For several centuries, various scholars believed in the equation Knowledge = Power (eg, Imam Ali, Francis Bacon, Michel Foucault). This concept is also known as dualism. It took me some time to understand that my concept of Love, Knowledge & Power (my blogs), represents a related concept called trialism (my blogs), apart from the 3 roads to Wisdom.
In 2018, I noticed various paradigm shifts that are weakening the Knowledge domain of the 7 Belief systems, and are strengthening its Power domain (eg, my 12 July 2018 blog). In 2020, I have come to realise that this trend is inevitable, and represents another related concept called monism (my blogs).
Hence, trialism, dualism and monism are overlapping my concept of Love, Knowledge & Power. This is represented in my (updated) diagram below:
It took me a while to realise that current events fit a bigger picture: fear and ignorance are driving us away from the Knowledge domain towards the Power domain of the 7 Belief systems.
Hence, the 2020 corona “pandemic” is accelerating the paradigm shift from Knowledge to Power – or from dualism to monism. This development is (i) causing an economic decoupling between China and USA, and (ii) is also increasing the chances for a systemic war (eg, Russia invading Belarus, China invading Taiwan, China vs India, China vs USA, Turkey vs Greece).
I think, feel and believe that we live in very dangerous times as global governments seem paralysed by pandemic fears, and global media seem ignorant about genuine dangers.
Dangerous Times (1980) by R.E.M.
These are dangerous times
Nothing to care or die for
Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by LO unless stated otherwise.