Sta Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans

How did we get so far??

In yesterday’s blog, stagflation vs inflation, I finally put in writing that what has been bugging me for a long time: “It’s a miracle (to me) that we have come so far despite the abundance of human stupidity.”

One could argue that the interglacial period following the Last Glacial Maximum allowed us to rewrite human history, given the worldwide destruction due to the Great Flood of c.16,000 BC to c.4,000 BC. This view is partly true as the Sumerian civilization brought their many inventions to Mesopotamia (eg, my 2019 blog).

One could also argue that nothing much happened after the collapse of the Sumerian civilization (c.2000 BC) until the Industrial Revolution (c.1760-c.1830). My observation is despite (i) the birth of Jesus Christ, and (ii) the Islamic Golden Age (c.800-c.1350), “a period of cultural, economic, and scientific flourishing in the history of Islam”. That period was followed by the Dark Ages, including the fall of the Roman Empire.

The greatest showstopper of human progress has been (manmade) Religion, one of the (former) beliefs in the Power domain of the 7 Belief systems (ie, 2015 version and 2019 update). Religions have been responsible for the period commonly referred to as the Dark Ages. Please also see my blogs on Faith vs Religion.

Ever since the Industrial Revolution (c.1760-c.1830), Technology has been the main accelerator of human progress. Hence, my blogs on the Technological Revolution of 1800-2100.

Another human belief in the Power domain of the 7 Belief systems (ie, Politics) has become a roadblock for human progress due to its increasing “need” for consensus decision-making (eg, partisanship). I think, feel and believe that the 7 stages of Liberalism are accountable and/or responsible for this deterioration.

Unfortunately, Technology is no longer a tool for progress but is a new belief, similar as our new belief in Data-Info in the Power domain of the 7 Belief systems. Politics and Religion are on their way out.

It’s fair to say that human (ideological) beliefs are becoming more and more extreme while common sense is still losing. In my view, this cannot end well. I expect an economic (eg, 1930s) and/or military crisis. In my view, there’s a link with the Strauss-Howe generational theory (eg, my blogs of 2020, 2019, 2018).

Are we all riding on a train that will inevitably hit the proverbial brick wall??

Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 (1979) by Pink Floyd
artists, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control

Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by LO unless stated otherwise.


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