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Why do we need violence to transfer power?

Revolutions are some very effective types of mass manipulation through which power changes and shifts. Why do we, humas, hold on to our positions or ideas even if we know we are wrong?

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  • Jan 29 2012: Well, first of all, if you think revolutions are a type of mass manipulation, you are a cynical. I think that as we evolve technologically, changes that are very hard to predict, take place. And i also don't believe that we, as humans hold on to our positions. Only the rich people who have a very good life hold on to this socio-economic system. And these people are a few but they concentrate a massive amount of power in their hands. They are in privileged positions, and many of them are also unsane psychologically speaking. They are money and power junkies that will do anything to preserve things as they are, so they can get more and more. But that's impossible when a communications revolutions happen, like the Gutenberg movable type printing, the telegraph/telephone, the TV and now the Internet and all the technological marvels that keep popping at an exponentially faster pace.

    We are at a crucial time in history, in which we make the step towards a real economy and sustainable one or we face extinction like Jeremy Rifkin said in his Empathic Civilization talk (I recommend watching the full 50 minutes talk on youtube RSA channel). What happens now all around the world is the result of awareness growth due to this interconnected online society. The establishment is rigid and they react the only way they know: brutal (see SOPA/PIPA/ACTA, police interventions against protesters, and the retraction of the money by banks, to name a few). So it's up to us, the more aware people from society to spread this awareness even farther and to come with solutions. And fortunately the billionaires who come from behind and are starting to really diminish the power of oil industry and other obsolete industries, are people with a broader view and without pshychopathological issues like some 20th century fossils. I really think that if we can't abolish this monetary system an change to something else, the more powerful people from the IT rvolution become, the better chance we have!

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