Income Elite, Revolutions, Science, and Specialization

Best read while listening to Psychedelic Trance

INCOME INEQUALITY

Differences between the “ruling class” and the “rest of us” have an incredily bad effect on one, and a bad affect on the other. The people at the top of unequal societies are less healthy than those at the top of equal societies.

(check out the video we watched for our SWEET blog posts here).

WHY HASN’T AMERICA REVOLTED YET?

Revolution is the collective discontent of enough individuals who drive a complete social and monetary upheaval. This is more or less an inevitability, if we look back in history. It’s impossible to preordain the straw that broke the camel’s back, but are we overdue? What structural factors make America revolt? Check out this TED Talk about conditions of societal collapse. Problems like those that Wilkonson (from the video you didn’t watch) presents destabilizing the populous.

WHAT DO I ALWAYS WRITE ABOUT ON THIS BLOG?

(How the hell would you know? Check out my first post here.)

YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW, DAMNIT.

So let me brief you. Ideology itself is a constantly morphing attitude towards something we don’t, haven’t, and by the strictest standards, will never fully understand. That doesn’t mean you should become a defeatist, though, just a realist. There are limits and parameters for  everything that you do. But you can change and impact the world! Ideology is just a parsimonious way to self-assume ignorance, irrationality, and/or subjectivity.

YOU ARE NOT IN A DREAM.

It’s important to understand your very real effect on everyone, even the most seen members of society. You change the outcome of, for example, a sports game by making a physical appearance to the game. You can also
change an entire sport team’s season just  through facebook, twitter, or other social media. It’s a societal application of the observer principal, as we’ve seen in the field of quantum physics (and thus, you altered it):

Originally seen on the UAF SWEET Blog

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