The Beer Whisperer: The Evolution of Rule over Others

In the beginning, the strongest ruled, yet age makes all weak, and so with age the strongest lost rule, ending their days in banishment, incarceration, or violent death.

And so rose gods on earth.

Living, walking, breathing gods, which did not rule by strength alone, but by virtue of being gods themselves.

But inevitably, they died. And with it, the deception of immortality.

Following this came the rise of kings to further their legacies through hereditary title. In the absence of being actual gods, they merely had the divine right of kings. Mortal, yet special among mortals.

Its inevitable failure to convince the masses of hereditary specialness, birth-destined leadership was inevitably challenged. And so came the rise of elitists espousing virtue and invoking themselves as leaders on the strength of their words alone.

Leftism is the charade of elitists by “merit” rather than birth. And yet they have the same commonality with all previous self-chosen elites.

The desire to rule. To control. Power over others.

But never any mention of self-determination, the freedom for each person to rule over their own destinies. For that is truly standing up for people.

Espousing yourself as the person to lead others is the ultimate in self-interest. Only the absence of personal reward can truly be selfless, and yet there are no politicians that are not rewarded for their position and success in politics.

One of the great sales tricks is to convince someone else that what you want is actually what they want, and yet this is mandatory in politics in order to be successful. It is a con, and only the absence of reward can provide true leadership and the benefit of others.

Until a better system is devised along those principles, the only solution is to greatly restrict power and benefit for those espousing political outcomes. No reward – not financial, not power, not control.

We will have made it as a species when we no longer have elites, and no longer have the will of others imposed on ourselves.

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20 Responses to The Beer Whisperer: The Evolution of Rule over Others

  1. Fergus

    Don’t you have in-laws, Beery?

  2. Gavin R Putland

    So, should our legislators and ministers of state be paid the minimum wage, or not even that?

  3. Rafe

    FWIW minimal government is the only hope.
    Not looking good with bipartisan support for bigger gov in most countries.

  4. Baldrick

    It is a con, and only the absence of reward can provide true leadership and the benefit of others.
    Until a better system is devised along those principles, the only solution is to greatly restrict power and benefit for those espousing political outcomes. No reward – not financial, not power, not control.

    With more and more people going onto welfare and relying on the gubbermint to find them a job or house-train their kids, there is no appetite for anything but bigger government and bigger interference in our lives.
    As long as politicians keep throwing around bucket fulls of other people’s money, nothing will change.

  5. .

    Imagine if we had twatter 30-40 years ago…

    #illplayrugbywithyou

    Africa has suffered the most from Communism. Other people’s communism. If you want naked imperialism, look no further than Cubans in Angola.

    Where from here though? How do Ethiopia, RSA, ZImbabwe and Angola, let alone Botswana and Namibia recover from communist influence or being within the sphere of influence?

    Not to mention Islamist militias and “governments”, and endemic corruption…

    I think emigration and eventual repatriation, Christian missionaries (I know some, they do good work, not just bible stuff) and Africa’s own entrepreneurs will play a big part. Africa actually already has a better, quicker electronic money transfer system than Hivisistan (that’s us, if you’re wondering).

    Would have been great if the black masses voted for the DA, but they’ll probably be banned after the “Freedom Fighters” get control of the SA Parliament and the Presidency.

  6. stackja

    Enough voters need to demand a rethink.

  7. Muddy

    Is the problem more that we Hivisistanis (love the word) permit others to impose their will upon us? Isn’t that the nature of the human condition to a degree, that we have sheep and shepherds? Perhaps we sheep need to mutate and throw off our woolly reputation more frequently. Wasn’t there an NZ film about that ten or so years back? It’s bloody embarrassing if the NZ sheep have more baaaa than us.

  8. Muddy

    Sorry, that was meant to be ‘more baaaalls than us.’

  9. Tim Neilson

    Zero pay for politicians sounds attractive but isn’t a panacea.

    We’d get rid of some of the puny careerists, but what we’d get would be:
    (a) macro-corruptocrats, for whom the payoffs by corruption would dwarf the salary issue; and
    (b) macro-fucknuckles, living embodiments of the Dunning-Kruger effect, on a mission to apply their self-perceived superhuman powers and righteousness to save humanity – just think Greens party and you’ll get the idea.

    But it is a serious problem that we are governed so disproportionately by people with zero talent (except brown-nosing and backstabbing) who have never gone near a real job, spending Uni days in political clubs and going straight from Uni into the political bubble.

    Someone on this site (apologies for not remembering who) suggested that a colossal reduction in the number of politicians (e.g. a Senate of four Senators per state and a HofR a third the present size, with corresponding reductions at state level), could help to eradicate that “political class” by making the chances of successfully getting that safe seat so much smaller. Then, by keeping salaries reasonably high, w might encourage talented people to spend a few years in the game after having had a credible life in another field.

    It sure looks to me like that’s worth a try.

  10. .

    Wow. Talk about a wrong thread earlier.

  11. GerardO

    Finally, something at this website I can heartily endorse.

  12. Anne

    A better system is coming, Beery.

    We just have to decide (soon) whether we are for it or against it.

  13. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    The first gods were the heavenly bodies, which seem to fly without needing rest. People wanted to emulate them, no doubt, and ended up humanizing them, but the reason cultures have seven gods is because the sky has seven wanderers which are visible to humans.

  14. So, should our legislators and ministers of state be paid the minimum wage, or not even that?

    You’re catching on.

  15. We’d get rid of some of the puny careerists, but what we’d get would be:
    (a) macro-corruptocrats, for whom the payoffs by corruption would dwarf the salary issue

    Very true, Tim. I’ll be covering that in a future post titled “Producers and Parasites”. Of course, identifying the enemy is one thing. Providing solutions to that is another thing entirely.

  16. Anne

    … a future post titled “Producers and Parasites…

    Don’t forget those who are self sufficient and just want to be left alone!

  17. Damienski

    Future Prime Minister Shorten is staking his credentials on fairness and equality – whatever that might mean.

    Presumably he’ll peg MP salaries to the average wage – what could possibly be more fair and equal than that?

  18. Fulcrum

    Venuzuala in the latest utopia to hit the wall of reality to the unimaginable cost to it’s people.
    While the totalitarian authorities, in the traditional way, wipe there collected arses with their constitution and confine the peoples rights to the incinerator, their pals in the western media and politics turn a blind eye to the present day horrors and the escalating horrors to come.
    I don’t care who is president or prime minister but if the ostriches in our society don’t learn from history its not “a banana republic” they should fear but another Venezuala.

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