Once a person possesses power over others, that person is loathe to relinquish even a small share of it. The most obvious result of this hunger to maintain and increase power is the presence of warfare. This might manifest in wars against other groupings of people such as international conflict. And it shows up in the need to control fellow members of the same tribe or nation.
Today, I’m going to reflect upon a subject about which most of us feel extreme discomfort. It’s a subject that we’d rather put on hold so we can think more upbeat, “positive” thoughts. It’s a subject that involves many disturbing aspects of how humanity creates and maintains today’s version of civilization. It’s a subject that I can only glimpse at briefly in this post. It’s a subject of which I only had short, real-life experiences.
Mohandas K. Gandhi said, “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” The statement begs analysis.
Overall, poverty has political causes in as much as famine is a human caused problem. Left to our own devices, we people can find a way to not only survive, but to thrive. I posit that people wish to improve their living situations, but we sometimes suffer setbacks due to variables in weather and resource availability. We still maintain the…
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