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Idiocracy (4)

The recent interview with Gad Saad in the Dutch Financial Times made me realize that “our era of stupidity“, which seems to be culminating into an idiocracy (my blogs), mostly relates to the Truth (my blogs) rather than any other of the 7 Belief systems (2015 version, 2019 update). Please take a look at my diagram.

My diagram above connects several of my blogs:
– the migration from the Truth to (government-mandated) Data-Info; see my 2018 blog;
– the migration from dualism (Knowledge vs Power) to monism (Power only); see my 2019 blog;
– the end of democracy and start of tyranny (ie, Plato’s stage 4 and 5); see my blogs of 2018 and 2021.

Actually, my diagram revealed things I didn’t like seeing. It took me a week to be able to write about it. Things that didn’t make sense to me, are now suddenly part of the bigger picture that I wrote about for several years.

While writing the above, a question popped up in my mind: is this process irreversible? Theoretically, no. Practically, yes. Why? Please take another look at my recent blog: Why are most people submissive?

In most, if not all, countries, Power is winning from Knowledge. The demise of the belief system Religion has accelerated this development. Politics and Religion used to balance each other within the Power domain because Money didn’t make a clear choice. Today, Money is making a choice in favour of Data-Info and Technology. Hence, the belief system Politics will lose. The new Power domain is exceptionally strong.

The above also explains the Chinese “war” between Politics and Big Business (ie, Data+Tech+Money). A similar war between Politics and Big Business seems to be emerging in USA. Also see my recent blog.

A logical question would be: how long (eg, centuries) will this new situation last? Probably less long than you would expect because “power will cause stupidity in the absence of confident humility“; see Idiocracy (1).

An example of such stupidity in “absolute” power, would be a Chinese invasion into Taiwan.

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”

A quote from The Art of War by Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC), a Chinese general and military strategist.

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