Society - The Human Farce
There is a word in English, "society". One definition for it refers to subsets of humankind, "clubs, or organizations formed for a particular purpose or activity". The root concept being members share something in common. The word "union" comes to mind, or perhaps even "unity".
There is another meaning to the word society. Capitalize the word, and we think of Society, the collective group of individuals under a particular government, or even mankind in general. One word does NOT come to mind. You guessed it. That word is also unity. Society is little more than a collection of people with just about every conceivably different notion in their heads that you can come up with. Some might suggest the descriptor "free will" comes to mind. But a better word to describe that condition is "anarchy".
One small example of that crossed my mind today. It involves Law. There are three sides to the law. The law enforcers, those who obey the law, and those who defy the law. However, there is another group outside that group of three, as you will soon see. And it exercises a degree of control over the other three components. I pick speed limits. Speed on highways may be controlled for the purpose of maintaining public safety.
To enforce speed laws, there are the police. They employ radar to detect the actual speed of a passing motor vehicle.
Those who obey the law observe speed limits. Nothing more need be said concerning them.
Those who defy the law often ignore highway speed signs. Some among them employ electronic devices designed to detect radar in use by the enforcers. If their radar detector alerts them radar is in use, they slow down their vehicle, to avoid "getting caught".
After the appearance of radar detectors, the police began to employ radar detector detectors! This worked for a while. Until the detector detectors were improved. Which introduces the fourth element, greedy commerce. Anything for a profit, these dollar worshipers represent an additional anti-unity element to that definition-oxymoron, Society.
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