Society… particularly our western one derived from European and British roots, is decidedly corrupt and inefficient. While less-developed cultures (i.e. non-industrial “pagan” ones) do not have the same technological advances, their societies seem more in tune with the needs of their members and less with the needs and wants of the ‘elite’ and/or those whom have wealth. They are more equal and humanitarian, in many ways.
In our society, the essential services that the average person requires are often priced way above the average person’s ability to procure. While we may look down upon those countries that seem squalid and underdeveloped, often their social structure surpasses ours in terms of the overall concern felt for their less-fortunate. Here, it is dog-eat-dog and may the best man win. You either pay the price or starve.
This example shows how inefficient and anti-societal our culture is… where service is measured by the amount that you are willing and/or able to pay for that service. The same can be applied to almost every other service… medical, dental, homeopathic… any essential service that one might expect or be led to believe is necessary for good health and being. The government pretends such great concern for it’s people and yet prices everything beyond the reach of it’s less wealthy citizens.
Then we have those that would prey on our sense of values, our rights, as it were. Those that feel that they ought to control how society thinks and expresses itself. They wish to determine the moral standard for everyone else, proclaiming theirs as the only true way. We have examples of this in some of the far-right’s interpretation of religion, in the far-left’s socialistic stance. The “moral majority”, as it is termed, determines to establish it’s particular view of the religion of Christ, imposing their own thinking and dogma on the masses covered by a cloak of self-righteousness. The other side claims that reason – human reason – and it’s application, should be the maxim for a healthy society, and the two are often in conflict. The latter embraces the vices of homosexuality and transgenderism, promotes atheism, communistic dogma such as feminism – ideals which tend to destroy family ideals and those things which tend to cement a culture together.
Every day, we hear of another example of corruption by some public official, some minister caught molesting children or ‘fooling around’ outside of marriage. All of these are predators seeking to feed off the life-blood of society.
Man is by nature a predator. Sin has devolved the human condition, erasing it’s once divine image so that we are virtually unrecognizable from the lower beasts. Left on our own, our race would eventually consume itself. Fortunately, it isn’t all about us! The Lord of Hosts desires that at least a remnant be ‘saved’ or brought back to the original state. Unfortunately, there are many that will never accept this offer of redemption and prefer to believe that man will somehow, some way, redeem himself and learn to find peace and harmony with himself.
That, of course, is an impossibility. Left on his own, man will continue to sink lower and lower. There is no motivation within himself to effect any change in nature. Our nature is to fight and grasp and serve our own needs at the expense of others’. It is the law of tooth and claw, the same we find in the animal kingdom, which some mistakenly claim is our legacy from evolution.
All will be rectified in time. Meanwhile, we shall have to deal with the predatory instinct of our fellow men, recognizing that this is an inevitable feature in any evolutionary scenario… one which many have adopted as a self-defeating maxim in their hopeless lives.