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Old May 1st, 2018, 04:16 AM   #301
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We all have limited consciousness and perhaps through safe communication, we expand our shared consciousness. It may be important to be aware of how religious beliefs shape our consciousness. Not until Calvinism did Christianity embrace capitalism. Before England loosened its Christian based economic control that favored a classist system of poverty and wealth, and the notion that a god determined who would serve and who would be served, the Puritans fled to the New Land where they established a community free of the governing authority that prevented them from having economic freedom.
'The rich man in his castle.
The Poor man at his gate.
God made them high or lowly
And ordered their estate', said a verse of 'All things Bright and Beautiful', enabling many clergymen, such as my father, to say happily, 'we will omit Verse 3' (I think it was). At that point we had moved into England, some of which is very backward, though it did give rise to the Peasants' Revolt (slogan:
'When Adam delved and Eve span
Who was then the gentleman?') and later the Diggers. Different attitudes prevailed with us here, but, then, we were a real colony!

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'The rich man in his castle.
The Poor man at his gate.
God made them high or lowly
And ordered their estate', said a verse of 'All things Bright and Beautiful', enabling many clergymen, such as my father, to say happily, 'we will omit Verse 3' (I think it was). At that point we had moved into England, some of which is very backward, though it did give rise to the Peasants' Revolt (slogan:
'When Adam delved and Eve span
Who was then the gentleman?') and later the Diggers. Different attitudes prevailed with us here, but, then, we were a real colony!
I watched a movie with a friend about an idealistic attorney in LA, California. I grew up there and remember thinking my X had moved us to the end of the earth when we moved to Newport, Oregon. My goodness, Newport was primitive back then and at least 20 years behind the times. I was miserable, but today I think of LA as hell. The mass of people is overwhelming. In such a mass we become lonely in the crowd. The movie made it clear how the justice system has nothing to do with justice for those accused of crimes.

The point being, our quality of life depends very much on the communities stage of development and the size of the population. Socialism in a small community where people actually interact with each other, might work better than in places with very large populations? I think no matter what decisions we make, we might want to take into consideration the size of the population and the qualities of that population.
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