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Topic for Discussion- reclaiming our RL Countries and Rights (Golden Rainbow)

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Parsifal (Kebir Blue)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 03:53 am Click here to edit this post
Austia, you have a good idea about teaching more history and poli sci. but remember, history is written by the winners and it's only years later that revisionists take over. ex. is Harry Truman. he was considered such a bad pres that he almost had to crawl out of the White House. but today he's considered by many to be one of the greatest pres in american history.

in a broader sense i think it's important to look at human nature. by and large humans operate out of self interest. even with altruistic actions there is often a self interest motive. that's not bad if the self interest leads to cooperation and a seeking to understand the other. but because of greed and fear we often demonize the other and our motives become will to power.

so, what's the answer? well, i think there's a lot of answers. but one of the answers is right here in SC. even though we bitch and moan about changes taking place and the game gods being capricious and arbitrary, SC is a constructed reality that we all have a part. SC is a laboratory (even though imperfect) of the real world. we can develop relationships, build economies, fight wars. about the only thing we can't do is have sex....well, judging from some past posts, maybe some of you can. the internet is an amazing thing. it has the possibility for us to communicate as never before. and yet at the same time it isolates us so that we don't have to engage in deeper relationships. whether it's playing SC or watching porno, it can become a substitute for real relationships. we can live in that artificial world and build a reality that we create while never entering another world that's outside our keyboard.

as someone said, "it's the best of times and worst of times." it's how we live it out as individuals and as the world community that will determine whether we move forward as an enlightened, compassionate, interactive race or whether we slip into the slime pit of oblivion.

well, on that postive note i'll say good night. Austia, hope that's not too much of a downer. thanks for the suggestion to have this conversation. i'd like to hear more from you and others.

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