28 March 2009

Competition vs complementarity

Extremism vs moderation, ideology vs practicality, extraction vs creation, scarcity and fear and danger vs abundance and hope and respect for institutions and for standards and practices -- these are the competition vs complementarity poles of evil vs good, vice vs virtue, fury vs generosity.

When the moderates share more with each other and the extremists share more with each other across ideological lines than they do within the ideological lines it is because competition prevails over complementarity, and ideology has become an instrument of the ruling class over the ruled class. The pagan gods speak for the ruling class, the religious God speaks for the ruled class.

No comments:

Post a Comment