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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Politics... the expression of all evil.
It is politics not money that is the root of evil, or rather its perfect expression.. Money can be used for good. Politics always get in the way of good. The competition for power is what causes war, poverty and most social ills. Religion itself is not a political institution, but it quickly becomes infested with it, as does government, science and most other human endeavours. Struggle for power leads to inflexible dogma and the creation of some class or people as the other and thus open to attack. Politics, the struggle for power, is the combination of all seven deadly sins: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride. Only in its absence or restriction can the virtues of Valour (Pursuit of Knowledge), Generosity (Pursuit of Charity), Liberality (Pursuit of Will), Diligence (Pursuit of Ethics), Patience (Pursuit of Peace), Kindness (Pursuit of Love), and Humility (Pursuit of Modesty) be expressed in our society. This is reflected in the commandment to love even our enemies as well as the Golden Rule of doing unto others as you wish done to you. The reason we haven't had any inspirational leaders in the last few decades is that we've let ourselves become led by politician, not mature leaders trying to work together to improve the world. Politics is by nature competitive while communication, government, religion and civilization are cooperative. We shouldn't let a few rabid competitors rule us, we need mature leaders if the human race is ever to progress. In competition there is only one winner. Pretty sad for the other 6,999,999,999 of us.