I know that you,
like me, have wondered when you have time, why the world is becoming such a
stinking mess.It’s not just climate
change that threatens all of human and animal habitat although this concern
gets more serious every day. It isn’t even the increasing financial ruination
being brought to us by corporate rule that now seems to have more power than the
governments who protect them instead of us.
With every passing month we have less of what
we need to live as a civil society. Workers need higher wages, we all need more
public and affordable housing, affordable child care, the cessation of criminal
interest rates on credit cards, forgiveness for student debt, and less propaganda
about inflation.Every person entrusted
with grocery buying knows that groceries seem to rise in a disgustingly regular
fashion, if not daily, at least weekly.Epidemics
of dementia of all kinds stalk the elderly, cancer has become so common that
some health scientists predict that one person in two in the western world will
contact cancer before they die.And this
is occurring at the same time that only a handful of people, relatively
speaking; own most of the wealth of the Western World.
The elites (corporations,
bankers, billionaires, media heads, military industrial complex, lobbyists for
eternal wars) tell us one way or another that this is how the world works.It’s just the way humans develop in a free economy.You know, it is freedom that does this.It’s Democracy. Shut up and count your
blessings. The economic winners get to write the rules.
I have been
reading a book that explains, at least to my satisfaction, some of the reasons why
we, the people, have allowed the social psychopaths of the elites to rise to the
top of an increasingly economically miserable heap which the elites themselves
have created.The name of the book I am
finding that points to the wealth and power inequality on earth that is killing
us is: The Master and His Emissary:The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.The subject is about the human brain
and how it works written by Dr. Iain McGilchrist.McGilchrist has trained both as a literary
scholar and as a medical doctor (psychiatry and neuroimaging researcher).
In order to wrap
our heads around the really insane proposition that the sneakiest, craftiest
and cruelest people among us must be our leaders, we need to know how this
happened in the first place. McGilchrist tells us that it is because the human
animal has a divided brain.However,
while divided, both sides of the human brain talk to each other regularly.
Except in psychopaths.I think that our
elites – our socially acceptable psychopaths - use only one side of their
brain. One side of their brain has mutated and has reduced communication with
the other side. In my opinion they are,
in effect, mutants. More next time.