People Want to be Controlled by Other Forces

I persist in believing that people should make a world that is good for them – but I can see that this is not what people want. They do not want to be in charge of themselves – they want something else to be in charge of them.

This desire is probably religious in nature – but we have an amazing ability to include many social institutions in our religions.

Kingship, for example. The Old Testament relates how the Hebrews wanted a king to rule over them. God didn’t think it was such a good idea – but they persisted, they wanted a king, whether it was good for them, or not!

In our time, Capitalism plays a similar role. It rules our world ruthlessly – which for most people, is just what they want. Something else is in control.

Even if it is completely incompetent.

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