"All is hubris. The arrogance of empire has
mutated into the arrogance of liberalism".
Nicely put, Simon, but this hubris permeates the
ruling classes (including those in the media) to a far greater extent than I
think you realise, and the way things look at the moment, will bring our
civilization crashing down before this new century is out.
How, did we - people intelligent enough to put men
on the Moon and probe the fabric and origins of the universe - manage to get
ourselves into such a hopeless social, political, economic and environmental
mess . . ?
That's the question we urgently need some honest
answers to and an understanding of, if there is to be any hope of us getting
ourselves out of this mess, and surviving this present century.
But where the answer lies, currently we refuse to
go, or even look, since it lies in our own Darwinian nature (being the evolved
animals we are) and the social, political and economic power structures (of
state and economy) it has given rise to.
I keep banging on about this, and many of my posts are
now moderated (this one included) for doing so, but it really is the key to
understanding our situation and being able to do anything wise and enlightened
about it. Otherwise a ruthless, brutally Darwinian, Mother Nature will simply
take her course . . .