Sin Of Pride

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It goes directly to motive, the cause or purpose below the hair, nestled beneath thin boned skulls. Pride goeth before something bad is the ancient message believed by billions who bent the knee to a diety of choice and to power.  Separation of church and state is arguable in what motivates those institutions.
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I am working on a theory that ancients used words and oratory to keep the folk quiet to preserve the feudal system. (not a new idea, rather overlain onto our timeline in history). It was, and still is, useful to tell people that to be proud is not acceptable in the mind's motivational matrix. That is the domain of royalty and the church. Still. 
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Exit Lords and Ladies, enter caste-class structures; the need to keep the playing field, the place where major decisions are made, unlevel and underpopulated. Everyone on earth struggles for independence, resenting totally the yoke of cooperation and acceptance required to thrive. The rules are convoluted and coded to keep most humans befuddled. Take away prideand all good ideas are usurped and more easily stolen, and the individual gets no credit. Herein is created a hierarchy that is oppressive. Pride taken out of humans leaves them docile and afraid to excel. Those who discover this truth may break all those chains and earn a seat at the adult's table. Most adjust to smaller chairs and common media induced conversations.

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The job of the professional politician is to keep huge numbers of independent thinkers quiescent and unheard. Carefully fashioned sculpting of scripts and attitudes have served for centuries to condition the individual spirit to kneel before greater power. Enter the internet. Historically, so many voices heard is unprecedented, the speakers exhibit pride, often emotionally and based on their autobiographies, which forces the mighty and the wealthy to listen. The "fall" may begin to affect less the rebel and more the power blocs that benefit from the necessary docility  of the worker caste. 

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In the sixties, rhetoricians knew that to tell people to be proud changed mindsets causing independent thought And organized demands for resources. Chains broke all over the worls when Gandhi walked to the sea and made salt. He was a lawyer trained in England and he knew the code. India still struggles with too many people and poverty for millions, the caste system annexed to religion, proved to own chains too strong for many to break. But people remember voices that speak of freedom pridefully. 

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Enter global competition. Billions pour into the pride filled upper echelon's purses and the consuming poor are forgotten. If people starve to death, eventually social disobedience ripens in a too hot sun of survival. The goal to survive requires pride as motive to rebel, non-violently is the intent. The masses of poor eventually evolve up a hero or some charismatic Joan of Arc, a leader who walks proudly between all economic strata to offer a way out of squalor. The new idea is to return pride to individuals. By conditioned response, pride only becomes sacrilegious when stability is threatened and choices are made by the landless and penniless. Go figure! Social sculpting post COVID will change. Teachers are driving through breadlines. It will change. Enough war expenditure, more investment in USA citizens and support system That do not require any kneeling.

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As global warming affects 7.4 billion Earthers; food, water, and shelter will be news worthy and will reach criticle mass. Predictable catastrophes, like the 2020 Pandemic, will allow government structures to continue to protect power from the teeming to breathe free multitudes. Someone, once more, is asleep at the global wheel. They keep waking up after the wreck, clueless.

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The once unchallenged middle service and white collar bachelor and masters prepared nouveau poor are about to enter th world of SNAP (food stamps) and mailbox watching for the government check. Welcome to how the majority survives, once the bills come due and unemployment means a slowly diminishment of savings to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. And we wonder how many have gone belly up with the stock market down trending losing billions in value. The once complacent sheep look up and start, belatedly, to exercise the pride of a well honed opinion backed up with action. Opened eyes begin to see social inequities on their economic strata and the conditions of where they will land if the entire bubble bursts. Fear is often oride's shadow. With pride and hope, determination and purpose to reclaim wealth and the ability to enhance lifestyle, the collapsing middle class citizen (defined as being in the annual earnings category of $150,000.00 - 300,000.00) will stage interesting protests. Dumbfounded, the poor will watch.
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Whatever happens next, the next catastrophe is altways about to happen, be assured pride will out. USA rhetoric is proudly about to ascend to the lofty heights of the soapbox and kings and queens will be forced to share the millions and the governments will go into debt n the trillions. If pride goeth before something or other, then it will take a new pride to get us out of this quagmire And no a better one.

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~S~
05-26-20

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