Characteristics of Power Structure

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TheJourney, May 11, 2011.

  1. You view your specific method towards your goal as "The" method, and therefore you get caught in the means, rather than the ends. This causes you to not want to give up power, for surely if you have came up with the "right" way, the "right" ends will not be able to be achieved except through your way. When a system is accepted, it becomes powerful, through its being accepted. Therefore, power does not exist in itself, but people accept power structures, and therefore it becomes powerful. Those who blatantly rebel against the system are seen as dangerous; they are risking all of the great things the system has to offer. Yet those who blindly follow the system scare the free thinkers. If you free yourself of absolutely following any system, including some system of rebellion, then you can get the benefits of the system, in some way work within the system, to achieve the great ends which are free of any specific system. If people believe in the system you can't just ignore the system and make the goals happen. In some ways, you use the system to defeat the system. It's self-defeating by it's very nature, because the ends are seen as separate from the means, and therefore if the ends are to be achieved the means must self-destruct. Or else the ends are really no different from the means

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