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  •  Humans Are Not Evolved for Systems As Large (3+ / 0-)
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    as nation states.

    The political and economic debates we conduct have struck me all my life by the fact that they are scrupulously framed in the context of groups of people no larger than family and tribe. Almost none of the ideas we debate in these terms function in large society the way they do in our mainstream debates.

    It may be that given our state of evolution, mostly only extreme types such as fascists or sociopaths are likely to achieve leadership in these systems that are so vastly beyond the ken of our common sense.

    We may need to rename the Peter Principle as The Homo Sapiens principle.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 05:57:22 AM PDT

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