parties, and food are present. Again, it all comes down to discipline and self control.
I agree. I think another key element to living healthily is making an authentic decision. Even if one can’t practice all the proven principles now — which I can’t — we can be committed to that goal and work towards it a little at a time — always being gentle and non-demanding on ourselves.
I believe eventually we can defeat all those demons (which possibly may be the dysfunctional microorganisms in our microbiome!).
And we can keep in mind the philosophy behind the 7th Day Adventist diet: Hey, having two good, satisfying, tasty, enjoyable, filling meals a day and then a light snack at night (if needed), should be enough for us. Let’s have a little gratitude here. Eating nothing between these meals — and feeling the hunger pains and making the sacrifices — is the price we have to pay for these meals, and living a healthy life!! If you’re worried about your health, I can guarantee you: no one has ever starved to death but refraining to eat between meals (that is, let your poor body digest the food that you put into it, before you dump another workload on top of the undigested meal!).
Rachel Moss says
This is on point, RG. Making an authentic decision on shifting to a healthier diet and lifestyle is something we can do one step at a time (atleast we’re starting right?) and being gentle and non demanding of ourselves even if we fall back from time to time.
Would you recommend to shift to plant based diet right away (cold turkey) or taking small steps at the start. I heard that if you want to make the shift you really have to go cold turkey to change your palette
Tx for your question.
Yes, I think you could go “cold turkey,” that is, a vegan diet can be totally healthy immediately. However, experts say it takes at least 3 weeks to change eating habits, and for some of us, it may take three years! Thus, you will have to assume that if you try going vegan, you will fall off the wagon many times, and that’s all right! Veganism isn’t a religion and it isn’t a fundamentalist doctrine. It’s just the best, most healthy diet available.
The secret is to may an authentic decision to eat healthy, and this includes the decision to eat not for pleasure, but for health. Thus, you can work towards the goal of eliminating, not only all animal products (milk, cheese, eggs, butter, cream, etc.) but eliminate all proven harmful foods (sugars, fats, processed foods, chemicals, etc). Of course, this can’t be totally accomplished anytime soon, but you can work towards it. And there are plenty of wonderfully tasting foods cooked with fruit, vegetables, grains, tofu, etc.
As we have said, if you have a problem getting enough protein or B12, simple, have a serving of fish once a week.
And if you fall off the wagon — especially if you go on a binge of junk food — again, simple, don’t beat yourself up or continue the binge. Go to bed, get up in the morning and have a big, delicious breakfast of fruit and oatmeal (or anything else healthy) and saddle up on your vegan horse again. I find the easiest way to do this is to abstain from all foods between meals (of course this takes a difficult time to break your unhealthy eating habits). Have two, big, satisfying, delicious, healthy meals a day and fast the rest of the time — or possibly have one healthy snack if you must.
I hope this is helpful.
Good point. How we can reverse our economic path to collapse is a more complex, practical problem, than just idealistically saying what we must do.
To give you a reasonable answer, I would have to research the question more, like years more — or ask authentic experts on global warming (which I hope to do in future articles).
But shooting from the hip, I would say, not “cold turkey,” but “as rapidly as we can.” The first step would be to convince voters — a near impossible task — that we must have a revolution in our economic model. We must go from being addicted to mass production and consumption of destructive goods, to a sustainable economy — one that creates a good environment in which all of us can live. This means sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice, something which we may unwilling to to until it is too late — until the earth is significantly destroyed.
Tx for your comment,