Mass Destruction first involved the creation of the Masses - simplified people designed to be part of the Industrial machinery. This was an amazing development no one wants to acknowledge. But it involves an equally amazing fact – humans – like any other social species – can make an unconscious group decisions. But in the case of humans – they can do something else, in addition – they can ask their world what they are supposed to be like – and then become what that world tells them to be like.
This can quickly create unstable social conditions. A society can change – for almost any reason, or no reason at all – which then forces its members to change themselves to adapt to this change. Which then forces more changes – since people themselves have changed – and they in turn change their society. This mass feedback – in both directions – society on people – and people on their society – has unpredictable results. And this is what makes history interesting.
In the case of our own history – that of globalized man – a key turning point was the Industrial Revolution. Which was actually a series of revolutions. In each of them – society, under the influence of a new technology – rebuilt itself to take advantage of this technology. This was a huge advantage for those quick to take advantage of this change – and a huge disadvantage for those who could not change – or did not want to.
But new technologies were being invented more and more rapidly. This was a sure-fire recipe for a disaster.
But, to make things even worse – some of these new technologies paved the way for the ultimate disaster – mass communications. Which regressed our society – in less than fifty years – to the rule of the rich and powerful. The people who own this mass communication.