It's 4 AM, what's on your mind?

I woke up at 4:00 AM this morning and starting thinking.

Accept these suppositions.

All structures or organizations, whether political, economic, religious, social, are man made and somewhat arbitrary. It is only because of the vagaries of cultural streams and accidental occurrences that cause them to the coalesce and form as the mass of humanity moves through time and space.

Kind of like the cartoon view of Chaos theory, where random events, or purposeful events with unintended consequences, affect a million other events. And suddenly we have a world with terrorists, crazy politicians, self righteous billionaires on TV yelling about how paying people below a working wage is better for them that being able to pay their bills. Something like that.

Beyond noticing how self serving, self deceptive and hypocritical politicians and billionaires are, the supposition implies all that could change. But probably these cultural streams will simply move in a different direction and we humans will be carried along in the torrent frantically grasping for floating debris to keep us afloat.

That is what I think of when I wake up at 4:00 AM. And the is pretty much the first thing that came to mind. Now that I read this, there may be a reason I could never go back to sleep.



This is not to say there may not be realities that come to bear on these man made constructions. Much like the idea of Mathematics as a human invention, as is revealed at certain crucial points (e.g. in why -1 x -1 = 1) , BUT if it did not work in the physical world of engineering we would not be using it nearly as much. And I guess that is were the arguments might start...but unfortunately the world of of human structures is much more open to interpretation of what "works" as compared to engineering. 7:00 AM

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