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    They ran protection rackets where they extorted money from small businesses. They were parasites feeding off the communities and so are the church

    Churches sooth anxieties of the mind, but anxiety is only a symptom. Anxiety is not the problem itself. So churches don't solve the fundamental problems

    I believe we should stop treating symptoms and solve problems instead

    I think whereever there is centralised power there will be corruption and exploitation. The logical answer therefore is to decentralise. Bitcoin is claiming to be a decentralised currency that enables the public to exchange value across the world with no need for banks or governments. Its a revolutionary concept.

    large fortunes are usually made at someones expense. So the likelyhood that someone who is very wealthy is also very wise is slim

    The more likely scenario is that they are a ruthless capitalist who has trodden on many people to get to where they are....such behaviour would demonstrate an absence of wisdom as it is destructive

    We all have choices to make about what we value and what we pursue
     
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    And how do we go about the fundamental problems?


    Full decentralization is stupid. Government is necessary, but perhaps never ideal.
     
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    Not everyone agrees that government is necessary your majesticalness and there are different ideas as to what form it should take and what roles it should fulfill

    What we have at the moment though is a merging of corporations and government

    Although i am wary of letting go of physical money altogether some people are touting bitcoin as a way to decentralise money and take it out of the hands of banks and governments (bitcoin does come in physical form as well)

    I think we will see this replace the current fiat money. i just hope that the monied interests don't hijack it
     
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    That's true. Only the rational ones realize the benefits of my rule.
     
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    Nothing to add that Monty Python hasn't already covered :)
     
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    Well rational is only one half of the equation your highestedness!

    It is the product of the left hemisphere of the brain but creativity, intuition and abstraction are the preserve of the right hemisphere

    Both are valuable to our species and a reliance on one to the detriment of the other creates a prison for the human soul...balance is the key!

    Monarchy is definately the creation of the left hemisphere!

    [video=youtube;gdiEr1vLIrk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdiEr1vLIrk[/video]
     
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    “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

    ― Alan Wilson Watts
     
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    Thinking about this today.

    I will never have a consistent answer. There isn't one.

    But my feeling today is that life is to collect these different experiences and moments and memories. That with each experience it changes our perception and direction. We can meaning by how we interpret it but the most basic meaning isn't very glamorous: to exist and examine in whatever way we feel fit. It'll change as we go.
     
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    For me the meaning of life is that we die. But that doesn’t mean it’s depressing, right Snoopy??
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    I'd love it if you expanded further on that thought.
     
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