TECHNOLOGY COULD AND MAY SAVE HUMANITY!
The male-dominated business, political and religious institutions that have traditionally molded and controlled the mindset and behavior of people are losing their hold on humanity because of cultural changes and technology that is exposing their abuse and misuse of power to the public at large, making it possible for ordinary people to make their own decisions.
Television, with all of its good and bad elements, has become the new family, the new church, and the new school room of humanity. The stupidity, the perfidy, and the inhumanity that is shown in unending broadcasts from around the world is so shocking that the innate goodness in most of humanity that has long been ignored, oppressed and impotent—except in case of revolutions brought on by mass rebellions—is finally beginning to make itself felt through nonviolent means.
[If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New Testament, he would be insane–Robert Green Ingersol.]
Given all the negative influences in today’s cultures, the only salvation for humanity may be the positive influence of technology—which by itself is already rapidly changing all of the world’s cultures. In the long run, even without courageous forward thinking and forward-acting leaders, the world’s cultures will become more and more rational, and more and more democratic because of the incomparable ability of technology to inform, to educate, to encourage critical thinking and to change the behavior of people—and especially to influence people to demand their natural rights to be free and secure.
But given the fact that primitive religions and authoritarian political forms still have a death-grip on the majority of mankind, these transformations could take generations—time the Earth does not have—because leaders will not or cannot take the heroic steps necessary to change today’s morality and today’s policies even if they want these things to happen!
The Free Speech Bucket of Worms
Many Americans believe freedom of speech is guar-anteed by the Constitution and gives people the right to say or write almost anything, no matter how gross or false it might be.
But constitutional authority Robert Greenslade says that is not so. He says the sole purpose of the Bill of Rights was to add restraints to the powers of the federal government, and that the “rights” should be called the “Bill of Prohibitions” instead of the Bill of Rights.
The original purpose of the “Rights,” Greenslade adds, was to reserve these rights to individuals as the “natural rights” of mankind rather than leave them in the hands of politicians.
As a result, the rights inherent in the individual amendments did not take into account the possibility that they could and might be abused.
***This blog was excerpted from my book: THE PLAGUE OF MALE DOMINANCE – The Cause and Cure!, available in ebook and printed formats from Amazon.com.
Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the moral collapse of the U.S. along with books on his home state of Arizona. To see a full list of his books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way!