Societies since ancient times have been comprised of multiple classes of people living together in an organized collective in the same region for the general benefit of all. While it goes without saying that some benefit from this arrangement more so than others, overall people are more prosperous and happy when working together in this manner.
In the early stages of man's societal development, classes were already well formed. These rose mainly out of differences in gender, skill, age, race, ethnic heritage and more. Tribes were divided into warriors, elders, mothers and children, each with their own designated place in their small society. The earliest of our known civilizations, the Sumerians, relied on a caste system to divide classes, with three tiers, the highest of course being the ruling class called the amelu. They were comprised of government officials, priests and professional soldiers.
As it was in Sumeria, so it is in all societies today. We've divorced ourselves of the caste system, for the most part, but we still rely on class divisions to determine our place in the world round us. It's simply the nature of man, to seek higher class and protect their own from lower classes.
Generally, people only breed with others of their own class or higher, with the object being to provide a better opportunity for future generations of your family. You can try and work your way up the class system, but this is generally frowned upon. The higher your class, the less likely you are to breed lower. This leaves the few at the top in quite a pickle.
You see, since nobody is of a higher class than the ruling class, there's no new infusion of fresh DNA. Being at the pinnacle, they won't stoop very low to look for mates, and the influx from below is slow. So often times what happens is families interbreed to the point of ridiculousness. The pharaohs of Egypt kept their sisters for wives. Kings married first cousins. We're better about it now, but it's still a problem for the upper class.
Thank god for T.V., though. Hollywood and the entertainment industry bring in a lot of fresh blood for the upper class elites. Ok, so maybe they're not all that great of stock, but at least they look nice. The old crust at the top was starting to mutate. Sure, they had the industrial revolution bring in some new families wealth (and let's not forget war, the great maker of men), but even those trees weren't far from the grove.
People tend to look out for one another. Well, if you're family or a friend we do. Yeah, we try to help strangers in need and little old ladies cross the street, but we're not paying their mortgage. You give when you can to those you love in hopes that in the end they'll have better lives. Human nature, right? The elite are no different.
The problem of government arises from its ties to the upper classes, their closed community nature and this desire to further your family and friends in life. It just happens their family and friends are also upper-class elite, and helping usually amounts to consolidating wealth and power. In a closed system with only one class, this would be great. Unfortunately, in the process the lower classes get used and abused to further the upper class families.
It's just the way things work. You don't steal from your own neighborhood. When the upper classes vies for more power and wealth, it doesn't usually come from the upper class. It comes from the lowest class. The reason is simple: the lower class is the least resistant to power and least likely to retaliate when violated. Unfortunately for the upper class, this only holds true if lower class is not united. Mobs are very powerful forces. Ask the French.
Because they can't have a mob uprising spoil their progress, the ruling class has devised many ingenious devises to fool the lower class into either giving away its power and wealth, or to remain ignorant of the fact that it is being taken from them. This is known as government. It's an ancient and barbaric practice, usually involving dark magic and blood rituals, that has changed little in the 6,000 or so years we've been utilizing it.
Democracy isn't government. Just so you know, majority rule has never worked. There's only two forms of government, authoritarian rule and anarchy. Believe it or not, but the USA is not an authoritarian country, we're more like an anarchy when you look at it from the state level. With corporate ties and special interests, elite corruption and general backstabbing, outright foul play and immorality in the highest levels, there's nothing organized about it. It's a chaotic mess posing as a legitimate governing body. A monster in a man suit.
The elite are behind it, too. That is to say, they are it. Government is a game being played on a global board, and you and me? We're not even on the map. We're a stat, at best. A token to be traded for goods and resources. This whole Red vs. Blue thing is a joke. You're not in control, you never have been.
Sep 13 2008, 2:15 pm