When you tyrannize the productive, who are you left with?
Is everything a zero-sum game?
Is there always a victor and a loser?
Why is there so much division?
Answers to these questions and more in today's video.
Hey, guys, Max here. In this video I am going to go over rule six of Beyond Order, and I'm goin to teach you how to not screw up your life because I've done enough screwing up in my life. I want to help you not screw it up. So rule six beyond order. Here we are.
Is everything a zero sum game?
Is there always a victor and a loser? Is there always a win lose situation? And why is there so much division? Well, it seems as though we've become as a culture and as a collective Puritan's in our new religion and our religion is tribalism. Our religion is narcissistic and the valuation of ourselves. And it's got to stop. That's why we need to totally and totally thrown overboard. Do I know everything? Do you know everything the answer's no and no.
However, you may know something I don't know and I may know something you don't know. So the more we share, that's a win win. Ideology and how dogmatic we've taken it left versus right or whatever other distinction, whatever juxtaposition you have, one group versus the other, we've taken way too far. This dogma has to stop. It really does lead everyone to be a big loser, because the more we stay in our bubbles, the more we don't venture out, the more our lives are completely screwed because we never learn anything.
Remember, the other person you're contending with, talking with spending liveth, knows a lot of things you don't know, humble yourself and ask a lot of questions. Unfortunately for the Communists, a substantial portion of the oppressed were incapable, unconscientious, unintelligent. Power mad, violent, resentful and jealous, while a substantial proportion of the oppressor's were educated, able, creative, intelligent, honest and caring. So when you tyrannize the productive, who are you left with?
I mean, that's a really easy, easy, easy answer. If you've read Atlas Shrugged, you you know what I'm talking about. Once all the producers leave, life turns into a complete hell on earth. So what's not tyrannize the rich or the supposed top of the food chain? They are very essential to the whole entire ecosystem. I heard so much recently in the US, especially democracy in these change. Let democracy always have the final say.
And I agree. But to an extent, and here's the extent. The fact of the matter is a democracy is not actually what we have in this this nation. We actually have a representative constitutional republic, which is a good thing, because if we had a pure democracy, it would lead to it would truly lead to complete tyranny. If fifty one percent of the population wants a certain thing to be done, to happen, to not happen, the other 49 percent have to fall in lockstep and totally be OK with that.
If the US were a pure democracy, that means every single presidential election would be decided by New York and California. And you know, my opinion about California and New York, they're different, to say the least. They are more popular because they have more population than the bottom. Twenty five states all put together, I think about that. Twenty five states, which is half the union has been. Pretty much silenced if we were to have a pure democracy, there's a reason we have electors and a republic, which is what we do have, is really simply put, we all know what it is.
We elect representatives and they go on behalf of their constituents or behalf of the people and hopefully not always their politicians. Remember, they're supposed to act on behalf of the good will of their people so their state, their jurisdiction, their domicile, not their own personal interest, which I'm saying this and kind of laughing because it's almost impossible to find a politician who actually does not and doesn't always think about hmmm, am I reelected in two years or four years and how can I bolster my chances of being reelected.
So the fact of the matter is I love democracy, but to an extent a pure democracy is like wolves going to dinner with the sheep and figuring out who's going to eat their two lives on one sheep that she in trouble. So it's better to have a republic, which is what we do have. Thankfully, the idealogue begins by selecting a few abstractions and whose low resolution representations have large, undifferentiated chunks of the world. Some examples include the economy, the nation, the environment, the patriarchy, the people, the rich, the poor, the oppressed and the oppressors.
Any time you or I, especially any time any of these words are thrown around, if we really, really keen and figure out what the person actually wants, because the reality is they're throwing these huge low resolution abstractions, trying to really explain a complex, really complex issue. It's really not that easy. And any time you hear anybody using these words specifically, they're almost always trying to divide right down the middle us versus them, them versus someone else.
And that leads us to tribalism. And as we've seen in the 20th, 20th century, that does not work out good for humanity. And this is not talking about large societal issues. All such problems require careful, particularized analysis, followed by the generation of multiple potential solutions, followed by the careful assessment of those solutions to ensure that they are having their desired effect.
So first and foremost, before you do any of that, get your own life together, before you tackle anything that is of large societal importance. And just keep in mind, every large problem has so many different factors. It's very multivariate. Dozens of factors go into all these things. It's not just the rich or the oppressor's. It's that's it's so crazy how so many have latched onto these these cute words and cute phrases when in reality there's so many different factors involved.
And that's a duty to do. We have to analyze all those different factors or we should analyze all those different factors and then come to a conclusion. Not the one thing, one factor. Therefore, this is the conclusion that almost never works. And then the thing we don't ever do, which is crazy, we do these huge societal experiments like the welfare state, and we don't ever do a post experiment assessment. Why is that the case? I don't know the great difficulty of assessing problems in sufficient detail to understand what is causing them, followed by the equally great difficulty of generating and testing particular solutions is sufficient to this even the style parted.
