Hate rules the world

As a lifelong student of world history, religion, politics, economics and current affairs, I think it has to be said we have reached a point in human history from which there is no return. Wherever we look in the world we see division, selfishness, greed and hate. If one word could demonstrate the nature of the world we live in today then it would have to be the word sociopathic. The political, economic and religious systems that make up this world are all expressing the same sociopathy. By its very nature it is ultimately self destructive.

Consider the current situation in Israel. Hamas launching rockets from Gaza at Israel, so far not doing any real damage, Israel bombarding and killing about 120 people, many of them women and children. There is so much hate on either side, it will never be possible for there to be peace. Attitudes on both sides are so deeply entrenched, they are irreconcilable. Hate fills the air so strongly it could almost be cut with a knife. Politicians on either side have become dehumanized, both seeing the other side as little more than animals to be destroyed.

We see how politicians of so called democratic countries are increasingly polarised, refusing to cooperate for the common good. Society, even in the West has become tribal, no political group working with the other even if there is a good reason, for the reason that working with the other side is seen as almost traitorous. This includes the ordinary people driven by a me first attitude, who are coalescing into increasingly fragmented groups, competing instead of cooperating.

No longer is there any cohesion of society at any level, everything is based on selfishness. When you look at some of the major reasons why empires fall, it is because of such divisions. Today this is happening on a global scale. We have reached the inflexion point, the point at which everything changes.

There is an old expression: United we stand, divided we fall. The more divided human society becomes, the closer it comes to collapsing.

Even if there were some sort of global revolution tomorrow nothing would change. Power would corrupt those who take over and the bad would dominate the good as has always been the case. This quote from ancient times correctly testifies “man has dominated man to his injury”. I don’t think it has ever occurred to the majority of people that we simply don’t have the ability to govern ourselves, all of human history is testament to this. We have tried all forms of government and non of them work. As we can see there is a growing separation between governments and the people they are supposed to be governing. On the other hand people feel that their governments no longer represent them and have taken on a me first attitude as a way of trying to protect themselves. This simply leads to more fragmentation of society. A contributing factor to the downfall of many ancient empires was the breakdown of society. Today, in the “global village”, the effects will be much greater.

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10 thoughts on “Hate rules the world

  1. You’re right, it’s ugly. But as a student if world history, this should be terribly familiar to you. So worry less, and take a break from it. When we follow all the fighting it seems like we are drowning in it.

    But if you turn away from it you will find human unity and cooperation. Especially at the local level. Actually, even in the midst of all the chaos and hate and bombs, there are people helping each other.

    Are we at a tipping point? I ask myself this often when I see all the violence and corruption. It is easy to think so. We are so ugly in how we treat each other over territory or power. Silly things of false worth.

    But then I’ll see a group of teenagers help an old lady with her groceries, a man playing with his baby daughter, whole neighborhoods tending community gardens to give food to the poor, or countries leading the way forward technologically-solar, free education, better living conditions, true care for the citizenry.

    We are dicks to be sure, but we are also capable of amazing deeds of selfless concern. But that doesn’t make the news because it’s not sensational enough.

    I would love to start GNN, the Good News Network, 24/7 hours of good news from around the world. All good, all the time. It would change the way the world works I bet.

    • You are right. On an individual basis there are many good people and acts of kindness. The problem is the system and its effect on society, which is what I was writing about.

      This might surprise you but I do believe better times are coming but in a way that will surprise the crap out of a lot of people 🙂 Thing is, it has to get worse before it can get better.

      Just did a search on GNN, it is already out there as a religious radio network but I like your idea and would contribute to that. I like good news too 🙂

      • Oh, on a system level, yes, it’s all total shite and we’re completely farked haha. Cheers to that.

        Amazing, 10,000 years and we’re still using the same pyramid design social architecture. Hopeless little humans and their little kings.

        GNN’s already taken, huh? How about BNN the Better news network? 😉

      • There is a wordpress blog out there called Better News Network.

        Farked..lol Yes it is and has to go, there will some interesting events before that happens.

      • Haha of Course there is a better news network blog. However, that’s a good thing, right?

        I’m waiting for monotheism to flail. Boy howdy would I like to be alive when all That hits the fan.

        However I’m glad I’ll be dead before the water runs out. That’s gonna be a disaster.

  2. Alas! Human beings have got mad after so many magnificent technological progresses. I feel shame to admit that the HATE rules THE WORLD. I AM Cordially REALLY SORRY.

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