Mudcat Café message #1204212 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70513   Message #1204212
Posted By: Pied Piper
10-Jun-04 - 06:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Basic Causes of Western Stupidity
Subject: RE: BS: The Basic Causes of Western Stupidity
Do we really think that the institutional racism of the cast system sanctioned by Hinduism, and the Tyrannies of China supported By Daoism are some how more just and reasonably way for Humanity to live.
Western and Eastern stupidity are both down to the fall into Agricultural economics, which imply constant expansion. Once there is no room to expand geographically or economically you get into deep trouble.
This process has been happening on a small scale for millennia, and now it has reached the whole planetary ecosystem.
The Idea that if we all started meditating regularly this problem would go away is dangerously naive.
We have to DO something about it, not sit around listening to the sound of one hand clapping.

Matter and proud of it.