Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Absolute Power

Hi! Happy Tuesday!

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

I stated the other day that the foundation of all religion is a fundamental artifact of our human nature: we want the explanation of life to be as important and as complicated as we see the importance and intricacies of our life.

I do not have this natural trait for whatever reason. This conflation of importance, however, does not just apply to religion. Oh no. It also applies to power.

It is popular in the anti-theist community to quote the following:
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. - Steven Weinberg
 Is what Steven said true? I argue yes-and-no. The truth, if you will, is easily observable and much easier to explain.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. It is not religion that perverts our nature, but concentration of power. The unfairness of that power rubs up against another aspect of human nature: fairness.  Why don't the poor murder the rich? Napoleon came to the same conclusion as Steven. Napoleon said religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

But Napoleon missed the mark. It is not religion but ideology. Religion is a form of ideology. Ideology is a system designed for one overarching purpose: to inoculate the powerful from fairness. That's it. Ideology works by taking our innate need for importance and utilizing that for concentrating power.

Irreni means innovation replaces revolution, engineering not ideology. There is a reason for this. The very simple explanation for good people doing bad things is absolute power corrupts absolutely. Remove the power from good people and they will go back to doing good. Oh sure there is a higher percentage of socio-paths and psychopaths amongst the powerful but it is very minor. Most of the powerful are good people doing bad things. More power, more bad.

Irreni breaks the cycle of empires for good by permanently breaking the concentration of power. Once Irreni is in place power is distributed. First decisions are spread out amongst us all and so power. Second, power is ever shifted among groups and never allowed to corrupt for very long.

This is why I state the purpose of this blog and Irreni World Scale is not ideology, it is anti-ideology: engineering and innovation. You will always need new ways to distribute power because our human nature will always find ways of concentrating it within any fixed system. There will never be some form of Democracy, Republicanism, Communism or Socialism we can just settle on. Social groups will be ever changing.

America today is following the cycle of empires and like all empires for one very simple reason: absolute power corrupts good people. If we are ever to get out from underneath this corruption we need to distribute power and then again move power continuously among people using technology, engineering and innovation.

This is the purpose of Irreni World Scale.


The future is coming!

Well come! and well met!

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