I can only control myself, I can't control if people hurt others, and I am not responsible if they do something and I am not present to stop them. I have empathy, but I am practically limited.
Corruption and selfishness are always with us, but it has become pervasive in the cultural attitude. Societies seem to go through cycles in my opinion. They go from freedom, to tyranny, to collapse, to freedom. I don't think any society stays stagnant in one single phase. If you provide your children freedom, they will become complacent and let it slip away, guaranteed. Remember the part about "if you can keep it"? I also do not believe it is possible to go from tyranny to freedom without the collapse in the middle, as the masses are too corrupt and won't reevaluate their belief systems unless they experience negative pressures.
If freedom to tyranny was a computer progress bar, I think we are about 70% of the way there. I think the good work that Ron Paul and people that have actively supported him will help with freedom, but not in the way that you do. I think people laugh at him now, but after they finally suffer enough they will remember his lessons they laughed off. Most people simply do not make any changes until the discomfort becomes very strong.
I was just listening to the Joe Rogan podcast yesterday and he had on Shane Smith from Vice.com. Mr. Smith was talking about how the tuna in the oceans is running out (don't know if it is true), but the interesting thing he said is you can tell people the tuna is running out and they won't want to hear it. Then later when a person walks into a store and can't buy tuna, they are going to be looking around and say "hey where the hell is all the tuna?".
Einstein said intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. There are not enough geniuses around to listen to the other geniuses. At the DP we are all just preaching to the choir. The reason collapses happen over and over again is the average person is quite frankly stupid, or has a low IQ, or however it should be put. I think that your intelligence, even if I don't agree with you, is well above average. It seems mean to call people less intelligent, but it is true. Those people just can't or won't see off into the distance. Maybe it is not brain power, maybe it is courage, because looking ahead means thinking about scary stuff.
The good thing is that you always have people like Ron Paul that spread the message, but it won't be appreciated until its time for a new rebuild after collapse. Spreading the liberty message is important because of what it means years from now, not next year. My 2 cents anyways. You can think me cynical or negative, but I look at human nature, and that is what I see. I wish I didn't but it is. Humans do not deal with problems until they have absolutely no choice but to do so. The pressure has to build.
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