“Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.” – Edward Abbey
I just read this quote in this image, linked from this article, which was cross posted here. (Yes, I’ve lurked at Zero Hedge for years. There’s a lot of good information there that you won’t find in mainstream media although, as always, you’ve got to take what you see with a grain…or pound…of salt.)
I’m not a fan of most quotes since they can seem profound when they’re really not. Daniel Dennett calls such non-profound-but-profound-sounding statements deepities. Dan humorously explains here.
This quote, however, rings true and the metaphor of a stew is powerful.
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“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.” – Alexander Tytler
As famously said, democracy is the worst form of government, except for all of the others. Why is this? I believe democracy is just a bit too simple.
The Sapiocracy Mission
During the last half century, I’ve learned a few things. Humans constantly bitch about their problems but rarely do anything to solve them. I created sapiocracy.com as part of a longer-term effort to change this. I intend to change the behavior of the human species.
If you really digest the that last paragraph in its full force, this is a vast goal. I’m aware. I’m not talking about writing articles to try to convince people they’re wrong or help people make minor life changes so they can achieve some trivial goals. I’m talking about developing real systems that cause radical change in the way people think and act.