we are conditioned from birth to have a concience.
what purpose does this serve?
in modern society concience makes us feel responsible for others, many of whom we don`t know and couldn`t possibly effect.................yet we are asked to feel somehow responsible for thier care and safety.
garret hardin wrote a book some years ago called filters against folly. in that book he wrote quite a bit about the idea of ecolate thinking, or what happens after we do something.
he was working towards the idea that we are to give charitably to charities to feed nations who`s crops have failed.
on the surface of it it would seem like a wonderful idea to feed starving people in foriegn countries. it is the hieght of humanitarian action and, to some, the clear indication that we are an evolved society.
but here`s the other side of the coin.
those people that we fed and sheltered and showed how to sustain themselves are now merrily murdering each other in a cycle of natural genocide that has been going on since day one in africa.
so what good is it to feed a group of people only to have them return to the fray once they have thier strength back?
it`s clearly not. we are merely acting on our guilty conscience..................and some who read this would rather kill the messenger that face the fact.
this applies to poverty, homelessness, literacy programs.........etc, by the way.
so who benifits from all this fund-raising and bureaucracy?