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  •  A question regarding the societal change required (4.00)
    Has there ever been a time in history when such changes were required that the "most powerful" society actually changed? I ask, because it just seems to me that those who had the power only tried to cling to it more, the more threatened they became by the change, in such a way that they literally strangled their societies, while the newer/younger socities that adopted the new system went on to become the new power players because they didn't have an entrenched system holding them back? Of course, over time, that system itself usually led to a few having a stranglehold on that society and once again would follow the same paradigm shift where whoever adopted the "new survival/wealth gathering paradigm" went on to prosper, while the previous society whithered and in some cases died.

    I just bring this up, because it seems to me that that is what I see happening in America. The priveleged, who control the oil and now our government through their patsies in the White House, would rather strangle America then allow it to change. Hence their backing of the fundies and resistance to change, etc. As such, do societies like ours overcome the wailing death throes of the dinosaurs in power, or do we just watch world power shift as other countries not in the grip of the power mad adopt and adapt to the the new wealth/survival strategies while ours whithers on the vine?

    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. -Tom Paine

    by Alumbrados on Thu Sep 15, 2005 at 08:56:38 AM PDT

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