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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thought of the Day - Fear

Those that have neglected democracy now fear what might replace it. It's difficult to say muster up, get a life. But the fear is what leads to something truly terrible.

Fear replaces neglect.

The US government is not moral at any level of relationship, not in the Middle East, not in race relations, or taxes etc, pick any topic. However, in all fairness it is not logical or just to look for moral behavior from an institution. It's difficult to insist, when we export so much injustice globally, that we'll elect leaders who are just in character. Eventually all will resemble the despotic empire they're in charge of.

Here's where I become Buddhist. The desire to survive indefinitely is what motivates all this fear. Nothing lives for ever, the planet, the solar system, the USA least of all. A large asteroid will almost certainly hit Earth within the next 1000-25000 years and cause a mass extinction. History shows these events to be quite regular. So why sweat it?

Most are blind to what will hurt them the most. America has never had a true despot in charge. Not yet. But it could happen. And it could be in my opinion, either of the two current candidates for president.

And yes, climate change might lead to global starvation or world war, or genocide on a massive scale to reduce demands on a fragile environment. It's too difficult to try and predict what will happen exactly. Be moral, but be at peace. That's the hardest thing. Do your work, then do your best.

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