Saturday, 4 January 2014
Democracy Power and Evolution
Money and power can overrule what is right. People can vote to overrule what is right. Violence can and often is used to overrule what is right. Although we may overrule what is right it is important to understand that when we overrule in this way, we have changed nothing, right is still right and will always be so. All we can do is delay what is right. In time all acts of overruling what is right will themselves be overruled. The past shows us that it has always been this way and must always be this way. As humans we are able to overrule what is right and because we are able we do. This is the source of all our suffering, we do not consider the effect of overruling what is right and we do not consider the chaos that is released into the world whenever we overrule what is right. The moment we overrule what is right our suffering has already begun. Evolution is a simple but irrevocable law that says only that which works is right, time is not an issue to this law. We may believe that overruling what is right is our choice but if we pay attention we will see that when we overrule what is right we begin to suffer and furthermore this suffering will not stop until our act of ignorance is corrected. When we knowingly or unknowingly harm ourself or another we have broken this absolute law and suffering has been created and must continue until it is reversed. Here is the catch - we may overrule what is right and because through ignorance we do not immediately notice that we have also initiated suffering we somehow assume that we have got away with it. All causes have an effect and while the effect may not immediately follow the cause it inevitably will. We grow up believing that we can cheat these laws only because the effect of our actions is not always immediate. Also it seems we would rather live in a world where we can cheat and if this can be achieved through simply not noticing the effect of our actions then so be it. Democracy is a great idea but it is flawed because those who have money and power are willing to use that money and power to convince everyone else that what they want we should also want. Those without money and power because they too would like to have money and power are easily convinced by those who have money and power because these people obviously know how to achieve what we want.