Well, let us say, from daring to tackle a true plague of mankind now that societal lessons are completely colossal, to understand what is causing them is a huge feat in itself, but generating a solution and then even a solution that actually works.
In the final analysis, that's nearly impossible. Be humble, be humble, and whenever a government is involved, you know, it may maybe not. Maybe governments do things worse than individuals, period.
So the governments involved, it's probably not going to work out. All right. Question of the day.
What are they? The largest what is the largest societal issue that we should be focusing on today? I want to hear your thoughts. Please comment now. After breaking the world into large, undifferentiated pieces describing the problems that characterize each division and identifying the appropriate villains, the ISM theorist then generates a small number of explanatory principles. Are factors as in the rich, the oppressor's men. White people fill in the blank of all these catchphrases. Next, the fourth spends a post hoc theory about every phenomenon, no matter how complex, can be considered a secondary consequence of the new total totalizing system.
Finally, a school of thought emerges to propagate the methods of this algorithmic reduction, particularly when the thinker is hoping to attain dominance in the conceptual and the real world. And those who refuse to adopt the algorithm or who criticize its use are tactically or explicitly demonized.
Quote, It's because of racism that black people in the US are not as wealthy as their Anglo counterparts.
One thing, huge problem. If we only tax the rich more and gave the money and resources to the poor, they'd be better off.
And ideological theory explains everything all the past, all the present and all the future. This means that an ideologue can consider him or herself in possession of the complete truth, sometimes forbidden to the self-consistent fundamentalist. Poor people live in bad areas, they live there because they were oppressed to work a menial job by the greedy capitalist employer, and so they're not paid a living wage. They cannot leave leave the crime ridden areas. Now, since the rich have become so much richer than before, the poor now damned and their children, our children are as well, unless we raise the minimum wage and tax the rich capitalist.
Well, who's the rich capitalist? The guy who owns one restaurant named. The more the story, beware of intellectuals who make a monotheism out of their theories, their motivation, beware. And more technical terms, a blanket univariate, single variable causes of diverse, complex problems. Of course, power plays a role in history, as does economics. But the same can be said of jealousy, love, hunger, sex, cooperation, revelation, anger, disgust, sadness, anxiety, religion, compassionate disease, technology, hatred and chance, none of which can definitively be reduced to another.
If someone presents a very simple solution to a huge, colossal, complex problem, they're probably lying to you if you guys are doing this content.
Please make sure to, like, subscribe and comment some more who will see this video and improve their life. It is much safer morally to look to yourself for the errors of the world and at least to the degree to which someone honest and free of willful blindness may I consider you are likely to be much more clear minded about what is what is what and who is who and where blame lies one to contemplate the log in your own eye rather than the suspect and your brothers.
It always goes back to the individual. It always goes back to me. Look in the mirror, what have I done or what can I do to rectify my own situation once you have your life put together? That's great. Hi5, very good job. Now you can start tackling some more complex and bigger issues if you don't have your life together.
Do not tackle societal problems. You cannot.
Once you have something small conquered, then you can move on and move on and move on. But until you conquer, the small things don't go after the large things start small. Like God, however, ideology is dead. The bloody excesses of the twentieth century killed it. We should let it go and begin into addressing it. It are smaller. More precisely, define the problems we should conceptualize, not at the scale at which we might be able to, might begin to solve them, not by blaming others, but by trying to address them personally while simultaneously taking responsibility for the outcome.
Take responsibility for the outcome. Doesn't matter what it is, it's your life. This is our collective, our collective world we live in. Take responsibility for your part. I'll take responsibility on my part. If each one of us take responsibility for the one part we play, I promise you your life and all the world around you will continue, will continue to improve and improve at a very exponential amount.
So it start small and then it goes hugely upward and you're going to improve your life and those around you. And that is sweet. One hundred million dead on the twentieth century because of totalitarian. Collectivism and God being God being dead. Government became the God, one hundred million should be enough for us to toll they abandoned ideology as the root of the one thing that's going to save us. No one's going to save us no ideas to save us. That's only the man above who's going to save us.
So let's begin focusing on the localized problems, on small things that we can take a take a bite out, take it, take it Stabat and see if we can improve that.
Because once you can start improving your individual individual, then you move on to small community and then you go larger. Then we can start talking about these worldly issues, these big issues. But until you get the really small things done, don't move on. And now I say that's the one person who I blame the most of my life is not my partner, not my mother, not my father and my siblings. No one around me, not society at the government, not the world, not God, but the person of the mirror.
Me, I take responsibility for everything I do. Once you start owning every decision you make, every every outcome that happens, good, bad or ugly, I promise you, you have so much more control in your life and you'll be able to make things so much sweeter and so much grander than they would if you passed by Monday day. Other do not pass by. Do not pass the buck to another person. You take the book, take the responsibility, straighten up your life, find something productive and interesting to doing, commit to it when you can do all that, find a bigger problem and try to solve it.
That if you dare, if that works, to move on to even more ambitious projects. Start with the small and go from there. It started around start small and then grow now cleaning room. I see you guys in the next video.