This system encourages mediocrity, it is not designed to generate critical thinkers, you should know enough to push the button, but not enough to ask why.
At its essence, the goal of governance is, and always has been, the allocation of resources. Ideologies and philosophies may masquerade as politics, but they are just distractions from this true purpose.
Money, or any medium of exchange, creates a stratified society based primarily on purchasing power, generating structural violence in our social model.
The concept of non-action as being a form of action is found in all three authors, this is not so surprising as they all lived around the 6th Century B.C.
So long as our society is based on this antiquated consumption driven economic model, population levels will be a serious issue.
Human technology is almost beyond comprehension; we have advanced so quickly in a short space of time leaving most of us unaware of our true capabilities.
We are going through the labour pains of social change, our hand is being forced as we come to understand that our social model is simply not sustainable.
Due to propaganda we continue the cycle of war – forgetting the lessons from history and following the same paths, over and over again.
In the near future, a transition awaits us. We have a choice of two very different paths.