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Submitted by FC (United States), Jan 13, 2004 at 13:38

Before worrying about conspiracies, we may do better if we acknowledge that civilization is a team effort and that the "enemy" is all of us who fail to construct good values and common goals. It is this failure that allows exploitation, separation of wealth and the other seeds of conflict that divide and keep the masses fighting ignorantly among themselves. If you want to worry about something, maybe it should be less about conspiracy and more about why people gladly give up control to pursue a dream. Too many talk about exploitation but fail to do anything that isn't connected to improving their individual standard of living.

I worry about the utter lack of focus on team because this is what allows a majority to be controlled like a bunch of puppets. Clearly, family and community are less important today; this is the age of the "me" generation. Even TV Reporter's (like Strassel) have reported that greed is the cornerstone of civilization, as if greed is The American Dream and is a good thing. But the fact is that most cannot be rich--only those who control massive production can be wealthy. I worry that most don't even understand or care about the basics, such as separation of wealth and exploitation of those who make the wealthy even more wealthy. If those who control us are conspiring, their success is rooted in getting the majority to follow their lead for greed, at the expense of families and communities. We all care to much about self and too little about what is good for the whole. It doesn't take much to exploit where greed drives the majority. It certainly isn't much of a conspiracy to exploit a massive number who think their dream counts more than the teamwork that makes civilization possible.
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