Thursday, August 31, 2006

So Where Are the Spiders?

A little Ziggy for you...

I'm reading this book called The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen. It starts with the theories and philosophies leading up to Communism, the history of the Bolshevik revolution and subsequent U.S.S.R., and the world-view of the Russian Communists. It takes the views of Communism and Capitalism, compares experiments in both, and makes statements regarding 'benefits' of both philosophies. In making these statements, speeches are quoted, and the author's comments are backed up by footnotes, I guess in order to minimize the author's bias. It is very interesting, even more so since I was alive for the last 1/3 of the Cold War (if you believe it's over). All of this leads to this thought:

When man was put on Earth, he was given Choice. Looking back on religion (in general, not any denomination, deity, etc.), governmental philosophies, different societies, etc. man has always tried to search out some new, better way of living as they saw fit at that particular time. So, taking all of these differences into consideration, does the Choice of government men decide upon create the society they live in or does the society men live in create the philosophy men choose to govern themselves in? I was watching a Discovery channel series on Indigenous tribes of New Zealand (where is Old Zealand?) (hahaha, playful jab at Pisces, seeing I'm from Texas...get it?) and Africa, and I'm not going to get into the obvious lifestyle differences of indigenous tribes and other civilizations, but the above question arose.

For those new to this madness, I'm LDS and fully embrace the idea of peaceful persuasion in terms of religious philosophy. I think it's interesting to see all government stems from religious questions. All of them. Am I wrong?


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