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#31 (permalink)      8/25/2019 1:00:20 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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as the greeks of antiquity where slave states the claim to 'democracy' is threadbare at best.
..it's just used to give a spurious cachet to 19th century models of rule...

ohh look we must be good the greeks the romans blah blah blah
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Vostock wrote:

as the greeks of antiquity where slave states the claim to 'democracy' is threadbare at best.
..it's just used to give a spurious cachet to 19th century models of rule...

ohh look we must be good the greeks the romans blah blah blah



Yup, very few of these "foundational" myths make any sense when you start picking at them, it's pure propaganda to keep the masses complacent and make them feel like they're part of something larger than themselves (capitalism, the west and so on).

The fact that we conquered the world had nothing to do with some inherent superiority. We lagged behind the rest of the world through most of history, if not for our willingness to borrow and combine stolen technology we might never have catched up. The Ming Dynasty could easily have done what we did before us, perhaps the thought of subjugating foreign people and land on such a scale never even crossed their mind.

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On the face of this dust speck human beings, in general, are a cancer. With all of our so called "intelligence" we seem powerless to do anything other than destroy resources beyond repair and quarrel amongst ourselves for dominance. A sad commentary for so much potential.
I'm out.....have some fun. Eh?
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On the face of this dust speck human beings, in general, are a cancer. With all of our so called "intelligence" we seem powerless to do anything other than destroy resources beyond repair and quarrel amongst ourselves for dominance. A sad commentary for so much potential.



I agree, I just refuse to believe it has to be this way.

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