May 8, 2015
Soul of the East
For millennia rulers have governed through stoking of fear of internal and external threats. While in tribal societies the external (and sometimes internal) threat was very real, the plebeian mind remained fixated on the dialectic of “we good, they bad.” Today man is no different – what is different is that the halls and levers of power are less visible than in ancient civilizations. The average American in our day can watch Game of Thrones, where political elites manipulate their underlings and one another on a daily basis, yet remain wholly incapable of translating these lessons into the real world.