A concise summary by another open-eyed, open-minded human, I admire the writing, clarity of thought and analogy. Would like to now read his follow-up about the solution to the quandary, the problem being very well outlined by very many since the cold water in the face moment of 2001.
The richest vein in the history of predatory mining is just about played out. A gigantic mine engages in every conceivable destructive practice-strip mining, heap leaching, tailings dams and ponds and so on. It pays such low wages its workers only make ends meet by borrowing from the company at usurious rates.
It would appear to me, in light of the psychopath’s innate behavior and demeanor (and the sociopath’s developed like traits), that as long as there is a pool of enforced treasure to capture and direct (state collected funds and the mechanism of central banking & fiat currency), and a centralized authority to likewise capture and direct (government, the state) – thus drawing the moths to the flame – and which may NOT be opted out of by those non-PPs who see the problems – permanent ones – with the entire paradigm, both moral and practical, that the dynamic is likewise a permanent one, and terminally weighted in favor of those who naturally seek and delight in the control of others and of the resources needed by all.
There may stepping stones on the way to a solution that I don’t see now, but after much contemplation of the issue, I suspect that until people of conscience can opt out of enforced interaction and affiliation with people without any, via citizenship, and defend themselves against same once known, and can legally, and perhaps also geographically, become stateless persons, we have an unremediable societal and moral problem, and one in which the outcomes envisioned and planned by amoral or evil people will continue to constantly and indefinitely be routinely manifested, and always have the path of least resistance available to them. That is, the removal of the requirement to participate is the only permanent remedy I can see. The DM