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Humanity is very fond of learning its lesson the hard way.

Perhaps in the long-haul, (when looking at things like evolution, natural selection, and the hundreds of thousands of years it takes to reach a stable dynamic in nature,) there is only the hard way.

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Have you ever known someone for many years who you thought was your friend but who suddenly began acting like they didn’t know you anymore · who just started conforming and going along with someone who he/she thought was better than you · who started bullying you and making you feel like you did something wrong over the tiniest mistakes, but was completely fine when the new person committed the same thing or much worse?

That’s the everyday equivalent of being a servant of power.  Intellectuals just do it on a broader level and with the institutions that determine the use of weaponry.

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