Odd as that may seem to you my friends and readers. YEah a guest post. Written by a friend of mine. I may riff off it later. He may give me more material to edit in. It's a hell of a thought and right now I'm just too damn tired to do anything with it but post it. Enjoy germs and virii
Humans and their groups..
Humanity has been on the planet in it’s present for for about a quarter
of a million years. That means that if you were to meet a person from
250,000 years ago he would be physically much the same as anyone
walking the streets today. There would be no physical difference.
Matter of fact...a neanderthal probably wouldn’t draw that much
attention...particularly at a tractor pull..but that’s another story.
As i was saying...Physically we look the same now as we did a quarter
million years ago. How bout our minds? How quickly do our minds
change? The deep roots of our consciousness? The crankshaft and gears
of our ID? Just guessing...I’d say not much. Probably today’s mental
machinery is pretty much the same as it was then.
Now consider this. For all that time...people dealt with other people
retail. People lived in small groups...family groups. Possibly twenty
to fify. Call it clans perhaps? These small groups were then
subordinate to a larger grouping...possibly a hundred or so.
(Side note...consider the Army. Squads, fire teams and the company.
the boys that get stuff done...everyone else supports THEIR mission)
So...for a quarter million years the ruts are worn into our minds that
the proper number of people to deal with...isn’t very many.
A few hundred, a few thousand, a million...MORE? Well that’s just
Ever notice that the over all intelligence of a group DECREASES as the
size increases? It's an inverse relationship.
Of course the stupidist is the federal Government. Cant’ get any
stupider than that.
And that’s the problem.
"Further along with that
concept is the idea the individuals are getting more and more powerful.
Consider a modern day redneck...say..Mark Wandry with his toys. He
could take out a squad of cavalary of a hundred years ago...or a company
of pike men a thousand years ago...or a whole army of swords men...two
thousand years ago...all by his little lonesome"
Elon musk is more powerful today than, say, a small european COUNTRY was prior to WWI.
Remember TANSTAAFL and..
I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity