It doesn’t matter the organization. Or the society. Or the group.
It is the nature of man to maximize self interest. It’s bred into us through 1000’s of years of evolution. We look out for ourselves. And when ourselves are looked out for, we look out for “the us”. We are tribal individuals. We just are.
If you can find a system that changes humans from the selfish creatures we are to ones that live in “peace” and “harmony”, then we can talk about how better to arrange human society. But until then, free and open markets are the single best way to organize ourselves. If you don’t like human greed and our focus on the material thing, open a church or a synagogue or a mosque. Something that speaks to improving a man’s character. His inner self.
But don’t legislate it.
Which brings me to Jon Stewart. And Occupy Wall Street.
Jon continues to be my 2nd source of comedy; Modern Family is hands down #1. And in this episode he actually takes down the Occupy crowd. To his credit.
I love the fact that the park has segmented into two classes. And my favorite part is when the protester dweeb is rambling about “access to the goods of life”. You know, the guy who is worried about “personal property” as opposed to “private property”.
Props to Jon for a humorous sketch on OWS. Good stuff.