31 October 2010

Whatever resists examination cannot be seen

The Hobbesians posit the default condition for human society is the war of all against all. That claim denies the operation of ecology in human society. It situates scarcity and threat as the only natural state. 
It means bad behavior doesn't require an explanation, and therefore doesn't need to be examined. 
Whatever resists examination cannot be seen. As a result, the overt conduct to promote the values of greed and violence is understood not as the deliberate institutional objective of many malign interests in society but as merely the workings of natural processes. It also means the entire purpose of God's role in human affairs is negated. 

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