The Real Reason Economic Growth Is Considered Important

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Economic growth is not fundamentally important.  For example, perfect egalitarian societies like many hunter-gatherer clans or the Hakka societies occupying the Fujian Tulou could experience zero economic growth and still be absolutely fine as long as they maintain the same standard of living from year to year.

Economic growth becomes far more important for backward societies that function off of hypocritical elitism, oppression, enforced poverty, and some form of forced labour.  These are the qualities of inverse civilization which includes all slave-making civilizations.

Within slave-making societies, the easiest and most convenient position is to be a slave-maker.  As long as you force others to work and constantly keep others busy and oppressed, you get to climb to elite ranks, don’t have to do much work yourself and can get away with it because everybody else is so tired and desperate for any crumb you throw at them that they can’t rebel against you.

Inverse civilization is as old as civilization itself.  The characteristic traits of inverse civilization are detailed in The Epic of Gilgamesh:

“Gilgamesh, two-thirds god and one-third man, is oppressing his people, who cry out to the gods for help. For the young women of Uruk this oppression takes the form of a droit du seigneur — or “lord’s right”  to sleep with brides on their wedding night. For the young men (the tablet is damaged at this point) it is conjectured that Gilgamesh exhausts them through games, tests of strength, or perhaps forced labour on building projects.”

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We Can’t Unsee What We’ve Already Seen

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The underlying personality types of all humans are fundamentally the same across our species.  The same problems, desires, fears, etc. are largely the same regardless of “race” or location.  People with the narcissistic personality type display the exact same behaviours whether they are Black, White (which includes most Middle Easterners,) East Eurasian, etc.

Up until now, we have been trying to deal with issues of racial intolerance by pretending that all people are exactly the same.  This is only a band-aid cure because differences obviously exist.  The cure is not to pretend there are no differences but to take a mature enough perspective to realize that these differences are not actually that important.

The problem is that any study of racial differences or characterization of such often gives rise to extreme prejudice, often from those within the scientific community and those conducting such studies themselves.  James Watson is not somebody who, from my perspective, takes a very mature approach to the issue of racial differences.  People like Watson, Dawkins, and many in the scientific/academic field are always assessing for the elite group they want to be a part of so any indication that a group will not be a current convenience immediately results in discrimination/prejudice.

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For many people, the cure to racism is to just get over it.  When you watch many reality shows, houses usually become divided based on people’s personality-types and taking race into account just becomes too confusing.  Also, I’m sure there have been time periods where people living in very ethnically diverse locations such as the Middle East did not actually view “race” as being that big of a deal (though there have obviously also been times when it’s been used to condone things like slavery etc.)

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However, there also needs to be a level where people involved in classifying/characterizing natural phenomena can discuss or do scientific studies about differences in race without it giving rise to discrimination.  This can only result from people accepting differences rather than pretending those differences do not exist and taking a mature/tolerant rather than an immature/elitist outlook.

Filipinos are known for having many gifted singers/orators.  This is likely more than a completely unfounded stereotype.  The producers of Miss Saigon scoured the earth looking for talent from the Asian community and often could not find strong enough vocals.  Filipinos ended up comprising a large bulk of the cast and were given lead roles based on the fact there were so many good singers within their population.

Does that mean all Filipinos can sing? Obviously not.  And using this to pretend Filipinos are more human than others is as foolish as arguing people on Broadway are somehow a superior breed of human compared to the rest of us.

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Focus on superficial traits/differences is often used by sinister personality-types (of all races) to distract from the real issues at hand.  For example, there have been aggressive right-wing pushes all across the Westernized world.  In Japan, neo-Nazis are using the ideologies of people like Hitler to discriminate against ethnic Koreans living in the country.  One quick and convenient way to maintain elite standing is to subjugate a more innocent group of people.  The Spartans did this with the Helots.  “European” colonialists did this to the rest of humanity.  It allows people to avoid issues of elitism and inequality and gives rise to quick convenience because one can easily become a king by having less privileged peoples do all the work while one reaps all the reward.

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Judging based on superficial traits also masks more sinister personality types within our own “races” who are far more different from average humans than average humans of different races are to one another, in my opinion.

As an analogy, it’s easy to miss the fact that underneath the superficial similarities of aquatic animals with fins, dolphins and whales are actually more closely related to us than to fish.

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Anybody who’s had to deal with narcissistic/sociopathic/elitist personalities knows it’s better to be trapped in a room with a kind person of any “race” over such malevolent spirits.

Direct Democracy

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Ideally, there would be direct democracy for urban centres existing side-by-side with self-directed spiritual communes in the countryside (with roughly ten thousand people per commune.)

The urban centres would utilize high-efficiency capitalism where VERY limited inequality maintains competition rather than any poverty.  In order to maintain this inequality, extra output could just be given to the communes rather than destroyed through war.

The West runs t…

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The West runs the world because its population is brought up with an over-privileged sense of entitlement.

All those signs that say “Check Your Privilege” need to be changed to “Check Your Entitlement.”

Or better yet: “Change Your Entitlement.”

People should feel entitled to the basics of life.  What I see is that people almost feel the system and the enormous wealth disparity within First World nations is concrete and indismantable {neologism: incapable of being dismantled}.  But they still feel entitled.  This causes them to think they have the right to grab land and resources out from under the sickles of defenseless nations.  It’s the only way to maintain the super wealthy and the well-off middle-class at the same time.

In some ways people need to feel more entitled but take it out on the richer classes, not the third world.

Job Creation, Job Creation, Job Creation…

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I’m seriously so sick and tired of politicians solely using job creation as their platform.

Just provide the basic universal income or the basics of life already.  They are using every single excuse in the book to keep people under the hand of employers and corporations.  They don’t want to say anything that will hurt their standing with the business elite.

They want to pretend they care about the public by saying “we will help get you employed,” rather than just providing the basic necessities of life which are long overdue.

It’s ‘the people’ that are supposed to command the country and demand what they want.  The refusal to allow for basic income results from elites of different sectors boycotting the will of the public and pretending that they need to be a filter to stop the public from hurting themselves.  They clearly do not care about the public so what do they care if the public hurts themselves or not?