Most democracies has never really been about democracy, only electing which demagogue to get a vote. I belive no democracy country really had the chance to vote about going into Afghan and Iraq, least in Denmark we didn't, it was all about political USA-ass licking.
Denmark needs some changing, then... but the rest of the world also does =)
The sad thing is that USA refuse to realize that no money in the world can protect you, not with intel nor military might.
Indeed. As long as you have enemies, they will always be able to hurt you, no matter what you do. The best defense is to have no enemies.
]Many Americans have wondered the same thing. There's been an unusual lack of faith in the ability of the government to address problems.
It calls into questions whether humans can govern their affairs with intelligence. They seem to be happy to let necessity drive the gears naturally... even if they know that nature's method involves disasters.
The thing is, humans are an irregularity from nature. No amount of evolution can protect us from our own fast-growing culture. I think culture is growing beyond our control, everything is getting more complex than we evolved to be able to handle... I mean, look at economy. Economy has gotten so complex that nobody is really sure what will happen, and oftenly great disaster are caused by it, even though it is only a form of measuring work and production. My hopes are that as our computers become more intelligent they will be able to handle these things for us.
An interesting fact that shows that rather well: In ancient Rome, people who could multiply were considered mathematicians =)
I think it works both ways. Success reinforces the ideology that was on the scene at the time of the success. The success is pinned on that ideology. Are we saying that's an illusion?
The world changes ideologies and ideologies change the world.
I want to know why the Tasmanians stopped building boats. What would be your hypothesis?
I googled the island at it seens fairly large. I dont know anything else about Tasmanias, so my bet is that the island was large enough to upkeep then well without the need for fishing or gathering food from water in other ways. In a society where only useful knowledge is keept they probaly eventually forgot about boats altogether.
Just a wild guess though =)