“In a broad sense, this research gives us a picture of how dominance, in the abstract, works to sustain itself. If you’re at the top of a very hierarchical society and are absolutely determined to stay there, then you want three things. First, you want people to fear your power, so that they’re unwilling to risk toppling you. Second, you want to occupy people’s minds—and potentially, their bodies—so thoroughly that they’re mentally exhausted and oriented more toward hierarchy and authority than toward equality and justice. Finally, you want to make sure that those you dominate are unable to meaningfully communicate—or that, if they can, they are loath to trust one another in the long run. Division is your ally. Power wants the powerless to be scared, thoughtless, and alone”
We are human we have the cognitive resources to maintain equality our potential masters can stay potential
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One of my (Gene Sharpe) major concerns for many years has been how people
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could prevent and destroy dictatorships. This has been nurtured in
part because of a belief that human beings should not be dominated
and destroyed by such regimes.
Humans are programmed to think we’re right at all costs. Fighting that instinct will set you free. Source: How to Get Better at Admitting You’re Wrong – The Atlantic And so much more How to Build a Life A column about pointing yourself toward happiness by Arthur C. Brooks
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From Barbados to Finland, we’ve seen women’s leadership on climate bring fair, innovative and ambitious policies.
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Stacco lives, breathes, teaches and writes on the Commons, P2P politics and economics, open culture, post-growth futures, Platform and Open Cooperativism, decentralised governance, blockchain and more as part of DisCO.coop, Commons Transition and Guerrilla Translation.
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