A quarter of the American population is now engaged in “guard labor”—defending property, supervising work, or otherwise keeping their fellow Americans in line.
Then came our Quantum theory, which totally transformed our image of matter. The old assumption that the microscopic world of atoms was simply a scaled-down version of the everyday world had to be abandoned. Newton’s deterministic machine was replaced by a shadowy and paradoxical conjunction of waves and particles, governed by the laws of chance, rather than the rigid rules of causality. An extension of the quantum theory goes beyond even this; it paints a picture in which solid matter dissolves away, to be replaced by weird excitations and vibrations of invisible field energy. Quantum physics undermines materialism because it reveals that matter has far less ‘substance’ than we might believe. But another development goes even further by demolishing Newton’s image of matter as inert lumps. This development is the theory of chaos, which has recently gained widespread attention.
People are not lacking for a desire to change, they are lacking for means. If we provide systems that encourage community oriented resource usage, then we serve the double purpose of creating community bonds, and reducing costs. If we combine a number of these systems into a single flexible framework, then any community can begin the conversion process, replacing what cannot be adapted as the means to do so becomes available. The problem, of course, is that this option is not being considered by centralized governments, because it does not further their power-base to do so.
Truth is a philosophical concept, and one that is more apt for use within the theological sub-sects of philosophy than in the physical science sub-sects.